Notes from Formby researchers:
The Fountain Formby born 1786, had no children.
Nathan (I) Formby and Tabitha Echols had 12 children, 6 boys and 6 girls:
Only 5 sons had descendents:
Obadiah (Billie) Formby + Christian Harris
Moses Formby + Martha Harris, I think Christians' sister.
Mathew Bates Formby + Mary Meadows
Aaron Formby + Elizabeth Harwell (my GG Grandparents)
Nathan (II) Formby + Martha Welborn
Mary Polly Formby + 1. Wm Day 1801 2. Wm Moore 1805
Sarah Ann (Sally) Formby + Israel Moore (Wm Brother ?)
Elizabeth E. "Betsy" Formby + Joel Crawford
Frances W. Formby + Walton John Whitaker
Lucy Formby + James Marks or Parks
Prudence Formby + Henry Nichols
The Matthew Bates (original spelling Mathew) born 1801 married Mary Meadows had no son by the name of William.
His 5 sons were;
Andrew Abram Jackson Formby
Nathan Gunn Formby
Matthew Bates Formby Jr.
Cornelius Alexander Formby
His 5 Daughters were:
Mary Ellen Formby
Virginia Frances Formby
Elizabeth Margaret Formby
Emily Caroline Formby
Talitha A. Formby
Aaron (I) Formby & Susanna Thompson had 12 children:
Their 12th was (William) Wm Jasper Formby who married his 2nd cousin Christian Ann Formby born abt 1820, in Rome GA. daughter of Obadiah "Billie" Formby and Christian "Kitty" Harris.
Obadiah "Billie" Formby b 1789 VA, and Christian Ann 'Kitty' Harris b 1790 VA, were married in Jasper Co., GA in 1813. They had 6 children:
Walker Harris Formby
Lucy Aiken Formby
Christian Ann Formby
Martha Ann Formby
William Jasper Formby born 5/23/1823 died 7/30/1862 in Richmond VA during the Civil War and Christian Ann Formby, his 2nd cousin, had 6 children:
Edward T Formby
Sarah Evaline Formby + Isaac Russom
Seleta A Formby
Benjamin Hill Formby
Mary Jane Formby (twins) she married H.T. Russom
Christian Ann Formby came to Cooper, Delta Co., TX, about 1869. about the same time Eugene Nathan Formby and his family came to the Northeast Arkansas area.
Nathan (II) Formby b 1807 and Martha Wellborn had 6 children, the youngest a boy named William Formby born 1844 died 1855 at the age of 11.
Fountain Formby born 1811 and Sophia Cooper had a son William Warren Formby b, 1834 married Elizabeth Dennis.
Nathan Gunn Formby married Martha Anne 'Timmie' Phillips, they had 5 children:
Nathan (IV) Dawson Formby and George Newel Bates Formby.
Talitha Eliza Jane Formby (Dink)
John Franklin Formby born 1833 and Frances Dennis had 11 children one of the sons was William Adkins Formby born 1855.
John Formby Born 1811/12 GA, married 1836 to Harriet Holcomb Cheney born 1815 GA had 7 children # 4 a son William Franklin Formby born 1844 AL (married a Iturea Garlington born 1842 GA)
Larkin Formby born 1801 married Permelia Frances Lea had 9 children: oldest son was William Thomas Formby born 1831 Troup Co, GA. married ?
From the history of Heard County, GA
William J Formby married Susan E Thaxton born 1859, daughter of Charles Thaxton born 1829 and Amanda Smith born
*This seems to be the most likely candidate, I think someone, just saw the two William's, or Wm J Formby and assumed that he married twice. I have found this happens in my research, someone gets in a hurry and doesn't follow up!
The William Jasper Formby son of Aaron Formby and Susanna Thompson born 23May1823 would be almost the same age as Susan F. Thaxton's parents. He is the one who married Christian Ann Formby, his 2nd cousin!! I think! Anyway! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
That should be enough information to start searching, my data comes from researchers, cousins, CD's from Ancestry, online lookups and expensive memberships. Some data I have confirmed, most I have not. It is not 100%, but I would say it was 90% + The cousins I have communicated with seem very committed to their Ancestor's History and correcting what is wrong.
I listed all the William Formby's I could find in my notes!
Happy Hunting! I know this is a lot to absorb so you better print it out!
Marine Fomby Jackson
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