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US Civil War Soldiers flag  David M  FRENCH

  (b. 1821Porter, Maine, USA   d. 24 June 1871Portland, Maine, USA )  
Summary: David M FRENCH was born 1821 in Porter, Maine, USA. David M FRENCH was the child of

He married  Matilda W KEENEN 20 October 1844 in Brunswick, Maine, USA .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Matilda W KEENEN  was born abt. 1821 in Monmouth, Maine, USA .  She died 28 March 1907 in Brunswick, Maine, USA . 

David M FRENCH died 24 June 1871 in Portland, Maine, USA .

Occupation: Stonemason and Ship Carpenter


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Did You Know?The name Maine is probably a practical nautical term which refers to the region being a mainland (separate from the many surrounding islands). Reference to the area as 'Maine' in writing first appeared in 1622. (statesymbolsusa.org)

Prior to 1685 - New England
1686 - 1689 - Dominion of New England
1690 - 1775 - New England
1776 - 1820 - Massachusetts (District of Maine)
March 15, 1820 - Maine becomes 23rd U.S. state

Did You Know? America - Did you know? In 1811, Chief Tecumseh met with Creek Indian leaders in Tuckabatchee, Alabama, and tried to persuade them to join him in his fight against the Americans. Unsuccessful, he shouted, "When I get back to Detroit I will stamp my foot upon the ground and shake down every house in Tuckabatchee." A month later, the great earthquakes of 1811 shook and enormous region. The Indians at Tuckabatchee hurried to their lodges, exclaiming, "Tecumseh has reached Detroit. Feel the earth move with his foot!"

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996


Porter, Maine, USA - Old Porter Meeting House, Porter, Me.
Porter, Maine, USA
Old Porter Meeting House, Porter, Me.
Porter, Maine, USA - Old Covered Bridge, Porter, Maine
Porter, Maine, USA
Old Covered Bridge, Porter, Maine
Porter, Maine, USA - Colcord Pond from Devil's Den Mountain, Porter, Me.
Porter, Maine, USA
Colcord Pond from Devil's Den Mountain, Porter,... Read MORE...
Portland, Maine, USA (Deering) - Portland Harbor, and Islands
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)
Portland Harbor, and Islands
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Portland, Maine, USA (Deering) - Union Station
Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)
Union Station
Portland, Maine, USA (Deering) - Congress Street, from High, Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)
Congress Street, from High, Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine, USA (Deering) - Hay's Corner, Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)
Hay's Corner, Portland, Maine

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David M FRENCH married flag Matilda W KEENEN-- Date: 20 October 1844 Place: Brunswick, Maine, USA
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Event Date: 20 Oct 1844
Event Place: Brunswick,Cumberland,Maine
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M50296-2
System Origin: Maine-ODM
GS Film number: 10595
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"Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database, FamilySearch (familysearch.org/ ark:/ 61903/ 1:1:F4F3-ZHZ : 4 December 2014), David French and Matilda Kennon, 20 Oct 1844; citing Brunswick,Cumberland,Maine, reference ; FHL microfilm 10,595.

Children:
flag Samuel William FRENCH (b.30 August 1850, Gardiner, Maine, USA  d. 25 June 1916, Augusta, Maine, USA)

flag David Albion FRENCH (b.February 1857, Gardiner, Maine, USA  d. aft. 1929, , Maine, USA)


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USA 1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed
The work completed. - This is the day, and 10 o'clock the hour, when the first boat from Lake Erie enters the Grand Canal and proceeded to the city of New York; a distance of 500 miles. - All doubts, ...Read MORE...


USA 1831 - January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper
The first abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, published in Boston by William Lloyd Garrison

www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html - January 1, 1831

USA 1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence
In 1836, a small band of Texans fought the Mexican Army from inside an old mission chapel known as...Read MORE...


USA 1837 - The Panic of 1837
The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession...Read MORE...


World History 1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre.

www.wikipedia.org - January 2, 1839

USA 1840 to 1860s - French-Canadian emigration to the United States
The large number of French-Canadians who crossed the border in the nineteenth century, particularly ...Read MORE...


USA 1840s - 1880s - The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail was a wagon road stretching 2170 miles from Missouri to Oregon's Willamette...Read MORE...


1844 Marriage / Partner
David M FRENCH and Matilda W KEENEN 20 October 1844, Brunswick, Maine, USA
World History 1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.
"The Famine began quite mysteriously in September 1845 as leaves on potato plants suddenly turned black and curled, then rotted, seemingly the result of a fog that had wafted across the fields of...Read MORE...


USA 1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.
The war, stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over...Read MORE...


USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, ...Read MORE...


USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S.

www.wikipedia.org - February 2, 1848

1850 Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine
name: David M French
event: Census
event date: 1850
event place: Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine,...Read MORE...


1850 Birth of Child
Samuel William FRENCH was born 30 August 1850, Gardiner, Maine, USA
USA 1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form
This influential book is often included in lists of "causes of the Civil War" (1861-65). Harriet...Read MORE...


USA 1853 - Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations
Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations was a World's Fair held in 1853 in what is now Bryant...Read MORE...


USA 1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.
It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated...Read MORE...


1857 Birth of Child
David Albion FRENCH was born February 1857, Gardiner, Maine, USA
1860 Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
name: David M French
residence: , Androscoggin, Maine
ward: Lewiston
age: 40 years
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USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861.

www.civilwar.org/ education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html - December 20, 1860

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States

www.wikipedia.org - February 8, 1861

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

www.wikipedia.org - April 20, 1861

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
ATCHISON - Oct. 19. - Orders have to-day been issued by the President of the Pike's Peak Express...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ...Read MORE...


USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation...Read MORE...


USA 1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union).

www.wikipedia.org - July 3, 1863

USA 1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech at the end of the ceremonies dedicating the battlefield cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. That speech has come to be known ...Read MORE...


Civil War
Enlisted in Company 19th, Maine 19th Infantry Company on 21 Mar 1865.Mustered out on 23 May 1865 at ...Read MORE...


USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west,...Read MORE...


USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at...Read MORE...


News 1866 - Terrible Conflagration in Portland, Me. Half of the City Destroyed by Fire!
A TRACK ONE MILE AND A HALF LONG SWEPT BY THE FLAMES!
ALL THE BANKS GONE!
PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN...Read MORE...


USA 1867 - March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"
U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward signs a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for $7 million. Despite the bargain price of roughly two cents an acre, the Alaskan purchase was...Read MORE...


1870 Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine
name: David M French
estimated birth year: 1820
gender: Male
age in 1870: 50y
color (white,...Read MORE...


World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown


World History 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870

News 1870 - Train Accident
Thursday afternoon as the five o'clock train on the Portland & Rochester road was making up at the...Read MORE...


Death
24 June 1871
Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)


David is buried at: Oak Grove Cemetery Bath Sagadahoc County Maine, USA
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