Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Porters in:
 • Brown Cemetery
 • Sardis
 • Winn Parish
 • Louisiana
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

James Tillet Porter
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Nov. 21, 1842
Alabama, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1933
Winn Parish
Louisiana, USA

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. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Francis Teddlie Porter (1847 - 1921)
 
 Children:
  Jefferson Tillet Porter (1886 - 1966)*
  Lucy Leona Porter Eagles (1888 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Brown Cemetery
Sardis
Winn Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: William Holly
Record added: May 19, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8798759
James Tillet Porter
Added by: William Holly
 
James Tillet Porter
Added by: William Holly
 
James Tillet Porter
Added by: DeWanna Robinson Lindo
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

FROM A DAUGHTER OF THE SOUTH. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE
- Martha Lowe
 Added: Feb. 3, 2008
From: April 20, 1906 Southern Sentinel
Police Jury Biography
Something About Our Parish Lawmakers

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)
- William Holly
 Added: May. 19, 2004
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service