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Dr. Cornelius Rappleye FRENCH

Male 1786 - 1863  (76 years)


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  • Name Cornelius Rappleye FRENCH 
    Title Dr. 
    Born 26 Jan 1786  Raritan Landing, Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Cornelius Rappleyea FRENCH 
    Died 1863  Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Magnolia Cemetery, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: Jeanette S. French .

      (2) Graves, Amanda T., "French-Clarke Family Papers," Baton Rouge, LA: 2001, Revised 2009, p. 4 <http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/findaid/3494.pdf>:

      Cornelius R. French was born in Newark, New Jersey, January 26, 1786. In 1809, he married the daughter of English immigrants, Esther Browne, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Browne had been born in Bristol, England in 1794 and moved with her parents to America at the age of two in 1796. In 1798, the Browne family settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. and Mrs. French settled in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where Cornelius practiced medicine. It is not sure where he received his medical degree but he attended classes University of Pennsylvania studying medicine in 1805. There is evidence of his practicing medicine in Baton Rouge as early as 1815, when he was the surgeon for the United States Army in Baton Rouge. He did not receive, however, his medical license in Louisiana until 1820. In all, the couple had eleven children, including two sons that died in infancy and one stillborn son. Dr. French was a respected member of the community and member of the vestry at St. James Episcopal Church.

      (3) Set forth below are are copies of two letters which the Dr. Cornelius Rappleye French family saved, and which are contained in the French-Clarke Family Papers at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. These letters were from Dr. Charles Smith of New Brunswick, NJ, and John Pool of Raritan Landing, NJ. (Dr. Charles Smith and John Pool witnessed the will of William French, Jr., and were named in that will as executors of the testator's estate.) Copies of these letters were sent to the compiler by Jeanette S. French .

      Letter from Dr. Charles Smith of New Brunswick, NJ, dated 180_:

      Doctor Cornl. R French . . . has studied physics under me [Dr. Charles Smith] for 3 year[s]. [He] has attended the medical schools of Philadelphia and was lately examined according to law & admitted to the practice in this state.

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      Letter from John Pool of Raritan Landing, NJ, dated January 3, 1815:

      Dear Sir

      Yesterday I see Brokaw your brother-in-law he informs me you have written to your sisters wishing to be informed how much is the presise ballance coming to you from the Estate of your fathers. I am happy to have it in my power to give you the Statement as required _____ your _____ of the balance as settled by the Orphans Court is $_____ One hundred _____ Jersey paper which is worth in New York _____ One hundred fifty two Dollars eighty three cents Jersey paper being depreciated about from 4 to 5 pCent. This ballance you may draw for _____ I believe you may _____ to draw for $30 more which your Sister says is in the hands of your Unkle [John] if he _____ more to pay me I will advance it for you, wishing you & your family health & Happiness _____ I am Dear Sir

      Yours Very Respectfully

      John Pool

      (4) www.findagrave.com:

      Cornelius B French [Note by compiler: Cornelius' middle initial was R., not B.]
      Birth: Unknown
      Death: 1863

      On same marker w/Dr. Wm French

      Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
      Plot: Section 4, Lot 52

      Created by: Carolyn Aldridge
      Record added: Jan 26, 2001
      Find A Grave Memorial# 5173788
    Person ID I21240  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2021 

    Father William FRENCH, Jr.,   b. Between 1748 and 1749, Raritan Landing, Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Nov 1812, Raritan Landing, Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Sarah RAPPLEYE,   b. Bef 7 Apr 1754, Middlesex County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1813, Raritan Landing, Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years) 
    Family ID F5515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther BROWNE,   b. 1794, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1809  Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dr. William FRENCH,   b. 15 Mar 1812,   d. 4 May 1852, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     2. Sarah Ann FRENCH,   b. Between 1818 and 1819,   d. 1880, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     3. Mary FRENCH,   b. 24 Oct 1819,   d. 5 Oct 1893, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Martha Hickey FRENCH,   b. 17 Sep 1822, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1908, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Cornelia FRENCH,   b. Between 1827 and 1828, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1904, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     6. Julia FRENCH,   b. Between 1830 and 1831, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900  (Age ~ 71 years)
     7. Charles S. FRENCH,   b. 24 Oct 1830, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1858, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     8. Eliza Avery FRENCH,   b. 4 May 1833, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1908, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F9377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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