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Ancestors in The United States

The first members of the family to live in the United States was John Forbes, clergyman, son of Archibald Forbes, although the family retained its connections with Europe and John Murray Forbes was born in France.

  • Reverend John Forbes, (b. Deskrie, Scotland, 1740 - September 17, 1783), m. on February 2, 1769 to Dorothy "Dolly" Murray, (b. Tower Hill, London, Great Britain, February 4, 1745 - d. Brush Hill, Milton, Massachusetts June 9, 1811)
    • Colonel James Grant Forbes I, (b. St. Augustine, East Florida, November 22, 1769), m. to Francis Elizabeth Blackwell
      • Reverend John Murray Forbes, (1807–1885), m. to Anne Howell, (d. 1849)
        • Anna Adelaide Forbes (b 1842) m. 1874 Dr. John Carmichael (no Children)
        • John Murray Forbes, Jr (b 1844- d 1921) m. in 1882 Minnie Emmett Griswold
          • Gordon Forbes (b 1883 - d 1918) m. Frances Wilson (Frances m. 2nd Arthur Ogilvy)
            • Gordon Forbes (b 1918 Mass - d 2009) m. 1st to Catherine May Griffin (b 1918 Chicago - d 2003) (3 Children)
1. Deborah Wilson Forbes, b 1943- d 1974 (Catherine Caroline Forbes, b 1964) 2. Frances Stephanie Forbes, b 1946 - (Jessica Emelin, Georgia Emelin, Emma Houghton Gring) 3. Gordon Forbes (Erica Forbes, Alexandra Forbes) 2nd. Helga Kroll Forbes 1. Michael Gregor Forbes m. 2nd to Violet "Patsy" Sweetser (4 children) 1. Arthur Ogilvy ("AO") Forbes 2. Susan Sarah ("Tootie") Forbes 3. Erica Forbes Shafroth 4. Juliana Forbes

