John & Frances Innerarity
Dr. John (Juan) Forbes Innerarity
born January 31, 1813 in Mobil, AL,
died November 01, 1868 in Mobil, AL.
married FRANCES(FANNY)HAMILTON WEMYSS SCARBOROUG JOHNSON September 25, 1837 in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, daughter of JAMES JOHNSON and ELIZABETH GREENE.
She was born March 02, 1816 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and died January 22, 1880 in New orleans, LA.
Notes for JOHN (JUAN) FORBES DR INNERARITY:
Death of an old citizen, John Forbes Innerarity.
The public was shocked last Sunday by the announcement of the death of our well
known and esteemed fellow citizen, Dr. John Forbes Innernrity. The deceased was
born in this city, Jan.3l,18l3. The wealth. of his father, James, gave him all the
education that the best schools could furnish. Schools of the kind were not then
to be found in this country, and accordingly, he was sent to Europe, where he
graduated with the highest honor, first from Cambridge, secondly in the University
of Edinburgh and lastly in the Royal College of Surgeons, London. He came home
well equipped mentally for practice in his profession. His father, James
Innerarity, was a man of mark before Alabama became a part of the United States.
He was member of the commercial house of John Forbes & Co., and later, of the
influential house of Panton, Leslie & Co.- houses which controlled most of the
trade of this gulf coast through an exclusive grant of the Spanish Government.
There was a vast amount of perspicuity and energy in all the gentlemen,connected
with the business. Mr Innerarity had charge of most of the correspondence and
other matters requiring talent and culture. We recall that a man fully compotent to express an opinion on the subject said to us many years ago.We allude to Judge Meek, who had been in Washington investigation the records of the State Department for the purpose of gathering information for a history of Alabama, which he had then in hand. It was this - that in all the correspondence in the numerous volumes before him, he had found no reports or letters that were so well written, so perfect as those by the father of our deceased friend. Talent came to the latter by inheritance. and it was so greatly improved by study and quickness of mind and was held so fast by a wonderfully retentive memory that there were few persons who knew more than he, or who could more readily call into service what he knew when he needed it. Besides
this, he understood some of the modern languages with a quick appreciation of their peculiar idioms. The French and Spanish for example. He was an omnivorous and loving reader of our old English literature - from Chaucer to Dickens - and was especially a 1over of the Scotch genius. Burns poems were to him a delight, as they must be to a11 men who love have the capacity to distinguish the mental mountain from the hill which it dwarfs.
As an associate and a friend, we hardly know any one more deserving of respect than the deceased. He loved his friends and spoke no ill of his enemies - for there was no enmity in his noble heart - a wrong was forgotten as soon as it was acknowledged - he was a generous gentleman - somehow chiseled) by his quick susceptibility, but always ready to serve others from a gentle nature that few understood better than the writer of this article. In his profession he gave much service to the poor. Years ago (when we knew him intimately) if summoned in bleak nights to attend the sick he never stopped to think of his fee. He posted to the bedside of the destitute with as much alacrity as he would have gone to the that of the possessor of millions. Mentally we have never known anyone with a more honest mind, that is, a desire to get at the truth and hold fast by it at any cost.
It was this Characteristic that made him a homeopath in the medical profession. So in religion, he followed whiter soever his own good mind led him. The deceased wedded with a lady (Miss Frances Wemyss Johnston) of Edinburgh, the alliance contracted while he was there as a student. She was a daughter of a distinguished and cultured physician of that old and famous - a lady of thorough education and many accomplishments. She survives and it is not for us to give her comfort, (for we are a11 passing through nature to eternity)and those who neglect to keep this in mind will find the great enemy Death, as he is called, coming when they are not prepared for his visit. The heart must be its own comfort. By no other means can the good find consolation. Let the bereaved family find it there, for it can be found no where else.
Copied from a letter which was copied from the Mobile Daily Register
Mondny Nov. 2, l868, Mobile, Alabama.
More About JOHN (JUAN) FORBES DR INNERARITY:
Fact 1: April 09, 1813, Baptised in Mobil, AL
Notes for FRANCES(FANNY)HAMILTON WEMYSS SCARBOROUG JOHNSON:
Security Marriage bond provided by John Wilson & Robert Boggs
More About FRANCES(FANNY)HAMILTON WEMYSS SCARBOROUG JOHNSON:
Fact 1: March 02, 1816, Baptised in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
More About JOHN INNERARITY and FRANCES(FANNY)HAMILTON JOHNSON:
Marriage: September 25, 1837, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
Children of JOHN INNERARITY and FRANCES(FANNY)HAMILTON JOHNSON are:
1 JAMES FRANCIS HAMILTON WEMYSS JOHNSON9 INNERARITY, b. November 14, 1838, Kirkden, Fife Scotland.
Notes for JAMES FRANCIS HAMILTON WEMYSS JOHNSON INNERARITY:
Served in Confederate War as Private 3 Alabama Volunteer Militia Company G & 15 Confederate Cavalry Company G
2 JOHN W. G. INNERARITY, b. 1839, Spain; m. (1) GERTRUDE HAHN; m. (2) MARY FAIRBANKS, 1865; b. 1840, Baltimore, Maryland.
Notes for JOHN W. G. INNERARITY:
Served as Private in Confederate War 3 Alabama Infantry Company A & K
Family Records show he was born in Spain
More About JOHN INNERARITY and MARY FAIRBANKS:
3 ELIZA JANE INNERARITY, b. 1840, Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
4 HELOISE (LOUISA) H. INNERARITY, b. 1842, Spain.
5 FRANCES (FANNY) C. INNERARITY, b. 1844; m. CORELIUS P WYCKOFF, April 10, 1865.
Marriage Notes for FRANCES INNERARITY and CORELIUS WYCKOFF:
Bond issued April 10, 1865.
Security for the bond was provided by C.P. Wyckoff and Jas. J. Innerarity
6 JAMES JOHNSTON INNERARITY, b. 1845, AL; d. December 19, 1926, San Antonio, TX.
7 EMANUEL (EDD) SWEDENBORG INNERARITY, b. February 21, 1849, Mobil AL; d. August 31, 1931, Sasakwa, Ada, OK.
8 MARGARET ISABEL INNERARITY, b. 1854, Mobil, AL; d. February 17, 1914, New Orleans, LA.
9 HELENE VICTORIA INNERARITY, b. December 31, 1854; d. February 23, 1933.
10 LEWIS MINOR INNERARITY, b. 1861, Alabama.
11 My Great Great Grandfather, ALBERT (ALBERTO) HAMILTON WEMYSS INNERARITY,
b. January 10, 1846, Mobil, AL; d. January 23, 1922, Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS.
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