Jane Forbes

1837–1900 (Age 63)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Forbes was born about 1837, in Ohio, United States, her father, Ephraim Maxwell Forbes, was 27 and her mother, Margaret Hall, was 22. She married Chancy William Fuller on 30 December 1868, in Branch, Michigan, United States. She lived in Hilliar, Knox, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Kinderhook, Branch, Michigan, United States in 1860. She died before 1900, at the age of 62.

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Chancy William Fuller
Jane Forbes
Marriage: 30 December 1868

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    Chancy William Fuller



30 December 1868
Branch, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 0

Michigan is the 26th state.

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 17

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place near Aberdeen, so named from Gaelic forba ‘field’, ‘district’ + the locative suffix -ais. The place name 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.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Firbhisigh ‘son of Fearbhisigh ’, a personal name composed of Celtic elements meaning ‘man’ + ‘prosperity’. A family of this name in Connacht was famous for its traditional historians, compilers of the Book of Lecan.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Forbus in household of E Forbus, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jane Forbes in household of Ephraim Forbes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane Forbes, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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