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Re: a little help needed
Posted by: Susan Nass (ID *****9061) Date: October 25, 2008 at 21:51:07
In Reply to: a little help needed by John Forbus of 160

Hello John,

I have no connection to this family or to any names posted here. Saw your query, don't know if you have this information. This is what I have found:


Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969
about James O Forbus
Name: James O Forbus
Marriage Date: 26 Dec 1944
County: Clay
State: Alabama
Source information: Alabama Center for Health Stati

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U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
about James O Forbus
Name: James O Forbus
Birth Year: 1912
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Alabama
State: U.S. At Large

Enlistment Date: 7 Apr 1941
Enlistment State: Alabama
Enlistment City: Fort McClellan
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: Grammar school
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 69
Weight: 143

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1930 United States Federal Census
about James O Forbus
Name: James O Forbus
Home in 1930: Delta, Clay, Alabama
Age: 17
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1913
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Ed
Mother's Name: Ida M

Household Members: Name Age
Ed Forbus 45, head, married at 21, b. Ala., parents b. Ala., farming
Ida M Forbus 37, wife, married at 15, b. Ala., parents b. Ala.
Lillie Forbus 19, daughter
James O Forbus 17, son <++++++++++++++++
John E Forbus 14, son
Annie M Forbus 11, daughter
Lizzie M Forbus 9, daughter
Marvin H Forbus 3 2/12, son
Ruby J Forbus, daughter

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Delta, Clay, Alabama; Roll: 6; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 904.0.
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1920 United States Federal Census
about James O Forbus
Name: James O Forbus
Home in 1920: Delta, Clay, Alabama
Age: 7 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1913
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: William E
Father's Birth Place: Alabama
Mother's Name: Iva M
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male

Household Members: Name Age
William E<dward> Forbus 33, head, b. Ala., parents b. Ala., farmer
Iva M Forbus 25, wife, b. Ala., father b. GA, mother b. Ala.
Lillie M Forbus 9, daughter
James O Forbus 7, son <+++++++++++++++++
John M Forbus 4 1/12, son
Annie M Forbus 1 2/12, daughter
Elizebeth Forbus 69, MOTHER, b. Ala.

There were at least 4 of William's brothers and their families living nearby.

Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Delta, Clay, Alabama; Roll: T625_8; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 37; Image: 17.

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World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about William Edward Forbus
Name: William Edward Forbus
City: 2 RD, Delta
County: Clay
State: Alabama
Birth Date: 20 Mar 1886
Race: White
Roll: 1509369
farming, J. D. Ingham, Delta, Clay, Ala.
wife: Ivy Mazell Forgus, Delta, Clay Co., Ala.
Short, slender, blue eyes, black hair
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1910 United States Federal Census
about Elizabeth Forbus
Name: Elizabeth Forbus
Age in 1910: 62
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father's Birth Place: Alabama
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia
Spouse's Name: John F
Home in 1910: Lineville, Clay, Alabama
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female

Household Members: Name Age
John F Forbus 61, head, marriage 1, married 36 yrs, b. Ala, parents b. SC, farming
Elizabeth Forbus 62, wife, marriage 1, married 36 yrs, 8 children, 8 living 1910, b. Ala., father b. Ala, mother b. GA
Dee Forbus 21, son, b. Ala., farmer
Mollie Forbus 28, daughter, b. Ala.
Mattie Cole 45, niece, b. Ala, parents b. GA

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Lineville, Clay, Alabama; Roll: T624_7; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 51; Image: 441.
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1900 United States Federal Census
about John Forbus
Name: John Forbus
Home in 1900: Lineville, Clay, Alabama
Age: 51
Birth Date: Mar 1849
Birthplace: Alabama
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: South Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth
Marriage Year: 1874
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 26
Residence : Precinct 13 Lineville, Clay, Alabama

Household Members: Name Age
John Forbus 51. head, b. March 1849, married 26 yrs, b. Ala., parents b. SC, farmer
Elizabeth Forbus 52, wife, b. Apr. 1848, married 26 yrs, 8 children, 8 living 1900, b. Ala, parents b. GA
Jessie Forbus 15, son, b. Oct. 1884, b. Ala., farm labor
William Edward Forbus 14, son, b. Mar. 1886, Ala, farm labor <+++++++++++++++
Ada Forbus 11, son, b. Jan. 1899
Mary Forbus 8, daughter, b. June 1891
Mary Cole 62, boarder?<mother in law?>, b. Jan. 1838, widow, b. GA, parents b. GA
Mattie Cole 37, niece, b. June 1863, b. Ala, parents b. GA, seamstress
Marth Rigby 38, sister in law, b. May, 1842, single, b. GA, parents b. GA

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Lineville, Clay, Alabama; Roll: T623 9; Page: 2B;
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1880 United States Federal Census
about John Forbus
Name: John Forbus
Home in 1880: Fox Creek, Clay, Alabama
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male

Household Members: Name Age
John Forbus 30, head, farmer, b. Ala., parents b. "dont know"
Elizabeth Forbus 29, wife, b. Ala, parents b. GA
Oceola L. Forbus 5, son
Minnie L. Forbus 4, daughter
Hillman Forbus 1, son
Susan Stephens 20, B, works on farm

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Fox Creek, Clay, Alabama; Roll: T9_7; Family History Film: 1254007; Page: 30.1000; Enumeration District: 33; Image: 0668.

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Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969
about John Forbus
Name: John Forbus
Spouse: Elizabeth Rigby
Marriage Date: 24 Jul 1873
County: Elmore
State: Alabama
Performed by Name: J H Colley
Source information: Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research

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Hope this helps.

Regards,
Susan Nass
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