Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Following William G Fortenberry in the Census

William G. Fortenberry

20 May 1833 MS – 23 Nov 1920 MS
Son of Calvin Kennington Fortenberry
My 1stcousin, 4x removed

It is very helpful to find someone in several consecutive census reports. The decades roll by. Children can be identified. We see those children increase in number and then decrease as they move out on their own. In 1920 William, age 86, has moved in with his son. 

The U S Census

1870 US Census, MS, Pike; digital image,Ancestry( accessed July 2018) William Fortenberry.

William                       37 b MS          farmer
Rebecca                       23 b MS
William D. son            7 b MS
Burrell W. son             5 b MS
Murry L. son               2 b MS

1880 US Census, MS, Pike; digital image,Ancestry( accessed July 2018) William Fortenberry.

William                       46 b MS          laborer
Rebecca J.                    33 b MS
William A. son            17 b MS
Burrell W. son            15 b MS
Marrel L. son               12 b MS
Ginest daughter           9 b MS
Nancy O. daughter      7 b MS
Calvin C. son               4 b MS
Sarah O. daughter       1/12 b MS

1900 US Census, MS, Pike, Tylertown; digital image,Ancestry( accessed July 2018) William Fortenberry.

William                       b May 1833 MS          farmer; m 1862
Jane                             b Apr 1845 MS            mother of 11/10 living
Chris son                     b Jan 1878 MS
Opelia daughter           b Nov 1880 MS
Narsissa daughter         b Feb 1883 MS
Charley son                  b May 1885 MS
Mary daughter             b June 1888 MS

1910 US Census, MS, Pike, Beat 2; digital image,Ancestry( accessed July 2018) William Fortenberry.

William                       77 b MS          famer on general farm
Jane                             64 b MS          mother of 10/10 living
Esco     son                   24 b MS          farmer laborer

1920 US Census, MS, Walthall, Beat 3; digital image,Ancestry( accessed July 2018) Charley E. Fortenberry.

Charley E                     36 b MS
Lula                             32 b MS
Madeedaughter          5 b MS
Joe Glen son                1 b MS
William father             86 b MS
Janie mother                73 b MS


Marian B. Wood said...

Don't you just love the 1900 Census, with the question of "month and year of birth" so we can narrow things down for ancestors whose birth dates are still mysteries?

Charlie Purvis said...

They lived a long fruitful life. I take it that Rebecca and Jane are one person; the Mother Rebecca Jane Fortenberry.