I am always excited to find examples of the handwriting of our early family members. As you can see below everyone had a very distinctive signature. I can always spot Hugh's signature because of the way he forms his H, a very unusual style. I tried to copy his H and it took me a few tries. Everyone had their own distinctive tail loops on the g and y in Forgey, I am not used to writing a cursive F. The F is kind of a tricky and everyone forms it a little differently. When I analyze whether one of the Forgeys actually signed something I check previous confirmed signatures paying attention to the loop tail and the form of the F. James Forgey's signature is always difficult to read, so his name may sometimes indexed wrong?
|My Grandfather Charles Forgey b. 1898|
My Great Uncle Cecil Clair Forgey
Archibald Forgey b. abt 1790 of Scott County, Virginia likely son of Hugh
|Andrew Forgey Sr. b. 1732 would likely be my several times Great-Grandfather|
|James Forgey son of Andrew Senior|
son of Andrew Jr. (nephew of John of McMinn)