John French Jr

John FRENCH Jr (1655 – 1724) was Alex’s 9th Great Grandfather, one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line.

John French was born 28 Feb 1654/55 in Ipswich, Mass.  His parents were John FRENCH Sr. and Freedom KINGSLEY. He married Hannah PALMER on 27 Nov 1676 in Rehoboth, Mass.  John died 24 Feb 1723/24 in Rehoboth, Mass.

John French-jr-headstone

John French-jr-Headstone – Newman Cemetery
East Providence Find a Grave Memorial# 84303737

Hannah Palmer was born 8 Nov 1657 in Rehoboth, Mass.  Her parents were Jonah PALMER and Elizabeth GRISWOLD.  Hannah died 14 Feb 1738/39 in Rehoboth, Mass. Children of  John and Hannah:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Hannah French 19 Oct 1679 Rehoboth Jonathan Carpenter
13 Mar 1698/99 Rehoboth
13 Feb 1747/48 Rehoboth
2. John French 13 Apr 1681 Rehoboth Martha Williams
21 Aug 1708 Rehoboth
13 Mat 1723/24 Rehoboth
3. Mary French 15 MAR 1683/84 Rehoboth Jonathan Bliss
10 APR 1711 Rehoboth
Peter Hunt
OCT 1752
Rehoboth, Mass
10 Dec 1754 Rehoboth
4. Elizabeth French 19 JAN 1684/85 Rehoboth Nathaniel Read
8 JUL 1709 Rehoboth
5. Martha French 28 Mar 1688 Rehoboth Zachariah Read
4 Jul 1717 Rehoboth
19 Jun 1756 Rehobot
6. Samuel French 30 Mar 1690 Rehoboth 10 Jun 1709 Rehoboth
7. Jonathan French 17 Nov 1693 Rehoboth Mary Newsome
28 Sep 1722 Rehoboth
25 Jan 1759 Rehoboth
8. Thomas FRENCH Sr. 6 Sep 1696 in Rehoboth Mary BROWN
5 Jan 1719/20 Attleboro, Mass
3 Jun 1746 Attleboro, Mass
9. Ephraim French 22 Jan 1698/99 Rehoboth Bethia Dean 13 Aug 1726 Rehoboth 24 Apr 1786 Rehoboth

John came from Northampton, MA, and settled in Rehoboth, in 1676; he lived with his Grandfather  John KINGSELY. Source: Rep. Men and old fam. of RI, by J. H. Beers.


1. Hannah French

Hannah’s husband Jonathan Carpenter was born 11 Dec 1672. His parents were Samuel Carpenter  and Sarah Redway  and his grandparents were William CARPENTER JR and Abigail BRIANT.   Jonathan died 23 Aug 1716 in Providence, RI.

Hannah French Carpenter – Headstone –  Newman Cemetery East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island


Jonathan Carpenter Gravestone – Newman Cemetery East Providence, Providence , Rhode Island

Children of Hannah and Jonathan:

i. Jonathan Carpenter Jr b. 9 Apr 1701; d. Jun 1720

Jonathan Carpenter jr Gravestone

ii. Samuel Carpenter (1703 – 1703)

2. John French

John’s first wife, Martha Williams, was born about 1681 in Boston, Massachusetts.  Martha died 17 Aug 1717 in Attleboro, Bristol, Mass.

John’s second wife Abigail Paine was born 5 NOV 1689 in Truro or Eastham, Barnstable, MA. Her parents were Thomas Paine (1656 – 1721) and Hannah Shaw (1661 – 1713). She first married Ebenezer White (1685 – 1726). Abigail died 15 JUL 1731 in Attleboro, Bristol Co, MA.

3. Mary French

Mary’s first husband Jonathan Bliss was born 17 Sep 1666 in Rehoboth, Mass. His parents were Jonathan Bliss and Miriam Harmon. His grandparents were our ancestors Thomas BLISS and Dorothy WHEATLEY.  He first married Miriam Carpenter June 3, 1691 at Rehoboth, MA. Jonathan died 16 Oct 1719 in Rehoboth, Mass.

Jonathan Bliss Headstone – Palmer River Churchyard Cemetery Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, – Note that The double “S” is written the archaic way, the first “s” looks like an “f”

Mary’s second husband Peter Hunt was born 27 Feb 1684 in Rehoboth, Mass. His parents were John Hunt (1656-1715) and Martha Williams (1663-1701).   He was married three times
[1] Abijah Brown, 9 Jun 1708
[2] Anne Paine, 13 Mar 1717
[3] Mary French, 25 Oct 1752.
Peter died 2 Mar 1760 in Rehoboth, Mass.

Peter Hunt Headstone – Newman Cemetery East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island,

4. Elizabeth French

Elizabeth’s husband Nathaniel Read was born 30 Mar 1680 – Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass. His parents were Ensign Thomas Read and Hannah (Anna) Perrin. Nathaniel died 3 Nov 1732 in Rehoboth, Mass

5. Martha French

Martha’s husband Zachariah Read was born 20 Oct 1681 – Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass. His parents were Moses Read and Mary Fitch. Zachariah died 21 Mar 1732 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.

7. Jonathan French

Jonathan’s wife Mary Newsome was born 11 Jan 1702 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.   Her parents were Leonard Newsum and Experience Titus. Mary died 24 May 1747 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.

8. Thomas FRENCH Sr. (See his page)

9. Ephraim French

Ephraim French Headstone – Newman Cemetery East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island

Ephraim’s wife Bethia Deane was born in 1705 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass. Her parents were Ezra Dean and Abigail Leonard.  Bethia died 14 Sep 1779 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.

Bethiah Deane French Headstone – Newman Cemetery East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island

Children of Ephraim and Bethiah:

i. Ephraim French, Jr., b. 25 April 1734 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.; d. Abt. 1780 in West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Mass; m. Mary Lee 21 April 1756 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.

Ephraim was a private in Rev. War, in Capt. Josiah Crocker’s Co., Col. Thos. Carpenter’s Regt., Mass. Troops.


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  5. Charissa Darnell Shugg says:

    Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful information. I’m in the very early stages of my own search of my family tree. I was searching for passenger records of my 13th great grandfather, Francis Griswold when I came across this site.

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