An American Family History

The French Family


Samuel French was born on May 15, 1687 in England.

He married Mary Price.

Samuel French (1710, married Elizabeth Loring),
Jeremiah French (1712),
Mary French (1714),
Susannah French (1716),
John French (1720, married Elizabeth Nicols),
Jonathan French (1722)
Anne French (1723/24),
Elizabeth French (1725, married Israel Beardsley),
Thomas French (1726),
Hannah French (1728),
Joseph French (1730).

He died on  September 3, 1763 in Connecticut.



John French was born about 1720.

He married Elizabeth Nichols.

Huldah French (1743, married Enoch Mallory),
Bette French,
John French (1746, married Mary Summers and Catherine Beardsley),
Nathan French (1748, married Lucy Johnson),
Elisha French (1750, married Abigail Beardsley),
Henry French (1759),
Patty French (1756-1756), and
Joseph French (1759, married Sarah Chatfield).


Henry French was born about 1759 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut. He was the son of John French and Elizabeth Nichols.

Charles French (1774),
Lucy French (1778, married John McLean),
Francis French (1785, married Jane Sills),
Mary French (1788 )
Abigail French (1790)
David French (1794)
John French (1796, married Polly Mallory),
Eunice French (1800, married Ira Patterson).

In 1812, Charles French was in the Leeds County Militia. On February 6, 1813, Charles was taken prisoner in a raid by the Americans and taken to Ogdensburg.

Henry died in 1855.


John French was born about 1796. He was the son of Henry French.

His second wife was Polly Mallory, the widow of Israel Perkins and daughter of Andrew Mallory and Mary Whitney. Polly was born about 1807 in Mallorytown.

Israel Perkins and Polly Mallory's children included:

Phoebe Perkins (1824, married William Bogart),
Hiram L Perkins (1829, married Amelia French daughter of John French).

John French and Polly Mallory's children included:

John French (1823),
Henry French (1826),
Mary French,
Amelia French (1830), and
Frank French.

John French appeared on the census lists of Yonge Township, Leeds County Ontario in the 1840s.

The Battle of the Windmill was in November, 1838. Loyalists defeated an invasion attempt by Hunter Patriots, led by  Nils von Schoultz, who were attempting to overthrow British rule. The battle was at a windmill two miles east of Prescott.




United Empire Loyalists were Americans who remained loyal to King George III and the British Empire. They moved to Canada after the American Revolution.

from Ancestors And Descendants Of Samuel French, The Joiner Of Stratford, Connecticut by Mansfield Joseph French Pub. 1940

John French's sister, Elizabeth, married Israel Beardslee of Stratford. Their eldest daughter, Abiah, married Nathaniel Mallory, son of Daniel and Sarah (Lee) Mallory, of Stratford.

Nathaniel and Abiah are the progenitors of all of the Mallorys of Mallorytown. They are buried in the cemetery at Mallorytown, apparently In one grave, having a tombstone inscribed "Nathaniel Mallory died March 1808 aged 56 year also Abiah wife of the above who died March 15, 1828 aged 82 years?

....Henry's son, John, married as his second wife, Polly Mallory, widow of Israel Perkins. They were second cousins, once removed...

....Dr. Harley Ellsworth French and Dr. Burton Lee French, grandsons of John and Polly (Mallory) French, recall that their father, David Scott French, born in 1833 in Rossle, St Lawrence Co., N. Y., told of seeing his grandfather, Henry French, the Loyalist, a little old man, wearing a peculiarly shaped red cap, while seated on the porch of his home; that he died at about ninety-four years of age, when David was in his teens. ....

Huldah French dau of John & Elizabeth (Nichols) French b Sept 28 1743 Stratford, Fairfield Co, Conn; d
m E[noch] Mallory son of Benjamin & Eunice (Butler) Mallory of Ripton Parish, Fairfield Co, Conn, b 1734-8 d

John French son of Henry b 1796 d abt 1863 Mallorytown, Leeds Co, Ontario;

m 1st
m 2nd Polly Mallory widow of Israel Perkins, dau of Andrew & Mary (Whitney) Mallory of Mallory town, Leeds Co. Ontario, Canada, b 1807 Mallorytown;
d abt 1866 Rossie, St Lawrence Co N Y.

Children of Israel & Polly (Mallory) Perkins:
1. Phoebe b Oct 24 1824, m William Bogart of Rossie;
2 Hiram L Perkins b 1829, m Amelia French dau of John (577) French &

John French res. Raleigh, Kent Co, Ont abt 1824; Rossie, St Lawrence Co, N Y 1833: Raleigh in 1861 Census; Mallorytown, Leeds Co, Ont 1863

Children of John &

1 John b abt 1823-4
2 Henry b 1826-7
3 Mary
4 Amelia b abt 1830
5 Frank

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