Rufus Francis Forbush

12 July 1788–7 September 1875 (Age 87)
Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Rufus Francis

When Rufus Francis Forbush was born on 12 July 1788, in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, David Forbush, was 34 and his mother, Deliverance Goodell, was 33. He married Susanna Polly Clark on 4 November 1811, in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 7 September 1875, in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Francis Forbush
Susanna Polly Clark
Marriage: 4 November 1811
Hiram Forbush
Jonathan C. Forbush
Polly Forbush
Elmedia Forbush
Rufus Francis Forbush Jr.
Susanna Forbush
Sanford Alonzo Forbush
Lurana Forbush
Loren E. Forbush
Lydia Forbush

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 November 1811Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    George Washington elected first president of United States.
    1789 · The United States Constitution
    Age 1
    Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.
    Age 24
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: altered form of Forbes , which was traditionally pronounced as two syllables. This surname is now rare in Britain.Altered form of German Vorbusch, a topographic name for someone living on the edge of a wood, from vor ‘in front of’ + North German Busch ‘wood, bush’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Life Story of Rufush Forbush

    (This material is taken from a compilation by my cousin Cissy Jordan which she presented at a family reunion.) According to the Federal Census Year 1860, Rufus was a stonecutter. In the 1860 Cen. Ru …

    Sources (41)

    • Russel Forbush in entry for Hiram Forbush, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Rufus Forbush, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Rufus Forbush, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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