Ann Higginbotham

F, ID# 1151, b. 8 May 1772, d. 21 April 1852
  • Last Edited: 12 Sep 2004

Family: William Fortson b. 28 Feb 1774, d. 9 Jan 1846

Citations

  1. [S355] Rod Bush, "Fortson Family," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/FortsonA.htm, viewed on 5 Dec 1997 (naming Col. Samuel Higginbotham as her father).
  2. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998, (naming Col. Samuel Higginbotham as her father).
  3. [S355] Rod Bush, "Fortson Family," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/FortsonA.htm, viewed on 5 Dec 1997 (naming Jane Satterwhite as her mother).
  4. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998, (naming Jane Satterwhite as her mother).
  5. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 2 (giving the year but not the rest of the date and 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. [S355] Rod Bush, "Fortson Family," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/FortsonA.htm, viewed on 5 Dec 1997.
  7. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 2 (spelling her name as Anne and not naming the town).
  8. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 2 (stating that she was born in 1852 in Greene Co., Ala.).
  9. [S355] Rod Bush, "Fortson Family," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/FortsonA.htm, viewed on 5 Dec 1997 (naming Ann Higginbotham as her mother).
  10. [S355] Rod Bush, "Fortson Family," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/FortsonA.htm, viewed on 5 Dec 1997 (naming Ann Higginbotham as his mother).

Richard Fortson1

M, ID# 1152, b. 6 February 1778, d. 2 November 1836
  • Note*: They had nine children. His place of death may have been Harris County, Georgia.6
  • Last Edited: 4 Jul 2011

Family: Lucy Tate Arnold b. 7 Apr 1778, d. 18 Sep 1847

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. [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. 334 (naming Thomas Fortson, Jr. as his father).
  4. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (naming Rachel Wynn as his mother).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 334 (naming Rachel Winn as his mother).
  6. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 2. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  7. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (giving only the place).
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 334.
  9. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 2 (giving only the date).
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 334, 338.
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 342 (naming Richard Fortson as his father).
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 342, 355 (naming Richard Fortson as her father).
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 358, 342 (naming Richard Fortson as his father).
  14. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 342, 531 (naming Richard Fortson as her father).
  15. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 342 (naming Richard Fortson as her father).
  16. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 342, 532 (naming Richard Fortson as his father).

Lucy Tate Arnold

F, ID# 1153, b. 7 April 1778, d. 18 September 1847
  • Last Edited: 4 Jul 2011

Family 1: Richard Fortson b. 6 Feb 1778, d. 2 Nov 1836

Family 2:

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 2 (naming William Arnold as her father). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [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. 334, 342 (naming William Arnold, Jr. as her father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 334, 342 (naming Susannah Tate as her mother).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 334.
  5. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 2 (giving only the date).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 342 (naming Lucy Arnold as his mother).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 342, 355 (naming Lucy Arnold as her mother).
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 358 (naming Lucy Arnold as his mother).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 342, 531 (naming Lucy Arnold as her mother).
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 342 (naming Lucy Arnold as her mother).
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 342, 532 (naming Lucy Arnold as his mother).
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 342, 354 (naming Lucy Arnold as his mother).

Mildred ('Milly') Fortson1,2

F, ID# 1154
  • Note*: They had eight children.2
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 1997

Family: John Willis

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. 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. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (naming Rachel Wynn as her mother).
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1.

John Willis1

M, ID# 1155
  • Note*: He was a soldier in the Revolutionary Army. Records suggest he built the Elberton Academy and the Elbert County, Georgia courthouse.2
  • Last Edited: 6 Jul 1996

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line". This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 2.

Jesse Fortson

M, ID# 1156, b. 17 December 1783, d. 2 April 1828
  • Note*: He may have been born in 1773. They had seven children.10
  • Last Edited: 27 Feb 2012

Family: Mary B. White b. 19 May 1783, d. 2 Sep 1827

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (naming Rachel Wynn as his mother).
  3. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 2 (giving 17 Dec 1783 as his birth date and adding that "it should be 1773 to fit in"). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  4. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland: Ancestral Study of Wise and Allied Families (Sulphur, La.: n.pub., 1995), p. 100.
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (place only).
  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. 664.
  7. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 2 (not giving the date or place).
  8. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 2 (giving only the date).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 664 (giving only the date).
  10. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 2 (stating that he was born on 17 Dec 1773 in Orange Co., Va.).
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 665 (naming Jesse Fortson as her father and stating that this information was copied from Rev. J. H. Fortson's bible in 1970 when in the possession of Boyce Heard Fortson, Jr. of Wilkes Co., Ga.).
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 532 (naming Jesse Fortson as her father), 665 (naming Jesse Fortson as her father and stating that this information was copied from Rev. J. H. Fortson's bible in 1970 when in the possession of Boyce Heard Fortson, Jr. of Wilkes Co., Ga.).
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 665 (naming Jesse Fortson as his father and stating that this information was copied from Rev. J. H. Fortson's bible in 1970 when in the possession of Boyce Heard Fortson, Jr. of Wilkes Co., Ga.), 690.
  14. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 665 (naming Jesse Fortson as his father and stating that this information was copied from Rev. J. H. Fortson's bible in 1970 when in the possession of Boyce Heard Fortson, Jr. of Wilkes Co., Ga.).
  15. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 665 (naming Jesse Fortson as her father and stating that this information was copied from Rev. J. H. Fortson's bible in 1970 when in the possession of Boyce Heard Fortson, Jr. of Wilkes Co., Ga.), 691 (naming Jesse Fortson as her father).

Mary B. White

F, ID# 1157, b. 19 May 1783, d. 2 September 1827
  • Last Edited: 7 Jun 2003

Family: Jesse Fortson b. 17 Dec 1783, d. 2 Apr 1828

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. 664 (naming Daniel White as her father).
  2. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 2 (naming Daniel White as her father). 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. 664 (naming Mary ['Polly'] Ballinger as her mother).
  4. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 2.
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 664.
  6. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 2 (not giving the date or place).
  7. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland: Ancestral Study of Wise and Allied Families (Sulphur, La.: n.pub., 1995), p. 100.
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 665 (naming Mary B. White as her mother and stating that this information was copied from Rev. J. H. Fortson's bible in 1970 when in the possession of Boyce Heard Fortson, Jr. of Wilkes Co., Ga.).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 532 (naming Mary B. White as her mother), 665 (naming Mary B. White as her mother and stating that this information was copied from Rev. J. H. Fortson's bible in 1970 when in the possession of Boyce Heard Fortson, Jr. of Wilkes Co., Ga.).
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 665 (naming Mary B. White as his mother and stating that this information was copied from Rev. J. H. Fortson's bible in 1970 when in the possession of Boyce Heard Fortson, Jr. of Wilkes Co., Ga.), 690.
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 665 (naming Mary B. White as his mother and stating that this information was copied from Rev. J. H. Fortson's bible in 1970 when in the possession of Boyce Heard Fortson, Jr. of Wilkes Co., Ga.).
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 665 (naming Mary B. White as her mother and stating that this information was copied from Rev. J. H. Fortson's bible in 1970 when in the possession of Boyce Heard Fortson, Jr. of Wilkes Co., Ga.), 691 (naming Mary B. White as her mother).

Anthony Morgan III

M, ID# 1158, b. 1686, d. 1763
  • Note*: He was a witness to the will of his mother-in-law, Susanne Michaux, and the probate records in Goochland County, Virginia describe him as a Quaker whose affirmation, rather than oath (as with the other witness), was taken to prove her will.
  • Last Edited: 10 Feb 1998

Family: Olive Judi Michaux b. 1706/7, d. 27 Oct 1760

Citations

  1. [S272] Gale Fuller, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Aug 1997, (naming Anthony Morgan, Jr. as his father).
  2. [S272] Gale Fuller, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Aug 1997, (naming Anne Dunkin as his mother).
  3. [S363] William G. (Gary) Wray, descendancy chart sent to Roger Bartlett, 10 Jan 1998.
  4. [S272] Gale Fuller, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Aug 1997.
  5. [S272] Gale Fuller, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Aug 1997, (naming Anthony Morgan III as her father).
  6. [S363] William G. Wray, 10 Jan 1998 descendancy chart, above, (naming Anthony Morgan III as her father).

