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Tennessee Porter Outlaw b. 1823
Posted by: pam (ID *****3086) Date: June 18, 2003 at 13:12:39
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It has been a while since I asked about our ggg grandmother, so I thought I would put out her information again.

For some reason we have not been able to find her parents, siblings, place of birth, nothing, zip, nada...

Here are the things we do know:

She married our ggg grandfather, JAMES FRANKLIN SUMMERS, on July 4, 1847 in STEWART COUNTY, TN. (they had applied for the license on July 3, 1847 according to the State record)

According to the document the State of TN sent us: Mr. William H. Pully and Mary C. Porter applied for their marriage license the day before she and Mr. Summers applied (July 2, 1847)...I have wondered if this "Mary C. Porter" was in any way related to our ggg grandmother.

We do not know if our ggg grandmother had been married before, i.e. if Outlaw was a maiden name or if Porter was just a middle name or what. Not a clue there either. We have never found any relatives of her's that appeared to come and visit by either name of PORTER or OUTLAW.

I have found one child of her's that later married into an OUTLAW connection (Sarah Francis Outlaw), but I can't find anything out on this Sarah Francis Outlaw. But that is the only OUTLAW connection I have found myself, personally.

She had at least 13 children w/Mr. Summers.

She is buried at the family home site at Spring Creek outside Waverly, TN.

Family verbal history has it that she is possibly part indian.

There is a picture of her and Mr. Summers on the OUTLAW board that GrannyJean has. She was a very petite and pretty woman.

She died Dec 30, 1902 in HUMPHREYS COUNTY, TN.

According to the blurb in Goodspeeds for Humphreys County, it notes that she was born Nov 17, 1823; however I have seen no records to substantiate that and I do not know where Goodspeeds is getting their information.

HELP...if anyone knows anything of her past or family, we could sure use a break here. Thanks so much.


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