John Furney, Bedford County gunsmith

Circa 1800: The 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford County, Pennsylvania" indicates that John W. Furney was born in Maryland circa 1800, and indicates that his parents were Catherine Wymer and Philip Furney.

1822: According to the 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford County, Pennsylvania", John W. Furney entered into wedlock with an individual named Mary circa 1822.

1828: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" references an April 1, 1828 legal matter as the "Commonwealth v. John Furney". This legal matter is not mentioned in the 1991 Whisker & Whisker book or the 2001 Whisker & Yantz book.

The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, & Somerset Counties" indicates that John Furney was a farmer and a gunsmith, but the authors think that John Furney probably only repaired guns because they never heard of a gun made by Furney.

1826: The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, & Somerset Counties" locates John Furney in Belfast Township (now a part of Fulton County) in 1826.

1829-1848: The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, & Somerset Counties" locates John Furney in Woodbury Township from 1829 to 1848.

1843: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" references an property transaction from Jacob Farhner to John Furney for a piece of land in Providence Township that is recorded in an 1843 Mortgage entry book. This transaction is not mentioned in the 1991 Whisker & Whisker book or the 2001 Whisker & Yantz book.

1852: The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, & Somerset Counties" locates John Furney in Thompson Township of Fulton County in 1852.

1852: The following reference to John Furney is from the Thompson Township section of the 1884 book "History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania":

1860: The 2017 book puts John W. Furney in Ohio in 1860.

1870: The 2017 book puts John W. Furney in Ohio in 1870.

1871: The 2017 book indicates that the death of John W. Furney occurred in Ohio in 1871.

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