James W. French

Individual

Born: Jul 1816 in Virginia, USA

Died: Aft 1 Jun 1900 in (unknown)

Father: ?

Mother: ?

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Barbara ? (c. 1813 – ?)

Married: ? in (unknown)

Child: Levinia French (c. 1842 – ?)

Child: John H. French (1843 – ?)

Child: Louisa French (c. 1846 – ?)

Child: Mary E. French (c. 1848 – ?)

Child: George G. French (c. 1849 – ?)

Child: W. W. French (c. 1854 – ?)

Notes:

James' parents were both from Virginia [1880 US Census] or his father was from Ireland and his mother's birthplace was unknown [1900 US Census]. (My suspicion is that memory was failing him at his advanced age of 83, and while his ancestors may have been from Ireland, his father was actually born in Virginia.)

A widowed James was living with son John in 1880 [1880 US Census] and 1900 [1900 US Census].

Change Date

This data was last changed on 18 Feb 2009, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth]
1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name]
1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, notes]
1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to birth, death, notes]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

The 1860 US Census gives James' age as 42 (born about 1818, slightly off the more likely "about 1816" date), and indicates he was born in Ohio.

James may have died 25 Jan 1901 in Columbia Township, Whitley(?) County, IN.