I was browsing and i saw your post Portee/Grooms Columbia,Sc.
I'm not related, but my family is from the Columbia,SC area Lower Richland.
Well in my research in this site:
There were numerous site regarding the
Portee family and Groom Family plus wills, children bound out to different people in South Carolina.
Someone said a family member was in New York. Do you know where? I live in NY state perhaps i can assist in locating.