John H. French

Last updated 11 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Jun 1843 in , , Indiana, United States

Father: James W. French (1816 – ?)

Mother: Barbara ____ (1812 – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1850-ps-in-gibson-columbia-130a: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Gibson County, Columbia Township, page 130A (stamped) or 259 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 2015) > "Indiana > Gibson > Columbia" image 9; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 147 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 12, dwelling 55

Comment: Source includes name (John H. [French]).

census-us-1860-ps-in-gibson-princeton-37: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Gibson County, Princeton, page 37 (form) or 1035 (corner); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 18 Feb 2009) > "Indiana > Gibson > Princeton" image 5; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803260]

Additional detail for reference: Line 23, dwelling 249

Comment: Source includes name (John French).

census-us-1880-ps-in-gibson-107-13: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Gibson County, Barton, enumeration district 107, page 13 (form/penned) or 217A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Indiana > Gibson > Barton > 107" image 13; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 279 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwelling 102

Comment: Source includes name (John H. French).

census-us-1900-ps-in-gibson-2-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Gibson County, Barton Township, enumeration district 2, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 19A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Indiana > Gibson > Barton > District 0002" image 15; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240372]

Additional detail for reference: Line 22, dwelling 158

Comment: Source includes name (John H. French).

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birth

census-us-1850-ps-in-gibson-columbia-130a: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Gibson County, Columbia Township, page 130A (stamped) or 259 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 2015) > "Indiana > Gibson > Columbia" image 9; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 147 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 12, dwelling 55

Comment: Source includes age (6) and location (In [Indiana]). Using the official census date of 1 June 1850 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1843 to 1 June 1844. The location is somewhat indistinct but other facts from the record suggest Indiana.

census-us-1860-ps-in-gibson-princeton-37: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Gibson County, Princeton, page 37 (form) or 1035 (corner); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 18 Feb 2009) > "Indiana > Gibson > Princeton" image 5; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803260]

Additional detail for reference: Line 23, dwelling 249

Comment: Source includes age (16) and location (Ind [Indiana]). Using the official census date of 1 June 1860 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1843 to 1 June 1844.

census-us-1880-ps-in-gibson-107-13: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Gibson County, Barton, enumeration district 107, page 13 (form/penned) or 217A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Indiana > Gibson > Barton > 107" image 13; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 279 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwelling 102

Comment: Source includes age (36) and location (Indiana). Using the official census date of 1 June 1880 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1843 to 1 June 1844.

census-us-1900-ps-in-gibson-2-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Gibson County, Barton Township, enumeration district 2, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 19A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Indiana > Gibson > Barton > District 0002" image 15; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240372]

Additional detail for reference: Line 22, dwelling 158

Comment: Source includes date (June/1843), age (56), and location (Indiana). Using his age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1843 to 1 June 1844, which encompasses the given date.

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father

census-us-1880-ps-in-gibson-107-13: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Gibson County, Barton, enumeration district 107, page 13 (form/penned) or 217A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Indiana > Gibson > Barton > 107" image 13; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 279 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 10,13, dwelling 102

Comment: Source identifies James W. French as the father of John H. French. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

census-us-1900-ps-in-gibson-2-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Gibson County, Barton Township, enumeration district 2, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 19A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Indiana > Gibson > Barton > District 0002" image 15; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240372]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 22,24, dwelling 158

Comment: Source identifies James W. French as the father of John H. French. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Julia ____ (1853 – ?)

Married: ?

Child: Charles Walter French (1878 – ?)

Child: Carrie E. French (1882 – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 1 Jun 1850 at Columbia Township, Gibson County, Indiana, United States

Residence: 1 Jun 1860 at Princeton Township, Gibson County, Indiana, United States

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Jun 1880

Residence: 1 Jun 1880 at Barton Township, Gibson County, Indiana, United States

Occupation: (landlord) 1 Jun 1900

Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Barton Township, Gibson County, Indiana, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1850-ps-in-gibson-columbia-130a: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Gibson County, Columbia Township, page 130A (stamped) or 259 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 2015) > "Indiana > Gibson > Columbia" image 9; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 147 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 12, dwelling 55

Comment: Source includes official census date (1 June 1850) and location (Columbia Township in the County of Gibson, State of Indiana).

census-us-1860-ps-in-gibson-princeton-37: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Gibson County, Princeton, page 37 (form) or 1035 (corner); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 18 Feb 2009) > "Indiana > Gibson > Princeton" image 5; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803260]

Additional detail for reference: Line 23, dwelling 249

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1860) and location (Princeton, Indiana).

census-us-1880-ps-in-gibson-107-13: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Gibson County, Barton, enumeration district 107, page 13 (form/penned) or 217A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Indiana > Gibson > Barton > 107" image 13; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 279 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwelling 102

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1880) and occupation (farmer).

census-us-1880-ps-in-gibson-107-13: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Gibson County, Barton, enumeration district 107, page 13 (form/penned) or 217A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Indiana > Gibson > Barton > 107" image 13; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 279 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwelling 102

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1880) and location (Barton Township, in the County of Gibson, State of Indiana).

census-us-1900-ps-in-gibson-2-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Gibson County, Barton Township, enumeration district 2, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 19A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Indiana > Gibson > Barton > District 0002" image 15; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240372]

Additional detail for reference: Line 22, dwelling 158

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and occupation (landlord).

census-us-1900-ps-in-gibson-2-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Indiana, Gibson County, Barton Township, enumeration district 2, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 19A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Indiana > Gibson > Barton > District 0002" image 15; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240372]

Additional detail for reference: Line 22, dwelling 158

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and location (Barton Township, County: Gibson, State: Indiana).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

John may have enlisted on the Union side as a private in Company F, 42nd Infantry Regiment Indiana on 21 Oct 1861.

Sources

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