Margaret Amanda ('Maggie') Clayton1,2

F, ID# 1101, b. 9 April 1889, d. 4 September 1964

Historical marker, Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, near Retreat, Tex., courtesy of Edward L. Williams. Click on picture to enlarge it.

  • Other Names*: Maggie Clayton, Margaret Clayton, Margaret Amanda Highnote, Maggie Clayton Highnote, Maggie Highnote.
  • Obituary*: "Mrs. Highnote Dies Friday; Rites Saturday
       "Mrs. Maggie Clayton Highnote, widow of the late Charles Highnote, native of Chatfield, died in the Navarro clinic Friday morning [4 Sep 1964] following a several weeks illness. She resided at 614 North Twenty-Fifth street [Corsicana, Texas].
       "Mrs. Highnote was a member of the St. John’s Episcopal church. She made a world tour several months ago.
       "Surviving are a number of cousins, one of whom is Mrs. Rena Hind who resided in the Highnote home.
       "Mrs. Highnote was the daughter of the late M. S. Clayton, at one time sheriff of Navarro county.
       "Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. David Watt, rector of St. John’s.
       "Pallbearers will be George Hodge, R. N. Jones, J. B. Harper, H. P. Hodge, J. P. Hodge, Fred Hodge, H. W. Regester and W. A. Lang."24
  • Note*: She and Charles lived in Corsicana, Texas. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Corsicana.15

Additional Resources

• Her memorial on Find A Grave is here.
• A facsimile of her death certificate is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Apr 2014

Family: Charles Herbert Highnote b. 17 Dec 1880, d. 21 Mar 1956

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. [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. [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 her father).
  4. [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 her father and giving her name as Maggie E. Highnote).
  5. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Steele Clayton as her father).
  6. [S1181] Liz Freeman, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 12 Sep 2008, (naming Mitchell Steele Clayton as her father).
  7. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 4 Sep 1964, p. 12, col. 7 (obituary of Mrs. Maggie Clayton Highnote) (naming M. S. Clayton as her father).
  8. [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).
  9. [S78] W. P. Murchison, "Mastifer Steele Clayton," above, (naming Georgia Pannill as her mother).
  10. [S1181] Liz Freeman, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 12 Sep 2008, (naming Georgia Pannill as her mother).
  11. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records (stating in one place that she was born at 7:00 a.m. and in another that she was born at 7:30 a.m.; 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.
  12. [S1181] Liz Freeman, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 12 Sep 2008.
  13. [S121] Grave marker, Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Navarro County, Texas (near Retreat) (common marker with Charles Herbert Highnote) (giving the date but not the place).
  14. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Margaret A. Clayton Highnote, memorial no. 33840147, viewed on 29 Jul 2011 (giving the date but not the place).
  15. [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."
  16. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. XXV, no. I (Feb 2002), p. 22.
  17. [S175] Supposition as to marriage, based on common grave marker.
  18. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 4 Sep 1964, p. 12, col. 7 (obituary of Mrs. Maggie Clayton Highnote).
  19. [S579] Texas Death Records, online http://vitals.rootsweb.com/tx/death/search.cgi, viewed on 3 Aug 2000 (giving the date and county but not the city).
  20. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 4 Sep 1964, p. 12, col. 7 (obituary of Mrs. Maggie Clayton Highnote) (stating that she died after several weeks' illness).
  21. [S1181] Liz Freeman, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 12 Sep 2008, (not giving the date).
  22. [S121] Grave marker, Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Navarro County, Texas (near Retreat) (common marker with Charles Herbert Highnote) (not giving the date).
  23. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Margaret A. Clayton Highnote, memorial no. 33840147, viewed on 29 Jul 2011 (not giving the date).
  24. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 4 Sep 1964, p. 12, col. 7 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun]

Charles Herbert Highnote1

M, ID# 1102, b. 17 December 1880, d. 21 March 1956

Charles Highnote's tombstone, Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Tex., courtesy of Liz Freeman.

  • Other Names*: Charles Highnote.
  • Obituary*: "C. H. Highnote Dies Wednesday, Rites Thursday
       "Charles H. Highnote, age 75 years, oil operator, 614 North Twenty-Fifth street, died in Memorial Hospital early Wednesday morning following a heart attack several days ago.
       "Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.
       "The rites will be conducted by Rev. Fred C. Wolfe, Jr., rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, assisted by Dr Matthew H. Arnold, minister of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.
       "Highnote was a native of Navarro County and had spent most of life in Corsicana. He was well known here and among oil men throughout the state.
       "Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. W. T. McKee and Mrs. J. H. Lynd, both of Corsicana; Mrs. O. W. Welsh, San Antonio, and Mrs. J. P. Pugh, Beaumont; a brother, Eugene Highnote, Corsicana, and other relatives.
       "Pallbearers will be George Hodge, R, N. Jones, J. B. Harper, H. P. Hodge, J. P. Hodge, Fred P. Hodge, Dave Kelton, Jack Humphries and J. B. Fortson."19
  • Note*: Most sources give 20 Mar 1956 as his death date, but his obituary says he died early in the morning of 21 Mar 1956. His death certificate, as pictured on his Find A Grave memorial site, also gives 21 Mar 1956 as his death date. He died of a heart attack. His obituary describes him as a native of Navarro County, Texas, but another source says he was born in Seymour, Indiana.20,21,22,23

Additional Resources

• His memorial on Find A Grave is here.
• A facsimile of his death certificate is here.
  • Last Edited: 1 Oct 2017

Family: Margaret Amanda ('Maggie') Clayton b. 9 Apr 1889, d. 4 Sep 1964

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. XXV, no. I (Feb 2002), p. 22 (naming Phillip Highnote as his father).
  3. [S1181] Liz Freeman, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 12 Sep 2008, (naming Philip Highnote as his father).
  4. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, above, vol. XXV, no. I (Feb 2002), p. 22 (naming Nancy Ann Southerland as his mother).
  5. [S1181] Liz Freeman, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 12 Sep 2008, (naming Nancy Ann sutherland as his mother).
  6. [S1181] Liz Freeman, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 12 Sep 2008.
  7. [S121] Grave marker, Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Navarro County, Texas (near Retreat) (common marker with Margaret A. Clayton) (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Charles Herbert Highnote, memorial no. 24918287, viewed on 29 Jul 2011.
  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. 1728, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton."
  10. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, above, vol. XXV, no. I (Feb 2002), p. 22.
  11. [S175] Supposition as to marriage, based on common grave marker.
  12. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 4 Sep 1964, p. 12, col. 7 (obituary of Mrs. Maggie Clayton Highnote).
  13. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 21 Mar 1956, p. 1, col. 7 (obituary of Charles H. Highnote) (stating that he died early in the morning of 21 Mar 1956).
  14. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles Herbert Highnote, memorial no. 24918287, viewed on 29 Jul 2011 (the death certificate pictured thereon giving 21 Mar 1956 as his death date).
  15. [S1181] Liz Freeman, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 12 Sep 2008, (identifying the cemetery but not giving the date).
  16. [S121] Grave marker, Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Navarro County, Texas (near Retreat) (common marker with Margaret A. Clayton) (not giving the date).
  17. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles Herbert Highnote, memorial no. 24918287, viewed on 29 Jul 2011 (not giving the date).
  18. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 21 Mar 1956, p. 1, col. 7 (obituary of Charles H. Highnote) (giving the date and identifying the cemetery as Hamilton Cemetery).
  19. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 21 Mar 1956, p. 1, col. 7 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun).
  20. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 21 Mar 1956, p. 1, col. 7 (obituary of Charles H. Highnote) (stating that he died early in the morning of 21 Mar 1956 after a heart attack several days earlier).
  21. [S1181] Liz Freeman, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 12 Sep 2008, (giving 20 Mar 1956 as his death date).
  22. [S121] Grave marker, Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Navarro County, Texas (near Retreat) (common marker with Margaret A. Clayton) (giving 20 Mar 1956 as his death date).
  23. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles Herbert Highnote, memorial no. 24918287, viewed on 29 Jul 2011 (stating that he was born in Seymour, Indiana and giving 20 Mar 1956 as his death date).

Joseph Henry Clayton

M, ID# 1103, b. 6 November 1856, d. 9 March 1923
  • Other Names*: Joseph Halbert Clayton, Joseph Clayton.
  • Obituary*: "Death Came Suddenly To a Good Citizen
       "Joe H. Clayton, a native of Navarro county, and for four years a county tax collector, died at his home at 9:15 o’clock this morning, after having been ill since yesterday morning, having been taken sick while at his work as a tank gauger for the Magnolia Petroleum company. The deceased was born at Chatfield, this county, November 6, 1856, and was sixty-six years of age his last birthday. He is survived by his wife and four children, Joe Clayton, Will Clayton, Buster Clayton and Mrs. W. D. Robinson; a sister, Mrs. Dixie Reed of Old Mexico and Harvey Clayton of San Antonio. He was also a brother of the late Steele Clayton, who was sheriff of this county at the same time his brother was tax collector. The deceased was esteemed as a good citizen in all the walks of life, and friends by the thousands over Navarro county will sympathize with the family in their great sorrow.
       "The funeral will be from the residence Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.
       "The following are the pall bearers:
       "Active—C. E. Still, Roy Canady Jr., W. W. Gage, Kirk Ramsey, Joe Pickering and Henry Scoggins.
       "Honorary—E. R. Brown, W. C. Proctor, D. C. Stewart, H. E. Spaulding, W. H. Hastings, J. P. Stephenson, W. M. Peck, W. T. McElwee, W. W. Clopton, L. A. Pinkston, Dr. I. N. Suttle, Bank Sutherland, W. A. Babb, Dink Hodge, Chatfield; L. Q. White, A. K. Seagraves, J. W. Greelee, Henry Clements, P. F. Halbert, Rice; J. L. Harris, Blooming Grove."21
  • Scrapbook*: "Resolutions of Respect
       "Whereas, in His infinite wisdom God has seen fit to call unto Him Mr. J. H. Clayton, father of our companion and fellow class-mate, N. H. Clayton.
       "Therefore, be it resolved by the Sophomore Class of the Texas A. & M. College that our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy and condolence be offered N. H. Clayton and family.
       "Be it further resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be furnished The Battalion and the Corsicana Daily Sun for publication.
       "S. A. Noble, President.
       "M. E. Dealy, Secretary-Treasurer.
       "H. E. Stevenson, Historian."22
  • Note*: • He was tax collector of Navarro County, Texas.
    • His grave marker gives 1857 as the year of his birth.23,24

