Lillie Grace Tabor

F, ID# 21151, b. 31 December 1888, d. 27 March 1963
  • Other Names*: Lillie Tabor, Lillie Grace Tabor Hambright, Lillie Grace Hambright, Lillie Tabor Hambright, Lillie Hambright.6
  • Note*: At the age of three she moved from Illinois to Missouri, where she was raised. She was educated in Missouri and taught school there.3

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 Aug 2013

Family: John Elliott Hambright Sr. b. 2 Oct 1877, d. 11 Apr 1964

Citations

  1. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. and Lucille Pearce, comps., Pearce, Bartlett, Matthews, Smart, and Allied Families (Austin, Tex.: Eakin Publications, Inc., 1983), p. 121 (naming James Allen Tabor as her father).
  2. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 121 (naming Frances Malinda Willeford as her mother).
  3. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 121.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for L. Grace Hambright, memorial no. 7581830, viewed on 26 Aug 2013 (giving the year but not the place or other date information).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for L. Grace Hambright, memorial no. 7581830, viewed on 26 Aug 2013.
  6. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 121 (giving her name as Lillie Grace (Tabor) Hambright).
  7. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 121 (naming Lillie Grace Tabor as her mother).
  8. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 121 (naming Lillie Grace Tabor as this child's mother).
  9. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, pp. 121, 122 (naming Lillie Grace Tabor as her mother).
  10. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 121 (naming Lillie Grace Tabor as his mother).

Bessie May Tabor

F, ID# 21152, b. 18 September 1890, d. 27 April 1971
  • Birth*: She was born on 18 September 1890.3
  • Death*: She died on 27 April 1971 at age 80.3
  • Other Names*: Bessie Tabor.
  • Last Edited: 7 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. and Lucille Pearce, comps., Pearce, Bartlett, Matthews, Smart, and Allied Families (Austin, Tex.: Eakin Publications, Inc., 1983), p. 121 (naming James Allen Tabor as her father).
  2. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 121 (naming Frances Malinda Willeford as her mother).
  3. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 121.

Grover Allen Tabor

M, ID# 21153, b. 8 July 1892, d. 8 September 1955
  • Birth*: He was born on 8 July 1892.3
  • Death*: He died on 8 September 1955 at age 63.3
  • Other Names*: Grover Tabor.
  • Last Edited: 7 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. and Lucille Pearce, comps., Pearce, Bartlett, Matthews, Smart, and Allied Families (Austin, Tex.: Eakin Publications, Inc., 1983), p. 121 (naming James Allen Tabor as his father).
  2. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 121 (naming Frances Malinda Willeford as his mother).
  3. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 121.

Bernice Tabor

F, ID# 21154, b. 24 March 1894
  • Birth*: She was born on 24 March 1894.3
  • Last Edited: 7 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. and Lucille Pearce, comps., Pearce, Bartlett, Matthews, Smart, and Allied Families (Austin, Tex.: Eakin Publications, Inc., 1983), p. 121 (naming James Allen Tabor as her father).
  2. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 121 (naming Frances Malinda Willeford as her mother).
  3. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 121.

Sterling Edward Tabor

M, ID# 21155, b. 7 January 1896, d. 13 April 1980
  • Birth*: He was born on 7 January 1896.3
  • Death*: He died on 13 April 1980 at age 84.3
  • Last Edited: 7 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. and Lucille Pearce, comps., Pearce, Bartlett, Matthews, Smart, and Allied Families (Austin, Tex.: Eakin Publications, Inc., 1983), p. 121 (naming James Allen Tabor as his father).
  2. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 121 (naming Frances Malinda Willeford as his mother).
  3. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 121.

Anne Elizabeth Fortson

F, ID# 21156, b. 20 April 1922, d. 17 July 2013
  • Other Names*: Anne Fortson, Anne Elizabeth Fortson Barrow, Anne Fortson Barrow, Anne Elizabeth Barrow, Anne Barrow.
  • Note*: • From a 1973 family history: "Anne, early in life, adopted 'Elizabeth' as a middle name after her father's sister, to whom she was devoted. She attended Washington, Ga., grammar school when illness necessitated her withdrawing from school for two years, during which time she was tutored by Miss Emily Bluker and Mrs. Mary McKenzie Hill. She graduated from Washington High School a member of the Honor Roll and the Beta Club. She is a graduate of Draughon Business College in Atlanta, and worked for Railway Express Company and the Georgia Department of Revenue. In 1945 she went to New York City to further her education but returned to Atlanta at the death of her father, and went to work for the U.S. Veterans Administration, where she met her future husband. She has always had a wide range of interests, chief among which were literature, art, and music. She has always had a remarkable memory and incidents, poems and stories which other members of her family have long forgotten, she recalls in vivid detail. She is a devoted wife and mother and also works as a secretary to the President of Cook Banking Company in Cochran."
    • A family history says she was born on 2 Apr 1922.7

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 8 Aug 2013

Family: Charles Mitchell Barrow Sr. b. 24 Dec 1922, d. 8 Jun 2004

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), pp. 503, 510 (naming Benjamin Wynn Fortson, Sr. as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 503, 510 (naming Lillie Elder Wellborn as her mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Anne Fortson Barrow, memorial no. 113998231, viewed on 8 Aug 2013.
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 511.
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Anne Fortson Barrow, memorial no. 113998231, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (not giving the date or place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles M. Barrow, Sr., memorial no. 34247323, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (not giving the date or place).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 510-11 (both bullet points).

