The Fortenberry Family in Arkansas


Name and Location:
John and Maxine Fortenberry
43 Ranch Ridge Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72223
Ph. 501-868-4315 E-mail - jforte1@aol.com



Hobbies and Interests:
Family History, Travel, Teaching Computer Classes in SrNet and Arkansas Retired Teachers Association

We have recently published The Fortenberry Family in Arkansas. It is subtitled, "A review of the history and legacy of six generations."

Written as a history of my family, The Fortenberry Family in Arkansas is also a personalized history of the Fortenberrys who were among the first settlers in Lawrence County, Arkansas, in the early 1800's. A major part of the book consists of narratives--family histories and stories--and brief ancestor and descendant charts of some members of six generations of the family, beginning with James Leath Fortenberry who was born roughly 1755. He and his wife, Mrs. Margaret Jones Fortenberry, were the progenitors of almost all, if not all, of the Lawrence County Fortenberrys. Several descendants of the Fortenberry family moved to Texas.

Our book which is over 500 pages also contains family pictures, deeds and censuses, a nine generation descendant chart of James Leath Fortenberry and a complete dated index. Names found in the index, in addition to Fortenberry, include Anderson, Childers, Dixon, Hester, Kaiser Massey, Penn, Raney, Rudy, Segraves, Taylor, Wayland and many others.

The Fortenberry Family in Arkansas is in the Library of Congress (Call number: CS71.F737 1997) and the Mormon Library at Salt Lake as well as Arkansas State University Library and several local and state libraries in Arkansas.

In the pages that follow we have placed portions of the descendant chart of James Leath Fortenberry that appears in The Fortenberry Family in Arkansas.(see below)

For information about the book or suggestions for our web page, please write or call us.

Descendants of John Fortenberry

1 John Fortenberry b: August 22, 1927 San Diego, California Number of children: 2
. +Maxine - Lois Maxine Beaty b: June 30, 1930 St. Johns, Arizona m: May 30, 1949 Methodist Church, Prairie Grove, Arkansas Number of children: 2
...... 2 David - John David Fortenberry b: September 5, 1952 Jonesboro, Ark Number of children: 2
.......... +Jane Ann Kinnaird b: June 4, 1952 Hot Springs, Ark m: March 27, 1976 Methodist Church, Hot Springs, Ark Number of children: 2
............... 3 Anna Melissa Fortenberry b: June 7, 1980 Little Rock, Arkansas
............... 3 Katie - Jane Kathleen Fortenberry b: July 30, 1983 Little Rock, Arkansas
...... 2 Donald Lee Fortenberry b: October 25, 1954 Jonesboro, Ark Number of children: 2
.......... +Melody Ann McKoon b: September 16, 1954 Phoenix, Arizona m: June 18, 1976 Christ the King Church, Little Rock, Ark Number of children: 2
............... 3 Eric Michael Fortenberry b: April 27, 1983 Dallas, Texas
............... 3 Megan Leigh Fortenberry b: July 24, 1986 Dallas, Texas

DESCENDANT CHART OF JAMES LEATH FORTENBERRY 1755-1831

Descendants of (1) James Leath Fortenberry(Abt 1755-1831)

1 James Leath Fortenberry b: Abt 1755 Probably in Anson Co. No. Carolina d: 1831 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 5
. +Margaret "Peggy" Jones b: Abt 1755 unknown d: Bef 1830 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 5
....... 2 Margaret Fortenberry b: March 27, 1779 (poss. No. Carolina) So. Carolina d: 1865 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 10
........... +Samuel Raney b: August 15, 1777 No. Carolina d: November 1, 1857 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 10
....... 2 Henry (L.?) Fortenberry b: Abt 1782 d: Abt 1843 Independence Co. Ark, maybe Jackson Co. Number of children: 10
........... +Elizabeth (Unknown) b: 1804 Kentucky d: Unknown Number of children: 10
....... 2 Nancy (Anna) Fortenberry b: Abt 1785 d: Abt 1845 Conway Co. Ark Number of children: 5
........... +------ Roberts b: Bef 1790 d: Bef 1830 Number of children: 5
....... 2 Jacob Fortenberry b: 1789 Virginia (poss. Tenn) d: 1862 Bu-Lancaster Cemetery, Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 11
........... +Nancy Taylor b: 1791 Roane Co. Tenn d: 1850 Bu-Lancaster Cemetery, Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 8
....... *2nd Wife of Jacob Fortenberry:
........... +Mrs.Elizabeth Porter b: Abt 1810 d: Bef 1860 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 3
....... 2 Mary Fortenberry b: Abt 1791 Virginia (or Roane Co. Tenn) d: 1825 Bu-Near Taylor Mill, Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 6
........... +William Taylor b: 1789 Roane Co. Tenn d: Abt 1842 Bu-Near Taylor Mill, Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 10

