Edmond Ironsides Higgason

M, ID# 2351, b. 12 April 1842, d. 18 November 1873
  • Note*: He served in Company I of the 11th Mississippi Regiment, Confederate States Army, in the Civil War.10,5
  • Last Edited: 23 Jan 2004

Family: Mary Eugenia ('Jennie') McAllister b. 10 Jan 1842, d. 1 Jul 1905

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 Dr. George Higgason as his father).
  2. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," above, (naming Mary Davis as his mother).
  3. [S292] Clara Moore Moody, "James McAllister," in A History of Monroe County, Mississippi, vol. 1 (n.p.: Monroe County Book Committee, 1988), p. 659, (stating that he was thirty-one years old when he died in 1873 without giving his date or place of birth).
  4. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," above, (stating that he was born in 1842 without naming the place).
  5. [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.
  6. [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.
  7. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," above, (stating that they married in 1868 in Aberdeen, Miss.).
  8. [S292] Clara Moore Moody, "James McAllister," above, (giving the date without naming the place).
  9. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," above, (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  10. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," above.
  11. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," above, (naming Edmond Ironsides Higgason as his father).
  12. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," above, (naming Edmond Ironsides Higgason as her father and noting that she was born after his death).

Edmonia Ironsides Higgason1

F, ID# 2352, b. 20 June 1874, d. 18 November 1943
  • Last Edited: 19 Jul 2003

Family 1: John Summerfield Yeates b. 1872, d. 16 Oct 1900

Family 2: J. B. Nichols

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4. 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. [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 Edmond Ironsides Higgason as her father and noting that she was born after his death).
  3. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," above, (naming Eugenia McAllister as her mother).
  4. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," above, (giving only the date).
  5. [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.
  6. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4 (giving only his surname and not giving the date or place).
  7. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above.
  8. [S293] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "McAllister Family," above, (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  9. [S767] John and Mary Williams, chart of descendants of Frederick Fortson, online, above, viewed on 14 Sep 2002 (naming Edmonia Ironsides Higgason as his mother).

John Summerfield Yeates

M, ID# 2353, b. 1872, d. 16 October 1900
  • Last Edited: 14 Sep 2002

Family: Edmonia Ironsides Higgason b. 20 Jun 1874, d. 18 Nov 1943

Citations

  1. [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 Elijah Yeates as his father).
  2. [S767] John and Mary Williams, chart of descendants of Frederick Fortson, online, above, viewed on 14 Sep 2002 (naming Eunice Harrell as his mother).
  3. [S767] John and Mary Williams, chart of descendants of Frederick Fortson, online, above, viewed on 14 Sep 2002.
  4. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4 (giving only his surname 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. [S767] John and Mary Williams, chart of descendants of Frederick Fortson, online, above, viewed on 14 Sep 2002 (naming John Summerfield Yeates as his father).

J. B. Nichols

M, ID# 2354
  • Last Edited: 19 Jul 2003

Family: Edmonia Ironsides Higgason b. 20 Jun 1874, d. 18 Nov 1943

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.

George W. Blair

M, ID# 2355
  • Last Edited: 25 Mar 2000

Family: Mary Ann Mildred Fortson b. 5 Mar 1815

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4 (not giving his first name or 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.
  2. [S558] Kathleen Paul Jones and Pauline Jones Gandrud, comps., Alabama Records (Easley, S.C.?: Southern Historical Press, 1980), vol. 2, p. 9.
  3. [S560] Pauline Jones Gandrud, Marriage Records of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama (Memphis, Tenn.: The Milestone Press, 1968), p. 40 (citing bk. 2 ["book dated Jan. 2, 1837 to Feb. 9, 1843"], p. 22.

James Almond

M, ID# 2356
  • Last Edited: 16 Dec 2001

Family: Amanda N. M. Fortson b. 19 Aug 1817, d. 6 Aug 1898

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4 (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.
  2. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), pp. 247, 276 (citing to Marriages, Record Book 1830-1838, Elbert County, Ga., p. 199). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  3. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark from bible of Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., in Navarro County [Tex.] Records, comp. by James Blair Chapter, D.A.R. (Corsicana, Tex.: n.pub., n.d.), pp. 9-11, (giving only the date). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.

Martha A. Mills

F, ID# 2357
  • Last Edited: 16 Dec 2001

Family: Benjamin G. Fortson b. 6 Jul 1815, d. 15 Sep 1885

Citations

  1. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), p. 255 (citing to Marriages, 1836-1850, Elbert County, Ga., p. 78). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  2. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark from bible of Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., in Navarro County [Tex.] Records, comp. by James Blair Chapter, D.A.R. (Corsicana, Tex.: n.pub., n.d.), pp. 9-11, (not giving the date or place). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.

