I have traced to the Isle of Wight Va. Back as far as far as Lezant, Cornwall Eng. Have hit a bump tho if you have any info on Samuel Forte I would appreciate your sharing it. As far as the Isle of Wight, George Forte, "Fort," came around 1629 or so from England with his family. I know Elias was married. I spring from Elias Fort. I hope this is correct information.