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Sherman Forbes

Birthdate: (92)
Birthplace: Aurora, Erie, NY, USA
Death: March 11, 1933 (92)
Lincoln, Lancaster, NE, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Sherman Forbes and Melissa Forbes
Husband of Marion Eliza Forbes
Father of Ida M. Baker; Melissa Forbes; Franklin Forbes; Emma Baker; Earl Benjamin Forbes and 3 others
Brother of James Clark Forbes (USA); Lucinda Mariah Pantera; Aaron Forbes (USA) and Samuel L. Forbes
Half brother of Charles R. Berry

Occupation: Private in Company D, New York 49th Infantry Regiment, USA
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About Sherman Forbes (USA)

Private in Company D, 49th New York Infantry Regiment, USA. Fought on 2 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, PA. Fought on 3 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, PA. The regiment was commanded at Gettysburg by Colonel Daniel D. Bidwell. The 49th brought 414 men to the field, losing 2 wounded. It was part of 6th Corps - 2nd Division - 3rd Brigade.

49th NY Infantry Regiment:

49 NY Infantry Regiment Flank Markers:

1850 United States Federal Census about Sherman Forbs

Name: Sherman Forbs [Sherman Forbes]

Age: 7

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843

Birth Place: New York

Gender: Male

Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Aurora, Erie, New York

Family Number: 1282

Household Members:

Name Age

Sherman Forbs 46

Melissa Forbs 45

Clark Forbs 18

Lucinda Forbs 15

Caron Forbs 11

Sherman Forbs 7

Samuel L Forbs 5


1860 United States Federal Census about Sherman Fortes Name: Sherman Fortes [Sherman Forbes]

Age in 1860: 20

Birth Year: abt 1840

Birthplace: New York

Home in 1860: Elma, Erie, New York

Gender: Male

Post Office: Elma

Household Members:

Name Age

James Hatch 23

Elmira Hatch 24

Leonard Hatch 1

Sherman Fortes 20


F O R B E S , S H E R M A N . — A g e , 20 years. Enlisted, September 9,1861, at Buffalo, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. D , September 12, 1861; mustered out, October 18, 1864, at Buffalo, N . Y . ; also borne as Forbes.

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about Sherman Forbes

Name: Sherman Forbes

Age at enlistment: 20

Enlistment Date: 9 Sep 1861

Rank at enlistment: Private

Enlistment Place: Buffalo, NY

State Served: New York

Survived the War?: Yes

Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, New York 49th Infantry Regiment on 12 Sep 1861.

Mustered out on 18 Oct 1864 at Buffalo, NY.

Birth Date: abt 1841

Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General

Sherman Forbes (First_Last)

Regiment Name 49 N.Y. Infantry.

Side Union

Company D

Soldier's Rank_In Private

Soldier's Rank_Out Private

Alternate Name


Film Number M551 roll 48


49th Regiment, New York Infantry

Organized at Buffalo, N. Y., and mustered in September 18, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 20, 1861. Attached to Stevens' 3rd Brigade, W. F. Smith's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, and Army of the Shenandoah, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.-Camp near Lewinsville, Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Action at Dranesville, Va., December 20, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862. Ordered to the Peninsula, Va., March 22. Action at Lee's Mills April 5. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Lee's Mills April 16. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Mechanicsville May 23-24. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Garnett's Farm June 27. Garnett's and Golding's Farms June 28. Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-27. In works at Centreville August 28-31, and cover Pope's retreat to Fairfax Court House September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of Crampton's Pass, South Mountain September 14. Antietam September 16-17. Duty in Maryland till October 29. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Fadmouth till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations about Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Deep Run Ravine June 5-13. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Fairfield, Pa., July 7. Duty on line of the Rappahannock till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty near Brandy Station till May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient or "Bloody Angle" May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 17-18. Siege of Petersburg June 17-July 9. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 9-11. Repulse of Early's attack on Fort Stevens and the Northern Defences of Washington July 11-12. Pursuit of Early July 14-22. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Near Charlestown August 21-22. Gilbert's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 13. Battle of Winchester September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley till December. Moved to Washington, thence to Petersburg December 13-16. Siege of Petersburg December 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Danville, Va., April 23-27. Duty there till May 18. Moved to Richmond, thence to Washington May 18-June 2. Corps Review June 8. (Old members mustered out September 17, 1864.) Mustered out June 27, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 15 Officers and 126 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 174 Enlisted men by disease. Total 320.

