J. Raymond Boyst

M, ID# 21451, b. 8 May 1899, d. 14 October 1965
  • Biography*: He was a marine in World War I.5

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 20 Mar 2015

Family: Rebecca Ogilvie Fortson b. 16 Jan 1894

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. 516-17 (naming Charles Henry Boyst as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 516-17 (naming Lizzie Vance Monroe as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 515.
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 515 (stating that Rev. W. O. Goode officiated).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 516.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for J. Raymond Boyst, memorial no. 121216396, viewed on 20 Mar 2015 (giving the date as Oct 1965 without other information).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for J. Raymond Boyst, memorial no. 121216396, viewed on 20 Mar 2015.
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 516-17 (naming J. Raymond Boyst as his father).

Charles Henry Boyst

M, ID# 21452, b. 12 April 1862, d. 23 October 1947
  • Other Names*: Charles Boyst.
  • Note*: He was from Port Jervis, N.Y.5

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 20 Mar 2015

Family: Lizzie Vance Monroe b. 22 Jul 1866, d. 25 May 1956

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. 515.
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 516.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Charles Henry Boyst, memorial no. 121216414, viewed on 20 Mar 2015 (giving the date as Oct 1947 without other information).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles Henry Boyst, memorial no. 121216414, viewed on 20 Mar 2015.
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 515-16.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 516-17 (naming Charles Henry Boyst as his father).

Lizzie Vance Monroe

F, ID# 21453, b. 22 July 1866, d. 25 May 1956
  • Other Names*: Lizzie Vance Monroe Boyst, Lizzie Monroe Boyst, Lizzie Vance Boyst, Lizzie Monroe, Lizzie Boyst.
  • Note*: She was from Pender County, North Carolina.1

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 20 Mar 2015

Family: Charles Henry Boyst b. 12 Apr 1862, d. 23 Oct 1947

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. 516.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lizzie V. Boyst, memorial no. 121216386, viewed on 20 Mar 2015 (giving the date as May 1956 without other information).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lizzie V. Boyst, memorial no. 121216386, viewed on 20 Mar 2015.
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 516-17 (naming Lizzie Vance Monroe as his mother).

Charles Fortson Boyst

M, ID# 21454, b. 2 January 1925, d. 19 September 2013
  • Other Names*: Charles Boyst.
  • Biography*: From a family history: "Graduated Greensboro Senior High School. Presbyterian. Enlisted Naval Air Service 12-1942, trained at Jacksonville and Pensacola, Fla. Ordnanceman on U.S. carrier HANCOCK until his discharge. Attending N.C. State College, Raleigh, N.C., when he was recalled to duty for the Korean War and served on the U.S.S. PHILIPPINE SEA in the South Pacific. Upon his discharge Charles went with Associates Discount Corporation, working in Wilmington, Fayetteville, Charlotte and Winston-Salem, N.C. (1969). Member of the Optimist Club."6

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 20 Mar 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. 516-17 (naming J. Raymond Boyst as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 516-17 (naming Rebecca Ogilvie Fortson as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 516.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Charles Fortson Boyst, memorial no. 130877651, viewed on 20 Mar 2015 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles Fortson Boyst, memorial no. 130877651, viewed on 20 Mar 2015.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 516 (with obvious typographical errors corrected).

