The origins of the Forfars are presumed to be from Forfar, Scotland. If they were originally named "Forfar" is not known for sure. (As it was the custom for some immigrants to use the town of origin name instead of their own.)
NOTE: most info provided by jfb and some info from an older web page of the Lyons Town Directory which is no longer available.
Additonal Lyons Town Directory info from 1869-79 lists: "FORFAR JAMES, lumber and coal, Geneva"
Lyons, New York..."a post village and the shire town of Wayne County, is finely located on the Erie Canal and New York Central R.R., at the junction of Canandaigua Outlet and Mud Creek. Contains three banks, two newspaper offices, and extensive mercantile interests. Daily mail - east and west by railroad, and north to Sodus and intermediate villages by stage."
Adelina Forfar (Adeline)
There is an Adelina Forfar buried at Rock Creek Cemetery. I presume she is the daughter of Jane and James Forfar because she was born in Lyons in 1859. So perhaps Adeline changed the last letter of her name or Rock Creek got it wrong...
Below is a copy of the 9.09.04 response from Rock Creek Cemetery. to my inquiry about Adelina.
Rock Creek Cemetery is part of St. Paul's Episcopal Church
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, established in 1712, is the only surviving colonial church in Washington, DC. The original 18-inch brick walls, laid in 1775, remain intact despite several fires. Beautiful stain-glass windows, added in the 1940s, tell the history of the Episcopal Church in America.
Audrey "Belle" Forfar (Shippam)
and... (found by Ross Corsair)
• Maj. Willis Shippam, now Assistant Professoi of Military Science and Tac- tics, was with the 6yd Coast • Artillery Corps in the American Expeditionary Forces from 1916 to 1920
• Shippam, Willis , b. 06/04/1885, d. 02/18/1959, COL USA, Plot: S 2664, bur. 02/24/1959