Kathie (Parks) Forbes

Kathie (Parks) Forbes

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Kathie Forbes formerly Parks
Born 1940s.
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Profile last modified 18 Oct 2019 | Created 28 Apr 2015 | Last significant change: 9 Oct 2019
16:24: Nikki Gauthier posted a message on the page for Kathie (Parks) Forbes. [Thank Nikki for this]
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A third-generation Washingtonian, I grew up in northern Virginia. My great-grandfather, Lewis Cass White a Civil War veteran, moved to Washington after the war to work for what was then called the Pension Bureau (now Veterans' Affairs). He married Susannah Yount, a Pennsylvania German. My grandmother, Sadie White and mother, Florence Evans were both born in Washington, D.C. Her father William Evans grew up on a farm in western New York, the grandson of recent Welsh immigrants and descendant of English immigrants who arrived about 1640. My father, Joe Parks [1] was from Oklahoma, the son of James A T Parks a Cherokee Methodist minister and Florence Youngblood a woman from Mississippi who went to Oklahoma to teach Indians in 1913. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire married Kerry Forbes [2] and ended up living in New Hampshire and working at the University of New Hampshire for almost 50 years. I have three children and six grandchildren. After retirement I returned to northern Virginia. I am a citizen of Cherokee Nation and have been studying Cherokee history and working with Cherokee genealogy for over 35 years.

Most of my European ancestors immigrated to America in the 1600's and early 1700's from the British Isles, mostly Scotland/Northern Ireland and Wales. My genealogical goal is to trace each line back to the immigrant ancestor.


  1. Paternal relationship confirmed by Gedmatch match of 3586.9cm between kits T248947 (Joe) and A340796 (Kathie) at a genetic distance of 1.
  2. "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK96-8LDB : 20 August 2018), Kerry Duncan Forbes and Kathryn Parks, 01 Feb 1969; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing , Falls Church, Virginia, United States, certificate 69008248, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond

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I am a citizen of Cherokee Nation; I have been working with Cherokee genealogy for over thirty years.
I am a citizen of Cherokee Nation and have been working with Cherokee geneology for over 30 years. I live in Virginia and am also interested in Virginia tribes.
Hoping that DNA will help to determine (or confirm) the parents of my 2nd great-grandfather, Samuel Parks, born in Tennessee in 1789, married to Susannah Fox Taylor.
One of my brick walls is John Simmons, born in Louisiana about 1820, married Hercilla Baldridge in Mississippi in 1848, died by 1865.
I go back to the Chiles and Page families in Jamestown and Williamsburg
I am hoping to either find the parents of or find immigration information for Thomas Youngblood who first appears in records on a tax list in Maryland in 1702.
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On 9 Oct 2019 at 16:24 GMT Nikki Gauthier wrote:

ok then can you please look at this VANN comparison and adjust for the correct wives. Terrapin here is married to 2 different John Vanns. Thanks


On 8 Oct 2019 at 21:53 GMT Nikki Gauthier wrote:

All these men named John Vann are confusing. There is currently a merge request for Vann-535 and Vann-151.

Could you please check it because if it is supposed to be for the "Oowana" guy, then it would be Vann-550 and Vann-151 that should be merged. Thanks

On 8 Oct 2019 at 14:17 GMT Nikki Gauthier wrote:

Can you please check if this Mary Terrapin and Mary Hughes-16740 are attached to the right VANN husbands ? Or if the husbands should be merged ? Thanks so much for your help :)

On 6 Oct 2019 at 01:59 GMT Nikki Gauthier wrote:

Thanks for trying to help with the VANNs :) We may not get much of a response because it looks like many are busy with the source-a-thon.

On 5 Oct 2019 at 02:39 GMT Sarah (Shaw) Saenz wrote:

Hello cousin. Apparently we are one generation apart on our common lineage.

On 5 Oct 2019 at 02:37 GMT Sarah (Shaw) Saenz wrote:

Thank you for your assistance with the Native American's I am working on. I may need further help down the line as some of the family's have members with more than 4 or 5 names in the last name, but I will see first if the whole family carries the name or just one person.

On 3 Oct 2019 at 01:23 GMT Zachary Smith wrote:

My apologies. Let me know if you want me to merge profiles or anything like that.

On 26 Sep 2019 at 17:26 GMT Saundra Stewart wrote:

Re: John Owens

Thanks for pointing out my error, Kathie. I got John Sr. and John Jr. mixed up a bit.

On 8 Sep 2019 at 17:00 GMT Cherie Sharp wrote:

Hello Kathie

Thank you for your message on Standing Turkey. I have removed most of his info and will leave it to the experts from now on. My 4th g. grandmother was Ocuma Cherokee and have been trying to add to that line. Cherie

On 5 Sep 2019 at 15:03 GMT Nikki Gauthier wrote:

Hi Kathie :)

Because I respect you vast knowledge on all things Native American Indian, could you please look over this message ...


and please share your valuable input with us. Thanks :)

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