Bonnie Sue Willis

F, ID# 22251, b. 15 April 1931, d. 10 January 2007
  • Other Names*: Bonnie Willis, Bonnie Sue Willis Fortson, Bonnie Sue Fortson, Bonnie Willis Fortson, Bonnie Fortson.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of her gravestones, is here.
  • Last Edited: 14 Aug 2019

Family: James Isaac Fortson b. 8 Dec 1924, d. 21 Nov 1989

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Bonnie S. Willis Fortson, memorial no. 44204649, viewed on 14 Aug 2019.
  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. 725.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for James Isaac Fortson, memorial no. 44204683, viewed on 14 Aug 2019.

Julia Vickers Bowersock

F, ID# 22262, b. circa 1914, d. 24 December 1968
  • Other Names*: Julia Bowersock, Julia Vickers Bowersock Dowell, Julia Vickers Dowell, Julia Bowersock Dowell, Julia Dowell.
  • Note*: She graduated from Eastern High School (a public, all-girls school) and the Peabody Conservatory, both in Baltimore, Maryland, and for many years gave private piano lessons in a studio in her home. She was an avid golfer, a volunteer for a meals-on-wheels program in Towson, Maryland, and a volunteer office worker at St. Joseph's Hospital in Towson. She was survived by two sons, a sister, and a brother.2
  • Last Edited: 24 Dec 2019

Citations

  1. [S1365] The Sun, Baltimore, Md., online at http://www.newspapers.com, 26 Dec 1968, p. A23, col. 5 (obituary for Mrs. Julia Vickers Dowell) (stating that she was fifty-four years old when she died on 24 Dec 1968).
  2. [S1365] The Sun, Baltimore, Md., above, 26 Dec 1968, p. A23, col. 5 (obituary for Mrs. Julia Vickers Dowell).

Robert L. Dowell

M, ID# 22263
  • Note*: He was a wholesale feed dealer.1
  • Last Edited: 24 Dec 2019

Family: Julia Vickers Bowersock b. c 1914, d. 24 Dec 1968

Citations

  1. [S1365] The Sun, Baltimore, Md., online at http://www.newspapers.com, 26 Dec 1968, p. A23, col. 5 (obituary for Mrs. Julia Vickers Dowell).

Katherine Luckett

F, ID# 22264
  • Other Names*: Katherine Luckett Fortson, Katherine Fortson.
  • Last Edited: 6 Jan 2020

Family: Benjamin Johnson Fortson b. 1908, d. 27 Mar 1941

Citations

  1. [S1626] Obituary for Kay Fortson Baldwin, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Tex., 5 Jan 2020, online at https://tinyurl.com/yjbffmrw, viewed on 6 Jan 2020 (naming Katherine Luckett as her mother).

Nellie Phinizy Fortson

F, ID# 22268, b. 11 December 1924, d. 13 January 2020

Nellie Phinizy Fortson Hull, from funeral home online obituary.
  • Other Names*: Nellie Fortson, Nellie Phinizy Fortson Hull, Nellie Fortson Hull, Nellie Phinizy Hull, Nellie Hull.
  • Note*: • She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Florida in 1941.
    • "In addition to raising a family, Nellie was devoted to Eddie and supported him in all his endeavourers, first on Edisto Island, South Carolina after WWII where Eddie tried to start a crop dusting business. Later Nellie and Eddie lived in England for two years where Eddie was a foreign correspondent. Once back in the States Nellie was general manager for Nautilus Press Inc., a publishing company started by Nellie and Eddie, during which time they lived on Kent Island, Maryland. Nellie also was instrumental in starting Uppershore Aging, an assisted living facility in Chestertown Md. and similar facilities in various cities in Eastern United States. Nellie received an award for the best Section 8 community of the Year. Additionally, Nellie enjoyed genealogy, interior decorating and restoring old homes for rent and resale. Finally, prior to moving to Harrisonburg, VA she lived in Chestertown, Maryland where she cared for Eddie until his death in 2007."
    • She was survived by four children, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild, and a sister.10,11

