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Caleb Forbes
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Birth: May 19, 1783
Camden County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1864
Hopewell
Marshall County
Illinois, USA

Caleb was the son of William & Thamer (Gregory) Forbes. Caleb had 5 named siblings, Lydia (Evans), Noey, Courtney, Tammer & William.

On 18 Jan 1808 in NC Caleb married Mary Curling daughter of Josiah & Mary (Duke) Curling.

The couple had 5 children.
1. William 1809-1842, married Hannah Buckingham - 6 children
2. Courtney 1811-1886, married Josiah Martin)- 7 children
3. Frances 1817-1845, married Jordan Sawyer - 1 child
4. Peter 1819-1860, married Sarah Buckingham - 9 children
5. Caleb 1825-bef 1832

The Forbes family had lived in NE North Carolina since 1701 and Accomack County Virginia since 1678. Today, Forbes still live in Camden & Currituck Counties.

In 1830 when the government opened up new land Caleb Forbes & Jesse Sawyer came to Illinois on horseback searching for a place to move. The North Carolina land was barely above sea level and subject to flooding in the hurricane season. They found rich high land in Marshall County that would never flood. The two men went back to NC and prepared to move.

On 2 Sep 1831 after a 5 month 1100 mile wagon trip the Forbes, Sawyers, and a few other NC folks arrived in Hopewell twp. All of Caleb's & Jesse's children came to Marshall County.

The move was a good one for the family. They set up a saw mill on the Big Sandy, bought much government land and prospered.

Caleb lived a long life for the time, he was 81 when he died.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Forbes (1750 - 1802)
  Thamer Gregory Forbes (1760 - 1793)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Curling Forbes (1782 - 1865)*
 
 Children:
  William Forbes (1809 - 1842)*
  Courtney Forbes Martin (1811 - 1886)*
  Frances Forbes Sawyer (1817 - 1845)*
  Peter Forbes (1819 - 1860)*
  Caleb Gregory Forbes (1825 - 1831)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
CALEB FORBES
DIED
Sep. 21, 1864
AGED
81 yrs. 4 mos. 2 d? (dys. or ds.)

Remember thy Creator in the day's
of thy youth.
 
Burial:
Forbes Cemetery
Henry
Marshall County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: The Ancestor Hunter
Record added: Jul 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15093482
Caleb Forbes
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Caleb Forbes
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Caleb Forbes
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R.I.P.
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 20, 2007
From your 3d Great Grand Son
- The Ancestor Hunter
 Added: Jul. 30, 2006
 
 
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