Mr. Lee Forester was born on a farm at Cloverdale, Georgia during the Reconstruction Days on November 12, 1864. Most of his life, with the exception of two years which he spent in Tullahoma, Tennessee, was spent on the farm. He was dedicated to farm life and activities relating to the soil until a few months before his death on June 6, 1939.

While attending school at Rising Fawn, he learned to set type in the office of the Dade County Gazette, the Dade County Paper at that time, and was later associated with the Dade County Times.

He was the son of Peter and Lucy A. Forester and was married to Flora Amos, daughter of E. D. and Sarah Guinn Amos.

His children were: Ethel, Gus, Edna, Ruth, Sarah, Robert, Bryan, Elbert, Rena, and Jack.

Following the passing of his first wife, he married Beula Blevins. To this union one daughter, Jamie Lee, was born. Mrs. Beula Blevins Forester died in 1952.

Mr. Lee Forester taught school for several years. His first school was at Head River in 1877 and the last at Mt. Olivet in 1901. He was elected ordinary of Dade County in 1916. He was a “Southern Democrat”, Mason and Baptist. Lee Forester served as Moderator of the Lookout Valley Association from 1927 to 1938.

He is buried at Miller Cemetery in Cloverdale.

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  1. Robert Fisher

    Lee Forester was my GGGrandfather. His daughter Ethyl married Sam Hixon. Their son, Ray Hixon was my mother’s father.

  2. Jerry D. Cole

    Ethyl Forester was my grandmother and of course Sam Hixon was my grandpa. Ray Hixon married my aunt Lillian Cole of the W.P. Cole family in Slygo. Ethyl and Sam Hixon had a son (Ray) and two daughters. Gertrude and Blanche Hixon. Ethyl Hixon was my grandmother and of course Sam Hixon was my grandpa. Gertrude Hixon Married Noel W. Cole (the son of W.P. Cole) Ray Hixon also married Lillian Cole (daughter of W.P. cole). Noel Cole was my Dad and Gertrude Hixon was my mom. If there are any of you folks that read this and think you may be kin to me please feel free to email me at jdc9058@yahoo.com. Love to hear from you. Really miss Dade County and all the folks I haven’t seen for many many years. Thanks

    Jerry D. Cole
    Jacksonville, Florida
    P.S.
    Robert you and I are probably kin somewhere along the line. Be interesting to figure it all out one day.




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