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Car Forrest’s will was filed in Ellis County, Texas, 11 May 1909. He named his granddaughter Mrs. Etta P. Morris. Daughter, Mrs. Lee V. Patterson. Son, T. C. Forrest, administrator. Witnesses: Earl Fort, D. H. Newton. Codicil witnesses: G. C. Groce, J. N. Eckridge.[1396]

Waxahachie Light, 6 May 1909: Capt. Carr Forrest died here at the home of Tom Forrest early yesterday morning. He will be buried at his home graveyard today. Services will be at 9:30. Capt. Forrest was in his 83rd year and one of the counties pioneer citizens.[1397]

Children of Carr Forrest and Virginia Sims:

   +365.        i.   Caledonia Forrest, called Callie, born 15 October 1858, Ellis County, Texas, died 31 July 1882, buried in Forreston Cemetery, Ellis County,[1398] married 18 November 1874, Ellis County, to Josiah N. Padget.[1399]

     366.       ii.   Alice Forrest, born 16 June 1860, died 19 November 1861, buried Forreston Cemetery, Ellis County.[1400]

   +367.      iii.   Lee Virginia Forrest, born 19 June 1862, Ellis County, Texas, died 12 August 1940, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas,[1401] buried Forreston Cemetery, Ellis County,[1402] married 28 September 1882, Ellis County, Texas, to George Sneed Patterson.[1403]

Dallas Morning News, 29 November 1908: Lee V. Patterson of Clarendon arrived to visit her father, Capt. Carr Forrest.[1404]



[1396] Ellis County, Texas, Will Book II, p. 287. Will of Car Forrest, recorded 8 July 1909.

[1397] Waxahachie Light, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, 6 May 1909.

[1398] Tombstone, Forreston Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. Caledonia Forrest Padget. “Callie Forrest, wife of J. N. Padget, born 15 October 1858, died 31 July 1882”

[1399] Ellis County, Texas, Marriage Book C, p. 139. J. N. Padgett to Callie Forrest, 18 November 1874. Perfomed by E. M. Brack, J.P.

[1400] Tombstone, Forreston Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. One stone: sons, T. C. and Sims Forrest, daus.: Caledonia, Alice, and Lee Va. Forrest.

[1401] Texas Death Record. Lee Virginia Patterson, born 19 June 1862, Forreston, Texas, died 12 August 1940, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. Burial: Forreston, Texas. Place of residence: Dallas, Texas. Parents: Carr Forrest, Virginia Simms. Female, white, age 78 years, 1 month, 23 days, widowed. Father born Mississippi. Mother born Texas.

[1402] Tombstone, Forreston Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. Lee V. Patterson, born 19 June 1862, died 12 August 1940.

[1403] Ellis County, Texas, Marriage Book D, p. 556. George S. Patterson to Lee V. Forrest, 28 September 1882. William Vaughn, M.G.

[1404] Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 29 November 1908.

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