Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Great Migration Begins: William FRENCH and Elizabeth

Immigrant Lt. William FRENCH b.15 Mar 1603 England, Married (1) 20 Nov 1631 in England - Elizabeth SYMMES [or GODFREY]. They immigrated together with small children in 1635 on the Ship 'Defence.' William and Elizabeth had nine children. Married (2) 6 May 1669 in Massachusetts - Mary LATHROP (they had four children together) widow of John STEARNS she married a third time after William's death. Lt. William FRENCH d. 20 Nov 1681 Massachusetts.

child v. Sarah FRENCH b. 1638 daughter of William and Elizabeth married Roxbury 15 Aug 1660 Jonathan Peake Sr., son of Christopher PEAKE.

Ancestry Chain: 12th great Grandfather Immigrant Lt. William FRENCH b.1603, 11th great Grandmother Sarah FRENCH b.1638, Jonathan PEAKE Jr. b.1663, Dorcas PEAKE b.1696, Nathaniel SANGER b.1724, Mary SANGER b.1746, Lucretia JEFFORDS b.1766, Amariah RAWSON b.1787, Adaline RAWSON b.1811, Mary DUNN b.1833, Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859, George Ensign SMITH b.1898, Camilla SMITH b.1926, Lark, JR.

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