Myra Estell Wolfe1

F, ID# 2301
  • Last Edited: 21 Dec 1996

Family: Robert Hamilton Walker b. 1885

Citations

  1. [S37] Frederick A. Virkus, ed., The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, vol. 3 (Chicago, Ill.: F. A. Virkus & Co., 1928), p. 489. This work has a reputation for containing an undue amount of errors and should be consulted with extra caution.

Bertha Florine Walker1

F, ID# 2302, b. 1887
  • Birth*: She was born in 1887.
  • Last Edited: 29 May 2000

Citations

  1. [S37] Frederick A. Virkus, ed., The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, vol. 3 (Chicago, Ill.: F. A. Virkus & Co., 1928), p. 489. This work has a reputation for containing an undue amount of errors and should be consulted with extra caution.

Caryl Hayward Walker

F, ID# 2304, b. 3 May 1892, d. May 1987
  • Note*: She lived in Casper, Wyoming.1
  • Last Edited: 6 Apr 1998

Family: Max William Winter b. 24 Jun 1885, d. May 1972

Citations

  1. [S37] Frederick A. Virkus, ed., The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, vol. 3 (Chicago, Ill.: F. A. Virkus & Co., 1928), p. 489. This work has a reputation for containing an undue amount of errors and should be consulted with extra caution.
  2. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 6 Apr 1998 (giving only the date).
  3. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 6 Apr 1998.

Janet Gibson Walker1

F, ID# 2305, b. 1894
  • Birth*: She was born in 1894.
  • Last Edited: 21 Dec 1996

Citations

  1. [S37] Frederick A. Virkus, ed., The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, vol. 3 (Chicago, Ill.: F. A. Virkus & Co., 1928), p. 489. This work has a reputation for containing an undue amount of errors and should be consulted with extra caution.

Max William Winter

M, ID# 2307, b. 24 June 1885, d. May 1972
  • Last Edited: 7 Apr 1998

Family: Caryl Hayward Walker b. 3 May 1892, d. May 1987

Citations

  1. [S37] Frederick A. Virkus, ed., The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, vol. 3 (Chicago, Ill.: F. A. Virkus & Co., 1928), p. 489. This work has a reputation for containing an undue amount of errors and should be consulted with extra caution.
  2. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 7 Apr 1998.

Philip Ernst Winter1

M, ID# 2308
  • Note*: They lived in Casper, Wyoming.
  • Last Edited: 21 Dec 1996

Family: Alta Sara Kauffman

Citations

  1. [S37] Frederick A. Virkus, ed., The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, vol. 3 (Chicago, Ill.: F. A. Virkus & Co., 1928), p. 489. This work has a reputation for containing an undue amount of errors and should be consulted with extra caution.

Alta Sara Kauffman1

F, ID# 2309
  • Last Edited: 21 Dec 1996

Family: Philip Ernst Winter

Citations

  1. [S37] Frederick A. Virkus, ed., The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, vol. 3 (Chicago, Ill.: F. A. Virkus & Co., 1928), p. 489. This work has a reputation for containing an undue amount of errors and should be consulted with extra caution.

Frances Emeline Neill

F, ID# 2315, b. 7 September 1839, d. 10 February 1861
  • Other Names*: Frances Emeline Neal, Frances Neal, Emeline Neal, Frances Emeline Powers, Frances Powers, Emeline Powers.
  • Obituary*: OBITUARY.
    Frances Emeline Powers was born in Washington county, Texas, Sept. 7th, 1839; educated at M'Kenzie Institute, near Clarksville, Texas; embraced the religion of the Savior and became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, soon after she had attained the age of thirteen years; was united in matrimony to William R. Powers in Corsicana, April 29th, 1858, and departed this life after a brief illness, of congestion of the brain, at the residence of her mother and step father, C. M. Winkler, in Corsicana, on the 10th day of February, 1861, at 10 minutes past 1 o'clock A.M.
    The writer is not prepared to speak in appropriate terms of the many estimable qualities of the deceased. The Christian graces which she possessed in an eminent degree, will long be cherished in the memory, and held up as an example worthy the imitation of her numerous acquaintances and friends. Her affectionate attachment will never be forgotten by her husband, her mother, her sisters and other relations, and her early departure will be sadly mourned by many a dear one; yet those who knew her well, have no reason to doubt that her gain has been infinitely greater than their loss, and rest in confidence that her once lovely form now sleeping beside her little Emma Lou in death, will, at the resurrection, be raised in immortal beauty, and with all the faithful enter upon the eternal joys of heaven.5
  • Last Edited: 13 Sep 2011

Citations

  1. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas: Historical-Statistical-Biographical, vol. 1-B, Navarro County, 1846-1860 (Ft. Worth, Tex.: Ft. Worth Gen. Soc'y, 1980), p. 548 (naming John C. Neill as her father).
  2. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 548 (naming Louisa R. Bartlett as her mother).
  3. [S6] Holy Bible (Philadelphia, Pa.: M. Carey & Son, 1817), p. 679 (spelling her surname as Neal) (date only). This bible was originally owned by Jesse Bartlett and Frances Callaway Bartlett and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., in 1974. On the flyleaf, believed to be in Jesse's hand, is "Jesse Bartlett his Book."
  4. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 548 (spelling her middle name as Emaline).
  5. [S315] Navarro Express, Corsicana, Tex., 27 Feb 1861, p. 3, col. 1.
  6. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 8 (spelling her name as Frances E. Neal).
  7. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 548 (giving her middle name as Emaline).
  8. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 548 (spelling her middle name as Emaline).
  9. [S315] Navarro Express, Corsicana, Tex., 27 Feb 1861, p. 3, col. 1 (indicating that Frances Powers was buried beside a small daughter named Emma Lou).

Josie M. Love

F, ID# 2316, b. 18 May 1860, d. 23 January 1867
  • Birth*: She was born on 18 May 1860.1
  • Death*: She died on 23 January 1867 at age 6.2
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 1997

Citations

  1. [S6] Holy Bible (Philadelphia, Pa.: M. Carey & Son, 1817), p. 679 (unclear; may be 13 May 1860). This bible was originally owned by Jesse Bartlett and Frances Callaway Bartlett and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., in 1974. On the flyleaf, believed to be in Jesse's hand, is "Jesse Bartlett his Book."
  2. [S6] Bartlett-Callaway bible, above, p. 679.

Louis Wade Clopton

M, ID# 2317, b. 16 March 1889, d. 10 June 1889

Main gate, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. Photo was taken by Dave Bell, Lubbock, Tex., and is used here with his permission.
  • Other Names*: Lewis Clopton.15
  • Last Edited: 23 Oct 2011

Citations

  1. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (naming S. W. Clopton as his father).
  2. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1985), p. 84 (naming S. W. Clopton as his father).
  3. [S624] Thelma Cooper, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 10 Jun 2001, (naming Samuel Walter Clopton as his father).
  4. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (naming Ida Clopton as his mother).
  5. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 84 (naming Ida Clopton as his mother).
  6. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex.
  7. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 84.
  9. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 13 Jun 1889 (spelling his name as Lewis and giving the place but not the date).
  10. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (giving the date but not the place). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  11. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (not giving the date).
  12. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 84 (not giving the date).
  13. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 13 Jun 1889, p. 2 (spelling his name as Lewis).
  14. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above (not giving the date).
  15. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 13 Jun 1889, p. 2.

