George French & Unk
George French & Unk
George French
about 1740
before 1837 in , Allegany, MD, USA (1)
Thomas French
before 1755 (2)
about 1811
01  (F):
Laney French
27 Jan 1777
29 Aug 1839 in Town Creek, Allegany, MD, USA (3)
William McLaughlin
More Info:

George French:

Census: 1820, , Allegany, MD, USA

p. 36:
George French 0-0-0-0-0-1, 1-0-0-0-1, possibly 2 slaves,
just outside of door to Lewis Crabtree

Census: 1830, , Allegany, MD, USA

next to Wm McLaughlin:
George French: 1 male age 20-30, 1 male age 90-100, 1 female age 40-50

Will: 29 Sep 1828


George was a silversmith and owned a silver mine somewhere near Town Creek, MD. The family tried to find it but never succeeded. It obviously was not far from home because he could leave in the afternoon and return before dark with a bushel or more of ore. He made silver spoons, buttons, and a pair of knee buckles for George Washington. George was on the 1783 tax list for Washington Co.(Allegheny Co.). He owned land at Skipton (Old Town) and 1314 acres with Thomas Langton at Upper Old Town.

23 Apr 1792: Lease from Hugh Jones of Allegany Co MD to John Jeremiah Jacob of Hampshire, bounded by lines of Gabriel Jacob & George French. Witnesses: William Twilby & Elizabeth Cresap.

Bought land at Town Creek in 1796: one acre from Griffith Johnson and 91 acres of "Crabtree's Folly" from James Crabtree. In 1806 he bought 104 more acres of "Crabtree's Folly"

His daughter Laney was "of German descent". According to his will, he married twice, and had two daughters alive at the time of the will. (ref: p. 427 of Crabtrees in America) He married Jane Crabree in 1813 (She was 45 yrs his junior(!) and she had a sister Lenah 1788-1855...) They had daughter Phoebe in 1814.

Find "Crabtrees of America" by Ruth Cromwell Crabtree. p. 427 says "Per the will of George French, [he] had two daughters; Laney French and Phoebe French. His great grandmother was a Caroline French and he feel's she was a cousin to the daughter....."
??? find rest of passage

Marriage Events:

Census: 1800, Skipton, Allegany, MD, USA

Geo French (next to Wm. McLaughlin): 0-0-0-0-1, 0-0-0-0-1 , one slave

Census: 1810, , Allegany, MD, USA

p. 10:
George French 0-0-0-0-1, 0-0-1-0-1, with 1 slave

  1. Document, May 5, 1837.
    Quality: 3.

    At the request of Thomas Perrian & others this deed was recorded this 5th day of May 1837

    This Indenture made this seventh day of March in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty seven Between Lewis G. Shryock and Phebe Shryock his wife and Jane French widow of George French deceased of the one part and Thomas Perrin James K. Perrin Nathan Wilson Isaiah McLaughlin and Thomas R. C. Martin all of Allegany County and State of Maryland Trustees in trust for the uses and purposes herein aftermentioned of the other part Witnesseth that the said Lewis G. Shryock and Phebe Shryock his wife and Jane French widow of George French dec'd for in consideration of the sum of one dollar specie, to them in hand paid at and upon the sealing and delivery of these presents; the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have given granted bargained sold released confirmed and conveyed, and by these presents do give grant bargain sell release, confirm and convey unto them the said Thomas Perrin Jas. K. Perrin Nathan Wilson, Isaiah McLaughlin and Thomas R. C. Martin and their successors (Trustees in trust for the uses and purposes herein after mentioned and declared) all the estate right, title interest property, claim and demand whatsoever in law or equity which they, the said Lewis G. Shryock and Phebe Shryock his wife and Jane French widow of George French dec'd have in, to, or upon all and singular a certain lot or piece of land, situate, lying and being in the County and State aforesaid, bounded and butted as follows, to wit;

  2. Census records, 1800 census has her over 45 yrs old.
    Quality: 4.
  3. Document, Sept 5, 1839 Land Deed.
    Quality: 3.

    mentions that William and Laney are both deceased

Revised: 11/9/2011