Samuel S. French born October 2, 1816 in Parkman, Ohio died April 21, 1897 in Garrettsville, Portage  County, Ohio.  Samuel married Amelia Belden on
November 11, 1837 in Trumbull County, Ohio. Amelia was born in Connecticut October 23, 1813 and died October 25, 1877 in Farmington, Trumbull County,
Ohio. They are buried in the old
Hillside Cemetery, Farmington, Ohio, Trumbull County.

Samuel and Amelia had the following children:

Almon Bruce French born September 13, 1838 West Farmington, Trumbull County, Ohio died August 28, 1923 Clyde, Ohio married Sarah A. Dewey born May
02, 1835 Penn Line, PA died September 15, 1909 (2) Clyde, Ohio

Adelia E. French born February 02, 1840 W. Farmington, Ohio died February 13, 1861 married Albert J. Smith married February 06, 1860
Sarah A. French born October 04, 1841 W. Farmington, Ohio died August 01, 1888 married William Farr

Amorette C. French born August 15, 1842 West Farmington, Ohio died Clyde, Ohio married Howard Charles Reynolds b: February 09, 1842 died August 29, 1910
married April 26, 1864 Esther M. French born October 20, 1847 W. Farmington, Ohio died August 29, 1861 W. Farmington, Ohio After the death of his wife
Amelia, Samuel married Mary Jane (Johnson) Holcomb October 28, 1878 Trumbull County, Ohio. Mary was born July 1845 in Ireland and died in Garrettsville,
Portage County, Ohio.

I have not found the death date of Mary, but have found her on the 1900 census listed with Shirley, (age 19) and her father, John Johnson, (age 85) Samuel (64)
and Mary had one son, Shirley. Mary also had a daughter Bridgette Holcomb (age 9) listed with Samuel and Mary on the 1880 Census.

Shirley Smith French, Sr. born May 02, 1881 Garrettsville, Portage County, Ohio died September 18, 1936 Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio married Maude
Alice Jenness b: April 04, 1884 Kansas m: April 03, 1909 Gary, Indiana d: July 05, 1976 Contra Costa County, Martinez, California.

Shirley and Maude French had four boys:

Charles Samuel French born January 13, 1911 in Gary, Indiana died March 23, 1978 Massillon, Ohio Charles married Miriam Marie Pattinson October 19, 1938.
Miriam was born February 25, 1910 Massillon, Stark County, Ohio, died March 22, 1992 Massillon, Ohio. Burial at
Forrest Hill Cemetery, Canton, Ohio

John Bruce French born January 07, 1913 died May 18, 1987 San Mateo, California married Marguerite K. Kerry on September 12, 1943. Burial at Forrest Hill
Cemetery, Canton, Ohio

James Jenness French born April 17, 1916 Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio died May 28, 1993 in Ohio married (1) Margaret Elizabeth Snow born September
04, 1919 Canton, Ohio, (2) Hazel Shultz born January 04, 1919 died November 23, 1992 Burial at Forrest Hill Cemetery, Canton, Ohio

Shirley Smith French, Jr. born November 22, 1917 died June 02, 2002 married Persis L. Thomas June 30, 1950. Persis was born September 14, 1925, died
November 02, 2001. Burial at Westlawn Cemetery, Canton, Ohio

Persis Susan French married Jeff Oberreither

Amy Jenness Oberreither was born January 22, 1983 died October 15, 2001

Steven S. French married Patty
Samuel S. French
Samuel S. French 1892
Photo courtesy of Robin Crawford
Source Information:
(1) Robin Crawford
(2) and Ohio Department of Health. Ohio Deaths, 1908-1944 and 1958-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:, Inc., 2006. Original data: Ohio Department of Health. Index to Annual Deaths, 1958-2002. Columbus, OH, USA: Ohio
Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit. Ohio. Division of Vital Statistics. Death Certificates and index, December 20,
1908-December 31, 1953. State Archives Series 3094. Ohio Historical Society, Ohio.