Johann Adam Furney
(1690-1753)
Elizabeth Lowisa Farnison
(-After 1753)
Frederick (Phillip) Forney
(1724-1783)
Elizabeth Sherz
(1732-1794)
Adam Forney
(1754-1822)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Rachel Shriver

Adam Forney 1

  • Born: 15 Jun 1754, Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Marriage (1): Rachel Shriver on 26 Oct 1784 in Heidelberg Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Died: 29 Jun 1822, Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 68
  • Buried: Emanuel Reformed Church Cemetery, Locust Street, Hanover, Pennsylvania 1
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bullet  General Notes:

Notes for ADAM FORNEY:
A descendant, Miss Mary Forney, of Hanover, from whose account given in the "History
of the Shriver Family," the quotations in this chapter are taken, says "Adam Forney was
engaged in the business of tanning. He was in comfortable circumstances, a man of strict
integrity, genial manners and hospitable disposition. His wife was a woman of sterling
worth, inclined to be what is now termed "strong minded," but in every respect a firm,
conscientious and good woman." A tradition, preserved by Edward Otis Forney, of
Washington, D.C., tells us that "Adam Forney, moved by patriotism, left his home in
Hanover to join the American forces at Brandywine; but, being of a delicate constitution,
he was, in a short time, brought home in a one-horse cart, being unable to endure the
hardships of a soldier's life." He probably was not mustered into service, as his name does not appear upon any Revolutionary roll. 1


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Adam married Rachel Shriver on 26 Oct 1784 in Heidelberg Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. (Rachel Shriver was born on 7 Jan 1767 in Little Pipe Creek, Frederick County, Maryland, died on 6 Dec 1844 in Heidelberg Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA and was buried in Emanuel Reformed Church Cemetery, Locust Street, Hanover, Pennsylvania 1.)


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Sources


1 Descendents of Philip Forney (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~forneypage/PHILIPG1.PDF).


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