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Forinash family in VA census

Forinash family in VA census

Posted: 26 Mar 2003 4:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Forinash, Fornash, Farinash
Does anyone have any information on Hannah Forinash in Lewis Co. Va 1840 census, Image 280, page 138 found at

The census record list her has head of household with 3 males and 4 females living with her. Anyone have any information on who lived with her? Hoping to find gr. gr. grandfather living in household since I have been unable to find him anywhere else. Gr. gr. grandfather's name was Nathan Wesley Forinash, born in Va. per the 1850 and 1860 Scioto Co. Ohio census records.

Re: Forinash family in VA census

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 9:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
I don't know if this is the right Hannah Forinash you were searching for, but ther was a Hannah Forinash, nee Peterson, married to Jacob Forinash Sr. He died in April 6, l836. I believe they had 3 girls and 4 boys. She was the second wife of Jacob I believe. Acording to my records he was born in 1803 and died in (unknown) but was married to Jacob in 1822.

Re: Forinash family in VA census

Posted: 29 Jun 2009 5:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you.

Do you know the names of their children?

It is her children I am interested in. Wondering if my Gr.Gr. grandfather was her son. His name was Nathan Wesley Fornash/Forinash born about 1820 in VA. per census records.
I can not find him anywhere prior to the 1850 census and the earliest record I have of him is his marriage in 1844 in Scioto Co. Ohio. I can not find anything before 1844 in Ohio or Virginia on Nathan. It's like he just dropped from the sky in Ohio. LOL

Any help in discovering his parents and making a connection to the Virginia Forinash families would be great.

Re: Forinash family in VA census

Posted: 2 Sep 2009 2:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Forinash/Peterson
Hi again Krestyna
I have Hannah (Peterson) as Jacob H. Forinash's (William's brother) second wife. Their children were Betsy, Malinda, Henry, Lorenzo Dow, Elias P. ,Jonas C., Oliver C. and Anna. Jacob had died in 1938, so was not on the 1940 census. Can't really match up numbers with people and their ages in the census. Let me know if I can give you any further info. I know this search has been puzzling to say the least.
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