Forrest Family – Craig Forrest

Made contact today with Craig Forrest from Westminster, Vermont.  He is Lulu Cairns’s grandson via John Prescott Forrest.  The number was under his wife Valerie’s name.  He was pleasant and seemed somewhat interested in the family story.  He gave me a few good leads and told me about two younger brothers (Steven Prescott Forrest, living in Walpole, NH, and Thomas James Forrest, living in Danbury, CT) that I didn’t know about.

He talked a bit about Andrew Coutermarsh (Lulu Cairns’s last husband) and mentioned that Betty Forrest’s son John Burrell (who lives in CT) probably has a good collection of Forrest photos.  I’ll try to get in touch with him next. It was fun talking with Craig because he has the same light Vermont accent that my grandfather Fred Thomas had.

He gave me the proper spelling of “Coutermarsh” and I was able to find a ton of information about Andrew’s family after that.  I had nothing previously.

About cthomas1967

Seeking to bring my ancestors out of the shadows of history and into the light. I have always been interested in history, and at a few different times I tried to do a family tree, but wasn't able to do it with the technology that was available then. On a business trip I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO and it was a very impressive establishment. While I was there I remember thinking, "Didn't my great-grandfather father fight in World War I? And wasn't his brother killed alongside him in some famous battle? I wonder if I can find out where he died." That's what started it all. View all posts by cthomas1967

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