Joesph C. Jones, son of Edmond and Peggy Jackson Jones, was married and had 3children with first wife. she became ill, there was a young lady name Annie L. Fitch, who cared for her while she was ill. before pasting away, she ask Annie to married her husband and take care of him. later they were married, they were known as papa Joe and big mama Annie. they raised their 13 children in Toomsuba Mississippi. papa Joe always was the head of his house hold. he was a Preacher at Little Hope Baptist Church in Toomsuba Mississippi. Esther Jones Wallace, his daugther, use to tell how that when they were little and living in a 4 bedroom
house. she said that one room had a beautiful brass bed in it and the room was fix up, because when ever Preachers came to town, they would stay in that brass room. papa Joe, was also known to be a Entrepreneur, he also would pull his own teeth instead of going to the Dentist.
In Memory of our great Uncle Johnny Fitch, who was a Black Cowboy.
Sallie Portis, Age: 16
Marriage to Mack Fitch Age: 22, 1891 5 Feb
Sumter County, Alabama, USA
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the 1870 census of, John and Millie Fitch, with their son Mack, they are listed at the bottom.
the 1870 census of, Amos and Hannah Portis, with their children Charley Andy Edgar. they are listed at the bottom.
Our Amos Portis married our Charlotte Fitch in 1887
groom's name: Amos Portis
bride's name: Charlotte Fitch
marriage date: 24 Dec 1887
marriage place: , Sumter, Alabama
indexing project (batch) number: M59344-4
system origin: Alabama-EASy
source film number: 1293887
This is the slave owners who own our family the portis, John Wesley & Rebecca Griffin Portis.
Information about John Wesley Portis
John Wesley Portis, lawyer, colonel C.S. Army, was born in 1818, in NashCounty, NC, deceased; son of Ira Portis, who went from North Carolina toClarke County [Alabama] in 1818, and settled near Suggsville...[Bpn notes: Suggsville is a settlement in Clarke County named forWilliam Suggs who opened a general store there in 1814, where a P.O. wasestablished in 1824. Suggsville is about halfway between the Tombigbee Riverand the Alabma River. Clarke County was created (before the state ofAlabama) by the Mississippi Territorial Legislature in 1812, just east ofWashington County and a bit north of Mobile. The Alabama Territory wascreated in 1817 and the state of Alabama was created in 1819. Clarke Co, ALis now bordered on the north by Marengo Co, which is immediately east ofSumter County, where James Edward Poythress & James Speed Poythress movedwhen they came in 1853 from Mecklenburg Co, Virginia. I've long wonderedwhether Benjamin P. Portis, who was in the 1850 Sumter Co, AL Census, bornabout 1822 in Alabama, might have been a distant relative of thosePoythresses who came to Sumter Co in 1853.]... [John Wesley Portis was] grandson of John Portis, of Fishing Creek,Ransom's Bridge, Roanoke River, NC; great-grandson of George Portis, whocame from Wales and settled on the [sic] Isle of Wight, Va., in 1760, andwas buried in the old Petersburg cemetery.Mr. Portis [John Wesley Portis] was educated at the University ofVirginia, and studied law in the office of Cooper & Parsons, at Claiborne[in Monroe Co, AL, a county just east of Clarke Co, AL]. He was admitted tothe bar; engaged in the practice of law and in planting at Suggsville; waselected to the State legislature from Clarke County [AL] as a mixed basisDemocrat in 1843, and was re-elected in 1844. He was a trustee of theUniversity of Alabama from 1844 to 1860.On the beginning of the War of Secession in 1861, he volunteered as aprivate in the C.S. Army, and was later elected a lieutenant in theForty-second Alabama regiment. A year later, he was elected colonel of theForty-second Alabama; led it at Corinth [Mississippi], where he was wounded;resigned soon afterwards and returned home.After the war, he resumed the practice of law at Suggsville; served forsome time as postmaster at that place; and engaged in merchandising to someextent. He was a Democrat, a delegate to the national conventions atCincinnati, Charleston, and Baltimore, and a Methodist.Married: to Rebecca Griffin, daughter of Richard Rivers.Children:1. Richard Rivers [Portis], b. October 24, 1845, d. May 4, 1885,private in the C.S. Army 1864-1865,lawyer and merchant at Suggsville,m[arried] (1) Maimie Deas, (2) Mary Barnes.2. Ira David [Portis], b. October 24, 1845 [thus twin of above RRP, likelyknown by his middle name since younger brother below shares same firstname],private in C.S. Army, 1864-1865,lawyer at Suggsville,m[arried] Onie Mae Poole3. Ira Rivers [Portis], b. May 24, 1847,private in C.S. Army,was graduated M.D. from Tulane University,physician and planter in Smith County, Texas [county of Tyler, TX] until1899,private U.S. Army, Philippine War, 18984. Emma5. Ella6. Mary7. Lucy[John Wesley Portis] last residence: Suggsville [Clarke Co, AL]
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