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Elijah Webster Fortner (1844 - 1936)

Elijah Webster Fortner
Born in Jackson County, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Snohomish County, Washington, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jul 2016
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9th, 11th & 16th Tenn Cavalry, Co. L
Elijah Fortner served in the United States Civil War.
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Side: CSA
Regiment(s): 9th, 11th, 16th Tenn Cavalry


  • Civil War Pension Index

Name: Elijah W Fortner State Filed: North Carolina Service: 9th, 11th, 16th Cav Roll Number: T288_158 Source Information General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T288, 546 rolls.

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2014), William R Fortoner, Haywood county, Haywood, North Carolina, United States; citing family 811, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

  • 1860 Census

Name: Elijah Fortner Age: 15 Birth Year: abt 1845 Gender: Male Birth Place: North Carolina Home in 1860: Georgia Militia District 1025, Fannin, Georgia Post Office: Rollen Family Number: 320 Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age Wm R Fortner 44 Anna Fortner 48 Levi Fortner 21 John Fortner 19 William Fortner 18 Elijah Fortner 15 Rosanna N Fortner 12 Sarah M Fortner 10 Thomas E Fortner 8 Tyrus S Fortner 6 Source Citation Year: 1860; Census Place: Georgia Militia District 1025, Fannin, Georgia; Roll: M653_120; Page: 1013; Image: 476; Family History Library Film: 803120

  • 1880 Census

Name: Elija W. Fortner Age: 35 Birth Year: abt 1845 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1880: Canada, Jackson, North Carolina Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Loussa Fortner Father's Birthplace: North Carolina Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina Neighbors: View others on page Occupation: Farmer Household Members: Name Age Elija W. Fortner 35 Loussa Fortner 26 Sarah R. Fortner 11 Mary A. Fortner 10 William L. Fortner 9 Thomas S. Fortner 6 Adolphas W. Fortner 4 Callie A. Fortner 5m Source Citation Year: 1880; Census Place: Canada, Jackson, North Carolina; Roll: 969; Family History Film: 1254969; Page: 313C; Enumeration District: 110; Image: 0164

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