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 7 Feb 2020

Family: Edward Whaley Seabrook ('Eddie') Hull Sr. b. 10 Mar 1923, d. 28 Jan 2007

Citations

  1. [S1630] Obituary for Nellie Fortson Hull, Lindsey Funeral Homes, Harrisonburg, Va., online at https://tinyurl.com/sag54mp, viewed on 20 Jan 2020 (naming R. Malcolm Fortson, Sr. as her father).
  2. [S1630] Obituary for Nellie Fortson Hull, Lindsey Funeral Homes, online, above (naming Nellie Phinizy as her mother).
  3. [S1630] Obituary for Nellie Fortson Hull, Lindsey Funeral Homes, online, above (giving the date but not the place).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Nellie Phinizy Fortson Hull, memorial no. 66735673, viewed on 18 Jan 2020 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [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. 478 (giving the date and the place).
  6. [S1630] Obituary for Nellie Fortson Hull, Lindsey Funeral Homes, online, above (giving the date and the place).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Edward Whaley Seabrook Hull, memorial no. 66735611, viewed on 18 Jan 2020 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S1630] Obituary for Nellie Fortson Hull, Lindsey Funeral Homes, online, above.
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Nellie Phinizy Fortson Hull, memorial no. 66735673, viewed on 18 Jan 2020.
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 478 (first bullet).
  11. [S1630] Obituary for Nellie Fortson Hull, Lindsey Funeral Homes, online, above (second and third bullets).

Edward Whaley Seabrook ('Eddie') Hull Sr.

M, ID# 22269, b. 10 March 1923, d. 28 January 2007

Edward Whaley Seabrook Hull, from his Find A Grave memorial.
  • Other Names*: Edward Hull, Edward W. S. Hull, Edward Whaley Hull, Eddie Hull.
  • Note*: • He attended the Forman School in Litchfield, Connecticut; graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1939; and completed three years of bachelor of science curriculum at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
    • In World War II he served as a Marine Corps Reserve pilot, with duty in Iwo Jima. He was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant in late 1945. He was awarded the air medal.
    • He was a coauthor of Rocket to the Moon (1958) and author of The Bountiful Sea (1964).8
  • Last Edited: 6 Feb 2020

Family: Nellie Phinizy Fortson b. 11 Dec 1924, d. 13 Jan 2020

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Edward Whaley Seabrook Hull, memorial no. 66735611, viewed on 18 Jan 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. 478.
  3. [S1630] Obituary for Nellie Fortson Hull, Lindsey Funeral Homes, Harrisonburg, Va., online at https://tinyurl.com/sag54mp, viewed on 20 Jan 2020 (giving the date and the place).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Edward Whaley Seabrook Hull, memorial no. 66735611, viewed on 18 Jan 2020 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 478 (giving the date and the place).
  6. [S1630] Obituary for Nellie Fortson Hull, Lindsey Funeral Homes, online, above (giving the year but no other information).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Edward Whaley Seabrook Hull, memorial no. 66735611, viewed on 18 Jan 2020 (giving the date and place).
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 478 (all bullets).

Capt. Thomas Edward Fortson II

M, ID# 22270, b. 25 November 1922, d. 23 March 2003

Thomas Edward Fortson from Boyd's 1973 Fortson family history.
  • Other Names*: Thomas Fortson.
  • Note*: He served in the U.S. Navy from 5 Jun 1946 to 31 May 1975 and retired as a captain.3

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone and a facsimile of his newspaper obituary, is here.
  • Last Edited: 6 Feb 2020

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for CPT Thomas Edward Fortson, memorial no. 8772083, viewed on 18 Jan 2020 (naming Robert Malcolm Fortson as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for CPT Thomas Edward Fortson, memorial no. 8772083, viewed on 18 Jan 2020 (naming Nellie Phinizy Fortson as his mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for CPT Thomas Edward Fortson, memorial no. 8772083, viewed on 18 Jan 2020.

