Re: [jacksongenealogy]Civil War question
- This is along the same lines as the Porter - different line of the family, but an "in general" question.
I have a relative Adeline Epperson Jones, of Bledsoe & Marion Co, TN - who was living on a houseboat, so the lore goes, during the Civil War. She met Wm Carroll Standifer toward end of CW on said boat. Approx 1 yr later she showed up at Wm's home (he was living w/his parents) with a child Thomas Alexander Standifer, whom she gave over as she had no means to support him. She went on to marry James H. Jones. TA Standifer raised a family in Bledsoe Co, TN.
My question is - is there any written history regarding houseboats along the TN River...prob houses of ill repute, or party barges as we would call them now? This houseboat location has been noted at Bridgeport, but also at the present site of Hale's Bar dam.
---- joy0420@... wrote:
> I have info on Savannah Lewis Porter's "Lewis". She was a sister to my gfather, Benj Franklin Lewis.
> You can contact me via this board, or at joy.smith@...
> ---- myopicme2001 <imreader@...> wrote:
> > After running into a tall, wide wall on Mom's side of the tree, I
> > thought I'd give Dad's a try.
> > My grandmother was Ethel PORTER Goff. I belive her parents were Willy
> > and Savannah PORTER. Willy's parents may have been Alexander and Molly
> > PORTER. I'd like to find the names of all of Granny Ethel's brothers
> > and sisters, and see how many Porter cousins there are out there. Is
> > anyone working on the Porter line? I'd like to compare data with you.