An American Family History

John French


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), and
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 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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