John Forsythe  ‎(I07018)‎
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John Forsythe

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Birth: February 12 1749/50 (February 23 1750) Derry, Ireland
Death: November 22 1838 ‎(Age 88)‎ New Concord, Muskingum, Ohio
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Birth February 12 1749/50 (February 23 1750) Derry, Ireland


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Marriage Susannah McConnel - November 22 1780 ‎(Age 30)‎


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Death November 22 1838 ‎(Age 88)‎ New Concord, Muskingum, Ohio


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Parents Family  (F2790)
David Forsythe
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John's Mother
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John Forsythe
1749/50 - 1838

Immediate Family  (F2687)
Susannah McConnel
1755 - 1838
William Forsythe
1782 -
David Forsythe
1784 - 1859
Elijah Forsythe
1786 - 1865
Ann Forsythe
1788 - 1873
Susanna Forsythe
1791 - 1838
John Forsythe
1794 - 1870
Daniel Forsythe
1798 -
Jane Forsythe
1801 -


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Prior to 1850 the spelling of the family name was generally Forsyth.After 1850 and "e" was added.
Our ancestor, John Forsythe, was by no means the first Forsythe toset foot on American soil. He was one of three brothers born in Ireland,who all came over about the same time. The other brothers were Williamand Thomas. They settled in an area of Pennsylvania that already had ahealthy supply of Forsythes and many had the same given names. John wasborn in Londonderry County, Ireland in 1751 and William was born ca. 1757in the same county. William came to America from Surrey in F eb. 1774.This brother spent many years in Pennsylvania before moving on to Ohio,where he died in Perry County. The elder brother, Thomas, apparentlystayed in Pennsylvania.
John enlisted in the Army during the Revolutionary War. His placeof residence at the time of enlistment was York Co., PA., although hejoined a group that was made up in Lancaster County. His record is foundin Vol. I, p. 145, 1929; Official Roster Soldiers of the AmericanRevolution Buried in Ohio, Bureau of Pension Survey File 16121,Certificate 19840. The DAR also has a family genealogy on John, whichstates that his father was David, not William, as is stated in somefamily histori es. However, we have a copy of William's will which statesthat his family bible was to go to his son, John. It is the writer'sbelief that this John, the son of William was another John as this onewas born 8 Dec. 1762 and married a Margaret Gran t in 1780.
John volunteered from Cheraford Township, York Co., PA in the summerof 1776. He was a private in the Company headed by Capt. Wm McCaskey,which was a part of the Regiment under the command of Colonel FrancisHolten. After two months of servi ce he reeinlisted in the same Companyunder Colonel McAllister who headed up the "Flying Camp." He was in askirmish on Staten Island, N. Y. and was captured during the surrender ofPort Washington. He was imprisoned first in Harlem in North Churc h andlater in a prison ship in the East River. By the time he was paroled, hehad spent 8 1/2 months in prison. John Forsythe applied for a pension in1832, which was granted but he only lived 4 years after it was given tohim. His grave site is marked by a Revolutionary War Monument.
After this service, he returned to York County, but settled down inLancaster County after marrying Susannah McConnel of that county on 22Nov. 1780. They were in Lancaster County, until about 1788, when theymoved to York County, where they s pent about 10 years. The bulk of theirmarried life ‎(1798-1834)‎ was spent on a farm in Air Township, BedfordCounty, PA. The last 4 years of his life was spent in Muskingum County,Ohio where he died 11 August 1838. His wife, Susannah, died 22 De cember1838 and they are both buried in Crooked Creek Cemetery. The CrookedCreek Church, known as the Associate Reformed Congregation ‎(Presbyterian)‎was ministered to by Rev. David Proudfit from April 21, 1824, until hisdeath in 1830. As stated i n earlier family records, there were severalfamilies with strong kin and religious ties, who had lived close togetherin Pennsylvania and then moved practically enmasse to Guernsey andMuskingum Counties, Ohio. In the 1790 Census for PA, we find F orsythe,Mackey, Patterson, Boggs, Pattersons, Speers, Wallace and Morrow. In1820 - 1830 Census of Guernsey County, Ohio, we had Forsythes, Mackeys,Pattersons and Speers.
John Forsythe's will is filed in the Muskingum County courthouse,Book C. It was made 21 April 1836. In it he named his wife and sevenchildren as beneficiaries. The children were: David, Elijah, Ann,Susannah, John, Daniel, and Jane.
ITEM OF INTEREST: York Co., PA Courthouse, Recorder of Deeds
John Forsyth sold to James Mackey ‎(Vol. 2D, p. 298)‎ property inBerwick Township on 7 Oct. 1786. James Mackey was listed as aninnkeeper.‎[leyda.FTW]‎

