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                                                  The Daughtreys,  by Rufe Daughtrey


 
 Source - Website of Ginny Meachum, Meachum Family History - Rootsweb's World Connect.

!Son of Henry & Monah Daughtrey.

!(THE DAUGHTREYS; by Rufe Daughtrey; 1958)
! For any satisfaction they may be able to get out of it, Daughtreys and
!others of this clan whose family name has devolved into many different spell-
!ings, can trace their lineage back to one of Ireland's most noble clans--as
!evidenced by the accompanying photostat.
! Following murder and robbery by the English with superior forces and arms,
!members of the family were among the earliest of those coming to the new world
!to escape tyranny--and had something in the nature of revenge in serving as
!soldiers in the war of the American Revolution.
! It was on the American frontier that the family name became changed into
!such a varied number of spellings--names being interpreted the way they sound-
!ed and owners losing track of ancient spellings through succeeding generations.
! Volumes could be written of the spread of this numerous clan whose members
!can be found in every state from Maine to California and Alaska to Florida.
! Succeeding generations have produced some who were successful, some who were
!failures, some who were wise, some who were fools, some who were strong, some
!who were weak--and from time to time some who were as great as their noble
!forbears.
! The greatest of Royal families have done no better.
! Current history of the author's branch of the family begins with Jacob
!(Jake) Daughtrey, born in 1842 at Chattanooga, Tenn., died Nov. 11, 1885, in
!Fort Myers.
! Jake was the second of four brothers, Tom, Art and John, and two sisters,
!Polly and Betsy. Orphaned early, they were raised by an uncle, Louis
!Daughtrey, going while still young from Chattanooga to Withlocoochee in South
!Georgia.
! Although personally feeling that America's strength lay in preservation of
!the Union and opposed to slavery on economic as well as humanitarian grounds,
!Jake did as many another Southerner--he fought as a colonel in the army of the
!Confederacy against what appeared an encroachment on the South's rights. He
!was in the Cavalry.
! In the debacle of defeat, Jake and John and Art sought new frontiers in
!Florida to get away fron the "Yankees," actually the carpetbaggers. Art
!stopped in Kissimmee. His daughter, Mrs. (Aunt) Carrie Bass is still living in
!Fort Myers at this writing. (1985)
! Jake's sister Betsy married Barney Nugent, head of the Nugent clan still
!living in the Withlacoochee country of South Georgia. Aunt Polly remained a
!spinster and Tom left no children.
! Jake and John went about as far south as they could on foot, or by horse,
!winding up in Miami. There they mey James M. (Jim) Youmans, head of a famous
!old English family, the spelling of whose name had also been changed from the
!soldierly Yeoman from which it originally derived. Modern generation has
!mostly or all gone back to spelling the name "Yeomans."
! Jim Youmans had a beautiful young daughter, Emily Frances, born March 24,
!1846. She and Jake fell in love at first sight. They were married in 1865 at
!Miami. (Aunt Emmy, as she became known to everybody, died March 13, 1938.)
! Members of the Youmans family were boating pioneers. From them Jake learn-
!ed sailing, and somehow got a schooner for himself. The Youmans family had
!lived for a time on Mondongo Island northwest of Fort Myers, and decided to
!return to Gulf Coast.
! With Jake, Emily and John the convoy set forth, but sailed on up Peace River
!and settled at Ft. Ogden. John settled down at Fort Ogden to stay, building a
!huge frame ranch house magnificent in its day, planting orange groves, and
!building up herds of cattle in adjacent prairie country. He fathered a family
!still numerous there.
! Jake planted one of the first orange groves in that area, on Joshua's Creek,
!near the present highway bridge. However, money income for Jake and John was in
!rounding up wild cattle in the area and transporting them to Key West where
!was--even then--a large Naval base and a ready sale for beef.
! They captured the wild cattle, which also founded their own parent herds, by
!building funnel-shaped fences leading to pens, or traps, in swamps into which
!herds were stampeded. Kept there until docile, they were then driven to load-
!ing docks for transport by schooner to Key West.
! To shorten the sea journey, Jake kept his schooner and landing geat at
!Harney's point on the north shore of the Caloosahatchee River down stream from
!Fort Myers, driving his cattle there from Fort Ogden and other points.
! A picturesque story of how Jake came to move his home and family to North
!Fort Myers is told in the Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1950 issue of the Fort Myers News-
!Press as follows:
! "One day in 1870 a big black-bearded Civil War veteran named Jake Daughtrey
!and a crew of helpers were making their way along the North Caloosahatchee
!shore, driving a herd of cattle to Harney's Point for shipment by schooner to
!Key West.
! "Suddenly a fractious cow hoisted her tail, tossed her horns, let out a bawl
!and--eluding the outriders--went crashing off into a nearby swamp.

