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W.C.Fortson,b.ca1837,living Marion Co., TX 1880
Posted by: Chandler Eavenson (ID *****8959) Date: June 14, 2007 at 18:19:27
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Am searching for the parents of W. C. Fortson, listed in the 1880 census of Jefferson, Marion Co., TX, as age 43, occupation Miller, born in AL, Father born in GA, Mother born in SC. His wife was Eleanor Smith Hall, born June, 1856 in AL. Some of their children were Rebecca, age 7 in 1880, born in LA, Bula H., age 3 in 1880, born in LA, Elmer Washington Fortson, born Nov. 1880 in TX, and William Pettie Fortson, born Jan. 1886 in TX. W. C. was reportedly killed in an accident and Eleanor remarried to a Gleason. She was living in Little Rock, AR in 1900 through 1920. The son William Pettie Fortson on the 1910 census listed his father as born in LA instead of AL. William Pettie Fortson died in Little Rock and Elmer Washington Fortson moved to Bexar Co., TX (San Antonio) and died there 9 Jan 1973. Marion Co., TX is just across the State line from Shreveport, LA. and Caddo Parish where numerous Fortsons lived. Any help, suggestions, ideas, etc. will be appreciated. I am a descendant of Jesse Fortson, son of Lt. Thomas Fortson, Jr. of Elbert Co. My e-mail address is

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