Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Happy Birthday, W J Fortenberry 28 Nov. 1900

Willis James Fortenberry
28 November 1829 MS – 1 October 1905

Son of William Jasper Fortenberry & Violette Kennington
My 4th great uncle

Rev. W. J. Fortenberry of Tylertown, celebrated his 71stbirthday on November 28, last. He had been in the ministry 38 years and, pastor of New Zion church all this time, and is called for another year. He had baptized about 1800 professed believers. Rev. A. F. Davis opened the services, when Rev. H. M. Schilling preached a strong, helpful sermon. It was a great day.

Source: Rev. W. J. Fortenberry (Jackson, MS: The Baptist, 27 Dec 1900) 1; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed July 2018.

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