Location: Essex County NJ

Biography of Ethel Lynn Eliot Beers

Ethel Lynn Eliot Beers. Goshen’s Sweet Singer, Mrs. Ethel Lynn Eliot Beers, who wrote under the nom de plume, of “Ethel Lynn,” was born at Goshen, Orange County, N. Y., in 1825 and died at Orange, N. J., in 1879. Mrs. Beers who was a woman of rare literary gifts, was a frequent contributor to the leading periodicals of her time. Perhaps her best known poem is “All Quiet Along the Potomac,” written during the civil war, which attracted wide attention, and occupies a permanent place in standard poetical literature. “All Quiet Along the Potomac” was first published in Harper’s

Genealogy of Susannah French and John Shideler

9 SUSANNAH FRENCH (Aaron1), b. 1785, Essex Co., New Jersey; d. Nov. 9, 1863, near Troy, Ohio; m. John Shideler (d. Sep. 15, 1844, age 61 yrs., 7 mos., 28 ds.), s. of Peter Shideler of Washington Co., Pennsylvania. John and Susannah (French) Shideler settled in Miami Co., Ohio, soon after marriage. Children: 91 AARON SHIDELER, d.; m. Hannah 92 SUSANNAH SHIDELER, d.; m. Lewis Winters. 93 JOHN SHIDELER, d.; m. Isabelle Long. Ch.: (Hon.) WILLIAM LONG SHIDELER (Dayton, Tenn.), m. JOHN LEWIS SHIDELER, m. MARY, d. SUSANNAH BELLE, d. m.. MARTHA, d. m. GEORGE HUGHES SHIDELER, m. 94 PETER

Genealogy of Asa French

8 ASA FRENCH (Aaron1), b. July 8, 1780, Essex Co., N. J.; d. Aug. 9, 1845, Miami Co., O.; m. (1st), 1301, Sarah Jackson (b. Apr. 24, 1780; d. Mar. 26,1820); m. (2nd). Miami Co., O., Hannah Davis (b. Feb. 19, 1800, near Lexington, Ky.; d. Mar. 5, 1883, near Troy, O.). Asa French moved from Greene Co., Pa., to Miami Co., O., 1811. Children of first marriage: 68 EZEKIEL FRENCH, b. Aug. 20, 1802, near Amity, Pa.; d. Feb. 2, 1889, S. Bend, Ind.; m. Elizabeth Hilliard. Ch.: CHARLES HILLIARD, d. (m. Mary Eliza Stillman). SARAH d. (m. Francis

Genealogy of Elizabeth French and Jacob Bartholomew

4 ELIZABETH FRENCH (Aaron1), b. about 1771, Essex Co., N. J.; d. when aged, near Big Tree, Pa.; m. about 1787, Jacob Bartholomew (John). Children: 31 JOHN BARTHOLOMEW, b. Dec. 18, 1788; d. Nov. 8, 1875, Elk Co., Kan.; m. in Greene Co., Pa., Catharine had s. JOHN (who m. near Wooster, O., Esther Ann Oram), and other ch. 32 AARON BARTHOLOMEW, b. 1789; d. Sep., 1845; m three times and had large family ; lived in Greene Co., Pa., and Miami Co.. O. 33 ELIZABETH BARTHOLOMEW, d.; m. Aaron Blakesley; no ch. 34 CHARLOTTE BARTHOLOMEW, d.; m. Brewer; no

Genealogy of Deborah French and Isaac Clark

3 DEBORAH FRENCH (Aaron1), b. Nov. 24, 1769, Essex Co., N. J.; d. Dec. 30, 1846, near Amity, Pa.; m. Apr. 12, 1786, Isaac Clark (b. July 28,1766; d. Nov. 30, 1842). Children: 17 PHEBE CLARK, b. June 30,1787; d. West Union, Pa.; m., Feb. 12, 1808, Reason Lams. 18 JOHN CLARK, b. May 19, 1789; d. in O.; m. 19 AARON CLARK, b. May 22, 1790; apprenticed to a tanner, ran away and never returned. 20 SILAS CLARK, b. Feb. 27, 1793; d. Feb. 16, 1853, Amity, Pa.; m. Oct. 29, 1818, Phebe McFarland (James); she d. Dec. 30,

Genealogy of Aaron French, Jr.