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 7 Aug 2016

Family: Anna ('Annie') May Lisman b. 23 Aug 1865, d. 29 Apr 1948

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. [S258] Lineage of Mrs. Susie Clayton Robinson, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: The Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (Austin, Tex.: The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963), p. 186, (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton as his father).
  5. [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).
  6. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, pp. 5-6 (naming Amanda Poole as his mother).
  7. [S256] Sam Houston Dixon & Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto, above, p. 77 (naming Amanda Poole as his mother).
  8. [S258] Lineage of Mrs. Susie Clayton Robinson, above, (indicating that Amanda Poole was his mother).
  9. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records (giving the date but not the place, and stating that he was born at 7:00 a.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. [S258] Lineage of Mrs. Susie Clayton Robinson, above, (giving the date but no other information).
  11. [S259] Lineage of Mrs. W. S. (Nellie May) Guthrie, no. 4529, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: The Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (Austin, Tex.: The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963), p. 470.
  12. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 70 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. IV, p. 231).
  13. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, p. 5 (not giving the date or place).
  14. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 1 May 1948, p. 10, col. 2 (obituary of Mrs. J. H. Clayton) (not giving the date or place).
  15. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 32 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  16. [S258] Lineage of Mrs. Susie Clayton Robinson, above, (giving only the date).
  17. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1903-40, vol. 10, p. 4733, file 9802.
  18. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Joseph Henry Clayton, memorial no. 46324053, viewed on 21 Apr 2014 (giving the date but not the place).
  19. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 32 (not giving the date).
  20. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 10 Mar 1923, p. 8, col. 3 (obituary of J. H. Clayton) (supposition as to date of burial, based on funeral's having occurred on 10 Mar 1923) (not naming the place of burial).
  21. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 9 Mar 1923, p. 6, col. 3 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun).
  22. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 10 Mar 1923, p. 6, col. 3 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun).
  23. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Joseph Henry Clayton, memorial no. 46324053, viewed on 21 Apr 2014 (second bullet).
  24. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 1 May 1948, p. 10, col. 2 (obituary of Mrs. J. H. Clayton) (stating that she was "the widow of the late J. H. Clayton of Chatfield, once tax collector of Navarro county") (first bullet).
  25. [S242] Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., undated biography of Joseph Alvey Clayton, given to Roger Bartlett by Joe Guthrie 31 May 1973, p. 3 (naming Joseph Halbert Clayton as his father).
  26. [S242] Joe Guthrie, biography Joseph Alvey Clayton, above, p. 3 (naming Joseph Halbert Clayton as her father).
  27. [S258] Lineage of Mrs. Susie Clayton Robinson, above, (naming Joseph H. Clayton as her father).

Anna ('Annie') May Lisman

F, ID# 1104, b. 23 August 1865, d. 29 April 1948
  • Other Names*: Anna May Lisman, Annie May Lisman, Anna Lisman, Annie Lisman, Anna May Lisman Clayton, Annie May Lisman Clayton, Anna Lisman Clayton, Annie Lisman Clayton, Anna Clayton, Annie Clayton.
  • Obituary*: "MRS. J. H. CLAYTON RITES SATURDAY; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD
       "Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Clayton, 83, native Navarro countian, who died Thursday night [29 Apr 1948] following an extended illness, were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert C. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church. She was the widow of the late J. H. Clayton of Chatfield, once tax collector of Navarro county.
       "Surviving are a son, W. F. Clayton, Sudan [Texas]; eight grandchildren, Wiley Robinson, Jr; Mrs. W. S. Guthrie, Billy Clayton, all of Corsicana; Mrs. L. [second initial unclear] Lewis, South America; Mrs. Josephine Collingsworth and Collin Clayton, both of El Paso; Homer Clayton, San Antonio, and Jack Clayton, San Angelo, and one great-grandson, Joe Guthrie, Corsicana.
       "Pallbearers were Dude Ransom, W. P. McCammon, Arthur Levi, Marion Martin, James B. Redden and George Campbell.
       "Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.”.11
  • Last Edited: 25 May 2015

Family: Joseph Henry Clayton b. 6 Nov 1856, d. 9 Mar 1923

Citations

  1. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 32 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  2. [S258] Lineage of Mrs. Susie Clayton Robinson, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: The Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (Austin, Tex.: The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963), p. 186, (date only).
  3. [S259] Lineage of Mrs. W. S. (Nellie May) Guthrie, no. 4529, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: The Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (Austin, Tex.: The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963), p. 470.
  4. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 70 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. IV, p. 231).
  5. [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. 5 (not giving the date or place).
  6. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 1 May 1948, p. 10, col. 2 (obituary of Mrs. J. H. Clayton) (not giving the date or place).
  7. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1946-55, vol. 4, p. 1886, file 82827.
  8. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 1 May 1948, p. 10, col. 2 (obituary of Mrs. J. H. Clayton) (giving the date but not the place).
  9. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 32 (giving her name as Annie May Clayton) (giving the place but not the date).
  10. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 1 May 1948, p. 10, col. 2 (obituary of Mrs. J. H. Clayton).
  11. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 1 May 1948, p. 10, col. 2 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun, with obvious typographical errors corrected).
  12. [S242] Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., undated biography of Joseph Alvey Clayton, given to Roger Bartlett by Joe Guthrie 31 May 1973, p. 3 (naming Annie May Lisman as his mother).
  13. [S242] Joe Guthrie, biography Joseph Alvey Clayton, above, p. 3 (naming Annie May Lisman as her mother).
  14. [S258] Lineage of Mrs. Susie Clayton Robinson, above, (indicating that Annie May Lisman was her mother).

Susan Elizabeth ('Susie') Clayton1

F, ID# 1105, b. 30 December 1890, d. 6 October 1940
  • Obituary*: "FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. ROBINSON TUESDAY MORNING
       "Funeral services for Mrs. Wiley D. Robinson, aged 50 years, who died early Monday morning at the family home, 1426 West Collin Ct., were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. Duke Payne, pastor of the First Christian church.
       "A native of Chatfield, Mrs. Robinson had resided here since early childhood.
       "Surviving are her husband, a son, Wiley D. Robinson, Jr., a daughter, Mrs. W. S. Guthrie; a grandson, mother, Mrs. J. H. Clayton; three brothers, W. F. Clayton and N. H. Clayton, all of Corsicana, and Joe A. Clayton, Oklahoma, and other relatives.
       "Pallbearers were J. N. Garitty, Jimmie Lorimer, A. B. Douglass, Dude Ransom, Thomas Curtis, J. D. Redden and Tom Pinkston.
       "Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family."16
  • Last Edited: 12 Aug 2014

Family: Sheriff Wiley Dodson Robinson b. 11 Feb 1870, d. 29 Oct 1958

Citations

  1. [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).
  2. [S242] Joe Guthrie, biography Joseph Alvey Clayton, above, p. 3 (naming Joseph Halbert Clayton as her father).
  3. [S258] Lineage of Mrs. Susie Clayton Robinson, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: The Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (Austin, Tex.: The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963), p. 186, (naming Joseph H. Clayton as her father).
  4. [S242] Joe Guthrie, biography Joseph Alvey Clayton, above, p. 3 (naming Annie May Lisman as her mother).
  5. [S258] Lineage of Mrs. Susie Clayton Robinson, above, (indicating that Annie May Lisman was her mother).
  6. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1990), p. 76 (date only).
  7. [S258] Lineage of Mrs. Susie Clayton Robinson, above.
  8. [S242] Joe Guthrie, biography Joseph Alvey Clayton, above, p. 3.
  9. [S258] Lineage of Mrs. Susie Clayton Robinson, above, (no date).
  10. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 76 (giving only the date).
  11. [S242] Joe Guthrie, biography Joseph Alvey Clayton, above, p. 4 (giving only the date).
  12. [S259] Lineage of Mrs. W. S. (Nellie May) Guthrie, no. 4529, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: The Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (Austin, Tex.: The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963), p. 470.
  13. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 8 Oct 1940, p. 2, col. 4 (obituary of Mrs. Wiley D. Robinson) (stating that she died early that morning).
  14. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 76 (not giving the date).
  15. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 8 Oct 1940, p. 2, col. 4 (obituary of Mrs. Wiley D. Robinson).
  16. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 8 Oct 1940, p. 2, col. 4 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun).
  17. [S87] W. P. Murchison, "Sheriff Wiley D. Robinson," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 169, (naming Susie E. Robinson as her mother).
  18. [S259] Lineage of Mrs. W. S. Guthrie, no. 4529, above, (indicating that Susan Elizabeth Clayton was her mother).
  19. [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), (stating that she had a 28-year-old daughter and a 23-year-old son).
  20. [S87] W. P. Murchison, "Sheriff Wiley D. Robinson," above, (naming Susie E. Robinson as his mother).

