Thomas Robert Forsyth

10 September 1840–14 March 1928 (Age 87)
Plympton, Kent, Upper Canada, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Thomas Robert

When Thomas Robert Forsyth was born on 10 September 1840, in Plympton, Kent, Upper Canada, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Forsyth, was 26 and his mother, Isabella Donald, was 21. He married Fredonia Melissa Goheen on 15 April 1863, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 14 March 1928, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Robert Forsyth
Fredonia Melissa Goheen
Marriage: 15 April 1863
Thomas Robert Forsyth
George Michael Forsyth
John Winford Forsyth
Charles Donald Forsyth
William Rowe Forsyth
Edward Alphonsa Forsyth
James Arzo Forsyth
Isabella Dorinda Forsyth
Mary Agnes Forsyth
Eliza Otilla Forsyth
Fredonia Melissa Forsyth
Neil Forsyth

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 April 1863St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 21
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Journal of Annie Eliza Forsyth McMurtrey

    History written by Annie Eliza Forsyth McMurtrey, found in a journal she started in 1977 and wrote in for a few months. (I’ve added paragraphs, spelled out places and some words, and added punctuatio …

    Sources (56)

    • Thomas R Forsyth, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Thos R Forsyth in entry for Thos R Forsyth and Louie Margaret Heileson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • 1935 T.R. Forsyth in entry for Niel Forsyth, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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