William Thomas Forehand

Brief Life History of William Thomas

When William Thomas Forehand was born in August 1838, in Chowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, Joel M. Forehand, was 30 and his mother, Mary J White, was 30. He married Elizabeth Twine on 8 August 1862, in Chowan, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Edenton, Chowan, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and Township 2 Middle, Chowan, North Carolina, United States in 1880. He died in 1905, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 67.

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William Thomas Forehand
Elizabeth Twine
Marriage: 8 August 1862
Mary Forehand
Alfred Lafayette Forehand
Elisha Joel Forehand
Ouinton Forehand
William Thomas Forehand
Peter Malachi Forehand

Sources (17)

  • Wm Forehand in household of Joel Forehand, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William T Forehand, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Tom Billy Forehand in entry for Elisha Joel Forehand, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

World Events (8)


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1853 · First State Fair

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Name Meaning

Irish: probably a variant of Forhan .

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

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