Alexander Jonathan McKnight

M, ID# 2318, b. 15 October 1859, d. 27 March 1942
  • Other Names*: Alex McKnight, Alexander McKnight.
  • Note*: • He was a conductor for the Cotton Belt Railroad and lived in Hillsboro, Texas.
    • One source gives 3 Feb 1893 as their marriage date.7,8
  • Last Edited: 1 Nov 2013

Family: Angelina Hester Clopton b. 9 Nov 1871, d. 29 Dec 1935

Citations

  1. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  2. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1985), p. 84.
  3. [S15] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 2, 1889-1899 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 137 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. VII, p. 388).
  4. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1941-45, vol. 7, p. 3368, file 13352 (giving his first name as Alexander).
  5. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (common marker with Annie C. McKnight).
  6. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 84 (common marker with Annie C. McKnight).
  7. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 31 Dec 1935, p. 9, col. 4 (obituary of Mrs. Angelina Hester McKnight) (stating that she was survived by "her husband, A. J. McKnight, retired Cotton Belt conductor, Hillsboro")
    (first bullet).
  8. [S1017] Navarro County, Texas Genealogical and Historical Web Site, online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnavarr/index.htm information accompanying obituary for Angeline Hester Clopton McKnight at http://goo.gl/9HBQxo (second bullet).

Preston Owen

M, ID# 2319, b. 8 August 1844, d. 22 September 1910
  • Other Names*: Presston Owen.11
  • Obituary*: "Kerens Banker Dies.
       "Kerens, Navarro Co., Tex., Sept. 22 [1910].—Preston Owen, president of the First State Bank at this place and a citizen of this immediate vicinity for fifty years, died suddenly this evening at 7:30 o'clock from heart failure."29
  • Note*: He arrived in Navarro County, Texas in 1852, at about age 8, with his family. As a young man he supplied beef to the Confederate Army in 1862-1864, then enlisted and served in Company A of Johnson's Battalion. After the war he farmed around Kerens in Navarro County. He was a Mason and an Odd Fellow and president of the First State Bank in Kerens. In 1893 his assets included a $3,000 inheritance, 2,000 acres of land, 60 head of cattle, and 150 head of horses. Some sources give 28 Aug 1844 as his birth date. There is even more disagreement about his death date, with 10 Sep 1910, 22 Sep 1910, and 24 Sep 1916 also appearing in various sources; a contemporaneous newspaper obituary supports 22 Sep 1910.30,31,32,33,34,23,35,36

Additional Resources

• An 1893 biography of him is here.
• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Aug 2015

Family: Anna Eliza Fortson b. 22 Oct 1852, d. 6 Apr 1928

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum) (naming Lloyd as his father).
  2. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas: Historical-Statistical-Biographical, vol. 1-B, Navarro County, 1846-1860 (Ft. Worth, Tex.: Ft. Worth Gen. Soc'y, 1980), p. 557 (naming Nelson as his father).
  3. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas (Chicago, Ill.: Lewis Pub. Co., 1893), p. 762 (naming Nelson Owen as his father).
  4. [S65] Carmen J. Finley, Jun 1994 computer files, above (naming Jerusha as his mother).
  5. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 557 (naming Jemima White as Nelson Owen's wife and Preston's mother).
  6. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 21 Aug 1899, p. 7 ("Old Settler Dead") (naming Jerusha Owen as his mother).
  7. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 762 (naming J. White as his mother).
  8. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 6 (giving only the date). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  9. [S169] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, enumeration dist. 102, family 63.
  10. [S540] Doane L. Fessenden, "Preston Owen Home," in Navarro County History, vol. 4 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1984), p. 259 (giving only the year and place).
  11. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006.
  12. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 762 (stating that he was born in 1844 without naming the place or giving the date).
  13. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 24 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. II, p. 22).
  14. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, pp. 5-6.
  15. [S65] Carmen J. Finley, Jun 1994 computer files, above.
  16. [S540] Doane L. Fessenden, "Preston Owen Home," above (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  17. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 40 (stating she was the wife of Preston Owen without giving the date or place of marriage).
  18. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 763 (stating that they married in 1872 without giving the place or date).
  19. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Preston Owen, memorial no. 28283494, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (not giving the date or place).
  20. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Anna E. Fortson Owen, memorial no. 28283470, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (not giving the date or place).
  21. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 557 (giving the date but not the place).
  22. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7, above, p. 40 (giving the date but not the place).
  23. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 23 Sep 1910, p. 12 ("Kerens Banker Dies").
  24. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Preston Owen, memorial no. 28283494, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (giving the date but not the place).
  25. [S204] Records of Bank Sutherland Funeral Home (later McCammon Funeral Home), Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. IV, no. 3 (Aug 1981), p. 13.
  26. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 557.
  27. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7, above, p. 40.
  28. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Preston Owen, memorial no. 28283494, viewed on 22 Aug 2015.
  29. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 23 Sep 1910, p. 12.
  30. [S540] Doane L. Fessenden, "Preston Owen Home," above.
  31. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7, above, p. 40 (stating that he was born on 28 Aug 1844 and died on 22 Sep 1910).
  32. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 557 (stating that he was born on 28 Aug 1844 and died on 22 Sep 1910).
  33. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 6 (stating that he died on 10 Sep 1910).
  34. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (giving 24 Sep 1916 as his death date).
  35. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, pp. 762-763.
  36. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Preston Owen, memorial no. 28283494, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (stating that he was born on 28 Aug 1844).
  37. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 35 (identifying her as daughter of Preston Owen).
  38. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Presston Owen as her father).
  39. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 763 (naming Preston Owen as her father).
  40. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Minnie Lee Owen Matthews, memorial no. 106257501, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Preston Owen as her father).
  41. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 557 (naming Preston as his father).
  42. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Presston Owen as his father).
  43. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7, above, p. 40 (naming P. Owen as his father).
  44. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 763 (naming Preston Owen as his father).
  45. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Preston Owen, memorial no. 28283494, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Preston Owen as his father).
  46. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William P. Owen, memorial no. 28283554, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Preston Owen as his father).
  47. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 557 (naming Preston as her father).
  48. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 28 Feb 1955, p. 2, col. 4 (obituary of Earl F. Owen) (naming Preston Owen as his father).
  49. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Earl Fortson Owen, memorial no. 28283569, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Preston Owen as his father).

Lloyd Nelson Owen1,2

M, ID# 2320, b. 7 August 1812, d. 27 January 1879
  • Note*: The family was in Montgomery County, Texas by 1846, and he operated a freighting business in Harris and Montgomery Counties. They moved to the Wadeville area of Navarro County by 1852. From the Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro [et al.] Counties, Texas: "He was a man of limited education, but acquired an extensive general knowledge, was universally recognized as a man of sound judgment, and was a devoted member and Steward of the Methodist Church."13,11
  • Last Edited: 2 Jan 2010

Family: Jerusha White b. c 1815, d. 19 Aug 1899

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 6 (giving his name as Nelson Owen). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  3. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas: Historical-Statistical-Biographical, vol. 1-B, Navarro County, 1846-1860 (Ft. Worth, Tex.: Ft. Worth Gen. Soc'y, 1980), p. 556 (naming Samuel as Nelson's father).
  4. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas (Chicago, Ill.: Lewis Pub. Co., 1893), p. 762 (naming Samuel Owen as his father).
  5. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 556 (naming Hettie Prather Owen as Nelson's mother).
  6. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 762 (naming Hettie Prather as his mother).
  7. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 556.
  8. [S203] Robert D. Adams, "Owen Cemetery (Family)," in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. 6, issue 2 (May 1983), p. 23.
  9. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 762 (stating that he was born in Lousiana in 1812).
  10. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 556 (giving her name as Jemimah).
  11. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 762.
  12. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 762 (stating that he died in Navarro County, Texas in 1879).
  13. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, pp. 556-57.
  14. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 557 (naming Nelson as his father).
  15. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 762 (naming Nelson Owen as his father).
  16. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 557 (naming Nelson as her mother).
  17. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 762 (naming Nelson Owen as her father).
  18. [S65] Carmen J. Finley, Jun 1994 computer files, above (naming Lloyd as his father).
  19. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 762 (naming Nelson Owen as this child's father).
  20. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 557 (naming Nelson as her father).
  21. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 557 (naming Nelson as Nelson's father).
  22. [S203] Robert D. Adams, "Owen Cemetery (Family)," above, (naming L. Nelson Owen as his father).
  23. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 557 (naming Nelson as Valentine's father).

