George Washington BOREN Charles Monroe BOREN Katherine BOREN Nancy Ann BOREN Francis BOREN William Theophilus BOREN Thomas J BOREN Jeremiah Mire FORTNER Peter BOREN Lucinda BOREN Sarah BOREN Margaret E BOREN George Washington BOREN Ann Eliza BOREN Rachel DAVIS Mini tree diagram

Desdemona Marie BOREN1,2,3,4,5,6,8,7

7th Mar 18531,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 17th Apr 19428

Life History

7th Mar 1853

Born in Itawamba County, Mississippi.1,2,3,4,5,6,7

16th Dec 1872

Married Jeremiah Mire FORTNER in Fairchild, Lee, Mississippi.4,5,7


Death of Jeremiah Mire FORTNER in Fannin County, Texas.2

17th Apr 1942

Died in Lubbock County, Texas.8

after 17th Apr 1942

Buried in Gober Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas.2,4


  • 1860 Federal Census, Itawamba County, Mississippi, 14 August, P O Campbellton, p 150, Hse/Fam #985
    George W Boren 42 M Farmer $3200 Real Estate $1340 Personal Born Tennessee [born abt 1818]
    Rachael Boren 41 F b Tenn [born abt 1819]
    Destemone Boren 8 F b Tenn [born abt 1852]

    1870 Federal Census, Lee County, Mississippi, [no date] August, PO Baldwyn, p 54, Hse/Fam #115
    Boren, Wash 57 M W  Farmer $2000 Real Estate Value $550 Personal b TN [born abt 1813]
    Boren, Rachael 53 F W Keeping House b Tennessee [born abt 1817]
    Boren, Desdemona 17 F W School b Miss [born abt 1853]

    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    Desdemona Marie Boren
    Gender: Female
    Birth 1853 MS
    Spouse Name: Jeremiah M. Fortner
    Spouse Birth TN 1848
    Marriage 1872 MS

    1930 Federal Census, Fannin County, Texas, 23 May, Justice Precinct 4, District 20, page 12B, Hse/Fam #253
    Apple, Clarence L Head Rents No Radio M W 26 Married at 24 TX TN TN Farmer
    Apple, Eltha Wife F W 22 Married at 20 AR AR AR
    Apple, Joe Clarence L Son M W 10mos TX TX AR
    Fortner, Desdemona Dau F W 77 Widow MS TN TN

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Certificate #18440
    Desdamona Fortner
    Death 17 Apr 1942 Lubbock County

    In light of this Texas death record for Desdemona, I find it interesting that at least one genealogy reports she died in Gober, Fannin County, Texas.  Perhaps Grober was her residence at the time of death.  She could have been in a hospital in Lubbock when she died.  But Fannin County is a long way from Lubbock.

    The following genealogy also has the burial place as the place of death for Charles, as do several others.  Acuff is likely the place of residence at the time of death, which makes sense with the death record in Lubbock.

    6. GEORGE WASHINGTON2 BOREN (JOHN1) was born April 12, 1813 in Al., and died November 25, 1901 in Morrilton, Ar. He married RACHEL DAVIS August 30, 1837 in Lawrence County, TN.

    Children of GEORGE BOREN and RACHEL DAVIS are:
    25. i. CHARLES MONROE3 BOREN, b. February 06, 1840, Lawrence County, TN.; d. August 19, 1917, Bartley Woods, Fannin Co. Tx.
    ii. KATHERINE BOREN, b. 1841, Lawrence County, TN.; m. JAMES WALLIS, January 13, 1855, Tishomingo County, MS.
    iii. MARGARET E. BOREN, b. 1843, Lawrence County, TN.; m. (1) LUTHER MATLOCK, Bef. 1863; m. (2) ALFRED W. GRIGGS, August 31, 1864, Itawamba Co., MS.
    26. iv. ANN ELIZA BOREN, b. 1846, Lawrence County, TN.; d. 1901
    27. v. NANCY ANN BOREN, b. 1845, Lawrence County, TN.; d. Fannin Co., TX.
    28. vi. WILLIAM THEOPHOLUS BOREN, b. 1848, Itawamba County, MS
    **29. vii. DESDEMONA MARIE BOREN, b. 1852, Itawamba County, MS; d. 1942, Gober, Fannin County, TX**
    30. viii. THOMAS JEFFERSON BOREN, b. March 1853, Mississippi; d. February 09, 1933, Blue Mountain, Mississippi
    ix. LUCINDA BOREN, b. 1858, Itawamba County, MS; m. JOE CLARK, January 21, 1878, Blue Mountain, MS.
    x. GEORGE WASHINGTON BOREN, JR., b. 1860, Itawamba County, MS; d. AR.; m. NANCY STOWE
    --  John Boren, Jr. (b. 1780, d. 1850),

    Another genealogy reports that death occurred in Acuff in Gannin County and burial was in Gober.  There is no Gannin County in Texas.  They might have meant Fannin, but Acuff is in Lubbock County, not Fannin.   The Gober Cemetery is in Gober, an unincorporated place in Fannin County.  Of course these genealogies have no documentation of their facts.  There are some facts and insights in these genealogies, like the full names of the individuals, but it is obvious the compilers did not check out their facts, so we must use these with caution, taking their facts as clues to find other sources.  Some compilers are more creful than others.

    Desdamona Marie Boren
    Birth 1853 in Itawamba, MS, Death 1944 in Acuff, Gannin Co, Texas
    Parents George Washington Boren 1813 - 1911, Rachel Davis 1819 - 1892
    Marriage to Jeremiah (Jerry) [Fortner] 16 Dec 1872 Lee Co., MS
    Buried in Gober Cemetery
    --  Peer,

    With the clue about Gober, I found a RootsWeb registry of the Gober Cemetery in Fannin County, Texas.

    Fortner Desdemonia Boren    b 7 Mar 1848  in Miss.  d 17 Apr 1942 in Lubbock Co, Texas
    Fortner Jerry M     1848   1922
    --  Gober Cemetery Registry,

    The birth date here is 4-5 years earlier than the census ages indicate.  If this birth date is correct, in 1860 her parents reported her as an 8 year old when she was actually 13 years old.  This is not a mistake parents are likely to make.  The year of birth as 1948 appers to be a transcription error.  It looks like the compiler of the Cemetery list has put the year of birth for Jeremiah with the date ofbirth for Desdemona.  This is confirmed in a couple of careful genealogies, which report Desdemona's birth date as 7 Mar 1853.

    Desdamona "Desty" Marie BOREN
    Birth 07 MAR 1853 in Itawamba MS
    Death 17 APR 1942 in Acuff Community, Lubbock Co, Texas
    Parents George Washington BOREN, 1813 - 1911, Rachel DAVIS 1816 - 1892
    Marriage to Jeremiah Mire FORTNER (Birth 1848 in Tennessee, Death 1922) 16 Dec 1872 Lee Co, Mississippi
    --  Dodson,


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