Nancy Ham

F, ID# 2358, b. 31 October 1812, d. 12 August 1887
  • Other Names*: Nancy Ham Fortson, Nancy Fortson, Nancy Hane.24

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 2 Jul 2015

Family: Richard F. Fortson b. 2 Jan 1813, d. 29 May 1894

Citations

  1. [S590] James P. Lynch, electronic mail to e-mail address, 01 Jan 2001, (naming John Ham of Elbert Co., Ga. as her father).
  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. 225 (naming John Ham as her father).
  3. [S653] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 20 Sep 2001, (naming Elizabeth ['Betsey'] Gatewood as her mother).
  4. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3 (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.
  5. [S590] James P. Lynch, electronic mail to e-mail address, 01 Jan 2001, (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 225 (giving the date but not the place).
  7. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 62 (giving the date but not the place).
  9. [S1185] Standard certificate of death (Georgia State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 11375 for Sophia Ham Fortson, filed with local registrar on 10 Apr 1924, Mrs. Pope Deadwyler, informant, per copy viewed on Georgia's Virtual Vault, http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/gadeaths.php, on 2 Jan 2009, (stating that she was born in Elbert County, Georgia but not giving the date).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Nancy Fortson, memorial no. 46806707, viewed on 2 Jul 2015 (giving the date but not the place).
  11. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), p. 248 (citing to Will Book N, Mixed Records, Elbert County, Ga., p. 199). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  12. [S590] James P. Lynch, electronic mail to e-mail address, 01 Jan 2001, (not giving the date or place).
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 225.
  14. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), groom index, p. 14.
  15. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166 (not giving the date or place).
  16. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 62 (stating that she was the wife of Richard Fortson but not giving the date).
  17. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Nancy Fortson, memorial no. 46806707, viewed on 2 Jul 2015 (not giving the date or place).
  18. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Richard Fortson, memorial no. 46806706, viewed on 2 Jul 2015 (not giving the date or place).
  19. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 3.
  20. [S590] James P. Lynch, electronic mail to e-mail address, 01 Jan 2001.
  21. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166.
  22. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 62.
  23. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Nancy Fortson, memorial no. 46806707, viewed on 2 Jul 2015.
  24. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy J. Fortson Fortson, memorial no. 58778317, viewed on 27 Feb 2012 (giving her name as Nancy Hane).
  25. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225, 236 (naming Nancy Ham as his mother).
  26. [S809] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jan 2003, (naming Nancy Ham Fortson as his mother).
  27. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 167 (naming Nancy Ham as his mother).
  28. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 225 (naming Nancy Ham as his mother).
  29. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225, 229 (naming Nancy Ham as her mother).
  30. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166 (naming Nancy Ham as her mother).
  31. [S1185] Death registration for Sophia Ham Fortson, above, (naming Nancy Ham as her mother and stating that her mother was born in Elbert County, Georgia).
  32. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225, 229 (naming Nancy Ham as his mother).
  33. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225, 230 (naming Nancy Ham as his mother).
  34. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166 (naming Nancy Ham as his mother).
  35. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for John B Fortson, memorial no. 46806702, viewed on 2 Jul 2015 (naming Nancy _____ as his mother).
  36. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225, 236, 692, 708 (naming Nancy Ham as her mother).
  37. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy J. Fortson Fortson, memorial no. 58778317, viewed on 27 Feb 2012 (naming Nancy Hane as her mother).
  38. [S774] Bonnie Fortson Pierce, electronic mail to e-mail address, 28 Sep 2002, (naming Nancy Ham as his mother).

John Ham1

M, ID# 2359, b. 17 October 1763, d. 29 July 1821
  • Note*: He lived in Elbert County, Georgia.1,5
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2003

Family: Elizabeth ('Betsey') Gatewood b. 12 Jan 1771, d. 23 Jun 1861

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3. 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. [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. 690.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225 (not giving the date or place but stating that he was from Elbert Co., Ga. and that his will was probated on 3 Sep 1821, citing "Will Book L, page 447," presumably of Elbert Co., Ga.), 690 (giving the date but not naming the place).
  4. [S653] Eric Blue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 20 Sep 2001, (naming the place but not giving the date).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 225.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 690 (naming John Ham as her father).
  7. [S590] James P. Lynch, electronic mail to e-mail address, 01 Jan 2001, (naming John Ham of Elbert Co., Ga. as her father).
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 225 (naming John Ham as her father).

Abner Adams

M, ID# 2360, b. 26 March 1800, d. 13 November 1851
  • Note*: One source gives 1 Nov 1800 as his birthdate.6
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2004

Family: Elizabeth A. ('Betsy') Fortson b. 1 Nov 1810, d. 26 May 1839

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. 223 (naming Thomas Adams as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223 (naming Sarah Ford as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223.
  4. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), pp. 241, 276 (citing to Will Book N, Old Number, Elbert County, Ga., p. 410) (giving her name as Betsy). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  5. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), bride index, p. 14.
  6. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3. 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. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223 (naming Abner Adams as her father).
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223 (naming Abner Adams as his father).