Samuel Owen1

M, ID# 2321
  • Note*: They were from Kentucky but moved to Louisiana "very early."2,3
  • Last Edited: 2 Jan 2010

Family: Hattie Prather

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 6. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 6 (natives of Kentucky).
  3. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas: Historical-Statistical-Biographical, vol. 1-B, Navarro County, 1846-1860 (Ft. Worth, Tex.: Ft. Worth Gen. Soc'y, 1980), p. 556 (Kentucky and Louisiana).
  4. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 556 (naming Samuel as Nelson's father).
  5. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas (Chicago, Ill.: Lewis Pub. Co., 1893), p. 762 (naming Samuel Owen as his father).
  6. [S203] Robert D. Adams, "Owen Cemetery (Family)," in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. 6, issue 2 (May 1983), p. 23, (naming Nelson Owen as his brother).

Hattie Prather1

F, ID# 2322
  • Note*: She was a native of Kentucky. Her name may have been Hettie.2
  • Last Edited: 2 Jan 2010

Family: Samuel Owen

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 6. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas (Chicago, Ill.: Lewis Pub. Co., 1893), p. 762.
  3. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas: Historical-Statistical-Biographical, vol. 1-B, Navarro County, 1846-1860 (Ft. Worth, Tex.: Ft. Worth Gen. Soc'y, 1980), p. 556 (naming Hettie Prather Owen as Nelson's mother).
  4. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 762 (naming Hettie Prather as his mother).
  5. [S203] Robert D. Adams, "Owen Cemetery (Family)," in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. 6, issue 2 (May 1983), p. 23, (naming Nelson Owen as his brother).

Pearl Owen

F, ID# 2323, b. August 1884, d. 30 December 1966
  • Other Names*: Pearl Owen French, Pearl French.
  • Last Edited: 21 Aug 2015

Family: Charles Allen French b. 1875

Citations

  1. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas: Historical-Statistical-Biographical, vol. 1-B, Navarro County, 1846-1860 (Ft. Worth, Tex.: Ft. Worth Gen. Soc'y, 1980), p. 557 (naming Preston as her father).
  2. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Presston Owen as her father).
  3. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas (Chicago, Ill.: Lewis Pub. Co., 1893), p. 763 (naming Preston Owen as her father).
  4. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 557 (naming Anna as her mother).
  5. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Anna Fortson as her mother).
  6. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 763 (naming Anna Fortson as her mother).
  7. [S169] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, enumeration dist. 102, family 63.
  8. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (giving the date but not the place).
  9. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 6 (giving the date but not the place). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  10. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. XIII, no. I (Feb 1990), p. 6 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XIII, p. 20).
  11. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989).
  12. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006.
  13. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 36.

Charles Allen French

M, ID# 2324, b. 1875
  • Last Edited: 7 Jul 2006

Family: Pearl Owen b. Aug 1884, d. 30 Dec 1966

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 6 (giving the date but not the place). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006.
  3. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. XIII, no. I (Feb 1990), p. 6 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XIII, p. 20).
  4. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (giving the date but not the place).

Minnie Mae French

F, ID# 2325, b. 6 November 1901, d. 23 February 1992
  • Last Edited: 2 Mar 1998

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 6. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S137] Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), vol. 12, p. 5906, file 777002.
  3. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 2 Mar 1998 (giving only the date).
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 2 Mar 1998 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma when she died).

Geraldine French

F, ID# 2326, b. 18 January 1904, d. March 1983
  • Last Edited: 6 Mar 1998

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 6. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S137] Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), 1903-09, vol. 2, p. 878, file 112935 (not giving her name but identifying her as "Infant of C. A. French").
  3. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 6 Mar 1998 (giving only the date).
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 6 Mar 1998 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Chandler, Oklahoma when she died).

Ann Earle French

F, ID# 2327, b. 30 March 1909, d. 7 November 1994
  • Birth*: She was born on 30 March 1909.1,2
  • Death*: She died on 7 November 1994 at age 85.3
  • Last Edited: 23 Dec 1999

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 6. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 6 Mar 1998.
  3. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 6 Mar 1998 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Chandler, Oklahoma when she died).

Charles Allen French Jr.

M, ID# 2328, b. 8 November 1914, d. 10 May 1922
  • Obituary*: "EIGHT YEAR OLD BOY DROWNED NEAR JEWISH CEMETERY
       "_____
       "CHAS. ALLEN FRENCH, JR., SON OF MR. AND MRS. C. A. FRENCH LOST LIFE
       "_____
       "Chas. Allen French, Jr., 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. French, living on West Third avenue, was drowned in a small hole of water near the Jewish Cemetery this afternoon.
       "The child went in swimming, and two other boys who were a little further down the branch knew he had gone in the hole, and coming to the hole found the child’s clothing, but could see or hear nothing of him.
       "They at once ran to the French home, near a half mile, and gave the alarm.
       "Mrs. French went at once to the scene and got a negro man near to go into the hole of water, which was not more than three or four feet deep, and bring the child’s body out.
       "An auto rushed the body to Johnson’s drug store and doctors were summoned and the pulmotor brought, but all was too late as the child was dead, having been in the water at least half an hour.
       "The accident is a heartrending one, and Mr. and Mrs. French have the sympathy of all in their great distress."5
  • Last Edited: 21 Dec 2016

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 6. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 36 (year only).
  3. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1903-40, vol. 17, p. 8288, file 15303.
  4. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 36 (bearing the name "Son Boy French").
  5. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 10 May 1922, p. 1, col. 6.

Minnie Lee Owen

F, ID# 2332, b. 27 April 1874, d. 13 October 1922

Gravesite of Minnie Lee Owen Matthews, Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Tex., courtesy of Eva Whearley. Click on the picture to enlarge it
  • Other Names*: Minnie Lee Owen Matthews, Minnie Owen Matthews, Minnie Lee Mathews, Minnie Matthews.
  • Obituary*: "FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED TODAY FUNERAL SATURDAY
       "Mrs. Minnie L. Matthews, aged 48 years, for many years a resident of Corsicana, but who has been making her home in Dallas for the past few months, died at her Dallas home at an early hour this morning and the remains will be brought to Corsicana Saturday morning arriving here at 10:40 o'clock over the H. and T. C.
       "The funeral will take place from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Pearl French, 1740 West Third avenue, at 2:30 o'clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The Rev. D. K. Porter, pastor of the First Methodist church will conduct the services and the following will act as pall bearers:
       "Active—P. C. Townsend, W. M. Elliott, Lawson Coulson, N. C. Ross, Dallas; Joe B. Fortson and John T. Fortson.
       "Honorary—Dr. J. W. Bourland, Dallas; J. S. Callicutt, E. K. Keinbal, Dallas; Guy Tate, Dallas; Charles Rankin, Dallas; Dr. L. E. Kelton, Luther A. Johnson, Hawkins Scarborough, W. M. Huggins and G. J. Geflin.
       "She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Anna Owen of Kerens; a sister Mrs. Pearl French of this city and a brother, Earle F. Owen of Kerens and the following children: Owen Matthews, Dallas; Mrs. Maurice Underwood, Dallas; Mrs. Anna Lee Thompson, Teague; Lloyd Matthews, Dallas, and Frank Matthews, Dallas.
       "Mrs. Matthews enjoyed a large circle of friends in Corsicana and Navarro county and her unexpected death has caused much sorrow."27

