Compiled by Linda Fluharty.
(This fundamental information was gathered while assisting a descendant. It is not comprehensive.)
According to the 1864 West Virginia Adjutant General's Report, John Fordyce, 22, mustered into service 12 Sep 1861, Company "F;" he served as a sergeant (4th). He was commissioned captain on 8 Jan 1863 and transferred to Company "A". Mustered out expiration term of service, 26 Nov 1864.
On the website, The Civil War Medals of West Virginia...Where Are They, Captain Fordyce's medal is listed; the owner is Dr. Al Harley.
Captain John Fordyce received a government pension, certificate #330129. His widow, Anna, applied March 1917(?) and her certificate was #657613.
1850 Census, Greene Twp., Greene County, PA
Abner Foredyce, 40, Farmer, $2500, b PA
Elisa, 38, b PA [maiden name was Murdock]
Benson, 16, b PA
Margret, 14, b PA
John, 12, b PA
Hette, 9, b PA
Henry Clay, 6, b PA
Elisabeth, 3, b PA
Sabina, 6/12, b PA
William Gauslin, 23, (occupation illegible)
1860 Census, Greene Twp, Greene County, PA
Abner Fordyce, 50, Farmer, $4000, $1000, b PA
John Fordyce, 21, Farmer, b PA
Henry C Fordyce, 15, Farmer, b PA
Elizabeth Fordyce, 12, b PA
Salina J Fordyce, 9, b PA
Sarah E Fordyce, 6, b PA
Margaret Moredock 20, Housekeeper, b PA
The wife of John Fordyce was Elizabeth Rossell, whom he married 11 Jan 1866.
1870 Census, Berwick Twp., Warren County, Illinois
John Fordyce, 31, Farmer, $4000, $1050, b PA
Lizzie, 26, Keeping House, b PA
Jennie E. Fordyce, 3, b IL
Etta Fordyce, 9 mos, b IL
1880 Census, District 284, Berwick Twp., Warren County, Illinois
John Fordyce, 40, Farmer, PA PA PA
Elizabeth Fordyce, 36, wife, PA PA PA
Jennie Fordyce, 13, daughter, At School, IL PA PA
Etta Fordyce, 10, daughter, At School, IL PA PA
Lilly Fordyce, 6, daughter, IL PA PA
Jennie Eliza Fordyce married Joseph W. Flecke 24 Dec 1891 in Warren County, Illinois.
Etta Fordyce married William W. Brent 29 Jun 1898 in Warren County, Illinois.
1900 Census, Berwick Twp., Warren County, Illinois
John Fourdyce, 60, b July 1839, Married 34years, Farmer, PA PA PA
Elizabeth Fourdyce, 56, b Aug 1843, 3 children/3 living, PA PA PA
Lilly Fourdyce, 26, b Mar 1874, Teacher of Art, IL PA PA
Frank R Beidson, 18, Foster child, b Oct 1882, Farm Laborer, IL ?? IL
1910 Census, Berwick Twp., Warren County, Illinois
John Fordyce, 70, Married 1 time 44 years, Farmer, PA PA PA
Elizabeth Fordyce, 66, 3 children/3 living, PA PA PA
Lilly Fordyce, 36, IL PA PA
1920 Census, District 164, Berwick Twp., Warren County, Illinois
John Fordyce, 80, Farmer - stock raising, PA PA PA
Elizabeth Fordyce, 76, Wife, PA PA PA
Lilly Fordyce, 45, Daughter, IL PA PA
Captain John Fordyce died in 1926 (unconfirmed) and Elizabeth Rossell Fordyce died 30 Jan 1930.
1930 Census, District 1, Berwick Twp., Warren County, Illinois
Lilly Fordic, 56, Owns home, $2000, Librarian - Public, IL PA PA