First Generation FORGEY
1. John FORGY first appearance in Pennsylvania records in Cumberland County, PA tax list 1762.
May have had a son named Robert Forgy he first appears on a 1778 list for Cumberland County, PA. He settled in Mifflin County, PA
May have also had a son named Francis Forgay (Forgy)? who appears on Militia list 1776 Warwick, Lancaster County, PA, on a 1779 tax list Newtown, Cumberland, PA.
A John FORGEY later settled in western PA. This may be John above or his son. I've found a John Forgy listed in Captain Bruce's militia Westmoreland County, PA.
Also there was a John on a 1781 taxlist for Washington County, PA. He may have married Rachel HARDIN in 1769 Greene County, PA?
A Widow Forgy appears on a 1785 tax list for Cumberland County, PA. This Widow later appears with her likely son Robert in Mifflin County, PA , her name was Mary.
2. James FORGEY
He was taxed in Chester County, PA: 1765, 1768, 1771, and 1776.
A James Forgey is listed as having letters held at post office Phildelphia 1792, 1800 in care of John Steel.
Later settled in Bedford County, PA
Owned 4 acres Cove Creek, Bedford County, PA.
Grant number: 382
(a James FORGEY died in Perrysville near Pittsburgh in the 1780s???)
Married: Rebecca Ann Sparks 1768 at Fort Bedford, PA (I have not been able to verify this)
3. Samuel Forgey b. abt. 1719
Arrived in America: about 1765
Settled in Rowan County, North Carolina
Son Samuel FORGEY Jr. Settled in Wilson County, TN
Son James FORGEY was a Veteran of the Revolutionary War
His descendants settled in Logan and Butler Counties, KY and Putnam County, Indiana
His son Jonathon FORGEY settled in Laurens County, SC
4. Alexander FORGEY
Arrival in America: 1768 at Charleston, SC
Land warrant dated 13 Feb 1768 for 100 acres
in Granville or Craven County, NC
5. Andrew FORGEY and Alexander FORGEY
Arrival in America about 1768
First settled in Cumberland County, PA, Peters Township
Migrated to Washington County, VA about 1775
Andrew FORGEY later settled in Hawkins County, TN.
Place of origin: Creggan County, Armagh? Ireland
Andrew was married to Margaret REYNOLDS
Alexander was married to Agnes MEEKS.
Their Descendants were early settlers in the following states: Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Oregon, Washington, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Nebraska
6. Hugh FORGEY
Arrival in America: about 1774
First settled in Lancaster County, PA
Later migrated to Bourbon County, Ky
He was born in 1754 County Antrim , Ireland (according to Revolutionary war pension file)
Married Mary DEER in 1786 Greenbriar County, VA
Married Sally EVERMAN in 1794 Clark County, Ky
7. John FORGY became a US citizen between 1798-1802 in Westmoreland County, PA
9. William FORGEY took out naturalization papers in 1826
Settled in Allegheny County, PA
Married Rebecca THORNBURG on 16 Apr. 1808 in Alleghany County, PA
10. Charles FORGEY? He appears on a 1786 tax list for Pennsylvania. His name may or may not have been FORGEY?
11.Thomas FORGEY 1790 Census Berwick Cumberlain, York County, PA and a Thomas Forgey is in Allegheny County, PA in 1809. Could he also be related to John Forgy?
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