Fort Bible Records

Bible published by R.P. Desilver, Phildelphia, 1836

BIRTHS AND DEATHS

William Fort, the father of the following children , was born Nov.7, 1807 at Silsden,N. Skipton in Craven Yorkshire England. His father was named Willam and his motheršs maiden name Mary Green daughter of Bernard Green of Steeton N. Highley Yorkshire.

Harriet Fort, the mother of the folowing children was born Dec. 12, 1808 at Lutton, N.Skipwith as above. Her maiden name Wilson, daughter of Edm? Wilson, her motheršs maiden name Ann Dixon.

Mary Ann Fort, born at Ellicotts Mills, Maryland Jan. 7, 1831.
Sarah Fort born at Ellicotts Mills, Maryland, July 13, 1834.
Henry Marshall Fort and Henry Wilson Fort, Elizabeth Fort-the twin sister of Sarah-all died in infancy-Henry Marshall was 20 months, Henry Wilson 7 months and Elizabeth 1 month.
Martha Magdalene Fort died at Ellicotts Mills, Sept. 28, 1841 aged 9 months and 4 days.
Margaret Jane Fort died at Ellicotts MIlls Oct. 4, 1841 aged 1 year 11 months and 10 days.
Emory Monroe Fort died at Ellicotts MIlls in consequences of a fall from the terrace of the Potapisco Hotel, while at play Oct. 18, 1845 aged 1 year and 10 months 10 days.
Margaret Emma Fort died at Ellicotts MIlls Jan 8, 1847 aged 18 months 20 days.
Annie Wilson Fort died at Ellicotts Mills Jan. 7, 1851 aged 2 years 6 months.
Charles Denny Hilliard Fort died in Oxford, N.C. Feb 19th, 1926. Funeral Service by Rev. A.L. Ormand and F.M. Shannhburger.

BIRTHS
Harriet Hannah Fort born at Ellicotts Mills Feb. 24, 1836.
Hennrietta Olivia Fort born at Ellicotts Mills March 2, 1838
Margaret Jane Fort born at Ellicotts Mills Oct. 24, 1839.
Martha Magdalene Fort born at Ellicotts Mills Dec. 24, 1840
William Edmund Fort born at Ellicotts Mills Maryland on August 11, 1842.
Emory Monroe Fort born at Ellicotts Mills Dec. 8, 1863.
Margaret Emma Fort born at Ellicotts Mills Maryland June 18, 1845
Laura Reese Fort born at Ellicotts Mills Nov.19,1846
Annie Wilson Fort born at Ellicotts Mills July 5, 1848.
Charles Denny Hilliard Fort born at Ellicotts Mills March 1, 1852

MARRIAGES

William Fort and Harriet Wilson married at the Parish Church Hildwith N. Skipton Yorkshire England by Rev. John Perrin, March 26 1829-Emigrated to the United States and landed in N. York Oct. 22, 1829 after 42 days passage in the ship Delta of Newbury Port. Captain Stone commander passage pleasant.

Children of the above parents married
Sarah Fort and Dr. Thos. Jefferson Hughes of Gloucester County VA. Were married in the city of Baltimore Oct. by Rev. Bishop ?Naugh of M. E. Church.
Mary Ann Fort and Joseph Afreed Jones of Warren North Carolina were married in the town of Halifax, N. C. by Rev. Thos. G. Lowe Aug 11, 1861.
Harriet Hannah Fort and Col.A.P. Davidson of Nesh Va. Were married in Baltimore by Rev. Henry M. Harmon Dec.
Henrietta Olivia Fort and Dr. F. M. Fitzhugh of Vicksburg Mis. Wer married in the city of Vicksburg by Rev. M. Marshall.
Charles Denny Hilliard Fort and Lucy Willson (?) Taylor were married in Oxford N.C. Dec. 5, 1882 by Rev. L. H. Gibbons


The bible was owned by Duke Jones, Warrenton,N.C. 1970

The above transcript from provide by Bonnie Morgan, bonniemorgan @ earthlink.net


Notes:

The Above Family appears in the 1850 census of the Howard District of Anne Arundel Co., MD
entry 585 - William Fort age 43 MW a cabinetmaker reality valued $1000, born in England
Harriet Fort age 40 FW born in England
Mary A. Fort age 17 FW born in MD
Sarah Fort age 15 FW born in MD a student
Harriet H. Fort age 13 born in MD a student
Olivia H. Fort age 11 born in MD a student
William E. Fort age 8 born in MD a student
Laura H. Fort age age 5 b. MD
Anna Fort age 2 b. MD

A George R Fort age 5 years died February 1850 of of Scarlet Fever in the Howard District of Anne Arundel Co., MD.

There is another Fort Family listed in the 1850 census of the Howard District of Anne Arundel Co., MD which may have a connection to William's family
entry 659 - Bernard Fort age 39 MW a housepainter, reality valued $2500 born in England
Ann Fort age 42, FW, born in MD
Allen Fort age 16, a student b. MD
Samuel E. Fort age 12, a student, b. MD
Bernard G. Fort age 12, a student b. MD
Edward Fort age 10, a student b. MD
William F. Fort age 7, a student b. MD
Emma F. Fort age 2 b. MD
Tilla E. Fort age 1 b. MD
Ann Johnson age 22 b. MD
Laura E. Johnson age 5 months b. MD

There is a marriage license in Howard District of Anne Arundel Co., dated 13 august 1842 for a Sarah Fort to William I. Morgan. The 1850 census shows a William J. Morgan family in the Howard District of Anne Arundel County as follows:
William J. Morgan age 30 MW a butcher, reality valued $1500 b. MD
Sarah Morgan age 30 FW born in England.
Henry Morgan age 6, a student b. MD
Harriet Morgan age 4, b. MD
Louisa Morgan age 2 b. MD,
David Morgan age 64, Iron Roller born Wales.