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Monday, March 22, 2010

The Porter Family - Alabama>Mississippi

Recently, while researching online for information about one of my Porter ancestors, I found a book entitled Some Alabama Pioneers, written by Madge Pettit, on GoogleBooks. Although I was unable to locate the family members for whom I searched, I did learn more about the early Porter family that settled in Lancaster County, Virginia and who migrated first to South Carolina, and then to places in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

If you are searching for southern branches of your Porter family, I highly recommend this book.


  1. Very interesting! I'll have to check it out. I haven't had much luck with the Porter side of the family. My Porter line lived in Yazoo county. Maybe a connection to yours?
    Thank you for sharing your research with this site!

  2. I too was a Porter living in Yazoo City , Miss. I will check the book out as well.

  3. I am looking into the porter family, just to see if there are any are still alive, but my dad passed away in columbus MS 1973 AND so did my grandfater his name was Ermon Porter
    my grandfather was Early Porter,

  4. I am look for any porter from columbus MS, that might have known my dad Ermon A Porter,, and my grandfather Early porter , I had a brother Troy Porter, Aunt Marrgie Porter, i have so many questions

  5. I know all those Porters Ermon was my father also so feel free to contact me at Troy porter was my half brother.

  6. My name is William Daniel Porter and i grew up in Oneonta Alabama. My grandfather (Lemuel Sumpter) grew up in the Tylertown Mississippi area. Dorris, Mildred, and W.M.(William Martin i believe) were his siblings. My great grandparents owned a sawmill in the Tylertown area i do believe. My aunt Mildred married a man Jewel Simmions and they had a carlot in that area too i believe. Aunt Dorris married a man named David Cushman Coyle. W.M. passed before i meet him. I always loved growing up and coming to Tylertown and eating pears out of aunt Mildred's pear tree. Anyways great research Janice. I will be reading that book as well.

    1. Thank you, Daniel, for reading my blog and for sharing your Porter family information with me and with other readers here! Also, thank you for the kind words...I enjoy the research....I hope you will visit here again soon!

  7. Hello Everyone I am trying to connect and find out information about my family tree. My grandmother Juanita is one of the children of Collie porter and Isabel Porter living in Selma Alabama both have passed away now but I want to know who I am connected to I have so many questions if these names resonate with anyone in this forum will you please contact me at
    I will also look for and read the book named.

  8. I have a cousin who are relation are Porter they live in Aberdeen, MS. Its the Porter, Hall and Gates. I live in Atlanta,GA

  9. I have family that are Porter who live in Aberdeen, MS. The Hall, Porter. Trimble. I live in Atlanta, GA.