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Family Group Record: Mary L. Biffle and Peter Owen Porter

Information supplied by: Janet M. Roseen

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   Peter Owen Porter
   Born: August 1831 Place: Tennessee
   Married: July 16,1852 Place: Weakley County, Tennessee
   Died: Place:
   Parents: W.C. Porter and Judith R. ?
  He married 2nd, Harriett Mizel, August 25, 1862, in Weakley County, Tennessee.

   Mary L. Biffle  
   Born: ca 1834 Place: Tennessee
   Died: before 1863 Place: Greene County, Missouri


1 Martha Cassandra Porter
Sex Born: ca. 1858 Place: Missouri
F Married: Jesse Watson Lillard; they had 11 children Place:
   Died: March 3, 1929 Place: Ravenden Springs, Randolph County, Arkansas

2 William W. Porter
Sex Born: ca. 1859 Place: Missouri
M Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

  • 1840 U. S. Census, Weakley County, Tennessee, pg. 305, line 3, W.C. Porter is father with 13 in household.
  • 1850 U.S. Census, Weakley County, Tennessee, District 11, Peter is found with his parents, W.C. (ca. 1803) and Julia (ca. 1804) and siblings, Abner (19-twin?), Jesse (17), John (15), Henry (15), Benjamin (12), and Feliz (9), all born in Tennessee. His father was born in North Carolina.
  • 1860 U.S. Census, Roberson Twp, Greene County, Missouri, M653-621,p. 34; Peter & Mary w/children; living next to his father's and brother Jesse's farms.
  • 1870 U.S. Census, Evening Shade PO, Morgan, Sharp, Arkansas, M593-65, pg. 329, lists a PO Porter with children Martha and William, all correct ages, with a wife Harriett
  • 1880 U.S. Census Peter O. Porter, Richwoods, Sharp County, Arkansas, Wm. W. Porter is in his household;
    Jesse W. Lillard and Martha C. Lillard in Richwoods, Sharp County, Arkansas, T9-0057, p. 92C; however, it lists Martha's birth place as West Virginia. Are these the same?
  • 1900 U.S. Census, Peter O. Porter is in Piney Fork, Sharp County, Arkansas; where is William?
    Jessie Lillard, Water Valley, Randolph County, Arkansas, with wife and children
  • 1910 U.S. Census, Jesse W. Lillard, Tyronza Twp, Poinsett County, Arkansas, with wife and children
  • 1920 U.S. Census, Tyronza, Poinsett County, Arkansas, T625-75, pg. 20A, E.D. 210, lists Jesse W. Lillard with wife and daughter; in 1920 Martha C. is shown as being born in Tennessee.

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