Descendants of Margaret Fortenberry 1779-1865

1 Margaret Fortenberry b: March 27, 1779 (poss. No. Carolina) So. Carolina d: 1865 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 10
. +Samuel Raney b: August 15, 1777 No. Carolina d: November 1, 1857 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 10
....... 2 James Raney b: May 27, 1798 d: Abt 1837 Number of children: 5
........... +Savilla Dudley Number of children: 5
................ 3 Hester Raney b: 1826
................ 3 Lydia Raney b: 1827
................ 3 Almeda Raney b: 1830
................ 3 Wyatt Raney b: 1832
................ 3 Mary Ann Raney b: 1834
....... 2 Ursula Raney b: May 26, 1800 d: Bef 1857 Number of children: 5
........... +Jacob A. Ogden b: 1799 Virginia d: Unknown Number of children: 5
................ 3 Jessie Ogden b: 1832
................ 3 Mary Ogden b: 1834
................ 3 Ursula Ogden b: 1837
................ 3 Robert Ogden b: 1839
................ 3 Lydia Ogden b: 1841
....... 2 John Raney b: July 5, 1802 d: Abt 1855 Number of children: 7
........... +Delila Fortenberry b: Abt 1803 d: Unknown Number of children: 2
................ 3 Bradford Raney b: 1821 d: Unknown
.................... +Samantha Fortenberry b: 1827 Indiana d: Unknown
................ 3 Ursula Jane Raney b: 1829 d: Unknown
....... *2nd Wife of John Raney:
........... +Unknown Number of children: 1
................ 3 Samuel C. Raney b: 1834 d: Bef 1866
.................... +Precious Angeline Gibson b: Abt 1835 d: Unknown
....... *3rd Wife of John Raney:
........... +Nancy Wayland b: 1811 Tennessee d: Unknown Number of children: 4
................ 3 James Raney
................ 3 Mary (Polly) A. Raney b: February 20, 1840 Lawrence Co. Ark d: June 28, 1888 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 4
.................... +William M. Fortenberry b: March 3, 1836 Lawrence Co. Ark d: March 16, 1889 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 4
.......................... 4 Laura E. Fortenberry b: September 19, 1861 d: November 10, 1879 Bur: Wm. M. Fortenberry Cem,(Taylor Penn)
.......................... 4 Paralee Jackson Fortenberry b: December 6, 1867 Lynn, Ark d: July 24, 1952 Smithville Cemetery, Smithville, Ark Number of children: 4
............................. +Dionicious Byron Rudy b: December 24, 1851 Henderson Co. Ky. d: June 16, 1944 Bu-Smithville Cemetery, Imboden, Ark Number of children: 4
................................... 5 Fred Rudy b: March 16, 1889 d: 1977
....................................... +Nora Taylor b: 1892 d: 1982
................................... 5 Pearl Rudy b: January 6, 1893 d: March 11, 1969
....................................... +Charlie L. Turnbow b: October 3, 1888 d: December 15, 1973
................................... 5 [2] Mary Jane "Jeannie" Rudy b: January 9, 1897 d: June 12, 1982 Smithville, Ark
....................................... +[1] Joseph M. Raney b: December 17, 1887 d: February 25, 1969 Smithville, Ark
................................... 5 Sloan Rudy b: August 1902 d: 1958 Kansas
....................................... +Mary O'Bannon b: Unknown d: 1958 Kansas
.......................... 4 John Taylor Fortenberry b: February 5, 1870 Lawrence C. Ark d: January 5, 1911 Bu-Dry Creek Cemetery, Lynn, Ark Number of children: 2
............................. +Ellen Elizabeth (Greene) Fowler b: February 18, 1878 Georgia d: January 23, 1959 Bu-Dry Creek Cemetery, Lynn, Ark Number of children: 2
................................... 5 Clyde Sevier Fortenberry b: December 12, 1899 d: January 1936 DeRidder, La. Bu-Dry Creek Cemetery, Lynn, Ark Number of children: 2
....................................... +Minnie Hardaway b: March 1902 Camp, Ark d: Abt 1986 Pehokee, Fla Number of children: 1
................................... *2nd Wife of Clyde Sevier Fortenberry:
....................................... +Florence Jacob b: Abt 1900 New Orleans, La. d: Unknown California Number of children: 1
................................... 5 Beulah Ann Fortenberry b: July 9, 1902 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 2
....................................... +Homer - Charles Homer Segraves b: July 28, 1898 Lynn, Ark d: October 3, 1988 Walnut Ridge,Ark Bu- Dry Creek Cemetery, Lynn, Ark Number of children: 2
.......................... 4 Mary Florence Fortenberry b: September 30, 1876 Lawrence Co. Ark d: August 20, 1952 Smithville, Ark bu-Smithville Cemetery
................ 3 John L. Raney
................ 3 William Raney
....... 2 William Raney b: February 21, 1805 Virginia d: April 4, 1855 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 5
........... +Rebecca Wayland b: 1805 Virginia d: Abt 1856 Number of children: 5
................ 3 Elisha Raney b: 1826 Ark d: 1876 Number of children: 5
.................... +Mary Ann Elizabeth Smalley b: 1838 d: Abt 1860 Number of children: 2
.......................... 4 William M. Raney b: Abt 1858 d: Unknown
.......................... 4 Elizabeth (Lizzie) W. Raney b: Abt 1860 d: October 28, 1882 Jackson Co, Ark
................ *2nd Wife of Elisha Raney:
.................... +Virginia W. Hulsey b: 1849 d: 1876 Number of children: 3
.......................... 4 Henry Clay Raney b: 1869 d: Unknown
.......................... 4 Lilly M. Raney b: Abt 1870 d: Unknown
.......................... 4 Thomas Jefferson Raney b: January 31, 1876 Newark, Ark d: February 28, 1949 Little Rock, Ark Number of children: 10
............................. +Inez Brannan b: 1880 Newark, Ark d: 1960 Little Rock, Ark Number of children: 10
