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Effiah Fortney
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Birth: 1808
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1867
Grant County
Wisconsin, USA

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.

known children:
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.

Family links: 
  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)*
*Calculated relationship
Wife of Wm. Fortney
Big Patch Cemetery
Grant County
Wisconsin, USA
Maintained by: Vickie Potter-Boechler
Originally Created by: John Burkholder
Record added: Feb 14, 2008
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Effiah Fortney
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Effiah Fortney
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Effiah Fortney
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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.
- Vickie Potter-Boechler
 Added: Sep. 11, 2010

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