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Letter from Samuel Doak Porter to Col. Gabriel T. MacKenzie November 30, 1962


The letter from Samuel Doak Porter to GTM is dated Nov. 30, 1962 and appears to be the first contact between the two. The date is important because it shows how relatively late in life (and in the course of their research) the two connected. It also shows how much information on the early Porters contained in the Blue Book came from GTM. Recall that the microfilm includes an early draft of SDP's work (ca. 1962) that is relatively vague on the earliest Porters and light on McKenzie information. The final edition of the Blue Book (completed by SDP's daughter after his passing in 1966) more clearly reflects the research documented in the microfilm. The letter is interesting for another reason. SDP references Ann Sloan as an informant and then attributes to her what we now know (and SDP would soon learn) to be inaccurate information on GTM's Porter ancestor. Ann stated to SDP that GTM was from Squire Jack's line while we now (and GTM had known for some time) that he was from Gabriel McKenzie Porter's line. The letter reflects the fact that GTM started with little Porter information and SDP with little McKenzie information and that very late in their work the two were able to fill in blanks for one another. Scott Carter Williams May 2019


Owner/SourceCourtesy of Scott Carter Williams and Col. Gabriel T. MacKenzie
File nameLetter from Samuel Doak Porter to Col. Gabriel T. MacKenzie November 30, 196221.jpg
File Size1.96m
Dimensions1986 x 2941
Linked toGabriel Thornton MacKenzie; Samuel Doak Porter

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