(Son) Carithers

M, ID# 17002, b. 2 January 1905, d. 2 January 1905
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 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), pp. 181, 182 (naming Jackson Sims Carithers as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 181, 182 (naming Martha Jane ['Janie'] Fortson as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 181, 182 (not giving the date or place but stating that he died at birth).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 181, 182.
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 182.

Nancy Lutishee ('Tishee') Cleghorn

F, ID# 17005, b. 15 November 1874, d. 13 February 1962
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 2003

Family: Doctor Newton Fortson b. 22 May 1873, d. 29 Jul 1921

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. 187.
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 187 (naming Nancy Lutishee ('Tishee') Cleghorn as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 187 (naming Nancy Lutishee ('Tishee') Cleghorn as his mother).

Jessie Mae Fortson

F, ID# 17006, b. 13 May 1895, d. June 1985
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 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. 187 (naming Doctor Newton Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 187 (naming Nancy Lutishee ('Tishee') Cleghorn as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 187.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed 5 Jul 2003 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed 5 Jul 2003 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Decatur, Ga. when she died).

Junie Gertrude Fortson

F, ID# 17007, b. 11 June 1898, d. July 1973
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 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. 187 (naming Doctor Newton Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 187 (naming Nancy Lutishee ('Tishee') Cleghorn as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 187.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed 5 Jul 2003 (giving her name as Gertrude Mathews and giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed 5 Jul 2003 (giving her name as Gertrude Mathews; stating that she died in Jul 1973; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Birmingham, Ala. when she died).

Samuel Newton Fortson

M, ID# 17008, b. 17 March 1901, d. July 1987
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 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. 187 (naming Doctor Newton Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 187 (naming Nancy Lutishee ('Tishee') Cleghorn as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 187.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed 5 Jul 2003 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed 5 Jul 2003 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Comer, Ga. when he died).

Richard Bernard Fortson

M, ID# 17009, b. 7 May 1906, d. 19 July 1937
  • Note*: He was not married.3
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 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. 187 (naming Doctor Newton Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 187 (naming Nancy Lutishee ('Tishee') Cleghorn as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 187.

George Curtis Fortson

M, ID# 17010, b. 3 December 1910, d. October 1981
  • Note*: He operated a used car business in Comer, Georgia.3
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 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. 187 (naming Doctor Newton Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 187 (naming Nancy Lutishee ('Tishee') Cleghorn as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 187.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed 5 Jul 2003 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed 5 Jul 2003 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Comer, Ga. when he died).

Lucy Pauline Fortson

F, ID# 17011, b. 17 August 1912, d. May 1986
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 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. 187 (naming Doctor Newton Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 187 (naming Nancy Lutishee ('Tishee') Cleghorn as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 187.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed 5 Jul 2003 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed 5 Jul 2003 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Decatur, Ga. when she died).

Mary L. Mills

F, ID# 17012, b. 1830, d. 1885
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 2003

Family: Edwin Kinnebrew Fortson b. 10 Feb 1827, d. 31 Aug 1898

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. 188 (naming William Mills as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming Mary L. Mills as his mother).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming Mary L. Mills as her mother).

William Mills

M, ID# 17013
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 2003

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. 188 (naming William Mills as her father).

_____ _____

F, ID# 17014
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 2003

Family: William Mills

Elizabeth Rowan

F, ID# 17015
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 2003

Family 1: _____ Tarpley

Family 2: Edwin Kinnebrew Fortson b. 10 Feb 1827, d. 31 Aug 1898

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. 188 (naming William Rowan as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (giving her name as Mrs. Elizabeth Rowan Tarpley).

_____ Tarpley

M, ID# 17016
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 2003

William Rowan

M, ID# 17017
  • Note*: He was from Henry County, Georgia.1
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 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. 188.
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming William Rowan as her father).

