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Two Soldiers

John Enos FrenchAge: 46 years18451891

Name
John Enos French
Birth May 5, 1845 28 26
Source:
Army enlistment record
Death of a brotherThomas J. French
August 7, 1845 (Age 3 months) Age: 2 years 6 months 22 days

Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas Ingrum, Sr.
about 1845
Birth of a brotherDavid Taylor French
February 9, 1847 (Age 21 months)
Birth of a sisterSusan E. French
January 6, 1851 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherArthur Allen French
November 16, 1853 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherChristopher French
March 18, 1858 (Age 12 years)

Death of a brotherChristopher French
March 18, 1858 (Age 12 years)

Marriage of a siblingWilliam Henry FrenchMary Elizabeth HulenView this family
July 25, 1858 (Age 13 years)
MarriageMartha Ellen GiffinView this family
February 13, 1866 (Age 20 years)
Note: Marriage Certificate found in Martha’s Civil War pension claim says 15 February 1866
Marriage of a siblingAlexander McGahanMargaret Martha FrenchView this family
August 16, 1866 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1
William Sylvester Henry French
November 26, 1866 (Age 21 years)
Death of a sonWilliam Sylvester Henry French
February 21, 1867 (Age 21 years) Age: 2 months 25 days
Birth of a daughter
#2
Nellie Elsie Hester Ann French
March 21, 1868 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Maggie Jane French
April 17, 1870 (Age 24 years)

Marriage of a siblingDavid Taylor FrenchElizabeth J. McMorrisView this family
December 4, 1870 (Age 25 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary E (Polly) Leatherman
about 1870 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Nancy Anna French
January 18, 1872 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Joszi Ely French
July 20, 1874 (Age 29 years)

Birth of a son
#6
John French
August 25, 1875 (Age 30 years)

Birth of a daughter
#7
Mary French
August 25, 1875 (Age 30 years)

Death of a sonJohn French
August 25, 1875 (Age 30 years)

Note: Stillborn
Death of a daughterMary French
August 25, 1875 (Age 30 years)

Occupation
minister, United Brethren
after 1875 (Age 29 years)

Death of a sonJoszi Ely French
February 12, 1876 (Age 30 years)

Marriage of a siblingArthur Allen FrenchElla Frances DonaldsonView this family
April 19, 1877 (Age 31 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret Martha French
May 6, 1877 (Age 32 years)

Birth of a daughter
#8
Minnie Maud French
August 30, 1877 (Age 32 years)

Birth of a daughter
#9
Ida Rose French
September 15, 1879 (Age 34 years)

Birth of a son
#10
Otto Ervy French
October 28, 1884 (Age 39 years)
Marriage of a siblingDavid Taylor FrenchHarriet Jane EtnireView this family
December 4, 1884 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#11
Bessie Minnie French
March 10, 1886 (Age 40 years)

Note: stillborn
Death of a daughterBessie Minnie French
March 10, 1886 (Age 40 years)

Death of a fatherSamuel S. French
April 11, 1886 (Age 40 years)

Source:
gravestone
Death of a motherNancy Anne Ingram
July 1888 (Age 43 years)

Source:
gravestone
Marriage of a childNouradine AdamsNellie Elsie Hester Ann FrenchView this family
September 30, 1888 (Age 43 years)

Source:
KS MARR
Birth of a daughter
#12
Lillie May French
October 25, 1888 (Age 43 years)
Death of a brotherDavid Taylor French
June 22, 1889 (Age 44 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1
Otis Chester Adams
May 1891 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2
Otis Chester Adams
July 22, 1891 (Age 46 years)

Occupation
blacksmith, wagon-maker
yes

Death December 13, 1891 (Age 46 years)
Source:
Gravestone
Birth of a son
#13
John Enos French
July 13, 1892 (7 months after death)
Burial
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: April 1, 1838Helt Twp., Vermillion Co., Indiana, USA
11 months
elder brother
23 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
10 months
elder brother
18 months
himself
21 months
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Family with Martha Ellen Giffin - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 13, 1866Coles Co., Illinois, USA
9 months
son
William Sylvester Henry French
Birth: November 26, 1866 21 20Coles Co., Illinois, USA
Death: February 21, 1867Coles Co., Illinois, USA
16 months
daughter
2 years
daughter
21 months
daughter
3 years
son
13 months
son
daughter
2 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
5 years
son
16 months
daughter
3 years
daughter
4 years
son

Marriage
Marriage Certificate found in Martha’s Civil War pension claim says 15 February 1866
Note
Civil War service in Co. K, 123rd Illinois Infantry and Co. C, 61st Illinois Infantry. Was absent from unit several months. Pension file suggests this was due to illness.