Boy, do I feel silly, I have been checking the forums for Forgay/Forgey since 1997 and never once looked under Forgy. Sarah Forgay born 1841 in Choctaw County Ms was 19 y/o and living with her parents, James and Elizabeth Brown Forgay, in Scott County Ar in 1860. James and Elizabeth were ggg-grandparents of mine on my mother's side. I have her married to a Lilburn sometime between the 1860 census and 1863. In 1863 she married my ggrandfather Jonathan Curtis Herrin. She died in Oct 1875 from injuries received when a storm blew the house down on her and twin sons in Aug of 75. The babies evidently were killed during the storm. I can't find the Feeney name in any of my documentation so I am curious as to where this information came from and are we talking about the same Sarah Forgay?
My line started spelling their name Forga in the 1890s In the 1860 Scott County census, James last name was spelled ForgAy, yet his 4 sons who had households of their own, were spelled with ForgEy.My gggrandfather John Wesley Forga's name was spelled Forgey in 1860. However it was spelled Forgy on his enlistment in the Union Army in 1863 and again on the 1870 Yell County Ar census. I believe that alot of census takers spelled the names the way they sounded and that is one reason for the variations
My ggrandfather, Henry Monroe Forga's, name was spelled with just the A on his 1896 Homestead Certificate and all his descendents have been spelled the same.