Charles Mitchell Barrow Sr.

M, ID# 21157, b. 24 December 1922, d. 8 June 2004
  • Other Names*: Charles Barrow.
  • Note*: From a 1973 family history: "Charles graduated Salutatorian from Cochran High School and is a graduate of Middle Georgia College. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, assigned to the 443rd Prisoner of War Processing Company, a detached unit serving behind the first lines to interrogate and process prisoners of war for dispatch to rear echelons. Following training in the U.S. and England, he served in France, Belgium, Luxemburg, and Germany, and received his honorable discharge in October, 1945, after 33 months of active service, 22 of which were spent overseas. Charles worked with the U.S. Veterans Administration and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Atlanta, and in 1949, moved his family to his hometown of Cochran, Ga. He is very active in civic, local and church affairs. He is Chairman, Past President, and Charter Member of the Lions Club, Charter Member and Past President of the Jaycees and was chosen Outstanding Man of the Year by Jaycees in 1954. He is an ordained Deacon and chairman of the Board of Deacons of the First Baptist church in Cochran. He is a Contract Price Analyst with the U.S. Air Force at Warner Robins, Ga., in 1969, residing in Cochran with his family."8

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 8 Aug 2013

Family: Anne Elizabeth Fortson b. 20 Apr 1922, d. 17 Jul 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. 511 (naming Morris Milton Barrow as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 511 (naming Martha Elvenia Hartley as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 511.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Charles M. Barrow, Sr., memorial no. 34247323, viewed on 8 Aug 2013.
  5. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, record for Charles M. Barrow, viewed on 8 Aug 2013.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Anne Fortson Barrow, memorial no. 113998231, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (not giving the date or place).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles M. Barrow, Sr., memorial no. 34247323, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (not giving the date or place).
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 511 (with obvious typographical errors corrected).

Morris Milton Barrow

M, ID# 21158, b. 26 December 1883, d. 3 March 1963
  • Other Names*: Morris Barrow.

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 8 Aug 2013

Family: Martha Elvenia Hartley b. 1881, d. 1960

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. 511 (giving the year but not the place or other date information).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Morris Milton Barrow, memorial no. 34247783, viewed on 8 Aug 2013.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 511 (naming Morris Milton Barrow as his father).

Martha Elvenia Hartley

F, ID# 21159, b. 1881, d. 1960
  • Other Names*: Martha Hartley, Martha Elvenia Hartley Barrow, Martha Elvenia Barrow, Martha Hartley Barrow, Martha Barrow.
  • Last Edited: 8 Aug 2013

Family: Morris Milton Barrow b. 26 Dec 1883, d. 3 Mar 1963

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. 511.
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 511 (naming Martha Elvenia Hartley as his mother).

Benjamin Wynn Fortson Sr.

M, ID# 21161, b. 19 July 1880, d. 16 August 1945
  • Other Names*: Benjamin Fortson.
  • Biography*: From a family history: She "attended school in Washington, Wilkes Co., Ga. and McDuffie Co., Ga. As a young man he was clerk for a time in Thomson, Ga., until licensed as a teacher. He taught school and became principal of schools in Bogart and Bethabara, in Oconee Co., Ga. He was employed with Witham Banking Company, Tennille, Ga., until 1903, when he became Cashier of the Bank of Arlington, Arlington, Early Co., Ga., where he began to study law and was admitted to the Bar of Georgia after his examination in Bainbridge, Ga. He began his practice in the office of J. J. Lyons of Arlington after Mr. Lyons' death, and continued until he moved to Washington, Ga., in 1923. While in Arlington, he ran for the office of Judge of the Superior Court. He was Representative in the Georgia General Assembly from Calhoun County; a member of the Board of Education and County School Superintendent; a sunday School teacher and Steward in the Methodist Church. He went into partnership with Isaiah Tucker Irvin, Jr., in Washington, where he was, for many years, Chairman of the Washington Board of Education and Steward in the First Methodist church. While in Washington, he ran for office of Judge of the Superior Court, losing the race to the incumbent, Judge C. J. Perryman. He moved to Atlanta in 1941 and was for a time Deputy Clerk of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals and in 1944, was named Reporter of both courts. He was a Methodist, Mason, Shriner, member of Knights of Pythias and Woodmen of the World."6

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 23 Mar 2015

Family: Lillie Elder Wellborn b. 23 Jul 1883, d. 2 Apr 1974

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. 503 (naming Charles John Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 503 (naming Iola Leola Sturgis as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 503 (giving the date but not the place).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Benjamin Wynn Fortson, memorial no. 90186971, viewed on 8 Aug 2013.
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 501.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 503.
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Benjamin Wynn Fortson, memorial no. 90186971, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S1264] Georgia Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/m3b2zfy, record for B. W. Fortson, Sr., viewed on 8 Aug 2013.
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 503 (naming Benjamin Wynn Fortson, Sr. as his father).
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 503, 504 (naming Benjamin Wynn Fortson, Sr. as his father).
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 503, 506 (naming Benjamin Wynn Fortson, Sr. as his father).
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 503, 509 (naming Benjamin Wynn Fortson, Sr. as his father).
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 503, 510 (naming Benjamin Wynn Fortson, Sr. as her father).

