Mitchell Thomas Porter

Mitchell Thomas Porter

Birth
Alabama, USA
Death 27 Jan 1916 (aged 90)
Alabama, USA
Burial Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 100700185 · View Source
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Judge Mitchell T. Porter, 90 years and three months died at his home on Eighth Ave. this morning before 11:00 o'clock after a lengthy illness. Old age was the principal cause of his death. For years Judge Porter was prominent in the affairs of Jefferson Co., and Birmingham. He was born in Montevallo, October 10, 1825, his parents being Dr. Mitchell A. Porter and Mary Porter. When he was three months old he moved Elyton with his mother. He attended the East Tennessee University at Knoxville and graduated in 1848. On his return to Elyton he began reading law with W.S. Mudd and was admitted to the bar in 1850 of this state. He formed a law partnership and continued it up to the Civil War and he organized Company C Twentieth Alabama, September, 1861 going to the front, and going through several prominent battles in the war between the states. His health became bad and he was urged to return home to Elyton in 1864. He removed to Birmingham in 1881. He married Katherine Martin, March 9, 1853 and nine children were born of the union four of whom are living including Mrs. Mary Stiles wife of probate judge J.B. Stiles of Jeferson(sp) County. The funeral of Judge Porter will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the afternoon interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Ellen
  • Added: 14 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100700185
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mitchell Thomas Porter (10 Oct 1825–27 Jan 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100700185, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Ellen (contributor 46621931) .