LEE FORESTER

 

 

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

 

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 Beulah Blevins. To this union one daughter, Jamie Lee, was born.

 

Mrs. Beulah Blevins Forester died in 1952.

 

Mr. 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.

 

 

(Used by permission HISTORY OF DADE COUNTY GEORGIA, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, 1981.)




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