Ida Carolyn Clayton (1848-1910) and Some of Her Descendants

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Ida Carolyn Clayton

(1848-1910)
And Some of Her Descendants

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Generation One

Ida Carolyn Clayton     Ida Carolyn Clayton      Ida Carolyn Clayton

1. Ida Carolyn CLAYTON (pictured above--portraits courtesy of Ann Fortson Marcy), first of the eight children of Joseph Alvey CLAYTON and Margaret Amanda POOLE, was born on 24 May 1848 in Washington County, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7 She married James Thomas FORTSON, son of Benjamin Joseph FORTSON and Elizabeth Ann Titus HOLLIDAY, on 20 Jun 1867 in Navarro County, Texas.8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15 She died on 30 Aug 1910 in Rice, Navarro County, Texas, at age 62.16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23 She was buried in Old Cemetery, Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas.24,25,26,27 She attended Independence Academy (predecessor to Baylor University), at Independence, Texas, and was far-sighted and accomplished in business. Although she was a Methodist (there is no record of her husband's church affiliation), a Baptist elder, Josiah Leake, performed their marriage.28,29

To read an obituary of Ida Clayton Fortson,
click on her name above or
click here

James Thomas Fortson     James Thomas Fortson      James Thomas Fortson

James Thomas FORTSON (pictured above--portraits courtesy of Ann Fortson Marcy) was born on 27 Sep 1840 in Monroe County, Mississippi (near Aberdeen).30,31,32,33,34,35 He died on 11 Jan 1892 in Rice, Navarro County, Texas, at age 51.36,37,38 He was buried in Old Cemetery, Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas.39,40,41 He arrived in the Chatfield area in 1848 and attended the Chatfield public school. He served in the Confederate army, entering in 1861, and was wounded three times; one bullet hit his arm, and another passed through his body, entering near his spine and exiting through his chest. He was a farmer and stockman. He and Ida lived in Chatfield for a number of years and then moved to near Rice. After he died she moved the family into Rice.42,43

To read about some ancestors of James Thomas Fortson, click on his name above or click here

Children of Ida Carolyn CLAYTON and James Thomas FORTSON were:

Tom Queen and Lula Fortson     Tom Queen and Lula Fortson


Generation Two

2. Martha Eugenia ('Mattie') FORTSON (Ida CLAYTON) was born on 4 May 1868 in Navarro County, Texas.95,96,97,98,99 She married J. Curtis GLENN on 15 Nov 1891 in Navarro County, Texas.100,101,102,103 She died on 20 Sep 1893 at age 25.104 She was buried in Old Cemetery, Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas.105 She was known as Mattie and Big Sister. She was said to have died in childbirth, but cemetery records indicate that the child lived about four months and that she died about ten days after the child died.106,107

Children of Martha Eugenia ('Mattie') FORTSON and J. Curtis GLENN were:

Joe B. Fortson4. Joseph Benjamin FORTSON (Ida CLAYTON) (pictured at left--portrait courtesy of Ann Fortson Marcy) was born on 31 Mar 1872 in Navarro County, Texas.111,112 He married Lyda MCGEE, daughter of John Abraham MCGEE M.D. and Laura Paralee SESSIONS, on 22 Jun 1904 in Rice, Navarro County, Texas.113,114,115,116,117,118 He died on 22 Nov 1950 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, at age 78.119,120,121,122 He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.123,124 He and his brother, John, owned considerable farm land in Navarro County. In Rice they also operated a cotton gin and owned interests in the First State Bank and a mercantile business, and Joe was president of the school board when the 1912 schoolhouse was built. He and his family moved to Corsicana in 1923. He was a director of Corsicana National Bank and the bank into which it merged in 1931, the First National Bank of Corsicana, and from 1920 to 1927 he was president of Corsicana National. He also had interests in ice plants in Corsicana and Palestine, Tex., the Navarro Hotel in Corsicana, General American Finance Co. in Corsicana, and a mercantile business in Rice. He was a director of the Trinity Improvement Association. They lived in a large, three-story house at 220 N. 14th St. in Corsicana. They were active in the Methodist churches in Rice and Corsicana and established a scholarship in the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist Univ. He died after a short illness following a heart attack. He was about the same weight and complexion as his brother John but was about two inches shorter.125,126,127,128  To read "Of Rice People Who Are Great and Those Who Are Growing Great," a 1910 Rice Rustler article about the commercial endeavors of brothers Joe and John Fortson, click here.Lyda McGee