Prior to 1850 the spelling of the family name was generallyForsyth. After 1850 and "e" was added.
Our ancestor, John Forsythe, was by no means the first Forsythe toset foot on American soil. He was one of three brothers born in Ireland,who all came over about the same time. The other brothers were Williamand Thomas. They settled in an area of Pennsylvania that already had ahealthy supply of Forsythes and many had the same given names. John wasborn in Londonderry County, Ireland in 1751 and William was born ca. 1757in the same county. William came to America from Surrey in F eb. 1774.This brother spent many years in Pennsylvania before moving on to Ohio,where he died in Perry County. The elder brother, Thomas, apparentlystayed in Pennsylvania.
John enlisted in the Army during the Revolutionary War. His placeof residence at the time of enlistment was York Co., PA., although hejoined a group that was made up in Lancaster County. His record is foundin Vol. I, p. 145, 1929; Official Roster Soldiers of the AmericanRevolution Buried in Ohio, Bureau of Pension Survey File 16121,Certificate 19840. The DAR also has a family genealogy on John, whichstates that his father was David, not William, as is stated in somefamily histori es. However, we have a copy of William's will which statesthat his family bible was to go to his son, John. It is the writer'sbelief that this John, the son of William was another John as this onewas born 8 Dec. 1762 and married a Margaret Gran t in 1780.
John volunteered from Cheraford Township, York Co., PA in the summerof 1776. He was a private in the Company headed by Capt. Wm McCaskey,which was a part of the Regiment under the command of Colonel FrancisHolten. After two months of servi ce he reeinlisted in the same Companyunder Colonel McAllister who headed up the "Flying Camp." He was in askirmish on Staten Island, N. Y. and was captured during the surrender ofPort Washington. He was imprisoned first in Harlem in North Churc h andlater in a prison ship in the East River. By the time he was paroled, hehad spent 8 1/2 months in prison. John Forsythe applied for a pension in1832, which was granted but he only lived 4 years after it was given tohim. His grave site is marked by a Revolutionary War Monument.
After this service, he returned to York County, but settled down inLancaster County after marrying Susannah McConnel of that county on 22Nov. 1780. They were in Lancaster County, until about 1788, when theymoved to York County, where they s pent about 10 years. The bulk of theirmarried life ‎(1798-1834)‎ was spent on a farm in Air Township, BedfordCounty, PA. The last 4 years of his life was spent in Muskingum County,Ohio where he died 11 August 1838. His wife, Susannah, died 22 De cember1838 and they are both buried in Crooked Creek Cemetery. The CrookedCreek Church, known as the Associate Reformed Congregation ‎(Presbyterian)‎was ministered to by Rev. David Proudfit from April 21, 1824, until hisdeath in 1830. As stated i n earlier family records, there were severalfamilies with strong kin and religious ties, who had lived close togetherin Pennsylvania and then moved practically enmasse to Guernsey andMuskingum Counties, Ohio. In the 1790 Census for PA, we find F orsythe,Mackey, Patterson, Boggs, Pattersons, Speers, Wallace and Morrow. In1820 - 1830 Census of Guernsey County, Ohio, we had Forsythes, Mackeys,Pattersons and Speers.
John Forsythe's will is filed in the Muskingum County courthouse,Book C. It was made 21 April 1836. In it he named his wife and sevenchildren as beneficiaries. The children were: David, Elijah, Ann,Susannah, John, Daniel, and Jane.
ITEM OF INTEREST: York Co., PA Courthouse, Recorder of Deeds
John Forsyth sold to James Mackey ‎(Vol. 2D, p. 298)‎ property inBerwick Township on 7 Oct. 1786. James Mackey was listed as aninnkeeper.‎[leyda.FTW]‎