m. 3rd Greta Lum (no children)
            • Wilson Forbes (b 1915- d 1990) Santa Barbara m. Julia Lynch (no children)
          • John Griswold Forbes (b 1885 - d 1887)
          • Janet Forbes (b 1888)
          • Howell Forbes (b 1891)
          • John Murray Forbes (b 1893 - d 1971)
        • Francis Blackwell Forbes, (1839–1908), m. to Isabel Clarke Forbes, of China and France
          • Isobel Forbes (1868) m. Albert de Mimont
          • James Grant Forbes, (b. Shanghai, China, October 22, 1879 - d. Paris April 24, 1955), m. to Margaret Tyndal Winthrop, (1880–1970)
            • James Forbes
            • Jock Forbes
            • Griselda Forbes
            • Angela Forbes
            • Eileen Forbes Francais Tailleux
                • Vanessa tailleux and Carlo Tailleux
            • Monica Forbes
                • Christian and Lucinda Curtis
            • Alistair Forbes.
                • Peter Forbes
            • Ian Alexander Forbes (Fredericton N.B, Canada)
                • Veronica, Felcity, Alexander, Juillet, Grisselda Forbes
            • Iris Forbes, m. to Terence Armstrong (1920–1996) (British Arctic researcher)
              • Kevin Armstrong (teacher)
            • Fiona (Forbes) Lalonde m. Alain-Gauthier Lévy, later Lalonde (after name change)
              • Brice Lalonde, a French politician, who ran for President of France as the Green Party candidate in 1981
            • Rosemary Forbes Kerry, (b. Paris, October 27, 1913 - d. November 14, 2002), m. to Richard Kerry
              • Cameron Kerry
                  • Jessica and Sarah kerry
              • Diana Kerry
              • Peggy Kerry, m. to George Kaler.
                  • Iris Forbes Kaler
              • John Forbes Kerry, (December 11, 1943 - ) m. to Teresa Heinz
          • Francis Murray Forbes, (founder of Cabot, Cabot & Forbes)
            • Cynthia (Forbes) Lyman, m. to John Lowell Lyman
              • Griselda Lyman, m. to Duncan Alexander White
              • John L. Lyman Jr, m. to Dorothy Marie Royer
          • Ethel Anna Forbes, b. 1880 or 1872 Shanghai, China
          • Charles Stewart Forbes, b. 1879 Shanghai, China
          • Evelyn Forbes Potter
    • John Murray Forbes, (August 13, 1771 – 1831) Buried in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Ralph Bennett Forbes, (August 1, 1773 – 1824) m. on October 13, 1801 to Margaret Perkins (sister of Thomas Handasyd Perkins)
      • John Murray Forbes of China and Boston, b. France (1813–1898), m. to Sarah Swain Hathaway, (1813–1900)
        • John Malcolm Forbes, (1847–1904), m. to Sarah Coffin Jones, (1852–1891)
          • Cpt. Gerrit Forbes, (1880–1964), m. 1st to Florence Emerson, (1882–1906), m. 2nd to Marthe De La Fruglaye, m. 3rd to Dita Weber
            • Helen Forbes, (1905–1911), (daughter of Gerrit Forbes and Florence Emerson)
            • Edith Forbes, (1906-....), (daughter of Gerrit Forbes and Florence Emerson)
            • Gordon Donald Forbes, (1915-....), (son of Gerrit Forbes and Marthe De La Fruglaye)
            • Marguerita Hoima Forbes, (1917–2001), (daughter of Gerrit Forbes and Marthe De La Fruglaye)
        • William Hathaway Forbes, (1840–1896), m. to Edith Emerson, (1841–1928), daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson
          • Ralph Emerson Forbes (1863–1937), m. to Elise Cabot Forbes (daughter of Walter C. Cabot)
            • Ruth Forbes (1903–1998) m. 1st George Lyman Paine Jr, m. 3rd Arthur M. Young, inventor of the Bell Helicopter; Ruth founded International Peace Academy and Forbes family fellows
              • Cameron Paine
              • Michael R. Paine b. June 25, 1928, NYC, m. Ruth Hyde Paine, Oswald family benefactors in whose garage family friend Lee Harvey Oswald stored his rifle and in whose home Marina Oswald lived
          • William Cameron Forbes, (1870–1959), Gov. Gen. Philippines
          • Edith "Violet" Forbes
          • John Murray "Don" Forbes (Jr?)
          • Edward Waldo Forbes
          • Waldo Emerson Forbes
          • Alexander Forbes
        • Alice Hathaway Forbes (1838-)
        • Ellen Randolph Forbes (1838-)
        • Mary Hathaway Forbes (1844-)
        • Sarah Forbes (1853–1917), m. William Hastings Hughes (1833–1909). They had issue Walter Scott Hughes (1888–1953) and Dorothea Hughes (1891–1952), a Quaker and philanthropist who was described as 'a veritable patron saint to the loving people '
      • Captain Robert Bennett Forbes (1804–1889), m. to Rose Greene Smith (1798–1885)
        • Robert Bennett Forbes (1836-)
        • Edith Forbes (1843–1925), m. to Charles Eliot Perkins
        • James Murray Forbes (1845–1937), m. to Alice Francis(Bowditch) Forbes
          • Allan Forbes (1874–1955), m. to Josephine (Crosby) Forbes (1885–1967)
            • Phyllis Forbes (1915–2009), m. to Tudor Leland
              • Robert Forbes Leland
              • Lysa Leland
              • Daphne Leland, m. Robert Borden
            • Robert Bennet Forbes
              • Phyllis Forbes m. Andrew Kerr
              • Elizabeth Lee Forbes
            • Allan Forbes, Jr., author and documentary filmmaker
              • Bo Forbes
              • Stefan Forbes, m. Tia Wou
              • Danuta Forbes
            • James Murray Forbes (1922–2008)
              • Michael Robert Bennett Forbes
              • Catherine Sophia Forbes
              • James Murray Forbes, snr. m. Kylie (Wiltshire)
            • Henry Ashton Crosby Forbes (1925-2012), m. to Grace (Pierce) Forbes (1927–2003)
              • Robert Pierce Forbes (1958-), m. to Joanne Ellen Foodim (1958-)
                • Rachel Young-Eun Foodim Forbes (1989-)
                • David Jong Bennet Forbes (1991-)
              • Douglas Bowditch Forbes (1961-)
          • Mary Bowditch Forbes (1878–1962) (founder of the Mary Bowditch Forbes Collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia.)
          • Dorothy Forbes (1880–1944)
    • Joseph Barlow Forbes (1840–1927)
      • Olive Edith Forbes
        • Paul Dayton Bailey (1906–1987)
          • Thomas Andrew Forbes (1951–2001)
            • Thomas Andrew Forbes II (1967-)
              • Meghan Forbes (1995-)
              • Chelsea Forbes (1999-)
              • Thomas Andrew Forbes III (2004-)
                • Mary Ann Fober (1995)
      • Thomas Forbes a Vietnam War veteran (1944-)

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