Friday, February 20, 2009

Susan Ann Armstrong

Does anyone have additional details on the first wife of James Wesley Forehand?

I found this at


From: Kathleen Fort
Subject: Re: John Henry Forehand
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 20:30:12 -0500

Lucille Clepper Mehrkam wrote:
>I am the ggd of James Wesley Forehand b. March 9, 1825 TN; s/o John
>Forehand & Polly Marlin. John's Will is found in Williamson Co., TN
>1838. Children listed as William, James, Nancy, Evaline & Jane.

>James is listed in the 1850 Di. Co., TN. census living in the household
>of Wm. A. & Mary J. Jones. He married 14 May 1851 in Di. Co., Tx. to
>Susan Ann Armstrong; daughter of Thomas F. Armstrong. He was in Texas
>by March 1856 as he joined the Texas Rangers at Travis Co., Tx.
>(helping Rip Ford run the indians out of Texas into OK).

>My grandmother said he returned to TN and stole his small daughter,
>Amanda Ann. He is listed in the 1860 Texas census with a small

>He married my GGM, Louis Virginia (Stifflemire) Farris on
>February 5, 1965 Grimes Co., Tx.

>His daughter by his first wife (Amanda Ann) married William Harris.
>She died July 19, 1925 in Ray, AZ..
>Her GGD, Lucy Ansley visited the Salt Lake Library and found her GGM,
>Amanda Ann Harris and Thomas F. Armstrong on the Dawes Rolls and the
>Guion Miller Rolls as being descendants of the Cherokee chiefs,
>Sixkiller and Mankiller. She ran out of time and was unable to continue
>any further. Do you have any information on the following:

>Cherokee by Blood
>Thomas F. Armstrong (b. Pa)
>Dawes Rolls, 7035; Guion Miller Roll #840434

>Amanda Ann (Forehand) Harris - Dawes Rolls # 66
>Jonas Riley Harris - Dawes Rolls, 620

>Choctaws by Blood
>Alfred Harris - #2135
>Henry Harris - #2904
>William Harris - #6584 (Wm. F. ?)
>Lilly Harris - #8843 (Mary L. ?)
>Edward Harris - 1240
>John Henry Forehand - Guion Miller Rolls # 35265
>From the information you sent; he married Angeline Elizabeth
>Worrell Nov. 18, 1876 and her mother (Rachel Strickland Worrell) was of
>Cherokee blood.

Lucille --
The above information was taken from two books widely used in Native
American ancestory research -- Cherokee by Blood and Choctaws by Blood.
The number next to the names are reference numbers -- it is possible to
look at the applications for inclusion on the rolls -- these
applications have a great deal of family information as these people
attempted to prove they were Native American in order to get land
settlements. This kind of information would be very valuable to anyone
researching those Forehands -- even if their applications were rejected.
In the case of John Henry Forehand, he could have been included on the
Guion Miller Roll because of his marriage to his wife who had Native
American ancestory or because he had Native American ancestory.

I am going to visit my local LDS Family History Center this week -- I
will check to see if they have this information available at this


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