Section I – Genealogy of LaForce, LeForce, LeFors

Generation One

Dawn Michelle LeForce was b. in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She is the d/o William Harold LeForce & Mary Frances Jones.  She had a relationship with 1) Living Cué Sr in Houston, Harris, Texas.  He was b. in Cuba.  He is the s/o Dr. Pedro Antonio Cué Sr & Maria “Conchita” Concepción Ortiz.  She m. 2) Living Barker on 6/17/1996 in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.  They were divorced on 5/10/1999 in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He was b. in Unknown.  He is the s/o Unknown Barker & Living Unknown.

Child of Dawn & Living Cué:

1. Living LeForce

Generation Two

William Harold LeForce was b. 11/19/1942 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma d. 4/22/2012 in Hastings, Barry, Michigan.  He was the s/o Ora B. LeForce & Alma Cox.  He m. 1) Marilyn King.  He m. 2) Mary Frances Jones on 6/26/1967 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  She was b. 5/15/1941 in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma d. 1/24/2004 in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She was the d/o James Frances Jones & Mildred Eunice Miller.  He m. 3) Carol Jolene Marco on 1/9/1987 in Nobles County, Minnesota.  She was b. in Nobles County, Minnesota.  She was the d/o Loras Henry Marco & Morva Jean Buchvalt.  He m. 4) Margie A. Unknown.  He m. 5) Virginia “Ginny” Finley.

Notes for William LeForce:

Burial Location: Cremated.  5th wife has ashes.  Stone in Fairview Cemetery, Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma is cenotaph.

Notes for Mary (Jones) Thompson:

Burial Location: Calvary Cemetery, Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Children of William & Mary:

1. Dawn Michelle LeForce b. in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

2. Living LeForce b. in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Generation Three

Ora B. LeForce was b. 4/22/1903 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma d. 5/5/1975 in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He was the s/o Clarence William LeForce & Emma Grace Chamberlin/Chamberlain.  He m. 1) Alma Cox on 12/22/1919 in Welch, Craig, Oklahoma.  She was b. 3/24/1901 in Welch, Craig, Oklahoma d. 9/22/1952 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.  She was the d/o Samuel S. Cox & Laura Josephine Roark.  He m. 2) Melissa “Liz” Mae Doan about 1957 in Oklahoma.  She was b. 12/15/1921 in Estella, Craig, Oklahoma d. 1/27/1975 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.  She was the d/o John Parrott Doan & Grace Emma Davis.

Notes for Ora LeForce:

Burial Location: Fairview Cemetery, Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.

Notes for Alma Cox:

Burial Location: Fairview Cemetery, Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.

Note for Melissa Doan:

Burial Location: Centralia Cemetery, Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma.

Children of Ora & Alma:

1. Laverne Marie LeForce b. 12/1/1920 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma d. 4/16/1999 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.  She m. 1) Lee Nail, 2) Roland V. Carswell & 3) John Tumelson.

2. Maxine Josephine LeForce b. 12/12/1921 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma d. 3/24/1994 in Oklahoma.  She m. 1) Charles W. Ross, 2) William Tiley, 3) Hardy B. Young & 4) Elmer McDonald.

3. Juanita “Margie” Margaret LeForce b. 10/27/1923 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma d. 4/11/2006 in White Oak, Craig, Oklahoma.  She m. Ray Lenn Nail.

4. Earl “Roy” Leroy LeForce b. 4/3/1925 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma d. 1/6/1998 in Locust Grove, Mayes, Oklahoma.  He m. Hilda Mae Hurt.

5. Eldon “Don” Donald LeForce b. 6/20/1927 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma d. 6/26/2000 in Oklahoma.  He m. 1) RuthAnn Francis Pullum & 2) Elmeda Madge Unknown.

6. Betty Jeanne LeForce b. 1/28/1930 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma d. 8/27/2008 in Jenks, Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She m. 1) William Ray Walters & 2) Neil Brooks Lane.

7. Kathryn “Kathy” B. LeForce b. 7/9/1932 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma d. 6/7/2007 in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She m. Howard S. Lipp.

8. John Alvin LeForce b. 8/21/1933 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma d. 3/16/2001 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.  He m. Marlene Joyce Hedgecock.

9. Violet “Vi” Alma LeForce b. in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma.

10. Grace Laura LeForce b. 3/13/1938 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma d. 2/6/2009 in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She m. Dale Wayne Creason.