2 AARON FRENCH, Jr. (Aaron1), b. Apr. 19, 1767, Essex Co., N. J.; d. Jan. 31, 1850, Johnstown, O.; m. (1st), Mar. 8, 1792, Washington Co., Pa., Ruth Coe (b. Aug. 19, 1770, Morristown, N. J.; d. Mar. 19, 1835, Johnstown, O.), dau. of Elder Joseph Coe (Joseph, Joseph, Benjamin, Robert), and Abigail Moon, his w. Aaron French 2 m. (2nd) Oct. 8, 1835, Catharine Combs (d. Aug. 9, 1856), wid. of – Starkey. Robert Coe, ancestor of Ruth (Coe) French, came to Mass., 1634, from Suffolkshire, England, where he was b., 1596. Children of first marriage (none of second):

Genealogy of Lydia French and James Fordyce

7 LYDIA FRENCH (Aaron1), b. about 1777, Essex Co., New Jersey; d. about 1856-7, Miami Co., Ohio; m. June 28, 1802, Amity, Pennsylvania, James Fordyce, Jr. (b. Sep. 17, 1 2; d. Aug., 1852) ; moved from Pennsylvania to Miami Co., Ohio, 1811. Children: 58 ELIZABETH FORDYCE, b. Apr. 8, 1803; d. Apr., 1806. 59 URI FORDYCE, b. Feb. 18, 1805; d. Mar. 4, 1876; m. Mar. 17, 1829, Margaret Ann Long; 10 ch., including RUHAMA ANN (b. Nov. 21,1831; d. May 13, 1809, N. Y. City; m. Thomas Bowdle); MARGARET ELLEN (b. May 15, 1838; lives at West Milton,

Genealogy of Ezekiel French

6 EZEKIEL FRENCH (Aaron1), b. June 17, 1775, Essex Co., New Jersey; d. Jan. 1, 1861, Miami Co., Ohio; m. (1st) Mar. 4, 1795, Phebe Bates (b. Jan. 18, 1775; d. Sep. 4, 1843), dau. of Ephraim Bates; m. (2nd) Jan. 16, 1845, Martha Jones (b. Mar. 21, 1773; d.) ; m. (3rd) Elizabeth (b. May, 1777, in N. J.; d. Feb., 1860, Miami Co., O.), widow of Enoch Sutton. Ezekiel French a moved from Pennsylvania to West Virginia, 1798, and to Miami Co., Ohio, 1811. Children of first marriage (none of second or third): 47 ISAAC FRENCH, b. Feb.

Genealogy of Mary French and John Clark

5 MARY FRENCH (Aaron3), b. 1772, Essex Co., New Jersey; d. Jan. 12, 1859, Johnstown, Ohio, age 86 yrs. 6 mos.; m. near Amity, Pennsylvania, John Clark (d. Jan. 28, 1840, age 69 yrs.), a Baptist preacher, brother of Isaac Clark, h. of Deborah French;3 he moved to Licking Co., Ohio, about 1810. Children: 35 MARY CLARK, d. m. (2). 36 DEBORAH CLARK, d. m. 37 LYDIA CLARK, d. 38 EUNICE CLARK, d.; m. Elder John Evans (Washington). 39 LUTHER CLARK, d. age 6 or 7 yrs. 40 MATTHEW CLARK, d. Mar. 10, 1875, age 76 yrs.; m. Mary Evans

Biography of George B. McKinney

George B. McKinney is the vice president of the investment securities firm operating under the name of b’. J. Matre & Company in St. Louis. Before establishing his present business he had gained an enviable record as a salesman who was relied upon from year to year by a large clientele of bond purchasers who found him thoroughly posted and reliable in every way. Before coming to St. Louis he was employed on Wall street in New York city and had become thoroughly familiar with the methods and opportunities of the financial world. He is an eastern man by birth,