Charles VanAtta

M, ID# 16051
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 2003

Citations

  1. [S808] Shirley VanAtta, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 24 Jan 2003, (naming William VanAtta as his father).
  2. [S808] Shirley VanAtta, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 24 Jan 2003, (naming Emma Brown Carter as his mother).

Willard VanAtta

M, ID# 16052
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 2003

Citations

  1. [S808] Shirley VanAtta, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 24 Jan 2003, (naming William VanAtta as his father).
  2. [S808] Shirley VanAtta, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 24 Jan 2003, (naming Emma Brown Carter as his mother).

William E. ('Bill') Fortson

M, ID# 16057, b. 8 September 1833, d. 13 August 1919
  • Note*: He served in the Confederate Army in the Civil War. One source says that he never married.15
  • Last Edited: 7 Feb 2004

Family: Mirtis _____ b. 1840, d. 14 Aug 1899

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. 225, 236 (naming Richard F. Fortson as his father).
  2. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003, (naming Richard F. Fortson as his father).
  3. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 167 (naming Richard E. Fortson as his father).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225, 236 (naming Nancy Ham as his mother).
  5. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003, (naming Nancy Ham Fortson as his mother).
  6. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 167 (naming Nancy Ham as his mother).
  7. [S811] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 3 Feb 2003.
  8. [S931] Ann Clark Holloman, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Death Records 1875-1876 and 1919-1995 (Albany, Ga.: Ann Clark Holloman, 1997), p. 55, certificate no. 62 (not giving the date but stating that he was eighty-six years old when he died on 13 Aug 1919).
  9. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 167 (giving the year but not the month and date).
  10. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003.
  11. [S811] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 3 Feb 2003, (giving the date but not the place).
  12. [S931] Ann Clark Holloman, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Death Records 1875-1876 and 1919-1995 (Albany, Ga.: Ann Clark Holloman, 1997), p. 55, certificate no. 62.
  13. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 167 (giving the year but not the month and date or the place).
  14. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 167.
  15. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 236 (stating that he was a Confederate soldier; also stating that he did not marry, attributing information to Mrs. Marshall Adams of Elberton, Ga.).
  16. [S811] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 3 Feb 2003, (naming Bill Fortson as his father).
  17. [S811] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 3 Feb 2003, (naming Bill Fortson as her father).
  18. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003, (naming William E. Fortson as his father).

Mirtis _____

F, ID# 16058, b. 1840, d. 14 August 1899
  • Last Edited: 26 Aug 2007

Family: William E. ('Bill') Fortson b. 8 Sep 1833, d. 13 Aug 1919

Citations

  1. [S811] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 3 Feb 2003.
  2. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003.
  3. [S1146] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 1 Aug 2004.
  4. [S811] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 3 Feb 2003, (naming Mirtis _____ as his mother).
  5. [S811] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 3 Feb 2003, (naming Mirtis _____ as her mother).
  6. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003, (naming Mirtis Fortson as his mother).

Dates Fortson

M, ID# 16059, b. 1862, d. 1927
  • Marriage*: He married Sallie Mattox.4
  • Birth*: He was born in 1862.5
  • Death*: He died in 1927.5
  • Last Edited: 4 Feb 2003

Citations

  1. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003, (naming William E. Fortson as his father).
  2. [S811] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 3 Feb 2003, (naming Bill Fortson as his father).
  3. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003, (naming Mirtis Fortson as his mother).
  4. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003.
  5. [S811] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 3 Feb 2003.
  6. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003, (naming Dates Fortson as his father).

Sallie Mattox

F, ID# 16060
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 2003

Family: Dates Fortson b. 1862, d. 1927

Citations

  1. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003.
  2. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003, (naming Sallie Mattox Fortson as his mother).

Early Fortson

M, ID# 16061
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 2003

Family: Mattie Downer

Citations

  1. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003, (naming Dates Fortson as his father).
  2. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003, (naming Sallie Mattox Fortson as his mother).
  3. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003.

