Chesterfield Forsythe , 18261909 (aged 83 years)

Chesterfield /Forsythe/
Given names

"Chesterfield and Joseph made the trip to Caliornia in 1849. In 1854 Samuel and William Clen(or Clem) made the trip.

After 22 years, Clem came back with $8,000. I have a short letter he wrote re his trip and I also have (not original) will of James. I have the family record of Benjamin Bradford Forsythe also. This was all provided to me by Jerry Tomlin's sister as she researched the Mayflower history for the Combs' familly (Jerry's mother's maiden name."

[Aunt Helen: 2/2005]


ID: I2899
Name: Chesterfield FORSYTHE
Sex: M
Birth: 1824 in ,Butler,KY
Death: 1909 in ,,,went CA 1849

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 Mary Ann DAVIS b: ABT 1827 in ,,,IL maybe

Marriage 2 Alvira DAVIS b: ABT 1830 in ,,,IL maybe

Note: Since there isn't much information on the referenced site about Davis, there is a chance that Mary Ann & Alvira are one in the same. I will not make the entry for a wife until I can find more out. RF 9/9/2005


Name City/Township twp-range-sec Year State County More Info
FORSYTHE, C. / Wabash, Sections 28, 29, 32, 33 -- 1892 IL Clark

Plat Record for C. Forsythe
Name: Forsythe, C.
Date: 1892
Located: Clark Co, IL
Notes: Source: Platbook of Clark County, Illinois
Compiled and Published by Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
415 & 417 Dearborn St., Chicago, IL
Eng. By Balliet & Volk, 27 So. Sixth St. Phila.
Printed by F. Bourquin, 31 So. 6th St., Philad.



Chesterfield Forsythe, for thirty-five years a resident of this county and a well-known and highly rrspected[sic] citizen of Yolo died at his home in that town yesterday morning about six o'clock. He was over 84 years of age and his death was due to general breakdown.

Deceased was born in Kentucky and came to California in 1864 first locating in Colusa county[sic] from whence he moved after a residence of nearly ten years, to Cacheville. Very little is know of the details of his early life, except that he and his son-in-law, ,[sic] D.Nutting owned and managed the Cacheville Flour Mills for many years.

His wife died in this county several years ago. Four children survive him, two sons and two daughters. David Forsythe a son lives in Williams while Douglas is at present in Colorado. Mrs. D.W. Nutting one of his daughters lives in this county while the other, Mrs. Ella Norton resides in Sacramento.

Mr. Forsythe was well liked by his neighbors and highly respected by all who knew him. The funeral will be held from his late residence in Yolo, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Mary's cemetery.


Chesterfield Forsythe
Birth 30 Dec 1823
Butler County, Kentucky, USA
Death 20 Nov 1908 (aged 84)
Yolo County, California, USA
Marys Cemetery
Yolo, Yolo County, California, USA
Memorial ID 178839138 · View Source

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Flowers 2

WILLIAM FORSYTHE (1800-1867), Born: Morgantown, Butler Co, Kentucky - 1867, Clark Co. Illinois)


ESTHER H. ASHMORE (1801 Tenn. -1896 Clark Co. Illinois)

Chesterfield Forsythe married MARY J. DAVIS (a.k.a. Polly) on the 28th of July, 1847 in Clark County, Illinois.

Chesterfield and his wife MARY J. 'Polly' DAVIS lived in Clark County, Illinois, then moved to Colusa County, California, and finally to Woodland, Yolo County, California just northwest of Sacramento.


1. Margaret C. Forsythe (G.W. Nutting)(abt 1849-1908?)
2. Alvira A. Forsythe DAVIN (1852-1902)
3. Mary Jane Forsythe (D.W. Nutting) (1852-1935)
4. Greenwood Davis Forsythe (1856-1937)
5. Preston Douglas Forsythe (?1858-1908)
6. Emma A. Forsythe (1860-1872)
7. Ella Forsythe (S.W. Norton) (1862-1939)
8. Freeman Forsythe (abt 1866-?
9. Truman Booth Forsythe (1870-1899)

The couple are both buried in the Mary Cemetery in the Forsythe Plot, Lot 74P, Row 10, Mary Cemetery.