FORNEY, Daniel Munroe, (1784 - 1847)


FORNEY, Daniel Munroe, (son of Peter Forney and uncle of William Henry Forney), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C., in May 1784; attended the public schools and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; engaged in agricultural pursuits; served as a major in the War of 1812; held several local offices; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1815, until his resignation in 1818; appointed by President Monroe a commissioner to treat with the Creek Indians in 1820; served as a member of the State senate 1823-1826; moved to Alabama in 1834 and settled in Lowndes County; resumed agricultural pursuits and became interested in various business enterprises; died in Lowndes County, Ala., October 15, 1847; interment in family burying ground, Lowndes County, Ala.