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H. James Porter

The Dillon Herald, Dillon, South Carolina
April 28, 1904, Vol. 9, No. 17

Good Man Gone

H. James Porter was born in Marion county near the county seat September 7, 1840. His strength had been failing for quite a while and the end was not unexpected. He joined the Methodist church and became a Christian in early youth. From then until the day of his death he was answering in his fidelity to God. Retiring timid modest as a woman, Brother Porter was never of an assertive or aggressive disposition, but everybody recognized in him a good and true man, exceeding kind and thoughtful, ever ready when physically able to visit the sick and minister of his ability to the.

He was married to Susannah Hays, daughter of old Capt. Henery (sic) Hayes of Kirby, Dec. 20, 1866. His wife with three sons, one daughter, four brothers and one sister survives him.

Bro. Porter loved his country, and when the toxin of war was sounded in the South he was among the first to respond. He joined company H. Forty-third regiment, and followed his flag when it was furled at Bentonville. Thus he leaves to his family the legacy of a noble Christian manhood.

"A good name is better than great riches." He was laid to rest, in the family burying ground surrounded by a large congregation of relatives and friends. "Mark the perfect man for the end of that man is peace." S. J. Bethea

Transcribed by Helen B. Moody from the microfilm at the Dillon Library, Dillon, South Carolina

Contributed by Helen Moody, 26 Oct 2003


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