Prior to 1850 the spelling of the family name was generallyForsyth. After 1850 and "e" was added.
Our ancestor, John Forsythe, was by no means the first Forsythe toset foot on American soil. He was one of three brothers born in Ireland,who all came over about the same time. The other brothers were Williamand Thomas. They settled in an area of Pennsylvania that already had ahealthy supply of Forsythes and many had the same given names. John wasborn in Londonderry County, Ireland in 1751 and William was born ca. 1757in the same county. William came to America from Surrey in F eb. 1774.This brother spent many years in Pennsylvania before moving on to Ohio,where he died in Perry County. The elder brother, Thomas, apparentlystayed in Pennsylvania.
John enlisted in the Army during the Revolutionary War. His placeof residence at the time of enlistment was York Co., PA., although hejoined a group that was made up in Lancaster County. His record is foundin Vol. I, p. 145, 1929; Official Roster Soldiers of the AmericanRevolution Buried in Ohio, Bureau of Pension Survey File 16121,Certificate 19840. The DAR also has a family genealogy on John, whichstates that his father was David, not William, as is stated in somefamily histori es. However, we have a copy of William's will which statesthat his family bible was to go to his son, John. It is the writer'sbelief that this John, the son of William was another John as this onewas born 8 Dec. 1762 and married a Margaret Gran t in 1780.
John volunteered from Cheraford Township, York Co., PA in the summerof 1776. He was a private in the Company headed by Capt. Wm McCaskey,which was a part of the Regiment under the command of Colonel FrancisHolten. After two months of servi ce he reeinlisted in the same Companyunder Colonel McAllister who headed up the "Flying Camp." He was in askirmish on Staten Island, N. Y. and was captured during the surrender ofPort Washington. He was imprisoned first in Harlem in North Churc h andlater in a prison ship in the East River. By the time he was paroled, hehad spent 8 1/2 months in prison. John Forsythe applied for a pension in1832, which was granted but he only lived 4 years after it was given tohim. His grave site is marked by a Revolutionary War Monument.
After this service, he returned to York County, but settled down inLancaster County after marrying Susannah McConnel of that county on 22Nov. 1780. They were in Lancaster County, until about 1788, when theymoved to York County, where they s pent about 10 years. The bulk of theirmarried life ‎(1798-1834)‎ was spent on a farm in Air Township, BedfordCounty, PA. The last 4 years of his life was spent in Muskingum County,Ohio where he died 11 August 1838. His wife, Susannah, died 22 De cember1838 and they are both buried in Crooked Creek Cemetery. The CrookedCreek Church, known as the Associate Reformed Congregation ‎(Presbyterian)‎was ministered to by Rev. David Proudfit from April 21, 1824, until hisdeath in 1830. As stated i n earlier family records, there were severalfamilies with strong kin and religious ties, who had lived close togetherin Pennsylvania and then moved practically enmasse to Guernsey andMuskingum Counties, Ohio. In the 1790 Census for PA, we find F orsythe,Mackey, Patterson, Boggs, Pattersons, Speers, Wallace and Morrow. In1820 - 1830 Census of Guernsey County, Ohio, we had Forsythes, Mackeys,Pattersons and Speers.
John Forsythe's will is filed in the Muskingum County courthouse,Book C. It was made 21 April 1836. In it he named his wife and sevenchildren as beneficiaries. The children were: David, Elijah, Ann,Susannah, John, Daniel, and Jane.
ITEM OF INTEREST: York Co., PA Courthouse, Recorder of Deeds
John Forsyth sold to James Mackey ‎(Vol. 2D, p. 298)‎ property inBerwick Township on 7 Oct. 1786. James Mackey was listed as an innkeeper.


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Family with Parents
Father
David Forsythe ‎(I07180)‎
Birth Ireland
Death
Mother
John's Mother ‎(I07191)‎
Birth
Death

#1
John Forsythe ‎(I07018)‎
Birth February 12 1749/50 (February 23 1750) Derry, Ireland
Death November 22 1838 ‎(Age 88)‎ New Concord, Muskingum, Ohio
Family with Susannah McConnel
John Forsythe ‎(I07018)‎
Birth February 12 1749/50 (February 23 1750) Derry, Ireland
Death November 22 1838 ‎(Age 88)‎ New Concord, Muskingum, Ohio
5 years
Wife
 
Susannah McConnel ‎(I07029)‎
Birth July 14 1755
Death December 22 1838 ‎(Age 83)‎ New Concord, Muskingum, Ohio

Marriage: November 22 1780
18 months
#1
Son
William Forsythe ‎(I07104)‎
Birth June 6 1782 32 26
Death died young
2 years
#2
Son
David Forsythe ‎(I07040)‎
Birth September 6 1784 34 29
Death April 10 1859 ‎(Age 74)‎
2 years
#3
Son
Elijah Forsythe ‎(I07051)‎
Birth December 25 1786 36 31 Lancaster, PA
Death May 3 1865 ‎(Age 78)‎
1 year
#4
Daughter
Ann Forsythe ‎(I07062)‎
Birth 1788 37 32 PA
Death June 10 1873 ‎(Age 85)‎
4 years
#5
Daughter
Susanna Forsythe ‎(I06836)‎
Birth July 14 1791 41 36 PA
Death December 22 1838 ‎(Age 47)‎ Muskingum Co., OH
3 years
#6
Son
John Forsythe ‎(I07072)‎
Birth July 3 1794 44 38 York County, PA
Death September 16 1870 ‎(Age 76)‎ Muskingum Co., OH
4 years
#7
Son
Daniel Forsythe ‎(I07083)‎
Birth April 1 1798 48 42 York Co., PA
Death
4 years
#8
Daughter
Jane Forsythe ‎(I07093)‎
Birth November 29 1801 51 46 Bedford Co., PA
Death