G. K. Fortinberry wrote:
"The first pair as we know it, was William Fortinberry,1776-Feb. 1, 1842 and Violett Kennington, 1786-May 18, 1858. They had a beautiful romance which never gave out. On their honeymoon, they traveled in an ox-wagon from Lancaster, South Carolina about 1812 to southern climes and found contentment in hard work and rearing a large family. From that union, our grand-sires emanated, 10 in actual count."
This surname can also be seen as Fortinberry & Falukenberry. My father’s Fortenberry family could be found in South Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Fortenberry Names in my Direct Line:
· Jacob Faulkenberry bc 1715
· John Faulkenberry b 1740; married Hannah Hubanks; 6 children
· William Jasper Fortenberry c 1772 – 1842; married Violette Kennington; 10 children
· William J Fortenberry 1814 – 1896; married Elizabeth Martha Ann Cutrer; 10 children
· Amanda Adarene Fortenberry 1865 – 1949; married William S Ellzey; 10 children
A few Fortenberry Resources:
· Conerly, Luke Ward and E. Russ Williams. Source records From Pike County, Mississippi 1798 1910. South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1989.
· Criminger, Adrianne Fortenberry. The Fortenberry Families of Southern Mississippi. South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1984.
· Fortinberry, G. K. Abstract History of the Fortinberry Family. Privately Printed. 1942. Family History Center microfilm #1036152.