Sunday, August 14, 2016

Census Sunday: Willis James Fortenberry

 Willis James Fortenberry, 1829 – 1905; 
son of William Jasper & Violette (Kennington) Fortenberry. 

He married Louisa Blackwell. They lived in Pike Co., MS & had seven children.
 Willis was my 3rd great grand uncle.



Note: Fortenberry has variations including Fortinberry/Fortinbery

1870 US Census, MS, Pike; ancestry.com

Willis Fortenbery, 40 b MS, Minister
Louisa 42 b KY, house keeper
Permelia 14 b MS
John 14 b MS
Edward 12 b MS
Monroe 9 b MS
Armintha 6 b MS
Hollace 3 b MS
Harman 1 b MS
Coyabel 52 b MS



1900 US Census, MS, Pike, Tylertown, Beat 2; SD 7, ED 106, Sheet 13; ancestry.com.

“Willis J Fortinbery” 70 b Nov 1829 MS, farmer; m 1853
Louisa, wife, 71 b Apr 1829 KY; mother of 7/ 7 living
Felder, son, 31 b May 1869 MS; farm laborer
Eliza, dau in law, 24 b Sept 1875 MS; mother of 2/ 2 living
Alberta, grand daughter, 6 b Jan 189 MS
Ecca, grandson, 4 b Mar 1896 MS

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6 comments:

  1. I have a Permelia in my line too. It's so unusual that I was convinced her mother made it up, but now I see it must have been fairly popular.

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    1. Wendy, this is my first encounter with that name as well.

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  2. Colleen, how did you draw the fam tree illustration and color the box? Very easy to read!

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    1. I have Family Tree Maker program which generates many different charts & reports. I use that to make generational charts for blog posts.

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  3. I've done simplified versions of the fam tree thing using Excel, but for me it is a painful process. I wish I had a program that would generate it for me.

    I too have a Permelia in my tree.

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    1. I have used Excel & it is time consuming. Family Tree Maker does it very quickly. They had a wide range of charts & reports and many options within each. I like being able to include lots of information to blog posts so readers can quickly see if they have a connection.

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