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Richard E. French (1823-1864)
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Born: 10 Mar 1823 .
Married: Mary Francis Moore (1829-1919) on 21 Aug 1845 in Carroll County Tennessee. 2
Died: 25 Mar 1864 . 1
Buried: .

Samuel French
Abt 1755-Aft 1820
Gideon Richard French
15 Nov 1782-3 Oct 1870
Molly
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

Richard fought with B Co 7th Tenn Cav, USA. He was killed in action at Paducah Ky 3/25/64.

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, bor n in Stewart Co, TN and a resident of Carroll Co, TN in 1860. He was captured and paroled in Henderson Co, TN during/o r after the battle of Lexington on 12/18/62. French was detached and serving in Paducah, KY on 3/24/64 when the regime nt 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 Natio nal Cemetery in Cairo, IL. He was the son of Gideon Richard and Rebecca Angeline Anderson French and the husband of Ma ry Francis Moore French (m. 1845). Mary F French had applied for a widow's pension, #141,151, in 1867 which was grante d in June 1871. In 1883 she was receiving $8.00 per month, the standard allotment at the time for the widow of a priva te and lived in Marlborough, TN. She later moved to Van Buren, Arkansas.3 1 4 5

Sources:

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