Chaniva Deloram Smith

F, ID# 20252, b. 15 August 1920, d. 17 July 2005
  • Last Edited: 10 Jan 2009

Family: Early David Fortson b. 6 Jan 1921, d. 2 Oct 1997

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 155 (naming Charley Andrew Smith as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 155 (naming Erah Elizabeth Harris as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 155.
  4. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 10 Jan 2009.
  5. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 10 Jan 2009 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Powder Springs, Ga. when she died).

Charley Andrew Smith

M, ID# 20253
  • Last Edited: 8 Jan 2009

Family: Erah Elizabeth Harris

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. 155.
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 155 (naming Charley Andrew Smith as her father).

Erah Elizabeth Harris

F, ID# 20254
  • Last Edited: 8 Jan 2009

Family: Charley Andrew Smith

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. 155.
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 155 (naming Erah Elizabeth Harris as her mother).

Fannie Elizabeth Ruff

F, ID# 20255, b. 26 March 1923, d. 10 January 1983
  • Other Names*: Fannie Ruff, Fannie Elizabeth Ruff Fortson, Fannie Elizabeth Fortson, Fannie Ruff Fortson, Fannie Fortson.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her interment marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 25 May 2019

Family: Bethune Jackson Fortson b. 30 Nov 1923, d. 19 Jan 2002

Citations

  1. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 10 Jan 2009.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Fannie Ruff Fortson, memorial no. 139243070, viewed on 25 May 2019.
  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. 155.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Bethune Jackson Fortson, memorial no. 139243167, viewed on 25 May 2019.
  5. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 10 Jan 2009 (giving the month and year of her death; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Powder Springs, Ga. when she died).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Fannie Ruff Fortson, memorial no. 139243070, viewed on 25 May 2019 (giving the date and place).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 155 (naming Fannie Ruff as her mother).
  8. [S1250] Salisbury Post, Salisbury, N.C., online, www.salisburypost.com, 24 May 2019 (obituary for Diane Fortson Grunden) (naming Fannie Ruff as her mother).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Diane Fortson Grunden, memorial no. 199415515, viewed on 24 May 2019 (naming Fannie Ruff Fortson as her mother).
  10. [S1574] North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Avis Diane Fortson, source reference number 39, viewed on 24 May 2019 (naming Fannie Elizabeth Ruff as her mother).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Fannie Ruff Fortson, memorial no. 139243070, viewed on 25 May 2019 (naming Fannie Ruff Fortson as her mother).

Joe Hubert Graham

M, ID# 20256, b. 2 May 1919, d. 18 May 2013

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes some family information, is here.
  • Last Edited: 4 Jul 2014

Family: Emma Ruth Fortson b. 22 Feb 1926, d. 19 Dec 1962

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Joe Hubert Graham, memorial no. 110955074, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (naming Leonard Washington Graham as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Joe Hubert Graham, memorial no. 110955074, viewed on 4 Jul 2014 (naming Ida Kanzadie Drake as his mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Joe Hubert Graham, memorial no. 110955074, viewed on 4 Jul 2014.
  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. 155.
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Emma Ruth Fortson Graham, memorial no. 132063288, viewed on 4 Jul 2014.

Mayro Bruce Lear

M, ID# 20258, b. 6 May 1919, d. 17 March 1993
  • Other Names*: Mayro Lear.

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2019

Family: Mildred Kathleen Fortson b. 13 Nov 1929, d. 15 Feb 2001

Citations

  1. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 10 Jan 2009 (giving the date but not the place).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mayro Bruce Lear, memorial no. 62777931, viewed on 26 May 2019 (giving the date and the place).
  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. 155.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mrs. Mildred Kathleen Fortson Lear, memorial no. 62777683, viewed on 26 May 2019.
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mayro Bruce Lear, memorial no. 62777931, viewed on 26 May 2019.
  6. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 10 Jan 2009 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Kannapolis, N.C. when he died).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 155 (naming Mayro Lear as his father).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Jimmy Early Bruce Lear, memorial no. 163345743, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming Mayro Bruce Lear as his father).

Herman Odel Adams

M, ID# 20259, b. 9 April 1925, d. 15 February 2004
  • Other Names*: Herman Adams.