Additional Resources

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

Family: Frank Matthews b. 25 Dec 1869, d. 30 May 1916

Citations

  1. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 35 (identifying her as daughter of Preston Owen).
  2. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Presston Owen as her father).
  3. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas (Chicago, Ill.: Lewis Pub. Co., 1893), p. 763 (naming Preston Owen as her father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Minnie Lee Owen Matthews, memorial no. 106257501, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Preston Owen as her father).
  5. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 35 (identifying her as daughter of Anna Owen).
  6. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Anna Fortson as her mother).
  7. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 763 (naming Anna Fortson as her mother).
  8. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 13 Oct 1922, p. 1, col. 6 (obituary of Mrs. Minnie L. Matthews) (naming Mrs. Anna Owen as her mother).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Minnie Lee Owen Matthews, memorial no. 106257501, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Anna Owen as her mother).
  10. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 6 (giving the year but not the rest of the date or the place). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  11. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  12. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 35 (giving the date but not the place).
  13. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006.
  14. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Minnie Lee Owen Matthews, memorial no. 106257501, viewed on 22 Aug 2015.
  15. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 6 (not giving the date or place).
  16. [S15] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 2, 1889-1899 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 143 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. VII, p. 539).
  17. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (not giving the date or place).
  18. [S488] Matthews Family Information, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txhender/Cemeteries/AthensCityCem/…, viewed on 6 Jan 2007.
  19. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 6 (giving the date but not the place).
  20. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1903-40, vol. 34, p. 16777, file 28137.
  21. [S65] Carmen J. Finley, Jun 1994 computer files, above (giving the date but not the place).
  22. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (giving the date but not the place).
  23. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 13 Oct 1922, p. 1, col. 6 (obituary of Mrs. Minnie L. Matthews) (stating that she died "at an early hour this morning").
  24. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 35 (identifying her as wife of Frank Matthews and daughter of Preston and Anna Owen).
  25. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 13 Oct 1922, p. 1, col. 6 (obituary of Mrs. Minnie L. Matthews).
  26. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Minnie Lee Owen Matthews, memorial no. 106257501, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (not giving the date).
  27. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 13 Oct 1922, p. 1, col. 6 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun).
  28. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 13 Oct 1922, p. 1, col. 6 (obituary of Mrs. Minnie L. Matthews) (naming Mrs. Minnie L. Matthews as his mother).

Frank Matthews

M, ID# 2333, b. 25 December 1869, d. 30 May 1916
  • Last Edited: 22 Aug 2015

Family: Minnie Lee Owen b. 27 Apr 1874, d. 13 Oct 1922

Citations

  1. [S488] Matthews Family Information, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txhender/Cemeteries/AthensCityCem/…, viewed on 6 Jan 2007, (naming Thomas M. Matthews, Sr. as his father).
  2. [S488] Matthews Family Information, online, above, (naming Emma Grogaard as his mother).
  3. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 35.
  4. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006.
  5. [S488] Matthews Family Information, online, above.
  6. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 6 (not giving the date or place). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  7. [S15] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 2, 1889-1899 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 143 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. VII, p. 539).
  8. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (not giving the date or place).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Minnie Lee Owen Matthews, memorial no. 106257501, viewed on 22 Aug 2015.

Earl Fortson Owen1

M, ID# 2334, b. 5 November 1892, d. 26 February 1955

Earl Fortson Owen's obituary, reprinted here with permission of Corsicana Daily Sun.
  • Other Names*: Earl Owen, Earle Fortson Owen, Earle Owen.23
  • Obituary*: Monday Services For Earl F. Owen
    KERENS, Feb. 28—(Spl.)—Earl F. Owen, 62, of Dallas, died of a heart attack in Houston Saturday night.
    Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Inmon Funeral Chapel here with burial in the Jamerson cemetery south of Kerens. The rites were conducted by Rev. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the First Methodist church.
    Born, Nov. 5, 1892, in Kerens, the son of the late Preston and Anna Owen, he graduated from Kerens High School and attended Allen Academy. He made his home here where he operated extensive farming interests until about 20 years ago when he moved to Corsicana, later going to Dallas.
    Surviving are his wife, Polly Keathley Owen, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Pearl French, Norman, Okla., and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
    Pallbearers were A. W. Keathley, Zack Keathley, Richard Keathley, H. H. Hodges and Richard L. Thompson, all of Dallas, and King and Clifton Seale, both of Kerens.24
  • Note*: The 1900 census says he was born in Texas in 1893, and other sources say he was born on 6 Nov 1898 without naming the place. He died of a heart attack.25,26,27,28

Additional Resources

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

Family: Dolly Allison b. c 1895

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 6. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Presston Owen as his father).
  3. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 40 (naming P. Owen as his father).
  4. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 28 Feb 1955, p. 2, col. 4 (obituary of Earl F. Owen) (naming Preston Owen as his father).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Preston Owen, memorial no. 28283494, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Preston Owen as his father).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Earl Fortson Owen, memorial no. 28283569, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Preston Owen as his father).
  7. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Anna Fortson as his mother).
  8. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7, above, p. 40 (naming A. E. Owen as his mother).
  9. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 28 Feb 1955, p. 2, col. 4 (obituary of Earl F. Owen) (naming Anna Owen as his mother).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Anna E. Fortson Owen, memorial no. 28283470, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Anna E. Fortson as his mother).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Earl Fortson Owen, memorial no. 28283569, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Anna E. Fortson as his mother).
  12. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum) (giving the date and county).
  13. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (giving the date and county).
  14. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 28 Feb 1955, p. 2, col. 4 (obituary of Earl F. Owen).
  15. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Earl Fortson Owen, memorial no. 28283569, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (giving the date but not the place).
  16. [S65] Carmen J. Finley, Jun 1994 computer files, above.
  17. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006.
  18. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1955, vol. 2, p. 878, file 7825.
  19. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7, above, p. 40 (giving the date but not the place).
  20. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7, above, p. 40 (naming the cemetery but not giving the date).
  21. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 28 Feb 1955, p. 2, col. 4 (obituary of Earl F. Owen) (identifying the cemetery as Jamerson Cemetery, south of Kerens, Texas).
  22. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Earl Fortson Owen, memorial no. 28283569, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (not giving the date).
  23. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 13 Oct 1922, p. 1, col. 6 (obituary of Mrs. Minnie L. Matthews) (spelling his name as Earle).
  24. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 28 Feb 1955, p. 2, col. 4 (reprinted here with permission of the Corsicana Daily Sun).
  25. [S169] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, enumeration dist. 102, family 63 (stating that he was born in Texas in 1893).
  26. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7, above, p. 40 (stating that he was born on 6 Nov 1898 without naming the place).
  27. [S184] Gary Richards, Nashville, Tenn., letter to Roger Bartlett, 1 Oct 1996 (stating that he was born on 6 Nov 1898 without naming the place).
  28. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 28 Feb 1955, p. 2, col. 4 (obituary of Earl F. Owen) (giving the cause of death).

