James Elmer Porterfield (b 10/23/1896, d 7/5/1938) was the son of James Ephriam Porterfield (b 1875 in Madison Co., GA, d 1932) and Annie Ardella Drake Porterfield (no dates but buried in Porterdale Cemetery, Porterdale, GA).
James Elmer Porterfield married Lelia Era Kinzy (b 12/16/1896, d 9/26/1985) and they had 6 children: Bertha Irene (b 5/30/1918 in Hampton, GA, SL); James Early (b 10/26/1920 in Covington, GA, SL); William Walter (b 5/26/1924 in Millen, GA); Jewel (b 5/30/1926 in Millen, GA, SL); Dorothy E. (b 9/13/1928 in clearwater, SC); Carolyn Jannell (b 10/26/1929 in Bath, SC). You will find more information on this Porterfield line (all the way back to Ireland and Scotland) at the following URLs: On the RootsWeb World Connect Project (most current data) at http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=porterfield-d
or on the David Porterfield, Sr. Web site on RootsWebs Freepages at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~strat3926/Ptrfld/porterfield%20index.htm.
Also see the story on "Who Was David Porterfield, Sr.?" on the same site.
I am in contact with descendants of James Early Porterfield, brother to Dorothy E. Porterfield, as well as with descendants of other children of James Ephriam and Ardella (Drake) Porterfield.
It's a shame you didn't connect with this line last year. We held our first-ever reunion of the Carrington, Porterfield, Carithers, Gholston, David and Thompson families of early Madison County, GA last Nov. 4th. There were almost 100 people there from all over the US, 67 of them were Porterfield descendants. The minutes of that meeting are posted on the Porterfield Web site. Attendees voted to hold another reunion this year, but it may not happen since no one has signed up to serve on the reunion planning committee.
I am a descendant of the Carrington, Porterfield, Gholston and Thompson lines (my paternal grandmother was a Porterfield) and I serve as administrator of the family research group's central database and Webmaster of the group's Web site. If you have information on your Porterfield line you are willing to share, and/or family pictures, I would be happy to add that data to our database and eventually to our Web site. I update the Web site about once a year, but I update the data on the World Connect Project any time I add information to our central database.
Please feel free to e-mail me if you wish.
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