Benjamin Franklin Fortson1

M, ID# 1159, b. 1846, d. January 1883
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 2006

Family: Mary Pauline ('Molly') Cravens b. 1854, d. 1924

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 1845 or 1846).
  6. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 27 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. II, p. 93).
  7. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 5 (not giving the date or place).
  8. [S1074] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., 129th enumeration dist., Village of Chatfield, p. 41, dwelling 6, family 6 (not giving the date or place).
  9. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 5 (stating that he died in 1883 in Navarro County, Texas).
  10. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (stating that he died in Jan 1883 in Corsicana, Texas).
  11. [S204] Records of Bank Sutherland Funeral Home (later McCammon Funeral Home), Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. V, no. 2 (May 1982), p. 35 (naming B. Fortson, born in Texas, as his father).
  12. [S1074] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., 129th enumeration dist., Village of Chatfield, p. 41, dwelling 6, family 6 (giving his name as Bennie and naming Benjamin F. Fortson as his father).
  13. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Benjamin Franklin Fortson as his father).
  14. [S1074] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., 129th enumeration dist., Village of Chatfield, p. 41, dwelling 6, family 6 (naming Benjamin F. Fortson as her father).
  15. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Benjamin Franklin Fortson as her father).

Julia Ann Catherine Fortson1

F, ID# 1160, b. 1848
  • Note*: One source gives her name as Katherine. She may have lived in Stephens County, Texas.
  • Last Edited: 7 Jul 2006

Family: James Smart b. c 1836, d. b 1880

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 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.
  3. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  4. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Elizabeth Ann Titus Holliday as her mother).
  5. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Elizabeth Holliday as her mother).
  6. [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.
  7. [S1075] 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe County, Miss., Western Dist., p. 157, dwelling 220, family 220 (stating that she was born in Mississippi in 1847 or 1848).
  8. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 5 (giving only his surname).
  9. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006.
  10. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Julia Fortson as his mother).
  11. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Julia Fortson as her mother).

Mary Ann Mildred Fortson1

F, ID# 1161, b. 5 March 1815
  • Last Edited: 25 Mar 2000

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. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," in A History of Monroe County, Mississippi, vol. 1 (n.p.: Monroe County Book Committee, 1988), p. 481, (naming John Fortson as her father and identifying her as Mary Mildred Fortson).
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (naming John Fortson as her father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  4. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, 2202 Cedarcrest Dr., Carrollton, Tex. 75007, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore sent to Roger Bartlett, 24 Jan 1999,(naming John Fortson as her father).
  5. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (naming Sarah Moore Fortson as her mother and identifying her as Mary Mildred Fortson).
  6. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Sarah ("Sally") Moore as her mother).
  7. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above,(naming Sarah ['Sally'] Moore as her mother).
  8. [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.
  9. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above.
  10. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4 (not giving his first name or the date or place).
  11. [S558] Kathleen Paul Jones and Pauline Jones Gandrud, comps., Alabama Records (Easley, S.C.?: Southern Historical Press, 1980), vol. 2, p. 9.
  12. [S560] Pauline Jones Gandrud, Marriage Records of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama (Memphis, Tenn.: The Milestone Press, 1968), p. 40 (citing bk. 2 ["book dated Jan. 2, 1837 to Feb. 9, 1843"], p. 22.

John Thomas Fortson1

M, ID# 1162, b. 18 February 1817, d. 10 April 1859
  • Obituary*: JOHN T. FORTSON was born February the 8th, 1817 in Elbert County, Georgia. Died April the 10th, 1859 at his residence in Monroe County, Mississippi. About the year 1834 he settled in Lowndes County, near Waverly, since which time he has been a citizen of Miss; and for the last 12 or 15 years, a resident of Monroe County. He, at one time, represented this county in the State Legislature, with honor to himself and his constituents. It is true that he never made politics a study, or a profession, nor had political office any charms for him, but on the contrary, was really distasteful. Yet few men in the county had more influence, or whose judgement [sic] was more reliable in matters of state or national concern. All his political aspirations grew out of the solicitation of personal friendship.
    JOHN T. FORTSON was, in many respects an excellent specimen of the "Prairie Planter." Eminently practical, energetic and succesful, commencing life in a new country with small means, in a few years he amassed a handsome fortune, which he leaves as a legacy for his children. He was a good neighbor, a kind and humane master, a generous, devoted friend, and a hospitable, liberal man. He had his faults and they were not concealed in life; now that he is dead let them be as voiceless as the grave in which he sleeps--and like the burial years of the dead past, let them, too, sleep on forever.19
  • Note*: He was a student at the University of Alabama in 1833 and was a representative to the Mississippi General Assembly.20
  • Last Edited: 5 Sep 2011

Family: Judy Ann Eliza ('Lizzie') Dupuy b. 25 Nov 1819, d. 18 Oct 1852

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. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," in A History of Monroe County, Mississippi, vol. 1 (n.p.: Monroe County Book Committee, 1988), p. 481, (naming John Fortson as his father).
  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. 78 (naming John Fortson as his father) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data).
  4. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (naming John Fortson as his father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  5. [S1055] "University of Alabama Record of Students," The Alabama Genealogical Register, vol. III, no. 4, p. 173 (Dec 1961), at p. 178 (naming John Fortson as his father).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 78 (naming Sarah Moore as his mother) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data).
  7. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (naming Sarah Moore Fortson as his mother).
  8. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Sarah ("Sally") Moore as his mother).
  9. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, 2202 Cedarcrest Dr., Carrollton, Tex. 75007, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore sent to Roger Bartlett, 24 Jan 1999,(naming Sarah ['Sally'] Moore as his mother).
  10. [S1055] "University of Alabama Record of Students," The Alabama Genealogical Register, vol. III, no. 4, p. 173 (Dec 1961), at p. 178 (naming Sarah Moore as his mother).
  11. [S290] Dr. W. A. Evans, Monroe County, Mississippi Cemetery Records (Columbus, Miss.: Lowndes County Department of Archives and History, 1980), p. 10.
  12. [S1055] "University of Alabama Record of Students," The Alabama Genealogical Register, vol. III, no. 4, p. 173 (Dec 1961), at p. 178 (stating that he was born in 1817 without naming the place).
  13. [S290] Dr. W. A. Evans, Monroe County, Mississippi Cemetery Records, above, p. 10 (stating that grave marker identifies her as "wife of John T. Fortson").
  14. [S1055] "University of Alabama Record of Students," The Alabama Genealogical Register, vol. III, no. 4, p. 173 (Dec 1961), at p. 178 (giving her name as Lizzie).
  15. [S290] Dr. W. A. Evans, Monroe County, Mississippi Cemetery Records, above, p. 10 (giving only the date).
  16. [S558] Kathleen Paul Jones and Pauline Jones Gandrud, comps., Alabama Records (Easley, S.C.?: Southern Historical Press, 1980), vol. 3, p. 28 (giving only the date).
  17. [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.
  18. [S1055] "University of Alabama Record of Students," The Alabama Genealogical Register, vol. III, no. 4, p. 173 (Dec 1961), at p. 178 (stating that he died in 1859 without naming the place).
  19. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 80, citing Sunny South, Monroe County, Mississippi, Thursday, 21 Apr 1859, p. 2, col. 6.
  20. [S1055] "University of Alabama Record of Students," The Alabama Genealogical Register, vol. III, no. 4, p. 173 (Dec 1961), at p. 178.
  21. [S767] John and Mary Williams, chart of descendants of Frederick Fortson, online, above, viewed on 14 Sep 2002 (naming John Thomas Fortson as his father).
  22. [S290] Dr. W. A. Evans, Monroe County, Mississippi Cemetery Records, above, p. 10 (stating that her grave marker identifies her as "daughter of J. T. and Eliza Fortson").

