Wayland - pafg134 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File

Immigrant to Virginia prior to1720, Thomas Wieland and related lines

John CLORE [Parents] was born about 1704 in Germany. He died in 1785 in VA. John married Dorothea KAIFER.


i. MICHAEL "BIG MIKE" CLORE, b. 01 December 1746, Orange (now Madison)
Co., VA; d. 07 December 1817, Madison Co., VA; m. MARGARETHA WEAVER. [??? whether or not he belongs. John Blankenbaker says, "Odds on it is the family
of George and Barbara, not John and Dorothea.]

ii. JOHN CLORE , JR., b. 22 January 1748/49, Culpeper Co., VA; d.
December 1824, Madison Co., VA; m. MARGARET BLANKENBAKER, Abt. 1767, Culpeper Co., VA.

iii. MARGARET CLORE, b. 1750, Culpeper Co., VA; d. 1824, KY; m. LEONARD
CRISLER, Abt. 1766, Culpeper Co., VA.

iv. MILDRED "MILLY" CLORE, b. Abt. 1751, Culpeper Co., VA; d. 1772; m.
SAMUEL YOWELL, 28 October 1767, Culpeper Co., VA.

v. JEMIMA CLORE, b. 15 April 1751, Culpeper Co., VA; d. Bef. 19
December 1819, Campbell Co., KY; m. JOHN STANSIFER, 1771, Culpeper Co., VA.

vi. GEORGE WILLIAM GLORE, b. 1753, Culpeper Co., VA; d. 1830-1840, GA;
m. ELIZABETH MAUCK, 05 January 1786, Culpeper Co., VA.

vii. FRANCES CLORE, b. 1754, Culpeper Co., VA; d. Aft. 26 August 1811;
m. HARMON WAYMAN, 01 April 1792, Culpeper Co., VA.

viii. BARBARA CLORE, b. 1755, Culpeper Co., VA; d. 1775-1810; m. DANIEL
WEAVER, 1779, Culpeper (now Madison) Co., VA.

ix. ANNA CLORE, b. Abt. 1756, Culpeper Co., VA; d. 1813, KY; m. WILLIAM
WILHOITE, 28 October 1787, Culpeper Co., VA.

Dorothea KAIFER [Parents] was born about 1723 in Culpeper Co., Virginia. She died in 1768/1775 in Culpeper Co., Virginia. Dorothea married John CLORE.

They had the following children:

  M i John CLORE Jr.
  F ii Margaret CLORE

Living [Parents]


They had the following children:

  M i Living
  M ii Living
  F iii Living

Gilbert Winfield BRICK was born on 12 Mar 1892 in Falls Creek, , PA. He died on 5 Sep 1964 in Vedra Beach, , Florida and was buried in St. Augustine, , Florida. Gilbert married Living in Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri.

Living [Parents]

Gideon Franklin ROTHWELL III [Parents] was born about 1900 in Moberly, Randolph Co., Missouri. He died on 13 Jul 1966 in St. Louis, , Missouri. Gideon married Chlora Austin DUNCAN in Dec 1926 in Columbia, Boone Co., Missouri.

Chlora Austin DUNCAN was born on 2 Sep 1904. She died on 29 Jun 1996. Chlora married Gideon Franklin ROTHWELL III in Dec 1926 in Columbia, Boone Co., Missouri.

Dates are from SSDI.

They had the following children:

  M i Living

James N. LAFON was born in 1815. He died in 1851. James married Amanda C. R. FORT.

Amanda C. R. FORT [Parents] was born about 1820 in , , Missouri. She died about 1888. Amanda married James N. LAFON.

Other marriages:
HAMMETT, Joseph Miller

Huntsville Herald: "Mrs. J. M. Hammett 2nd wife of J.M. Hammett and sister to Dr. John Fort, & Col. Henry Fort of Moberly who was stricken with paralysis. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Fort, one of Randolph's first settlers." She was stricken on the 31st and died the following 19th. Death occurred at the home of her son, J.J. Lafon, in McDonald Co., Mo." Her eldest son was killed in the Confederate army.

The two LaFon children I have placed with her are found with her parents in the 1850 census...see note under her Dad. They need to be confirmed to be hers.

They had the following children:

  M i William R. LAFON was born in 1843 in MO.
  M ii James J. LAFON was born in 1848/1850 in MO.

Giles T. COOK was born about 1820 in VA. He died on 12 May 1877 in Macon Co., MO. Giles married Frances C. FORT.

Other marriages:

"Cook, Giles -- d. 12 May 1877, late of Macon Co but formerly of Rand, at his nephew W. A. Wight, of consumption, aged abt. 65y; from VA; twice married, 1st wife d\o Dr. Fort, m. 2nd Miss. Harrison (d. 6 weeks ago), burial 14 May 1877 in Macon; MDM Tuesday 15 May 1877."

Frances C. FORT [Parents] was born about 1820. She married Giles T. COOK.

Apparently died early, as husband married again. Children not known, if she had any.