NOTES: Settled in Ft. Myers
THE DAUGHTREYS; by Rufe Daughtrey; 1958)
NOTES: "No man to stand idly by while a $10 bill went off across the palmettos
Daughtrey gave chase and spurred his horse through the swamp after
the cow. He finally rounded up the animal and overtook the herd, but
what he saw inside !that swamp almost made him forget the cow.
"It was the remains of an ancient Indian town, a big clearing in a muck
hammock, tinged in by swamp. The Indians--of a race older than the
Seminoles--had long been gone and about all that remained of them
was a burial mound and relics such as arrowheads, spear points and
broken pottery that were to turn up !for many years afterward.
"But what interested Daughtrey was the cleared and potentially rich farm
land, because he was looking for a tract where he could combine
farming with his cattle operation.
"Consequently he homesteaded the 160 acres enclosing the old Indian town--
and became the first white settler in the community now known as
Bayshore. Nearby Daughtrey Creek was named for him.
"Jake built a log house, built a rail fence around the land he wanted to
farm (some of the posts are still standing), planted an orange grove,
started a cane patch and set up a sugar mill, and turned the muck
hammock into an over-sized vegetable garden.
"Most of this had to be done between cattle trips, but the work was
speeded because he prevailed on the grumbling cowboys to turn
farmhands, as well as making sailors of them in handling the
schooners." Jake and Emily had seven children, as follows:
1. Martha E. (Lizzie) March 19, 1866--deceased.
2. Lucenia J. (Cenie) Nov. 7, 1868--deceased. (Mrs. Henry
Cowart)
3. Mary M. (Mrs. Phillip Bylaska) June 5, 1871.
4. James H. (Buck) June 24, 1874--deceased Jan. 3, 1955.
5. Jacob Grant--Feb. 3, 1877--died during war years.
*6. Arthur Garfield (Aught) Aug. 12, 1881--deceased Oct. 1.
1950*
7. Amanda F. (Mrs. Walter Kaune--Mrs. Steffen) May 19,
1885--deceased July 4, 1964.
Jake's death in 1885 left Emily with the task of caring for the seven
children. She was forced to relinquish the cattle business but with
the help of her growing youngsters she built the farm into an
enterprise successful to the point of providing food for the family
and some cash for other necessities. Money crops were citrus from the
groves planted by Jake, and from syrup from sugarcane. At one time the
Daughtrey muck hammock syrup enjoyed considerable local fame.
When the boys came to manhood, Emily divided the homestead between them,
Arthur taking a 30-acre strip through the center and 10 acres in the
northeast corner. Buck took the tract to the south, Grant the tract
on the north side.
Buck went in for catle raising and became immensely wealthy and
successful. His son Cecil carries on the business at this writing.
(1958)
Grant was a hunter, spending several years of early manhood living and
hunting with the Seminole Indians in the Everglades. He continued a
hunter until his death, working at house painting occasionally
to get cash for necessities. His son, Owen, a beer distributor, lives
on his father's portion of the homestead at this writing. (1958)
Arthur had a studios bent and after he was grown returned to finish his
high school education. He attended "Normal School," won a
schoolteacher certificate, and for several years taught schools
locally.
It was in this way that he met his wife, Lulu Mabel Martin, also a
teacher. She was born July 26, 1890.
She was the daughter of Frank and Kate Martin, members of Alabama
families. They had come to Florida and settled at Midway near Plant
City where Frank spent several years farming, later moving to
Lakeland to work for some time as a railroad mechanic, then opening a
small grocery store business of his own. Mabel was possessed from
early childhood with a great love for learning and a consuming
ambition to be a schoolteacher. Finishing high school with great
honors, she also attended "normal" school and won a teaching
certificate. She started her teaching career at 17 and subsequently
came to the wilderness of Southwest Florida to teach the school on the
north shore of the Caloosahatchee. Here she met Arthyr and their
ensuing romance culminated on July 4, 1909 in marriage. To them were
born a son, Rufe (Rufus Lafayette) Daughtrey on March 5, 1910 and 10
years later, on July 9, 1920, a daughter, Frances Katherine--now Mrs.
W. D. Parker, living at Memphis, Tenn., at this writing.
Family duties temporarily ended Mabel's teaching career, and Arthur at
about the same time returned to farming and cattle raising, deciding
there was no great future in the poorly paid teaching profession.
In the post-World War I depression, Arthur abandoned vegetable and citrus
production, concentrating on his cattle business. In 1926 he sold
beef cattle business to go into a dairy operation which he continued
until the outset of World War II, when he went back into beef
production, selling his dairy stock. Meantime, her son and daughter
grown, Mabel returned to teaching, taking summer courses at Southern
College at Lakeland, to acquire high degrees. She is still living
at this writing.
Following the deaths of Buck, Grant, and Aught, their shares of the old
homestead passed on to their sons.

