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  • ID: I1831
  • Name: Christian Ann FORMBY
  • Given Name: Christian Ann
  • Surname: FORMBY
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 5 May 1824 in Rome, Floyd, Georgia
  • Death: 19 Feb 1909 in Whitesboro, Grayson, Texas
  • Burial: Akers Cemetery, Whitesboro, Grayson, Texas, USA
  • Event: Marriage
  • Note: Christian Ann Formby is the daughter of Obadiah Formby and Kitty Harris. Christian and William Jasper were cousins.
  • Change Date: 21 Mar 2012 at 09:50
  • Note:
    Christian Ann moved her family along with other Formbys to Cooper, Delta, TX in 1869 after William Jasper died in the Civil War in 1862. They also lived in Cooke and Grayson Counties.

    Re: Civil War Formbys Posted by: RaNelle Parker Date: December 30, 2001 at 19:34:01 In Reply to: Re: Civil War Formbys by Colleen Formby of 433

    The following is from the Application of Widow, Christian Ann Formby, which shows that she is the widow of the William J. Formby who served in Co. H, 8th Ga, Reg. Thought this might be of help to you in your quest.
    RaNelle Nichols ParkerTeeran54@aol.com

    Application of Indigent Widow of Soldier or Sailor of the late Confederacy for pension dated Dec. 6, 1899 made by Christian A. Formby, age 75 years, residing in Cooke County, Texas and had lived in that County for seven years. P. O. Vilot, Texas. Husband W. J. Formby and they married Sept. 27, 1842 in Newton County, GA.

    He died July 30, 1962 and had served in Co. H, 8th Ga. Reg. Vol. Inf.; Served from March 18 to July 30, 1962. Christian Ann owned no property of any kind. Resident of Texas since 1869. Signed with her mark X before B. J. Mitchell, County Judge of Cooke County, Texas on 12/6/1899.
    Affidavit of Witnesses: I. C. Caldwell (Isaac C. Caldwell, son-in-law) and J. R. Sewell.

    Application together with proof in support thereof was submitted by Hon. B. J. Mitchell, County Judge of Cooke County, to the Commissioners Court of Cooke County on 16th of Feb. 1900 and was approved by Commissioners and signed by them 16th day of February, 1900 in Gainesville, Texas. Eli D. Sellars Geo. M. Roussian (sp ?) John AlexanderF. M. Savage

    Note: Attached is Interrogatories to Witnesses in Pension Claims; This was done because she had no one in Cooke County to serve as witness of facts so was sent to Floyd County, Ga. and Moses Formby and Martha A. Formby of Floyd County, GA were deposed: Dated 1/22/1900.

    1. Moses Formby, age 79 years and Martha A. Formby aged 74 years.
    2. Have known Christian Ann & W. J. Formby, his widow, both since childhood.
    3. Have known Christian Ann for 70 odd years and first knew W. J. Formby in Walton County, GA.
    4. Know that W. J. Formby enlisted in service of the Confederacy and performed the duties of a soldier.
    5. Know W. J. Formby enlisted in Company H Eighth Georgia Regiment. We think W. J. Formby enlisted in March, 1862 and died 30th of July of the same date (1862).
    6. We have not seen Christian A. Formby the widow of W. J. Formby in nearly (30) thirty years and can't answer in the positive but from the best information that we can get we would say she is not by any means able to support in her present condition.
    (Answers to Cross Interrogatories)
    1. Our knowledge of these facts is because we know him and his surroundings from childhood to the time he enlisted into the Confederate Service. There was no other man in Company H Eighth Georgia Regiment by that name (W. J. Formby).
    2. We are positively certain W. J. Formby was the identical man the husband of said Christin A. Formby, Applicant for Pension.
    3. We can say we have had information several times that she was in need of subsistence and apparel. her immediate neighbors can give you more satisfaction on that point than we can.
    4. We know W. J. Formby never deserted the service of the Confederacy.
    Moses Formby
    Martha A. Formby