................................... 5 Alvis Raney b: 1900 d: 1905
................................... 5 Ralph Allen Raney b: 1902 d: 1962
................................... 5 Alton Brannan Raney b: 1904 d: 1987
................................... 5 Dallas Poe Raney b: 1907 d: 1972
................................... 5 Eva Raney b: 1909
................................... 5 Hope Raney b: June 9, 1911 Newark, Arkansas d: July 30, 1997 Little Rock, Ark Bu - Roselawn Mem Park Number of children: 3
....................................... +Clarence Bell b: February 1, 1912 Camden, Arkansas d: April 29, 1997 Little Rock, Ark Bu - Roselawn Mem.Park Number of children: 3
................................... 5 Thomas Jefferson Raney, Jr. b: 1913 d: 1968
................................... 5 Clay Raney b: 1915 d: 1993
................................... 5 Lillie Raney b: January 14, 1919 Newark,Ark Number of children: 3
....................................... +Rev.James E. Major b: 1916 Conway, Ark Number of children: 3
................................... 5 Robert W. Raney b: 1922 d: 1979
................ 3 Elijah Raney b: 1829 d: Unknown
.................... +Mazilla E. (Unknown)
................ 3 Thomas Jefferson Raney b: 1835 d: Unknown
................ 3 Benjamin D. Raney b: 1839 d: Unknown
................ 3 Matilda (Margaret) J. Raney b: 1845 d: Abt 1858
....... 2 Jane Raney b: Abt 1807 d: Unknown
........... +James W. Gibson b: 1805 Virginia d: Unknown
....... 2 Issac Raney b: October 21, 1809 d: Bef 1830
....... 2 Radford Ellis Raney b: December 21, 1812 d: 1892 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 8
........... +Huldah Morris b: 1818 d: 1897 Number of children: 8
................ 3 Caroline Raney b: 1838 d: Unknown
................ 3 Rev.Morgan C. Raney b: 1839 d: Unknown Number of children: 8
.................... +Nancy P. Whitlow b: 1840 d: Unknown Number of children: 8
.......................... 4 Isaac M. Raney
............................. +Eula Glance
.......................... 4 Morris Raney
............................. +Maud Whitlow
.......................... 4 Will Raney
............................. +Nannie Rudding
.......................... 4 John Raney
.......................... 4 Ester Raney
............................. +George Price
.......................... 4 Josie Raney
............................. +Alex Price
.......................... 4 Sallie Raney
.......................... 4 Clara Raney
............................. +Obe Muncy
................ 3 Mary Raney b: 1843 Lawrence County, Arkansas d: Unknown Number of children: 8
.................... +Jesse Harlow b: Unknown d: Bef 1873 Number of children: 4
.......................... 4 John Wesley Harlow b: 1862 d: Unknown
.......................... 4 Mary Harlow b: 1864 d: Unknown
.......................... 4 Ellen Harlow b: 1866 d: Unknown
.......................... 4 Amanda Josephine Harlow b: 1868 d: Unknown
................ *2nd Husband of Mary Raney:
.................... +Jacob C. Fortenberry b: Abt 1839 d: Unknown Texas Number of children: 5
.......................... 4 Jane Fortenberry b: 1874 d: Unknown
............................. +Richard Lee Stem
.......................... 4 Taylor Fortenberry b: 1875 d: Unknown
.......................... 4 Oma Fortenberry b: 1878 d: Unknown
............................. +Will Balthrop
.......................... 4 Ethel Fortenberry b: 1880 d: Unknown
............................. +Gus Rudd
................ 3 Isaac Raney b: 1845 d: Unknown
................ 3 Samuel Raney b: 1847 d: Unknown
................ 3 Martha Raney b: 1850 d: Unknown
................ 3 James B. Raney b: 1854 d: Unknown
................ 3 Margaret Raney b: 1856 d: Unknown
....... 2 Andrew Jackson Raney b: January 11, 1815 d: October 25, 1861 Number of children: 4
........... +Mary Steadman b: Unknown d: Bef 1850 Number of children: 4
................ 3 William F. Raney b: 1840 Smithville, Ark d: Unknown
.................... +Mary (Molly) Fortenberry b: June 17, 1842 d: Unknown
................ 3 Margaret Jane Raney b: 1843 d: Unknown
................ 3 James M. Raney b: 1844 d: 1860
................ 3 Andrew Jackson Raney, Jr. b: 1849 d: Unknown
....... *2nd Wife of Andrew Jackson Raney:
........... +Julia Chadwick b: Abt 1828 d: 1887
....... 2 Morgan Raney b: March 18, 1818 Lawrence Co. Ark Terr d: 1877 Unknown Number of children: 7
........... +Nancy Taylor b: 1827 Ark Terr d: 1867 Number of children: 6
................ 3 John W. Raney b: 1842 d: Abt 1863
................ 3 Margaret Raney b: 1844 d: Unknown
................ 3 Mary Raney b: 1846 d: Unknown
................ 3 Greene E. Raney b: September 20, 1850 Lawrence Co. Ark d: Unknown Number of children: 3
.................... +Sarah Jackson Number of children: 3
.......................... 4 Lotta Raney b: Aft 1874 d: Unknown
.......................... 4 Ernest Raney b: Abt 1876 d: Unknown
.......................... 4 [1] Joseph M. Raney b: December 17, 1887 d: February 25, 1969 Smithville, Ark
............................. +[2] Mary Jane "Jeannie" Rudy b: January 9, 1897 d: June 12, 1982 Smithville, Ark
................ 3 William A. Raney b: 1853 d: Unknown
................ 3 Levinia Leah Raney b: 1864 d: Unknown
....... *2nd Wife of Morgan Raney:
........... +Elvira A. James b: 1831 d: Aft 1870 Number of children: 1
................ 3 Lucy G. Raney b: Unknown d: Abt 1885
....... 2 Samuel Raney b: May 10, 1820 d: Bef 1830

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Descendants of Henry Fortenberry 1782-1843

1 Henry (L.?) Fortenberry b: Abt 1782 d: Abt 1843 Independence Co. Ark, maybe Jackson Co. Number of children: 10
. +Elizabeth (Unknown) b: 1804 Kentucky d: Unknown Number of children: 10
....... 2 Delila Fortenberry b: Abt 1803 d: Unknown Number of children: 2
........... +John Raney b: July 5, 1802 d: Abt 1855 Number of children: 7
................ 3 Bradford Raney b: 1821 d: Unknown
.................... +Samantha Fortenberry b: 1827 Indiana d: Unknown
................ 3 Ursula Jane Raney b: 1829 d: Unknown
....... 2 Elisha Fortenberry b: Abt 1805 d: Abt 1832 Number of children: 2
........... +Sally Wayland b: 1810 Ky. d: Unknown Number of children: 2
................ 3 Lunetta Fortenberry b: 1826 d: Unknown
................ 3 Henry Clay Fortenberry b: Abt 1828 d: Unknown
....... 2 Margaret Fortenberry b: 1810 La. Terr. d: 1907 Bu.Boles Cem. Sharp Co. Arkansas Number of children: 9
........... +Jessie E. Masters b: 1800 Bedford Co.,Penn. d: Abt 1882 Evening Shade, Arkansas Number of children: 9
................ 3 Sarah Masters b: 1835 d: Unknown
................ 3 Henry Franklin Masters b: June 13, 1838 d: Unknown
................ 3 Mary L. Masters b: 1839 d: Unknown
................ 3 Rachel Masters b: 1841 d: Unknown
................ 3 Louisa Masters b: 1845 d: Unknown
................ 3 Elivia Masters b: 1848 d: Unknown
................ 3 Unknown Masters b: 1829
................ 3 Unknown Masters b: 1850
................ 3 Jessie L. Masters b: 1856
....... 2 Rev.Absalom Fortenberry b: October 22, 1812 New Madrid Co. Missouri Terr d: November 5, 1871 Bu-Powhatan Cemetery, Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 7
........... +Mary Davis b: 1814 d: 1850 Number of children: 6
................ 3 Henry Clinton Fortenberry b: July 21, 1833 d: Abt 1865 Civil War or soon after
................ 3 Elisha C. Fortenberry b: October 29, 1835 d: Abt 1865 Civil War or soon after
................ 3 Catherine Elizabeth Fortenberry b: January 16, 1838 d: 1909 Number of children: 5
.................... +Rev.William McBryde b: 1827 d: 1881 Number of children: 5
................ 3 Sarah Ann Fortenberry b: March 1840 d: Unknown
................ 3 Mary (Molly) Fortenberry b: June 17, 1842 d: Unknown
.................... +William F. Raney b: 1840 Smithville, Ark d: Unknown
................ 3 William Whorton Fortenberry b: July 22, 1845 d: Abt 1865 Civil War or soon after
....... *2nd Wife of Rev.Absalom Fortenberry:
........... +------ Newton b: Unknown d: 1858
....... *3rd Wife of Rev.Absalom Fortenberry:
........... +Mary E. Biles b: Abt 1827 d: Unknown Number of children: 1
................ 3 Ida Fortenberry b: 1862 d: 1940
.................... +James A. Martin b: 1854 d: Unknown
....... 2 James B. Fortenberry b: 1815 Mo. Terr d: Unknown
........... +Susannah Landers
....... 2 Liddy Fortenberry b: Abt 1818 d: Bef July 15, 1845 Number of children: 1
........... +James F. Smalley Number of children: 1
................ 3 Mary Ann Elizabeth Smalley b: 1838 d: Abt 1860 Number of children: 2
.................... +Elisha Raney b: 1826 Ark d: 1876 Number of children: 5
....... 2 Mary Fortenberry b: 1820 d: Abt 1850 Number of children: 4
........... +John F. Saffell b: 1814 Ky. d: Unknown Jackson, County, Arkansas Number of children: 4
................ 3 Malissa Saffell b: 1840 d: Unknown
................ 3 Delila Ann Saffell b: 1843 d: Unknown
................ 3 John Henry Saffell b: 1845 d: Unknown
................ 3 James A. Saffell b: 1847 d: Unknown
....... 2 Henry Fortenberry b: 1821 d: Unknown Number of children: 5
........... +Rebecca Jane Wells b: 1831 Mo. d: Unknown Number of children: 5
................ 3 Henry C. Fortenberry b: 1849 d: Unknown
................ 3 Ann E. Fortenberry b: 1850 d: Unknown
................ 3 Sloan Fortenberry b: 1852 d: Unknown
................ 3 Francis M. Fortenberry b: 1856 d: Unknown
................ 3 James F. Fortenberry b: 1859 d: Unknown
....... 2 Sarah Fortenberry b: Abt 1825 d: Unknown
........... +John Moore
....... 2 Jonathan Sloane Fortenberry b: Abt 1827 d: Unknown

