Martha Eugenia ('Mattie') Fortson1,2

F, ID# 1051, b. 4 May 1868, d. 20 September 1893
  • Other Names*: Mattie Fortson, Martha Eugenia Fortson Glenn, Martha Eugenia Glenn, Mattie Fortson Glenn, Mattie Glenn.
  • Note*: She was known as Mattie and Big Sister. She was said to have died in childbirth, but cemetery records indicate that the child lived about four months and that she died about ten days after the child died.18,15

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 9 Jul 2014

Family: J. Curtis Glenn

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (naming James Thomas Fortson as her father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  4. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Ida Carolyn Clayton as her mother).
  5. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), p. 23 (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S166] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, enumeration dist. 129, p. 41, family 7 (indicating that she was born in Texas circa 1868).
  7. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records (giving the date but not the place). These five pages are marked "Record from Family Bible (Clayton)" on one page and "Family Record" on another. Two pages are on letterhead of Charles H. Highnote, 616 S. 15th St., Corsicana, Tex. Some or all are thought to have been written by Mrs. Highnote from a family bible. The bible probably is now in the San Jacinto battlefield museum, near Houston, Texas. Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., provided copies to Roger Bartlett on 31 May 1973.
  8. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
  9. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving the date but not the place).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mattie E. Glenn, memorial no. 69624019, viewed on 9 Jul 2014 (giving the date but not the place).
  11. [S15] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 2, 1889-1899 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 127 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. VII, p. 107).
  12. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 23 (naming Mattie E. as wife of J. O. Glenn).
  13. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving his name as J. C. Glenn) (date only).
  14. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (stating that she married a Mr. Glenn but not giving the date or place).
  15. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 23.
  16. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 24 Sep 1893, p. 15.
  17. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mattie E. Glenn, memorial no. 69624019, viewed on 9 Jul 2014.
  18. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (stating that she was called Big Sister and died in childbirth).
  19. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 23 (identifying this child as infant of J. C. and Mattie Glenn).
  20. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (stating only that Martha Eugenia ("Mattie") Fortson had one daughter, who died in infancy).

J. Curtis Glenn

M, ID# 1052
  • Last Edited: 10 Jul 1999

Family: Martha Eugenia ('Mattie') Fortson b. 4 May 1868, d. 20 Sep 1893

Citations

  1. [S15] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 2, 1889-1899 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 127 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. VII, p. 107).
  2. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), p. 23 (naming Mattie E. as wife of J. O. Glenn).
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (giving his name as J. C. Glenn) (date only). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  4. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (stating that she married a Mr. Glenn but not giving the date or place).
  5. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 23 (identifying this child as infant of J. C. and Mattie Glenn).
  6. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (indicating only that J. C. Glenn had one daughter, who died in infancy).

John Titus Fortson1,2

M, ID# 1053, b. 4 February 1870, d. 1 August 1938

John Titus Fortson, circa age 20-21, courtesy of Ann Dilworth Cavender.

  • Note*: He was named for his uncle, John Fortson, who died in 1868. He was about six feet tall and at age 62 weighed about 215 lbs. He and his brother, Joe, owned considerable farm land in Navarro County. In Rice they also operated a cotton gin and owned interests in the First State Bank and a mercantile business. John and Viola lived in Corsicana, Texas and had no children.24,25,26,21,22

Additional Resources

• A 1910 newspaper article about the Fortson Bros. operations is here.
• His memorial on Find A Grave is here.
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2017

Family: Viola Haynie b. Jan 1873, d. 8 Feb 1953

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum) (giving his name as John Thomas).
  2. [S242] Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., undated biography of Joseph Alvey Clayton, given to Roger Bartlett by Joe Guthrie 31 May 1973, p. 2 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton and Amanda Poole as his grandparents).
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (naming James Thomas Fortson as his father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  4. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Ida Carolyn Clayton as his mother).
  5. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4 (date only). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  6. [S166] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, enumeration dist. 129, p. 41, family 7 (indicating that he was born in Texas circa 1870).
  7. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records (date only). These five pages are marked "Record from Family Bible (Clayton)" on one page and "Family Record" on another. Two pages are on letterhead of Charles H. Highnote, 616 S. 15th St., Corsicana, Tex. Some or all are thought to have been written by Mrs. Highnote from a family bible. The bible probably is now in the San Jacinto battlefield museum, near Houston, Texas. Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., provided copies to Roger Bartlett on 31 May 1973.
  8. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (date only).
  9. [S398] Obituary of John Titus Fortson, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/obituaries/…, John Titus, viewed on 20 Mar 1998, (stating that he was born near Rice, Texas but not giving the date).
  10. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4 (not giving the date or place).
  11. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. XVI, no. III (Aug 1993), p. 3 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XIV, p. 215).
  12. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the date).
  13. [S398] Obituary of John Titus Fortson, above, (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  14. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date or place).
  15. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 9 Feb 1953, part 3, p. 4 ("Navarro Pioneer Dies in Corsicana") (not giving the date or place but stating that she was the widow of John T. Fortson).
  16. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4 (giving month and year only and not naming the place).
  17. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1903-1940, vol. 17, p. 8091, file 38605 (giving his middle initial as J and naming the county but not the town).
  18. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records, above (giving only the date).
  19. [S398] Obituary of John Titus Fortson, above.
  20. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1990), p. 76 (not giving the date).
  21. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 4 Aug 1938, sec. I, p. 2 ("Navarro County Native, John T. Fortson, Buried").
  22. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 3 Aug 1938, sec. II, p. 9 (obituary of John T. Fortson).
  23. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for John Titus Fortson, memorial no. 8730336, viewed on 3 Jul 2011 (identifying the cemetery but not giving the date).
  24. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4.
  25. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (stating that they had no children).
  26. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (stating that they had no children).

Viola Haynie

F, ID# 1054, b. January 1873, d. 8 February 1953
  • Other Names*: Viola Haynie Fortson, Viola Fortson.
  • Note*: She and John did not have any children.

Additional Resources

• Her memorial on Find A Grave is here.
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2013

Family: John Titus Fortson b. 4 Feb 1870, d. 1 Aug 1938

Citations

  1. [S1223] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, ed. Eugene C. Barker and Ernest William Winkler (Chicago, Ill.: The American Historical Society, 1914), vol. IV, p. 1727-28, s.v. "John Burrow Haynie," available online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui71.htm (naming John Burrow Haynie as her father).
  2. [S1223] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "John Burrow Haynie," above (naming Mary A. Jones as her mother).
  3. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 9 Feb 1953, part 3, p. 4 ("Navarro Pioneer Dies in Corsicana") (not giving the date but stating that she was eighty years old when she died on 8 Feb 1953).
  4. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4 (not giving the date or place). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  5. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. XVI, no. III (Aug 1993), p. 3 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XIV, p. 215).
  6. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (giving only the date). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  7. [S398] Obituary of John Titus Fortson, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/obituaries/…, John Titus, viewed on 20 Mar 1998, (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  8. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date or place).
  9. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 9 Feb 1953, part 3, p. 4 ("Navarro Pioneer Dies in Corsicana") (not giving the date or place but stating that she was the widow of John T. Fortson).
  10. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1953, vol. 1, p. 380, file 9906 (giving the date and county but not the city).
  11. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving the date but not the place).
  12. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 9 Feb 1953, part 3, p. 4 ("Navarro Pioneer Dies in Corsicana").
  13. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Viola Haynie Fortson, memorial no. 8730344, viewed on 3 Jul 2011 (giving the date but no other information).
  14. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1990), p. 76 (giving the place but not the date).

Joseph Benjamin Fortson Sr.1,2,3,4

M, ID# 1055, b. 31 March 1872, d. 22 November 1950

Joe B. Fortson, Sr., courtesy of Ann Fortson Marcy.

  • Other Names*: Joe B. Fortson, Joe Fortson.
  • Obituary*: "J. B. Fortson, Sr., County Leader, Expires At Home
       "Joe B. Fortson, Sr., 78, capitalist, life-long resident of Navarro county, died at his home, 220 North Fourteenth at 10 o'clock.
       "He had been ill only a short time following a heart attack and attendant complications.
       "Fortson was a member of the firm of Fortson Brothers. His brother-partner, the late John T. Fortson, passed away several years ago.
       "Funeral Friday
       "Funeral Services will be held from the First Methodist church here Friday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor.
       "The son of the late James T. and Ida Clayton Fortson, he was reared on a farm between Rice and Chatfield in northeastern Navarro county.
       "He formed a partnership with his late brother, John T. Fortson, in 1890, and their first business venture was hay-bailing. The firm of Fortson Brothers erected their first gin in 1896 and four years later established a mercantile business in Rice. He entered the banking business in the early 1900s with the First State Bank of Rice, a firm he headed at the time of his death.
       "Fortson Brothers entered the construction business in 1919 with the building of levees in this section where they had extensive land holdings. He also owned Denton county farm lands.
       "Financial Leader
       "In 1922, Fortson came to Corsicana as active vice president of the Corsicana National Bank and the following year moved to Corsicana to take the presidency of that institution and served until 1926. Later that bank consolidated with the First National Bank here and he remained a director of the First National. Fortson was chairman of the board of directors of the Corsicana National Bank when the consolidation took place. He headed the General American Finance Company here.
       "He had been a director of the Trinity Improvement Association which sponsors soil conservation and flood control for the Trinity River watershed since its organization in the 1920s.
       "In 1941, he entered the hotel business with the purchase of the Navarro Hotel and later acquired the large annex, the former Beaton Hotel properties here.
       "He entered the ice business in 1933 with the purchase of a plant in Palestine and subsequently purchased another plant there and an interest in the Pure Ice Company here.
    Fortson was a school trustee in Rice for many years and as chairman of the board was instrumental in the erection of the school building there.
       "Active Churchman
       "He has been a member of the Methodist church since childhood and was a steward in the Rice church and a leader in the building of the Haynie Memorial Methodist church there. He was a steward and a trustee of the First Methodist church here at the time of his death and with his wife a few years ago established a scholarship in the Perkins School of Theology in Southern Methodist University, Dallas. He had been a steward in the Methodist church 50 years.
       "Fortson was a former member of the Corsicana Rotary Club and of the IOOF Lodge in Rice. He was a charter member of the Corsicana Country Club.
       "Surviving are his wife, the former Lyda McGee of Rice, to whom he was married, June 22, 1904; a daughter, Mrs. Eliot Johnston; two sons, Joe B. Fortson, Jr. and James E. Fortson; four granddaughters. . ; one grandson. . . , all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. T. D. Queen, Mrs. R. F. Bartlett and Mrs. R. L. Harper, and a brother, Tom Fortson, all of Rice, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. One son, John McGee Fortson, died several years ago.
       "McCammon directs.
       "Pallbearers will be J. N. Garitty, L. R. Hall, J. K. Bradley, H. R. Stroube, W. P. Murchison, J. W. Edens, Jr., J. T. Broadstreet, O. L. Albritton, R. D. Fleming, A. G. Elliott, J. O. Burk and A. C. Hervey."24
  • Note*: He and his brother, John, owned considerable farm land in Navarro County. In Rice they also operated a cotton gin and owned interests in the First State Bank and a mercantile business, and Joe was president of the school board when the 1912 schoolhouse was built. He and his family moved to Corsicana in 1923. He was a director of Corsicana National Bank and the bank into which it merged in 1931, the First National Bank of Corsicana, and from 1920 to 1927 he was president of Corsicana National. He also had interests in ice plants in Corsicana and Palestine, Tex., the Navarro Hotel in Corsicana, General American Finance Co. in Corsicana, and a mercantile business in Rice. He was a director of the Trinity Improvement Association. They lived in a large, three-story house at 220 N. 14th St. in Corsicana. They were active in the Methodist churches in Rice and Corsicana and established a scholarship in the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist Univ. He died after a short illness following a heart attack. He was about the same weight and complexion as his brother John but was about two inches shorter.25,21,26,27

Additional Resources

• A 1910 newspaper article about the Fortson Bros. operations is here.
• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2017

Family: Lyda McGee b. 22 Dec 1880, d. 13 Dec 1967

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S75] Marie Hurley Fortson, "Early Fortson History," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 117.
  3. [S92] Ellie Funk, "Rice, Texas," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p.382.
  4. [S242] Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., undated biography of Joseph Alvey Clayton, given to Roger Bartlett by Joe Guthrie 31 May 1973, p. 2 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton and Amanda Poole as his grandparents).
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (naming James Thomas Fortson as his father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  6. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Ida Carolyn Clayton as his mother).
  7. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (date only).
  8. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
  9. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 23 Nov 1950 (giving only the date).
  10. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4 (giving only the date). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  11. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. XX, no. I (Feb 1997), p. 18 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XIV, p. 509).
  12. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, above, vol. XIX, no. I (Feb 1996), p. 36 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XIV, p. 509).
  13. [S138] Ann Marcy, 1050 Camelot, Clinton, Okla. 73601, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 7 May 1996, (giving only the date).
  14. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the date).
  15. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving her first name as Lydia and not giving the date or place).
  16. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1950, vol. 1, file 54400.
  17. [S138] Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above.
  18. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1990), p. 76 (giving the date but not the place).
  19. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving the date but not the place).
  20. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 23 Nov 1950, pp. 1 and 10.
  21. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 23 Nov 1950.
  22. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 76.
  23. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Joseph Benjamin Fortson, memorial no. 8730347, viewed on 3 Jul 2011 (identifying the cemetery but not giving the date).
  24. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 23 Nov 1950, pp. 1 and 10, with obvious typographical errors corrected.
  25. [S99] Laura Fortson Johnston, "Eliot A. Johnston Family," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 137.
  26. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4 (physical description).
  27. [S138] Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above, (attributing information to Marie Fortson).
  28. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving his name as Joe B. Fortson, Jr. and naming Joseph Benjamin Fortson as his father).
  29. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Joseph Benjamine [sic] Fortson as his father).
  30. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Joseph Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  31. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Joseph Benjamine [sic] Fortson as her father).
  32. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Joseph Benjamin Fortson as his father).

Lyda McGee1,2

F, ID# 1056, b. 22 December 1880, d. 13 December 1967

Lyda McGee Fortson, courtesy of Ann Fortson Marcy.

  • Other Names*: Lyda McGee Fortson, Lyda Fortson.
  • Obituary*: "IN MEMORIAM
       "MRS. LYDA MCGEE FORTSON
       "The year 1967 has witnessed the passing of another native and lifelong resident of Navarro County, Lyda McGee, wife of Joseph Benjamin Fortson, Sr.
       "Mrs. Fortson was born in Rice, Texas on December 22, 1880, the second child of six to Dr. John Abraham McGee and his wife, Laura Paralee Sessions McGee. Mrs. Fortson's paternal grandfather was a doctor, and he and his wife were natives of Tennessee who settled in Winnsboro, Texas, after a brief residency in Arkansas. It was during this stopover of a year or so at the White Plantation on the White River in northeastern Arkansas in 1844 that John A. McGee was born. Dr. McGee, a staunch booster of Texas, never volunteered the information, however, that he was born in Arkansas, but preferred to state simply that he "was born on the way to Texas". After serving as a volunteer in the Confederate army and after operating a sawmill and lumber business in Winnsboro for a few years, John McGee went to Tennessee to study medicine. Upon receipt of his medical degree, Dr. McGee moved to Rice to begin his practice and to operate his own drug store. Mrs. Fortson's mother, Laura, was one of eight children born to Isaac Boone Sessions (a great, great nephew of Daniel Boone) and Rachel Minerva Hammonds Sessions in the Sessions community about three miles northeast of Rice in Navarro County, July 25, 1856.
    Lyda McGee graduated in 1901 from Kidd-Key College in Sherman, Texas. On June 22, 1904, in the Methodist Church at Rice, Texas, Lyda McGee was married to Joseph Benjamin Fortson, who was born March 31, 1872, in the Sessions community, Navarro County, the son of James Thomas Fortson and his wife, the former Ida Clayton. To the J. B. Fortsons were born four children, all at Rice: Joseph Benjamin Fortson, Jr., Laura Fortson, who became the wife of Eliot Alexander Johnston, and James Edwin Fortson, all residents of Corsicana, and John McGee Fortson, who died at the age of two years.
       "Lyda McGee Fortson was a model mother and a tireless homemaker, and she lent invaluable encouragement and assistance to her husband as he and his brother, John, as partners built their mercantile, cotton gin, finance and banking businesses, as they accumulated a sizeable farming and ranching operation in Navarro and Denton Counties, and as her husband and family became interested in ice and hotel businesses and in various investments.
       "While in Rice, Lyda Fortson was an active member of the Haynie Memorial (named for her mother's sister, Mrs. W. D. Haynie) Methodist Church and its Ladies' Missionary Society, the Red Cross, school and civic affairs. In August, 1923, Lyda Fortson and family moved to 220 North 14th Street, Corsicana, where she resided until her death, December 13, 1967. In Corsicana Lyda Fortson was an active member of the First Methodist Church and served for many years as a circle leader in the Women's Society for Christian Service. She was a member of the Nevin Club and maintained an active interest in most fine arts activities in the community. She was a member of the Kinsloe House, Better Gardens Club, and the James Blair Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. As an early member of the Navarro County Historical Society, she helped in the planning of the pioneer village, and she both provided and helped to secure items of historical interest which are on display in the village.
    Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, where Lyda McGee Fortson rests beside her infant son and her husband, J. B. Fortson, Sr., who preceded her in death on November 22, 1950."21
  • Note*: She graduated from Kidd-Key College in Sherman, Texas in 1901. Her Sessions ancestors were Scots who came to America in 1630. One of the immigrants, John, was provisional governor of Connecticut under King James. A son of one of John's brother married a niece of Daniel Boone, and the Boone name appeared in several subsequent generations. The Sessions family reached present Navarro County, Texas in 1846 when Isaac Boone Sessions arrived from North Carolina to settle in what was then Robertson County. He helped organize Navarro County, was foreman of its first grand jury, and served as justice of the peace and as commissioner for several years.22

