Grace _____

F, ID# 20203, b. 27 September 1903, d. 9 January 1992

Grace and Clayton Brown's tombstone, Hillcrest Burial Park Cemetery, Waxahachie, Tex., from findagrave.com.
  • Last Edited: 28 Jun 2011

Family: Clayton Merriman Brown b. 13 Jul 1893, d. 7 Feb 1962

Citations

  1. [S175] Supposition as to marriage, based on common grave marker.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Grace S. Brown, memorial no. 25387890.

Mary Adams Lamar

F, ID# 20206, d. circa 1944
  • Last Edited: 22 Jun 2008

Family: Charles B. Taylor b. c 1878, d. 25 Aug 1950

Citations

  1. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 26 Aug 1950, p. 3 (obituary of Charles B. Taylor).
  2. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 26 Aug 1950, p. 3 (obituary of Charles B. Taylor) (stating in his obituary that she died six years earlier).

Edna Elizabeth _____

F, ID# 20211, d. 11 September 1976
  • Note*: She lived in Fort Worth, Texas and was survived by a daughter and four grandchildren.2
  • Last Edited: 11 Feb 2013

Family: James Branderman Bachman b. Oct 1891, d. 27 Nov 1970

Citations

  1. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 28 Nov 1970, sec. D, p. 5 (funeral notice for James Branderman Bachman).
  2. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 13 Sep 1976, sec. D, p. 6 (funeral notice for Mrs. Edna Elizabeth Bachman).

James W. Jennings

M, ID# 20214
  • Last Edited: 4 Jul 2008

Family: Sallie E. Alderson

Citations

  1. [S1178] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics), no. 26426 for Annie Elizabeth Bachman, filed 14 Jun 1943, J. B. Bachman, informant, per copy viewed online at pilot.familysearch.org on 4 Jul 2008.
  2. [S1178] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics), no. 26426 for Annie Elizabeth Bachman, filed 14 Jun 1943, J. B. Bachman, informant, per copy viewed online at pilot.familysearch.org on 4 Jul 2008 (naming James W. Jennings as her father).

Sallie E. Alderson

F, ID# 20215
  • Last Edited: 4 Jul 2008

Family: James W. Jennings

Citations

  1. [S1178] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics), no. 26426 for Annie Elizabeth Bachman, filed 14 Jun 1943, J. B. Bachman, informant, per copy viewed online at pilot.familysearch.org on 4 Jul 2008.
  2. [S1178] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics), no. 26426 for Annie Elizabeth Bachman, filed 14 Jun 1943, J. B. Bachman, informant, per copy viewed online at pilot.familysearch.org on 4 Jul 2008 (naming Sallie E. Alderson as her mother).

Henry Loop

M, ID# 20216
  • Last Edited: 4 Jul 2008

Family: Minnie Lee Cobb b. 26 Jun 1897, d. 17 Aug 1937

Citations

  1. [S1178] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics), no. 42145 for Minnie Lee Loop, filed 18 Aug 1937, W. H. Loop, informant, per copy viewed online at pilot.familysearch.org on 4 Jul 2008 (naming Henry Loop as her husband).

D. N. Cobb

M, ID# 20217
  • Last Edited: 4 Jul 2008

Family: Etta McKenzie

Citations

  1. [S1178] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics), no. 42145 for Minnie Lee Loop, filed 18 Aug 1937, W. H. Loop, informant, per copy viewed online at pilot.familysearch.org on 4 Jul 2008.
  2. [S1178] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics), no. 42145 for Minnie Lee Loop, filed 18 Aug 1937, W. H. Loop, informant, per copy viewed online at pilot.familysearch.org on 4 Jul 2008 (naming D. N. Cobb as her father).

Etta McKenzie

F, ID# 20218
  • Last Edited: 4 Jul 2008

Family: D. N. Cobb

Citations

  1. [S1178] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics), no. 42145 for Minnie Lee Loop, filed 18 Aug 1937, W. H. Loop, informant, per copy viewed online at pilot.familysearch.org on 4 Jul 2008 (naming Etta McKenzie as her mother).

