Below is part of what you wrote on the Fortune's. They are also part of mine. Below this first part is my family would love to hear from you as I have a few questions to ask about the info I got off the net other than my Fortune's who went to NC where my mother was raised.
Thanks so much,
Eddie was s/o Thomas Fortune (c1740-1804) and Elizabeth Eubank (c1745-c1815), both from Albemarle County VA. ). Thomas may have been born in Caroline County VA, his parents were living in Albemarle County by 1750. Elizabeth's parents were John and Hannah Eubank from Albemarle County. John died before 1789 and nothing is known about Hannah.
Thomas was son of John Fortune. Most researchers show his birthyear as 1720 but I think he was older and may have been born early as 1711 in what is now Caroline County VA. Caroline was organized in 1727 from part of Essex, King and Queen and King William Counties VA. John died 1790 in Albemarle County. His wife's name was Lucey and I'm inclined to think her maiden name was Fletcher (unproved).Some researchers show Lucey's birthdate as 1723 but I've never been able to confirm. She died before 1789 as she is not named in her husband's will written in 1789.
John was s/o Thomas Fortune c1765-1758. Thomas died in Caroline County and nothing is known about his birthplace or parents although info on internet lists he was born in Wales, a possibility but so is Ireland.
I was born and reared in Nelson County and I have researched extensively the records of Albemarle, Amherst and Nelson in years past but have done no research in recent years.
Hope John Leonidas Fortune is the ancestor you were seeking.
Dewey R "Billy' Fortune JR
523 Saint Alban's Way
Richmond VA email@example.com
This starts with my first Fortune ancestor I have.
1.Thomas Fortune , Sr. (John Fortune1) was born 7 JUL 1678 in Londendary,
ENG (Wales), and died 1758 in Caroline Co., VA. He married Lucy Fletcher.
Children of Thomas Fortune , Sr. and Lucy Fletcher are:
6 v. John Fletcher Fortune was born 1720 in Caroline Co., VA, and died 8 SEP 1790 in Beaver Dam Creek, Albemarle Co., VA.
6.John Fletcher Fortune (Thomas Fortune , Sr.2, John Fortune1) was born 1720 in Caroline Co., VA, and died 8 SEP 1790 in Beaver Dam Creek, Albemarle Co., VA. He married Lucy Williamson 1738 in Albemarle Co., Va. She was born 1723.
Children of John Fletcher Fortune and Lucy Williamson are:
13 vii. William Fortune , Sr. was born 1756 in Albemarle Co., Virginia, and died 3 APR 1833 in Macon, N.C..
13. William Fortune , Sr. (John Fletcher Fortune3, Thomas Fortune , Sr.2, John Fortune1) was born 1756 in Albemarle Co., Virginia, and died 3 APR 1833 in Macon, N.C.. He married Sarah Eubank ABT. 1775 in Albemarle Co., Virginia, daughter of John Eubank and Hannah. She was born ABT. 1757 in Amherst Co., VA, and died in Albermarle County, Virgnia.
Children of William Fortune , Sr. and Sarah Eubank are:
+ 31 iii. Pleasant Fortune was born 1777 in Beaverdam Creek, Albemarle County, Virginia, and died 10 DEC 1840 in Rutherford Co, NC.
31.Pleasant Fortune (William Fortune , Sr.4, John Fletcher Fortune3, Thomas Fortune , Sr.2, John Fortune1) was born 1777 in Beaverdam Creek, Albemarle County, Virginia, and died 10 DEC 1840 in Rutherford Co, NC. He married Sultana Pauliana "Polly" Fortune 1 AUG 1801 in Beaverdam Creek, Albemarle County, Virginia, daughter of Williamson Fortune and Sarah Henderson. She was born ABT. 1789 in Albemarle Co., Va, and died AFT. 1822 in NC. He married Elizabeth Melton 19 FEB 1839 in Robertson's Creek, Rutherford Co, NC, daughter of Benjamin Melton and Susanna Updegrave. She was born ABT. 1792 in Rutherford Co, NC.
Children of Pleasant Fortune and Sultana Pauliana "Polly" Fortune are:
+ 61 viii. Pleasant Fortune was born 20 JAN 1822, and died 22 JUL 1896.
61.Pleasant Fortune (Pleasant Fortune5, William Fortune , Sr.4, John Fletcher Fortune3, Thomas Fortune , Sr.2, John Fortune1) was born 20 JAN 1822, and died 22 JUL 1896. He married Martha Suttles 26 AUG 1849, daughter of Benjamin Suttles and Sarah Baxter. She was born 4 JUN 1831, and died 6 DEC 1897.
Children of Pleasant Fortune and Martha Suttles are:
109 i.D.B. "Doc" Fortune was born 24 AUG 1850 in Rutherford Co., NC, and died
5 DEC 1924. He married Serena Catherine Williams. She was born 17 FEB 1856, and died 27 MAR 1900 of TB.
These are my Greatgrandparents above.
They had my grandfather Raleigh Washington Fortune
2. Raleigh Washington FORTUNE (D B Doc FORTUNE1) was born 1 JUN 1891 in Henrietta NC., and died 13 JAN 1972. He was buried 18 JAN 1972 in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery, Shelby, NC.. He married Minnie Ethel GRIGG ABT. 1910 in NC., daughter of Dock Franklin GRIGG and Nancy Ellen WOLFE. She was born 10 OCT 1890 in Cleveland Co. NC., and died 7 SEP 1967 in Rutherford Hosp. NC.. She was buried 12 SEP 1967 in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery, Shelby, NC..
My mother Margie Lee Fortune b 1922 in NC still living
My father Robert J Oates b 1914 d 1987 in Columbus Ga
buried Parkhill Cemetary
I am Melanie Oates Malone
married to Gene Malone
2 grown sons from first marriage( Robert Edward (Eddie) Wells), He died in 1998
and 6 grandchildren