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2017

Family: Joseph Benjamin Fortson Sr. b. 31 Mar 1872, d. 22 Nov 1950

Citations

  1. [S75] Marie Hurley Fortson, "Early Fortson History," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 117.
  2. [S99] Laura Fortson Johnston, "Eliot A. Johnston Family," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 137.
  3. [S432] Navarro County Scroll, 1967, p. 3 (obituary of Mrs. Lyda McGee Fortson) (naming Dr. John Abraham McGee as her father).
  4. [S432] Navarro County Scroll, above, 1967, p. 3 (obituary of Mrs. Lyda McGee Fortson) (naming Laura Paralee Sessions McGee as her mother).
  5. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  6. [S138] Ann Marcy, 1050 Camelot, Clinton, Okla. 73601, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 7 May 1996.
  7. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1990), p. 76 (giving only the date).
  8. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 23 Mar 1998 (giving only the date).
  9. [S432] Navarro County Scroll, above, 1967, p. 3 (obituary of Mrs. Lyda McGee Fortson).
  10. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 23 Nov 1950 (giving only the date).
  11. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4 (giving only the date).
  12. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. XX, no. I (Feb 1997), p. 18 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XIV, p. 509).
  13. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, above, vol. XIX, no. I (Feb 1996), p. 36 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XIV, p. 509).
  14. [S138] Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above, (giving only the date).
  15. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (giving only the date). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  16. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving her first name as Lydia and not giving the date or place).
  17. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1967, vol. 1, p. 461, file 82279.
  18. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 23 Mar 1998 (stating that she died in Dec 1967; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Corsicana, Texas when she died).
  19. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 76.
  20. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lyda McGee Fortson, memorial no. 8730357, viewed on 3 Jul 2011.
  21. [S432] Navarro County Scroll, above, 1967, p. 3, with obvious typographical errors corrected.
  22. [S138] Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above, (attributing information to Marie Fortson).
  23. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving his name as Joe B. Fortson, Jr. and indicating that Lyda McGee was his mother).
  24. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Lydia [sic] McGee as his mother).
  25. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (indicating that Lyda McGee was her mother).
  26. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Lydia [sic] McGee as her mother).
  27. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (indicating that Lyda McGee was his mother).

Margaret Amanda ('Maggie') Fortson1,2,3

F, ID# 1057, b. 2 August 1874, d. 24 November 1940

Maggie Fortson Matthews, courtesy of Ann Fortson Marcy.
  • Other Names*: Maggie Fortson, Maggie Fortson Matthews, Maggie Matthews.
  • Obituary*: Funeral Rites Tuesday For Mrs. Matthews
    Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Matthews, wife of J. J. Matthews Athens Druggist, were Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the family home on Tyler street. Rev. Roy Mac[unreadable] pastor of the First Presbyterian church conducted the service.
    Mrs. Matthews died at 10:10 o’clock Sunday night at the family residence following a long illness. She only recently had returned from a Dallas hospital where she had been under treatment for several weeks.
    The deceased was the former Margaret Fortson, member of a prominent Navarro county family. She was born in that county on August 2, 1874, but had been a resident of Athens for the past twenty-eight years.
    Besides her husband, she is survived by two brothers, J. B.. Fortson Corsicana, and J. T. Fortson, Texas, and by four sisters, T. D. Queen, Rice; Mrs. Ida Harper, Rice; Mrs. R. F. Bartlett Rice, and Mrs. W. S. Hollister Dallas.
    Interment was in the Athens cemetery.
    Pallbearers were: H. L. Par[unreadable] Jr., Harry Murchison, William Walker, Jr., Douglas Gauntt, [unreadable] Titsworth Jr., T. D. Evans.15
  • Note*: They lived in Athens, Texas and had no children.16,17,18
  • Last Edited: 30 Aug 2011

Family: John Jacob Matthews b. 9 Oct 1856, d. 19 Nov 1945

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  3. [S242] Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., undated biography of Joseph Alvey Clayton, given to Roger Bartlett by Joe Guthrie 31 May 1973, p. 2 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton and Amanda Poole as her grandparents).
  4. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3 (naming James Thomas Fortson as her father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming Ida Carolyn Clayton as her mother).
  6. [S166] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, enumeration dist. 129, p. 41, family 7 (indicating that she was born in Texas circa 1876).
  7. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S1126] Obituary of Mrs. Margaret Matthews, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txhender/obits/cartaylthom.htm, viewed on 6 Jan 2007 (citing Athens Weekly Review, Athens, Tex., 28 Nov 1940).
  9. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 5 (not giving the date or place).
  10. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 14 Jun 1912 (transcript provided by Ann Fortson Marcy to Roger Bartlett on 5 Nov 1999) (giving their names as Maggie Fortson and Johnny Matthews).
  11. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving the date but not naming the place).
  12. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date or place).
  13. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 20 Nov 1945, sec. 1, p. 10 (obituary of J. J. Matthews) (not giving the date or place).
  14. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1903-40, vol. 34, p. 16776, file 50954 (giving the date and county).
  15. [S1126] Obituary of Mrs. Margaret Matthews, online, above, with obvious typographical corrections made.
  16. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 14 Jun 1912 (transcript provided by Ann Fortson Marcy to Roger Bartlett on 5 Nov 1999) (stating that he was a druggist in Athens when they married and that they would live in Athens).
  17. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (stating that they had no children).
  18. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (stating that they lived in Athens and had no children).

John Jacob Matthews1

M, ID# 1058, b. 9 October 1856, d. 19 November 1945
  • Obituary*: J. J. Matthews, 80, Henderson County Merchant, Dies
    J. J. Matthews, 80, Henderson County merchant and farmer for many years, died Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John B. Dana, 4601 Wildwood Road.
    He is also survived by a brother, H. P. Matthews, Dallas; another daughter, Mrs. R. J. Beaver, Fort Worth, and three grandchildren.
    Matthews was born at Mount Enterprise, Rusk County, the son of the late Thomas Miller Matthews, native of Virginia, and Emma Grogaard Matthews, native of Oslo, Norway. His father was at one time grand master of the Texas grand lodge of Masons. Matthews attended Sommerhill Select School, Edom, Van Zandt County, and Bruce Academy at Athens. He had lived in Athens sixty-three years. His first wife was Pearl Jones, Athens, and after her death he later married Margaret Fortson, Rice, Navarro County. She died several years ago.
    Until he became ill several weeks ago, Matthews was active in his business at Athens, and in the First Presbyterian Church there.
    Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Athens, and burial will be there. Dr. Jasper Manton, pastor of the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Dallas, will officiate.21
  • Note*: He had two daughters from another marriage, Emma Danna of Dallas, Texas and Hazel Beavers of Fort Worth, Texas. He was a druggist, merchant, and farmer and lived in Athens, Texas for sixty-three years, where he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. His survivors included two daughters, Mrs. John B. Danna of Dallas, Texas and Mrs. R.J. Beaver of Fort Worth, Texas; a brother, H. P. Matthews of Dallas; a niece, Mrs. H. M. Underwood of Dallas; and three grandchildren.22,23,10,11
  • Last Edited: 30 Aug 2011

Family 1: Pearl Jones b. 23 Apr 1880, d. 26 Mar 1904

Family 2: Margaret Amanda ('Maggie') Fortson b. 2 Aug 1874, d. 24 Nov 1940

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S65] Carmen J. Finley, Jun 1994 computer files, above (naming Thomas Matthews as his father).
  3. [S818] Unidentified newspaper clipping (obituary of J. J. Matthews), (naming Thomas Miller Matthews as his father).
  4. [S488] Matthews Family Information, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txhender/Cemeteries/AthensCityCem/…, viewed on 6 Jan 2007, (naming Thomas M. Matthews, Sr. as his father).
  5. [S818] Unidentified newspaper clipping (obituary of J. J. Matthews), (naming Emma Grogaard as his mother).
  6. [S488] Matthews Family Information, online, above, (naming Emma Grogaard as his mother).
  7. [S487] Athens (Tex.) City Cemetery, online at http://tinyurl.com/OldAthens, viewed on 6 Jan 2007 (giving the date but not naming the place).
  8. [S818] Unidentified newspaper clipping (obituary of J. J. Matthews), (naming the place but not giving the date).
  9. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 20 Nov 1945, sec. 1, p. 10 (obituary of J. J. Matthews) (naming the place but not giving the date).
  10. [S818] Unidentified newspaper clipping (obituary of J. J. Matthews).
  11. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 20 Nov 1945, sec. 1, p. 10 (obituary of J. J. Matthews).
  12. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5 (not giving the date or place). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  13. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 14 Jun 1912 (transcript provided by Ann Fortson Marcy to Roger Bartlett on 5 Nov 1999) (giving their names as Maggie Fortson and Johnny Matthews).
  14. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3 (giving the date but not naming the place). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  15. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date or place).
  16. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 20 Nov 1945, sec. 1, p. 10 (obituary of J. J. Matthews) (not giving the date or place).
  17. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1941-45, vol. 8, p. 3527, file 47652 (spelling his surname as Mathews).
  18. [S487] Athens (Tex.) City Cemetery, online at http://tinyurl.com/OldAthens, viewed on 6 Jan 2007 (giving the date but not the place).
  19. [S487] Athens (Tex.) City Cemetery, online at http://tinyurl.com/OldAthens, viewed on 6 Jan 2007.
  20. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 20 Nov 1945, sec. 1, p. 10 (obituary of J. J. Matthews) (stating that burial would be in Athens, Texas but not naming the cemetery).
  21. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 20 Nov 1945, sec. 1, p. 10.
  22. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 14 Jun 1912 (transcript provided by Ann Fortson Marcy to Roger Bartlett on 5 Nov 1999) (stating that he was a druggist in Athens when they married).
  23. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving information about his daughters).
  24. [S818] Unidentified newspaper clipping (obituary of J. J. Matthews), (naming Mrs. John B. Danna of Dallas, Texas as a surviving daughter of J. J. Matthews).
  25. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming J. J. Matthews as her father).

Mary Elizabeth Fortson

F, ID# 1059, b. 6 August 1876, d. 17 August 1876
  • Last Edited: 30 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3 (naming James Thomas Fortson as her father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  2. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming Ida Carolyn Clayton as her mother).
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving the date only).
  4. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving only the date).
  6. [S121] Grave marker, Old Cemetery, Chatfield, Tex. (birth and death dates) (common marker with James T. Fortson and Ida Clayton Fortson).

Lou Ellen ('Lula') Fortson1,2,3

F, ID# 1060, b. 18 August 1878, d. 29 May 1955

Lula Fortson Queen and Thomas D. Queen in 1951, at their 50th wedding anniversary party, courtesy of Ann Dilworth Cavender.

  • Other Names*: Lula Fortson, Lou Ellen Fortson Queen, Lou Ellen Queen, Lula Queen.
  • Obituary*: Mrs. T. D. Queen Expires Sunday
    Mrs. Thomas D. Queen, 76, life-long resident of Rice, died at the family home in Rice Sunday morning following an extended illness.
    Mr. and Mrs. Queen recently celebrated their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary.
    Surviving are her husband and a brother, Tom Fortson, both of Rice; two sisters, Mrs. Rod F. Bartlett, Rice, and Mrs. Ida M. Harper, Rice and Fort Worth, and a number of nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews and other relatives.
    Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church, of which she was a life-time member. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery.
    The rites will be conducted by Rev. Richard A. Hunt, pastor; Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, Midlothian, former pastor; and Rev. John Basham, Florence, former pastor.
    Pallbearers will be Joe B. Fortson, James Edwin Fortson, Eliot Johnston, Clayton Brown, R. F. Bartlett, Walter Dilworth, William Perry Campbell, and Matt D. Tucker, all nephews.
    McCammon will direct.23
  • Note*: They operated a dry goods store in Rice. They had no children.24,25

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2017

Family: Thomas David ('Tom') Queen b. 24 Mar 1875, d. 9 Nov 1957

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  3. [S242] Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., undated biography of Joseph Alvey Clayton, given to Roger Bartlett by Joe Guthrie 31 May 1973, p. 2 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton and Amanda Poole as her grandparents).
  4. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3 (naming James Thomas Fortson as her father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming Ida Carolyn Clayton as her mother).
  6. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (giving the year but no other information). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  7. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
  8. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving the date without naming the place).
  9. [S458] Funeral card, Mrs. Tom D. Queen, prepared by McCammon Memorial Chapel, Corsicana, Tex. (giving the date without naming the place).
  10. [S121] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (common stone with Thomas D. Queen) (stating that she was born in 1878 without naming the place).
  11. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 5 (not giving the date or place).
  12. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. XIII, no. I (Feb 1990), p. 6 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XIII, p. 21).
  13. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving the date but not the place).
  14. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving her first name as Louella and not giving the date or place).
  15. [S1024] World War I draft registration, no. 799, Thomas David Queen, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (not giving the date or place but naming Loula Queen as his nearest relative).
  16. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1955, vol. 2, p. 942, file 25002.
  17. [S121] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (common stone with Thomas D. Queen) (stating that she died in 1955 without naming the place).
  18. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 30 May 1955, p. 6, col. 4 (obituary of Mrs. T. D. Queen).
  19. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 31 May 1955, p. 12, col. 6 (obituary of Mrs. T. D. Queen).
  20. [S121] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (common stone with Thomas D. Queen) (giving the date without naming the place).
  21. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above (not giving the date).
  22. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Loula Queen, memorial no. 7686068, viewed on 4 Jan 2013.
  23. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 30 May 1955, p. 6, col. 4, with obvious typographical errors corrected (reprinted here with permission of Corsicana Daily Sun).
  24. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (stating that they had no children).
  25. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (stating that they had no children).

Thomas David ('Tom') Queen

M, ID# 1061, b. 24 March 1875, d. 9 November 1957

Tom Queen with wife Loula Fortson, courtesy of Dorothy Bartlett.

  • Obituary*: "T. D. Queen Rites Monday Afternoon
       "T. D. Queen, 82, retired Rice merchant, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday night following a several weeks illness.
       "Funeral services were held from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice Monday at 2 p. m. with burial in the Rice cemetery.
       "The rites were conducted by Rev. John Bassham, pastor of the church, and Dr. D. L. McCree, Corsicana Methodist district superintendent.
       "Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Jones, Rice, and Mrs. C. T. Finney, Houston; a brother, W. T. Queen, Compton, Calif; 23 nieces and nephews and other relatives.
       "Mr. Queen’s wife, Mrs. Lula Fortson Queen, died two years ago.
       "Pallbearers were Kessler Bradley, Perry Campbell, Nat B. Tucker, Paul Frick, Joe B. Fortson, James E. Fortson, Tad Bartlett, Chas. Finney and Walter Dilworth.
       "McCammon directed."20
  • Note*: The 1900 U.S. census says he was born in March 1876 in Tennessee. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rice, Texas, where he was baptised in 1888.21,22

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2017

Family: Lou Ellen ('Lula') Fortson b. 18 Aug 1878, d. 29 May 1955

Citations

  1. [S187] Certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 63169 for Thomas David Queen, dated 12 Nov 1957, Mrs. C. T. Finney, informant, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 10 Sep 1996, (naming David A. Queen as his father).
  2. [S738] Ellen Nelson, chart of descendants of Susan C. Bowden and Dave Queen sent to Roger Bartlett, 11 April 2002,(naming Dave Queen as his father).
  3. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., City of Corsicana, sheet 21, line 94 (naming David Queen as his father).
  4. [S187] Death certificate for Thomas David Queen, above, (naming Sue Bowden as his mother).
  5. [S738] Ellen Nelson, chart of descendants of Susan C. Bowden and Dave Queen, above,(naming Susan C. Bowden as his mother).
  6. [S187] Death certificate for Thomas David Queen, above.
  7. [S738] Ellen Nelson, chart of descendants of Susan C. Bowden and Dave Queen, above,(giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S1024] World War I draft registration, no. 799, Thomas David Queen, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (giving the date but not the place).
  9. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (giving the year but no other information). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  10. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5 (not giving the date or place). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  11. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. XIII, no. I (Feb 1990), p. 6 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XIII, p. 21).
  12. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3 (giving the date but not the place). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  13. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving her first name as Louella and not giving the date or place).
  14. [S1024] World War I draft registration, no. 799, Thomas David Queen, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (not giving the date or place but naming Loula Queen as his nearest relative).
  15. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1957, vol. 3, p. 1044, file 63169.
  16. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 11 Nov 1957, p. 2, col. 1 (obituary of T. D. Queen).
  17. [S121] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (birth and death years) (common stone with Loula F. Queen).
  18. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above.
  19. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Thomas D. Queen, memorial no. 7686071, viewed on 4 Jan 2013.
  20. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 11 Nov 1957, p. 2, col. 1, with obvious typographical errors corrected (reprinted here with permission of Corsicana Daily Sun).
  21. [S738] Ellen Nelson, chart of descendants of Susan C. Bowden and Dave Queen, above.
  22. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., City of Corsicana, sheet 21, line 94.