Harry Tarrer

M, ID# 20219
  • Last Edited: 12 Mar 2016

Family:

Citations

  1. [S1178] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics), no. 12700 for Lura Loop, filed 6 Apr 1932, Henry Loop, informant, per copy viewed online at pilot.familysearch.org on 4 Jul 2008.
  2. [S1178] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics), no. 12700 for Lura Loop, filed 6 Apr 1932, Henry Loop, informant, per copy viewed online at pilot.familysearch.org on 4 Jul 2008 (naming Harry Tarrer as her father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lula Amanda Tarrer Loop, memorial no. 131261461, viewed on 12 Mar 2016 (naming Harry Tarrer as her father).

Edith Marie Olson

F, ID# 20221, b. 26 December 1908, d. 20 May 1994

Edith Marie Olson DeLashmutt's tombstone, Harrison Cemetery, Whiting, Iowa, courtesy of Linda Walker.
  • Other Names*: Edith Olson, Edith Marie Olson DeLashmutt, Edith Olson DeLashmutt, Edith Marie DeLashmutt, Edith DeLashmutt.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 27 Aug 2018

Family: Dudley Wilson DeLashmutt b. 11 Dec 1903, d. 22 Jan 1971

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Edith Marie Olson DeLashmutt, memorial no. 40313996, viewed on 30 Jun 2011.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Edith Marie Olson DeLashmutt, memorial no. 40313996, viewed on 30 Jun 2011 (not giving the date or place).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Dudley Wilson DeLashmutt, memorial no. 40313867, viewed on 30 Jun 2011 (not giving the date or place).
  4. [S1430] The Sioux City Sunday Journal, Sioux City, Iowa, online at http://www.newspapers.com, 24 Jan 1971, p. B8, col. 1 ("Rites Monday for Man Shot Accidentally").

William Hopwood Hellums1

M, ID# 20224
  • Last Edited: 1 Jan 2009

Citations

  1. [S1184] Richard A. Prewitt, William Pruitt, Sr. and Mary Martin: Their Descendants (Des Moines, Iowa: n.pub., 1996), p. 171 (naming William Hopwood Hellums as her father).

Sara Elizabeth Rutherford1

F, ID# 20225
  • Last Edited: 1 Jan 2009

Citations

  1. [S1184] Richard A. Prewitt, William Pruitt, Sr. and Mary Martin: Their Descendants (Des Moines, Iowa: n.pub., 1996), p. 171 (naming Sara Elizabeth Rutherford as her mother).

William Worley Linville

M, ID# 20226
  • Last Edited: 1 Jan 2009

Family: Hoppie Luvenia Hellums b. 12 Nov 1881

Citations

  1. [S1184] Richard A. Prewitt, William Pruitt, Sr. and Mary Martin: Their Descendants (Des Moines, Iowa: n.pub., 1996), p. 171.

Stewart Fortson Bridges

M, ID# 20227, b. 21 October 1909, d. 25 January 1923
  • Last Edited: 2 Jan 2009

Citations

  1. [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, (naming Marshall Thomas Bridges as his father).
  2. [S1188] Death registration for Stewart Fortson Bridges, above, (naming Gussie Ham Fortson as his mother).
  3. [S1188] Death registration for Stewart Fortson Bridges, above.

Homer Dean Bridges

M, ID# 20228, b. 7 September 1921, d. 6 February 1923
  • Last Edited: 2 Jan 2009

Citations

  1. [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, (naming M. T. Bridges as his father).
  2. [S1189] Death registration for Homer Dean Bridges, above, (naming Gussie Ham Fortson as his mother).
  3. [S1189] Death registration for Homer Dean Bridges, above.

Ellis Cheek

M, ID# 20229
  • Last Edited: 3 Jan 2009

Family: _____ Fortson

Citations

  1. [S1190] Standard certificate of death (Georgia State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 15174 for J. H. Cheek, filed with local registrar on 10 Jun 1923, J. M. Cheek, informant, per copy viewed on Georgia's Virtual Vault, http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/gadeaths.php, on 3 Jan 2009.
  2. [S1190] Death registration for J. H. Cheek, above, (naming Ellis Cheek as his father).

_____ Fortson

F, ID# 20230
  • Last Edited: 3 Jan 2009

Family: Ellis Cheek

Citations

  1. [S1190] Standard certificate of death (Georgia State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 15174 for J. H. Cheek, filed with local registrar on 10 Jun 1923, J. M. Cheek, informant, per copy viewed on Georgia's Virtual Vault, http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/gadeaths.php, on 3 Jan 2009.
  2. [S1190] Death registration for J. H. Cheek, above, (naming _____ Fortson as his mother).

