James Samuel Forston was born on 2 Apr 1875 in Salvisa, Mercer Co., Kentucky. His parents were Andrew Jackson Forston and Sarah Driskell. James married Permelia Caroline Watkins on 25 Jan 1893 in Navarro county, Texas. They had 10 children. James was a farmer. He died 27 Jun 1953 and was buried in the Crisp Cemetery in Crisp, Ellis Co., Texas.