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Re: Forister pioneers in North Georgia Mtns.
Posted by: Robert Jasson Forister (ID *****1552) Date: November 23, 2007 at 17:17:00
In Reply to: Re: Forister pioneers in North Georgia Mtns. by Hazel Kimbrell of 92

Well now that sounds like about the same story that I ran into. A William had a son named William... and so on. I get confunsed because, like you say, information of earlier census' is unclear and hard to confirm a fact.

I can tell you that I have heard of Foristers from Rutherford Co. and/or Surry Co. NC, and that Foristers commonly used Forister and Forrester spellings interchangably, even within immediate family.

ALSO: I have a copy of an 1810 Surry Co. NC census showing that 3 Foristers lived there at that time. Their names were: William, James, and Hezekiah Forister. Which wouldn't be so odd except that the exact same names (and spellings) all show up 50 years later in Habersham, GA cesus of 1860: William, James, and Hezekiah and all within the Clarksville P.O. and at that time in Habersham Co. GA there were alot more Foristers.

I still cannot connect the dots, however I'll help if I can.


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