Forsythe Family Network

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James ForsytheAge: 67 years17181785

Name
James Forsythe
Given names
James
Surname
Forsythe
Birth 1718 37 32
Birth of a brotherDaniel Forsythe
May 12, 1726 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Robert Forsythe
1744 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#2
James Forsythe
1756 (Age 38 years)

MarriageElizabeth BoswellView this family
February 5, 1764 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childRobert ForsytheAnn DelsonView this family
June 8, 1765 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1
Joseph Forsythe
1766 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2
John Forsythe
1766 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Mary Forsythe
1770 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4
William Forsythe
1774 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Jenny Forsythe
March 15, 1778 (Age 60 years)
Immigration about 1779 (Age 61 years)

Birth of a grandson
#6
Douglas Forsythe
1780 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7
Samuel Forsythe
1783 (Age 65 years)
Death December 30, 1785 (Age 67 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 13, 1706
3 years
elder brother
20 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
Agnes Forsythe
Birth: December 5, 1712 31 27Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: 1713Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland
22 months
elder sister
4 years
himself
8 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Margaret Montgomerie - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: 1698Ayrshire, Scotland
2 years
half-brother
6 years
half-brother
Family with Elizabeth Boswell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 5, 1764Shadwell, St Paul, England
-19 years
son
daughter
daughter
daughter
son
son

  1. Generation 1
    1. James Forsythe

      James Forsythe, son of Forsythe and Ferguson , was born in 1718 in Ulster, , , Ireland and died on December 30, 1785 in Prince Edward, Virginia at the age of 67. He married Elizabeth Boswell on February 5, 1764 in Shadwell, St Paul, England. She was born about 1722 in , , , Ireland and died about June 1805 in , Logan, KY.

      Children of James Forsythe and Elizabeth Boswell:

      1. Robert Forsythe (17441802)
      2. Sarah Forsythe
      3. Margaret Forsythe
      4. Mary Polly Forsythe
      5. William Forsythe
      6. James Forsythe (17561850)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Robert Forsythe

      Robert Forsythe, son of James Forsythe and Elizabeth Boswell, was born in 1744 in , , , IRL and died in 1802 in , Logan, Kentucky at the age of 58. He married Ann Delson on June 8, 1765 in Norfolk, , Virginia. She was born in 1743 in Norfolk, , Virginia and died in , Logan, Kentucky.

      Children of Robert Forsythe and Ann Delson:

      1. Joseph Forsythe (17661830)
      2. John Forsythe (1766)
      3. Mary Forsythe (17701816)
      4. William Forsythe (17741815)
      5. Douglas Forsythe (1780)
      6. Samuel Forsythe (1783)
      7. Jenny Forsythe (17781832)
    2. Sarah Forsythe, daughter of James Forsythe and Elizabeth Boswell.

      Sarah Forsythe had 1 child.

    3. Margaret Forsythe, daughter of James Forsythe and Elizabeth Boswell.

      Margaret Forsythe had 1 child.

    4. Mary Polly Forsythe, daughter of James Forsythe and Elizabeth Boswell.

    5. William Forsythe, son of James Forsythe and Elizabeth Boswell.

    6. James Forsythe

      James Forsythe, son of James Forsythe and Elizabeth Boswell, was born in 1756 and died in 1850 at the age of 94.

  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Joseph Forsythe, son of Robert Forsythe and Ann Delson, was born in 1766 in , Mecklenburg, North Carolina and died in 1830 in , Clarke, Illinois at the age of 64. He married Elizabeth Bradford Hutchison on January 27, 1822 in , Butler, Kentucky. She was born in 1778 in Prince Edward, Virginia and died in 1830 at the age of 52.

      Children of Joseph Forsythe and Elizabeth Bradford Hutchison:

      1. William Bradford Forsythe (18001867)
      2. Elizabeth “Betsy” Forsythe (18021854)
      3. Margaret “Peggy” Forsythe (18071884)
      4. Emiline “Emily” Forsythe (1816)
      5. Joseph Thompson Forsythe (18191876)
      6. Clendenon Forsythe (18101838)
    2. John Forsythe, son of Robert Forsythe and Ann Delson, was born in 1766 in Mecklenburg, , North Carolina.

    3. Mary Forsythe

      Mary Forsythe, daughter of Robert Forsythe and Ann Delson, was born in 1770 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina and died in 1816 in , Butler, Kentucky at the age of 46. She married Allen Givens on November 15, 1791 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina. He was born on October 28, 1760 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina and died on July 6, 1856 in Berrys Lick, Butler, Kentucky at the age of 95.

      Children of Mary Forsythe and Allen Givens:

      1. James Givens Givens (17981880)
    4. William Forsythe, son of Robert Forsythe and Ann Delson, was born in 1774 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina and died in 1815 in , Butler, Kentucky at the age of 41. He married Elizabeth S. Sheppardson, daughter of Thomas Sheppardson, on May 6, 1805 in Logan, Kentucky. She was born in 1776 in Prince Edward, , Virginia and died in 1830 in , Butler, Kentucky at the age of 54.