Sheriff Wiley Dodson Robinson

M, ID# 1106, b. 11 February 1870, d. 29 October 1958

Sheriff Wiley D. Robinson, from Navarro County Genealogical and Historical Web Site.
  • Obituary*: W. D. Robinson Rites Thursday
    Funeral services for Wiley D. Robinson, Sr., former Navarro county sheriff and long-time real estate operator, were held Thursday at 3 p. m. from the McCammon Chapel.
    The rites were conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the First Christian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.
    Robinson died in the Navarro clinic Wednesday morning following a three weeks’ illness. He was the oldest living ex-sheriff of Navarro county and had the distinction of occupying an office in three courthouses.
    He was first elected sheriff in November, 1900, after serving as constable at Blooming Grove and after two years, missed one term and came back and was elected in November, 1904. His office was in an old courthouse the first term, and when he was renamed, the county was occupying a temporary site while the present courthouse was under construction. The county departments moved into the new or present courthouse in 1906 before his term expired.
    Born, Feb. 11, 1870, at Dresden, he was the son of Dr. W. S. Robinson, the first M. D. to move to Navarro county. Dr. Robinson came to Dresden from Tennessee in 1849.
    Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. S. Guthrie; a son, Wiley D. Robinson, Jr; two grandsons . . . , all of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
    Pallbearers were Jimmy Lorimer, Walter Lewis, Lloyd Carraway, John Hughes, Sam Allen, Ralph Tatum, J. C. Roe and Judge C. E. McWilliams.12
  • Note*: He was elected sheriff of Navarro County, Texas in 1900, supervised the last legal hanging execution in Navarro County in January 1902, lost reelection in 1902, was elected sheriff again in 1904, and did not run when his term expired in 1906. He then was in the life insurance and real estate business in Corsicana.13

Additional Resources

• His biography on the Navarro County Genealogical and Historical Web Site is here.
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2013

Family: Susan Elizabeth ('Susie') Clayton b. 30 Dec 1890, d. 6 Oct 1940

Citations

  1. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1990), p. 76 (date only).
  2. [S259] Lineage of Mrs. W. S. (Nellie May) Guthrie, no. 4529, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: The Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (Austin, Tex.: The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963), p. 470.
  3. [S87] W. P. Murchison, "Sheriff Wiley D. Robinson," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 169, (giving only the date).
  4. [S242] Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., undated biography of Joseph Alvey Clayton, given to Roger Bartlett by Joe Guthrie 31 May 1973, p. 3.
  5. [S258] Lineage of Mrs. Susie Clayton Robinson, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: The Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (Austin, Tex.: The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963), p. 186, (no date).
  6. [S87] W. P. Murchison, "Sheriff Wiley D. Robinson," above, (giving the date but not the place).
  7. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 76 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1958, vol. 3, p. 1110, file 63933 (giving the date and county).
  9. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 29 Oct 1958, pp. 1-2 (obituary of W. D. Robinson, Sr.).
  10. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 30 Oct 1958, p. 7 (obituary of W. D. Robinson, Sr.).
  11. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 76 (giving the place but not the date).
  12. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 30 Oct 1958, p. 7, reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun.
  13. [S87] W. P. Murchison, "Sheriff Wiley D. Robinson," above.
  14. [S259] Lineage of Mrs. W. S. Guthrie, no. 4529, above, (naming Wiley D. Robinson, Sr. as her father).
  15. [S87] W. P. Murchison, "Sheriff Wiley D. Robinson," above, (naming Sheriff Wiley D. Robinson as her father).
  16. [S87] W. P. Murchison, "Sheriff Wiley D. Robinson," above, (giving his middle initial as E. and naming Sheriff Wiley D. Robinson as his father).

Nelle May Robinson

F, ID# 1107, b. 28 September 1910, d. 13 September 1985
  • Other Names*: Nellie May Robinson, Nelle May Robinson Hopkins, Nellie May Robinson Hopkins, Nelle May Hopkins, Nellie May Hopkins, Nelle May Robinson Hopkins Guthrie, Nellie May Robinson Hopkins Guthrie, Nelle May Robinson Guthrie, Nellie May Hopkins Guthrie, Nelle May Hopkins Guthrie, Nelle May Guthrie, Nellie May Guthrie.
  • Last Edited: 21 Apr 2014

Family 1: George Allyn Hopkins d. 1930

Family 2: Wallace Stewart Guthrie b. 24 Apr 1893, d. 15 Jan 1964

Citations

  1. [S259] Lineage of Mrs. W. S. (Nellie May) Guthrie, no. 4529, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: The Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (Austin, Tex.: The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963), p. 470, (naming Wiley D. Robinson, Sr. as her father).
  2. [S87] W. P. Murchison, "Sheriff Wiley D. Robinson," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 169, (naming Sheriff Wiley D. Robinson as her father).
  3. [S87] W. P. Murchison, "Sheriff Wiley D. Robinson," above, (naming Susie E. Robinson as her mother).
  4. [S259] Lineage of Mrs. W. S. Guthrie, no. 4529, above, (indicating that Susan Elizabeth Clayton was her mother).
  5. [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), (stating that she had a 28-year-old daughter and a 23-year-old son).
  6. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1990), p. 76 (giving only the date).
  7. [S242] Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., undated biography of Joseph Alvey Clayton, given to Roger Bartlett by Joe Guthrie 31 May 1973, pp. 3, 4.
  8. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 1 Apr 1998 (giving only the date).
  9. [S242] Joe Guthrie, biography Joseph Alvey Clayton, above, p. 3.
  10. [S242] Joe Guthrie, biography Joseph Alvey Clayton, above, p. 4.
  11. [S259] Lineage of Mrs. W. S. Guthrie, no. 4529, above, (no date).
  12. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1985 (microfiche), p. 782, file 92280-85.
  13. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 1 Apr 1998 (stating that she died in Sep 1985; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Corsicana, Texas when she died).
  14. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 13 Sep 2005 (obituary of Joseph A. Guthrie).
  15. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 76.
  16. [S242] Joe Guthrie, biography Joseph Alvey Clayton, above, pp. 3-4 (naming Nelle May Robinson as his mother).
  17. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 13 Sep 2005 (obituary of Joseph A. Guthrie) (naming Nelle May Robinson Guthrie as his mother).

Wallace Stewart Guthrie

M, ID# 1108, b. 24 April 1893, d. 15 January 1964

Additional Resources

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

Family 1: Nymphadora M. Ford b. 8 Nov 1902, d. 20 Apr 1933

Family 2: Nelle May Robinson b. 28 Sep 1910, d. 13 Sep 1985

Citations

  1. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1990), p. 76 (giving the date but no other information).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Wallace Stewart Guthrie, memorial no. 27627125, viewed on 14 Mar 2012.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Nymphadora M. Ford Guthrie, memorial no. 9573172, viewed on 14 Mar 2012.
  4. [S242] Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., undated biography of Joseph Alvey Clayton, given to Roger Bartlett by Joe Guthrie 31 May 1973, p. 4.
  5. [S259] Lineage of Mrs. W. S. (Nellie May) Guthrie, no. 4529, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: The Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (Austin, Tex.: The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963), p. 470, (no date).
  6. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1964 (microfiche), p. 541, file 5070-64.
  7. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 76 (giving only the date).
  8. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 76.

Albert Hervey Clayton

M, ID# 1109, b. 2 August 1861, d. 20 July 1923

Albert Hervey Clayton's tombstone, Old Cemetery, Chatfield, Tex., from findagrave.com.
  • Other Names*: Albert Clayton, A. Hervey Clayton, Hervey A. Clayton.
  • Obituary*: “Died in San Antonio.
       ”A. Hervey Clayton, aged 62 years, died in a sanitarium in San Antonio, Friday evening at 6:30 o’clock and the body will be brought to Corsicana early Sunday morning over the Southern Pacific Lines for interment in the Chatfield cemetery sometime Sunday.
       ”Deceased is survived by his wife and one son, Theodore Clayton of Somerset, near San Antonio. Deceased is also survived by a brother, Roger Clayton, and sister, Mrs. Dixie Read [sic] of Mexico.
       ”Deceased was formerly a resident of Corsicana and is well known in Corsicana and Navarro county."24

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2014

Family: Mattie Williamson b. 14 Jan 1863, d. 29 Jan 1958

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 and giving his name as Hervey A. Clayton).
  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. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Albert Hervey Clayton, memorial no. 33850342, viewed on 13 Apr 2014 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton as his father).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Joseph Alvey Clayton, memorial no. 8709016, viewed on 13 Apr 2014 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton as his father).
  6. [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 and giving his name as Hervey A. Clayton).
  7. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, pp. 5-6 (naming Amanda Poole as his mother).
  8. [S256] Sam Houston Dixon & Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto, above, p. 77 (naming Amanda Poole as his mother).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Albert Hervey Clayton, memorial no. 33850342, viewed on 13 Apr 2014 (naming Margaret Amanda Poole as his mother).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Margaret Amanda Poole Clayton, memorial no. 8709025, viewed on 13 Apr 2014 (naming Margaret Amanda Poole as his mother).
  11. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), p. 28 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  12. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records (stating that he was born at 8:00 a.m.) (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.
  13. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
  14. [S1078] 1920 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 8B, line 89 (giving his name as Hervey Clayton and stating that he was fifty-nine years old and born in Texas).
  15. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Albert Hervey Clayton, memorial no. 33850342, viewed on 13 Apr 2014.
  16. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, p. 5.
  17. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 28 (giving the date but not the place).
  18. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1903-40, vol. 10, p. 4727, file 20119 (giving the date and county but no other information).
  19. [S204] Records of Bank Sutherland Funeral Home (later McCammon Funeral Home), Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. V, no. 3 (Aug 1982), p. 38 (giving the date but not the place).
  20. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 21 Jul 1923, p. 10, col. 3 (obituary of A. Hervey Clayton).
  21. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Albert Hervey Clayton, memorial no. 33850342, viewed on 13 Apr 2014 (giving the date and stating that he died in Somerset, Texas).
  22. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 28 (not giving the date).
  23. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Albert Hervey Clayton, memorial no. 33850342, viewed on 13 Apr 2014 (not giving the date).
  24. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 21 Jul 1923, p. 10, col. 3 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun, with obvious typographical errors corrected).
  25. [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).
  26. [S1078] 1920 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 8B, line 91 (naming Hervey Clayton as his father).

