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Re: Oxford county families
Posted by: Priscilla Burnette Date: January 31, 2000 at 18:17:38
In Reply to: Re: Oxford county families by Richard Chesley of 487

What I found on James French 1 and James French 11 I have condensed as follows:

James French 1st, of Andover and Abigail Fletcher of Ipswich, were married in 1783/1784. He died in 1819, aged 51 years and his wife died 9/3/1827, aged 62 years.

James French 2nd, was born 12/19/1785 in Ipswich, MA. He came to Norway with his father in 1798 when about 13 years of age. He married Annis Whitney, daughter of Phineas Whitney, about 1808. Annis was born 2/13/1785, in Harvard, MA. She died 9/7/1846 at age 62.

James 2nd married Betsey Kimball, widow of Joel Towne in 1847. She died in 1856.

What I found in the book on Marietta is as follows:

Marietta, born 3/6/1842. She graduated at Bridgton Academy and was a successful teacher for many years.

On 11/24/1867, she married Stephen Calvin Horr, who was born in North Waterford 11/27/1835. He was the son of Stephen Horr. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1867.

Directly after marriage they moved to Springport, MI, where Mr. Horr was engaged in teaching until 8/1868 when they moved to Eaton Rapids, MI. Mr. Horr taught several schools at the latter place until 11/1869 when they moved to Maple Rapids. There they remained one year and went to DeWitt, MI and in 9/1872 returned to Maple Rapids, where Mr. Horr was engaged in teaching until 5/1874 when he was taken sick and in March 1875 he came to Maine, to his brother's at Cumberland Mills, hoping to obtain help from the change of climate and the advice of physicians. But no help was to be found, and he died 4/29 of the same spring at his brother's, a long way from wife and children. After his decease he returned once more to he West and was buried at Maple Rapids.

The mother was left penniless with 3 small children to support.

By great courage and hard labor she managed to keep her family together. For over 3 years she taught school, often waling 3 miles each way and between terms canvassed for books to raise the needed funds for family wants.

In 5/1878 she was appointed post-mistress at Maple Rapids, MI.

They had three boys as follows:

1st, Leon Hayden, born at Eaton Rapids, MI 5/8/1869

2nd, Corydon Egbert, born at DeWitt, MI 12/27/1871

3rd, Stephen Perley, named for his father and maternal grandfather, was born at Maple Rapids, MI 11/23/1873.

I hope this information helps!


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