This is what we definitely know about James Forgety.
- He married in Hawkins County, TN on 18 March 1879. That is the earliest date we can find him there.
- In 1880 he is in Bristol, Washington County, VA. His likely brother Samuel was also in Washington County, VA in 1880. His likely brother John was in Bristol, Washington County, VA in 1900.
- In 1900 he is back in Hawkins County, TN living not far from Ellen Forgarty likely sister.
- We know he was not James Reynolds Forgey as he was previously identified as being. The above grave markers attest to the fact that James Forgety died in 1921 in Jefferson County, TN and James Reynolds Forgey died in neighboring Hamblen County, TN in 1936.