Dixie Rena Clayton

F, ID# 1110, b. 4 April 1863, d. after 1938
  • Note*: The 1900 U.S. census says that she was born in April 1864 in Texas. They lived on a ranch, Hacienda El Carocol, near La Cruz, Tamaulipas, Mexico.16
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2014

Family: James M. Reid b. Jan 1852

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, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Joseph A. Clayton, of Tennessee, as her father and giving her name as Dixie B. Read).
  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. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (stating that she was a sister of Ida Carolyn Clayton).
  5. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Amanda (Poole) Clayton, of Tennessee, as her mother and giving her name as Dixie B. Read).
  6. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, pp. 5-6 (naming Amanda Poole as her mother).
  7. [S256] Sam Houston Dixon & Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto, above, p. 77 (naming Amanda Poole as her mother).
  8. [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.
  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."
  10. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
  11. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 59 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. III, p. 528).
  12. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (not giving the date or place and giving his name as James M. Read).
  13. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, p. 5 (not giving the date or place).
  14. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11A, lines 49 and 50 (giving his name as John M. Reed; not giving the date or place but stating that they had been married for twenty years).
  15. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, p. 1 (stating that "Aunt Dixie is the only one left now").
  16. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11A, line 50.
  17. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Dixie Clayton as her mother).
  18. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Dixie Clayton as his mother).

James M. Reid

M, ID# 1111, b. January 1852
  • Last Edited: 10 Jun 2006

Family: Dixie Rena Clayton b. 4 Apr 1863, d. a 1938

Citations

  1. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11A, line 49 (giving his name as John M. Reed).
  2. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 59 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. III, p. 528).
  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, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (not giving the date or place and giving his name as James M. Read).
  4. [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. 5 (not giving the date or place).
  5. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11A, lines 49 and 50 (giving his name as John M. Reed; not giving the date or place but stating that they had been married for twenty years).
  6. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Mr. Reid as her father).
  7. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11A, line 49, and sheet 11B, line 1 (naming John M. Reed as her father).
  8. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11A, line 49, and sheet 11B, line 2 (naming John M. Reed as his father).
  9. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11A, line 49, and sheet 11B, line 3 (naming John M. Reed as her father).
  10. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11A, line 49, and sheet 11B, line 4 (naming John M. Reed as her father).
  11. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11A, line 49, and sheet 11B, line 5 (naming John M. Reed as his father).
  12. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11A, line 49, and sheet 11B, line 6 (naming John M. Reed as her father).
  13. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Mr. Reid as his father).
  14. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11A, line 49, and sheet 11B, line 7 (naming John M. Reed as his father).

Rena Reid

F, ID# 1112, b. May 1890
  • Birth*: She was born in May 1890 in Texas.4
  • Last Edited: 10 Jun 2006

Citations

  1. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Mr. Reid as her father).
  2. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11A, line 49, and sheet 11B, line 4 (naming John M. Reed as her father).
  3. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Dixie Clayton as her mother).
  4. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11B, line 4.

Mabel Reid1

F, ID# 1113, b. September 1882
  • Note*: She lived in Seguin, Texas.6
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2007

Family: T. M. Vaughn

Citations

  1. [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).
  2. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Mr. Reid as her father).
  3. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11A, line 49, and sheet 11B, line 1 (naming John M. Reed as her father).
  4. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Dixie Clayton as her mother).
  5. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11B, line 1.
  6. [S242] Joe Guthrie, biography Joseph Alvey Clayton, above, p. 2.

Laura Reid1

F, ID# 1114, b. May 1895
  • Birth*: She was born in May 1895 in Texas.5
  • Note*: She lived in Tampico, Mexico.6
  • Last Edited: 10 Jun 2006

Citations

  1. [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).
  2. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Mr. Reid as her father).
  3. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11A, line 49, and sheet 11B, line 6 (naming John M. Reed as her father).
  4. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Dixie Clayton as her mother).
  5. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11B, line 6.
  6. [S242] Joe Guthrie, biography Joseph Alvey Clayton, above, p. 2.

Roger Reid

M, ID# 1115, b. May 1898
  • Birth*: He was born in May 1898 in Texas.4
  • Last Edited: 10 Jun 2006

Citations

  1. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Mr. Reid as his father).
  2. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11A, line 49, and sheet 11B, line 7 (naming John M. Reed as his father).
  3. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Dixie Clayton as his mother).
  4. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11B, line 7.

James Roger Clayton

M, ID# 1116, b. 1 July 1865, d. 11 September 1932
  • Note*: He had a ranch near Montoya, Mexico. He never married.10,11
  • Last Edited: 10 Jun 2006

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, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Joseph A. Clayton, of Tennessee, as his father and giving his name as J. Roger Clayton).
  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, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Amanda (Poole) Clayton, of Tennessee, as his mother and giving his name as J. Roger Clayton).
  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. [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. [S1076] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., sheet 11B, line 8 (stating that he was born in Jul 1865 in Texas).
  9. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records, above.
  10. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 19 Jan 1906 (ranch).
  11. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, p. 6 (never married).

Janette Poole ('Jennie') Clayton

F, ID# 1117, b. 2 July 1868, d. circa August 1910
  • Note*: She lived in West Texas.
  • Last Edited: 10 Jun 2006

Family: Dr. William Edward Brown

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, pp. 1727-28, 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 (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. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
  9. [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 his name as Dr. Edward Brown).
  10. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, p. 5 (giving his name as Dr. W. E. Brown).
  11. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records, above (stating that she died in the summer of 1910).
  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" (stating, as of 1914, that she was dead and had died in Merkel, Texas).
  13. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Janette Poole Clayton as his mother).

Dr. William Edward Brown

M, ID# 1118
  • Last Edited: 28 Jun 2011

Family: Janette Poole ('Jennie') Clayton b. 2 Jul 1868, d. c Aug 1910

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. 1728, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (giving his name as Dr. Edward Brown).
  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), p. 5 (giving his name as Dr. W. E. Brown).

Clayton Merriman Brown1

M, ID# 1119, b. 13 July 1893, d. 7 February 1962

Clayton and Grace Brown's tombstone, Hillcrest Burial Park Cemetery, Waxahachie, Tex., from findagrave.com.
  • Note*: He lived in Ennis, Texas.9,10
  • Last Edited: 28 Jun 2011

Family: Grace _____ b. 27 Sep 1903, d. 9 Jan 1992

Citations

  1. [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).
  2. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Janette Poole Clayton as his mother).
  3. [S175] Supposition as to marriage, based on common grave marker.
  4. [S137] Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), vol. 5, p. 2061, file 253351.
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Clayton M. Brown, grave marker, memorial no. 25387930 (giving the date but no other information).
  6. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1962, vol. 1, p. 153, file 8330.
  7. [S354] Ellis County, Texas, Cemetery Records, Vol. 2 (Waxahachie, Tex.: Ellis County Gen. Soc'y, 1982), p. 76.
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Clayton M. Brown, memorial no. 25387930.
  9. [S242] Joe Guthrie, biography Joseph Alvey Clayton, above, p. 2.
  10. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973.

George Poole

M, ID# 1120, d. 7 February 1841
  • Last Edited: 29 Oct 1999

Family: Martha Mitchell d. 26 Jan 1840

Citations

  1. [S517] Gary Boyd Roberts, 1401 E. 55th St., Apt. 508, Chicago, Ill. 60615, letter to Joseph A. Guthrie, 16 May 1973. A copy of the letter is in the possession of Roger Bartlett.
  2. [S517] Gary Boyd Roberts, 16 May 1973 letter, above, (naming George Pool as her father).

Martha Mitchell

F, ID# 1121, d. 26 January 1840
  • Last Edited: 27 Oct 1999

Family: George Poole d. 7 Feb 1841

Citations

  1. [S517] Gary Boyd Roberts, 1401 E. 55th St., Apt. 508, Chicago, Ill. 60615, letter to Joseph A. Guthrie, 16 May 1973. A copy of the letter is in the possession of Roger Bartlett.
  2. [S517] Gary Boyd Roberts, 16 May 1973 letter, above, (naming Martha Pool ["almost certainly Martha Mitchell before her marriage"] as her mother).

William Augustus Fortson1

M, ID# 1122, b. August 1842, d. 30 January 1883
  • Note*: He never married. One source gives his name as William D. Fortson. He probably is the Bill Fortson who stabbed a man named Bess to death in 1868 (or 1866) after Bess killed John Fortson with a shot through the heart.8,9,10
  • Last Edited: 30 May 2006

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. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (naming Benjamin Joseph 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.
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Elizabeth Ann Titus Holliday as his mother).
  4. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5 (stating that he was born in Aug 1842 without naming the 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. [S1075] 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe County, Miss., Western Dist., p. 157, dwelling 220, family 220 (stating that he was born in Mississippi in 1841 or 1842).
  6. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 5.
  7. [S240] Mattie Beth Harper Moore, "Historical Facts About Rice and Chatfield, Texas, Navarro County, and of Families of Both Communities," in Navarro County Scroll 1967 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1967), pp. 28-35, online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui35, p. 32.
  8. [S125] Louise P. Hodge, "The Chatfield Cemetery," in Navarro County Scroll 1967 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1967), pp. 62-63, (stabbing incident).
  9. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 5 (marital status).
  10. [S240] Mattie Beth Harper Moore, "Historical Facts About Rice and Chatfield, Texas," above, online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui35, p. 32 (giving a similar but somewhat different account of the incident in which John Fortson died).

