Family of Captain John “Grandshire” Forshee

Captain John Grandshire Forshee,1 son of Obediah Forshee and Mrs. Obediahrev_war_soldier2 Forshee1, was born on 8 Oct 1739 in , , New Jersey2 and died in Feb 1790 in , Somerset, Pennsylvania3 at age 50. Another name for John was John Foshee.

General Notes:

John served as a Captain at the Battle of Yorktown. In 1782 they lived in Hampshire Co., Virginia. (8 in family with 3 black slaves.)

On 20 Sep 1759 he was listed as a Captain from Northumberland County, Virginia.[i]

John married Catherine Anderson,1 daughter of Colonel William Anderson5 and Rachel Mary Lauren,6 in 1767 in , Hampshire, Virginia.4 Catherine was born on 7 Dec 1748 in , , Pennsylvania4 and died on 8 Feb 1834 in , Muskingum, Ohio7 at age 85. They had nine children: Nancy Ann, Olive, Thomas, Rachel, John, Obediah, Katherine, Abel, and Charlotte.

Nancy Ann Forshee1 was born from 3 Nov 1766 to 1770 in , , Pennsylvania8 and died on 2 Feb 1807 in , Fairfield, Ohio9 at age 40.

Nancy married William Anderson,10 son of Captain Thomas Anderson11 and Mary Elizabeth Bruce,12 about 1786 in Of, Anderson’s Bottom, North Potomac River, Virginia.13 William was born on 18 Sep 1764 in Anderson’s Bottom, Hampshire, Virginia,14 died on 1 Feb 1814 in Fort Malden, Ontario, Canada15 at age 49, and was buried on 1 Feb 1814 in Fort Malden, Ontario, Canada. They had six children: Hiram, Sina, Josiah, Rebecha, William, and Rachel.

Death Notes:

William died from malaria near Fort Malden, Ontario, Canada as a soldier of the United States during the War of 1812.

General Notes:

William fought in the Revolutionary War. He later died in the War of 1812 at Fort Malden, Ontario, Canada.

Fort Malden is located in the town of Amherstburg, in southwest Ontario, Canada, 30 minutes south of Windsor (Ontario) and Detroit (Michigan) on the Detroit River.

From ‘Judge Thomas Anderson Book":

Thomas Anderson….. His sons, William, Joseph and Abner, took up arms against Great Britain in 1812. Under Col. Sanderson they went from Fairfield County, Ohio, and William and Joseph are mentioned in Sanderson’s report now on file in the office of the Adjutant General of Ohio. This

report, and these soldiers are mentioned in the histories of Fairfield and Franklin Counties. Joseph, under Gen. W. H. Harrison, died in the service at Upper Sandusky, Ohio of camp fever. William was in the battle of Lake Erie, (Perry’s Victory) lay sick a while at Put-in-Bay, and after the invasion of Canada died at Malden or Fort Malden. They were good soldiers and true men, but were swept away by an enemy more relentless and destructive than the British and Indians – the poisonous malaria of the vast swamps of Northern Ohio.

History of Hamilton County, Ohio

Chapter XI Military History of Hamilton County:

Discharged: William Anderson, John Anderson

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History of Fairfield County, chapter XVIII – The War of 1812 and Mexican War.

In April, 1813, Captain Sanderson recruited a second company, partly from Fairfield county, and partly from Franklin county, Deleware county and the Western Reserve, numbering, when they struck tent to march to the front, one hundred and fifty-seven men. This company served until the close of the war, and was honorably discharged. The officers were—George Sanderson, Captain; First Lieutenants, Aurora Butler, Andrew Bushnell, John A. Mifford, Abraham Fish, Second Lieutenant, Ira Morse; Third Lieutenant, Wm. Hall; Ensign, John Vanmeter; First serg’t, Chaney Case; Second serg’t., Robt. Sanderson; Third serg’t., John Neibling; Fourth serg’t., John Dugan; Corporals: John Collings, Peter Cory, Smith Headly, Daniel T. Bartholomew. Musicians: John C. Sharp, Drummer; Adam Deeds, Fifer, Privates; William Anderson, Joseph Anderson

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~tfisher/fphpart3chap18.htm

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ROSTER OF OHIO SOLDIERS IN WAR OF 1812

Pages 400, 401, 402 Vol. 2.

ROLL OF CAPT. GEORGE SANDERSON’S COMPANY.

27th United States Infantry.

(From Fairfield, Franklin, and Delaware Counties, and part of Western Reserve.)