Lillie Elder Wellborn

F, ID# 21162, b. 23 July 1883, d. 2 April 1974
  • Other Names*: Lillie Wellborn, Lillie Elder Wellborn Fortson, Lillie Wellborn Fortson, Lillie Elder Fortson, Lillie Fortson.
  • Note*: From a Fortson family history: "[G]randdaughter of William Robertson Wellborn, Jr. (1822-1894) and Sarah Ann Robertson (1825-192?), niece of Jesse Mercer for whom Mercer University was named; and granddaughter of George Eberhardt Griffith (6-14-1829 - 1-13-1903), a direct descendant of Arthur, King of England, through Edward I, whose second wife was Margaret Griffith of Welsh nobility, and of Nancy Ann Elder (4-28-1836 - 2-8-1917), a granddaughter of Nathan C. Barnett, Secretary of State of Georgia for 31 years in the 1800's."3

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 19 Mar 2015

Family: Benjamin Wynn Fortson Sr. b. 19 Jul 1880, d. 16 Aug 1945

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. 503 (naming Silas Mercer Wellborn as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 503 (naming Emma Aseneth Griffith as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 503.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lillie Wellborn Fortson, memorial no. 90187061, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, record for Lillie W. Fortson, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, record for Lillie W. Fortson, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (stating that she died in Apr 1974; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Atlanta, Ga. when she died).
  7. [S1264] Georgia Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/m3b2zfy, record for Lillie W. Fortson, viewed on 8 Aug 2013.
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lillie Wellborn Fortson, memorial no. 90187061, viewed on 8 Aug 2013.
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 503 (naming Lillie Elder Wellborn as his mother).
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 503, 504 (naming Lillie Elder Wellborn as his mother).
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 503, 506 (naming Lillie Elder Wellborn as his mother).
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 503, 509 (naming Lillie Elder Wellborn as his mother).
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 503, 510 (naming Lillie Elder Wellborn as her mother).

Silas Mercer Wellborn

M, ID# 21163, b. 24 September 1849, d. 1 November 1935
  • Birth*: He was born on 24 September 1849.1
  • Marriage*: He married Emma Aseneth Griffith.
  • Death*: He died on 1 November 1935 at age 86.1
  • Other Names*: Silas Wellborn.
  • Last Edited: 8 Aug 2013

Family: Emma Aseneth Griffith b. 1845, d. 1888

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. 503.
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 503 (naming Silas Mercer Wellborn as her father).

Emma Aseneth Griffith

F, ID# 21164, b. 1845, d. 1888
  • Other Names*: Emma Griffith, Emma Aseneth Griffith Wellborn, Emma Aseneth Wellborh, Emma Griffith Wellborn, Emma Wellborn.
  • Last Edited: 8 Aug 2013

Family: Silas Mercer Wellborn b. 24 Sep 1849, d. 1 Nov 1935

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. 503.
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 503 (naming Emma Aseneth Griffith as her mother).

Benjamin Wynn Fortson Jr.

M, ID# 21165, b. 19 December 1904, d. 19 May 1979

Benjamin Wynn Fortson, Jr.
  • Other Names*: Benjamin Fortson, Ben Fortson.
  • Note*: • From a Fortson family history: "[He] attended school in Arlington, Ga., Emory Academy, Oxford, Ga., Starkes University School, Montgomery, Ala., where he won the Hill Speaker's Award, the Holtzclaw Medal for the outstanding essay on a current topic (What Shall Be Done With Muscle Shoals? - later to become TVA), and a military medal for bravery."
       • More from the Fortson family history: "Attended Georgia Institute of Technology for one year, where he won 'T' as lightweight champion of the boxing team. Employed Citizens National Bank, Washington, Ga., Atlanta and Lowery National Bank and Trust Company of Georgia, Atlanta, and Washington Loan & Banking Company, Washington, Ga."
       • More from the Fortson family history: "In the spring of 1929 he received a spinal injury in an automobile accident, causing paralysis of both legs, and has since been confined to a wheelchair. In 1938 he was elected without opposition to the State Senate where he served two terms; he was unopposed in his two elections to the House of Representatives. Appointed by Governor Ellis Arnall on February 25, 1946 as Secretary of State, he has been reelected without opposition four times and is in office in 1969."
       • More from the Fortson family history: "Former Trustee of Mary Willis Library, Washington, Ga., an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Psi and Pi Sigma Alpha, a Methodist, 32nd Degree Mason, and Moose. Honorary LL.D. from John Marshall Law School. In 1967 he received the 'Great Georgian' award and in 1968 was named 'Georgian of the Year' by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters."
       • He was serving as Georgia's secretary of state at the time of his death, an office he had held for thirty-three years.10,11,12,13,14

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave marker, is here.
• His biography in Wikipedia is here.
• An article about him in The New Georgia Encyclopedia is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 Oct 2014

