I have recently had my DNA tested. I am looking for ancestors of James Porter who married Susannah Elizabeth [Keith] Porter of Grayson County, Virginia. James was born in 1781 in Wilkes County, North Carolina and died in 1830 in Grayson County, Virginia. I have been unable to find a single piece of evidence of James' parents. I believe that James had the following siblings: William, Alexander, George, and Elizabeth. Below are the wives and children of these siblings.
Alexander Porter 1800 [Elk Creek Grayson County]-1860 m. Sarah Roberts 1799-1852
Louis b. abt 1817
Elizabeth b. 1829 in Grayson County. Married Stephen Thomas May 18, 1854
W. Creed [I find various spellings of his name] b. 1830 d. 1907. m. Thursey Hackler 10/17/1858. W. Creed, in 1880, was living in Precinct 8, Grayson, TX with is wife Thursa [Thursey] and W.F. Hackler and Charles Hackley [his Father-in-law]. W. creed is buried in the Georgetown Cemetery in Pottsboro, TX along with his wife.
Lydia b. 1837
Andrew Jackson 1838-1921 He married Lucinda Catherine Porter on Jan. 28, 1858 in Ashe County, NC. She was born Dec. 1, 1839 in VA. Died July 28, 1902 in Grayson County, VA. Had a child Harvey Lewis Porter. In the 1870 Census for Grayson County, VA, Andrew Jackson and Lucinda are in household #585 with Harvey 11, James 5, and James A. 3. In household #586 are William Porter 34, William Sr. 61 and Margaret 66. William is a blacksmith. In 1900, Louis is named as a brother of Andrew J. Porter. Louis is 82 and a widow.
William Porter 1809?-1880 m. Margaret Elizabeth Bedwell b. abt 1804 d. 1879 in Grayson County, VA
Children:Charlotte b. abt 1830
James b. abt 1832
Thurza b. 1834
Harvey b. abt 1836
Susan b. abt 1838
Catherine b. abt 1840
William b. abt 1842
Margaret b. abt 1844
George b abt 1846
Elizabeth Porter m. Thomas Carr
Charles Lewis Carr
Fielden [Fielding] Carr 1832-96
Jefferson James Carr 1834-77
William Wilburn Carr 1839-1919
Thomas D. Carr 1845-65
Children of son of Thomas and Elizabeth Carr:
William Wilburn Carr m. Mary Polly Jennings
Margaret b. 1861
Robert Lee 1874
John McKinley 1876
Morris Jefferson 1878
George Porter b. 1803 in Grayson County, VA d. 1845 in Grayson. Married Rosamond Bedwell 1797-1845. Rosamond’s parents were James Bedwell 1774-1856 and Jane Wells 1776-1850.
Fielding 1830- [named after his uncle who was the son of Thomas Carr and his wife Elizabeth]
James J. 1835-
William Roscoe 1837- [He moved to Greenup County, KY and then to Scranton, Osage County, KS. I am in contact with Lynn Roberts one of his descendants. She is currently looking for family documents.
Dow B. 1839-
Martin Van Buren 1841-1923
Margaret A. 1848-
If anyone is related to the above siblings of James Porter, please contact me. Perhaps we can find the missing documents to help identify his parents.