Blueberry Farm
Blance Shivers and  Isaac Fortenberry
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Blanche Shivers 3  (Jemima2 Berry, John1)   was born February 28, 1809 in South Carolina, and died October 07, 1887.
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Blanche'   dates were  taken from  a cemetery  listing found in the Mississippi State Archives of  persons  identified  as being buried in the Tobias Magee Ceme- tery,  in  Lawrence Co Mississippi.    Other researchers show her birth year as 1808, and year of death as 1881.  This is  explained  by Ann McNair,  that an old  recording of  the cemetery was posted with those dates, and had been used for many years until an updated one was made in recent years, with the corrected dates.
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She married 1.)  Isaac Fortenberry   c1826  in Simpson Co Mississippi.
The son of Jacob Fortenberry, originally spelled "Faulkenberry", and Celia Berry, he was born c1798 in Lancaster Co South
Carolina and died c1859 in Shivers, Simpson Co Mississippi, burial in Fortenberry Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi

She married 2.)  Mr. Broom after 1860 and was again widowed by 1880.

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  Celia Berry is said to be a possible fifth child of John Berry
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   1850 Simpson Co Mississippi
   Enumerated October 29, 1850 by Angus W. Smith
   Page 69  #476/476   Farmer, $1500 
Issac Fortenberry, age 50, born in SC
Blanchy Fortenberry, age 40, born in SC
Levi Fortenberry, age 22, born in Mississippi
James R. Fortenberry, age 20, born in Mississippi
Lavina Fortenberry, age 18, born in Mississippi
Mary Fortenberry, age 14, born in Mississippi
Therasy A. Fortenberry, age 11, born in Mississippi
Ervin W. Fortenberry, age 9, born in Mississippi
Margaret E. Fortenberry, age 7, born in Mississippi
Missouri J. Fortenberry, age 3, born in Mississippi
Susan A Fortenberry, age 3 mo, born in Mississippi
Matilda Fortenberry, age 19, born in Mississippi
  Matilda is Levi's wife
     1860 Simpson Co Mississippi   Beat 3, Westville
     Enumerated August 23, 1860 by CB Banks
     Page 183, #307/307   Farmer $2000/5000
Blancey Fortenberry, age 52, born in South Carolina
Evan W. Fortenberry, age 18, born in Mississippi
Margaret Fortenberry, age 16, born in Mississippi
Missouri J. Fortenberry, age 13, born in Mississippi
Susan A. Fortenberry, age 9, born in Mississippi
William Berry, age 26, born in Mississippi
    I am unsure of who's son William might be...he would be born
    c1834-35.    He may be a son of  William and Sarah Berry  and
     he may also be the same as the William Berry, age 13,  in the 
    Prior Talley Berry household in 1850

Blanche  is enumerated with her daughter and son in law,  Mark and Susan Sutton,  as Blanche Broom, mother in law, age 72.

I have not yet located her in the 1870 census.
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Children of Blanche Shivers and Isaac Fortenberry are:
1 i. Levi Jefferson Fortenberry   born July 13, 1827 in Shivers, Simpson Co Mississippi, and died November 15, 1904 in Sabine Co Texas. 
2 ii. James Russell Fortenberry  born December 05, 1829 in Mississippi, and died February 22, 1898 in Simpson Co Ms
3 iii. Levinia Fortenberry  born August 01, 1832  in Mississippi.
4 iv. Mary Fortenberry  born c1835-1836.
5 v. Therassy A. Fortenberry   born October 16, 1838 in Mississippi, and died October 24, 1886 in Mississippi, burial in Owens Cemetery, Shivers, Simpson Co Mississippi. 
6 vi. Irvin William Fortenberry  born May 10, 1841. 
7 vii. Margaret Elizabeth Fortenberry  born August 04, 1843.
She married  Francis Marion "Frank"  Thurman  on June 06, 1861 in Simpson Co Mississippi
...click on his name for their family...
8.  viii. Missouri Jane Fortenberry, born June 05, 1847, and died in 1927, Angelina Co Texas.
9.  ix. Susan A. Fortenberry, born March 12, 1850 in Mississippi, and died _______, burial in Crooked Creek Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi
10 x. Amanda Fortenberry  born February 27, 1853 and died in 1933. 

Several researchers show her as a child of Blanche and Isaac, I am not at all sure, she is not listed in the 1860 census, but will add her just in case.  If anyone has proof that she is a child, or has at least, personal family knowledge, please verify this for me.

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Blueberry Farm
 1.  Levi Jefferson Fortenberry 4 (Blanche3 Shivers, Jemima2 Berry, John1)   was born July 13, 1827 in Shivers, Simpson Co Ms, and
      died  November 15, 1904 in Sabine Co Texas, burial in Brookeland Cemetery, Sabine Co Texas.
Tombstone Photo 1Tombstone Photo 2
 by  Barbara Yancey Dore     ..offlink site...     use your back button to return here
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He married 1.)  Matilda Gardner, on January 07, 1850 in Marion Co Mississippi
The daughter of  Mary Elizabeth Berry and William C. Gardner,  she was  born May 18, 1831 in Marion Co Mississippi, and
died March 24, 1896 in Tyler Co Texas, burial in Colmesneil Cemetery, Tyler Co Texas.
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He married 2.)  Martha Ann Cooper
The daughter of Thomas Jefferson Cooper and Lucinda Adeline Meigs, she was born November 23, 1858, and died November
02, 1949 in Jasper Co Texas.
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1860 Simpson Co Mississippi  Beat 3 Westville
page 180  #287/287
Enumerated August 21, 1860 by CB Banks
Farmer, $2400/$1664        Census Image
Levi J. Fortenberry, age 33, born in Mississippi
Matilda Fortenberry, age 29, born in Mississippi
John T. Fortenberry, age 9, born in Mississippi
Isaac N. Fortenberry, age 8, born in Mississippi
Mary E. Fortenberry, age 6, born in Mississippi
Richard L. Fortenberry, age 5, born in Mississippi
William W. Fortenberry, age 2, born in Mississippi
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1870 Pennington, Angelina Co Texas  #40/40
Farmer, $650
Levi Fortenberry, age 45, born in Mississippi
Matilda Fortenberry, age 39, born in Mississippi
Isaac Fortenberry, age 18, born in Mississippi
Fayette Fortenberry, age 15, born in Mississippi
William Fortenberry, age 12, born in Mississippi
Lola Fortenberry, age 4, born in Mississippi
Lillie Fortenberry, age 2, born in Mississippi
           Apparently moved to Texas c1868-69
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 Children of Levi Fortenberry and Matilda Gardner are:
1. John Thomas "JT" Fortenberry 5born October 19, 1850 in Simpson Co Mississippi
2. Isaac N. Fortenberry   born c1852 in Simpson Co Mississippi
3. Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Fortenberry   born December 21, 1853 in Simpson Co Mississippi
4. Richard Lafayette "Fate" Fortenberry  born July 24, 1855 in Simpson Co Mississippi
5. William Wilkins "Broad" Fortenberry  born June 20, 1858 in Simpson Co Mississippi
6. Lola I. Fortenberry  born December 23, 1866 in Simpson Co Mississippi
7. Lillie Joe Fortenberry  born July 19, 1867 in Moss Point Mississippi
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 Child of Levi Fortenberry and Martha Cooper is:
8. Levi Jefferson Fortenberry   born May 18, 1901 in Texas
For a continuation of these families, see   Laura Buckmaster's Gedcom
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Blueberry Farm
 James Russell / Ransom  Fortenberry 4 (Blanche3 Shivers, Jemima2 Berry, John1) was born December 05, 1829 in Mississippi,
 and died February 22, 1898 in Simpson Co Mississippi
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   He married Nancy Jones Newsome  September 26, 1854 in Lawrence Co Mississippi.
   The daughter of John Newsome and Lina Benson, she was born in July 28, 1839, and died October 03 or 27, 1929

