Abel French, Sr. and his son, Abel, Jr. are listed in Eaton in the 1820 census. Could they be the Abel Frenches from Rehoboth, Bristol, MA?
One problem is Abel, Sr. shot and killed his son in a domestic dispute [Arnold, Vit. Rec., RI] in 1824. Did this happen in NY, did they return to RI, or is this another pair of Abel Frenches.
In support of these two Abel Frenches being from Rehoboth, it is known that Mary French, daughter of Abel, Sr. married Roswell Phillips, and lived in Eaton, NY.
Abel, Sr. had a son, Henry, born in 1791, and a Henry French, born 1791, is buried in Eaton Cemetery.
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