Sunday, October 12, 2014

Census Sunday – William M Fortenberry & Christina Brown in MS

William Magee Fortenberry
28 December 1799 SC – 27 October 1867
Son of Isaac Fortenberry & Bethany Magee

Christina Brown
2 February 1805 SC – September 1860 MS
Daughter of Moses Brown & Sarah Robertson
My 3rd great grand Aunt

1850 US Census, MS, Lawrence County

William Fortenberry, 50 b SC; farmer; value of real estate: $1,200
Wife, Cristine, 46 b GA
Children: Isaac 21; Eliza 16; Jesse C, 14; John, 10

1860 US Census, MS, Marion County

William Fortenberry, 60, Baptist clergyman; value of real estate: $300
Wife, Christian, 55


Wendy said...

The frustrating thing with people born in this time period is that often they show up in so few census records. You KNOW they were there, but probably they were living with relatives.

Charlie Purvis said...

The migration from South Carolina to Mississippi was a long, arduous journey. It hard to imagine our great and g-great grandparent’s making this trek.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Very true, Wendy!

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Charlie, we had very strong ancestors!