Mrs. Marilou Roach Fair compiled a book, Roach, Roberts, Ridgeway in 1951 with information on the Fortson, Satterwhite and Higginbotham families (among other allied families). This book can be found at the Miss. Dept. of Archives and History and other large genealogical libraries. It is out of print but was purchased from a reprint company.
p. 176-178. Thomas Fortson, Sr, of Caroline Co., VA,
p. 178/179. Thomas Fortson, Jr., amd his wife, Rachel(Wynne) of Caroline and Orange Co., VA. His will named heirs Benjamin, William, Jesse, Richard and daughters Elizabeth Gibbs and Millie Willis, executed in Elbert Co., GA in 1824.
Thomas Fortson, Jr.'s son, William Fortson married Ann Higginbotham (born 8 May 1772 in Amherst Co., VA.) p. 180.
Mrs. Fair abstracted William Fortson's will, executed in Greene Co., AL and named the following heirs: Abraham Burford; Rachel W. Ridgeway; the heirs of Samuel H. Fortson; son-in-law Simeon Maxwell; William T. Fortson; daughter - Fannie Harris, Elijah S. Fortson; daughter- Ann Wilson; Roderick R. Forston(sic); Peter E. Fortson; Aaron Fortson.
William Fortson died 9 Jan 1846 in Greene Co., AL. See
Will Book C, p. 114, Greene County, Eutah, Alabama. Settlement Record of William Fortson in Minute Probate Court Book H, pp 248m 303, Greene Co., AL.
p. 182 of Roach, Roberts Ridgeway book. Children named in William Fortson's Bible are: Jane Fortson; Rachel W. Fortson; Samuel H. Fortson; Elizabeth Fortson; William Thomas Fortson; Frances Fortson(Fannie; Elijah satterwhite Fortson; Jeptha V. fortson; Ann Fortson; Roderick R. Fortson; Elisha Fortson; Peter E. Fortson; Aaron J. Fortson.
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