Sarah Frances Fortson1

F, ID# 1163, b. 7 December 1818, d. 2 October 1897
  • Note*: One source says they married in Aberdeen, Mississippi. They lived in Aberdeen, Mississippi. A jaconet dress originally owned by Sarah's grandmother, Mary Lewis Moore, was rescued by a slave who, knowing how Sarah treasured the dress, ran into the McAllisters' home as it was being burned by Union troops in 1863. The dress and a luster mug used in the Moores' home during the American Revolution were still in the family in 1988 and are pictured in A History of Monroe County, Mississippi published that year.14,15,16
  • Last Edited: 26 Aug 2005

Family: Ulysses ('Ulys' or 'Eules') S. McAllister b. 20 Jan 1807, d. 19 Aug 1880

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. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," in A History of Monroe County, Mississippi, vol. 1 (n.p.: Monroe County Book Committee, 1988), p. 481, (naming John Fortson as her father).
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (naming John Fortson as her father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  4. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, 2202 Cedarcrest Dr., Carrollton, Tex. 75007, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore sent to Roger Bartlett, 24 Jan 1999,(naming John Fortson as her father).
  5. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (naming Sarah Moore Fortson as her mother).
  6. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Sarah ("Sally") Moore as her mother).
  7. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above,(naming Sarah ['Sally'] Moore as her mother).
  8. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4 (giving only the date). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  9. [S292] Clara Moore Moody, "James McAllister," in A History of Monroe County, Mississippi, vol. 1 (n.p.: Monroe County Book Committee, 1988), p. 659, (giving only the date).
  10. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above,(giving only the date).
  11. [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.
  12. [S292] Clara Moore Moody, "James McAllister," above.
  13. [S1050] Pauline Jones Gandrud, comp., Marriage Records of Greene County, Alabama 1823-1860 (Memphis, Tenn.: Milestone Press, 1969), p. 92.
  14. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4 (stating that they lived in Aberdeen, Monroe County, Mississippi).
  15. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (mentioning the dress and mug).
  16. [S767] John and Mary Williams, chart of descendants of Frederick Fortson, online, above, viewed on 14 Sep 2002 (stating that they married on 13 Jul 1836 in Aberdeen, Monroe County, Mississippi).
  17. [S292] Clara Moore Moody, "James McAllister," above, (naming Sarah F. Fortson as his mother).
  18. [S292] Clara Moore Moody, "James McAllister," above, (naming Sarah F. Fortson as her mother).

(Daughter) Glenn

F, ID# 1164, b. 10 May 1893, d. 10 September 1893
  • Last Edited: 10 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), p. 23 (identifying this child as infant of J. C. and Mattie Glenn).
  2. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (indicating only that J. C. Glenn had one daughter, who died in infancy). 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 (stating only that Martha Eugenia ("Mattie") Fortson had one daughter, who died in infancy).
  4. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 23.

Joseph Benjamin ('Joe B') Fortson Jr.1,2

M, ID# 1165, b. 13 July 1905, d. 23 September 1988

Joe B. Fortson, Jr., 8 Aug 1970, courtesy of Ann Dilworth Cavender.
  • Note*: He attended Texas Military Academy and Vanderbilt University. He was a director of First State Bank in Rice from 1950 to his death and of First National Bank of Corsicana and its successors from 1952 to his death. He was a member of Haynie Memorial Methodist Church of Rice all his life and of First United Methodist Church of Corsicana since 1923. He was an investor, farmer, and rancher.16
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2017

Family 1: Ruby Loyce Sykes b. 9 Feb 1915, d. 31 Dec 1968

Family 2: Mary Frances Prince b. 6 Feb 1926, d. 27 Dec 2001

Citations

  1. [S75] Marie Hurley Fortson, "Early Fortson History," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 117.
  2. [S77] Marie Hurley Fortson, "Joe B. Fortson, Jr.," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 117.
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (giving his name as Joe B. Fortson, Jr. and naming Joseph 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.
  4. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Joseph Benjamine [sic] Fortson as his father).
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving his name as Joe B. Fortson, Jr. and indicating that Lyda McGee was his mother).
  6. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Lydia [sic] McGee as his mother).
  7. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4 (giving only the date). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  8. [S138] Ann Marcy, 1050 Camelot, Clinton, Okla. 73601, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 7 May 1996.
  9. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  10. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (spelling her surname as Sikes and not giving the date or place).
  11. [S3] Index to Texas Marriages (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), 1986 (microfiche), pp. 2100, 5260, file 124057.
  12. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1988 (microfiche), p. 656, file 86685-88.
  13. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 6 Mar 1998 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Corsicana, Texas when he died).
  14. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1990), p. 42 (identifying the cemetery but not giving the date).
  15. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Joseph Benjamin Fortson, Jr., memorial no. 33885529, viewed on 3 Jul 2011 (identifying the cemetery but not giving the date).
  16. [S324] Obituary of Joseph Benjamin Fortson, Jr., online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/Obits/obituary.htm, viewed on 16 Nov 1997.

Laura M. Fortson1,2

F, ID# 1166, b. 7 August 1907, d. 2 November 2002

Laura Fortson Johnston, from Navarro County History, vol. 6, p. 406.
  • Scrapbook*: "Corsicana's Roger Q. Mills Home Is Now State Historic Landmark.
       "The historic Roger Q. Mills Home here has been named a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, significant to the history of this community and state, and worthy of preservation, today announced Charles Woodburn of Amarillo, president of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee.
       "As a result of meeting TSHSC requirements for this high official designation, the Texas Historical Building Medallion with interpretive plate giving a capsule history of the structure will be affixed to the structure.
       "Dedication of the marker will be announced by Arthur Patrick, chairman of the Navarro County Historical Survey Committee.
       "A certificate signed by Gov. John Connally, Charles Woodburn, and Patrick will be presented at the dedication.
       "The inscription on the marker reads:
       "'Roger Q. Mills home. Outstanding example plantation architecture. Was long the home of U. S. Senator Roger Quarles Mills (1832-1911). Born in Kentucky, Mills came to Corsicana in 1852. Was colonel in Civil War; served Texas 27 years as congressman, senator. Married: five children.
       "'He built northwest section of House in 1856, used some of logs from cabin built on same site in 1847. House was completed 1875.
       "'Broad verandas, carriage lamps are reminders of gracious era.
       "'Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967 restored by Mr. and Mrs. Eliot A. Johnston.'
       "The aluminum markers with Swedish steel effect are handsome and require practically no maintenance. More than 3,300 Official Texas Historical Markers have been awarded throughout Texas since 1964 when the Texas State Historical Survey Committee initiated its 5-year RAMPS Program. This program is designed to Record, Appreciate, Mark, Preserve and Survey the history of Texas.
       "This marker and its location will appear in the next edition of the "Guide to Official Texas Historical Markers," in tourist guides and on maps to stimulate tourist interest in this area, to provide interest on historical tours, and to acquaint the people of Navarro County with their own unique historical past."19
  • Note*: She graduated from Corsicana (Tex.) High School and Ward-Belmont College in Nashville, Tennessee and attended Southern Methodist University. Laura and her family lived in the antebellum home of U.S. Senator Roger Q. Mills on West Second Avenue in Corsicana, which they bought in 1944 and which bears a Texas historical marker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana, The Study Club, Friends of the Library, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was survived by two granddaughters, a grandson, three great-granddaughters, three great-grandsons, a great-great-granddaughter, and a great-great-grandson.17,2,11

Additional Resources

• Information about Ward-Belmont College is here.
• A picture of the Texas state historical marker on her home in Corsicana is here.
• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes her picture, is here.
  • Last Edited: 23 Jul 2014