_____ _____

F, ID# 17018
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 2003

Henry Clay Fortson

M, ID# 17019, b. 16 January 1847, d. 29 March 1924
  • Obituary*: "MR. FORTSON DIES
       "Mr. H. C. Fortson, who has been in feeble health for quite a number of years, being confined almost all the time to his home on Zebulon street, peacefully passed away last Saturday.
       "The funeral and burial occurred Sunday afternoon from the First Baptist church, Rev. Arthur Jackson, the pastor, conducting the service, and paying a beautiful tribute to the life of the deceased. Dr. H. S. Yerger, who was an intimate friend of Mr. Fortson, also spoke tenderly of the good man whose friendship he appreciated.
       "Mr. Fortson was 77 years old, having been born in Elbert county. About fifteen years ago he moved with his family to Barnesville from Clayton county. He was a member of the Baptist church, joining the church when he was about fourteen years old.
       "When he came to Barnesville he soon made many friends among the people of the city. He liked to be among his friends and a cordial fellowship existed between him and many of the citizens. He was greatly missed by then when he became too feeble to longer be among them down town. Mr. Fortson was a man of convictions and always had the courage to express his views on all public questions. He was a Christian of strong faith and stated that he was ready to go when the call would come for him to go to his eternal reward.
       "He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Rufus Bush and Miss Jessie Fortson of Barnesville, and four sons, Messrs. Charles, William and Clarence, and Mr. Sam Fortson, who has been making his home with the family in Barnesville.
       "The members of the family have the deepest sympathy of all the people in the sorrow which has come to them in Mr. Fortson’s death."14

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone and an image of his death certificate, is here.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2020

Family 1: Sarah Ann ('Sally') Reeves b. 14 Apr 1849, d. 25 Apr 1886

Family 2: Agnes Chapman b. 9 Jul 1861, d. 20 Apr 1955

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. 188 (naming Edwin Kinnebrew Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming Mary L. Mills as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Henry Clay Fortson, memorial no. 34400479, viewed on 9 Sep 2020 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Henry Clay Fortson, memorial no. 34400479, viewed on 9 Sep 2020 (giving the year but no other information).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Sally Reeves Fortson, memorial no. 23032908, viewed on 9 Sep 2020 (giving the year but no other information).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Henry Clay Fortson, memorial no. 34400479, viewed on 9 Sep 2020 (stating that they married in 1886 without giving the rest of the date).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Agnes Chapman Fortson, memorial no. 34400477, viewed on 9 Sep 2020 (stating that they married in 1886 without giving the rest of the date).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (giving the date and the place).
  10. [S1727] Obituary for H. C. Fortson, in 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. 221, without identifying the newspaper in which it was originally published (giving the date but not the place).
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (identifying the cemetery but not giving the date).
  12. [S1727] Obituary for H. C. Fortson, above (giving the date and the place).
  13. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Henry Clay Fortson, memorial no. 34400479, viewed on 9 Sep 2020 (identifying the cemetery but not giving the date).
  14. [S1727] Obituary for H. C. Fortson, above.
  15. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming Henry Clay Fortson as his father).
  16. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming Henry Clay Fortson as her father).

Nancy K. Fortson

F, ID# 17020, b. 1849
  • Birth*: She was born in 1849.3
  • Note*: She died young.3
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 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. 188 (naming Edwin Kinnebrew Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming Mary L. Mills as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188.

Sarah Ann ('Sally') Reeves

F, ID# 17021, b. 14 April 1849, d. 25 April 1886

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2020

Family: Henry Clay Fortson b. 16 Jan 1847, d. 29 Mar 1924

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. 188.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Sally Reeves Fortson, memorial no. 23032908, viewed on 9 Sep 2020 (giving the year but not the place).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Henry Clay Fortson, memorial no. 34400479, viewed on 9 Sep 2020 (giving the year but no other information).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Sally Reeves Fortson, memorial no. 23032908, viewed on 9 Sep 2020 (giving the year but no other information).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (giving the county but no further information).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Sally Reeves Fortson, memorial no. 23032908, viewed on 9 Sep 2020.
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming Sarah Ann ['Sally'] Reeves as his mother).
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming Sarah Ann ['Sally'] Reeves as her mother).

Agnes Chapman

F, ID# 17022, b. 9 July 1861, d. 20 April 1955

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2020

Family: Henry Clay Fortson b. 16 Jan 1847, d. 29 Mar 1924

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. 188 (naming I. M. Chapman as her father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Agnes Chapman Fortson, memorial no. 34400477, viewed on 9 Sep 2020 (naming Isaiah Monroe Chapman as her father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Isaiah Monroe Chapman, Jr. , memorial no. 26461453, viewed on 9 Sep 2020 (naming Isaiah Monroe Chapman, Jr. as her father).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (giving the date and the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Agnes Chapman Fortson, memorial no. 34400477, viewed on 9 Sep 2020 (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188.
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Henry Clay Fortson, memorial no. 34400479, viewed on 9 Sep 2020 (stating that they married in 1886 without giving the rest of the date).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Agnes Chapman Fortson, memorial no. 34400477, viewed on 9 Sep 2020 (stating that they married in 1886 without giving the rest of the date).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Agnes Chapman Fortson, memorial no. 34400477, viewed on 9 Sep 2020.
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming Agnes Chapman as her mother).
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming Agnes Chapman as his mother).

