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Code
FTDNA Kit #
Earliest Known Forrest/Forrester Ancestors
Group A
F-005
50906
John Forrest, b 1757 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, d 1825 in Orchard, Lanarkshire, m 1779 in Carstairs, Lanarkshire to Janet Nimmo, b 1751 in Carnwath, Lanarkshire, d 1825 in Lanarkshire. Son John Forrest, b 1787 in Carluke, Lanarkshire, d 1880 in McNab Twp, Renfrew Co, ON, Canada, m 1805 in Lanark, Lanarkshire to Marion Gilchrist, b 1777 in Lanark, Lanarkshire, d 1858 in McNab Twp, Renfrew Co, ON. About 1830 John, Marion and their family emigrated from Scotland to Renfrew Co, ON, Canada. F-005 is a third cousin once removed of F-007 and a fourth cousin twice removed of F-009.
F-007
60773
Same as for F-005. F-007 is a third cousin once removed of F-005 and a fifth cousin once removed of F-009.
F-009
72681
John Forrest, b 1757 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, d 1825 in Orchard, Lanarkshire, m 1779 in Carstairs, Lanarkshire to Janet Nimmo, b 1751 in Carnwath, Lanarkshire, d 1825 in Lanarkshire. Son Robert Forrest, b 1783 in Carstairs, Lanarkshire, emigrated 1820 to Lanark Co, ON, Canada, moved 1827 to Renfrew Co, ON, and in 1842 to McHenry Co, IL, d 1850 in McHenry Co, IL, m 1806 in Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland to Helen Logan, b 1785 in Lanark, Lanarkshire, d 1854 in McHenry Co, IL. F-009 is a fourth cousin twice removed of F-005 and a fifth cousin once removed of F-007.
F-021
142170
Gavin Forrest, b 1775 in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, m Mary Cleland. Their son James Alexander Forrest, b 1815 in Glasgow, Scotland, m Jane Walker. James moved to Birkenhead, England where he operated a glass manufacturing company named J A Forrest and Co.
Group B
F-035
229693
Horatio Forrester, b 1795 in Greenville, SC. Son Champion Forrester, b 1834 in SC.
F-064
440110
John Corsterphine Forrester, b 1320 in Costorphine, Midlothian, Scotland, d 1350 in Dumfries-shire, Scotland.
F-083
694124
Elias W Forrester, lived in Spartansburg, SC in 1830s, m Harriet Pettit.
F-080
540694
James Forrester, d about 1755 in Orange Co, NC. His son James Jr moved to SC and his grandson Richard moved to Humphreys Co, TN.
F-017
N2698
The great grandfather of F-017 was an orphan; he and his descendants have the surname Cain. However, the match indicated here suggests that the biological ancestor of this line is a Forrest
F-037
N57290
Dillard Forrest, b about 1813 in SC.
F-039
283350
Henry Balus Forrest, b 1832 in Spartensburg, SC, d 1916 in Brighten, IL.
F-036
231326
James Forrester, b about 1690, d 1755, lived around Henrico City, VA. This line is believed to have come from Leith, East Midlothian, Scotland.
F-008
69284
William Henry Forrest, b about 1864 in Alabama.
F-066
491896
Richard Forrester, b 1760 in NC, d 1847 in Hickman Co, TN.
F-059
428418
F-059 was conceived in North Carolina from an encounter of his mother with an unknown man. The DNA results suggest his father was a Group B Forrest.
F-055
B15179
James Forrest, b 1630 in Scotland, transported in 1654 by Nicholas Merriwether to Westmoreland Co, VA, d 1710 in Henrico Co, VA, m Alice Porter.
F-092
779635
Shadrack Forrest, b 1751 in Orange Co, NC, d before 1830 in Bedford Co, TN, m Jane Ledbetter, b 1742 in NC, d 1806 in Sumner Co, TN. Shadrack is believed to be a son of William Forrest, and grandson of James Forrester, b about 1700, d 1755.
F-076
527569
No information.
F-067
451736
Jeremiah John Forrester, b 1774, d 1852, m Anne Fisher, b 1776, d 1852. Their son Jeremiah Glynn Forrester, b 1808 in Martins Fork, Harlan Co, Kentucky, d 1888 in Martins Fork, Harlan Co, Kentucky, m Mary Polly Osborne, b 1813 in Martins Fork, Harlan Co, Kentucky, d 1903 in Harlan Co, Kentucky.
F-044
317086
Francis Newton Forester, b 1763, d 1856 in Rising Fawn, Dade Co, GA. F-044 is descended from his son Havelow Forester.
F-074
514579
James Horne, b 1725 in Baltimore Co, MD, d 1796. Although the surname for F-074 is Horne the DNA results indicate he shares an ancestor with these Forrest/Forresters.
