I am researching the family of Willford or Wilford or Wilfred H. Porter. Wilfred Porter is listed on the 1860 Rusk Co., Mortality Schedule as having died the previous December. His widow, Elendar or Ellen, and his family are on page 299 of the 1860 Rusk Co., TX census, as best as I can transcribe it:
Porter, E. S., 30, f, farmer, value of real estate: 750, value of personal estae: 270?, born Tenn
------, Franklin, 10, m, Tenn
------, Thomas, 08, m, Tenn
------, Eliza, 04, f, Tenn
------, Pattin or Patton, 06, m, Tenn
------, Willie H. 5/12, m, Texas
I don't know Ellen's maiden surname. The oldest son, Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Porter, married Elizabeth Ann "Bettie" Gray about 1868 according to the 1900 census of the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. Bettie was born between 1848 and 1852, in either TX or TN. I don't know where they married. In 1880, Frank Porter and family were on the Cooke Co., TX census. In 1880, the other boys, their families, and their widowed mother were in Montague Co., TX. I don't know where Eliza was.
Does anyone researching in Rusk Co., TX recognize these persons?
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