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FORSYTHE, Elkanah

FORSYTHE, Elkanah

Male 1844 - 1912  (67 years)

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  • Name FORSYTHE, Elkanah 
    Born 30 Sep 1844  Edinburg, Blue River Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Ninevah Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Ninevah Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 2 Feb 1862  Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Forsythe, Elkannah<br>
1843-1912
    Forsythe, Elkannah
    1843-1912

    Military Records

    Civil War Service Record
    Military 2 Apr 1862 
    Census 1870  Ninevah Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 1875  Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Civil War Pension Index: General Inde to Pension Files, 1861-1934
      Elkanah Forsyth
      State: Indiana
      Widow: Isabel G. Forsyth
      Service: Co. G, 5th Regiment, US Artillery (last regiment served)
      Invalid Claim by Elkanah:
      Date Filed: 21 May 1875 | Application #204312 | Certificate #190369
      Widow Claim by Isabel:
      Date Filed: 29 Jan 1912 | Application #979422 | Certificate #737609
    Census 1880  Clark Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Edinburg, Blue River Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Ward 10, Indianapolis, Center Twp., Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Edinburg, Blue River Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hotel Operator 
    Died 22 Jan 1912  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • History of Forsythe Family-Jeffries: He spent his early boyhood working on his father's farm and attending the country schools. On the fourth day of February 1862, he enlisted as a private in Company C of the 5th Regiment, U.S. Artillery, of which Richard Arnold was captain. During his three years service he was engaged in the battles of Plains Store, Louisiana, May 21, 1863; at the siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana 1863; at the bombardment of Fort Morgan, Alabama, August 22, 1964, and many smaller engagements.

      He was injured by a moving cannon passing over his knee. This injury soon healed and he returned to service, but it left him somewhat crippled. However, he was transferred to the cavalry where he remained until he was honorably discharged at Petersburg, Virginia, February 4, 1865

      In November following his release from the army he was married to Isabel Griffen Lyster. They established their home on a small farm near Trafalgar, Indiana, and later moved to Nineveh, which at that time was called Williamsburg. Here they resided until 1884, when the family moved to Edinburgh, Indiana, where they lived for 23 years. In the autumn of 1907 they moved to Indianapolis, where Elkanah Forsyth died in 1912.

      He was widely known in Johnson and surrounding counties as an honest and energetic man, and a gentleman of good character. His wife having been a member of the Baptist Church since childhood, he too united with this faith during their residence in Trafalgar. His wife and children excepting Nora of Memphis, Tennessee, Nellie of New Holland, Illinois and Cecil of New York, reside in Indianapolis."

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      Elkannah gave Isabelle her engagement ring in 1864. That ring is currently in the possession of Robert Forsythe Oldham.

      Elkannah walked with a pronounced limp, which was due to an injury incurred at the battle of Gettysburg. He was run over by a cannon.

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      US Army, Register of Enlistment, 1798-1914 -Ln 527 [Civil War]
      Elkanah Forsyth
      Age: 19
      Born: Franklin, Johnson Co, IN
      Occ: Farmer
      Enlisted: 29 Oct 1862 Ft Hamilton, NY
      Ht: 5?7?; Eyes: Grey; Hair: black; Complexion: fair

      American Civil War Soldiers
      Elkanah Forsyth
      Side: Union
      Enlisted: Private
      Regular Army
      5th Lt Artillery Battery "G" Regiment

      American Civil War Soldiers
      Elkanah Forsyth
      Enlisted: 4 Feb 1862, 7th Inf Reg IN
      Rank: Private
      Side: Union
      State: Indiana
      Service Record:
      Transferred out of Co. F, 7th Inf Reg IN.
      Transferred into 5th Art Reg Regular Army

      US Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
      Elkanah Forsyth
      Side: Union
      Regiment: Co. F, 7th Indiana Infantry
      Rank In/Out: Private
      Film: M540, Roll 24

      US Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
      Elkanah Forsyth
      Side: Union Regular Army
      Regiment: Co. G, 5th Regiment, US Artillery (transferred)
      Rank In/Out: Private
      Film: M233, Roll 27

      Civil War Pension Index: General Inde to Pension Files, 1861-1934
      Elkanah Forsyth
      State: Indiana
      Widow: Isabel G. Forsyth
      Service: Co. G, 5th Regiment, US Artillery (last regiment served)
      Invalid Claim by Elkanah:
      Date Filed: 21 May 1875 | Application #204312 | Certificate #190369
      Widow Claim by Isabel:
      Date Filed: 29 Jan 1912 | Application #979422 | Certificate #737609