Jonathan Harris

M, ID# 2361
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 2003

Family: Rachel W. Fortson b. 15 May 1808

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3 (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. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), pp. 237, 276 (citing to Will Book L, Mixed Records, Elbert County, Ga., p. 483). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  3. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark from bible of Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., in Navarro County [Tex.] Records, comp. by James Blair Chapter, D.A.R. (Corsicana, Tex.: n.pub., n.d.), pp. 9-11, (giving the date but not the place). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  4. [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. 223.
  5. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), bride index, p. 14.

Edmond Brewer Tate

M, ID# 2362, b. 8 April 1801, d. 30 October 1879
  • Note*: One source spells his name as Edmund.3
  • Last Edited: 14 Dec 2003

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. 222 (spelling his name as Edmund and naming Robert Tate as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 222 (spelling his name as Edmund and naming Patsy Brewer as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 222.
  4. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3 (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.
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 222 (spelling his name as Edmund).
  6. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), pp. 240, 276 (citing to Will Book L, Mixed Records, Elbert County, Ga., p. 484) (giving her name as Mahala). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  7. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark from bible of Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., in Navarro County [Tex.] Records, comp. by James Blair Chapter, D.A.R. (Corsicana, Tex.: n.pub., n.d.), pp. 9-11, (giving only the date, giving her name as Mahala, and spelling his surname as Tata). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  8. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, located in Elbert County, Georgia, online http://www.obcgs.com/tate.html, downloaded 14 Dec 2003 (giving their names as Edmond Brewer Tait and Mahaleth Fortson; giving the date but not naming the place).
  9. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), bride index, p. 14.
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 222 (naming Edmund B. Tate as her father).
  11. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, online, above (naming Edmond Brewer Tate as her father).
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 222 (naming Edmund B. Tate as his father).
  13. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, online, above (naming Edmond Brewer Tate as his father).

Robert Tate

M, ID# 2363
  • Note*: One source states that William Tate was the father of Edmond B. Tate.1
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 2003

Family: Patsy Brewer

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3. 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. [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. 222 (spelling his name as Edmund and naming Robert Tate as his father).

Patsy Brewer

F, ID# 2364
  • Note*: One source states that Elizabeth _____ was the mother of Edmond B. Tate.1
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 2003

Family: Robert Tate

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3. 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. [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. 222 (spelling his name as Edmund and naming Patsy Brewer as his mother).

Elmira Kinnebrew

F, ID# 2365, b. circa 1804, d. 1879
  • Note*: Her name may have been Kennebrew. It is unclear whether she is buried in Clayton County, Georgia or Rabun County, Georgia.12,13
  • Last Edited: 31 Jul 2005

Family 1: Thomas Fortson b. 12 Feb 1802, d. 1830

Family 2: Samuel Kerlin b. c 1802

Citations

  1. [S874] Patricia Max, electronic mail to killebrew-l, 18 Feb 2003.
  2. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3. 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. [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. 122.
  4. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark from bible of Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., in Navarro County [Tex.] Records, comp. by James Blair Chapter, D.A.R. (Corsicana, Tex.: n.pub., n.d.), pp. 9-11, (giving the date but not naming the place). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  5. [S874] Patricia Max, electronic mail to killebrew-l, 18 Feb 2003, (giving his name as Thomas Fortson III).
  6. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), groom index, p. 14 (giving her name as Mira Kennebrew).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 122 (spelling his surname as Kirlen).
  8. [S874] Patricia Max, electronic mail to killebrew-l, 18 Feb 2003, (giving his surname as Kirlen and alternatively as Kerlen).
  9. [S1030] Jan Kerlin, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 21 Jul 2005, (not giving the date or place and spelling his surname as Kerlin).
  10. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 3 (giving the year but not the place).
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 122 (giving the year but not the place).
  12. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 3 (stating that she is buried in Clayton, Rabun County, Georgia).
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 122 (stating that she is buried in Clayton County, Georgia).
  14. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 122 (naming Elmira Kinnebrew as his mother).
  15. [S874] Patricia Max, electronic mail to killebrew-l, 18 Feb 2003, (naming Elmira Kinnebrew as his mother).
  16. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 122, 133 (naming Elmira Kinnebrew as his mother).
  17. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 122, 188 (naming Elmira Kinnebrew as his mother).
  18. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 122, 222 (naming Elmira Kinnebrew as her mother).
  19. [S874] Patricia Max, electronic mail to killebrew-l, 18 Feb 2003, (naming Elmira Kinnebrew as her mother).

