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Re: Benjamin Fortson, Elbert Co., GA
Posted by: mary williams Date: July 21, 2000 at 12:51:58
In Reply to: Re: Benjamin Fortson, Elbert Co., GA by Bonnie Fortson Pierce of 188

Thanks Bonnie! However, when one comes to the end of the chapter you mention it reads, "The author hopes that someone will continue the research on this interesting branch of the Fortson family." (!)
I also have snippets of some of the church meeting minutes from Vann's Creek and Benjamin was a member there and I think your idea is a good one. It is not enough to know in which county a person is buried alone; in Greene County, Alabama, there are 130 cemeteries.
I know that his son, John, (not the John T. mentioned in the Fortson book, although he is buried in Aberdeen as well) migrated from Elbert County, GA, to Greene County, AL, to Monroe County, MS and is buried there. My line from him to my grandfather is buried there as well. This trip (I called Cemetery Tour 2000) we went to South Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee and Elbert County was in another direction so it will have to be another time. I managed to get photos of everyone else I was looking for. Thanks again!


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