PIONEER FORBES FAMILY


 
1.  FRANCIS FORBES (son of ALEXANDER & ELIZABETH (CASLER)
FORBES/FAHRBUSH/VARRBOS) was born abt 1811 probably in Herkimer
County, New York.  They arrived in Jefferson County between 1835 when they
were in Herkimer Co. for the New York Census, and June 1839 when my
ancester their son was born in Plessis, Jefferson, New York.  Francis Forbes can
be found in the 1840 Jefferson Co., New York census.  He and his wife lived in
Plessis, Town of Alexandria, Jefferson Co., New York at the time of their son
John's birth according to his death record.  John also mentions Evans Mills as 
the place he was from, when a article was written about him in an Elyria, Ohio
newspaper when he was in his 90s.  

He married on 7 Nov 1830 in German Flatts, Herkimer, New York
 
ELISABETH/BETSY HELMER who was born 2 Dec 1813 in Herkimer,
Herkimer Co. New York.  She was the daughter of LEONARD & CATHARINE
(HARTER/HERDER) HELMER.  She is mentioned with her daughter Mahala in 
Adam Helmer's will as his sister, and Mahala as his niece. 
              
Children, FORBES:

     2     i   WILLIAM FORBES 

     3    ii   ALEXANDER FORBES married MINERVA C. PUTNAM, 
                 widow of JAMES DAILY
    
     4   iii   MARY FORBES

     5    iv   MARGARET FORBES

     6     v   JOHN FORBES married (1) LUCY M. PUTNAM, daughter of    
                                         JOHN A. & MARIETTIE PUTNAM; 
                                   (2) MARY EAGAN, daughter of PETER EAGAN 

     7    vi   LUCINDA FORBES

     8   vii   MAHALA FORBES

     9  viii   CATHERINE FORBES

    10    ix   JAMES FORBES

    11     x   ROBERT FORBES

    12    xi   ALMIRA
 


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