Family: Eliot Alexander Johnston b. 12 Oct 1906, d. 1 Sep 1996

Citations

  1. [S75] Marie Hurley Fortson, "Early Fortson History," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 117.
  2. [S99] Laura Fortson Johnston, "Eliot A. Johnston Family," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 137.
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (naming Joseph Benjamin Fortson as her father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  4. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Joseph Benjamine [sic] Fortson as her father).
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (indicating that Lyda McGee was her mother).
  6. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Lydia [sic] McGee as her mother).
  7. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5 (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.
  8. [S58] Index to Texas Birth Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript 1903-09, vol. 2, p. 854, file 114925 (not giving her name but identifying her as "Infant of Joe B. Fortson").
  9. [S138] Ann Marcy, 1050 Camelot, Clinton, Okla. 73601, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 7 May 1996.
  10. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  11. [S804] Laura Johnston, "Laura Fortson Johnston," in Navarro County History, vol. 6 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1991), pp. 405-406.
  12. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 26 Dec 2003 (giving the date but not the place).
  13. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Laura Fortson Johnston, memorial no. 33986917, viewed on 3 Jul 2011 (giving the date but no other information).
  14. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 5 (spelling his name as Elliot).
  15. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 26 Jan 1928 (stating that they were married in her parents' home in Corsicana at 10:00 a.m.).
  16. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (spelling his name as Elliott and not giving the date or place).
  17. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 4 Nov 2002 (obituary of Laura Fortson Johnston).
  18. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 26 Dec 2003 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Corsicana, Tex. when she died).
  19. [S459] Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light, Corsicana, Tex., 16 Feb 1968.
  20. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 29 Mar 2000, p. 3A (naming Laura Fortson Johnston as her mother).
  21. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Laura Fortson as her mother).
  22. [S804] Laura Johnston, "Laura Fortson Johnston," above, (naming Laura Fortson Johnston as her mother).

John McGee Fortson1

M, ID# 1167, b. 11 December 1909, d. 9 June 1912
  • Obituary*: LITTLE JOHN MCGEE FORTSON SUCCUMBS
    Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Fortson's Baby Boy Died Sunday Evening After Suffering Great Pain
    John McGee, the little two and one half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Fortson died at their home at 7:30 o'clock Sunday evening after an illness of about one week.
    Everything that was possible for human hands to do was done to prolong his little life, but to no avail. He steadily grew worse until the end came and death relieved his suffering.
    The news of his death spread over town as if on wings of the wind and left sorrow wherever it touched and brought many expressions of heart-felt sympathy for the bereaved ones.
    Impressive funeral services were held at the residence by Rev. Riley at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon. Many of the friends and relatives of the sorrowing family were present and as theylooked upon the sweet, placid little body in its white casket and surrounded by beautiful and fragrant flowers - yet no more beautiful and pure than the little face within - their hearts swelled with sympathy for the bereaved father and mother. The remains were interred in the Rice cemetery at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fortson have the profound sympathy of the entire town and community.10
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. [S75] Marie Hurley Fortson, "Early Fortson History," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 117.
  2. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (naming Joseph 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. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Joseph Benjamine [sic] Fortson as his father).
  4. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (indicating that Lyda McGee was his mother).
  5. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Lydia [sic] McGee as his mother).
  6. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1990), p. 76.
  7. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (stating that he was born in 1909 or 1910).
  8. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 14 Jun 1912 (transcript provided by Ann Fortson Marcy to Roger Bartlett on 5 Nov 1999) (stating that he died at 7:30 Sunday evening, at two and one-half years, after an illness of about one week).
  9. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 76 (giving the date but not the place).
  10. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 14 Jun 1912 (transcript provided by Ann Fortson Marcy to Roger Bartlett on 5 Nov 1999).

James Edwin Fortson1,2

M, ID# 1168, b. 5 September 1921, d. 27 June 2011

James Edwin Fortson, courtesy of his family.

  • Note*: Excerpt from his newspaper obituary: "James Edwin Fortson, 89, went to be with his Lord, and be reunited with his late wife Marie Hurley Fortson on their 66th wedding anniversary June 27, 2011. Born Sept. 5, 1921, in Rice, Texas, he was a vital member of the Rice and Corsicana communities all his life, as well as a beloved son, brother, husband, and father of 24 living descendants. After graduating from Corsicana High School in 1939, Mr. Fortson attended Virginia Military Institute and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1943, and served as a U.S. Navy pilot during WW II. He married Marie Hurley on June 27, 1945. James E. Fortson, his brother Joe B. Fortson Jr., and sister Laura Fortson Johnston operated extensive farm and ranch land centered near Rice for more than 50 years. In 1959 Mr. Fortson founded the Rice Water Supply and Sewer Service Corporation as a community-owned, non-profit utility, the first water system for the City of Rice that did not involve a cistern. He served as chairman of the board for the utility until 2008. Mr. Fortson also served the Texas banking industry for more than 50 years as director and chairman of the board of First State Bank of Rice, and as director of First Bank and Trust of Dawson. He served on numerous boards and agencies in Corsicana including Soil Conservation Service, Navarro Central Appraisal District and First United Methodist Church of Corsicana. James Fortson was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Benjamin and Lyda McGee Fortson, his wife, brother, and sister." (Information about surviving descendants has been removed.)15,13

Additional Resources

• A partial summary of his military service, from The Men and Women in World War II from Navarro County, Texas, p. 90, is here.
• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes his obituary and several pictures, is here.
  • Last Edited: 30 Jun 2017

Family: Anita Marie Hurley b. 27 Oct 1922, d. 12 Dec 2001

Citations

  1. [S75] Marie Hurley Fortson, "Early Fortson History," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 117.
  2. [S76] Marie Hurley Fortson, "James E. Fortson and W. M. Hurley," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 117.
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (naming Joseph 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.
  4. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Joseph Benjamine [sic] Fortson as his father).
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (indicating that Lyda McGee was his mother).
  6. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Lydia [sic] McGee as his mother).
  7. [S138] Ann Marcy, 1050 Camelot, Clinton, Okla. 73601, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 7 May 1996.
  8. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5 (date only). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  9. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  10. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 15 Dec 2001, p. 3A (obituary of Marie Hurley Fortson).
  11. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date or place).
  12. [S805] James Edwin Fortson, "Anita Marie Hurley Fortson," in Navarro County History, vol. 6 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1991), pp. 372-73, (stating that they married in 1945 without naming the place).
  13. [S585] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online at http://www.corsicanadailysun.com 29 Jun 2011, viewed on 1 Jul 2011.
  14. [S442] Personal knowledge of Roger A. Bartlett.
  15. [S138] Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above, (attributing information to Marie Fortson).

Robert Leslie Harper Jr.

M, ID# 1169, b. 5 June 1910, d. 21 March 1974
  • Note*: They lived in Dallas, Texas.11
  • Last Edited: 10 Jan 2005

Family: Marjorie Katherine Rattan b. 7 Dec 1918, d. 27 Jan 2007

Citations

  1. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3 (indicating that Robert Lee Harper was his father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  2. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Robert Leslie Harper as his father).
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming Ida Mae Fortson as his mother).
  4. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Ida Mae Fortson as his mother).
  5. [S459] Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light, Corsicana, Tex., __ July 1958 (date missing) (obituary of Mrs. Ida Fortson Harper) (naming Mrs. Ida Fortson Harper as his mother).
  6. [S58] Index to Texas Birth Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript 1910, vol. 1, p. 335, file 21598 (not giving his name but identifying him as "Infant of R. L. Harper").
  7. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 15 Mar 1942, sec. 3, p. 7 ("Robert Leslie Harper Weds Marjorie Katherine Rattan").
  8. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1974, vol. 2, p. 687, file 15971.
  9. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 12 Mar 1998 (stating that he died in Mar 1974; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Dallas, Texas when he died).
  10. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 24 Mar 1974, sec. A, p. 43 (obituary of Robert Leslie Harper).
  11. [S442] Personal knowledge of Roger A. Bartlett.

