John C. Forney
Forney was the son of William H., a Confederate general and Congressman, and Mary Woodward Forney. He earned his bachelor and master of arts at the University of Alabama and a bachelor of laws from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1894. He came to Birmingham to practice and counted the Alabama Southern Mining Company, Aldrich Mining Company, Birmingham District Coal, Light & Power Company and American Bridge Company among his clients.
- Dubose, Joel Campbell (1904) Notable men of Alabama: Personal and Genealogical Vol. 1. Atlanta, Georgia: Southern Historical Association