Sherman Forbs in household of Sherman Forbs, "United States Census, 1870"

name: Sherman Forbs

estimated birth year: 1843

gender: Male

age in 1870: 27y

color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White

birthplace: New York

home in 1870: Iowa, United States

 	Household 	Gender 	Age 	Birthplace

Sherman Forbs M 27y New York

Marion Forbs F 20y Michigan

Ida M Forbs F 3y New York

Franklin Forbs M 1y New York

Sherman Forbes, "United States Census, 1880"

name : Sherman Forbes

event: Census

event date: 1880

event place: Holt And Nodaway, Taylor, Iowa, United States

gender: Male

age: 38

marital status : Married

occupation : Farmer

race or color (original) :

ethnicity (standardized) : American

relationship to head : Self

birthplace : New York, United States

birthdate : 1842

spouse's name : Marion Forbes

spouse's birthplace : New York, United States

father's name :

father's birthplace : New York, United States

mother's name :

mother's birthplace : New York, United States

page : 10

page character : D

entry number : 947

nara film number : T9-0366

gs film number : 1254366

digital folder number: 004241097

image number: 00025

 	Household 	Gender 	Age 	Birthplace

self Sherman Forbes M 38 New York, United States

wife Marion Forbes F 38 New York, United States

daughter Ida Forbes F 13 New York, United States

daughter Milly Forbes F 7 Iowa, United States

daughter Emma Forbes F 3 Iowa, United States

Sherman Forbs in household of Sherman Forbs, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

name: Sherman Forbs

event: Census

event year: 1885

event place: Nodaway, Taylor, Iowa

gender: Male

age: 43

estimated birth year: 1842

family number: 3

page: 1

line number: 14

film number: 1020186

digital folder number: 004238317

image number: 00409

 	Household 	Gender 	Age 	Birthplace

Sherman Forbs M 43

Marion E Forbs F 34

Ida M Forbs F 16

Millisa Forbs F 13

Emma Forbs F 7

Earl Forbs M 3

Louisa Forbs F 0

Sherman Forbes in household of Sherman Forbes, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

name: Sherman Forbes

event: Census

event date: 1895

event place: Taylor, Iowa, United States

gender: Male

estimated birth year: 1841

family number: 121

line number: 1

page: 547

film number: 1022185

digital folder number: 004679480

image number: 00487

 	Household 	Gender 	Age 	Birthplace

Sherman Forbes M 54

Marien E Forbes F 45

Earl Forbes M 13

Louisa Forbes F 10

Charles Forbes M 8

Edith Forbes F 4

Sherman Forbes, "United States Census, 1900"

name: Sherman Forbes

titles & terms:

event: Census

event date: 1900

event place: ED 126 Nodaway Township, Taylor, Iowa, United States

birth date: Mar 1841

birthplace: New York

relationship to head of household: Head

father's birthplace: New York

mother's birthplace: New York

race or color (standardized): White

gender: Male

marital status: Married

years married: 34

estimated marriage year: 1866

mother how many children:

number living children:

immigration year:

page: 3

sheet letter: A

family number: 44

reference number: 4

film number: 1240461

digital folder number: 004120124

image number: 00322

 	Household 	Gender 	Age 	Birthplace

head Sherman Forbes M 59 New York

wife Mary E Forbes F 51 Michigan

son Earl Forbes M 19 Iowa

daughter Louisa Forbes F 16 Iowa

son Charles Forbes M 14 Iowa

daughter Edith Forbes F 9 Iowa

Sherman Forbes, "United States Census, 1910"

name: Sherman Forbes

birthplace: New York

relationship to head of household: Self

residence: Lake View, Becker, Minnesota

marital status: Married

race : White

gender: Male

immigration year:

father's birthplace: Massachusetts

mother's birthplace: New York

family number: 63

page number: 5

 	Household 	Gender 	Age 	Birthplace

self Sherman Forbes M 69y New York

wife Mary E Forbes F 60y Michigan

son Earl Forbes M 27y Iowa

Sherman Forbes, "United States Census, 1920"

name: Sherman Forbes

residence: , Becker, Minnesota

estimated birth year: 1842

age: 78

birthplace: New York

relationship to head of household: Self

gender: Male

race: White

marital status: Married

father's birthplace:

mother's birthplace:

film number: 1820823

digital folder number: 4311661

image number: 00938

sheet number: 5

 	Household 	Gender 	Age 	Birthplace

self Sherman Forbes M 78y New York

wife Marion E Forbes F 71y Michigan

Thomas J Baker M 31y Iowa

James L Baker M 4y11m Minnesota

Sherman Forber in household of James D Baker, "United States Census, 1930"

name: Sherman Forber

event: Census

event date: 1930

event place: Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska

gender: Male

age: 90

marital status: Widowed

race: White

birthplace: New York

estimated birth year: 1840

immigration year:

relationship to head of household: Father-in-law

father's birthplace: Scotland

mother's birthplace: Ireland

enumeration district number: 0040

family number: 443

sheet number and letter: 17A

line number: 21

nara publication: T626, roll 1286

film number: 2341021

digital folder number: 4610718

image number: 00272

 	Household 	Gender 	Age 	Birthplace

head James D Baker M 58 Iowa

wife Emma Baker F 53 Iowa

son Lawrence M Baker M 21 Nebraska

son Maurice R Baker M 10 Nebraska

father-in-law Sherman Forber M 90 New York

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Sherman Forbes (USA)'s Timeline

March 1841
Aurora, Erie, NY, USA
May 21, 1867
Age 26
New York, United States
Age 27
Age 30
June 17, 1877
Age 36
Iowa, United States
August 25, 1881
Age 40
Taylor, Iowa, United States
Age 43
Iowa, United States
Age 45
Iowa, United States
Age 49
Iowa, United States