Mary Russell Forbush

25 June 1811–1864 (Age 52)
Sharon, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Mary Russell

When Mary Russell Forbush was born on 25 June 1811, in Sharon, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, her father, David Forbush III, was 32 and her mother, Susannah Proctor, was 31. She married Richard Harrison Hayes on 26 November 1835, in Peterborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Saco, York, Maine, United States in 1850 and Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States in 1860. She died in 1864, in New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Richard Harrison Hayes
Mary Russell Forbush
Marriage: 26 November 1835
George Forbush Hayes
Richard Harrison Hayes
David Wentworth Hayes
Mary Ellen Hayes

Spouse and Children

26 November 1835
Peterborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 9

Maine is the 23rd state.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 19

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.

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)

  • Mary Hayes in household of Richard R Hayes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Hayes in household of Richard Hayes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary R. in entry for David W. Hayes and Eliza J. Rand, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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