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Gen Abner Forbes

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Gen Abner Forbes

  • Birth 29 Feb 1772 Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 28 Dec 1828 Windsor, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
  • Burial Windsor, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
  • Memorial ID 21662180

The son of Absalom and Martha (Hall) Forbes, Abner married 24 Sep 1797 in Windsor to Elizabeth West. They had two children: Charles Forbes (married Persis Hatch Cheney of Newport, NH) and Elizabeth West Forbes. His first wife died and Abner married secondly to Sarah Spooner. Abner and Sarah had 13 children. Abner was in the mercantile business. He was a colonel in the militia 1800-1805, general 1805-1810, President of the Bank of Windsor, Judge Windsor County Court 9 yrs, Chief Judge 1823-25, State Legislature 1826-27, member of the governors council in 1828, he also served as states' prison commissioner, trustee of Middlebury College, the Newton Theological Institution, and Columbian University in Washington DC. He was also treasurer of the Vermont Bible Society and a deacon in the Baptist Church. He is a Mayflower descendant through his grandmother Phoebe Leach. SOURCES: FOBES family history by Lawrence G. Fobes 1991, and Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont Vol. II, by Lewis Publishing 1903.


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  • Created by: Mike Milner
  • Added: 19 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21662180
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Abner Forbes (29 Feb 1772–28 Dec 1828), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21662180, citing Old South Church Cemetery, Windsor, Windsor County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Mike Milner (contributor 46885289) .