Sidney Lowell Webb

M, ID# 21752, b. 20 January 1932, d. 24 August 1968

Sidney and Jeanette Webb. Photo originally posted to Find A Grave website by Find A Grave contributor, J_Dove222. Photo used by permission.
  • Other Names*: Sidney Webb.
  • Note*: He served in the U.S. Navy as an opticalman second class.7

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his tombstone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 29 May 2017

Family: Wilma Jeanette Smith b. 5 May 1940, d. 12 Nov 2014

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Dalton William Webb, memorial no. 36191489, viewed on 29 May 2017 (naming Dalton William Webb as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Sidney Lowell Webb, memorial no. 89462661, viewed on 29 May 2017 (naming Dalton William Webb as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Thomas Fortson Webb, memorial no. 36191284, viewed on 10 Apr 2017 (naming Mary Thomas Fortson Webb as his mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Sidney Lowell Webb, memorial no. 89462661, viewed on 29 May 2017 (naming Mary Thomas Fortson Webb as his mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Sidney Lowell Webb, memorial no. 89462661, viewed on 29 May 2017.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Wilma Jeanette Smith Webb, memorial no. 138832849, viewed on 29 May 2017.
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Sidney Lowell Webb, memorial no. 89462661, viewed on 29 May 2017 (inscription on his tombstone).

Wilma Jeanette Smith

F, ID# 21753, b. 5 May 1940, d. 12 November 2014

Jeanette and Sidney Webb. Photo originally posted to Find A Grave website by Find A Grave contributor, J_Dove222. Photo used by permission.
  • Other Names*: Wilma Smith, Wilma Jeanette Smith Webb, Wilma Smith Webb, Wilma Jeanette Webb, Wilma Webb.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her tombstone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 29 May 2017

Family: Sidney Lowell Webb b. 20 Jan 1932, d. 24 Aug 1968

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Wilma Jeanette Smith Webb, memorial no. 138832849, viewed on 29 May 2017.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Sidney Lowell Webb, memorial no. 89462661, viewed on 29 May 2017.

Katie S. Blackwell

F, ID# 21757, b. 10 May 1890, d. 23 August 1891

Additional Resources

• Here Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her tombstone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 17 Jun 2017

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Katie S. Blackwell, memorial no. 113055142, viewed on 17 Jun 2017 (naming Henry Fisher Blackwell as her father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Henry Fisher Blackwell, memorial no. 23504151, viewed on 17 Jun 2017 (naming Henry Fisher Blackwell as her father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Katie S. Blackwell, memorial no. 113055142, viewed on 17 Jun 2017 (naming Nanie Jane 'Nannie' Bartlett Blackwell as her mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Nannie Jane 'Nannie' Bartlett Blackwell, memorial no. 23504180, viewed on 17 Jun 2017 (naming Nannie Jane 'Nannie' Bartlett Blackwell as her mother.
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Katie S. Blackwell, memorial no. 113055142, viewed on 17 Jun 2017.

Mary Mildred Foster

F, ID# 21758, b. 4 June 1900, d. 19 April 1984

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 17 Jun 2017

Family: Revell Eugene Blackwell b. 16 Oct 1891, d. 20 Nov 1954

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mary Mildred Foster Blackwell, memorial no. 59440353, viewed on 17 Jun 2017.
  2. [S924] Marriage Records, 1932-1950, Van Zandt County, Texas (Wills Point, Tex.: Van Zandt County Gen. Soc'y, 2002), pp. 18, 289 (citing Van Zandt Co., Tex. Marriage Records, bk. 14, p. 600) (giving her name as Mrs. Mildred Foster Burrage).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rebel Eugene Blackwell, memorial no. 28988049, viewed on 17 Jun 2017 (not giving the date or place).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Mildred Foster Blackwell, memorial no. 59440353, viewed on 17 Jun 2017 (not giving the date or place).