Ida Mae Fortson1,2

F, ID# 1062, b. 29 May 1881, d. 18 July 1958

Ida Fortson Harper, courtesy of Janette Dilworth.

  • Other Names*: Ida Mae Fortson Harper, Ida Mae Harper.
  • Obituary*: "Sunday Rites for Mrs. Harper
       "Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Fortson Harper, native of Navarro county, were held from the Methodist church in Chatfield Sunday at 3 p. m. Mrs. Harper died in the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon.
       "The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin James, pastor of the Chatfield church, and Rev. Jack Daniels, pastor of the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.
       "A native of Chatfield, Mrs. Harper spent most of her life at Rice. She was the granddaughter of Joseph Alvin Clayton, a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto with General Sam Houston, major on the staff of General Winfield Scott in the Mexican-American war and also served in the Confederate Army. He was an early-day settler in the Chatfield area.
       "Mrs. Harper was active in PTA work and was with the Red Cross work during World War I.
       "Surviving are a son, Robert L. Harper, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. S. A. Moore, Jr., Fort Worth; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a brother, Tom Fortson, and a sister, Mrs. R. F. Bartlett, both of Rice; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
       "Pallbearers were W. W. Harper, Roger F. Bartlett, Thomas E. Brown, Ira Cardwell, Roy Hall, and Persons Hodge.
       "Corley directed."17
  • Note*: She did Red Cross volunteer work during World War I and was active in PTA work. Her survivors included two children, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.13

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 May 2014

Family: Robert Leslie Harper b. 24 Jul 1880, d. 18 Apr 1960

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S242] Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., undated biography of Joseph Alvey Clayton, given to Roger Bartlett by Joe Guthrie 31 May 1973, p. 2 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton and Amanda Poole as her grandparents).
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3 (naming James Thomas Fortson as her father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  4. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming Ida Carolyn Clayton as her mother).
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving the date but not naming the place).
  6. [S459] Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light, Corsicana, Tex., __ July 1958 (date missing) (obituary of Mrs. Ida Fortson Harper) (stating that she was a "native of Chatfield").
  7. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  8. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. XIII, no. IV (Nov 1990), p. 4 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XIII, p. 212).
  9. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving his middle name as Lee and giving only the date).
  10. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date or place).
  11. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1958, vol. 2, p. 544, file 40983 (giving the date and county but not naming the town).
  12. [S458] Funeral card, Mrs. Ida Fortson Harper, prepared by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Tex. (giving the date but not naming the place).
  13. [S459] Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light, Corsicana, Tex., __ July 1958 (date missing) (obituary of Mrs. Ida Fortson Harper).
  14. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), New Chatfield Cemetery survey, p. 11 (giving the date but not naming the place).
  15. [S458] Funeral card, Mrs. Ida Fortson Harper, prepared by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Tex.
  16. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7, above, New Chatfield Cemetery survey, p. 11.
  17. [S459] Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light, Corsicana, Tex., __ July 1958 (date missing), with obvious typographical errors corrected.
  18. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming Ida Mae Fortson as her mother).
  19. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Ida Mae Fortson as her mother).
  20. [S459] Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light, Corsicana, Tex., __ July 1958 (date missing) (obituary of Mrs. Ida Fortson Harper) (naming Mrs. Ida Fortson Harper as her mother).
  21. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming Ida Mae Fortson as his mother).
  22. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Ida Mae Fortson as his mother).
  23. [S459] Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light, Corsicana, Tex., __ July 1958 (date missing) (obituary of Mrs. Ida Fortson Harper) (naming Mrs. Ida Fortson Harper as his mother).

Robert Leslie Harper1

M, ID# 1063, b. 24 July 1880, d. 18 April 1960

Robert L. Harper, from newspaper obituary.

  • Other Names*: Robert Lee Harper, Robert Harper, Bob Harper.
  • Note*: He worked at Greenville Avenue Pharmacy in Dallas, Texas for many years and owned Inwood Pharmacy in the same city during his last few years before retiring in 1950. He was a member of the West Shore Presbyterian Church in Dallas and the Texas Pharmaceutical Association. His survivors included twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.10
  • Last Edited: 1 Sep 2013

Family: Ida Mae Fortson b. 29 May 1881, d. 18 Jul 1958

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S733] Francie Herring, family group sheet provided to Roger Bartlett, 27 Mar 2002 (naming Rebecca Jane Alexander as his mother).
  3. [S733] Francie Herring, 27 Mar 2002 family group sheet, above (naming John Marion Harper as his father).
  4. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 21 Apr 1960 (obituary of Robert L. Harper) (stating that he was "a native of Petty, Lamar County" but not giving his birthdate).
  5. [S733] Francie Herring, 27 Mar 2002 family group sheet, above (giving the date but not naming the place).
  6. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  7. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. XIII, no. IV (Nov 1990), p. 4 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XIII, p. 212).
  8. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3 (giving his middle name as Lee and giving only the date). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  9. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date or place).
  10. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 21 Apr 1960 (obituary of Robert L. Harper).
  11. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1960, vol. 2, p. 529, file 22397 (giving his name as Robert Lee Harper).
  12. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (indicating that Robert Lee Harper was her father).
  13. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Robert Leslie Harper as her father).
  14. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (indicating that Robert Lee Harper was his father).
  15. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Robert Leslie Harper as his father).

James Thomas Fortson Jr.1,2,3

M, ID# 1064, b. 3 April 1884, d. 24 May 1959

Tom Fortson, courtesy of Ann Fortson Marcy.

  • Other Names*: Tom Fortson.24
  • Obituary*: "Tom Fortson Services Held
       "Funeral services for Tom Fortson, 75, life-long resident of the Rice area, who died at his home Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.
       "The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Russell, pastor of the Haynie Memorial Methodist church of Rice, and Rev. John Bassham, Fort Worth Methodist minister. Burial was in the Mexia City cemetery.
       "Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Miss Doris Fortson; a sister, Mrs. R. F. Bartlett, all of Rice, and a number of nephews, nieces and other relatives.
       "Pallbearers were Robert L. Harper, Arthur Moore, Harry Stone, Joe Thomas, Matt Dawson, Jess Dyer, Milton Emmert and Carroll Barton."24
  • Note*: When he registered for the draft for World War I in September 1918, he gave his occupation as salesman for Fortson & Queen & Company. His death certificate gave his occupation as farmer and ginner. He died of a coronary occlusion.23,25

Additional Resources

• His memorial on Find A Grave is here.
  • Last Edited: 14 Jul 2014

Family: Laura Ursula ('Connie') Conrad b. 7 Sep 1892, d. 31 Dec 1977

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  3. [S242] Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., undated biography of Joseph Alvey Clayton, given to Roger Bartlett by Joe Guthrie 31 May 1973, p. 2 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton and Amanda Poole as his grandparents).
  4. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3 (naming James Thomas Fortson as his father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  5. [S1179] Certificate of death no. 34413 for James Thomas Fortson, dated 28 May 1959, Miss Doris Fortson, informant, per copy viewed online at pilot.familysearch.org on 4 Jul 2008 (naming James T. Fortson as his father).
  6. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming Ida Carolyn Clayton as his mother).
  7. [S1179] Certificate of death no. 34413 for James Thomas Fortson, dated 28 May 1959, Miss Doris Fortson, informant, per copy viewed online at pilot.familysearch.org on 4 Jul 2008 (naming Ida Clayton as his mother).
  8. [S158] Mexia City Cemetery Records (Mexia, Tex.: Limestone Gen. Ass'n, 1984), p. 6 (date only) (identifying him as T. Tom Conrad).
  9. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving the date but not the place).
  10. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
  11. [S1024] World War I draft registration, no. 2245, James Thomas Fortson, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (giving the date but not the place).
  12. [S1179] Certificate of death no. 34413 for James Thomas Fortson, dated 28 May 1959, Miss Doris Fortson, informant, per copy viewed online at pilot.familysearch.org on 4 Jul 2008 (stating that he was born in Texas on 8 apr 1884).
  13. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3.
  14. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date).
  15. [S1024] World War I draft registration, no. 2245, James Thomas Fortson, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (not giving the date but naming Laura Fortson as his nearest relative).
  16. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1959, vol. 1, p. 425, file 33413 (giving the date and county but not the city).
  17. [S158] Mexia City Cemetery Records, above, p. 6 (giving the date but not naming the place) (identifying him as T. Tom Conrad).
  18. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 26 May 1959, p. 10 (obituary of Tom Fortson) (stating that he died at his home on Sunday evening, 24 May 1959).
  19. [S1179] Certificate of death no. 34413 for James Thomas Fortson, dated 28 May 1959, Miss Doris Fortson, informant, per copy viewed online at pilot.familysearch.org on 4 Jul 2008 (stating that he died at his residence in Rice, Texas on 24 May 1959).
  20. [S158] Mexia City Cemetery Records, above, p. 6 (identifying him as T. Tom Conrad).
  21. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (stating that he is buried in Mexia, Texas but not giving the date or naming the cemetery).
  22. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 26 May 1959, p. 10 (obituary of Tom Fortson).
  23. [S1179] Certificate of death no. 34413 for James Thomas Fortson, dated 28 May 1959, Miss Doris Fortson, informant, per copy viewed online at pilot.familysearch.org on 4 Jul 2008.
  24. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 26 May 1959, p. 10.
  25. [S1024] World War I draft registration, no. 2245, James Thomas Fortson, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005.
  26. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming James Thomas Fortson, Jr. as her father).
  27. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming James Thomas Fortson as her father).
  28. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 26 May 1959, p. 10 (obituary of Tom Fortson) (naming Tom Fortson as her father).

Laura Ursula ('Connie') Conrad

F, ID# 1065, b. 7 September 1892, d. 31 December 1977
  • Other Names*: Laura Ursula Conrad Fortson, Laura Ursula Fortson, Connie Fortson.
  • Note*: She taught school in Rice. Her father was a doctor.9

Additional Resources

• Her memorial on Find A Grave is here.
  • Last Edited: 7 Jan 2012

Family: James Thomas Fortson Jr. b. 3 Apr 1884, d. 24 May 1959

Citations

  1. [S158] Mexia City Cemetery Records (Mexia, Tex.: Limestone Gen. Ass'n, 1984), p. 6.
  2. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 3 Mar 1998.
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3. James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  4. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date).
  5. [S1024] World War I draft registration, no. 2245, James Thomas Fortson, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (not giving the date but naming Laura Fortson as his nearest relative).
  6. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1977 (microfiche), p. 537, file 101577-77 (giving her name as Laura U. Fortson).
  7. [S158] Mexia City Cemetery Records, above, p. 6 (date only).
  8. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 3 Mar 1998 (stating that she died in Dec 1977; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Rice, Texas when she died).
  9. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973.
  10. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (indicating that Laura ("Connie") Fortson was her mother).
  11. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Laura Conrad as her mother).

Caroline Frances ('Callie') Fortson1,2,3

F, ID# 1066, b. 19 January 1889, d. 25 December 1941

Carolyn ('Callie') Fortson Hollister, courtesy of Jan House Kiessling.

  • Other Names*: Callie Fortson, Caroline Frances Fortson Hollister, Caroline Frances Hollister, Caroline Hollister, Callie Hollister.
  • Obituary*: Funeral Rites Held For Mrs. Hollister, 25-Year Dallasite
    Funeral services for Mrs. Caroline Frances Hollister, 52, resident of Dallas twenty-five years who died at her home, 5729 Redwood Lane, Thursday, were conducted by the Rev. Bolton Boone at 2 p.m. Friday in the Weiland Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Restland Memorial Park.
    A native of Chatfield, Navarro County, Mrs. Hollister was educated in the Chatfield schools and the old Kidd Key College in Sherman. She was the wife of W. S. Hollister, who has been connected with the Browning-Ferris Machinery Company twelve years. She was a member of the Grace Methodist Church and the Delphians.
    Surviving are her husband and two daughters, Mrs. R. E. House and Miss Betty Hollister, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. T. E. Queen, Mrs. Ida Harper and Mrs. R. F. Bartlett, all of Rice, Navarro County, and two brothers, J. B. Fortson, Corsicana, and Tom Fortson, Rice.16
  • Note*: She attended Kidd-Key College in Sherman, Texas and was a member of Grace Methodist Church in Dallas. An obituary stated that she was a native of Chatfield, Texas.13
  • Last Edited: 21 Feb 2014

Family: Walter Scott ('Hollie') Hollister b. c 1888, d. 3 Nov 1945

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5 (giving her name as Caroline or Callie). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  3. [S242] Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., undated biography of Joseph Alvey Clayton, given to Roger Bartlett by Joe Guthrie 31 May 1973, p. 2 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton and Amanda Poole as her grandparents).
  4. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3 (naming James Thomas Fortson as her father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming Ida Carolyn Clayton as her mother).
  6. [S458] Funeral card, Mrs. Caroline Frances Hollister, prepared by Chas. F. Weiland Co., Dallas, Tex.
  7. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 26 Dec 1941, sec. 2, p. 7 (obituary of Mrs. Caroline Frances Hollister) (not giving the date or place but stating that she was fifty-two years old when she died on 25 Dec 1941).
  8. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3.
  9. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date).
  10. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 26 Dec 1941, sec. 2, p. 7 (obituary of Mrs. Caroline Frances Hollister) (naming W. S. Hollister as her surviving husband without giving the date).
  11. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1941-45, vol. 6, p. 2509, file 54504.
  12. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving the date without naming the place).
  13. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 27 Dec 1941, sec. 2, p. 10 (obituary of Mrs. Caroline Frances Hollister).
  14. [S121] Grave marker, Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex. (not giving the date).
  15. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 26 Dec 1941, sec. 2, p. 7 (obituary of Mrs. Caroline Frances Hollister); 27 Dec 1941, sec. 2, p. 10 (obituary of Mrs. Caroline Frances Hollister).
  16. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 27 Dec 1941, sec. 2, p. 10.
  17. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming Carolyn Frances ("Callie") Fortson as her mother).
  18. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Carolyn Frances Fortson as her mother).
  19. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 26 Dec 1941, sec. 2, p. 7 (obituary of Mrs. Caroline Frances Hollister) (naming Caroline Frances Hollister as her mother); 27 Dec 1941, sec. 2, p. 10 (obituary of Mrs. Caroline Frances Hollister) (naming Caroline Frances Hollister as her mother).
  20. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving her name as Betsy and naming Carolyn Frances ("Callie") Fortson as her mother).
  21. [S460] San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, Tex., 12 May 2002, p. 7B (obituary of Betty Lou Hollister Seaman) (naming Caroline Fortson Hollister as her mother).

