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John Beach  FRENCH

John Beach FRENCH

Male 1824 - 1897  (73 years)

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  • Name John Beach FRENCH  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 27 Nov 1824  Dearborn, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Buried Nov 1897  Six Mile Cemetery, Wells County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 7
    Died 27 Nov 1897  Wells County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Notes 




    • John first married Mary Heller in 1849 in Indiana. She died the next year.[frenchancestors.ged.FTW]
      It was said he had stupendous strength, but also had a brilliant mind. Hewas admitted to practice law in the Wells Circuit Court. At one time he owned 500 acres in Wells Co. Indiana.
      The 1870 Federal census shows John French was 40 years old and born in (Michigan?) while his wife was 27 and born in Indiana, with daughter Elsie 2 years old born in Iowa. John's occupation was listed as a teamster. There were no other French s listed in Warren Co.
      The puzzling thing is Helen A. Lynch has recorded in her records; from which much of this information comes from, that John died in 1897, but the 1880 Federal census lists Elsie as 12 then and Lydia remarried to a Willard Smith in Indianola, Warren Co. Iowa! I am thinking the dates digits may have been transposed and maybe John French died in 1879!








    Person ID I0801  Short Family Tree - Donald 'Shorty' Short
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2008 

    Family Lydia Albright WIEST,   b. Mar 1845, Fairfield County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Wells County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 9
    Children 
    +1. Elise Magoon FRENCH,   b. 14 Feb 1868, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1943, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Nov 1824 - Dearborn, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Nov 1897 - Six Mile Cemetery, Wells County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Nov 1897 - Wells County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - Wells County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S02247] Short Andrew.FTW.
      Date of Import: Sep 9, 2001

    2. [S02272] 1799117.FTW.
      Date of Import: Mar 11, 2002

    3. [S02273] frenchancestors.ged.FTW.
      Date of Import: Mar 11, 2002

    4. [S02253] Shorts Line.FTW.
      Date of Import: Mar 11, 2002

    5. [S02252] french.FTW.
      Date of Import: Apr 17, 2002

    6. [S02257] Brittain12GED.FTW.
      Date of Import: Dec 27, 2002

    7. [S02277] FrenchGED.GED.
      Date of Import: Jul 27, 2003

    8. History of Adams & Wells Counties by John Tyndall, pub, 1918 pg 563.

    9. Marriage Records of Wells County.