Lloyd Nelson Owen

M, ID# 2335, b. 31 July 1876, d. 11 October 1880
  • Note*: The inscription on his grave marker reads, "How much of light, how much of joy, is buried with a darling boy."18

Additional Resources

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

Citations

  1. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas: Historical-Statistical-Biographical, vol. 1-B, Navarro County, 1846-1860 (Ft. Worth, Tex.: Ft. Worth Gen. Soc'y, 1980), p. 557 (naming Preston as his father).
  2. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Presston Owen as his father).
  3. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 40 (naming P. Owen as his father).
  4. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas (Chicago, Ill.: Lewis Pub. Co., 1893), p. 763 (naming Preston Owen as his father).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Preston Owen, memorial no. 28283494, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Preston Owen as his father).
  6. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 557 (naming Anna as his mother).
  7. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Anna Fortson as his mother).
  8. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7, above, p. 40 (naming A. E. Owen as his mother).
  9. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 763 (naming Anna Fortson as his mother).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lloyd N. Owen, memorial no. 28283515, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Anna E. Fortson Owen as his mother).
  11. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  12. [S184] Gary Richards, Nashville, Tenn., letter to Roger Bartlett, 1 Oct 1996 (giving the date but not the place).
  13. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006.
  14. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7, above, p. 40 (giving the date but not the place).
  15. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lloyd N. Owen, memorial no. 28283515, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (giving the date but not the place).
  16. [S184] Gary Richards, 1 Oct 1996 letter, above.
  17. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7, above, p. 40.
  18. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lloyd N. Owen, memorial no. 28283515, viewed on 22 Aug 2015.

William Preston Owen Jr.

M, ID# 2336, b. 29 February 1880, d. 6 April 1883
  • Note*: The inscription on his grave marker reads, "A little time on earth be spent, till God for him his angel sent."20

Additional Resources

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

Citations

  1. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas: Historical-Statistical-Biographical, vol. 1-B, Navarro County, 1846-1860 (Ft. Worth, Tex.: Ft. Worth Gen. Soc'y, 1980), p. 557 (naming Preston as his father).
  2. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Presston Owen as his father).
  3. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 40 (naming P. Owen as his father).
  4. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas (Chicago, Ill.: Lewis Pub. Co., 1893), p. 763 (naming Preston Owen as his father).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Preston Owen, memorial no. 28283494, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Preston Owen as his father).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William P. Owen, memorial no. 28283554, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Preston Owen as his father).
  7. [S197] Nancy Timmons Samuels & Barbara Roach Knox, comps., Old Northwest Texas, vol. 1-B, above, p. 557 (naming Anna as his mother).
  8. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Anna Fortson as his mother).
  9. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7, above, p. 40 (naming A. E. Owen as his mother).
  10. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro . . . and Leon Counties, Texas, above, p. 763 (naming Anna Fortson as his mother).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William P. Owen, memorial no. 28283554, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Anna Fortson Owen as his mother).
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Anna E. Fortson Owen, memorial no. 28283470, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (naming Anna E. Fortson as his mother).
  13. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  14. [S184] Gary Richards, Nashville, Tenn., letter to Roger Bartlett, 1 Oct 1996 (giving the date but not the place).
  15. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006.
  16. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7, above, p. 40 (giving the date but not the place).
  17. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William P. Owen, memorial no. 28283554, viewed on 22 Aug 2015 (giving the date but not the place).
  18. [S184] Gary Richards, 1 Oct 1996 letter, above.
  19. [S796] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 7, above, p. 40.
  20. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William P. Owen, memorial no. 28283554, viewed on 22 Aug 2015.

Latitia Fortson1

F, ID# 2337, b. circa 1823
  • Last Edited: 9 Jan 2000

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," in A History of Monroe County, Mississippi, vol. 1 (n.p.: Monroe County Book Committee, 1988), p. 481, (naming John Fortson as her father).
  3. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, 2202 Cedarcrest Dr., Carrollton, Tex. 75007, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore sent to Roger Bartlett, 24 Jan 1999,(naming John Fortson as her father).
  4. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (naming Sarah Moore Fortson as her mother).
  5. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above,(naming Sarah ['Sally'] Moore as her mother).
  6. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above.
  7. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 6. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.

_____ Bramlett1

M, ID# 2338
  • Last Edited: 24 Nov 1997

Family: Latitia Fortson b. c 1823

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line". This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 6.

James Smart1

M, ID# 2339, b. circa 1836, d. before 1880
  • Last Edited: 6 Jul 2006

Family: Julia Ann Catherine Fortson b. 1848

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006.
  3. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5 (giving only his surname). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  4. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming James Smart as his father).
  5. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming James Smart as her father).

Mary Pauline ('Molly') Cravens

F, ID# 2340, b. 1854, d. 1924
  • Last Edited: 19 Jan 2009

Family 1: Benjamin Franklin Fortson b. 1846, d. Jan 1883

Family 2: Halkert Alford Halbert b. 1849, d. Nov 1926

Citations

  1. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming John Cravens as her father).
  2. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. XXXI, issue II, p. 22 (May 2008) (naming John Earle Cravens as her father).
  3. [S1074] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., 129th enumeration dist., Village of Chatfield, p. 41, dwelling 6, family 6 (indicating that she was born in Texas in 1853 or 1854).
  4. [S498] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 1 (Coleman, Tex.: Terry Studio, 1988), p. 163 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  5. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 27 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. II, p. 93).
  6. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5 (not giving the date or place). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  7. [S1074] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., 129th enumeration dist., Village of Chatfield, p. 41, dwelling 6, family 6 (not giving the date or place).
  8. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888, above, p. 80 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. IV, p. 505).
  9. [S498] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 1, above, p. 163 (stating that she was the wife of H. A. Halbert).
  10. [S498] Vena Bob Gates, Julie Terry, & Ralph Terry, comps., Coleman County Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 1, above, p. 163.
  11. [S204] Records of Bank Sutherland Funeral Home (later McCammon Funeral Home), Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. V, no. 2 (May 1982), p. 35 (naming Mollie Craven, born in Texas, as his mother).
  12. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Mary Pauline Cravens as his mother).
  13. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Mary Pauline Cravens as her mother).