F-003
49627
John H Forrest, b abt 1815, d abt 1854, m 1850 in Independence, Kenton Co, KY to Hester Ann Williams, b 1830 in Williamstown, Grant Co, KY, d 1922 in Arthur, Kanabec Co, MN. Son Cyrus Elmar Forrest, b 1852 in Gallatin Co, KY, d 1933 in Bloomington, Hennepin Co, MN, m 2nd 1893 in Gays, Moultrie Co, IL to Rose Lee Alexander, b 1862 in Mattoon, Coles Co, IL, d 1929 in St Peter, Nicollet Co, MN.
F-046
N28250
Ancestors came from Orange Co, NC. F-046 is a fourth cousin of Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Group C
F-001
47166
Samuel Tiler Forrest, b abt 1819, lived (1850 census) in Chariton Twp, Chariton Co, MO, d bef 1860, m 1842 in Howard Co, MO to Sarah (Sally) Winn, b 1820 in MO. Son Samuel Dickenson Forrest, b 1853 in Roanoke, Howard Co, MO, d 1939 in Filton, Callaway Co, MO, m 1872 in Chariton Co, MO to Cynthia Frances Belcher, b abt 1856 in VA.
F-038
251852
John Forester, b 1765 Wilkes, NC, d 1827 NC.
F-053
399969
Same as F-038. F-053 and F-038 are first cousins once removed.
F-062
433372
Eli Forester, b 1828 in SC, d 1913 in Winthrop Harbor, Lake Co, IL, m Irena Ann McConnell, b 1828 in Macon Co, NC.
D-018
104946
Alexander Dick, b about 1792 in NC or KY, m Elizabeth Wilson, b 1802. Son George W Dick, b about 1836 in KY, d after 1905 in KS, m 1859 in KY to Elizabeth Wilson, b 1846 in KY, d about 1890 in KS. Although the surname of D-018 is Dick the DNA results suggest he has a recent common ancestor with these Group C Forrests.
D-019
51024
Reuben Dick, d on a trip from SC to MO; the family ultrimately settled in 1820 in Selmer, TN. Son Thomas Jefferson Dick. Although the surname of D-019 is Dick the DNA results suggest he has a recent common ancestor with these Group C Forrests.
F-069
512197
Salathiel Pearson Forister, b 1835 in Georgia, d 1906 in Georgia. His father John Forister, b 1786 in North Carolina, d 1860 in Missouri.
F-010
74268
James Forrest, b 1787 in Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland, m 1810 in Lanark, Lanarkshire. Son James Forrest, b 1811 in Lanark, Lanarkshire, m 1837 in Carnwath, Lanarkshire, d 1880 in Falla, Carnwath, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
F-089
652704
No information.
F-015
109633
Adam Forrest, b about 1801, Edinburgh, Scotland.
F-054
277443
David Tracey, b 1873 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. David was born out of wedlock and took his stepfather's Tracey surname. The DNA results suggest his biological father's surname was Forrest.
F-112
IN23130
David Forrest, b 1790 in Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland, d 1860 in Broxburn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland.
Group D
F-013
N50643
William Forrest, b 1846 in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, d 1886 in Australia, m Katherine Murray, b 1856 in Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, d 1919 in England. Son Colin Forrest, b 1886 in London, England, d 1941 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. F-013 and F-014 are first cousins once removed.
F-014
Genebase
Thomas Forrest, b about 1750 probably in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, d 1821 in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. Son Thomas, Forrest, Jr., b 1781 and, d 1848 at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. Son Thomas Forrest, III, b 1820 and d 1901 at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. Son William Forrest, b 1846 in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, d 1886 in Australia (see F-013). F-013 and F-014 are first cousins once removed.
Group E
F-026
182936
Henry Forrest, b 1632, d 1684. A decendant, Richard Forrest, went to Mississippi about 1821 and his descendants migrated to Tangipahoa Parish, LA.
F-028
191835
Henry Forrest, d about 1780 in Dobbs, NC. His son William Forrest, b 1761 in NC, d 1843 in Greene, NC, was a revolutionary war veteran.
F-097
836403
Robert Forrest, b 1818 in Matthews Co, VA, m Emory Jane Lewis.
F-022
144559
Abraham Forrest, b about 1740, lived in Mecklenburg Co, VA in the 1770s and migrated to Montgomery Co, NC about 1782. After the Civil War some descendants migrated to Mississippi.
F-081
647998
Abraham Forrest, b 1784 in Kingston Parish, Glouster Co, VA, d 1865 in Poquoson, York Co, VA. His son Henry Harry Forrest, b 1818 in Mathews Co, VA, d 1897 in York Co, VA.
