There is a family tradition in the Forgety family that there was a family feud which resulted in the name being changed from Forgey to Forgety. One of James Forgey's daughters maiden name was misspelled Forgety on her marriage record. I am not finding a perfect fit for this James Forgety in the Forgey family. If they are indeed related to the Forgey family it could be the result of illegitamacy or maybe a feud resulted in the lack of recognition by the family of a son? DNA may prove or disprove the link to the Forgey family.
I've seen James Forgety's named spelled as Forgarty, Fogarty, and the spelling that became the standard spelling Forgety. I've never seem it spelled Forgey.
|Jame Forgety and Wife Sally Manuel 1880 Washington County, VA ( Zack Clark may be a clue to more)|
|1900 Census Hawkins County, Tennessee James Forgarty family NOT SON OF JAMES FORGEY AND RACHEL MILLER|
|The First Marriage of James Forgety was to Sarah Manuel in 1879 NOT CORRECT SON OF JAMES FORGEY AND RACHEL MILLER|
|John Forgey McMinn, Tennessee (James Forgety lived in Hawkins County, TN which was the original area of settlement for this Forgey family of McMinn, TN)|
Our second candidate2) Bart. and Virginia Fogerty of Pulaski, Virginia. I found an Ellen Forgarty on the 1900 Census for Hawkins County, TN. She states she was born in Virginia in 1862. She also states she is single. It's possible that she married and divorced and changed her name back to her maiden name because I found a marriage for her also. It looks like I found her family (Bart. and Virginia) in Virginia and she did have a brother James. He was 14 in 1870. I have seen James year of birth as anywhere from 1847 to 1863? The problem with this is the fact that James Forgety most often said he was born in Tennessee other than the on the 1880 Census when Virginia was listed. He always stated his parents were born in Tennessee, never Ireland as Virginia and Bart said they were. said they were from. Also we don't have a similar naming pattern.
|Ellen Forgarty 1900 Census Hawkins County, TN|
|We see Ellen had a brother James who would have been about the correct age for our James Forgety (1870 Census Pulaski, Virginia)|
Our third Candidates
|James Fogarty family 1900 Census Sullivan County, TN (near Hawkins County, TN)|
Our Fourth Candidates
|Mulatto Forgey Family 1880 Hawkins County, TN William Forgey and Lizzie Manuel|
Our fifth Candidates
|William Fogarty was said to have been born in Tennessee in 1798 according to the 1870 Census|
Missing records in Tennessee and Virginia is making the proper identification difficult. I think DNA is the onl way to go?