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.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Solomon Wilder Portis
Julia Ann Jones
Joseph Ira Portis
David Harwell Portis
John Gray Portis
Samuel Goodwin Portis
Mary Rebecca Portis
Martha M. Portis
Edmund Portis
Benjamin Darius Portis
Lucy Ann Jones Portis
Andrew Jackson Portis
Viola Eugenia Portis
Infant Portis
Azama Zeola Portis

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

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.

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"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.