I found these obituaries and hope they will help the families in Washington Co, GA. These two obits pulled together all of these lines for me. Wesley Forbes was my 3rd great grandfather. I have much research still to do, but here's my worldconnect site: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=reddirtgirl
The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, vols. 29-30, 2001 - pp, 39-40,<http://books.google.com.
"SOME DEATH AND MARRIAGE NOTICES FROM
THE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE 1828-1838
Contributed by Mike Becknell
Continued from Volume XVIII, page 201
Issue of May 20, 1836
Died in Leon county, Middle Florida, on the 12th February last, 1836, at the house of the
Rev. Wesley Forbs, a local deacon of the M .. E. Church, Mrs. Percey Gordon (who was
mother-in-law to said Forbs), aged 64 years and about 8 months, and wife of the Rev.
Benjamin Gordon, late of the Georgia Annual Conference. Sister Gordon was born of
respectable parents in the state of North-Carolina, Dobbs county,. She was the daughter
of Mr. Meannau and Elizabeth Patrick. Mrs. P. had united herself to the Baptist Church,
as it seemed at the time that there was no other preaching near her. The itinerant
preachers of the M. E. Church came into that section of country. Our beloved sister Percey
Gordon was married to the Rev. Thomas Smith of the Virginia conference, in the 17th year
of her age; and in 1796, brother Smith removed to the state of Georgia, and settled in the
county of Washington. Brother Smith died in 1807, and in 1809 she was married to the
Rev. Benjamin Gordon, then of the South Carolina conference. Brother Gordon died
March 31st 1833. In this life she raised seven children to be men and women grown, and
lived to see them all members of the M. E. Church. J as. Hutto. Monticello, Flor., April
Died, in Leon county, Middle Florida, on the 22d of February 1836, Mrs. Mary Forbs, wife
of the Rev. Wesley Forbs, aged 41 years. She was the daughter of T. and P. Smith. She was
DEATH AND MARRIAGE NOTICES FROM THE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE
born in N. Carolina, Dobbs county, on the 18th day of January 1795. She was married in
her 17th year to a Mr. William Taylor, who died in 1813 or the spring of 1814. I became
acquainted with her in 1815, and I have known her ever since. In 1818 she was married to
the Rev. Charles Dickerson of the South Carolina conference. Brother D. died in 1820 and
in 1821 she was again married to the Rev. Westley Forbs, a local deacon of the M. E.
Church. She had no children of her own. She raised three for brother Forbs. Jas. Hutto.
Monticello, Flor., April 11."
Special thanks to R. Phillip Stone, Ph. D, Archivist, Wofford College, SC.
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