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;

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;

“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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Wendy said...

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.

Marian B. Wood said...

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

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

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

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

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

Michelle Ganus Taggart said...

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.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

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.