Ephriam Forbush

18 October 1756–17 February 1828 (Age 71)
Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Ephriam

When Ephriam Forbush was born on 18 October 1756, in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, David Forbush Sr., was 38 and his mother, Ruth Wood, was 39. He married Mary Heywood Buttrick on 25 March 1784, in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 17 February 1828, in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Ephriam Forbush
Mary Heywood Buttrick
Marriage: 25 March 1784
Lucy Forbush
Polly Forbush
Sally Forbush
Miriam Forbush
Abel Forbush
Samuel Forbush

Spouse and Children

25 March 1784
Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 20

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 20

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 38

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: altered form of the Scottish name Forbes , which was traditionally pronounced as two syllables.2 Respelling of German Vorbusch, a topographic name for someone living on the edge of a wood, from vor ‘in front of’ + North German Busch ‘wood’, ‘bush’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ephraim Furbush in entry for Mary Furbush, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Enoch Farbuck in entry for Polly Farbuck Morgan, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Ephraim Forbush, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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