MY GrandfatherRichardFrench was b. in Pickneyville , Ill in `1864. His father was William French b. 1833 Ohio, His father was MOSES fRENCH b.1809 at or around Walpack, Sussex Cty. NJ. His father was Richard French b. about 1775.
I'm"brickwalled" in Sussex, New Jersey, where I have the following clues. 1771 Joseph and Elenora French christen Elenora @ Oldwick , Sussex NJ. Zion Church 1774Sandyston Twp. Sussex NJ.Moses Frensh , taxpayer list. 1774 Newton Twp. Henry Frensh, Taxpayer list. 1782/3 Richard French and Selletje christen Anna and William @ Oldwick Zion Church 1797 Ye widow Selletje marries Wm. Louis Oldwick NJ. 1798 Johanna French born to Noah French(b. feb. 1754) & Johanna Campbell (m. 1786)Newton Twp.Sussex Cty. NJ Noah's first wife was Mary Rolfe. He moved to New York, NY in 1800/01?; died 14 NOV. 1843 1802 Richard French witness to a will in Knowlton Twp. 1803 Richard French(b. +- 1775)& Easterchristen Caty, then 4 months later, Selletje and Susana @ Walpack DRC. 1805 Richard and Elizabeth Van Vlera christen Marie @ Walpack DRC 1805 Richard and Elizabeth Van Vlerden Christen MOSES( My 3x grandfather) All the above within a 25 mile radius over 29 years. 1810 Richard , Elizabeth and 3 children are on theCross Creek, Washington County, PA. census. (they are the only French's in the County) ( May not be a factor- Ezekiel French b. Essex Cty.1775 m. Polly Bates 1795 @ Washington Cty. PA.) 1820 Richard and family on the 1820 census At Tuscawaras Cty., Ohio . I appreciate any and all assistance and thoughts. Thanks Dick French, Sierra Vista Az.