Nathan (I) Formby and Tabitha Echols had 12 children, 6 boys and 6 girls:
Only 5 sons had descendents: Obadiah (Billie) Formby + Christian Harris Moses Formby + Martha Harris, I think Christians' sister. Mathew Bates Formby + Mary Meadows Aaron Formby + Elizabeth Harwell (my GG Grandparents) Nathan (II) Formby + Martha Welborn
6 daughters: Mary Polly Formby + 1. Wm Day 1801 2. Wm Moore 1805 Sarah Ann (Sally) Formby + Israel Moore (Wm Brother ?) Elizabeth E. "Betsy" Formby + Joel Crawford Frances W. Formby + Walton John Whitaker Lucy Formby + James Marks or Parks Prudence Formby + Henry Nichols
============================================================ The Matthew Bates (original spelling Mathew) born 1801 married Mary Meadows had no son by the name of William.
His 5 sons were; Andrew Abram Jackson Formby Nathan Gunn Formby John Acles(Echols)Formby Matthew Bates Formby Jr. Cornelius Alexander Formby
His 5 Daughters were: Mary Ellen Formby Virginia Frances Formby Elizabeth Margaret Formby Emily Caroline Formby Talitha A. Formby
========================================================== Aaron (I) Formby & Susanna Thompson had 12 children:
Their 12th was (William) Wm Jasper Formby who married his 2nd cousin Christian Ann Formby born abt 1820, in Rome GA. daughter of Obadiah "Billie" Formby and Christian "Kitty" Harris.
======================================================== Obadiah "Billie" Formby b 1789 VA, and Christian Ann 'Kitty' Harris b 1790 VA, were married in Jasper Co., GA in 1813. They had 6 children:
Walker Harris Formby Lucy Aiken Formby Christian Ann Formby Martha Ann Formby Newton Formby ? Formby
======================================================== William Jasper Formby born 5/23/1823 died 7/30/1862 in Richmond VA during the Civil War and Christian Ann Formby, his 2nd cousin, had 6 children:
Lucinda Formby Edward T Formby Sarah Evaline Formby + Isaac Russom Seleta A Formby Twins: Benjamin Hill Formby Mary Jane Formby (twins) she married H.T. Russom
Christian Ann Formby came to Cooper, Delta Co., TX, about 1869. about the same time Eugene Nathan Formby and his family came to the Northeast Arkansas area.
Larkin Formby born 1801 married Permelia Frances Lea had 9 children: oldest son was William Thomas Formby born 1831 Troup Co, GA. married ?
=========================================================== From the history of Heard County, GA
William J Formby married Susan E Thaxton born 1859, daughter of Charles Thaxton born 1829 and Amanda Smith born 1829.
*This seems to be the most likely candidate, I think someone, just saw the two William's, or Wm J Formby and assumed that he married twice. I have found this happens in my research, someone gets in a hurry and doesn't follow up!
The William Jasper Formby son of Aaron Formby and Susanna Thompson born 23May1823 would be almost the same age as Susan F. Thaxton's parents. He is the one who married Christian Ann Formby, his 2nd cousin!! I think! Anyway! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
That should be enough information to start searching, my data comes from researchers, cousins, CD's from Ancestry, online lookups and expensive memberships. Some data I have confirmed, most I have not. It is not 100%, but I would say it was 90% + The cousins I have communicated with seem very committed to their Ancestor's History and correcting what is wrong.
I listed all the William Formby's I could find in my notes!
Happy Hunting! I know this is a lot to absorb so you better print it out!