Volume 8, Number 9, Fall 1984


The James Forest Family

Of Little North Fork, Ozark County, Missouri


Contributed by Penny Peace
303 W. 106th
New York, NY 10025

b 1782 Va s/o William FOREST
d 1880-70 bur Jimmie Forest Graveyard, Barren’s Fork
m 1st GORDON, divorced; may have had two sons, Tyler, Gordon
2nd Freelove, may have been Cherokee, b 1803 York Co Pa d after 1870 maiden name may have been DUTCHARD and was married 1st to SNOW; had one child, Philander L. SNOW.
1. Samuel Junior Forest b Oct 1830 Boonevile Seary Co Ark m 15 Aug 1850 Ozark Co Marinda LANCE/LANTZ (b Ap 1831 d/o Moses LANTZ and Jerusha GRAHAM who m 1826 Madison Co Mo) d 4 Sept 1901 Gainesville Ozark Co. at home of s-i-l Robert Q. GILLILAND bur Gainesville Cemetery. Samuel was 2nd Lt. Phelps Co. Volunteers enlisted 1861 mustered out 1862 due to illness. Marinda d 4 Dec 1917 at home of son John P. Forest, Deepwater Henry Co Mo bur Deepwater.
1. Josephine Forest b 28 May 1851 Mo d Apr 1929 m 10 Dec 1868 Robert Q. GILLILAND (s/o Robert GILLILAND and Eliza KANE) Children: John H. b 1870; Samuel b 1872; Orlena b 1874; Charles L. b 1876; Edgar b 1879; Robert Otis b 1884; Lela
2. Eli Stedman Forest b 1853 d before 1900 m 13 Jan 1876 Mary Jane PEACE (d/o Pleasant Elgin PEACE and Eliza Jane [GARRISON WALTON]. One child was born Addie Marinda (Mabel) 1 Jan 1879 who married Lucius Milo FLUENT; Mary Jane m 2nd John Wesley KARNES) (see addenda)
3. Elizabeth Forest b 17 Feb 1855 m 30 Aug 1874 Ozark Co James HASKINS: Maud M b 1875; York S b 1877; Laurence b 1879; Ethel (?); Benjamin (?); Opal (?)
4. Arilla Forest b 27 Dec 1858 d 21 Feb 1950 West Plains Howell Co bur Myrtle Cemetery m Arthur Henry PEACE (s/o Pleasant Elgin PEACE, Eliza J. GARRISON WALTON)
5. John P Forest b Jun 1861 d 18 July 1936 m Sarah ROBERTS (Sarah may have died pre-1900 since John lived with his parents and Marinda, 1900 Ozark Co; in 1918 John lived in Henry Co.
6. James Forest b 25 Dec 1863 Mo d before 1910 m 1885 Eva Noe HARRIS d 1900-07, Children: Effie b Nov 1888 d 1910-12; Essie b Feb 1892 d 1931-32; Edna Jan b 1896 d 1908-10; Mary b Apr 1896 d pre-1914; James and children living with Sam & Marinda 1900 Ozark. (none of children married)
7. Mary Ella Forest b 15 Apr 1866 Mo d 1905 m 1889 Lewis EVANS
8. Malissa Forest b 1869 Mo d Apr 1929 m Noah HASKINS/HAWKINS
9. Malinda b cl870 dy
10. George Burr Forest b 13 Jan 1871 d 5 May 1960 West Plains bur Myrtle ml 3 May 1891 Drucilla Mariah Lucinda STONE b 27 Jan 1874 d 31 July 1943 [d/o George Washington STONE] (who was s/o John STONE and Mariah BAYLESS) and Marinda Jane Elizabeth PORTER); m2 Ola Williams (see FORREST addenda)
2. Robert McCorkle Forest b Jun 1832 Saline, ill d after 1900 m Rachel COPELIN (b Sept 1837 Ind) d/o Isaac COPELIN
They had 10 children; only 5 were living in 1900
1. Lusana Forest b 1 Apr 1856 d 22 Dec 1935 Hughes Co Okla m 1879 GW STONE Note: Lusana not on 1860 census with rest of her family; although the Susan below may be Lusana
2. Susan b 1857 Mo
3. James b 1858 Mo
4. Isaac b 1863 Mo
5. Margaret b 1866
6. Malissa b 1869
7. John R b Jan l876
Robert and Rachel Forest moved to Washington State 1880-1900, lived in Snohomish in 1900. Robert was member of Co. 1, 46th Regiment, Mo., Vol. Infantry.

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3. Elias Steadman Forest b 1834 Searcy ARk bur Mt Grove Wright Co Mo m Lusana COPELIN (b 1840 Ind d/o Isaac COPELIN)
1. Mary E b l857
2. Margaret b 1859
3. Malinda b 1862
4. Rachel b 1864
5. James D. b 1866
6. Nancy b 1868
7. Julie b l870

