THE DeFOREST FAMILY TREE

All generations were named "DeForest" prior to the children of Jesse DeForest's 6th generation (the 7th generation, around 1602). After which all were all given the "DeFreest" surname. Then, around 1725, starting with the children of the 10th generation (on our branch of the tree), all of the children (the 10th generation, and thereafter) were again given the "DeForest" surname.

NOTE: I have added a spur to show how the inventor, Dr. Lee DeForest fits onto our family tree.

1. Herbert DeForest (b.1007-Cambresis,France)
........ +UNKNOWN
.....2. Waitier DeForest (b.Saint-Andre,Cambresis,France)
............ +UNKNOWN
........ 3. Herbert DeForest (b.Cambresis,France)
............... +Mathidle Vielis
........... 4. Gerard DeForest (b.Cambresis,France)
................... +UNKNOWN
............... 5. Giles de L'Estoc DeForest (b.Cambresis,France)
....................... +UNKNOWN
................. ..6. Alard DeForest (b.1330-Cambresis,France)
........................... +UNKNOWN
....................... 7. Jehan DeForest (b.1350-Cambresis,France d.1408-Cambresis,France)
.............................. +UNKNOWN
........................... 8. Louis DeForest (b.1379-Cambresis,France)
................................. +Marie DeMontar
............................. 9. Thomas DeForest (b.Cambresis,France)
................................... +Marie DePoix
............................... 10. Jean DeForest (b.Cambresis,France)
...................................... +UNKNOWN
................................... 11. Simon DeForest (b.Cambresis,France)
........................................... +UNKNOWN
........................................ 12 Gilles DeForest  (Avesnes,France)
........................................ 12 Gaspard DeForest 1450 - 1520 (Avesnes,France)
............................................. 13 Melchoir DeForest 1472 - 1530 
.................................................... 14 Jehan DeForest 
.................................................... 14 Melchoir DeForest 1497 - 1549 
........................................................... +Jacquelin Bronchin 1490 - 
.......................................................... 15 Marguerite DeForest 
................................................................ +Jean LeVeeq 
.......................................................... 15 Jeanne DeForest 
................................................................ +Nicolas Thiebaut 
.......................................................... 15 Gilles DeForest 
.......................................................... 15 Simon DeForest 
.......................................................... 15 Phillipe DeForest 
.......................................................... 15 Anne DeForest 
.......................................................... 15 Melchoir DeForest 1521 - 1572 
................................................................ +Catherine Du Fosset 1510 - 1579 
............................................................... 16 Balthazar DeForest 1534 - 1598 
..................................................................... +Adrienne DeMarin 
............................................................... 16 Antoine DeForest 1539 - 1610 
............................................................... 16 Jaspard DeForest 1541 - 
............................................................... 16 Jean DeForest 1543 - 1620 
..................................................................... +Anne Maillard 1551 - 1640 
..................................................................... 17 Jesse DeForest 1576 - 1624
                                                                           * (Founder of the Walloon Settlement in New York. (now Manhattan)
........................................................................... +Marie Du Cloux 1576 - 1622 
.......................................................................... 18 Marie DeFreest 1602 - 
.......................................................................... 18 Jean DeFreest 1604 - 1668 
................................................................................ +Marie Vermeulin 
.......................................................................... 18 Hendrick DeFreest 1605/06 - 1637 
................................................................................ +Gertrude Bornstra 
.......................................................................... 18 Elizabeth DeFreest 1607 - 
.......................................................................... 18 David DeFreest 1608 - 
.......................................................................... 18 Rachel DeFreest 1609 - 1643
.......................................................................... 18 Jesse DeFreest 1614/15 - 1639
.......................................................................... 18 Isaac DeFreest 1616 - 1674 
................................................................................ +Sarah Du Trieux 1625 - 1692 
............................................................................... 19 Jessen DeFreest 1642 - 1644 
............................................................................... 19 Susannah DeFreest 1644/45 - 
..................................................................................... +Peter de Riemer 
............................................................................... 19 Gerrit DeFreest 1646 - 1647 
............................................................................... 19 Gerrit DeFreest 1647 - 1650 
............................................................................... 19 Michael DeFreest 1648/49 - 
............................................................................... 19 Marie DeFreest 1648/49 - 
............................................................................... 19 Jan DeFreest 1650 - 1673 
..................................................................................... +Susannah Verlet 1652 - 
............................................................................... 19 Philip DeFreest 1652 - 1727
............................................................................... 19 Isaac DeFreest 1655 - 1699 
..................................................................................... +Elizabeth Van Der Spiegel 1660 - 1734/35
............................................................................... 19 Hendrick DeFreest 1657 - 1715 
..................................................................................... +Phebe Van Flaesbeck
............................................................................... 19 David DeFreest 1660 - 1663 
............................................................................... 19 David DeFreest 1663 - 1668
............................................................................... 19 [739] Maria DeFreest 1666 - ?
..................................................................................... +Bernard Darby
............................................................................... 19 David DeFreest 1669 - 1721
..................................................................................... + Martha Blagge 1677 - 1740
..................................................................................... 20 Mary DeFreest 1696 - ?
..................................................................................... 20 Sarah DeFreest 1698 - 1765
..................................................................................... 20 Martha DeFreest 1700 - 1764
..................................................................................... 20 David DeFreest 1702 - 1748
..................................................................................... 20 Isaac DeFreest 1706 - ?
..................................................................................... 20 Edward DeFreest 1708 - 1758
..................................................................................... 20 Henry DeFreest 1710 - 1777
..................................................................................... 20 Elizabeth DeFreest 1714 - 1739 
..................................................................................... 20 Benjamin DeFreest 1716 - 1780
                                                                                               (Grandfather of Yale/DeForest Scholarship Donor, Davis Curtis)
..................................................................................... 20 Samuel DeFreest 1704-1774
................................................................................................. + Abrigail Peat 1706 - 1776
.......................................................................................... 21 Martha DeForest 1726 - ?
.......................................................................................... 21 Mary DeForest 1729 - 1817
.......................................................................................... 21 Joseph DeForest 1731 - 1777  
                                                                                                (Great-Great Grandfather of inventor Dr. Lee DeForest)
.................................................................................................. + Susannah Mills
.................................................................................................. 22 Gideon DeForest 1765 - 1840 
........................................................................................................ +Hannah Birdseye DeForest 1773 - 1844
....................................................................................................... 23 Lee DeForest 1798 - 
............................................................................................................. +Cynthia Stores Swift
............................................................................................................ 24 Henry Swift DeForest 1833 - 1898
.................................................................................................................. 25 Dr. Lee DeForest 1873 - 1961
                                                                                                                           