Mattie Downer

F, ID# 16062
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 2003

Family: Early Fortson

Citations

  1. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003.

Yvonne ('Nunkie') Fortson

F, ID# 16065, b. 1946, d. 10 January 2002
  • Note*: She had been employed by Glassboro State College and for more than thirty years was organist, pianist, and choir director for First Baptist Church of Jericho, New Jersey. She died of a heart attack and was survived by her husband, four children, four grandchildren, two brothers, and a sister.1
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 2003

Citations

  1. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003.

Delancy A. ('Lat') Fortson

M, ID# 16067, b. 23 March 1836, d. 26 May 1914
  • Note*: He served in the 38th Georgia Infantry, Confederate Army, in the Civil War.6
  • Last Edited: 15 Feb 2004

Family: Mary Ann Almond b. 27 Apr 1837, d. 13 Apr 1905

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. 225 (naming Richard F. Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 225 (naming Nancy Ham as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225 (stating that he was born on 23 Mar 1836 in Elbert Co., Ga.), 711 (giving the date but not naming the place).
  4. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 148 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 62 (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 225.
  7. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), pp. 148, 149 (giving his name as Delaney A. Fortson).
  8. [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 D. A. Fortson).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225, 711.
  10. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 148.
  11. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 62.
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225-26 (naming Delancy A. Fortson as her father), 740 (naming D. A. Fortson as her father).
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225-26 (naming Delancy A. Fortson as her father).
  14. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225-26 (naming Delancy A. Fortson as his father).
  15. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225-26, 229, 711 (naming Delancy A. Fortson as her father).

Sophia H. Fortson

F, ID# 16068, b. 18 August 1837, d. 8 April 1924
  • Note*: The fact that she was unmarried when she died and the fact that her death certificate was in her original name and not a married name suggest that she never married.10
  • Last Edited: 2 Jan 2009

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. 225, 229 (naming Richard F. Fortson as her father).
  2. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166 (naming Richard Fortson as her father).
  3. [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, (naming Richard Fortson as her father and stating that her father was born in Elbert County, Georgia).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225, 229 (naming Nancy Ham as her mother).
  5. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166 (naming Nancy Ham as her mother).
  6. [S1185] Death registration for Sophia Ham Fortson, above, (naming Nancy Ham as her mother and stating that her mother was born in Elbert County, Georgia).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225 (giving only the date and not naming the place), 229.
  8. [S931] Ann Clark Holloman, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Death Records 1875-1876 and 1919-1995 (Albany, Ga.: Ann Clark Holloman, 1997), p. 56, certificate no. 688 (not giving the date or place but stating that she was eighty-six years old when she died on 8 Apr 1924).
  9. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166 (giving the date but not the place).
  10. [S1185] Death registration for Sophia Ham Fortson, above.
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 229 (giving the date but not the place).
  12. [S931] Ann Clark Holloman, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Death Records 1875-1876 and 1919-1995 (Albany, Ga.: Ann Clark Holloman, 1997), p. 56, certificate no. 688 (giving her name as Sophie Ham Fortson).
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 229 (giving the place but not the date).

Elijah Richard Fortson

M, ID# 16069, b. 1 February 1842, d. 2 January 1913
  • Note*: He served in Company I, 15th Georgia Infantry, Confederate Army, in the Civil War.6
  • Last Edited: 8 Feb 2004

Family: Mary Jane Snellings b. 3 Mar 1858, d. 4 Nov 1932

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. 225, 229 (naming Richard F. Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225, 229 (naming Nancy Ham as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225 (giving the date and not the place), 229 (giving the date and place).
  4. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 14 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 669 (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 229.
  7. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), pp. 669, 670 (not giving the date).
  8. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 14.
  9. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 669.
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 229 (naming Elijah Richard Fortson as his father).

