John French (c.1750 - d.) MP

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Birthplace: NJ
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Researched by M Hollis Hutchinson (genealassie@gmail.com)

BIRTH: This person is pure guesswork. 1) There is room for another chil d between the marriage of Joseph to Hannah and the birth of William; 2) t hree of the four known French brothers (Lafford, William, and Simon) name d a son "John"; 3) naming patterns suggest that there is a "John" at eith er the father or grandfather level; 4) the family tended to use the sam e names in every generation; 5) there is a John French in the SC militar y and land records prior to Dec 1806 (so John French, son of Lafford an d his second wife, Elizabeth, is too young to be the John referred to her e); 6) it cannot be the John French, son of William French, brother to Jo seph Fench, Shopkeeper, since that John stayed in NJ.

MILITARY: Rev. War 5th Reg. (SC)

5th SOUTH CAROLINA REGIMENT (1st South Carolina Rifle Regiment) LINEAGE [Wright, Continental Army, pp. 308-309]

Authorized 22 February 1776 in the South Carolina State Troops as the 5t h South Carolina Regiment. Organized in spring 1776 at Charleston to cons ist of seven companies from eastern and northern South Carolina. Adopte d 25 March 1776 into the Continental Army and assigned to the Southern De partment.

Assigned 23 November 1776 to the 2d South Carolina Brigade, an element o f the Southern Department. Relieved 3 January 1779 from the 2d South Caro lina Brigade. Assigned 1 February 1779 to the South Carolina Brigade, a n element of the Southern Department. Relieved 1 May 1779 from the Sout h Carolina Brigade. Assigned 15 June 1779 to McIntosh's Brigade, an eleme nt of the Southern Department. Relieved 14 September 1779 from McIntosh' s Brigade.

Consolidated 11 February 1780 with the 1st South Carolina Regiment [see 1 st South Carolina Regiment].

LAND: Lived ?, South Carolina at the time of his enlistment.

1770/02/12 - Plat - VANSER, BARTHOLOMEW, PLAT FOR 86 ACRES ON CONGAREE RI VER. Names Indexed - VANSER, BARTHOLOMEW/ HAMILTON, JOHN/ LEIGH, EGERTON / GOODWYN, ROBERT/ FRENCH, JOHN/ RICKER, ELIZABETH (South Carolina land r ecords)

1793/06/26 - Plat - WILLIAMS, ROWLAND, PLAT FOR 83 ACRES ON BOGGY GUT, CA MDEN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY PHILIP PEARSON FOR GASPER KELLER ON JUNE 10, 1 775. Names Indexed; WILLIAMS, ROWLAND / PEARSON, PHILIP / KELLER, GASPE R / GOODWYN, FRANCIS / MYERS, WILLIAM / COOK, JOHN / FRENCH, JOHN / HAMEL TON, JOHN. Locations; CAMDEN DISTRICT / BOGGY BRANCH / CONGAREE RIVER. (S outh Carolina land records)

CENSUS: NOTE - Greenville, SC is approx 30 miles from Spartanburg, SC NOTE - The Congaree River is south of Columbia, SC. Columbia is approx 9 5 south of Spartanburg, SC

1800 Greenville, SC (Series M 32, Roll 47, pg 269) John P. French 10010 // 20100 Neighbor - Jonathan Moore

1810 Greenville, SC (Series M 252, Roll 62, pg 233) John P. French 59010 // 02010

1820 Greenville, SC (Series M 33, Roll 120, pg 153) John P. French 33030131201

1820 Adair Co., KY John French 1 male over 45 (b. before 1775) 1 female under 10 (b. 1810-1820) 1 female 26-45 (b. 1775-1794)

[Who is this man? It is known that some of the French family went to KY.]

Also in Adair Co., KY we find L.B. French and two Hugh French(es).

MISC: 1830 Rutherford Co., NC FRENCH, John M-19 124 539 2nd Regiment - Is this the same man? FRENCH, LAFFORD M-19 124 539 2nd Regiment

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