11. William “Bill” Harold LeForce b. 11/19/1942 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma d. 4/22/2012 in Hastings, Barry, Michigan.

12. Samuel “Sam” Ray LeForce b. 12/22/1944 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma d. 1/30/2005 in Unknown.  He m. Denise Unknown.

Generation Four

Clarence William LeForce was b. 12/31/1879 in Elm Grove, Labette, Kansas d. 9/26/1959 in Craig County, Oklahoma.  He was the s/o John Bradley LeForce & Amanda Rachel Blankenship.  He m. Emma Grace Chamberlin/Chamberlain on 8/14/1899 in Oklahoma.  She was b. 4/7/1881 in Pheasant Hill, Craig, Oklahoma d. 1/6/1919 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma.  She was the d/o Nelson Beecher Chamberlin/Chamberlain & Emma Marie Meeks.

Notes for Clarence LeForce:

Reported to have owned a restaurant where he rented out rooms above it.  But one of 2 fires not only destroyed it but the entire town of Centralia.  As well as owning a business he was also a farmer.

Burial Location: Centralia Cemetery, Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma.

Notes for Emma Chamberlin/Chamberlain:

Died during flu epidemic weeks after last child was born.

Burial Location: Centralia Cemetery, Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma.

Children of Clarence & Emma:

1. Ora B. LeForce b. 4/22/1903 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma d. 5/5/1975 in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

2. Emma Otelia LeForce b. 12/26/1906 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma d. 10/20/1912 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma.

3. John D. LeForce b. 10/6/1909 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma d. 5/1/2004 in Oklahoma.  He m. Viola `Burnice` Burnice Stone.

4. Dewdrop Marie LeForce b. 1/22/1913 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma d. 5/24/1989 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.  She m. Leverett S. Kizer.

5. Loreone “Peggy” Loraine LeForce b. 1/19/1917 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma d. 1/8/2009 in Wagoner, Wagoner, Oklahoma.  She m. Lloyd K. Stephens.

6. Grace “Dixie” Mona LeForce b. 12/23/1918 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma d. 1/13/2000 in Kent, Portage, Ohio.  She m. Wilson Presley.

Generation Five

John Bradley LeForce was b. 12/28/1839 in Kentucky d. 4/3/1911 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.  He was the s/o Rene/Raney LaForce/LeForce V & Rhoda Unknown.  He m. Amanda Rachel Blankenship on 10/18/1858 in Russell County, Kentucky.  She was b. 12/6/1841 in Kentucky d. 2/6/1916 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.  She was the d/o Unknown & Unknown.

Notes for John LeForce:

There’s a couple of census’ with him & parents.  There’s a couple with him & family of his own.  There’s some bios – if not on father then on sons who speak of father.  The census’ hack names.  The bios have conflicting info.  Some say b. in KY other TN.

Burial Location: Fairview Cemetery, Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.

Notes for Amanda Blankenship:

Some call her Amanda Rachel – others Rachel Amanda.  Stone says Amanda.  Same as with husband, children’s bios contain conflicting info.  I believe her parents were Anderson Blankenship & Eliza Unknown.

Burial Location: Fairview Cemetery, Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.

Children of John & Amanda:

1. James Andrew LeForce b. 12/26/1859 in Whitley County, Kentucky d. 12/3/1945 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.  He m. Frances “Fannie” Myrtle Keys.

2. Mary “Mollie” Elizabeth LeForce b. 4/15/1862 in Indiana d. 8/27/1943 in Unknown.  She m. Charles Banzet.

3. John “Sam” Samuel LeForce b. 1/22/1864 in Indiana d. 5/11/1955 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.  He m. Sarah “Sallie” Ann Keys.

4. Sarah Viola LeForce b. 12/4/1866 in Indiana d. 1/11/1949 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.  She m. Nelson Beecher Chamberlin/Chamberlain.

5. Erastus “Ras” Elijah LeForce b. 12/20/1870 in Pierce City, Lawrence, Missouri d. 8/14/1958 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.

6. Clara May LeForce b. 9/17/1877 in Kansas d. 7/5/1963 in Unknown.  She m. Russel Hunt.

7. Clarence William LeForce b. 12/31/1879 in Elm Grove, Labette, Kansas d. 9/26/1959 in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma.