Walter Scott ('Hollie') Hollister

M, ID# 1067, b. circa 1888, d. 3 November 1945

Walter Scott Hollister, courtesy of Jan House Kiessling.
  • Other Names*: Walter Hollister, Hollie Hollister.
  • Obituary*: "Traffic Toll Reaches 73 For County
       "Walter Scott Hollister, 57, of 5729 Redwood Lane, was killed almost instantly about 9:30 p.m. Saturday [3 Nov 1945] when hit by an automobile in the 5600 block of Lovers Lane.
       "His death brought the already startling pedestrian traffic fatality toll in Dallas County for the year to 39. There have been thirty-four deaths in other types of traffic accidents, for a total of 73.
       "Traffic Investigator L. S. Reeves said the car involved in the accident was driven by Bill Lindsley, 47, 4306 Bluff View.
       "Surviving Hollister are two daughters, Mrs. R. E. House and Mrs. E. F. Seamen [sic], Dallas; a brother, V. H. Hollister, Ardmore, Okla; two sisters, Mrs. D. Kemp, Ardmore, and Mrs. R. L. Baird, Seattle, Wash., and two grandchildren."10
  • Note*: He was hit by a car and killed while walking home from the bus stop at about 9:30 p.m. He had a twin brother, Victor. He was survived by two daughters, a brother, two sisters, and two grandchildren.11,12
  • Last Edited: 22 Jun 2014

Family: Caroline Frances ('Callie') Fortson b. 19 Jan 1889, d. 25 Dec 1941

Citations

  1. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 4 Nov 1945, sec. 1, p. 9 (obituary of Walter Scott Hollister) (not giving the date or place but stating that he was fifty-seven years old when he died on 11 Nov 1945); 5 Nov 1945, sec. 2, p. 5 (obituary of Walter Scott Hollister) (not giving the date or place but stating that he was fifty-seven years old when he died on 11 Nov 1945).
  2. [S1077] 1930 U.S. Census, Dallas County, Tex., City of Dallas, dwelling 303, family 549 (stating that he was forty years old and was born in Kansas).
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3. James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  4. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date).
  5. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 26 Dec 1941, sec. 2, p. 7 (obituary of Mrs. Caroline Frances Hollister) (naming W. S. Hollister as her surviving husband without giving the date).
  6. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1941-45, vol. 6, p. 2509, file 47639 (giving the county and state but not the city).
  7. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 4 Nov 1945, sec. 1, p. 9 (obituary of Walter Scott Hollister) (giving the date and place); 5 Nov 1945, sec. 2, p. 5 (obituary of Walter Scott Hollister) (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S121] Grave marker, Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas (not giving the date).
  9. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 5 Nov 1945, sec. 2, p. 5 (obituary of Walter Scott Hollister).
  10. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 4 Nov 1945, sec. 1, p. 9.
  11. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (stating that he had a twin brother, Victor).
  12. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 4 Nov 1945, sec. 1, p. 9 (obituary of Walter Scott Hollister) (naming his survivors and stating that he was killed almost instantly about 9:30 p.m. when hit by an automobile); 5 Nov 1945, sec. 2, p. 5 (obituary of Walter Scott Hollister) (naming his survivors).
  13. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (indicating that Walter Scott Hollister was her father).
  14. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Walter Scott Hollister as her father).
  15. [S1077] 1930 U.S. Census, Dallas County, Tex., City of Dallas, dwelling 303, family 549 (naming Walter S. Hollister as her father).
  16. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving her name as Betsy and indicating that Walter Scott Hollister was her father).
  17. [S460] San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, Tex., 12 May 2002, p. 7B (obituary of Betty Lou Hollister Seaman) (naming Walter Scott Hollister as her father).
  18. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 22 Aug 1943, sec. 3, p. 3 ("Betsy Hollister Takes Vows with Edward F. Seaman Jr.") (naming W. S. Hollister as her father).

James Head1

M, ID# 1068, b. 1756, d. January 1796
  • Note*: He may have been born in Culpepper County, Virginia. He and Elizabeth moved to Elbert County, Georgia sometime after their marriage. His will left Elizabeth land on Vann's Creek, named her as one of three executors, and directed that land on Kettle Creek in Wilkes County, Georgia be sold to pay debts. With the Fortsons, they were members of Vann's Creek Baptist Church at Ruckersville, Georgia. One source gives "Job." as his first name.10
  • Last Edited: 16 Dec 2001

Family: Elizabeth Janet Powell b. c 1756, d. c Apr 1827

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S202] Judy Smith Lee, Rt. 3, Box 113, Mineral Wells, Tex. 76067, 1984 ancestor charts, no. B5 (naming Benjamin Head as his father). This chart was provided by Jack I. Head, Rt. 1, Box 82, Unicoi, Tenn. 37692, to Roger Bartlett on 8 Feb 1994.
  3. [S12] Idress Head Alvord, comp., Descent of Henry Head (1695-1770) in America (Columbia, Mo.: n.pub., 1948), p. 24 (naming Benjamin Head as his father).
  4. [S202] Judy Smith Lee, ancestor charts, above, no. B5 (naming Martha Marshall as his mother).
  5. [S12] Idress Head Alvord, comp., Descent of Henry Head [etc.], above, p. 24 (indicating that Martha _____ is his mother).
  6. [S12] Idress Head Alvord, comp., Descent of Henry Head [etc.], above, p. 24.
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 73 (citing to Orange Co. marriage records without volume or page).
  8. [S202] Judy Smith Lee, ancestor charts, above, no. B5 (date only).
  9. [S202] Judy Smith Lee, ancestor charts, above, no. B5.
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73 (citing to Book A [presumably to probate records of Elbert County, Ga.], 1791-1803, for probate of his will).
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73 (naming James Head as her father).
  12. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark from bible of Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., in Navarro County [Tex.] Records, comp. by James Blair Chapter, D.A.R. (Corsicana, Tex.: n.pub., n.d.), pp. 9-11, (giving her name as Sally and naming Job Head as her father). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, (in 29 Apr 1969 letter from Lois Norris, 310 E. Turney, Phoenix, Ariz. 85016, to John W. Boyd, reproduced at pp. 75-76, naming Sally Head as her sister).
  14. [S202] Judy Smith Lee, ancestor charts, above, no. B5 (naming James Head as his father).

Elizabeth Gaines1

F, ID# 1069, b. circa 1777, d. 1846
  • Last Edited: 27 Aug 2005

Family: Benjamin Fortson b. 1765, d. 1823

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 73 (identifying Richard Gaines as her father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73 (identifying Elizabeth Eastin as her mother and speculating that her mother was a widow when daughter Elizabeth married).
  4. [S773] E. A. Ferguson, electronic mail to e-mail address, 24 Sep 2002.
  5. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3 (spelling her surname as Gains). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73.
  7. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 1 (spelling her surname as Gains). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  8. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark from bible of Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., in Navarro County [Tex.] Records, comp. by James Blair Chapter, D.A.R. (Corsicana, Tex.: n.pub., n.d.), pp. 9-11, (spelling her surname as Gains). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73 (naming Elizabeth Gaines as his mother).
  10. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (naming Elizabeth Gains as his mother).
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73 (naming Elizabeth Gaines as her mother).
  12. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving her name as Sallie and naming Elizabeth Gains as her mother).
  13. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998, (naming Elizabeth Gaines as her mother).
  14. [S1051] O'Levia Neil Wilson Wiese, ed., Cemetery Records of Greene County, Alabama and Related Areas: The Journal of Mrs. Mary Marshall (Waco, Tex.: n.pub., 1980), p. 24 (naming Elizabeth Fortson as her mother).
  15. [S1053] Mrs. S. M. Marshall, comp., Greene County, Alabama Records (Columbus, Miss.: Blewett Co., rev. 1980), p. 44 (giving her name as Sallie and naming Elizabeth _____ as her mother).
  16. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 122 (naming Elizabeth Gaines as his mother).
  17. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 222 (naming Elizabeth Gaines as her mother).
  18. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (naming Elizabeth Gains as her mother).
  19. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving her name as Mahala and naming Elizabeth Gains as her mother).
  20. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 223 (naming Elizabeth Gaines as her mother).
  21. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 225 (naming Elizabeth Gaines as his mother).

Lt. Thomas Fortson Jr.

M, ID# 1070, b. 1 May 1742, d. 15 February 1824
  • Will Excerpts*: ¶ In the name of God Amen. I, Thomas Fortson, in the County of Elbert and state of Georgia being of present mind and sound memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
    ¶ First, I commit my soul into the hands of God trusting in His mercy and in the merits of my Redeemer for the redemption of my sins and my body I commit to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executors here-in-after named. And as to my temporal estate I bequeath and dispose in the manner following to wit: The whole of my estate both real and personal except what is here-in-after excepted to be equally divided between the heirs of my son, Benjamin Fortson deceased one distributive share. My sons William, Jesse Fortson, Richrd Fortson and my daughters, Elizabeth Gibbs and Millie Willis, share and share alike. To the said heirs of my son Benjamin Fortson deceased, my sons William Fortson, Jesse Fortson, Richard Fortson and my daughter Elizabeth Gibbs and their heirs forever and to my daughter Millie Willis for and during her natural life and at her death to be equally divided between her surviving children—sons and daughters share and share alike. My will and desire further is and I do hereby give and bequeath unto my daughter, Millie Willis, over and above her equal share as afore said all that parcel of land supposed to be seventy acres situated in said county of Elbert beginning at durrett Stodgehil' [sic] line and running down to the road leading from Fortson's bridge on Beaverdam Creek to Elberton on the west side of said road and adjoining the said Millie Willis to have and hold for and during her natural life and at her death to be equally divided between her children, sons and daughters, share and share alike.
    ¶ My will and desire further is that my faithful two old negro slaves to wit: Cate and his wife Rachel have the privilege of choosing their master in the family and the person so chosen be bound to take them at the appraised value of three disinterested persons to be chosen by my Executors but in the case the appraisers should consider them of no value, to be a charge, then will say what compensation the master so chosen should have out of my estate, provided he will agree to take charge of them. And I do further desire that my faithful servant name Chany, should receive out of my estate the sum of fifty dollars in money for her faithful services and attention to me during my last illness.
    ¶ And lastly I do constitute and appoint my son, Richard Fortson, Executor to this my last will and testament here-by revoking all former wills by me made.
    ¶ To witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty-fourth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four.
    ¶ Signed sealed and acknowledged before us, and by Thomas Fortson to be his last will and testament.
    ¶ The day and date above written.
    [Signed] Thomas Fortson (Seal)
    R. M. Carter
    Benejah [sic] Houston
    Jesse Carter
    [Recorded March 13, 1824].22
  • Note*: In 1782 he and Rachel were living in Orange County, Virginia with a family of eight whites and six servants. In 1774 he had leased from William Stanard for twenty-one years a farm plantation on the west side of the south branch of the Rapidan River in Orange County. In 1785 they were living in Orange County with a family of nine whites. He had furnished supplies for the Revolutionary Army and in 1780 was appointed a lieutenant in Captain Edmund Shackleford's company. He and Rachel must have moved to Georgia by 1792, when Thomas Carter deeded to Thomas 330 acres on Beaverdam Creek in that part of Wilkes County that became Elbert County in 1790. They lived in the Ruckersville area of Elbert County and were members of Vann's Creek Baptist Church. One record gives the name of the Fortsons' Elbert County home as Gatewood. They were slave owners, and he has been described as a man of education, culture, and unusual refinement. He was justice of the peace during the period 1790-1805. His will, dated 24 Jan 1824, was probated in Elbert County 13 Mar 1824 and is reprinted at pages 61-62 of Boyd's family history. His estate, including nineteen slaves, was valued at $6,942.68. Thomas and Rachel were second cousins.23,24,25,26,27
  • Last Edited: 13 Sep 2011

Family: Rachel Winn b. c 1743, d. 15 Feb 1824

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), pp. 1, 78 (naming Thomas Fortson as his father) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data on p. 78).
  2. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," in A History of Monroe County, Mississippi, vol. 1 (n.p.: Monroe County Book Committee, 1988), p. 481, (naming Thomas Fortson as his father).
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 1 (indicating that Thomas Fortson was his father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  4. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor (n.p.: n.pub., 1983), p. 6 (naming Thomas Fortson as his father).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 1 (naming "Mrs. Elizabeth (Winn?) Richards" as his mother), 11, 73, 78 (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data on p. 78).
  6. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (indicating that Mrs. Elizabeth (Winn) Richards was his mother).
  7. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor, above, p. 6 (naming Elizabeth Winn as his mother).
  8. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 1. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 57.
  10. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland: Ancestral Study of Wise and Allied Families (Sulphur, La.: n.pub., 1995), p. 98 (stating that he was born "a month or two before his father's death").
  11. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (year and county of birth).
  12. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (date only).
  13. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor, above, p. 6.
  14. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 1 (spelling her name as Wynn).
  15. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland [etc.], above, pp. 98, 161.
  16. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (spelling her surname as Wynn) (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  17. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor, above, p. 6 (not giving the place and erroneously giving ca. 1704 as their marriage date).
  18. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 57 (date of death).
  19. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland [etc.], above, p. 98.
  20. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (year and county of death).
  21. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland [etc.], above, p. 98 (stating that he was buried "at or near their homesite").
  22. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland [etc.], above, pp. 99-100.
  23. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland [etc.], above, pp. 98-99.
  24. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, pp. 1-2.
  25. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, citing to Scott's History of Orange County, Virginia (military service).
  26. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 1-72.
  27. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1.
  28. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (naming Thomas Fortson, Jr. as his father).
  29. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 78 (naming Thomas Fortson Jr. as his father) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data on p. 78).
  30. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (naming Thomas Fortson, Jr. as his father).
  31. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (naming Thomas Fortson, Jr. as her father).
  32. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 263 (naming Thomas Fortson, Jr. as her father).
  33. [S355] Rod Bush, "Fortson Family," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/FortsonA.htm, viewed on 5 Dec 1997 (naming Thomas Fortson, Jr. as his father).
  34. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 334 (naming Thomas Fortson, Jr. as his father).

Rachel Winn1

F, ID# 1071, b. circa 1743, d. 15 February 1824
  • Note*: Deed records indicate that Rachel was alive in 1795. She was not mentioned in her husband's will and so probably had died before he wrote his will in 1824.
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2003

Family: Lt. Thomas Fortson Jr. b. 1 May 1742, d. 15 Feb 1824

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", (spelling her name as Wynn). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S287] Don Johnston, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 9 Sep 1997, (naming Benjamin Winn as her father).
  3. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor (n.p.: n.pub., 1983), p. 6 (naming Benjamin Winn as her father).
  4. [S287] Don Johnston, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 9 Sep 1997, (naming Ann Tavernor as her mother).
  5. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland: Ancestral Study of Wise and Allied Families (Sulphur, La.: n.pub., 1995), p. 161.
  6. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor, above, p. 6 (stating that she was born circa 1743 but not naming the place).
  7. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 1 (spelling her name as Wynn).
  8. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland [etc.], above, pp. 98, 161.
  9. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 1 (spelling her surname as Wynn) (giving only the year and not naming the place). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  10. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor, above, p. 6 (not giving the place and erroneously giving ca. 1704 as their marriage date).
  11. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland [etc.], above, pp. 99 (pointing out that she was not mentioned in her husband's 1824 will), 161.
  12. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor, above, p. 6 (giving only the date).
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), pp. 73, 78 (naming Rachel Winn as his mother) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data on p. 78).
  14. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (naming Rachel Wynn as his mother).
  15. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (naming Rachel Wynn as her mother).
  16. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 263 (naming Rachel Winn as her mother).
  17. [S355] Rod Bush, "Fortson Family," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/FortsonA.htm, viewed on 5 Dec 1997 (naming Rachel Winn as his mother).
  18. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 334 (naming Rachel Winn as his mother).

Thomas Fortson

M, ID# 1072, b. 1716, d. 1742
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2003

Family: Elizabeth Winn b. c 1717, d. 1800

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 78 (naming Frederick Fortson as his father) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 78 (naming Mary _____ as his mother) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data).
  3. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 1 (year only). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  4. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," in A History of Monroe County, Mississippi, vol. 1 (n.p.: Monroe County Book Committee, 1988), p. 481.
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 78 (year only, citing Lena Gathings Fortson data, but giving 1715 as his year of birth on p. 1).
  6. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 1 (date only). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  7. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 1.
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 78 (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data).
  9. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland: Ancestral Study of Wise and Allied Families (Sulphur, La.: n.pub., 1995), p. 161.
  10. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (giving her name as Mrs. Elizabeth (Winn) Richards, widow of Ralph Richards).
  11. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor (n.p.: n.pub., 1983), p. 6 (not giving the date).
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 1, 78 (date only) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data on p. 78).
  13. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland [etc.], above, p. 98.
  14. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1.
  15. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor, above, p. 6 (giving the date but not the place).
  16. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 9 (naming Thomas Fortson, Sr. as his father).
  17. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 1, 78 (naming Thomas Fortson as his father) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data on p. 78).
  18. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (naming Thomas Fortson as his father).
  19. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (indicating that Thomas Fortson was his father).
  20. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor, above, p. 6 (naming Thomas Fortson as his father).

