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Myrtice Gifford Forsythe (#7556719)
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Bio Photo I was born Oct. 6, 1937 in Houston,Texas. At the age of 17, I married W.W.(Bill) Forsythe and moved to East Texas where my husband was born and raised. I am the mother of three sons, and one daughter. Seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one deceased great grandchild. My husband and I were always very interested in Genealogy. On his paternal side we were able to go back to 1724 and went to all of the places that they had settled in the United States. From Scotland and Ireland to West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi, Louisiana, and then on to Texas.

On my paternal side,(Gifford)We also visited all of the places that they lived. We were able to go back to 1634 when my ancestor settled in Massachusetts. From there my direct line went to New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, and then Texas. All of our other lines,(to mention a few of mine are Arn, Peters, Koopman, Barwick, Robinson,Lyles, Parkman,etc., Bills side, Landrum, Johnson, Renfro, Franklin,etc.) have also been traced.

In early 2006, my husband was diagnosed with Glioblastoma 4, cancer of the brain. Very fast acting and no possible cure. He passed away in July of that year. It was a tremendous loss to me and my family. We were married 51 years, l month and 13 days.

To read a full text of " History of the Forsyth Family" by Jennie Forsyth Jefferies go to Google and type in the below.......

When it comes up go to other formats...It will then bring the book up..........Part 2, about the David Forsyth family starts on page 66 ......David and Margaret Mc Gibbon Forsyth

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Carl Catherman
RE: Nolan Rinehart
The cemetery name and location still does not appear on his memorial.
Added by Carl Catherman on Feb 20, 2017 7:07 AM
Carl Catherman
Nolan Rinehart
On Jan. 18 I used the Edit option to send you the name of the cemetery where he is buried. Did you receive that?
Added by Carl Catherman on Feb 19, 2017 7:19 AM
Lisa Martin
RE: Forsyth/3
Myrtice, thank you so much! I found the book on Amazon for $25, so I ordered it. Hopefully, it will help answer some of my questions. I live in Tennessee (originally from Nebraska), so I am going to see if I can travel to some of the KY and Indiana locations this summer. :-) Happy New Year, and thank you again for the reply.
Added by Lisa Martin on Jan 09, 2017 8:05 PM
Lisa Martin
Robert Cannedy Forsyth
Hello! I am a descendant of David Forsyth(e) and found this page during my research. Robert Cannedy Forsyth, one of his sons, was my ancestor. Your husband's research was so valuable to me today, and I am so grateful that he left it here for others to find, even though he has passed. I'm very sorry for your loss. Just reading his information, I could tell he had a zeal for our family history! I agree with him that I don't think our David descended from Matthew Forsyth and Esther Graham. I can't find any corroboration for that. I am stuck in finding more about David since I can't find the town he was born in, in Ireland. I looked up the city your husband left (Kiliscovan) and it doesn't appear to exist. I'm wondering if you've found out any new information? Thanks to both of you for your footwork that made my research possible. Best wishes to you!
Added by Lisa Martin on Jan 08, 2017 2:27 PM
Gifford Family History
Hi Myrtice,
I just left you a message at the e-mail address you listed in your Find-A-Grave profile.
Happy New Year.
Best Regards,
Mark Heard, (UncleM350)
Added by UncleM350 on Jan 08, 2017 1:57 PM
k evans
Ron Mattox
What a small world...we not only share a friend but are related. Also, many other relatives are my friends.

One of my lines is the Clark Tucker (below) - my friend Ivan is the Sturgeon (below) then other lines the Bridges, Featherngill and Prichard.

