Matt Forte

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Forte in 2008, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Matthew Garrett Forte

Place of Birth: Lake Charles, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 10, 1985

Ethnicity: African-American, as well as likely Creole [African, French]

Matt Forte is an American professional football player. He was a running back for ten seasons, having played for the Chicago Bears and the New York Jets, of the National Football League (NFL).

He is the son of Gilda (Tezeno) and Ulycess/Ulysess Gene Forte. Both of his parents are black. His mother likely has Creole roots. He is a cousin of professional football player Andrew Adams. Matt is married to Danielle Daniels, with whom he has two children. He is a Christian.

Matt’s maternal grandfather was The Rev. Ulycess/Ulysess/Ulus Forte (the son of Earnest Theodore Fort and Minnie Belle Brown). The Rev. Ulycess was born in Texas.

Matt’s maternal grandmother was named Jimmie Mae Williams (the daughter of Luther Williams and Annis). Jimmie was born in Texas.


Matt’s paternal grandfather, Ulycess/Ulysess/Ulus Forte, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Matt’s paternal grandfather, The Rev. Ulycess/Ulysess/Ulus Forte –

Marriage record of Matt’s paternal great-grandparents, Earnest Theodore Fort and Minnie Belle Brown –

Matt’s paternal grandmother, Jimmie Mae Williams, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

1 Response

  1. bablah says:

    He is the son of Gilda and Gene Forte-> Gilda Tezeno and Ulycess Gene Forte

    Father’s birth record:

    Paternal grandfather’s obituary:
    Him on a census:

    Greatgranparents’ marriage record:

    Paternal grandmother on a census:

    Didn’t find anything on his mother, but Tezeno is a Creole last name.

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