Saturday, August 4, 2012

Surname Saturday - Ancestor #23 - Sarah Parker


 One of my goals for 2012 is to use the Surname Saturday blogging prompt as a ay to assure that I spend some time researching each of my family lines and that I have appropriate source citations for the genealogical facts related to my ancestors. I’ve decided to use my ahnentafel report and work back through the generations starting with my grandparents, writing a summary of each ancestor. If you discovered this post through a search engine and find one of your ancestors listed here, please leave a comment to let me know.

My paternal 2nd great-grandmother Sarah Parker was born 27 January 1816[1] in Tennessee[2]. Her parents are believed to be Rev. Benjamin and Elizabeth Parker.

On 15 September 1830, she married James Forshee,[3] probably in Monroe County, Tennessee. The couple had seven known children:

George J. Forshee (Abt 1830[4]-1903[5])
Richard Forshee (1834-1905)[6]
John H. Forshee (Abt 1836[7]-1864)[8]
Benjamin Thomas Forshee (1838-1865)[9]
Margaret Forshee (1840-1917)[10]
Joseph F. Forshee (Abt 1842[11]-1863[12])
Sarah Belle Forshee (1856-1923)[13] – my great-grandmother

Little is known about Sarah’s life. Three of her seven children died as young adults during the Civil War; she applied for and received a mother’s pension based son John’s service.

In the 1880 census, she was living in Carter County, Missouri, with her daughter Sarah Belle (Forshee) Martindale.[14]

Sarah died 26 Mar 1896 and is buried at Hopewell Cemetery in Washington County, Missouri.[15]

I would like to learn more about Sarah. The tintype shown below was in my grandmother's scrapbook; I think it may be an image of Sarah Parker Forshee. Because Sarah is buried in Washington County, Missouri, she may have been living with one of her children who remained in that area (George, Richard, and Margaret). I need to do descendancy research to see if I can find some living cousins who may have more information!

Digital image. Believe to be Sarah Parker Forshee.
Spurlock, Mamie Olive (Martindale), Scrapbook, ca 1950-1970;
privately held by Cheryl Anne (Chaney) Beaver,
[ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,]
Lone Grove, Oklahoma. 2010. Photocopy in possession of Denise Spurlock.





[1] Find A Grave, online database (www.findagrave.com : accessed 4 Aug 2012), Sarah Belle Parker Forshee, Memorial# 5269008, created by Larry G. Flesher, 12 March 2001 (includes photograph of grave marker).
[2] 1850 U.S. census, Monroe County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 11, p. 3B, dwelling 39, family 39, household of James Foshee; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 Nov 2009); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432, roll M432_891.
[3] Sarah Forshee, certificate #231457, Declaration for Mother's Army Pension, filed 26 Jul 1880; Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War and Later Navy Veterans, ('Navy Widows' Certificates'), 1861-1910; Record Group M1279; National Archives, Washington.
[4] 1870 U.S. census, Washington County, Missouri, population schedule, Concord, p. 25 (penned), 67 (stamped), dwelling 167, family 169, George Forchee; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 Jul 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M593, roll 825.
[5] Find A Grave, online database (www.findagrave.com : accessed 28 Jul 2012), George Forshee, Memorial #5268986, created by Larry G. Flesher, 12 March 2001 (includes gravestone photograph).
[6] Find A Grave, online database (www.findagrave.com : accessed 28 Jul 2012), Richard Stephen Forshee, Memorial #12418359, created by Kaaren Crail Vining, 20 November 2005.
[7] 1850 U.S. census, pop. sch., District 11, Monroe, Tennessee, p. 3B, dwell. 39, fam. 39, household of James Foshee.
[8] Compiled service record, John H. Forshee, private, 31st Missouri Infantry; Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War, compiled 1890 - 1912, documenting the period 1861 - 1866, Civil War; 94; digital images, "Civil War Soldiers - Union - MO," Footnote (www.footnote.com : accessed 27 Jan 2011).
[9] Find A Grave, online database (www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 Mar 2010), Benjamin Thomas Forshee, Memorial #5268979, created by Larry G. Flesher, 12 March 2001 (includes gravestone photograph).
[10] Find A Grave, online database (www.findagrave.com : accessed 28 Jul 2012), Margaret Ellen Forshee Robinson, Memorial #39384670, created by Ruth Carver, 12 July 2009 (includes gravestone photograph).
[11] 1850 U.S. census, pop. sch., District 11, Monroe, Tennessee, p. 3B, dwell. 39, fam. 39, household of James Foshee.
[12] Compiled service record, Joseph F. Forshee, private, 31st Missouri Infantry; Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War, compiled 1890 - 1912, documenting the period 1861 - 1866, Civil War; 94; digital images, "Civil War Soldiers - Union - MO," Footnote (www.footnote.com : accessed 27 Jan 2011).
[13] Texas State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, death certificate 4483 (1923), Sarah Belle Martindale; digital image, Fold3.com, Texas Death Certificates (http://www.fold3.com/documents/19419207/texas_death_certificates/ : accessed 2 May 2011).
[14] 1880 U.S. census, Carter, Missouri, population schedule, Jackson, enumeration district (ED) 38, p. 14, dwelling 121, family 123, household of A.B. Martindale; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 Nov 2009); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T9, roll Roll T9_679.
[15] Find A Grave, Sarah Belle Parker Forshee, Memorial# 5269008, created by Larry G. Flesher, 12 March 2001 (includes photograph of grave marker).


© 2012 Denise Spurlock

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