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Hugh French

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: SC, USA
Death: 1845 (56-64)
Boone Co, MO, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William French and Unknown French
Husband of Sarah "Sally" Ann French
Father of William H French; Simon L French; Mary J French; Susan A French; Caroline M French and 3 others
Brother of John French; Jane Dutton; Sally Elledge; Hannah Cox; Mary Clark and 1 other

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About Hugh French

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MARRIAGE: "Hugh married his cousin, Sally French, of Christian County, Ke ntucky, and settled in Boone County, Missouri in 1820." From "James Lewi s French" by Wilna Powell Sawyer, p. 22; Marriage Index - IL, IN, KY, OH , TN, 1720-1926 (Broderbund CD-2)

CHILDREN: "His children were Simon L., William H., John N., Caroline M. , Mary J., Susan A., Sarah J., and Emily E." From "James Lewis French" b y Wilna Powell Sawyer, p. 22

TAX ROLLS: 1812 - Warren Co., TN Enumeration returned by Joseph Elledge, Esq... Hugh French... Joseph Elledge... Joseph ELLEDGE is Hugh's brother-in-law.

BIRTH: Hugh appears as a buyer at his father's estate sale (1808), whic h implies that he is old enough to be considered an adult.

CENSUS: 1820 - not found in Christian Co., KY

1820 - MO - There was no Federal Census in MO because it was not yet a st ate, but that is probably where Hugh was. There were two Hugh FRENCHes i n Adair Co., KY, and a Heugh FRENCH in VA.

1830 Boone Co., MO, Rockyfork Twp. 1 male 4 or under (b. 1825-1830) = John 1 male 10-14 (b. 1815-1820) = Simon 1 male 40-49 (b. 1780-1790) = Hugh 1 female 4 or under (b. 1825-1830) = Sarah J. 2 females 5-9 (b. 1820-1825) = Susan & Caroline 1 female 10-14 (b. 1815-1820) = Mary 1 female 30-39 (b. 1790-1800) = Sarah (b. 1800 ) Wm. H. was 25 and may have been out on his own. Emily not born yet.

1830 MO Census Index French, Hugh - Boone Co., MO French, John - Calloway Co., MO French, Joseph - Perry Co., MO French, Lewis - Cole Co., MO French, Samuel - Franklin Co., MO French, Lewis - Perry Co., MO

1840 Boone Co., MO, pg 125 French, Hugh

1850 Boone Co., MO, pg 346 French, Sarah

Hist. of the Pioneer Families of MO by Wm. S. Bryan & Robert Rose pg 329- 30; Pioneer Families of MO by Lucas; Yetive Denton Ramsey Letters "Boone Co. MO History" 1882 by Switzler; 1812 Tax List of Smithton, Warre n Co. TN (Later Cannon Co. TN); Co. Court Clerk's office, Warren Woodson , Clerk; Member of Christian Church; Settled Rocky Ford Twp, Boone Co. M O 1820

Sources: 1.Repository:

Title: James Lewis French; His Ancestors and Descendants Author: Wilna Powell Sawyer Abbrev: Sawyer Publication: Privately printed, 1973 Abbrev: James Lewis French Page: 12 Quality: 2 2.Title: Pioneer Families of Missouri Author: William S. Bryan and Robert Rose Abbrev: Bryan & Rose Abbrev: Pioneer Families of Missouri Page: 329 Quality: 2

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Hugh French's Timeline

Age 30
Christian Co., KY , USA
March 4, 1817
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Christian Co., KY , USA
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