Bolling Spalding Fortson

F, ID# 22271, b. 7 July 1926, d. 3 August 2016

Bolling Fortson Douglas.
  • Other Names*: Bolding Fortson, Bolding Spalding Fortson Douglas, Bolding Fortson Douglas, Bolding Spalding Douglas, Bolding Douglas.
  • Note*: • She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, Jacksonville, Florida, in the class of 1944 and the University of Georgia in the class of 1948. She was a member of Phi Mu sorority, Thalian-Blackfrians, and the Junior League of Augusta, Georgia.
    • "She bought the first family boat in 1955, and spent that summer in a mechanic's garage learning about engines so that she could maintain her own boats. Always fearlessly independent, as a young mother she sailed solo from Augusta to Savannah on an 8-foot dinghy that she and her husband built from a Sears Roebuck kit. She completed the weeklong journey equipped only with her sail, oars, and supplies. She later trained in celestial navigation and became a licensed boat captain. At age 50, Bolling also became a private airplane pilot. Moving to Atlanta in 1962, the family spent every available moment afloat on Lake Lanier. The family owned a Chinese junk that was a fixture on the lake in the 1960s and 1970s. Bolling spent her last years of independent living on Last Dance, her houseboat on Lake Lanier at University Yacht Club. Bolling accomplished much in the male dominated marine industry. She had her own marine survey business, and in 1975 was the first female accredited by the National Association of Marine Surveyors. She often served as an expert witness in court. As a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), Bolling influenced boat manufacturing by recommending stricter technical and safety standards. She served on the ABYC Technical Board and countless project technical committees, was a past Chair of the ABYC Board of Directors, a past Chair of the ABYC Foundation, the 1992 winner of the James Lippman Award, and the 1999 winner of the ABYC Bunzl Boating Safety Award. Bolling played an important role in the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics sailing venue in Savannah as the senior marine safety expert. Unique to the event but no surprise to those who knew her, there were no marine accidents or personal injuries during those games. Bolling had a long and rewarding career as a volunteer in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. In 1979, she was the first female elected as district commodore, Seventh Coast Guard District Auxiliary. Shortly after she was elected district commodore, Bolling assisted with the deployment of Auxiliary personnel and assets in 'Operation Key Ring' as part of the 1980 Cuban Refugee Sealift. In 1978, Bolling and her crew were awarded the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Plaque of Merit for pulling a burning boat away from the University Yacht Club fuel dock and releasing it only minutes before it exploded. In 1984, Bolling became the first female Auxiliary Qualification Examiner. During more than two decades, she traveled throughout District Seven and successfully trained and qualified hundreds of boat crew and coxswain candidates. Taught by her father that service was a proud journey, she exemplified that belief throughout her life."12,13

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 8 Feb 2020

Family: Allen Harrison Douglas b. 25 May 1923, d. 29 Dec 1977

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Bolling Fortson Douglas, memorial no. 196684967, viewed on 18 Jan 2020 (naming Robert Malcolm Fortson as her father).
  2. [S1640] Obituary for Bolling Fortson Douglas, The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Fla., online at https://tinyurl.com/tba9b9v, viewed on 8 Feb 2020 (naming Rear Admiral Robert M. Fortson, USN as her father).
  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), pp. 473-75 (naming Robert Malcolm Fortson as her father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Bolling Fortson Douglas, memorial no. 196684967, viewed on 18 Jan 2020 (naming Nellie Phinizy Fortson as her mother).
  5. [S1640] Obituary for Bolling Fortson Douglas, online, above (naming Nellie S. Phinizy as her mother).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 473-75 (naming Nellie Stovall Phinizy as her mother).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Bolling Fortson Douglas, memorial no. 196684967, viewed on 18 Jan 2020 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S1640] Obituary for Bolling Fortson Douglas, online, above (giving the date but not the place).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 478 (giving the date and the place).
  10. [S1640] Obituary for Bolling Fortson Douglas, online, above (giving the year but no other information).
  11. [S1640] Obituary for Bolling Fortson Douglas, online, above (giving the date and the place).
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 478 (first bullet).
  13. [S1640] Obituary for Bolling Fortson Douglas, online, above (second bullet).

Anne Wright Fortson

F, ID# 22272, b. 30 December 1919, d. 26 January 2015

Anne Wright Fortson Freeman, from her Find A Grave memorial.
  • Other Names*: Anne Fortson, Anne Wright Fortson Freeman, Anne Fortson Freeman, Anne Wright Freeman, Anne Freeman.
  • Note*: Her family moved from Atlanta to Jacksonville, Florida in 1926. During some of her youth she lived with her maternal grandmother in Athens, Georgia, where she attended Lucy Cobb Institute for Girls. After graduating from Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, she attended the University of Georgia.4

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes her picture, pictures of her gravestones, and a transcript of her obituary, is here.
  • Last Edited: 6 Feb 2020

Family: Judson Freeman b. 16 Aug 1914, d. 25 Jan 1989

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Anne Wright Fortson Freeman, memorial no. 142067664, viewed on 18 Jan 2020 (attributing obituary to Florida Times-Union, 1 Feb 2015) (naming Rear Admiral Robert Malcolm Fortson as her father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Anne Wright Fortson Freeman, memorial no. 142067664, viewed on 18 Jan 2020 (attributing obituary to Florida Times-Union, 1 Feb 2015) (naming Nellie Stovall Phinizy as her mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Anne Wright Fortson Freeman, memorial no. 142067664, viewed on 18 Jan 2020 (attributing obituary to Florida Times-Union, 1 Feb 2015).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Anne Wright Fortson Freeman, memorial no. 142067664, viewed on 18 Jan 2020 (attributing information to her obituary in the Florida Times-Union, 1 Feb 2015).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Judson Freeman, memorial no. 114043049, viewed on 18 Jan 2020 (not giving the date).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Anne Wright Fortson Freeman, memorial no. 142067664, viewed on 18 Jan 2020.

