The earliest mentions of the Forgeys in America would be on Tax Lists. The tax man (as today) seldom missed anyone. Land was cheap in early times so we find them in the deed records. Native American Warfare was a constant in early days so every male generally served in the Militia at some point so we find them in those records. Many of the 1790 Census records have been lost and Eastern Tennessee doesn't have Census records until 1830.
The above records were 99 percent male. Females would be taxed if there were no males over 21 in the household, and they were head of the household. The same held true for the Census.They could appear in Dower releases on deeds so they were better represented here. They were not allowed in the Military so never mentioned there.
The place where we find entire families listed are first and foremost wills and adminstrations. Second would be bible records. The third would be church records, and then County Histories.
Here is some of what we have:
|Andrew Forgey of Hawkins County, TN names his family members|
|James Forgey of Hawkins County gives us info about his parents in his bible and names his children|
|Hugh Forgey Crawford names his Forgey Uncles and their children in a Journal he kept|
|Samuel Forgey of Rowan County, North Carolina's Children (James is also mentioned in the will)|
|This father son relationship is not clearly stated but assumed since they are together on this 1780 Cumberland County, PA Tax List|
|Alexander Forgey of Indiana Bible record|
|Andrew Forgey and Anna Roller Family as recorded in a Family bible|