"These pages are dedicated to the memory of my great great grandfather,
Frederick Baker Furbish, and to his mother, Caroline Baker the woman who started
the research of our family more than 100 years ago. His work is the basis
for these pages. My hope is that my descendants will carry on this project for
the generations yet to come. Most of the information on these pages has
been documented although the sources are not shown because of space constraints.
We welcome comments, queries and suggestions." - David B. Furbish
"In regard to the spelling of the name, it is hard to determine what the early
generations considered the right way. It has been spelled Furbish from the
earliest times; and that may be the most correct way, although we have found it
written Forbusher, Furbusher, Furbas, Ffurbush, Farrabas, Ferbrass, Ferbrace,
Finbrace, Fferebras, Farbras, Ffarabas, Fferebas, Farrowbush, Fforbas, Forbush,
Forbes, Furbish. The name comes from a forbusher or furbusher, a polisher of
armor or weapons." *
*OLD ELIOT; Dr. J. L. Willis, Editor, Vol. III. ELIOT, MAINE, JANUARY, 1899 No.