_____ Cleghorn

M, ID# 20231
  • Last Edited: 3 Jan 2009

Family: Purry Cheek b. 10 Jun 1878, d. 2 Jun 1919

Citations

  1. [S1191] Certificate of death (Georgia State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 7859 for Purrie Cleghorn, filed with local registrar on 2 Jun 1919, _____ Cleghorn, informant, per copy viewed on Georgia's Virtual Vault, http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/gadeaths.php, on 3 Jan 2009, (identifying her as Mrs. Purrie Cleghorn, implying that her husband was named Cleghorn).

Vera Fortson

F, ID# 20232, b. May 1901, d. 11 March 1920
  • Last Edited: 3 Jan 2009

Family: Pat Coile

Citations

  1. [S1192] Standard certificate of death (Georgia State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 9092 for Mrs. Vera Coile, filed with local registrar on 11 Mar 1920, M. C. Fortson, informant, per copy viewed on Georgia's Virtual Vault, http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/gadeaths.php, on 3 Jan 2009, (naming M. C. Fortson as her father).
  2. [S1192] Death registration for Mrs. Vera Coile, above, (naming Idona Smith as her mother).
  3. [S1192] Death registration for Mrs. Vera Coile, above, (not giving the date but stating that she was eighteen years and ten months old when she died on 11 Mar 1920).
  4. [S1192] Death registration for Mrs. Vera Coile, above.

Pat Coile

M, ID# 20233
  • Last Edited: 3 Jan 2009

Family: Vera Fortson b. May 1901, d. 11 Mar 1920

Citations

  1. [S1192] Standard certificate of death (Georgia State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 9092 for Mrs. Vera Coile, filed with local registrar on 11 Mar 1920, M. C. Fortson, informant, per copy viewed on Georgia's Virtual Vault, http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/gadeaths.php, on 3 Jan 2009.

Pvt. Alson Edmon Fortson Sr.

M, ID# 20234, b. 9 September 1912, d. 28 November 1979
  • Other Names*: Alson Fortson, Alson Edmond Fortson, Alson Fortson.
  • Note*: He served as a private in the U.S. Army in World War II.9

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2019

Family: Hester Elizabeth Bruce b. 22 Oct 1916, d. 14 Nov 2001

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. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as his mother).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Pvt. Alston Edmond Fortson, Sr., memorial no. 86400988, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as his mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Birdie Mae Carithers, memorial no. 99880115, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming Birdie Mae Carithers Fortson as his mother).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming King David Fortson as his father).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Pvt. Alston Edmond Fortson, Sr., memorial no. 86400988, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (naming King David Fortson as his father).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for King David Fortson, memorial no. 99879938, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming King David Fortson as his father).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession).
  8. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 12 Jan 2009 (giving the date but not the place).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Pvt. Alson Edmond Fortson, Sr., memorial no. 86400988, viewed on 4 Jul 2014.
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153.
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Pvt. Alston Edmond Fortson, Sr., memorial no. 86400988, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (not giving the date).
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Hester Elizabeth Bruce Fortson, memorial no. 86400892, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (not giving the date).
  13. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 12 Jan 2009 (giving the month and year; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Kannapolis, N.C. when he died).
  14. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153-54 (naming Alson Edmon Fortson as his father).

Sally Alice Martha Fortson

F, ID# 20235, b. 11 May 1914, d. 30 September 1935

Sally Alice Martha Fortson's tombstone, Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Danielsville, Ga., courtesy of Ed Saye.
  • Other Names*: Sally A. Fortson, Sally Alice Fortson, Sally Martha Fortson, Sally Fortson.
  • Note*: She never married.7

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 4 Jul 2014

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153 (giving the date but not the place and attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession), 154.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Sally A. Fortson, memorial no. 28945683, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession), 154.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Sally A. Fortson, memorial no. 28945683, viewed on 4 Jul 2014.
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 154.