Lyda MCGEE (pictured at right--portrait courtesy of Ann Fortson Marcy) was born on 22 Dec 1880 in Rice, Navarro County, Texas.129,130,131,132,133 She died on 13 Dec 1967 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, at age 86.134,135,136,137 She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.138 She graduated from Kidd-Key College in Sherman, Texas in 1901. Her Sessions ancestors were Scots who came to America in 1630. One of the immigrants, John, was provisional governor of Connecticut under King James. A son of one of John's brother married a niece of Daniel Boone, and the Boone name appeared in several subsequent generations. The Sessions family reached present Navarro County, Texas in 1846 when Isaac Boone Sessions arrived from North Carolina to settle in what was then Robertson County. He helped organize Navarro County, was foreman of its first grand jury, and served as justice of the peace and as commissioner for several years.139

Children of Joseph Benjamin FORTSON and Lyda MCGEE who are now deceased were:

Ida Mae Fortson8. Ida Mae FORTSON (Ida CLAYTON) (pictured at right--photo courtesy of Janette Dilworth) was born on 29 May 1881 in Navarro County, Texas.156,157 She married Robert Leslie HARPER on 4 Sep 1901 in Navarro County, Texas.158,159,160,161 She died on 18 Jul 1958 in Rice, Navarro County, Texas, at age 77.162,163

Children of Ida Mae FORTSON and Robert Leslie HARPER were:

 Tom Fortson9. James Thomas ('Tom') FORTSON Jr. (Ida CLAYTON) (pictured at left--portrait courtesy of Ann Fortson Marcy) was born on 3 Apr 1884 in Navarro County, Texas.173,174,175 He married Laura Ursula ('Connie') CONRAD on 3 Jul 1917.176,177 He died on 24 May 1959 in Navarro County, Texas, at age 75.178,179 He was buried in City Cemetery, Mexia, Limestone County, Texas.180,181

Laura Ursula ('Connie') CONRAD was born on 7 Sep 1892.182,183 She died on 31 Dec 1977 in Navarro County, Texas, at age 85.184,185,186 She was buried in City Cemetery, Mexia, Limestone County, Texas.187 She taught school in Rice. Her father was a doctor.188

Children of James Thomas FORTSON Jr. and Laura Ursula ('Connie') CONRAD were:

Anna Fortson10. Anna Pauline FORTSON (Ida CLAYTON) (pictured at left) was born on 26 Aug 1886 in Navarro County, Texas (near Rice).200,201,202,203,204,205 She married Roger Frost ('Rod') BARTLETT, son of Jesse Marshall ('J.M.') BARTLETT and Mary Hester ('Mollie') CLOPTON, on 25 Dec 1907 in Rice, Navarro County, Texas.206,207 She died on 30 Sep 1972 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, at age 86.208,209,210,211,212 She was buried in Rice, Navarro County, Texas.213 She was born on the family farm about two miles east of Rice and was named for Anna Fortson Owen, a sister of her father. The family later moved into a house just north of the Baptist church in Rice. She attended Kidd-Key College in Sherman, Texas. When they married they moved into a house near where the Southern Pacific tracks crossed the Emhouse road south of Rice; later they moved into Rice, a few houses south of his parents' home. She died of cancer at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.214

Roger Frost ('Rod') BARTLETTRod Bartlett (pictured at right) was born on 7 Feb 1886 on the family farm south of Rice, Navarro County, Texas.215,216,217,218 He died on 10 Nov 1942 in Rice, Navarro County, Texas, at age 56.219,220,221,222,223 He was buried in Rice, Navarro County, Texas.224 After attending Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas for perhaps a year, he returned to Rice to farm and operate various businesses, including a cotton yard. He operated a cotton gin at his death. Active in local Democratic Party politics and mayor of Rice at his death, from a brain tumor, in his later years he also was active in civil defense and boy scout work. He and his wife lived in Rice and were Methodists.225,226,227