John Thomas FORT Dr. [Parents] was born on 31 Aug 1826. He died on 9 Nov 1893 and was buried in Huntsville Cem.. John married Susan F. CUMMINS on 1 Mar 1848.

He resided all his life in Randolph Co., except from 1861-65, during which
time he lived in Tennessee. As a physician, he was one of the most
sympathetic of men, and was especially so with children, all of whom loved him.

He died of Bright's Disease at 12:15pm, Thursday. John T. Fort married three times; his second and third wife were sisters (and were his 1st cousins). He had no children by these wives. They were Emily Fort, d. 1870, & Ellen C. Fort, but I could not tell which brother these belonged to.

He may have had this son W.W. Fort who is found with John's father in the 1850 census age 9 mons...see note under William Fort. John is the only one of William's sons who could be the father.

From the Moberly Daily Monitor: "Fort, Dr. J. T. -- & Thomas Elmo have purchased the Huntsville Herald for
$2,700"; MDM Saturday 18 Jan 1879

Susan F. CUMMINS was born in 1828 in ky. She died before 1870. Susan married John Thomas FORT Dr. on 1 Mar 1848.

Name given as "Cremins" elsewhere.

They had the following children:

  M i W.W. FORT was born in 1849.

Not certain he belongs in this family.
  F ii Martha "Patsy" FORT

Levi SEARS [Parents] was born on 6 Mar 1829 in Mt. Airy, Randolph Co., MO. He died on 27 Dec 1914/1915. Levi married Rebecca ASH on 8 Sep 1853 in Randolph Co., MO.

Rebecca ASH [Parents] was born about 1845. She married Levi SEARS on 8 Sep 1853 in Randolph Co., MO.

Andrew Jackson FORT [Parents] was born on 26 May 1831 in Randolph Co., MO. He died on 11 Jun 1911 in Pony, Madison Co., Montana and was buried in Harrison Cem.. Andrew married Missouri Irene "Babe" GORHAM.

Found with his father in the 1850 census, age 18. The following is from the book, "A Family Called Fort" book:

"A descendant, Mrs. Catherine W. Carrau of Ennis, Montana, wrote us, 'It is just one hundred years ago this year (1967) since my grandfather and family came to Fort Benton up the Missouri River from St. Louis, Missouri.' Mrs. Carrau's sister, Mrs. Irene W. Thatcher (1880-1966) said, 'Twin Bridges was the only place he (A.J. Fort) moved to after he stayed in Fort Benton only a short time. Harrison, Montana, is where Grandpa Fort lived and where we four children were born...Our old ranch is on the east side of Lake Ennis, and a grandson of my father, Jack McCormick Watkins, is operating the ranch (cattle). My brother Spencer Watkins has just built a new Museum in Virginia City (Montana) and donated it to Madison County and the state.' Andrew Jackson Fort and family lived at several places in Montana, including Helena, Twin Bridges, Harrison, Jeffers and Pony. He was a rancher. They had four children.

Missouri Irene "Babe" GORHAM [Parents] was born on 12 Mar 1837 in MO. She died on 3 Apr 1912 in Montana and was buried in Harrison Cem.. Missouri married Andrew Jackson FORT.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Eugenia Piety FORT
  M ii William Josiah Gorham FORT was born on 7 Aug 1858 in Missouri. He died on 26 Apr 1881 in Harrison, Montana and was buried in Harrison Cem..
  F iii Frances C. Lee FORT

Thomas J. GORHAM [Parents] was born about 1805 in TN. He married Burilla BURTON on 20 Jun 1828 in Chariton Co., MO.

"A Family Called Fort" says that he married second time, but wife not given.

The following was from in 8/99:

"Thought I would chime in with what I have on this family. In my database I have a Thomas J. GORHAM b. abt 1805 in TN. Parents unknown. He married Burilla Burton on Jun 20, 1828 in Chariton Co., MO. Burrilla was the daughter of May Burton (1780-1859) and Nancy Woodfolk (1786-1836). Both Thomas and Burilla appear in the 1850 census for Randolph Co., MO in the household of May Burton on page 259 B, Prairie Township. Thomas' age is listed as 45, occupation farmer, real estate value $2,500, birthplace TN. Burilla is age 41 born in Kentucky. Their presumed children living in the household are Thomas GORHAM age 20 born in MO, Tolman GORHAM age 17, born in MO, and Missouri I. GORHAM age 13, born in MO.

Could the Thomas J. GORHAM in this census be the brother of Nancy Melinda GORHAM and therefore the son of Thomas GORHAM, JR and Sarah W. SUGG?

Also when was Sarah GORHAM daughter of Thomas J. and Burilla BURTON GORHAM born?


Burilla BURTON [Parents] was born about 1809 in KY. She married Thomas J. GORHAM on 20 Jun 1828 in Chariton Co., MO.

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas L. GORHAM
  M ii Toulman GORHAM was born about 1833 in MO.
  F iii May GORHAM was born about 1835.
  F iv Missouri Irene "Babe" GORHAM
  F v Sarah GORHAM was born about 1839.
  F vi Nancy GORHAM was born about 1841.

Home First Previous Next Last

Surname List | Name Index