Mattie Beth Harper

F, ID# 1170, b. 17 March 1903, d. 16 May 1990
  • Last Edited: 2 Jan 2003

Family: Samuel Arthur Moore Jr. b. 7 Jan 1906, d. 27 Oct 1974

Citations

  1. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3 (indicating that Robert Lee Harper was 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. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Robert Leslie Harper as her father).
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming Ida Mae Fortson as her mother).
  4. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Ida Mae Fortson as her mother).
  5. [S459] Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light, Corsicana, Tex., __ July 1958 (date missing) (obituary of Mrs. Ida Fortson Harper) (naming Mrs. Ida Fortson Harper as her mother).
  6. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 14 Nov 1997.
  7. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date or place).
  8. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1990 (microfiche), p. 1430, file 1430 (giving her name as Mattie Elizabeth Moore).
  9. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 14 Nov 1997 (giving her name as Mattie Moore and stating that she lived in Arlington, Texas when she died).

Samuel Arthur Moore Jr.

M, ID# 1171, b. 7 January 1906, d. 27 October 1974
  • Last Edited: 10 Jul 1999

Family: Mattie Beth Harper b. 17 Mar 1903, d. 16 May 1990

Citations

  1. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 26 Mar 1998.
  2. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date or place).
  3. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1974, vol. 3, p. 1145, file 78371.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 26 Mar 1998 (stating that he died in Oct 1974; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Rice, Texas when he died).

Ruby Frances Fortson

F, ID# 1172, b. 11 April 1918, d. 19 January 1919
  • Other Names*: Ruby Fortson, Mary Frances Fortson, Mary Fortson.
  • Obituary*: "Lost Their Infant Daughter
    "The nine-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fortson died at Rice Saturday night and the remains were interred there yesterday."9
  • Note*: One source gives her name as Mary Frances. She died in infancy.10
  • Last Edited: 24 Dec 2013

Citations

  1. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3 (naming James 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.
  2. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming James Thomas Fortson as her father).
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (indicating that Laura ("Connie") Fortson was her mother).
  4. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Laura Conrad as her mother).
  5. [S58] Index to Texas Birth Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript 1918, vol. 1, p. 370, file 20725.
  6. [S158] Mexia City Cemetery Records (Mexia, Tex.: Limestone Gen. Ass'n, 1984), p. 6 (date only).
  7. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1903-1940, vol. 17, p. 8091, file 4175 (spelling her middle name as Francis).
  8. [S158] Mexia City Cemetery Records, above, p. 6 (identifying her as Rubye Frances Conrad).
  9. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 20 Jan 1919, p. 5, col. 1 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun).
  10. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973.

Doris Ann Fortson

F, ID# 1173, b. 15 May 1920, d. 6 May 1997
  • Note*: She never married.9
  • Last Edited: 2 Nov 2011

Citations

  1. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3 (naming James 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.
  2. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming James Thomas Fortson as her father).
  3. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 26 May 1959, p. 10 (obituary of Tom Fortson) (naming Tom Fortson as her father).
  4. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (indicating that Laura ("Connie") Fortson was her mother).
  5. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Laura Conrad as her mother).
  6. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 26 Feb 1998.
  7. [S267] Dorothy Bartlett, Rice, Tex., telephone conversation with Roger Bartlett, , 8 May 1997.
  8. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 26 Feb 1998 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Corsicana, Texas when she died).
  9. [S442] Personal knowledge of Roger A. Bartlett.

Col. Royce Eugene House

M, ID# 1174, b. 11 January 1916, d. 1 January 2000

Royce Eugene House, courtesy of Jan House Kiessling.
  • Other Names*: Gene House.
  • Note*: He attended the University of Georgia, Texas Christian University, and Baylor University College of Medicine and was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and Phi Beta Pi, a medical fraternity. He was a colonel and physician in the U. S. Army and served from 27 Oct 1937 to 30 Apr 1974.7,8
  • Last Edited: 18 Jan 2014

Family: Annelle Hollister b. 30 May 1918, d. 12 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S127] Annelle House, 4111 Sylvan Oaks Dr., San Antonio, Tex. 78229, written notes provided to Roger Bartlett, Jun 1993.
  2. [S1294] U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, national gravesite locator, online http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov, Col. Royce E. House, searched on 18 Jan 2014 (giving the date but not the place).
  3. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving the date as 21 Jan 1940 and not naming the place).
  4. [S956] National Gravesite Locator, online http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov, viewed on 19 Apr 2004 (not giving the date or place but stating that she was the wife of Col. Royce E. House, U. S. Army).
  5. [S460] San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, Tex., 6 Jan 2000.
  6. [S1294] U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, national gravesite locator, online http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov, Col. Royce E. House, searched on 18 Jan 2014.
  7. [S956] National Gravesite Locator, online http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov, viewed on 19 Apr 2004.
  8. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 22 Jan 1941, sec. 1, p. 13 ("Annelle Hollister Becomes Bride of Dr. R. E. House").
  9. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Royce Eugene House as her father).

Betty Lou ('Betsy') Hollister

F, ID# 1175, b. 12 February 1925, d. 9 May 2002

Betsy Hollister in 1943.

  • Note*: She graduated from Highland Park High School in Dallas and studied music at Southern Methodist University, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. They lived in Houston. After he died, she moved to San Antonio, where she lived until her death. She was survived by three children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Her bridal picture was published in the Dallas Morning News on 22 Aug 1943.20,21
  • Last Edited: 21 Jun 2014

Family: Edward Fred Seaman Jr. b. 16 Feb 1918, d. 7 Apr 1973

Citations

  1. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3 (giving her name as Betsy and indicating that Walter Scott Hollister was 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. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Walter Scott Hollister as her father).
  3. [S460] San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, Tex., 12 May 2002, p. 7B (obituary of Betty Lou Hollister Seaman) (naming Walter Scott Hollister as her father).
  4. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 22 Aug 1943, sec. 3, p. 3 ("Betsy Hollister Takes Vows with Edward F. Seaman Jr.") (naming W. S. Hollister as her father).
  5. [S1077] 1930 U.S. Census, Dallas County, Tex., City of Dallas, dwelling 303, family 549 (naming Walter S. Hollister as her father).
  6. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving her name as Betsy and naming Carolyn Frances ("Callie") Fortson as her mother).
  7. [S460] San Antonio Daily Express-News, San Antonio, Tex., 12 May 2002, p. 7B (obituary of Betty Lou Hollister Seaman) (naming Caroline Fortson Hollister as her mother).
  8. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Carolyn Frances Fortson as her mother).
  9. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 26 Dec 1941, sec. 2, p. 7 (obituary of Mrs. Caroline Frances Hollister) (naming Caroline Frances Hollister as her mother); 27 Dec 1941, sec. 2, p. 10 (obituary of Mrs. Caroline Frances Hollister) (naming Caroline Frances Hollister as her mother).
  10. [S58] Index to Texas Birth Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript 1925, vol. 2, p. 773, file 9786 (not giving her name but identifying her as "Infant of Walter Hollister").
  11. [S126] Betsy H. Seaman, 3718 Hunters Circle, San Antonio, Tex., written notes provided to Roger Bartlett, 22 Jun 1993.
  12. [S460] San Antonio Daily Express-News, San Antonio, Tex., 12 May 2002, p. 7B (obituary of Betty Lou Hollister Seaman).
  13. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving only the date).
  14. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 26 Dec 2003 (giving the date but not the place).
  15. [S126] Betsy H. Seaman, 22 Jun 1993 notes, above, (giving the date but not naming the place).
  16. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving the date but not naming the place).
  17. [S460] San Antonio Daily Express-News, San Antonio, Tex., 12 May 2002, p. 7B (obituary of Betty Lou Hollister Seaman) (giving the date but not naming the place).
  18. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 22 Aug 1943, sec. 3, p. 3 ("Betsy Hollister Takes Vows with Edward F. Seaman Jr.").
  19. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 26 Dec 2003 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in San Antonio, Tex. when she died).
  20. [S460] San Antonio Daily Express-News, San Antonio, Tex., 12 May 2002, p. 7B (obituary of Betty Lou Hollister Seaman) (giving all information except what high school she attended).
  21. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 22 Aug 1943, sec. 3, p. 3 ("Betsy Hollister Takes Vows with Edward F. Seaman Jr.") (stating that she graduated from Highland Park High School and attended SMU, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority).