John Titus Fortson1

M, ID# 1123, b. 1844, d. 28 March 1868
  • Note*: He served in the Confederate Army and never married. While helping Joseph Clayton build a flatboat at Porter's Bluff on the Trinity River, he was shot through the heart by a "desperado" named Bess who had been shooting over the workers' heads and at their feet and who apparently became riled when John told him to watch where he was shooting. Bess was then killed by Bill Fortson, probably John's brother, who stabbed him with a Bowie knife. The matter was reported in an Austin newspaper, attributing its information to the Corsicana Observer: "We learn that John Fortson was killed at Porter's Bluff last Saturday by a man named Bess. Bess was immediately afterwards killed by Wm. Fortson, a brother of John Fortson. We have not been able to learn the particulars."8,9,10,11
  • Last Edited: 29 Dec 2008

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. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (naming Benjamin Joseph 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.
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Elizabeth Ann Titus Holliday as his mother).
  4. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5 (giving the date but not the 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. [S1075] 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe County, Miss., Western Dist., p. 157, dwelling 220, family 220 (stating that he was born in Mississippi in 1843 or 1844).
  6. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 5.
  7. [S125] Louise P. Hodge, "The Chatfield Cemetery," in Navarro County Scroll 1967 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1967), pp. 62-63.
  8. [S125] Louise P. Hodge, "The Chatfield Cemetery," above, (stating that he was killed in the summer of 1866).
  9. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 5 (giving his marital status).
  10. [S240] Mattie Beth Harper Moore, "Historical Facts About Rice and Chatfield, Texas, Navarro County, and of Families of Both Communities," in Navarro County Scroll 1967 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1967), pp. 28-35, online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui35, p. 32 (stating that the murderer was a counterfeiter who knew John could identify him from an earlier encounter and generally giving a similar but somewhat different account of John's death).
  11. [S1180] Tri-Weekly Austin Republican, Austin, Tex., 7 May 1868, p. 2, viewed on genealogybank.com on 13 Jul 2008 (providing the quoted material).

Anna Eliza Fortson

F, ID# 1124, b. 22 October 1852, d. 6 April 1928

Anna Fortson Owen (left) with her nephew, Joe B. Fortson, Sr., and his family, 1926, courtesy of Ann Dilworth Cavender.
  • Obituary*: "PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY WOMAN DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL
       "Mrs. Anna E. Owens, aged 75 years, pioneer resident of the eastern portion of Navarro county, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Friday morning at 9:30 o’clock following an illness of several days, and the funeral services will be held at Kerens Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in the Jamison cemetery.
       "Mrs. Owens was the wife of the late Preston Owens, pioneer land owner of the Kerens section. She was born in Mississippi, but had resided in the Kerens community practically all of her life, where she was well known.
       "Mrs. Owens came to Navarro county 57 years ago, and resided in Corsicana for a time with Col. C. M. Winkler’s family and attended school at Tehuacana. She was married in 1872, 56 years ago, and moved to the section near Kerens, before the present town of Kerens was founded.
       "The body was taken to the old Owens home in Kerens Friday afternoon.
       "The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Evans, Methodist minister, and Rev. Corkern, Baptist minister, both of Kerens.
       "Surviving are two children, Mrs. Pearl Cave of Dallas, and Earl Owens of Kerens; eight grand children, five great-grandchildren. She was an aunt of Joe B. and John T. Fortson, both of Corsicana."26
  • Note*: They lived in Kerens, Texas. She died of a cerebral hemorrhage. The 1900 U.S. census says she was born in Nov 1851, cemetery records say she was born on 2 Oct 1862 in Monroe County, Mississippi, and another source says 2 Oct 1862 as well. Cemetery records agree with 6 Apr 1928 as her death date but say she died in Kerens, Texas.27,28,29,30,31

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2017

Family: Preston Owen b. 8 Aug 1844, d. 22 Sep 1910

Citations

  1. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (giving her name as Anna (Ann) Fortson and naming Benjamin Joseph 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. [S608] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 18104 for Anna E. Owen, dated 7 Apr 1928, Earl Owen, informant, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 15 Feb 2000 (naming Ben J. Fortson as her father).
  3. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  4. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas (Chicago, Ill.: Lewis Pub. Co., 1893), p. 763 (naming Ben Fortson as her father).
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving her name as Anna (Ann) Fortson and naming Elizabeth Ann Titus Holliday as her mother).
  6. [S608] Death certificate for Anna E. Owen, above (naming Ann T. Holliday as her mother).
  7. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Elizabeth Holliday as her mother).
  8. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5 (giving the date but not the 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.
  9. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  10. [S608] Death certificate for Anna E. Owen, above (giving the date and state but not naming the city or county).
  11. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006.
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Anna E. Fortson Owen, memorial no. 28283470, viewed on 22 Aug 2015.
  13. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 24 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. II, p. 22).
  14. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, pp. 5-6.
  15. [S540] Doane L. Fessenden, "Preston Owen Home," in Navarro County History, vol. 4 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1984), p. 259 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  16. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 40 (stating she was the wife of Preston Owen without giving the date or place of marriage).
  17. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 763 (stating that they married in 1872 without giving the place or date).
  18. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Preston Owen, memorial no. 28283494, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (not giving the date or place).
  19. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Anna E. Fortson Owen, memorial no. 28283470, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (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. 39, p. 19016, file 18104 (giving her name as Anna E. Owens).
  21. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 12 Apr 1928.
  22. [S65] Carmen J. Finley, Jun 1994 computer files, above (giving the date but not the place).
  23. [S608] Death certificate for Anna E. Owen, above.
  24. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 9 Apr 1928, pt. 2, p. 15 (obituary of Mrs. Anna E. Owens).
  25. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7, above, p. 40 (giving the place but not the date).
  26. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 6 Apr 1928, p. 10, col. 3.
  27. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 6 (stating that she lived in Kerens, Texas).
  28. [S608] Death certificate for Anna E. Owen, above (stating that she died of a cerebral hemorrhage).
  29. [S169] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, enumeration dist. 102, family 63 (stating that she was born in Nov 1851).
  30. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7, above, p. 40 (stating she was born in Monroe County, Mississippi on 2 Oct 1862 and died in Kerens, Texas on 6 Apr 1928).
  31. [S184] Gary Richards, Nashville, Tenn., letter to Roger Bartlett, 1 Oct 1996 (giving 2 Oct 1862 as her birth date).
  32. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 35 (identifying her as daughter of Anna Owen).
  33. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Anna Fortson as her mother).
  34. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 763 (naming Anna Fortson as her mother).
  35. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 13 Oct 1922, p. 1, col. 6 (obituary of Mrs. Minnie L. Matthews) (naming Mrs. Anna Owen as her mother).
  36. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Minnie Lee Owen Matthews, memorial no. 106257501, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Anna Owen as her mother).
  37. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas: Historical-Statistical-Biographical, vol. 1-B, Navarro County, 1846-1860 (Ft. Worth, Tex.: Ft. Worth Gen. Soc'y, 1980), p. 557 (naming Anna as his mother).
  38. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Anna Fortson as his mother).
  39. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7, above, p. 40 (naming A. E. Owen as his mother).
  40. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 763 (naming Anna Fortson as his mother).
  41. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lloyd N. Owen, memorial no. 28283515, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Anna E. Fortson Owen as his mother).
  42. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William P. Owen, memorial no. 28283554, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Anna Fortson Owen as his mother).
  43. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Anna E. Fortson Owen, memorial no. 28283470, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Anna E. Fortson as his mother).
  44. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 557 (naming Anna as her mother).
  45. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 28 Feb 1955, p. 2, col. 4 (obituary of Earl F. Owen) (naming Anna Owen as his mother).
  46. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Earl Fortson Owen, memorial no. 28283569, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Anna E. Fortson as his mother).

Martha Marshall1

F, ID# 1125, b. circa 1734, d. 24 November 1821
  • Note*: Martha Marshall, related to Chief Justice John Marshall, probably was Benjamin Head's wife. One source believes his wife was _____ Sharman or Sherman.
  • Last Edited: 14 Dec 1996

Family: Capt. Benjamin Head b. 1731, d. 19 Aug 1803

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 her name as Martha Sharman and stating she was the daughter of Robert Sharman Sr. and Lucy _____).
  2. [S202] Judy Smith Lee, Rt. 3, Box 113, Mineral Wells, Tex. 76067, 1984 ancestor charts, nos. B5, C5. 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.
  4. [S202] Judy Smith Lee, ancestor charts, above, nos. B5, C5 (date only).
  5. [S12] Idress Head Alvord, comp., Descent of Henry Head [etc.], above, p. 24 (identifying her as Martha _____).
  6. [S202] Judy Smith Lee, ancestor charts, above, no. B5 (naming Martha Marshall as his mother).
  7. [S12] Idress Head Alvord, comp., Descent of Henry Head [etc.], above, p. 24 (indicating that Martha _____ is his mother).
  8. [S12] Idress Head Alvord, comp., Descent of Henry Head [etc.], above, p. 24 (indicating that Martha _____ was her mother).
  9. [S12] Idress Head Alvord, comp., Descent of Henry Head [etc.], above, p. 24 (indicating that Martha _____ was his mother).

Frederick Fortson

M, ID# 1126
  • Note*: He lived in Spotsylvania or Orange County, Virginia.1
  • Last Edited: 15 May 1997

Family: Mary _____ d. 1742

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 (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data).
  2. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 1 (referring to 20 Jun 1663 North Carolina will of "Mrs. Mary Fortson, wife of Frederick Fortson," citing to "Wills by Grimes (or Grymes)," p. 196). 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.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 78 (naming Frederick Fortson as his father) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data).

Mary _____

F, ID# 1127, d. 1742
  • Other Names*: Mary Fortson.
  • Last Edited: 12 Sep 2011

Family: Frederick Fortson

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 (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data).
  2. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 1 (referring to 20 Jun 1663 North Carolina will of "Mrs. Mary Fortson, wife of Frederick Fortson," citing to "Wills by Grimes (or Grymes)," p. 196). 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.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 78 (naming Mary _____ as his mother) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data).

