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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


A. G. FORDYCE, retired farmer, White Cottage, Penn.—The subject of this sketch is one of the pioneer citizens of Greene County.  He was born December 4, 1807.  His father and mother were Jacob and Elizabeth Fordyce, the former a native of New Jersey and the latter of Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  They settled in Greene County and remained until their death.  A. G. Fordyce was united in marriage the first time, March 11, 1827, with Nancy Leonard, who was born in this county March 2, 1809.  Her parents were William and Elizabeth Leonard, both now deceased.  By this marriage Mr. Fordyce is the father of twelve children, of whom eight are living, viz.: Jacob, Elizabeth, wife of LaFayette Eagon; Maria, wife of Jesse Wood; Sarah, wife of Edward Wood; William, Silas, Barnet, and Clarinda, wife of A. R. White.  Mrs. Fordyce departed this life October 22, 1855.  On October 30, 1856, Mr. Fordyce was again united in marriage with Elizabeth Simmons, who was born in Washington County, Penn., May 28, 1823.  Mr. [sic] Fordyce’s parents were Spencer and Mary Simmons, who settled in Greene County and remained until their death.  By the second marriage Mr. and Mrs. Fordyce have three children, only one of whom is living—Albert G.  Mr. Fordyce was reared on a Farm, has been engaged in farming all his life, and owns a farm of 280 acres.  In politics he is a Republican.  Mr. and Mrs. Fordyce are faithful members of the Christian Church, of which his deceased wife was also a devoted member.  Mr. Fordyce has fifty-three grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren and son of them are married.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007

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