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Subject: [GM-L] French surname ~ married to Farnsworth/Prescott
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 14:34:25 EDT
Source: History of Fort No. 4, Charlestown, N.H. by Rev. Henry H.
Saunderson - 1876
Lee French m. Levina Hodgkins dau of John Hodgkins and had the following
1. Willard H. French b. in Charlestown Sept 21, 1816; m. (1) Dec 24th, 1837,
dau of Wait & Susan (Minard) Willard. Their children:
1. Frances Ellen French b. Oct 9, 1839; d. June 28, 1866.
2. Caroline I. French b. June 29, 1842, d. Oct 7, 1858.
Mrs. French died July 19, 1861 and he m. (2) Oct 23d, 1873 widow Mrs.
Elizabeth (Henderson) Hood, b. June 20, 1835.
Willard H. French spent the early part of his life in Charlestown and
returned in 1873.
2. Martha W. French born in Litchfield, CT.
3. Abel French b. in Litchfield, CT and is now (1875) living in Iowa.
Source: Farnsworth Memorial, 2nd Ed. by R. Glen Nye, 1974 Printed Privately
Elizabeth Farnsworth/James Robertson Line, Groton, Mass.
Susanna Sheple b. Sept 8, 1782 dau of Jonathan Sheple and his wife Anna
Blood, 1st of
Groton, MA thence to Peterboro, NH, thence to Washington, NH and d. at
Susanna Sheple m. Seba French (record ends)
Matthias Farnsworth Jr & Sarah Nutting Line, Groton, Mass.
Mary Carolina Emery b. Jan 1, 1810, dau of Daniel Emery, Jr. b. Feb 13, 1782
at Jaffrey, NH
a Lieutenant inthe New Hampshire Militia and his wife Polly Felt b.1782 in
Jaffrey, NH. the
son of Elizabeth Farnsworth b.1757 who m. Daniel Emery b. 1759; Elizabeth
of Thomas Farnsworth & wife Elizabeth Davis of Lunenburg, Mass.
Mary Carolina Emery died June 28, 1829. She m. May 17, 1827 James Rollins
French b. July
1, 1804 and died 1870. (record ends)
Harlow T. Farnsworth b. Nov 7, 1827 son of Gustavus Farnsworth & wife, Patty
of Westford, VT.
Harlow T. Farnsworth m. Clarinda French and resided in Westford, VT
Inez Mae Farnsworth b. Sept 10, 1936, dau of Harold P. Farnsworth and his
wife, Flora C.
Inez Mae Farnsworth m. Feb 14, 1957 Howard Louis French, b. May 11, 1936; son
and Margaret (Gaines) French of Charlotte, VT; later moved to Hinesburg, VT.
1. Bruce Louis French b. Nov 30, 1957 at Burlington, VT
2. Karen M. French b. Sept 9, 1959.
3. Janice Margaret French b. Feb 26, 1962.
4. Gary Perry French b. Dec 14, 1964.
5. Tammy J. French b. Oct 3, 1969.
Samuel Farnsworth/Mary (Whitcomb) Willard Line, Groton & Fort No. 4
Thomas Farnsworth b. 1807 son of Samuel Farnsworth and wife, Tabitha Barlow
Thomas Farnsworth m. Mary Ann Sage French b. 1820; d. 1880, dau of Deacon
Matilda (Osgood) French. (p.378) They had ten children of whom their 9th
Ellen Almeda Farnsworth b. May 11, 1860 m. Robert B. French and had one son
Thomas Oughtred Farnsworth b. June 22, 1868 son of David A. Farnsworth & wife
S. Stevens of Eaton, P.Q.
Thomas Oughtred Farnsworth m. Nov 1, 1899, Elizabeth French and had:
Benjamin Farnsworth and his wife Ella Jane French had issue at Cookshire,
1. Raymond H. Farnsworth b. Sept 13, 1893 d. Sept 10, 1970; m. June 24, 1925
Ford, b. Nov 4, 1899 at Portneuf, Quebec.
2. Evelyn Orma Farnsworth.
Jonathan Farnsworth/Ruth Shattuck Line, Groton, Mass.
David Farnsworth b. April 9, 1766, 11th child of Simeon Farnsworth & his
wife, Martha Hall
of Harvard, Mass.
