Rachel French

F, #12122, b. 10 August 1762, d. 12 April 1837
Birth*10 August 1762 Rachel French was born on 10 August 1762 at Atkinson, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, Birth info from Geoffrey Bodwell. 
Marriage*8 February 1786 She married William Bodwell, son of Joshua Bodwell and Priscilla Parker, on 8 February 1786 at Haverhill, Essex Co., Massachusetts, "Bodwell, William, of Methuen, and Rachal French, Feb 8, 1786 - intention also recorded".
Antrim history says "married Rachel French of Atkison in 1785."1,2 
Marriage* Rachel French married Alexander Witherspoon "the widow afterwards married Alexander Witherspoon" - however, she wasn't a widow, she'd been abandoned.2 
Death*12 April 1837 Rachel French died on 12 April 1837 at Antrim, Hillsborough Co, New Hampshire, at age 74 "died April 12, 1837."2 

Family 1

William Bodwell b. 21 Jan 1763, d. b 6 May 1823

Family 2

Alexander Witherspoon
Last Edited19 Oct 2004


  1. [S1606] Vital Records of Haverhill Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849 Evd #1606.
  2. [S1607] History of the Town of Antrim New Hampshire, from its earliest settlement to June 27, 1877, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church Rev. W.R. Cochrane Evd #1607.