Porter Bibb (b1839)

From the History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography
 Soldier, Farmer, Legislator

Born:July 19, 1839, Elbert, Gerogia
Died:February 8, 1915, Belle Mina, Limestone County, AL
Buried:Bibb Cemetery, north side of Bibb-garrett Road, Li
Husband of:Amelia Bradley Bibb
Son of:David Porter Bibb (b1814)
Grandson of:Thomas Bibb


•  "BIBB, Porter (1839 Feb. 8, 1915) Farmer in north Alabama who served his state during the Civil War. He was born in Madison Comity and reared on a farm but was able to attain a good education for the times in county schools and at Greene Academy in Huntsville. He served as a captain in the Confederate Army and after the war engaged in farming at Belle Mina. He served in the Alabama legislature in 1883 and 1884. He died in Belle Mina." - Alabama Past Leaders

•  Captain, C. S. Army

•  "Son of Porter and Mary P. (Betts) Bibb, the former a graduate of the University of Virginia and a planter of Limestone County; grandson of Thomas and Permelia (Thompson) Bibb and of Elisha and Martha (Chambers) Betts, both natives of Virginia, who early settled in Madison County, the former a soldier in the War of 1812." - Alabama Biography

•  "He was reared on a farm, attended the common schools of his county, and later Greene academy, at Huntsville. He went to Memphis, Tenn., in 1859, where he took up the study of law." - Alabama Biography

•  "He came home from Memphis, TN (studying law) in 1860, organized a company, and entered the Confederate Army as first lieutenant in 1861, in Co. E, 40th Tennessee regiment. This company offered their services to Alabama but the quota was full and they were rejected. They enlisted for twelve months and when the term of enlistment had expired they were prisoners of war at Johnson's Island, remained in prison for six months and were exchanged at Vicksburg. After his release he served until the end of the war as brigade quartermaster to Brigadier General Alpheus Baker." - Alabama Biography

•  "After the war he returned to Belle Mina and engaged in farming. He represented Limestone County in 1883-84, in the State legislature, was notary public and ex-officio justice of the peace." - Alabama Biography

•  He was a Mason and a Knight of Honor. - Alabama Biography

•  Father of:
1. Bradley Nathan, born 1865, married Josephine S. Ashford
2. Mary Porter, born 1865, married Benjamin D. Lindsays, of Belle Mina
3. Katie Lockhar, born 1867, died 1880
4. Luke Pryor, born 1869, died 1871
5. Augusta Kortech, married (1) Gilmond P. Garrett, (2) George Duncan, of Belle Mina
6. Elmira Bradley, born 1871, died 1949
7. Robert C., born 1873, died 1928, married Camilla Madding, of Huntsville
8. Thomas Porter, born 1873, died 1905
9. Benajah A., born 1877,married Berrlee Jacoway, of Mooresville
10. David Watkins, born 1879, died 1889
11. William Joseph born 1882
12. Geroge Houston, born 1884, died 1885
13. Allan Dandridge, born 1886, died 1901 - Alabama Biography

Related Links:

•  Alabama Biography - History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 3, by Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, © 1921, pp. 143-44.

•  Alabama Past Leaders - By Henry S. and Marsha Kass Marks, © 1982, p. 33.

•  Ancestry.com - Page owned by Melanie Burke and requires Ancestry.com membership to view.

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•  Alabama Biography
•  Amelia Bradley Bibb
•  David Porter Bibb (b1814)
•  Thomas Bibb