Maj. George Green Higginbotham

M, ID# 2366, b. 15 July 1791, d. 6 May 1859
  • Note*: He served under Gen. Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812.3
  • Last Edited: 25 Aug 2006

Family: Sarah ('Sallie') Fortson b. 30 Mar 1800, d. 7 May 1858

Citations

  1. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998, (naming Col. Samuel Higginbotham as his father).
  2. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998, (naming Jane Satterwhite as his mother).
  3. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3. 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. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998.
  5. [S1053] Mrs. S. M. Marshall, comp., Greene County, Alabama Records (Columbus, Miss.: Blewett Co., rev. 1980), p. 44.
  6. [S1051] O'Levia Neil Wilson Wiese, ed., Cemetery Records of Greene County, Alabama and Related Areas: The Journal of Mrs. Mary Marshall (Waco, Tex.: n.pub., 1980), p. 22.
  7. [S525] e-mail address, electronic mail to e-mail address, 22 Nov 1999, (attributing information to a compilation of Elbert Co., Ga. marriages from 1808 to 1850 made by Beverly Morris Higginbotham and transcribed by William Morris Higginbotham).
  8. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark from bible of Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., in Navarro County [Tex.] Records, comp. by James Blair Chapter, D.A.R. (Corsicana, Tex.: n.pub., n.d.), pp. 9-11, (giving the date but not the place). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  9. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), bride index, p. 14.
  10. [S1051] O'Levia Neil Wilson Wiese, ed., Cemetery Records of Greene County, Alabama, above, p. 24 (giving her name as Sallie and not giving the date or place).
  11. [S1053] Mrs. S. M. Marshall, comp., Greene County, Alabama Records, above, p. 44 (giving her name as Sallie and not giving the date or place).
  12. [S1053] Mrs. S. M. Marshall, comp., Greene County, Alabama Records, above, p. 44 (giving the date but not the place).
  13. [S1051] O'Levia Neil Wilson Wiese, ed., Cemetery Records of Greene County, Alabama, above, p. 22 (giving the date but not the place).
  14. [S1051] O'Levia Neil Wilson Wiese, ed., Cemetery Records of Greene County, Alabama, above, p. 22 (identifying it as Clinton Cemetery at Old Ebeneezer [sic] Church).
  15. [S1053] Mrs. S. M. Marshall, comp., Greene County, Alabama Records, above, p. 44 (naming George G. Higginbotham as her father).
  16. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998, (naming Maj. George Green Higginbotham as her father).
  17. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998, (naming Maj. George Green Higginbotham as his father).

Tabitha ('Tabby') Haley

F, ID# 2367, b. 1801, d. 1828
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2004

Family: Easton Fortson b. 4 Jun 1798, d. 19 Jul 1851

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3. 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. 3 (giving the date but not the place).
  3. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), p. 236 (citing to Will Book L, Mixed Records, Elbert County, Ga., p. 378). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  4. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark from bible of Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., in Navarro County [Tex.] Records, comp. by James Blair Chapter, D.A.R. (Corsicana, Tex.: n.pub., n.d.), pp. 9-11, (giving the date but not the place). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  5. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), groom index, p. 14 (spelling his name as Eason).
  6. [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. 81 (naming Tabitha Haley as his mother).

Haley Fortson1

M, ID# 2368, b. 24 May 1821, d. 11 August 1898
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2017

Family 1: Elizabeth J. Hanson b. 22 Jun 1819, d. 25 Jan 1853

Family 2: Elizabeth Catherine Prather b. 17 Mar 1829, d. 20 Jul 1871

Family 3: Alice L. McEwen b. 13 Apr 1851, d. 13 Aug 1883

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. [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. 81 (naming Easton Fortson as his father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 81 (naming Tabitha Haley as his mother).
  4. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), p. 434 (chart of descendants of James Hailey and Ann Elnora Cloud) (spelling his name as Hailey). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 81.
  6. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County, above, p. 434 (chart of descendants of James Hailey and Ann Elnora Cloud) (giving the date but not the place).
  7. [S1119] Wilkes County, Ga. marriages, 1792-1925, online http://www.giddeon.com/wilkes/vitals/marriages
  8. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County, above, p. 434 (chart of descendants of James Hailey and Ann Elnora Cloud) (supposition as to date, based on children's birth dates).
  9. [S111] Supposition as to date, (based on children's birth dates).
  10. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County, above, p. 434 (chart of descendants of James Hailey and Ann Elnora Cloud).
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 88 (naming Haley Fortson as his father).

Benjamin F. Fortson1

M, ID# 2369, b. 31 October 1823, d. 7 March 1896

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 10 Oct 2013

Family 1: Martha Ham b. 22 Nov 1823

Family 2: Mary Jones b. 6 Jan 1840, d. 22 Aug 1912

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. [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. 81 (naming Easton Fortson as his father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 81 (naming Tabitha Haley as his mother).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 81 (giving only the date).
  5. [S773] E. A. Ferguson, electronic mail to e-mail address, 24 Sep 2002.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Benjamin Fortson, memorial no. 89449601, viewed on 10 Oct 2013 (giving the date but not the place).
  7. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), p. 255 (date and place) (citing to Marriages, 1836-1850, Elbert County, Ga., p. 164). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  8. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County, above, p. 434 (chart of descendants of James Hailey and Ann Elnora Cloud) (no date or place).
  9. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County, above, p. 434 (chart of descendants of James Hailey and Ann Elnora Cloud) (not giving the date or place but stating that she was his second wife).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary J. Fortson, memorial no. 89449793, viewed on 10 Oct 2013.
  11. [S1281] The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Ga., 25 Aug 1912, p. 2 (obituary of Mrs. Mary Fortson) (referring to her as "widow of the late Benjamin Fortson").
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Benjamin Fortson, memorial no. 89449601, viewed on 10 Oct 2013.
  13. [S773] E. A. Ferguson, electronic mail to e-mail address, 24 Sep 2002, (naming Benjamin F. Fortson as her father).

