Andrew Jackson Forbes

16 November 1826–14 December 1862 (Age 36)
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Andrew Jackson

When Andrew Jackson Forbes was born on 16 November 1826, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joshua Fobes, was 37 and his mother, Chloe Keith, was 34. He married Betsey Fuller on 20 February 1848, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 14 December 1862, at the age of 36, and was buried in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Andrew Jackson Forbes
Betsey Fuller
Marriage: 20 February 1848
Melvelle J. Fobes
Sarah Emily Fobes
Clara Augusta Forbes
Angeline Allen Forbes

Spouse and Children

20 February 1848
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


    Melvelle J. Fobes


    Sarah Emily Fobes


    Clara Augusta Forbes


    Angeline Allen Forbes


Parents and Siblings


    Chloe Keith




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World Events (4)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 4

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 10

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place near Aberdeen, so named from Gaelic forba ‘field’, ‘district’ + the locative suffix -ais. The place name is pronounced in two syllables, with the stress on the second, and the surname until recently reflected this. Today, however, it is generally a monosyllable.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Firbhisigh ‘son of Fearbhisigh ’, a personal name composed of Celtic elements meaning ‘man’ + ‘prosperity’. A family of this name in Connacht was famous for its traditional historians, compilers of the Book of Lecan.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Andrew J Fobes, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Andrew J Fobes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Andrew J Fobes, "United States Census, 1860"

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