Mary Catherine Fortner

Female25 November 1842–28 September 1922

Brief Life History of Mary Catherine

When Mary Catherine Fortner was born on 25 November 1842, in Georgia, United States, her father, William D Fortner, was 32 and her mother, Mary Polly Head, was 22. She married James Alfred W. Parris on 4 January 1860, in Lumpkin, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Civil District 3, McMinn, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Civil District 4, McMinn, Tennessee, United States in 1920. She died on 28 September 1922, in McMinn, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Alfred W. Parris
1842–1922
Mary Catherine Fortner
1842–1922
Marriage: 4 January 1860
Georgia Ann Parris
1860–1938
James Alfred Parris
1865–1949
Thomas Sylvester Parris
1866–1952
John Wiley Parish
1868–
William J. N. Parris
1869–1870
Lillie Farrilee Parris
1870–1897
Benjaman Franklin "Frank" Parris
1873–1953
Mary Rachel Parris
1875–1902
Louis Emanuel Parris
1877–1904
Callie E. Parris
1879–1971
Nancy Adaline Parris
1881–1958
Rosa Parris
1882–1969
Montgomery G Parris
1886–1947

Sources (22)

  • Mary Falkner in household of William Falkner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Catherine Fortner - Published information: birth-name: Mary C. Fortner
  • Mary C Fortner, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1860Lumpkin, Georgia, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1846

    Age 4

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1854

    Age 12

    Historical Boundaries 1854: Fannin, Georgia, United States

    1863

    Age 21

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    German: variant (also Förtner) or Americanized form of Pförtner, an occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper in a great house, castle, or monastery, Middle High German phortenaere (from Latin porta ‘door, gate’). Compare English Porter .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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