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From: "Dolores Pringle" <>
Subject: [SC] Elias FORT and ATKINSON Family
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 23:58:00 -0400
In-Reply-To: <20020918011627.83315.qmail@web20802.mail.yahoo.com>


I am not directly searching the FORTs or the ATKINSONs in Sumter Dist., SC,
but both families had members who md. into the PRINGLE line there, which is
my husband's family, so I have gathered some info on them.

First Mary PRINGLE, b. 17 May 1776, Sumter, SC, md. Henry DeWilde ATKINSON;
they migrated to GA where they died. I have the will of one James ATKINSON,
wf. Elizabeth, who names a dau. Lucy as well as a dau Sylvia SPIGHT. I will
gladly send you a transcription of the will if you would like it. Dated 31
Dec 1785. I don't know if our Henry DeWilde ties into this family as he is
not mentioned in the will, but I copied it just in case....

Secondly I have Jean PRINGLE, b. 26 Jan 1769, Sumter Dist., SC, who md.
Burrell FORT. She died bef. 1819, Sumter Dist., SC. Her husband Burrell
FORT was also a son of Elias FORT and wf. Lucy.

Following are some of my FORT notes:

Taken from "A Family Called Fort".
"Burrell Fort is the son of Elias Fort and his wife Lucy. Elias moved to
SC ca 1769-70. He sold his land in Edgecombe Co., NC at that time. (Elias
is the son of George Fort and brother of Elizabeth Fort who married William
Davis.)FLD His children: There may be others as I do not have all the pages
of this book. Page 224 Albert Fort b. 1 April 1758 Egbert Fort Josiah Fort
Wiley Fort b. ca 1774 Burrell Fort. (The name appears to be Bunell in his
will but is given as Burrell in Elias's will and in the Sumter County
Index). was born 13 Dec. 1772 and married Jean Pringle, born 26 Jan 1769 on
Oct. 4, 1795. She died early after bearing him two daughters. Burrell then
married Celia McCoy on Oct. 19, 1819. She was born 2 Nov., 1790. He died
testate in Sumter County, SC in 1852 or 53, his wife surviving him. (Redden
MCCOY, brother of Celia MCCOY and Elizabeth MCCOY PRINGLE, witnessed the
will of James ATKINSON above.)

>From the file of Leonardo Andrea - Burrell Fort, a will, in Sumter Aug. 7
1832 pr. 17 Oct 1832...(this proves he died before 17 Oct. 1832) wife Celia
Fort , "My second wife: Daughter by first wife listed as Jane Elizabeth
Rountree & to have the 300 a land known as Smith Place my three children by
my second wife and all under age of 21. Josiah Grandison Fort,Susannah
Caroline Fort, Sarah Pyrene Fort. If my wife Celia, dies then Jane Potts
(this would probably be Jane Elizabeth Fort Roundtree Potts) and her
husband, William Potts Sr. and to take and rear my three small
children...They are to be Guardians and trustees. EXS Wife, Celia Fort and
William Potts, Sr.
Witness. William Potts, Sr., Jean Potts, Wiley Fort, Reddin McCoy...

A codicil added 26 July 1831...26 July 1831 will signed...codicil ag. 7
Aug., 1832 and /Wit. Elijah Pringle, Elisha Mccoy, Daniel Brunson & J. R.
Witherspoon. {The above Elijah PRINGLE is my husband's GG-g'father}

Elias FORT and Lucy had the following children:
Burrell (1772-1832)
Wiley
Josiah
Egbert - b. 1774
Albert - b. 1758

Elias sold his land in Edgecombe Co., NC, abt. 1769-70 and removed to SC.
Elias was the son of George FORT and unknown wife. Elias had a sister named
Elizabeth.

Write me for more info on this; I'm happy to share and hope it helps you!
God bless,
Dolores Miller PRingle

-----Original Message-----
From: Arrie Boyd [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 9:16 PM
To:
Subject: Re: [SC] Elias Fort Family


I have a Lucy Atkinson born about 1760, died 1828 in Sumter, SC who was
married 1st to a Mr. Fort and had one son, Wiley Fort. Then she married
Gilbert Crosswell about 1785. According to her will, she had one sister
Sylvia Spight living in GA about time of her death. Does anyone have any
information on Wiley Fort, and the Mr. Fort, husband of Lucy Atkinson?