John B. Fortson

M, ID# 16070, b. 10 January 1844, d. 20 July 1909
  • Note*: • He served in Company I. 15th Georgia Infantry, Confederate Army, in the Civil War and surrendered at Appomattox.
    • He was severely wounded in the neck at the Battle of Gettysburg.
    • He lived in the Wyche District of Elbert County, Georgia.
    • He and Laura had eight children.
    • He was not able to write, at least at the time of his 1906 will, as he signed his will with his mark (x).18,19,20,21

Additional Resources

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

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. 225 (naming Richard F. Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225, 230 (naming Richard F. Fortson as his father).
  3. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166 (naming Richard Fortson as his father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for John B Fortson, memorial no. 46806702, viewed on 2 Jul 2015 (naming Richard Fortson as his father).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 225 (naming Nancy Ham as his mother).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225, 230 (naming Nancy Ham as his mother).
  7. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166 (naming Nancy Ham as his mother).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for John B Fortson, memorial no. 46806702, viewed on 2 Jul 2015 (naming Nancy _____ as his mother).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225 (giving only the date and not naming the place), 230.
  10. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166 (giving the date but not the place).
  11. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 62 (giving the date but not the place).
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for John B Fortson, memorial no. 46806702, viewed on 2 Jul 2015 (giving the date but not the place).
  13. [S811] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 3 Feb 2003.
  14. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 230.
  15. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166.
  16. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 62.
  17. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for John B Fortson, memorial no. 46806702, viewed on 2 Jul 2015.
  18. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 230 (first and third bullets).
  19. [S811] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 3 Feb 2003, (fourth bullet).
  20. [S812] Will of John B. Fortson, dated 25 Dec 1906, Will Bk. C, pp. 224-25, Elbert Co., Ga.,(fifth bullet). Eric Blue provided a copy of this will to Roger Bartlett on 3 Feb 2003.
  21. [S1318] Savannah Daily Republican, Savannah, Ga., online archive at http://savnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/savnewspapers-j2k/… 15 Aug 1863, p. 2, col. 2, "Georgia's Roll of Honor" (second bullet).
  22. [S1146] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 1 Aug 2004, (naming John B. Fortson as his father).

Henry A. Fortson

M, ID# 16071, b. 3 April 1846, d. 9 August 1906
  • Note*: One source says he was born in 1844 and died in 1909. He served in the 37th Georgia Infantry, Confederate Army, in the Civil War.10,11
  • Last Edited: 12 Apr 2015

Family: Lura A. Brown b. 2 Nov 1856, d. 30 Mar 1908

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. 225 (naming Richard F. Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 225 (naming Nancy Ham as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225 (giving the date but not the place), 230.
  4. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 62 (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 230.
  7. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166.
  8. [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 Henry A. Fortson but not giving the date).
  9. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 62.
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 230 (giving Civil War information).
  11. [S1159] Chandler Eavenson, notes accompanying 1977 obituary of Lee Anderson Fortson, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/elbert/obits/f/…, viewed on 15 Sep 2007, (stating that he was born in 1844 and died in 1909).
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 230-31 (naming Henry A. Fortson as his father).
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 230-31, 233 (naming Henry A. Fortson as her father).
  14. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 230-31 (naming Henry A. Fortson as this child's father).
  15. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 230-31, 235 (naming Henry A. Fortson as her father).
  16. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 230-31 (naming Henry A. Fortson as her father).
  17. [S1158] Obituary of Lee Anderson Fortson, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/elbert/obits/f/…, viewed on 15 Sep 2007 (citing The Elberton Star, Elberton, Ga., 13 Sep 1977) (naming Henry A. Fortson as his father).
  18. [S1159] Chandler Eavenson, notes accompanying 1977 obituary of Lee Anderson Fortson, above, (naming Henry A. Fortson as his father).
  19. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lee Anderson Fortson, memorial no. 94822830, viewed on 12 Apr 2015 (naming Henry A. Fortson as his father).
  20. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 230-31, 235 (naming Henry A. Fortson as his father).

