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)|
|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)|