! Rufe received and at this writing makes his home on the 30-acre strip
!through the center. His mother lives on the old 10-acre home place in the
!northeast corner.
! Status of the daughters of Jake and Emily at this writing:
! Mrs. Philip Bylaska, widow, sons Bradford, Paul, Warren and Ted; daughter,
!Mrs. Herbert Woodson. Living in Fort Myers.
! Mrs. Amanda Steffen, widow, son Walter (Little Walter) Jr., and daughter
!Mrs. Ruth Baucom. All living in Fort Myers.
! Mrs. Lucenia Cowart, decesed, son Gabus living at Fort Myers Beach, son
!Byron living in Fort Myers, son Aaron living in California, daughter Mrs.
!Bascomb Johnson living at Tice.
! To Rufe and a wife by a first marriage were born a son, James Arthur,
!Sept. 1, 1934, and a daughter, Sallie Jo, Nov. 24, 1938, now Mrs. Jack Powell
!Jr., of Fort Myers.
! (Jo, born Jan. 30, 1915 in Macon, Ga., came to Fort Myers on August 5, 1925
!with parents.)

                                                                                          

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 Beatrice Daughtrey 


 

Type of Record: Actual Birth Date 
Place of Birth: Fort Ogden, DeSoto County, Florida 
Date of Birth: 3 Jul 1904 
Sex & Race: Female 
White  
Father: Henry W. Daughtrey   
Mother: Floyd Sarah Williams 
Maiden Name: Yes 
Source Type: Birth Certificate 
Source Reference Number: Co. Judge File #189  
Other Information: Delayed birth certificate filed 24 July 1945 in Lee County, FL. Father born in DeSoto Co., FL. Mother born in Bowling Green, FL.  
 
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Ethel Daughtrey Notes Gedcome

Hi Mary, Sending this to you in case you do not have it. NORRIS

 
1. Ethel1 DAUGHTREY was born 26 September 1886 in Ft. Ogden, Desoto, Florida. 
She was the daughter of John DAUGHTREY, Sr. and Rebecca Ellen WILLIAMS. Ethel died 7 January 1980 in Punta Gorda, Charlotte, Florida, and was buried in Ft. Ogden Cem., Ft. Ogden, Desoto, Florida.  She married Henry Jefferson FORT 5 March 1903. He was born 18 October 1876 in Moss Bluff, Marion, Florida. He was the son of Isaiah "Za" Jefferson FORT and Nancy STANALAND CHALKER.  Henry died 22 June 1965 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida, and was buried in Ft. Ogden Cem., Ft. Ogden, Desoto, Florida. 
     They had 3 children:
    +  2.   m   i.      Malcome NMN FORT, born 20 December 1903, died 4 December 1999.
    +  3.   f   ii.     Mollie Marianne FORT, born 18 September 1906, died 7 June 1985.
    +  4.   m   iii.        Jefferson "Jeffrey" DAUGHTREY FORT, born 29 March 1915.
SOURCE NOTES for Ethel: 
    FATHER: Ethel Daughtrey's father, John Daughtrey, next married Margaret Isadora "Dora" Fort. He was Dora's fourth husband. They had no children. 
    RESIDENCES: Ethel's places of residence in her lifetime were Moore Haven, Glades County, FL, and Ft. Ogden, DeSoto County, FL. In 1932, she lived in Ft. Ogden, FL. 
    ORGANIZATIONS: Ethel was a Baptist. 
    DEATH: Ethel died in the Punta Gorda Medical Center Hospital. 
SOURCE NOTES for Henry: 
    CENSUS: 1910 Soundex for DeSoto County, FL. 
    COMMENT: Family Group Records filled out by Barbara June Hurst Fort on Henry Jefferson Fort and all of his descendants in 1992. 
    RESIDENCES: Obituary of Mrs. Dora M. Daughtrey in ST. PETERSBURG TIMES on 
3 Jan 1958 states Dora is survived by three brothers, R. I. Fort, Leesburg, Henry Fort, Fort Ogden, and Jim Fort, Ocala; and a sister Mrs. Hampston (sic) Price, Wildwood. 
    OCCUPATION-ORGANIZATIONS-DEATH: Henry Jefferson Fort was a Gulf Service 
Station Operator and a Baptist. He died in the Arcadia General Hospital in Arcadia, DeSoto County, FL. FL Death Index, Vol. 2711, Cert. 28626. 
    SS INDEX: No. 264-03-7273. 
    2. Malcome NMN2 FORT (Ethel1) was born 20 December 1903 in Ft. Ogden, Desoto, Florida. He was the son of Henry Jefferson FORT and Ethel DAUGHTREY. Malcome died 4 December 1999 in Desoto, Floria, and was buried 8 December 1999 in Ft. Ogden Cem., Ft. Ogden, Desoto, Florida.  He married Alma Mae BARNWELL 28 December 1929 in Punta Gorda, Charlotte, Florida. She was born 28 December  in Fort Winder, Desoto, Florida. She was the daughter of Shubal Alexander BARNWELL and Jessie Carolyn BLACKBURN.  Alma died before 1999. 
     They had 2 children:
     5. m   i.      Malcome Frederick FORT, born 9 July 1932 in Ft. Ogden, Desoto, Florida. He married Bernice Marie BYRD 24 May 1957 in Englewood, Sarasota, Florida. She was born 6 July 1938 in ROBBINS, Scott, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Hugh Lee BYRD and Lela Marjorie POTTER. 

