PIONEER FRENCH FAMILY


 

1.  JOHN FRENCH was born 25 Jan. 1766, Vermont.  He died 14 Jan. 1831,
and was buried at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co. N.Y.

He married 25 Nov. ca 1787

SIEBEL ANN DEWEY who was born 17 Dec 1767 and died 5 Feb. 1841.  
She was buried with John.

Children, FRENCH:

+    2     i   EZEKIEL FRENCH  

     3    ii   ELKANAH FRENCH married THANKFUL ELLIS 

     4   iii   SALLY FRENCH 

     5    iv   SAPHRONIA FRENCH  

 
2.  EZEKIEL FRENCH (son of JOHN & SIEBEL ANN (DEWEY) FRECH) was
born 12 Dec. 1788.  He died 3 April 1843 at Potsdam.

He married 1 Nov. 1809

SALLY (Sarah) ELLIS, who was the daughter of Isaac & Elizabeth Chase Ellis. 
She was born 18 April 1791 Potsdam and died 10 June 1876, Potsdam.

Children, FRENCH:

     6     i   daughter FRENCH (twin)

     7    ii   daughter FRENCH (twin)

     8   iii   HULDAH FRENCH

     9    iv   LUCETTA H. FRENCH married MERRILL HOWARD

    10     v   JULIA FRENCH  

    11    vi   JULIA SAPHRONIA FRENCH married (---) SANDERS

    12   vii   ALEXANDER JOHN FRENCH

    13  viii   EZEKIEL HARMON FRENCH married MARCIA KING

    14    ix   SETH I. FRENCH

+   15     x   SETH FRENCH married HARRIETT GUYOT 
 
    16    xi   THANKFUL FRENCH 

    17   xii   ELIZABETH CHASE FRENCH

    18  xiii   ISAAC CARLOTSEN FRENCH

    19   xiv   son FRENCH


15.  SETH FRENCH (son of EZEKIEL & SALLY (Sarah) FRENCH) was born
2 May 1824, at Potsdam.  Captain French was 37 yrs. old at the time of his
enlistment in the 35th Regiment of Infantry on 3 June 1861.  He enrolled at
Elmira NY for a term of two years on the 11th of June 1861; he was mustered
into the Unit as Assistant Surgeon.  He remained with this Unit until 
6 Feb 1863 and at that time he was mustered out of the service in order that 
he be promoted to Surgeon.  At that time he was transferred to the 21st 
Regiment but due to the term of enlistment of this Unit ending, he was 
mustered out with the 21st Regiment 18 May 1863 at Buffalo NY.
    Dr. French and wife Harriet Guyot French and three children then moved
to EauClaire, WI in 1863. The family later moved to Florida in 1869 and
helped found Orange City (then known as Blue Springs) FL.   He served as
Volusia County State Senator, and Florida's Commissioner of Immigration,
inducing settlers to come to frontier Florida.
    Dr. French also maintained a home in nearby Sanford, FL.  He died at
Sanford, FL  29 January 1896 and is buried there. 

     Click here for BIOGRAPHY of Dr. SETH FRENCH.

He married 10 Dec. 1850, Carthage

HARRIETT GUYOT, daughter of BAZILLE & MARIETTE F. (LeROUX)
GUYOT.  She was born 12 Mar 1828 at Carthage, Jefferson Co.  She died 21
May 1901 at Anderson, Indiana.  

Children, FRENCH:

    20     i   ADELE FRENCH married EDWARD T. LANE

+   21    ii   HARRIET FRENCH 

    22   iii   ALEXANDER VICTOR FRENCH


21.  HARRIET FRENCH (daughter of SETH & HARRIET (GUYOT) FRENCH)
was born 5 Sep 1860 at Redwood, Town of Alexandria, Jefferson County and
died 20 June 1929, Sanford, FL.

She married 27 Nov. 1879, Orange City FL

WILLIAM FOWLER LEAVITT (son of WILLIAM WOOLSEY & MARY JANE FOWLER LEAVITT).

Children, LEAVITT:

    23     i   ETHEL LEAVITT

    24    ii   SETH FRENCH LEAVITT

    25   iii   HELEN LOUISE (NELLIE) LEAVITT

    26    iv   SETH FRENCH LEAVITT

    27     v   FRANCES ADELE LEAVITT married GLEN COLUMBUS HAYMAN.
  
    28    vi   WILLIAM A. LEAVITT married IRENE MARY FLETCHER


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