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SAMUEL P. FORGEY
Source: H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p 425
Samuel P. Forgey, retired farmer, Whitesville, was born in Montgomery County, Kentucky, March 22, 1819, and came with his parents. James and Jane (VANSCOYAC) Forgey, to Putnum County, Indiana, when eight years old. Coming to a new country (sic), his education was very limited, yet, having a determined will, he applied himself to reading and observation, and has become one of the well posted men of the County. December 17, 1840, he married Miss Mahala O., daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (OLLIVER) MAGILL. She was born February 1, 1821, in Franklin County, Kentucky. In 1843 he removed to his present home farm in the northeast part of Scott township, enjoying the fruits of his labor and industry. He has five children living: James S. (now in Kansas, engaged in farming) enlisted in Co. B, 10th Ind. Vol. Inf., and faithfully served his country in the dark days of rebellion; Elizabeth J., wife of George L. MILLS, who was also a soldier through the war, serving in Co. K, 11th Cav., 126th Ind. Vols.; John P. is in Kansas, and George W. and Henry C. are at home, all engaged in farming. Judging from the neat and thrifty appearance of the farm and its improvements, they are industrious and enterprising young men. Politically the are republicans, and the parents are members of the Methodist Church.
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