Family: Mary Cade b. 5 Nov 1905, d. 21 Oct 1966

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. 503 (naming Lillie Elder Wellborn as his mother).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 503 (naming Benjamin Wynn Fortson, Sr. as his father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 503.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, record of Benjamin Fortson, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Ben Fortson, memorial no. 39375410, viewed on 8 Aug 2013.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Cade Fortson, memorial no. 45370872, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (not giving the date or place).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ben Fortson, memorial no. 39375410, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (not giving the date or place).
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 504.
  9. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, record of Benjamin Fortson, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (stating that he died in May 1979; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Atlanta, Ga. when he died).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ben Fortson, memorial no. 39375410, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (fifth bullet).
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 503 (first bullet).
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 504 (second bullet).
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 504 (third bullet).
  14. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 504 (fourth bullet).
  15. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ann McNeill Fortson Mandus, memorial no. 114278678, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (naming Ben Fortson as her father).
  16. [S1265] Obituary of Ann McNeill Fortson Mandus, on web site of The New Mexican, Santa Fe, N.M., at http://tinyurl.com/ljksn7z, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (naming Benjamin W. Fortson, Jr. as her father).
  17. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 504 (naming Benjamin Wynn Fortson, Jr. as her father).

Charles Wellborn Fortson

M, ID# 21166, b. 15 October 1908, d. 27 November 1991
  • Other Names*: Charles Fortson.
  • Note*: He and his first wife, Virginia, were cousins.5
  • Biography*: From a family history: He "attended Arlington [Ga.] public schools and high school in Washington, Ga., where he was Captain of the football team and standing guard of the basketball team, and won the 8th District oratorical contest on the subject 'Our Constitution.' As a boy, he trapped along Perry Creek, selling his pelts to Funston Bros. and L. C. Smith Fur Company. When he moved to Washington he became interested in electricity and converted his mother's foot-pedaled sewing machine to 'electric,' using part of an old player piano. He also built a radio with earphones and the first station he received was KDKA in Pittsburgh. After school and on week-ends he clerked in Davis', Rogers' and Shelverton's Grocery Stores, and also operated from time to time the Strand Theater for Mrs. Hardeman Wood.
       "Charles [financed] his own education at Georgia Institute of Technology with his employment at Electrical Research Products, Inc., and was House Manager and President of his fraternity, Phi Kappa Sigma. While at Tech, he was on the fencing team and played center for the ROTC football team; he was Cadet Commander of Naval Reserves Battalion and was on the staff of Technique. In 1933, during his senior year at Tech, he was commissioned an Ensign in the Naval Reserve. Called to active duty prior to Pearl Harbor, he served six months at the In-Shore Sec, Patrol Base in Charleston, S.C. and was released in October, 1941. In April 1943, he was commissioned First Lieutenant i the U.S. Army and sent to Fort Eustis, Va., and Camp Davis, N.C; transferred to Camp Stewart, Ga., as part of a Cadre for the Hdq. Batt. Comm. 95th AAA Group for advanced schooling; in 1944 he was detailed to Signal Corps and sent to Florida for secret radar training and from there was shipped to Orobay, New Guinea, where he was placed in command of the Radar Sec. of 560th Signal Corps. and promoted to rank of Captain. He served at Orobay, Finchhaven and Hollandia, returning to the U.S. in February, 1946. Member of Kappa Eta Kappa; Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers; Director, Civitan Club. In 1969 he [was] General Sales Manager of Wil-Kin, Inc., with whom he [had] been connected for thirty-three years."7
  • Last Edited: 25 Feb 2015

Family: Virginia Norval Fortson b. 5 Dec 1910

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. 503, 504 (naming Benjamin Wynn Fortson, Sr. as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 503, 504 (naming Lillie Elder Wellborn as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 503.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, record for Charles W. Fortson, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 505.
  6. [S1264] Georgia Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/m3b2zfy, record for Charles W. Fortson, viewed on 8 Aug 2013.
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 504-5.

George Sturgis Fortson

M, ID# 21167, b. 23 April 1911
  • Biography*: From a family history: He "attended school in Arlington and Washington, Ga. George was tall for his age at 14 and he left high school and joined the U.S. Army. He was sent to Presidio, Monterrey, California, and served there until his age was discovered, when he was released and sent home; however, he chose to try the sea and began as mess boy aboard a freighter bound for South America. He continued life at sea for many years, traveling all over the world. When he returned to the States, he worked as a reporter for several newspapers, among which were the New York Times and Washington Post. He returned to sea during World War II, with the U.S. Maritime Service and served until the end of the war. He has worked for the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a lecturer and is a Past Director of Associated American Artists. In 1969 he is sales representative for numerous American artists."5
  • Other Names*: George Fortson.
  • Note*: A family history gives 22 Apr 1911 as his birth date.6
  • Last Edited: 25 Feb 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), pp. 503, 506 (naming Benjamin Wynn Fortson, Sr. as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 503, 506 (naming Lillie Elder Wellborn as his mother).
  3. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, record for George Fortson, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (giving the date but not the place).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 503 (stating that he was born on 22 Apr 1911 in Arlington, Georgia).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 506-7.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 503 (stating that he was born on 22 Apr 1911 in Arlington, Georgia), 506 (stating that he was born on 22 Apr 1911 without naming the place).