Joshua Lucius Halbert

M, ID# 21759, b. 11 December 1920, d. 3 January 1970
  • Other Names*: Josh Halbert, Joshua Halbert.
  • Obituary*: "Josh L. Halbert Services Held
       "Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday [5 Jan 1970] for Josh L. Halbert, 49, of Houston, who died there Saturday. He was born in Corsicana and had lived in Houston the past 13 years where he was employed by the Esso Production Research Co.
       "He was a member of the Methodist Church and Kappa Sigma fraternity, having received degrees from Virginia Military Institute and the University of Texas. He was a veteran of World War II.
       "The Rev. H. Lively Brown officiated at the services at Corley Funeral Home Chapel and interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.
       "He is survived by his wife of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. James R. Ruth of Dallas and Mrs. Fanne Halbert Penland of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.
       "Pallbearers were James Fortson, Homer Jester, Kay Tatum, R. I. Anderson, Lynn Sanders Jr., Cullen Dunn, William B. Robinson and Dan Story."7

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
• An image of his obituary from the Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., is here.
  • Last Edited: 10 Jul 2017

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Joshua Lucius Halbert, memorial no. 27458761, viewed on 10 Jul 2017 (naming Joshua Lucius Halbert as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Joshua Lucius Halbert, memorial no. 27458761, viewed on 10 Jul 2017 (naming Ida Jester Halbert as his mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Joshua Lucius Halbert, memorial no. 27458761, viewed on 10 Jul 2017 (giving the date and state but no other information).
  4. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 5 Jan 1970, p. 8, col. 1 (obituary for Josh L. Halbert) (giving the city but no other information).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Joshua Lucius Halbert, memorial no. 27458761, viewed on 10 Jul 2017.
  6. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 5 Jan 1970, p. 8, col. 1 (obituary for Josh L. Halbert).
  7. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 5 Jan 1970, p. 8, col. 1 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun).

Merle Sellers

F, ID# 21760, b. 23 February 1903, d. 29 September 1997

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her tombstone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Jul 2017

Family: David Elam Waters Jr. b. 4 Mar 1911, d. 11 May 1996

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Merle Sellers Waters, memorial no. 35819536, viewed on 22 Jul 2017.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for David Elam Waters, Jr., memorial no. 35819518, viewed on 22 Jul 2017.

Mark Howard Fortson

M, ID# 21761, b. 17 August 1954, d. 14 August 2017

Mark Howard Fortson, from online obituary.
  • Birth*: He was born on 17 August 1954.3,4
  • Death*: He died on 14 August 2017 at age 62.4
  • Other Names*: Mark Fortson.

Additional Resources

• His obituary is here.
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2017

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. 92 (naming Lawrence Howard Fortson, Jr. as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 92 (naming Ruth Jenkins as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 92.
  4. [S1391] Obituary of Mark Howard Fortson, 18 Aug 2017, online at http://tinyurl.com/yabqfn8z

Lawrence Howard ('Bud') Fortson Jr.

M, ID# 21762, b. 7 July 1929, d. 2 June 2007
  • Other Names*: Lawrence Fortson, Bud Fortson.
  • Note*: He was an electrical engineering graduate of Georgia School of Technology in Atlanta.3

Additional Resources

• His newspaper obituary is here.
• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his tombstone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 19 Aug 2017

Family: Ruth Jenkins

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. 91 (naming Lawrence Howard Fortson, Sr. as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 91 (naming Anna Charlotte Breeze as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 92.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lawrence H. 'Bud' Fortson, memorial no. 24957749, viewed on 19 Aug 2017.
  5. [S1389] Obituary of Lawrence Howard Fortson, Jr., Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Fla., 3 Jun 2007, online at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldtribune/…
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 92 (naming Lawrence Howard Fortson, Jr. as his father).

Ruth Jenkins

F, ID# 21763
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2017

Family: Lawrence Howard ('Bud') Fortson Jr. b. 7 Jul 1929, d. 2 Jun 2007

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. 92.
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 92 (naming Ruth Jenkins as his mother).

Lawrence Howard Fortson Sr.

