James Lemon Smith

M, ID# 21401, b. 30 September 1883, d. 25 September 1958
  • Other Names*: James Smith.
  • Note*: He served as a private in the U.S. Marine Corps.3

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of his grave markers, is here.
  • Last Edited: 25 Feb 2015

Family: Monnie Azzilee Turner b. 7 Oct 1891, d. 1983

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. 505.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for James Lemon Smith, memorial no. 36738609, viewed on 25 Feb 2015 (giving the year but no other information).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for James Lemon Smith, memorial no. 36738609, viewed on 25 Feb 2015.

Monnie Azzilee Turner

F, ID# 21402, b. 7 October 1891, d. 1983
  • Other Names*: Monnie Turner, Monnie Uzzilee Turner Smith, Monnie Azzilee Turner Smith, Monnie Turner Smith, Monnie Uzzilee Smith, Monnie Azzilee Smith, Monnie Smith.
  • Note*: A family history spells her middle name as Uzzilee.1

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of her grave markers, is here.
  • Last Edited: 25 Feb 2015

Family: James Lemon Smith b. 30 Sep 1883, d. 25 Sep 1958

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. 505.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Monnie Azzilee Turner Smith, memorial no. 36738612, viewed on 25 Feb 2015 (giving the year but no other information).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Monnie Azzilee Turner Smith, memorial no. 36738612, viewed on 25 Feb 2015.

Lynwood Trent Foster

M, ID# 21404, b. 1880, d. 1958
  • Other Names*: Lynwood Foster.
  • Note*: He was from Louisa County, Virginia.2

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 25 Feb 2015

Family: Eliza Henry Long b. 1882, d. 1975

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lynwood T. Foster, memorial no. 138735476, viewed on 25 Feb 2015.
  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. 506.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Eliza L. Foster, memorial no. 138735468, viewed on 25 Feb 2015.

Eliza Henry Long

F, ID# 21405, b. 1882, d. 1975
  • Other Names*: Eliza Henry Long Foster, Eliza Long Foster, Eliza Henry Foster, Eliza Foster.
  • Note*: She was from King William County, Virginia.2

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which incudes pictures of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 25 Feb 2015

Family: Lynwood Trent Foster b. 1880, d. 1958

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Eliza L. Foster, memorial no. 138735468, viewed on 25 Feb 2015.
  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. 506.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lynwood T. Foster, memorial no. 138735476, viewed on 25 Feb 2015.

Laura Blackshear Rogers

F, ID# 21413, b. 15 September 1915, d. 26 April 2017

Laura Blackshear Rogers Fortson from Boyd's 1973 Fortson family history.
  • Other Names*: Laura Blackshear Rogers Fortson, Laura Rogers Fortson, Laura Blackshear Fortson, Laura Fortson.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes her obituary, is here.
  • Last Edited: 6 Feb 2020

Family: Edwin Bugg Fortson b. 25 Jun 1913, d. 10 Jan 2007

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 508.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Laura Blackshear Rogers Fortson, memorial no. 178791138, viewed on 5 Feb 2020 (giving the date but not the place).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 508 ("with her parents attending").
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Edwin B. Fortson, memorial no. 179624055, viewed on 5 Feb 2020 (not giving the date or the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Laura Blackshear Rogers Fortson, memorial no. 178791138, viewed on 5 Feb 2020 (not giving the date or the place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Laura Blackshear Rogers Fortson, memorial no. 178791138, viewed on 5 Feb 2020 (stating that she died peacefully early that morning).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Laura Blackshear Rogers Fortson, memorial no. 178791138, viewed on 5 Feb 2020.
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 508, 509 (naming Laura Blackshear Rogers as his mother).
  9. [S1638] Obituary for Jonathan Clark Rogers Fortson, Online Athens, Athens, Ga., online at https://tinyurl.com/wntxlgl, viewed on 5 Feb 2020 (naming Laura R. Fortson as his mother).

Jonathan Clark Rogers Fortson

M, ID# 21416, b. 12 July 1952, d. 4 February 2019

Jonathan Clark Rogers Fortson, from an online obituary.