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of his grave markers, is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2019

Family: Sarah Sue Fortson b. 20 Nov 1931, d. 8 Mar 2010

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. 156.
  2. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 12 Jan 2009.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Herman Adams, memorial no. 89268585, viewed on 26 May 2019.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Sarah Sue Fortson Adams, memorial no. 49427667, viewed on 26 May 2019 (not giving the date).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Herman Adams, memorial no. 89268585, viewed on 26 May 2019 (not giving the date).
  6. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 12 Jan 2009 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Danielsville, Ga. when he died).

Vicky Fortson

F, ID# 20270, b. March 1968, d. 23 December 1968
  • Birth*: She was born in March 1968.2
  • Death*: She died on 23 December 1968.2
  • Last Edited: 11 Jan 2013

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 156 (naming King Junior Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 156.

Jimmy Early Bruce Lear

M, ID# 20277, b. 6 May 1959, d. 17 December 1964
  • Other Names*: Jimmy Early Lear, Jimmy Bruce Lear, Jimmy Lear.

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave stone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2019

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. 155 (naming Mildred Katherlene Fortson as his mother).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Jimmy Early Bruce Lear, memorial no. 163345743, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming Mildred Kathleen Fortson Lear as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 155 (naming Mayro Lear as his father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Jimmy Early Bruce Lear, memorial no. 163345743, viewed on 26 May 2019 (naming Mayro Bruce Lear as his father).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Jimmy Early Bruce Lear, memorial no. 163345743, viewed on 26 May 2019.

Avis Diane Fortson

F, ID# 20295, b. 8 May 1953, d. 22 May 2019

Diane Fortson Grunden.
  • Other Names*: Avis Fortson, Avis Diane Fortson Grunden, Avis Diane Grunden, Avis Grunden.
  • Note*: • She was a life-long resident of the Kannapolis, North Carolina area.
    • She was a member of Sloan Lake Community Church, China Grove, North Carolina.
    • Diane graduated in 1971 from A. L. Brown High School in Kannapolis and earned an associate's degree from Rowan County Community College in medical office management.
    • She worked for many years at Cannon Mills as a pillow case hemmer and later at several optometrists' offices.
    • Diane was an avid reader and enjoyed trips to the beach with her family.
    • She was survived by her husband, two sons, and four grandsons.
    • Two sources give 9 May 1953 as her birth date.15,16

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 25 May 2019

Family:

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 155 (naming Bethune Jackson Fortson as her father).
  2. [S1250] Salisbury Post, Salisbury, N.C., online, www.salisburypost.com, 24 May 2019 (obituary for Diane Fortson Grunden) (naming Bethune Jackson Fortson as her father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Diane Fortson Grunden, memorial no. 199415515, viewed on 24 May 2019 (naming Bethune Jackson Fortson as her father).
  4. [S1574] North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Avis Diane Fortson, source reference number 39, viewed on 24 May 2019 (naming Bethune Jackson Fortson as her father).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Bethune Jackson Fortson, memorial no. 139243167, viewed on 25 May 2019 (naming Bethune Jackson Fortson as her father).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 155 (naming Fannie Ruff as her mother).
  7. [S1250] Salisbury Post, Salisbury, N.C., online, www.salisburypost.com, 24 May 2019 (obituary for Diane Fortson Grunden) (naming Fannie Ruff as her mother).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Diane Fortson Grunden, memorial no. 199415515, viewed on 24 May 2019 (naming Fannie Ruff Fortson as her mother).
  9. [S1574] North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Avis Diane Fortson, source reference number 39, viewed on 24 May 2019 (naming Fannie Elizabeth Ruff as her mother).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Fannie Ruff Fortson, memorial no. 139243070, viewed on 25 May 2019 (naming Fannie Ruff Fortson as her mother).
  11. [S1574] North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Avis Diane Fortson, source reference number 39, viewed on 24 May 2019.
  12. [S1250] Salisbury Post, Salisbury, N.C., online, www.salisburypost.com, 24 May 2019 (obituary for Diane Fortson Grunden).
  13. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Diane Fortson Grunden, memorial no. 199415515, viewed on 24 May 2019.
  14. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Diane Fortson Grunden, memorial no. 199415515, viewed on 24 May 2019 (naming the place but not giving the date).
  15. [S1250] Salisbury Post, Salisbury, N.C., online, www.salisburypost.com, 24 May 2019 (obituary for Diane Fortson Grunden) (first through seventh bullets).
  16. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Diane Fortson Grunden, memorial no. 199415515, viewed on 24 May 2019 (seventh bullet).