Lucy J. Fortson

F, ID# 16072, b. 6 September 1847, d. 4 November 1920

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 27 Feb 2012

Family: Moses Edward Fortson b. 18 Mar 1840, d. 12 Mar 1919

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. 225, 236, 692, 708 (naming Richard F. Fortson as her father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lucy J. Fortson Fortson, memorial no. 58778317, viewed on 27 Feb 2012 (naming Richard Fortson as her father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225, 236, 692, 708 (naming Nancy Ham as her mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy J. Fortson Fortson, memorial no. 58778317, viewed on 27 Feb 2012 (naming Nancy Hane as her mother).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225 (giving only the date and not naming the place), 236, 692 (giving only the date and not naming the place), 708 (giving only the date and not naming the place).
  6. [S931] Ann Clark Holloman, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Death Records 1875-1876 and 1919-1995 (Albany, Ga.: Ann Clark Holloman, 1997), p. 56, cert. no. 195 (not giving the date or place but stating that she was seventy-three years old when she died on 4 Nov 1920).
  7. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 149 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy J. Fortson Fortson, memorial no. 58778317, viewed on 27 Feb 2012 (giving the date and state but not the county).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 236 (not giving the date or place), 708.
  10. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), pp. 149 (not giving the date or place but stating that she was the wife of Moses E. Fortson), 150 (not giving the date or place but stating that he was the husband of Lucy J. Fortson).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Moses Edward Fortson, memorial no. 58778343, viewed on 27 Feb 2012 (not giving the date or place).
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy J. Fortson Fortson, memorial no. 58778317, viewed on 27 Feb 2012 (not giving the date or place).
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 236, 692, 708 (giving the date but not the place).
  14. [S931] Ann Clark Holloman, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Death Records 1875-1876 and 1919-1995 (Albany, Ga.: Ann Clark Holloman, 1997), p. 56, certificate no. 195.
  15. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 708.
  16. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 149.
  17. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy J. Fortson Fortson, memorial no. 58778317, viewed on 27 Feb 2012.
  18. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 708 (naming Lucy J. Fortson as her mother).
  19. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 692, 708, 709 (naming Lucy J. Fortson as his mother).
  20. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 708, 711 (naming Lucy J. Fortson as his mother).
  21. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 708 (naming Lucy J. Fortson as his mother).
  22. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 708, 712 (naming Lucy J. Fortson as his mother).
  23. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Elijah Allen Fortson, memorial no. 58751019, viewed on 27 Feb 2012 (naming Lucy J. Fortson Fortson as his mother).
  24. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy J. Fortson Fortson, memorial no. 58778317, viewed on 27 Feb 2012 (naming Lucy J. Fortson Fortson as his mother).
  25. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 708-9 (naming Lucy J. Fortson as her mother).
  26. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 708-9 (naming Lucy J. Fortson as his mother).
  27. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 708-9, 713 (naming Lucy J. Fortson as his mother).
  28. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 708-9, 716 (naming Lucy J. Fortson as her mother).
  29. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 708-9, 717 (naming Lucy J. Fortson as her mother).

Mary Ann Almond

F, ID# 16073, b. 27 April 1837, d. 13 April 1905
  • Last Edited: 15 Feb 2004

Family: Delancy A. ('Lat') Fortson b. 23 Mar 1836, d. 26 May 1914

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. 226 (naming Micajah Almond as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 226 (naming Eliza Cleveland as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225, 711.
  4. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 149.
  5. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 62.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 225.
  7. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), pp. 148, 149 (giving his name as Delaney A. Fortson).
  8. [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 D. A. Fortson).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225-26, 740 (naming Mary Almond as her mother).
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225-26 (naming Mary Ann Almond as her mother).
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225-26 (naming Mary Ann Almond as his mother).
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225-26, 229, 711 (naming Mary Ann [or Mary Anne] Almond as her mother).

