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    William French

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    • 10th Generation — 7th Great-grandfather of Walt Disney
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 810 
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    • Birth Date:
    • ABT 1604 
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    • Death Date:
    • 20 Nov 1681 
    • Death Location:
    • Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts 
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    • BEF 1625 
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    • Notes: 
    • This William is not the William French baptized at Halstead, Essex, England. (See NEHGR 65:284-86)

      There is some speculation that the father of William French was also named William French, son of Jacob and Susan (Warren) French. Evidence is needed to confirm or reject this claim. It is interesting that William named one of his sons Jacob.

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    • Spouse:
    • Mary Lathrop
    • Marriage Date:
    • 6 May 1669
    • Marriage Location:
    • Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts

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  • Sources for William French

    • 2 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (New England Historic and Genealogical Society), JUL 1911, Vol. 65, Pages 284-286.
    • 3 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (New England Historic and Genealogical Society), JUL 1917, Vol. 71, Page 257.
    • 5 Coburn, Frederick William, History of Lowell and Its People, Volume 2, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co. (1920), Part 2, Page 103.
    • 6 Hanna, Doreen Potter and Louise Potter, comp., A Potter-Richardson Memorial: The Ancestral Lines of William W. Potter of Michigan, and his wife . . ., (1957), 250-251, Heritage Quest (Digital Library).
    • 7 Orcutt, Samuel and Ambrose Beardsley, The History of the Old Town of Derby, Connecticut, 1642-1880 with Biographies and Genealogies, Springfield, Massachusetts: Press of Springfield Printing Company (1880), 720, Google Books (Digital Library).