J. D. Addison De France  

J. ADDISON DE FRANCE,  farmer, post-office New Lebanon, is a son of James and Mary (Moore) DeFrance. The father of our subject was born in Crawford County, Penn., in 1800, and was one of the early settlers of this county, having located in Mill Creek Township at an early day, and afterward purchased a tract of 225 acres of land, which is now owned by our subject. He was an elder in the North Sandy United Presbyterian Church for many years, voted the Democratic ticket, and died February 15, 1875, and his widow died September 11, 1884. Their family consisted of three sons: Hugh, Albert,  and our subject, who was born on the homestead where he now lives December 17, 1842. He received his education at the New Lebanon Academy, and has always followed farming. In 1887 he married Miss Mary E., daughter of Dennis Kennedy,  of Venango County, and by this union they have one child, J. Addison. Our subject votes the Democratic ticket, and he and wife are members of the Utica United Presbyterian Church.

Source: (History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 1086)

Capt. A. C. Grove died in 1923.
He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Sandy Lake Township.

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