Maria Juliette Evans

F, ID# 2370
  • Last Edited: 23 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. [S462] Judge Baxter McFarland, Holliday Family (1919), (naming Maria Holliday Elkin as her mother). Evans Memorial Library, Aberdeen, Mississippi, provided a copy of this handwritten work from their vertical files to Roger Bartlett in March 1999. It is available online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui45.htm
  2. [S462] Judge Baxter McFarland, Holliday Family, above, (naming Julian T. Evans as her father).

Julian Tompkins Evans Jr.

M, ID# 2371
  • Last Edited: 23 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. [S462] Judge Baxter McFarland, Holliday Family (1919), (naming Julian T. Evans as his father). Evans Memorial Library, Aberdeen, Mississippi, provided a copy of this handwritten work from their vertical files to Roger Bartlett in March 1999. It is available online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui45.htm
  2. [S462] Judge Baxter McFarland, Holliday Family, above, (naming Maria Holliday Elkin as his mother).

Carolyn Holliday Evans

F, ID# 2372
  • Last Edited: 23 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. [S462] Judge Baxter McFarland, Holliday Family (1919), (naming Julian T. Evans as her father). Evans Memorial Library, Aberdeen, Mississippi, provided a copy of this handwritten work from their vertical files to Roger Bartlett in March 1999. It is available online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui45.htm
  2. [S462] Judge Baxter McFarland, Holliday Family, above, (naming Maria Holliday Elkin as her mother).

Susan Ham

F, ID# 2373, b. 12 November 1803, d. 17 August 1866
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2004

Family: Easton Fortson b. 4 Jun 1798, d. 19 Jul 1851

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3. 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. 3 (giving only the date).
  3. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), p. 245 (citing to Will Book N, Mixed Records, Elbert County, Ga., p. 351). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  4. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark from bible of Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., in Navarro County [Tex.] Records, comp. by James Blair Chapter, D.A.R. (Corsicana, Tex.: n.pub., n.d.), pp. 9-11, (giving only the date). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  5. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), groom index, p. 14.
  6. [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. 81 (naming Susan Ham as her mother).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 81 (naming Susan Ham as his mother).

Elizabeth Ann Fortson1

F, ID# 2374, b. 15 February 1833
  • Birth*: She was born on 15 February 1833.4
  • Last Edited: 25 Mar 2001

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. [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. 81 (naming Easton Fortson as her father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 81 (naming Susan Ham as her mother).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 81.

John Easton Fortson1

M, ID# 2375, b. 17 March 1835
  • Birth*: He was born on 17 March 1835.4
  • Last Edited: 25 Mar 2001

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. [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. 81 (naming Easton Fortson as his father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 81 (naming Susan Ham as his mother).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 81.

Stephen Ham Fortson1

M, ID# 2376, b. 19 October 1836, d. 12 April 1916
  • Other Names*: Stephen Fortson.

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 2 Jul 2015

Family 1: Mary White b. 16 Dec 1840, d. 7 Jan 1882

Family 2: Ellen Hill b. 4 Jan 1847

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. [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. 81 (naming Easton Fortson as his father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 81 (naming Susan Ham as his mother).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 81.
  5. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 167.
  6. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 63.
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Stephen Ham Fortson, memorial no. 46806802, viewed on 2 Jul 2015.
  8. [S613] Greg & Winn _____, electronic mail to e-mail address, 1 Mar 2001.
  9. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), pp. 166, 167 (stating that she was the first wife of Stephen Ham Fortson).
  10. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 62 (stating that she was the wife of S. H. Fortson).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary White Fortson, memorial no. 46806803, viewed on 2 Jul 2015 (stating that the inscription on her grave marker says she was Stephen's first wife).
  12. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), pp. 166, 167 (stating that she was the second wife of Stephen Ham Fortson).
  13. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 62 (stating that she was the wife of Stephen H. Fortson).
  14. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ellen Hill Fortson, memorial no. 46806804, viewed on 2 Jul 2015 (stating that the inscription on her grave marker says she was Stephen's second wife).
  15. [S613] Greg & Winn _____, electronic mail to e-mail address, 1 Mar 2001, (naming Stephen Ham Fortson as his father).
  16. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 167 (naming Stephen Ham Fortson as his father).
  17. [S1317] Savannah Morning News, Savannah, Ga., online archive at http://savnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/savnewspapers-j2k/… 16 Nov 1874, p. 1, col. 1, "Affairs in Georgia" (naming Stephen Fortson as his father).
  18. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William W. Fortson, memorial no. 46806805, viewed on 2 Jul 2015 (naming Stephen Ham Fortson as his father).
  19. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Stephen Ham Fortson, memorial no. 46806802, viewed on 2 Jul 2015 (naming Stephen Ham Fortson as his father).
  20. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166 (naming Stephen Ham Fortson as his father).
  21. [S929] Early Cemeteries and Gravestones Elbert County, Georgia (Elberton, Ga.: Elbert County Hist. Soc'y, 1874), p. 63 (naming Stephen H. Fortson as his father).
  22. [S613] Greg & Winn _____, electronic mail to e-mail address, 1 Mar 2001, (naming Stephen Ham Fortson as her father).
  23. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 166 (naming Stephen Ham Fortson as her father).

