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
Margaret Forrest
Marriage: 24 July 1859
Otta May Morse
Cora B. Morse
Forrest Alonzo Morse

Spouse and Children

24 July 1859
Defiance, Ohio, United States


    Otta May Morse


    Forrest Alonzo Morse


    Cora B. Morse


Parents and Siblings

    Jonathan Forrest


    Catherine Boyd





    Flora Emily Forrest


    Mary Ann Forrest



    Sarah J Forrest


+2 More Children

World Events (7)


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.

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.

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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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