Served In 1813 and 1814.

Rank and Name of Soldier.

Capt. George Sanderson

Privates: Anderson, William , Anderson, Joseph

http://www.ohiohistory.org/onlinedoc/war1812/roster/1812/txt/page0156.txt[i]

Noted events in his life were:

• He moved to Ohio and arrived at Clear Creek on 7 April 1806.17

• He served in the military in the War of 1812 in Captain George Sanderson’s Company, 27th United Stated Infantry, Ohio Volunteers and died in service from 1813 to 1814.18

William Anderson and his brother, Joseph Anderson, are listed as Privates in Capt. George Sanderson’s Company of the 27th United States Infantry companies of volunteers from Fairfield, Franklin and Delaware Counties and part of the Western Reserve.

Olive Forshee was born on 26 Jun 1768 in , , Virginia4 and died in 1840 in , Muskingham, Ohio4 at age 72.

Olive married Mr. Blancet.4

Olive next married Mr. Mounse.4

Thomas Forshee was born on 4 Jul 1773 in , Hampshire, Virginia.4

Rachel Forshee was born on 4 Dec 1774 in , Hampshire, Virginia.4

John Foshee was born on 10 Oct 1777 in , Hampshire, Virginia,4 died on 7 Oct 1857 in , Boone, Missouri4 at age 79, and was buried in Oct 1857 in Midway Locust Grove UMC Cemetery, Columbia, Boone, Missouri.4

Burial Notes:

Tombstone Inscriptoin

John Forshee [died] in the 82nd year of his age.

Noted events in his life were:

• He appeared on the census in 1850 in District 8, Boone, Missouri.19

John Forshey,72, farmer, born in Virginia, property $3200. Elizabeth Forshey, 71, born in Virginia. Nancy Forshey, 30, born in Ohio.

John married Margaret Kemp on 17 Feb 1799 in , Hampshire, Virginia.20 Margaret was born in 1780 and died in Feb 1810 in , Somerset, Pennsylvania at age 30. They had five children: Edward Kemp, John D., Olive, Rachel A., and Abel.

John next married Elizabeth Monroe on 29 Apr 1810 in , Somerset, Pennsylvania.20 Elizabeth was born on 14 Mar 1778 in , , Virginia, died on 3 Oct 1855 in , Boone, Missouri at age 77, and was buried in Oct 1855 in Midway Locust Grove UMC Cemetery, Columbia, Boone, Missouri. They had eight children: Margaret, Joshua Monroe, Caleb Goldsmith, James Madison, Asbury Obediah, William, Nancy, and Elizabeth.

Burial Notes:

Tombstone Inscription

Elizabeth, Consort of John Forshey died Oct. 3, 1855; in teh 77 year of her age.

Noted events in her life were:

• She appeared on the census in 1850 in District 8, Boone, Missouri.19

John Forshey,72, farmer, born in Virginia, property $3200. Elizabeth Forshey, 71, born in Virginia. Nancy Forshey, 30, born in Ohio.

Obediah Forshee was born on 17 Apr 1780 in , Hampshire, Virginia20 and died on 10 Oct 1797 in , Hampshire, Virginia20 at age 17.

Katherine Forshee was born on 30 Jun 1783 in , Hampshire, Virginia20 and died on 28 Feb 1824 in , Hampshire, Virginia21 at age 40.

Katherine married Garon Morrison. Garon died on 28 Feb 1837.22

Abel Forshee was born on 11 Jul 1786 in , Hampshire, Virginia20 and died on 27 Jul 184920 at age 63.

Charlotte Forshee was born on 18 May 1787 in , Hampshire, Virginia23 and died on 18 Dec 183524 at age 48.

Charlotte married Mr. Liston.20

Source Citations

1. Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, Forshay family group sheets : group sheets of the early Forshay family in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, and Texas (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1), Family tree drawn by Caleb Forshay in 1833.

2. Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, Forshay family group sheets : group sheets of the early Forshay family in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, and Texas (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1), 28: John Grandshire Forshay born 8 oct 1739 in New Jersey.

3. Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, Forshay family group sheets : group sheets of the early Forshay family in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, and Texas (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1), 28: John Grandshire Forshay died 23 February 1790 in Somerset Co., Pennsylvania.

4. Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, Forshay family group sheets : group sheets of the early Forshay family in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, and Texas (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1), 28.

5. Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, Forshay family group sheets : group sheets of the early Forshay family in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, and Texas (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1), 28. …. James H. (James House) Anderson, Life and letters of Judge Thomas J. Anderson and wife, including a few letters from children and others : mostly written during the civil war; a history (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940397 Item 4), 3. …. Silver Family Association, Silver Family (Online <http://www.silversfamily.org>). …. State of West Virginia, Hampshire County Clerk, William Anderson Will, Hampshire County Wills, Box 1-200, #18 (Made 10 September 1786. Proved 9 Apr 1796. Copy in posession of Lee Drew).

6. Olive I. McFarland, "Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson’s Bottom, W. Va." (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940943, item 14), William Anderson, married ‘Rachel’. …. Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, Forshay family group sheets : group sheets of the early Forshay family in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, and Texas (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1), 28. …. Silver Family Association, Silver Family (Online <http://www.silversfamily.org>). …. Jim and Selma Burrows, The family of Jim and Selma Burrows (Online <http://www.ultranet.com/~selma/Genealogy/index.html>). …. State of West Virginia, Hampshire County Clerk, William Anderson Will, Hampshire County Wills, Box 1-200, #18 (Made 10 September 1786. Proved 9 Apr 1796. Copy in posession of Lee Drew), 129.

7. Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, Forshay family group sheets : group sheets of the early Forshay family in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, and Texas (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1), 28. …. Anderson Family Bible (Copy of Bible entries made by Blanche Phyliss Foster (Tucker) (Rogers). Copy in the possession of Lee R. Drew), Catharine Forshee departed this life February the 8, 1834 being in the 86th year of her age.

8. Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, Forshay family group sheets : group sheets of the early Forshay family in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, and Texas (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1), 28. …. Anderson Family Bible (Copy of Bible entries made by Blanche Phyliss Foster (Tucker) (Rogers). Copy in the possession of Lee R. Drew), Nancy Anderson was born November 3, 1766.

9. Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, Forshay family group sheets : group sheets of the early Forshay family in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, and Texas (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1),

28. …. Anderson Family Bible (Copy of Bible entries made by Blanche Phyliss Foster (Tucker) (Rogers). Copy in the possession of Lee R. Drew), Nancy Anderson departed this life February the 2nd, 1807.

10. Anderson Family Bible (Copy of Bible entries made by Blanche Phyliss Foster (Tucker) (Rogers). Copy in the possession of Lee R. Drew), William Anderson was born September the 18, 1764. …. Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, Forshay family group sheets : group sheets of the early Forshay family in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, and Texas (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1), 28. …. Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, Forshay family group sheets : group sheets of the early Forshay family in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, and Texas (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1), Family tree drawn by Caleb Forshay in 1833.

11. Olive I. McFarland, "Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson’s Bottom, W. Va." (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940943, item 14), 1: William Anderson, Captain. …. Bruce Family Website, Descendants of John Bruce of Scotland (Online<http://www.aylesworth.net/Caleb/addendum_bruce.txt.html>). …. James H. (James House) Anderson, Life and letters of Judge Thomas J. Anderson and wife, including a few letters from children and others : mostly written during the civil war; a history (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940397 Item 4), 3:. …. Violet Laverne Bruce, John Bruce of the Shenandoah : immigrant John Bruce of Frederick County, Virginia and descendants of his five children, Mary, Margaret, James, George, and Anne (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co., c1987. Book #929.273 B83br). …. State of West Virginia, Hampshire County Clerk, William Anderson Will, Hampshire County Wills, Box 1-200, #18 (Made 10 September 1786. Proved 9 Apr 1796. Copy in posession of Lee Drew). …. Bruce family of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Indiana (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984. FHL Film #1412126 Item 7).

12. Olive I. McFarland, "Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson’s Bottom, W. Va." (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940943, item 14), 1: Mary Bruce married Thomas Anderson. …. Bruce Family Website, Descendants of John Bruce of Scotland (Online<http://www.aylesworth.net/Caleb/addendum_bruce.txt.html>). …. Bruce family of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Indiana (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984. FHL Film #1412126 Item 7), 1: Name shown as Elizabeth Bruce. …. Violet Laverne Bruce, John Bruce of the Shenandoah : immigrant John Bruce of Frederick County, Virginia and descendants of his five children, Mary, Margaret, James, George, and Anne (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co., c1987. Book #929.273 B83br).

13. Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, Forshay family group sheets : group sheets of the early Forshay family in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, and Texas (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1), 28: Married to an Anderson.

