FORNEY, Peter, (1756 - 1834)

FORNEY, Peter, (father of Daniel Munroe Forney and grandfather of William Henry Forney), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C., April 21, 1756; attended the public schools; served as a captain during the Revolutionary War; engaged in the manufacture of iron; member of the State house of commons 1794-1796; served in the State senate in 1801 and 1802; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); declined to be a candidate in 1814 for reelection to the Fourteenth Congress; retired from public life; died at his country home, “Mount Welcome,” in Lincoln County, N.C., on February 1, 1834; interment in the private burying ground on his estate.