Mary Elizabeth Fortson

F, ID# 20236, b. 3 February 1916, d. 13 February 1999
  • Other Names*: Mary Fortson, Mary Elizabeth Fortson Smith, Mary Fortson Smith, Mary Elizabeth Smith, Mary Smith.
  • Note*: She grew up in Madison County, Georgia and was a textile worker.11

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2019

Family: Howard Alvis Smith Sr. b. 13 Jun 1914, d. 13 Aug 1977

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. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  2. [S1309] Kim Thomas, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 29 Jun 2014 (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mary Elizabeth Fortson Smith, memorial no. 132062071, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for King David Fortson, memorial no. 99879938, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as her mother).
  6. [S1309] Kim Thomas, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 29 Jun 2014 (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as her mother).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Elizabeth Fortson Smith, memorial no. 132062071, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (naming Birdie Carithers as her mother).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Birdie Mae Carithers, memorial no. 99880115, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming Birdie Mae Carithers Fortson as her mother).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153 (giving the date but not the place and attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession), 154.
  10. [S1309] Kim Thomas, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 29 Jun 2014 (giving the date but not the place).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Elizabeth Fortson Smith, memorial no. 132062071, viewed on 4 Jul 2014.
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 154.
  13. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Elizabeth Fortson Smith, memorial no. 132062071, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (not giving the date).
  14. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Howard Alvis Smith, Sr., memorial no. 132061849, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (not giving the date).

Thelma Louise Fortson

F, ID# 20237, b. 17 February 1918
  • Other Names*: Tempie Lou Fortson.
  • Note*: She was known as Tempie Lou and was married six times.4
  • Last Edited: 11 Jan 2013

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. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153 (giving the date but not the place and attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession), 155.
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153, 155.

Early David Fortson

M, ID# 20238, b. 6 January 1921, d. 2 October 1997
  • Other Names*: Early Fortson.
  • Note*: He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and the Korean War. He had no children.10

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2019

Family: Chaniva Deloram Smith b. 15 Aug 1920, d. 17 Jul 2005

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. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming King David Fortson as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Early David Fortson, memorial no. 69294444, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming King David Fortson as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for King David Fortson, memorial no. 99879938, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming King David Fortson as his father).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as his mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Early David Fortson, memorial no. 69294444, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as his mother).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Birdie Mae Carithers, memorial no. 99880115, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming Birdie Mae Carithers Fortson as his mother).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153 (giving the date but not the place and attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession), 155.
  8. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 10 Jan 2009 (giving the date but not the place).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Early David Fortson, memorial no. 69294444, viewed on 26 May 2019.
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 155.
  11. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 10 Jan 2009.

James Rufus Fortson

M, ID# 20239, b. 20 October 1922, d. 20 October 1922
  • Note*: This child was stillborn. His death certificate does not give his name (referring to him as "unnamed") but another source says he was named James Rufus Fortson.6,9
  • Last Edited: 12 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), p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming King David Fortson as his father).
  2. [S1193] Standard certificate of death (Georgia State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 26656 for Unnamed [JAMES RUFUS] Fortson, filed with local registrar on 20 Oct 1922, King David Fortson, informant, per copy viewed on Georgia's Virtual Vault, http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/gadeaths.php, on 12 Jan 2009, (naming King David Fortson as his father) (the death certificate calls the child "Unnamed" Fortson, but it is clear from the birth and death dates that it is the child known in the family as James Rufus Fortson).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as his mother).
  4. [S1193] Death registration for Unnamed [JAMES RUFUS] Fortson, above, (naming Birdie Carithers as his mother) (the death certificate calls the child "Unnamed" Fortson, but it is clear from the birth and death dates that it is the child known in the family as James Rufus Fortson).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (giving the date but not the place and attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession).
  6. [S1193] Death registration for Unnamed [JAMES RUFUS] Fortson, above.
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (identifying the cemetery [as Carithers family cemetery, Madison Co., Ga.] but not giving the date).
  8. [S1193] Death registration for Unnamed [JAMES RUFUS] Fortson, above, (calling the cemetery "Carithers Cemetery").
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession).

Bethune Jackson Fortson

M, ID# 20240, b. 30 November 1923, d. 19 January 2002
  • Note*: • He grew up in Madison County, Georgia.
    • He joined the U.S. Army in January 1946 and served in the Corps of Engineers.
    • He served in Germany and Korea in World War II and the Korean War.
    • They lived in Kannapolis, North Carolina.15,16

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his interment marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2019