Both are buried in Fortenberry Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
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JR Fortenberry - Civil War:   5th Sgt. Co E 36 Ms. Inf CSA
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1870 Simpson Co Mississippi   Beat 3 Westville
Enumerated June 16, 1870 by G.W. Farlow
Page 316b  #157/158    Farmer  $500/500
James R. Fortenberry, age 40, born in Mississippi
Nancy J. Fortenberry, age 29, born in Mississippi
James D. Fortenberry, age 15, born in Mississippi
Isaac N. Fortenberry, age 13, born in Mississippi
Benj. R. Fortenberry, age 12, born in Mississippi
Jacob Fortenberry, age 9, born in Mississippi
Lenard Fortenberry, -male- age 8, born in Mississippi
Lu J. Fortenberry, -female- age 6, born in Mississippi
Susan Fortenberry, age 4, born in Mississippi
Francis Berry, female, age 1, born in Mississippi
        Could Lenard actually be Lelar Jane..? 
1880 Simpson Co Mississippi  SD 2 ED 100  Beat 3
Enumerated June 29, 1880 by LB Harper
Page 29-30  #263/263     Farmer
James Fortenberry, age 50, born in Missisippi
Nancy Fortenberry, age 40, born in Mississippi
James Fortenberry, age 24, born in Mississippi
Isaac Fortenberry, age 23, born in Mississipi
Benjamin Fortenberry, age 21, born in Ms
Jacob Fortenberry, age 21, born in Mississippi
Lulah Fortenberry, age 16, born in Mississippi
Susan Fortenberry, age 14, born in Mississippi
Fannie Fortenberry, age 11, born in Mississippi
William Fortenberry, age 9, born in Mississippi
Mary Fortenberry, age 7, born in Mississippi
Daniel Fortenberry, age 4, born in Mississippi
Robert Fortenberry, age 2, born in Mississippi
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In 1900, Nancy is living with  John S. and Lou Lee
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   1929, Shivers, Simpson Co Mississippi      Contributed by Ann McNair
FORTENBERRYS IN ANNUAL REUNION
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Held on July 28, 90th Birthday of Mrs. J.R. Fortenberry, Sr.
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SHIVERS, July 31-- 
On  July 28, 1929,  the descendants of  Mrs. J.R. Fortenberry, Sr., met at the old home to celebrate her ninetieth anniversary.

Mrs. Fortenberry is the mother of fourteen children all living except four who have passed to that great beyond.  Her children all of whom  were  present on this  happy occasion are as follows:    J.D. Fortenberry of Jackson, Miss.;  Tom  Fortenberry of Pinola, Miss.; W.R. Fortenberry,  Mrs. W.M. Willis, (Millis)  Mrs.  D.W. Denson, and R.R. Fortenberry,  all of  Shivers; D.W. For-
tenberry and Mrs. Ella Berry of New Hebron; Mrs. Lou VanZandt of Shivers, and Mrs. L.W. Sherman of Rockport.

Just before the  noon hour  the following reading,  written by a friend of the family, Miss  Nema Lusk of Canton, was given by one of the granddaughters, Mrs. D.K. Mansfield:

Way down in the heart of Dixie,   'Neath the sun of a July morn,
In a quaint old Southern farm house   A sweet baby girl was born.
Her eyes were the blue of the sunkist sky,   Her hair from the night shades had come,
And of course, everbody suggested a name,  But they christened her Nancy Newsome.

From a lisping toddler she rapidly grew;  ______ childhood play long tarried;
______ Nancy reached the last of _____  _______ wooed, won, and married.
Never had Cupids sharp arrows     Pierced braver and truer hearts;
Nor the words deeper meaning ever held, "Until death do us part."

God blessed the home they founded,   Filled it with life's greatest joys,
Into it there came as the years sped away   Six girls and eight sturdy boys.

The sands of time had run swiftly,   The family had scatterd far and wide,
When lo! the death angel entered     And took grandfather to Heaven to abide.

Life was lonely without him,   But grandmother stayed on the farm
Where she had known joy and sorrow,    And had kept all her babies from harm.

And here on this day every summer    We meet for fun and play,
It's a day we look forward to,   The reunion on grandmother's birthday.

Fourscore summers and ten   Have passed since that July day,
When a laughing , blue eyed maiden    Came down to earth to stay.

Her life should be an example   Both to age and to youth,
For she had faithfully followed the path-way,    Of service, and love and truth.

And I know when our Maker has called her    Across to that Heavenly Shore,
Our grandmother will pray that we meet her    In Heaven, reunited forevermore.

Following this we had a bountiful dinner served out under the oak trees which was immensely enjoyed by every one. 

The afternoon was spent in different conversations relating to the childhood days. 

Late in the afternoon everybody left wishing that they could have many many more reunions.

If anyone knows the missing words, please inform me

 Children of James Fortenberry and Nancy Newsome are:
1. James Duncan Fortenberry   born July 16, 1855 in Simpson Co Mississippi, and died February 06, 1936.
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He married Mary "Molly" Odom  January 06, 1881 in Simpson Co Mississippi. 
The daughter of Irene Beasley and Chesley D. Odum, she was born April 17, 1856, and died December 04, 1927 

        Family Circle:  Irene Beasley, the daughter of Daniel Beasley and Catherine McLendon;  Irene's  second husband was Willis Walker, 
        widow of Charity Berry.

Both are buried in the Fortenberry Cemetery in the Stonewall Church Community, Simpson Co Mississippi.
Children :
  • James P. Fortenberry, born October 07, 1881, and died September 07, 1937, both in Simpson Co Mississippi                                          He married Hattie Jane Berry on December 19, 1900 in Simpson Co Mississippi                                                                                      The daughter of  Albert Gallatin Berry and Lucy Mullins,  born September 26, 1881 in Mississippi, and died August 23, 1959                   Both are buried in Stonewall Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
  • Lula M. Fortenberry, born August 20, 1882
  • Ula P. Fortenberry, born November 04, 1887
  • Mary Neva Fortenberry, born September 27, 1890
  • D.L. Fortenberry, born March 16, 1893
  • M.I. Fortenberry, born December 11, 1894
2. Isaac Newsom Fortenberry  born February or February / March 22, 1857 in Simpson Co Mississippi, and died April 03, 1920.
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He married Martha Frances Cliburn.   The daughter of  John Barnes Cliburn, and Elizabeth Loftin, she was born February 03, 1861/1862 and died September 17, 1948.
Check cemetery records for correct dates...
Both are buried in Stonewall Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi

Children:
 

  • Infant twins, no dates, burial in Fortenberry Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
  • Charles Franklin Fortenberry, born May 17, 1884
  • Mary Maude Fortenberry, born July 29, 1886
  • Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" Fortenberry, born August 20, 1888
  • Dasty Mae Fortenberry, born July 21, 1889, and died August 20, 1891, burial in Fortenberry Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi 
  • Tina Mae Fortenberry, born March 22, 1893
  • Georgia Mildred Fortenberry, born July 09, 1895
  • Bonnie Alberta Fortenberry, born August 15, 1897
  • Walter Newton "Newt" Fortenberry, born September 30, 1899
  • Julia Ann Fortenberry, born October 07, 1902
  • Blanche Frances Fortenberry, born September 30, 1907, and died August 11, 1980, burial in Stonewall Baptist Church Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi.    Tombstone shows Blanche Frances Fortenberry Warren
3. Benjamin Franklin Fortenberry   born December 18, 1858 in Simpson Co Mississippi.
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He married 1.)  Dora Fuller     He married  2.) Mae Dozier

Children of Ben and Dora  are:

  • Benjamin Franklin Fortenberry, Jr.
  • Louise Fortenberry
  • Elizabeth Fortenberry


Child of Ben and Mae is:

  • Tom Dozier Fortenberry
4. Jacob Thompson "Tom" Fortenberry, born April 20, 1860 in Simpson Co Mississippi, and died May 16, 1941, burial in Stonewall Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi.
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He married 1.)  Isabella Berry
The daughter of  Denson Berry and Harriet Bishop, she was born February 01, 1865, and died March 08, 1899, burial in Stonewall Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi 
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He married 2.)  Lavesta Holyfield daughter of  Lewis Holyfield and Rebecca Beasley
She was born August 08, 1851, and died May 05, 1933, burial in Holyfield Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
 

Children of Jacob and Isabella are:

  • Emma Fortenberry, died before 1894
  • Oliver Clifton Fortenberry, born November 08, 1884, and died February 17, 1912, burial in Fortenberry Cemetery, Simpson Co Ms
  • Nannie / Nancy Viola Fortenberry, born March 18, 1886, and died August 03, 1946.   She married Albert Manning, born February 1887, and died 1937,  the son of Jesse P. Manning and Zillah Rebecca Berry.   Both are buried in Stonewall Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi.   Click  for more of this family
  • Ida Nolie Fortenberry, born January 12, 1887, and died February 15, 1926.   Another records shows her dates as October 12, 1887 and February 19, 1926.  She married Oather Crawford.  He was born December 24, 1891, and died December 28, 1963.  Both are buried in Stonewall Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
  • Bessie Mae Fortenberry
  • Jim T. Fortenberry
  • John Cleveland Fortenberry, born May 29, 1889, and died July 13, 1968.  He married Ona May Bush
  • Clara Maybell Fortenberry, born July 06, 1894, and died February 15, 1982.                                                                                                 She married Julius Clifton Thompson.  He was born September 29, 1902, and died Janaury 26, 1959, burial in Buckley-Thompson Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi
  • Brilla Drummond Fortenberry, born December 23, 1896, and died June 24, 1974 in Clinton, Hinds Co Mississippi.                                    She married George Thomas Gibson.  He was born May 23, 1904 in Simpson Co Mississippi, and died October 12, 1968 in Jackson, Hinds Co Mississippi    Both are buried in Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds Co Mississippi
  • Tommie Isabell Fortenberry, born March 06, 1899; died January 27, 1983.                                                                                                    She married Walter Duncan Williams, Jr., son of Walter Williams and Alice Waltman.   He was born June 06, 1904, and died May 18, 1964    Both are buried  in Old Hebron Cemetery, New Hebron, Lawrence Co Mississippi                                                                           Child:  Infant  Williams, born and died August 19, 1931, burial in Old Hebron Cemetary, New Hebron, Lawrence Co Mississippi
5. Lela Jane Fortenberry, born was born November 05, 1862 in Simpson  Co Mississippi, and died July 22, 1923, burial in New Hebron Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi.
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She married Samuel Earl Lee, Jr.   March 17, 1880 in Simpson Co Mississippi.
The son of Samuel Earl Lee, Sr. and Bettye S. McNeese, he was born March 05, 1855, and died in 1941.

Both are buried in New Hebron Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi

I am not at all sure that Lela is a daughter of James and Nancy.   She is not in the 1870 census, though there is a 'male, Lenard, age 8'
If the census taker has made a mistake and the name and gender are both wrong, then it is possible that she would be married by 1880.
If anyone has proof that she is or is not their daughter, please let me know.

Children:

  • Mary Lee, born 1881, and died 1970   She married S. Baron Bishop November 21, 1898 in Lawrence Co Mississippi.                          He was born in 1876, and died in 1947.  Both are buried in New Hebron Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi                                        No children born to this marriage
  • Nannie Lee, born December 16, 1883 in Lawrence Co Mississippi and  died June 23, 1981 in Columbia, Marion Co Mississippi.      She married James Edward Waltman  on November 25, 1902.  The son of James Waltman and Lorena Berry, he was born July 14, 1882,  in Lawrence Co Mississippi, and died January 13, 1959 in Jackson, Hinds Co Mississippi.
  • Susie Lee, born March 12, 1886, and died December 14, 1988, Oak Grove, Lamar Co Mississippi
  • Charles Hooker Lee, born October 04, 1888 in Lawrence Co mississippi, and died February 22, 1938 in Lawrence Co Mississippi
6. Lula Ann "Lou" Fortenberry,  born March 18, 1864 in Simpson  Co Mississippi, and died June 07, 1955
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She married 1.) John Samuel Lee  January 14, 1885 in Simpson Co Mississippi. 
He was born October 24, 1856, and died October 23, 1924

She married 2.)  Tom VanZandt   after 1924

Lou and John are buried in Fortenberry Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
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1900 Simpson Co Mississippi

Next to several Berry families, and to Lou's sister, Mollie.
John and Lou have been married 15 years, no children.

John S. Lee,age 44, born October 1856 in Mississippi
Lou A. Lee, age 35, born March 1864 in Mississippi
Joe, black servant, age 21, born April 1879 in Mississippi
Nancy Fortenberry, mother in law, widow, age 61, born July 1838 in Mississippi

Obviously a mistake, the census taker shows Nancy as having born 14 children, and only 1 living.
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7. Susan Ella Fortenberry, born January 29, 1866 in Simpson Co Mississippi, and died March 19, 1959, burial in New Hebron Cemetery, Lawrence  Co Mississippi. 
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She married Augustus Berry  November 01, 1882 in Simpson Co Mississippi. 
The son of  Denson Berry and Harriet Bishop, he was born May 15, 1861 in Mississippi, and died September 09, 1925.

....Click on his name for their family....