Benjamin Cravens Fortson1

M, ID# 2341, b. 21 May 1874, d. 1 January 1921
  • Scrapbook*: "S. A. Pace Speaks in Eloquent Praise of Ben C. Fortson
       "Mr. S. A. Pace is at home from the Baptist Sanitarium, Dallas, where he has been for several weeks. Speaking of his condition, he said: 'I had the careful attention of Dr. Baird, his assistants and a corps of good nurses. I have made special efforts to recover from my illness and while I do not think I have made much progress I know very well that I have improved. This much I would like for my friends to know.'
       "Turning from himself Mr. Pace said:
       " 'What I want to say to you is in reference to our mutual friend, Ben Fortson. He came to me when he was a mere boy and made application for position and I took his name as I always did when I had application made to me, and told him that when I had a vacancy I would let him know and it was only a short time, perhaps a month or so, when he came to me. He was with me for a number of years. When my business was incorporated, he was made secretary and treasurer. Of course, at times we had friction, but he was an honest and manly man and we always made up our troubles and I am glad to say that when he died he was one of the best friends I had.
       " 'He came to me when I was leaving for Dallas and I noticed he was suffering from some cause. I hoped it was only temporary. I have never known in my business experience a more honorable character than Ben Fortson. There was no more honorable man living, and this I want to say to my friends, knowing that I know him just as well and perhaps better than anyone else can know him.21' "
  • Other Names*: Benjamin Fortson, Ben Fortson.
  • Obituary*: "GROCER FOUND DEAD OF GUNSHOT WOUND.
       "Special to The News.
       "Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 2.—Ben Fortson, 46 years old, president of the Fortson Grocery Company here and prominent in business and social circles, was found dead in his home last night with a gunshot wound in his head. A single barrel shotgun was under the body.
       "He is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of Dr. S. W. Johnson of Dallas, three small children, his mother, Mrs. H. A. Halbert; two half-brothers, Albert and Lucien Halbert, the latter of Plainview; two sisters, Mrs. Willington Gober and Mrs. Garland Woodward, both of Coleman, and three cousins, Tom, John and Joe Fortson, all of Rice, this county.
       "He had been in bad health for some time and since the death of his sister, Mrs. J. M. Adams, who was burned to death by a gasoline explosion in Plainview recently, he has been very despondent. The body was found between 11 and 12 o'clock last night in a closet in his residence.
       "Mrs. Fortson had been away from the house during the afternoon and when her husband did not return for supper she became uneasy and caused a search to be made with the above result. Justice of the Peace J. J. Sullivan after viewing the remains rendered a verdict in accordance with the above."22
  • Note*: His birth date is also given as 22 May 1874 and 21 Jul 1874. He was a wholesale grocer in Corsicana and Fort Worth, Texas and died from a gunshot wound that apparently was self-inflicted. His survivors included his wife, three small children, his mother, two half-brothers, and two sisters.23,24,25

Additional Resources

• His obituary from the Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas, is here.
• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 29 Jun 2016

Family: Elizabeth Earle Johnson d. 4 Jan 1962

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S204] Records of Bank Sutherland Funeral Home (later McCammon Funeral Home), Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. V, no. 2 (May 1982), p. 35 (naming B. Fortson, born in Texas, as his father).
  3. [S1074] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., 129th enumeration dist., Village of Chatfield, p. 41, dwelling 6, family 6 (giving his name as Bennie and naming Benjamin F. Fortson as his father).
  4. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Benjamin Franklin Fortson as his father).
  5. [S204] Records of Bank Sutherland Funeral Home, above, in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. V, no. 2 (May 1982), p. 35 (naming Mollie Craven, born in Texas, as his mother).
  6. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Mary Pauline Cravens as his mother).
  7. [S1024] World War I draft registration online, no. 2687, Benjamin Craven Fortson, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S1074] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., 129th enumeration dist., Village of Chatfield, p. 41, dwelling 6, family 6 (giving his name as Bennie and indicating that he was born in Texas in 1873 or 1874).
  9. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5 (not giving the date). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  10. [S345] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 1 Jan 1998, (not giving the date).
  11. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 6 Jan 1962, sec. 1, p. 4 (obituary of Mrs. Earle J. Fortson) (not giving the date or place but identifying her as the widow of Benjamin Fortson).
  12. [S1024] World War I draft registration online, no. 2687, Benjamin Craven Fortson, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (not giving the date or place but naming Mrs. Earl Fortson as his nearest relative).
  13. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (not giving the date or place but stating that they married about 1907).
  14. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. 30, no. 3 (Aug 2007), p. 25 (citing Navarro Co., Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XVI, p. 456).
  15. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1903-40, vol. 17, p. 8090, file 2474 (giving his middle initial as C) (giving the county, state, and date but not the city).
  16. [S204] Records of Bank Sutherland Funeral Home, above, in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. V, no. 2 (May 1982), p. 35 (giving the date but not the place).
  17. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 3 Jan 1921, p. 8 ("Grocer Found Dead of Gunshot Wound"); 5 Jan 1921, p. 14 (obituary of Ben C. Fortson).
  18. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006.
  19. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 5 Jan 1921, p. 14 (obituary of Ben C. Fortson).
  20. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Benjamin C. Fortson, memorial no. 33885528, viewed on 3 Jul 2011 (identifying the cemetery but not giving the date).
  21. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 7 Jan 1921, p. 10, col. 3.
  22. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 3 Jan 1921, p. 8, with obvious typographical errors corrected.
  23. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 3 Jan 1921, p. 8 ("Grocer Found Dead of Gunshot Wound"); 5 Jan 1921, p. 14 (obituary of Ben C. Fortson); 6 Jan 1962, sec. 1, p. 4 (obituary of Mrs. Earle J. Fortson).
  24. [S204] Records of Bank Sutherland Funeral Home, above, in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. V, no. 2 (May 1982), p. 35 (giving his birth date as 22 May, without the year, giving his date of death as 1 Jan 1921, and giving his age at death as 46).
  25. [S159] Alice Duggan Gracy, Jane Sumner, and Emma Gene Seale Gentry, comps., Early Texas Birth Records 1838-1878 (Easley, S.C.: Southern Hist. Press, 1978), vol. II, p. 103 (giving 21 Jul 1874 as his birth date).
  26. [S345] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 1 Jan 1998, (naming Benjamin Cravis Fortson as her father).
  27. [S345] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 1 Jan 1998, (naming Benjamin Cravis Fortson as his father).

Hollis P. ('Hallie') Fortson1

F, ID# 2342, b. 23 July 1879, d. 14 December 1920
  • Note*: They lived in Coleman and Plainview, Texas. She died in a gasoline explosion at home.7,6
  • Last Edited: 7 Jul 2006

Family: Jesse Martin Adams b. 29 Dec 1875, d. 10 May 1925

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S1074] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., 129th enumeration dist., Village of Chatfield, p. 41, dwelling 6, family 6 (naming Benjamin F. Fortson as her father).
  3. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Benjamin Franklin Fortson as her father).
  4. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Mary Pauline Cravens as her mother).
  5. [S1091] Hale County, Texas Cemeteries, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txhale
  6. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006.
  7. [S345] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 1 Jan 1998.

Elizabeth Earle Johnson

F, ID# 2343, d. 4 January 1962
  • Other Names*: Elizabeth Johnson, Elizabeth Earle Johnson Fortson, Elizabeth Johnson Fortson, Elizabeth Fortson, Earle Johnson, Earle Johnson Fortson, Earle Fortson.8
  • Obituary Abstract*: Mrs. Earle J. Fortson of Fort Worth, Texas died Thursday, 4 Jan 1962, at her daughter's home in Dallas, after a long illness. Native of Ennis, Texas and spent most of her life in Fort Worth. Widow of Benjamin Fortson, who was a wholesale grocer in Corsicana and Fort Worth. Member of prominent Corsicana and Fort Worth families. Well known for her work with First Methodist Church in Fort Worth. Funeral at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, in Wynne Chapel of Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, with Dr. Eugene Hawk and Dr. Arthur V. Boand officiating. Entombment in Hillcrest Mausoleum in Dallas. Survivors include a daughter, a son, two sisters, a brother, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.9
  • Note*: Known as Earle Fortson, she was from Corsicana, Texas and lived most of her life in Fort Worth, where she was a member of the First Methodist Church. She was survived by a daughter, a son, two sisters, a brother, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.10,8
  • Last Edited: 12 Aug 2014

