John Mitchell Forbes, Sr. (1832 - d.)

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Birthplace: Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Occupation: Pattern Maker; Harness Maker
Managed by: Jennifer Lynn Young
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About John Mitchell Forbes, Sr.

John Mitchell Forbes, Sr, was born in 1832 in Scotland, the son of William Forbes and Catherine Mitchell. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 23 November 1853. He married Ann Robertson in 1855 and they immediately emigrated to the United States, eventually arriving in Salt Lake City. His son, Charles Robertson Forbes, said that John Mitchell Forbes was left a Scottish inheritance and had to go to Canada to claim it. He was never heard from again. This happened around the time that Charles was eleven years old.

Notes

  • William and two sisters, Catherine and Janet, emigrated from Scotland to Australia in 1852 on the ship John Davies, at about the same time, their brother, John Mitchell Forbes, and his wife, Ann Robertson, emigrated from Scotland to the United States.
  • Possibly arrived in USA aboard the Cynosure 5 September 1855, as this is the only arrival in NYC that fits with John and Ann's ages, DOM, and birth of their son, William; however, passenger list shows John's wife as 'Mary'.

Sources

  • "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XY9Z-VZW : accessed 29 Apr 2014), John Forbes and Ann Robertson, 23 Jul 1855; citing Leith,Midlothian,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 6035516.
  • New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. Name: John Forbes; Arrival Date: 5 Sep 1855; Birth Date: abt 1832; Age: 23; Gender: Male; Ethnicity/ Nationality: Scottish (Scotish); Place of Origin: Scotland; Port of Departure: Liverpool, England; Destination: United States of America; Port of Arrival: New York, New York; Ship Name: Cynosure. Source Citation: Year: 1855; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 156; Line: 34; List Number: 859. Source Information: Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897. Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls. Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36. National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957. Microfilm Publication T715, 8892 rolls. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Supplemental Manifests of Alien Passengers and Crew Members Who Arrived on Vessels at New York, New York, Who Were Inspected for Admission, and Related Index, compiled 1887-1952. Microfilm Publication A3461, 21 rolls. ARC ID: 3887372. RG 85, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1860 United States Federal Census. Name: John Forbes; Age in 1860: 28; Birth Year: abt 1832; Birthplace: Scotland; Home in 1860: Great Salt Lake City Ward 12, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory; Gender: Male; Post Office: Great Salt Lake City; Household Members: John Forbes 28; Ann Forbes 27; William Forbes 4; John Forbes 2. Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Great Salt Lake City Ward 12, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory; Roll: M653_1313; Page: 166; Image: 172; Family History Library Film: 805313. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
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John Mitchell Forbes, Sr.'s Timeline

1832
1832
Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
1853
November 23, 1853
Age 21
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1855
July 23, 1855
Age 23
Leith, Edinborough, Scotland, United Kingdom
1856
June 15, 1856
Age 24
New York City, New York, New York, USA
1858
May 30, 1858
Age 26
Missouri, United States
1860
July 18, 1860
Age 28
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
1862
July 18, 1862
Age 30
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory
1863
August 22, 1863
Age 31
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
1867
March 14, 1867
Age 35
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1872
January 5, 1872
Age 40
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States