Forbes Research – Direct Line


Forbes Research - Direct Line

I have managed to trace my direct FORBES line back to Jacob FORBES, who was born abt. 1726. Jacob is somewhat of a mystery but according to my research I feel comfortable in knowing that he is definitely a part of my lineage.

According to the writings of William H. Tuttle, quite a few of the FORBES came from the Mohawk Valley region of New York and were members of the Dutch Reform Church. The name was often spelled Forbish when they first came to Madison County. In records the name is spelled Vorbes, Farbus, Farbos, Varrbush, and Farbusch. They settled in what is now the Town of Lincoln. (Names & Sketches of the Pioneer Settlers of Madison County, New York)

Following the migration of my FORBES ancestors, you will see that my research starts in New York, moves to Wisconsin and eventually ends up in Texas. You know what they say, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as quick as I could!” :-)

If you’d like some info on the Forbes clan, crest, tartan or history just click here!


Below is a Genealogy Report from my Family Tree Maker with my direct-line Forbes research. Eventually, I will add links to the names to give you a little more detail on each person. For now, this will be a good starter page for my Forbes research.

Please be sure to check back often as I will try to create pages as often as possible! If you have any suggestions or feel you have any information to add, please feel free to contact me!


 Descendants of Jacob FORBES

 Generation No. 1

1.  JACOB1 FORBES was born Abt. 1726, and died 1820 in Manheim, Herkimer, New York, USA.

Child of JACOB FORBES is:

2.               i.    JOHN2 FORBES, b. 1750, Montgomery, New York, USA; d. 1788.

Generation No. 2

2.  JOHN2 FORBES (JACOB1) was born 1750 in Montgomery, New York, USA, and died 1788.  He married ANNA BARBARA HOUSE 1765 in Little Falls, New York, USA.  She was born 20 Jun 1751 in Montgomery, New York, USA, and died 23 Feb 1844 in Minden, Montgomery, New York, USA.

Child of JOHN FORBES and ANNA HOUSE is:

3.               i.    JACOB JOHN3 FORBES, b. 23 Jan 1766, Montgomery, New York, USA; d. 18 Dec 1851.

Generation No. 3

3.  JACOB JOHN3 FORBES (JOHN2, JACOB1) was born 23 Jan 1766 in Montgomery, New York, USA, and died 18 Dec 1851.  He married CATHERINE HOWE 25 Apr 1793.  She was born 25 Apr 1764, and died Aug 1850.

   Child of JACOB FORBES and CATHERINE HOWE is:

4.               i.    JOHN JACOB4 FORBES, b. 23 Jul 1797, Montgomery, New York, USA; d. 23 Sep 1844, Onondaga, New York, USA.

 Generation No. 4

4.  JOHN JACOB4 FORBES (JACOB JOHN3, JOHN2, JACOB1) was born 23 Jul 1797 in Montgomery, New York, USA, and died 23 Sep 1844 in Onondaga, New York, USA.  He married LYDIA SHERIDAN 1816 in Madison, New York, USA. 

Child of JOHN FORBES and LYDIA SHERIDAN is:

5.               i.    GEORGE WASHINGTON5 FORBES, b. 13 Apr 1818, Onondaga, New York, USA; d. 15 Apr 1903, Omro, Winnebago, Wisconsin, USA.

Generation No. 5

5.  GEORGE WASHINGTON5 FORBES (JOHN JACOB4, JACOB JOHN3, JOHN2, JACOB1) was born 13 Apr 1818 in Onondaga, New York, USA, and died 15 Apr 1903 in Omro, Winnebago, Wisconsin, USA.  He married RACHEL ANN SEEBER 1845 in New York, USA.  She was born 29 Sep 1825 in Wampsville, Madison, New York, USA, and died 24 Aug 1908 in Washburn, Clark, Wisconsin, USA.

Child of GEORGE FORBES and RACHEL SEEBER is:

6.               i.    ARCHIBALD EDLEBERT6 FORBES, b. 09 Jul 1852, Cascade, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA; d. 01 Nov 1922, Jefferson, Marion, Texas, USA.

Generation No. 6

6.  ARCHIBALD EDLEBERT6 FORBES (GEORGE WASHINGTON5, JOHN JACOB4, JACOB JOHN3, JOHN2, JACOB1) was born 09 Jul 1852 in Cascade, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, and died 01 Nov 1922 in Jefferson, Marion, Texas, USA.  He married ADELAIDE ELIZA BEAL 27 Mar 1893 in Vernon, Wisconsin, USA.  She was born 18 Feb 1862 in Vernon, Wisconsin, USA, and died 14 Feb 1940 in Jefferson, Marion, Texas, USA.

Child of ARCHIBALD FORBES and ADELAIDE BEAL is:

i.    GEORGE CHARLES7 FORBES, b. 30 Nov 1896, Omro, Winnebago, Wisconsin, USA; d. 31 Oct 1976, Douglasville, Cass, Texas, USA.

Generation No. 7

7.  GEORGRE CHARLES7 FORBES (ARCHIBALD EDELBERT6, GEORGE WASHINGTON5, JOHN JACOB4, JACOB JOHN3, JOHN2, JACOB1) was born, 30 Nov 1896 in Omro, Winnebago, Wisconsin, USA; and died 31 Oct 1976 in Douglasville, Cass, Texas, USA. He married WINNIE IDA STEVENSON 31 Jan 1922 in Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, USA.  She was born 15 Apr 1903 in Texas, USA; and died 02 Feb 1940 in Jefferson, Marion, Texas, USA

Child of GEORGE FORBES and WINNIE STEVENSON is:

i.    PATRICIA ANN8FORBES, b. 21 Feb 1934, Woodlawn, Harrison, Texas, USA; d. 17 Oct 2012, Kaufman, Kaufman, Texas, USA; m. DAVID ISAAC SPANGLER; b. 12 Nov 1928, Clarksville, Red River, Texas, USA; d. 13 Apr 2000, Paris, Lamar, Texas, USA.

 Generation No. 8

8.  PATRICIA ANN8 FORBES (GEORGE CHARLES7, ARCHIBALD EDLEBERT6, GEORGE WASHINGTON5, JOHN JACOB4, JACOB JOHN3, JOHN2, JACOB1) was born 21 Feb 1934 in Woodlawn, Harrison, Texas, USA, and died 17 Oct 2012 in Kaufman, Kaufman, Texas, USA.  She married DAVID ISAAC SPANGLER 12 Jun 1953 in Clarksville City, Red River, Texas, USA.  He was born 12 Nov 1928 in Clarksville City, Red River, Texas, USA, and died 13 Apr 2000 in Paris, Lamar, Texas, USA.

Child of PATRICIA FORBES and DAVID SPANGLER is:

i.    KENNETH WAYNE9 SPANGLER. (This would be ME!)