8. George Fortenberry  born February 16, 1867 in Simpson Co Mississippi, died as an infant.
9. Frances Eudora "Fannie" Fortenberry, born August 17, 1869 in Simpson Co Mississippi, and  died October 08, 1953 in Hattiesburg, Forrest Co Mississippi
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She married William Mattison Millis  December 09, 1885 in Simpson Co Mississippi.
The son of James Mattison Millis and Louisa Lee, he was born December 08, 1862, and died July 19, 1940 
Note:  Louisa Lee married  2.)  Alex Banks    3.) George W. Owens, widower of Therassy Ann Fortenberry

Both are buried in Stonewall Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi

Children:

  • George Millis, born January  or April 27, 1893, (check date) and died April 06, 1958, burial in Stonewall Cemetery, w/ Nannie Millis, born November 18, 1889,  and died October 22, 1973.
  • Thomas Martin Millis, born November 04, 1895, and died March 07, 1977, burial in Gulfport, Harrison Co Mississippi
  • Mattie May Millis, born February 02, 1899
  • James Melvin Millis, born November 14, 1886 in Shivers Simpson Co Mississippi, and died Dec 27, 1951 in Upshur Co Texas.            He married Ettie Leonidas McDole
  • Elma Lee Millis, born August 01, 1889, and died August 05, 1981 probably in Mississippi.
10. William Russell Fortenberry, born February 13, 1871 in Simpson  Co Mississippi
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He married Carrie Berry  December 06, 1898 in Simpson Co Mississippi 
The daughter of  Alonzo Berry and Martha Dampeer,  she was born December 27, 1876 in Mississippi

Both are buried in Mendenhall Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi

Children:     Ray Fortenberry, born 1900         L. Fortenberry, born 1902           Nancy Fortenberry

11. Mollie E. Fortenberry    born October 13, 1873 or 74 in Simpson  Co Mississippi., and died March 07, 1974

She married  Daniel Webster Benson  December 19, 1895 in Simpson Co Mississippi
He was born September 07, 1875, and died June 15, 1941.

Both are buried in New Hebron Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi
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1900 Simpson Co Mississippi
 
Married 4 years, 2 children born, both living
D.W. Benson, age 29, born September 1878 in Ms
Mollie E. Benson, age unknown, date of birth unknown, in Ms
Fannie Benson, dau, age unknown, born November, year unknown, in Ms
Edna Benson, dau, age 1, born November 1898 in Ms
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12. Daniel Webster Fortenberry, born June 13, 1875 in Simpson  Co Mississippi, and died November 11, 1955
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He married  1.) Ida J. Mobley
He married  2.) Ruby Lee.  The daughter of Needham Lee and Catherine Williams, she was born March 10, 1894, and died February 02, 1975 in Lawrence Co Mississippi

Daniel and Ruby are buried in Whitesand Cemetery, Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi 

Fortenberry Cemetery:
Fortenberry  infant  Dec 4 1899 Dec 12 1899  s/o D. W. & I. J.

13. Robert Hooker Fortenberry,  born October 08, 1877 in Simpson  Co Mississippi, and died August 17, 1971
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He married  Brilla Valona Berry,  April 23, 1899 in Simpson Co Mississippi. 
The daughter of  Albert Gallatin Berry and Lucy Mullins, she was born February 22, 1879, and died February 27, 1930.
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Both are buried in Stonewall Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi

Children:

  • Daniel Lewis Fortenberry  (1912-1971)  He married Evelyn Shows.   (1915- --)   Burial in Stonewall Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi 
  • Minnie Mae Fortenberry born November 27, 1899, and died July 11, 1969.    She married C. W. Black, born March 27, 1888, and died September 08, 1974.   Both buried in Stonewall Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi   C.W. Black was the pastor at Stonewall Church for many years.
  • Nannie Lou Fortenberry.  She married Marcus Demery Crawford. 
  • Robert Fortenberry, born 1903.  He married Gladys Bourne.
  • Myra Ruth Fortenberry, born October 08, 1905, and died March 14, 1989, burial in Stonewall Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
14. Tina Mable Fortenberry,  born March 04, 1881 in Simpson  Co Mississippi, and died March 04, 1946
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She married Lawrence William Sherman 
He was born March 18, 1877 and died July 11, 1969 in Lawrence Co Mississippi
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Both are buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi

Children, from Pleasant Hill Cemetery records: 

  • Sherman, R. Nelle   Oct 27 1900   Aug 11 1903   s/o L. W. & Tinie
  • Sherman, Archibald  Mar 17 1906   Aug 23 1907    s/o L. W. & Tinie
  • Sherman, Lenox D.  Jul 27 1912     Jun 22 1936
  • Sherman, Lawrence W. Jr.   Jun 26 1908 -  blank  with Sherman, Julia Marie  Feb 4 1904  Jan 29 1969

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Blueberry Farm
 Levina Fortenberry 4 (Blanche3 Shivers, Jemima2 Berry, John1)   was born Auguat 01, 1832 in Mississippi, died after 1910
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 She married  Henry Eli Myers  c1854.   The son of Eli Myers and Elizabeth Beasley, he was born October 27, 1828 in
 Mississippi, and died after 1910, burial is said to be in an unmarked grave in the Eli Myers Cemetery, Pinola, Simpson Co
 Mississippi, along with Lavinia.
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Henry's brother, Michael married Francis Berry, and his sister, Mary, married Willis Berry,  both children of  Hugh Berry.
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1860 Simpson Co Mississippi  Beat 3 Westville
page 183  #304/304
Enumerated August 23, 1860 by CB Banks       Census Image
Henry Myers, age 30, farmer, $1000/2395, born in Ms
Levina Myers, age 26, born in Mississippi
Sheridan D. Myers, age 2, born in Mississippi

 

1870 Simpson Co Mississippi  Beat 3 Westville
Enumerated June 17, 1870 by GW Farlow
Page 24   #176/177
next door to Albert Gallatin and Lucy Mullins Berry, Lawrence McCaskill, and Pleasant Walker
Henry Myers, age 41, farmer, $1100/$500, born in Ms
Levinia Myers, age 36, born in Mississippi
Davis Myers, age 12, born in Mississippi 
Lawrence Myers, age 9, born in Mississippi
1880 Lawrence Co Beat 4, SD 2 ED 121
Enumerated June 22, 1880 by R O Byrne
# 266/266  Page 32
Henry E. Myers, age 51, born in Mississippi
Lavina Myers, age 48, born in Mississippi
Hedric Myers, age 9, born in Mississippi
1900 Simpson Co
Married 48 years, 7 children born, 2 living
Next door to Martha Dampeer Berry, widow of Alonzo Berry.
Henry Myers, born October 1828 in Mississippi, age 71
Levina Myers, born August 1832 in Mississippi, age 67
MZA Myers, granddaughter, age 22, born July 1873 in Mississippi
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Children of Levinia Fortenberry and Henry Myers are:
1. Icy D. Myers, born February 12, 1855, and died before 1860
2. Sheridan Davis Myers, born September 16, 1857, and died c1896, burial in Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
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He married 1.)  Nancy A. Williams  November 03, 1875 in Lawrence Co Mississippi
The daughter of William Williams and Mary Ann Walker, she was born c1855

He married 2.)  Rachel Sterling  December 20, 1879 in Lawrence Co Mississippi
The daughter of Willis Bennett Sterling and Susan Williams, she was born April 10, 1859 in Lawrence Co Mississippi, and died March of 1926, burial in Whitesand Church Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi.