Edwin Bugg Fortson

M, ID# 21168, b. 25 June 1913, d. 10 January 2007

Edwin Bugg Fortson.
  • Biography*: From a family history: He "attended Arlington and Washington, Ga., schools, graduating Valedictorian from Washington High School. At age 13, clerked after school and on week-ends in grocery store and drug store throughout high school. Attended Georgia Institute of Technology for two years, where he was one of eighteen selected to be admitted to Guggenheim Aeronautical School, but the Depression barred further college career and he enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps, stationed at CCC Camp Ga-F-3, Robertson, Ga., in the Chattahoochee National Forest. In 1934, lived with his cousin, Mary Irvin Hill, and her husband, Frank Hill, on farm in Meriwether County, working his own 12 acres of cotton from which he cleared $75. With this, he entered University of Georgia Law School in 1935, and aided by such work as NYA job in the law library, waiting tables in boarding house for meals, selling Bibles in summer to farmers in the North Carolina tobacco belt, he completed three years to get LL.B. degree in December 1937.
       "Employed with Aetna Casualty & Surety Company in 1938, and worked as claim adjuster in New Orleans. In 1939 joined the Legal Department of Coca-Cola Company and for over three years traveled the United States as a special investigator in trade-mark infringement. When World War II began, he was over age for Navy officer training but entered a similar Coast Guard program, attending Coast Guard Academy and was commissioned Ensign in September 1942. Special diesel engineering school at Cornell University and at Fairbanks-Morse Company, Beloit, Wisconsin; shipyard duty in Quebec, Canada and Long Beach, Cal. Served 14 months with 5th Amphibious Fleet in Pacific as Engineering Officer of L.S.T. 23, taking part in amphibious landings at Saipan, Tinian, Pelelieu, Lingayen Gulf, and San Fabian. Released from service as Lieutenant, Senior Grade, in November 1945.
       "In January 1946, entered the practice of law in Barnesville, Ga., in partnership with Harvey J. Kennedy, then Mayor of Barneswille, and later Judge of Superior Courts, Flint Circuit. Moved to Athens in April 1949, where practiced law alone until 1953 when formed partnership with Robert G. Stephens, Jr. (now U.S. Congressman), Upshaw C. Bentley, Jr., and John E. Griffin. The present firm is Fortson, Bentley & Griffin, with seven members.
       "Elder, First Presbyterin Church; member Rotary Club, Torch Club, Chamber of Commerce, Athens Country Club, local, state and American Bar Associations. On Board of Visitors of the University of Georgia Law School and conducts weekly practice trial court there. Previously served on the Board of Education of Barnesville; was President, Lamar Civic League, Athens Bar Association; Board of Governors, Georgia Bar Association; Director, Athens Rotary Club; Instructor in Trial Tactics and Legal Ethics, University of Georgia Law School."5
  • Other Names*: Edwin Fortson.

Additional Resources

• His online obituary from the Gainesville Times, Gainesville, Florida, is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 Feb 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. 503 (naming Benjamin Wynn Fortson, Sr. as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 503 (naming Lillie Elder Wellborn as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 503.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, record for Edwin B. Fortson, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 507-8 (with obvious typographical errors corrected).

Frederick Ogilvie Fortson

M, ID# 21169, b. 24 July 1917, d. 4 September 2003
  • Biography*: From a family history: He "attended Washington, Ga., public schools, graduating from Washington High School in 1935. Like his brothers before him, he was a boy of the Depression, and his further education was dependent upon his own resources. He spent the winter of 1936 trapping along Broad Rive, selling the furs for money toward that objective. In the spring of 1936, he commenced a seafaring career as deckhand on a four-masted schooner, "Anna R. Heidritter," one of the few remaining sail vessels in commercial operation. Attended Seaman's Upgrading School, Hoffman Island, N.Y. in 1939, remaining as a member of the staff through 1940, as Instructor in small boat handling. Graduated from Officer's School, New London, Conn., May 1942, obtaining his Mate's license and sailed as Commander both during and subsequent to World War II, and participated in D-Day. Among others, he has sailed for States Marine Corporation and Luckenbach S.S. Company. In 1969 he is employed as Assistant Terminals Manager, Farrell Lines, New York. Present residence is 100 Cedar St., Dobbs Ferry, N.Y."6
  • Other Names*: Frederick Fortson, Fred Fortson.7
  • Last Edited: 26 Feb 2015

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), pp. 503, 509 (naming Benjamin Wynn Fortson, Sr. as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 503, 509 (naming Lillie Elder Wellborn as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 503, 509.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, record for Frederick O. Fortson, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, record for Frederick O. Fortson, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (stating that he died on 4 Sep 2003; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Ann Arbor, Mich. when he died).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 509-10.
  7. [S1263] Obituary of Anne Fortson Barrow, on web site of Mathis Funeral Home, Inc., Cochran, Ga., at http://tinyurl.com/kbhdgsv, viewed on 7 Aug 2013 (referring to him as Fred O. Fortson).
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 510 (naming Frederick Ogilvie Fortson as her stepfather).

