The History of Otsego County, New York


D. Hamilton Hurd

Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia


FRANCHOT, Pascal (Judge) - Morris

Judge Pascal FRANCHOT was born March 30, 1774, in the 
Department de la Haute Marne, Canton de Sainte Dezier, Commune 
de Chamouilly, and married for his first wife Miss Catherine HANSEN, 
of Greenbush, N.Y., and for his second wife, Miss Deborah HANSEN, 
both of whom were daughters of Derrick HENSEN. His family 
consisted of ten children, - three sons and seven daughters, viz.: 
Miss Julia A. Franchot, resides in the village of Morris. Helen, 
married Volkert De Peyster DOUW, of Albany. Joanna married Henry R. 
Van RENSSELAER, of Morris. Francis G., married A. C. POWELL, 
of Syracuse. Meta married Robert WELLS, of Riverton, N.J. Miss 
Antoinette and Charles F., reside in Syracuse. Louis Franchot, 
deceased; his widow resides in the village of Morris. Marie Augusta, 
in Canandaigua. Richard Franchot, deceased; his widow resides in 
Schenectady, N.Y.
Richard, son of Pascal Franchot, as born in Morris, in 1816; was a 
leading citizen of the county. He held the office of supervisor of the 
town, and was for several years president of the Albany and Susquehanna
In 1860 he was elected to congress, and in 1862 he was made 
colonel of the 121st Regiment, N.Y. S. V. He afterwards resigned 
his commission to Colonel UPTON, of the regular army, and after 
serving out his term of office, removed his residence to Schenectady.
He was chiefly instrumental in establishing the cotton and woolen 
factories at Morris, and did much to advance the general interests of 
the town. He died in Schenectady, Nov. 23, 1875.
Further particulars of the life of Judge Franchot will be found in 
reminiscences written by himself, and published elsewhere in this 

Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, between pages 216


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