Micajah Almond

M, ID# 16074, b. 1810, d. 1883
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 2003

Family: Eliza Cleveland

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. 226.
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 226 (naming Micajah Almond as her father).

Eliza Cleveland

F, ID# 16075
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 2003

Family: Micajah Almond b. 1810, d. 1883

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. 226 (naming Jacob Cleveland as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 226 (naming Martha Lyons as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 226 (naming Eliza Cleveland as her mother).

Jacob Cleveland

M, ID# 16076
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 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), p. 226 (naming Jacob Cleveland as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 226 (naming Jacob Cleveland as his father).

Martha Lyons

F, ID# 16077
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 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), p. 226 (naming Martha Lyons as her mother).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 226 (naming Martha Lyons as his mother).

Peter Cleveland

M, ID# 16078
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 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), p. 226 (naming Jacob Cleveland as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 226 (naming Martha Lyons as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 226 (naming Peter Cleveland as his father).

_____ _____

F, ID# 16079
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 2003

Reuben Winston Cleveland

M, ID# 16080
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 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), p. 226 (naming Peter Cleveland as his father).

Mary Jane Snellings

F, ID# 16081, b. 3 March 1858, d. 4 November 1932
  • Last Edited: 13 Feb 2004

Family: Elijah Richard Fortson b. 1 Feb 1842, d. 2 Jan 1913

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. 229.
  2. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 670.
  3. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), pp. 669, 670 (not giving the date).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 229 (naming Mary Jane Snellings as his mother).

Lura A. Brown

F, ID# 16082, b. 2 November 1856, d. 30 March 1908
  • Last Edited: 12 Apr 2015

Family: Henry A. Fortson b. 3 Apr 1846, d. 9 Aug 1906

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. 230.
  2. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166.
  3. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 62.
  4. [S1159] Chandler Eavenson, notes accompanying 1977 obituary of Lee Anderson Fortson, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/elbert/obits/f/…, viewed on 15 Sep 2007, (stating that she was born in 1856).
  5. [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 Henry A. Fortson but not giving the date).
  6. [S1159] Chandler Eavenson, notes accompanying 1977 obituary of Lee Anderson Fortson, above, (stating that she died in 1908).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 230-31 (naming Lura A. Brown as his mother).
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 230-31, 233 (naming Lura A. Brown as her mother).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 230-31 (naming Lura A. Brown as this child's mother).
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 230-31, 235 (naming Lura A. Brown as her mother).
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 230-31 (naming Lura A. Brown as her mother).
  12. [S1158] Obituary of Lee Anderson Fortson, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/elbert/obits/f/…, viewed on 15 Sep 2007 (citing The Elberton Star, Elberton, Ga., 13 Sep 1977) (naming Lura Brown as his mother).
  13. [S1159] Chandler Eavenson, notes accompanying 1977 obituary of Lee Anderson Fortson, above, (naming Lura A. Brown as his mother).
  14. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lee Anderson Fortson, memorial no. 94822830, viewed on 12 Apr 2015 (naming Lura Brown as his mother).
  15. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 230-31, 235 (naming Lura A. Brown as his mother).

Josephine ('Josie') Thornton

F, ID# 16083, b. 13 January 1856, d. 12 August 1891
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 2003

Family: Eugene Weston ('Tug') Fortson b. 17 Mar 1850, d. Mar 1906

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. 236.
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 236 (naming Josie Thornton as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 236, 237 (naming Josie Thornton as her mother).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 236, 243 (naming Josie Thornton as her mother).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 236 (naming Josie Thornton as her mother), 244 (naming Josephine Thornton as her mother).