Edward Fred Seaman Jr.

M, ID# 1176, b. 16 February 1918, d. 7 April 1973

Edward F. Seaman, Jr. in 1941.
  • Note*: He was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity, attended Rice Institute, and graduated from Southern Methodist University.7
  • Last Edited: 21 Jun 2014

Family: Betty Lou ('Betsy') Hollister b. 12 Feb 1925, d. 9 May 2002

Citations

  1. [S126] Betsy H. Seaman, 3718 Hunters Circle, San Antonio, Tex., written notes provided to Roger Bartlett, 22 Jun 1993.
  2. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 2 Apr 1998 (giving only the date).
  3. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving only the date).
  4. [S126] Betsy H. Seaman, 22 Jun 1993 notes, above, (giving the date but not naming the place).
  5. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving the date but not naming the place).
  6. [S460] San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, Tex., 12 May 2002, p. 7B (obituary of Betty Lou Hollister Seaman) (giving the date but not naming the place).
  7. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 22 Aug 1943, sec. 3, p. 3 ("Betsy Hollister Takes Vows with Edward F. Seaman Jr.").
  8. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1973, vol. 4, p. 1501, file 29689.
  9. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 2 Apr 1998 (giving only the month and year and not naming the place).

Ruby Loyce Sykes1

F, ID# 1177, b. 9 February 1915, d. 31 December 1968
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2013

Family: Joseph Benjamin ('Joe B') Fortson Jr. b. 13 Jul 1905, d. 23 Sep 1988

Citations

  1. [S77] Marie Hurley Fortson, "Joe B. Fortson, Jr.," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 117.
  2. [S138] Ann Marcy, 1050 Camelot, Clinton, Okla. 73601, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 7 May 1996.
  3. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1990), p. 47 (giving the date but no other information).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Ruby Loyce Sykes Fortson, memorial no. 33885530, viewed on 3 Jul 2011 (giving the date but no other information).
  5. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (spelling her surname as Sikes and not giving the date or place).
  6. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1968, vol. 1, p. 491, file 92814.
  7. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 47 (giving only the date).
  8. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 47 (common stone with Joseph Benjamin Fortson, Jr.).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ruby Loyce Sykes Fortson, memorial no. 33885530, viewed on 3 Jul 2011.

Eliot Alexander Johnston1

M, ID# 1181, b. 12 October 1906, d. 1 September 1996
  • Note*: He attended Corsicana public schools and the University of Oklahoma. He worked for American Well & Prospecting Company, which his father founded and which became Bethlehem Supply Company. In 1945 he founded Builders Supply Company in Corsicana with Allen Edens, Jr.

Additional Resources

• A picture of the Texas state historical marker on his home in Corsicana is here.
• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 23 Jul 2014

Family: Laura M. Fortson b. 7 Aug 1907, d. 2 Nov 2002

Citations

  1. [S98] J. Newton Burnett, "Guy Moore Gibson," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 123.
  2. [S99] Laura Fortson Johnston, "Eliot A. Johnston Family," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 137.
  3. [S58] Index to Texas Birth Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript 1903-09, vol. 3, p. 1380, file 114189.
  4. [S138] Ann Marcy, 1050 Camelot, Clinton, Okla. 73601, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 7 May 1996.
  5. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 12 Nov 1997 (giving only the date).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Eliot A. Johnston, memorial no. 103346107, viewed on 23 Jul 2014 (giving the date but not the place).
  7. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5 (spelling his name as Elliot). 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. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 26 Jan 1928 (stating that they were married in her parents' home in Corsicana at 10:00 a.m.).
  9. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (spelling his name as Elliott and not giving the date or place).
  10. [S804] Laura Johnston, "Laura Fortson Johnston," in Navarro County History, vol. 6 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1991), pp. 405-406.
  11. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1996 (microfiche), p. 1185, file 109748.
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Eliot A. Johnston, memorial no. 103346107, viewed on 23 Jul 2014.
  13. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 29 Mar 2000, p. 3A (naming Eliot A. Johnston as her father).
  14. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Elliott Johnston as her father).
  15. [S804] Laura Johnston, "Laura Fortson Johnston," above, (naming Eliot Alexander Johnston as her father).

Judith Claire Johnston1

F, ID# 1182, b. 16 April 1933, d. 26 March 2000
  • Other Names*: Judith Johnston, Judy Johnston, Judith Johnston Roberts, Judy Johnston Roberts Judith Claire Roberts, Judith Roberts, Judy Roberts.
  • Note*: She attended Corsicana public schools and Southern Methodist University. She was employed in the jewelry business in Dallas and as business manager for First United Methodist Church of Corsicana.10,13
  • Obituary*: Judith Johnston Roberts
    Judith Johnston Roberts, 66, of Corsicana went home Sunday, March 26, 2000 after a courageous battle with cancer.
    Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Nancy Schusler officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
    Pallbearers will be Roy Tom Cassel III, Mike Fleming, James H. Fortson, Eliot Killebrew, Michael Killebrew, Michael Killebrew Jr. and James Maxwell Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be James Edwin Fortson and Joe B. Fortson III.
    Born April 16, 1933 to Eliot A. Johnston and Laura Fortson Johnston, she graduated from Corsicana High School and attended Southern Methodist University. She later married and raised two daughters and a son in Dallas. She worked for several jewelry establishments before returning to Corsicana where she was the business manager for First United Methodist Church of Corsicana. After retiring she became a party animal, filling her life with friends, family and merriment. She was a member of the DAR, president of the First United Methodist UMW, director of First State Bank of Rice, and member of Kinsloe House, Literary Club and various bridge groups. Her lovely presence will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
    [She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her mother, two daughters, a son, three granddaughters, two grandsons, a great-grandson, two cats (Romeo and Tommy), and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.]
    Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110; or American Cancer Society, 200 N. 13th St., Suite 102, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
    Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.14
  • Last Edited: 17 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S99] Laura Fortson Johnston, "Eliot A. Johnston Family," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 137.
  2. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 29 Mar 2000, p. 3A (naming Eliot A. Johnston as her father).
  3. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Elliott Johnston as her father).
  4. [S804] Laura Johnston, "Laura Fortson Johnston," in Navarro County History, vol. 6 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1991), pp. 405-406, (naming Eliot Alexander Johnston as her father).
  5. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 29 Mar 2000, p. 3A (naming Laura Fortson Johnston as her mother).
  6. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Laura Fortson as her mother).
  7. [S804] Laura Johnston, "Laura Fortson Johnston," above, (naming Laura Fortson Johnston as her mother).
  8. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 29 Mar 2000, p. 3A (giving only the date).
  9. [S58] Index to Texas Birth Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript 1933, vol. 3, p. 1045, file 32157.
  10. [S138] Ann Marcy, 1050 Camelot, Clinton, Okla. 73601, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 7 May 1996, (attributing information to Judy Roberts).
  11. [S804] Laura Johnston, "Laura Fortson Johnston," above, (giving the date but not naming the place).
  12. [S564] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 28 Mar 2000.
  13. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 29 Mar 2000, p. 3A.
  14. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 29 Mar 2000, p. 3A (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun).

