How wonderful that you can trace your ancestry back to Jesse DeForest!
I'm trying to find the parents of my ggg grandmother Maria (DEFOREST) Forster, b. 1794 in Woodbourne, Sullivan Co.,NY. She died 1868 and is buried with her husband Isaac Forster,(b.1795,d.1865) in the Old Methodist Cemetery in Pleasantville, Westchester Co., NY. They had five children: Sarah, John, Isaac, James and Theodore.
My father and brother's first name was DeForest, as is my son's middle name, so the name is important in my family. Obviously it was worth passing down through the years -- I would like to know from whom and why?
Any direction or help would be most appreciated!