Posted By:Gary Herrin
Subject:Re: Sarah Forgay/Keeney
Post Date:December 02, 2003 at 15:52:46
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Forum:Forgy Family Genealogy Forum
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Boy, do I feel silly,
I have been checking the forums for Forgay/Forgey since
1997 and never once looked under Forgy. Sarah Forgay born
1841 in Choctaw County Ms was 19 y/o and living with her
parents, James and Elizabeth Brown Forgay, in Scott County
Ar in 1860. James and Elizabeth were ggg-grandparents of
mine on my mother's side. I have her married to a Lilburn
sometime between the 1860 census and 1863. In 1863 she
married my ggrandfather Jonathan Curtis Herrin. She died
in Oct 1875 from injuries received when a storm blew the
house down on her and twin sons in Aug of 75. The babies
evidently were killed during the storm. I can't find the
Feeney name in any of my documentation so I am curious
as to where this information came from and are we talking
about the same Sarah Forgay?

My line started spelling their name Forga in the 1890s
In the 1860 Scott County census, James last name was
spelled ForgAy, yet his 4 sons who had households of their
own, were spelled with ForgEy. My gggrandfather John
Wesley Forga's name was spelled Forgey in 1860. However it
was spelled Forgy on his enlistment in the Union Army in
1863 and again on the 1870 Yell County Ar census. I believe
that alot of census takers spelled the names the way they
sounded and that is one reason for the variations

My ggrandfather, Henry Monroe Forga's, name was spelled
with just the A on his 1896 Homestead Certificate and all
his descendents have been spelled the same.

Gary Herrin