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James Tillet Porter

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James Tillet Porter

Birth
Alabama, USA
Death
10 Jul 1933 (aged 90)
Winn Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial
Sardis, Winn Parish, Louisiana, USA Add to Map
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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.
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.


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