An Immigrant Ancestor


Elizabeth Horine  journeyed to America when she was about 10 years old. She traveled with three older brothers and an older sister. Both parents had died and the children did not speak English. They disembarked in Baltimore and found their way to Philadelphia.

Records indicate her marriage to David Foreman (Fuhrman)  April 18, 1788 in Lincoln County, Kentucky. The first census in 1790 also shows the family in Kentucky. They had nine children. After the death of David in 1811, Elizabeth and seven of her grown sons and their families left Kentucky, probably traveling the Cumberland Trail, for Highland County, Ohio.

Excerpts from The History of Highland County – “Mrs. Eli Foreman, a widow with seven sons, moved into the Boyd cabin when the Florences moved into their new home. “ and  “The seven sons of Mrs. Eli Foreman were George, Jacob, Samuel, John, Absalom, Michael, and David Foreman. They all became influential citizens,. . .”
Eli lived with her oldest son, David, and his family. They left Ohio and spent a few years in Indiana then settled in Pike County, Illionis where Eli is buried at Blue River Cemetery, with her son David and his second wife.

Eli or Elizabeth Horine Foreman died April 11, 1855 at age 92, a real American pioneer.