Judson Freeman

M, ID# 22273, b. 16 August 1914, d. 25 January 1989
  • Note*: He was a captain in the U.S. Army infantry for three years during World War II. He practiced law in Jacksonville, Florida for more than fifty years.2
  • Last Edited: 6 Feb 2020

Family: Anne Wright Fortson b. 30 Dec 1919, d. 26 Jan 2015

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Judson Freeman, memorial no. 114043049, viewed on 18 Jan 2020.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Anne Wright Fortson Freeman, memorial no. 142067664, viewed on 18 Jan 2020 (attributing information to her obituary in the Florida Times-Union, 1 Feb 2015).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Judson Freeman, memorial no. 114043049, viewed on 18 Jan 2020 (not giving the date).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Anne Wright Fortson Freeman, memorial no. 142067664, viewed on 18 Jan 2020 (attributing information to her obituary in the Florida Times-Union, 1 Feb 2015) (stating that he died in January 1989 without other information).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Judson Freeman, memorial no. 114043049, viewed on 18 Jan 2020 (giving the date and place).

Allen Harrison Douglas

M, ID# 22274, b. 25 May 1923, d. 29 December 1977
  • Other Names*: Allen Douglas.
  • Note*: • Allen attended Savannah High School in Savannah, Georgia, Armstrong Junior College in Savannah, Duke University, and the University of Georgia, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in journalism in December 1947. He was a member of Chi Phi, a college social fraternity, and Sigma Delta Chi, an organization of journalists now known as the Society of Professional Journalists.
    • He was a U.S. Army paratrooper in the European theater of operations, serving with the 517th Regiment Combat Team from December 1942 until discharged as a sergeant on 22 Sep 1945.
    • He was a vice president of Southern Railway and served as president of the Southern Industrial Council.5
  • Last Edited: 8 Feb 2020

Family: Bolling Spalding Fortson b. 7 Jul 1926, d. 3 Aug 2016

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. 478.
  2. [S1640] Obituary for Bolling Fortson Douglas, The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Fla., online at https://tinyurl.com/tba9b9v, viewed on 8 Feb 2020 (giving the year but no other information).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 478 (giving the date and the place).
  4. [S1641] Georgia Death Index 1933-1998, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Allen H. Douglas, certificate no. 042785, viewed on 8 Feb 2020.
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 478-79 (all bullets).

Elizabeth Ann Sanford

F, ID# 22275, b. 15 June 1777, d. 4 April 1873
  • Other Names*: Elizabeth Sanford, Elizabeth Ann Sanford Head, Elizabeth Sanford Head, Elizabeth Ann Head, Elizabeth Head.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 19 Jan 2020

Family: Henry Head b. 22 Apr 1773, d. 8 Feb 1852

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Elizabeth Ann Sanford Head, memorial no. 42338490, viewed on 19 Jan 2020.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Henry Head, memorial no. 42339111, viewed on 19 Jan 2020.

Thomas Fortson Darby

M, ID# 22277, b. 30 January 1952, d. 15 January 2020
  • Other Names*: Thomas Darby.
  • Note*: After graduating from Washington Wilkes High School in Washington, Georgia in 1970, he entered the University of Georgia, where he earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in interior design. He later obtained a master's degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. He was director of corporate accounts for Gucci from 1975 to 1988, then taught fashion merchandising at Marist College for four years, and from 1992 until his death was a residential real estate agent in the Westport and Norwalk area of Connecticut.3
  • Last Edited: 5 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. 472 (naming Mary Toombs Fortson as his mother).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 472 (naming Robert Milton Darby as his father).
  3. [S1639] Obituary for Thomas Fortson Darby, The News-Reporter, Washington, Ga., online at https://tinyurl.com/wnwd7pa, viewed on 5 Feb 2020.
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 472.

