I have just been told that my husband's great-great-grandmother's maiden name was Mary "Tasey" Sorter. From the scant information that I have been able to find, it appears she was born (about 1816-17 ?NC/SC?). Her husband was James Clark(e). I have been unable to locate them on any census before 1870 when they were listed in Pickens Co., GA. From the censuses, we know that some of their children were born in SC (youngest known one in 1851-52) and at least two in Georgia (1853-54 & 1857). Some were possibly born in NC.
Names of some of the known and suspected children: George W who married Sophia Delana Yancy James P who married Catherine _?_ William Green who married Mary C _?_ Lemuel who married Mary Elizabeth Powell Adeline who married Richard Brooks Delia who married William A Rutledge daughter who married a Blaclock [may have been named Jane or could have been Leticia who married James] Henry son called "Pod" Fannie [Frances or Florence] who married Wm Temple
Thanks for any information about the Sortor/etc. families. Melba in AL