Forkum, Peter Sr

Birth Name Forkum, Peter Sr
Gender male


"When my father RAY Forkum of TN. was a prisoner in a German concentration camp in WWII, THE German guard went down the line asking the Americans what their names were. If they didn't like the info they received the German tilted his head to one side and the soldier was shot. My dad said his name was Forkum, the German said good German name, tilted his head the other way and let him live."

In addition, there are numerous references to Forkum's in early Germany/Prussia.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth between 1740 and 1750 MD/DE   1a
Event Note

his age in the 1830 Census of Warren Co, TN ( Listed as "Farnham")


Family of Forkum, Peter Sr


relationship implied from Forkum marriages in Surry County, North Carolina, 1779-1868 by Brent Holcomb.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Forkum, Allen
Forkum, Thomas
Forkum, Peter Jr1790
Forkum, Hannahabout 1791
Forkum, Margaret1797
Forkum, Prudence1805between 1850 and 1860

Source References

  1. various: Public Member Tree
      • Citation:

        This public member tree claims "Kent Co, Germany" but there is no Kent in Germany.