Princeton, Indiana Newspaper dated Thursday, October 17, 1878


Abner Forbis


DIED, -- Sept. 28, 1878, Abner Forbis, in the 47th year of his age.   Mr. Forbis was received into the communion of the United Presbyterian Church, In January last. He received the sacrament of baptism, and at the same time participated in the Lord’s Supper for the first and last time. Before the return of another communion occasion, he was prostrated with sickness. Although confined to his bed about five months, he endured his affliction with Christian patience and cheerfulness. He loved the house of God and was seldom absent. In the fire of affliction and to the end of life, he has given testimony that he had “fought the good fight, finished his course and kept the faith.”





NB:  Abner FORBES (FORBIS,) was born about 1832-33 in Gibson County, Indiana.  He was the son of George and Ann (KIRKMAN) FORBES or FORBUS, who both died in 1842. (Perhaps in the cholera epidemic?)  In the 1850 census of Washington Twp., Gibson County, Indiana he is shown as “Abner FORBUS” age 17 in the household of William & Jane Gassaway (Gasseway.)