* (inventor of the audion/triode vacuum tube and in 1957 receives an Academy Award for inventing talking motion pictures)
........................................................................................................................ + Nora Stanton Blatch 1883 - 1940 
........................................................................................................................ + Mary Mayo (Henry's 2nd Wife)
........................................................................................................................ + Marie Mosquini (Henry's 3rd Wife)
............................................................................................ 21 Hapzibal DeForest 1734 - 1831
............................................................................................ 21 Samuel DeForest 1739- ? 
............................................................................................ 21 Nehemiah DeForest 1743 - 1801 
............................................................................................ 21 Josiah DeForest 1748 - 1749
............................................................................................ 21 David DeForest 1745 - 1783 
.................................................................................................. + Hannah Lum 
.................................................................................................. 22 David Lum DeForest 1767 - 
.................................................................................................. 22 Richard DeForest 1768 - 1776 
.................................................................................................. 22 Hephsa DeForest 1769 - 
.................................................................................................. 22 Isaac DeForest 1770 - 
.................................................................................................. 22 Eunice DeForest 1772 - 
.................................................................................................. 22 Polly DeForest 1775 - 
........................................................................................................ + Samuel Stevens 
.................................................................................................. 22 Samuel H. DeForest 1781 -
.................................................................................................. 22 Hannah DeForest 1781 -
.................................................................................................. 22 Joseph DeForest 1779 - 1855 
........................................................................................................ + Leah Marks 
....................................................................................................... 23 Isaac Newton DeForest 1809 - 1885
                                                                                                             
