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John Forbes
Birth: Sep. 5, 1707
Dunfermline, Scotland
Death: Mar. 11, 1759
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

British Army Officer. Born in Fifeshire, Scotland, in 1710 or 1719, Forbes served as a Brigadier General or Commander in His Majesty's forces during the French and Indian Wars. He commanded the 1757 expedition against Fort Duquesne. Along the way to the fort he built "Forbes Road" a wagon road that cut across the Alleghenies and was later a chief highway of Western immigration. In 1758 the French surrendered to Forbes and the settlement of Fort Duquesne was later changed to Fort Pitt, which is now Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (bio by: K) 
 
Burial:
Christ Episcopal Church and Churchyard
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Inside the Church.
 
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Record added: Jun 19, 2003
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- Ruby
 Added: Jul. 9, 2014
Rest in Peace Sir.
- Darwin Concon
 Added: Jun. 2, 2013
I light a candle for John Forbes ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
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