John Murray Forbes was born 23 February 1813 in Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France to Ralph Bennett Forbes (1773-1824) and Margaret Perkins (1773-1856) and died 12 October 1898 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Sarah Swain Hathaway (1813-1900) 31 January 1834 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States.

He was president of both the Michigan Central railroad and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad in the 1850s.


Offspring of John Murray Forbes and Sarah Swain Hathaway (1813-1900)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Alice Hathaway Forbes (1838-1917)
Ellen Randolph Forbes (1838-1860)
William Hathaway Forbes (1840-1897) 1 November 1840 11 October 1897 Edith Emerson (1841-1929)
Mary Hathaway Forbes (1844-1916)
John Malcolm Forbes (1847-1904)
Sarah Forbes (1853-1917)

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