|Address|| Lincoln County|
, North Carolina , United States
|| April 21, 1756
|Died||February 01, 1834
Apr 21, 2009 11:42am
|Info||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 |
U.S. Rep (DR-NC) 1813-15
Presidential Elector (DR-NC) 1804, 1808, 1816; (Peo) 1824; (D) 1828.
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.
The epitaph on his tombstone reads "I was a Presidential Elector."
The North Carolina Electoral College: the People and the Process Behind the Vote, Raleigh NC: Office of the Secretary of State, 1988.