Notes for Bernice: 
RESIDENCES: Bernice Marie Byrd Fort's places of residence during her life have been TN and FL. 
OCCUPATION: She was a Postmaster. 
ORGANIZATIONS: Bernice was a Baptist.
CHILDREN: Bernice and her husband had no children. 
ADDRESS: Mrs. Bernice M. Byrd P. O. Box 76 Ft Ogden, FL 33842 PHONE: 813-494-4275  Malcome died 19 March 1992 in Ft. Myers, Lee, Florida, and was buried in Ft. Ogden Cem., Ft. Ogden, Desoto, Florida.

Notes for Malcome: 
  MILITARY: Malcome Frederick Fort was in the Army/Air Force. 
ORGANIZATIONS: He was a baptist. 
CHILDREN: Malcome and his wife had no children. 
    +  6.   f   ii.     Shirley Mae FORT, born 20 December 1937.
SOURCE NOTES for Malcome: 
 OCCUPATION: Malcome Fort was a Grove Owner and Cattleman. 
 ORGANIZATIONS: Malcome was a Baptist. 
 RESIDENCES: Malcome lived all of his life in Ft. Ogdon, DeSoto County, FL. 
 MEDICAL: Bernice Marie Byrd Fort said her father-in-law, Malcome Fort, was still living in Oct 1992 in Ft. Ogden, DeSoto County, FL. He had a stroke and was unable to communicate. He was 88. 
SOURCE NOTES for Alma: 
 RESIDENCES: Alma Mae Barnwell Fort's residences during her lifetime were Fort Winder and Ft. Ogden, both in DeSoto County, FL. 
    3. Mollie Marianne2 FORT (Ethel1) was born 18 September 1906 in Ft. Ogden, Desoto, Florida. She was the daughter of Henry Jefferson FORT and Ethel DAUGHTREY. Mollie died 7 June 1985 in Port Charlotte, Charlotte,Florida, and was buried in Ft. Ogden Cem., Ft. Ogden, Desoto, Florida.  She married Jeremiah "Jerry" H FRENCH 22 December 1923 in Desoto, Florida. He was born 16 October 1894 in Taylor, Florida.  Jeremiah died 18 September 1973 in 
Punta Gorda, Charlotte, Florida, and was buried in Ft. Ogden Cem., Ft. Ogden, Desoto, Florida. 
     They had 1 child:
    +  7.   f   i.      Frances Lucille FRENCH, born 24 March 1925.
SOURCE NOTES for Mollie: 
    RESIDENCES: Mollie lived her entire life in Ft. Ogden, Desoto County, FL. 
    OCCUPATION: She was a Citrus Fruit Packer. 
    ORGANIZATIONS: Mollie was a Baptist. 
SOURCE NOTES for Jeremiah: 
    OCCUPATION: Jeremiah H. French was a Grove Owner and Citrus Fruit Picker. 
    ORGANIZATIONS: He was a Baptist. 