Edna Eloise Winslow

F, ID# 21464, b. 2 February 1925, d. 24 February 2014

Edna Eloise Winslow Boyst.
  • Other Names*: Edna Winslow, Edna Eloise Winslow Boyst, Edna Winslow Boyst, Edna Eloise Boyst, Edna Boyst.
  • Note*: She is active in the Baptist church.7
  • Obituary*: "EDNA ELOISE WINSLOW BOYST
       "JAMESTOWN - Edna Eloise Winslow Boyst, 89, of Jamestown, affectionately known as "Sis" to her family and "my Sis" to her brother Ed, died Monday, February 24, 2014 at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington, NC of complications from Alzheimer's. She was born at home in Jamestown, NC on February 2, 1925 to the late Thomas Alton Winslow and Edna Walker Bostick Winslow. After graduating from Jamestown High School in 1942, she began nurses' training at Rex Hospital in Raleigh and afterwards joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. Eloise worked as a nurse in the office of Dr. Norman A. Fox, Sr. in Greensboro before leaving the profession to devote her life to raising her children. She was an accomplished seamstress and cook, and was known for her elaborate crocheted afghans, doilies and baby clothes. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Jamestown, where she taught in the adult Sunday School program and served on various committees. She was a resident of Emeritus Alzheimer's and Dementia Care in Greensboro from September 2012 until February 2014, when she moved to Hinkle's Hospice Home in Lexington following a stroke.
       "In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Jane Boyst, four brothers, Thomas, Ed, George and Worth Winslow, and a sister, Joyce Winslow Hubbell. . . .
       "Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel conducted by the Reverend Patrick DeVane. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 1 p.m. until service time. . . ."8
  • Last Edited: 25 Mar 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), p. 516 (naming Thomas Alton Winslow as her father).
  2. [S1314] Greensboro News & Record, Greensboro, N.C., online at http://www.news-record.com, 26 Feb 2014 (obituary of Edna Eloise Winslow Boyst) (viewed at http://tinyurl.com/myt3qod on 20 Mar 2015) (naming Thomas Alton Winslow as her father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 516 (naming Edna Walker Bostick as her mother).
  4. [S1314] Greensboro News & Record, Greensboro, N.C., online at http://www.news-record.com, 26 Feb 2014 (obituary of Edna Eloise Winslow Boyst) (viewed at http://tinyurl.com/myt3qod on 20 Mar 2015) (naming Edna Eloise Winslow as her mother).
  5. [S1314] Greensboro News & Record, Greensboro, N.C., online at http://www.news-record.com, 26 Feb 2014 (obituary of Edna Eloise Winslow Boyst) (viewed at http://tinyurl.com/myt3qod on 20 Mar 2015).
  6. [S1314] Greensboro News & Record, Greensboro, N.C., online at http://www.news-record.com, 26 Feb 2014 (obituary of Edna Eloise Winslow Boyst (viewed at http://tinyurl.com/myt3qod on 20 Mar 2015).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 516.
  8. [S1314] Greensboro News & Record, Greensboro, N.C., online at http://www.news-record.com, 26 Feb 2014 (viewed at http://tinyurl.com/myt3qod on 20 Mar 2015) (reprinted here with consent of the Greensboro News-Record, Greensboro, N.C.).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 516-17 (naming Edna Eloise Winslow as her mother).

Thomas Alton Winslow

M, ID# 21465, b. 16 July 1892, d. 24 February 1940
  • Other Names*: Thomas Winslow.
  • Note*: He was from Randolph County, North Carolina.3

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Mar 2015

Family: Edna Walker Bostick b. 16 Jun 1895, d. 18 Aug 1990

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Thomas Alton Winslow, memorial no. 40383318, viewed on 20 Mar 2015.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Edna Bostick Winslow, memorial no. 40383284, viewed on 20 Mar 2015.
  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. 516.
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 516 (naming Thomas Alton Winslow as her father).
  5. [S1314] Greensboro News & Record, Greensboro, N.C., online at http://www.news-record.com, 26 Feb 2014 (obituary of Edna Eloise Winslow Boyst) (viewed at http://tinyurl.com/myt3qod on 20 Mar 2015) (naming Thomas Alton Winslow as her father).

Edna Walker Bostick

F, ID# 21466, b. 16 June 1895, d. 18 August 1990
  • Other Names*: Edna Bostick, Edna Walker Bostick Winslow, Edna Bostick Winslow, Edna Walker Winslow, Edna Winslow.
  • Note*: She was from Randolph County, North Carolina.3

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Mar 2015

Family: Thomas Alton Winslow b. 16 Jul 1892, d. 24 Feb 1940

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Edna Bostick Winslow, memorial no. 40383284, viewed on 20 Mar 2015.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Thomas Alton Winslow, memorial no. 40383318, viewed on 20 Mar 2015.
  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. 516.
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 516 (naming Edna Walker Bostick as her mother).
  5. [S1314] Greensboro News & Record, Greensboro, N.C., online at http://www.news-record.com, 26 Feb 2014 (obituary of Edna Eloise Winslow Boyst) (viewed at http://tinyurl.com/myt3qod on 20 Mar 2015) (naming Edna Eloise Winslow as her mother).

Susan Jane Boyst

F, ID# 21470, b. 8 November 1956, d. December 1971
  • Other Names*: Susan Boyst.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 20 Mar 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. 516-17 (naming Edna Eloise Winslow as her mother).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 517.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Susan Jane Boyst, memorial no. 121216356, viewed on 20 Mar 2015.

Minnie Walton Fortson

F, ID# 21473, b. 3 January 1911, d. 21 August 1997
  • Other Names*: Minnie Fortson, Minnie Walton Fortson Truitt, Minnie Walton Truitt, Minnie Fortson Truitt, Minnie Truitt.
  • Biography*: From a Fortson family history: "Attended Washington, Ga., public school, graduated from Washington High School. She attended business college in Baltimore, Md. For may years until 1960 Minnie was secretary and office manager for a garment manufacturer in Madison, Ga., when she began selling life insurance for Franklin Life Insurance Company, and in 1969 is District Manager. She and her husband restored one of the antebellum homes for which Madison is famous and are living there."5

Additional Resources

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

Family: John Horace Truitt b. 12 Oct 1908, d. 11 May 1990

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. 517 (naming Charles John Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 517 (naming Agnes Lizelle Walton as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 502, 517.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Minnie Fortson Truitt, memorial no. 90188089, viewed on 21 Mar 2015 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 517.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Minnie Fortson Truitt, memorial no. 90188089, viewed on 21 Mar 2015.