Almost the entire Sterling family intermarried with our Berry and allied families

  I feel sure there is a relationship between Nancy Williams family and that of Susan Williams, but have not been  able to find that connection. 
  Should anyone know, please contact me.

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  Susan Hughes tells us that Sheridan Davis was murdered by a black man in 
  a dispute over livestock about 1896 in Simpson Co Mississippi

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1880 Lawrence Co Beat 4, SD 2 ED 121
Enumerated June 22, 1880 by R O Byrne
#267/267  Page 32
Sheridan D. Myers, age 22, born in Mississippi
Rachel Myers, age 21, born in Mississippi
Nova Myers, age 4, born in Mississippi
William Myers, age 1, born in Mississippi
need Rachel in the 1900 census
1920 Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi  Beat 5
Page 299, #338/338   Farmer
Rachel is living with her son, John Myers.
John Myers, age 28, born in Mississippi 
Lillie Myers, age 19, born in Mississippi
Rachael Myers, age 60, widow, born in Mississippi
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Children  of Sheridan and Nancy are:
  • Mary Nobie Myers, born July 11, 1877 in Lawrence Co Mississippi, and  died July 18, 1934 in Franklin Parish, Louisiana.
  • William Myers, born August 22, 1878 in Lawrence Co Mississippi, and died August 12, 1956 in Jackson, Hinds Co Mississippi
Children of Sheridan and Rachel are:
  • Icy Carrie Myers, born October 27, 1881, and died March 13, 1938.                                                                                                              She married T. Jeff Bridges, born August 14, 1861, and died March 28, 1920
  • Delilah Camelia Myers, born August 22, 1883, and died December 01, 1957
  • William Henry Bennett Myers, born March 01, 1884, and died January 19, 1967.                                                                                          He married Ora Levaster Bass  born October 11, 1883, and died April 07, 1970 
  • Adeline M. Myers, born January 05, 1887, and died January 25, 1976.                                                                                                          She married Abner Polk, born October 14, 1887, and died June 01, 1977
  • Cora Myers, born January 1889.   She married Frank Creel
  • John Daniel Myers, born March 02, 1891, and died January 19, 1976.                                                                                                           He married Lilly Polk, born August 04, 1900, and died January 04, 1991.
3. Lawrence James Myers, born October 20, 1860 in Mississippi
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He married  Susannah  A. Sterling   December 23, 1879 in Lawrence Co Mississippi
The daughter of Willis Bennett Sterling & Susan Williams, she was born January 10, 1857 in Lawrence Co Mississippi
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1880 Lawrence Co Beat 4, SD 2 ED 121
Enumerated June 22, 1880 by R O Byrne
#268/268   page 33  June 22, 1880
Lawrence J. Myers, age 19, born in Mississippi
Susannah F. Myers,  age 23,  born in Mississippi
need 1900 census
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Children:
  • Cebela "Bella" Myers, born September 26, 1880, and died April 14, 1967
  • Mary Lela Myers, born September 09, 1885, and died February 01, 1960
  • George Dewey Myers, born June 21, 1898, and died September 20, 1971, burial in Strong River Cemetery, Simpson Co Ms
4. Wilkin Hedric Myers, born March 15, 1871 in Mississippi

He married Josie Scarborough, born July 1873, and died 1941

Children:

  • Ollie Mae Myers, born April 03, 1896, and died October 25, 1981
  • Victor Myers, born January 02, 1901, and died November 28, 1968
  • Carl Houston Myers, born September 07, 1902, and died May 25, 1904, burial in Owens Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
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Several researchers show these also as children of Lawrence Myers, are not in census records, have they died as infants?
Longino G. Myers, born July 15, 1863 in Mississippi 
James Myers, born August 06, 1866 in Mississippi
Parlea Myers, born July 11, 1868 in Mississippi
Mary Nobie Myers, born c1876 in Lawrence Co Mississippi
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 Mary Fortenberry, born May 10, 1835

 She married  Albert F. Morris
 

Morris Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi, on property now owned by J. Henry Riley:
Morris  A. F.     no dates     2nd Lt. Co. A 39 Miss Inf. CSA 
1880 Lawrence Co Mississippi Beat 4, SD 2 ED 121
Enumerated June 15 and 16 by R.O. Byrnes
Page 19   #158/158   Farmer
Albert F. Morris, age 46, born in Mississippi
Father born in NC, Mother born in Georgia
Mary Morris, age 45, born in Mississippi
Both parents born in South Carolina
Jeff D. Morris, age 20, born in Mississippi
Thomas W. Morris, age 18, born in Mississippi
Albert F. Morris, age 16, born in Mississippi
Robert W. Morris, age 13, born in Mississippi
Con Morris, age 11, born in Mississippi
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Children of Mary Fortenberry and Albert Morris are:
1. Jefferson  Davis Morris, born October 02, 1859 in Mississippi, and died March 01, 1904
He married  Maranda M.  born May 25, 1861, and died December 26, 1897

Both are buried in Morris Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi

2. William Thomas / Thomas W.  Morris, born June 06, 1861 in Mississippi, and died August 17, 1933, burial in Strong River Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi

He married 1.)  Rebecca Thompson 
He married 2.)  Maggie Lee ___, born in Simpson Co Mississippi, and died in Oak Grove Louisiana

Children of Thomas and Rebecca are:

  • Ernest Morris,  struck and killed by lightening, 1910, burial in Purvis Mississippi
  • Ollie Morris, born June 06, 1887, and died February 12, 1943                                                                                                                        He married 1) Jewell Moore   He married 2.)  Mattie Chambliss
    Children 
    Herman Morris, born February 01, 1908, and died September 06, 1950, burial in Garden of Memories, New Orleans, Louisiana 
    He married Hazel _____
    Olen Morris, born December 26, 1909.  He married Lucile Cain
    Vernon Morris, died young
    Arnold Morris married Johnnie Miller
    Vivian Morris
    Marvin Morris, born April 06, 1916, and died July 12, 1975
    Gertrude Morris, born January 02, 1918
    Robert Morris, born November 23, 1920, and died November 11, 1972, burial in Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co Ms
    He married Catherine Goodall
  • Pearl Morris, born December 05, 1886, and died September 10, 1972                                                                                                           She married Lem Millis, born October 11, 1887, and died June 21, 1967                                                                                                   Both are buried in Strong River Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
  • Mattie Morris, burial Strong Hope Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi
  • Paul Morris, married Mamie Durham
  • Mittie Morris, born 1892, and died May 10, 1972                                                                                                                                             She married  1.) Grover Cleveland Bishop.  He died March 22, 1937.  She married 2.)  Jimmie Dampeer                                                 Grover and Mittie are buried in Strong River Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi

  • Children of Mittie and Grover are:        Guy Bishop       Mary Bishop married William Ramsey 
  • Myrtle Morris, born August 16, 1891, and died May 02, 1945, Simpson Co Mississippi                                                                                She married Charley Millis.  He was born September 01, 1890, and died July 11, 1962 in Simpson Co Mississippi                                   Both are buried in Strong River Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi                                                                                                 Children:   Clyde Millis married Sarah Edwards      Sylvester Millis
  • Cabe Turnage Morris, born March 12, 1892, and died May 17, 1944.                                                                                                             He married Flossie Ann Millis on January 14, 1915.  She was born January 05, 1898

