Samuel Goodwin Portis

26 April 1834–9 September 1855 (Age 21)
Clarke, Alabama, United States

The Life of Samuel Goodwin

When Samuel Goodwin Portis was born on 26 April 1834, in Clarke, Alabama, United States, his father, Solomon Wilder Portis, was 25 and his mother, Julia Ann Jones, was 22. He died on 9 September 1855, in Wilcox, Alabama, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in Portis Cemetery, Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Solomon Wilder Portis
1809–1872
Julia Ann Jones
1811–1872
Joseph Ira Portis
1829–1850
David Harwell Portis
1830–1862
John Gray Portis
1834–1834
Samuel Goodwin Portis
1834–1855
Mary Rebecca Portis
1836–1925
Martha M. Portis
1839–1875
Edmund Portis
1841–1842
Benjamin Darius Portis
1843–1937
Lucy Ann Jones Portis
1843–1886
Andrew Jackson Portis
1844–1859
Viola Eugenia Portis
1848–1849
Infant Portis
1850–1850
Azama Zeola Portis
1853–1862

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (4)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846

Age 12

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 15

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Porteous .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Samuel G Portis in household of Solomon W Portis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Goodwin Portis, "Find A Grave Index"

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