    4. Jefferson "Jeffrey" DAUGHTREY2 FORT (Ethel1) was born 29 March 1915 in Ft. Ogden, Desoto, Florida. He was the son of Henry Jefferson FORT and Ethel DAUGHTREY. He married Barbara Anne HURST 22 July 1939 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida. She was born 5 August 1921 in Vinton, Roanoke, Virginia. She was the daughter of Albert Charles Harleem HURST and Marie Barbara DONALDSON.  
     They had 2 children:
    +  8.   m   i.      Charles Jefferson FORT, born 13 August 1940.
    +  9.   f   ii.     Ethel Marie FORT, born 21 December 1943.
SOURCE NOTES for Jefferson: 
    MARRIAGE: Jefferson and Barbara were married by Judge Purvis. 
    OCCUPATION: Jefferson was a Grove Owner, Fruit Picker and Hunting Guide. 
    RESIDENCES: Jefferson has lived his entire life in Ft. Ogden, FL. 
    ORGANIZATIONS: Jefferson was a Baptist. 
    ADDRESS: Mr. & Mrs. J. D. Fort P. O. Box 34 Ft. Ogden, FL 34267 
    PHONE: 941-494-3969 
SOURCE NOTES for Barbara: 
    COMMENT: Barbara Anne Hurst Fort filled out Family Group Sheets on this family beginning with her husband's father, Henry Jefferson Fort. 
    FATHER: She stated her father has the Swedish spelling to his name Harleem. There was a dot over each "e." He was born in the 1880's. Her father once had a tag to his father's grave in a cemetery in Panama. 
    RESIDENCES: Barbara Anne Hurst Fort's residences have been Vinton, VA, Punta Gorda, FL, and Ft. Ogden, FL. 
    ORGANIZATIONS: She is a Baptist. 
    OCCUPATION: She was a School Cafeteria Manager. 
    
    6. Shirley Mae3 FORT (Malcome2, Ethel1) was born 20 December 1937 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida. She was the daughter of Malcome NMN FORT and Alma Mae BARNWELL. She married Phillip Wayne TURNER, Sr. 16 March 1958 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida. He was born 16 March 1932 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida. He was the son of John Henry TURNER and Virginia Marie MOORE.  
     They had 4 children:
    + 10.   f   i.      Libby Gail TURNER, born 29 November 1958.
    + 11.   m   ii.     John Henry TURNER, III, born 21 December 1960.
    + 12.   m   iii.        Phillip Wayne TURNER, Jr., born 18 September 1963.
    13. m   iv.     Malcome William TURNER, born 18 March 1970 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida. 
 BIRTH: Malcome was born in the Arcadia Hospital. 
OCCUPATION: He was a Rancher/Farmer. RESIDENCES: He has lived from birth to 1992 in Arcadia, DeSoto County, FL. ORGANIZATIONS: He is a Baptist. 
SOURCE NOTES for Shirley: 
    MARRIAGE: Shirley and Phillip were married in the First Baptist Church. 
    OCCUPATION: Shirley worked as Secretary/Bookkeeper in the family business. 
    ORGANIZATIONS: She was a Baptist. 
SOURCE NOTES for Phillip, Sr.: 
    OCCUPATION: Phillip Wayne Turner, Sr. was a Grove Owner, Cattleman and Farmer. 
    ORGANIZATIONS: He was a Baptist. 
    7. Frances Lucille3 FRENCH (Mollie2, Ethel1) was born 24 March 1925 in Ft. Ogden, Desoto, Florida. She was the daughter of Jeremiah "Jerry" H FRENCH and Mollie Marianne FORT. She married Owen Jackson HIGGS, Sr.. He was born 19 November 1920.  Owen, Sr. died February , and was buried in Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi. 
     They had 3 children:
    + 14.   f   i.      Patricia Anne HIGGS, born 18 October 1946.
    15. m   ii.     Owen Jackson HIGGS, Jr., born 4 July 1949 in Jackson, 
Hinds, Mississippi. He married Terry Lynn; they divorced.   
    + 16.   f   iii.        Frances Lucille HIGGS, born 16 November 1952.
SOURCE NOTES for Frances: 
    RESIDENCES: Frances' places of residence in her lifetime were Ft. Ogden, FL, and Jackson, MS. 
    ORGANIZATIONS: She was a Baptist. 
    OCCUPATION: Frances owned, with her husband, a Sleep Shop. 
SOURCE NOTES for Owen, Sr.: 
    MILITARY-OCCUPATION: Owen was a Captain in the USAF. He was a Furniture Salesman and later the owner of a Sleep Shop. 
    ORGANIZATIONS: He was a Baptist. 
    RESIDENCES: His places of residence in his lifetime were Atlanta, GA, and Jackson, MS. 
    8. Charles Jefferson3 FORT (Jefferson2, Ethel1) was born 13 August 1940 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida. He was the son of Jefferson "Jeffrey" DAUGHTREY FORT and Barbara Anne HURST. He married Hazel Marie HATCHER 14 December 1963 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida. She was born 2 October 1942 in Dublin, Laurens, Georgia. She was the daughter of Albert Manning HATCHER and Annie Laura BRANTLEY.  Hazel died 28 November 1997 in Port Charlotte, Charlotte, Florida, and was buried in Ft. Ogden Cem., Ft. Ogden, Desoto, Florida. 
     They had 3 children:
    + 17.   m   i.      Gregory Scott FORT, born 20 April 1963.
    + 18.   f   ii.     Lisa Dawn FORT, born 18 July 1964.
    + 19.   f   iii.        Laura Anne FORT, born 23 September 1968.
SOURCE NOTES for Charles: 
    RESIDENCES: Charles lived in New London, CT, Orlando, FL, and Ft. Ogden, FL. 
    OCCUPATION: He was a Rural Mail Carrier. 
    ORGANIZATIONS: Charles was a Baptist. 
    MILITARY: He served on a submarine in the US Navy. 
    ADDRESS: Mr. Charles J. Fort 10913 SW Madison Ave. Arcadia, FL 34266 
    PHONE: 941-494-3085 

