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William Bryant FRENCH

Male Abt 1853 - 1930  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name William Bryant FRENCH 
    Born Abt 1853  Hardin County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Jul 1930  Greene County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Moundville, Hale County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Some sources erroneusly claim that William Bryant FRENCH was a son of William M. FRENCH and Sarah M. "Sally" RICE. William M. FRENCH and Sarah M. "Sally" RICE did have a son named William G. FRENCH, but that son died in Kaufman County, TX in 15 September 1888 and is buried there in Cedar Grove Cemetery. See the information about William G. FRENCH elsewhere in this database.

      (2) Bryant FRENCH is listed in a household headed by his mother, Sallie, in the 1860 census of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, KY.

      Bryant is listed in the 1860 census as a person who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1853. According to the 1860 census, he was born in KY.

      (3) William FRENCH is listed twice in the 1870 census of Logan County, KY, in each such listing in a household headed by his brother-in-law, James Robert TRAINER.

      The enumeration date of the first such listing was 14 June 1870; that listing was in Gordonsville District, Logan County, KY. William FRENCH is listed in the index to the 1870 census of Gordonsville District as William FRENAH, and James Robert TRAINER is listed in that index as James R. TRAINER.

      The enumeration date of the second such listing was 6 September 1870; that listing was in Hogan District, Logan County, KY. James Robert TRAINER is listed in that index as Robert TRAINER.

      (4) William FRENCH is listed in a household headed by his brother-in-law, James R. TRAINER, in the 1870 census of Gordonsville District, Logan County, KY. [His surname is listed as FRENAH in the index to the 1870 census of Gordonsville District.]

      William is listed in the 1870 census of Gordonsville District as a person who was then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census of Gordonsville District, he was born in about 1854. According to the 1870 census of Gordonsville District, he was born in KY.

      (5) William FRENCH is listed in a household headed by his brother-in-law, Robert TRAINER, in the 1870 census of Hogan District, Logan County, KY.

      William is listed in the 1870 census of Hogan District as a farm laborer who was then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census of Hogan District, he was born in about 1854. According to the 1870 census of Hogan District, he was born in KY.

      (6) A household headed by Wm. B. FRENCH is listed in the 1900 census of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, KY.

      Wm. B. is listed in the 1900 census as a shoemaker who was born in August 1855 and was then 44 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in KY, and both of his parents were born in KY. According to the 1900 census, he was then a widower.

      Listed with Wm. B. is his son, Claud, who was born in August 1883 and was then 16 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in KY, and both of his parents were born in KY.

      Also listed with Wm. B. is his son, Frank, who was born in December 1886 and was then 13 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in KY, and both of his parents were born in KY.

      Also listed with Wm. B. is his daughter, Lizzie, who was born in January 1890 and was then 10 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in KY, and both of her parents were born in KY.

      Also listed with Wm. B. is his daughter, Mary B., who was born in Mar 1893 and was then 7 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in KY, and both of her parents were born in KY.

      Also listed with Wm. B. is his daughter, Elsa, who was born in Apr 1898 and was then 2 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in KY, and both of her parents were born in KY.

      (7) A household headed by William FRENCH is listed in the 1910 census of Guthrie, Todd County, KY.

      William is listed in the 1910 census as a shoemaker who was then 55 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he was born in about 1855. According to the 1910 census, he was born in KY, his father was born in the United States, and his mother was born in KY. According to the 1910 census, he was then a widower.

      Listed with William is his daughter, Lizzy, who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1893. According to the 1910 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in KY.

      Also listed with William is his daughter, Mary Bell, who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1895. According to the 1910 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in KY.

      Also listed with William is his daughter, Elsie, who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1898. According to the 1910 census, she was born in KY, and both of her parents were born in KY.

      Also listed with William is his son, Claude, a shoemaker who was then 24 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he was born in about 1855. According to the 1910 census, he was born in KY, and both of her parents were born in KY.

      Also listed with William is his son, Frank, a telephone lineman who was then 22 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he was born in about 1855. According to the 1910 census, he was born in KY

      (8) A household headed by William FRENCH is listed in the 1920 census of St. Johns Precinct, Hardin County, KY.

      William is listed in the 1920 census as a farmer who was then 68 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, he was born in about 1852. According to the 1920 census, he was born in KY, and both of his parents were born in KY.

      Listed with William is his wife, Mary, who was then 65 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1855. According to the 1920 census, she was born in KY, and both of her parents were born in KY.

      Also listed with William is an apparently unrelated boarder.

      (9) William FRENCH is listed in a household headed by his son-in-law, Robert P. SALTER, in the 1930 census of Eutaw, Greene County, AL.

      William is listed in the 1930 census as a retiree who was then 76 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1854. According to the 1930 census, he was born in KY, and both of his parents were born in KY. According to the 1930 census, he was then a widower. His age at his first marriage is not listed in the 1930 census.

      (10) Obituary, unknown newspaper, unknown date:

      W. B. FRENCH, 71, DIES AT EUTAW

      Former Kentucky Merchant Dies At Daughter's Home; Rites Sunday

      William B French, 71, retired Kentucky merchant, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. P. Salter, of Eutaw.

      Funeral services were held 4:00 p. m. Sunday at the Salter home in Eutaw, Foster in charge. Interment followed in Oak Hill cemetery.

      French was a merchant at Gurthug, Ky., for 20 years prior to his retirement four years ago. He came to Eutaw to make his home with his daughter. He was born in Elizabethtown, Ky., and a member of the Methodist church.

      Surviving are two daughters Mrs. R. P. Salter, Eutaw, and Mrs. J. V. Lear, Evansville, Ind., and two sons, Claude and Frank French, of Wyoming.

      Active pallbearers were J. R. Smith, P. Livingston, J. R. Grubs, A. L. Ellis, Robert McQueen and Louie Gates.

      (11) Alabama Deaths, 1908-59 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000:

      Name: William B. French
      Death Date: Jul 1930
      Death County: Greene
      Volume: 33
      Roll: 2
      Page #: 16280

      (12) Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011:

      Name: William B French
      Birth Date: abt 1859
      Death Date: 27 Jul 1930
      Death Place: Eutaw, Greene, Alabama
      Death Age: 71
      Marital Status: Married
      Gender: Male
      Father Name: William B French
      Mother Name: Sallie Elizabeth Corneal
      Spouse Name: Sallie French
      FHL Film Number: 1908479

      (13) www.findagrave.com:

      William B. French
      Birth: Aug. 8, 1858, Kentucky, USA
      Death: Jul. 27, 1930, Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama, USA

      Son of William B. French and Sallie Elizabeth Corneal.

      Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Moundville, Hale County, Alabama, USA

      Created by: John Smolarek
      Record added: May 15, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 90194713
    Person ID I36984  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Father --- FRENCH 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah (FRENCH),   b. Abt 1823, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 13 Jun 1900  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F16001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary A. CARNEAL,   b. 29 May 1862, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1899, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1882 
    Children 
     1. Claude Bryant FRENCH,   b. Aug 1883, Hardin County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1976, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 93 years)  [natural]
     2. Frank FRENCH,   b. Dec 1886, Hardin County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)  [natural]
     3. Mattie Elizabeth FRENCH,   b. 21 Jan 1892, Hardin County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1978, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Bell FRENCH,   b. Mar 1893, Hardin County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1926, Marion County, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)  [natural]
     5. Elsie FRENCH,   b. 22 Feb 1899, Hardin County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1973, Talladega County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F15995  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart