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Fortson, Jr. Thomas

Male 1742 - 1824  (81 years)


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  • Name Fortson, Thomas 
    Title Jr. 
    Born 1 May 1742  Caroline Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Feb 1824  Elbert Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I52248  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 

    Father Fortson, Thomas,   b. 1715, Caroline Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1742, Caroline Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Winn, Elizabeth Richards,   b. 1717,   d. 13 Aug 1742, Caroline Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1733  Caroline Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Winn, Rachel,   b. Abt 1743, Caroline Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1764  Caroline Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Fortson, Benjamin,   b. 1765,   d. 1823  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
     2. Fortson, Richard,   b. 6 Feb 1778,   d. 2 Nov 1836  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
     3. Fortson, Jesse,   b. 17 Dec 1783, Orange Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1827, Elbert Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     4. Fortson, William,   b. 28 Feb 1774, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1846, Green Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     5. Fortson, Mildred,   b. Abt 1780,   d. Aft 1840  (Age ~ 61 years)  [natural]
     6. Fortson, Elizabeth,   b. 1767, Caroline Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 
    Family ID F17514  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In 1782 he and Rachel were living in Orange County, Virginia with a family of eight whites and six servants. In 1774 he had leased from William Stanard for twenty-one years a farm plantation on the west side of the south branch of the Rapidan River in Orange County. In 1785 they were living in Orange County with a family of nine whites. He had furnished supplies for the Revolutionary Army and in 1780 was appointed a lieutenant in Captain Edmund Shackleford's company. He and Rachel must have moved to Georgia by 1792, when Thomas Carter deeded to Thomas 330 acres on Beaverdam Creek in that part of Wilkes County that became Elbert County in 1790. They lived in the Ruckersville area of Elbert County and were members of Vann's Creek Baptist Church. One record gives the name of the Fortsons' Elbert County home as Gatewood. They were slave owners, and he has been described as a man of education, culture, and unusual refinement. He was justice of the peace during the period 1790-1805. His will, dated 24 Jan 1824, was probated in Elbert County 13 Mar 1824 and is reprinted at pages 61-62 of Boyd's family history. His estate, including nineteen slaves, was valued at $6,942.68. Thomas and Rachel were second cousins.