Anyone have any information on Jeremiah Forest, Greenville, SC

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Newly discovered document "land grant for 120 acres" from Jeremiah Forest to Horatio Forrest, dated 1820 greenville, SC

Any information on Jeremiah would be greatly appreciated
asked in Genealogy Help by Augustus Forrest G2G Crew (360 points)
Found Horatio, but not Jeremiah. Would you know if Jeremiah went by first one or two initials, rather than a first name?
I believe Horatio's middle name is Rachelle, also known by nickname "Rach"

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The only information I have on Jeremiah is the land grant document to Horatio, although I am fairly sure he migrated from orange county NC with the rest of the Forrest's-Forrester's
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Found some information on Ancestry.com which may or may not be accurate, but it might give you a starting point.  According to a public family tree, Jeremiah was born in about 1786 in Orange Col., SC.  He died in Greenville, SC in 1829.  Horatio is listed as a son on the same tree and was shown to be born about 1804.  He married a Milly (  ).  Births, death, marriages all occurred in South Carolina according to the info. on that public tree.  Some of the census information, etc. didn't jibe on ages.  If you think their info might be helpful I'll continue to look there for additional "possible facts."
answered by Joy Harrison G2G6 (9.4k points)
Thanks for the answer, I would appreciate any further assistance you may give, I am not a member of ancestry and cannot view the forrest, forrester family trees, I am fairly sure Jeremiah Forrester was born around 1744-1754, not sure of his father but believe father was James Forrest Sr or James Forrester Jr. I also have reason to believe Jeremiah was father of Horatio Forrester, exact birth is 1795, Horatio is my ggg grandfather, if I can confirm Horatio and Jeremiah's father my family tree will be confirmed back to the 1500's, thanks again for your help
I have a " Jeremiah Forrester" born about 1808. His closest, older sibling was "Silas Forrester" born May 6, 1805 in South Carolina. Jeremiah and siblings were the children of Richard Forrester (1760-1847) and Elizabeth Cotham Forrester who moved from Orange County, NC to SC. I found that Richard is the son of James Forrester Jr., who was the son of James Forrester Sr. It could be of some interest to note that the firstborn son of James Sr. is listed as "William Forrest", whereas the other children are listed as "Forrester". I've found much conflicting data on dates etc. and end up doing a great deal of cross-checking and re-evaluating. I have yet to enter a large amount of data due to it's accuracy being questionable. Also, it seems like everyone names a child after another family member... Hope this helps in some way !
Thanks for the information, I am aware of the Jeremiah born 1800-1810 son of Richard Forrester, the Jeremiah I am looking to find information on was Born 1740-1750 and I have reason to believe is the first son of James Forrester jr, the last of James sons to locate in Greenville, SC, a recently discovered document from 1820 Greenville, SC is a land grant from Jeremiah to Horatio Forrest for 120 acres, and I believe to be Jeremiah's son

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