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John H. Fortney
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1836
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 26, 1880
San Luis Obispo County
California, USA

Inscription: "As I am now, so you must be, prepare for death and follow me".

John H Fortney born February 1836 Ohio; a Lead Miner in Grant Co. Wi. Married Theresa; d. 26 Sept.1880 Ca (stone 44Y 7m. 22d); did not serve in Civil war, possibly for religious reasons. Was a Gold Miner at the Boise Gold Mine in Montana mid 1860's. Was one of the founders/leader of the Estrella Adobe Church, San Luis Obispo County California. The initial 'H' for his middle name comes from his mother's family bible which lists him as John H Fortney. Bible is in the library of Vickie Potter.

Father of Byron, Effiah "Effie", George, William and John.

On the 1860 & 1870 Grant County Wisconsin Census.
Arrived in California circa 1872.
On the California 1880 census.
Family links: 
  William "Thomas" Fortney (1812 - 1873)
  Effiah Fortney (1808 - 1867)
  Sarah Effiah Fortney Parsons (1863 - 1890)*
  George Grant Fortney (1866 - 1885)*
  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
Estrella Adobe Cemetery
San Luis Obispo County
California, USA
Maintained by: Vickie Potter-Boechler
Originally Created by: Lanette Estill Cooper
Record added: Sep 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21391353
John H. Fortney
Added by: Shelley Wilson
John H. Fortney
Added by: Vickie Potter-Boechler
John H. Fortney
Added by: Lanette Estill Cooper
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