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Joseph Franklin Fortney
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Birth: Nov. 4, 1843
Lawrenceville
Lawrence County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 1915, USA

Joseph Franklin Fortney was the son of William Thomas and Effiah Fortney. He married Caroline C. Clayton, Grant County Wi. on 29 July 1866 after the Civil War.

Civil War Record; Enlisted as a Private on 10 July 1862 to Company F, 20th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin. Fought with his infantry successfully defeating the rebels at Vickersburg. Miss. on July 4, 1863, a turning point in the Civil War. Mustered Out: Company F, 20th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 14 Jul 1865 at Galveston, TX at the same time as his brother William Fortney. He had "blue Eyes, Brown Hair, light complected 5'8"; and was a farmer.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William "Thomas" Fortney (1812 - 1873)
  Effiah Fortney (1808 - 1867)
 
 Spouse:
  Caroline C Clayton Fortney (1844 - 1923)
 
 Children:
  Laura Fortney (1872 - 1872)*
  Harriet Fortney Delano (1873 - 1962)*
  Emma Fortney (1877 - 1913)*
  LuLu Fortney (1888 - 1910)*
 
 Siblings:
  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
 
Burial:
Big Patch Cemetery
Platteville
Grant County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Maintained by: Vickie Potter-Boechler
Originally Created by: for10e
Record added: Apr 24, 2011
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Joseph Franklin Fortney
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Joseph Franklin Fortney
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Joseph Franklin Fortney
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May you rest in peace!
- Vickie
 Added: May. 29, 2011
 
 
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