    Note: Also attached is hand written Affidavit from Moses Formby and Martha A. Formby dated August 4, 1899 from Floyd County, Georgia: Personally appeared before me this day A. M. Lewellen a Notary Public Exaficio of the Peace, Moses Formby and Mrs. Martha A. Formby who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that they personally know that the applicant for a Pension is the widow of William J. Formby, Deceased and we further say that the said W. J. Formby, Deceased enlisted in Company H Commanded by Capt George Yarbrough of the Eighty Georgia Regiment the said W. J. Formby, Deceased enlisted in the Confederate service some time in March 1862 and performed the duties of a soldier as claimed by his said wife and we further knew to the best of our knowledge that C. A. Formby the widow of W. J. Formby Deceased is not able to support herself in any way by her own labor. Sworn to and subscribed before me this August the 4th, 1899.Moses FormbyMartha A. FormbyC. M. Lewallen, NP & Exoff JP

    Both of my great-great-greats were Formbys. Christian Ann we believe was the original Obidiah's daughter, although she is not listed in their family in the census, she was born in 1823 and one of the many Moses' (the one who was Obidiah's son) was her brother who lived near her in Rome and stayed there after she moved to Delta County TX. She married William Jasper Formby, who was her father's first cousin although much younger, the first Aaron's youngest as I recall, although I always get this confused because all the Formbys seem to have used the same names over and over. Now, Fountain Formby was one of Christian Ann's older brothers who moved to Arkansas early on, and I kind of believe that some of his kin were in Delta County TX, Cooper was the nearby town, because I don't know why else Christian Ann would have traveled all that way with her kids unless she knew someone there. William Jasper Formby died in the Confederate Army in 1862, leaving her with all the kids. In 1869 she took off for Texas from Rome. I have never known what in the world she did there, for she never remarried, but she may have farmed by herself with the children, I don't know. She then moved to Whitesboro, Grayson County TX, where two of her daughters married in with the Russom side of the family. William Jasper also had a brother who moved to Arkansas early on, but I can't think of his name right now. Come to think of it, Christian Ann's oldest daughter was named Lucinda, but we don't know what happened to her, whether she moved with the family to TX or stayed behind in GA or what. She would have been of age in 1869 and may have already been married. My grandfather remembers Christian Ann, she died in 1909 and I have visited her grave there by Whitesboro this summer. One of her daughters, Eveline Formby Russom, was my great-great grandmother, and her youngest, Margaret Jane Formby Russom, is also buried in Whitesboro.

    I don't know much more than this. You have all the same information that I have I'm sure about the family in VA and GA, and probably more about Arkansas. When I have a chance I will dig out my tree list and see how your Lucinda is related. She may well have been one of their brothers or sisters, all of those families were so huge and they all used the same names for their kids and I can't keep them straight in my mind. There is another Moses of the same age as Christian Ann's brother, although I think he wasn;t in Rome, and I have kept running information about him that has confused me. We aren't positive about Christian Ann's parents, but pretty sure, as her brothers and sisters are all two years apart and then there's a big gap around the time when she was born. Plus Moses wrote a letter verifying her identity and saying he'd known her for over 70 years at the time when she applied for the Confederate Pension benefits in the 1890s. I don't know if this letter is in existence or just noted on her application.