M, ID# 21765, b. 23 March 1900, d. 26 September 1978
  • Other Names*: Lawrence Fortson.
  • Note*: He was an electrical contractor.3

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of his tombstone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2017

Family: Anna Charlotte Breeze b. 6 Feb 1900, d. 5 Dec 1971

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. 88, 89 (naming Robert Edward Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 88, 89 (naming Fannie Lee Sprott as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 91.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lawrence Howard Fortson, Sr., memorial no. 33796756, viewed on 19 Aug 2017 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lawrence Howard Fortson, Sr., memorial no. 33796756, viewed on 19 Aug 2017 (not giving the date or place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Anna Breeze Fortson, memorial no. 33796777, viewed on 19 Aug 2017 (not giving the date or place).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lawrence Howard Fortson, Sr., memorial no. 33796756, viewed on 19 Aug 2017.
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 91 (naming Lawrence Howard Fortson as her father).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 91 (naming Lawrence Howard Fortson, Sr. as his father).

Anna Charlotte Breeze

F, ID# 21766, b. 6 February 1900, d. 5 December 1971
  • Other Names*: Anna Charlotte Breeze Fortson, Anna Breeze Fortson, Anna Charlotte Fortson, Anna Fortson.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of her tombstone and of her as a child, is here.
  • Last Edited: 19 Aug 2017

Family: Lawrence Howard Fortson Sr. b. 23 Mar 1900, d. 26 Sep 1978

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Anna Breeze Fortson, memorial no. 33796777, viewed on 19 Aug 2017.
  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. 91.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lawrence Howard Fortson, Sr., memorial no. 33796756, viewed on 19 Aug 2017 (not giving the date or place).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Anna Breeze Fortson, memorial no. 33796777, viewed on 19 Aug 2017 (not giving the date or place).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 91 (naming Anna Charlotte Breeze as her mother).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 91 (naming Anna Charlotte Breeze as his mother).

David Vernon Boston

M, ID# 21769, b. 10 September 1951, d. 26 November 2016

David Vernon Boston.
  • Other Names*: David Boston.
  • Note*: From his obituary: "David was a life-long resident of Manatee County, fourth generation. An avid outdoorsman, David spent as much time as he could on the water fishing. He loved to hunt as well and traveled the US extensively looking for his next big catch. A graduate of Manatee High in 1969, David went on to trade school to study as an electrician. He founded and operated Boston Electric for over 30 years."2
  • Last Edited: 19 Aug 2017

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. 91 (giving the date but not the place).
  2. [S1390] Obituary of David Vernon Boston, Groover Funeral Home, Ellenton, Fla., ca. 26 Nov 2016, online at http://tinyurl.com/y92zmn6v

Edith Frances Fortson

F, ID# 21771, b. 13 October 1925, d. 15 February 1990
  • Other Names*: Edith Frances Fortson Chapman, Edith Fortson Chapman, Edith Frances Chapman, Edith Chapman. Frances F. Chapman.
  • Note*: She attended Huntingdon College in 1943-1944 and the University of Georgia in 1944-1945. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bradenton, Florida.5

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her tombstone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 19 Aug 2017

Family: Oscar Thomas Chapman b. 18 Aug 1921, d. 17 Mar 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. 91 (naming Lawrence Howard Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 91 (naming Anna Charlotte Breeze as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 91, 92.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Frances F. Chapman, memorial no. 5557456, viewed on 19 Aug 2017 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 92.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Frances F. Chapman, memorial no. 5557456, viewed on 19 Aug 2017 (not giving the date or place).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Oscar Thomas Chapman, memorial no. 84325747, viewed on 19 Aug 2017 (not giving the date or place).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Frances F. Chapman, memorial no. 5557456, viewed on 19 Aug 2017.

Oscar Thomas Chapman

M, ID# 21772, b. 18 August 1921, d. 17 March 2005
  • Other Names*: Oscar Chapman.
  • Note*: • He was from Whigham, Grady County, Georgia and served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II and the Korean War.
    • His Find A Grave memorial gives conflicting dates for his death. It provides a transcript of an obituary, which gives 16 Mar 2005 as his death date, and a photograph of his tombstone, which bears the date 17 Mar 2005.5,6

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes his obituary and a picture of his tombstone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 19 Aug 2017

Family: Edith Frances Fortson b. 13 Oct 1925, d. 15 Feb 1990

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Oscar Thomas Chapman, memorial no. 84325747, viewed on 19 Aug 2017.
  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. 92.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Frances F. Chapman, memorial no. 5557456, viewed on 19 Aug 2017 (not giving the date or place).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Oscar Thomas Chapman, memorial no. 84325747, viewed on 19 Aug 2017 (not giving the date or place).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 92 (first bullet).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Oscar Thomas Chapman, memorial no. 84325747, viewed on 19 Aug 2017 (second bullet).