SOURCE NOTES for Hazel: 
    OCCUPATION: Hazel was a Post Office Clerk. 
    ORGANIZATIONS: Hazel was Baptist. 
    DEATH: Hazel died in Columbia Fawcett Memorial Hospital. 
    9. Ethel Marie3 FORT (Jefferson2, Ethel1) was born 21 December 1943 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida. She was the daughter of Jefferson "Jeffrey" DAUGHTREY FORT and Barbara Anne HURST. She married James Robert KEENE 21 December 1978 in Ft. Ogden, Desoto, Florida. He was born 29 April 1949 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida. He was the son of Clifford Owen KEENE and Hattie Mae McCLENITHAN.  
     They had 2 children:
    20. m   i.      Daniel Joseph KEENE, born 4 April 1980 in Port Charlotte, 
Charlotte, Florida. 
    21. f   ii.     Hattie-Anne Marie KEENE, born 13 December 1981 in Port 
Charlotte, Charlotte, Florida. 
SOURCE NOTES for Ethel: 
    RESIDENCES: Ethel has lived in Ft. Ogden, FL, and in Tampa, FL. 
    OCCUPATION: She was a Legal Secretary. 
    ORGANIZATIONS: Ethel was a Baptist. 
SOURCE NOTES for James: 
    RESIDENCES: James has lived in Ft. Ogden, FL, Germany and Thailand. 
    OCCUPATION: He was a Heavy Equipment Operator. 
    MILITARY: He served in the US Army. 
    