    Jeri L Reed jlreed@ou.edu

    From: "Sally McAllister" <sajo@aristotle.net> To: "Kathleen T Olsen" <terry_olsen@juno.com> Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 20:38:35 -0500 Subject: Re: Formby / Fomby Message-ID: <001501c211b1$df4f6080$c0e742ce@sajomc> References: <20020609.182627.-765287.8.Terry_Olsen@juno.com>

    You are absolutely right about Christian Ann being Obadiah Billie's daughter . . . and I am completely wrong about her brother being Walker P. He was Walker Harris. But now I have the problem of deciding who the Walker P. Fomby that is buried in Peytonville Cemetery in Little River County, Arkansas is. He is buried beside the N.G. Formby and Martha Ann "Timmie" Formby. This N.G. is the son of Matthew Bates who is the son of Nathan Gunn. Could you possible help me solve this mystery!! I apologize for the mix up. Sally sajo@aristotle.net

    A more exact birth place could be Halifax, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA

    Christian Ann we believe was the original Obidiah's daughter, although she is not listed in their family in the census, she was born in 1923 and one of the many Moses' (the one who was Obidiah's son) was her brother who lived near her in Rome and stayed there after she moved to Delta County TX. She married William Jasper Formby, who was her father's first cousin although much younger, the first Aaron's youngest as I recall, although I always get this confused because all the Formbys seem to have used the same names over and over. Now, Fountain Formby was one of Christian Ann's older brothers who moved to Arkansas early on, and I kind of believe that some of his kin were in Delta County TX, Cooper was the nearby town, because I don't know why else Christian Ann would have traveled all that way with her kids unless she knew someone there. William Jasper Formby died in the Confederate Army in 1862, leaving her with all the kids. In 1869 she took off for Texas from Rome. I have never known what in the world she did there, for she never remarried, but she may have farmed by herself with the children, I don't know. She then moved to Whitesboro, Grayson County TX, where two of her daughters married in with the Russom side of the family. William Jasper also had a brother who moved to Arkansas early on, but I can't think of his name right now. Come to think of it, Christian Ann's oldest daughter was named Lucinda, but we don't know what happened to her, whether she moved with the family to TX or stayed behind in GA or what. She would have been of age in 1869 and may have already been married. My grandfather remembers Christian Ann, she died in 1909 and I have visited her grave there by Whitesboro this summer. One of her daughters, Eveline Formby Russom, was my great-great grandmother, and her youngest, Margaret Jane Formby Russom, is also buried in Whitesboro.

    I don't know much more than this. You have all the same information that I have I'm sure about the family in VA and GA, and probably more about Arkansas. When I have a chance I will dig out my tree list and see how your Lucinda is related. She may well have been one of their brothers or sisters, all of those families were so huge and they all used the same names for their kids and I can't keep them straight in my mind. There is another Moses of the same age as Christian Ann's brother, although I think he wasn;t in Rome, and I have kept running information about him that has confused me. We aren't positive about Christian Ann's parents, but pretty sure, as her brothers and sisters are all two years apart and then there's a big gap around the time when she was born. Plus Moses wrote a letter verifying her identity and saying he'd known her for over 70 years at the time when she applied for the Confederate Pension benefits in the 1890s. I don't know if this letter is in existence or just noted on her application.

    Jeri jlreed@ou.edu




    Father: Obediah "Billie" FORMBY b: 28 Mar 1789 in , Halifax, Virginia
    Mother: Christian Ann "Kittie" HARRIS b: Abt 1790 in Virginia

    Marriage 1 William Jasper FORMBY b: 23 May 1823 in , Morgan, Georgia
    • Married: 27 Sep 1842 in , Newton, Georgia
    • Change Date: 14 Nov 2009
    Children
    1. Has No Children Lucinda FORMBY b: 1845 in Prob Rome, Floyd, GA
    2. Has No Children Edward T FORMBY b: 8 Mar 1851 in Rome, Floyd, Georgia
    3. Has Children Evaline FORMBY b: 17 Aug 1855 in Rome, Floyd, Georgia
    4. Has No Children Sarah Eveline FORMBY b: 27 Apr 1857 in Rome, Floyd, Georgia
    5. Has No Children Benjamin Hill FORMBY b: 20 Oct 1860 in Rome, Floyd, Georgia
    6. Has No Children Mary Jane FORMBY b: 20 Oct 1860 in Rome, Floyd, Georgia
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