Fannie Lee Sprott

F, ID# 21776, b. 3 February 1869, d. 22 October 1943
  • Other Names*: Fannie Sprott, Fannie Lee Sprott Fortson, Fannie Sprott Fortson, Fannie Lee Fortson, Fannie Fortson.
  • Note*: A family history seems to say she is buried at Oneco, Manatee County, Florida.1

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her tombstone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2017

Family: Robert Edward Fortson b. 17 Nov 1860, d. 14 Oct 1940

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 88.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Fannie Sprott Fortson, memorial no. 125613474, viewed on 20 Aug 2017 (giving the date but not the place).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Fannie Sprott Fortson, memorial no. 125613474, viewed on 20 Aug 2017.
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 88-89 (naming Fannie Lee Sprott as his mother).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 88-89 (naming Fannie Lee Sprott as her mother).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 88, 89 (naming Fannie Lee Sprott as his mother).

Robert Archie Fortson

M, ID# 21777, b. 28 May 1887, d. 7 November 1957
  • Other Names*: Robert Fortson.
  • Note*: He was a member of the First Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida.3

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 27 Aug 2017

Family: Cora Matchett b. 7 May 1890, d. 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), pp. 88-89 (naming Robert Edward Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 88-89 (naming Fannie Lee Sprott as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Robert A. Fortson, memorial no. 12008181, viewed on 20 Aug 2017 (giving the year but no other information).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Robert A. Fortson, memorial no. 12008181, viewed on 20 Aug 2017.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89 (naming Robert Archie Fortson as his father).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89 (naming Robert Archie Fortson as her father).

Harry Edward Fortson

M, ID# 21778, b. 14 June 1889
  • Birth*: He was born on 14 June 1889.3
  • Other Names*: Harry Fortson.
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2017

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. 88-89 (naming Robert Edward Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 88-89 (naming Fannie Lee Sprott as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89.

Walter Lee Fortson

M, ID# 21779, b. 11 May 1891
  • Birth*: He was born on 11 May 1891.3
  • Other Names*: Walter Fortson.
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2017

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. 88-89 (naming Robert Edward Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 88-89 (naming Fannie Lee Sprott as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89.

Paul Eugene Fortson

M, ID# 21780, b. 23 May 1893, d. 20 August 1894
  • Birth*: He was born on 23 May 1893.3
  • Death*: He died on 20 August 1894 at age 1.3
  • Other Names*: Paul Fortson.
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2017

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. 88-89 (naming Robert Edward Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 88-89 (naming Fannie Lee Sprott as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89.

Winnifred Fortson

F, ID# 21781, b. 4 July 1895
  • Birth*: She was born on 4 July 1895.3
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2017

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. 88-89 (naming Robert Edward Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 88-89 (naming Fannie Lee Sprott as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89.

Boyd Louis Fortson

M, ID# 21782, b. 20 September 1897
  • Birth*: He was born on 20 September 1897.3
  • Other Names*: Boyd Fortson.
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2017

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. 88-89 (naming Robert Edward Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 88-89 (naming Fannie Lee Sprott as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89.

Catherine Elizabeth Fortson

F, ID# 21783, b. 5 May 1903
  • Birth*: She was born on 5 May 1903.3
  • Other Names*: Catherine Fortson.
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2017

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. 88-89 (naming Robert Edward Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 88-89 (naming Fannie Lee Sprott as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89.

Fannie Lee Fortson

F, ID# 21784, b. 8 March 1908
  • Birth*: She was born on 8 March 1908.3
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2017

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. 88-89 (naming Robert Edward Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 88-89 (naming Fannie Lee Sprott as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89.

Cora Matchett

F, ID# 21785, b. 7 May 1890, d. 1974
  • Other Names*: Cora Matchett Fortson, Cora Fortson; Cora I. Fortson.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 27 Aug 2017

Family: Robert Archie Fortson b. 28 May 1887, d. 7 Nov 1957

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. 89 (naming Moses Wesley Matchett as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89 (naming Sylvia Pink Caruthers as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Cora I. Fortson, memorial no. 12008179, viewed on 20 Aug 2017 (giving the year but no other information).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Cora I. Fortson, memorial no. 12008179, viewed on 20 Aug 2017.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89 (naming Cora Matchett as his mother).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89 (naming Cora Matchett as her mother).