F-006
59396
Abraham Forrest, b 1784 in Mathews Co, VA, d abt 1865 in York Co, VA, m Mary Hudgins, b 1778 in Mathews Co, VA, d 1855 in York Co, VA. Son Thomas Humphrey Forrest, b 1799 in Mathews Co, VA, d abt 1846 in York Co, VA, m Mary Weston, b abt 1800 in Mathews Co, VA, d in York Co, VA.
Group F
F-002
49413
Edwin Henry Forrest, b abt 1814 in Montgomery Co, MD, d Harrison Co, MS. Son Edwin Frederick Forrest, b 1861 in Harrison Co, MS, d 1944 in Tangipahoa Parish, LA.
F-027
186729
Same as for F-002. F-027 and F-002 are second cousins once removed.
Group G
F-032
B1201
William Forrester or Isaac Forister, b about 1799 in NC.
F-052
393134
Robert Henry Harrison Forrester, b 1840 in Mississippi, d 1909 in Havana Yell, Arkansas. Robert's father is believed to be William Forrester, b in NC.
F-031
36638
Thomas Forrester, b about 1760 in NC.
F-042
294941
Thomas Forrister.
F-077
41288
Thomas Forrister, b NC, m Elizabeth.
Group H
F-050
359299
George Forrest, b 1767 in Mendon, Rutland, Vermont, d 1802 in NY. His son George, b about 1799.
F-051
378336
Same as F-050; F-051 is the father of F-050.
Group I
F-045
B8093
William Forester, b 1757 in Scotland, came to US in 1776 with King Geroge's Army, d 1843 in Virginia, m Janet Mckie. F-045 is descended from their son John Forester. Therefore F-045 and F-058 are related.
F-058
409149
William Forester, b 1757 in Scotland, came to US in 1776 with King Geroge's Army, d 1843 in Virginia, m Janet Mckie. F-058 is descended from their son Alexander Forester. Therefore F-045 and F-058 are related.
Group J
F-048
298687
William Forrester, b about 1750, was a tennant farmer at Parkhead, Cumbernauld, Stirlingshire, Scotland, d 1818 in Cumbernauld, m 1784 in Cumbernauld to Margaret Henderson.
F-096
433757
Alexander Forrester, b 1792 in Glasgow, Scotland, m Elizabeth Stewart, b 1810. Parents of Alexander were John Forrester and Mary Mcauley.
F-060
433757
Same as F-048. F-060 and F-048 are fifth cousins.
F-075
521982
Reverend Robert Forrester, b 1805 in Fife, Scotland.
Group K
F-063
436569
Samuel Forrest, b 1804 in Braidwood or Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland, m Emily Lindsay from Lanark.
F-071
435005
Same as F-063. F-071 and F-063 are brothers.
F-106
830344
James Forrest, b 1800 in Donegal, Ireland, d 1857 in Rothesay, m Mary Crief, b 1801, d 1876. Parents of James are thought to be Daniel Forrest and Jane Boag of Donegal.
S-107
830970
Descendant of George Soule who arrived in the US on the Mayflower.
F-100
M119954
James Forrest, b 1798 in Scotland, d 1864 in Linlithgow, Scotland, m Elizabeth Gray, b 1804 in Scotland, d 1880 in Bo'ness, Scotland. Their son John, b 1836 in Denny, Falkirk, moved to Echuca, Australia.
F-041
279645
Gaven Forrest, b 1788, d 1863 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
F-099
IN15118
Same as F-088.
F-098
B260328
Same as F-088. F-098 and F-088 are cousins.
F-088
B189107
James Forrest, b 1750 in Duntiblae, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, d 1824 in Camlachie,Lanarkshire, Scotland, m Janet Rochead, b 1762 in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshie, d 1826. The parents of James are believed to be John Forrest, b 1720 in Scotland and Janet Wallace, b 1720 in Scotland.
F-101
IN15105
Same as F-088.
F-102
IN15108
Same as F-088.
F-103
IN15109
Same as F-088.
F-104
IN15110
Same as F-088.
F-105
IN23258
Same as F-088.
Group L
F-061
43094
Isaac Forrester, b 1789 in NC, d after 1871 in Greenville, SC, m Elizabeth Justice, b 1789 in NC, d before 1870 in SC.
F-079
536995
Same as F-061.
F-085
645516
David Forster/Foster, b 1746 probably in Lancaster Co, PA, d 1828 in Rowan Co, NC.
F-073
286576
Michael George Foster, b 1768 in Rockbridge, VA, d 1815 in Fort Williams, Alabama, m Elizabeth Ogden, b 1773 in VA, d 1841 in Tazewell, IL
F-087
748057
Great grandfather, b 1815, emigrated from Ireland. Family lore suggests his ancestors were border reivers from the Scotland/Northumbrian border area.