Samuel Anthony Fortson

M, ID# 2377, b. 2 September 1876, d. 23 July 1939
  • Note*: He was born in the home of his grandfather, James W. Barksdale, about eighteen miles from Washington, Georgia.1
  • Last Edited: 14 Oct 2001

Family: Alice Etta Lombard b. 17 Dec 1876

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 2. 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. [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. 481.

Alice Etta Lombard

F, ID# 2378, b. 17 December 1876
  • Last Edited: 17 Mar 1998

Family: Samuel Anthony Fortson b. 2 Sep 1876, d. 23 Jul 1939

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 2. 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.

George Rowley Lombard1

M, ID# 2379
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 1996

Family: Alice Kendrick

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.

Alice Kendrick1

F, ID# 2380
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 1996

Family: George Rowley Lombard

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.

Samuel Donald Fortson

M, ID# 2381, b. 27 April 1900, d. June 1976
  • Last Edited: 14 Oct 2001

Family: Edith Kathryn Marks b. 20 Jan 1899, d. Dec 1976

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3 (giving only 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. [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. 482 (giving only the date).
  3. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 14 Oct 2001 (giving only the date).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 482.
  5. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 14 Oct 2001 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Asheville, N.C. when he died).

Lombard Fortson

M, ID# 2382, b. 5 June 1902, d. March 1975
  • Last Edited: 14 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3 (giving only 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. [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. 484.
  3. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 14 Oct 2001 (giving only the date).
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 14 Oct 2001 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Augusta, Ga. when he died).

Howard Anthony Fortson

M, ID# 2383, b. 27 December 1903, d. March 1973
  • Last Edited: 14 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3 (giving only 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. [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. 485 (giving only the date).
  3. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 14 Oct 2001 (giving only the date).
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 14 Oct 2001 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Los Gatos, Calif. when he died).

Martha Fortson

F, ID# 2384, b. 29 July 1905, d. May 1979
  • Last Edited: 14 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3 (giving only 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. [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. 486 (giving only the date).
  3. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 14 Oct 2001 (giving only the date).
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 14 Oct 2001 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. when she died).

Samuel Anthony Fortson Jr.

M, ID# 2386, b. 14 June 1908, d. 18 June 1999
  • Last Edited: 14 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3 (giving only 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. [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. 487 (giving only the date).
  3. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 14 Oct 2001 (giving only the date).
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 14 Oct 2001 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Greenville, S.C. when he died).

Charles Ogilvie Fortson

M, ID# 2387, b. 24 March 1916, d. 9 February 1993
  • Last Edited: 14 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3 (giving only 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. [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. 488 (giving only the date).
  3. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 14 Oct 2001 (giving only the date).
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 14 Oct 2001 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Los Gatos, Calif. when he died).

Samuel Anthony Fortson

M, ID# 2388, b. 30 June 1850, d. 25 September 1876
  • Note*: He was a "very devout and godly man." In 1873 he graduated from Emory College, then in Oxford, Georgia, where he was a member of the A.T.O. fraternity. At age twenty-six he died of a heart attack at the home of his half-sister, Sarah Caroline Neal, while returning from a business trip.10
  • Last Edited: 31 Dec 2006

Family: Mary ('Molly') Elizabeth Barksdale b. 6 Sep 1855, d. 4 Feb 1901

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. 371 (naming Benjamin Winn Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 371 (naming Rebecca Hannah Ogilvie as his mother).
  3. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 2. 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. [S681] Pope's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, online ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/wilkes/cemeteries/popechap.txt (giving only the date).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 481.
  6. [S1121] Resthaven Cemetery, Wilkes Co., Ga., online http://www.giddeon.com/wilkes/cemeteries, viewed on 31 Dec 2006 (not giving the date or place).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 479, 480.
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 367, 480.
  9. [S681] Pope's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, online, above.
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 480.

