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Birthplace: Raritans Landing, NJ
Death: Died in New Jersey
Managed by: Chloe Cole
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About Joseph French, Jr

ID: I17469

Name: JOSEPH JR. FRENCH 1 2

Sex: M

Birth: ABT. 1728 in SHREWSBURY, MONMOUTH CO., NEW JERSEY 1

Reference Number: 26500

Note: ALL FOUR SONS WERE IN THE CONTINENTAL ARMY FROM SPARTANBURG DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA. AFTER THE WAR WILLIAM, SIMON, AND JOSEPH FR. MOVED TO KENTUCKY.

Father: JOSEPH SR. FRENCH b: 23 JUL 1698 in SHREWSBURY, MONMOUTH CO., NEW JERSEY

Mother: ALLEE b: 1700

Joseph French, brother of William above, as stated in his Will, was a Shopkeeper, called Joseph French of the Landing, was probably born 1714 - 1721 timeframe. He married Hannah Horn; license dated Jan 1749. Hannah Horn, daughter of the late Simon Horn and Sarah Olden, was born about 1723 in Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Joseph and Hannah lived at Raritan Landing but apparently left about 1765. It has not been proven that this Joseph French is the father of Lafford French (see below); however, circumstantial evidence supports this relationship.

                 Joseph French is first documented in the southwestern part of North Carolina, Oct 1769, when he signs a petition. In Nov 1770 it is noted on the Field Return of the Regiment of Militia for Anson County that Lieut. Joseph French removed out of the county. A South Carolina land survey dated Jan 1773 mentions Joseph French land on branch of Pacolet. It is probable that Joseph had died before 1790. It is believed that this Joseph is the father of the documented French family living in the Northwest corner of South Carolina in the 1770's. It may be his widow who is shown as a female, age 45 and up, in the Lafford French household, 1800 US Census.
                 Documented South Carolina French Family Siblings are William, Joseph, Lafford, Sarah, Mary and Simon.

Marriage 1 HANNAH HORN b: ABT. 1730 in RARITAN LANDING,SOMERSET CO., NEW JERSEY

Married: 3 JAN 1748/49 in RARITAN, SOMERSET CO., NEW JERSEY 3 4

Children

SIMON FRENCH
WILLIAM FRENCH
JOSEPH 1 FRENCH
SIMON FRENCH
WILLIAM FRENCH
LAFFORD FRENCH b: 1753 in RARITAN LANDING, SOMERSET CO., NEW JERSEY
SARAH FRENCH b: 1754
SARAH FRENCH b: 17 MAR 1754 in NEW JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY

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Title: Elmira.ftw

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Media: Other

Note: Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Mar 10, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.4.119207.193

Title: NEW JERSEY MARRIAGES

Author: PATRICIA BERGNER

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Media: Book

Title: Elmira.ftw

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Note: Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Mar 10, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.4.119066.143

Title: VOL. 22 NEW JERSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Page: P. 143

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-------------------- This Individual is Group #1 Test # F80627 of French DNA test Results.

Notes from Arthur S Westneat III shows birth date of 1723.

Notes from Hugh:

Sons of Joseph French: William, Joseph, Simon and Lafford, served in SC Units during the Revo lotionary War.

The family lived near the SC/NC border in the Pendleton District along the Pacolet River an d may have had land in NC as William's daughter Jane was born in NC. William and brother S imon sold land in 1795 in the Pendleton District, SC.

Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey Marriage Licenses. Th e Marriage Ceremony Males. F Divorces By the Court of Chancery. page 143 French, Joseph, Ne w Jersey, and Hannah Horn, Raritan Landing 1749 Jan. 3

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  1. Title: Family Group Record AFN: 23WP-44G
     Text: Joseph French Born 1727 Raritans Landing, New Jersey
     Hannah Horn Born 1731 Raritans Landing, New Jersey
     Lafford French Born1753 Raritans Landing, New Jersey
  2. Title: Jeff French
     Note: 5010 Coffeen Ave, Sheridan, WY, USA, 828 01, frenchfamily@bresnan.net, 307 672-33 01. I am still recovering from heart sur gery but am now able to do some updating a nd corrections. Send updates to frenchfami ly@bresnan.net
  3. Title: IGI Record Batch Number 8689302, Sheet 9
     Text: Joseph French Sex: M Marriage Hannah Horn 3 Jan 1749 Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey 
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Joseph French, Jr's Timeline

1723
1723
Raritans Landing, NJ
1747
January 3, 1747
Age 24
Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey, USA
1749
January 3, 1749
Age 26
Raritan Landing, NJ
1750
1750
Age 27
South Carolina, USA
1750
Age 27
NJ
1750
Age 27
South Carolina, USA
1752
May 7, 1752
Age 29
New Brunswick, NJ
1753
February 15, 1753
Age 30
Raritan Landing, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
1754
March 17, 1754
Age 31
NJ, USA
March 17, 1754
Age 31
NJ, USA