      Widow's pension filed 29 January 1912

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      1898 photo

      Elkanah & Isabelle Luyster family photo. Standing left to right: Mary "Mamie" Hood, Fuller, Nettie Matthews, Milo (young boy), Nora Stilley, Leonard, Hazel Morrison. Sitting left to right: Mabel Miller, Isabelle (Luyster/Lyster) Forsyth, Cecil, Elkanah Forsyth holding Gladys, Nellie Clark. All females except Cecil & Gladys are identified with married names.

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    Person ID I101  oldham
    Last Modified 16 May 2014 

    Father FORSYTHE, David Jr.,   b. 15 Dec 1781, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1868, Ninevah Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother CAMPBELL, Rachel Harvey,   b. Abt 1804, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family LYSTER, Isabelle Griffin,   b. 22 Apr 1850, Trafalgar, Johnson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1933, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1865  Trafalgar, Johnson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Lyster<br>  Elkannah and Isabelle Lyster Forsythe
    Lyster
    Elkannah and Isabelle Lyster Forsythe

    Marriage License
    Forsythe, Elkannah and Isabelle Lyster
    Forsythe, Elkannah and Isabelle Lyster
    Wedding Photo
    Children 
     1. FORSYTHE, Ira David,   b. 28 Feb 1867, Ninevah Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1867  (Age 0 years)
     2. FORSYTHE, Van Fuller,   b. 21 Jan 1868, Nineveh, Nineveh Twp., Johnson County, Indiana USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1938, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. FORSYTHE, Ada,   b. 30 Mar 1870, Nineveh, Nineveh Twp., Johnson County, Indiana USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1870, Nineveh, Nineveh Twp., Johnson County, Indiana USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. FORSYTHE, Nora Belle,   b. 22 May 1872, Nineveh, Nineveh Twp., Johnson County, Indiana USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1944, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. FORSYTHE, Mary Rachel Mannie,   b. 16 Mar 1876, Nineveh, Nineveh Twp., Johnson County, Indiana USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1928, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     6. FORSYTHE, Leonard B.,   b. 14 Mar 1877, Nineveh, Nineveh Twp., Johnson County, Indiana USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. FORSYTHE, Nellie Elizabeth,   b. 9 Apr 1879, Nineveh, Nineveh Twp., Johnson County, Indiana USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1934, Mason City, Mason County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     8. FORSYTHE, Nettie Georgia,   b. 18 Nov 1880, Edinburg, Blue River Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1954, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     9. FORSYTHE, Mable May,   b. 2 Nov 1882, Edinburg, Blue River Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. FORSYTHE, Hazel Kirk,   b. 6 Jul 1885, Edinburg, Blue River Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1950  (Age 65 years)
     11. FORSYTHE, Cecil Georgia,   b. 28 Mar 1889, Edinburg, Blue River Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Fannin County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. FORSYTHE, Milo George,   b. 30 Dec 1890, Edinburg, Blue River Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1965  (Age 74 years)
     13. FORSYTHE, Gladys Marie,   b. 30 Nov 1893, Edinburg, Blue River Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1986, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Photos 20 Photos
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Sep 1844 - Edinburg, Blue River Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1850 - Ninevah Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1860 - Ninevah Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 2 Feb 1862 - Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Nov 1865 - Trafalgar, Johnson County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1870 - Ninevah Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 1875 - Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1880 - Clark Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1900 - Edinburg, Blue River Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1910 - Ward 10, Indianapolis, Center Twp., Marion County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Operator - - Edinburg, Blue River Twp., Johnson County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jan 1912 - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos 10 Photos

    Documents
    Lyster<br>  Elkannah and Isabelle Lyster Forsythe
    Lyster
    Elkannah and Isabelle Lyster Forsythe

    Marriage License

  • Sources 
    1. [S2784] Headstone.

    2. [S2065] History of the Forsyth Family, Jennie Forsyth Jeffries, ((Indianapolis, IN, Burford, W. B., 1920), Personal Library).

    3. [S1238] Marriage Records, Johnson County, Indiana, Marriage Records 1851-1875 Valume 2, Page 27 (Reliability: 3).