William Clendenen Forsythe, 18361904 (aged 68 years)

William C. Forsythe grave marker
Name
William Clendenen Forsythe
Given names
William Clendenen
Surname
Forsythe
Surname
Forsythe
Family with parents
father
mother
Marriage
Marriage: January 27, 1822Morgantown, Butler, Kentucky, USA
14 years
himself
William C. Forsythe grave marker
18361904
Birth: April 3, 1836 35 35Clark, Illinois, USA
Death: July 31, 1904McKeen, Clark, Illinois, USA
-4 years
elder sister
Rebecca (Forsythe) Rhodes - grave marker
18321900
Birth: April 14, 1832 31 31Clark County, Illinois, USA
Death: June 11, 1900
4 years
elder brother
Samuel and Susannah Forsythe - grave marker
18361902
Birth: February 1, 1836 35 34Clark, IL, USA
Death: July 18, 1902McKeen, Clark, Illinois, USA
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
-24 years
elder sister
Thomas & Elizabeth Forsythe Dickson Family
18191907
Birth: May 29, 1819 18 18Morgantown, Butler, Kentucky, USA
Death: November 26, 1907Red Rock, Noble, Oklahoma, USA
7 years
elder brother
Chester Forsythe children
18261909
Birth: January 1826 25 24Butler, Kentucky, USA
Death: 1909
4 years
elder brother
18291878
Birth: 1829 28 27Butler, Kentucky, USA
Death: December 17, 1878Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA
-13 months
elder sister
Malinda Forsythe Groves
18271876
Birth: November 28, 1827 26 26Butler, Kentucky, USA
Death: April 17, 1876Lampasas, Lampasas, Texas, USA
Family with Darthula Snedeker
himself
William C. Forsythe grave marker
18361904
Birth: April 3, 1836 35 35Clark, Illinois, USA
Death: July 31, 1904McKeen, Clark, Illinois, USA
wife
William C. Forsythe grave marker
18541938
Birth: January 24, 1854 32 28Monroe, Knox, Ohio, USA
Death: July 13, 1938Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA
Marriage
Marriage: December 26, 1877
6 years
son
-5 years
daughter
21 months
daughter
James Nichols + Darthula Snedeker
partner’s partner
wife
William C. Forsythe grave marker
18541938
Birth: January 24, 1854 32 28Monroe, Knox, Ohio, USA
Death: July 13, 1938Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA
Marriage
Marriage: October 12, 1871Clark, IL, USA
13 months
step-daughter
Fairy Nichels - 1880 US Census
1872
Birth: October 1872 37 18Illinois, USA
Death:
Edward H. Catt + Darthula Snedeker
partner’s partner
1910 Census, Edward was living with his daughter Effa and son-in-law with their children.
18591925
Birth: November 14, 1859 37 29Clay, Indiana, USA
Death: December 10, 1925
wife
William C. Forsythe grave marker
18541938
Birth: January 24, 1854 32 28Monroe, Knox, Ohio, USA
Death: July 13, 1938Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA
Marriage
Marriage: September 23, 1916Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA
Samuel Shull Sam + Darthula Snedeker
partner’s partner
Samuel Shull - death certificate
18611933
Birth: 1861Tennessee, USA
Death: September 24, 1933Fairview Park, Vermillion County, Indiana, USA
wife
William C. Forsythe grave marker
18541938
Birth: January 24, 1854 32 28Monroe, Knox, Ohio, USA
Death: July 13, 1938Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA
Marriage
Marriage: August 25, 1928
Note

"William Clendenon (note spelling) was a brother of my Benjamin Bradford (the note you picked up says Benjamin was the grandson of William and Ester and that is wrong). William C. was born 3 Apr 1837 (not 1836). William C. came back to Illinois at age 50 after he had gone West to lead wagon trains and prospect for gold. Two other brothers also went West. At age 50 he married Dorthula Snedeker 26 Dec 1877 (there is an age discrepencey here) Clark County and they had 3 children: Ora born 26 Oct 1878, Ophia born 12 Jul 1880 and another unknown name."

[Betty Jean Norman: 2/2005] Note: Betty is the second great granddaughter of Benjamin Bradford ]

Note

http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=damonmaine&id=I2904

ID: I2904 Name: William Clendenon FORSYTHE Sex: M Birth: 3 APR 1837 in ,Clarke,IL Death: 31 JUL 1904 in ,,,IL prob Note: AFN: Note: !email apr 2004 from descendant bernice hufnagle Herndon niceherndon (at) aol.com ; Note: !SOURCES: W.H. FORSYTH 1902-1988 Forsyth Family History 1985 LDS FHC microfilm #1421585 -- item 5 film nos. for related W H FORSYTH publications: 1036058 item 5, 1321163 item 9, 1466000 item 12; This compilation 1994, by Warren Louis Forsythe, Box 1299,Ellensburg, WA, 98926 and Edward Forsyth, 54 Beattie Ave, Lockport, NY, 14094 Sect 13-3, page 1;

Father: William B FORSYTHE b: 28 NOV 1800 in ,Butler,KY Mother: Esther Hetty Ashman ASHMORE b: 19 MAR 1801 in (butler co KY),,TN,East TN

Marriage 1 Darthulia SNEDEKER b: ABT 1837 in ,,,IL maybe Married: 26 DEC 1857 Children Ora FORSYTHE b: 26 OCT 1878 in ,,,IL prob Wade Valentine FORSYTHE b: ABT 1873 in ,,,IL prob Ophia FORSYTHE b: 12 JUL 1880 in ,,,IL prob


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vii. WILLIAM CLENDENON FORSYTHE, b. April 3, 1837, Clark County, Illinois; d. July 31, 1904, Clark County, Illinois.