8. Genie LeForce b. 2/12/1881 in Kansas d. 11/27/1881 in Kansas.

Generation Six

Rene/Raney LaForce/LeForce V was b. about 1809 in Clark County, Kentucky d. about 1870 in Missouri.  He was the s/o Rene LaForce IV & Mary “Polly” Ellis.  He m. Rhoda Unknown on Unknown in Unknown.  She was b. about 1825 in Claiborne County, Tennessee d. about 1870 in Clinton County, Kentucky.  She was the d/o Unknown & Unknown.

Children of Rene/Raney & Rhoda:

1. Mary A. LeForce b. about 1837 in Kentucky d. Unknown in Unknown.

2. John Bradley LeForce b. 12/28/1839 in either KY or TN d. 4/3/1911 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.

3. Susan Caroline LeForce b. about 1840 in Kentucky d. Unknown in Unknown.  She m. Cornelius “Neal” Coop.

4. Margaret “Peggy” J. LeForce b. about 1848 in Kentucky d. Unknown in Unknown.

5. Luke William LeForce b. about 1853 in Kentucky d. Unknown in Unknown.

6. Archiles `Arch`LeForce  b. about 1857 in Kentucky d. 1932 in Maricopa County, Arizona.  He m. 1) Emma Pierce & 2) Ollie V. Harris.

Generation Seven

Rene LaForce IV was b. 8/14/1783 in Botetourt County, Virginia d. about 1834 in Pike County, Missouri.  He was the s/o Rene LaForce III & Anne Robinson.  He m. 1) Mary “Polly” Ellis on about 8/1808 in Unknown.  She was b. about 1785 in Fayette County, Kentucky d. about 1825 in Fayette County, Kentucky.  She was the d/o Thomas Ellis & Lucy Duvall.  He m. 2) Mary “Polly” Simpson Thompson on Unknown in Unknown.  She was b. 8/17/1791 in Madison County, Kentucky d. Unknown in Unknown.  She was the d/o Lawrence Thompson & Keziah Hart.

Children of Rene & Mary Ellis:

1. Rene/Raney LaForce/LeForce V b. about 1803 in Clark County, Kentucky d. about 1870 in Missouri.

2. Mary LaForce b. about 1810 in Clark County, Kentucky d. about 1811 in Unknown.

3. Lucinda LaForce b. about 1811 in Clark County, Kentucky d. Unknown in Unknown.  She m. Thomas Wilson.

4. David LaForce b. about 1812 in Clark County, Kentucky d. Unknown in Unknown.

5. William Luke LaForce b. 7/16/1814 in Clark County, Kentucky d. 11/19/1880 in Montague County, Texas.  He m. Susannah Caywood.

6. Thomas Jefferson LaForce b. about 1816 in Clark County, Kentucky d. Unknown in Texas.

Generation Eight

Rene LaForce III was b. about 1754 in Goochland County, Virginia d. about 1815 in Clark County, Kentucky.  He was the s/o Rene LaForce II & Agnes Mosby/Moseby.  He m. 1) Anne Robinson on 3/10/1774 in Botetourt County, Virginia.  She was b. about 1755 in Unknown d. Unknown in Unknown.  She was the d/o James Robinson & Agnes Unknown.  He m. 2) Mary “Polly” Jane Gillespie on Unknown in Unknown.  She was b. about 1750 in Virginia d. about 1811 in Unknown.  She was the d/o Unknown & Unknown.

Notes for Rene LaForce III:

The main reason we know anything about him is because first wife’s brother left to her children in his will but specifically left out him & children by second wife.

Children of Rene & Anne:

1. David Rene LaForce b. about 1776 in Botetourt County, Virginia d. 7/3/1848 in Meade County, Kentucky.  He m. Hester “Hetty” Brandenburg.

2. Mary “Polly” LaForce b. about 1779 in Botetourt County, Virginia d. 6/25/1823 in Clark County, Kentucky.  She m. Thompson Duval.

3. Rene LaForce IV b. 8/14/1783 in Botetourt County, Virginia d. 1834 in Pike County, Missouri.

4. Robinson LaForce b. about 1784 in Botetourt County, Virginia d. 3/26/1812 in Ohio.  He m. Sarah Shaw.

Children of Rene & Mary:

5. Samuel LeFors b. about 1785 in North Carolina d. 1849 in Texas.  He m. Margery Montgomery.  He was the first of the LeFors’.

6. Judith “Judy” Ann LaForce b. about 1785 in Scott County, Kentucky d. about 1/14/1837 in Unknown.  She m. James Mulberry.

