Noted events in his life were:
1. Census, 1850, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. Thomas Fort is 43, farmer, with Polly J (42), William (19, laborer), Mary J (17), John H (14), Wilie (11), Miles D (9), Albert D (6), Thomas N (5), Alexander (2), Millard F (8 months). (Subdivision on NE side of Cape Fear, Bladen Co, NC, p85, family 180).
2. Census, 1870, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Thomas Fort is 64, farmer, b NC, with Sarah (28, keeping house), Mary (35), Millard (21, farm hand), Joseph (18), Charles (4). (Cedar Creek PO, Cedar Creek Twp, Cumberland Co, NC, family 29)
3. Census, 1880, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Thomas Fort is 74, farmer, with wife Sarah C (38, keeping house), son Joseph B (26, laborer), son Charles B (14, laborer), son Daniel N (9), grandson Thomas (7), granddau Mary D (4). (District 59, Cedar Creek Twp, Cumberland Co, NC, p16, family 146)
Thomas married Sarah Cornelear BEARD, daughter of Daniel D. BEARD and Sabrah SMITH, on 23 Jan 1865. (Sarah Cornelear BEARD was born on 6 Sep 1841 in North Carolina, United States and died between 1900 and 1910.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
1. Marriage Notice, 23 Jan 1865. Sarah Cornelear Beard, daughter of Daniel and Sabrah, married Thomas Fort on 23 Jan 1865. (from transcription of Daniel Beard family bible at www.rootsweb.com/~nccumber/danbear.htm)