Able Forshee (Forshay, Forshey) Here is what I think I know about my Great great grandfather. My great great grandmother was widowed in 1857. Her first husband was William Walker. She had six children the youngest buried with William. She had supplied all of the medicine in their cabin as was the custom in the Ohio frontier. She felt bad about the death and had written Dr. Able Forshe' asking his advice. He too had lost his first wife. The letters were consoling and a meeting was arranged. Soon after about 1859 they were married. Ida Mae Forshee was born about April 11, 1860 but the date corresponded to a family trajedy? Her birthday would be celebrated on April 25 untill 1957 when she died. Dr. Forshee turned out to be an experimenter. He had six children living with him. When the new home was errected they had 11 children in the house although William Forshee was then 19. Dr. Forshee was a toe head. That is he was very light complected and had nearly white hair. When a photograph was taken for the medicine bottles that contained his formula for Cholera medicine it appeared that he had no image. A photo was taken of young William who took after his mother and was darker colored. The image of William was used on the bottles. He died when a person who was convinced that Dr. Forshee was Satan killed him with an axe. Within a few years the Walker families of the area ran the Forshees of except for My GGgrandmother and my Ggrandmother. He left about 1870 never to be head of except that he mailed a train ticket hoping that his wife and daughter would join him. It is believed he lived alone at that time but may have intended to remarry. My curiosity is that Able was more popular then but not that popular. Also noting that while he was a Dr. on the west side of Franklin Co. Ohio, a Thomas W. Forshey also a Dr. lived in New Cannan in Madison county about twenty miles away. That Dr. Forshey also had a daughter Ida Mae born a few years later. In Clark county a Thomas Forshey bought land in 1840 and within a year an Able Forshey did the same. In 1830 in Scioto County two boys possibly pole boys for flat boats show up in the census. Each lives alone and the listing shows them about seven listings apart. Were they in fact brothers and was Able so competitive that he had to try to outdo his brother?