7. George LaForce b. about 1790 in Clark County, Kentucky d. 1/14/1853 in Columbus, Bartholomew, Indiana.  He m. Sarah Blair.

8. Gillespie LaForce b. 8/10/1796 in Kentucky d. 5/26/1876 in Woody, Greene, Illinois.  He m. 1) Nancy Short & 2) Sarah A. Wood.

9. Gaston LaForce b. about 1800 in Scott County, Kentucky d. Unknown in Unknown.

10. Isabella LaForce b. about 1802 in Scott County, Kentucky d. Unknown in Unknown.  She m. James Carter.

11. Trephanah LaForce b. about 1806 in Scott County, Kentucky d. Unknown in Unknown.  She m. William Griffing.

Generation Nine

Rene LaForce II was b. about 1723 in Henrico County, Virginia d. about 1776 in Kentucky.  He was the s/o Dr. Rene LaForce I & Sarah Unknown.  He m. Agnes Mosby/Moseby on Unknown in Virginia.  She was b. about 1725 in Goochland County, Virginia d. about 1810 in Virginia.  She was the d/o Robert Mosby/Moseby & Mary Unknown.

Notes for Rene LaForce II:

The only records of his birth I’ve found are his parents wills.  Otherwise his wife mentions him in various letters to people in attempts to get her slaves back.

According to wife he was a Tory who was run off from Virginia as a result.  On the way to KY he was accidentally shot & killed by a son while camping one night.  The family continued on to their destination & just started to build when captured by the British & Indians, marched to Canada & held there as POW’s ’til after the Revolutionary War.  Her slaves were taken & with her husband dead they were the only way she could finish raising any minor children.

I’ve heard he married another/other woman/women & that his older children belong to her/them.  All I know is they didn’t start keeping records ’til his 5th-6th child came along & by Robert’s birth he was married to Agnes Mosby/Moseby.  The date they have recorded as Rene & Agnes’ wedding date is actually Robert’s birth date.  I don’t see how he could’ve left a will.  And since everything was lost I don’t see how she could’ve left a will.  But I’ve heard she did & in it she left whatever she had to Rene III I believe even though he wasn’t the oldest son.

If there’s a map pinpointing his burial location I’ve never heard of it.  He was buried by the side of the road near wherever they were camping.  Upon her release from being a POW they say she went back to VA.  Her burial location has yet to be found.

Not sure if Barney existed.  Not sure if William Bailey was son or grandson.  List of captured list as children Ann, Agnes, William Bailey & Judith.  At least Agnes is married they’re with his family & at least one or two children.  Older children & youngest son Mount aren’t mentioned.  The Douglas Register notes Robert, Ann, Agnes, Judith & Mount’s births but not older children or William Bailey’s.

Children of Rene & Agnes:

1. Zulina LaForce b. about 1740 in Goochland County, Virginia d. about 1773 in Unknown.  She m. Robert Cawthon (sp?).

2. Trephenah LaForce b. about 1746 in Goochland County, Virginia d. 1793 in Chatham County, North Carolina.  She m. Peter Farrar.

3. Samuel LaForce b. about 1750 in Goochland County, Virginia d. about 1834 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.  He m. Rachel Mosby/Moseby.

4. Rene LaForce III b. about 1754 in Goochland County, Virginia d. about 1815 in Clark County, Kentucky.

5. Barney LaForce b. about 1754 in Unknown d. Unknown in Unknown.

6. Robert William LaForce b. 8/27/1756 in Goochland County, Virginia, d. about 1778 in Fort Blackmore, Scott, Virginia.  He m. Nancy Coleman.

7. Ann LaForce b. 8/14/1758 in Goochland County, Virginia d. 1784 in Botetourt County, Virginia.  She m. James McGeorge.

8. Agnes LaForce b. 11/10/1760 in Goochland County, Virginia d. 1791 in Botetourt County, Virginia.  She m. 1) John Mahan & 2) John Clarkson.

9. William Bailey LaForce b. about 1764 in Unknown d. about 1824 in Unknown.  He m. 1) Sarah Goodwin & 2) Nancy A. Holeman.

10. Judith LaForce b. 9/8/1765 in Goochland County, Virginia d. 1820 in Effingham County, Georgia.  She m. Thomas McGeorge.

11. Mount Moncier LaForce b. 7/21/1768 in Goochland County, Virginia d. 10/5/1814 in Virginia.  He m. Catherine Sutherland.

