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Re: Porterfield, Vicksburg MS 1844
Posted by: Susan Gillberg (ID *****8674) Date: July 12, 2004 at 23:29:02
In Reply to: Vicksburg MS 1844 by Susanna Pugh of 798

That's all I have on the family, itself. Florida Davis was the d/o of Joseph Emory Davis, who was the s/o Samuel Emory Davis. Joseph was the eldest child, and brother of Jefferson Davis, Pres. CSA. Thus Florida was Jeff's niece.
As to the question of the church there is here and there online some snippets about the Porterfield connection to some church in Mississippi.
If you use the www.google.com search and terms such as: porterfield, mississippi and any others that suggest themselves to you, you might be able to pull up those items.
As to whether these Porterfield are related to those in Belmont Co, OH, I don't know. I know the Vicksburg Laughlin and Porterfield came from IRE.
Sincerely,

Susan Gillberg
sjg3587@aol.com

Wife: Julia Lyons #12086
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Born: 1828 in: Warren Co, MS 1
Died: Yes in: Warren Co, MS
Docu: in: 1880 Census Vicksburg, Warren, MS
Notes: Yes-2
Foster Father: David McCaleb #12084
Foster Mother: Florida Ann Davis #12081
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Husband: William Porterfield #12087
Married: 12 Mar 1848 in: Warren Co, MS
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Born: 1811 in: IRE 2
Died: Yes [bfr 1880] in: poss Warren Co, MS
Father:
Mother:
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1 James Porterfield #12088 b. 1842 d. Yes
[child of William Porterfield and his first wife]
2 Florida Porterfield #12089 b. 1849 d. Yes
3 William Porterfield #22619 b. 1856 d. Yes
4 D. M. Porterfield #22620 b. 1858 d. Yes
[Very likely named David McCaleb Porterfield]
5 Sidney Porterfield #22621 b. 1867 d. Yes
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1,2 1850 Census, Warren Co, MS
1 1880 Census Vicksburg, Warren, MS



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