Born and raised in Clarkston, Georgia. One brother, four sisters. Four children, five grandchildren.
Retired. Photograph mushrooms. Research family history.
As of 2 June 2015, I have been accepted into the Society of Mayflower Descendants, Georgia chapter.
We can trace our lineage through my father's mother, back to her grandmother who was Mary Jane Washburn and back through her Upham ancestors to Mary Jane's 5X great grandfather, Phineas Upham. Lieutenant Phineas Upham fought in King Philip's War in the late 1670's. For more information, please see King Philip's War
We have several family lines that would qualify for Colonial Dames, but have not gathered documentation. Lieut. Phineas Upham would qualify.
For the Revolutionary War, we have a number of family members who fought in that war.
Our William Jasper Fortenberry was a veteran of the War of 1812 (from South Carolina). Our Willis Simmons was a veteran of the War of 1812 (from Mississippi).
Our Burrell T. Fortenberry was a veteran of and died from exposure during the Civil War.
Qualify for Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors (Dad was aboard the USS Helena, his cousin was aboard the USS Arizona).
My oldest daughter continues the military tradition, serving 12 years as a Marine and deployed twice to the Middle East.
---Continuing the military legacy is this daughter's son who is now a proud Marine! 8/2018
My Mom, Dad and two older sisters wrote the book "The Fortenberry Families of Southern Mississippi".
Now on GEDmatch (10/2017)
FAVORITE QUOTE FROM THE MOVIE "LAKE PLACID" Oliver Platt turns to Brendon Gleeson and says "They keep information like that hidden in books". And in GENEALOGY... they DO. If you don't take the time to give up the internet search and start looking through books that are APPROPRIATE for your research, then you might miss that one little sentence, one little clue that might send you in the right direction for knocking down that "brick wall" and finding your ancestors. Scores of books have never been scanned into digital format. You should try to make the time to just open the pages and read.
Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.
On 24 Dec 2018 at 03:08 GMT Rev Daniel Washburn Jones wrote:
Merry Christmas !!!
On 9 Dec 2018 at 20:03 GMT Gigi (Ward) Tanksley wrote:
On 16 Sep 2018 at 13:44 GMT Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks wrote:
On the Fortenberry DNA page:
Is Faulkenberry-62 the same as
On 1 Jul 2018 at 22:25 GMT Rev Daniel Washburn Jones wrote:
The some of those Ebenezer is in my direct line, so it's a bit sad that it's taken me this long to get to him.
I've been spending time lately in the 13th and 12th centuries, trying to firm up some of our early grandfathers.
On 4 Feb 2018 at 04:05 GMT Rev Daniel Washburn Jones wrote:
Here's hoping the Holidays and New Year have been good for you!
The days are starting to blend together here ... trudging thru the winter (it was going fine, and then February showed up).
On 22 Jan 2018 at 21:34 GMT Kevin Faulkenberry wrote:
On 15 Nov 2017 at 01:22 GMT Rev Daniel Washburn Jones wrote:
On 6 Sep 2017 at 13:54 GMT Rev Daniel Washburn Jones wrote:
On 3 Aug 2017 at 00:17 GMT Rev Daniel Washburn Jones wrote:
Check out this cousin: Snow-5292, a rather remarkable young man.
On 11 Jun 2017 at 03:00 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:
I left my name on in case you need help. and I left it pvc white while you are working on it..
All of the ships with the new cats are posted and I added USS Helena category as well..
so have fun... Hollar if you need me..