Calvin K Fortenberry 1806 – 1877

The Calvin Kennington Fortenberry Family

Calvin Kennington Fortenberry was born in 1806 in Lancaster, South Carolina. He was the son of William Jasper Fortenberry and Violette Kennington. He married Narcissa Simmons. They had 12 children. Calvin died 18 December 1877. He is buried in the Pittman Cemetery, Walthall Co., MS.

1 Calvin Kennington Fortenberry b: 1806 in Lancaster, SC, d: 18 Dec 1877
…… + Narcissa Simmons b: 1813 in Simmonsville, Pike, MS, d: 12 Feb 1890
…………2 William G. Fortenberry b: 20 May 1833, d: 23 Nov 1920
………… + Rebecca Jane Tillis Fortenberry b: 22 April 1845, d: 02 Nov 1925
…………2 Violette Jane Fortenberry Blackwell b: 1835, d: 22 Sept 1857
………… + Samuel A. Blackwell b: 11 Sept 1828, d: 15 Sept 1910
…………2 Nancy Fortenberry b: 01 April 1836, d: 22 April 1882
………… + William Willis b: 1829, d: 23 Dec 1858
…………2 Mary Elizabeth Fortenberry b: 1837, d: 20 Aug 1888
………… + Thomas Jefferson Futch b: 05 May 1830, d: 20 August 1914
…………2 William Jackson Fortenberry b: 27 Feb 1838, d: 11 April 1911
………… + Elizabeth Rebecca Pigott b: 30 Sept 1845, d: 03 March 1883
………………3 William J. F. Fortenberry b: 18 Nov 1879, d: 1966
……………… + Annie Myrtis Ellzey b: 24 Dec 1884, d: 1972
…………2 George Washington Fortenberry b: 30 Dec 1842 in SC, d: 13 Sept 1910
………… + Emily Pittman b: 1845, d: 1920
…………2 Calvin Marion Fortenberry b: 1844 in SC
…………2 John Jefferson Fortenberry b: Abt. 1846 in SC
…………2 Narcissa A. Fortenberry b: 1848 in SC, d: Abt. 1909
………… + William L. Davis b: 05 March 1838, d: 24 Oct 1913
…………2 Burrell Franklin Fortenberry b: 05 April 1850 in SC, d: 26 March 1900
………… + Mary O. Bilbo b: 28 February 1850, d: 15 June 1940
…………2 Jessie Crawford Fortenberry b: 22 March 1853 in SC, d: 04 May 1911
………… + Susan A. Ryals Fortenberry b: 15 Dec 1857, d: 20 Feb 1935
…………2 Sarah Louise Fortenberry b: 15 June 1854, d: 19 Nov 1928
………… + Robert L. Simmons b: 10 Sept 1847, d: 27 Feb 1939
………………3 Jesse Lamar Simmons b: 06 March 1882, d: 11 March 1957
……………… + Edith Brumfield
……………………4 James Lemar Simmons b: 29 Feb 1916
…………………… + Odean Ellzey b: 11 August 1917

Selected Sources:

  • 1850 United States Census, Police District 2, Pike Co, MS. Calvin K. Fortenberry family. Calvin K. Fortenberry, 42, Farmer
  • 1860 U. S. Census, Pike Co, MS; 1860; ;; Federal Archives, Pittsfield, Mass., M653 Roll 589;  NOTES   Calvin K. Fortenberry, age 53, Farmer
  • Adrianne Fortenberry Criminger, THE FORTENBERRY FAMILIES OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI; 1677-1984; South Carolina, Southern Historical Press, Inc, 1984
  • G. K. Fortinberry, ABSTRACT HISTORY OF THE FORTINBERRY FAMILY; 1795-1940’s; Family History Center Microfilm #1036152

 

2 Responses to Calvin K Fortenberry 1806 – 1877

  1. DeTria H. Tayl0r

    Hello,
    Calvin K. Fortenberry owned my ancestor, David Magee, during slavery. Being able to locate an ancestor’s owner, as an African American, is a HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT! I would like to know if you have any photographs of Calvin K. Fortenberry or his family, or if you may have access to his family papers that might have my ancestor listed, in them. My ancestor would have only gone by the name David, during slavery and he was born about 1804 and was born in South Carolina as well, so I am assuming that he relocated to Mississippi, with the Fortenberrys.

    Thank you,
    DeTria Taylor-
    (810) 908-0681
    (810) 244-6839
    MissDeTria@yahoo.com

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