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Category Archives: PORTER ~ BOWLES ~ MEREDITH ~ SMITH
John CAMPBELL, Sr was my fifth-great-grandfather on my mom’s maternal side. He was born in 1763 in Orange County, North Carolina to Patrick CAMPBELL (1724-August 27, 1799) and Elizabeth JAMES (death in 1830). John died in 1867 in Perry, Kentucky. … Continue reading
Cortes Eugene SMITH, my second great-grandfather, was born about 1863 in Missouri to John A. SMITH (born about 1820) and Irene (born about 1826). Cortes died on August 8, 1914 in Missouri. Sarah Elizabeth Jasmine CARTER MEREDITH, my second great-grandmother, … Continue reading
I was totally surprised when I came across this death certificate for my maternal great-grandfather the other day in a new database I found. I always assumed or maybe even believed that Charles Oscar PORTER died from a heart attack … Continue reading
The focus today is on my grandma, Ruby Irene PORTER WILLIAMS in celebration of Mother’s Day. She was one of my three moms. She stepped in as my mother-figure when my mom passed away suddenly when I was 19 years … Continue reading
Moses Franklin and Mary Ann “Polly” ROSENBERGER PORTER and their children. Edward T. Porter wrote, “The family in Oxford, Kansas ca. 1895. Note the flowers! I saw this house when I went there. It was then a pig farm, and … Continue reading
My mom, Carol Elizabeth WILLIAMS LAKEY, always had to make two Gooseberry Pies every year for my Grandma’s birthday. One completely for her and one for everyone else to share. Grandma, Ruby Irene WILLIAMS PORTER, would share pretty much everything … Continue reading
My third great-grandfather, Moses Franklin PORTER, was born January 20, 1826 to Henry PORTER (1778-1868) and Nancy BOWLES (1792-1836) in Muddy Creek, Madison, Kentucky. Moses died December 26, 1900 in Oxford, Sumner County, Kansas. His second wife, Mary Ann “Polly” … Continue reading
Charles Oscar PORTER was my great-grandfather on my maternal grandma’s side. He was born April 2, 1884 in Oxford, Kansas. When I began studying this record, I was surprised when I saw that he did not register for the draft … Continue reading