Margaret Forrest

1840–28 March 1893 (Age 53)
Newcastle Township, Coshocton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Forrest was born in 1840, in Newcastle Township, Coshocton, Ohio, United States, her father, Jonathan Forrest, was 35 and her mother, Catherine Boyd, was 27. She married Samuel Zalotes Morse on 24 July 1859, in Defiance, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Defiance, Defiance, Ohio, United States in 1880. She died on 28 March 1893, in Defiance, Ohio, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Zalotes Morse
1834–1863
Margaret Forrest
1840–1893
Marriage: 24 July 1859
Otta May Morse
1860–1934
Cora B. Morse
1868–
Forrest Alonzo Morse
1862–1930

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 July 1859
Defiance, Ohio, United States
children

(3)

    Otta May Morse

    Female1860–1934Female

    Forrest Alonzo Morse

    Male1862–1930Male

    Cora B. Morse

    Female1868–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Jonathan Forrest

    Male1805–1877Male

    Catherine Boyd

    Female1813–1886Female

siblings

(7)

    Female1833–1901Female

    Flora Emily Forrest

    Female1834–1898Female

    Mary Ann Forrest

    Female1838–1914Female

    Female1840–1893Female

    Sarah J Forrest

    Female1842–Female

+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 20

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1863

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a royal forest, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper or worker in one. Middle English forest was not, as today, a near-synonym of wood, but referred specifically to a large area of woodland reserved by law for the purposes of hunting by the king and his nobles. The same applied to the European cognates, both Germanic and Romance. The English word is from Old French forest, Late Latin forestis (silva). This is generally taken to be a derivative of foris ‘outside’; the reference was probably to woods lying outside a habitation. On the other hand, Middle High German for(e)st has been held to be a derivative of Old High German foraha ‘fir’ ( see Forster ), with the addition of a collective suffix.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Carr in household of Marion Carr, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margaret Morse in household of Jonathan Forest, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret Morse in household of Saml Z Morse, "United States Census, 1860"

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