The PORTER line in question is my direct line--documented in DAR.I was trying to help clarify and correct the information--Joseph PORTER is not in the picture.
Thomas Porter Will abstract (19 May 1799): Son Eli:to get 150 acres, part of the Tract "whereon I now live" Daughter:Betty Porter to get 100 acres, the remainder of the Tract "whereon I now live" Married children: Hannah Jackman, Sarah Scott, John, William, Thomas, Charles, and Edwin - to have what has been given them already. Hannah Jackman, Sarah Scott, William, Thomas, Charles, Betty, Eli, and John Porter deceased, his heirs - to have remainder of the estate, up to L100. If there is more "Edwin shall come in for a proportion of that balance."
Servants: Jack, Wil, and Sam - my wearing clothes.
Exors: Sons William, Thomas and Edwin
Signed: Thomas Porter
Edwin Porter, Thomas bondsman 9-25-1797 Polly Mauzy bondsman John Mauzy. Thomas he and Sarah Porter 1761 sell Wm Hunton 120 acres. Sons Wm, Thomas and Edwin. Samuel and Martin Porter. Married children Hannah Jackman, Sarah Scott, John deceased, Wm, Thomas, Charles and Edwin. not married Betty.
My line--Henry Franklin REEDS m. Sarah PORTER b. 1845 Henry Franklin REEDS m. 2) Alice J. DUNCAN