Family: Benjamin Cravens Fortson b. 21 May 1874, d. 1 Jan 1921

Citations

  1. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 3 Jan 1921, p. 8 ("Grocer Found Dead of Gunshot Wound") (stating that his wife, who was not named, was a daughter of Dr. S. W. Johnson of Dallas).
  2. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5 (not giving the date). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  3. [S345] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 1 Jan 1998, (not giving the date).
  4. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 6 Jan 1962, sec. 1, p. 4 (obituary of Mrs. Earle J. Fortson) (not giving the date or place but identifying her as the widow of Benjamin Fortson).
  5. [S1024] World War I draft registration online, no. 2687, Benjamin Craven Fortson, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (not giving the date or place but naming Mrs. Earl Fortson as his nearest relative).
  6. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (not giving the date or place but stating that they married about 1907).
  7. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. 30, no. 3 (Aug 2007), p. 25 (citing Navarro Co., Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XVI, p. 456).
  8. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 6 Jan 1962, sec. 1, p. 4 (obituary of Mrs. Earle J. Fortson).
  9. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 6 Jan 1962, sec. 1, p. 4.
  10. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 5 (stating that she was from Corsicana, Texas).
  11. [S345] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 1 Jan 1998, (naming Earle Johnson as her mother).
  12. [S345] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 1 Jan 1998, (naming Earle Johnson as his mother).

Samuel Wister Johnson M.D.1,2,3

M, ID# 2344, b. 1853, d. 7 January 1922

Samuel Wister Johnson, M.D.

  • Other Names*: Samuel Wistar Johnson.
  • Obituary*: "Dr. Johnson Dies at His Home in Dallas After Long Illness
       "Dr. S. W. Johnson, one of the first men engaged in developing the oil fields in Texas, at Corsicana, died early Saturday morning at his home, 3405 Oak Lawn avenue. He had been ill for several months. His brother, Cone Johnson of Tyler, arrived a short time before his death.
       "The body will be taken to Corsicana, his former home, Sunday morning, leaving Dallas at 9 o'clock, and funeral services will be held in the First Methodist Church of Corsicana at 2 p. m. The active pallbearers will be Albert Berry of Mexia, Haron Ferguson, Elmer Butler, R. B. Johnson, William Clarksson, Frank Drane, Arthur Elliott and W. G. Baker, all of Corsicana.
       "The honorary pallbearers names are Pat O'Keefe, W. T. Henderson, Cullen Thomas, Julius Germany, Curtis Scoville, Royal A. Ferris, Frank H. Blankenship, Duncan Culbreth, Grier Taylor, the Rev. Horace Bishop, Max Hahn, Dr. J. C. Calhoun and Dr. Henry Winans, all of Dallas; Dr. Heb Beall, Dr. Frank Beall and H. C. Lampe of Fort Worth; John Fortson of Rice, J. C. Webb of Shreveport and Finis Lindsey, Gus Hoover, J. D. Jackson, Dr. J. H. Black, Tom Ray, Frank Wood and Dick Highnote of Corsicana.
       "Samuel Wister Johnson was born at Dawsonville, Georgia, Feb. 11, 1854. He graduated from the Atlanta Medical College, Bellevue, N. Y., and went to practice his profession at Ennis in 1880. Soon afterward he    "was married to Miss Kate Beaton of Corsicana, and went to that city, where he practiced for many years.
       "Started Oil Development.
       "Dr. Johnson was one of the first to realize the possibilities of the oil field of Corsicana and to undertake developments. He was prominently identified in the business of Corsicana as president of the Corsicana National Bank. He served as Mayor of Corsicana and was for many years president of the School Board.
       "Dr. Johnson's first wife died in 1904, and a few years later he moved to Dallas. He married Miss Sarah Pace of Dallas twelve years ago. On coming to Dallas Dr. Johnson organized the Lone Star Life Insurance Company and was president of the company until its consolidation with the Great Southern Life. Since that time he has been retired.
       "Dr. Johnson is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. W. G. Clarkson and Mrs. Emily Pearl Polk of Fort Worth and Mrs. Earle Fortson of Corsicana; a son, Samuel Mercer Johnson, 10 years old; two brothers, Cone Johnson of Tyler and Dr. Clay Johnson of Fort Worth, and two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Matchett of Dallas and Mrs. H. M. McHan of Georgia. He was a Mason and a Knight Templar."11

Additional Resources

• His memorial on Find A Grave, which includes an obituary and a picture of his grave marker, is here.
• A short biography of him on the Navarro County (Texas) Genealogical and Historical Web Site is here.
  • Last Edited: 29 Jun 2016

Family: Kate Beaton b. 1856, d. 1905

Citations

  1. [S48] Laura Johnston, miscellaneous papers.
  2. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  3. [S151] Annie Carpenter Love, History of Navarro County (Dallas, Tex.: Southwest Press, 1933), p. 258.
  4. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 133.
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Dr. Samuel Wister Johnson, memorial no. 30523913, viewed on 30 Jul 2012.
  6. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 62 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. IV, p. 24).
  7. [S434] Jane Beaton, The McKinney Family, 10 Feb 1921, http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/bios/mckinney.htm, viewed on 24 Oct 1998(not giving the date or place). This item is an edited extract from the reminiscences of Jane McKinney Beaton as told to her great-nephew, C. L. Jester.
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Kate Beaton Johnson, memorial no. 57954034, viewed on 30 Jul 2012 (not giving the date or place).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Dr. Samuel Wister Johnson, memorial no. 30523913, viewed on 30 Jul 2012 (not giving the date or place).
  10. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1903-40, vol. 27, p. 13191, file 1004.
  11. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 8 Jan 1922, part 1, p. 15.
  12. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 3 Jan 1921, p. 8 ("Grocer Found Dead of Gunshot Wound") (stating that his wife, who was not named, was a daughter of Dr. S. W. Johnson of Dallas).
  13. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 14 Jan 1912, pt. III, p. 6 (marriage of Wiley Gulick Clarkson and Mark Kate Johnson) (naming Dr. S. W. Johnson as her father).

Kate Beaton1,2,3

F, ID# 2345, b. 1856, d. 1905

Kate Beaton Johnson's home, Corsicana, Tex., from 1906 postcard, courtesy of Ed Williams.
  • Other Names*: Kate Beaton Johnson, Kate Johnson.7

Additional Resources

• Her memorial on Find A Grave, including a picture of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 25 Aug 2013

Family: Samuel Wister Johnson M.D. b. 1853, d. 7 Jan 1922

Citations

  1. [S48] Laura Johnston, miscellaneous papers.
  2. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  3. [S151] Annie Carpenter Love, History of Navarro County (Dallas, Tex.: Southwest Press, 1933), p. 258.
  4. [S434] Jane Beaton, The McKinney Family, 10 Feb 1921, http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/bios/mckinney.htm, viewed on 24 Oct 1998(naming Maj. Alexander Beaton as her father). This item is an edited extract from the reminiscences of Jane McKinney Beaton as told to her great-nephew, C. L. Jester.
  5. [S434] Jane Beaton, The McKinney Family, above, (naming Elizabeth Jane McKinney as her mother).
  6. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 133.
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Kate Beaton Johnson, memorial no. 57954034, viewed on 30 Jul 2012.
  8. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 62 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. IV, p. 24).
  9. [S434] Jane Beaton, The McKinney Family, above, (not giving the date or place).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Kate Beaton Johnson, memorial no. 57954034, viewed on 30 Jul 2012 (not giving the date or place).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Dr. Samuel Wister Johnson, memorial no. 30523913, viewed on 30 Jul 2012 (not giving the date or place).

