|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1842|
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 1933|
s/o John B. Porter & Lucy Bevill; h/o Mary Frances Teddlie (NOTE: Correction made reflecting John B. Porter as father of James Tillett Porter pursuant to information provided by Andrea Harris. Ms Harris states John B. Porter was murdered in Shelby County, AL in 1850. Mary Frances Teddlie Porter then married William/Wilson E. Porter in 1855 in Franklin Parish, LA before moving to Winn Parish, LA)
From the July 14, 1933 Winnfield News-American
James Tillett Porter, Civil War Veteran, Dies Here Monday a.m.
James Tillett Porter, 90 year old Civil War Veteran, died at his home near Winnfield at 5 o'clock Monday morning, July 10, following an illness of about three weeks.
Funeral services were held at Sardis Cemetery at five o'clock Monday afternoon with the Rev. W. D. Sherwood, pastor in charge.
Although born in Georgia, Mr. Porter came to Winn Parish at an early age and has been a resident of this community for more than fifty years. He is widely known in this and the Sardis community. He was a member of the Police Jury for several years and was a devout member of the Sardis Baptist Church for fifty years, attending all services until feeble health made attendance impossible.
The deceased is survived by four children, Albert Porter, Callie Porter, Jeff Porter, and Mrs. J. S. Eagles, all of Winnfield, and one sister, Mrs. B. E. Barton, also of Winnfield.
Mary Francis Teddlie Porter (1847 - 1921)
Jefferson Tillet Porter (1886 - 1966)*
Lucy Leona Porter Eagles (1888 - 1935)*
Created by: William Holly
Record added: May 19, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8798759
FROM A DAUGHTER OF THE SOUTH. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE|
Added: Feb. 3, 2008
From: April 20, 1906 Southern Sentinel|
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JAMES TILLET PORTER was born in South Carolina Nov. 21, 1842; moved to
Louisiana in 1857, to the vicinity where he now resides. He enlisted ...(Read more)
Added: May. 19, 2004