Moses Wesley Matchett

M, ID# 21786, b. 27 November 1854, d. 1 June 1916
  • Other Names*: Moses Matchett.

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of his tombstone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 27 Aug 2017

Family: Sylvia Pink Caruthers b. 10 Sep 1860, d. 24 Jul 1951

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 89.
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89 (giving the month and year but no other information).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Sylvia Pink Caruthers Matchett, memorial no. 12014346, viewed on 20 Aug 2017.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Moses Wesley Matchett, memorial no. 177379830, viewed on 20 Aug 2017.
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89 (giving the year but no other information).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89 (naming Moses Wesley Matchett as her father).

Sylvia Pink Caruthers

F, ID# 21787, b. 10 September 1860, d. 24 July 1951
  • Other Names*: Sylvia Pink Caruthers Matchett, Sylvia Caruthers Matchett, Sylvia Pink Matchett, Sylvia Matchett.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of her tombstone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 27 Aug 2017

Family: Moses Wesley Matchett b. 27 Nov 1854, d. 1 Jun 1916

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. 89.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Sylvia Pink Caruthers Matchett, memorial no. 12014346, viewed on 20 Aug 2017 (giving the year but no other information).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Sylvia Pink Caruthers Matchett, memorial no. 12014346, viewed on 20 Aug 2017.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Moses Wesley Matchett, memorial no. 177379830, viewed on 20 Aug 2017.
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89 (naming Sylvia Pink Caruthers as her mother).

Robert Howard Fortson

M, ID# 21788, b. 24 March 1912, d. 1967
  • Other Names*: Robert Fortson.

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 27 Aug 2017

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. 89 (naming Cora Matchett as his mother).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89 (naming Robert Archie Fortson as his father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Robert H. Fortson, memorial no. 12008182, viewed on 20 Aug 2017 (giving the year but no other information).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Robert H. Fortson, memorial no. 12008182, viewed on 20 Aug 2017.

Virginia Lee Fortson

F, ID# 21790, b. 23 August 1917, d. 1924
  • Birth*: She was born on 23 August 1917.3
  • Death*: She died in 1924.3
  • Other Names*: Virginia Fortson.
  • Note*: She died in an automobile accident at age 7.3

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 27 Aug 2017

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. 89 (naming Robert Archie Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89 (naming Cora Matchett as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 89.

Judge Blanton Erwin Fortson

M, ID# 21794, b. 2 March 1882, d. 29 October 1968
  • Other Names*: Blanton Fortson, Judge Blanton Fortson, Judge Fortson.
  • Scrapbook*: "MISS TOMPKINS TO WED MR. BLANTON FORTSON
       "Colonel and Mrs. Robert J. Lowry announce the engagement of their ward, Miss Janet Tompkins, to Mr. Blanton Erwin Fortson, the marriage to take place Tuesday, April 18.
       "Miss Tompkins is the second of the three daughters of the late Judge Henry B. Tompkins.
       "With her beauty, strength of character, and lovable nature, she combines all the accomplishments that are associated with the most admirable type of womanhood. She has traveled extensively abroad, and has many friends in the north, as well as in the south, where her family has been distinguished for generations among the most prominent and influential people.
       "Mr. Fortson is a graduate of the law school of the state university. He was recently appointed private secretary to Chief Justice Simmons, and is recognized as one of the cleverest and most successful young lawyers of the Georgia bar.
       "He is a son of Mr. Thomas J. Fortson, of Washington, Wilkes county, Ga."
    •"CABANISS BUYS FORTSON HOME
       "$25,000 Paid For Peachtree Residence—Sale Through Grant & Co.
       "Hon H. H. Cabaniss, president of the Atlanta Fair Association, yesterday purchased the Blanton E. Fortson residence at 762 Peachtree, paying $25,000. This handsome nine-room two-story brick residence occupies a lot with a frontage of 93 feet and runs back 400 feet.
       "Mr. and Mrs. Fortson are now in Europe, and the home is occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bucknell under a lease which does not expire until next fall, at which time Mr. Cabaniss will take possession."7,8

