John Forney 1
- Born: 15 Nov 1777, Elk Lick Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania
- Marriage (1): Susan Beeghley
- Died: 6 Sep 1846, Conemaugh Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania at age 68
John and Susan had eleven children. The sixth child was John born April 25, 1815 and died Feb. 6, 1895 (perhaps 1896). He married Eve Homer in 1836 at about age 21. About the time of his marriage, he was ordained to the ministry in the German Baptist or Dunkerd Church and who afterward became Elder John Forney and organizer of the Silver Creek Church. He also about that time began to practice the profession of medicine and though primitive in that day, he became an extremely proficient physician and practiced both the divine and physical ministrations to the day of his death.
To this union were born five sons, William, Christian, Jacob, Samuel and Michael.
After the death of his wife Eve, he married Eles-Ann Stahl and she bore him fourteen sons and daughters as follows: Susannah Forney Judy, Sally Forney Royer, Harrietta Forney Stump, Jeremiah, Catharine Forney Shick, Mary Forney Neeley, John Jr., Benjamin, Abraham, Peter(P.J.), Isacc, Amanda Forney Arnold, Eles-Ann Forney Miller, and Elijah. 2
John married Susan Beeghley. (Susan Beeghley was born on 18 Aug 1786 in Elk Lick Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania and died on 27 Jul 1862 in Hooversville, Somerset, Pennsylvania.)