* (established settlement that bears his name today, DeForest, WI)
............................................................................................................. + Augusta Moulton 
............................................................................................................ 24 Moulton DeForest 1839 - 
.................................................................................................................. + Mary A. Thomas 
.................................................................................................................. 25 Thomas DeForest 
.................................................................................................................. 25 Augusta DeForest 
.................................................................................................................. 25 Gwendolyn DeForest 
............................................................................................................ 24 Newton DeForest 1842 - 
.................................................................................................................. + Emily H. Pomeroy 
.................................................................................................................. 25 Claude Elise DeForest 
.................................................................................................................. 25 Mabel DeForest 
.................................................................................................................. 25 Augusta DeForest 
.................................................................................................................. 25 Ethel DeForest 
............................................................................................................ 24 Henry DeForest 1844 - 
.................................................................................................................. + Anna B. Gill 
.................................................................................................................. 25 Carol Inza DeForest 
............................................................................................................ 24 Theodore DeForest 1845 - 
.................................................................................................................. + Anna McLaren 
............................................................................................................ 24 Joseph DeForest 1847 - 
.................................................................................................................. + Mary Adele Reeves 
.................................................................................................................. 14 Fulton DeForest 
............................................................................................................ 24 Charles DeForest 1849 - 
.................................................................................................................. +Margarette H. Draper 
.................................................................................................................. 25 Lesley H. DeForest 
........................................................................................................................ + Martha A. Gardner  DeForest
.................................................................................................................. 25 Theodore S. DeForest 
........................................................................................................................ + Reita Tuttle 
.................................................................................................................. 25 William B. DeForest 
.................................................................................................................. 25 Margaret DeForest 
........................................................................................................................ + George Marston 
............................................................................................................ 24 Jane DeForest 1852 - 
.................................................................................................................. + John C. Kreidler 
............................................................................................................ 24 Rodman A. DeForest 1855 - 
.................................................................................................................. + Linnie P. Forman 
.................................................................................................................. 25 Anne E. DeForest 1891 - 
........................................................................................................................ + Arthur A. Adams DeForest
.................................................................................................................. 25 Robert F. DeForest 1895 - 1978
........................................................................................................................ + Mary G. Barcafer 
....................................................................................................................... 26 Robert F. DeForest, Jr. 1924 - 
............................................................................................................................. + Kyveli Papasoglou 
............................................................................................................................. 27 Ronald W. DeForest 1948 -
................................................................................................................................... + Sally C. Bell 
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Andrea Renea DeForest
...................................................................................................................................... + Ray Rapp
.......................................................................................................................................... 29 Timothy Rapp DeForest 2000 -
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Jesse DeForest
...................................................................................................................................... + Rebecca DeForest ?
.......................................................................................................................................... 29 Daniel DeForest 1991 - 
.......................................................................................................................................... 29 Dylan DeForest 1993 -
............................................................................................................................. 27 Yvette DeForest 1951 -
.................................................................................................................................. + Laurence Sorenson
.................................................................................................................................... 28 Laurence John Sorenson 1971 - 
.................................................................................................................................... 28 Michael Sorenson 1974 - 
.................................................................................................................................... 28 Stephanie Sorenson 1976 - 
............................................................................................................................. 27 Roberta DeForest 1957 -
.................................................................................................................................. + Robert Schmidt
..................................................................................................................................... 28 Dustin Robert Schmidt 1988 - 
..................................................................................................................................... 28 Logan Nicole Schmidt 1990 -
............................................................................................................................. 27 Rhonda DeForest 1959 -
.................................................................................................................................. + Daniel Wilson
..................................................................................................................................... 28 Adam Wilson 1986 - 
..................................................................................................................................... 28 Alex Wilson 1989 -
....................................................................................................................... 26 Donald Lee DeForest 1925 - 2000
                                                                       
                                                       * (founder Don DeForest Associates)
............................................................................................................................. + Paula Elizabeth Bilek  1926 -
............................................................................................................................. 27 Lee Allen DeForest 1948 -
                                                              
                                                                     *(Founder & Owner - Lee DeForest Communications)
                                                              
