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Daniel FRENCH

Male 1769 - 1840  (71 years)


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  • Name Daniel FRENCH 
    Born 22 Feb 1769  Epping, Rockingham County, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN K5FT-7W 
    Died 15 Oct 1840  Chester, Rockingham County, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Stearns, Ezra S., Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire, Vol. IV, New York, NY: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1908, p. 1801:

      Daniel [French], second son and third child of Gould and Dorothy (Whittier) French, born at Epping, February 22, 1769 died in Chester, October 15, 1840. He was a student at Exeter under Dr. Abbot two years, and also was under the tuition of Rev. Robert Gray, of Andover, some time. He studied law with Hon. William K. Atkinson, of Dover, was admitted to the bar in 1786, and immediately afterward proceeded to Deerfield Parade, where he practiced two years. He then went to Chester and succeeded Hon. Arthur Livermore, who was appointed judge of the superior court, December, 1799. He was appointed solicitor June, 1808; was admitted to practice in the United States court in 1809; and appointed attorney general, February, 1812, and resigned in 1815. He was appointed postmaster of Chester, April, 1807, and retained the place through all the changes of administration till 1839, when he resigned, and his son Henry F. succeeded him. Loammi Davidson, Edmund Flagg, Abner Emerson, Stephen Crooker, Jabez Crooker, B. B. French, Eben French, and Henry F. French were students at law in his office. "He was undoubtedly a lawyer of more than ordinary ability and attainments." He owned lands and was interested in cultivating them, but continued to practice his profession and to attend the courts with regularity until within a few years of his death. He married (first), September 15, 1799, Mercy Brown, died March 8, 1802, daughter of Benjamin and Prudence (Kelly) Brown, of Chester; (second), June 30, 1805, Betsey Van Mater Flagg, born February 12, 1778, died April 23, 1812; and (third), November 6, 1812, he married the sister of his late wife Sarah Wingate (Flagg) Bell, widow of Jonathan Bell, born May 31, 1782, died December 18, 1878, aged ninety-six. By these marriages he had eleven children. By the first wife there was one child, Benjamin B.; by the second four children: Arthur Livermore, Ann Caroline, Catherine J. and Sarah; and by the third wife, six; Henry F., Harriette Van Mater, Elizabeth Jane, Edmund Flagg, Arianna and Helen Augusta.
    Person ID I15345  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 

    Father Gould FRENCH,   b. 17 Sep 1741,   d. 12 May 1823, St. Albans, Somerset County, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Dorothy WHITTIER,   b. 30 Nov 1745,   d. 13 Dec 1804  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 24 Nov 1763  Epping, Rockingham County, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6886  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Wingate FLAGG,   b. 31 May 1782,   d. 18 Dec 1878  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1812 
    Children 
     1. Edmund Flagg FRENCH,   b. 17 Jul 1819, Chester, Rockingham County, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Henry Flagg FRENCH,   b. 14 Aug 1813, Chester, Rockingham County, NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1885, Concord, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 10:37:02 
    Family ID F6888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Betsey Van Mater FLAGG,   b. 12 Feb 1778,   d. 23 Apr 1812  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1805 
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 10:37:02 
    Family ID F6895  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mercy BROWN,   d. 8 Mar 1802 
    Married 15 Sep 1799 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Brown FRENCH,   b. 4 Sep 1800, Chester, Rockingham County, NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1870, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 10:37:02 
    Family ID F6969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart