Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Forbes

Male 1757 - 1805  (47 years)


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  • Name John Forbes 
    Born 19 Mar 1757  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Feb 1805  Benedict, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried The Plains, Golden Beach, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001524  Tree1
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2019 

    Father James Forbes,   b. Abt 1720, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1781, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Jane Smith,   b. Abt 1726, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1758, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married 1756  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00892  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Marshall,   b. 18 Jan 1765, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1818, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1782  Wm & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James John Forbes,   b. 11 Mar 1783, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thomas Forbes,   b. 29 May 1785, Benedict, Charles County, Maryland. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1807, Swanson's Creek, Benedict, Charles Co., MD. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     3. John Forbes,   b. Jan 1787, Benedict, Charles County, Maryland. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1818, Benedict, Charles County, Maryland. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     4. Rebecca Anne Maria Forbes,   b. Jul 1789, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth Jane Forbes,   b. 2 Jul 1792, Benedict, Charles County, Maryland. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1814, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     6. George Forbes,   b. 4 Apr 1794, Benedict, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1877, Barnum Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. Elizabeth P. Forbes,   b. 3 Apr 1797, Benedict, Charles County, Maryland. Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Maria Forbes,   b. 19 Sep 1803, Benedict, Charles County, Maryland. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1805, Benedict, Charles County, Maryland. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F00876  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 241.
      John Forbes of Benedict, Will, December 25, 1804; February 12, 1805
      I, John Forbes of {the town} Benedict of CC, being sick of body, but of sound and perfect memory and understanding;
      To wife Elizabeth Forbes, all my estate real, personal and mixed, all debts due and owing to me whether on open account or in bonds, notes mortages, leases or any other lawful obligatory writing.
      To son John Forbes, my broach and sleeve buttons.
      To son George Forbes, my gold watch.
      As my worldly transactions are both intricate and numerous, I recommend that my son John Forbes be employed to aid and assist in the settlement of my affairs
      Executrix: wife Elizabeth Forbes
      Signed: December 25, 1804 signature
      Wit: Edward Meed, Henderson S. Boteler, James Turner
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-7, 1777-1782; Page 644.
      James Forbes Will.
      I, James Forbes of CC, am of sound and disposing mind.
      To my son John Forbes - all my real estate.
      To Charlotte Graham & Mary Graham, younger daughters of Charles Graham & Asenith, his wife of lower Marlboro in Calvert County - to each, 30 sterling.
      To Margaret Vymier - 100 in gold or silver, in consideration of her faithful services, and I recommend to my afd son to keep Margaret employed in the family as long as she may incline so to act.
      To my afd son John Forbes - the rest of my estate, both real and personal.
      Executor; my son John.
      Signed Mar 23, 1780 - James Forbes.
      wit - Geo. Plater, Alexr Foster, George C. Somervill.
      Probated on Jul 18, 1781 by John Forbes, executor, and by witness George Clark Somervill.
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      Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia By Helen West Ridgely, National Society of the Colonial Dames of America;

      Under this tomb is deposited the body of John Forbes, who was born
      on the 19th of March 1757. He departed this life on the 31st. of December 1804 in the 46th year of his age. He was a good man
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      JOWLES, REBECCA, St. Mary's Co. 21 Dec, 1759
      To my mother, Dryden Forbes, estate, and at her decease, to
      Henry Greenfield Sothoron, one slave and etc.
      To Zachariah Sothoron, some slaves.
      To niece Clarrissa, one slave.
      To Mary Sothoron, one slave.
      To nephew John Forbes, one slave.
      To Charlis (?) Somerset Forbes, one slave.
      To bro. James Forbes, rest of my estate, personall.
      To Mary McWilliams and Susannah Tuman Greenfield, my clothing
      to be equally divided.
      Ex: Bro. James Forbes.
      Wits K. T. Greenfield, John Blaney.
      Probated by Kenelm Truman Greenfield, John Blany, two of the
      subscribing evidences. 31. 201
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 55. Walter Smith, Will, July 20, 1801; August 19, 1802
      I, Walter Smith of CC, being sick in body, but of perfect sound mind, memory and understanding;
      Item: negro Jenny and her 3 sons, Alexander, Stanislaus and Gustavus, manumitted and set free.
      To John Forbes, my house and lot in the town of Benedict sold and the monies applied to the payment of my debts.
      Executor: friend John Forbes
      Signed: July 20, 1801 Walter Smith
      Wit: Henderson Smith Boteler, Walter D. Gibbons, Walter Mackall
      ===

      CHANCERY COURT
      1814/02/11
      5565: John Forbes, Thomas Forbes, Marshall Forbes, and Thomas Contee Worthington vs. Michael Lovejoy, Arthur Campbell, George Biscoe, and George W. Biscoe. PG. Defraud of creditors of Michael Lovejoy - Sasscers Green. Recorded (Chancery Record) 125, p. 299.
      Accession No.: 17,898-5565-1/3 MSA S512-7- 5680 Location: 1/37/2/
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      CHANCERY COURT
      1812/04/28
      3660: Thomas Marshall and John Forbes vs. Henderson S. Boteler and Susan G. Boteler. SM. Mortgage foreclosure on Trent Neck, slaves Judson, Bett, and Lett. Recorded (Chancery Record) 89, p. 102.
      Accession No.: 17,898-3660 MSA S512-4- 3776 Location: 1/36/3/
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      CHANCERY COURT
      1812/04/28
      3398: Thomas Marshall and John Forbes vs. Eversfield Bowie and Thomas Contee Bowie. PG. Petition to sell land.
      Accession No.: 17,898-3398 MSA S512-4- 3505 Location: 1/36/3/
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller
      Charles County, Maryland Land Records, IB 5.292
      At the request of John T Hawkins the following Deed was recorded this 14th day of December Anno Domini 1802

      State of Maryland Charles County Sst This Indenture made this Twenty third day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and two Between John Forbes of the County and State afsd of the one part and John Truman Hawkins of St Marys County of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Four hundred and fifty pounds Current money, all that Lott or parcel of Land lying in Charles County being pt of two Lotts viz; of Lott Number eighteen in Benedict Leonard Town and of a Lott called the Warehouse Lott [formerly conveyed by Charles Somerset Smith to George Maxwell the 14th day of Jun Anno Domini 1764] and adjoining the west side of said Lott No18. /s/ John Forbes: Wit: Alexr McPherson, Henry A Smith;
      deed acknowledged by Elizabeth Forbes wife to the sd John Forbes.
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1801-1803; Liber IB-5 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 108.
      At the request of Elijah Canter the following Deed was recorded March 2, 1802
      Indenture made February 10, 1802; Richard Canter and Zachariah Canter of CC in consideration of 200 pounds 16 shillings current money paid by Elijah Canter have sold part of "Calvertons Manor", "Lot Number 21", "Lot No. 22" and "Lot No. 27" containing 273 acres 3 rods 34 perches and binding on "Lot No. 15" John Forbes, "Lot No. 14", "Lot No. 23" Walter Burch, "Lot No. 28", "Lot No. 29", "Lot No. 30", "Lot No. 31" Joseph Lyon and "Lot No. 39". Signed Richard Canter and Zachariah Canter in the presence of and acknowledged before Alexander McPherson, Ignatius Middleton
      February 10, 1802; Mary Canter wife of Zachariah Canter
      ===
      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1801-1803; Liber IB-5 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 161.
      At the request of John Forbes the following Deed was recorded May 21, 1802
      Indenture made January 27, 1802; Rebecca Laveille, Charles Clagett Dawkins and Alexander Dawkins all of Calvert County, Maryland in consideration of 37 pounds 10 shillings current money paid by John Forbes has sold 1/3 undivided third part of a house and lot in Benedict Town on Patuxent River the same being the right and estate of the aforesaid Rebecca Laveille, Charles Clagett Dawkins and Alexander Dawkins jointly vested in them in fee by descent from William Pitney who died Intestate in 1799. Signed Rebecca Laveille, Charles Clagett Dawkins and Alexander Dawkins in the presence of and acknowledged before John Fitzhugh (JP) Calvert County, Maryland and certified by J. Morsell, Clk of Calvert County, Maryland
      January 27, 1802; Elizabeth Dawkins wife of Charles Clagett Dawkins relinquished her right of dower

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