Elias was member of Co. 1, 46th Regiment, Mo. Vol. Infantry.
4. Sarah Forest b 1836 Mo m HALE (he probably died c 1858-60; Sarah living with parents James and Freelove 1860 Ozark Co)
1. Charles E. b 1856
2. Mary E. b 1858
These children are on 1870 Ozark Census with their uncle David FOREST. Sarah may have died c1860-70.
5. David D Forest b 1837 Mo d m Mary E HOODENPILE (b c1847 d c1875 d/o Matt HOODENPILE and Sallie BRIGGS)
1. Malinda b 1863 Mo
2. Sarah b 1865 Mo
3. James b 1866 Mo
4. Ledda/Lettie b 1870 Mo
5. Rutha b 1872 Mo
6. John DC b 1874 Mo
7. William H b 1875 Mo
6. Catherine Forest b c1837 d 1840 bur Forest Graveyard
7. Malinda Forest b 1839 d 31 Jan 1907 bur Isabella m John HERD (b 18 March 1834 Marion Co Tn s/o Marlin HERD and Ruth BRIGGS

1. James M. b 1857 Ark
2. Morris b 1858 Mo
3. Samuel b 1862 Mo
4. Andy b 1864 Mo
5. Robert b 1867
6. Dave D b 1868 Mo
7. Thomas b 1870 Mo
8. Josephine b 1873 Mo
9. John b 1875 Mo
10. Francis B b 1877 Mo

8. William Forest b Dec 1840 m 10 Nov Ozark Co Mary Jane DYLE/DOYLE (b Oct 1841 Ark)

1. Albert S b 1863
2. Malinda A b 1865
3. James D b 1868
4. Elizabeth b 1872
5. Samuel b 1875
6. Vinna Ann b 1877
7. Mandy/Maridy 1879
8. Almeda b July 1884

William Forest was Pvt Vo. G., Regt. 46, Mo Infantry.

9. Green Forest b 1849 m 29 Dec 1866 Matilda VAN METER

Source: Ozark county marriage records; U.S. Census: 1840 Taney; 1850, 1880, 1900 Ozark; Fireside Stories of Ozarks by S. C. Turnbo; Ozark County Records by Yates; Missouri Pioneers Ozark Co. deed transactions 1858-1869; Samuel and Marinda Forest’s U.S. military pension applications; Reminiscent History of the Ozarks; and information supplied by other family researchers.

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Addenda to Forest Family

b 3 Aug 1860 - West Plains, Mo
d 5 Sept 1945 - Berryvile, Carrol Co, Ark.
m Eli Steadman FORREST (s/o Samuel and Marinda FOREST) (1)
One child was born: Addie Marinda (Mabel) 1 Jan 1879, Howell Co, Mo; d 14 Sept 1961 Bremerton Wash; m 27 Jan 1897 in Berryville, Lucius Milo FLUENT (b 24 Dec. 1869, New Castle, Nebraska, s/o George Frazier FLUENT & Lois Beanche HOTCHKISS, d Feb. 1945, Lincoln, Wash.)
m John Wesley KARNES (d 1836 - Berryville) (2)
Children:
Mertie m John MINICK
Althea never married
Hush Coy m Ruth SUMMERS
Austin Ralph m Lilly THOMPSON

GEORGE BURR FOREST
s/o Samuel and Marinda FOREST
Children by first marriage:
1. Dorothy Marinda b 16 Feb 1892 - Marion Ark d Dec 1974, m 1910 Joseph CALDWELL
2. Bess Ellen b 30 Mar 1895 - Marion Co, m Thomas UNDERWOOD -1912
3. Goldie Sivley b 16 Sept 1897 d 24 May 1921
4. Samuel Washington b 7 Sept 1900 d 18 July 1927 m 31 May 1923 to Ethel ASHER
5. Mary Elizabeth b 13 April 1903 d 13 Oct. 1972 m (1)18 Nov 1921 Willie Elmer HOLT m (2)25 Apr 1929 William BOTTS
6. Drucilla Ethel Hazel b 19 Nov 1905 d 3 Oct 1909
7. George Keith b 22 Sept 1909 d Oct 1909
8. Bedford Stone b 8 Mar 1913 d 29 June 1914

PHILANDER L. SNOW
b 13 Jun 1828 near Lake Erie Pa s/o Freelove DUTCHARD and? SNOW who divorced. Freelove married (2)James FORREST
Philander came to Little North Fork, Ozark Co 1833 with stepfather James FORREST and mother Freelove
m Julia A (b May 1831 Ill)
lv 1900 North Fork, Marion Co., 1880 Ozark Co., Mo
Children (they had nine children, seven were alive in 1900)
1. Robert b Sept 1854; in 1900 widowed & living with parents
2. John b 1857
3. Abraham b March 1858
4. Mary b Feb 1860 m Thomas RANSOM c1880
William b Mar 1881 Mo
Victoria b Aug 1882 Ark
John b Feb 1886 Ark
Robert b Feb 1892 Ark
Freddie b Feb 1893
Cynthia b Jun 1897 Ark
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
5. Nathan b 1862 Ark (In 1900 Ozark Census Nathan living with brother Abraham)
6. Commodore b 1867
7. William b 1870
8. Ellen b 1872
9. Unknown

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ABRAHAM SNOW
b March 1858 Mo
m Mary E (b Jan 1860 Ark)
Children:
1. Moses T b 1884 Mo
2. Anna E b Nov 1886 Ark
3. Paka b Jan 1889 Ark
4. Robert J b Mar 1892 Ark
SOURCES: U. S. Census: 1840 Taney, 1850, 1880 Ozark, 1900 Ozark; Fireside Stories of Ozarks by S. C. Turnbo; Ozark Co Records by Yates.

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