  • Other Names*: Jonathan Rogers Fortson, Jonathan Clark Fortson, Jonathan Fortson.
  • Note*: • From a family history: He "graduated from Athens High School in 1970, where he was a member of the National Honor Society, Quill and Scroll, co-editor of the Thumb Tack Tribune, Beta Club, Band, and Choraliers, a select choral ensemble. . . . He received the Good citizenship Award, and a scholarship to the Georgia High School Music Workshop, as well as attending a high school journalism workshop at the University of Minnesota where he won an award for scholastic achievement. Clark [was] . . . an Eagle Scout, Junior Assistant Scoutmaster and attended the 1967 Boy Scout World Jamboree in Idaho; [and a] member of Order of the Arrow."
    • From his obituary: He attended Duke University and graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor of fine arts in music. After college he enjoyed conducting local church choirs in Athens. Friends remember him as kind-hearted, thoughtful, and generous. He was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church in Athens and "a staunch member of the Democratic Party."8,9
  • Last Edited: 11 Feb 2020

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), pp. 508, 509 (naming Edwin Bugg Fortson as his father).
  2. [S1638] Obituary for Jonathan Clark Rogers Fortson, Online Athens, Athens, Ga., online at https://tinyurl.com/wntxlgl, viewed on 5 Feb 2020 (naming Edwin B. Fortson as his father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 508, 509 (naming Laura Blackshear Rogers as his mother).
  4. [S1638] Obituary for Jonathan Clark Rogers Fortson, online, above (naming Laura R. Fortson as his mother).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 508, 509.
  6. [S1638] Obituary for Jonathan Clark Rogers Fortson, online, above.
  7. [S1638] Obituary for Jonathan Clark Rogers Fortson, online, above (stating that he died of a sudden heart attack).
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 509 (with obvious typographical errors corrected) (first bullet).
  9. [S1638] Obituary for Jonathan Clark Rogers Fortson, online, above (second bullet).

Gail Wilson Fortson

F, ID# 21423, b. 13 November 1944, d. 29 June 2014

Gail Wilson Fortson from Boyd's 1973 Fortson family history.
  • Birth*: She was born on 13 November 1944 in New York, New York.2
  • Death*: She died on 29 June 2014 at age 69.
  • Other Names*: Gail Fortson.
  • Note*: She was a graduate of Dobbs Ferry High School in Dobbs Ferry, New York and Farleigh Dickenson College of New Jersey. In the late 1960s or early 1970s she was teaching grade school in Saugus, California.2
  • Last Edited: 11 Feb 2020

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. 510 (naming Frederick Ogilvie Fortson as her stepfather).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 510.

Hardy Walter Warnock

M, ID# 21426, b. 26 November 1881, d. 15 October 1950
  • Other Names*: Hardy Warnock.

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 19 Mar 2015

Family: Lyda Annie Gillis b. 25 Sep 1894, d. 31 Dec 1971

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 512.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Hardy Walter Warnock, memorial no. 73750201, viewed on 19 Mar 2015.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 512 (not giving the date; stating that she was his first wife).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Hardy Walter Warnock, memorial no. 73750201, viewed on 19 Mar 2015 (stating that she was his second wife).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lyda Annie Gillis Warnock, memorial no. 27658333, viewed on 19 Mar 2015.

Lyda Annie Gillis

F, ID# 21427, b. 25 September 1894, d. 31 December 1971
  • Other Names*: Lyda Annie Gillis Warnock, Lyda Annie Warnock, Lyda Gillis, Lyda Gillis Warnock, Lyda Warnock.
  • Note*: She was from Soperton, Georgia.5

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 19 Mar 2015

Family: Hardy Walter Warnock b. 26 Nov 1881, d. 15 Oct 1950

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. 512 (giving the date but not the place).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lyda Annie Gillis Warnock, memorial no. 27658333, viewed on 19 Mar 2015.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 512 (not giving the date; stating that she was his first wife).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Hardy Walter Warnock, memorial no. 73750201, viewed on 19 Mar 2015 (stating that she was his second wife).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 512.

Annie Elizabeth Fortson

F, ID# 21434, b. 18 March 1882, d. 27 February 1948
  • Other Names*: Annie Fortson, Annie Elizabeth Fortson Eccles, Annie Elizabeth Eccles, Annie Fortson Eccles, Annie Eccles.
  • Note*: She and Byron were married in a double ceremony with her cousin, Sara Rebecca Neal, to Moses Wright Turner, with Rev. Thomas H. Timmons officiating.5

Additional Resources

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

Family: Byron Jackson Eccles b. 5 Mar 1878, d. 23 May 1928

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. 513 (naming Charles John Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 513 (naming Iola Leola Sturgis as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 501, 513.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Annie F. Eccles, memorial no. 97500840, viewed on 19 Mar 2015 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 514.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 513 (stating that she died while visiting her sister, Rebecca).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 513-14.
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Annie F. Eccles, memorial no. 97500840, viewed on 19 Mar 2015.
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 514 (naming Annie Elizabeth Fortson as his mother).

Byron Jackson Eccles

M, ID# 21435, b. 5 March 1878, d. 23 May 1928
  • Other Names*: Byron Eccles.
  • Note*: He and Annie were married in a double ceremony with her cousin, Sara Rebecca Neal, to Moses Wright Turner, with Rev. Thomas H. Timmons officiating.3

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 19 Mar 2015

Family: Annie Elizabeth Fortson b. 18 Mar 1882, d. 27 Feb 1948

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. 514 (naming Thomas Edward Eccles as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 514 (naming Elizabeth Burdick Ouans as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 514.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Byron J. Eccles, memorial no. 97501287, viewed on 19 Mar 2015 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Byron J. Eccles, memorial no. 97501287, viewed on 19 Mar 2015.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 514 (naming Byron Jackson Eccles as his father).