Descendants of Nancy (Anna) Fortenberry

1 Nancy (Anna) Fortenberry b: Abt 1785 d: Abt 1845 Conway Co. Ark Number of children: 5
. +------ Roberts b: Bef 1790 d: Bef 1830 Number of children: 5
....... 2 Jesse Carter Roberts b: 1805 d: Unknown
....... 2 William Roberts b: 1811 d: Unknown
....... 2 Cynthia Roberts b: 1815 d: Unknown
....... 2 Ashley Roberts b: 1821 d: Unknown
....... 2 (dau) Roberts b: Abt 1823 d: Unknown

Descendants of Jacob Fortenberry 1789-1862

1 Jacob Fortenberry b: 1789 Virginia (poss. Tenn) d: 1862 Bu-Lancaster Cemetery, Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 11
. +Nancy Taylor b: 1791 Roane Co. Tenn d: 1850 Bu-Lancaster Cemetery, Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 8
....... 2 Taylor Fortenberry b: 1813 Missouri Terr d: 1865 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 9
........... +Jane Cravens b: 1815 d: Abt October 1850 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 7
................ 3 William M. Fortenberry b: March 3, 1836 Lawrence Co. Ark d: March 16, 1889 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 4
.................... +Mary (Polly) A. Raney b: February 20, 1840 Lawrence Co. Ark d: June 28, 1888 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 4
................ 3 Mary (Polly) Fortenberry b: October 5, 1838 Lawrence Co. Ark d: January 29, 1920 Bu-Penn Cemetery, Strawberry, Ark Number of children: 10
.................... +John Gordon Penn b: March 20, 1832 Perry Co. Tennessee d: November 26, 1917 Bu-Penn Cemetery, Strawberry, Ark Number of children: 10
................ 3 Jacob C. Fortenberry b: Abt 1839 d: Unknown Texas Number of children: 5
.................... +Mary E. Goodwin b: 1848 d: Bef 1873 Number of children: 1
................ *2nd Wife of Jacob C. Fortenberry:
.................... +Mary Raney b: 1843 Lawrence County, Arkansas d: Unknown Number of children: 8
................ 3 James "Jeams" Fortenberry b: October 1841 Lawrence Co. Ark d: February 7, 1897 Bu-Lancaster Cemetery, Lawrence Co. Ark
.................... +Lucinda (Cindy) Massey b: April 13, 1848 Lawrence Co. Ark d: March 16, 1905 Bu-Lancaster Cemetery, Lawrence Co. Ark
................ 3 Sevier Fortenberry b: October 7, 1845 Farm- Reeds Creek, Lawrence Co. Ark d: December 16, 1931 Smithville, Ark Bu- Fortenberry Cemetery, nr.Smithville Number of children: 8
.................... +Priscilla (Puss) Gibbs
................ *2nd Wife of Sevier Fortenberry:
.................... +Nancy Walker Barnett b: February 21, 1854 Farm- Strawberry River, Lawrence Co. Ark d: December 13, 1919 Smithville, Ark Bu- Fortenberry Cemetery, nr.Smithville Number of children: 8
................ 3 Jackson Fortenberry b: October 7, 1845 Lawrence Co. Ark d: Abt 1879 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 4
.................... +Emily Goodwin b: 1850 d: Unknown Number of children: 4
................ 3 Nancy Fortenberry b: January 1850 d: Unknown
....... *2nd Wife of Taylor Fortenberry:
........... +Elizabeth Cattron b: 1825 Ind. d: 1867 Number of children: 2
................ 3 Martha Fortenberry b: 1853 d: Unknown
.................... +Frank Turnbow
................ 3 Elvira H. Fortenberry b: Aft 1860 d: Unknown
.................... +William Guthrie
....... 2 Matilda Fortenberry b: Abt 1815 Lawrence Co. Missouri Terr d: July 1844 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 4
........... +Alexander Crockett Childers b: 1811 Virginia d: 1861 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 4
................ 3 Elizabeth Childers b: 1837 d: Unknown
.................... +Dillo Christian
................ 3 Nancy Childers b: 1839 d: Unknown
.................... +Lee Holt
................ 3 Absalom F. "Ap" Childers b: 1841 d: Unknown
.................... +Jennie Alabama Burt
................ 3 William A. Childers b: 1844 d: November 1907 bu-Imboden, Ark
....... 2 Joseph Fortenberry b: December 12, 1817 Lawrence Co. Missouri Terr d: February 2, 1856 Hunt Co. Texas Number of children: 8
........... +Mary (Polly) Finley b: Abt 1820 Lawrence Co. Ark, Poss. Kentucky d: February 12, 1860 Hunt Co. Texas Number of children: 8
................ 3 Oliver Absalom Fortenberry b: March 1, 1839 d: March 10, 1914 Hunt County, Texas Number of children: 10
.................... +Margaret Berry Kitching b: May 12, 1843 Missouri d: October 28, 1925 Hunt County, Texas Number of children: 10
................ 3 Matilda J. Fortenberry b: 1841 d: Unknown
................ 3 Nancy E. Fortenberry b: Abt 1843 d: Unknown
................ 3 Harriet E. Fortenberry b: 1847 d: Unknown
................ 3 Martha (Mat) A. Fortenberry b: 1849 d: Unknown
................ 3 Benjamin Franklin Fortenberry b: 1849 Lawrence Co. Ark d: Unknown Number of children: 7
.................... +Elizabeth Hooker b: Abt 1851 Hunt County, Texas d: Unknown Number of children: 2
................ *2nd Wife of Benjamin Franklin Fortenberry:
.................... +Sally Harris Number of children: 1
................ *3rd Wife of Benjamin Franklin Fortenberry:
.................... +Martha Thornton Number of children: 4
................ 3 Mary J. Fortenberry b: 1851 d: Unknown
................ 3 Amanda (Mandy) S. Fortenberry b: 1853 d: Unknown
....... 2 Malinda Fortenberry b: Abt 1818 Lawrence Co. Missouri Terr d: Unknown Number of children: 10
........... +Esquire Childers b: 1814 Virginia d: Aft 1862 Denton Co. Texas Number of children: 10
................ 3 Nancy Childers b: 1837 d: Unknown
................ 3 Mary Childers b: 1839 d: Unknown
................ 3 John Childers b: 1841 d: Unknown
................ 3 Orlena M. Childers b: 1843 d: January 11, 1875
.................... +(Unknown) Farmer
................ 3 Rhoda Childers b: 1845 d: Unknown
................ 3 Isham Childers b: 1847 d: Unknown
................ 3 Jacob Childers b: September 1850 d: Unknown
................ 3 Jo Childers b: Abt 1854 d: Unknown
................ 3 Almeda Childers b: Abt 1856 d: Unknown
................ 3 Texana Childers b: Abt 1858 d: Unknown
....... 2 Oliver Rice Fortenberry b: December 21, 1821 Lawrence Co. Ark Terr d: April 19, 1874 Bu-Skinner Cemetery, Denton, Texas Number of children: 11
........... +Nancy Hider Bandy b: July 30, 1820 No. Carolina d: September 20, 1893 Bu-Moss Cemetery, Cooke Co. Texas Number of children: 11
................ 3 Thomas Bandy Fortenberry b: July 5, 1843 Lawrence Co. Ark d: January 15, 1909 Seymour, Texas Number of children: 7
.................... +Mary Ann Stephens b: September 10, 1841 New Orleans, Louisiana d: 1900 Porum, Okla Number of children: 7
................ 3 Rebecca Adeline Fortenberry b: February 21, 1845 Lawrence, Co. Ark d: October 26, 1923 Bu-Massey Cemetery, Jesup, Ark Number of children: 9
.................... +James M. Massey b: August 8, 1840 Lawrence Co. Ark d: July 22, 1896 Bu-Massey Cemetery, Jesup, Ark Number of children: 9
................ 3 Joseph Henry Fortenberry b: May 27, 1846 d: March 1, 1890
................ 3 Emily Martha Fortenberry b: October 26, 1847 d: March 26, 1886
................ 3 Susan C. Fortenberry b: June 25, 1849 d: September 14, 1922
................ 3 Henry Franklin Bone Fortenberry b: April 3, 1851 d: 1854
................ 3 Nancy Jane Fortenberry b: January 7, 1853 d: May 8, 1929
................ 3 Mary Elizabeth Fortenberry b: March 2, 1855 d: April 11, 1918
................ 3 Harriet Virginia "Hack" Fortenberry b: May 26, 1857 d: February 4, 1925
................ 3 John Cephus Fortenberry b: October 30, 1859 Near Smithville, Lawrence Co. Ark d: June 18, 1951 Bu-Lockney Cemetery, Lockney, Texas Number of children: 11
.................... +Ann Riley Scates b: November 18, 1865 Knoxville, Tennessee d: December 18, 1943 Floydada, Texas Bu-Lockney Cemetery, Texas Number of children: 11
................ 3 Matilda Frances "Tildia" Fortenberry b: April 1, 1863 d: March 13, 1890
....... 2 James Fortenberry b: January 1826 Lawrence Co. Ark Terr d: Abt 1881 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 8
........... +Harriet J. Finley b: 1826 Lawrence Co. Ark Terr d: Abt 1891 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 8
................ 3 Henry Clinton Fortenberry b: 1848 Lawrence Co, Ark nr.Smithville d: Aft 1888 Number of children: 2
.................... +Harriet Elizabeth East b: 1865 d: Aft 1889 Number of children: 2
................ 3 Amanda - Margaret Amanda Fortenberry b: 1849 Lawrence Co, Ark nr.Smithville d: Unknown Number of children: 1
.................... +Major D. Hunter Number of children: 1
................ 3 Jasper Redman Fortenberry b: January 9, 1857 Lawrence Co, Ark nr.Smithville d: June 10, 1930 Jackson Co. Ark Bu- Battle Ax Cemetery, nr. Tuckerman Number of children: 9