  • Children:
    Shelby Albert Morris married Ann Morrell          Ellen Virginia Morris       Mildred Louise Morris 
    Charles Julius Morris, born July 09, 1926, and died November 26, 1969 
    Vera Nell Morris married Ercel Eugene Barlow, son of  Carmon Ercel Barlow and Annie Ethel Hart
    Nancy Rebecca Morris 

Children of Thomas and Maggie:
  • Tommy Seay Morris
  • Nannie Morris
  • Sophie Alice Morris, born October 08, 1898, and died April 1984.    She married Nathaniel T. Moore.  He was born April 23, 1887, and died November 29, 1972, burial in Strong River Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi                   Child:   Beatrice Moore
3. Albert Franklin Morris born May 16, 1866 

He married Alice Virginia Thompson, born February 21, 1866

Both are buried in Little Byhalia Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi

Children:

  • Nora Morris married Esco Boutwell
  • Lila Morri married Charles Matthews
  • Belva Morris married Israel Robinson
  • Fannie Bell Morris, born November 10, 1889, and died October 25, 1969                                                                                                     She married Denson Durwood Deavers.  He was born March 12, 1885, and died September 21, 1968.                                                      Both are buried in Tylertown Cemetery, Walthall Co Mississippi

  •     Children:
        Augusta Jane Deavers, born June 10, 1910, and died July 10, 1912. 
        Murtis Deavers married Wilford Conerly
        Florentine Deavers married Curtis Bridges 
        Beatrice Deavers, born July 04, 1916, and died December 25, 1919
        Johnny Deavers, born July 14, 1920, and died July 10, 1932 
        Archie Frank Deavers, born May 25, 1922, and died November 06, 1946
        Otis R. Deavers, born September 02, 1924, and died January 28, 1925.
        Mary Frances Deavers married Robert Toney 
        George Deavers  married Eloise 
        Denson Earl Deavers married Betty Brister 
  • Jessie Morris married Monroe Foster
  • Eula Morris
  • Earl Morris
  • Houston Morris married Bertha Daley
  • Miller Morris, born December 05, 1905, and died September 13, 1985.   He married Elma Lee, born September 09, 1906

  •       Children:    Lorraine Morris married Dale Smith         Annie Maxie Morris married Stanley Moore 
                            Miller Conn Morris married Linda Thompson     Tressie Faye Morris born February 10, 1945, and died May 01, 1952
  • Adele Morris married Rudolph Valentine
4. Robert W. Morris,  born c1867in Mississippi
5. William Connerly Morris,  born c1869 in Mississippi, an died in 1936

He married Delilah Walker, born  January 26, 1875 and died February 14, 1964

Both are buried in Hebron Cemetery, Lawrence Co Cemetery, he in the old section, she in the new
Children:
  • Neulon G. Morris, born November 08, 1894, and died August 15, 1957.                                                                                                     He married Lula Berry .  She was born February 15, 1904, and died October 23, 1984.    Who are her parents?                                     Both are buried in New Hebron Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi

  •       Children:
          Vernon W. Morris, born March 17, 1923, and died September 18, 1979, Simpson Co Mississippi
          Edward Earl Morris, born March 01, 1927, and died October 15, 1984, burial in New Hebron Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi 
          Glynn Morris
  • Bessie Morris, twin of Neulon G., born November 08, 1894, and died 1961.                                                                                           She married  Franklin Ellis Berry       Click on his name for more of this family
  • Lowery Carter Morris, born August 21, 1895, and died May 07, 1955                                                                                                         He married  Lois L. Thurman, born October 23, 1893, and died September 23, 1939   Check Sally Berry and Elijah Thurman                    Both are buried in New Hebron Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi
  • Lester Morris married Shelby Quinn.  He was born July 14, 1891, and died March 10, 1973 

  •       Children:     Kendall and Percy Quinn 
  • Mary Morris married Ben Slay
  • James A. Morris, Sr., born October 07, 1903, and died December 20, 1969.                                                                                                He married Ruth O. Mobly, born November 30, 1905.  Both are buried in New Hebron Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi 

  •       Child:   James A. Morris, Jr., born  August 19, 1933, killed in action, Vietnam, September 27, 1968, burial in New Hebron 
                      Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi - Chief Warrant Officer, Co B, 228th Aviation Battalion.  Also a Korean War veteran
6. Emma Morris 

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Therassy Ann Fortenberry   was born October 16, 1838, and died October 24, 1886
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 She married George W. Owens  on December 04, 1856.   The son of Etheldred Owen and Sarah Dear, he was born November
 20, 1832 in Mississippi, and died March 15, 1912.

Both are said to buried in Owens Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi, Ann's grave apparently unmarked.

George W. Owens was married at least three times, maybe more.  One of the later wives was Louisa Lee, mother of William Mattison Millis.
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1880 Simpson Co Mississippi  SD 2 ED 100  Beat 3 
Enumerated June 29, 1880 by L.B. Harper
Page 29  #286/286   Next door to Pheby Shivers
George Owens, age 44, born in Mississippi
Ann Owens, age 40, born in Mississippi
William Owens, age 16, born in Mississippi
George B. Owens, age 15, born in Mississippi
Emma Owens, age 9, born in Mississippi
Susan Owens, age 7, born in Mississippi
Mollie Owens, age 5, born in Mississippi
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1. Charles K. Owens, born January 01, 1858, and died August 28, 1868 
2. Sally Ann Owens, born March 31, 1861 in Mississippi, and died July 28, 1861 
3. Martha Georgia Owens, born November 08, 1863, and died October 10, 1885
4. William E. Owens, born March 08, 1865 in Mississippi, and died September 06, 1950 
5. George Bryant Owens, born June 10, 1866 in Mississippi, and died October 01, 1937, burial in Owens Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi.
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He married 3 times, his 2nd wife being  Tina Berry, whom he married c1893. I found her parents, but cannot remember now...
She was born 1872, and died March 21, 1900, burial in Owens Cemetery, Shivers, Simpson Co Mississippi
6. Henry W. Owens, born August 04, 1868, and died October 06, 1868
7. Emma J. Owens, born August 01, 1870 in Mississippi, and died July 26, 1906
8. Suzanne Rebecca Owens, born March 1884 in Mississippi, and died March 21, 1939
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She married  Denson Berry,  son of Thomas Jackson Berry and Sally Waldrop.
9. Molly Owens, born April 24, 1875, and died March 18, 1957.
She married Archibald Pipkin Dampier, The son of Stephen Dampier and Mary Smith, he was born July 21, 1866, and died November 09, 1928    Stephen, the son of Stephen Dampier and Delilah Beasley.

