|Death: ||Jan. 19, 1867|
Effiah Fortney d. Nov. 19, 1867 aged 59 years.
Wife of William Thomas Fortney
1840 census this family is in Lawrence Illinois
arrived in Wisconsin by 1848.
1.- John H. b .Feb. 1836 Ohio; a Lead Miner in Grant Co. Wi. Married Theresa J. Haldhauser; d. 26 Sept.1880 Ca (stone 44Y 7m. 22d); did not serve in Civil war, possibly for religious reasons. Founder/leader of the Estrella Adobe Church, San Luis Obispo County California.
2.- David A Sr. b. 14 Jan 1838 Ohio d. 17 Jan 1901 Webster Iowa Otho cemetery. m. Isabelle Todd
3.- George Washington. b.early 1840 Ohio d. 18 March 1863 enlisted 8-19-1861 age 20 Platteville; listed POW died in Andersonville Ga. died of Dysentry March 12, 1864 ; Blue Eyes, Black hair, dark complected, 5' 9"; Farmer
He enlisted as a Private on 10 August 1861 in Company C, 7th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin. Died as a POW Company C, 7th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 12 Mar 1864 at Andersonville, GA; now a historic site.
4.- William Wesley. b.Nov.1841 Ill. d. 31 Aug. 1865 23y 9mo Co. F. 20th Reg. Civli War Musterd into service 8-18, 1862, out July 14, 1865 gray eyes, light hair, light complected, 5' 9" miner (wife ? Mary)
5.- Joseph Franklin b.4 Nov.1843 Lawrenceville Ill. Enlisted 7-10-1862 - out July 14, 1865; married a year later 29 July 1866.
"blue Eyes, Brown Hair, light complected 5'8" farmer married Caroline E. Clayton July 29, 1866; d. 28 March 1915 Big Patch Wi.
6.- Mary Elizabett. b. 8 Nov 1848 Wi. married William McCloskey, 27 Jan 1874 Webster Co. Iowa; lived in Iowa. d. 26 March 1876
7.- Sarah Jane b. 14 Nov.1849 Wi. d. 18 Aug. 1852; died a child & buried in the Big Patch Cemetery, Wisconsin.
possible marriage record;
Pike County Ohio;
Fortney, Thomas / Rogers, Adah Jul 16, 1837
(? because of the age diff. Wm and Effiah; could this be a second marrige? / John (#1) born Feb. 1836 )
A book or bible on a tombstone is a symbol of a person's Christian faith, the book of life, Bible (and that they could read and write).
Note spelling variations; Effiah or Affiah. In Effiah's bible she spells her name 'Effiah'. Bible in the library of Vickie Potter-Boechler.
William "Thomas" Fortney (1812 - 1873)
John H. Fortney (1836 - 1880)*
David Fortney (1838 - 1901)*
George Washington Fortney (1839 - 1864)*
William Wesley Fortney (1841 - 1865)*
Joseph Franklin Fortney (1843 - 1915)*
Mary Elizabett Fortney McCloskey (1847 - 1876)*
Sarah Jane Fortney (1849 - 1852)*
Wife of Wm. Fortney
Big Patch Cemetery
Maintained by: Vickie Potter-Boechler
Originally Created by: John Burkholder
Record added: Feb 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24624743
It is special for me knowing I have your bible given to me by your grandaughter my great Aunt Mary Fortney. Know that your commitment to God and hard work was not lost.|
Added: Sep. 11, 2010