Family: Fannie Elizabeth Ruff b. 26 Mar 1923, d. 10 Jan 1983

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. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming King David Fortson as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Bethune Jackson Fortson, memorial no. 139243167, viewed on 25 May 2019 (naming King David Fortson as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for King David Fortson, memorial no. 99879938, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming King David Fortson as his father).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as his mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Bethune Jackson Fortson, memorial no. 139243167, viewed on 25 May 2019 (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as his mother).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Birdie Mae Carithers, memorial no. 99880115, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming Birdie Mae Carithers Fortson as his mother).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153 (giving the date but not the place and attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession), 155.
  8. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 10 Jan 2009 (giving the date but not the place).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Bethune Jackson Fortson, memorial no. 139243167, viewed on 25 May 2019 (stating that he was born in Madison County, Georgia, but giving 30 Oct 1923 as his birth date).
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 155.
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Bethune Jackson Fortson, memorial no. 139243167, viewed on 25 May 2019.
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Fannie Ruff Fortson, memorial no. 139243070, viewed on 25 May 2019.
  13. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 10 Jan 2009 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Kannapolis, N.C. when he died).
  14. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Bethune Jackson Fortson, memorial no. 139243167, viewed on 25 May 2019 (giving the date and the place).
  15. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Bethune Jackson Fortson, memorial no. 139243167, viewed on 25 May 2019 (first and second bullets).
  16. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 155 (third and fourth bullets).
  17. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 155 (naming Bethune Jackson Fortson as her father).
  18. [S1250] Salisbury Post, Salisbury, N.C., online, www.salisburypost.com, 24 May 2019 (obituary for Diane Fortson Grunden) (naming Bethune Jackson Fortson as her father).
  19. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Diane Fortson Grunden, memorial no. 199415515, viewed on 24 May 2019 (naming Bethune Jackson Fortson as her father).
  20. [S1574] North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Avis Diane Fortson, source reference number 39, viewed on 24 May 2019 (naming Bethune Jackson Fortson as her father).
  21. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Bethune Jackson Fortson, memorial no. 139243167, viewed on 25 May 2019 (naming Bethune Jackson Fortson as her father).

Emma Ruth Fortson

F, ID# 20241, b. 22 February 1926, d. 19 December 1962
  • Other Names*: Emma Fortson, Emma Ruth Fortson Graham, Emma Ruth Graham, Emma Fortson Graham, Emma Graham.
  • Note*: • They had five children and lived in Kannapolis, North Carolina.
    • A family history says she died on 19 Dec 1962, but her Find A Grave memorial says she died on 17 Dec 1962.14,15,16

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2019

Family: Joe Hubert Graham b. 2 May 1919, d. 18 May 2013

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. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Emma Ruth Fortson Graham, memorial no. 132063288, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for King David Fortson, memorial no. 99879938, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as her mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Emma Ruth Fortson Graham, memorial no. 132063288, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as her mother).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Birdie Mae Carithers, memorial no. 99880115, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming Birdie Mae Carithers Fortson as his mother).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153 (giving the date but not the place and attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession), 155.
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Emma Ruth Fortson Graham, memorial no. 132063288, viewed on 4 Jul 2014.
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 155.
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Joe Hubert Graham, memorial no. 110955074, viewed on 4 Jul 2014.
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 155 (giving the date but not the place).
  12. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 10 Jan 2009 (stating that she died in Dec 1962; not naming the place).
  13. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Emma Ruth Fortson Graham, memorial no. 132063288, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (stating that she died on 17 Dec 1962 in Kannapolis, North Carolina).
  14. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 155 (first bullet).
  15. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 155 (second bullet).
  16. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Emma Ruth Fortson Graham, memorial no. 132063288, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (second bullet).

Edna Mae Fortson

F, ID# 20242, b. 4 March 1928, d. 17 May 2007
  • Other Names*: Edna Fortson, Edna Mae Fortson Murphree, Edna Fortson Murphree, Edna Mae Murphree, Edna Murphree.
  • Note*: They lived in Kannapolis, North Carolina.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 4 Jul 2014

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as her mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Edna Fortson Murphree, memorial no. 111246091, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (stating she was born on 4 Mar 1928, as shown in picture of her grave marker; not naming the place).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153 (stating she was born on 11 Mar 1928 but not naming the place; attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession), 155 (stating she was born on 11 Mar 1928 in Madison County, Georgia).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Edna Fortson Murphree, memorial no. 111246091, viewed on 4 Jul 2014.

