John Forshee

3 May 1813–
Madison, Madison, Madison, New York, United States

The Life of John

When John Forshee was born on 3 May 1813, his father, Daniel Foshay, was 32 and his mother, Rebecca Thew, was 29. He had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Sarah Knight. He lived in Cortlandt, Westchester, New York, United States in 1850.

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John Forshee
Sarah Knight
William H Forshee
John H Forshee
Edwin Knight Forshee Sr.
Charles C Forshee
Sallie A Forshee

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 14

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 33

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Fortier .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Forshay, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John H Forshee in entry for Charles C Forshee and Lulu Kate Grinstead, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Forshee in entry for Edwin Knight Forshee, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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