History of the Restoration Movement

John Crittenden Forgy


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John C. Forgy

John C. Forgy was a Church of Christ minister and also a farmer. On his tombstone, “His worth here is done, he has gone to his eternal home.” He and his father built the Forgytown Church of Christ. He preached in Butler, Muhlenberg, Logan and Warren Counties, and was much beloved by his friends and associates in these counties. April 1891 J. C. Forgy was licensed to solemnize the rites of matrimony. 39 At his death, at his request, his Bible was placed under his head in his casket.

-A Geneological History of the Forgy, Forgey, and Forgie families in America, compiled by Lucille Forgy Wallace

Gospel Advocate Obituary For John C. Forgy

On July 21, 1931, the useful earthly life of John C. Forgy came serenely to a close.  Brother Forgy was born on September 11, 1851, in the village of Forgyville, in Butler County, Kentucky, and spent his entire life in that community.  He was twice married, first to Miss Elizabeth Askew in 1870, and next to Miss Lakie Penrod, who survives him, in 1893.  He was the father of eleven children, seven of whom survive him. He is also survived by twenty-nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  For many years Brother Forgy was a faithful member of the church of Christ and a minister of the gospel.  As a preacher, he labored abundantly without hope of earthly reward, and probably baptized more people than any other man who ever labored in that section.  The cause of Christ was ever first in his thoughts.  He built up and held together the congregation in his home town, and it stands today as a worthy monument to his memory.  Brother Forgy is gone from the earth, but long will he live in the grateful memory of the many he led to Christ and with whom he labored in the Master's vineyard.  Funeral services were conducted by Brethren J. E. Barbee, Roy C. Hyde, and the writer, after which his body was laid to rest in the cemetery near the house of worship of the church he loved so well.  "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."
Allen Phy.
Gospel Advocate, March 17, 1932, page 350.

Directions To Grave

The church of Christ at Quality, Kentucky is located in the western edge of Butler County on Hwy. 106. From Hwy, 431, Lewisburg, Logan county, head northeast about 10 miles on Hwy. 106 and the church building/cemetery is on the left. From Bowling Green, head NW on Hwy 231 toward Hadley. Just before getting into town turn left on Hwy. 626, (Jackson Bridge Rd.) Go about 15 miles to Quality. Church is located on Hwy. 106.

While in the cemetery, be sure to visit three other restoration preachers, John C. Forgy, George T. Fuller, and James E. Barbee.

GPS Location
37.072946, -86.845926

Wife of
J.C. Forgy
Feb. 2, 1867
Dec. 31, 1940
Darling Wife And Mother

J.C. Forgy
September 11, 1851
July 21, 1931
His work here is done
he has gone to his
eternal home

Photos Taken 11.2018
Webpage produced 12.2019
Courtesy Of Scott Harp


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