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Samuel R. Forney Genealogy


The label on this photo was added by mother, June Lewis. Jacob Wellington Confer Married Frances Marion Forney.  Sam Forney was Marion's father, Emma her sister.  Louise Confer was the daughter of Jacob & Frances (Forney) Confer.

The Louise in this photo was born in 1904,so this is probably 1905 or 1906?  Making Frances about 26, Sam about 55. My mom labeled this photo.. under Sam's name she wrote "Grandma's mother". I think it's safe to assume she means "father". :-) The "Joe" Confer is actually Ellsworth Raelson Confer born 1907- Joe was his nickname.

Also from June (Confer) Lewis - " "Not much but Grandma Confer was Francis Marion (or Marian) Forney. From Danville. Worked at big hotel in Danville by Riverside bridge. Her dad's name was Sam and he died on the toilet in the 1890's. (Oh the things you really didn't need to know) I don't know what her mother's name was, but I'm pretty sure she had a sister Emma."

Based on that sparse information, I compiled the census records and possible lineage below. As of yet, I am unsure this is even my correct line, but it's the information I am starting out with.  I've placed the census records on the right, and lineage on the left.  At the bottom are a few additional links, and contact information if you have any additional information to share.

Descendants of Henry Forney

1 Henry Forney 1813 -

.. +Sarah Bartoe 1819 - 1897

........ 2 William George Forney 1839 -

............ +Christiana Slack 1844 -

................... 3 Alfred H. Forney 1862 -

................... 3 John F. Forney 1864 -

................... 3 Cora Forney 1865 -

................... 3 William George Forney 1866 -

................... 3 Bessie A. Forney 1870 -

................... 3 Martin L. Forney 1878 -

................... 3 Charles E. Forney 1879 -

....................... +Ida 1881 -

............................. 4 Mary Forney 1906 -

............................. 4 Annie Forney 1907 -

............................. 4 Dorothy Forney 1909 -

............................. 4 Bess Forney 1911 -

............................. 4 Charles Forney 1915 -

................... 3 Christiana Forney 1888 -

........ 2 George Forney 1842 -

............ +Mahala Lutz

........ 2 Hannah Forney 1846 -

........ 2 Samuel R. Forney 1850 -

............ +Louisa McClure 1853 -

................... 3 Frances Marion Forney 1879 - 1943

....................... +Jacob Wellington Confer 1876 - 1963

............................. 4 Robert James Confer 1913 - 1971

................................. +Freda Francis Aikey 1925 - 2005

........................................ 5 Mary Confer

............................................ +Jack Shaffer

.................................................. 6 James Shaffer

.................................................. 6 Wayne Shaffer

.................................................. 6 Toni Shaffer

........................................ 5 June Confer

............................................ +Carl Emery Sulouff

.................................................. 6 Heather Sulouff 1972 -

...................................................... +Daniel Ward Truckenmiller 1971 -

............................. 4 Louise Lucinda Confer 1904 -

............................. 4 Ellsworth Raelson Confer 1907 -

............................. 4 Walter Wellington Confer 1910 - 1992

............................. 4 Jacob Rawlen Confer 1916 - 1987

................................. +Aida Mae Keefer 1917 - 2005

........................................ 5 Marian Grace Confer

.................................................. 6 Wayne Bieber

............................. 4 Harold LaRue Confer 1919 - 1994

................... 3 Emma Forney

....................... +Tom Kashner

................... 3 Robert J. Forney 1873 -

....................... +Ellen J Delong

........ 2 Ella Elizabeth Forney 1853 -

............ +Robert Farley

........ 2 Catherine Forney

Census records are based on the idea that in the 1880 census, Francis IS a girl, even though it is crossed out and shown on some records now as a son.  This could be a faulty assumption, and I could be looking at the wrong line, but this is the first lead of any sort that I have had to follow.

 

Census:

1840

1840- Lycoming county, borough of jersey short
Henry Forney- males 1 under 5, 1 30-40; females 1 20-30
next door:Solomon Basto/Barsto jr? 1 male 20-30, 1 male 50-60, 1
female 5-10, 15-20, 40-50
 

1850

1850 - montour Cty PA- no Forneys. Possible match in Point, Northumberland Cty
Forney
Henry 37 furnace tender
sarah 31
William 11, george 8, hannah 4?, samuel R 4 months.
Bartoe, Elizabeth 53 and Ell__ Bartoe age 16
 

1860

1860- Montour danville, north ward p. 142, all b. pa
Forney, Henry- 46 male furnace man 500 property, 100 personal property
--sarah 40
--william 21 male
--george 16/18? male
--samuel 10 male
--hannah 15 female
--elizabeth 7 female

1870

1870- Forneys in montour cty, PA (1 family)- pg 28
Forney, Henry 53 laborer  real estate 1000 personal 175 all persons b.
pa, cannot read/write
--sarah 51 female, cannot read/write
--saml 20 male laborer
--elizabeth 17 female
Barto Elizabeth 74 female
 

1880

1880 census SD 5, ED119 page 20
railroad street
Forney, samuel WM 30 years working in iron mill,  b. PA parents b. PA
--Louisa WF 27 wife keeping house b. PA parents b. PA
--Robert WM 7 son at school b. PA
--Francis WM 1 daughter (daughter is crossed out) b. PA

 


 Henry FORNEY  Self  M  Male  W  67  PA  Laborer  PA  PA
 Sarah FORNEY  Wife  M  Female  W  63  PA  Keeping House  PA  PA
 Ellen KNEIBLER  SisterL  W  Female  W  46  PA    PA  PA
Source Information:
 Census PlaceDanville, Montour, Pennsylvania
 Family History Library Film  1255160
 NA Film Number  T9-1160
 Page Number  174A

1900

In the 1900c - Northumberland Co PA
William G -- b. Aug 1839
Christiana H
Wm G -- Dec 1866
Bessia A -- Feb 1870
Charley -- Nov 1879
Christiana -- June 1888
(Another Christe Forney b. Mch 1881 was living close by with another family?? - same girl??)

 

1910
Charles E 30 all b. PA
Ida B 24
Mary C 4
Annie M 3
Dorothy L or S age __ (NR)

1920
Charles E -- 39
Ida P -- 33
Mary C -- 14
Anna M -- 13
Dorothy S -- 11
Bess C -- 9
Charles R -- 5


 

 

Forney Family Crest - http://home.earthlink.net/~waterworld2/crest.html

 

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Researcher - Heather Truckenmiller - htruck@alltel.net

Researching: Truckenmiller, Sulouff, Brown, Smith, Confer, Forney, Lumbard, Ridge, Oberdorf, Aikey

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