Mary French1

#2792, (9 November 1686 - 24 March 1758)
Relationship1st cousin 7 times removed of William David Lewis
Father*Thomas French1 (1657 - 1733)
Mother*Mary Catlin1 (c 1664 - 1703/4)
Her married name was King.2 
Birth*9 November 1686She was born on 9 November 1686 at Deerfield, Massachusetts.1 
29 February 1703/4She was captured in the Deerfield Raid on 29 February 1703/4 at Massachusetts, and returned by Ens. Sheldon in 1706; Deerfield French and Indian raid.3,4,5,6 
29 February 1703/4She was captured in the Deerfield raid on 29 February 1703/4 at Massachusetts.7 
6 April 1706She was redeemed by Ens. Sheldon on 6 April 1706.7 
Marriage3 April 1711She married Jonathan King on 3 April 1711.2 
circa 1725She and Jonathan King removed to Bolton, Connecticut, circa 1725.8 
Death*24 March 1758She died on 24 March 1758 at Tolland Co., ConnecticutG, at age 71.9 
Burial*March 1758She was buried in March 1758 at Quarryville Cemetery, Bolton, Tolland Co., ConnecticutG.9 


  1. [S289] George Sheldon, History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, Volume 2 (Deerfield: E.A. Hall and Co., 1896), p. 167-8.
  2. [S1020] Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Massachusetts Town and Vital Records: Northampton 1620/1650–1893/1988, unknown repository, unknown repository address, Northampton Births, Marriages and Deaths 1754-1801, p. 105, img. 340/2680. Jonathan King and Mary French, marr. 3 Apr 1711. Hereinafter cited as Mass. Town and Vital Records: Northampton.
  3. [S1512] John Williams, The Redeemed Captive Returning to Zion (Boston: Samuel Hall, 1795). Reprinted Springfield, Mass.: H. R. Huntting Co., 1908, pp. 171-172. Hereinafter cited as Redeemed Captive Returning to Zion.
  4. [S741] George Sheldon, History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, Volume 1 (Greenfield, Mass.: E.A. Hall and Co., 1895), 308, 309. Has Henry Nims as age 12. He was 22.
  5. [S741] George Sheldon, History of Deerfield I, p. 304-05.
  6. [S1230] Emma Lewis Coleman, New England Captives Carried to Canada between 1677 and 1760. Two volumes (Portland, Maine: The Southworth Press, 1925).
  7. [S289] George Sheldon, History of Deerfield II, p. 167-8: "Mary, Nov. 9, 1686; cap. 1704. Through the investigations of Miss C. Alice Baker we learn the fate of several of the young captives in Can. and to her we are indebted for most of what will be given in that direction. Apr. 6, 1706 O.S. Mary French, who was living with James Le Be, was bap. at Montreal; she was 19 yrs. old, but escaped the snare, and was, and to redeemed by Ens. Sheldon that yr."
  8. [S2762] Samuel M Alvord, compiler, Bolton Congregational Church Records 1725-1922 (Hartford: Connecticut State Library, 1929), p. 124. Mary and Jonathan King, admitted to the church 1725, from the church in Northampton.
  9. [S1628], online, Old standing grave marker. Mary King, wife of Jonathan King, d. 24 Mar 1858, in her 72nd year. Memorial 21680102, created by KAM, phots added by KAM and Sara.