Elizabeth Winn

F, ID# 1073, b. circa 1717, d. 1800
  • Other Names*: Elizabeth Winn Richards, Elizabeth Richards, Elizabeth Winn Richards Johnston, Elizabeth Winn Johnston, Elizabeth Johnston, Elizabeth Winn Richards Johnston Fortson, Elizabeth Winn Fortson, Elizabeth Fortson.
  • Will Abstract*: ¶ IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN, I, Elizabeth Johnson of the County of Spotrylvania, being sick and Weak, but of Sound Memory, and Calling to Mind the Frailty of this mortal life, do make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner & form following, first and principally I recommend my soul to God who gave it, trusting for Redemption through the atoneing [sic] Blood & Righteousness of Jesus Christ, and desire that my Body be burried [sic] decently at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named.
    ¶ Item. After the payment of my just Debts and Funeral Charges, I give and bequeath to my Son William Fortson, all my household Furniture and Stock of Cattle, Horses, sheep and Hogs, also the crop of every kind that I may have by me or growing at the time of my Death, Lastly I do appoint my son William Fortson Executor to see this my last will and Testament carried into Effect, hereby revoking all and every Will or Wills by me heretofore made. IN TESTIMONY whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this Eighth Day of May one thousand eight hundred.
    [Signed] ELIZABETH (her X mark) JOHNSON
    ¶ Signed Sealed Published and declared as the Last Will & Textament of Elizabeth Johnson in presence of us
    Hugh Roy
    Wm. Coleman
    John Fortson
    [Recorded in Will Book F, page 237, Spotsylvania Co., Va.].15
  • Note*: She may have died in Orange County, Virginia. When she married Thomas Fortson she was the widow of Ralph Richards. After Thomas died she married Aquilla Johnston. She may have been unable to write, as she signed her will with an X.10,16
  • Last Edited: 5 Sep 2011

Family 1: Thomas Fortson b. 1716, d. 1742

Family 2: Ralph Richards d. 1734/35

Family 3: Aquilla Johnston d. 5 Feb 1784

Citations

  1. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland: Ancestral Study of Wise and Allied Families (Sulphur, La.: n.pub., 1995), p. 161 (naming Richard Winn as her father).
  2. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor (n.p.: n.pub., 1983), pp. 3, 6 (naming Richard Winn as her father).
  3. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland [etc.], above, p. 161 (naming Ann Cocke as her mother).
  4. [S288] Michael Amer, electronic mail to e-mail address, 31 Aug 1997, (naming Ann Cocke as her mother).
  5. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor, above, pp. 3, 6 (naming Ann Cocke as her mother).
  6. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland [etc.], above, p. 161.
  7. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor, above, p. 6 (stating that she was born after 1716).
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 1.
  9. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor, above, p. 6.
  10. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 1. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 78 (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data).
  12. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 1 (giving her name as Mrs. Elizabeth (Winn) Richards, widow of Ralph Richards). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  13. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor, above, p. 6 (not giving the date).
  14. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 10 (spelling his name as Aquilla).
  15. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 26-27.
  16. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor, above, p. 6 (stating that she married Ralph Richards first, then Thomas Fortson, then Aguilla Johnston).
  17. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 9 (naming Mrs. Elizabeth Winn Richards Fortson as his mother).
  18. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 1 (naming "Mrs. Elizabeth (Winn?) Richards" as his mother), 11, 73, 78 (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data on p. 78).
  19. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (indicating that Mrs. Elizabeth (Winn) Richards was his mother).
  20. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor, above, p. 6 (naming Elizabeth Winn as his mother).

Ralph Richards

M, ID# 1074, d. 1734/35
  • Note*: He was from Caroline County, Virginia.3,1
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2003

Family: Elizabeth Winn b. c 1717, d. 1800

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 1.
  2. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor (n.p.: n.pub., 1983), p. 6 (stating that he died in 1735 without naming the place).
  3. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland: Ancestral Study of Wise and Allied Families (Sulphur, La.: n.pub., 1995), p. 161.
  4. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor, above, p. 6.

Wright Edmundson1,2,3

M, ID# 1075, b. 8 January 1808, d. 12 July 1860
  • Note*: Until about 1838-39, when they left for Texas, he farmed tobacco and operated a store at Cross Roads, North Carolina, near Snow Hill in Wayne County. They settled on Harmons Creek, five to ten miles northeast of Huntsville, Texas, about 1840-42, where he operated a grist mill. They lived there until about 1850, when they moved to Sands Chapel, near Chatfield, Texas. They then moved to Waxahachie, Texas and then to Waco, where he operated a hotel. After his death in Waco, the family returned to Sands Chapel.
  • Last Edited: 12 Feb 2012

Family: Edith Sugg b. 25 Jul 1815, d. 5 Oct 1899

Citations

  1. [S66] Pat Gaines, letter to Roger Bartlett, 29 May 1982.
  2. [S82] R. B. Edmundson, "Burwell Edmundson," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 387.
  3. [S85] R. B. Edmundson, "Wright Edmundson," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 387.
  4. [S160] Mary Jo Deaver, 1218 Northwood Lake, Northport, Ala. 35476, family pedigree chart, 10 Nov 1979, in Navarro County Genealogical Society Family Pedigree Charts (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1980), chart no. 4.
  5. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1985), p. 89 (grave marker of Edith Edmundson, which states that she was the wife of Wright Edmundson).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Edith Sugg Edmundson, memorial no. 33225294, viewed on 12 Feb 2012.
  7. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 90 (naming Wright Edmundson as her father).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Edith Edmundson, memorial no. 33225021, viewed on 12 Feb 2012 (naming Wright Edmundson as her father).
  9. [S79] Mrs. Dillard Ellington, "Joe Edmundson Family," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 206 (naming Wright Edmundson as his father).

Edith Sugg1,2,3

F, ID# 1076, b. 25 July 1815, d. 5 October 1899

  • Other Names*: Edith Sugg Edmundson, Edith Edmundson.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, including pictures of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 12 Feb 2012

Family: Wright Edmundson b. 8 Jan 1808, d. 12 Jul 1860

Citations

  1. [S66] Pat Gaines, letter to Roger Bartlett, 29 May 1982.
  2. [S68] James M. Creech, letter to Mary Jo Deaver, 20 Jun 1981 (provided by Pat Gaines, 29 May 1982).
  3. [S82] R. B. Edmundson, "Burwell Edmundson," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 387.
  4. [S79] Mrs. Dillard Ellington, "Joe Edmundson Family," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 206 (giving the year and no other information).
  5. [S160] Mary Jo Deaver, 1218 Northwood Lake, Northport, Ala. 35476, family pedigree chart, 10 Nov 1979, in Navarro County Genealogical Society Family Pedigree Charts (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1980), chart no. 4.
  6. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (giving the date and no other information). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  7. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1985), p. 89 (giving the date and no other information).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Edith Sugg Edmundson, memorial no. 33225294, viewed on 12 Feb 2012.
  9. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 89 (grave marker of Edith Edmundson, which states that she was the wife of Wright Edmundson).
  10. [S79] Mrs. Dillard Ellington, "Joe Edmundson Family," above (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  11. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 89 (giving only the date).
  12. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above.
  13. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 89.
  14. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 90 (naming Edith Edmundson as her mother).
  15. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Edith Sugg Edmundson, memorial no. 33225294, viewed on 12 Feb 2012 (naming Edith Sugg Edmundson as her mother).
  16. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Edith Edmundson, memorial no. 33225021, viewed on 12 Feb 2012 (naming Edith Sugg Edmundson as her mother).
  17. [S79] Mrs. Dillard Ellington, "Joe Edmundson Family," above (naming Edith Sugg as his mother).

Edith Amanda Bartlett1

F, ID# 1077, b. 28 October 1870, d. 22 March 1879

Main gate, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. Photo was taken by Dave Bell, Lubbock, Tex., and is used here with his permission.
  • Note*: She drowned in a flash flood while returning from school.
  • Last Edited: 14 Feb 2012

Citations

  1. [S160] Mary Jo Deaver, 1218 Northwood Lake, Northport, Ala. 35476, family pedigree chart, 10 Nov 1979, in Navarro County Genealogical Society Family Pedigree Charts (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1980), chart no. 4.
  2. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (naming J. E. Bartlett as her father).
  3. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1985), p. 89 (naming J. E. Bartlett as her father).
  4. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (naming Piercy Bartlett as her mother).
  5. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 89 (naming Piercy Bartlett as her mother).
  6. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (giving the date but no other information).
  7. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 89 (giving the date but no other information).
  8. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (giving the date but no other information). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  9. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex.
  10. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above.

Emma Lena Bartlett

F, ID# 1078, b. 10 December 1871, d. 5 December 1902

Emma Lena Bartlett, from a history of Coleman County, Tex.

Additional Resources

• Her memorial at Find A Grave is here.
  • Last Edited: 24 Sep 2011

Family: Rev. John James Ray McCorkle b. 11 Oct 1862, d. 21 Jan 1941

Citations

  1. [S160] Mary Jo Deaver, 1218 Northwood Lake, Northport, Ala. 35476, family pedigree chart, 10 Nov 1979, in Navarro County Genealogical Society Family Pedigree Charts (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1980), chart no. 4, (giving the date but not the place).
  2. [S406] Mary Jo Deaver, "McCorkle Families," in A History of Coleman County and Its People, vol. 2 (Coleman, Tex.: The Coleman County Hist. Commission, 1985), pp. 893-95.
  3. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3 (Coleman, Tex.: Terry Studio, 1988), p. 85 (giving the date but not the place).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Emma Bartlett McCorkle, memorial no. 25181594, viewed on 24 Sep 2011 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S15] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 2, 1889-1899 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 117 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. VI, p. 351).
  6. [S406] Mary Jo Deaver, "McCorkle Families," above, (naming the county but not the town).
  7. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3, above, p. 85.
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Emma Bartlett McCorkle, memorial no. 25181594, viewed on 24 Sep 2011 (stating that her grave is in platt 1, block 5).
  9. [S406] Mary Jo Deaver, "McCorkle Families," above, (naming Emma Lena Bartlett as his mother).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ray Bartlett McCorkle, memorial no. 38167827, viewed on 24 Sep 2011 (naming Emma Bartlett McCorkle as his mother).
  11. [S334] Mrs. Daniel J. Tindol, 2200 Vine, Brownwood, Tex. 76801, letter to Roger Bartlett, postmarked 2 Mar 1976, (naming Emma Lena Bartlett as his mother).
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Robert Edmund ('Edd') McCorkle, memorial no. 33545863, viewed on 24 Sep 2011 (naming Emma Lena Bartlett as his mother).

Rev. John James Ray McCorkle

M, ID# 1079, b. 11 October 1862, d. 21 January 1941

Rev. James Ray McCorkle, courtesy of Audrey Vodehnal.
  • Other Names*: John Ray McCorkle, John James Rea McCorkle, John Rea McCorkle.
  • Obituary*: "Rev. McCorkle Buried Tuesday At Santa Anna
       "Friends from every section of the county and joining counties gathered at Santa Anna Tuesday Jan. 22 to pay a last tribute to Rev. J. R. McCorkle who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Melvin Lamb in Brownwood Tuesday, Jan. 21.
       "The funeral was held at the First Baptist church in Santa Anna at 2:30 p. m. with J. M. Bradford, pastor of the Coggins Ave. Baptist church in charge of the services, assisted by Rev. Floyd Chaften, Rev. S. R. Smith, Rev. Ed Dawson of Goldthwaite, and Rev. West. Twelve other ministers who were present were recognized in the services.
       "Pallbearers were W. N. McCulloch, T. D. Strickland, George Pauley, Emzy Brown, O. B. Featherston, and Green McClure.
       "The Masonic lodge conducted a service at the grave.
       "Rev. McCorkle was 79 years of age and spent 43 years here in Coleman county doing mission work. He has organized Baptist churches in all sections of the county and was active as Coleman county missionary until his eye sight failed about two years ago when he became totally blind.
       "He is survived by three daughters and two sons. Mrs. Melvin Lamb of Brownwood, Miss Mary McCorkle of Dallas, Ed McCorkle of Coleman, Ray McCorkle of San Angelo and a daughter in Jacksonville whose name we failed to get.
       "Houch Undertakers of Santa Anna were in charge of funeral arrangements."13
  • Note*: He was a Baptist minister. His middle name may have been Rea. He was educated at Trinity University in Waxahachie, Texas and in August 1896 moved to Coleman County from Navarro County, Texas. He established ten churches in Coleman County and several elsewhere. He was a Democrat and a Mason. He was blind in his last couple of years.14,15

Additional Resources

• His memorial on Find A Grave is here.
  • Last Edited: 30 May 2016

Family 1: Emma Lena Bartlett b. 10 Dec 1871, d. 5 Dec 1902

Family 2: Della Bassett Fry b. 1867, d. 5 Feb 1940

Citations

  1. [S160] Mary Jo Deaver, 1218 Northwood Lake, Northport, Ala. 35476, family pedigree chart, 10 Nov 1979, in Navarro County Genealogical Society Family Pedigree Charts (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1980), chart no. 4.
  2. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3 (Coleman, Tex.: Terry Studio, 1988), p. 85 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  3. [S522] Coleman Democrat-Voice, Coleman, Tex., 23 Jan 1941, p. 1.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Rev. John Ray McCorkle, memorial no. 33547333, viewed on 28 Sep 2011 (giving the date and state but not the county).
  5. [S15] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 2, 1889-1899 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 117 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. VI, p. 351).
  6. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1941-45, vol. 7, p. 3295, file 773 (naming the county but not the town).
  7. [S160] Mary Jo Deaver, family pedigree chart, 10 Nov 1979, above, (giving only the date).
  8. [S406] Mary Jo Deaver, "McCorkle Families," in A History of Coleman County and Its People, vol. 2 (Coleman, Tex.: The Coleman County Hist. Commission, 1985), pp. 893-95, (naming the county but not the town).
  9. [S522] Coleman Democrat-Voice, Coleman, Tex., 23 Jan 1941, p. 4.
  10. [S523] Coleman County Chronicle, Coleman, Tex., 23 Jan 1941 (stating that he died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Melvin Lamb).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rev. John Ray McCorkle, memorial no. 33547333, viewed on 28 Sep 2011.
  12. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3, above, p. 85 (naming the place but not giving the date).
  13. [S523] Coleman County Chronicle, Coleman, Tex., 23 Jan 1941, p. 10, col. 1 (online at http://tinyurl.com/jepncpd) (reprinted here with consent of the Coleman [Tex.] Chronicle and Democrat Voice).
  14. [S522] Coleman Democrat-Voice, Coleman, Tex., 23 Jan 1941, pp. 1, 4.
  15. [S523] Coleman County Chronicle, Coleman, Tex., 23 Jan 1941.
  16. [S406] Mary Jo Deaver, "McCorkle Families," above, (naming Rev. John James Ray McCorkle as his father).
  17. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ray Bartlett McCorkle, memorial no. 38167827, viewed on 24 Sep 2011 (naming John Ray McCorkle as his father).
  18. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rev. John Ray McCorkle, memorial no. 33547333, viewed on 28 Sep 2011 (naming Rev. John Ray McCorkle as his father).
  19. [S334] Mrs. Daniel J. Tindol, 2200 Vine, Brownwood, Tex. 76801, letter to Roger Bartlett, postmarked 2 Mar 1976, (naming John Rea McCorkle as his father).
  20. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Robert Edmund ('Edd') McCorkle, memorial no. 33545863, viewed on 24 Sep 2011 (naming John Ray McCorkle as his father).
  21. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rev. John Ray McCorkle, memorial no. 33547333, viewed on 28 Sep 2011 (naming Rev. John Ray McCorkle as her father).

