Posted By:Susan Lilly
Subject:John FORBES and Alice/Olive BRIGGS Family
Post Date:October 07, 2009 at 13:39:50
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Forum:Orleans County, NY Genealogy Forum
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Hello all,

I am looking for information on the FORBES family. I am trying to locate the following:

John FORBES who married Alice (or maybe Olive) Briggs around 1834 (best guess based on age of oldest child).

I found John FORBES listed in the 1830 census as living in Shelby, Orleans County, New York.

I know he had at least 3 children:

Helen FORBES b. 1836 - born in Orleans County
Daniel FORBES b. 1838 - born in Orleans County
William H. Forbes b. 1841 - born in Fulton county

I know by 1840, John and Alice FORBES had moved to Fulton county.
I have civil war records from Daniel, which is how I was able to find John and Alice. With the help of another family member, I have confirmed Helen and Daniel's births in Orleans County. William H. was born in Fulton county.

I would love to find any information on John. Birth date and location, parents names, marriage date, or death date. I have not been able to determine how John's children ended up in the 1855 Fulton county census with my GGGG Grandfather, Peter FORBES.

If anyone can help, I would deeply appreciate it!!!!