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Thomas W. Porterfield of Washington Co, Ohio
Posted by: Amanda Ratliff (ID *****8442) Date: January 21, 2006 at 20:29:05
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I have spent many years looking for information on this guy. I'm beginning to wonder if the family bible and gravestone are a fake! If anyone can help me, I'd be ever so grateful! :)

What I know:

Thomas W. Porterfield

born: Jan 5, 1800 in Adams Co, Mercersburg, PA
died: Nov 16, 1887 in Washington Co, Belpre , Ohio (at this time Belpre was also called Rockland)

Thomas was married to Mary Warren on June 09, 1836 in Athens County, Ohio.

This is all verified through Thomas Porterfield's bible which is in possession of one of my family members.

Via census records and bible records I know that Thomas was located here:

1840 Athens Co, Troy Ohio census shows the household of Thomas Porterfield (aged 30-39), 2 females under 5 and 1 female 20-29. (Mary Jane & Melissa)as well as his wife, Mary.

1850 Wood Co, VA census shows the household of Thomas Simpson with wife Mary and daughters, Mary, Melissa, Martha, Maria, Lucetta, & Amanda. Also in the household is Lucinda Warren aged 18. (a sister of Mary)



1860 Athens Co, Coolville, Ohio census shows the household of Thomas Porterfield with only wife Mary, Melissa, Martha and Maria. Mary Jane has left the household after marrying Enoch Jackson Simpson. Amanda passed away in 1855 and Lucetta in 1858 per bible records.

1870 Washington Co, Belpre, Ohio census shows the household of Thomas Porterfield with only his wife Mary.

1880 Washington County, Belpre (Rockland), Ohio census shows the household of Thomas Porterfield with wife Mary, widowed daughter, Melissa Johnson and grandson Edmond Lee Johnson.

Thomas passed away on November 16, 1887 and Mary on March 17, 1892. They are both interred in Rockland Cemetery, Washington Co, Belpre, Ohio.



Any help would be appreciated. If you are from this line feel free to contact me and I'll share any info I have.


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