WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
(saw mill operator)
BIOGRAPHYThomas Forsyth was born September 20, 1813 at Kelso, Roxburyshire, Scotland.
In April of 1839, Thomas was married to Isabella Donald and came to the United States, settling in Port Huron, Michigan.
On August 4, 1844, Thomas was baptized a member of the LDS Church. It was shortly after his baptism that the family moved to Nauvoo. The family migrated west with the Steven Markham Company and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in 1850.
In December, 1852, Isabella died at Salt Lake City. Thomas married Mary Browett Holmes on August 20, 1853, in Salt Lake.
By 1865, the Forsyths had moved to Washington County where Thomas operated a shingle mill and a saw mill. The mills were located at the foot of the Pine Valley Mountains, in Forsyth Canyon. It was at the shingle mill that shingles were made for the cotton factory at Washington.
The family eventually settled in Toquerville about 1868.
Thomas died in Toquerville on March 25, 1898 and is buried in the Toquerville City Cemetery.
There is a group picnic area in the Dixie National Forest named for Thomas Forsyth.
1 Mary Browett was previously married to George Holmes who died in 1851.
WCHS-02285 Photo of Jennett Agnes Forsyth Cunningham
WCHS-02286 Photo of George James & Sarah Sophronia Snow Forsyth
WCHS-02287 Photo of Charles William Seemiller, Sr.
WCHS-02288 Photo of the Charles William & Minnie Forsyth Seegmiller Family (Part 1)
WCHS-02289 Photo of the Charles William & Minnie Forsyth Seegmiller Family (Part 2)
WCHS-02290 Photo of Isabella Jean Forsyth Barnard
WCHS-02291 Photo of Mariamne Forsyth
WCHS-02292 Photo of Mariamne Forsyth Seegmiller & Family
WCHS-02293 Photo of Mariamne "Minnie" Forsyth Seegmiller
WCHS-02294 Photo of Cornelius "Neil" Donald Forsyth
WCHS-02295 Photo of Cornelius "Neil" Donald Forsyth
WCHS-02296 Photo of Sophia Elizabeth Harrison Forsyth
WCHS-02297 Photo of Neil Donald Forsyth holding his daughter, Isabelle
WCHS-02298 Photo of Mary Browett Holmes Forsyth
WCHS-02299 Photo of George Joseph Forsyth
WCHS-02300 Photo of Mary Forsyth Jarvis in her 20s
WCHS-02301 Photo of Mary Forsyth Jarvis
WCHS-02302 Photo of Christiana Forsyth Macfarlane
WCHS-02303 Photo of William Browett Holmes Forsyth
WCHS-02304 Photo of Benjamin Henry Forsyth
REFERENCESBiography and home description of Thomas Forsyth
by Lucy Forsyth Phelps
Find-A-Grave entry for Thomas Forsyth
Find-A-Grave entry for Isabella Donald Forsyth
Find-A-Grave entry for Mary Browett Forsyth
Mary Browett Forsyth's death certificate
Neil Donald Forsyth's death certificate