      Children of William Forsythe and Elizabeth S. Sheppardson:

      1. Thomas Jefferson Forsythe (18061875)
      2. Joel Davis Forsythe (18081845)
      3. Elizabeth Forsythe
      4. Polly Forsythe
    5. Douglas Forsythe, son of Robert Forsythe and Ann Delson, was born in 1780 in Mecklenburg, , North Carolina.

    6. Samuel Forsythe, son of Robert Forsythe and Ann Delson, was born in 1783 in , Charlotte, VA.

    7. Jenny Forsythe, daughter of Robert Forsythe and Ann Delson, was born on March 15, 1778 in , Charlotte, VA and died on August 23, 1832 in Berry's Lick, Butler, KY at the age of 54. She married Hugh Smith Porter on October 8, 1802 in USA, KY, Butler, ,. He was born in 1774 in Prince Edward, , Virginia.

    8. The details of this family are private.
    9. The details of this family are private.
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(See more information in the Introduction to this manuscript) James [F.] Forsythe was born in Ireland, (b. 1718 - d. 1785). His wife's name was Elizabeth [Boswell], (b. about 1722). Their was a son, Robert Forsythe, (b. 1744 - d. 1802), listed as children on immigration papers. I have not seen any of these papers. James Forsythe, along with his wife & son, came to America from Ulster, Ireland in 1755 [1767]. The majority of the stories state that they landed in Norfolk VA., however, there are stories stating they landed in Wilmington, DE. I will cover this possibility later. It has been stated that they left Ireland to escape the potato famine, however, there was famine during 1740-1741 which was 15-25 years after their departure. The stated dates of departure from Ireland do not match this fact. On the other hand, why they departed is not as relevant to me. They did depart and the did arrive.
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This notation is referencing an image that you will find for this person which is a marriage registry between him and Elizabeth Boswell. ================================================ London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 about James Forsyth Name: James Forsyth Spouse Name: Elizabeth Boswell Record Type: Banns Event Date: 5 Feb 1764 Parish: Shadwell, St Paul Borough: Tower Hamlets Register Type: Parish Register Source Citation: London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Paul, Shadwell, Register of marriages, P93/PAU3, Item 019. Source Information: Ancestry.com. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921. London Metropolitan Archives, London. Images produced by permission of the City of London Corporation Libraries, Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery Department. The City of London gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to the City of London, Guildhall, PO Box 270, London, EC2P 2EJ. Infringement of the above condition may result in legal action. Description: This data collection contains marriage records and marriage banns dating from 1754-1921 from more than 10,000 Church of England parish registers (including Bishop’s Transcripts) from parishes in the greater London area. They are taken from registers held at London Metropolitan Archives as well as those formerly at Guildhall Manuscripts Section. Please note that some marriages between 1754 and 1812 will also be found in the data collection London England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538-1812. ================================================
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Name: William Forsythe Arrival Year: 1790 Arrival Place: Wilmington, Delaware Source Publication Code: 2046 Primary Immigrant: Forsythe, William Annotation: A note of thanks published in The Delaware Gazette, or General Advertiser, vol. 6, no. 275 (July 3, 1790) [page 3, columns 1-2], addressed to Captain James Jefferis, for his humane treatment of the 220 passengers on the brig Brothers, which arrived in Wil Source Bibliography: FILBY, P. WILLIAM, contributor "We the Passengers Who Sailed with Captain Jefferis in the brig Brothers, from Belfast to Wilmington...1790." In The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist, vol. 20:1 (Jan. 1979), pp. 13-14. Page: 30
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Name: James Forsythe Arrival Year: 1779 Arrival Place: America Source Publication Code: 7204.40 Primary Immigrant: Forsythe, James Annotation: Date and port of arrival, or date and place of settlement or mention in the New World. Occupation, place of residence and information on at least one generation in America may also be provided. Source Bibliography: REAMY, MARTHA, AND BILL REAMY Immigrant Ancestors of Marylanders, As Found in Local Histories. Westminister, MD: Willow Bend Books, 2000. 358p. Page: 77
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Name: Thomas Forsythe Arrival Year: 1779 Arrival Place: America Family Members: Relative Forsythe, James Source Publication Code: 7204.40 Primary Immigrant: Forsythe, Thomas Annotation: Date and port of arrival, or date and place of settlement or mention in the New World. Occupation, place of residence and information on at least one generation in America may also be provided. Source Bibliography: REAMY, MARTHA, AND BILL REAMY Immigrant Ancestors of Marylanders, As Found in Local Histories. Westminister, MD: Willow Bend Books, 2000. 358p. Page: 77
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Name: John Forsythe Arrival Year: 1800 Arrival Place: Pennsylvania Family Members: With wife Source Publication Code: 2896.1.90 Primary Immigrant: Forsythe, John Annotation: Date and place of first mention. Place of origin, birth, marriage and death dates, and names of family members may also be provided. Source Bibliography: HANNA, CHARLES A. Ohio Valley Genealogies: Relating Chiefly to Families in Harrison, Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio and Washington, Westmoreland and Fayette Counties, Pennsylvania. New York, 1900. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1968. Page: 38
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