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  • ID: I3724
  • Name: Wesley FORBES
  • Surname: Forbes
  • Given Name: Wesley
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1750/1760
  • Death: ABT 1834 in Troup Co, Ga
  • _UID: 7B9B7180A7C39C4A953D0F13027C9F9A02BA
  • Event: Wesley is on Hitz list of RS for the State of GA Military Service Revolutionary War
  • Note:
    I cannot speculate about the lineage of this Wesley Forbes; however, Charles and Clement C Fo rbes were administrators of his estate. Was this Wesley an uncle?

    Forbes land grants from Pitt, NC:
    1795-Lemuel Tison to Allen Tison wit: John Forbes
    1806-Benjamin Forbes to Arthur Forbes-former owner was John Forbes who received a pat. in 174 5. adj was Enoch Forbes wit was Wesley Forbes
    1806-Henry, John, Arthur jr, William and Benjamin Forbes land to Joseph Bynum
    1808-James Newman to William Forbes
    1813-William Forbes to Abner Adams
    1817-Robert Forbes and Gracey Forbes (wife)


    Timeline of Forbes in GA, FL, and AL:

    [1770-1780-Charles Forbes born]
    [1788-Wesley Forbes b. NC (Leon Co, FL, 1850 census, documentation below)]
    [1790-Catherine Forbes b: 11 Mar 1790 (see documentation below)]

    1797-
    Clement Forbes sells land in Warren Co, GA; witnesses are Absalom and Mebry Barrow, parent s of Reuben of Washington Co, GA.
    Arthur Forbes witnesses a land transaction in Greene Co, GA and swears in Richmond Co, GA . (Greene formed out of Washington Co)

    1807-
    Arthur Forbes of Hancock County has died (Hancock was formed out of Washington and Greene C ounties in 1793).
    [NOTE: The Arthur Forbes in Jackson Co, GA, is the son of Colin Forbes, of Scotland.

    1808-
    William Forbes [Is William one of Wesley?s siblings?] is a witness in Jasper County, GA.

    [NOTE: Randolph was the original name for Jasper County.]

    Jasper County was formed December 10, 1807 from Baldwin County.

    1809-
    Enoch Forbes of Washington County purchases land in Jasper County, GA
    Wesley Forbes is a witness on a land sale in Jasper Co, GA. He is a Justice of the Peace.

    1810-
    Wesley Forbes, JP in Jasper County, GA

    1812-
    Wesley Forbes serves in the War of 1812 in FREEMAN'S SQUADRON CAVALRY, GEORGIA MIL. [Baldw in Co, GA]
    Enoch is in the Infantry War of 1812 in ALEXANDER'S BATT'N RIFLEMEN, GEORGIA MIL.

    1813-
    Enoch and Charles Forbes are living in Putnam Co, GA; they are on the 1813 tax lists.

    1814-
    Enoch Forbes dies in Putnam Co; Charles serves administrator of the estate.
    Catherine Forbes marries Lemuel B Skaggs in Putnam Co, GA. 29 Sep 1814.

    1816-
    Charles, as Administrator, sells Enoch?s property in Putnam Co, GA.

    1817-
    Wesley Forbes living in Putnam Co. in 1817 when sold land in Laurens Co.
    Lemuel B Skaggs (husband of Catherine Forbes) acts as guardian for Richard B. Forbes, likel y son of Enoch Forbes, deceased.
    Note: no Forbes are on the 1820 Putnam Co, GA, census; speculation: they went briefly to SC ..

    1818-
    Eliza Jane Forbes, daughter of Wesley, is born GA.

    1819-
    Charles Forbes has letter in Madison, Morgan Co, GA, post office.

    Charles Forbes is sued in Jasper Co, GA.

    1820-
    Enoch Forbes, son of Wesley, is born SC (1850 Leon Co, FL, census, documentation under 185 0 below).

    1821-
    Charles Forbes has letter in Monticello, Jasper Co, GA, post office.

    1822-
    Charles Forbes has letter in Monticello, Jasper Co, GA, post office.

    Sale of land of Henry M. Skaggs in favor of Wesley Forbes in Putnam Co, GA.
    Sale of negro child of Henry M. Skaggs in favor of Wesley Forbes in Putnam Co, GA.
    Sale of three negroes of Henry M. Skaggs in favor of Wesley Forbes in Putnam Co, GA.

    1823-
    Charles Forbes has letter in Monticello, Jasper Co, GA, post office.
    Charles Forbes has letter in Monticello, Jasper Co, GA, post office.

    1824-
    Charles Forbes has letter in Monticello, Jasper Co, GA, post office.
    Charles and Clement appear on land transactions in Henry County, GA between 1824 and 1835:

    1825-
    Charles Forbes makes an appraisal in Jasper Co, GA.
    Charles Forbes witnesses a land transaction in Henry County, GA.

    1826-
    Thomas Mills begins buying land in Leon, Co, FL
    Charles Forbes applies for letters of administration on the estate of William Johnson and o f Samuel Johnson, deceased.
    Catherine Forbes purchases land in Henry County, GA.
    Clement Forbes witnesses a land transaction in Jasper County, GA.

    1827-
    Charles, Wesley, and Wesley Forbes Sr. draw land in Troup County in 1827 Land Lottery. Al l are living in Jasper Co.
    Wesley Forbes (Senr) is certified as a Revolutionary War Soldier on Hitz?s list.
    Note: when I asked about documentation at the DAR library for my Forbes ancestor, I was tol d that Hitz?s book is the only source now accepted for authentification. My father owns a co py of this book.

    Sidney Forbes has a letter remaining in the Decatur, DeKalb County, GA, post office.

    1830-
    Clement Forbes is living in Troup Co., GA
    Wesley Forbes has a letter remaining in the Eatonton, Putnam Co, GA, post office.

    12 Feb 1830-21 April 1830 Wesley Forbes purchases land in Leon Co., Wadesboro, FL.
    Wesley Forbes is living in Magnolia, Leon Co, FL

    1831-
    Hunter, Elijah C. marries Forbes, Jane 08/13/1831 Troup County, GA
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/troup/vitals/marriages/brd1826.txt
    Jane Forbes is the daughter of Charles.
    28 July 1831 Thomas Mills marries Eliza Jane Forbes in Leon County, FL.
    Sidney Forbes is living in Cobb, Co, GA
    Dr. Clement Forbes, Wesley and Charles give up Ferry across the Chattahoochee. West Point , Troup County, GA
    [General Notes from the Payne/Daniel family: John and family are recorded in the 1850 censu s of Chambers Co. They were living in the village of "Milltown," Originally called "Graggs Mi lls." John Daniel was one of the original settlers of the community. In 1850 John was farmin g and owned real estate valued at $650. This family is recorded in the 1860 census of Chamber s Co., AL. They are living in HH 669. John is a farmer and owns real estate valued at $3000 . He owns personal property valued at $1500.] In 1831, John Daniel is recorded as using the f erry across the Chattahoochee river at the village of Franklin (now West Point). His name app ears on the "Ferry book." The ferry was originally operated by the Creek Indians but in 183 1 it was owned by Dr. Clement Forbes and his brothers, Charles and Westley. It 1835 the ferr y was purchased by the West Point Land Company.? http://paynedaniel.com/captainwm/d5.htm.

    Wesley Forbes purchases from an estate in Troup Co, GA (likely, Wesley, Sr, since the young er Wesley Forbes has moved to Leon, FL.)

    1833-
    Charles Forbes has a letter in the Post Office at LaGrange, Troup County, GA.

    1834-
    Forbes, Clement marries Robertson, Elizabeth 04/21/1834 Troup County, GA.
    Wesley Forbes purchases more land in Florida (Leon).
    Clement Forbes applies for permanent letters of administration on the estate of Wesley Forb es (Sr) in Troup Co, GA.

    1835-
    Clement Forbs has applied properly for letters of administration on the estate of Wesley Fo rbs (Sr) in Troup Co, GA.
    Clement Forbes witnesses a land transaction in Henry County, GA.
    Sidney Forbes serves in Cobb Co, GA.

    1836-
    Thomas County, GA marriages FORBES, Richard & MASH, Mary Nov 13, 1836.
    (This is Richard B Forbes; notice on the 1860 census that what is perhaps Mary Mash?s niece o r younger sister, age 12, is living with them.).

    1837-
    Clement Forbes is Justice of the Peace in Troup Co, GA.
    23 Feb 1837 Wesley Forbes marries Elizabeth [Ponder] Brown, Leon Co FL

    1838-1841-
    Clement Forbes administrator for Wesley Forbes, Sr., estate, Troup County, GA.
    Charles Forbes and daughter Jane and son-in-law Elijah Christian Hunter have moved to Chamb ers Co, AL.
    Clement Forbes files for letters of dismission from the estate of Wesley Forbes (Sr).


    1838-
    Clement Forbes witnesses will in Troup Co, GA.
    Clement Forbes is living in West Point, Troup Co, GA on the Chattahoochee.

    1839-
    Clement Forbes is Justice of the Peace in Troup County, GA.
    Clement Forbes property is sold in LaGrange, GA.

    1840 -
    Wesley Forbes living in Leon County, FL, 1840 census, he is a magistrate, marrying couple s in Tallahassee.
    Richard B Forbes on 1840 Thomas Co, GA census.
    Clement Forbes is on the 1840 Troup Co, GA census.
    Clement Forbes witnesses will in Troup Co, GA.

    1842-
    Lemuel B and Catherine Forbes Skaggs die in Baker Co, GA (Baker County Georgia was create d Dec 12, 1825 from Early County). (See documentation above.)

    1843-
    Clement Forbes is living in Chambers, AL, when advertises in the Columbus

    1845-
    Charles D Forbes marries in Troup Co, GA.
    Wesley and son Enoch Forbes are on the first Florida voter?s list.
    Catherine Elizabeth Mills is born to Eliza Jane Forbes Mills and Thomas Sidney Mills in Tho masville, GA (1850 Leon Co, FL, census)

    1847-
    Clement Forbes has connection to Henry County, GA.

    1848-
    Clement Forbes has continued connection to Henry County, GA.

    1849-

    8 Aug 1849 Elizabeth Ponder Brown Forbes dies, buried Ponder Plantation "Incochee," now cal led "Foshalee." (Cemeteries in FL, documentation to follow)

    1850-
    Wesley, Enoch, Eliza Jane Mills and her children are on census in Leon County, Florida.
    Zachariah Jerkins (married Eliza Jane Forbes in 1853 following Wesley Forbes? death) is o n the 1850 Leon Co, FL, census with Wesley Forbes.

    1850 Census Thomas County, GA Wesley B and Lucy F Mills at boarding school, Ferguson Insti tute [Wesley and Lucy Mills are the grandchildren of Wesley Forbes (b. 1787)].
    NOTE:
    Fletcher Institute was a private boarding school begun by the Florida Methodist Episcopal Con ference and was one of the era?s most prestigious boarding schools. Conference. William G. P onder, Wesley Forbes? brother-in-law was on the board of trustees.

    Clement Forbes is on the 1850 Chambers Co, AL census
    Charles D Forbes is on the 1850 Tallapoosa, AL census
    Richard B Forbes is on the 1850 Wakulla, FL census

    1851-
    Wesley Forbes performs his last marriage in Leon Co., FL. Wesley does not appear in 1860 c ensus.

    1852-
    Wesley Forbes (b. 1807) marries in Thomas Co, GA, to Ann H. Everitt

    1853-
    Eliza Jane Forbes Mills marries #2 Zachariah Jerkins in Leon Co, FL 8 Nov 1853.
    Wesley Forbes dies in Leon County, FL. The Christian Advocate publishes his obituary.
    Lucy F Mills married John W Herring in Leon Co, FL.


    1854-
    Zachariah Jerkins dies in Leon Co, FL, 3 Nov 1854, leaving an infant Zachariah Holland Jerk ins.

    1855-
    Eliza Jane Forbes Mills Jerkins dies in Leon, FL, 3 Feb 1855.
    Wesley B. Mills is living in New Hope, Wakulla, FL. He is a Florida Juror for the
    1855 m of Court

    1856-
    Wesley B. Mills is a Deputy Clerk of The Court in Wakulla, FL
    Wesley B. Mills becomes guardian for the minor children.

    1860-
    Wesley B Mills moves to Alabama with wife Emily, brother Thomas and sister Callie. Oldes t child Thomas Ashley was born in Alabama in 1857 and court documents in Leon, FL, reveal tha t Wesley moved in 1857.

    NOTE: Wesley Berryan Mills married Emily R McMichael (her mother was Allen William Bryan?s si ster) in 1856. Wesley owned property and was clerk of the court in Newport, Wakulla, FL, unt il sometime before the birth of their first child about 1858. Wesley moved to Dale County, A L, at the suggestion of Dr. Falkner Heard who had married Laodicea Bryan, daughter of anothe r likely Henry Bryan son John W Bryan (Family oral history includes details that a Dr. Hear d advised Wesley to make the move). Wesley continued as the guardian of the minor children , although baby Zach stayed with Enoch Forbes in Tallahassee. Enoch H Forbes, his family, an d Zach are on the Leon County, Tallahassee (Miccosukee) district census for 1860. Wesley, hi s wife and children, his brother Thomas Sidney, and his sister Catherine Elizabeth (Callie) a re on the 1860 Dale County, AL, census. (Wesley Berryan Mills died at the battle of Cross Ke ys in New Hope, VA.)

    Enoch Forbes in Leon, FL. Baby Zach Jerkins, orphan of Zachariah and Eliza Jane Forbes Mil ls Jerkins is in the household.
    Richard B Forbes on the 1860 Wakulla, FL census
    Clement Forbes is in Sumter Co, GA, Dist. 27 Americus

    1861-
    Wesley Berryan Mills returns for the last time to Leon Co, to meet with the judge as admini strator of the Eliza Mills Jerkins? estate for the Mills children. Enoch Forbes shares custo dy of the infant Zach Jerkins.
    Christopher C (Columbus) Forbes (b.1847), son of Richard B Forbes, enlists in the 3rd Flori da Infantry.
    Thomas Sidney Mills, son of Thomas and Eliza Jane Mills, enlists in the Alabama 15th Infant ry.
    Wesley B Mills enlists in the Alabama 15th Infantry

    1862-
    Wesley Berryan Mills is killed battle of Cross Keys, New Hope, VA, 8 Jun 1862, buried New H ope Methodist Church, New Hope, VA.

    1864-
    Richard B. Forbes (b. 1847) enlists in 1st Regt Inf Fl Reserves.
    Enoch H. Forbes purchases property in Jefferson County, FL

    1865-
    Catherine Elizabeth Mills (Callie) marries 11 Jun 1865 Allen William Bryan [b. 19 Feb. 1827 t o mother Winnifred Mills (?) and father Thomas Bryan (son of Henry Bryan and Honor Bonnell].

    1870-
    Enoch Forbes has moved to Jefferson, Co, FL.

    1885-
    Hillsboro, FL State Census-Not yet sure who these Forbes are.

    1885 State Census, Hillsborough County, Florida, pages 57-68, copy on file Sharon Dean Lee. F ile contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Barbara Rezac and Thomas Santa Cruz (throug h Deborah Byrd, dbyrd@lightco.
    "252 Forbes E.H. W M 67 Head M
    WW W F 49 Wife M
    S.L. W M 25 Son S
    253 Forbes E.H. W M 27 Head M Merchant GA SC
    W F 25 Wife M GA
    254 Forbes AN W M 23 Head Laborer FLA

    1892-
    Charles W. Forbes buys land in Florida (Bay) Is this Charles a descendant of the earlier Ch arles with Wesley? One of Enoch?s sons has a Charles Wesley Forbes b. 1926.

    1904-
    Richard B. Forbes (b. 1847) at 1904 Wakulla, FL, Confederate Veterans? Reunion.
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    Father: Forbes

    Marriage 1 Winifred Mary

      Sources:
      1. Title: AUTHENTIC LIST OF
        ALL LAND LOTTERY GRANTS MADE TO
        VETERANS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
        BY THE STATE OF GEORGIA
        Author: Alex M. Hitz
        Text: Taken From Official State Records in the Surveyor-General Department, Housed in the GEORGIA D EPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, Atlanta, Georgia 30334 Compiled By ALEX M. Hitz, Former of ficer in Charge Surveyor-General Department
        By Authority Of BEN W. FORTSON, Jr., Secretary of State of Georgia
        Atlanta, Second Edition 1966
        LOTTERY GRANTS TO REVOLUTIONARY VETERANS
        COMPILED BY ALEX M. HITZ.
        FORBES, WESLEY JASPER 1827 314 5 TROUP 5/9/1827
      2. Title: Estate Records of Troup County, Georgia 1827-1850. Compiled by Randall A. Allen and Danny Kn ight
        Publication: Copy on file Sharon Dean Lee
        Text: A Publication of Troup County Historical Society-Archives with the assistance of a grant fro m the R. J. Taylor, JR. Foundation, Atlanta, GA.

        Forbes, Wesley
        Returns B, p. 231
        Date: 26 April 1838
        Administrator: Clement Forbes
        Returns, 1837

        Forbes, Wesley
        Returns B, p. 326
        Date: 15 January 1839
        Administrator: Clement Forbes
        Returns, 1838

        Forbes, Wesley
        Returns C, p. 231
        Date: 7 April 1840
        Administrator: Clement Forbes
        Returns, 1839

        Forbes, Wesley
        Returns C, p. 432
        Date: 26 October 1841
        Administrator: Clement Forbes
        Returns, 1840

        Forbes, Wesley
        Returns D, p. 162
        Date: 26 April 1842
        Administrator: Clement Forbes
      3. Title: Genealogical Abstracts from the Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper, 1809-1840, Volum e Two: 1819-1823, pp. 655-56
        Author: Hartz, Fred R., and Emilie K. Hartz, (abstracted and compiled by) Ohoopee Reginal Library, Vi dalia, GA, 1990
        Text: Issue of May 28, 1822:
        Will be sold on the 1st Tuesday in July next, at the market-house in the town of Eatonton, Pu tnam County . . . the following property, to wit: . . .Will be sold on the 1st Tuesday in Jul y next, at the market-house in the town of Eatonton, Putnam County . . . the following proper ty, to wit: . . .one negro child by the name of Billy levied on as property of Henry M Skaggs , to satisfy a fi fa in favor of Wesley Forbes . . .
      4. Title: Genealogical Abstracts from the Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper, 1809-1840, Volum e Two: 1819-1823, pp. 638-39.
        Author: Hartz, Fred R., and Emilie K. Hartz, (abstracted and compiled by) Ohoopee Reginal Library, Vi dalia, GA, 1990
        Text: Issue of April 30, 1822:
        Will be sold on the 1st Tuesday in June next, at the market-house in the town of Eatonton, Pu tnam County . . . the following property, to wit: . . .106 acres of land . . . wheron Henry M . Skaggs now lives, adjoinging Lemuel B. Skaggs . . . on the waters of Little River, 2 negroe s . . . levied on as property of Henry M Skaggs, to satisfy a fi fa in favor of Wesley Forbe s . . .
      5. Title: Genealogical Abstracts from the Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper, 1809-1840, Volum e Two: 1819-1823, pp. 671
        Author: Hartz, Fred R., and Emilie K. Hartz, (abstracted and compiled by) Ohoopee Reginal Library, Vi dalia, GA, 1990
        Text: Issue of July 2, 1822:
        Will be sold on the 1st Tuesday in August next, at the market-house in the town of Eatonton , Putnam County . . . the following property, viz: . . .Three negroes . . . levied on as prop erty of Henry M Skaggs, to satisfy a fi fa in favor of Wesley Forbes . . .
      6. Title: Genealogical Abstracts from the Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper, 1809-1840, Volum e Three: 1829-1835, p. 229-30
        Author: Hartz, Fred R., and Emilie K. Hartz, (abstracted and compiled by) Ohoopee Reginal Library, Vi dalia, GA, 1990
        Text: Saturday, April 27, 1830:
        Remaining in the Post Office at Eatonton, Georgia, 1st April, 1830:
        . . . Wesley Forbes . . .
      7. Title: Estate Records of Troup County, Georgia 1827-1850. Compiled by Randall A. Allen and Danny Kn ight
        Publication: DAR Library, Washington, DC 85815. Copy on file Sharon Dean Lee.
        Text: A Publication of Troup County Historical Society-Archives with the assistance of a grant fro m the R. J. Taylor, JR. Foundation, Atlanta, GA.

        TURNER, ESOM
        Returns A, p. 173
        Date: 31 January 1831
        Administrators: Wade H. Turner, Richard Q. Lane
        Estate sale. Purchasers: L. B. Phillips, Mary Turner, Robert Greet, Richard Q. Lane., Jame s McKamey, William H. Rhymes, Joel Greer, Richard Q. Lane, James McKamey, William H. Rhymes , Joel McClendon, F. Pennington, Jordan Thornton, Ira Allen, B. C. Graves, Green B. Turner, W illiam Christian, Wesley Forbes, F. Gates, E. Wilkinson, H. Faver, P. Usry, D. E. Passe, Joh n Phillips
      8. Title: Columbus, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings (Columbus Enquirer) Volume I, 1832-1834, p. 355
        Author: Kilbourne, Elizabeth Evans
        Publication: Elizabeth Evans Kilbourne, October, 1997, Savannah, GA
        Text: Georgia, Troup County. Clement Forbs having in proper form applied for permanent letters o f administration on the estate of Wesley Forbs, late of said county, this is to cite all an d singular the creditors and next of kin of said deceased, to be and appear at my office with int the time prescribed by law, and show cause if any they can, why letters of administratio n should not be granted.
        Witness my hand and official signature. (Signed) Henry Perkins, Ordinary
      9. Title: Some Georgia County Records, Vol., 4:
        Author: Compiled by: The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., Southern Historical Press, Greenville, SC, 197 7
        Publication: Being Some of the Legal Records of Burke, Butts, Columbia, Emanuel, Greene, Hancock, Jasper , Morgan and Richmond Co, GA
        Note:
        Note: Ellis Burney, age 50-60, is on the 1830 Leon, FL, census, on the same page with Archiba ld Mills.
        Text: Page 354 for page 216:
        16 Feb 1809. Headed Washington Co. Luke Prigin of Bullock Co. to Enoch Forbes of county afo resaid for $400. 202 1/2 acres, lot #56 in 13th Dist. formerly Baldwin. s/ Luke Pridgin. Wi t: Ellis Burney, Wesley Forbes. Proved by Wesley Forbes before H. Favor, J. P, 13 Sep 1809 . Rec. 31 Mar. 1810.
      10. Title: Troup Co, GA, Book A Inventories 1828-1836, p. 259. Georgia Archives, Reel 170-19. Copy on f ile Sharon Dean Lee
        Text: 259 Clement Forbes Admn J. Nicholas Johnson Guar.
        Returns. Guardian Administrators, Executors Etc.
        Wesley Forbes, deceased, Inventory and Appraisement.
        One Claybank Couleerd mare $50.00
        10 Barrels of Corn @ 3.50 per Bal 35.00
        One Shot Gun 8.00 $123.00

        We certify on oath that the above Inventory and appraisement of the property of Wesley Forbes , deceased, is all the property exhibited to us by the Administrators and duly appraised by u s. Given under our hands this 21st March 1835.
        O. D. Whitaker
        C. R. Pearson
        L. Gahagan ? Appraisors [sic]
        I do hereby certify that the above appraisors [sic] were sworn to perform their duties as app raisors [sic] according to law, this 20th February 1835. Benj P. Robinson J. P.
        Recorded July 21st 1835
        Henry Perkins C. C. O.
      11. Title: Columbus, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings (Columbus Enquirer) Volume I, 1832-1834, p. 78
        Author: Abstracted by Kilbourne, Elizabeth Evans
        Publication: Published by Elizabeth Evans Kilbourne, October, 1997, Savannah, GA. Copy on file Sharon Dea n Lee.
        Text: Georgia, Troup County.
        The following gentlemen offered toasts during the Fourth of July celebration at Mr. William A tkins? Tavern in Franklin:
        . . . Dr. C. Forbes . . . Wesley Forbes . . .
      12. Title: Columbus, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings (Columbus Enquirer) Volume II, 1835-1837, p. 287
        Author: Abstracted by Kilbourne, Elizabeth Evans
        Publication: Published by Elizabeth Evans Kilbourne, October, 1997, Savannah, GA. Copy on file Sharon Dea n Lee.
        Text: Thursday, July 13, 1837
        LEGAL NOTICES
        Georgia, Troup County: John E Hodge sheweth that Wesley Forbes, deceased, did in his lifetim e make and execute his bond to make titles to your petitioner by the which bond the said Forb es was bound to make good and lawful titles for lot no. 178/2 District in Troup County.
      13. Title: Genealogical Abstracts from the Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper, 1809-1840, Volum e One: 1809-1818, pp. 116-117
        Author: Hartz, Fred R., and Emilie K. Hartz, (abstracted and compiled by)
        Publication: Ohoopee Reginal Library, Vidalia, GA, 1990, Copy on file Sharon Dean Lee
        Text: Issue of May 27, 1812
        Direct Tax.
        Glynn County
        Second Collection Division
        First Division
        . . . Richard Bryan . . . John Berrien . . . John Forbes . . .
      14. Title: Robert and William Forbes of Gadsden County, Florida, c. 1831-1852
        Note:
        The old Forbes house west of Quincy on highway 90 was built sometime in the early 1820?s b y Robert and William Forbes who came to Florida in their connection with the Forbes Purchase . (1) The house, which was the first Gadsden County Courthouse, sits on land once owned by R obert Forbes. (2) Robert and William are buried in Quincy in the old Munroe Cemetery behin d the old Whithe High School. (3) They were born in Latheron Parish, Caithness, Scotland : Robert in March of 1784 and William in 1786. Robert died in Gadsden Co in 1837 and Willia m in 1852. (4)
        Mrs. Neil Rhodes, late of Jacksonville was the great granddaughter of Christina Forbes and D onald Bruce, who remained in Scotland but whose son James Bruce inherited the property in Qui ncy. (5) In an interview August 3, 1964, Mrs. Rhodes revealed that Robert and William Forbe s were James? unmarried cousins. (6) According to the historic marker at the house in Quin cy, grandnephews Hector and William Bruce owned the house in the late nineteenth century, an d Dena Snodgrass reveals that James Bruce was the last family member to live in the house, mo ving there in 1916. (7)
        (1) Historic marker, Quincy.
        (2) Historic marker, Quincy.
        (3) Gadsden County Florida Tomb Index. Munroe Cemetery. Copied by Henry Clay Corry of Quinc y, April 28, 1957. NSDAR Library, Washington, DC. Copy on file Sharon Dean Lee.
        "# 20 Munroe Cemetery. Located behind Whithe High School in Quincy.
        Forbes, Robert b. -- Mar 1784 d. 17 Jan 1837 Born in Latheron Parish, Caithness
        Cty, Scotland
        Forbes, William b. 1786 d. 17 Oct. 1852 Born in Latheron Parish, Caithness
        Cty, Scotland"
        (4) Gadsden County Florida Tomb Index.
        (5) Snodgrass, Dena. Papers: The Jacksonville Historical Society Vol. V. 1969: Jacksonvill e, FL, The Jacksonville Historical Society, p. 100 f. 14. Accessed at the Wakulla Florida Li brary. Copy on file Sharon Dean Lee.
        (6) Snodgrass, p. 101 f. 14.
        (7) Snodgrass, p. 12.
      15. Title: Abstract of Chambers County, Alabama Will Books 1 and 2. 1985: The Genealogical Society of Ea st Alabama, Auburn, p.2
        Author: Abstracted and collected by Nell Orr
        Publication: Genealogical Room, Washington Library, Macon, GA. Copy on file Sharon Dean Lee
        Text: p. 2
        Westly Forbs, dec?d. Winfred M. Forbs and Joseph J. William, admtrx and admnr. Feb. 4, 1835 . Bond $500. Signed: Winfred M. ?X? Forbes, Jos. J. William, John J. Williams, John S. Prat her, Wm Atkins.
      16. Title: The People of Chambers County, Alabama. Volume II. The 1850 Census and Genealogical Facts.1 985: LaGrange, GA.
        Publication: McDaniel Printing. Collected, Abstracted, and Annotated by John Peavy Wright. Copyright by Ma rtha S. Anderson.
        Note:

        Genealogical Room, Washington Library, Macon, GA. Copy on file, Sharon Dean Lee.
        Text:
        p. 7
        Book 17 part I p. 214 Jan. Term 1849
        CORPREW versus ARTHUR et als
        Error to Chancery Court of 15th District
        Bill filed by plaintiff in error against the defendants Gideon Arthur and the heirs of John J . Williams and alleges that prior to the year 1833, said Arthur, a white man, residing in Cre ek Indian Territory, now included in Co. of Chambers, by intermarriage with a woman of Cree k nation, becamed [sic] identified as a member of said Indian tribe. About the year 1834 sai d Arthur and John J. Williams formed a partnership for purpose of trading with the Indians . That from the time of Arthur?s location on land till 1843, he resided on and cultivated i t and that in 1843, having become wholly insolvent, he abandoned the possession and removed t o parts unknown; that said Williams is dead; that in 1839 plaintiff became Arthur?s securit y on several debts due by hm; one to Mrs. Elizabeth Gray for $1200; another judgment in favo r of Mrs. Brodnax and another in favor of Thomas Noble; another in favor of John D. Hurst.
      17. Title: Troup County History
        Publication: http://www.georgiagenealogy.org/troup/west_point_history.htm
        Text: West Point, Troup County, Georgia History
        The city of West Point was originally an early and important trading post on the east bank o f the Chattahoochee and was called Franklin by the early settlers. Some of the earliest settl ers were John H. Broadnax, Thomas Coker, William Coker, Joseph and John Williams, John Phipp s and A. Cox. In 1829 Phipps, Williams and Cox built the first store at the top of a hill, bu t moved in 1830 and built a log store on lower ground nearer the river. The principal busines s at that time was with the Indians, who were thickly settled on the western side of the rive r. During 1830 and 1831 Littleberry Gresham, John C. Webb, Robert and E. G. Richards, Benjami n Rhodes, H. F. and Thomas Erwin, opened business houses on the east side of the river. Pete r Dudley built and kept the first tavern near the old toll bridge. William Coker built the se cond tavern, and after his time Mrs. Reid kept an excellent tavern on the Schaefer corner. I n 1831 the population of the settlement of Franklin numbered one hundred, and the amount of b usiness was estimated to be from $40,000.00 to $50,000.00, showing a thriving trading cente r even in those early days. The surrounding country soon became settled with sturdy farmers , who felled forests, built substantial homes, and raised splendid crops from the virgin soil . The city of West Point was incorporated originally as the town of Franklin on December 26 , 1831. Dr. G. W. Hill went to Milledgeville, the capital of the state at that time, for th e purpose of furthering the incorporation, and it is believed that he suggested the name of F ranklin. The charter of Franklin Academy was granted at the same session of legislature. Unde r the act of incorporation the following persons were appointed commissioners of the town: Ch arles R. Pearson, William Atkins, Robert M. Richards, Thomas B. Erwin, and John C. Webb. On D ecember 24, 1832, the name of the town was changed by legislative enactment to the town of We st Point. The cause of this sudden change of name of the town was that the adjacent county o f Heard had named their county seat "Franklin," and there was much confusion in the transmiss ion of mails. Captain J. W. F. Little, in an article which appeared in the LaGrange Reporte r in 1878, said: "No positive facts can now be obtained as to why the name of `West Point' wa s chosen. It is said that this is the most western point of the Chattahoochee River and possi bly that was the reason. It was certainly not because it was the western terminus of the Atla nta and West Point Railroad, for the town was named sixteen years before the enterprise was p rojected."
      18. Title: Transcriptions from Troup County, Georgia, by Sharon Dean Lee
        Text: Book A Inventories 1828-1836, Troup County, Georgia, p. 258. Reel 170-19. Georgia Archives, M orrow, GA. Copy on file Sharon Dean Lee.
        258
        ?Wesley Forbes deceased. Accounts of Sale.
        An Inventory of the property of Wesley Forbes, deceased, Sold at publick [sic] sale on the tw enty-first day of March. At a credit until [sic] the twenty-fifth day of December.
        Five barrels of Corn @ 3.50 per Bal To C Forbes 17.50
        Loom [?] barrels of Corn @ 3.75 for Bal To C, Forbes 26.25
        One Claybank mare To C. Forbes 80.00
        One shot gun To W. H. Keistler 6.00 $129.75
        Attest
        Henry Perkins C. C. O.
        C. Forbes, Adm
        Recorded July 21st 1835 July 6th 1835
        Henry Perkins C. C. O.