Isaiah Monroe Chapman Jr.

M, ID# 17023, b. 29 October 1823, d. 16 January 1887

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone and identities of two wives, is here.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2020

Family: _____ _____

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Isaiah Monroe Chapman, Jr. , memorial no. 26461453, viewed on 9 Sep 2020.
  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. 188 (naming I. M. Chapman as her father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Agnes Chapman Fortson, memorial no. 34400477, viewed on 9 Sep 2020 (naming Isaiah Monroe Chapman as her father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Isaiah Monroe Chapman, Jr. , memorial no. 26461453, viewed on 9 Sep 2020 (naming Isaiah Monroe Chapman, Jr. as her father).

_____ _____

F, ID# 17024
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 2003

Family: Isaiah Monroe Chapman Jr. b. 29 Oct 1823, d. 16 Jan 1887

Charles Edwin Fortson

M, ID# 17025, b. 1 December 1868
  • Birth*: He was born on 1 December 1868.3
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 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. 188 (naming Henry Clay Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming Sarah Ann ['Sally'] Reeves as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188.

Tommie Aquila Fortson

F, ID# 17026, b. 1 February 1871
  • Birth*: She was born on 1 February 1871.3
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 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. 188 (naming Henry Clay Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming Sarah Ann ['Sally'] Reeves as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188.

William Jeptha Fortson

M, ID# 17027, b. 12 August 1873
  • Birth*: He was born on 12 August 1873.3
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 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. 188 (naming Henry Clay Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming Sarah Ann ['Sally'] Reeves as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188.

Clarence L. Fortson

M, ID# 17028, b. 21 June 1881
  • Birth*: He was born on 21 June 1881.3
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 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. 188 (naming Henry Clay Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming Sarah Ann ['Sally'] Reeves as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188.

Jessie Fortson

F, ID# 17029, b. 9 April 1888
  • Birth*: She was born on 9 April 1888.3
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 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. 188 (naming Henry Clay Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming Agnes Chapman as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188.

Irene Fortson

F, ID# 17030, b. 26 April 1890, d. 16 July 1891
  • Birth*: She was born on 26 April 1890.3
  • Death*: She died on 16 July 1891 at age 1.3
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 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. 188 (naming Henry Clay Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming Agnes Chapman as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188.

Florence Clay Fortson

F, ID# 17031, b. 23 June 1895
  • Birth*: She was born on 23 June 1895.3
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 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. 188 (naming Henry Clay Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming Agnes Chapman as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188.

Samuel Jones Fortson

M, ID# 17032, b. 31 January 1897
  • Birth*: He was born on 31 January 1897.3
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 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. 188 (naming Henry Clay Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188 (naming Agnes Chapman as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 188.

Dr. N. Matthews

M, ID# 17033
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 2003

Family: Rachel Ann Fortson b. 13 Mar 1829

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.
  2. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), bride index, p. 14.

Anne Tate

F, ID# 17034
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 2003

Family: Thomas 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. 222 (naming Edmund B. Tate as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 222 (naming Mahala Fortson as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 222.

Thomas Harris

M, ID# 17035
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 2003

Family: Anne Tate

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.

Martha E. Tate

F, ID# 17036, b. 17 October 1825
  • Note*: One source gives her name as Mary.8
  • Last Edited: 14 Dec 2003

Family: William Stone

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 (naming Edmund B. Tate as her father).
  2. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, located in Elbert County, Georgia, online http://www.obcgs.com/tate.html, downloaded 14 Dec 2003 (naming Edmond Brewer Tate as her father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 222 (naming Mahala Fortson as her mother).
  4. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, online, above (naming Mahaleth Fortson as her mother).
  5. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, online, above (giving the date but not naming the place).
  6. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's believed residence at the time.
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 222 (giving her name as Mary Tate and not giving his first name).
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 222.

William Stone

M, ID# 17037
  • Last Edited: 14 Dec 2003

Family: Martha E. Tate b. 17 Oct 1825

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 (giving her name as Mary Tate and not giving his first name).

Edmond Brewer Tate Jr.

M, ID# 17038, b. 2 April 1841
  • Note*: He was wounded in the Civil War.7
  • Last Edited: 14 Dec 2003

Family: Ella Gertrude Mathews

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 (naming Edmund B. Tate as his father).
  2. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, located in Elbert County, Georgia, online http://www.obcgs.com/tate.html, downloaded 14 Dec 2003 (naming Edmond Brewer Tate as his father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 222 (naming Mahala Fortson as his mother).
  4. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, online, above (naming Mahaleth Fortson as his mother).
  5. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's believed residence at the time.
  6. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, online, above (giving the date but not naming the place).
  7. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, online, above.
  8. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, online, above (naming Edmond Brewer Tate, Jr. as his father).

