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Family: FRENCH Samuel/CUMMINGS Sarah (F2586)

m. Abt 26 Dec 1682


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  • Father | Male
    FRENCH Samuel

    Born  13 Jul 1653  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Nov 1727  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  Abt 26 Dec 1682  [1, 2, 3, 4]  Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States  [1, 2, 3, 4] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  FRENCH William | F5539 Group Sheet 
    Mother  GODFREY Elizabeth | F5539 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    CUMMINGS Sarah

    Born  28 Jan 1661/62  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Between 1715 and 1722  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father  CUMMINGS John | F2620 Group Sheet 
    Mother  HOWLETT Sarah | F2620 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    FRENCH Sarah

    Born  7 Feb 1683/84  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

    Child 2 | Male
    FRENCH Samuel

    Born  10 Sep 1685  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Nov 1727   
    Buried     

    Child 3 | Male
    FRENCH Joseph

    Born  10 Mar 1686/87  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Sep 1735   
    Buried     
    Spouse  CUMMINGS Elizabeth | F1608 
    Married  Abt 1711   

    Child 4 | Male
    FRENCH John

    Born  6 May 1691  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  15 Mar 1761  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  HARWOOD Elizabeth | F2580 
    Married  Abt 1718  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Male
    FRENCH Ebenezer

    Born  7 Apr 1693  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  5 Sep 1724  , , New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  BLANCHARD Esther | F50 
    Married     

    Child 6 | Male
    FRENCH Richard

    Born  8 Apr 1695  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

    Child 7 | Female
    FRENCH Alice

    Born  20 Nov 1699  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Spouse  WOODS Nathaniel | F51 
    Married  Bef 1719   

    Child 8 | Male
    FRENCH Jonathan

    Born  1 Feb 1703/04  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 Nov 1757  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  ? Jane | F52 
    Married     

  • Notes  Married:
    • The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles gives marriage dates of both 26 Dec 1682 and 28 Dec 1682. It lists Samuel's parents as Richard and Martha French.

      The Cummings Memorial gives their marriage date as 24 Dec 1682 and lists Samuel's parents as Lieut. William and Elizabeth French.

      Vital Records of Dunstable, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849 states that they were married in Chelmsford, Massachusetts on 28 Dec 1682, but notates that their marriage was recorded as 26 Dec 1682 in the Book of Dunstable Town Records at the City Hall in Nashua, NH. It also gives the date of 7 Feb 1683 in the records of the Middlesex Co. Quarterly Court. This was probably the date their marriage certificate was filed. Although the Vital Records give Sarah's father's name as John, it does not give any information as to Samuel's parents.

      No matter which source is consulted, it can be assumed that they were married in late December. [1, 2, 3, 4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles, John William Linzee Jr., (Boston, MA: Samuel Usher, 1918.), 207. (Reliability: 4), 10 Apr 2010.

    2. [S73] Cummings Memorial, Rev. George Mooar, (New York, NY: B.F. Cummings, 1903.), 6. (Reliability: 4), 10 Apr 2010.

    3. [S9] Vital Records of Dunstable, MA to 1849, The Essex Institute, (Salem, MA: Newcomb & Gauss, 1903.), 133. (Reliability: 4), 10 Apr 2010.

    4. [S143] New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Clarence Almon Torrey, (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc., 1985.), 285. (Reliability: 4), 11 Apr 2010.