James Edward Bartlett Jr.1

M, ID# 1080, b. 17 October 1875, d. 12 March 1961

J. Edd Bartlett's tombstone, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Tex., courtesy of Diane Ellington.
  • Other Names*: J. Edd Bartlett, Joseph Edd Bartlett, James Ed Bartlett, J. Ed Bartlett.20,21,18,22
  • Obituary Abstract*: Born 17 Oct 1875, Rice, Texas. Married Ritta [sic] McDaniel 25 May 1902, Santa Anna, Texas. Died about noon, Sunday, 12 Mar 1961, Santa Anna hospital, age 85, after four days' hospitalization and several months' ill health. Funeral Monday, 13 Mar 1961, First Baptist Church, Santa Anna. Burial Santa Anna Cemetery. Hosch Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Resident of Santa Anna since 1898. Retired ginner and building contractor. Member of Baptist Church. Mason and member of Order of Eastern Star more than fifty years. Survivors include wife, son, daughter, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.15
  • Note*: He moved in 1898 from Navarro County, Texas to Santa Anna, Texas, where he farmed, operated a mercantile business, and was a building contractor. He organized the Farmers Gin Co. there in 1926 and managed the Burton-Lingo Lumber Co. in Santa Anna during World War II, while the permanent manager was in military service. He was mayor of Santa Anna in 1949. They were active members of the First Baptist Church in Santa Anna. He was a Mason. From a newspaper obituary: "He had been in ill health for several months and in the hospital for four days. He was a retired ginner and building contractor, a member of the Baptist church, and had been a Mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years." His name appears as J. Edd Bartlett in one record and as Joseph Edd Bartlett in another.15,22,21,23

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 29 Feb 2012

Family: Retta McDaniel b. 25 Oct 1879, d. 4 Jan 1972

Citations

  1. [S160] Mary Jo Deaver, 1218 Northwood Lake, Northport, Ala. 35476, family pedigree chart, 10 Nov 1979, in Navarro County Genealogical Society Family Pedigree Charts (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1980), chart no. 4.
  2. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3 (Coleman, Tex.: Terry Studio, 1988), p. 119 (stating that his grave marker is inscribed "son of Jim and Piercy (Edmundson) Bartlett").
  3. [S121] Grave marker, J. Edd Bartlett, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Texas (naming Jim Bartlett as his father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for J. Edd Bartlett, memorial no. 43858175, viewed on 29 Feb 2012 (naming Jim Bartlett as his father).
  5. [S121] Grave marker, J. Edd Bartlett, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Texas (naming Piercy Bartlett as his mother).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for J. Edd Bartlett, memorial no. 43858175, viewed on 29 Feb 2012 (naming Piercy Bartlett as his mother).
  7. [S137] Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), vol. 2, p. 962, file 18433 (believed to be this person although his name is given as Joseph Edmund Bartlett).
  8. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3, above, p. 119 (giving the date but no other details).
  9. [S121] Grave marker, J. Edd Bartlett, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Texas (giving the date but no other details).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for J. Edd Bartlett, memorial no. 43858175, viewed on 29 Feb 2012 (giving the date but not the place).
  11. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3, above, p. 119 (not giving the date or place but stating that her grave marker identifies her as "Mrs. J. Edd [sic] Bartlett").
  12. [S522] Coleman Democrat-Voice, Coleman, Tex., 14 Mar 1961, p. 5-A (spelling her name as Ritta).
  13. [S523] Coleman County Chronicle, Coleman, Tex., 6 Jan 1972, p. 5-A (not giving the day of the month).
  14. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mrs. J. Edd Bartlett, memorial no. 43858442, viewed on 29 Feb 2012 (not giving the date or place but identifying her as Mrs. J. Edd Bartlett).
  15. [S522] Coleman Democrat-Voice, Coleman, Tex., 14 Mar 1961, p. 5-A.
  16. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1961, vol. 1, p. 67, file 13429 (giving his name as Joseph Edd Bartlett and giving the date, county, and state).
  17. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3, above, p. 119 (stating that his grave marker is inscribed "a consistent Christian, faithful husband, a good Father, and a true friend" and includes a Masonic insignia).
  18. [S121] Grave marker, J. Edd Bartlett, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Texas.
  19. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for J. Edd Bartlett, memorial no. 43858175, viewed on 29 Feb 2012.
  20. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mrs. J. Edd Bartlett, memorial no. 43858442, viewed on 29 Feb 2012 (giving his name as J. Edd Bartlett).
  21. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3, above, p. 119 (giving his name as J. Edd Bartlett).
  22. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records, typescript, above, 1961, vol. 1, p. 67, file 13429 (giving his name as Joseph Edd Bartlett).
  23. [S966] Coleman County [TEX.] Hist. Comm., A History of Coleman County and Its People (San Angelo, Tex.: Anchor Pub. Co., 1985), vol. 1, p. 278 (stating that he was mayor of Santa Anna, Texas in 1949).
  24. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002 (naming James Edward [J. Edd] Bartlett as her father).
  25. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002 (naming Joseph Edmond Bartlett as his father).
  26. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002 (naming James Edward [J. Edd] Bartlett as his father).

Retta McDaniel

F, ID# 1081, b. 25 October 1879, d. 4 January 1972

Retta McDaniel Bartlett's tombstone, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Tex., courtesy of Carl Langford.
  • Other Names*: Ritta McDaniel, Retta Bartlett, Ritta Bartlett.15
  • Obituary Abstract*: Born 25 Oct 1879, Brown County, Texas. Married Ed Bartlett in May 1902 in Santa Anna, Texas. Died at 12:10 a.m., Tuesday, 4 Jan 1972, in Santa Anna Hospital at age 92. Funeral at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, 6 Jan 1972 in Hosch Funeral Chapel; Rev. Bill Brewer, pastor, First Baptist Church of Santa Anna, officiated at funeral. Interment in Santa Anna Cemetery. Member, First Baptist Church, Santa Anna. Chapter member, Order of Eastern Star, Santa Anna. Survivors include a daughter, a sister, a brother, four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.6
  • Note*: She taught in the Santa Anna public schools for eighteen years and was active in the First Baptist Church in Santa Anna and the Order of the Eastern Star.16,6

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 29 Feb 2012

Family: James Edward Bartlett Jr. b. 17 Oct 1875, d. 12 Mar 1961

Citations

  1. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3 (Coleman, Tex.: Terry Studio, 1988), p. 119 (stating that her grave marker is inscribed "daughter of Dave and Elzada [Lewis] McDaniel").
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mrs. J. Edd Bartlett, memorial no. 43858442, viewed on 29 Feb 2012 (naming Dave McDaniel as her father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mrs. J. Edd Bartlett, memorial no. 43858442, viewed on 29 Feb 2012 (naming Elzada McDaniel as her mother).
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 23 Feb 1998 (giving only the date).
  5. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3, above, p. 119 (giving only the date and not naming the place) (identifying her as "Mrs. J. Edd Bartlett, dtr of Dave & Elzada [Lewis] McDaniel").
  6. [S523] Coleman County Chronicle, Coleman, Tex., 6 Jan 1972, p. 5-A.
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mrs. J. Edd Bartlett, memorial no. 43858442, viewed on 29 Feb 2012 (giving the date but no other information).
  8. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3, above, p. 119 (not giving the date or place but stating that her grave marker identifies her as "Mrs. J. Edd [sic] Bartlett").
  9. [S522] Coleman Democrat-Voice, Coleman, Tex., 14 Mar 1961, p. 5-A (spelling her name as Ritta).
  10. [S523] Coleman County Chronicle, Coleman, Tex., 6 Jan 1972, p. 5-A (not giving the day of the month).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mrs. J. Edd Bartlett, memorial no. 43858442, viewed on 29 Feb 2012 (not giving the date or place but identifying her as Mrs. J. Edd Bartlett).
  12. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 23 Feb 1998 (stating that she died in Jan 1972; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Santa Anna, Texas when she died).
  13. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3, above, p. 119 (giving her name as Mrs. J. Edd Bartlett; not giving the date; stating that her grave marker is inscribed "a true Christian, a devoted wife, Mother, and teacher" and includes an Eastern Star insignia).
  14. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mrs. J. Edd Bartlett, memorial no. 43858442, viewed on 29 Feb 2012 (not giving the date).
  15. [S522] Coleman Democrat-Voice, Coleman, Tex., 14 Mar 1961, p. 5-A (spelling her first name as Ritta).
  16. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3, above, p. 119 (stating that her grave marker is inscribed "a true Christian, a devoted wife, Mother, and teacher" and includes an Eastern Star insignia).
  17. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002 (naming James Retta McDaniel as her mother).
  18. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002 (naming James Retta McDaniel as his mother).

William Estes Bartlett1

M, ID# 1082, b. 11 July 1877, d. 12 April 1923

William Estes Bartlett's tombstone, Evergreen Cemetery, Ballinger, Tex., courtesy of Diane Ellington.
  • Obituary*: W. E. BARTLETT DIES SUDDENLY
    W. E. Bartlett died at the Halley & Love sanitarium at 12:30 Thursday afternoon, death coming in about four hours after he was stricken down at his studio Thursday morning. the news of his death soon spread over the city and brought grief to the many friends of the good man.
    The physicians worked fast and faithfully and did everything possible from the time Mr. Bartlett was discovered unconscious in his studio until he breathed his last. Some symptoms of the man's suffering indicated intestinal trouble, and it was reported that an operation could be performed. But further diagnosis dispelled this idea and the physicians stated that death resulted from heart lesion.
    Mr. Bartlett was one of Ballinger's best citizens. He had resided here for a number of years, being engaged in the photograph business. He was a faithful member of the Baptist church, a Christian gentleman, and was always found standing for the things he considered for the best interest of his town and community. His friends were numbered by his acquaintances. The day before he was stricken down he was among his friends on the street, and gathered with a crowd in the lobby of the postoffice while waiting for the mail, was in the best of spirits and apparently in good health.
    Before coming to Ballinger several years ago Mr. Bartlett resided in Santa Anna, and relatives from Brownwood and Santa Anna arrived here on the noon tain, and just as death came. He is survived by a wife and four children, three girls and a boy.
    Funeral arrangements had not been announced at two o'clock Thursday afternoon.
    W. E. Bartlett was found in an unconscious condition in the floor in the rear of his studio on Eighth Street early Thursday morning. Mr. Bartlett was found about thirty minutes after he left his home to come to his studio, and it is believed that he was stricken down probably ten minutes before he was found.
    Mr. Bartlett suffered an attack of heart trouble more than a year ago, and was in a serious condition for some time, but apparently recovered and was thought to be in fairly good health. The first thought of those who first reached him Thursday morning was that he had again been stricken down with heart trouble, probably rupture of the intestines, and he was carried to the sanitarium and plans made for the immediate operation.8
  • Note*: He lived in Santa Anna, Texas until moving to Ballinger, Texas several years before his death. He was a professional photographer. His grave marker indicates he was a Mason, and his obituary says he was a Baptist.9

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 8 Feb 2012

Citations

  1. [S160] Mary Jo Deaver, 1218 Northwood Lake, Northport, Ala. 35476, family pedigree chart, 10 Nov 1979, in Navarro County Genealogical Society Family Pedigree Charts (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1980), chart no. 4.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for W. E. Bartlett, memorial no. 46871157, viewed on 8 Feb 2012 (naming J. E. Bartlett as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for W. E. Bartlett, memorial no. 46871157, viewed on 8 Feb 2012.
  4. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1903-40, vol. 3, p. 1477, file 13289.
  5. [S1196] The Banner-Ledger, Ballinger, Tex., 20 Apr 1923, p. 8 (obituary of W. E. Bartlett) (stating that he died at 12:30 p.m., about four hours after being stricken).
  6. [S346] Frank Duane Jenkins, comp., Cemetery Inscriptions, Runnels County, Texas, Vol. 1 (San Angelo, Tex.: The San Angelo Gen. & Hist. Soc'y, Inc., n.d. [ca. 1976]), p. 11 (describing the location as plat 81, section 1).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for W. E. Bartlett, memorial no. 46871157, viewed on 8 Feb 2012 (describing the location as section 1, lot 81, space 1).
  8. [S1196] The Banner-Ledger, Ballinger, Tex., 20 Apr 1923, p. 8.
  9. [S1196] The Banner-Ledger, Ballinger, Tex., 20 Apr 1923, p. 8 (obituary of W. E. Bartlett).
  10. [S1144] Gin A. Crimm-Denison, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 8 Jul 2007, (naming William Estes Bartlett as his father).
  11. [S1144] Gin A. Crimm-Denison, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 8 Jul 2007, (naming William Estes Bartlett as her father).

Carrie Adella Kirkpatrick

F, ID# 1083, b. 1884, d. 1954

Adella Kirkpatrick Bartlett Minshew's tombstone, Evergreen Cemetery, Ballinger, Tex., courtesy of Diane Ellington.
  • Last Edited: 16 Jul 2011

Family 1: William Estes Bartlett b. 11 Jul 1877, d. 12 Apr 1923

Family 2: L. R. Minshew

Citations

  1. [S346] Frank Duane Jenkins, comp., Cemetery Inscriptions, Runnels County, Texas, Vol. 1 (San Angelo, Tex.: The San Angelo Gen. & Hist. Soc'y, Inc., n.d. [ca. 1976]), p. 11.
  2. [S1144] Gin A. Crimm-Denison, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 8 Jul 2007.
  3. [S346] Frank Duane Jenkins, comp., Cemetery Inscriptions, Runnels County, Texas, Vol. 1, above, p. 11 (giving her name as Adella Bartlett Minshew).
  4. [S1144] Gin A. Crimm-Denison, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 8 Jul 2007, (naming Carrie Adella Kirkpatrick as his mother).
  5. [S1144] Gin A. Crimm-Denison, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 8 Jul 2007, (naming Carrie Adella Kirkpatrick as her mother).

Dave L. McDaniel

M, ID# 1084
  • Last Edited: 29 Feb 2012

Family: Elizabeth Lewis

Citations

  1. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3 (Coleman, Tex.: Terry Studio, 1988), p. 119 (stating that her grave marker is inscribed "daughter of Dave and Elzada [Lewis] McDaniel").
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mrs. J. Edd Bartlett, memorial no. 43858442, viewed on 29 Feb 2012 (naming Dave McDaniel as her father).

Elizabeth Lewis

F, ID# 1085
  • Other Names*: Elzada Lewis, Elizabeth Lewis McDaniel, Elizabeth McDaniel, Elzada Lewis McDaniel, Elzada McDaniel.1
  • Last Edited: 29 Feb 2012

Family: Dave L. McDaniel

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mrs. J. Edd Bartlett, memorial no. 43858442, viewed on 29 Feb 2012 (naming Elzada McDaniel as her mother).
  2. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3 (Coleman, Tex.: Terry Studio, 1988), p. 119 (stating that her grave marker is inscribed "daughter of Dave and Elzada [Lewis] McDaniel").

Faytima Roxy Bartlett

F, ID# 1086, b. 25 April 1903, d. 31 December 1989

Faytima Bartlett Allbright's tombstone, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Tex., courtesy of Carl Langford.
  • Other Names*: Faytima Bartlett, Faytima Roxy Allbright, Faytima Bartlett Allbright.13

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 29 Feb 2012

Family: Rowland E. Allbright b. 10 Jan 1900, d. 30 Dec 1963

Citations

  1. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002 (naming James Edward [J. Edd] Bartlett as her father).
  2. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002 (naming James Retta McDaniel as her mother).
  3. [S137] Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), vol. 2, p. 962, file 17657.
  4. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3 (Coleman, Tex.: Terry Studio, 1988), p. 119 (giving only the date and not naming the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Faytima B. Allbright, memorial no. 43662310, viewed on 28 Feb 2012 (giving the date but no other information).
  6. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3, above, p. 119 (not giving the date but stating that her grave marker identifies her as "wife of Rowland E. Allbright").
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Faytima B. Allbright, memorial no. 43662310, viewed on 28 Feb 2012 (not giving the date).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rowland E. Allbright, memorial no. 43662354, viewed on 28 Feb 2012 (not giving the date).
  9. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 23 Feb 1998 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Dallas, Texas when she died).
  10. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002.
  11. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3, above, p. 119 (supposing that she is buried there because her name appears on a grave marker although the marker does not bear a date of death).
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Faytima B. Allbright, memorial no. 43662310, viewed on 28 Feb 2012.
  13. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Faytima B. Allbright, memorial no. 43662310, viewed on 28 Feb 2012 (giving her name as Faytima B. Allbright).

Rowland E. Allbright

M, ID# 1087, b. 10 January 1900, d. 30 December 1963

Rowland E. Allbright's tombstone, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Tex., courtesy of Diane Ellington.
  • Note*: He was a representative of Wilson Sporting Goods Co. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 29 Feb 2012

Family: Faytima Roxy Bartlett b. 25 Apr 1903, d. 31 Dec 1989

Citations

  1. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 23 Feb 1998 (giving the date but no other information).
  2. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3 (Coleman, Tex.: Terry Studio, 1988), p. 119 (giving the date but no other information).
  3. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002.
  4. [S121] Grave marker, Rowland E. Allbright, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Texas (giving the date but no other information).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Rowland E. Allbright, memorial no. 43662354, viewed on 28 Feb 2012 (giving the date but no other information).
  6. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3, above, p. 119 (not giving the date but stating that her grave marker identifies her as "wife of Rowland E. Allbright").
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Faytima B. Allbright, memorial no. 43662310, viewed on 28 Feb 2012 (not giving the date).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rowland E. Allbright, memorial no. 43662354, viewed on 28 Feb 2012 (not giving the date).
  9. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 23 Feb 1998 (stating that he died in Dec 1963 and not naming the place).
  10. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3, above, p. 119.
  11. [S121] Grave marker, Rowland E. Allbright, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Texas.
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rowland E. Allbright, memorial no. 43662354, viewed on 28 Feb 2012.