Elizabeth Janet Powell1

F, ID# 1128, b. circa 1756, d. circa April 1827
  • Will Abstract*: ¶ In the Name of God Amen. I Elizabeth J. Allen of the state of Georgia and County of Morgan being weak of body but of sound mind and memory do make Ordain and Constitute and appoint, this my last Will and Testament, In manner and Form following--
    ¶ Item 1st I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Sophia Jenkins now of the State of Alabama a certain negro lad by name Anthony and also and [sic] [one?] third part of any wearing apparel and bedding after taking out two bedsteads and furniture.
    ¶ Item 2nd I give and bequeath unto my beloved granddaughters Sally, Lucy, Nancy, Patsy, Molly, and Mary Lewis daughters of my beloved daughter Patsy Lewis and my beloved grandsons Thomas, Jeremiah and John Lewis sons of my beloved daughter Patsy aforesaid one fifth part of my Estate which is not herein named as legacies to be paid to them at the descretion [sic] of my Executor James Head.
    ¶ Item 3rd I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughters before mentioned one third part of my wearing apparel and bedding after taking out two beds and furniture which is to be sold by my Executor.
    ¶ Item 4th I give and bequeath unto my beloved Grandson James Fortson one fifth part of my Estate not herein named as legacies to be paid over to him by my Executor when collected.
    ¶ Item 5th I give and bequeath unto my beloved Grand Children Thomas J. Allen and Eliza C. Allen one Fifth part of my Estate not otherwise named to be paid to them by my Executor when it may come into his hands.
    ¶ Item 6th I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Elizabeth White one fifth part of my Estate not otherwise named to be paid to her by my Executor when collected. I also give her one third part of my wearing apparel and bedding heretofore mentioned.
    ¶ Item 7th I give and bequeath unto my beloved son James Head one Fifth part of my Estate as heretofore specified also Fifty Dollars which I now hold his note for.
    ¶ Item 8th I appoint my much beloved son James Head my Executor to carry into effect this my last Will and Testament. It is my will that all my property of every description be sold except such as has been here named as Legacies, and the proceeds disposed of as herein directed. It is also my will that my Executor hand over to my son in law John Lewis a Note of hand I hold on him for the sum of Fifty Dollars which I intend as his Legacy. It is further my will that in case the negro boy Anthony should die before he should come into the possession of my daughter Sophia then and in that case she shall have one Sixth part of my whole estate. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 22nd Day of August 1826.
    [Signed] Elizabeth J. Allen [seal]
    H. F. Goss
    Robert Cessna
    Nath. Allen.10
  • Last Edited: 5 Sep 2011

Family 1: James Head b. 1756, d. Jan 1796

Family 2: Nathaniel Allen d. b 1820

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. [S183] The Rev. Fr. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., ed., comp., & pub., The Powell Families of Virginia and the South; Being an Encyclopedia of the Eight (8) Major Powell Families of Virginia and the South in General (Vidalia, Ga.: The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., 1969) ("printed under the Auspices of Georgia Genealogical Reprints"), pp. 413 (Elizabeth Jenat [sic] Powell named as child of Simon Powell in his 3 Jan 1771 will, citing to Will Book 2, 1744-1778, Orange County, Va.), 419 (giving her name as Elizabeth Jenat Powell and naming Simon Powell as her father).
  3. [S202] Judy Smith Lee, Rt. 3, Box 113, Mineral Wells, Tex. 76067, 1984 ancestor charts, no. B5 (naming Simon Powell as her father). This chart was provided by Jack I. Head, Rt. 1, Box 82, Unicoi, Tenn. 37692, to Roger Bartlett on 8 Feb 1994.
  4. [S202] Judy Smith Lee, ancestor charts, above, no. B5 (naming Martha _____ as her mother).
  5. [S183] The Rev. Fr. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., The Powell Families of Virginia and the South, above, p. 419 (indicating that Martha _____ was her mother).
  6. [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).
  7. [S202] Judy Smith Lee, ancestor charts, above, no. B5 (date only).
  8. [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 him as her second husband but omitting date or place of marriage).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 77 (supposition as to date, based on will having been recorded on 11 May 1827).
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 76-77.
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73 (naming Elizabeth Jannet Kirtley [sic] as her mother).
  12. [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).
  13. [S202] Judy Smith Lee, ancestor charts, above, no. B5 (naming Elizabeth Powell Kirtley as his mother).

James Fortson

M, ID# 1129, b. 22 December 1791
  • Note*: He was in Elbert County, Georgia by 1814, when he married Elizabeth Lewis there, and in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama by June 1825, when he was a member of the first group of elected deacons of Salem Baptist Church of Christ. He was in Tuscaloosa County at the time of the 1830 and 1850 U.S. censuses.16,17
  • Last Edited: 27 Aug 2005

Family: Elizabeth Lewis b. c 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), pp. 73, 74 (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father).
  2. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 1 (naming Benjamin 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.
  3. [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, (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 74 (naming Sally Head as his mother).
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (naming Sally Head as his mother).
  6. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (naming Sally Head as his mother).
  7. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3 (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.
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 74 (giving only the date).
  9. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
  10. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (date only).
  11. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving only the date).
  12. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 3.
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 74; also in 29 Apr 1969 letter from Lois Norris, 310 E. Turney, Phoenix, Ariz. 85016, to John W. Boyd, reproduced at pp. 75-76.
  14. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), p. 232 (citing to Will Book K, Mixed Records, Elbert County, Ga., p. 163). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  15. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  16. [S1056] Tuscaloosa County Heritage Book Committee, The Heritage of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama (Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Pub. Consultants, Inc., 1999), p. 34.
  17. [S1054] Tuscaloosa Gen. Soc'y, Pioneers of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Prior to 1830 (Montgomery, Ala.: Herff Jones Div., 1981), p. 333, citing 1830 U.S. Census, Tuscaloosa Co., Ala., p. 594, and 1850 U.S. Census, Tuscaloosa Co., Ala., p. 231.
  18. [S1054] Tuscaloosa Gen. Soc'y, Pioneers of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Prior to 1830, above, pp. 333-34, citing 1850 U.S. Census, Tuscaloosa Co., Ala., p. 231 (naming James Fortson as her father).
  19. [S1054] Tuscaloosa Gen. Soc'y, Pioneers of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Prior to 1830, above, pp. 333-34, citing 1850 U.S. Census, Tuscaloosa Co., Ala., p. 231 (naming James Fortson as his father).

Easton Fortson

M, ID# 1130, b. 4 June 1798, d. 19 July 1851
  • Note*: One source gives 25 Dec 1819 as the date of his marriage with Tabitha Haley.19
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2004

Family 1: Tabitha ('Tabby') Haley b. 1801, d. 1828

Family 2: Susan Ham b. 12 Nov 1803, d. 17 Aug 1866

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. 73 (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father).
  2. [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, (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73 (naming Elizabeth Gaines as his mother).
  4. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (naming Elizabeth Gains as his mother).
  5. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3 (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.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73 (giving only the date).
  7. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), p. 434 (chart of descendants of James Hailey and Ann Elnora Cloud) (giving only the date). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  8. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving only the date).
  9. [S773] E. A. Ferguson, electronic mail to e-mail address, 24 Sep 2002.
  10. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 3 (giving the date but not the place).
  11. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County, above, p. 236 (citing to Will Book L, Mixed Records, Elbert County, Ga., p. 378).
  12. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving the date but not the place).
  13. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), groom index, p. 14 (spelling his name as Eason).
  14. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County, above, p. 245 (citing to Will Book N, Mixed Records, Elbert County, Ga., p. 351).
  15. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), groom index, p. 14.
  16. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 3.
  17. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County, above, p. 434 (chart of descendants of James Hailey and Ann Elnora Cloud).
  18. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above.
  19. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County, above, p. 434 (chart of descendants of James Hailey and Ann Elnora Cloud) (spelling her surname as Hailey).
  20. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 81 (naming Easton Fortson as his father).
  21. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 81 (naming Easton Fortson as her father).

Sarah ('Sallie') Fortson

F, ID# 1131, b. 30 March 1800, d. 7 May 1858
  • Note*: They had five children.16
  • Last Edited: 25 Aug 2006

Family: Maj. George Green Higginbotham b. 15 Jul 1791, d. 6 May 1859

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. 73 (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  2. [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 Sallie and naming Benjamin Fortson as her father). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  3. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998, (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  4. [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 Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  5. [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 William Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73 (naming Elizabeth Gaines as her mother).
  7. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving her name as Sallie and naming Elizabeth Gains as her mother).
  8. [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).
  9. [S1051] O'Levia Neil Wilson Wiese, ed., Cemetery Records of Greene County, Alabama, above, p. 24 (naming Elizabeth Fortson as her mother).
  10. [S1053] Mrs. S. M. Marshall, comp., Greene County, Alabama Records, above, p. 44 (giving her name as Sallie and naming Elizabeth _____ as her mother).
  11. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3 (giving the date but not the 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.
  12. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving her name as Sallie and giving the date but not the place).
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73 (giving the date as 3 Mar 1800 and not naming the place).
  14. [S1051] O'Levia Neil Wilson Wiese, ed., Cemetery Records of Greene County, Alabama, above, p. 24 (giving her name as Sallie).
  15. [S1053] Mrs. S. M. Marshall, comp., Greene County, Alabama Records, above, p. 44 (giving her name as Sallie).
  16. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 3.
  17. [S525] e-mail address, electronic mail to e-mail address, 22 Nov 1999, (attributing information to a compilation of Elbert Co., Ga. marriages from 1808 to 1850 made by Beverly Morris Higginbotham and transcribed by William Morris Higginbotham).
  18. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving the date but not the place).
  19. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), bride index, p. 14.
  20. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998.
  21. [S1051] O'Levia Neil Wilson Wiese, ed., Cemetery Records of Greene County, Alabama, above, p. 24 (giving her name as Sallie and not giving the date or place).
  22. [S1053] Mrs. S. M. Marshall, comp., Greene County, Alabama Records, above, p. 44 (giving her name as Sallie and not giving the date or place).
  23. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above.
  24. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 3 (identifying it as the Presbyterian cemetery).
  25. [S1051] O'Levia Neil Wilson Wiese, ed., Cemetery Records of Greene County, Alabama, above, p. 24 (giving her name as Sallie and identifying it as Clinton Cemetery at Old Ebeneezer [sic] Church).
  26. [S1053] Mrs. S. M. Marshall, comp., Greene County, Alabama Records, above, p. 44 (giving her name as Sallie and noting that the tomb is broken and the death date cannot be read).
  27. [S1053] Mrs. S. M. Marshall, comp., Greene County, Alabama Records, above, p. 44 (naming Sara _____ as her mother).
  28. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998, (naming Sarah Fortson as her mother).
  29. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998, (naming Sarah Fortson as his mother).

