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Mary Forbes (Parkman)

Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Westborough, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: January 16, 1776 (50)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. Ebenezer Parkman and Mary Parkman
Wife of Rev. Eli Forbes, D.D.
Mother of Mary Coffin and Eli Forbes
Sister of Sgt. Ebenezer Parkman; Thomas Parkman; Lydia Parkman and Lucy Forbes
Half sister of Elizabeth Parkman; William Parkman; Sarah Parkman; Susannah Parkman; Alexander Parkman and 7 others

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About Mary Forbes

Mary Parkman, dau. of Rev. Ebenezer Parkman and Mary Champney, was born Sept. 14, 1725. She married with Rev. ELI FORBES. She died Jan. 16, 1776.

17. Rev. Eli Forbes (Jonathan, Daniel) b. Oct. 26, 1726, m. Aug. 5, 1752. Mary Parkman (1), dau. of Rev. Ebenezer Parkman of Westboro. b. Sept. 14, 1725, d. Jan. 16, 1776


  1. They were married by the Rev. Mr. Martyn. Rev. Ebenezer Parkman kept a record of all the marriages and departs from his usual habit of impersonality and says, "N. B.. Rev. Eli Forbes and my daughter Mary were married by Rev. Mr. Martyn." This is the first instance in his pastorate in which he applies the name Forbes to his son-in-law, instead of Forbush, or to any of the family. This was the name however by which he graduated at Harvard College a short time before.
  2. In Rev. Parkman's journal is found the list of articles of his daughter Mary's wedding outfit. It is written on loose sheets of paper, pinned together with an old hand-made pin, its round head formed of a tight coil of the wire. The whole amounts to a little more than four hundred and fortv-fohr pounds ($2,200). Her sister, Ann Sophia, b. 1755, was married to Judge Elijah Brigham, one of Westboro's most prominent citizens, and a well-known member of Congress.
  3. From the Private Journal of Rev. Ebenezer Parkman of Westborough, Mass., now in the library of the American Historical Society of Worcester, Mass: "June 13, 1767. My son Forbes came last night after we were in bed and asleep, from Boston, at 4 p. m. yesterday. Acquainted me that the court has employed him in the office of educating four children of the Oneida Indians, from 6 to 10 years old, upon the Warren Benefaction."


  1. Forbes and Forbush Genealogy: The Descendants of Daniel Forbush, who Came ... By Frederick Clifton Pierce. Page 30-34
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Mary Forbes's Timeline

September 14, 1725
Westborough, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Age 29
Brookfield, Worcester , Massachusetts
January 16, 1776
Age 50