                                                                     * (Partner - DeForest Creative Group, Ltd.)
.................................................................................................................................. + JoAnne Schoeller (divorced)
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Jolee Ann DeForest 1970 -
....................................................................................................................................... + Eric Behen (divorced)
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Zachary Clayton Behen 1999 -
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Reagan Lee Behen 2001 -
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Jennifer Lynn DeForest 1973 -
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Daniel Jason DeForest 1975 -
....................................................................................................................................... + Carmen Rush (divorced)
....................................................................................................................................... 18 Kayla Daniele DeForest 1995 - 
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Jaclyn Lee DeForest 1979 -
....................................................................................................................................... + Robert Dracup III
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Robert (Tripp) Dracup 2010 -
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Claire Marion Dracup 2013 -
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Charles Harrison Dracup 2013 -
.................................................................................................................................. + Kathryn (Kip) Victoria Wilson (Lee's 2nd wife)
............................................................................................................................. 27 Thomas Richard DeForest 1951 - 2008
                                                                                                                                    *  (Founder & Owner - Design Dynamics)
................................................................................................................................... + Martha Cox 
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Rebecca Katherine DeForest 1979 -
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Laura Michelle DeForest 1980 -
....................................................................................................................................... +  Jonathon D. Rosenblatt
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Jonah DeForest Rosenblatt 2013 -
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Christine Marie DeForest 1983 -
............................................................................................................................. 27 James Robert DeForest 1953 -
                                                              
                                                                     * (Founder - DeForest Printing Company)
                                                              
                                                                     * (Partner - DeForest Creative Group, Ltd)
................................................................................................................................... + Patricia Baucum
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Dana DeForest 1981-1982
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Michael DeForest 1975 -
....................................................................................................................................... + April Nicholson
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Connor Nicholson DeForest 2005 -
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Cole Michael DeForest 2008 -
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Joseph DeForest 1978 -
....................................................................................................................................... + Carrie Graham
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Brielle LeeAnn DeForest 2005 -
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Brynlee Dana DeForest 2008 -
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Ashley DeForest 1983 -
....................................................................................................................................... + Steven Daniel Goletz 1984 -
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Brooklyn Noel 2013 -
............................................................................................................................. 27 Donna Lea DeForest 1956 -
................................................................................................................................... + Michael Eisner 1955 - 2014
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Lawrence Eisner 1977 -
....................................................................................................................................... + Karen Kaul
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Katherine Elizabeth Eisner 2004 -
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Rebekah Helena Eisner 2007 -
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Maxwell Theodore Eisner 2011 --
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Amanda Paige Eisner 2014 -
.................................................................................................................................. 28 David Eisner 1980 -
....................................................................................................................................... + Katherine Marie Britton
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Mason Michael Eisner 2005 -
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Chase Michael Eisner 2008 -
.................................................................................................................................. 28 William Eisner 1982 -
....................................................................................................................................... + Sofia Giovenco
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Gabriel Michael Eisner 2011 -
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Robert Eisner 1985 -
....................................................................................................................... 26 Lois Ann DeForest 1927 -
............................................................................................................................. + Harold A. Rosen 1916 - 2000 
............................................................................................................................. 27 Jeffery Rosen 1950 - 1972 
............................................................................................................................. 27 Carolyn Anne Rosen 1951 - 
................................................................................................................................... + James A. Thomas 1951 - 
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Sarah Beth Thomas III 1977 -
....................................................................................................................................... + Jonathon Hubach 1976 -
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Erin Marie Thomas 1978 -
....................................................................................................................................... + Charles B. Schulz 1979 -
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Maddon Thomas Schulz 2007
....................................................................................................................................... 29 Colbe Sloan Schulz 2009  
............................................................................................................................. 27 Lauren Joyce Rosen 1953 - 
................................................................................................................................... + Thomas Van Dyke (divorced) 
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Jill Lauren Van Dyke 1981 - 
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Jeffery Thomas Van Dyke 1983 -
............................................................................................................................. 27 Robert Allen Rosen 1963 - 
....................................................................................................................... 26 Richard Loren DeForest 1939 - 2010
............................................................................................................................. + Sarah (Sally) Roehm 
............................................................................................................................. 27 David R. DeForest 1964 - 
................................................................................................................................... + Carla Dawn Wollek
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Elizabeth Christine DeForest 1993 -
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Alexander Ryan DeForest 1995 -
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Maxwell David DeForest 2005 -
............................................................................................................................. 27 John R. DeForest 1966 -
................................................................................................................................... + Mandy Wang
.................................................................................................................................. 28 Lilly Loren DeForest 2012
............................................................................................................................. + Janet Mae Fancsali (Richard's 2nd wife)

revised 04/04/2014

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