Dawn wrote:I don't beleive that this John was the son of Jacob as in the history of Crawford Co. it states that he was from France and we know that Jacob was born in Maryland. Also I have a different birthdate for John son of Jacob as being 1792.Dawn in Ohio
My response: >The history of Crawford County states that the John living there "came from" France, which could mean he was of French extraction just as easily as meaning he was born there. More reliably, the 1850 and 1860 census records in Ohio show he was born in MD (see links below to census images). >John son of Jacob was born in MD in 1792, as Dawn states. The 1850 and 1860 census records for the John Adrian in Ohio show he was born in either 1792 or 1791, which agrees with the MD date within the uncertainty of the census. If there are records that show a different birth date for the John in OH, I'd like to know of them.
P.S. The French extraction information is probably an important piece of evidence to link John and his father Jacob to the Christian Adrian who immigrated from France to Philadelphia and then settled in Baltimore. Jacob was probably therefore a first-generation American. It would not be surprising if someone whose grandfather was an immigrant, such as John Adrian, would still identify culturally with the old country. I'm glad that the French descent issue is getting raised, since it may help with the Christian Adrian debate.