Thomas Forsyth

20 September 1813–25 March 1898 (Age 84)
Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Forsyth was born on 20 September 1813, in Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Forsyth, was 31 and his mother, Isabel Jackson, was 33. He married Isabella Donald on 1 April 1839, in Lanark, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 25 March 1898, in Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Toquerville Cemetery, Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Forsyth
Mary Browett
Marriage: 20 August 1853
George Joseph Forsyth
Mary Forsyth
Christina Forsyth
William Browett Holmes Forsyth
Helenora Forsyth
Agnes Browett Forsyth
Benjamin Henry Forsyth

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    20 August 1853Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge
    Age 4
    Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 23
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Forsythe .History: The statesman John Forsyth (1780–1841) was born at Fredericksburg, VA, a descendant of James Forsyth, who came to VA from Scotland in 1680. John was in public service for 30 years as representative, US senator, governor of Georgia, minister to Spain, and secretary of state.

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

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    Pioneer Life of Thomas Robert Forsyth

    I found this story on a disk in the records of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It was in the hand writing of Thomas Robert Forsyth on 25 pages. It was black, scratched and very hard …

    Sources (71)

    • Thomas Robert Forsyth in entry for Benjamin Henry Forsyth, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Thomas Fowsith, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Thos in entry for S D Foresythe, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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