--- Lee and Billie Jones <> wrote:
> Audrey Pool posted the following:
> > Will and Deed Book I, Isle of Wight County, VA by John Bennett
> BODDIE."Report of a jury how Wm PARSONS came to his death. (signed)
> Thos.
> CARTER, foreman, Thos. BARLOW, Thos MOORE, John NEWMAN, Edward BRANTLY,
> John
> LITFORD, Joseph POOL, Elias FORT, John BRILL, Charles WILLIAMS, Robert
> ROE,
> George MOORE."
> _____________________________________
>
> I have information on the Elias Fort family. I had thought it was my
> Rivers
> connection for a while, but I had the wrong John Rivers. Here is an
> outline
> of what I have: All Fort information came from Homer T. Fort and
> Drucilla
> Stovall Jones, "A Family Called Fort: The Descendants of Elias Fort of
> VA."
> (West Texas Printing Co, 1970). I got it thru interlibrary loan.
>
> One of my notes on Elias states: Pitifully few records of Elias
> survive.
> The first is dated Oct 9, 1667 when he scrawled his mark on the findings
> of
> a coroners jury investigating the death of William Persons Of Isle of
> Wight
> Co., Va. Is he the original immigrant from England??
>
> So that is the date of the Coroners Jury posted by Audrey.
>
> Brackets in the outline below are because I am not positive I am working
> with the right Garrett and Rivers family. Would love info. to help
> figure
> it out.
>
>
> Descendants of Elias Fort I
>
> 1 Elias FORT I b: Abt. 1631 d: Bef. 1686
> . +Phillis CHAMPION m: Abt. 1660 in England
> ..... 2 Elias FORT II d: Abt. 1739
> ......... +SARAH
> ............ 3 7 other children FORT
> ............ 3 Holiday FORT b: Abt. 1708 in Surry Co., Va. d: Abt.
> 1773
> in Sussex Co., Va
> ................ +Mary FLAKE
> ................... 4 Mary [FORT?] d: Aft. November 29, 1802 in
> Edgefield Co, SC
> ....................... +[John RIVERS] b: Abt. 1735 d: Abt. July 1790
> in
> Edgefield Co., SC Father: UNKNOWN
> .......................... 5 [James RIVERS]
> .......................... 5 [Lucy RIVERS]
> .............................. +Thomas GARRETT
> .......................... 5 John RIVERS
> ................... 4 Asenath FORT
> ................... 4 Elizabeth FORT
> ................... 4 John FORT
> ................... 4 Phebe FORT
> ................... 4 Sarah FORT
> ................... 4 Frederick FORT b: 1744
> ............ *2nd Wife of Holiday FORT:
> ................ +Lucretia MASON
> ................... 4 Robert FORT d: Bef. December 1774
> ................... 4 Flake FORT
> ................... 4 Elias FORT
> ................... 4 Florina FORT
> ................... 4 Lena (or Cana) FORT
> ................... 4 Faith FORT
> ................... 4 Mason FORT
> ................... 4 Francis "Franky" FORT b: June 01, 1762
> ................... 4 Phillis FORT b: July 28, 1764 d: 1791
> ....................... +UNNAMED
> ..... 2 John FORT d: Abt. 1724
> ......... +Elizabeth JORDAN d: Abt. 1743
> ..... 2 George FORT d: 1719
> ......... +Eliza Accabe DUCKWOOD
>
> I have a few notes on certain individuals if someone wishes to receive a
> little more data than shows up in the outline.
>
> Billie Jones
> Camden, SC
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Audrey E. Pool" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 4:58 PM
> Subject: Re: names from VA to SC: POOL-MOORE-NEWMAN-CARTER-PARSONS-FORT,
> Elias-ROE-WILLIAMS
>
>
> > We know that PARSONS married HOLLOWAYS, and of course, POOLS. One
> William
> POOLE of SC married a Hannah NEWMAN. We are familiar with almost all of
> these surnames/families as they are in SC. Audrey
> >
> >
> >
> > Will and Deed Book I, Isle of Wight County, VA by John Bennett
> BODDIE."Report of a jury how Wm PARSONS came to his death. (signed)
> Thos.
> CARTER, foreman, Thos. BARLOW, Thos MOORE, John NEWMAN, Edward BRANTLY,
> John
> LITFORD, Joseph POOL, Elias FORT, John BRILL, Charles WILLIAMS, Robert
> ROE,
> George MOORE."
> >
> >
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