Mary Fortson

F, ID# 21170, b. 6 January 1920, d. 28 April 1995
  • Biography*: From a family history: She "attended Washington, Ga., public schools, graduating from Washington High School, where she was a member of the Beta Club and on the staff of the school newspaper. Attended Southern Business College and Comptometer School in Atlanta. Employed First National Bank of Atlanta, and General Motors Corporation. Moved to New York City in 1945 and worked as Administrative Assistant, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Columbia University Teachers College; American Contacts Division of the National Committee for a Free Europe (sending exiles from behind the Iron Curtain as lecturers throughout the United States, among whom were former Prime Minister of Poland, Stanislav Mikolyczyk, and Madame Ruaene Pelantova, Mayoress of Prague under Premier Eduard Benes); Executive Secretary to the Director of Crusade for Europe; Executive Secretary to the Secretary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Returned to Atlanta in 1954. In 1969 Chief Charters and Deeds Division of Secretary of State Office. While in New York worked as a research assistant to authors of historical and biographical works and assisted in the preparation of manuscripts of many of the exiles with the NCFE. Resides in 1969 at 1693 Noble Drive, N.E., Atlanta, Ga."8

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 Feb 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), pp. 503, 510 (naming Benjamin Wynn Fortson, Sr. as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 503, 510 (naming Lillie Elder Wellborn as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 503, 510.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mary Fortson, memorial no. 90187089, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, record for Mary Fortson, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S1264] Georgia Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/m3b2zfy, record for Mary Fortson, viewed on 8 Aug 2013.
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Fortson, memorial no. 90187089, viewed on 8 Aug 2013.
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 510.

Mary Cade

F, ID# 21172, b. 5 November 1905, d. 21 October 1966
  • Other Names*: Mary Cade Fortson, Mary Fortson.
  • Note*: She was a fifth-grade school teacher.3

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here. A picture of her grave marker is on her husband's Find A Grave memorial here.
  • Last Edited: 26 Oct 2014

Family: Benjamin Wynn Fortson Jr. b. 19 Dec 1904, d. 19 May 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. 504 (naming Benjamin Cade as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 504 (naming Annie McNeill as her mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mary Cade Fortson, memorial no. 45370872, viewed on 8 Aug 2013.
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 504.
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Cade Fortson, memorial no. 45370872, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (not giving the date or place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ben Fortson, memorial no. 39375410, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (not giving the date or place).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Cade Fortson, memorial no. 45370872, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S1264] Georgia Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/m3b2zfy, record for Mary C. Fortson, viewed on 8 Aug 2013.
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 504 (giving the date but not the place).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Cade Fortson, memorial no. 45370872, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (naming the cemetery but not the plot).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ben Fortson, memorial no. 39375410, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (including a picture of the marker for her and her husband and stating that it is in the Cade plot).
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ann McNeill Fortson Mandus, memorial no. 114278678, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (naming Mary Cade as her mother).
  13. [S1265] Obituary of Ann McNeill Fortson Mandus, on web site of The New Mexican, Santa Fe, N.M., at http://tinyurl.com/ljksn7z, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (naming Mary Cade as her mother).
  14. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 504 (naming Mary Cade as her mother).

Ann McNeill Fortson

F, ID# 21173, b. 16 September 1928, d. 21 July 2013
  • Other Names*: Ann Fortson, Ann McNeill Fortson Hiers, Ann Fortson Hiers, Ann Hiers, Ann McNeill Fortson Mandus, Ann Fortson Mandus, Ann Mandus, Anne Fortson, Anne McNeill Fortson Hiers, Anne Fortson Hiers, Anne Hiers, Anne McNeill Fortson Mandus, Anne Fortson Mandus, Anne Mandus.9,15
  • Scrapbook*: "From Atlanta have come, Secretary of State Ben Fortson with Mrs. Fortson, and their daughter, Mrs. Hershel Hiers and her small daughter, Anne. . . ."16
  • Note*: She graduated from Georgia State Woman's College in 1949, where she was a member of the yearbook staff and was voted Queen of the May three times. Her interests included Native American culture and history, ancient world history, and herpetology. She and her second husband, George Mandus, maintained homes in Atlanta, Georgia and Santa Fe, New Mexico.8,9

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 24 Feb 2015

Family 1: Hershel Walter Hiers b. 20 Feb 1929, d. 26 Sep 2006

Family 2: George Mandus b. 24 Jun 1924, d. 5 Dec 2012

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Ann McNeill Fortson Mandus, memorial no. 114278678, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (naming Mary Cade as her mother).
  2. [S1265] Obituary of Ann McNeill Fortson Mandus, on web site of The New Mexican, Santa Fe, N.M., at http://tinyurl.com/ljksn7z, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (naming Mary Cade as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 504 (naming Mary Cade as her mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ann McNeill Fortson Mandus, memorial no. 114278678, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (naming Ben Fortson as her father).
  5. [S1265] Obituary of Ann McNeill Fortson Mandus, online, above (naming Benjamin W. Fortson, Jr. as her father).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 504 (naming Benjamin Wynn Fortson, Jr. as her father).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ann McNeill Fortson Mandus, memorial no. 114278678, viewed on 8 Aug 2013.
  8. [S1265] Obituary of Ann McNeill Fortson Mandus, online, above.
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 504.
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 504 (using Walker as his middle name).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ann McNeill Fortson Mandus, memorial no. 114278678, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (not giving the date or place).
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for George Mandus, memorial no. 114278857, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (not giving the date or place).
  13. [S1265] Obituary of Ann McNeill Fortson Mandus, online, above (giving the year but not the full date or the place).
  14. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 504 (giving the date and place and stating that Rev. H. C. Emery officiated and Mary Cade Hiers was the only attendant).
  15. [S1281] The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Ga., 31 Dec 1953, sec. A, p. 13, col. 5 ("Washington society gay for the holidays") (spelling her name as Anne."
  16. [S1281] The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Ga., 31 Dec 1953, sec. A, p. 13, col. 5 ("Washington society gay for the holidays").

