Andrew Jackson Forbes

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

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

Andrew Jackson Forbes
1826–1862
Betsey Fuller
1827–1881
Marriage: 20 February 1848
Melvelle J. Fobes
1848–1907
Sarah Emily Forbes
1851–1921
Clara Augusta Forbes
1854–1895
Angeline Allen Forbes
1861–1908

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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.

Possible Related Names

Fawbush
Forbus
Forbush
Fobbs
Furbush
Forbis
Fobes
Forbess

Sources (32)

  • 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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