DeForest Family Genealogy Forum
I have posted on the Firelands History Blog, http://firelands.wordpress.com, the genealogy of my ancestor, Sally DeForest Benedict, who, with her husband, Platt Benedict, founded the town of Norwalk, Ohio in 1817.
This genealogy traces Sallyís ancestry from Isaac de Forest, who settled in New Amsterdam (now New York City) in 1636, and is an excerpt from the transcription of a handwritten notebook I discovered in my late grandmotherís papers. The family history in this notebook was the work of two women, Agnes Caroline Wickham and her daughter, Harriott Benedict Wickham Barton (my grandmother), who separately researched and made entries in it over a period of seventy years. Agnes Wickham wrote roughly half the entries in the notebook from 1909 to 1915. In 1915, she gave handwritten copies of her work to each of her five children: Eleanor, William, Lucy, David and Harriott. Harriott continued her motherís work off and on for the next sixty years, adding entries as late as 1977.
To see this genealogy, please visit the Firelands History Blog, http://firelands.wordpress.com, and go to the DeForest Genealogy page. I welcome comments, corrections and critiques of this genealogy. Please visit and compare this history with your own research of DeForest family history.
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