Mary ('Molly') Elizabeth Barksdale

F, ID# 2389, b. 6 September 1855, d. 4 February 1901
  • Note*: She attended Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. "Her hair was very black, her eyes were blue, and with such tenderness and gentleness, she was truly a womanly woman."4
  • Last Edited: 31 Dec 2006

Family 1: Samuel Anthony Fortson b. 30 Jun 1850, d. 25 Sep 1876

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. 481 (naming James Barksdale as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 481 (naming Frances Wooten as her mother).
  3. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 2 (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.
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 481.
  5. [S1121] Resthaven Cemetery, Wilkes Co., Ga., online http://www.giddeon.com/wilkes/cemeteries, viewed on 31 Dec 2006 (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 2.
  7. [S1121] Resthaven Cemetery, Wilkes Co., Ga., online, above, viewed on 31 Dec 2006 (not giving the date or place).
  8. [S1121] Resthaven Cemetery, Wilkes Co., Ga., online, above, viewed on 31 Dec 2006.
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 481 (stating that she is buried in Washington, Georgia).

Benjamin Winn Fortson1

M, ID# 2390, b. 8 August 1808, d. 22 July 1884
  • Last Edited: 2 Jan 2009

Family 1: Mary A. H. Landrum b. 25 Mar 1814, d. 17 Apr 1840

Family 2: Rebecca Hannah Ogilvie b. 12 Jan 1815, d. 4 Jul 1896

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 2. 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. [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. 358, 342 (naming Richard Fortson as his father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 358 (naming Lucy Arnold as his mother).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 358.
  5. [S680] Sonya Neal Murphree, electronic mail to e-mail address, 2 Oct 2001.
  6. [S681] Pope's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, online ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/wilkes/cemeteries/popechap.txt (giving only the date).
  7. [S1187] Standard certificate of death (Georgia State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 38010 for Mrs. Annie Fortson Boyd, filed with local registrar on 15 Dec 1924, Emory F. Boyd, informant, per copy viewed on Georgia's Virtual Vault, http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/gadeaths.php, on 2 Jan 2009, (giving the place but not the date).
  8. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 2 (spelling his middle name as Wynn and stating that they married on 20 Apr 1841 without naming the place).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 359 (stating that they married on 20 Apr 1841 without naming the place), 366 (stating that they married in Oglethorpe Co., Ga. without giving the date and citing to marriage certificate recirded 26 Apr 1841 in book C, p. 110).
  10. [S680] Sonya Neal Murphree, electronic mail to e-mail address, 2 Oct 2001, (giving her name as Rebecca Hannah Ogilvie and stating that they married on 20 Apr 1841 without naming the place).
  11. [S681] Pope's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, online, above (giving 25 Jul 1884 as his death date).
  12. [S891] Sonya Neal Murphree, electronic mail to e-mail address, 14 Dec 2003.
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 359 (naming Benjamin Winn Fortson as her father).
  14. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 359 (stating that grave marker reads "infant daughter of B. W. and M. A. H. Fortson").
  15. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 359 (naming Benjamin Winn Fortson as his father).
  16. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 371 (naming Benjamin Winn Fortson as her father).
  17. [S1187] Death registration for Mrs. Annie Fortson Boyd, above, (naming Benjamin W. Fortson as her father).
  18. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 371 (naming Benjamin Winn Fortson as his father).

Rebecca Hannah Ogilvie

F, ID# 2391, b. 12 January 1815, d. 4 July 1896
  • Last Edited: 2 Jan 2009

Family: Benjamin Winn Fortson b. 8 Aug 1808, d. 22 Jul 1884

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. 359 (naming James Ogilvie, Jr. as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 359 (naming Elizabeth Watson as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 359.
  4. [S680] Sonya Neal Murphree, electronic mail to e-mail address, 2 Oct 2001.
  5. [S681] Pope's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, online ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/wilkes/cemeteries/popechap.txt (giving only the date).
  6. [S1187] Standard certificate of death (Georgia State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 38010 for Mrs. Annie Fortson Boyd, filed with local registrar on 15 Dec 1924, Emory F. Boyd, informant, per copy viewed on Georgia's Virtual Vault, http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/gadeaths.php, on 2 Jan 2009, (giving the place but not the date).
  7. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 2 (spelling his middle name as Wynn and stating that they married on 20 Apr 1841 without naming 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.
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 359 (stating that they married on 20 Apr 1841 without naming the place), 366 (stating that they married in Oglethorpe Co., Ga. without giving the date and citing to marriage certificate recirded 26 Apr 1841 in book C, p. 110).
  9. [S680] Sonya Neal Murphree, electronic mail to e-mail address, 2 Oct 2001, (giving her name as Rebecca Hannah Ogilvie and stating that they married on 20 Apr 1841 without naming the place).
  10. [S680] Sonya Neal Murphree, electronic mail to e-mail address, 2 Oct 2001, (giving only the date).
  11. [S681] Pope's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, online, above.
  12. [S891] Sonya Neal Murphree, electronic mail to e-mail address, 14 Dec 2003.
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 371 (naming Rebecca Hannah Ogilvie as her mother).
  14. [S1187] Death registration for Mrs. Annie Fortson Boyd, above, (naming Rebecca Ogilvie as her mother).
  15. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 371 (naming Rebecca Hannah Ogilvie as his mother).

