SETH F. FORTNEY, Company "G"
Submitted by Dorothy Nay & Sherry Symmons.
In the early days of the Civil War, prior to his enlistment in the 12th infantry, Seth served in the Home Guard of the 138th Militia.
In the History of Medicine in Harrison County, WV, by Alice Jo Hess, it states that "Our jolly young friend, Seth S. Fortney, has purchased property and will locate in Lumberport where he will hang out his "shingle" as doctor." This was in the Clarksburg Telegram of April 29, 1876 in the Prospect Valley News info.
Seth Fortney was 46 when he married Mariah Cordellia Mathis, 32, on March 1, 1889 in Harrison County, W.Va. She was the sister of his brother George W. Fortney's wife, Catharine Mathis. The marriage record lists Seth's residence as Johnson County, Missouri. He died May 27, 1918 in Johnson County, Missouri and is buried there in Blackwater Cemetery, in the Fortney family plot. (Tombstone)