Posted By:Joan E. Rambo
Subject:Re: Marriage/J.M. Fortson - M.E. Riley/1871 Panola,Tx.
Post Date:May 05, 2011 at 11:04:13
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Forum:Panola County, TX Genealogy Forum
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TX Dth Idx thru 1976:

Name: William Henry Fortson
Death Date: 02 May 1958
Death Place: Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 80 years
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 24 Nov 1877
Birthplace: Edgewood, Texas
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Jim Fortson
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Margaret Riley
Mother's Birthplace:
Occupation: Ret. Cleaner-Presser
Place of Residence: Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Cemetery: Laurel Land Memorial Park
Burial Place: Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Burial Date: 03 May 1958
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 2115363
Digital Film Number: 4163853
Image Number: 961
Reference Number: 26824
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

1880 census Van Zandt Co, TX:

Category: Name; Relationship to head of household; Marital Status; Gender; Race; Age; Birthplace; Occupation; Father's Birthplace; Mother's Birthplace.

J. M. FORTSON Self M Male W 35 MS Farming AL AL
Margaret E. FORTSON Wife M Female W 31 AL Keeping House --- ---
John W. FORTSON Son S Male W 7 TX MS AL
Thos. M. FORTSON Son S Male W 5 TX MS AL
Wm. H. FORTSON Son S Male W 3 TX MS AL
Hattie FORTSON Dau S Female W 2M TX MS AL
Aaron J. FORTSON Father W Male W 64 AL Rhumatism Bed Ridden --- ---

1870 census DeSoto Parish, LA:

Fortson, Aaron, 60, b AL - land 80/personal 200
" Jane, 50, b LA
" Mary, 18, b LA
" Jasper, 25, b LA [looks like Jeptha from 1880 census]

Go to Rootsweb's WorldConnect site -- -- Type in just Fortson, Aaron. Several people are working on this line and some give sources for their information. In a few it looks like some copied from others.

Happy Hunting (^_^)