John Horace Truitt

M, ID# 21474, b. 12 October 1908, d. 11 May 1990
  • Other Names*: John Truitt.
  • Biography*: From a Fortson family history: "Horace was manager of a movie theater for a number of years and later became manager of a garment plant in Madison [Georgia], in which business he has continued until the present [ca. 1969]."2

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Mar 2015

Family: Minnie Walton Fortson b. 3 Jan 1911, d. 21 Aug 1997

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. 517 (naming John Hill Truitt as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 517.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for John Horace Truitt, memorial no. 90188056, viewed on 21 Mar 2015 (giving the date but not the place).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for John Horace Truitt, memorial no. 90188056, viewed on 21 Mar 2015.

John Hill Truitt

M, ID# 21475
  • Last Edited: 21 Mar 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), p. 517 (naming John Hill Truitt as his father).

Dr. Leonard Thompson Furlow Sr.

M, ID# 21480, b. 1902, d. 1980
  • Other Names*: Leonard Furlow.

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Mar 2015

Family: Alma Craddock b. 1903, d. 1978

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Dr. Leonard T. Furlow, memorial no. 119250147, viewed on 21 Mar 2015.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Alma C. Furlow, memorial no. 119250198, viewed on 21 Mar 2015.

Alma Craddock

F, ID# 21481, b. 1903, d. 1978

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Mar 2015

Family: Dr. Leonard Thompson Furlow Sr. b. 1902, d. 1980

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Alma C. Furlow, memorial no. 119250198, viewed on 21 Mar 2015.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Dr. Leonard T. Furlow, memorial no. 119250147, viewed on 21 Mar 2015.

Elizabeth Fortson

F, ID# 21488, b. 7 December 1913, d. 7 February 1944
  • Other Names*: Elizabeth Fortson Hinton, Elizabeth Hinton.
  • Biography*: From a Fortson family history: "Elizabeth attended Washington, Ga., public schools, graduating from Washington High School. Elizabeth, affectionately called "Libby" was her father's and her brother Ben's favorite. Her sister Minnie recalls that as a child she had a habit of saying the first thing that popped into her mind, causing the family some discomfiture at times when guests were present and little Libby decided to enter the conversation. At her mother's death, she, with her older sister and younger brother, came to live in the home of her brother, Ben Fortson, Sr., and quickly became a beloved member of the entire family. She was a warm-hearted, generous person, and in later years, saw to it that her younger brother, Walton, finished his schooling with her earnings as a registered nurse. She received her nurses training in Miami, Fla., and at the time of her death was a public health nurse for the City of Miami."4
  • Last Edited: 23 Mar 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. 518 (naming Charles John Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 518 (naming Agnes Lizelle Walton as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 502, 518.
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 518.

Walter Bradford Hinton

M, ID# 21490
  • Other Names*: Walter Hinton.
  • Last Edited: 22 Mar 2015

Myrrah Glendale Hemphill

F, ID# 21491
  • Other Names*: Myrrah Hemphill, Myrrah Glendale Hemphill Hinton, Myrrah Hemphill Hinton, Myrrah Glendale Hinton, Myrrah Hinton.
  • Last Edited: 22 Mar 2015

David Paul Backmeyer

M, ID# 21495, b. 22 November 1910, d. 10 August 2000
  • Other Names*: David Backmeyer.

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Mar 2015

Family: Virginia Youngflesh d. Jan 1992

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for David P. Backmeyer, memorial no. 68045915, viewed on 22 Mar 2015.

Virginia Youngflesh

F, ID# 21496, d. January 1992
  • Other Names*: Virginia Youngflesh Backmeyer, Virginia Backmeyer.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Mar 2015

Family: David Paul Backmeyer b. 22 Nov 1910, d. 10 Aug 2000

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Virginia Backmeyer, memorial no. 68045925, viewed on 22 Mar 2015.

Golden Carl Cown

M, ID# 21500, b. 9 April 1894, d. 11 January 1975
  • Other Names*: Golden Cown.

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Mar 2015

Family: Lola Langley b. 10 Jun 1894, d. 4 Mar 1961

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Golden Carl Cown, memorial no. 91646715, viewed on 22 Mar 2015.