.................... +Eugenia (Eva) Segraves b: July 17, 1868 d: November 3, 1889 Number of children: 2
................ *2nd Wife of Jasper Redman Fortenberry:
.................... +Addie - Mary Adaline McMullen b: March 4, 1871 Lawrence Co, Ark d: March 5, 1930 Jackson Co. Ark Bu- Battle Ax Cemetery, nr. Tuckerman Number of children: 7
................ 3 Harriet Jane Fortenberry b: May 1860 Lawrence Co, Ark nr.Smithville d: April 30, 1891 Bu - New Covenant Cemetery, Water Valley, Ark Number of children: 3
.................... +Wylie F. McAfee b: 1848 d: 1893 Bu - New Covenant Cemetery, Water Valley, Ark Number of children: 3
................ 3 Martha (Mat) A. Fortenberry b: July 9, 1861 Lawrence Co. Ark nr. Smithville d: March 14, 1926 Bu-Dry Creek Cemetery, Lynn, Ark Number of children: 9
.................... +Jack - Andrew Jackson Segraves b: January 20, 1860 d: March 13, 1937 Bu-Dry Creek Cemetery, Lynn, Ark Number of children: 9
................ 3 James Morgan Fortenberry b: November 29, 1867 Lawrence Co. Ark nr. Smithville d: December 30, 1935 Diaz, Ark Bu-Walnut Grove, Newport, Ark Number of children: 3
.................... +Armintie Bell Anderson b: June 8, 1873 Timbo, Stone Co. Ark d: March 6, 1944 Little Rock, Ark Bu-Walnut Grove, Newport, Ark Number of children: 3
................ 3 William Absalom (Ap) Fortenberry b: March 2, 1870 Lawrence, Co. Ark nr. Smithville d: August 5, 1947 Tuckerman, Ark Bu-Dowell's Chapel Cemetery, nr.Tuckerman Number of children: 11
.................... +Naomi - Mary Naomi Tyler b: December 11, 1872 Ark d: January 19, 1916 Tuckerman Ark Bu-Dowell's Chapel, nr. Tuckerman Number of children: 11
................ *2nd Wife of William Absalom (Ap) Fortenberry:
.................... +Mrs. Lou H. Brown b: March 11, 1866 Unknown d: November 15, 1943 Bu-Batesville, Ark, Oaklawn Cemetery
................ 3 John Wesley Fortenberry b: October 6, 1872 Lawrence Co. Ark nr. Smithville d: November 25, 1943 Swifton, Ark Bu. - Swifton, Ark Number of children: 6
.................... +Ada Jane Simpson b: February 8, 1878 Jesup, Ark d: July 12, 1954 Detroit, Michigan Bu - Swifton, Ark Number of children: 6
....... 2 William M. Fortenberry b: January 2, 1827 Lawrence Co. Ark Terr d: October 7, 1884 Bu-Rosston Cemetery, Cooke Co. Texas Number of children: 9
........... +Matilda Jane Gibson b: January 22, 1831 Arkansas d: August 2, 1899 Bu-Rosston Cemetery, Cooke Co. Texas Number of children: 9
................ 3 Sloan Fortenberry b: April 1851 d: January 11, 1911
................ 3 Elizabeth K. Fortenberry b: February 11, 1854 d: April 12, 1878
................ 3 Milton Fortenberry b: March 1, 1855 d: October 29, 1878
................ 3 Mary Ann Fortenberry b: February 14, 1858 d: April 14, 1925
................ 3 Ambrose Sevier (Uncle Beer) Fortenberry b: October 15, 1860 d: February 17, 1949
................ 3 Balum Fortenberry b: June 17, 1863 d: February 12, 1878
................ 3 Alpha Jane Fortenberry b: October 16, 1865 d: November 23, 1917
................ 3 Nancy (Little Nan) Fortenberry b: July 18, 1868 d: November 15, 1938
................ 3 Malcom Fortenberry b: January 18, 1872 d: October 11, 1878
....... 2 Sevier - Ambrose H. Sevier Fortenberry b: Abt 1828 Lawrence Co. Ark Terr d: October 29, 1868 Bu-Gregory Cemetery, Denton Co. Texas Number of children: 3
........... +______ Cravens Number of children: 2
................ 3 Elizabeth Fortenberry b: 1849 d: Unknown
................ 3 Amanda Fortenberry b: 1851 d: Unknown
.................... +Samuel K. Gibson
....... *2nd Wife of Sevier - Ambrose H. Sevier Fortenberry:
........... +Jane Odell Howard b: December 3, 1830 Missouri d: Abt May 10, 1917 Number of children: 1
................ 3 Lucy A. Fortenberry b: July 1855 Denton Co. Texas d: November 9, 1940 Bu-Slidell, Texas
.................... +James M. Waide b: January 31, 1851 Rusk Co. Texas d: October 10, 1936 Texas
*2nd Wife of Jacob Fortenberry:
. +Mrs.Elizabeth Porter b: Abt 1810 d: Bef 1860 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 3
....... 2 Jacob Fortenberry, Jr. b: Abt 1854 d: Unknown
....... 2 Henry Fortenberry b: Abt 1855 d: Unknown
....... 2 Margaret (Pegg Ann) Fortenberry b: Abt 1856 d: Unknown


