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Re: Orpha and James Porterfield
Posted by: Ronald Harper (ID *****3230) Date: January 25, 2008 at 14:37:01
In Reply to: Orpha and James Porterfield by Dennis Melton of 798

Generation No. 1

1. JAMES FULTON PORTERFIELD was born 13 Sep 1833 in Wilson County, Tennessee, and died 18 Feb 1907 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas. He married ORPHA CASSANDRA DONNELL Oct 1857 in Wilson County, Tennessee. She was born 1834 in Tennessee, and died 05 Apr 1890 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas. His mother, Jane Wallace Patterson Porterfield, is also buried in the cemetery at Waxahachie.

Source: Porterfield LInes, Volume IV, Number 5, September 1994

1833 born in Wilson Co., TN.
1850 Census
1855 about, married Orpha Cassandra Donnell
1860 Census Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, age 26.
1870 Census
1880 Census Ellis County, Texas, age 46 - Mother, age 74 is living with him and his family.
1900 Census
1907 died in Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX at age 73.

The Texas land remained in the hands of the family. James Fulton Porterfield was a CSA soldier in the Civil War but continued to operate the farm after his return from service. No 1870 census record has been found. His younger brother Rufus Leonidas (age about 17 in 1860) b. 1843 died during the Civil War. No record of war service found to date.

Burial: Cemetery at Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas

Notes for ORPHA CASSANDRA DONNELL:
Source: James Jackson has her last name as Patterson.
Source: Porterfield Lines, Volume IV, Number 5, September 1994 has her last name as Donnell.

Last name might have been Patterson, or could have previously been married to a Patterson.

Burial: Cemetery at Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas

More About JAMES PORTERFIELD and ORPHA DONNELL:
Marriage: Oct 1857, Wilson County, Tennessee
       
Children of JAMES PORTERFIELD and ORPHA DONNELL are:
2.       i.       JEFFERSON DAVIS PORTERFIELD, b. 08 Apr 1859, Wilson County, Tennessee; d. 04 Jan 1938, Hamilton, Hamilton County, Texas.
       ii.       WILLIAM E. PORTERFIELD, b. 1867, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas.
       iii.       JOE PORTERFIELD, b. 1871, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas.

Notes for JOE PORTERFIELD:
Source: Porterfield LInes, Volume IV, Number 5, September 1994


Generation No. 2

2. JEFFERSON DAVIS PORTERFIELD was born 08 Apr 1859 in Wilson County, Tennessee, and died 04 Jan 1938 in Hamilton, Hamilton County, Texas. He married MARY ARDENA PATTERSON Abt. 1884. She was born 07 Apr 1861 in Gatewood, Ripley County, Missouri, and died 19 Jul 1942 in Hamilton, Hamilton County, Texas.


Source: Porterfield LInes, Volume IV, Number 5, September 1994

1861 born in Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX.
1870 Census
1880 Census
1884 about, married Mary Ardena Patterson.
1900 Census
1910 Census
1920 Census
1930 Census
1938 died in Hamilton, Hamilton Co., TX at age 76.

Burial: Fairy Cemetery, Fairy, Hamilton County, Texas

Notes for MARY ARDENA PATTERSON:

1861 born in Gatewood, Ripley Co., MO.
1870 Census
1880 Census
1884 about, married Jefferson Davis Porterfield.
1900 Census
1910 Census
1920 Census
1930 Census
1940 Census
1942 died in Hamilton, Hamilton Co., TX at age 81.

Burial: Fairy Cemetery, Fairy, Hamilton County, Texas

Marriage: Abt. 1884
       
Children of JEFFERSON PORTERFIELD and MARY PATTERSON are:
       i.       WALTER WALLACE PORTERFIELD, b. 12 Aug 1885, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas; d. 23 Oct 1965, Hamilton, Hamilton County, Texas; m. LILLIE MAUDE SIMONS, 23 Dec 1906, Fairy, Hamilton County, Texas; b. 04 Aug 1888, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas; d. 03 Oct 1933, Brownwood, Brown County, Texas.

Notes for WALTER WALLACE PORTERFIELD:

1885 born in Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX.
1900 Census
1910 Census
1914 about, married Lillie Maude Simons.
1920 Census
1930 Census
1940 Census
1950 Census
1960 Census
1965 died in Hamilton, Hamilton Co., TX at age 80.

Marriage Ending Status: Divorce

More About WALTER WALLACE PORTERFIELD:
Burial: Fairy Cemetery, Fairy, Hamilton County, Texas

Notes for LILLIE MAUDE SIMONS:


1888 born in Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX.
1900 Census
1910 Census
1914 about, married Walter Wallace Porterfield.
1920 Census
1930 Census
1933 died in Brownwood, Brown Co., TX at age 45.

Marriage: 23 Dec 1906, Fairy, Hamilton County, Texas

       ii.       EMMALINE ELIZABETH PORTERFIELD, b. 14 Jun 1893, Long Point, Hamilton County, Texas; d. 19 Apr 1961, Temple, Bell County, Texas; m. JESSE ELMER SR. BLAKLEY, 12 Jun 1914, Hamilton County, Texas; b. 07 Jan 1894, Hamilton County, Texas; d. 15 Dec 1967, Fairy, Hamilton County, Texas.

More About EMMALINE ELIZABETH PORTERFIELD:
Burial: Fairy Cemetery, Fairy, Hamilton County, Texas

More About JESSE ELMER SR. BLAKLEY:
Burial: Fairy Cemetery, Fairy, Hamilton County, Texas

Marriage: 12 Jun 1914, Hamilton County, Texas

       iii.       CHARLES LEWIS PORTERFIELD, b. 21 Jun 1912; d. 20 Jun 1994; m. VONNIE LITTLE BARBEE; b. 14 Jun 1913, Hamilton County, Texas; d. 14 Sep 1993.

Notes for CHARLES LEWIS PORTERFIELD:

Dispatcher, US Army, WW II

Burial: Fairy Cemetery, Fairy, Hamilton County, Texas

More About VONNIE LITTLE BARBEE:
Burial: Fairy Cemetery, Fairy, Hamilton County, Texas

       iv.       DORA EDNA PORTERFIELD, b. 21 Mar 1895; d. 08 Apr 1895.

       v.       MAY G. PORTERFIELD, b. 16 Jul 1890; d. 04 Feb 1929.

Burial: Fairy Cemetery, Fairy, Hamilton County, Texas

       vi.       NATHANIEL F. PORTERFIELD, b. 23 Apr 1897; d. 05 May 1897.

Burial: Fairy Cemetery, Fairy, Hamilton County, Texas



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