Mary Elizabeth Semmes
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Sex: Female
Birth: August 13, 1820
Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia
Death: December 3, 1890
in Catonsville, Baltimore County, Maryland
Burial: Thornton-Forbes-Washington Cemetery,
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Father: Thomas Semmes
Mother: Sophia Wilson Potts
Spouse/Partner: John Murray Forbes
Marriage: May 14, 1840
in Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia

         Mary was a daughter of Dr. Thomas Semmes and Sophia Wilson Potts. I have little information about her, but I do know that she moved in with her daughter Catharine after John Murray Forbes' death. This most likely how Catharine acquired the Forbes Silver pitchers, one of which passed down the Carl Wittichen line and the other one down the Florian Wittichen line.


Name Birth Death
Children of John Murray Forbes and Mary Elizabeth Semmes

Sallie Innes Forbes January 5, 1844
Fredericksburg, Virginia
September 13, 1881

Sophia Semmes Forbes May 1, 1846
June 18, 1865

Murray Forbes March 25, 1848
Fredericksburg, Virginia
?? ??, 1923
Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia

Mary Douglas Forbes March 15, 1852
Fredericksburg, Virginia
August 3, 1853
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Catharine Ramsay Forbes December 29, 1853
Rockhill, Fauquier County, Virginia
April 9, 1927
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama

Thomas Semmes Forbes April 11, 1858
Innes Hill, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia
May 27, 1939
Accomack County, Virginia



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