John Christian Forbes was born on 25 October 1759, in Brunswick, Germany. He married Deborah Williams on 3 July 1783, in Delaware, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1806 and Rome, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 19 April 1853, in Sheshequin, Sheshequin Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Sheshequin, Sheshequin Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.
Scottish: habitational name from Forbes in Tullynessle, Aberdeenshire, so named from Gaelic forba ‘field, district’ + the locative suffix -ais. The placename 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.
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Firbhisigh ‘son of Fearbhisigh’, a personal name composed of elements meaning ‘man’ + ‘prosperity’.
History: A family of this name (see 2 above) in Connacht was famous for its traditional historians, compilers of the Book of Lecan.
John Christian Forbes was born Oct. 25, 1759 at Brunswick, Germany, where his father was a large stock raiser. When he was 16 years old, he was sent by his father to deliver to the coast a drove of ca …