Mildred Kathleen Fortson

F, ID# 20243, b. 13 November 1929, d. 15 February 2001
  • Other Names*: Mildred Fortson, Mildred Kathleen Fortson Lear, Mildred Katherlene Fortson Lear, Mildred Fortson Lear, Mildred Kathleen Lear, Mildred Katherlene Lear, Mildred Lear.
  • Note*: They lived in Kannapolis, North Carolina.9

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2019

Family: Mayro Bruce Lear b. 6 May 1919, d. 17 Mar 1993

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. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mrs. Mildred Kathleen Fortson Lear, memorial no. 62777683, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for King David Fortson, memorial no. 99879938, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as her mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mrs. Mildred Kathleen Fortson Lear, memorial no. 62777683, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming Birdie Mae Carithers Fortson, also spelled Birty, as her mother).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Birdie Mae Carithers, memorial no. 99880115, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming Birdie Mae Carithers Fortson as her mother).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153 (giving the date but not the place and attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession), 155.
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mrs. Mildred Kathleen Fortson Lear, memorial no. 62777683, viewed on 26 May 2019 (giving the date and the state but not naming the town or county).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 155.
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mrs. Mildred Kathleen Fortson Lear, memorial no. 62777683, viewed on 26 May 2019.
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mayro Bruce Lear, memorial no. 62777931, viewed on 26 May 2019.
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 155 (naming Mildred Katherlene Fortson as his mother).
  13. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Jimmy Early Bruce Lear, memorial no. 163345743, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming Mildred Kathleen Fortson Lear as his mother).

Sarah Sue Fortson

F, ID# 20244, b. 20 November 1931, d. 8 March 2010
  • Other Names*: Sarah Fortson, Sarah Sue Fortson Adams, Sarah Sue Adams, Sarah Adams.
  • Note*: Her name sometimes appears as Sara.12
  • Obituary*: "Sarah Sue Fortson Adams was born November 20, 1931, in Madison County, Ga. daughter of King David and Birdie Mae Carithers Fortson. She was the 11th of 15 children.
       "Mrs. Adams was a homemaker and worked in several area sewing plants. She had an in home day care for many years and she retired from General Times in 1989 due to failing eye sight. She always lived within 20 miles from where she was born and raised.
       "She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, the late Herman Adams. She was his caregiver for four years prior to his death. She then decided to sell the family home to Evangelical Church so they could build a Family Life Center. She was a resident of the Gables in Royston, Ga. where she had numerous friends and adventures. In late 2006, she broke a second hip due to her lack of sight and frailty she became a resident of Brown Memorial Convalescent Center. She had her hair and nails done every week and loved Bingo. She had friends there and enjoyed friend and family visits. She enjoyed good physical health most of her life.
       "Mrs. Adams is survived by three children . . ; one brother . . ; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
       "Besides her husband, she is preceded in death by thirteen brothers and sisters, James, Alson, Bethune, Early, Thelma, Sally, Emma Ruth, Mildred, Mary, Edna, Linda, Carolyn and Janice.
       "Funeral services for Mrs. Adams will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at the Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Peek officiating. Burial will follow in the Community Baptist Church Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
       "The body is at the Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston, Ga. where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening March 9, 2010. The family is at their respective homes."8

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes her obituary and pictures of her grave stone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2019

Family: Herman Odel Adams b. 9 Apr 1925, d. 15 Feb 2004

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Sarah Sue Fortson Adams, memorial no. 49427667, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for King David Fortson, memorial no. 99879938, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as her mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Sarah Sue Fortson Adams, memorial no. 49427667, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as her mother).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Birdie Mae Carithers, memorial no. 99880115, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming Birdie Mae Carithers Fortson as her mother).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153 (giving the date but not the place and attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession), 156.
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Sarah Sue Fortson Adams, memorial no. 49427667, viewed on 26 May 2019.
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 156.
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Sarah Sue Fortson Adams, memorial no. 49427667, viewed on 26 May 2019 (not giving the date).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Herman Adams, memorial no. 89268585, viewed on 26 May 2019 (not giving the date).
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153 (spelling her name as Sarah), 156 (spelling her name as Sara).

Linda Irene Fortson

F, ID# 20245, b. 25 April 1933, d. 11 April 1998
  • Last Edited: 12 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), p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153 (giving the date but not the place and attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession), 156.
  4. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 12 Jan 2009 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 12 Jan 2009 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Kannapolis, N.C. when she died).

