Elderly Dads - John A. Forbes
What happened to John A. Forbes, Arthur's [nine year
old] son on 1880 census? Was his mother Frances
Was the father of the Mim's brothers from Florida?
There is a town in Brevard County with that name. I
visit that county periodically.
Full of questions, Marcia
--- Bob Forbes <bforbes@...> wrote:
> Just to emphasize Carol's point, I suppose, I have a____________________________________________________________________________________
> 2-gr-grand uncle, Arthur Forbes (b.1806-d.1881,twin
> to my gr-gr-grandfather Alfred Forbes,
> b.1806-d.1847), who fathered his last child and only
> son, Archibald Rodolph Forbes(1881-1938), at the
> tender old age of 75 in Dec. 1880. Unfortunately,
> Arthur Forbes died in Feb. 1881 just a couple of
> months after his son was born, so he never got to
> know his son. His widow, Mary Virginia Stancill
> Forbes (b.1849-d.1934), raised that son to adulthood
> with the help of her Stancill relatives, and
> survived her husband many more years as you can see.
> ... omitted some
> I re-discovered this ancestor's grave site and
> headstone just a couple of years ago with the help
> of Steve & Spencer Mims, grandsons of Russell
> Stancill, who remembered seeing the graveyard as
> young boys when they visited their granddad. Via
> correspondence on the Internet, they led me right to
> his buried headstone in the woods!
> Bob Forbes
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