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Friday, March 30, 2012

1837 :: Death of Margaret Watson

On this date in our family history . . . the 30th day of March . . . in the year 1837 . . . Margaret Porter nee Watson dies in Greene County, Georgia . . . this Margaret is a maternal great-grandma to Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . 

Georgia Comprising Sketches of
Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons
Arranged in Cyclopedic Form
Allen Daniel Candler, Clement Anselm Evans
was some mercantile establishments shipping interests etc Porter Oliver S is to be considered as the virtual founder of the village of Porterdale where he has been engaged in the manufacturing of cotton goods about forty years being one of the best known and most honored citizens of Newton county and a member of old and distinguished families of this commonwealth He was born near Penfield Greene county Ga June 18 1836 a son of James M Porter who was born on the same family homestead and of Al fiah J Cox Porter who was born in Morgan county Ga The paternal great grandparents of the subject of this review were John and Mary Anthony Porter who came to America from Belfast Ireland in 1745 and settled in Prince Edward county Va At the in

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