King Junior Fortson

M, ID# 20246, b. 27 May 1935, d. 4 January 2013

King Junior Fortson.
  • Other Names*: Junior Fortson.6
  • Note*: He lived in China Grove, North Carolina and died after an illness of several years. His remains were cremated. From a newspaper obituary: "Junior attended the Madison County School System and retired from the former Cannon Mills. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He loved to work in his garden, fish and spend time with his family and friends. He was a very loving and caring person who never met a stranger."7
  • Last Edited: 12 Jan 2013

Family:

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. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming King David Fortson as his father).
  2. [S1250] Salisbury Post, Salisbury, N.C., online, www.salisburypost.com, <http://tinyurl.com/a4529yk>, 9 Jan 2013, viewed 11 Jan 2013 (obituary of King Junior Fortson) (naming King David Fortson as his father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as his mother).
  4. [S1250] Salisbury Post, Salisbury, N.C., online, www.salisburypost.com, <http://tinyurl.com/a4529yk>, 9 Jan 2013, viewed 11 Jan 2013 (obituary of King Junior Fortson) (naming Birdie Mae Carithers Fortson as his mother).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153 (giving the date but not the place and attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession), 156 (giving the date and county but not the city).
  6. [S1250] Salisbury Post, Salisbury, N.C., online, www.salisburypost.com, <http://tinyurl.com/a4529yk>, 9 Jan 2013, viewed 11 Jan 2013 (obituary of King Junior Fortson).
  7. [S1250] Salisbury Post, Salisbury, N.C., online, www.salisburypost.com, <http://tinyurl.com/a4529yk>, 9 Jan 2013, viewed 11 Jan 2013.
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 156 (naming King Junior Fortson as her father).

Janice Eleanor Fortson

F, ID# 20247, b. 27 May 1937, d. 2 April 1948
  • Other Names*: Janice Fortson.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2019

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. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Janice Fortson, memorial no. 99880231, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for King David Fortson, memorial no. 99879938, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as her mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Janice Fortson, memorial no. 99880231, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as her mother).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Birdie Mae Carithers, memorial no. 99880115, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming Birdie Mae Carithers Fortson as her mother).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Janice Fortson, memorial no. 99880231, viewed on 4 Jul 2014.
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (giving the date but not the place) (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession).
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153.

Carolyn Rebecca Fortson

F, ID# 20248, b. 6 July 1939, d. 10 March 1998
  • Other Names*: Carolyn Fortson, Carolyn Rebecca Fortson Holloway, Carolyn Rebecca Holloway, Carolyn Fortson Holloway, Carolyn Holloway.
  • Note*: Her name may have been Caroline. They lived in Kannapolis, North Carolina.9

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her grave stone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2019

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. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming King David Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153 (attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession) (naming Birdie Mae Carithers as her mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Birdie Mae Carithers, memorial no. 99880115, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming Birdie Mae Carithers Fortson as his mother).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153 (giving the date but not the place and attributing information to family bible in Early Fortson's possession), 156.
  5. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 12 Jan 2009 (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Carolyn Fortson Holloway, memorial no. 172295252, viewed on 26 May 2019.
  7. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 12 Jan 2009 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Rockwell, N.C. when she died).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Carolyn Fortson Holloway, memorial no. 172295252, viewed on 26 May 2019 (giving the date and the place).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153 (spelling her name as Carolyn), 156 (spelling her name as Caroline and stating that they lived in Kannapolis, N.C.).

Hester Elizabeth Bruce

F, ID# 20249, b. 22 October 1916, d. 14 November 2001

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes her obituary and a picture of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 4 Jul 2014

Family: Pvt. Alson Edmon Fortson Sr. b. 9 Sep 1912, d. 28 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. 153 (giving the date but not the place).
  2. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 12 Jan 2009 (giving the date but not the place).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Hester Elizabeth Bruce Fortson, memorial no. 86400892, viewed on 4 Jul 2014.
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 153.
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Pvt. Alston Edmond Fortson, Sr., memorial no. 86400988, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (not giving the date).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Hester Elizabeth Bruce Fortson, memorial no. 86400892, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (not giving the date).
  7. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 12 Jan 2009 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Kannapolis, N.C. when she died).
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153-54 (naming Hester Bruce as his mother).

Howard Alvis Smith Sr.

M, ID# 20250, b. 13 June 1914, d. 13 August 1977

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 4 Jul 2014

Family: Mary Elizabeth Fortson b. 3 Feb 1916, d. 13 Feb 1999

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Howard Alvis Smith, Sr., memorial no. 132061849, viewed on 4 Jul 2014.
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 154.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Elizabeth Fortson Smith, memorial no. 132062071, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (not giving the date).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Howard Alvis Smith, Sr., memorial no. 132061849, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (not giving the date).