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Samuel French (1755-1820)
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Born: Abt 1755 .
Married: Molly (1755-1820) .
Died: Aft 1820 .
Buried: .

Samuel French
Abt 1755-Aft 1820

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Samuel was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. On 22 Nov 1794, Samuel and Molly sold 1,000 acres in Wilkes County, Geor gia to George Johnson for ╣100. Samuel and Molly arrived in Tennessee about 1795 (at that time Tennessee was still par t of North Carolina). In 1796 Samuel bought a tract of land in Tennessee County for $100.00.

In 1803 Samuel and his son Gideon were on the petition to form Stewart County from Montgomery County. Samuel was an ear ly Baptist minister in Stewart County Tennessee as well as a slave owner.1 2 3 4


  1. ┘Ca href='/pdf/SAMUEL-FRENCH-REV-WAR.pdf'┘DRoster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia Vol I., pg 242, Compiled by Mrs. Howard H. McCall
  2. ┘Ca href='/pdf/TN-COUNTY-NC-EARLY-DEEDS.pdf'┘DTenn. County, NC Early Deeds Vol. Two (1794-1797) pg 463
  3. ┘Ca href='/pdf/WILKES-COUNTY-GA-DEED-BOOKS.pdf'┘DWilkes County Georgia Deed Books A-VV 1784-1806
  4. Goodspeeds History of Stewart County