Lester Eugene Fortson

M, ID# 16084, b. 7 January 1879, d. 6 November 1979
  • Last Edited: 14 Feb 2004

Family: Clare Ellen Richardson b. 20 Jan 1879, d. 26 Jun 1964

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. 236 (naming Eugene Weston ['Tug'] Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 236 (naming Josie Thornton as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 236.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 2 Feb 2003 (giving only the date and not naming the place).
  5. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 670 (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 668 (giving her name as Clara Eleanor Richardson).
  7. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 2 Feb 2003 (stating that he died in Nov 1979; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Elberton, Ga. when he died and that last benefits were sent to an address in Elberton, Ga.).
  8. [S931] Ann Clark Holloman, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Death Records 1875-1876 and 1919-1995 (Albany, Ga.: Ann Clark Holloman, 1997), p. 56, certificate no. 12437.
  9. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 670.

Zada Mae Fortson

F, ID# 16085, b. 26 February 1880, d. January 1981
  • Note*: She and Robert lived for several years in Elbert County, Georgia and then for a few years in Oglethorpe County, Georgia before returning to Elbert County. On Zada's 89th birthday (in 1969), thirteen of her sixteen children were living and she had forty-three grandchildren, seventy great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.5
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 2003

Family: William Robert Ruff b. 13 Oct 1874, d. 14 Mar 1954

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. 236, 237 (naming Eugene Weston ['Tug'] Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 236, 237 (naming Josie Thornton as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 236 (giving only the date and not naming the place), 237.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 2 Feb 2003 (giving only the date and not naming the place).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 237.
  6. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 176 (not giving the date).
  7. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 2 Feb 2003 (stating that she died in Jan 1981; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Elberton, Ga. when she died).

Lura Frances Fortson

F, ID# 16086, b. 9 September 1881, d. July 1981
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 2003

Family: Wiley Walter Holbert b. 19 Oct 1879, d. 18 Apr 1964

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. 236, 243 (naming Eugene Weston ['Tug'] Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 236, 243 (naming Josie Thornton as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 236 (giving the date but not naming the place), 243.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 2 Feb 2003 (giving only the date and not naming the place).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 243 (spelling his name as Wylie).
  6. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 2 Feb 2003 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Elberton, Ga. when she died).

Gussie Ham Fortson

F, ID# 16087, b. 27 June 1886, d. 15 February 1975
  • Last Edited: 2 Jan 2009

Family: Marshall Thomas Bridges b. 7 Nov 1873, d. 13 Feb 1951

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. 236, 244 (naming Eugene Weston ['Tug'] Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 236 (naming Josie Thornton as her mother), 244 (naming Josephine Thornton as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 236 (giving only the date and not naming the place), 244.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 2 Feb 2003 (giving only the date and not naming the place).
  5. [S1188] Standard certificate of death (Georgia State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 2850 for Stewart Fortson Bridges, filed with local registrar on 2 Feb 1923, M. T. Bridges, informant, per copy viewed on Georgia's Virtual Vault, http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/gadeaths.php, on 2 Jan 2009, (giving the place but not the date).
  6. [S1189] Standard certificate of death (Georgia State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 2849 for Homer Dean Bridges, filed with local registrar on 7 Feb 1923, M. T. Bridges, informant, per copy viewed on Georgia's Virtual Vault, http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/gadeaths.php, on 2 Jan 2009, (giving the place but not the date).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 244.
  8. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 2 Feb 2003 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Carlton, Ga. when she died).
  9. [S1188] Death registration for Stewart Fortson Bridges, above, (naming Gussie Ham Fortson as his mother).
  10. [S1189] Death registration for Homer Dean Bridges, above, (naming Gussie Ham Fortson as his mother).

Omer Fortson

M, ID# 16088
  • Note*: He died young.3
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 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), p. 236 (naming Eugene Weston ['Tug'] Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 236 (naming Josie Thornton as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 236.

Joe Fortson

M, ID# 16089
  • Note*: He died young.3
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 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), p. 236 (naming Eugene Weston ['Tug'] Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 236 (naming Josie Thornton as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 236.

Grace ('Tootsie') Fortson

F, ID# 16090
  • Note*: She died young.3
  • Last Edited: 4 Feb 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), p. 236 (naming Eugene Weston ['Tug'] Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 236 (naming Rose Koffman as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 236.