    10. Libby Gail4 TURNER (Shirley3, Malcome2, Ethel1) was born 29 November 1958 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida. She was the daughter of Phillip Wayne TURNER, Sr. and Shirley Mae FORT. She married Timothy Stephen HEINE 21 April 1979. He was born 13 November 1956 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida.  
     They had 2 children:
    22. f   i.      Krista Marie HEINE, born 11 June 1982 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida. 
    23. m   ii.     Stephen Craig HEINE, born 5 September 1985 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida. 
SOURCE NOTES for Libby: 
    ORGANIZATIONS: Libby Gail Turner Heine is a Baptist. 
SOURCE NOTES for Timothy: 
    RESIDENCES: Timothy has lived from birth to 1992 in Arcadia, DeSoto County, FL. 
    ORGANIZATIONS: He is a Baptist. 
    11. John Henry4 TURNER, III (Shirley3, Malcome2, Ethel1) was born 21 December 1960 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida. He was the son of Phillip Wayne TURNER, Sr. and Shirley Mae FORT. He married Mona Lee DeLOACH 24 July 1982 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida; they divorced. She was born in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida. She was the daughter of Randall DeLOACH and Mary Dell COLLIER.  
     They had 2 children:
    24. m   i.      John Henry TURNER, IV, born 5 June 1985 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida. 
    25. m   ii.     Randall Phillip TURNER, born 28 January 1988 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida. 
SOURCE NOTES for John, III: 
    DIVORCE: John and Mona divorced in Jan 1990. 
    ORGANIZATIONS: He is a Baptist. 
SOURCE NOTES for Mona: 
    ORGANIZATIONS: Mona is a Baptist. 
    RESIDENCES: She has lived from birth to 1992 in Arcadia, DeSoto County, FL. 
    12. Phillip Wayne4 TURNER, Jr. (Shirley3, Malcome2, Ethel1) was born 18 September 1963 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida. He was the son of Phillip Wayne TURNER, Sr. and Shirley Mae FORT. He married Jannille Mary STARNES 21 July 1984 in Arcadia, Desoto, Florida. She was born 25 October 1961.  
     They had 1 child:
    26. m   i.      Bradley Phillip TURNER, born 21 July 1991 in Sarasota, 
Sarasota, Florida. 
    14. Patricia Anne4 HIGGS (Frances3, Mollie2, Ethel1) was born 18 October 1946 in Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi. She was the daughter of Owen Jackson HIGGS, Sr. and Frances Lucille FRENCH. Patricia died in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, and was buried in Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi.  She married (1) 
Harvey MOOER 24 November 1964; they divorced.  
     They had 1 child:
    27. m   i.      Sean Cullen MOOER, born 23 November 1963. 
SOURCE NOTES for Patricia: 
    DIVORCE: Patrica and Harvey were divorced. Patricia and Sidney are divorced. 
    CHILDREN: Patricia had no children by Sidney Hodges. 
    RESIDENCES: Patricia Ann Higgs' residences during her life were Jackson, MS, and Atlanta, GA. 
    ORGANIZATIONS: She was a Baptist. 
SOURCE NOTES for Harvey: 
    RESIDENCES: Harvey Mooer has always lived in Mobile, AL, up to 1992. 
Patricia married (2) Sidney HODGES 18 December 1971.  
    16. Frances Lucille4 HIGGS (Frances3, Mollie2, Ethel1) was born 16 November 1952 in Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi. She was the daughter of Owen Jackson HIGGS, Sr. and Frances Lucille FRENCH. She married Wayne McCORMICK in Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi.  
     They had 1 child:
    28. m   i.      David Lee McCORMICK, born 8 October 1979. 
 
SOURCE NOTES for Frances: 
    RESIDENCES: Frances' residences during her life have been Jackson, MS, and Atlanta, GA. 
    OCCUPATION: She is a Speech Therapist. 
SOURCE NOTES for Wayne: 
    OCCUPATION: Wayne is a Farm Equipment Salesman. 
    17. Gregory Scott4 FORT (Charles3, Jefferson2, Ethel1) was born 20 April 1963 in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia. He was the son of Charles Jefferson FORT and Hazel Marie HATCHER. He married Nora Elizabeth WOIDECK 23 February 1985 in Ft. Ogden, Desoto, Florida. She was born 11 October  in Parma, Cuyahoga, Ohio. She was the daughter of Alfred Henry WOIDECK and Ora Helen MUELLER.  
     They had 3 children:
    29. m   i.      William "Billy" Gregory Adopted FORT, born 2 January 1977. 
                        