Jasper Storey ('Tustin') Tate

M, ID# 17039
  • 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 (naming Edmund B. Tate as his father).
  2. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, located in Elbert County, Georgia, online http://www.obcgs.com/tate.html, downloaded 14 Dec 2003 (naming Edmond Brewer Tate as his father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 222 (naming Mahala Fortson as his mother).
  4. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, online, above (naming Mahaleth Fortson as his mother).
  5. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's believed residence at the time.

Robert Fortson Tate

M, ID# 17040, b. 18 September 1827
  • Last Edited: 14 Dec 2003

Family: Ellen Wooten

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 (naming Edmund B. Tate as his father).
  2. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, located in Elbert County, Georgia, online http://www.obcgs.com/tate.html, downloaded 14 Dec 2003 (naming Edmond Brewer Tate as his father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 222 (naming Mahala Fortson as his mother).
  4. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, online, above (naming Mahaleth Fortson as his mother).
  5. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, online, above (giving the date but not naming the place).
  6. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's believed residence at the time.
  7. [S894] Tate/Tait family bible, online, above.

Thomas Adams

M, ID# 17041, b. 1758, d. 1836
  • Note*: He was a soldier in the American Revolution.3
  • Last Edited: 27 Jul 2018

Family: Sarah ('Sallie') Ford b. 1766, d. 1845

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 (giving the date but not the place).
  2. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, online, https://www.myheritage.com/site-241967401/shedd, viewed on 27 Jul 2018.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223.
  4. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, above, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (not giving the date).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223 (naming Thomas Adams as his father).
  6. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, above, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (naming Thomas Adams as his father).

Sarah ('Sallie') Ford

F, ID# 17042, b. 1766, d. 1845
  • Last Edited: 27 Jul 2018

Family: Thomas Adams b. 1758, d. 1836

Citations

  1. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, online, https://www.myheritage.com/site-241967401/shedd, viewed on 27 Jul 2018.
  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. 223.
  3. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, above, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (not giving the date).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223 (naming Sarah Ford as his mother).
  5. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, above, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (naming Sarah ('Sallie') Ford as his mother).

Elmira Adams

F, ID# 17043, b. 15 October 1826, d. 1844
  • Last Edited: 27 Jul 2018

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 Abner Adams as her father).
  2. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, online, https://www.myheritage.com/site-241967401/shedd, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (naming Abner Adams as her father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223 (naming Elizabeth A. ['Betsy'] Fortson as her mother).
  4. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, above, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (naming Elizabeth A. Fortson as her mother).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223 (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, above, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (giving the year and place).
  7. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, above, viewed on 27 Jul 2018.

Mary Adams

F, ID# 17044, b. 1 October 1828, d. January 1829
  • Last Edited: 27 Jul 2018

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 Abner Adams as her father).
  2. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, online, https://www.myheritage.com/site-241967401/shedd, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (naming Abner Adams as her father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223 (naming Elizabeth A. ['Betsy'] Fortson as her mother).
  4. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, above, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (naming Elizabeth A. Fortson as her mother).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223 (giving the year but no other information).
  6. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, above, viewed on 27 Jul 2018.
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223 (giving the month and year but no other information).

Benjamin Thomas Adams

M, ID# 17045, b. 17 October 1831, d. 1861
  • Birth*: He was born on 17 October 1831.5,6
  • Death*: He died in 1861 in Louisiana.6
  • Last Edited: 27 Jul 2018

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 Abner Adams as his father).
  2. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, online, https://www.myheritage.com/site-241967401/shedd, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (naming Abner Adams as his father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223 (naming Elizabeth A. ['Betsy'] Fortson as his mother).
  4. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, above, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (naming Elizabeth A. Fortson as his mother).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223.
  6. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, above, viewed on 27 Jul 2018.