Thomas Fortson

M, ID# 1132, b. 12 February 1802, d. 1830
  • Note*: He died from a crushed skull when he fell under the wheels of a runaway wagon. One source says he died in 1831 in Elbert County, Georgia.9,10,14,15
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2004

Family: Elmira Kinnebrew b. c 1804, d. 1879

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. 73, 122 (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father).
  2. [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, (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 122 (naming Elizabeth Gaines as his mother).
  4. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (naming Elizabeth Gains as his mother).
  5. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3 (giving the date but not naming the 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.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73 (giving the date but not naming the place), 122.
  7. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving the date but not naming the place).
  8. [S874] Patricia Max, electronic mail to killebrew-l, 18 Feb 2003, (giving his name as Thomas Fortson III).
  9. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 3.
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 122.
  11. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), groom index, p. 14 (giving her name as Mira Kennebrew).
  12. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 3 (giving the date as circa 1830).
  13. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above.
  14. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (stating that he was "killed by runaway horse").
  15. [S874] Patricia Max, electronic mail to killebrew-l, 18 Feb 2003, (giving his name as Thomas Fortson III and stating that he died in 1831 in Elbert County, Georgia).
  16. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 122 (naming Thomas Fortson as his father).
  17. [S874] Patricia Max, electronic mail to killebrew-l, 18 Feb 2003, (naming Thomas Fortson III as his father).
  18. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 122, 133 (naming Thomas Fortson as his father).
  19. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 122, 188 (naming Thomas Fortson as his father).
  20. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 122, 222 (naming Thomas Fortson as her father).
  21. [S874] Patricia Max, electronic mail to killebrew-l, 18 Feb 2003, (naming Thomas Fortson III as her father).

Maud ('Nancy') Fortson

F, ID# 1133, b. 19 February 1804
  • Birth*: She was born on 19 February 1804.5,6,7
  • Note*: She died at a young age.5,6
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 2003

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. 73, 222 (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  2. [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, (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 222 (naming Elizabeth Gaines as her mother).
  4. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (naming Elizabeth Gains as her mother).
  5. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3. 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, pp. 73, 222.
  7. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above.

Mahaleth ('Mahala') Fortson

F, ID# 1134, b. 3 April 1806, d. 6 January 1862
  • Note*: One source gives 6 Jan 1882 as her death date, and another gives 6 Jun 1882.15,16
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2004

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. 73, 222 (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  2. [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 Mahala and naming Benjamin Fortson as her father). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 222 (naming Elizabeth Gaines as her mother).
  4. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving her name as Mahala and naming Elizabeth Gains as her mother).
  5. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3 (giving the date but not the 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.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 222 (giving her name as Mahala).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73 (giving her name as Mahala and giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving her name as Mahala and giving the date but not the place).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 222 (spelling his name as Edmund).
  10. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), pp. 240, 276 (citing to Will Book L, Mixed Records, Elbert County, Ga., p. 484) (giving her name as Mahala). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  11. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving only the date, giving her name as Mahala, and spelling his surname as Tata).
  12. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, located in Elbert County, Georgia, online http://www.obcgs.com/tate.html, downloaded 14 Dec 2003 (giving their names as Edmond Brewer Tait and Mahaleth Fortson; giving the date but not naming the place).
  13. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), bride index, p. 14.
  14. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving her name as Mahala).
  15. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 222 (giving 6 Jun 1882 as her death date).
  16. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 3 (giving 6 Jan 1882 as her death date).
  17. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 222 (naming Mahala Fortson as her mother).
  18. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, online, above (naming Mahaleth Fortson as her mother).
  19. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 222 (naming Mahala Fortson as his mother).
  20. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, online, above (naming Mahaleth Fortson as his mother).

Rachel W. Fortson

F, ID# 1135, b. 15 May 1808
  • Last Edited: 10 Jul 2004

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. 73, 223 (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  2. [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, (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 223 (naming Elizabeth Gaines as her mother).
  4. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (naming Elizabeth Gains as her mother).
  5. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3 (giving the date but not the 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.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73 (giving the date but not the place), 223.
  7. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), pp. 237, 276 (citing to Will Book L, Mixed Records, Elbert County, Ga., p. 483). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223.
  10. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), bride index, p. 14.

Elizabeth A. ('Betsy') Fortson

F, ID# 1136, b. 1 November 1810, d. 26 May 1839
  • Note*: Some sources give 20 Jul 1825 as their marriage date.13,14,15
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2004

Family: Abner Adams b. 26 Mar 1800, d. 13 Nov 1851

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. 73, 223 (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  2. [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, (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 223 (naming Elizabeth Gaines as her mother).
  4. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (naming Elizabeth Gains as her mother).
  5. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3 (giving the date but not the 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.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73 (giving the date but not the place), 223.
  7. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), pp. 241, 276 (citing to Will Book N, Old Number, Elbert County, Ga., p. 410) (giving her name as Betsy). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  9. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), bride index, p. 14.
  10. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 3.
  11. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above.
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223.
  13. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 3 (stating they married on 20 Jul 1825 but not naming the place).
  14. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (stating they married on 20 Jul 1825 but not naming the place).
  15. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223 (stating they married on 20 Jul 1825 but not naming the place).
  16. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223 (naming Elizabeth A. ['Betsy'] Fortson as her mother).
  17. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223 (naming Elizabeth A. ['Betsy'] Fortson as his mother).

Richard F. Fortson

M, ID# 1137, b. 2 January 1813, d. 29 May 1894
  • Note*: One source states that he died on 29 May 1874.7

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 2 Jul 2015

Family: Nancy Ham b. 31 Oct 1812, d. 12 Aug 1887

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. 73, 225 (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father).
  2. [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, (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 225 (naming Elizabeth Gaines as his mother).
  4. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (naming Elizabeth Gains as his mother).
  5. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3. 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, pp. 73 (giving only the date and not naming the place), 225.
  7. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above.
  8. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166 (giving the date but not the place).
  9. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 63 (giving the date but not the place).
  10. [S1185] Standard certificate of death (Georgia State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 11375 for Sophia Ham Fortson, filed with local registrar on 10 Apr 1924, Mrs. Pope Deadwyler, informant, per copy viewed on Georgia's Virtual Vault, http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/gadeaths.php, on 2 Jan 2009, (stating that he was born in Elbert County, Georgia but not giving the date).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Richard Fortson, memorial no. 46806706, viewed on 2 Jul 2015 (giving the date but not the place).
  12. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 3 (giving the date but not the place).
  13. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), p. 248 (citing to Will Book N, Mixed Records, Elbert County, Ga., p. 199). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  14. [S590] James P. Lynch, electronic mail to e-mail address, 01 Jan 2001, (not giving the date or place).
  15. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 225.
  16. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), groom index, p. 14.
  17. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166 (not giving the date or place).
  18. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 62 (stating that she was the wife of Richard Fortson but not giving the date).
  19. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Nancy Fortson, memorial no. 46806707, viewed on 2 Jul 2015 (not giving the date or place).
  20. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Richard Fortson, memorial no. 46806706, viewed on 2 Jul 2015 (not giving the date or place).
  21. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 740.
  22. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166.
  23. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 63.
  24. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Richard Fortson, memorial no. 46806706, viewed on 2 Jul 2015.
  25. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225, 236 (naming Richard F. Fortson as his father).
  26. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003, (naming Richard F. Fortson as his father).
  27. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 167 (naming Richard E. Fortson as his father).
  28. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 225 (naming Richard F. Fortson as his father).
  29. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225, 229 (naming Richard F. Fortson as her father).
  30. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166 (naming Richard Fortson as her father).
  31. [S1185] Death registration for Sophia Ham Fortson, above, (naming Richard Fortson as her father and stating that her father was born in Elbert County, Georgia).
  32. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225, 229 (naming Richard F. Fortson as his father).
  33. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225, 230 (naming Richard F. Fortson as his father).
  34. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166 (naming Richard Fortson as his father).
  35. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for John B Fortson, memorial no. 46806702, viewed on 2 Jul 2015 (naming Richard Fortson as his father).
  36. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225, 236, 692, 708 (naming Richard F. Fortson as her father).
  37. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy J. Fortson Fortson, memorial no. 58778317, viewed on 27 Feb 2012 (naming Richard Fortson as her father).
  38. [S774] Bonnie Fortson Pierce, electronic mail to e-mail address, 28 Sep 2002, (naming Richard F. Fortson as his father).

Benjamin G. Fortson

M, ID# 1138, b. 6 July 1815, d. 15 September 1885

B. G. Fortson's tombstone, Shorterville Cemetery, Shorterville, Ga.

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 Apr 2014

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. 73 (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father).
  2. [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, (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73 (naming Elizabeth Gaines as his mother).
  4. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (naming Elizabeth Gains as his mother).
  5. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4 (giving his middle initial as B). 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. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above.
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Benjamin G. Fortson, memorial no. 24185441, viewed on 26 Apr 2014.
  9. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), p. 255 (citing to Marriages, 1836-1850, Elbert County, Ga., p. 78). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  10. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (not giving the date or place).

Amanda N. M. Fortson

F, ID# 1139, b. 19 August 1817, d. 6 August 1898
  • Note*: She is believed to have been raised by an uncle in South Georgia.5
  • Last Edited: 16 Dec 2001

Family: James Almond

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. 73 (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  2. [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, (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73 (naming Elizabeth Gaines as her mother).
  4. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (naming Elizabeth Gains 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. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73.
  7. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above.
  8. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4 (giving only the date).
  9. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), pp. 247, 276 (citing to Marriages, Record Book 1830-1838, Elbert County, Ga., p. 199). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  10. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving only the date).

Richard Gaines1

M, ID# 1140
  • Note*: He was a vice-captain in the Revolutionary army.2
  • Last Edited: 26 Oct 1996

Family: Elizabeth Eastin

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.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73 (identifying Richard Gaines as her father).