Descendants of Mary Fortenberry 1791-1825

1 Mary Fortenberry b: Abt 1791 Virginia (or Roane Co. Tenn) d: 1825 Bu-Near Taylor Mill, Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 6
. +William Taylor b: 1789 Roane Co. Tenn d: Abt 1842 Bu-Near Taylor Mill, Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 10
....... 2 Millege Taylor b: 1812 d: Unknown
....... 2 John Taylor b: 1814 d: Unknown
....... 2 James Taylor b: 1816 d: Aft 1870 Number of children: 1
........... +Walker - Sarah Walker Finley b: Abt 1822 Ark Terr d: Aft 1870 Number of children: 1
................ 3 Milledge Howard Taylor Number of children: 1
.................... +Cornelia Royal Holloway Number of children: 1
.......................... 4 Pitman Cicero Taylor Number of children: 1
............................. +Nora Pearl Minto Number of children: 1
................................... 5 Raymond Charles Taylor Number of children: 1
....................................... +Josephine Byram Number of children: 1
............................................ 6 Sally Jo Taylor Number of children: 1
................................................ +Donald Lee Pope Number of children: 1
...................................................... 7 Brad Pope
....... 2 Wesley Taylor b: 1819 d: Abt 1863 (Civil War) Thomasville, Mo.
....... 2 Joseph Taylor b: January 28, 1823 At Taylor Mill Place d: February 3, 1891 Nr Smithville\Jesup bridge, Lawrence Co. Number of children: 9
........... +Mary J. Henderson b: Unknown d: Abt 1846 Number of children: 1
................ 3 William Alexander Taylor b: Abt 1844 d: Abt 1864 ( Civil War) Atlanta, Georgia
....... *2nd Wife of Joseph Taylor:
........... +Martha A. Finley b: Abt 1829 Lawrence County, Ark Terr. d: 1864 Lawrence County, Ark Number of children: 5
................ 3 John W. Taylor b: Bef 1860 d: Unknown
................ 3 Margaret A. Taylor b: Bef 1860 d: Unknown
................ 3 Sarah W. Taylor b: Bef 1860 d: Unknown
................ 3 Melissa A. Taylor b: Bef 1860 d: Unknown
................ 3 Matilda E. Taylor b: Bef 1860 d: Unknown
....... *3rd Wife of Joseph Taylor:
........... +Margaret Amanda Finley b: Abt 1827 d: December 31, 1883 Lawrence Co. Ark Number of children: 8
................ 3 Rev.Joseph G. Taylor b: January 2, 1867 Lawrence Co. Ark d: 1956 Little Rock, Ark Bu- Smithville,Ark, Number of children: 6
.................... +Ida Estelle McBryde b: November 2, 1867 Unknown d: March 13, 1941 Little Rock, Ark Bu- Smithville, Ark Number of children: 6
.......................... 4 Lillian E. Taylor
.......................... 4 Elmer Taylor
.......................... 4 Lida Taylor
.......................... 4 Paul Taylor
.......................... 4 Pauline Taylor
.......................... 4 Jennings Taylor
................ 3 Benjamin D. Taylor
................ 3 George W. Taylor
....... 2 (son) Taylor b: Abt 1825 d: Abt 1825