William M FORRESTER Thalia Ann FORRESTER Mary Adelina FORRESTER Harriet J FORRESTER Nancy M FORRESTER Martha Mealle FORRESTER Joseph N FORRESTER Louisa Amanda FORRESTER Mini tree diagram
Zenith Elvira BARNES

Zenith Elvira BARNES2,3,9,4,5,6,10,7

also known as Zenith FORRESTER7

May 18242,3,4,5,6,7 - 19078,1

Life History

May 1824

Born in South Carolina.2,3,4,5,6,7

Sep 1846

Birth of daughter Thalia Ann FORRESTER in Georgia.11,12,13,3,14,4,15

16th Sep 1849

Birth of daughter Mary Adelina FORRESTER in Georgia.8,16,4,17,3

1854

Birth of daughter Harriet J FORRESTER in Pickens County, Georgia.18

about 1858

Birth of daughter Nancy M FORRESTER in Georgia.6,4,19,8

1860

Residence1 in Truckwheel, Pickens, Georgia.4

Jan 1860

Death of daughter Harriet J FORRESTER in Grassy Knob, Pickens, Georgia

Jul 1861

Birth of daughter Martha Mealle FORRESTER in Jerusalem, Pickens, Georgia.7,5,6,20,8

about 1866

Birth of son Joseph N FORRESTER in Georgia.21,22,7,23

20th Oct 1866

Birth of daughter Louisa Amanda FORRESTER in Georgia.24,25,26,7,27,6,17,28

1870

Residence2 in Jasper, Pickens, Georgia.6

21st Apr 1873

Death of daughter Mary Adelina FORRESTER in Pickens County, Georgia.8,16,17

1880

Residence3 in Jerusalem, Pickens, Georgia.7

5th Feb 1894

Death of William M FORRESTER in Jerusalem, Pickens, Georgia.9,7

1907

Died in Jerusalem, Pickens, Georgia.8,1

1907

Buried in Jerusalem Cemetery, Pickens County, Georgia.1

Other facts

 

Married William M FORRESTER

Notes

  • I have not discovered Zenith's parents.  I have not found anygenealogy that has her parents.

    1860 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia, 13 June, TruckwheelDistrict, PO Saunderstown, page 36 (scan 914), Hse #299, Fam #251
    William Forester 41 M Farmer born S Carolina [b abt 1819]
    Zenith Forester 37 F born S Carolina [b abt 1823] Cannot read or write
    Thala A Forester 14 F born Georgia [b abt 1846]
    Mary A Forester 11 F born Georgia [b abt 1849]
    Nancy M Forester 5 F born Georgia [b abt 1855]

    1870 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia, 25 July, PO Jasper, page111 (scan 55), Hse/Fam #863
    Forester William 51 M W Farmer $200 Real Estate $200 Personal born SCarolina [b abt 1839]
    Forester Zenith 43 F W Keeping House born S Carolina [b abt 1827]Cannot read or write
    Forester Nancy 14 F W Assisting in Keeping House born Georgia [b abt1856]
    Forester Martha M 8 F W At Home born Georgia [b abt 1862]
    Forester Louisa 3 F W born Georgia [b abt 1867]
    Mullinax Francis 18 F W House Keeper born Georgia [b abt 1852] Cannotread or write

    1880 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia, 12 June, Jerusalem,District 163, page 19B, Hse/Family #165
    Forrester, William W M 61 Farmer SC NC SC Forrester
    Forrester, Zenith W F 51 Wife Keeping House SC SC SC
    Forrester, Martha M  W F 17 Dau House Keeping GA SC SC
    Forrester, Joseph N  W M16 Son Work on Farm GA SC SC
    Forrester, Louisa L  W F 15 Dau Work on Farm GA SC SC
    Forrester, Thomas  W M 86 Father Widowed At Home NC NC SC

    Zenith's husband William died in 1894.  In the 1900 census she is headof a household containing only her daughter Martha and a boarder,whose name appears to be spelled Winnie Findly (Findley or Finley).