I was with the Mattox family today & will be at the funeral - will tell them to be sure & mail you a memory card. sincerely, k.evans.
David and Margaret initially settled in Virginia, in what is now West Virginia before moving to Kentucky.
Floyd's Fork Kentucky
David and Margaret Forsythe settled at Floyd's Fork, Kentucky where they raised a family consisting of the following children:

Thomas, born 1775, died 1809,Washington, Mississippi, unmarried

James, born 1777, died 1821, maried Jennie Sturgeon

Nancy, born 1779, died 1851, married Thomas Daniels

Elizabeth (Betsy), born 1781, married Isham Bridges

David, Jr., born 1783, died 1868, married Margaret Hulett, then BessiePrichard, then Rachal Cambell

Letitia, born 1786, married William Featherngill

John Forsythe, born 1789 at Bunker Hill, (West) Virginia, died 1829 at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, sheriff of Adams Co., Mississippi, married Mary Harman, the mother of his children. After Mary's death he then married Mary Hardin. John is the authors direct ancestor.
Margaret (Peggy), born 1793, died 1863, married Clark Tucker

Mary (Polly), born 1794, died 1835, married Joseph Featherngill

Robert Forsythe, born 1796, died 1870, married Nancy Prichard

Maria, born 1799 married Thomas Pettingill, then Joseph McCarthy

After David's death in 1808 at Floyd's Fork, Margaret moved to Franklin, Indiana where she died. According to the book, David is thought to have been buried at Flat Rock Cemetery in a grave nearby the grave of his son James Forsyth/e.
Added by k evans on Nov 16, 2016 10:59 PM
Daniel M. Parkman, Sr.
Parkman cousin ?
Added by Daniel M. Parkman, Sr. on Sep 02, 2016 2:10 PM
Lloyd Parker
Nolan Rinehart
Thanks for apprising me of your situation.

Yesterday I posted a photo of the tombstone for Nolan Rinehart and a photo of "Prairie Haven Cemetery" sign, thinking it would help by letting you know where he was buried. It seems to have caused you distress. I have been trying for sometime to correct the confusion about "Prairie Haven Cemetery" and "Prairie Haven Memorial Park". Last January, I mailed a hardcopy Packet to Find A Grave containing information from the City of Hobbs showing they are not the same cemetery. I haven't gotten a reply and they haven' Changed their status. If you click on the "Prairie Haven Cemetery" sign, I stated this in the "caption"

(Prairie Haven Cemetery, 2101 E Stanolind Rd, Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico, USA is on the south side of Stanolind Rd. Prairie Haven memorial Park, 1900 E Stanolind Rd, Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico, USA is on the north side of Stanolind Rd. They are two separate cemeteries, both owned and operated by the City of Hobbs, as are Everglade Cemetery and Boone Cemetery. Prairie Haven Cemetery is not an extension of Prairie Haven Memorial Park. It is a separate Cemetery as is Prairie Haven Memorial Park.

// Prairie Haven Cemetery and Prairie Haven Memorial Park are considered two separate cemeteries. They each have their own physical address listed below. If I can be further help, please let me know.Wade Whitehead
Parks Superintendent
200 E. Broadway
Hobbs, NM 88240
(575) 397-9289 - Office
(575) 391-9940 Fax)

If it would help I will gladly delete both photos so you can request a photo again. I will try to find your request and report a problem. Please get back to me. I would like very much to see your problem solved. Lloyd Parker (
Added by Lloyd Parker on Apr 11, 2016 7:24 AM
Laurie Davis Hannah
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Merry Christmas to you and your family Myrtice! Happy 2016! God Bless, Laurie
Added by Laurie Davis Hannah on Dec 24, 2015 7:49 AM
Kelly Hansel
Mary Orvilla Smith
Hi Myrtice. We are distantly related. Mary Orvilla Smith is my 1st cousin 4 times removed. Her mother Sarah Himes is my 4X great aunt and Sarah Himes brother Morris Himes is my 3X great grandfather.

I have recently been bitten by the "ancestry bug".
I started out with a two week free trial on and had no idea I would quickly become addicted to it! LOL. I am now on my third month and am surprised at how much information I have been able to find thanks to people like YOU who share information in the way of memorials and photos on this site. I really appreciate it!

Nice to connect with you,

Kelly Hansel

Added by Kelly Hansel on Jun 22, 2015 4:36 PM
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