Mary Toombs Fortson

F, ID# 22278, b. 4 September 1914, d. 16 September 2004
  • Other Names*: Mary Fortson, Mary Toombs Fortson Darby, Mary Fortson Darby, Mary Toombs Darby, Mary Darby.
  • Note*: • She attended business college in Atlanta, Georgia for a year after graduating from high school in Washington, Georgia.
    • She lived in Washington, Georgia all her life and a lifetime member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church there.8,9

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes her obituary and a picture of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 5 Feb 2020

Family: Robert Milton Darby b. 8 May 1914, d. 9 Feb 1992

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. 471-72 (naming Laurence Ogilvie Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 471-72 (naming Marie Fitzpatrick as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 472.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mary Fortson Darby, memorial no. 31278802, viewed on 5 Feb 2020 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Fortson Darby, memorial no. 31278802, viewed on 5 Feb 2020 (not giving the date or the place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Robert Milton Darby, memorial no. 31249649, viewed on 5 Feb 2020 (not giving the date or the place).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Fortson Darby, memorial no. 31278802, viewed on 5 Feb 2020.
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 472 (first bullet).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Fortson Darby, memorial no. 31278802, viewed on 5 Feb 2020 (attributing the obituary to Savannah Morning News, 29 Sep 2004) (second bullet).
  10. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 472 (naming Mary Toombs Fortson as his mother).

Robert Milton Darby

M, ID# 22279, b. 8 May 1914, d. 9 February 1992
  • Other Names*: Robert Darby.
  • Note*: • He was a major in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II.
    • He first attended Florence State College in Alabama and continued college in Washington.D.C.4,5

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 5 Feb 2020

Family: Mary Toombs Fortson b. 4 Sep 1914, d. 16 Sep 2004

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. 472.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mary Fortson Darby, memorial no. 31278802, viewed on 5 Feb 2020 (not giving the date or the place).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Robert Milton Darby, memorial no. 31249649, viewed on 5 Feb 2020 (not giving the date or the place).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Robert Milton Darby, memorial no. 31249649, viewed on 5 Feb 2020.
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 472 (second bullet).
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 472 (naming Robert Milton Darby as his father).

Mildred Fortson

F, ID# 22283, b. 25 August 1920, d. 27 April 2004
  • Other Names*: Mildred Fortson Anderson, Mildred Anderson.
  • Note*: She graduated from the University of Georgia in 1941 with a home economics degree. The family lived in Washington, Georgia for a number of years and then Albany, Georgia; after a few years, they returned to live in Washington.3

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a brief obituary and pictures of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 5 Feb 2020

Family: Edwin Warren Anderson b. 14 Apr 1912, d. 2 Sep 1982

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. 471-72 (naming Laurence Ogilvie Fortson as her father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 471-72 (naming Marie Fitzpatrick as her mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 472.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mildred Fortson Anderson, memorial no. 31278430, viewed on 5 Feb 2020 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mildred Fortson Anderson, memorial no. 31278430, viewed on 5 Feb 2020.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mildred Fortson Anderson, memorial no. 31278430, viewed on 5 Feb 2020 (stating that graveside services would be at 4:00 that afternoon).

Edwin Warren Anderson

M, ID# 22284, b. 14 April 1912, d. 2 September 1982
  • Other Names*: Edwin Anderson.
  • Note*: • He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army in World War II.
    • He was a teacher and coach in Decatur, Georgia.3,4
  • Last Edited: 5 Feb 2020

Family: Mildred Fortson b. 25 Aug 1920, d. 27 Apr 2004

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Edwin Warren Anderson, memorial no. 31226292, viewed on 5 Feb 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. 472.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Edwin Warren Anderson, memorial no. 31226292, viewed on 5 Feb 2020 (first bullet).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 472 (second bullet).

Janet Fortson

F, ID# 22300, b. 1 January 1928, d. 20 January 2020

Janet Fortson Walthall from Boyd's 1973 Fortson family history.
  • Note*: She received a bachelor of business administration degee from the University of Georgia in 1949. She was a member of Phi Mu sorority and president of the Junior League of Macon, Georgia in 1959-60.5
  • Last Edited: 11 Feb 2020

Family 1: Frank William Walthall Jr. b. 20 Mar 1927, d. 30 Aug 1997

Family 2: Donald Wynn Beaty b. 27 Aug 1923, d. 23 May 2008

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. 473-79 (naming Robert Malcolm Fortson as her father).
  2. [S1642] Obituary for Janet Fortson Walthall, Snow's Memorial Chapel, Macon, Ga., online at https://tinyurl.com/qlqrsqk, viewed on 8 Feb 2020 (naming Rear Admiral Malcolm Fortson as her father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 473-79 (naming Nellie Stovall Phinizy as her mother).
  4. [S1642] Obituary for Janet Fortson Walthall, online, above (naming Nellie Phinizy Fortson as her mother).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 479.
  6. [S1642] Obituary for Janet Fortson Walthall, online, above.