Seeking information about James Jarret Forester and wife Susannah Cash Forester -- their ancestors and their offspring....
Known facts are that James Jarrett Forester (son of Thomas P. Forester & wife Jemima Mize Forester) was born April 23, 1849 near Claksesville in Habersham Co. Ga. James Jarrett Forester married Susannah Cash on August 18, 1867. (Susannah's mother's maiden name was "McCracken" & Susannah's bithdate was Aug 17, 1849)
James Jarret and Susannah Cash Forester's first 2 children (William Howard and Liddy) were born in Murry Co. Ga.) and last 4 children (Essie, John, Thomas Edward, and Brunette) were born in Habersham Co. Ga. near Claksesville. James Jarret and Susannah later migrated to Dekalb, Co. Al. near town of Crossville & Kilpatrick Community in northeastern Al.It is known that, at least, most of their children came with them to Alabama.
It is also known that the spelling of the surname became changed to "Forrester" by someone at some point in time.
Their oldest son, William Howard "Will" Forester(? spelled Forrester) migrated on to Marion Co. Al.- near Haleyville. He died June 02, 1938 and is buried there in the Forester (? Forrester) Family Cemetery.
Their 5th child, Thomas Edward Forrester (who became my paternal grandfather) married Mettie Pack of near Crossville, Alabama. They migrated by wagon across Sand Mountain, down and across the Tennessee River Valley,and settled on a farm land on Brindlee Mountain near Arab, Al. There, he and Mettie raised a family. (one of their sons, James Oliver Forrester, became my father. Their other children were: Dewey Forrester, Janie Mae Forrester(Mathewes), Leonard Forrester, and Newton D. Forrester. They also had some infant children who died at or near birth. Several members of this family are buried at Friendship Church Cemetery near Arab, Alabama. James Oliver Forrester is entomed at Crestview Cemetery Guntersville, Al.
Would like to receive any available information -- especially re: Thomas P. Forester and his wife Jemima Mize Forester -- their ancestor's names and history traced back as early as possible Any and all information about this family would be greatly appreciated.
Please send e-mail to: email@example.com Thanks, G. Jo Forrester-Rush