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Sarah “Jeanette” Moore and Hugh “Gordon” Forester were married on May 31, 1953.

Jeanette was born June 14, 1934, to Lewis C. and Margaret L. Moore of New Salem, Georgia.
Gordon was born to Hugh and Gertrude (Ross) Forester on March 17, 1933, at Head River, Georgia. Soon after their marriage, Gordon left Dade County and reported to Camp Polk, Louisiana for military duty. Jeanette joined him there in December of that same year. Gordon was later sent to Ft. Riley, Kansas for the remainder of his enlistment.   While in Kansas, their first son, Michael, was born.

Upon completing military duty, the Forester family returned to Georgia. After living briefly in both Head River and Rossville, they made New Salem their home for the next six years. During that time, two other children Terry and Steven were born. After leaving New Salem, the family of five moved to Head River where Gordon and Jeanette currently reside. In addition to his job in Dalton, Georgia, Gordon, along with Jeanette, maintains the homeplace where they plant a garden to feed many and raise beef cattle. The family remains active in Head River Baptist Church.

Michael Gordon Forester was born on July 17, 1954 in Ft. Riley, Kansas. Mike attended school at New Salem, Lookout Mountain Jr., and Dade High where he graduated in 1972. Mike married the former Betty Louise Harris of Head River. They have two children Tamra Lynn, born April 14, 1980, and Jeffrey Michael, born June 30, 1982. Tamra and Jeff attend Dade High School. Mike works in the carpet industry in Dalton. Mike and family live near Gordon and Jeanette in Head River.

Terry Wayne Forester was born on July 31, 1956 at Tri-County hospital in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia while the family lived at New Salem. Terry attended school at Lookout Mountain Jr. High and Dade High School. Terry currently lives in Trion, Georgia and is employed by Reigal Mills.

Steven Lewis Forester was born on July 12, 1958. Steve attended school at Lookout Mountain Jr. High, Dade High, and Northwest Georgia Comprehensive High where he graduated in 1976. Steve also graduated from Jacksonville State University in 1984 and West Georgia College in 1990 and 1994. Steve is employed by the Walker County Board of Education and lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Written by Mrs. Anna Wallace

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