Children of Anna Pauline FORTSON and Roger Frost ('Rod') BARTLETT who are now deceased were:


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2. Ann Marcy, 1050 Camelot, Clinton, Okla. 73601, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 7 May 1996 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
3. Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), p. 23 (giving only the date).
4. 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, enumeration dist. 129, p. 41, family 7 (indicating that she was born in Tennessee circa 1848).
5. Maggie Highnote, undated records (giving only the date and stating that she was born at 8:00 a.m.). These five pages are marked "Record from Family Bible (Clayton)" on one page and "Family Record" on another. Two pages are on letterhead of Charles H. Highnote, 616 S. 15th St., Corsicana, Tex. Some or all are thought to have been written by Mrs. Highnote from a family bible. The bible probably is now in the San Jacinto battlefield museum, near Houston, Texas. Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., provided copies to Roger Bartlett on 31 May 1973.
6. Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
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23. Ibid., p. 2.
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31. Grave marker, Old Cemetery, Chatfield, Tex. (giving only the date).
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37. Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 23 (giving only the date).
38. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2.
39. Grave marker, Old Cemetery, Chatfield, Tex. (giving only the birth and death dates) (common marker with Ida Clayton Fortson and Mary E. Fortson, and bearing Confederate insignia).
40. Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 23.
41. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2.
42. Mattie Beth Harper Moore, "Historical Facts About Rice and Chatfield, Texas," above, pp. 31-32.
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44. Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4 (giving only the date).
45. 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, enumeration dist. 129, p. 41, family 7 (indicating that he was born in Texas circa 1870).
46. Maggie Highnote, undated records, above (giving only the date).
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49. Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4 (not giving the date or place).
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53. Janette Dilworth, 4515 Glenleigh Dr., Dallas, Tex. 75220, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date or place).
54. Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4 (giving month and year only and not naming the place).
55. Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), 1903-1940, vol. 17, p. 8091, file 38605 (giving his middle initial as J and naming the county but not the town).
56. Maggie Highnote, undated records, above (giving only the date).
57. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the date).
58. Obituary of John Titus Fortson, above.
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60. Obituary of John Titus Fortson, above.
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63. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (stating that they had no children).
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65. Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
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67. Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 5.
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69. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (not giving the date).
70. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1903-40, vol. 34, p. 16776, file 50954.
71. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (stating that they had no children).
72. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above.
73. Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
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75. Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
76. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving only the date).
77. Grave marker, Old Cemetery, Chatfield, Tex. (birth and death dates) (common marker with James T. Fortson and Ida Clayton Fortson).
78. Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
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80. Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 5.
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82. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving only the date).
83. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (giving her first name as Louella and not giving the date or place).
84. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1955, vol. 2, p. 942, file 25002.
85. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving only the date).
86. Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (birth and death years) (common stone with Thomas D. Queen).
87. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (stating that they had no children).
88. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (stating that they had no children).
89. Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
90. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving only the date).
91. Ibid., p. 3.
92. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (not giving the date).
93. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1941-45, vol. 6, p. 2509, file 54504 (giving her first name as Caroline).
94. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving only the date).
95. Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 23 (giving only the date).
96. 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, enumeration dist. 129, p. 41, family 7 (indicating that she was born in Texas circa 1868).
97. Maggie Highnote, undated records, above (giving only the date).
98. Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
99. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the date).
100. Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 2, 1889-1899 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 127 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. VII, p. 107).
101. Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 23 (naming Mattie E. as wife of J. O. Glenn).
102. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving his name as J. C. Glenn) (giving only the date).
103. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (stating that she married a Mr. Glenn but not giving the date or place).
104. Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 23.
105. Ibid.
106. Ibid.
107. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (stating that she was called Big Sister and died in childbirth).
108. Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 23.
109. Ibid.
110. Ibid.
111. Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
112. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the date).
113. Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 23 Nov 1950 (giving only the date).
114. Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4 (giving only the date).
115. Navarro Leaves and Branches, above, vol. XX, no. I (Feb 1997), p. 18 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XIV, p. 509).
116. Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above (giving only the date).
117. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the date).
118. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (giving her first name as Lydia and not giving the date or place).
119. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1950, vol. 1, file 54400.
120. Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above.
121. Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 76 (giving only the date).
122. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the date).
123. Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 23 Nov 1950.
124. Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 76.
125. Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 23 Nov 1950.
126. Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4 (physical description).
127. Laura Fortson Johnston, "Eliot A. Johnston Family," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 137.
128. Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above (attributing information to Marie Fortson).
129. Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4.
130. Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above.
131. Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 76 (giving only the date).
132. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, downloaded 23 Mar 1998 (giving only the date).
133. Navarro County Scroll, 1967, p. 3 (obituary of Mrs. Lyda McGee Fortson).
134. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1967, vol. 1, p. 461, file 82279.
135. Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 76 (giving only the date).
136. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the date).
137. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 23 Mar 1998 (stating that she died in Dec 1967; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Corsicana, Texas when she died).
138. Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 76.
139. Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above (attributing information to Marie Fortson).
140. Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4 (giving only the date).
141. Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above.
142. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
143. Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above.
144. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (spelling her surname as Sikes and not giving the date or place).
145. Index to Texas Marriages (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), 1986 (microfiche), pp. 2100, 5260, file 124057.
146. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1988 (microfiche), p. 656, file 86685-88.
147. Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above.
148. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 6 Mar 1998 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Corsicana, Texas when he died).
149. Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 42.
150. Obituary of Joseph Benjamin Fortson, Jr., online https://sites.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/Obits/obituary.htm, downloaded 16 Nov 1997.
150a. Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 5 (giving only the date).
150b. Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above.
150c. Index to Texas Birth Records, above, 1903-09, vol. 2, p. 854, file 114925 (not giving her name but identifying her as "Infant of Joe B. Fortson").
150d. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
150e. Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 5 (spelling his name as Elliot).
150f. Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 26 Jan 1928.
150g. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (spelling his name as Elliott and not giving the date or place).
150h. Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 4 Nov 2002 (obituary of Laura Fortson Johnston).
150i. Ibid.
150j. Laura Fortson Johnston, "Eliot A. Johnston Family," above, p. 137.
150k. Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 4 Nov 2002 (obituary of Laura Fortson Johnston).
151. Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 76.
152. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (stating that he was born in 1909 or 1910).
153. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1903-40, vol. 17, p. 8091, file 14973.
154. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (stating only that he died in 1912 without naming the place).
155. Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 76.
156. Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
157. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving only the date).
158. Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 5.
159. Navarro Leaves and Branches, above, vol. XIII, no. IV (Nov 1990), p. 4 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XIII, p. 212).
160. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving his middle name as Lee and giving only the date).
161. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (not giving the date or place).
162. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1958, vol. 2, p. 544, file 40983.
163. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving only the date).
164. Index to Texas Birth Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), 1910, vol. 1, p. 335, file 21598 (not giving his name but identifying him as "Infant of R. L. Harper").
165. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (not giving the date or place).
166. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1974, vol. 2, p. 687, file 15971.
167. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 12 Mar 1998 (stating that he died in Mar 1974; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Dallas, Texas when he died).
168. Personal knowledge of Roger A. Bartlett.
169. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 14 Nov 1997.
170. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (not giving the date or place).
171. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1990 (microfiche), p. 1430, file 1430 (giving her name as Mattie Elizabeth Moore).
172. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 14 Nov 1997 (giving her name as Mattie Moore and stating that she lived in Arlington, Texas when she died).
