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Re: PORTEE/GROOMS Columbia SC
In Response To: Re: PORTEE/GROOMS Columbia SC ()
I am also a descendant of the Portee's. I have also been told that there's a connection between the SC Portee family & the Poree family of New Orleans. My research has hit a wall in this area. My only thoughts on such a connection would be an Eliza Portee located in Charleston, SC who may have been in Louisiana at some point in here life, as well as the French Creole population that migrated from New Orleans to the Illinois area. If there is a connection at all. I know that there are a great deal of Portee's in Illinois. I have also been told that the Portee's are of Portuguese, African, & the Eastern Woodland Native American Tribes, but I must say that I have seen a greater connection between the Portee name & French origin. I am so excited to make contact with you both. Especially Kiwana Davis, since your first name is my middle name. You are the only other person I have heard of with that name with the exact same spelling. I look forward to making further contact & hopefully breaking past our current research barriers.
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