Generation Ten

Dr. Rene LaForce I was b. about 1660 in Guyenne/Aquitaine. France d. about 9/17/1728 in St. James Parish, Goochland, Virginia.  He was the s/o Unknown & Unknown.  He m. Sarah Unknown on Unknown in Unknown.  She was b. about 1700 in Unknown d. about 1/18/1757 in St. James Parish, Goochland, Virginia.  She was the d/o Unknown & Unknown.

Notes for Rene LaForce I:

Per family legend he was born about 1660 in what was then Guyenne & is now Aquitaine, France.  He was reportedly born in a castle called Castlenau.  This was a de Caumont de la Force property.  De Caumont de la Force’s were dukes, marshals & peers of France.  Because he was a Huguenot he was one of many forced to flee.  We have no idea who his parents were.  We have no idea where he was educated to be a doctor or what kind of doctor he was (people or animals).  We have no idea where he stopped off between France & Manakin Town, Virginia.  We have no idea if he left previous wives & children behind in France &/or one or more of these other places.

He’s listed as a founder of Manakin Town, Virginia.  There’s some land records but I have no copies & couldn’t tell you where their land was or the name of their plantation.  He’s a witness on some docs.  He was made Justice of the Peace of Goochland County, Virginia & months later he died leaving behind a will.  I believe he leaves youngest daughter Judith out of his will & if so it’s because she wasn’t born yet.  I also believe the rest of his children were all minors at his passing.

The burial locations of Rene, Sarah, Sarah Harding, William Harding, Rene Harding & Rachel LaForce are all unknown.  They’re either buried on LaForce land, Harding land or in a nearby churchyard cemetery.

Note for Sarah Unknown:

We have no idea who her parents/sibs were, when she was born, where she came from, when they got here, where they landed, when she married or when her kids were born.  In these times major events in life (birth, baptismal, marriage & death) were recorded in church docs & family bibles.  It’s believed there used to be a LaForce family bible but whatever happened to it we don’t know.  Whatever book these events were recorded in were lost.  The reason we know about her & her kids is because she & hubby both left wills.

Notes for Rachel LaForce:

I believe she’s mentioned in dad’s will but not mom’s because she died before mom did.  We believe she died fairly young, single & childless as no one has come forward claiming to come from her.  She’s likely buried near parents – either on La Force land or in nearest churchyard cemetery.

Children of Rene & Sarah:

1. Rene LaForce II b. 1723 in Henrico County, Virginia d. about 1776 in Kentucky.  He m. Agnes Mosby/Moseby.

2. Sarah LaForce b. about 1724 in Henrico County, Virginia d. about 2/20/1797 in Goochland County, Virginia.  She m. William Harding.

Children of Sarah & William:

1. Giles Harding b. 6/15/1749 in Goochland County, Virginia d. about 1810 in Davidson County, Tennessee.  He m. 1) Amidia Morris & 2) Martha J. Donnelly.

2. William Harding b. 12/11/1750 in Goochland County, Virginia d. about 1797 in Surry County, North Carolina.  He m. Obedience `Biddy` Hutchens.

3. Rene Harding b. 2/15/1753 in Virginia d. about 1766 in Virginia.

4. Thomas Harding b. 10/3/1755 in Goochland County, Virginia d. about 1805 in Davidson County, Tennessee.  He m. 1) Elizabeth Unknown & 2) Jane Farrar

3. Rachel LaForce b. about 1726 in Goochland County, Virginia d. about 2/17/1754 in Unknown.

4. Judith LaForce b. about 1728 in Goochland County, Virginia d. about 1820 in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia.  She m. 1) Robert Burton & 2) Samuel Paul.

Children of Judith & Robert:

1. Sarah Burton b. 7/16/1758 in Unknown d. Unknown in Unknown.

2. Priscilla Burton b. 5/29/1761 in Goochland County, Virginia d. after 1830 in Jones County, Georgia.  She m. Robert Paul.

3. Mary “Molly” Burton b. 2/6/1763 in Goochland County, Virginia d. 7/25/1845 in Unknown.  She m. 1) Thomas Patton Fearn & 2) William Dodson.

4. Jean/Jane Burton b. 3/29/1765 in Unknown d. 6/25/1842 in Unknown.  She m. William Binion.

5. Lucy Burton b. 5/13/1767 in Unknown d. Unknown in Unknown.

6. Betsy Burton b. about 1768 in Bedford County, Virginia d. Unknown in Unknown.

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