173. Mexia City Cemetery Records (Mexia, Tex.: Limestone Gen. Ass'n, 1984), p. 6 (giving only the date) (identifying him as T. Tom Conrad).
174. Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
175. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving only the date).
176. Ibid., p. 3.
177. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (not giving the date).
178. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1959, vol. 1, p. 425, file 33413.
179. Mexia City Cemetery Records, above, p. 6 (giving only the date) (identifying him as T. Tom Conrad).
180. Ibid., p. 6 (identifying him as T. Tom Conrad).
181. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (stating that he is buried in Mexia, Texas but not giving the date or naming the cemetery).
182. Mexia City Cemetery Records, above, p. 6.
183. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 3 Mar 1998.
184. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1977 (microfiche), p. 537, file 101577-77 (giving her name as Laura U. Fortson).
185. Mexia City Cemetery Records, above, p. 6 (giving only the date).
186. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 3 Mar 1998 (stating that she died in Dec 1977; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Rice, Texas when she died).
187. Mexia City Cemetery Records, above, p. 6.
188. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above.
189. Index to Texas Birth Records, above, 1918, vol. 1, p. 370, file 20725.
190. Mexia City Cemetery Records, above, p. 6 (giving only the date).
191. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1903-1940, vol. 17, p. 8091, file 4175 (spelling her middle name as Francis).
192. Mexia City Cemetery Records, above, p. 6 (giving only the date).
193. Ibid., p. 6 (identifying her as Rubye Frances Conrad).
194. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above.
195. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 26 Feb 1998.
196. Dorothy Bartlett, Rice, Tex., telephone conversation with Roger Bartlett, , 8 May 1997.
197. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 26 Feb 1998 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Corsicana, Texas when she died).
198. Dorothy Bartlett, Rice, Tex., telephone conversation with Roger Bartlett, , 8 May 1997.
199. Personal knowledge of Roger A. Bartlett.
200. Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (giving only the date).
201. Application for social security account number (no. 452-70-8488) for Anna Fortson Bartlett, dated 23 Jan 1960, per copy provided by Social Security Administration to Roger Bartlett on 5 Dec 1996.
202. Standard certificate of birth (corrected) (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 14363 for Roger Frost Bartlett, Jr., filed with Bureau of Vital Statistics on 31 Mar 1941, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 25 Feb 1997 (stating that she was born in Rice, Texas without giving the date). This certificate is signed by the subject.
203. Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
204. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 24 Feb 1998.
205. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (giving only the date).
206. Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 16, p. 593. The Bartlett-Clopton bible states that they married on 25 Dec 1908.
207. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (not giving the date or place).
208. Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (giving only the date).
209. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1972, vol. 1, p. 87, file 73771.
210. "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving only the date).
211. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 24 Feb 1998 (stating that she died in Sep 1972; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Rice, Texas when she died).
212. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (giving only the date).
213. Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (common marker with Roger F. Bartlett, not giving the date of burial).
214. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (stating that she was named for Anna Fortson Owen).
215. Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (giving only the date).
216. Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 50703 for R. F. Bartlett, filed with Bureau of Vital Statistics on 4 Dec 1942, Hiram Bartlett, informant, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 10 Mar 1997 (giving date of birth and state).
217. Birth certificate of Roger Frost Bartlett, Jr., above (stating that he was born in Rice, Texas without giving the date).
218. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (giving only the date).
219. Holy Bible (1873) (giving only the date). This bible was originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., in 1974.
220. Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 11 Nov 1942, p. 9.
221. Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above (giving only the date).
222. Death certificate for R. F. Bartlett, above.
223. Janette Dilworth, 17 May 1973 letter, above (giving only the date).
224. Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (common marker with Anna F. Bartlett).
225. Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 11 Nov 1942, p. 9.
226. Death certificate for R. F. Bartlett, above (occupation as ginner; cause of death).
227. Birth certificate of Roger Frost Bartlett, Jr., above (indicating that he was a farmer in 1912).
228. Bartlett-Clopton bible, above (spelling his name as Rodger and giving only the date).
229. Kellie Loop, Rice, Tex., miscellaneous papers, p. 17 (giving only the date). Miss Loop collected family data for decades, probably from the 1930s to the 1970s. Some of it is in her handwriting, and much of it appears to have been written by others and sent to her, but very little of it contains source attribution. Occasionally there are inconsistencies within the papers. The papers are now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., who assigned the page numbers for ease of reference.
230. Birth certificate of Roger Frost Bartlett, Jr., above.
231. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 25 Feb 1998 (not giving the place).
232. Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1985), p. 97 (giving only the date).
235. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1964-1988 (microfiche), p. 2338, file 70919-79.
236. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 25 Feb 1998 (stating that he died in Sep 1979; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Rice, Texas when he died).
237. Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 97 (giving only the date).
238. Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex..
239. Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 97 (common marker with Dorothy L. Bartlett).


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