Clyde McDaniel Bartlett

M, ID# 1088, b. 18 December 1904, d. 16 March 1971
  • Note*: He managed Burton-Lingo Lumber Company's operations in Santa Anna and Merkel, Texas. After retirement he was school tax assessor at Merkel until his death. He married Mona after Vesta died. He and Mona had no children, but Mona had a daughter, Mona Madeline, by a prior marriage.
  • Last Edited: 14 Jul 2011

Family: Vesta Allice Evans b. 25 Jan 1903, d. 7 May 1946

Citations

  1. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002 (naming Joseph Edmond Bartlett as his father).
  2. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002 (naming James Retta McDaniel as his mother).
  3. [S137] Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), vol. 2, p. 961, file 17658.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 19 Jul 2000 (giving only the date).
  5. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002.
  6. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3 (Coleman, Tex.: Terry Studio, 1988), p. 119 (stating that her grave marker identifies her as "wife of Clyde M. Bartlett" but not giving the date or place).
  7. [S121] Grave marker, Vesta Evans Bartlett, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Texas (inscribed "wife of Clyde M. Bartlett" but not giving the date or place).
  8. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1971, vol. 1, p. 84, file 21556.
  9. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 19 Jul 2000 (stating that he died in Mar 1971; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Merkel, Tex. when he died).
  10. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002 (stating that he died on 15 Mar 1971 in Merkel, Tex.).
  11. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002 (naming Clyde McDaniel Bartlett as his father).

Vesta Allice Evans

F, ID# 1089, b. 25 January 1903, d. 7 May 1946

Vesta Evans Bartlett's tombstone, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Tex., courtesy of Diane Ellington.
  • Last Edited: 14 Jul 2011

Family: Clyde McDaniel Bartlett b. 18 Dec 1904, d. 16 Mar 1971

Citations

  1. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002 (naming George Stanley Evans as her father).
  2. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002 (naming Mary Cathryn Waggoner as her mother).
  3. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3 (Coleman, Tex.: Terry Studio, 1988), p. 119 (giving the date but no other information).
  4. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002.
  5. [S121] Grave marker, Vesta Evans Bartlett, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Texas (giving the date but no other information).
  6. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3, above, p. 119 (stating that her grave marker identifies her as "wife of Clyde M. Bartlett" but not giving the date or place).
  7. [S121] Grave marker, Vesta Evans Bartlett, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Texas (inscribed "wife of Clyde M. Bartlett" but not giving the date or place).
  8. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1946-55, vol. 2, p. 574, file 24563 (giving the date, county, and state).
  9. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3, above, p. 119.
  10. [S121] Grave marker, Vesta Evans Bartlett, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Texas.
  11. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002 (naming Vesta Allice Evans as his mother).

James Leon Bartlett

M, ID# 1090, b. 10 November 1913, d. 10 December 1941

James Leon Bartlett's tombstone, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Tex., courtesy of Diane Ellington.
  • Note*: He attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas and was a bookkeeper for Burton-Lingo Lumber Co. in Santa Anna, Texas before volunteering for the U.S. Army Air Forces in May 1941. He died at Nichols Field at Rizal, Philippine Islands in the first days of World War II. His body was returned from the Philippine Islands in 1948. He never married. A picture of him in uniform appears at page 2249 of volume 5 of Fighting Men of Texas, published in 1948 by Historical Publishing Co., Dallas, Texas.
  • Last Edited: 26 Jul 2015

Citations

  1. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002 (naming James Edward [J. Edd] Bartlett as his father).
  2. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002 (naming James Retta McDaniel as his mother).
  3. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3 (Coleman, Tex.: Terry Studio, 1988), p. 119 (giving the date but no other information).
  4. [S758] Ralph Bartlett, family group sheet, 19 Aug 2002.
  5. [S121] Grave marker, James Leon Bartlett, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Texas (giving the date but no other information).
  6. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3, above, p. 119 (stating that his grave marker is inscribed "Pvt WWII - killed in action in Nichols Field, Philippine Is.").
  7. [S121] Grave marker, James Leon Bartlett, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Texas.
  8. [S497] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 3, above, p. 119 (not giving the date and stating that his grave marker is inscribed that he was a private in World War II and was killed in action at Nichols Field, Philippine Islands).
  9. [S121] Grave marker, James Leon Bartlett, Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Texas (not giving the date).

Morgan Clayton1

M, ID# 1092, b. 1792, d. 1873
  • Note*: He served in the War of 1812, having entered in Bedford County, Tennessee. He was a farmer.
  • Last Edited: 12 Oct 1999

Family: Molly Steele b. 20 Aug 1792

Citations

  1. [S50] William S. Grubbs, 14103 Sableridge Dr., Houston, Tex. 77014, letter to Roger Bartlett, 1 Dec 1993.

Molly Steele1

F, ID# 1093, b. 20 August 1792
  • Last Edited: 7 Jul 1997

Family: Morgan Clayton b. 1792, d. 1873

Citations

  1. [S50] William S. Grubbs, 14103 Sableridge Dr., Houston, Tex. 77014, letter to Roger Bartlett, 1 Dec 1993.

John Steele Clayton

M, ID# 1094, b. circa 1815, d. 14 February 1872
  • Note*: He was a farmer.
  • Last Edited: 7 Jul 1997

Family: Sophia Collins Rodgers b. 1825, d. a 1890

William M. Clayton1

M, ID# 1095, b. circa 1831, d. after 1900
  • Note*: He resided at Cornersville, Tennessee.
  • Last Edited: 28 Jan 1995

Citations

  1. [S50] William S. Grubbs, 14103 Sableridge Dr., Houston, Tex. 77014, letter to Roger Bartlett, 1 Dec 1993.

Mary E. ('Mollie') Clayton

F, ID# 1096, b. 20 February 1851, d. 20 July 1889

Mary E. ('Mollie') Clayton, courtesy of Pat Sproat.
  • Obituary*: "The Hand of Death.
       "Mrs. M. E. Bachman died at her residence, 250 North Harwood street Saturday. She was buried in the family cemetery at Cochran's Chapel yesterday."19
  • Note*: Her name may have been Margaret. One source states that she was born on 15 Jul 1852 in Dallas County, Texas. One source states that she married William Fletcher Bachman on 19 Jan 1874 in Kerens, Navarro County, Texas.23,24,25

Additional Resources

• Find A Grave memorials for her are here and here.
  • Last Edited: 8 May 2014

Family: William Fletcher Bachman b. 16 Sep 1846, d. 21 Apr 1911

Citations

  1. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, ed. Eugene C. Barker and Ernest William Winkler (Chicago, Ill.: The American Historical Society, 1914), vol. IV, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," available online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui77.htm, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Joseph A. Clayton, of Tennessee, as her father).
  2. [S241] Susie Robinson, Corsicana, Tex., letter to Will Bachman, Los Angeles, California, 18 Sep 1938, The Dallas Quarterly, vol. XXXIII, pp. 237-38 (Dec 1987), pp. 5-6 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton as her father).
  3. [S256] Sam Houston Dixon and Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto (Houston, Tex.: The Anson Jones Press, 1932), p. 77 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton as her father).
  4. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Amanda (Poole) Clayton, of Tennessee, as her mother).
  5. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, pp. 5-6 (naming Amanda Poole as her mother).
  6. [S256] Sam Houston Dixon & Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto, above, p. 77 (naming Amanda Poole as her mother).
  7. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records (giving only the date and stating that she was born at 7:00 p.m.). These five pages are marked "Record from Family Bible (Clayton)" on one page and "Family Record" on another. Two pages are on letterhead of Charles H. Highnote, 616 S. 15th St., Corsicana, Tex. Some or all are thought to have been written by Mrs. Highnote from a family bible. The bible probably is now in the San Jacinto battlefield museum, near Houston, Texas. Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., provided copies to Roger Bartlett on 31 May 1973.
  8. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
  9. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 29 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. II, p. 146).
  10. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records, above (stating that they married on 20 Jan 1874 without naming the place).
  11. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (not giving the date or place and giving his name as William H. Bachman).
  12. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, p. 6 (not giving the date or place).
  13. [S651] Lynell Moss, e-mail address, computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, 31 Aug 2001, (stating that they married circa 1874 in Texas).
  14. [S755] Anna Baker & Anne Cochran, Cochran Chapel Cemetery (1976) (not giving the date but identifying her as wife of William Fletcher Bachman and him as husband of Margaret Clayton Bachman in the compilers' notes). Tom Ellis provided an electronic copy to Roger Bartlett on 5 Jul 2002.
  15. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (stating that she died in Dallas County, Texas without giving the date).
  16. [S256] Sam Houston Dixon & Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto, above, p. 77 (not giving the date or place but stating that she was dead by 1932).
  17. [S651] Lynell Moss, 31 Aug 2001 computer files, above.
  18. [S867] Pat Sproat, chart of descendants of John Bachman sent to Roger Bartlett, 11 Oct 2003 (stating that she died in Dallas County, Texas without giving the date).
  19. [S1304] The Dallas Daily Times Herald, Dallas, Tex., 22 Jul 1889, p. 5, col. 2.
  20. [S121] Grave marker, Cochran Chapel Cemetery, Dallas, Tex. (common marker with William Fletcher Bachman).
  21. [S651] Lynell Moss, 31 Aug 2001 computer files, above, (not giving the date).
  22. [S755] Anna Baker & Anne Cochran, Cochran Chapel Cemetery (1976), above (giving her name as Margaret) (not giving the date).
  23. [S651] Lynell Moss, 31 Aug 2001 computer files, above, (stating that she was born on 15 Jul 1852 in Dallas County, Texas).
  24. [S755] Anna Baker & Anne Cochran, Cochran Chapel Cemetery (1976), above (giving her name as Margaret Clayton Bachman).
  25. [S867] Pat Sproat, chart of descendants of John Bachman, above (stating that they married on 19 Jan 1874 in Kerens, Navarro County, Texas).
  26. [S651] Lynell Moss, 31 Aug 2001 computer files, above, (naming Mary E. ['Mollie'] Clayton as his mother).
  27. [S755] Anna Baker & Anne Cochran, Cochran Chapel Cemetery (1976), above (naming M. C. Bachman as his mother in the compilers' notes).
  28. [S867] Pat Sproat, chart of descendants of John Bachman, above (naming Mary Elizabeth Clayton as his mother).
  29. [S651] Lynell Moss, 31 Aug 2001 computer files, above, (naming Mary E. ['Mollie'] Clayton as her mother).
  30. [S867] Pat Sproat, chart of descendants of John Bachman, above (naming Mary Elizabeth Clayton as her mother).
  31. [S755] Anna Baker & Anne Cochran, Cochran Chapel Cemetery (1976), above (naming M. C. Bauchman as her mother in compilers' notes).
  32. [S755] Anna Baker & Anne Cochran, Cochran Chapel Cemetery (1976), above (stating that he was the son of W. F. and M. C. Bachman).
  33. [S242] Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., undated biography of Joseph Alvey Clayton, given to Roger Bartlett by Joe Guthrie 31 May 1973, p. 2 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton and Amanda Poole as his grandparents).
  34. [S577] California Death Records, online http://www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/graphics/ca.html, viewed on 1 Jun 2000 (stating that his mother's maiden name was Clayton).
  35. [S651] Lynell Moss, 31 Aug 2001 computer files, above, (giving his name as William Bachman and naming Mary E. ['Mollie'] Clayton as his mother).

William Fletcher Bachman

M, ID# 1097, b. 16 September 1846, d. 21 April 1911

William Fletcher Bachman.
  • Scrapbook*: His Confederate soldier's pension was approved by Texas Commissioner of Pensions, effective 1 Sep 1910.19
  • Obituary*: "Bachman.—The funeral of William F. Bachman, who died at the Baptist Sanitarium Thursday night, age 67 years, will take place from the family home, near Cochrans Chapel, at 10:30 o'clock this morning. The interment will be in the Cochran Cemetery. Rev. Buck Hughes will conduct the service. Mr. Bachman is survived by two sons—R. M. Bachman of Hobart, Ok. and J. W. Bachman of Calgary, Canada; two brothers, S. H. Bachman of Dallas and D. Bachman of Commerce, Tex; and three sisters, Mrs. J. H. Smith, Mrs. C. S. Daniels and Mrs. R. C. Harris [sic], all of Dallas."14
  • Note*: He was educated at McKenzie College in Clarksville, Tennessee and was a school teacher for most of his adult life. He enlisted in Thomas's company of Nat Burford's regiment in the Confederate Army in 1863 and served until the end of the Civil War. (James Thomas was captain of Company K, which was raised in Dallas County, Texas, and Burford commanded the 19th Texas Cavalry Regiment, part of Parsons's Brigade. The 19th was for much of the war stationed in eastern Arkansas but spent some time in southeastern Missouri and northern Louisiana. It engaged with Union troops on several occasions.) In September 1910 he applied to the State of Texas for an indigent Confederate soldier's pension and said that he enlisted in Company K, Buford's Regiment, 19th Texas Cavalry, in May 1864, was transferred about six months later to Company I, 30th Texas Cavalry, and served as an enlisted man until May 1865, when Parsons's Brigade was disbanded at Marlin, Texas; he further swore that he was indigent, that he taught school "when able," that he did not own any taxable property, and that he lived at 148 Main Street in Dallas (presumably as a renter). His grave marker gives 13 Apr 1911 as the date of his death, and another source gives 20 Apr 1911. His survivors included two sons, two brothers, and three sisters.20,21,22,23,24,19

Additional Resources

• His memorial on Find A Grave is here.
  • Last Edited: 5 Aug 2015

Family: Mary E. ('Mollie') Clayton b. 20 Feb 1851, d. 20 Jul 1889

Citations

  1. [S867] Pat Sproat, chart of descendants of John Bachman sent to Roger Bartlett, 11 Oct 2003 (naming John B. Bachman as his father).
  2. [S867] Pat Sproat, chart of descendants of John Bachman, above (naming Margaret Morris Hughes as his mother).
  3. [S580] Anne Cochran, family group sheet, 18 Aug 2000, (giving the date and state).
  4. [S651] Lynell Moss, e-mail address, computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, 31 Aug 2001.
  5. [S755] Anna Baker & Anne Cochran, Cochran Chapel Cemetery (1976) (giving only the date). Tom Ellis provided an electronic copy to Roger Bartlett on 5 Jul 2002.
  6. [S1113] W. F. Bachman, pension file, no. 19615, records of Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas State Archives, (stating in his application dated 8 Sep 1910 that he was sixty-four years old and born in Tennessee).
  7. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 29 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. II, p. 146).
  8. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records (stating that they married on 20 Jan 1874 without naming the place). These five pages are marked "Record from Family Bible (Clayton)" on one page and "Family Record" on another. Two pages are on letterhead of Charles H. Highnote, 616 S. 15th St., Corsicana, Tex. Some or all are thought to have been written by Mrs. Highnote from a family bible. The bible probably is now in the San Jacinto battlefield museum, near Houston, Texas. Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., provided copies to Roger Bartlett on 31 May 1973.
  9. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, ed. Eugene C. Barker and Ernest William Winkler (Chicago, Ill.: The American Historical Society, 1914), vol. IV, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," available online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui77.htm, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (not giving the date or place and giving his name as William H. Bachman).
  10. [S241] Susie Robinson, Corsicana, Tex., letter to Will Bachman, Los Angeles, California, 18 Sep 1938, The Dallas Quarterly, vol. XXXIII, pp. 237-38 (Dec 1987), p. 6 (not giving the date or place).
  11. [S651] Lynell Moss, 31 Aug 2001 computer files, above, (stating that they married circa 1874 in Texas).
  12. [S755] Anna Baker & Anne Cochran, Cochran Chapel Cemetery (1976), above (not giving the date but identifying her as wife of William Fletcher Bachman and him as husband of Margaret Clayton Bachman in the compilers' notes).
  13. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1903-40, vol. 3, p. 1042, file 7916.
  14. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 22 Apr 1911, p. 6.
  15. [S121] Grave marker, Cochran Chapel Cemetery, Dallas, Tex. (common marker with Mary Clayton Bachman) (naming the place but not giving the date).
  16. [S651] Lynell Moss, 31 Aug 2001 computer files, above, (naming the place but not giving the date).
  17. [S755] Anna Baker & Anne Cochran, Cochran Chapel Cemetery (1976), above (naming the place but not giving the date).
  18. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 22 Apr 1911, p. 6 (obituary of William F. Bachman).
  19. [S1113] W. F. Bachman, pension file, no. 19615, above.
  20. [S755] Anna Baker & Anne Cochran, Cochran Chapel Cemetery (1976), above (stating that he died on 13 Apr 1911).
  21. [S867] Pat Sproat, chart of descendants of John Bachman, above (giving his educational background, stating that he was a school teacher, identifying his Confederate Army enlistment [attributing information to records in the Texas State Archives], and stating that he died on 20 Apr 1911).
  22. [S870] Ralph A. Wooster, Lone Star Regiments in Gray (Austin, Tex.: Eakin Press, 2002), pp. 183-92 (providing information about the 19th Texas Cavalry Regiment and Parsons's Brigade).
  23. [S871] Anne J. Bailey, Between the Enemy and Texas: Parsons's Texas Cavalry in the Civil War (Fort Worth, Tex.: Texas Christian University Press, 1989), pp. 224-25 (providing information about the 19th Texas Cavalry Regiment and Parsons's Brigade).
  24. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 22 Apr 1911, p. 6 (obituary of William F. Bachman) (naming his survivors).
  25. [S651] Lynell Moss, 31 Aug 2001 computer files, above, (naming William Fletcher Bachman as his father).
  26. [S755] Anna Baker & Anne Cochran, Cochran Chapel Cemetery (1976), above (naming W. F. Bachman as his father in the compilers' notes).
  27. [S867] Pat Sproat, chart of descendants of John Bachman, above (naming William Fletcher Bachman as his father).
  28. [S651] Lynell Moss, 31 Aug 2001 computer files, above, (naming William Fletcher Bachman as her father).
  29. [S867] Pat Sproat, chart of descendants of John Bachman, above (naming William Fletcher Bachman as her father).
  30. [S755] Anna Baker & Anne Cochran, Cochran Chapel Cemetery (1976), above (naming W. F. Bauchman as her father in compilers' notes).
  31. [S755] Anna Baker & Anne Cochran, Cochran Chapel Cemetery (1976), above (stating that he was the son of W. F. and M. C. Bachman).
  32. [S651] Lynell Moss, 31 Aug 2001 computer files, above, (giving his name as William Bachman and naming William Fletcher Bachman as his father).