Note
  1. WILLIAM CLENDENON FORSYTHE (1837-1904) (William, Joseph, Robert, James)

    William Clendenon (Clem) Forsythe was born 3 April 1837 in Clark County, Illinois the son of William and Esther Hetty (Ashmore) Forsythe.

    He led quite an interesting life. Following is a sketch that was written many years ago:

    "W.C. Forsythe, farmer (post office McKeen) is the son of William and Esther Forsythe, the father a native of Butler County, Kentucky was born in the year 1800, raised to manhood in his native state and married Miss Esther Ashmore. She is a native of East Tennessee and is still living. The father died in 1867. They came to Clark County from Kentucky about 1823, and first made settlement on Big Creek, but soon after removed to land which they entered in the northeastern part of Douglas Township. Upon the old Forsythe farm it is said that no one has ever died an ordinary death from sickness owing probably to the healthy property of the spring water which abounds.

    “The Forsythe family consists of ten children, of whom none died under the age of 45 years and of whom eight are still living. When W.C. Forsythe was fifteen years old, he in company with his brother Samuel H. crossed the plains to California. They walked all the way, driving oxen teams to Salt Lake City where they bought a pack mule and mining outfit and went to California. He remained in California from 1854 to 1865, when he went to Montana and made a residence of eight years. He was then two years in Texas, after which he returned home to remain having been absent from the scenes of his boyhood for twenty one years. He married Darthulia Nichols, widow of James Nichols, and daughter of Peter Snedeker. She was born in Ohio 20January 1854. She had one child as a result of her first marriage, Fairy Nichols, born 25 October 1872.

"Mr. Forsythe is engaged in mixed husbandry, and owned a farm of 160 acres, five miles northeast of Marshall."

 A short time before his death in 1904, he wrote a short sketch concerning his trip to California:

 "I crossed the plains in 1854 about a half a hundred years ago. .Buffaloes and Indians roamed the plains undisturbed. Many were the dangers and hardships we endured on that California trail. At night we would roll up in our blankets and lie down on the cold ground to sleep and to dream of comfortable homes that we had left, while about us sounded the cries of wild coyotes and wilder men. The first man to die in our company was our brave and noble wagonmaster John Riley. We wrote a letter to his dear young wife and sent it back by the pony dispatch, sending her the news of his death and that he lay buried by the South Platte. For many days and weeks we trailed up the dreaded South and North Platte and then crossed over the lofty Rockies and the snow capped Wasatch. About the first of August our company reached the Mormon settlement on the shores of the Great Salt Lake. After a few days rest we again turned our faces to the westward and wound our weary way across the alkaliplains and sandy deserts. It was the month of October when we reached the land of gold. There my brother Samuel and I met our brother Joseph and there we spent many long weeks seeking to realize the golden dreams of ambition just a half a hundred years ago."

 He married Mrs. Darthula Snedeker Nicholas, 26 Dec 1877, in Clark County, Illinois.  She was born 24 January 1854.

 He passed away 31 July 1904 in Clark County, Illinois and was laid to rest at Forsythe Cemetery.  He had the following family:
  1. Ora, b. 26 Oct 1878

  2. Wade Valentine, b. 14 Feb 1884, d. 22 Aug 1956

  3. Ophia, b. 11 July 1880

1880 FEDERAL CENSUS, CLARK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

William C. Forsythe Head W M 42 Farmer IL KY TN

Dartha “ Wife W F 21 OH OH OH

Oro “ Dau W F 1 IL IL OH

Fairy Nichols Sdau W F 7 IL IL OH

Volume 45; ED 43; Sheet 44; Line 12; Wabash Twp; #408/407

1900 FEDERAL CENSUS, CLARK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

William C. Forsythe Head W M Apr 1837 63 Md-22 Farmer IL KY TN

Darthula “ Wife W F Jan 1854 46 Md-22 4-4 OH OH OH

Ophia “ Dau W F Jul 1879 20 S IL IL OH

Wade “ Son W M Feb 1885 15 S IL IL OH

Peter Snedecker FIL W M May 1820 79 Wd Retired Farmer OH VA OH

Perry Leach Boar W M Jun 1844 55 Wd Farm Labor PA VA PA

ED 15; Sheet 2A; Line 9; Wabash Twp; #22/22

Note

April 15, 1896 Newspaper announcement:

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clem Forsythe in Wabash township at 8 o'clock on Wednesday evening, April 8, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Fairy L. Nickles, to R. A. Gobert, of Oakland, Ill. None but the close relatives were present. The short and beautiful ceremony was performed by Rev. Gibbs of Marshall.

After congratulations an elegent supper was served. The bride is a highly accomplished lady who deserves the best of husbands. The groom is a prosperous young farmer of Coles county. They received many nice and useful presents.

They will soon go to housekeeping where the groom has a lovely home furnished near Oakland. We extend heartiest congratulations.