Sarah J. <I>Hunt</I> Fortner

Photo added by Bill Hunt

Sarah J. Hunt Fortner

  • Birth 15 Mar 1862 Johnson County, Arkansas, USA
  • Death 1896 Le Flore County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Glendale, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 58201183

Sarah J. Hunt was the fifth child of John Austin Hunt and Amanda Jane Caudell Hunt. She was about 9 years old when the family moved from Johnson County, Arkansas, to the West Harmony community in extreme southwest Sebastian County, Arkansas.
At that time many of the extended family lived in Indian Territory, but maintained (West) Hartford as their post office and West Harmony as their church and school.
Sarah married John Henry Fortner at Greenwood, Arkansas, on December 17, 1882, and they were to have six children, as follows: William Austin Fortner, married Bertie Kembrow; Clinton Brown Fortner; Effie Emily Fortner, married William Henry Johnson; Matilda Fortner, married Mr. Haynes; Alice Bell Fortner, married Mr. Evans; and James Frank Fortner, married Jessie L Goforth.
Sarah died soon after the youngest was born in 1896. Sarah was buried in an unmarked grave in Mountain View Cemetery, which is adjacent to the Mountain View Baptist church, which her parents and two ministers founded in 1889 (see photo of corner stone).
John Henry Fortner married second in September 1897 to Ada J. Heathcost, and they were to have five children.



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  • Created by: Bill Hunt
  • Added: 5 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58201183
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah J. Hunt Fortner (15 Mar 1862–1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58201183, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Glendale, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Bill Hunt (contributor 47339335) .