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of his tombstone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 17 Jun 2018

Family: Janet Augusta Tompkins b. 25 Mar 1884, d. 15 Apr 1967

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. 458 (naming Thomas Edward Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 458 (naming Sarah Richardson Toombs as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 462.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Blanton Fortson, memorial no. 88593283, viewed on 30 Nov 2017.
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 463.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Blanton Fortson, memorial no. 88593283, viewed on 30 Nov 2017 (giving the date but not the place).
  7. [S1398] The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga., online at http://www.newspapers.com, 16 Mar 1905, p. 8, cols. 1-2 (first bullet).
  8. [S1398] The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga., above, 29 Oct 1908, p. 7, col. 6 (second bullet). The Peachtree address is slightly blurred on the copy from which this item was transcribed and may be 702 instead of 762.

Janet Augusta Tompkins

F, ID# 21795, b. 25 March 1884, d. 15 April 1967
  • Other Names*: Janet Augusta Tompkins Fortson, Janet Tompkins Fortson, Janet Augusta Fortson, Janet Fortson.
  • Scrapbook*: "MISS TOMPKINS TO WED MR. BLANTON FORTSON
       "Colonel and Mrs. Robert J. Lowry announce the engagement of their ward, Miss Janet Tompkins, to Mr. Blanton Erwin Fortson, the marriage to take place Tuesday, April 18.
       "Miss Tompkins is the second of the three daughters of the late Judge Henry B. Tompkins.
       "With her beauty, strength of character, and lovable nature, she combines all the accomplishments that are associated with the most admirable type of womanhood. She has traveled extensively abroad, and has many friends in the north, as well as in the south, where her family has been distinguished for generations among the most prominent and influential people.
       "Mr. Fortson is a graduate of the law school of the state university. He was recently appointed private secretary to Chief Justice Simmons, and is recognized as one of the cleverest and most successful young lawyers of the Georgia bar.
       "He is a son of Mr. Thomas J. Fortson, of Washington, Wilkes county, Ga."3

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of her tombstone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 17 Jun 2018

Family: Judge Blanton Erwin Fortson b. 2 Mar 1882, d. 29 Oct 1968

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. 463.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Janet Tompkins Fortson, memorial no. 88593343, viewed on 2 Dec 2017.
  3. [S1398] The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga., online at http://www.newspapers.com, 16 Mar 1905, p. 8, cols. 1-2.

Mary Richardson Fortson

F, ID# 21796, b. 8 February 1886, d. 25 April 1969
  • Other Names*: Mary Richardson Fortson Schmidtmann, Mary Fortson Schmidtmann, Mary Richardson Schmidtmann, Mary Schmidtmann.
  • Last Edited: 2 Dec 2017

Family: Waldemar A. Schmidtmann b. 20 Jan 1880, d. 8 Nov 1957

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. 458 (naming Thomas Edward Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 458 (naming Sarah Richardson Toombs as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 468.

Waldemar A. Schmidtmann

M, ID# 21797, b. 20 January 1880, d. 8 November 1957
  • Last Edited: 2 Dec 2017

Family: Mary Richardson Fortson b. 8 Feb 1886, d. 25 Apr 1969

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. 468.

Mildred Fortson

F, ID# 21798, b. 16 June 1893, d. 9 May 1962
  • Other Names*: Mildred Fortson Gawne, Mildred Gawne, Mildred Fortson Gawne Tilghman, Mildred Fortson Tilghman, Mildred Tilghman.
  • Note*: • She and her first husband, Chester Gawne, were divorced.
    • Her Find A Grave memorial appears to give her name as "Mildred (Mcpheetus) Fortson Tilghman." The name Mcpheetus is not explained.
    • Her Find A Grave memorial also names as her brothers and sisters: Cuyson Fortson, Blanton Fortson, Edward Fortson, Mary R. Fortson, Lawrence O. Fortson, and Malcom R. Fortson. Cuyson Fortson is not explained, and Eugene Palmer Fortson is not named.11,12