Richard Easton Adams

M, ID# 17046, b. 13 May 1833, d. 21 August 1913
  • Note*: He served a term in the Georgia House of Representatives, in 1886-87.9

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his tombstone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 27 Jul 2018

Family: Sarah Antoinette Cleveland b. 22 Aug 1840, d. 9 Apr 1897

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 Abner Adams as his father).
  2. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, online, https://www.myheritage.com/site-241967401/shedd, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (naming Abner Adams as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Richard Easton Adams, memorial no. 44202862, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (naming Abner Adams as his father).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223 (naming Elizabeth A. ['Betsy'] Fortson as his mother).
  5. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, above, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (naming Elizabeth A. Fortson as his mother).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Richard Easton Adams, memorial no. 44202862, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (naming Betsy (Fortson) Adams as his mother).
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Sarah Antoinette Cleveland Adams, memorial no. 44202870, viewed on 27 Jul 2018.
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Richard Easton Adams, memorial no. 44202862, viewed on 27 Jul 2018.
  10. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, above, viewed on 27 Jul 2018.
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Richard Easton Adams, memorial no. 44202862, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (giving the date but not the place).
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Willis B. Adams, memorial no. 44202881, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (naming Richard Easton Adams as his father).
  13. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Richard Easton Adams, memorial no. 44202862, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (naming Richard Easton Adams as his father).

William Harrison Harper ('Sheriff Bill') Adams

M, ID# 17047, b. 15 November 1837, d. 7 June 1925
  • Obituary*: "W. H. H. ADAMS, 85, FORMER SHERIFF OF ELBERT, DIES

       "Elberton, Ga., June 8 [1925].—(Special) W. H. H. Adams, an ex-sheriff of Elbert county, died yesterday and was buried today with Masonic honors. He was 85 years old.

       "He is survived by a widow, several children and grandchildren. He was the last survivor of the Masons, who made General Robert Tombs a Mason at the beginning of the war, the three degrees being given at one time."11
  • Note*: He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, was sheriff of Elbert County, Georgia from 1869 to 1878, and was a mason.9,12

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his tombstone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 Sep 2018

Family: Eliza Livonia Pricilla Catherine Teasley b. 6 Mar 1843, d. 13 Jun 1908

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 Abner Adams as his father).
  2. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, online, https://www.myheritage.com/site-241967401/shedd, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (naming Abner Adams as his father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 223 (naming Elizabeth A. ['Betsy'] Fortson as his mother).
  4. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, above, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (naming Elizabeth A. Fortson as his mother).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 223 (giving the year but no other information), 225 (giving the year and place).
  6. [S1478] Shedd Web Site, above, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (giving the year and place).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for William Harrison Harper Adams, memorial no. 96234350, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William Harrison Harper Adams, memorial no. 96234350, viewed on 27 Jul 2018.
  9. [S1398] The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga., online at http://www.newspapers.com, 9 Jun 1925, p. 7, col. 6 (obituary for W. H. H. Adams).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William Harrison Harper Adams, memorial no. 96234350, viewed on 27 Jul 2018 (naming the place but not giving the date).
  11. [S1398] The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga., above, 9 Jun 1925, p. 7, col. 6.
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 225.
  13. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 225 (naming William Harrison Harper Adams as his father).

Anna D. Fortson

F, ID# 17048, b. 10 April 1862, d. 12 February 1897
  • Last Edited: 7 Feb 2004

Family: James Matt Oglesby b. 1859, d. 1938

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. 225-26 (naming Delancy A. Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225-26 (naming Mary Ann Almond as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 226.
  4. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 152 (giving only the year and not the month and date or the place).
  5. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 152 (giving her name as Annie D. Fortson, not giving the date, and describing her as the first wife of J. Matt Oglesby).
  6. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 152 (giving only the year and not the month or date).
  7. [S930] Elbert County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (n.p.: n.pub., 2002), p. 152 (giving her name as Annie D. Fortson Oglesby).
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 226 (naming Anna D. Fortson as his mother).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 226 (naming Anna D. Fortson as her mother).

Beulah A. Fortson

F, ID# 17049, b. 17 February 1866, d. 3 July 1953
  • Last Edited: 27 Feb 2012

Family: James Dozier Thornton b. 1869, d. 1942

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. 225-26 (naming Delancy A. Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225-26 (naming Mary Ann Almond as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 226.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for James Dozier Thornton, memorial no. 58757368, viewed on 27 Feb 2012.
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Beulah A. Fortson Thornton, memorial no. 58757200, viewed on 27 Feb 2012.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 226 (naming Beulah A. Fortson as her mother).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Eugenia Thornton Fortson, memorial no. 58751068, viewed on 27 Feb 2012 (naming Beulah A. Fortson Thornton as her mother).
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 226 (naming Beulah A. Fortson as his mother).

Janie H. Fortson

F, ID# 17050, b. 4 November 1867, d. 8 November 1896
  • Note*: She was not married.4
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 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), pp. 225-26 (naming Delancy A. Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 225-26 (naming Mary Ann Almond as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 226, 227.
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 227.