Joe Fortson

M, ID# 16091
  • Note*: He died young.3
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 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), p. 236 (naming Eugene Weston ['Tug'] Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 236 (naming Rose Koffman as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 236.

Clare Ellen Richardson

F, ID# 16092, b. 20 January 1879, d. 26 June 1964
  • Note*: One source gives her name as Clara Eleanor Richardson and her birth date as 20 Feb 1879.9
  • Last Edited: 27 Jul 2004

Family: Lester Eugene Fortson b. 7 Jan 1879, d. 6 Nov 1979

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. 236 (naming James Richardson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 236 (naming Elizabeth Lee Richardson as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 236.
  4. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 668 (giving her name as Clara Eleanor Richardson).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 236 (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S931] Ann Clark Holloman, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Death Records 1875-1876 and 1919-1995 (Albany, Ga.: Ann Clark Holloman, 1997), p. 55, certificate no. 9324 (giving her name as Clara).
  7. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 668 (giving her name as Clara Eleanor Richardson and giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 668 (giving her name as Clara Eleanor Richardson Fortson).
  9. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 668.

James Richardson

M, ID# 16093
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 2003

Family: Elizabeth Lee

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. 236 (naming James Richardson as her father).

Elizabeth Lee

F, ID# 16094
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 2003

Family: James Richardson

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. 236 (naming Elizabeth Lee Richardson as her mother).

William Robert Ruff

M, ID# 16095, b. 13 October 1874, d. 14 March 1954
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2004

Family: Zada Mae Fortson b. 26 Feb 1880, d. Jan 1981

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. 237.
  2. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 176 (giving only the year).
  3. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 176 (not giving the date).
  4. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 176.

Wiley Walter Holbert

M, ID# 16096, b. 19 October 1879, d. 18 April 1964
  • Note*: One source spells his name as Wylie.4
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 2003

Family: Lura Frances Fortson b. 9 Sep 1881, d. Jul 1981

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. 243 (spelling his name as Wylie).
  2. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 2 Feb 2003 (spelling his name as Wiley).
  3. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 2 Feb 2003 (spelling his name as Wiley; stating that he died in Apr 1964; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Georgia when he died).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 243.

Marshall Thomas Bridges

M, ID# 16097, b. 7 November 1873, d. 13 February 1951
  • Last Edited: 2 Jan 2009

Family: Gussie Ham Fortson b. 27 Jun 1886, d. 15 Feb 1975

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. 244.
  2. [S1188] Standard certificate of death (Georgia State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 2850 for Stewart Fortson Bridges, filed with local registrar on 2 Feb 1923, M. T. Bridges, informant, per copy viewed on Georgia's Virtual Vault, http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/gadeaths.php, on 2 Jan 2009, (giving the place but not the date).
  3. [S1189] Standard certificate of death (Georgia State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 2849 for Homer Dean Bridges, filed with local registrar on 7 Feb 1923, M. T. Bridges, informant, per copy viewed on Georgia's Virtual Vault, http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/gadeaths.php, on 2 Jan 2009, (giving the place but not the date).
  4. [S1188] Death registration for Stewart Fortson Bridges, above, (naming Marshall Thomas Bridges as his father).
  5. [S1189] Death registration for Homer Dean Bridges, above, (naming M. T. Bridges as his father).

John Wylie Bridges

M, ID# 16098, b. 26 March 1840, d. 25 September 1902
  • Marriage*: He married Lucinda May Tiller.
  • Birth*: He was born on 26 March 1840.1
  • Death*: He died on 25 September 1902 at age 62.1
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 2003

Family: Lucinda May Tiller b. 15 May 1841, d. 1 Dec 1940

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. 244.

Lucinda May Tiller

F, ID# 16099, b. 15 May 1841, d. 1 December 1940
  • Last Edited: 2 Feb 2003

Family: John Wylie Bridges b. 26 Mar 1840, d. 25 Sep 1902

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. 244.