Anita Marie Hurley1

F, ID# 1187, b. 27 October 1922, d. 12 December 2001

Anita Marie Hurley with brother Billy Doyle Hurley, courtesy of Jon Cole Thomas.
  • Note*: She was known as Marie. She attended public schools in Corsicana, Texas and Texas Woman's College in Denton, Texas, was employed by American Well and Prospecting Company for about three years around World War II, was active in the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana, and was the first president of Friends of the Corsicana Public Library.4,11

Additional Resources

• Her obituary on the Navarro County Genealogical and Historical Web Site is here.
  • Last Edited: 15 Jul 2011

Family: James Edwin Fortson b. 5 Sep 1921, d. 27 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. [S76] Marie Hurley Fortson, "James E. Fortson and W. M. Hurley," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 117.
  2. [S805] James Edwin Fortson, "Anita Marie Hurley Fortson," in Navarro County History, vol. 6 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1991), pp. 372-73, (naming Willie Monroe Hurley as her father).
  3. [S805] James Edwin Fortson, "Anita Marie Hurley Fortson," above, (naming Nettie Lee Collins Hurley as her mother).
  4. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 15 Dec 2001, p. 3A (obituary of Marie Hurley Fortson).
  5. [S137] Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), vol. 18, p. 8738, file 407489.
  6. [S138] Ann Marcy, 1050 Camelot, Clinton, Okla. 73601, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 7 May 1996.
  7. [S805] James Edwin Fortson, "Anita Marie Hurley Fortson," above, (stating that she was born in 1922 in Corsicana, Texas).
  8. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date or place).
  9. [S805] James Edwin Fortson, "Anita Marie Hurley Fortson," above, (stating that they married in 1945 without naming the place).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Anita Marie Hurley Fortson, memorial no. 33885527.
  11. [S805] James Edwin Fortson, "Anita Marie Hurley Fortson," above.

John Abraham McGee M.D.1

M, ID# 1192, b. 8 November 1844, d. 1 July 1905

Dr. John A. McGee's tombstone, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex., courtesy of the Stubbs.
  • Obituary*: McGEE—Dr. J.A. McGee was born in Clarenden, Ark., Nov. 8, 1844, died July 1,
    1905, at 8:45 p.m. at his home in Rice, Texas. He was the eldest son of Dr.
    J.J. and Mrs. E.A. McGee. His father died while he was yet young, and to him
    was the responsibility of helping his mother raise the younger brothers, Tom
    and Rev. W.V. McGee. He professed religion in about the year 1874 at
    Louisville, Ky., while attending lectures, and joined the Presbyterian Church.
    He moved to Rice in March, 1877, and became a charter member of the Cumberland
    Presbyterian Church at that place and was elected a ruling elder which position
    he filled with honor to his death. He was married to Miss Laura P. Sessions,
    January 24, 1878. They had born to them one son and five daughters. Two of the
    girls preceded their father to heaven. The others were with him at the last and
    live to mourn their loss. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, a fine and
    successful doctor, a faithful elder and a good man. His home was always open to
    the preacher. No husband or father loved his family better than did Dr. J.A.
    McGee. Religiously he was a Cumberland Presbyterian of the truest type.
    Socially, he was a Mason, knight of Honor and Odd Fellow. His first partner was
    T.J. Linch and his last was Dr. Hugh Sloan of Rice. His partnership with Dr.
    Sloan lasted for sixteen and a half years. Dr. McGee was a public-spirited man
    always taking an interest in everything that was for the bettering of man or
    the building up of the town or country in which he lived. No one in his
    community had more friends than did he. When it was known that Dr. McGee was
    dead all seemed to want to do him honor. More people came to his funeral than
    had ever been to one in Rice. The religious services were conducted by Rev.
    M.C. Johnson and the social by the lodges of which he was a member. While Dr.
    McGee was over sixty, he was yet in the prime of his manhood and was in the
    front ranks for all that was good. While he has gone, he fell with his armor on
    and God took him home. To the loved ones we can only say: "Weep not for him,
    but rejoice that you can soon meet him where troubles never come and no
    good-byes are ever said." W.J. LACKEY, former pastor.
    [The Rev. Lackey also was a brother-in-law, husband of Mrs. McGee's sister.]3

Additional Resources

• His memorial on Find A Grave is here.
  • Last Edited: 18 Mar 2012

Family: Laura Paralee Sessions b. 25 Jul 1856, d. 20 Dec 1942

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [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. 510 (naming Eliza Ann Templeton McGee as his mother).
  3. [S404] Obituary of Dr. J. A. McGee, online at http://tinyurl.com/DrJohnMcGee, viewed on 19 Jul 2011 (citing The Cumberland Presbyterian, 5 Aug 1905).
  4. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 510 (naming Dr. Joseph J. McGee as his father).
  5. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S138] Ann Marcy, 1050 Camelot, Clinton, Okla. 73601, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 7 May 1996, (giving the county but not the city).
  7. [S166] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, enumeration dist. 129, p. 49, family 10.
  8. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 510 (giving the county but not the city).
  9. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (giving the date but not the place). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  10. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 46 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. III, p. 182).
  11. [S399] Obituary of Laura Sessions McGee, online at http://tinyurl.com/LauraMcGee, viewed on 19 Jul 2011, (giving only the date).
  12. [S938] A Memorial and Biographical History of Ellis County, Texas (Chicago, Ill.: Lewis Pub. Co., 1892), p. 287 (not giving the date or place), reprinted in Ellis County History (Waxahachie, Tex.: Ellis County Historical Museum & Art Gallery, Inc., 1972).
  13. [S138] Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above, (giving the date but not the place).
  14. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 510 (giving the date but not the place).
  15. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex.
  16. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 510.
  17. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above.
  18. [S204] Records of Bank Sutherland Funeral Home (later McCammon Funeral Home), Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. V, no. 2 (May 1982), p. 42 (naming Dr. J. A. McGee, born in Arkansas, as his father).
  19. [S432] Navarro County Scroll, 1967, p. 3 (obituary of Mrs. Lyda McGee Fortson) (naming Dr. John Abraham McGee as her father).

Laura Paralee Sessions1

F, ID# 1193, b. 25 July 1856, d. 20 December 1942

Laura Sessions McGee, from Navarro County History, vol. 6, p. 75.
  • Other Names*: Laura Sessions, Laura Paralee Sessions McGee, Laura Sessions McGee, Laura Paralee McGee, Laura McGee.
  • Obituary*: Mrs. J.A. McGee died Sunday night; burial be in Rice
    Mother of Mrs. J.B. Fortson was native of Navarro County.
    Mrs. J.A. McGee, age 86 years, died at 10 o'clock Sunday night [20 Dec 1942] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.B. Fortson, 220 North Fourteenth Street. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Methodist church in Rice. Rev. E.F. Bohmfaulk, assisted by Rev. C.O. Hightower, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery.
    Mrs. McGee was a native of Navarro County. She was the daughter of Isaac Boone and Rachel Minerva Hammonds Sessions and was born July 25, 1856, in the Sessions community near Rice. She attended school at Chatfield and later at Marvin College in Waxahachie. Joining the Methodist church at Chatfield at the age of 12 years, she had been an active member of that denomination since that time and had also taken an active interest in civic and social affairs of Rice and Corsicana.
    She married Dr. J.A. McGee of Rice on January 24, 1878, and made her home in Rice until 1928 when she moved to Corsicana to make her home with her daughter. Dr. McGee died in 1905. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lyda McGee Fortson, Corsicana; Mrs. Roxie McGee Collins, Ennis; two sisters, Mrs. J.A. Lackey of Rice and Mrs. H.P. Barkley, Ennis; a brother, Dr. I.P. Sessions, Rockdale; seven grandchildren, John Murray McGee, Beaumont; Joe B. Fortson Jr., Corsicana; Mrs. Eliot a. Johnston, Corsicana; James Edwin Fortson, student at the University of Texas, Austin; Mrs. Arley McCarson, Ferris; James McGee Collins, aviation cadet at Hondo; Virgil A. Sanders, Lexington, Ky; five great grandchildren, Marylyn and Natalie McGee, Beaumont; Judith Johnston, Corsicana; Lyda Gayle Fortson, Corsicana; Joe B. Fortson III, Corsicana; a number of nephews and nieces and other relatives. Pallbearers will be Hiram Bartley, Claude Hervey, Tom Queen, Tom Fortson, Clarence Mahaley, Byron South, Scott Swafford, Arthur Caldwell, B.H. Clark and A.R. Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.
    Sutherland-McCammon is directing the arrangements.19
  • Note*: She attended school in Chatfield and Marvin College in Waxahachie, Texas. She was a member of the Methodist Church since age 12 and was active in church, civic, and social affairs of Rice and Corsicana. After her husband died in 1905, she remained in Rice until 1928, when she moved to Corsicana to live in the home of her daughter.16
  • Last Edited: 10 Feb 2013

