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Marinda (Martin) Fortney (1832 - aft. 1880)

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Marinda Fortney formerly Martin
Born in Virginiamap
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Died after in West'map
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Marinda was born in 1832. She was the daughter of Spencer Martin and Margaret Sturm. She passed away after 1880.

In 1849, she received bequests from her father's will:

"I will that out of the bequeathment made to my son Rolley E. Martin he shall pay to my daughter Marinda Martin the sum of seventy five doll. when she is twenty one years old. ....
"Lastly all the residue and the remainder of my estate I will shall be divided equally between my daughters Marinda and Sary ann Matilda and my son Thornton this I will they shall be paid too {two} years after my decease."

She maried William Perry Fortney on 1 July in 1853. As of 1880, they were still living in Marion County,West Virginia, with their family of four.


    • "West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971" Marion Will Book v 001 1842-1863. Will of Spencer Martin, 17 Feb 1849, image 67 out of 209. [1].
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch [2] : 12 April 2016), Merinda Martin in household of Margaret Martin, Marion county, Marion, Virginia, United States; citing family 950, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932," database, FamilySearch ([3] : 10 February 2018), William P. Fortney and Marinda Martin, 01 Jul 1853; citing Marion, West Virginia, reference Book B - Pg. 2; FHL microfilm 464,957.
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch [4] : 15 July 2017), Marinda A Fortney in household of Wm P Fortney, Lincoln, Marion, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 89, sheet 433C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1407; FHL microfilm 1,255,407.
Wm P Fortney Self M 53 Virginia, United States
Marinda A Fortney Wife F 48 Virginia, United States
Jno A Fortney Son M 19 Virginia, United States
Laura A Fortney Daughter F 16 West Virginia, United States
Alva C Fortney Son M 13 West Virginia, United States
Dorsey H Fortney Son M 10 West Virginia, United States

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