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Wilkinson County, Ga.
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Fordham Jr. and Mary Ella Ogburn
Submitted by Faye
Fordham Family: left
to right: Comer, Clara Mae, John Fielding Fordham, Clarence, Mary Ella,
Culver, Emmie, and Rodolph.
The photo was taken 1903-1905, probably
before Emmie's marriage in Jan 1906.
Submitted by Faye
Zenus Fordham, 100 years of age, and his nine
children, of Laurens county, near Dublin. Mr. Fordham celebrated his 100th
birthday recently, with a grand family reunion, when descendants from seven
counties were present to enjoy a monster picnic-dinner. The group above
shows Mr. Fordham seated, and his nine children grouped around him. They
are, Mrs. Mary Hardy, Wilkinson county; W. J. Fordham, Laurens county;
Mrs. T. J. Perry, Laurens county; B. F. Fordham, Candler county; J. W.
Fordham, Wilkinson county; Mrs J. G. Miller, Wilkinson county; W. H. Fordham,
Laurens county; J. Z. Fordham, Bulloch county, Mrs. Z. T. Thomas, Laurens
county. Besides these nine children, Mr. Fordham has 62 grandchildren,
87 great grandchiuldren and 28 great great grandchildren. He is related
to the DuPre, Billue, Perry, Dominey, Ellington, Hatfield, Bishop, Stanley,
Freeman, Knight, Metts, Rawls, Cannon, Adams, and Thomas families, which
make him kin to about half of the people in Laurens county.
& Children at his 100th birthday party
Feb. 1, 1920, The Atlanta Constitution
. Note: Mr. Fordham died June 14, 1920
Daughter of Israel Jackson Fountain 1839-1901
and Rebecca Jane Hatfield 1848-1931. She was born 7 Nov 1868 and
died 22 May 1911 at age of 47.
She never married, she attended Georgia
Normal College in Milledgeville and was postmistress of Irwinton Post Office
submitted by Laura
Eileen Babb McAdams Copyright 2004