        Book A Inventories 1828-1836, Troup County, Georgia, p. 259. Reel 170-19. Georgia Archives, M orrow, GA. Copy on file Sharon Dean Lee.
        259
        ?Clement Forbes Admn J. Nicholas Johnson Guar.
        Returns. Guardian Administrators, Executors Etc.
        Wesley Forbes, deceased, Inventory and Appraisement.
        One Claybank Couleerd mare $50.00
        10 Barrels of Corn @ 3.50 per Bal 35.00
        One Shot Gun 8.00 $123.00
        We certify on oath that the above Inventory and appraisement of the property of Wesley Forbes , deceased, is all the property exhibited to us by the Administrators and duly appraised by u s. Given under our hands this 21st March 1835.
        O. D. Whitaker
        C. R. Pearson
        L. Gahagan ? Appraisors [sic]
        I do hereby certify that the above appraisors [sic] were sworn to perform their duties as app raisors [sic] according to law, this 20th February 1835. Benj P. Robinson J. P.
        Recorded July 21st 1835
        Henry Perkins C. C. O."


        1828-1848 Book A: Troup County Probate Court LaGrange, GA 30240. Reel 215-09. Georgia Archiv es, Morrow, GA. Copy on file Sharon Dean Lee.
        p. 64
        Georgia Troup County.
        Know all men by these presents, that we Clemant Forbs Charles Forbs and John Phillips are he ld and firmly bound unto their Honors, the Justices of the Inferior Court Sitting as a Cour t of Ordinary for said County, and their successors in office, in the just and full sum of on e thousand dollars, for the payment of which sum the said Justices of their successors, we bi nd ourselves, our heirs, executors and Administrators, in the whole and for the whole Sum joi ntly, and ho. . . .ally (?) and firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated th is 19th day of January 1835.
        The Condition of the above obligation is such, That if the above bound Clemant Forbes, (on T empory Letters) Administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of Wesley Forbes late of thi s County, deceased, do make a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods chatte ls and credits of said, deceased, which have or shall come to the hands or possession, of an y person or persons for him; and the same do made do exhibit unto the said court of ordinary , when he shall be there unto required; and such goods, chattels and credits do well and trul y Administer according to law, and do make a just and true account of his actings and doing s there on, when he shall be there unto required by the superior Court or the Court of Ordina ry for said County, and all the rest of the goods, chattels and credits which shall be foun d remaining upon the account of the said administration, the same being first allowed by th e Court, shall deliver and pay to such person or persons, respectfully, as are entitled to th e same by law; and if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made b y the said deceased, and the same for proved before the Court, and the executors obtain a cer tificate of the probate thereof and the said Clement Forbes Administrator on Temporary Letter s, in such case if required render and deliver up the said letters of administrations then th is obligation to be void else remain in full force.
        Signed, Sealed, and Acknowleded [sic] in open Court.
        Henry Perkins C. C. O Clement Forbes {LS}
        Charles Forbes {LS}
        John Phillips {LS}
        Recorded Jan. 28th 1835.
        Henry Perkins C. C. O.

        1828-1848 Book A Troup County Probate Court. LaGrange, GA 30240. Reel 215-09. Georgia Archiv es, Morrow, GA. Copy on file Sharon Dean Lee.
        p. 67
        Georgia Troup County.
        Know all men by these presents, that we Clement Forbes, Charles Forbes, and Benj. P Robinso n are held and firmly bound unto their Honors, the Justices of the Inferior Court Sitting a s a Court of Ordinary for said County, and their successors in office, in the just and full s um of one thousand dollars, for the payment of which sum the said Justices of their successor s, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and Administrators, in the whole and for the whol e Sum jointly, and ho. . . .ally (?) and firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, an d dated this 2nd day of March 1835.
        The Condition of the above obligation is such, That if the above bound Clement Forbes Admini strator of the goods, chattels and credits of Wesley Forbes late of this County, deceased, d o make a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of sai d, deceased, which have or shall come to the hands or possession, of any person or persons fo r him; and the same do made do exhibit unto the said court of ordinary, when he shall be ther e unto required; and such goods, chattels and credits do well and truly Administer accordin g to law, and do make a just and true account of his actings and doings there on, when he sha ll be there unto required by the superior Court or the Court of Ordinary for said County, an d all the rest of the goods, chattels and credits which shall be found remaining upon the acc ount of the said administration, the same being first allowed by the Court, shall deliver an d pay to such person or persons, respectfully, as are entitled to the same by law; and if i t shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by the said deceased, an d the same for proved before the Court, and the executors obtain a certificate of the probat e thereof and the said Clement Forbes in such case if required render and deliver up the sai d letters of administrations then this obligation to be void else remain in full force.
        Signed, Sealed, and Acknowledged in open Court.
        Henry Perkins C. C. O Clement Forbes {seal}
        Charles Forbes {seal}
        Benj P. Robinson {seal}
        Recorded March 4th 1835.
        Henry Perkins C. C. O.


        1839-1847 Book C Court of Ordinary Inventories & Appraisements, Returns, & Sales. Reel 155-33 . Georgia Archives, Morrow, GA. Copy on file Sharon Dean Lee.
        p. 167
        Clement Forbes admr
        To the Estate of Wesley Forbes decd ~
        Return for 1839
        To amt due 1st Jan 1839 as per my last return $218.00
        To Interest on Same to 1st Jan?y 1840 17.44
        $235.44
        Contra
        Py comb on $17.44 Int a 10pr ct [?] 1.74
        Py amt paid clk for this return 1.12
        2.86
        Py balance on Estate 1st Jan 1840 $232.58
        $235.44
        Georgia Personally appeared before Clement Forbes admr of Wesley
        Troup County Forbes decd and being duly sworn saith that the above is correct account to th e best of his knowledge & belief
        Sworn to & subscribed C. Forbes
        Before me 21st Oct 1840
        Wiley Wilson C. C. O.
        May Term 1840
        Examined & passed by the court
        Jas. M. Beall I. I. C. Chr
        Recorded 22nd May 1840
        W. Wilson cco