ADOPTION: William Gregory Fort was the natural son of William Glen Stebens and Nora Elizabeth Woideck Stebens. They divorced and William Glen Stebens was adopted by his step-father and given the name William Gregory Fort. 
    30. m   ii.     Christopher "Chris" Scott FORT, born 11 September 1985. 
    31. m   iii.        THOMAS "Tommy" Charles FORT, born 23 August 1988. 
SOURCE NOTES for Gregory: 
    MARRIAGE: FL Marriage Index, Cert. 019717, lists marriage of Gregory Scott Fort and Nora Elizabeth Woideck Stebens. 
    ADOPTION: Gregory Scott Fort adopted the son of his wife by her first husband, William Glen Stebens. The adopted son was named William Gregory Fort. 
    RESIDENCES: During his life Gregory Scott Fort has lived in Norfolk, VA, New London, CT, Orlando, FL, Ft. Ogden, FL, and Cape Coral, FL. 
    OCCUPATION: Gregory is a Fire Inspector. 
    ORGANIZATIONS: He is a Baptist. 
SOURCE NOTES for Nora: 
MARRIAGE-DEATH-CHILD: Nora Elizabeth Woideck first married William Glen Stebens and they had one child, a son. Later her second husband, Gregory Scott Fort, adopted her son and his name became William Gregory Fort. Nora and her first husband were divorced. 
RESIDENCES: Nora has lived in Parma, OH, and Cape Coral, FL. 
OCCUPATION: She was a Clerk in a City Office. 
ORGANIZATIONS: Nora is Methodist. 
    18. Lisa Dawn4 FORT (Charles3, Jefferson2, Ethel1) was born 18 July 1964 in New London, New London, Connecticut. She was the daughter of Charles Jefferson FORT and Hazel Marie HATCHER. She married Larry Wayne TOMLINSON, Jr. 4 June 1981 in Ft. Ogden, Desoto, Florida. He was born 24 December 1960 in Punta Gorda, Charlotte, Florida. He was the son of Larry Wayne TOMLINSON, Sr. and Virginia Irene MAY.  
     They had 3 children:
    32. f   i.      Jessica Lynn TOMLINSON, born 18 June 1982. 
    33. f   ii.    KELLY Marie TOMLINSON, born 10 June 1983, died in infancy 12 June 1983. 
    34. f   iii.   Brandi Nicole TOMLINSON, born 20 February 1985. 
SOURCE NOTES for Lisa: 
    RESIDENCES: Lisa has lived in New London, CT, Ft. Ogden, FL, and Orlando, FL. 
    OCCUPATION: She is a Waitress. 
    ORGANIZATIONS: She is a Baptist. 
SOURCE NOTES for Larry, Jr.: 
    RESIDENCES: Larry has lived in Punta Gorda, Nocatee and Ft. Ogden, FL. 
    OCCUPATION: He is a Ranch Hand. 
    19. Laura Anne4 FORT (Charles3, Jefferson2, Ethel1) was born 23 September 1968 in New London, New London, Connecticut. She was the daughter of Charles Jefferson FORT and Hazel Marie HATCHER. She married Carl James BOWMAN 15 December 1990 in Kissimmee, Osceola, Florida. He was born 17 April 1960 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio. He was the son of Carl BOWMAN and Josephine GLOVER.  
     They had 2 children:
    35. m   i.      Jonathan Garrett BOWMAN, born 4 April 1990 in Kissimmee, Osceola, FL 
    36. m   ii.     Jacob Tyler BOWMAN, born 28 June 1991 in Kissimmee, Osceola, Florida. 
SOURCE NOTES for Laura: 
    RESIDENCES: Laura has lived in New London, CT, Ft. Ogden, FL, and Orlando, FL. 
    ORGANIZATIONS: She is a Baptist. 
SOURCE NOTES for Carl: 
RESIDENCES: Carl has lived in Cincinnati, OH, Highland Heights, KY, and in Orlando, FL. 
OCCUPATION: He is a Waiter. 
Rose Marie Barker Nations
Weirsdale, Marion County, Florida
NOTE::  INformation from Norris Daughtrey


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Children of Morris and Ruth Daughtrey
MORRIS DAUGHTREY (B) 7Jun1895,Ft.Ogden,Desota Co.Fla. (Son of
John Daughtrey and Rebecca Williams) married 14Jan1917, Ruth
Thelma Johns (Daughter of Charles Johns and Rhoda Johns) Ruth
died   Feb1968 at Venice, Sarasota Co.Fla. Buried at Memorial 
Gardens INC.,Charlotte Co.Fla. Morris died 7Jul1985, Crestview,
Okaloosa Co.Fla,. Buried at Memorial Gardens INC.,Charlotte Co.
Fla.

              Children of Morris and Ruth Daughtrey

              1. Norris Gerald 

Norris (B) 11Sep1918, Ft,Ogden,Desota Co.Fla.Married 1st Thelma
Clyde Conley,16Jun 1941, Walchula, Hardee Co.Fla. (B) 11May1916
Geneva Co. Ala.(daughter of Byron Dempey Peel and Lena Mills).
Thelma died 6Mar1993 at Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Alachula
Co. Fla. Buried at Crowder Chapel Cemetery, Walton Co. Fla
Married 2nd Lula Mae Smetters. 

               Children of Norris and Thelma Daughtrey

               1. Norris Gerald Jr. 

NORRIS GERALD JR. (B) 12Feb1942, Punta Gorda, Charlotte, Co. 
Fla. married 14Jan1963 Frances Vivian Barksdale (B) 4Oct1944
at Eglin AFB, Okaloosa, Co. Fla. (Daughter of Ronald Winston
Barksdale and Elizabeth Mills)

                Children of Norris Gerald Jr. and Vivian 
                Daughtrey

                1, Ronald Ennett
        
RONALD (B) 9Dec1964 at Pensacola, Escambia Co, Fla. married
21Jan1986, 1st Shanon Emily Hall at Niceville, Okaloosa Co. 
Fla. (B) 3Jun1967 at Jackson, Rankin Co. Miss. daughter of 
(Ted Hall and Mary Agnes Keeton) married 2nd 10May2000
Correna Ronette Shilz.  

                 Children of Ronald and Shanon Daughtrey

                 1. Ashley Megan (B) 20Jul1986