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  • John Portis (c.1628 - bef.1707)
    Notes Isle of Wight Co VA Will of John Portis 6 April 1693 - to my dau Sussannah Thomas, wife of John Thomas, land in the Upper Parish for life. Sussannah was formerly wife of Jno. Frizzell, dec, and...
  • John Lawrence Portis (1931 - 2008)
    John Lawrence Portis was born on October 25, 1931 to the late Jonah and Ruth Portis in Stonewall, Mississippi. He made his transition from this life on July 19, 2008 in the Port Huron Hospital after a ...
  • Edmund Lee Portis (1901 - 1977)
  • Martha Mae Max (deceased)
  • Mary Portis (1869 - 1941)
    Updated from Ancestry Genealogy via sister Susie Randolph by SmartCopy : Sep 21 2015, 23:19:32 UTC

This project is to share information pertaining to Portis family.

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Charlotte Wright


Has done genealogical research on the Portis family for more than 50 years.

Continues to help many people who are connected to the Portis family. In particular, she has assisted African-Americans by providing information that connects their ancestors to her own ancestors by slave ownership.

She is willing to provide copies of her records/research through the purchase of Portis Family Book upon request. You may contact her to receive more information.

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Portis Patents [http://portisfamily.com/some-history/]

311, 362 --- January 27, 1885 --- Mechanical Power Movement Device James William Portis (1842–1931)

463, 546 --- November 17, 1891 --- Gate-Worker Silas Portis (1873–1933)

551, 337 --- Dec 10, 1895 --- Improved carbon arc for use in lamps – has increased lifetime. Thomas G Portis (1855–1939)

744, 608 --- November 17, 1903 --- Electric Program-Clock to ring vibrating electrical bells at various points and various intervals for schools, factories, etc. John Wylie Portis (1850–1918)