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Richard E. French (1823-1864)
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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: .

Samuel French
Abt 1755-Aft 1820
Gideon Richard French
15 Nov 1782-3 Oct 1870
Abt 1755-Aft 1820
Richard E. French
10 Mar 1823-25 Mar 1864
Married: 9 Aug 1806
Civil War - Union
Rebecca Angeline Anderson
21 May 1788-Aft Apr 1873

Spouse and Children

      Mary Francis Moore

Brothers and Sisters

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 b" 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


  1. Bible Records of Henry County, Tennessee Compiled byCharles E. Sanders
  2. Richard E. French Civil War Service Record
  3. Ancestry.com Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
  4. 1890 Federal Census, Veterans Schedule
  5. THE 7TH TENNESSEE CAVALRY USA (Originally 2nd WestTennessee Volunteer Cavalry) Peggy Scott Holley
  6. Soldiers from Carroll County, Tennessee who died In theCivil War, compiled by Peggy Scott Holley

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