Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bigger Than Life Size

Located at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

This monument is massive. She is actually taller than life size.
Robert Forsyth
1808 - 1873

Ann Culver Forsyth
1801 - 1868

The following is from

United States Census, 1850 for Robert Forsythe
Name: Robert Forsythe

Residence: St. Louis county, part of, St. Louis, Missouri
Age: 35 years
Calculated Birth Year: 1815
Birthplace: Illinois
Gender: Male
File Number: 443622
Digital GS Number: 4200574
Image Number: 00501
Line Number: 29
Dwelling House Number: 1672
Family Number: 1672
Household Gender Age
Robert Forsythe M 35y
Ann M Forsythe F 30y
William Forsythe M 19y
John T Forsythe M 15y
Mary E Forsythe F 11y
Laura A Forsythe F 6y
Robert F Wah M 2y
Patrick Murphy M 27y
William Murphy M 19y

According to the 1850 Slave Census Robert Forsyth owned 6 slaves.
47 yr old male Black
26 yr old male Mulatto
23 yr old female Mulatto
17 yr old male Black
15 yr old female Black
3 yr old female Black

Viewing slave census always make me sad.  I can't help but think about what the slaves endured.

1 comment:

  1. We have one similar to that in Rose Hill (Macon, GA), but oh my! It's not that big.