Could your A.J. Porter be Andrew Jackson Porter, and a son of Thomas Porter, b. 1779 VA?This Thomas Porter (1779 VA) probably died in Fayette Co., Alabama.His 1st wife (name unknown) may have died in TN; 2nd wife was Mahala (maiden name unknown)and after her death he married 3rd to Elizabeth McCann in 1867.
I show John Porter (son of Thomas 1779) married Sarah Nichols and had five known children (may NOT be in birth order)(1) Seaborn "Seab" Porter, b. 17 Oct 1862, d. 26 May 1955 Kennedy, Alabama, m 14 Feb 1886 in Fayette Co., AL to Emaline Howton, b. 1851, d. 1918 Fayette Co., AL. (2) Andrew Jackson Porter, (3) Wm Patterson "Red" Porter, b. ca 1869 MS, d. Fayette Co., AL, m 13 Dec 1886 Fayette Co., AL to Harriet Lene Smith, b. ca 1868 AL, (4) Abbdulia Porter (female), (5) Ludie Porter.Hope this will help, and I look forward to a reply. Lorene