David Farnsworth m. Nov 29, 1787, Betsey French dau of Elijah French & wife,
Betsey French was b. 1768 and died July 19, 1843; he m. (2) Mary Barden Hardy
NH; he died June 30, 1854; he had no children by either wife. He resided at
the villate at
the centre of the town and built a large brick house where J. Henry Newman
was living in
1886. He was known as Deacon Farnsworth
William Francis Farnsworth b. March 17, 1838 son of William Farnsworth and
his first wife,
Rachel Loomis of Roxbury. (who died March 8, 1849) His 2nd wife was Phoebe
niece of Rachel)
William Francis Farnsworth m. Feb 25, 1868 Nellie French and had:
1. Anna Frances Farnsworth b. Sept. 17, 1871.
Source: Prescott Memorial by Dr. William Prescott, Concord, NH, 1870
James Prescott/Mary Boulter Line, Hampton Falls, N.H.
Elijah Prescott b. July 25, 1766 son of Jedediah Prescott & wife, Hannah
Elijah Prescott m. Hannah French of Dunstable, N.H. in January, 1790. They
in Winthrop, Maine; and then in Vasselborough where he died Oct 28, 1848 aged
82 yrs; ten
Relief Prescott b. Feb 15, 1811 dau of Daniel M. Prescott & wife Relief Eaton.
Relief Prescott m. Charles French in 1830 & resided in Lewis, Essex Co., N.Y.
died in 1832. Note - she was born in Bridgewater, N.H.
Mary Prescott b. January 17, 1758 (bap. April 9, 1758) dau of Major William
Prescott & his
wife Susanna Sanborn of Hampton Falls, N.H.
Mary Prescott m. (1) William Thompson son of William & Catharine (Mason)
Stratham, NH b. 1758. They lived in Sanbornton, he d. 1798 and she m. (2)
b. June 26, 1757 and d. May 23, 1845 aged 88; she died Nov 22, 1834 aged 76.
by her 2nd husband, Jeremiah French, she had:
Mehitable French, b. June 15, 1803 m. Ebenezer Shepard, a painter, Oct 25,
1840; he died
by falling from a building in Boston, 1854; one daughter, Mary Shepard b. Dec
Her brother, Joseph Prescott, b. Nov 6, 1767, m. (1) 1781 Rachel dau of
Jonathan Cass of
Sanbornton b. 1770 & d. 1831 aged 61 leaving 5 sons; he m. (2) July 15, 1832
Rachel French b. 1777 & d. 1856 aged 79 yrs; he d. Aug 1853 aged 86 yrs.
Their brother, Elisha Prescott b. July 9, 1753, m. (1) Mehitable Swain who
died & he m. (2)
Hannah Belknap. He was a soldier throughout the Revolution after which he
Vershire, VT. (their were 9 siblings in all, on request)
Elizabeth Collins b. Oct 26, 1754, dau of Elizabeth Prescott & Jonathan
Collins of E.
Elizabeth Collins m. Dec 25, 1771, Joshua French
Judith Hilton m. Richard French of East Kingston, N.H. She was the dau of
and Andrew Hilton of Exeter, N.H.
Noah Prescott b. Dec 1, 1773 son of Jedediah Prescott Jr. & wife, Sarah
Morrill 1st of
Deerfield, NH then of Winthrop, ME.
Noah Prescott m. March 26, 1795 Betsey French b. in Hallowell, ME July 11,
1776 and died
at Searsmont, ME April 11, 1847. He was a land surveyor, farmer, etc. Lived
Maine wher he died Dec. 10, 1853 aged 80 yrs.
His brother Josiah Prescott, M.D. b. Sept 2, 1783 m. Nov. 28, 1812, Mary the
Josiah French of Winthrop, ME; b. at Dunstable, now Nashua, NH, Jan 17, 1787.
Olive Norris b. May 9, 1824 dau of Olive Prescott & Trueworthy Norris.
Olive Norris m. Abraham French Jr. of Pittsfield, N.H., May 6, 1843; she died
sons, not recorded.
Nathaniel Sanborn Prescott b. June 8, 1836 son of Daniel Prescott & his wife,
of Sanbornton, N.H.
Nathaniel S. Prescott m. Feb 3, 1866, Augusta C. French of Salisbury, NH, b.
Sept 25, 1842
They resided in Franklin. He was a mechanic.
Charles Henry Wood b. in New London, NH Sept 23, 1836 son of Sarah S.
Prescott & William
Wood of Manchester, NH
Charles Henry Wood m. June 3, 1862 Mary E. H. French. He was a watchmaker &
they resided in Mansfield, Mass.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth