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Notes for Robert French and Hannah Cattell

1707 In 6th month, Robert French, son of Thomas French, was born. [1]

1716 On 7th day 6th month, Hannah Cattle, daughter of Jonas Cattle, was born. [2]

1737 Robert French married Hannah Cattel at Chester meeting, Burlington County. [3]

1739 Robert French voted in an election in Burlington County, New Jersey. [4]

1745 On 15 April, Robert French, perhaps this one, was a freeholder in Chester Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. [5]

1791 On 17th day, 9th month, Barzillai Scott, son of Thomas and Leah Scott, married Mary Carr, daughter of Samuel and Ann Carr (daughter of Hannah). Witnessed by Hannah French and others. [6]

A biosketch reports [7][8]:

Robert French was born in the township of Chester, and county of Burlington, West Jersey in the year of our Lord 1708. His parents were religious members of the Society of Friends, whose pious labours on his behalf through the Lord's assisting grace were blessed. He was religiously inclined from his youth and grew in favour with his heavenly Father, and in the esteem of his Friends. His natural abilities were not great, yet his innocent exemplary life aud faithfulness in discharging the duties laid upon him, made his way open with all the lovers of the Truth. Having received a gift in the ministry of the gospel he was often led to exercise it, generally briefly, but in a lively manner, to the comfort of the well-minded. He was often engaged to exhort to love, and was himself a good example of that christian virtue, watchful over his own spirit, and living good measure agreeable to his profession therein. His removal was a loss to the meeting he belonged to, yet we are fully satisfied it is his gain. His decease took place Ninth mo 6th day, 1760, he being fifty two years of age and having been a minister twenty two years.


Footnotes:

[1] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 2 (1995), 135.

[2] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 2 (1995), 135.

[3] John Clement, Sketches of the first emigrant settlers in Newton Township, Old Gloucester County, West New Jersey (Camden, NJ: Sinnickson Chew, 1877), 403, [HathiTrust], [Internet_Archive].

[4] John J. Thompson, "Poll Book of an Election in 1739, Burlington County, New Jersey," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 18 (1894), 185-193, at 190, column 1, [Google_Book].

[5] Carlos E. Godfrey, "A List of the Freeholders for the City and County of Burlington," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 29 (1905), 421-26, at 425, [Internet_Archive].

[6] 266, [Ancestry_Image].

[7] The Friend, A Religious and Literary Journal 33 (1860), 28, [Google_Book], [Internet_Archive].

[8] Howard Barclay French, Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas French, Volume 1 (1909), 254, [HathiTrust], [Internet_Archive].


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