Benjamin Johnson Fortson1

M, ID# 2346, b. 1908, d. 27 March 1941
  • Obituary*: "BEN J. FORTSON, FORMER CORSICANAN, ACCIDENT VICTIM
       "J. H. CLAYTON OF CORSICANA SERIOUSLY INJURED IN OKLAHOMA ACCIDENT
       "CHICKASHA, Okla., March 27 [1941].—(AP)—Ben J. Fortson, 31, Fort Worth, Texas, was killed and J. H. Clayton, Corsicana, Texas, was seriously injured today when their automobile plunged off a highway on a curve hear here, overturning three times.
       "Fortson was in the oil business in Fort Worth and the lumber business in Oklahoma City.
       "His widow is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kayser of Chickasha, and was visiting here at the time of the crash.
       "Funeral services for Fortson, a former Corsicanan, will be held in Fort Worth Friday morning at 11 o’clock, and the body will then be carried to Dallas for burial Friday afternoon.
       "Surviving are his wife, two children, Ben Fortson III and Kay Fortson, all of Oklahoma City; mother, Mrs. Earl Johnson Fortson, Fort Worth; a brother, Earl Fortson, and a sister, Carolyn Fortson, both of Fort Worth, and other relatives."10

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his tomb, is here.
  • Last Edited: 24 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S345] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 1 Jan 1998, (naming Benjamin Cravis Fortson as his father).
  3. [S345] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 1 Jan 1998, (naming Earle Johnson as his mother).
  4. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 22 Mar 1941, p. 1, col. 8 (obituary of Ben J. Fortson) (not giving the date but stating that he was thirty-one years old when he died on 27 Mar 1941).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Ben J. Fortson, memorial no. 107666491, viewed on 12 Aug 2014.
  6. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 22 Mar 1941, p. 1, col. 8 (obituary of Ben J. Fortson).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ben J. Fortson, memorial no. 107666491, viewed on 12 Aug 2014 (giving the year but no other information).
  8. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 22 Mar 1941, p. 1, col. 8 (obituary of Ben J. Fortson) (not naming the cemetery).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ben J. Fortson, memorial no. 107666491, viewed on 12 Aug 2014 (not giving the date).
  10. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 22 Mar 1941, p. 1, col. 8 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun, with obvious typographical errors corrected).

Caroline Fortson1

F, ID# 2348, b. 6 November 1915, d. May 1992
  • Birth*: She was born on 6 November 1915.4
  • Marriage*: She married Kenneth H. Wasson.5,6
  • Death*: She died in May 1992 at age 76.7
  • Other Names*: Caroline Fortson Wasson, Caroline Wasson, Carolyn Fortson Wasson, Carolyn Fortson.8
  • Last Edited: 12 Aug 2014

Family: Kenneth H. Wasson b. 29 Nov 1909, d. 18 Nov 1994

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S345] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 1 Jan 1998, (naming Benjamin Cravis Fortson as her father).
  3. [S345] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 1 Jan 1998, (naming Earle Johnson as her mother).
  4. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed 2 Sep 2007.
  5. [S345] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 1 Jan 1998, (giving her name as Carolyn).
  6. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 6 Jan 1962, sec. 1, p. 4 (obituary of Mrs. Earle J. Fortson) (identifying her as Mrs. Kenneth Wasson).
  7. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed 2 Sep 2007 (stating that she died in May 1992; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Wichita Falls, Texas when she died).
  8. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 22 Mar 1941, p. 1, col. 8 (obituary of Ben J. Fortson) (giving her name as Carolyn).

Ulysses ('Ulys' or 'Eules') S. McAllister

M, ID# 2349, b. 20 January 1807, d. 19 August 1880
  • Note*: He moved from Alabama to Monroe County in 1836 and married Sarah Fortson soon thereafter.11
  • Last Edited: 26 Aug 2005

Family: Sarah Frances Fortson b. 7 Dec 1818, d. 2 Oct 1897

Citations

  1. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," in A History of Monroe County, Mississippi, vol. 1 (n.p.: Monroe County Book Committee, 1988), pp. 658-59, (naming Barnabas McAllister as his father).
  2. [S295] Clara Moore Moody, "McAllister Family" (number F625), in A History of Monroe County, Mississippi, vol. 1 (n.p.: Monroe County Book Committee, 1988), pp. 657-58, (naming Barnabas McAllister as his father).
  3. [S767] John and Mary Williams, chart of descendants of Frederick Fortson, online, http://www.castlegate.net/howse/fortson/fortrept.htm, viewed on 14 Sep 2002 (naming Barnabas McAllister as his father).
  4. [S1050] Pauline Jones Gandrud, comp., Marriage Records of Greene County, Alabama 1823-1860 (Memphis, Tenn.: Milestone Press, 1969), p. 92 (naming Barnabas McAllister as his father).
  5. [S295] Clara Moore Moody, "McAllister Family" (number F625), above, (naming Elizabeth _____ as his mother).
  6. [S767] John and Mary Williams, chart of descendants of Frederick Fortson, online, above, viewed on 14 Sep 2002 (naming Elizabeth Moore as his mother).
  7. [S292] Clara Moore Moody, "James McAllister," in A History of Monroe County, Mississippi, vol. 1 (n.p.: Monroe County Book Committee, 1988), p. 659, (giving only the date).
  8. [S767] John and Mary Williams, chart of descendants of Frederick Fortson, online, above, viewed on 14 Sep 2002.
  9. [S292] Clara Moore Moody, "James McAllister," above.
  10. [S1050] Pauline Jones Gandrud, comp., Marriage Records of Greene County, Alabama 1823-1860, above, p. 92.
  11. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," above.
  12. [S292] Clara Moore Moody, "James McAllister," above, (naming Ulysses S. McAllister as his father).
  13. [S292] Clara Moore Moody, "James McAllister," above, (naming Ulysses S. McAllister as her father).

Mary Eugenia ('Jennie') McAllister

F, ID# 2350, b. 10 January 1842, d. 1 July 1905
  • Note*: She attended Aberdeen Female Seminary and was a musician and artist. One source says that she was born in 1847 near Aberdeen, Mississippi.6,8
  • Last Edited: 14 Sep 2002

Family 2: Edmond Ironsides Higgason b. 12 Apr 1842, d. 18 Nov 1873

Citations

  1. [S292] Clara Moore Moody, "James McAllister," in A History of Monroe County, Mississippi, vol. 1 (n.p.: Monroe County Book Committee, 1988), p. 659, (naming Ulysses S. McAllister as her father).
  2. [S292] Clara Moore Moody, "James McAllister," above, (naming Sarah F. Fortson as her mother).
  3. [S767] John and Mary Williams, chart of descendants of Frederick Fortson, online, http://www.castlegate.net/howse/fortson/fortrept.htm, viewed on 14 Sep 2002.
  4. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4 giving his name as Edmund J. Higgason and not giving the date or place). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  5. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," in A History of Monroe County, Mississippi, vol. 1 (n.p.: Monroe County Book Committee, 1988), pp. 658-59, (stating that they married in 1868 in Aberdeen, Miss.).
  6. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," above.
  7. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," above, (giving only the year and place).
  8. [S767] John and Mary Williams, chart of descendants of Frederick Fortson, online, above, viewed on 14 Sep 2002 (stating that she was a graduate of Aberdeen Female Seminary).
  9. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," above, (naming Mary Eugenia McAllister Higgason as his mother).
  10. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," above, (naming Mary Eugenia McAllister Higgason as her mother).
  11. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," above, (naming Eugenia McAllister as his mother).
  12. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," above, (naming Eugenia McAllister as her mother).