        p. 432
        Clement Forbes admr
        To the Estate of Wesley Forbes decd ~
        Return for 1840
        To amt due 1st Jan 1840 as per last return $232.58
        To Interest on Same to 1st Jan?y 1841 18.60
        $261.18
        Contra
        Py amt paid clk for this return 1.12
        Py comper [?] on $18.60 Interest made @ 10 pr ck 1.80
        2.93
        Py ballana due Estate 1st Jan 1841 $251.18
        Georgia Personally appeared before Clement Forbes admr of Wesley
        Troup County Forbes decd and being duly sworn saith that the above is correct account to th e best of his knowledge & belief
        Sworn to & subscribed C. Forbes
        Before me 21st Oct 1841
        Wiley Wilson C. C. O.
        November adjourned Term 1841
        Examined & pased [sic] by the court
        JasM. Beall I. I. C. Chr
        Recorded 10th Dec. 1841
        W. Wilson cco

        1837-1845 Book B Inferior Court Minutes Troup County, Georgia. Reel 170-18. Georgia Archives , Morrow, GA. Copy on file Sharon Dean Lee.
        p. 61
        Inferior Court of roup County Sitting
        1839~ Tuesday January 15th 1839 Court
        Met puntuant [?] to adjoinment. Present
        James M. Beall
        Collin Rogers
        Thos. I. Cook
        John Traylor (?)
        Justices

        John E Hodge
        vs. Rule absolute to
        Clement Forbes admr make title
        Of Wesley Forbes decd
        It appearing to the court that John E. Hodges petitioned this court at the july [sic]Ter m 1837 for an order directing Clement Forbes administrator of Wesley Forbes decd to execute t itles to a certain tract of land Specified in the bond a copy of which said bond is attache d to said petition. And an order NiSi having been taken at Said term calling on all persons c oncerned to file their objections at or before this term of this court or that titles would b e directed to be made agreeable to said bond-and no objection being filed or made thereunto a nd said order nisi, having been published in a public Gazett of this State according to law . Ordered by the Court that said Clement Forbes administrator of the said Wesley Forbes dec d do specute [?] and deliver to the said John E. Hodge good sufficient titles to the said tra ct of land number one hundred and seventy nine in the second district of Troup when surveye d byt now Talbot County as mentioned in the said bond agreeable to the enor and effect thereo f and according to the act in such cases made & provided in . . . [I do not have the second p age.]

        p. 65
        Inferior Court of Troup County sitting for The following annual returns were Examined & passe d viz:
        Clement Forbes admr of Wesley Forbes decd. Return for 1837 & 1838.

        1836-1839 Book B Troup County, Georgia, Ordinary Estate Records Wills. Reel 148-41. Also Ret urns, Sales, and Divisions of Estates.
        p. 231
        The Estate of Wesley Forbes decd in account with Clement Forbes administrator
        To cash paid clerk court of ordinary as per voucher No1 6.53
        To ? ? ? ? ? ? No 2 3.62
        To ? ? ? ? ? ? No 3 2.50
        To ? ?Mark Flournoy & Jeter ? No 4 6.50
        To ? ?Jos. Ratchford note ? ? No 5 231.00
        To ? H. Mash note ? ? ? No 6 14.06
        To ? Charles Forbes note ? ? No 7 36.93
        To ? M. R. McCoy on note ? No 8 2.10
        To ? G. M. Nelson note ? No 9 47.10
        To ? I. R. Harris ? ? ? No 10 6.81
        To ? P. H. Martins & Co Account ? No 11 28.93
        To ? P. H. Martins & Co on order ? No 12 4.06
        To ? P. H. Martins & Co on note ? No 13 13.42
        To ? Clement Forbes on note ? No 14 22.20
        To ? Tax Collector ? No 15 .79
        To ? Post Master ? No 16 .18
        To comp. on $26.77 money paid out as per this return 10.65
        To comp. on $129.75 from sale at 2 per ct 3.25
        To comp on $500 recd from C Forbes @ 2 per ct 12.50
        To amt paid clk No 17 1.12
        To comp. on #39.68 Int. @ 10 per cent 3.76
        $ 458.26
        Cr
        By amt recd from Charles Forbes not included in
        inventory on the 26 Febry 1835 $ 500.00
        By amt. of sale as cendored [?] and recorded $ 129.75
        By Int. on $175.45 from February 1835 to
        1st Jan 1838 @ 8 per cent 38.68
        $ 669.43
        Deduct amt paid out as above 458.26
        Amt due Estate 1st January 1838 ~ $ 211.17

        Georgia Personally appeared before me Clement
        Troup County Forbes admr of Wesley Forbes decd & being duly Sworn Saith that the foregoin g annual return is just and true to the best of his knowledge & belief
        Sworn to & Subscribed before me 26th April 1838.
        Wiley Wilson C. C. O. Clement Forbes

        p. 326
        Clement Forbes admr
        To the Estate of Wesley Forbes
        Return for 1838
        To amt due as per Last return $ 211.17
        To Int on the above amt up to 1st Jan 1839 16.89
        $ 228.06
        Contra Cr
        By comp. on $ b16.89 Int. @ 10 pr cent $1.68
        By clk, receipt 7.25
        By amt paid clk for this return 1.12 10.05

        Ballances [sic] due Estate 1st Jan 1839 218.00
        $228.06

        Georgia Personally appeared before me Clement
        Troup County Forbes admr of Wesley Forbes decd & being duly Sworn Saith that the foregoin g annual return is just and true to the best of his knowledge & belief
        Sworn to & Subscribed before me 15th January 1839.
        Wiley Wilson C. C. O. Clement Forbes

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