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John DEFRANCE's other families: with Anna ALLISON (1725?-1763) and Susanna (1725?- )
Elizabeth BOONE's parents: Joseph BOONE (1704-1776) and Catherine (1704?-1778)

Family of John Henry DEFRANCE and Elizabeth BOONE

Husband: John Henry DEFRANCE (1725?-1795?)
Wife: Elizabeth BOONE (1740?- )
Children: Hawkins Boone DEFRANCE (1777-1861)
Marriage 1764 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA 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: Elizabeth BOONE

Name: Elizabeth BOONE 1
Sex: Female
Father: Joseph BOONE (1704-1776)
Mother: Catherine (1704?-1778)
Birth 1740 (app) 1

Child 1: Hawkins Boone DEFRANCE

Name: Hawkins Boone DEFRANCE 1
Sex: Male
Spouse: Nancy DUFFY (1782-1853)
Birth 10 Mar 1777 Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA 1
Death 1861 (age 83-84) Mifflin Township, Lycoming 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

Note on Wife: Elizabeth BOONE

Elizabeth Boone , wife of John Henry De France b.1730, was thesister of

Captain Hawkins Boone killed by Indians at the Battle of Fort Freelandon July 29, 1779. We are not sure who their (Elizabeth's andCapt.Hawkins's) parents were, but they were quite generally reputedto be members of the famed Daniel Boone family. The Boones wereQuakers.1

Sources

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