Sheriff Mitchell Steele Clayton

M, ID# 1098, b. 18 September 1854, d. 31 January 1920

Sheriff Mitchell Steele Clayton, from Navarro County Genealogical and Historical Web Site.

  • Other Names*: Steele Clayton, Mastifer Steele Clayton.29,30
  • Scrapbook*: In June 1902 he was appointed a delegate from Navarro County to the Texas Democratic Party convention.31
  • Obituary*: "DIED HERE SATURDAY NIGHT
       "Highly Esteemed and Popular Citizen Is No More
       “M. S. Clayton, former Sheriff of Navarro County, and for several years past government cotton statistician for this county, died at his home, 616 South Fifteenth Street, at 8:30 Saturday night following a stroke of paralysis that he suffered about 2 o'clock that afternoon. The deceased was in his usual health when he was suddenly seized, and soon lapsed into unconsciousness from which he never rallied. The deceased was a native of Navarro County, and was 65 years, four months and thirteen days old at the time of his death. For many years he was a citizen of Chatfield, but had resided in Corsicana since he was elected sheriff of the county some years ago. In all the walks of life he was a good citizen, a true friend and a loving husband and father. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon. Funeral services were first conducted at the house by Rev. H. J. Ellis of St. John’s Episcopal church, of which the deceased was a communicant, after which the Odd Fellows took charge and concluded the services at the grave in the Chatfield cemetery.
       “The following Corsicana and Chatfield friends of the deceased were honorary pall bearers: L. A. Pinkston, Geo. Boyd, W. H. Hastings, Hawkins Scarborough, Joe Harper, Elbert Williams, Wiley Robinson, Ben Guynes, Robt. Witherspoon, Ford Witherspoon, W. J. Anderson, John Finch, George Meredith and Buck Kenner.
       “The deceased is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Highnote, and numerous relatives.
       “The last sad rites were attended by a large concourse and there were many beautiful flowers.”.32
  • Note*: Known as Steele, he worked as a cowboy in West Texas from 1874 to 1878 and raised sheep in Navarro County from about 1878 until 1887. He farmed about 150 acres near Chatfield and operated the Guynes and Clayton store there. He was a constable and then a deputy sheriff, lost a race for sheriff in 1904, was elected sheriff in 1908 and 1910, did not run again, and primarily farmed the rest of his life. For a while after leaving the sheriff's office he served as county statistician for Navarro County, "a position in which he [was] required by the government to keep an accurate record of the number of cotton bales ginned in the county, the amount of cotton consumed by the Corsicana cotton factory, stocks of cotton retained in warehouses, amount of seed crushed and statistics concerning production in the various cotton-seed oil mills of his district, and other incidental data, ten gin reports being made by him to the census bureau in Washington between September and March of each year." He was a Democrat and member of the Odd Fellows. A 1914 biography said that he "has a host of friends in his native county and as a citizen he maintains a liberal and public-spirited attitude." A sister's granddaughter remembered him as "a rather tall, well built handsome man" and a "very gentle man as well as a 'gentleman' in every sense of the word." They lived at 616 S. 15th St. in Corsicana. One source gives his first name as Mastifer.33,34

Additional Resources

• A transcript of correspondence from the 1920s between Mitchell Steele Clayton and Mrs. Edgar H. Clayton, discussing family history, is here.
• His 1914 biography in A History of Texas and Texans is here.
• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Apr 2014

Family: Georgia ('Georgie') Pannill b. 16 Sep 1867, d. 23 Dec 1939

Citations

  1. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, ed. Eugene C. Barker and Ernest William Winkler (Chicago, Ill.: The American Historical Society, 1914), vol. IV, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," available online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui77.htm, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Joseph A. Clayton, of Tennessee, as his father).
  2. [S241] Susie Robinson, Corsicana, Tex., letter to Will Bachman, Los Angeles, California, 18 Sep 1938, The Dallas Quarterly, vol. XXXIII, pp. 237-38 (Dec 1987), pp. 5-6 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton as his father).
  3. [S256] Sam Houston Dixon and Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto (Houston, Tex.: The Anson Jones Press, 1932), p. 77 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton as his father).
  4. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Amanda (Poole) Clayton, of Tennessee, as his mother).
  5. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, pp. 5-6 (naming Amanda Poole as his mother).
  6. [S256] Sam Houston Dixon & Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto, above, p. 77 (naming Amanda Poole as his mother).
  7. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), p. 28 (giving only the date).
  8. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records (giving only the date and stating that he was born at 6:00 p.m.). These five pages are marked "Record from Family Bible (Clayton)" on one page and "Family Record" on another. Two pages are on letterhead of Charles H. Highnote, 616 S. 15th St., Corsicana, Tex. Some or all are thought to have been written by Mrs. Highnote from a family bible. The bible probably is now in the San Jacinto battlefield museum, near Houston, Texas. Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., provided copies to Roger Bartlett on 31 May 1973.
  9. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (stating that he was born on a farm near Kerens, Texas).
  10. [S78] W. P. Murchison, "Mastifer Steele Clayton," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 100, (stating that he was born at Chatfield in Sep 1854).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mitchell Steele Clayton, memorial no. 28090739, viewed on 13 Apr 2014 (giving the date but not the place).
  12. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987).
  13. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records, above (stating that they were married on Thursday evening at 8:00 but in another place stating 8:30).
  14. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1728, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (giving only the month and year and not naming the place).
  15. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, p. 6 (no date or place).
  16. [S78] W. P. Murchison, "Mastifer Steele Clayton," above, (not giving the date or place).
  17. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mitchell Steele Clayton, memorial no. 28090739, viewed on 13 Apr 2014 (not giving the date or place).
  18. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Georgia Pannill Clayton, memorial no. 28090716, viewed on 13 Apr 2014 (not giving the date or place).
  19. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 23 Dec 1939, p. 1, col. 6 (obituary of Mrs. M. S. Clayton) (not giving the date or place).
  20. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1903-40, vol. 10, p. 4634, file 2762 (giving his name as M. Steel Clayton).
  21. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records, above (giving only the date and stating that he "was taken sick at 2 p.m. and died at 3:30 p.m.").
  22. [S78] W. P. Murchison, "Mastifer Steele Clayton," above, (giving only the date).
  23. [S1299] Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., online archive at http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/, 3 Feb 1920, p. 2, col. 2 (obituary of M. S. Clayton) (stating that he died at his home that night).
  24. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 2 Feb 1920, p. 7, col. 5 (obituary of M. S. Clayton) (stating that he died at 8:30 that evening).
  25. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 28 (not giving the date).
  26. [S78] W. P. Murchison, "Mastifer Steele Clayton," above, (not giving the date stating only that he is buried in the Chatfield cemetery).
  27. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 2 Feb 1920, p. 7, col. 5 (obituary of M. S. Clayton) (stating that he was buried in the "Chatfield cemetery").
  28. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mitchell Steele Clayton, memorial no. 28090739, viewed on 13 Apr 2014 (not giving the date).
  29. [S78] W. P. Murchison, "Mastifer Steele Clayton," above, (giving his name as Mastifer S. Clayton).
  30. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 15 Jun 1902, p. 4 (using the name Steele).
  31. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 15 Jun 1902, p. 4.
  32. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 2 Feb 1920, p. 7, col. 5 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun, with obvious typographical errors corrected).
  33. [S78] W. P. Murchison, "Mastifer Steele Clayton," above.
  34. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1728, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton."
  35. [S78] W. P. Murchison, "Mastifer Steele Clayton," above, (naming Mastifer Steele Clayton as her father).
  36. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1728, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Mitchell S. Clayton as her father and giving her name as Maggie E. Highnote).
  37. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Steele Clayton as her father).
  38. [S1181] Liz Freeman, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 12 Sep 2008, (naming Mitchell Steele Clayton as her father).
  39. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 4 Sep 1964, p. 12, col. 7 (obituary of Mrs. Maggie Clayton Highnote) (naming M. S. Clayton as her father).
  40. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 28 (identifying him as son of M. S. Clayton).
  41. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1728, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Mitchell S. Clayton as his father).
  42. [S78] W. P. Murchison, "Mastifer Steele Clayton," above, (naming Mastifer Steele Clayton as his father).

Georgia ('Georgie') Pannill1

F, ID# 1099, b. 16 September 1867, d. 23 December 1939

Georgie Pannill Clayton's tombstone, Old Cemetery, Chatfield, Tex.
  • Other Names*: Georgia Pannill, Georgie Pannill, Georgia Pannill Clayton, Georgie Pannill Clayton, Georgia Clayton, Georgie Clayton.
  • Obituary*: "MRS. M. S. CLAYTON DIED ON SATURDAY; BURIAL BE SUNDAY
       "Mrs. M. S. Clayton, aged 72 years, died at her home, 616 South Fifteenth street [Corsicana, Texas], Saturday morning [23 Dec 1939]. Funeral services will be held from the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. R. Haden, rector of the Episcopal church.
       "Mrs. Clayton had been a resident of Navarro county and Corsicana practically all of her life. She moved to Chatfield from Ellis county when a small child and lived there many years before moving to Corsicana. She was the widow of M. S. Clayton, former Navarro county sheriff.
       "Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Highnote, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. R. L. Hodge, Chatfield; a number of nephews and nieces, and other relatives. She was a sister of the late Dr. Will Pannill.
       "Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.”.24
  • Note*: Her grave marker gives 24 Dec 1939 as the date of her death, but that appears to be wrong in view of other sources, particularly her obituary, which was published on 23 Dec 1939.25,23

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Apr 2014

Family: Sheriff Mitchell Steele Clayton b. 18 Sep 1854, d. 31 Jan 1920

Citations

  1. [S88] Margaret Pannill, "Pannill Family After 1900," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), pp. 159-60.
  2. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. XX, no. III (Aug 1997), p. 8 (quoting from Henry Pannill's Bible and naming H. Pannill as her father).
  3. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, ed. Eugene C. Barker and Ernest William Winkler (Chicago, Ill.: The American Historical Society, 1914), vol. IV, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," available online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui77.htm, vol. IV, p. 1728, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (stating that Major Henry Pannill, of Virginia, a Confederate officer, was her father).
  4. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, above, vol. XX, no. III (Aug 1997), p. 8 (quoting from Henry Pannill's Bible and naming M.E. Pannill as her mother).
  5. [S89] Margaret Pannill, "Pannill Family Before 1900," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 159.
  6. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1728, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (stating that Maggie Jones Pannill was her mother).
  7. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, above, vol. XX, no. III (Aug 1997), p. 8 (quoting from Henry Pannill's Bible, which stated, "Georgia, 8th child of H. & M.E. Pannill Born on Trinity River, Ellis Co., Texas Sept. 16, 1867 4 o'clock A.M.").
  8. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), p. 28.
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Georgia Pannill Clayton, memorial no. 28090716, viewed on 13 Apr 2014 (giving the date but not the place).
  10. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987).
  11. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records (stating that they were married on Thursday evening at 8:00 but in another place stating 8:30). These five pages are marked "Record from Family Bible (Clayton)" on one page and "Family Record" on another. Two pages are on letterhead of Charles H. Highnote, 616 S. 15th St., Corsicana, Tex. Some or all are thought to have been written by Mrs. Highnote from a family bible. The bible probably is now in the San Jacinto battlefield museum, near Houston, Texas. Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., provided copies to Roger Bartlett on 31 May 1973.
  12. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1728, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (giving only the month and year and not naming the place).
  13. [S241] Susie Robinson, Corsicana, Tex., letter to Will Bachman, Los Angeles, California, 18 Sep 1938, The Dallas Quarterly, vol. XXXIII, pp. 237-38 (Dec 1987), p. 6 (no date or place).
  14. [S78] W. P. Murchison, "Mastifer Steele Clayton," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 100, (not giving the date or place).
  15. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mitchell Steele Clayton, memorial no. 28090739, viewed on 13 Apr 2014 (not giving the date or place).
  16. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Georgia Pannill Clayton, memorial no. 28090716, viewed on 13 Apr 2014 (not giving the date or place).
  17. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 23 Dec 1939, p. 1, col. 6 (obituary of Mrs. M. S. Clayton) (not giving the date or place).
  18. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 28 (giving the date but not the place).
  19. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records, above (giving the date but not the place).
  20. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 23 Dec 1939, p. 1, col. 6 (obituary of Mrs. M. S. Clayton) (stating that she died that morning).
  21. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 28 (not giving the date).
  22. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Georgia Pannill Clayton, memorial no. 28090716, viewed on 13 Apr 2014 (not giving the date).
  23. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 23 Dec 1939, p. 1, col. 6 (obituary of Mrs. M. S. Clayton).
  24. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 23 Dec 1939, p. 1, col. 6 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun, with obvious typographical errors corrected).
  25. [S121] Grave marker, Old Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, Tex.
  26. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1728, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Georgia Pannill as her mother and giving her name as Maggie E. Highnote).
  27. [S78] W. P. Murchison, "Mastifer Steele Clayton," above, (naming Georgia Pannill as her mother).
  28. [S1181] Liz Freeman, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 12 Sep 2008, (naming Georgia Pannill as her mother).
  29. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 28 (identifying him as son of G. P. Clayton).
  30. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1728, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Georgia Pannill as his mother).
  31. [S78] W. P. Murchison, "Mastifer Steele Clayton," above, (naming Georgia Pannill as his mother).

Joseph Pannill Clayton1

M, ID# 1100, b. 28 November 1894, d. 23 October 1911

Joseph Pannill Clayton's tombstone, Old Cemetery, Chatfield, Tex., from findagrave.com.

  • Note*: He was known as Pannill.11
  • Last Edited: 3 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. [S88] Margaret Pannill, "Pannill Family After 1900," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), pp. 159-60.
  2. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), p. 28 (identifying him as son of M. S. Clayton).
  3. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, ed. Eugene C. Barker and Ernest William Winkler (Chicago, Ill.: The American Historical Society, 1914), vol. IV, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," available online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui77.htm, vol. IV, p. 1728, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Mitchell S. Clayton as his father).
  4. [S78] W. P. Murchison, "Mastifer Steele Clayton," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 100, (naming Mastifer Steele Clayton as his father).
  5. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 28 (identifying him as son of G. P. Clayton).
  6. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1728, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Georgia Pannill as his mother).
  7. [S78] W. P. Murchison, "Mastifer Steele Clayton," above, (naming Georgia Pannill as his mother).
  8. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 28.
  9. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records (stating that he was born at 9:30 p.m.). These five pages are marked "Record from Family Bible (Clayton)" on one page and "Family Record" on another. Two pages are on letterhead of Charles H. Highnote, 616 S. 15th St., Corsicana, Tex. Some or all are thought to have been written by Mrs. Highnote from a family bible. The bible probably is now in the San Jacinto battlefield museum, near Houston, Texas. Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., provided copies to Roger Bartlett on 31 May 1973.
  10. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records, above.
  11. [S78] W. P. Murchison, "Mastifer Steele Clayton," above.