George Mandus

M, ID# 21174, b. 24 June 1924, d. 5 December 2012
  • Note*: • He was a portrait artist in Atlanta, Georgia, an architect who specialized in drawings of bridges, and a musician who played the bagpipes. He was a member of Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. He and his wife maintained homes there and in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His remains were cremated.
       • From a Fortson family history: "George was a student of art for nine years, studying among others, at University of Pennsylvania, Ringling School of Art, and Jerry Farnsworth School of Art. He is the [Georgia] Capitol portrait painter and also Personal Aide to the [Georgia] Secretary of State [his father-in-law]."12,13,14

Additional Resources

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

Family: Ann McNeill Fortson b. 16 Sep 1928, d. 21 Jul 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. 504 (naming Stephen Mandus as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 504 (naming Martha Godish as his mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for George Mandus, memorial no. 114278857, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (giving the year and state but no other birth information).
  4. [S1266] Obituary of George Mandus, on web site of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, Ga., at http://tinyurl.com/mnx7blk, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (stating that he was born in Pennsylvania in 1924).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 504 (giving the full date and stating that he was born in Hendersonville, Pennsylvania).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ann McNeill Fortson Mandus, memorial no. 114278678, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (not giving the date or place).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for George Mandus, memorial no. 114278857, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (not giving the date or place).
  8. [S1265] Obituary of Ann McNeill Fortson Mandus, on web site of The New Mexican, Santa Fe, N.M., at http://tinyurl.com/ljksn7z, viewed on 8 Aug 2013 (giving the year but not the full date or the place).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 504 (giving the date and place and stating that Rev. H. C. Emery officiated and Mary Cade Hiers was the only attendant).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for George Mandus, memorial no. 114278857, viewed on 8 Aug 2013.
  11. [S1266] Obituary of George Mandus, online, above.
  12. [S1265] Obituary of Ann McNeill Fortson Mandus, online, above (first bullet).
  13. [S1266] Obituary of George Mandus, online, above (first bullet).
  14. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 504 (second bullet).

Fannie A. Halbert

F, ID# 21184, b. 18 July 1871, d. 4 July 1872
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 112 (naming J. L. Halbert as her father).
  2. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 112 (naming F. J. Halbert as her mother).
  3. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 112.

Henry J. Halbert

M, ID# 21185, b. 27 March 1866, d. 13 November 1881
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 112 (naming J. L. Halbert as his father).
  2. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 112 (naming F. J. Halbert as his mother).
  3. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 112.

Ermengarde Markgraff

F, ID# 21188, b. 4 April 1902, d. 11 March 1937
  • Other Names*: Ermen Markgraff.4
  • Scrapbook*: "In honor of the 12th birthday anniversary of little Hilda Brown, of Langtry, Texas, her aunts, Miss Lila Thomas and Miss Era Thomas, entertained Monday afternoon with a delightful children’s party, at their home on Nevada street. Games and various amusements were enjoyed during the afternoon on the porch and lawn of the Thomas home. Ruth Rhoades won the first prize in playing the game of travel and received a box of embroidered handkerchiefs. Ermine "In honor of the 12th birthday anniversary of little Hilda Brown, of Langtry, Texas, her aunts, Miss Lila Thomas and Miss Era Thomas, entertained Monday afternoon with a delightful children’s party, at their home on Nevada street. Games and various amusemen"In honor of the 12th birthday anniversary of little Hilda Brown, of Langtry, Texas, her aunts, Miss Lila Thomas and Miss Era Thomas, entertained Monday afternoon with a delightful children’s party, at their home on Nevada street. Games and various amusements were enjoyed during the afternoon on the porch and lawn of the Thomas home. Ruth Rhoades won the first prize in playing the game of travel and received a box of embroidered handkerchiefs. Ermine "In honor of the 12th birthday anniversary of little Hilda [sic] Markgraff received the consolation prize, a Kewpie doll. Dainty refreshments were served. Among the guests were: Ermine [sic] Markgraff, Beatrice Markgraff . . . ."5

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Ermengarde Markgraff, memorial no. 115414362, viewed on 20 Aug 2013 (naming Beatrice Elizabeth Winkler as her mother).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ermengarde Markgraff, memorial no. 115414362, viewed on 20 Aug 2013 (naming George F. Markgraff as her father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ermengarde Markgraff, memorial no. 115414362, viewed on 20 Aug 2013.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ermengarde Markgraff, memorial no. 115414362, viewed on 20 Aug 2013 (including a picture of her grave marker that gives the name Ermen Markgraff).
  5. [S1274] El Paso Herald, El Paso, Tex., 28 Jul 1914, p. 5, col. 1 (in "Society's Doings" feature).