Family: John Abraham McGee M.D. b. 8 Nov 1844, d. 1 Jul 1905

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [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. 510 (naming Isaac Boone Sessions as her father).
  3. [S399] Obituary of Laura Sessions McGee, online at http://tinyurl.com/LauraMcGee, viewed on 19 Jul 2011, (naming Isaac Boone Sessions as her father).
  4. [S938] A Memorial and Biographical History of Ellis County, Texas (Chicago, Ill.: Lewis Pub. Co., 1892), p. 287 (naming Isaac Boone Sessions as her father), reprinted in Ellis County History (Waxahachie, Tex.: Ellis County Historical Museum & Art Gallery, Inc., 1972).
  5. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 510 (naming Rachel Minerva Hammonds as her mother).
  6. [S399] Obituary of Laura Sessions McGee, above, (naming Rachel Minerva Hammonds as her mother).
  7. [S938] A Memorial and Biographical History of Ellis County, Texas, above, p. 287 (naming Minerva Hammond as her mother).
  8. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (giving the date but not the place).
  9. [S138] Ann Marcy, 1050 Camelot, Clinton, Okla. 73601, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 7 May 1996, (giving the date but not the place).
  10. [S166] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, enumeration dist. 129, p. 49, family 10.
  11. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (giving the date but not the place). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  12. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 46 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. III, p. 182).
  13. [S399] Obituary of Laura Sessions McGee, above, (giving only the date).
  14. [S404] Obituary of Dr. J. A. McGee, online at http://tinyurl.com/DrJohnMcGee, viewed on 19 Jul 2011 (citing The Cumberland Presbyterian, 5 Aug 1905).
  15. [S938] A Memorial and Biographical History of Ellis County, Texas, above, p. 287 (not giving the date or place).
  16. [S399] Obituary of Laura Sessions McGee, above.
  17. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex.
  18. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above.
  19. [S399] Obituary of Laura Sessions McGee, above, reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun.
  20. [S204] Records of Bank Sutherland Funeral Home (later McCammon Funeral Home), Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. V, no. 2 (May 1982), p. 42 (naming Laura Sessions, born in Texas, as his mother).
  21. [S403] Obituary of Edwin Sessions McGee, online at http://tinyurl.com/EdwinMcGee, viewed on 19 Jul 2011, (naming Mrs. Laura McGee as his mother).
  22. [S432] Navarro County Scroll, 1967, p. 3 (obituary of Mrs. Lyda McGee Fortson) (naming Laura Paralee Sessions McGee as her mother).

Edwin Sessions McGee

M, ID# 1194, b. 12 November 1878, d. 17 March 1922
  • Obituary*: McGEE—Corsicana, Texas, March 17—Edwin Sessions McGee, 43 years old, died at his home here on West Fourth Avenue at 6 o'clock this morning. He had been sick only eight days. He had held a responsible position with the Tatum Hardware Company for the last 23 years and was prominent in religious, social and Masonic circles of the city. He was a member of the Corsicana School Board, of which body he was secretary. He was also secretary of the Lions' Club and a member of the executive committee of the YMCA He is survived by his wife, a son, John Murray McGee; his mother, Mrs. Laura McGee of Rice and by two sisters, Mrs. Joe Fortson of Rice and Mrs. James Collins of Ennis. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon from the First Methodist Church and will be conducted by the Rev. D.K. Porter, pastor of the First Methodist Church, and the Rev. Illion T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church. The Masons will take charge of the remains at the grave.11
  • Note*: He worked for Tatum Hardware Company in Corsicana, Texas for twenty-three years until his death. He was a Mason and at his death was secretary of the Corsicana School Board, secretary of the Lions' Club, and a member of the YMCA executive committee. He died at his home after a sickness of eight days.11
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2013

Family: Ethel Ann Smith b. 8 Aug 1879, d. 25 Feb 1941

Citations

  1. [S204] Records of Bank Sutherland Funeral Home (later McCammon Funeral Home), Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. V, no. 2 (May 1982), p. 42 (naming Dr. J. A. McGee, born in Arkansas, as his father).
  2. [S204] Records of Bank Sutherland Funeral Home, above, in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. V, no. 2 (May 1982), p. 42 (naming Laura Sessions, born in Texas, as his mother).
  3. [S403] Obituary of Edwin Sessions McGee, online at http://tinyurl.com/EdwinMcGee, viewed on 19 Jul 2011, (naming Mrs. Laura McGee as his mother).
  4. [S166] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, enumeration dist. 129, p. 49, family 10.
  5. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 11 (date only).
  6. [S204] Records of Bank Sutherland Funeral Home, above, in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. V, no. 2 (May 1982), p. 42 (date only).
  7. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. XIV, no. I (May 1991), p. 28 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XII, p. 290).
  8. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 11 (giving only the date).
  9. [S204] Records of Bank Sutherland Funeral Home, above, in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. V, no. 2 (May 1982), p. 42 (giving only the date).
  10. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1903-40, vol. 32, p. 15800, file 9249.
  11. [S403] Obituary of Edwin Sessions McGee, above.
  12. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 11 (not giving the date).

Roxie McGee

F, ID# 1195, b. 6 February 1885, d. October 1973
  • Birth*: She was born on 6 February 1885.1
  • Death*: She died in October 1973 at age 88.2
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 23 Mar 1998.
  2. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 23 Mar 1998 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Ferris, Texas when she died).

Abe McGee

M, ID# 1196, b. 13 April 1888, d. 10 November 1896

Main gate, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. Photo was taken by Dave Bell, Lubbock, Tex., and is used here with his permission.
  • Note*: He died of diphtheria.

Additional Resources

• His memorial on Find A Grave is here.
  • Last Edited: 24 Oct 2011

Citations

  1. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex.
  2. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.

Laura McGee

F, ID# 1197, b. 28 October 1891, d. 16 November 1896

Main gate, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. Photo was taken by Dave Bell, Lubbock, Tex., and is used here with his permission.
  • Note*: She died of diphtheria six days after her brother Abe died of the same disease.

Additional Resources

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

Citations

  1. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex.
  2. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.

Elizabeth ('Bessie') McGee

F, ID# 1198, b. 13 September 1896, d. 8 December 1918
  • Last Edited: 27 Jul 2011

Family: _____ Sanders

Citations

  1. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex.
  2. [S131] Supposition as to husband's name, based on name on her grave marker.

Olive Judi Michaux

F, ID# 1199, b. 1706/7, d. 27 October 1760
  • Last Edited: 10 Feb 1998

Family: Anthony Morgan III b. 1686, d. 1763

Citations

  1. [S363] William G. (Gary) Wray, descendancy chart sent to Roger Bartlett, 10 Jan 1998, (giving her middle name as Judith and naming Abraham Michaux as her father).
  2. [S363] William G. Wray, 10 Jan 1998 descendancy chart, above, (naming Susanne Rochet as her mother).
  3. [S272] Gale Fuller, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Aug 1997.
  4. [S363] William G. Wray, 10 Jan 1998 descendancy chart, above, (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  5. [S272] Gale Fuller, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Aug 1997, (naming Olive Judi Michaux as her mother).
  6. [S363] William G. Wray, 10 Jan 1998 descendancy chart, above, (naming Olive Judith Michaux as her mother).