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Elora Samantha “Sis” Guffey Forrester

  • Birth 8 Jun 1883 Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 6 Oct 1963 Marion, McDowell County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Aquone, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 81512651

Name sometimes spelled Elara or Alara, she was the daughter of Thomas G. Guffey and Margaret 'Peggy' L. Mann.
There is a descrepancy on death certificate, birth location is given as Swain County NC.
She married James Martin Forrester October 27 1897, Macon County NC.
The 1900 census, living in Wheeler Twp, Van Buren County, Arkansas, indicates her birth as June 1879, however on the June 1880 U.S. census the family is living in Franklin and there is a daughter "E" age 1 month who is likely her sister Roxianna Elizabeth.
The 1910 census, Forrester farmer family living in Nantahala, Swain County,gives birth year abt 1883. Indicates she had 6 children, 4 living, Bertha Virginia Ann, Mary E., Florence and (James) Buell, all born in Arkansas.
On 1920 census, they are living in Forneys Creek Twp, Swain County, NC, with son James and daughter Lena C, next to married daughter Bertha Dills and Mary Buchanan families.

In 1930 she & husband and daughter "Lenna C" are residing in Cartoogechaye Twp, Macon County with married daughter Mary Buchanan family.
At the time of her death, she was widowed and living in Turkey Cove Twp.



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  • Created by: genieresearcher
  • Added: 4 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81512651
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elora Samantha “Sis” Guffey Forrester (8 Jun 1883–6 Oct 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81512651, citing Briartown Baptist Church Cemetery, Aquone, Macon County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by genieresearcher (contributor 47587598) .