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Thomas FRENCH - Biography

Children of Thomas FRENCH and Susan RIDDLESDALE

Thomas - bap. Nov. 27, 1608, St. Edmund's, Assington, Suffolk, England; d. Aug. 8, 1680, Ipswich, MA. Emigrated to America by 1631 when he was a member of the Boston, MA church; freeman, Nov. 6, 1632; dismissed to Ipswich church, Jan. 27, 1638/ 9. He was a soldier in the Pequot expedition and was called Sgt. to 1664, and Ensign thereafter. Will dated Aug. 3, 1680. Thomas married about 1631, probably in Boston MA, Mary (d. May 6, 1681, Ipswich, MA), whose may have been Mary MORTON, an original member of the First Church of Boston, MA. Children: Mary died in infancy; Mary married Robert SMITH (they became ancestors of Joseph SMITH, founder of the LDS Church); Thomas married Mary ADAMS; John married Phoebe KEYES (founders of the family branch at Topsfield, MA); probably Sarah; Samuel; and Ephraim married. 2011/ 05/ thomas-french-connections.html

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