Luke Forbush

9 May 1775–15 April 1865 (Age 89)
Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Luke

When Luke Forbush was born on 9 May 1775, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Aaron Forbush III, was 21 and his mother, Catherine Rice, was 25. He married Sara Ostrander about 1800. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 15 April 1865, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Luke Forbush
Sara Ostrander
Marriage: about 1800
Ansel K Forbes
Moses D Forbes

Spouse and Children

about 1800
Bureau Co, Indiana Territory, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Hulda Forbush


    Aaron Forbush


    Perez Forbush



+2 More Children

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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  • Luke Forbush, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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