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of her tombstone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 2 Dec 2017

Family 1: Lt. Col. Chester L. Gawne b. 31 Jan 1887, d. 17 Sep 1975

Family 2: Col. Harrison Tilghman b. 6 Sep 1885, d. 11 Oct 1961

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. 458 (naming Thomas Edward Fortson as her father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mildred Fortson Tilghman, memorial no. 73408753, viewed on 2 Dec 2017 (naming Thomas Edward Fortson as her father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 458 (naming Sarah Richardson Toombs as her mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mildred Fortson Tilghman, memorial no. 73408753, viewed on 2 Dec 2017 (namingSarah/Sallie Toombs as her mother).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 458 (giving the date but not the place), 479.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mildred Fortson Tilghman, memorial no. 73408753, viewed on 2 Dec 2017.
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 479.
  8. [S1378] The Daily Times, Salisbury, Md., online at http://www.newspapers.com, 10 May 1962, p. 28, col. 1 (stating that she died after a few hours' illness).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mildred Fortson Tilghman, memorial no. 73408753, viewed on 2 Dec 2017 (not giving the date).
  10. [S1378] The Daily Times, Salisbury, Md., above, 10 May 1962, p. 28, col. 1.
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 479 (first bullet).
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mildred Fortson Tilghman, memorial no. 73408753, viewed on 2 Dec 2017 (second and third bullets).

Lt. Col. Chester L. Gawne

M, ID# 21799, b. 31 January 1887, d. 17 September 1975
  • Note*: He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He and Mildred were divorced.2

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his tombstone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 2 Dec 2017

Family: Mildred Fortson b. 16 Jun 1893, d. 9 May 1962

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Chester L. Gawne, memorial no. 105430489, viewed on 2 Dec 2017.
  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. 479.

Col. Harrison Tilghman

M, ID# 21800, b. 6 September 1885, d. 11 October 1961
  • Note*: • Col. Tilghman was an attorney and retired Army officer. He was stricken by an apparent heart attack while taking an evening walk in the yard of his home. He was dead on arrival at Easton Memorial Hospital.
       His direct ancestor, Lt. Col. Tench Tilghman, was the aide-de-camp to Gen. George Washington in the Revolutionary War and carried the news of Lord Cornwallis’s surrender at Yorktown to the government in Philadelphia.
       He graduated from St. John’s College in Annapolis in 1903. He then studied engineering at Lehigh University and graduated in 1907.
       Col. Tilghman was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps in 1909. In World War I he served in France and attained the rank of major. He was recalled to active duty in 1942, was assigned to the allowance and allotment branch of the adjutant general, became chief of the service division, and retired in 1945 as a colonel.
       Between the world wars he was employed by National City Bank of New York and obtained a law degree from Fordham University.
       He was secretary of the Maryland chapter of the Order of Cincinnati.
    • Foxley Hall, the Tilghman family home, is an “impressive free-standing Federal house” at 24 North Aurora Street in Easton, Maryland that once was called Burnside. It is federal style on the outside but, since about 1889, has had a “gloriously extravagant late Victorian interior” thanks to Dr. Samuel Harrison, his son-in-law and local historian Oswald Tilghman, and architect Thomas Buckler Ghequir.4,5,6

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his tombstone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 2 Dec 2017

Family: Mildred Fortson b. 16 Jun 1893, d. 9 May 1962

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Col. Harrison Tilghman, memorial no. 19128856, viewed on 2 Dec 2017.
  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. 479.
  3. [S1378] The Daily Times, Salisbury, Md., online at http://www.newspapers.com, 12 Oct 1961, p. 8, col. 3 (obituary of Col. Harrison Tilghman).
  4. [S1378] The Daily Times, Salisbury, Md., above, 12 Oct 1961, p. 8, col. 3 (obituary of Col. Harrison Tilghman) (first bullet).
  5. [S1365] The Sun, Baltimore, Md., online at http://www.newspapers.com, 12 Oct 1961, p. 17, col. 4 (obituary of Col. Harrison Tilghman) (first bullet).
  6. [S1399] Where Land and Water Intertwine: An Architectural History of Talbot County, Maryland (Baltimore, Md.: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984), p. 91 (second bullet).