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In Response To: PORTEE/GROOMS Columbia SC ()

At least one member from the Portee family in Illinois married into my family in the past, and I have a cousin who is married to a Portee descendant. The Portee family was a very large clan and can be found early in the States as they were free people. Folklore was that the Portees migrated from Louisiana to the eastern seaboard States, but a better reference would be Paul Heinegg's biography on the Portee/Portis family. When you open the link simply scroll down to the Portee family biography, as the families are in alphabetical surname order. Good luck with your search.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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