My father, J W Fortenberry, born 1916 in Lynn County, Texas, is the only son of Wylie J. Fortenberry and Alicia McIntyre.
Wylie J (Jackson) Fortenberry, born 8/16/1886 in Gainsville, Cooke County, Texas, was the oldest son of Jackson, born 1849, in Tennessee, and Mattie Fortenberry (b. about 1864).
I don't know Mattie's maiden name, but would love to find out.
Jackson's father was Henry Fortenberry,born about 1810 and his mother was Lucinda, maiden name unknown, born about 1814, both in Tennessee according to 1850 census records.
Jackson had many brothers and sisters that I am aware of, from the 1850 census records.
James, born about 1834
Henry, born about 1837
Richard, born about 1838
Nancy, born about 1840
William, born about 1841
George, born about 1844
Margaret, born about 1847
As you can see, there's quite an age difference between Jackson and Mattie Fortenberr. It is possible that Jackson had a previous wife, and perhaps another family that I know nothing about.
I would like to find out Mattie's, and Lucinda's maiden names, if at all possible.
I've seen quite a lot of discussion about the Henry Fortenberry family, which appears to be talking about some of my ancestors. I don't have a great deal of information, but I would like to share what I have, and learn more, if anyone knows.