Elizabeth Eastin1

F, ID# 1141
  • Last Edited: 26 Oct 1996

Family: Richard Gaines

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.
  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).

Elizabeth Lewis

F, ID# 1142, b. circa 1800
  • Last Edited: 27 Aug 2005

Family: James Fortson b. 22 Dec 1791

Citations

  1. [S1054] Tuscaloosa Gen. Soc'y, Pioneers of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Prior to 1830 (Montgomery, Ala.: Herff Jones Div., 1981), p. 333, citing 1850 U.S. Census, Tuscaloosa Co., Ala., p. 231.
  2. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3. 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. [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. 74; also in 29 Apr 1969 letter from Lois Norris, 310 E. Turney, Phoenix, Ariz. 85016, to John W. Boyd, reproduced at pp. 75-76.
  4. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), p. 232 (citing to Will Book K, Mixed Records, Elbert County, Ga., p. 163). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 1 (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.
  6. [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 only the date). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  7. [S1054] Tuscaloosa Gen. Soc'y, Pioneers of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Prior to 1830, above, pp. 333-34, citing 1850 U.S. Census, Tuscaloosa Co., Ala., p. 231 (naming Elizabeth _____ as her mother).
  8. [S1054] Tuscaloosa Gen. Soc'y, Pioneers of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Prior to 1830, above, pp. 333-34, citing 1850 U.S. Census, Tuscaloosa Co., Ala., p. 231 (naming Elizabeth _____ as his mother).

Martha ('Patsy') Head1

F, ID# 1143, b. circa 1778, d. 15 April 1826
  • Last Edited: 12 Dec 1999

Family: John Lewis

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), (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).
  3. [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).

John Lewis

M, ID# 1144
  • Last Edited: 12 Dec 1999

Family: Martha ('Patsy') Head b. c 1778, d. 15 Apr 1826

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), (in 29 Apr 1969 letter from Lois Norris, 310 E. Turney, Phoenix, Ariz. 85016, to John W. Boyd, reproduced at pp. 75-76).

Nathaniel Allen1

M, ID# 1145, d. before 1820
  • Last Edited: 26 Oct 1996

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. [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), (in 29 Apr 1969 letter from Lois Norris, 310 E. Turney, Phoenix, Ariz. 85016, to John W. Boyd, reproduced at pp. 75-76, naming him as her second husband but omitting date or place of marriage).

Benjamin Winn

M, ID# 1146, b. 1700, d. 1779
  • Note*: He and Ann lived in Caroline County, Virginia.5
  • Last Edited: 11 Nov 2001

Family 1: Ann Taverner b. 1722

Family 2: Ann Durrett

Citations

  1. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor (n.p.: n.pub., 1983), pp. 3, 6 (naming Minor Winn as his father).
  2. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor, above, pp. 3, 6 (naming Ann Byrd as his mother).
  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, pp. 3 (giving the date and place), 6 (giving only the date).
  5. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland [etc.], above, p. 162.
  6. [S287] Don Johnston, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 9 Sep 1997.
  7. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor, above, p. 6 (giving the date and state but not naming the county).
  8. [S287] Don Johnston, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 9 Sep 1997, (naming Benjamin Winn as her father).
  9. [S287] Don Johnston, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 9 Sep 1997, (naming Benjamin Winn as his father).
  10. [S689] W. Avery Miner, comp., Descendants of John Minor, above, p. 6 (naming Benjamin Winn as her father).

Ann Taverner

F, ID# 1147, b. 1722
  • Last Edited: 7 Jan 2007

Family: Benjamin Winn b. 1700, d. 1779

Citations

  1. [S286] Don Johnston, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 8 Sep 1997, (naming John Tavernor as her father).
  2. [S286] Don Johnston, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 8 Sep 1997, (indicating that Rebecca Travers was her mother).
  3. [S286] Don Johnston, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 8 Sep 1997, (spelling her surname as Tavernor).
  4. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland: Ancestral Study of Wise and Allied Families (Sulphur, La.: n.pub., 1995), p. 162.
  5. [S287] Don Johnston, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 9 Sep 1997, (naming Ann Tavernor as her mother).
  6. [S287] Don Johnston, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 9 Sep 1997, (naming Ann Tavernor as his mother).

Elizabeth ('Betsy') Fortson1,2

F, ID# 1148, b. 1767
  • Note*: She may have been born in Orange County, Virginia.10
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2003

Family: Dr. William Hasell Gibbs b. 1765, d. 31 Jan 1829

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. 99.
  2. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 2 (giving Orange County, Va. as her birthplace). 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. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 1 (naming Thomas Fortson, Jr. 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. [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. 263 (naming Thomas Fortson, Jr. as her father).
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (naming Rachel Wynn as her mother).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 263 (naming Rachel Winn as her mother).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 263 (stating that she was born in 1767 "probably [in] Caroline County").
  8. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 2 (not giving the date).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 263 (attributing information to Mrs. Susannah Gardiner Palmer, Thomasville, Ga.).
  10. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 2.
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 264 (naming Elizabeth ['Betsy'] Fortson as her mother).
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 264, 278 (naming Elizabeth ['Betsy'] Fortson as her mother).
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 264, 269 (naming Elizabeth ['Betsy'] Fortson as his mother).
  14. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 264, 278 (naming Elizabeth ['Betsy'] Fortson as his mother).
  15. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 264, 279 (naming Elizabeth ['Betsy'] Fortson as his mother).
  16. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 281 (attributing information to "Notes on William Gibbs and Family," dated 31 Jan 1970 and provided by Pat Smith to John Boyd) (naming Elizabeth Fortson of Elbert Co., Ga. as his mother).

Dr. William Hasell Gibbs

M, ID# 1149, b. 1765, d. 31 January 1829
  • Note*: He was a doctor. He probably lived in Elbert County, Georgia at the time of his death, as that was where his will was probated. One source says that he died in February 1828.4
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2003

Family: Elizabeth ('Betsy') Fortson b. 1767

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. 263.
  2. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 2 (not giving 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.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 263 (attributing information to Mrs. Susannah Gardiner Palmer, Thomasville, Ga.).
  4. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 2 (stating that he died in Feb 1828).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 264 (naming William Hasell Gibbs as her father).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 264, 278 (naming William Hasell Gibbs as her father).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 264, 269 (naming William Hasell Gibbs as his father).
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 264, 278 (naming William Hasell Gibbs as his father).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 264, 279 (naming William Hasell Gibbs as his father).
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 281 (attributing information to "Notes on William Gibbs and Family," dated 31 Jan 1970 and provided by Pat Smith to John Boyd) (naming William Gibbs of Elbert Co., Ga. as his father).

William Fortson1

M, ID# 1150, b. 28 February 1774, d. 9 January 1846
  • Note*: One source gives 11 Jan 1771 as his birth date, and another source gives Culpeper County, Virginia as his birth place. He moved from Elbert County, Georgia to Greene County, Alabama as a young man. He served in the Georgia militia in the War of 1812. One source says that he died on 9 Jan 1846 in Eutaw, Greene County, and is buried there.One source says that he is buried in "Old Mitchell Cemetery" in Greene County, that the cemetery is back in some woods near Benevola (which is in Pickens County, just across the county line--the Sipsey River--from northern Greene County), and that he "died at his residence on this spot." Some sources say that he died on 20 Aug 1846 in Greene County and was buried in a family cemetery five miles from Clinton in Greene County, which could describe what other sources call "Old Mitchell Cemetery."12,13,14,15
  • Last Edited: 27 Aug 2005

Family: Ann Higginbotham b. 8 May 1772, d. 21 Apr 1852

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. 99.
  2. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 1 (naming Thomas Fortson, Jr. 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.
  3. [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).
  4. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (naming Rachel Wynn as his mother).
  5. [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).
  6. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (naming the place but not giving the date).
  7. [S355] Rod Bush, "Fortson Family," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/FortsonA.htm, viewed on 5 Dec 1997.
  8. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 2 (spelling her name as Anne and not naming the town). 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. [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. 87 (stating that he died on 9 Jan 1846 at his residence, which was at the site of his grave at Old Mitchell Cemetery, apparently in northern Greene County not far from Benevola in adjacent Pickens County).
  10. [S767] John and Mary Williams, chart of descendants of Frederick Fortson, online, http://www.castlegate.net/howse/fortson/fortrept.htm, viewed on 14 Sep 2002.
  11. [S1051] O'Levia Neil Wilson Wiese, ed., Cemetery Records of Greene County, Alabama, above, p. 87.
  12. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 2 (including the statement that his grave marker says he was born on 11 Jan 1771 and that he died on 20 Aug 1846 and is buried in a family cemetery five miles from Clinton, Alabama).
  13. [S355] Rod Bush, "Fortson Family," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/FortsonA.htm, viewed on 5 Dec 1997 (including the statement that he died on 9 Jan 1846 in Eutaw, Alabama and is buried there).
  14. [S1051] O'Levia Neil Wilson Wiese, ed., Cemetery Records of Greene County, Alabama, above, p. 87 (stating that he was born in Culpeper County, Virginia, that he is buried at Old Mitchell Cemetery, and that he died at his residence, which was at the site of his grave).
  15. [S767] John and Mary Williams, chart of descendants of Frederick Fortson, online, above, viewed on 14 Sep 2002 (including the statement that he died on 20 Aug 1846 and is buried in a family cemetery five miles from Clinton, Alabama).
  16. [S355] Rod Bush, "Fortson Family," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/FortsonA.htm, viewed on 5 Dec 1997 (naming William Fortson as her father).
  17. [S355] Rod Bush, "Fortson Family," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/FortsonA.htm, viewed on 5 Dec 1997 (naming William Fortson as his father).
  18. [S1050] Pauline Jones Gandrud, comp., Marriage Records of Greene County, Alabama 1823-1860 (Memphis, Tenn.: Milestone Press, 1969), p. 159 (naming William Fortson as her father).
  19. [S1050] Pauline Jones Gandrud, comp., Marriage Records of Greene County, Alabama 1823-1860, above, p. 50 (naming William Fortson as his father).