|Forbush became the common American spelling of the name of most
descendants of Daniel Forbush. It was often written in the early records
as Farrabas, which is a more literal translation of how the name Forbes
would be pronounced, when spoken by one with a Scottish accent. So, Daniel
is suspected to be of Scottish descent, but not proven. 10,000 Scottish
prisoners were taken by Lord Cromwell at the Battle of Dunbar on September
3, 1650 and many were "exiled" to the colonies. He may have been among
The first record of Daniel is relatively late (for Puritans), that being his marriage record to Rebecca Perriman in 1660. He married second, Deborah Rediat of Concord in 1679.
He moved a bit, but all in Middlesex County, Mass, having kids first
in Cambridge, then Concord and Westborough, and finally settled in Marlborough,
Mass. He had nine children by two wives. Died in Marlborough in Oct, 1687,
leaving his widow, only about 27 years old with nine kids, from age 1 to
23. She then married Alexander Stewart and had more children.
|Forbush Resources and Research|
|CS71.F692 1892 Pierce, Frederick Clifton, 1855-1904.
Forbes and Forbush genealogy [microform] : the descendants of Daniel Forbush,
who came from Scotland about the year 1655 and settled in Marlborough,
Mass. in 1675 / by Frederick Clifton Pierce. -- Chicago:
Data Base of Forbush Descendants has Forbush info. See also:
Michael Forbush Page
This data base has some Forbushes
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