Both are buried in Owens Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi

Children:  Archie Lee Dampier    Mary L. Dampier, born November 1895    Mattie Dampier, born December 1896

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Irvin William Fortenberry  born May 10, 1841, and died between 1916-1920, burial in Newsom-Smith Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi

He married  Mary E. Huckaby.   She was born c1849, and died February 07, 1918, burial in New Hebron Cemetery, Lawrence Co
Mississippi

Co A, 39th MS Inf, "Simpson Greys" CSA
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1880 Lawrence Co Mississippi Beat 4, SD 2 ED 121
Enumerated June 15 and 16 by R.O. Byrnes
Page 19-20  #162/162   Farmer
Irvin W.F. Fortenberry, age 38, born in Mississippi
Mary Fortenberry, age 41, born in Mississippi
Walton Fortenberry, age 16, born in Mississippi
Charles Fortenberry, age 11, born in Mississippi
Samuel Fortenberry, age 5, born in Mississippi
Ned Fortenberry, age 2, born in Mississippi
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  Children of Irvin are:

1. Louella / Lular  "Lou" Fortenberry,  born August 01, 1862, and died August 21, 1925.

She married   William E. Lane, born December 10, 1861, and died April 24, 1931.

Both are buried in New Hebron Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi

2. Walter Scott  Fortenberry   born April 22, 1863, and died January 14, 1921

He married  Melvina A. / V. "Mollie" Sterling  on December 01, 1884.
The daughter of Willis Bennet Sterling and Susan Williams, she was born July 25, 1865, and died May 13, 1953

Both are buried in Whitesand Church Cemetery, Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi

Almost the entire Sterling family intermarried with our Berry and allied families

Children:

  • Mattie Fortenberry, born September 26, 1885, and died December 27, 1984.                                                                                          She married Jesse Cleveland Lane, Sr.  He was born September 26, 1888, and died February 19, 1959                                            Both are buried in Whitesand Church Cemetery, Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi
  • Isaac / Irvin William Fortenberry, born  March 26, 1888, and died January 13,  1944                                                                                  He married Kathren Maebelle Cone, born May 13, 1887, and died March 26, 1926, apparently in childbirth.                                     Both buried in Mt Zion Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi

  •        Children:
           Edna Caroline Fortenberry, born April 03, 1911, and died December 27, 1982.  Married Henry Garcia Bass 
          Carrie Coward Fortenberry, born February 14, 1914, and died September 08, 1976 
           Oscar Joseph Fortenberry, born May 22, 1917, and died September 26, 1981 
           Charles Emmett FORTENBERRY born March 26, 1926, and died April 26, 1926, burial in Mt Zion Cemetery, Simpson Co Ms
Either Otho or William is not a child of Walter Scott Fortenberry!!
  • Irvin Otho Fortenberry, born March 03, 1888, and died July 14, 1968                                                                                                        He married Beulah L., born November 04, 1890, and died December 24, 1973.                                                                                      Both are buried in Old Creek Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi
  • Tinnie Fortenberry, born November 03, 1889, and died October 04, 1974, burial in Odgen Cemetery, Franklin Parish, Louisiana          She married a Polk.
  • Scott W. Fortenberry, born July 08, 1892, and died March 25, 1976                                                                                                           He married Ada Elizabeth.  She was born April 06, 1900, and died October 20, 1978.                                                                            Both are buried in Whitesand Church Cemetery, Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi
  • Tom Fortenberry, born July 1893
  • Willis Bennett Fortenberry, born May 26, 1897, and died December 26, 1979, burial in Whitesand Church Cemetery, Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi
3. Charlie E.  / Charles F.  Fortenberry  born December 06, 1869, and died December 30, 1912

He married   Beulah Berry  on October 23, 1889 in Simpson Co Mississippi. 
The daughter of Thomas Berry and Sally Waldrop, she was born April 22, 1872 in Mississippi, and died April 13, 1944

Both are buried in Owens Cemetery, Shivers Co Mississippi

Children:
 

  • Conley F. Fortenberry, born February 11, 1892, and died March 23, 1974.    He married Maude Walker

  •          Children:  Tommie Lewis Fortenberry    Harold K. Fortenberry  Marjorie Fortenberry
  • Matt Riley Fortenberry, born March 16, 1894, and died January 17, 1948                                                                                                  He married Jennie Peacock.  She was born  February 24, 1897 in Simpson Co Mississippi, and died March 03, 1965.                           Both are buried in Owens Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi. 

  •              Child:  Riley Truitt Fortenberry, born July 14, 1922 and died July 01, 1963
  • Mary Audley Fortenberry, born December 05, 1897, and died July 09, 1980 in Simpson Co Mississippi                                               She married Houston Myers on September 15, 1917 in Simpson Co Mississippi.    The son of Lemuel Myers, he was born July 13, 1895, and died March 21, 1961, both in Simpson Co Mississippi.   Both are buried  in Owens Cemetery, Shivers, Simpson Co Mississippi.    They had no children. 
     1920 Simpson Co Mississippi, ED 136  Shivers Village, Beat 3
    Page 147-A   # 381/ 404-405
    Lem Myers--H--M--W--64--m.--MS--MS--MS--farmer, general farmer
    Katherine--W--F--W--59--m.--MS--GA--GA
    John--S--M--W--33--s.--MS--MS--MS--laborer, saw mill
    Huston Myers--H--M--W--23--m.--MS--MS--MS--farmer, general farmer
    Audley--W--F--W--23--m.--MS--MS--MS--
  • Grady Fortenberry, born October 1899
  • Maude Fortenberry, born July 30, 1902, married G.R. Langley
  • J.C. Fortenberry, born January 07, 1904.   He married Ernise Berry      WHO IS SHE? 
                Children: 
               Mary G. Fortenberry, married Charles Mooney   June Earlene Fortenberry    Carolyn Virginia Fortenberry married John Williams
  • James Berkley Fortenberry, born September 10, 1907, and died April 10, 1993.                                                                                         He married Lessie Gertrude Lee.  She was born September 12, 1912, and died October 24,1995.                                                             Both are buried in Owens Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi 
                     Children: 
                     James Lee Fortenberry 
                 Sally Faye Fortenberry   She married 1.)  Lloyd D. Dickerson.  He was born September 04, 1930 , and died August 13, 1960, 
                     burial in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi. 
                    She married 2.)  Bidwell A. Berry on June 30, 1960.  He was born September 12, 1927, and died February 10, 1973, burial in
                     Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
                  Nita Diane Fortenberry married  Lewis Evan Magee
  • Jamie Zela Fortenberry, born February 24, 1911, and died October 27, 1985                                                                                           She married Willie Franklin Rawls.  He was born January 20, 1901, and died November 06, 1989.                                                      Both are buried in Owens Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi 
                  Children:    Bettye Jo Rawls     William Charles Rawls       Mary Maude Rawls 
                  Bobby Franklin Rawls, born February 02, 1939, and died October 06, 1959, burial in Owens Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi 
  • Charles Edward Fortenberry, born January 01, 1913.    He married Catherine   Children:    Janice, Charla and Glenda Fortenberry
4. Samuel J. Fortenberry born May 1874 

He married 1.)  Ann Cliburn.   She was born in 1880 and died in 1920. 
He married 2.) Janie Boggan.   She was born October 29, 1883, and died August 10, 1959.

