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Fortner in Butler Dist., Wayne County, WV 1800s
Posted by: Ralph Sayre (ID *****8046) Date: June 27, 2009 at 03:21:08
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I have been seeking information about my great grandmother, Rebecca FANNIN, born 1850, I believe in the area of Upper Gragston Creek, Butler District, Wayne County, now West Virginia. Her parents were Silas and Polly (Ferguson) FANNIN. Her siblings were Theadore, Easton, Jeremiah, John, Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Mary Belle, Celistia, and William. She married 1st Workman and divorced him in 1877. We were told that she “remarried and moved away.” Not having the name of her second husband has been a major research obstacle. In almost forty years of research, I’ve found no one who has a complete record on her family. So now, I am hopefully inquiring from descendants of neighbors who lived in the area where she grew up.

I have learned that Rebecca’s father, Silas FANNIN served with the 10th Kentucky Cavalry in the civil war. He performed marriages in Wayne County between 1870 and 1887.

W. H. FORTNER 26, Wayne Co. m. H. Hensley 22 Brethett Co., KY, 25 Jul 1878 [by Silas Fannin, age about 56]

I would like to have any information on the folks who lived along Upper Gragston Creek, Butler District, Wayne County, West Virginia 1850 through 1890. If you descend from this FORTNER family, please check your memorabilia and if you have anything relative to the Silas Fannin family, please share. Thank you.

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