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FRENCH Benjamin Franklin

Male 1803 - 1884  (80 years)Deceased


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  • Name  FRENCH Benjamin Franklin  [1, 2, 3
    Born  10 Oct 1803  Reading, Windsor, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth Record of Benjamin Franklin French
    Birth Record of Benjamin Franklin French
    Gender  Male 
    1850 US Federal Census  25 Jul 1850  Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Benjamin F. is listed as being 46 years old, born in VT, a Farmer, and owning property valued at $800. He is listed as living with Eliza, Erastus, Mary Ann, Augusta, and Ruth E. French.
    1850 US Federal Census for Bolton, Warren, NY - Page 14B
    1850 US Federal Census for Bolton, Warren, NY - Page 14B
    1860 US Federal Census  17 Jul 1860  Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1860 US Federal Census for Bolton, Warren, NY - Page 27
    1860 US Federal Census for Bolton, Warren, NY - Page 21
    1880 US Federal Census  23 Jun 1880  Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • The family is living at 12 East Street.
    1880 US Federal Census for Rutland, Rutland, VT - Page 58
    1880 US Federal Census for Rutland, Rutland, VT - Page 58
    Occupation  farmer 
    Died  29 Sep 1884  Washington, District Of Columbia, District Of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age  80 years 
    Buried  Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gravestone of Augustus and Ruth Roberts with Benjamin Franklin French (Ruth's father) at Glenwood Cemetery in Washington, DC
    Gravestone of Augustus and Ruth Roberts with Benjamin Franklin French (Ruth's father)
    Gravestone of Augustus and Ruth Roberts with Benjamin Franklin French (Ruth's father) at Glenwood Cemetery in Washington, DC
    Gravestone of Augustus and Ruth Roberts with Benjamin Franklin French (Ruth's father)
    Photo courtesy of Richard French
    Gravestone of Benjamin Franklin French at  Glenwood Cemetery in Washington, DC
    Gravestone of Benjamin Franklin French at Glenwood Cemetery in Washington, DC
    Grave Site of Augustus and Ruth Roberts with Benjamin Franklin French (Ruth's father)
    Grave Site of Augustus and Ruth Roberts with Benjamin Franklin French (Ruth's father)
    Document courtesy of Richard French
    Person ID  I5879  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  29 Nov 2012 

    Father  FRENCH Jonathan,   b. 12 Mar 1760, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1837, Bolton Landing, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 77 years 
    Mother  DWINELL Huldah,   b. 17 Mar 1768, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1833, Mount Holly, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 65 years 
    Married  24 Jun 1787  Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2262  Group Sheet

    Family  SOUTHWICK Eliza,   b. 15 Oct 1804, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1869, Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 64 years 
    Married  Abt 1828  Danby Four Corners, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. FRENCH ?,   b. 2 Apr 1830, Mount Holly, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1830, Mount Holly, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 0 years
     2. FRENCH James F.,   b. 28 Feb 1831, Mount Holly, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1831, Mount Holly, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 0 years
     3. FRENCH Erastus D.,   b. 1832, Mount Holly, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1864, New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 32 years
     4. FRENCH Mary Ann,   b. 1835, Londonderry, Windham, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850  Age: 16 years
     5. FRENCH Augusta Ann,   b. 5 Oct 1839, Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1902, Dickinson Hill, Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 62 years
     6. FRENCH Ruth Eliza,   b. Jan 1843, Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920  Age: ~ 76 years
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F2108  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Oct 1803 - Reading, Windsor, Vermont, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1828 - Danby Four Corners, Rutland, Vermont, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1850 US Federal Census - 25 Jul 1850 - Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 US Federal Census - 17 Jul 1860 - Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 US Federal Census - 23 Jun 1880 - Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Sep 1884 - Washington, District Of Columbia, District Of Columbia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • (Research):Benjamin probably helped provide for his parents in their old age. He had a power of attorney to recieve his father's pension payments in 1831-2832 (NA #W25609). In Sep 1835, he sold his farm at Mt. Holly, Rutland, VT and moved to Bolton, Warren, NY. Benjamin and his family probably lived with his brother Calvin that first winter. He was witness to a deed when Calvin bought 125 acres on 31 Aug 1836 (Warren County Deeds 1:146) and on 12 Dec he purchased most of this same lot from his brother (Warren County Deed 1:169). On 5 Oct 1846, he bought an additional 33 1/3 acres adjoining his land above Edgecomb Pond (Warren County Deeds N:446). Benjamin and Eliza also raised a nephew, David Southwick, who came to live with them at age two (1855 Warren Co census).

      On 26 Mar 1868, Benjamin sold all of his farm to his daughter Ruth and her husband, Augustus Roberts (Warren County Deeds 18:208). He continued to live there even after the death of his wife Eliza. On 4 Feb 1875, Ruth and her husband sold the farm in Bolton, Warren, NY, as they moved to Rutland, Rutland, VT where Ruth's husband was employed as a printer by the local newspaper, the Herald and Globe (Rutland Directory, 467). Benjamin is listed as living with them at 14 East St. in 1881. By 1902, they were living in Washington DC (Obituary of Augusta French Brown, The Warrensburg News, Thursday, 13 Mar 1902).

  • Sources 
    1. [S241] VT State Birth Records, Vermont. Department of Health., birth certificate (short form), (1803), Benjamin Franklin French. (Reliability: 3), 29 Nov 2012.

    2. [S77] VT State Death Certificate, Vermont Department of Health, death certificate (1830), Infant French (Reliability: 3), 29 Nov 2012.

    3. [S77] VT State Death Certificate, Vermont Department of Health, death certificate (1834), James F. French (Reliability: 3), 29 Nov 2012.

    4. [S112] 1850 US Federal Census for Warren Co., NY, NY, Warren County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), M432, roll 609, Bolton, p. 14B, dwelling 73, family 76, Benjamin F. French, accessed 16 May 2009 (Reliability: 4), 17 May 2009.

    5. [S105] 1860 US Federal Census for Warren Co., NY, NY, Warren County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 21 Aug 2008), M653, roll 873, Bolton, p. 21, dwelling 161, family 161, Benjamin F. French, accessed 17 May 2009 (Reliability: 4), 17 May 2009.

    6. [S154] 1880 US Federal Census for Rutland Co., VT, VT, Rutland County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T9, roll 1347, Rutland, enumeration district (ED) 188, p. 58, dwelling 414, family 574, Benj. F. French, accessed 29 Mar 2010 (Reliability: 3), 29 Mar 2010.

    7. [S23] Descendents of Lawrence & Cassandra Southwick, James M. Caller and Mrs. M. A. Ober, (Salem, MA: J.H. Choate & Co., 1881.), p. 213. (Reliability: 3), 29 Mar 2010.