    1900 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia, 9 June, JerusalemTownship, District 108, page 5B, Hse #86, Fam #89
    Forrester, Zenith Head W M May 1824  76 Widow 7 children/4 living SCSC SC Farmer Owns
    Forrester, Martha Dau W M July 1861  38 Single GA GA SC
    Findly (Findley or Finley), Winnie Boarder W F Dec 1812  87 Widow 14children/12 living SC SC SC

    On Zenith's widow's pension her name is misspelled as Zane, or perhapsthis is a nickname.  She was not literate, and signed the documentwith Her Mark, after the Notary Public had filled in the details forher.  (The signature of the Notary matches the writing on the form.)The application states that her husband died on 5 February 1894 and"She is 84 years of age and is very near rundown."  One application isdated 15 January 1902.  She filed applications in 1901, 1902, 1903,1905 and 1907.

    The gravestones of both William and Zenith are broken.  They are inthe Jerusalem Cemetery, Pickens County, Georgia.  Zenith's stone seemsto have misspelled her name.  The legend reads "Zenisth [sic, orperhaps Zenista] Forrester Age 80 years."  There is clearly an Sbetween the I and the T, but the last letter is partially damaged.The left arm, however, is straight up like an H, not slanted like theA on the word "Age."  Resolution of the photo is not sharp enough toread dates on the standing part.

    William's stone is also partly unreadable in the photo.  The readableparts of the legend there read:
    "Husband of Z E Forrester W M Forrester Died Feb 5, 1894."  This seemsto provide Zenith's middle initial, which I have not seen elsewhere.Her daughter Thalia had a daughter name Zenith Elvira Mullins.Perhaps Elvira was Zenith Barnes Forrester's middle name.

Sources

  • 1. Gravestone of Zenith Barnes Forrester, Jerusalem Cemetery, PickensCounty, Georgia
  • 2. Betty Jackson, Email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, August 2007
  • 3. 1850 Federal Census, Gilmer County, Georgia
    • 5 October, Subdivision 33, page 82, Hse/Fam #560
  • 4. 1860 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia
    • 13 June, Truckwheel District, PO Saunderstown, page 36 (scan 914), Hse
  • 5. 1900 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia
    • 9 June, Jerusalem Township, District 108, page 5B, Hse #86, Fam #89
  • 6. 1870 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia
    • 25 July, PO Jasper, page 111 (scan 55), Hse/Fam #863
  • 7. 1880 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia
    • 12 June, Jerusalem, District 163, page 19B, Hse/Family #165
  • 8. Terri Smith Escamillo, note on genealogy site Our Family Tree, 27February 2011
  • 9. Gravestone of William Forrester, Jerusalem Cemetery, Pickens County,Georgia
  • 10. Terri Smith Escamillo, personal message on genealogy site Our FamilyTree, 27 February 2011
  • 11. Mullins-Mullinax Marriages, Mike Taylor Compilation
    • Name: http://pages.sbcglobal.net/mike_in_katy;
  • 12. 1870 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia
    • 8 July, Truckwheel Township, PO Jasper, page 65, Hse/Fam #506
  • 13. 1910 Federal Census, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
    • 19 April, Asher Ward 1, District 194, page 3A, Hse/Fam #44
  • 14. Ancestry Trees
    • Bill Corbin,
  • 15. 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • 23 July, Township 4, District 120, page 53A, Hse/Fam #960
  • 16. Ancestry Trees
    • Forrester,
  • 17. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 18. Terri Escamillo, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 4 January 2012
  • 19. 1880 Federal Census, Lumpkin County, Georgia
    • 8 June, Nimblewill, Georgia Militia District 840, Enumeration District
  • 20. Oklahoma Certificate of Death
  • 21. 1870 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia
    • 25 July, PO Jasper, page 111 (scan 55), HseFam #864
  • 22. 1900 Federal Census, Lumpkin County, Georgia
    • 9 June, Dahlonega City, Enumeration District 96, page 5B, Warwick St,
  • 23. 1910 Federal Census, Lumpkin County, Georgia
    • 18 April, Dahlonega City, Enumeration District 113, page 2B, Main St,
  • 24. Ancestry Trees
    • Smith, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/30103154/person/12241566604
  • 25. 1930 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
    • 4 April, Maxwell Township, District 24, page 2A, Hse/Fam #216
  • 26. 1910 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
    • 9 April, Francis Township, District 256, page 14A, Hse #218, Fam #254
  • 27. 1940 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 19 April, Stratford, District: 25-22, page 10A, Hse#161, Rent $5
  • 28. 1900 Federal Census, James County, Tennessee
    • 5 June, Civil District 7, Enumeration District 77, page 3B, Hse #53,

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