Sam and Ann are buried in Stonewall Baptist Church Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi

Children of Sam and Ann are:

  • Lillie Mabelle Fortenberry, born December 12, 1902, and died June 14, 1964                                                                                         She married E.F. "Bud" Walker.  He was born November 25, 1898, and died October 24, 1964.                                                          Both are buried in Stonewall Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi       Child:  Evelyn A. Walker
  • Mary Etta Fortenberry, born June 15, 1911, and died February 20, 1988                                                                                                   She married Leon Brown.   He was born October 17, 1910, and died June 18, 1982.                                                                               Both are buried in Stonewall Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi                                                                                                         Children:     Doris Nell Brown, born and died 1930    Margaret Joan Brown    Charles Samuel Brown     Jerald Leon Brown
Child of Sam and Janie is:
    James Harmon Fortenberry, born October 01, 1926, and died August 02, 1991, burial in Stonewall Cemetery, Simpson Co Ms.          He married Mary Louise Crawford.    Children:  Hazel Leah and Sam J. Fortenberry
5. Ned Riley Fortenberry  born August 29, 1877, and died September 15, 1957.

He married 1.)  Ida Armstrong, c1898.  She was born  March 1883. 
He married 2.)  Sallie E. Armstrong, c1905.  She was born March 28, 1881, and died August 31, 1954. 

Ned and Sallie are buried in Pinola Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi 






Children of Ned and Ida are:

  • Marshall Fortenberry, born September 1899
  • Sim Fortenberry
  • Shelby Fortenberry
  • Hulett Fortenberry
  • Walter E. Fortenberry, born March 28, 1900, and died February 11, 1958.  He married Alma Barnett, born March 22, 1892, and died June 01, 1983.  Both are buried in Pinola Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi


Children of Ned and Sallie are:

  • Olin T. Fortenberry,  born August 16, 1907, married Veronia Boggan
  • Embrey E. Fortenberry, born January 06, 1909, and died January 03, 1944, burial in Pinola Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
  • Dan W. Fortenberry, born January 22, 1912, and died January 22, 1986
  • Gladys Fortenberry
  • Grace Fortenberry
6. Nola Jane Fortenberry  born June 20, 1880 , and died November 15, 1965

She married John Chapman Crosby.  He was born June 24, 1877, and died August 02, 1933.

Both are buried in New Hebron Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi

Children:

  • John Leslie Crosby, born October 18, 1903, and died February 05, 1978.                                                                                                  He married Effie Elizabeth Boyanton.  She was born January 17, 1900, and died February 16, 1979.
  • Mary Lou Crosby, born April 15, 1905, married Vaughn McInnis, born November 22, 1902
  • Jewell Mae Crosby, born January 23, 1907, married Curtis W. Pilot

  • Oscar Seay Crosby, born September 03, 1909, and died December 04, 1983, burial in Owens Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi      He married Lucille Lee        Children:   Dixie, Joyce, Nita, Bell, John, and Jenene 
  • Ina Belle Crosby 
  • Dewitt Wilson Crosby married Mary Adams
7. Mary "Mollie" Fortenberry  born February 28, 1881 in Mississippi, and died October 09, 1965

She married William Michael Lee, Jr.  He was born June 17, 1876 in Simpson Co Mississippi, and died June 14, 1965.

Both are buried in in Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery, Lamar Co Mississippi

Children:

  • William Arnold Lee, born September 16, 1903  He married Nannie Laura Carruth    Children:  John William and Robert Arnold Lee
  • Olin C. Lee, born November 03, 1905, and died September 12, 1948, burial in Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery, Lamar Co Ms               He married Nadine Chester Spell     Child:  Cay Spell
  • Shelton Harold Lee, born November 12, 1907, and died October 31, 1968, burial in Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery, Lamar Co Ms.     He married 1.)  Helen Fowler   He married 2.)  Thelma Clark    Child of Shelton and Helen:  Shelton Harold Lee, Jr. 
  • Mary Lessie Lee, born December 09, 1909, and died September 06, 1949                                                                                              She married Elton Wilson Murphy.   He was born January 02, 1915, and died September 26, 1949                                                      Both are buried in Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery, Lamar Co Mississippi                                                                                      Children:  William Carol Murphy, Sr. and Thomas Wayne Murphy 
  • Seabelle Lee married Robert E. Simono         Child: Judith Marion Simono 
  • Irving William Lee married Cathryn Victoria Carr                                                                                                                                   Child:  Joseph Michael Lee born January 18, 1950, and died December 29, 1987, Hattiesburg Ms, burial in Roseland Park Cemetery.
  • Ulysses Simpson Lee, born June 16, 1916, and died October 06, 1940, burial in Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery, Lamar Co Ms
  • Mary Lee, born and died 1918, burial in Lee Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
  • Geraldine Lee married Robert H. Clearman  He was born April 09, 1915, and died September 08, 1963, Hattiesburg Mississippi,  burial in Highland Cemetery.     Children:  Joan Ellen and Robert Giles Clearman 
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Missouri Jane Fortenberry, born June 05, 1847, and died in 1927, Angelina Co Texas.

She married  John Wesley Davis  on December 03, 1870 in Angelina Co Texas

Children:
Charlie P. Davis
Ernest E. Davis

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Susan A. Fortenberry, born March 12, 1850 in Mississippi, and died _______,  burial in Crooked Creek Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi

She married  Marquis  C. "Mark" Sutton.    The son of James M. Sutton, he was born in March of 1842, and died April 22, 1932

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     1880 Lawrence Co District 2, SD 2 ED 119
       Enumerated June 11-12, 1880 by DJ Camron
     #98/99   Page 10        Census Image
M.L. Sutton, age 32, born in Mississippi
Susan Sutton, age 27, born in Mississippi
Annie Sutton, age 7, born in Mississippi
Claudius Sutton, age 5, born in Mississippi
Homer Sutton, age 9 mo, born September 1880 in Ms
Blanche Broom, mother in law, age 72, born in SC
      Note: I am unsure of the children's names, they are very hard
       to read.    Refer to the image to determine what you think they
      might be!

Children:
Annie Sutton
Claudius Sutton
Homer Sutton

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 Amanda Fortenberry  born February 27, 1853 and died in July 27, 1933.

She married  Hiram "Hi" Magee.    The son of Tobias Magee, Sr., and Nancy Stephens, he was born in April 17, 1845, and died  January 15, 1914.  He is also the brother of  Elizabeth Magee who married Abner Wilkes Berry.

Both are buried in Prentiss Cemetery, Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi

Several researchers show her as a child of Blanche and Isaac, I am not at all sure, she is not listed in the 1860 census, but will add her just in case.
If anyone has proof that she is a child, or has at least, personal family knowledge, please verify this for me.

Children of Amanda and Hiram are:

Emma Magee    She married  Dale Williams.

Ora Magee    She married E. Rastus Speights.

Cora Magee, born December 31, 1871, and died November 20, 1948.
She married  Leon Polk,  son of Andrew Wilkin Polk and Asentha Ann Lowe
He was born October 29, 1869, and died September 06, 1953.
Both are buried in Prentiss Cemetery, Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi
Click his name for more of this lineage

Van Buren Magee, born January 07, 1876, and died July 03, 1947, burial in Prentiss Cemetery, Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi

William Vester Magee, born June 02, 1879, and died January 02, 1958, burial in Prentiss Cemetery, Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi
 

Blueberry Button*Jemima Berry and John Shivers

Blueberry Button*Descendants of John Berry

Blueberry Button*Mississippi Kinfolk