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Forbes, John, 1707-1759


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      • Forbes, John, 1710-1759
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      • found: NUCMC data from Library of Congress Manuscript Division for His Letter, 1758(Forbes, John, 1710-1759; army officer)
      • found: WWWA, 1607-1896(Forbes, John, army officer; b. Dunfermline, Scotland, 1710; s. Col. John Forbes; commanded expdn. against Ft. Duquesne; d. Mar. 11, 1759)
      • found: Oliphant, John. John Forbes, 2015:ECIP title page (1707-1759) galley (born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on September 5, 1707 OS; died March 1759; he was a Lowlander and of a family not identified with the town of Dunfermline until his father bought the Pittencrieff estate there; John's profession and his landlessness made him a wanderer: he never acquired a home that was not military and temporary; he was born in Edinburgh, not Dunfermline, and as a very young man he may have attended medical school there; in 1729 he joined his regiment, the Royal North British Dragoons, which became his home and family for the next twenty-eight years, most of them outside Scotland; John was brought up and schooled in Dunfermline and he often returned to Pittencrieff on winter leave)
      • found: Dictionary of Canadian biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada online, May 12, 2015(FORBES, JOHN; army officer; born September 5, 1707 (O.S.) in Edinburgh, Scotland; son of Elizabeth Graham and posthumous son of Lieutenant-Colonel John Forbes of Pittencrief, Fifeshire; died unmarried March 11, 1759 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
      • found: Wikipedia, May 12, 2015(John Forbes; September 5, 1707-March 11, 1759; British general in the French and Indian War; best known for leading the Forbes Expedition that captured the French outpost at Fort Duquesne and for naming the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after British Secretary of State William Pitt the Elder)
      • found: Findagrave.com, May 12, 2015(John Forbes; Biritsh army officer; born September 5, 1707 in Scotland; died March 11, 1759)
      • found: Forbestravelandleisure.org, May 12, 2015(Colonel John Forbes; born September 5, 1707 (not 1710 as an American account shows) in Scotland)
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