_____ Belden

M, ID# 21189
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2013

Family: Augusta L. Markgraff b. 29 Sep 1894, d. 29 Mar 1970

Archie Auld McFadin

M, ID# 21190, b. 26 June 1918, d. 6 March 1968

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Archie Auld McFadin, memorial no. 76290903, viewed on 22 Aug 2013 (naming Joseph Oliver McFadin as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Archie Auld McFadin, memorial no. 76290903, viewed on 22 Aug 2013 (naming Mary Ida Gibbens as his mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Archie Auld McFadin, memorial no. 76290903, viewed on 22 Aug 2013.

Lula ('Ludy') McFadin

F, ID# 21191, b. 5 November 1916, d. 24 September 1993
  • Other Names*: Lula McFadin, Ludy McFadin, Lula McFadin Armstrong, Ludy McFadin Armstrong, Lula Armstrong, Ludy Armstrong.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Aug 2013

Family: George W. Armstrong b. 30 Oct 1903, d. 6 Sep 1994

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lula 'Ludy' McFadin Armstrong, memorial no. 82778221, viewed on 22 Aug 2013 (naming Joseph Oliver McFadin as her father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lula 'Ludy' McFadin Armstrong, memorial no. 82778221, viewed on 22 Aug 2013 (naming Mary Ida Gibbens as her mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lula 'Ludy' McFadin Armstrong, memorial no. 82778221, viewed on 22 Aug 2013.

George W. Armstrong

M, ID# 21192, b. 30 October 1903, d. 6 September 1994
  • Note*: His grave marker reads "A TRUE TEXAS COWMAN."2

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Aug 2013

Family: Lula ('Ludy') McFadin b. 5 Nov 1916, d. 24 Sep 1993

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for George W. Armstrong, memorial no. 82778286, viewed on 22 Aug 2013.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for George W. Armstrong, memorial no. 82778286, viewed on 22 Aug 2013 (based on the photograph of his grave marker that is included with his memorial).

James Arnett McFadin

M, ID# 21193, b. 19 March 1915, d. 19 February 1951

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for James Arnett McFadin, memorial no. 76290809, viewed on 22 Aug 2013 (naming Joseph Oliver McFadin as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for James Arnett McFadin, memorial no. 76290809, viewed on 22 Aug 2013 (naming Mary Ida Gibbens as his mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for James Arnett McFadin, memorial no. 76290809, viewed on 22 Aug 2013.

Baby Lea McFadin

F, ID# 21194, b. 15 August 1912, d. 20 August 1993
  • Other Names*: Baby Lea McFadin Mason, Baby Lea Mason.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Aug 2013

Family: Frederick Sommerfield Mason b. 23 Mar 1906, d. 28 Apr 1960

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Baby Lea McFadin Mason, memorial no. 75774456, viewed on 22 Aug 2013 (naming Joseph Oliver McFadin as her father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Baby Lea McFadin Mason, memorial no. 75774456, viewed on 22 Aug 2013 (naming Mary Ida Gibbens as her mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Baby Lea McFadin Mason, memorial no. 75774456, viewed on 22 Aug 2013.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Frederick Sommerfield Mason, memorial no. 76290681, viewed on 22 Aug 2013.

Frederick Sommerfield Mason

M, ID# 21195, b. 23 March 1906, d. 28 April 1960

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Aug 2013

Family: Baby Lea McFadin b. 15 Aug 1912, d. 20 Aug 1993

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Frederick Sommerfield Mason, memorial no. 76290681, viewed on 22 Aug 2013.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Baby Lea McFadin Mason, memorial no. 75774456, viewed on 22 Aug 2013.

Joseph Frank McFadin

M, ID# 21196, b. 4 May 1906, d. 16 March 1966

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Joseph Frank McFadin, memorial no. 76291257, viewed on 22 Aug 2013 (naming Joseph Oliver McFadin as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Joseph Frank McFadin, memorial no. 76291257, viewed on 22 Aug 2013 (naming Mary Ida Gibbens as his mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Joseph Frank McFadin, memorial no. 76291257, viewed on 22 Aug 2013.

Oliver Stell Alexander

M, ID# 21197, b. circa 1898, d. 23 March 1978
  • Last Edited: 23 Aug 2013

Family: May _____ b. c 1901

May _____

F, ID# 21198, b. circa 1901
  • Last Edited: 23 Aug 2013

Family: Oliver Stell Alexander b. c 1898, d. 23 Mar 1978

John Elliott Hambright Sr.

M, ID# 21200, b. 2 October 1877, d. 11 April 1964

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 Aug 2013

Family: Lillie Grace Tabor b. 31 Dec 1888, d. 27 Mar 1963

Citations

  1. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. and Lucille Pearce, comps., Pearce, Bartlett, Matthews, Smart, and Allied Families (Austin, Tex.: Eakin Publications, Inc., 1983), p. 121 (naming Amos Hambright as his father).
  2. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 121.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for John E. Hambright, memorial no. 7581829, viewed on 26 Aug 2013 (giving the year but no other information).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for John E. Hambright, memorial no. 7581829, viewed on 26 Aug 2013.
  5. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 121 (naming John Elliott Hambright, Sr. as her father).
  6. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 121 (naming John Elliott Hambright, Sr. as this child's father).
  7. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, pp. 121, 122 (naming John Elliott Hambright, Sr. as her father).
  8. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 121 (naming John Elliott Hambright, Sr. as his father).