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John DEFRANCE's other families: with Elizabeth BOONE (1740?- ) and Susanna (1725?- )

Family of John Henry DEFRANCE and Anna ALLISON

Husband: John Henry DEFRANCE (1725?-1795?)
Wife: Anna ALLISON (1725?-1763)
Marriage 1760 1

Husband: John Henry DEFRANCE

Name: John Henry DEFRANCE 1
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1725 (app) French Flanders, France 1
Death 1795 (app) (age 69-70) Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA 1

Wife: Anna ALLISON

Name: Anna ALLISON 1
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1725 (app) 1
Death 1763 (age 37-38) East Heidelberg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA 1

Note on Husband: John Henry DEFRANCE

He immigrated to Dauphin Co., Penn. before 1740. Reportedly aHuguenot who may have disguised himself as a girl to escape France atthe young age of 10. He was a private in the Revolutionary Army, andreceived a land grant for his service. He was a member of theNorthumberland Militia, then enlisted on Dec.7, 1779 in the 1st NewYork Regiment for duration of the war, and served as a private untilMay 21, 1783. Army muster records show him in the army hospital atAlbany, NY from late 1780 to date of discharge. There is no record ofinjury. Due to error his name is shown as John Henry Devrance in theNew York records. He received 600 acres of bounty land from the Stateof New York and a US Military Bounty Land Warrant for 120 acres. Note:in the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church records for Jan. 1, 1771,the baptism of Anna De Franz lists her mother and father as Joh.Frans. DeFrance and Elisabeth of Lancaster Co., Elizabethtown JohnHenry was listed in the 1790 census a resident of Maytown, LancasterCo.. John Henry was involved in extensive purchase and sale of land inNorthumberland County, PA, the center of the Wycoming Valley feudbetween Connecticut and

Pennsylvania.1

Sources

1Marilyn R Jones, "Person - Marilyn R Jones" (MJones5207@aol.com). jones.ged.