Jacksonville in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
1. Daniel Peter - b. Feb. 24, 1819, d. Sept. 10, 1880.
2. Joseph Bartlett - b. Feb. 19, 1821, d. Aug. 14, 1881.
3. William Henry - b. Nov. 9, 1823, d. Jan. 18, 1894.
4. Barbara Ann - b. Dec. 11, 1826, d. Dec. 26, 1907.
5. John Horace - b. Aug. 12, 1829, d. Sept. 13, 1902.
6. Emma Eliza - b. July 6, 1832, d. North Carolina.
7. George Hoke - b. April 24, 1835, d. Battle of the Wilderness.
8. Catherine Amelia - b. April 10, 1838, d. April 26, 1914.
9. Maria Eloisa - b. May 15, 1841, d. Mobile.
The five sons became Confederate officers of high rank, two becoming Generals, as did four cousins - Generals Hoke, Brevard, Ramseur and Johnston - a record equaled only by the Lees of Virginia. .
Of French Huguenot extraction, Jacob Forney was born Oct. 10, 1787, Lincolnton, N.C., the son of General Peter Forney and Nancy Abernathy. The Forneys of North Carolina were iron makers and
Erected 1967 by General John H. Forney Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 33° 48.828′ N, 85° 45.699′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Public Square West (State Highway 21) south of Clinton Street Southwest, on the left when traveling south. Marker located on the west side of Town Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville AL 36265, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 10th Alabama Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); John Horace Forney (a few steps from this marker); Downtown Jacksonville Historic District (a few steps from this marker); William Henry Forney (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacksonville (within shouting distance of this marker); John Tyler Morgan The First National Bank of Jacksonville (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Indian Trading Post (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,883 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.