Biography of George G. French
Oswego County, NY Biographies





French, George G., born in Pulaski, Oswego county, in 1827, was educated at Mexico Academy, taught school and read law and was admitted to the bar in 1851. He engaged in active practice of his profession till 1884 and then opened a private bank, where he does a general banking business, his brother, Benjamin F., being cashier. He married in 1853 Franc Bowen, a native of Oneida county, and has three children, Julia, now Mrs. Dr. George R. Metcalf of St. Paul, Minn.; Fred E., and Mary, now Mrs. W. F. Gardner of Brooklyn. Benjamin F. French was born in 1821, and prior to coming to Mexico in 1885 resided in Utica. His wife, Mrs. Martha A. French, is a sister of Willis S. Nelson of Fulton. Their children are Clara, wife of William R. Heath of New York; Anna, wife of R. T. McCabe of New York; and Fanny, wife of Thomas S. Parker of Utica. John R. French, dean of Syracuse University, and Mrs. Theresa Mallary, wife of the late Lyman Mallory, are brother and sister of George G. and Benjamin F. French. Their parents, Ralph and Nancy (Raymond) French, located in Pulaski in 1821. They were natives of Vermont and Massachusetts, and died in 1850 and 1876 respectively.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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