Biography of John P. Forbes
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Forbes, John P., was born in Middleborough, Mass., March 25, 1855, was educated at Bridgewater and Middleborough Academies and Harvard University. On September 11, 1878, he was ordained to the ministry and installed pastor of the First Congregational (Unitarian) Church in Westborough, Mass. In 1882 he was called to the First Church in Arlington, Mass., where he remained until April, 1887, when he received and accepted a unanimous call to the pastorate of the First Congregational Society in Taunton. In April, 189S, Mr. Forbes was called to the pastorate of the Church of the Saviour, Brooklyn, N. Y. At present writing he is carrying forward his work in Brooklyn. June 22, 1876, he married Maria Almy Sawyer of Westborough, and they have one son, Roger Sawyer Forbes, born October 24, 1878, in Westborough.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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