Sarah Forsythe, b. 1 January 1789 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, d. 14 July 1874 in Shelby County, Missouri

Father: James Forsythe Jr., b. 1 January 1756 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, d. 6 April 1850 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Susannah Kuykendall, b. 1767 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, d. 10 February 1832 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Spouse: James D. Livingston

Married 28 February 1805 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Children:

  1. John D. Livingston, b. 2 March 1807 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  2. Joseph Livingston, b. 21 September 1808 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  3. William Warren Livingston, b. May 1810 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, d. 28 December 1862
  4. James Darragh Livingston, b. 11 February 1812 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Spouse: James Carothers Jr., b. 1788 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, d. 10 December 1865 in Shelby County, Missouri

Father: James Carothers Sr., b. 1766 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Ayles Carruthers, b. in Strabane, Ireland
James served in the military in the Black Hawk Infantry in the Black Hawk Indian War and later in the War of 1812. He was a Sergeant when he retired.

James and Sarah lived on a farm nine miles from Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania until 1836 when they and their children came to Missouri in covered wagons, settling in Ralls County and coming on to Shelby County in 1837 settling about four miles northwest of where Shelbina now stands.

He is buried on the old family burying ground on the old homestead in Shelby County. Sec. 23, Twp. 57, R.11.
Married ca. 1813 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Children:

  1. Armstrong Carothers, b. 26 April 1815 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Elizabeth Christian, d. 27 March 1858
  2. Captain Louis Ferree Carothers, b. 14 November 1816 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Angelica Miller, 8 February 1844, d. 14 July 1871 in Clarence, Missouri
  3. Mary F. Carothers, b. 10 March 1821 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. John Henderson Carothers, d. 24 April 1856
  4. John Calvin Carothers (1), b. 12 August 1823 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Louisa Henniger, d. 31 October 1906
  5. James Harvey Carothers, b. 12 November 1825 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Rebecca Hardin, m. Milly G. M. Taylor, d. 18 March 1892
  6. Sarah M. Carothers, b. 7 May 1828 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Michael Heckart, d. 31 January 1891
  7. Elvira Ann Carothers, b. 7 December 1831 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, d. 5 July 1843
  8. Andrew Jackson Carothers, b. 6 September 1834 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Melinda Forsythe, 7 September 1865, d. 25 June 1891

James Forsythe Jr., b. 1 January 1756 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, d. 6 April 1850 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Father: James Forsythe Sr., b. 1720 in Ulster, Ireland, d. 11 October 1804 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Margaret Vail, b. 1710, d. 1790 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Spouse: Susannah Kuykendall, b. 1767 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, d. 10 February 1832 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Father: Benjamin Kuykendall, b. 11 September 1723 in Minisink, NY, d. 18 October 1789 in Peters Creek, Pennsylvania
Mother: Sarah Ferree, b. 1740 in Virginia, d. 12 August 1802 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Married ca. 1785 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Children:

  1. William Forsythe, b. 23 April 1787 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Jane Young, m. Ellen Williams, ca. 1838
  2. Sarah Forsythe, b. 1 January 1789 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. James D. Livingston, 28 February 1805 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. James Carothers Jr., ca. 1813 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, d. 14 July 1874 in Shelby County, Missouri
  3. George Forsythe, b. 26 December 1790 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Margaret Henry, 12 October 1820, d. 20 January 1852
  4. Margaret Forsythe, b. 7 February 1793 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Thomas Murdock
  5. Rebecca Forsythe, b. 18 December 1794 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. William McGowan
  6. Mary Forsythe, b. 17 November 1796 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Henry Baird
  7. Annetje Forsythe, b. 28 March 1800 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Robert Russell
  8. Benjamin Forsythe, b. 21 June 1802 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Margaret Carroll, d. 1851
  9. James Forsythe, b. 2 February 1804 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Jane Bothwell, m. Josephene Reno, m. Mary Sarver, d. 21 November 1886
  10. Joseph Forsythe, b. 8 November 1805 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Sarah Covert, d. 14 February 1842
  11. Louis Forsythe, b. 7 June 1807 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Margaret Williams, d. 15 January 1848
  12. Zeruiah Forsythe, b. 14 June 1809 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Samuel Henderson, m. James McCogney, d. 7 August 1839

James Forsythe Sr., b. 1720 in Ulster, Ireland, d. 11 October 1804 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

His parents were Scottish. With his elder brothers, William and John Forsythe, he immigrated to America in 1739, landing at Wilmington, Deleware. From there he went to Chester County, Pennsylvania, now Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. John became a teacher and is supposed to be buried at Chester where a marker is erected to his memory as an educator. Wiliam, according to tradition, moved to one of the southern states.

James married Mrs. Margaret Vail Means, a widow with six children. James and Margaret had six children while they lived in Chester County. Sometime after Pontiac's War, about 1765, they moved to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia.

Major Connelly was a justice of the peace of Augusta County, Virginia, and represented Lord Dunmore, Governor of Virginia, in asserting the jurisdiction over the territory of Western Pennsylvania. Later, deciding to belong to Pennsylvania, he called his company to meet him at Fort Pitt on January 25, 1774. In response to that call, James Forsythe, Jr., then a lad of 18 years, came from Winchester together with a brother-in-law, James Holliday of Major Connelly's command. On the way to the fort they stopped to eat and rest on a tract of land drained by Pine Run between nine and ten miles south of the fort. There James Forsythe stayed over night while James Holliday proceeded on to Fort Pitt. In 1783 James Forsythe, Sr. purchased for £60 that same tract of land on which his son James had decided to settle, and in 1784 he purchased a warrant of survey which was executed in 1785, and a patent was issued to him in 1787 for a tract of 328 acres and allowances under the name of "Long Knife".

Tradition states that James Forsythe, together with a man named Fife, escaped from the Indians and walked home from Wheelng, West Virginia, arriving home exhausted and nearly starved. Later it was learned that a man by the name of Fife, together with a man whose name was not learned, were the only men who escaped from the Indians when General Crawford was burned at the stake in 1782.

Seven generations of the Forsythes are buried in the Lebanon Church Cemetery in West Mifflin, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Lebanon Church is "as old as the nation".

Spouse: Margaret Vail, b. 1710, d. 1790 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Mrs. Margaret Vail (Means) was a widow with six children when she married James Forsythe Sr.
Married ca. 1746 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Children:

  1. Sarah Forsythe (2), b. ca. 1748, m. James Holliday
  2. Margaret Forsythe (2), b. ca. 1750, m. Mayberry Evans
  3. Mary (Polly) Forsythe, b. ca. 1752, m. Isaac Plough
  4. William Forsythe (2), b. ca. 1754, d. ca. 1777 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
  5. James Forsythe Jr., b. 1 January 1756 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, m. Susannah Kuykendall, ca. 1785 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, d. 6 April 1850 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  6. George Forsythe (2), b. ca. 1757, d. ca. 1775