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120. Virginia7Sims (John Dabney6, John5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 11 December 1837, Lafayette County, Mississippi, died 22 February 1868, buried Forreston Cemetery, Forreston, Ellis County, Texas.[1369] She married 22 December 1857, Ellis County, to Hardeman Carr Forrest,[1370] born 9 September 1826, Bedford County, Tennessee, died 5 May 1909,[1371] buried Forreston Cemetery, Forreston, Ellis County, Texas.[1372] Virginia Sims Forrest died in 1868 at the age of thirty. Carr Forrest was forty-one years old when she died. He didn’t remarry.

Car Forrest never used his first name, Hardeman, and we wouldn’t know his first name was Hardeman if his son Thomas Forrest hadn’t passed this information down to his son, Thomas Forrest.[1373] Car was H. Carr Forrest in the 1850 census of DeSoto County, Mississippi. Though most records spell his name Carr, he spelled it Car.

Texas Christian Advocate, 9 March 1858: Married on the 22nd of December 1857 at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. S. S. Yarbrough, Mr. C. Forrest and Miss Virginia Sims, all of Ellis County, Texas.[1374]

Carr Forrest served in the Mexican War in Company C, Mississippi Battalion of Rifles at Tampico and Vera Cruz, Mexico, as a 2nd Lieutenant. Carr was a captain in the Confederate Army in Parson’s Brigade, Company C, 19th Texas Cavalry. At the Parson’s Brigade Reunion, 4 August 1899, Carr Forrest of Forreston was elected vice president.[1375] At the Confederate Veterans Reunion, 3 August 1906, the only two surviving captains of Parson’s Brigade attended the reunion. They were Capt. J. E. Hawkins of Iowa Park and Capt. Carr Forrest of Forreston.[1376]



[1369] Tombstone photograph. Forreston Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. “Virginia Sims, wife of Car Forrest, daughter of J. D. & E. Sims, born 11 December 1837, died 22 February 1868.”

[1370] Ellis County, Texas, Marriage Book B, p. 4. Car Forrest to Virginia Sims, 22 December 1857. S. S. Yarbrough.

[1371] Waxahachie Light, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, 6 May 1909: Captain Carr Forrest, 83, one of the county’s pioneer citizens died yesterday [5 May 1909] at the home of Tom Forrest. Services will be today with burial in the family cemetery.

[1372] Tombstone photograph. Forreston Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. Capt. Car Forrest, born 9 September 1826, died 5 May 1909.

[1373] Forrest family record, Rebecca Boyce Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Waxahachie, Texas, Genealogical Records, Volume 17, p. 59-73. N. P. Sims Library, Waxahachie.

[1374] Texas Christian Advocate, Volume IV, No. 30, issue 9 March 1858.

[1375] Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 4 August 1899.

[1376] Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 3 August 1906, p. 6.

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