According to articles in The Heritage of Fayette County, Alabama book, p. 386,387 & 388. Submitted by:Virginia Porter Estes; Carl Porter; C. Wayne Porter; Alice Porter Hudgins.
Does the name Jimmie Vasco Porter mean anything to you? At any rate, he had an uncle named James Milford Randall Porter (Jim Porter). Jimmie Vasco Porter was a descendant of very early settlers in Fayette Co., Alabama.
It has been said that almost all Porter's in Fayette, Lamar, Pickens, and Marion Counties of Alabama are related. The early Porter's migrated from Southern England to Northern Ireland to VA to Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama and crossed the Black Warrior River at Northport (Tusc. Co)with the help of Indians and made their way on into Fayette Co., Alabama.
Three Porter's joined the U.S. Army at Pulaski, TN in 1815. Thomas and Samuel Porter joined 14 Feb 1815, and John L. Porter joined 20 Feb 1815. All three joined for five years. The three Porter's who settled in Fayette Co., AL were John L, Thomas, and Jesse. John L Porter was released 20 Feb 1820 and given 160 acres in what later became Fayette Courthouse settlement, 15 Jan 1821. A fourth brother, Samuel, went south down the Black Warrior River and settled in Florida. John L, Thomas & Samuel are listed as sons of a Samuel Porter of Russell Co., VA. Jesse Porter was not mentioned in that will.
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