14. Anderson Family Bible (Copy of Bible entries made by Blanche Phyliss Foster (Tucker) (Rogers). Copy in the possession of Lee R. Drew), William Anderson was born September the 18, 1764.

15. Olive I. McFarland, "Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson’s Bottom, W. Va." (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940943, item 14), 2: William Anderson, died in the War of 1812. …. Jim and Selma Burrows, The family of Jim and Selma Burrows (Online <http://www.ultranet.com/~selma/Genealogy/index.html>), William Anderson died 1814 in Malden, Canada fighting in the war of 1812. …. James H. (James House) Anderson, Life and letters of Judge Thomas J. Anderson and wife, including a few letters from children and others : mostly written during the civil war; a history (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940397 Item 4), 4: William was in the battle of Lake Erie, lay sick at Put-in-Bay and after the invasion of Canada, died at Malden or Fort Malden. …. Anderson Family Bible (Copy of Bible entries made by Blanche Phyliss Foster (Tucker) (Rogers). Copy in the possession of Lee R. Drew), William Anderson departed this life February the 1, 1812.

16. Olive I. McFarland, "Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson’s Bottom, W. Va." (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940943, item 14), 2: Died in the War of 1812. …. National Parks of Canada, Fort Malden National Historic Site (Online<http://parkscanada.pch.gc.ca/parks/ontario/fort_malden/Fort_malden_e.htm>). …. Jim and Selma Burrows, The family of Jim and Selma Burrows (Online <http://www.ultranet.com/~selma/Genealogy/index.html>). …. James H. (James House) Anderson, Life and letters of Judge Thomas J. Anderson and wife, including a few letters from children and others : mostly written during the civil war; a history (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940397 Item 4), 4. …. John Anderson, Letter to James H. Anderson (26 Oct 1886). …. Roster of Ohio soldiers in the War of 1812 (Columbus, Ohio : Press of E. T. Miller Co., 1916), 156. Pages 400, 401, 402 Vol. 2. Roll of Capt. George Sanderson’s Company 27th United States Infantry (From Fairfield, Franklin, and Delaware Counties, and part of Western Reserve.) Served in 1813 and 1814 Privates: Anderson, William Anderson, Joseph. …. Henry Allen Ford, History of Hamilton County, Ohio : with illustrations and biographical sketches (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972).

17. James H. (James House) Anderson, Life and letters of Judge Thomas J. Anderson and wife, including a few letters from children and others : mostly written during the civil war; a history (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940397 Item 4), 12.

18. Roster of Ohio soldiers in the War of 1812 (Columbus, Ohio : Press of E. T. Miller Co., 1916. Film # 195485 Item 2), 156, 2: 400 William Anderson – Private.

19. District 8, Boone, Missouri, 1850 Federal Census (www.ancestry.com).

20. Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, Forshay family group sheets : group sheets of the early Forshay family in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, and Texas (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1), 29.

21. Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, Forshay family group sheets : group sheets of the early Forshay family in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, and Texas (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1), 29. …. Anderson Family Bible (Copy of Bible entries made by Blanche Phyliss Foster (Tucker) (Rogers). Copy in the possession of Lee R. Drew), Catharine Morison departe this life 1824, February the 28.

22. Anderson Family Bible (Copy of Bible entries made by Blanche Phyliss Foster (Tucker) (Rogers). Copy in the possession of Lee R. Drew), Garon Morison departed this life February the 28th, 1837.

23. Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, Forshay family group sheets : group sheets of the early Forshay family in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, and Texas (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1).

24. Anderson Family Bible (Copy of Bible entries made by Blanche Phyliss Foster (Tucker) (Rogers). Copy in the possession of Lee R. Drew), Charlotta Liston departed this life December the 18, 1835.

25.. Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, Forshay family group sheets : group sheets of the early Forshay family in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, and Texas (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1), 28.

26.. Olive I. McFarland, "Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson’s Bottom, W. Va." (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940943, item 14), 2: Died in the War of 1812. …. National Parks of Canada, Fort Malden National Historic Site (Online<http://parkscanada.pch.gc.ca/parks/ontario/fort_malden/Fort_malden_e.htm>). …. Jim and Selma Burrows, The family of Jim and Selma Burrows (Online <http://www.ultranet.com/~selma/Genealogy/index.html>). …. James H. (James House) Anderson, Life and letters of Judge Thomas J. Anderson and wife, including a few letters from children and others : mostly written during the civil war; a history (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940397 Item 4), 4. …. John Anderson, Letter to James H. Anderson (26

 

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