Esther Hetty Hetty Ashmore , 18011896 (aged 95 years)

Esther and William Forsythe Marker - Photo by Lee Whiteside, 2003
Esther Hetty /Ashmore/
Given names
Esther Hetty
Married name
Esther Hetty /Forsythe/

Posted by: Betty Jean Norman Date: May 26, 2001 at 19:48:22 In Reply to: Re: Forsythe -Illinois connection 1890's by Dan Forsythe of 775

In Clark County Illinois is the Forsythe Cemetery and most of them are buried in that area if not in that cemetery. We go back to William who married Ester Ashmore in Kentucky and his grandson Benjamin Bradford fought in the Civil War. There are agreat many of us who have resources for the different lines. Please e-mail me at my e-mail address

I found this posting on 2/2005 @

I emailed bjcan2 to see if she's still around.


She responded and we spoke on the phone for a bit. Unfortunately, she was quite guarded with her information, asking that none of anything she supplies be made available via the internet.



Source 1860 Census State Illinois County Clark Township Douglas enumeration date August 31, 1860 enumerator W. Dougherty Post Office Marshall Dwelling 2228 Family 12 Benjamin B. Forsythe age 22 val of real estate 3000 val of personal estate 950 born Illinois married within one year Martha age 19 born Ohio married within one year Esther age 59 born Tennesse Rebecca age 27 born Illinois Emily age 20 born Illinois Robert age 17 born Illinois Benjamin lives two doors from his brothers Chesterfield and Samuel.

Source 1870 Census State Illinois County Clark Township Douglas enumeration date August 5, 1870 enumerator Burns Archer Post Office Marshall Dwelling 6 Family 6 Esther Forsythe age 70 occ keeping house val of real estate 6000 val of personal estate 900 born Kentucky Rebecca age 30 occ at home born Illinois Robert age 27 occ farmer born Illinois William age 33 occ farmer born Illinois

More About ESTHER HETTY ASHMORE: Burial: Forsythe Cemetery

More About WILLIAM BRADFORD FORSYTHE: Burial: Forsythe Cemetery

More About WILLIAM FORSYTHE and ESTHER ASHMORE: Marriage: January 27, 1822, Bulter County, Kentucky


ASHMAN, ESTHER---was born in Butler County, Tennessee, March 19, 1801. She married William Forsythe in 1820 and they had eleven children. In 1829 she came to Illinois and lived near Marshall. Esther died April 20, 1896 and she was buried in the Forsythe Cemetery. Found in: April 22, 1896, issue of the Clark County Herald.