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John R. Fortenberry

Male Abt 1815 - Abt 1882  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name John R. Fortenberry 
    Born Abt 1815  SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1882  Dekalb Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11333  MyTree
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2012 

    Father John Fortenberry,   b. Abt 1790, Franklin Co., GA (GA Territory) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Jane Rainwater,   b. Abt 1790, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F5825  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Harriet P. McMillan,   b. Abt 1824, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1873, Dekalb Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1843  Calhoun Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elias J. Fortenberry,   b. Abt 1843, Cherokee Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Louisa Jane Fortenberry,   b. 13 Jan 1846, Cherokee Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1919, Honey Grove, Fannin Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Nancy A. Fortenberry,   b. 9 Jan 1849, Cherokee Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1897, Fanin Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     4. Sebron W. Fortenberry,   b. 4 Jul 1851, Cherokee Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1930, Fanin Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Mary E. Fortenberry,   b. Abt 1854, Cherokee Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. John A. Fortenberry,   b. 6 Dec 1857, Cherokee Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1832, Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Frances T. Fortenberry,   b. Abt 1860, Cherokee Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Malissa A. Fortenberry,   b. Abt 1864, Cherokee Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Sarah Ann Fortenberry,   b. Abt 1866, Cherokee Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1930, Fannin Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F5823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha (Tillman) Simmons,   b. Abt 1842, Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Oct 1873  AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Tipton (Simmons) Fortenberry,   b. Abt 1871, Dekalb Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Joseph L. (Simmons) Fortenberry,   b. 4 Feb 1872, Dekalb Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1950, Fannin Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Lucinda Fortenberry,   b. Abt 1875, Dekalb Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. George Franklin Fortenberry,   b. 9 Jan 1877, Dekalb Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1957, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Willie C. Fortenberry,   b. Abt 1880, Dekalb Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F5824  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Feb 1843 - Calhoun Co., AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Oct 1873 - AL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1850 United States Federal Census
      Name: John Fortenbury
      Age: 27
      Birth Year: abt 1823
      Birthplace: South Carolina
      Home in 1850: District 27, Cherokee, Alabama
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 476
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John Fortenbury 27
      Harriet Fortenbury 25
      Elias Fortenbury 7
      Jane Fortenbury 4
      Nancy Fortenbury 2

      1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: John R Fortenbury
      Age in 1860: 45
      Birth Year: abt 1815
      Birthplace: South Carolina
      Home in 1860: Division 1, Cherokee, Alabama
      Gender: Male
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John R Fortenbury 45
      Harriett Fortenbury 40
      Elias Fortenbury 16
      Laura Fortenbury 14
      Nancy Fortenbury 12
      Seaborn Fortenbury 9
      Mary Fortenbury 6
      John Fortenbury 3
      Jane Fortenbury 75 (mother)

      1870 United States Federal Census
      Name: John B Fortenberry
      [John R. Fortenberry]
      Age in 1870: 55
      Birth Year: abt 1815
      Birthplace: South Carolina
      Home in 1870: Township 7 Range 3, Marshall, Alabama
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Warrenton
      Value of real estate: View image
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John B Fortenberry 55
      Harriet P Fortenberry 43
      Nancy A Fortenberry 21
      Sebron W Fortenberry 18
      Mary E Fortenberry 16
      John A Fortenberry 12
      Frances T Fortenberry 9
      Melissa A Fortenberry 6
      Sally A M Fortenberry 4

      1880 United States Federal Census
      Name: John R. Fortenbury
      Age: 61
      Birth Year: abt 1819
      Birthplace: South Carolina
      Home in 1880: DeKalb, Alabama
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Martha Fortenbury
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John R. Fortenbury 61
      Martha Fortenbury 38 (Martha Tillman Simmons)
      Francis R. Fortenbury 20 (Harriet's daughter)
      Sarah Fortenbury 14 (Harriet's daughter)
      Lucinda Fortenbury 5 ( John R. & Martha's daughter)
      George F. Fortenbury 3 (George Franklin Fortenberry) (John R. & Martha's son)
      Willie C. Fortenbury 2m (John R. & Martha's son)
      Tipten Simmons 9 (Martha's son by 1st husband)
      Joseph F. Simmons 7 (Martha's son by 1st husband)