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):

10 JOSEPH FRENCH, b. May 8, 1793; d. July 10, 1804.

11 JOHN FRENCH, b. Jan. 11, 1795, Amity, Pa.; d. Mar. 3, 1874, Onslow, Ia.; m. Oct. 1, 1818, Sarah Clark (b. Feb. 22, 1801; d. Jan. 7, 1891), dau. of Bethuel Clark, Amity, Pa. Ch.: AARON (b. July 4, 1819, Amity, Pa.; d. Apr. 28, 1909, Peterson, Ia.; m. Lydia Duke). BETHUEL (twin of Aaron; b. July 4, 1819; d. Mar. 24, 1904; m. Sarah Sinkey) MALINDA, d. JOSEPH (b. Mar. 19, 1823; d. July 3, 1900, Wyoming, Ia.; m. (1st) Catharine Sinkey, Johnstown, O.; m. (2nd) Grade Beaver). ELIJAH, d.  MANCY, d. JESSE CLARA (b. Nov. 17, 1832; d. Mar. 8, 1905, Manchester, Ia.; m. Laura Eveline Mudge). ELIZA ANN (b. June 1, 1836; m. Wilson Jenkins). JOANNA (b. May 22, 1838; m. Eliakim Wilson). ISAAC NEWTON (b. Aug. 6, 1840; m. Jane Orr).

12 IRA FRENCH, b. July 30,1797-8, Amity, Pa.; d. Dec. 24, 1878, Sumner, Ill.; m. May 4, 1820, Green Co., Pa., Joanna Lyon (b. Dec. 13, 1800, Washington Co., Pa.; d. July 25, 1852, Lawrence Co., 111.), dau. of Benjamin Lyon (Peter, Ebenezer, Ebenezer, Henry), of Capt Christopher Marsh’s troop, light horse, Essex Co., N. J., militia, Revolutionary war, and Joanna Willcox (Peter, Jr., Peter), his w. Ch. of Ira12 and Joanna (Lyon) French: JOHN NEWTON, d. m. MARY, d. in. JOANNA, d .,m. RUTH, d. m. (2) ; no ch. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, d., AARON, d. SILAS, d: al.; no ch. SARAH, d. EUNICE, living. CATHARINE, d

JOHN NEWTON FRENCH, s. of Ira 12 (Aaron1, Jr., Aaron2), and Joanna (Lyon.) French, b. Apr. 24, 1821, Amity, Pa.; d. Dec. 11,1891, Sumner, Ill.; m. Mar. 16, 1847, Wabash Co., Ill„ Sarah Ann Mackrill (b. Dec. 25, 1826, near Orange, O.; now living, Lawrence Co., Ill.), dau. of Samuel Mackrill (John, Benjamin, Sr.), and Catharine Andrews (Robert), his w. Ch.: Evaline, m. (2). Mary Ellen, m. George Franklin, m. (2). Preston Orrel, m. (2). Samuel Elmer, d. m. Ira Melvin, d. Ida Narcissa, m. Charles Newton, m. Ruth Emily, m. Charles Newton French (John Newton, Ira12, Aaron, Jr2, Aaron1), b. Aug. 8, 1865, Sumner, Ill.; m. Dec. 19, 1885, Eva May Bunn, dau. John Hazard Bunn (Seeley, Benjamin), and Mary Sumner (Samuel, Benjamin, Samuel of N. C.). his w. Ch.: Ira Lyon French, b. Oct. 13,1886, Sumner, Ill.

13 ABIGAIL FRENCH, b. Dec. 23, 1799; d. Aug. 27, 1855, Senecaville, O.; m. Sep. 7, 1826, Isaac Connet (b. Mar. 12, 1805, Prosperity, Pa.; d. Feb. 21, 1865, Champaign, Ill.). Ch.: AMANDA, d. JOHN NELSON, d. m. MADISON, m. (Rev.) ALFRED, m. SILAS, d. m. MINERVA, m. MILTON, d. RACHEL, d. Isaac Connet m. (2nd) after d. of Abigail13.

14 RACHEL FRENCH, b. Apr. 19,1805; d. Feb. 13, 1807.

15 DEBORAH FRENCH, b. Dec. 3, 1807, Amity, Pa.; d. Jan. 1, 1885, Geneseo, Ill.; m. Oct 25, 1827, William Clark (b. Jan. 3, 1806, Elizabeth, N. J.; d. Feb. 15, 1866, Geneseo, Ill.), s. of Jacob Clark. Ch.: JACOB, d. JOSEPH, m. ELEANOR, m. WILLIAM, m. RUTH, m. JOANNA, d. DEBORAH, d. m. JOHN, m. LYDIA, d. m.

16 RUTH FRENCH, b. Nov. 26, 1810; d. Jan. 6, 1894, Center Village, O.; m. July 4, 1833, John Whitten (b. Mar. 10, 1811; d. Feb. 5, 1876). Ch.: JOSEPH HUGH, m. NANCY JANE, m. AARON, m. WILLIAM, m. CHARLES MARION, m. ISAAC NEWTON and ELIZA RUTH (twins), both d. NOAH, m. Esther Clark.

Coe, Combs, French,


French, Charles Newton. Aaron French and his descendants. Chicago: Priv. print., 1910.

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