Mary A. H. Landrum

F, ID# 2392, b. 25 March 1814, d. 17 April 1840
  • Last Edited: 13 Oct 2001

Family: Benjamin Winn Fortson b. 8 Aug 1808, d. 22 Jul 1884

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. 359 (naming John Landrum as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 359.
  3. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 2. 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. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 358.
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 359, 371.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 359 (naming Mary A. H. Landrum as her mother).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 359 (stating that grave marker reads "infant daughter of B. W. and M. A. H. Fortson").
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 359 (naming Mary A. H. Landrum as his mother).

William Arnold Jr.1

M, ID# 2393
  • Last Edited: 5 Oct 2002

Family: Susannah Tate

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 2. 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. [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. 334 (stating that they married on 11 Oct 1773), 342 (not giving the date).
  3. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 2 (naming William Arnold as her father).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 334, 342 (naming William Arnold, Jr. as her father).

Daniel White

M, ID# 2394, b. 1746, d. 1808
  • Note*: He lived in Elbert County, Georgia.3,2
  • Last Edited: 13 Sep 2002

Family: Mary ('Polly') Ballinger

Citations

  1. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland: Ancestral Study of Wise and Allied Families (Sulphur, La.: n.pub., 1995), p. 100.
  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. 664.
  3. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 2. 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. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 664 (naming Daniel White as her father).
  5. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 2 (naming Daniel White as her father).

Col. Samuel Higginbotham1

M, ID# 2395
  • Note*: He was an officer from Virginia in the Revolutionary Army. They lived in Elbert County, Georgia.2,3,4
  • Last Edited: 12 Sep 2004

Family: Jane Satterwhite

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. 2 (stating that they lived in Elbert Co., Ga.).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 355.
  4. [S862] Chandler Eavenson, notes accompanying 1906 obituary of Asa Chandler Fortson, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/elbert/obits/…, viewed on 16 Aug 2003, (referring to him as a "Revolutionary Soldier").
  5. [S355] Rod Bush, "Fortson Family," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/FortsonA.htm, viewed on 5 Dec 1997 (naming Col. Samuel Higginbotham as her father).
  6. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998, (naming Col. Samuel Higginbotham as her father).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 355 (naming Col. Samuel Higginbotham as her father).
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 720 (giving her name as Viletta Higginbothem, naming Capt. Samuel Higginbothem as her father, and attributing information to James Fred Vickery, Sr., Atlanta, Ga., and Joseph Lester Vickery, Miami, Fla.).
  9. [S862] Chandler Eavenson, notes accompanying 1906 obituary of Asa Chandler Fortson, above, (naming Samuel Higginbotham as her father).
  10. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998, (spelling her first name as Viletta and naming Col. Samuel Higginbotham as her father).
  11. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998, (naming Col. Samuel Higginbotham as his father).

Jane Satterwhite1

F, ID# 2396
  • Last Edited: 12 Sep 2004

Family: Col. Samuel Higginbotham

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. [S355] Rod Bush, "Fortson Family," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/FortsonA.htm, viewed on 5 Dec 1997 (naming Jane Satterwhite as her mother).
  3. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998, (naming Jane Satterwhite as her mother).
  4. [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. 720 (giving her name as Viletta Higginbothem, naming Jane Satterwhite as her mother, and attributing information to James Fred Vickery, Sr., Atlanta, Ga., and Joseph Lester Vickery, Miami, Fla.).
  5. [S862] Chandler Eavenson, notes accompanying 1906 obituary of Asa Chandler Fortson, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/elbert/obits/…, viewed on 16 Aug 2003, (naming Jane Satterwhite as her mother).
  6. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998, (spelling her first name as Viletta and naming Jane Satterwhite as her mother).
  7. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998, (naming Jane Satterwhite as his mother).

William Fortson

M, ID# 2397, b. 1736, d. 8 April 1812
  • Note*: He probably was born in Caroline County, Virginia. He lived in Spotsylvania County, Virginia and later Lexington, Kentucky.5
  • Last Edited: 5 Sep 2011

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. 9 (naming Thomas Fortson, Sr. as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 9 (naming Mrs. Elizabeth Winn Richards Fortson as his mother).
  3. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 1 (giving only her first name). 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. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 10.
  5. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland: Ancestral Study of Wise and Allied Families (Sulphur, La.: n.pub., 1995), p. 98.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 9.
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 9 (citing to Fair, Roach, Roberts, Ridgeway and Allied Families, p. 178).

Mildred Marshall

F, ID# 2398, d. 14 April 1822
  • Note*: She had two sons by her first husband, _____ Ferguson, and probably was the daughter of John Marshall of Spotsylvania County, Virginia.2
  • Last Edited: 14 Sep 2002

Family 2: _____ Ferguson

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 1 (giving only her first name). 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. [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. 10.

Lucy Fortson1

F, ID# 2399
  • Last Edited: 5 Apr 1996

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 1. 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.

John Fortson1

M, ID# 2400
  • Last Edited: 5 Apr 1996

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 1. 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.