William B. Forrest

William B. Forrest

Birth
Randolph County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1837 (aged 35–36)
Tippah County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Benton County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 130456207 · View Source
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Blacksmith for the John Emasy Beck Plantation in Bedford County, Tennessee. Married Miriam Beck at Chapel Hill in 1820.

On land that was originally a Revolutionary War land grant. William and Mariam Beck Forrest purchased a two story log cabin and 180 acres one half mile east. The Forrest family moved to Mississippi in 1833. In 1861 their oldest son, Nathan Bedford, joined the army of Confederate States of America.
In four year's of war, this middle-aged man rose from the rank of private to lieutenant general and re-wrote the book on warfare. General Nathan Bedford Forrest's tactics and campaigns are studied throughout the world today.



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  • Created by: Vicki Hittson
  • Added: 27 May 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 130456207
  • Dwayne Sessom
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William B. Forrest (6 Jul 1801–1837), Find A Grave Memorial no. 130456207, citing Beck Cemetery, Benton County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Vicki Hittson (contributor 47380664) .