|Born: ||10 Mar 1823 Stewart County Tennessee. 1
|Married: ||Mary Francis Moore (1829-1919)
on 21 Aug 1845 in Carroll County Tennessee. 3
|Died: ||25 Mar 1864 Paducah, Kentucky. 2
|Buried: || .
FRENCH, RICHARD E(LY), Co B, pvt, enlisted for 3 years in
Carroll Co, TN on 8/10/62 and mustered in Benton Co, TN on
8/17/62 at age 29 (muster roll) or 38 (census). He was 5'9
Ùb" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, a farmer,
born in Stewart Co, TN and a resident of Carroll Co, TN in
1860. He was captured and paroled in Henderson Co, TN
during/or after the battle of Lexington on 12/18/62.
French was detached and serving in Paducah, KY on 3/24/64
when the regiment was captured at Union City, TN. Paducah
was attacked the next day, however, and he was killed in
action on 3/25/64. He is one of only three men of the 7th
Tennessee known to have been killed in action. French is
buried in the National Cemetery in Cairo, IL. He was the
son of Gideon Richard and Rebecca Angeline Anderson French
and the husband of Mary Francis Moore French (m. 1845).
Mary F French had applied for a widow's pension, #141,151,
in 1867 which was granted in June 1871. In 1883 she was
receiving $8.00 per month, the standard allotment at the
time for the widow of a private and lived in Marlborough,
TN. She later moved to Van Buren, Arkansas.4 2 5 6
- Bible Records of Henry County, Tennessee Compiled byCharles E. Sanders
- Richard E. French Civil War Service Record
- Ancestry.com Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
- 1890 Federal Census, Veterans Schedule
- THE 7TH TENNESSEE CAVALRY USA (Originally 2nd WestTennessee Volunteer Cavalry) Peggy Scott Holley
- Soldiers from Carroll County, Tennessee who died In theCivil War, compiled by Peggy Scott Holley
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