Thomas Edward Eccles

M, ID# 21436
  • Other Names*: Thomas Eccles.
  • Last Edited: 19 Mar 2015

Family: Elizabeth Burdick Ouans

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. 514.
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 514 (naming Thomas Edward Eccles as his father).

Elizabeth Burdick Ouans

F, ID# 21437
  • Other Names*: Elizabeth Burdick, Elizabeth Burdick Quans Eccles, Elizabeth Burdick Eccles, Elizabeth Quans Eccles.
  • Note*: She was from Newport, Rhode Island.1
  • Last Edited: 19 Mar 2015

Family: Thomas Edward Eccles

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. 514.
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 514 (naming Elizabeth Burdick Ouans as his mother).

Byron Jackson Eccles Jr.

M, ID# 21438, b. 5 December 1909, d. 6 June 1946
  • Other Names*: Byron Eccles.

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 19 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 514 (naming Byron Jackson Eccles as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 514 (naming Annie Elizabeth Fortson as his mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Byron J. Eccles, Jr., memorial no. 97501884, viewed on 19 Mar 2015 (giving the date but not the place).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 514.
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Byron J. Eccles, Jr., memorial no. 97501884, viewed on 19 Mar 2015.

Bugg Sturgis ('Sam') Fortson

M, ID# 21446, b. 24 November 1883, d. 17 April 1949
  • Other Names*: Bugg Fortson, Sam Fortson.
  • Last Edited: 22 Mar 2015

Family 1: Esther Martin d. 5 Nov 1931

Family 2: Gertrude _____ b. 1892, d. 1969

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 514 (naming Charles John Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 514 (naming Iola Leola Sturgis as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 514 (giving the date but not the place).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 501.
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 515.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 514.

Esther Martin

F, ID# 21447, d. 5 November 1931
  • Other Names*: Esther Martin Fortson, Esther Fortson.
  • Note*: She was from Cuthbert, Georgia and was a school teacher. She and Sam did not have any children.1
  • Last Edited: 19 Mar 2015

Family: Bugg Sturgis ('Sam') Fortson b. 24 Nov 1883, d. 17 Apr 1949

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 515.

Gertrude _____

F, ID# 21448, b. 1892, d. 1969
  • Other Names*: Mrs. Gertrude Johnson, Gertrude Johnson Fortson, Gertrude Fortson.
  • Note*: She was from Ohio and served as a nurse overseas with the U.S. Army Nurses Corps during World War I. The family history gives her name as Mrs. Gertrude Johnson, suggesting she earlier had been married to Mr. Johnson. She and Sam did not have any children. In 1969 she was living in St. Petersburg, Florida.2

Additional Resources

• What is believed to be her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 19 Mar 2015

Family: Bugg Sturgis ('Sam') Fortson b. 24 Nov 1883, d. 17 Apr 1949

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Gertrude J. Fortson, memorial no. 12008180, viewed on 19 Mar 2015.
  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. 515.

Mary Iola Fortson

F, ID# 21449, b. 3 June 1886, d. 16 October 1905
  • Other Names*: Mary Ola Fortson, Mary Fortson.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=fortson&GSfn=mary&GSby=1886&GSbyrel=in&GSdy=1905&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=90187113&df=all&;here[:].
  • Last Edited: 22 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 515 (naming Charles John Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 515 (naming Iola Leola Sturgis as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 502, 515.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mary Ola Fortson, memorial no. 90187113, viewed on 19 Mar 2015 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 515.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Ola Fortson, memorial no. 90187113, viewed on 19 Mar 2015.

Rebecca Ogilvie Fortson

F, ID# 21450, b. 16 January 1894
  • Other Names*: Rebecca Ogilvie Fortson Boyst, Rebecca Fortson Boyst, Rebecca Ogilvie Fortson, Rebecca Fortson, Rebecca Boyst.
  • Note*: Her Find A Grave memorial gives October 21 as her death date, without the year or place.6

Additional Resources

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

Family: J. Raymond Boyst b. 8 May 1899, d. 14 Oct 1965

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 515 (naming Charles John Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 515 (naming Iola Leola Sturgis as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 515 (giving the date but not the place).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 502.
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 515 (stating that Rev. W. O. Goode officiated).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Rebecca Fortson Boyst, memorial no. 121216373, viewed on 20 Mar 2015.
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 516-17 (naming Rebecca Ogilvie Fortson as his mother).