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From: "Bobbie" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Porterfield / Reeves
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 13:33:13 -0500
No, Vera, but I thank you for the obituary It contains information I need
but it is actually the Reeves I am searching for, Susan Reeves, she was born
in Tennessee around 1835 and married into the Porterfield family. I don't
know who her parents were or who any of her siblings were, actually I know
nothing about her before she married. Thanks fro the reply I appreciate all
you do on this list, you are just a wealth of information and help everyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2010 12:49 PM
Subject: [ARIZARD] Porterfield / Reeves
I checked my obituary files and found this one.
Could it be one of the Porterfields you're interested in ?
Melbourne Times, Melbourne, Arkansas
Jun 5, 1958 - Services Held For Mrs Porterfield
Mrs Lutishey (sp) Porterfield was born March 31, 1869 in Madison
County, Arkansas and departed this life May 31, 1953 at the home of her
daughter, Mrs J. W. Jones in Calico Rock, at the age of 89 years and two
months. She had been an invalid for the past 5 years. She was married to J.
H. Porterfield in 1886, who preceded her in death 3 years ago. To this union
10 children were born.
She is survived by three sons, John T. of Dolph, David L. of Wild
Cherry and Elder LeRoy of Wideman: Four daughters, Mrs Lilly Helllums,
Sylamore, Mrs Leona Brinsfield, Tupelo, Mrs Iva Sanders, Dolph and Mrs Ella
Jones of Calico Rock: 73 grandchildren, 91 great-grandchildren and 10
She was converted early in life and was a member of the Missionary
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 1 at 2 p.m. at Cross
Roads Church with Rev. George H. Croy (sp) of Wideman and Rev. Delmar Butler
officiating. Burial made in Cross Roads Cemetery under direction of the Hall
Added information in the Wises Chapel Cemetery
Porterfield, L. T. ---- 31 Mar 1869 - 30 May 1958
Porterfield, J. H. ---- 01 May 1867 - 09 Feb 1955
He's the right age to be James age 13 listed in the census.
>I am searching for information on Susan Reeves who married Jimmie T
> Porterfield. I have been told she is buried at Springhill Cemetery but can
> find no marker for her. Jimmie T is buried there as are other
> James (Jimmie T and Susan were married in 1856?)
> Jimmie T was born in about 1837 I have a copy of the 1880 census where:
> born in
> James Porterfield is 43 TN (He was usually known as Jimmie T)
> Susan " is 45 TN
> James " is 13 MO
> John 9 AR
> Margaret 4 AR
> Lydda 1 AR
> There were other children born after Lydda I have their names somewhere :)
> They lived in the New Hope Township in Izard County,
> The 1900 Census has Susan living with daughter Melvina (Walter B) Yancey's
> The 1910 Census has Susan living with daughter Sarah (William H) Yancey's
> I would like to find the names of Susan's parents and siblings if
> Any help would be appreciated.