F-090
802276
Hugh Forster, b about 1720 in Cecil Co, MD, d about 1778 in Rowan Co, NC.
F-072
45544
No information.
Group M
F-082
678020
James Hansford Forrester, b 1769 in Beaufort District, SC, d 1834 in Beaufort Co, SC, m Sarah Thames.
F-086
740018
Same as F-082.
F-091
793841
Same as F-082.
Group N
F-078
147416
John Forster, b 1763 St Barton Cuthbert, UK, resided in Caldwell/St John Stanwick, North Yorkshire, UK. John's father believed to be James Forster, b 1726 and grandfather Valentine Forster, b 1690, d 1752, both of St Barton Cuthbert.
H-093
480046
The paternal grandfather of H-093 was born Harold Foster Harrison in Lancaster England in 1899 to an unmarried mother named Mary Ellen Harrison. He grew up in Carlisle with his maternal grandparents and never knew who his father was. But it passed down through the family that the name Foster was a paternal legacy.
F-094
755379
Great grandfather was Oliver Cromwell Forester who was the first Post master of a village that he named after his family, to wit "Forester's Falls' Ontario' Canada". His father was John Oliver Forrester b. about 1795 in Albany NY, d. about 1870, m Catharine McIntosh. John Oliver's father was Oliver Cromwell Forrester who came from NY to Upper Canada with his wife Sara O'Dell and family about 1800.
Group O
F-095
825851
Same as F-023...
F-023
Ancestry
James W Forrest, b 1830 in either Maine or Massachusetts, d about 1870 in Georgia.
Group X
F-004
50565
William Sylvester Forrest, b 1852 in Baltimore, MD, d 1940 in Highland Park, IL. William's father is believed to be Matthias Forrest, b 1834 in VA.
F-029
138053
James Forester, will dated 1755 in Orange Co, SC.
F-011
RelGen
John Charles DeForrest (sometimes called himself John Charles Watson), b 1830 in KY, d about 1903, m 1864 in Independence, MO, to Malinda Reed.
F-108
830348
Alexander Forrest, lived in Scotland.
F-016
120855
Hirm Forrest, b 1817 in Pennsylvania.
F-070
338586
The surname of F-070 is Lalaing; his earliest known ancestor is believed to be Gossuin de Forest, b about 1060.
F-047
358415
No information.
F-012
84690
George Forrest, d 1918 in CA, m Cynthia Alice York, d 1918 in CA. Son Fred Leander Forrest, b about 1895, m Edna Victoria Carlson, b 1906 in Big Springs, SD, d 1982 in Eugene, OR.
F-024
157342
Horatio Forrest, b 1795 in SC. His son Champion Forrest, b 1834 in SC.
F-065
490085
Ggg Grandfather was from NC, m a Garner/Garmon/Gardner.
F-049
37874
John Forrester, b 1807 Staffordshire, UK.
F-025
179598
No information.
F-068
79219
Frederick Forrester, b about 1860 probably in England, came to US in 1870, in 1880 was living in New York City, m Mary Keily, b 1860 in Ireland, d 1915 in Brooklyn, NY.
F-030
217856
Thomas Forrest, b about 1848 in Ireland, emigrated to the US in 1865, d about 1922 in Westchester Co, NY. His son Thomas Forrest, b 1885 in Westchester Co, NY, d 1955 in PEI, Canada.
F-057
408040
Martin Forrest, b 1801.
F-040
279643
William Forrest, b about 1819, m in 1840 to Margaret Guthrie in Calton Church, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
F-034
227594
Herman Guy George Forrest, supposedly b about 1890 in India, d 1985. Ancestors were believed to be military from Haddington in Scotland.
F-056
344430
Family has been in Scotland for centuries.
F-043
315472
George Forrest, b 1835 in Canada, emigrated to Australia and settled in Grafton.
F-084
633857
William John Forrest, b about 1835 in Cork, Ireland, m Bridget O'Reagan. Their son George, b 1864 in Cloyne, Co Cork, Ireland, emigrated to Australia in 1884, worked in the mining industry in Queensland.
F-020
Ancestry
Henry Forrest, b about 1826, m 1848 in Missouri to Nancy, b about 1827. Their son George W Forrest, b 1851 in Alton, IL, d 1926 in Alton, m about 1887 in IL to Anna Francis Rasberry, b 1846, d 1927 in Alton, IL.
F-109
830349
No information.
F-110
830346
No information.
F-111
IN23259
No information.
F-033
227085
The grandfather of F-033 was Charles Melvin Forrest who was the son of George W Forrest and a woman with maiden name Corber or Corbiere.

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