I am one of the Porterfields living in Maryland. I was born in Baltimore in 1933. My father came from Bluefield,WVA and his parents were from Giles county, VA..My father earned his M.D. from University of Maryland 1929 and practiced medicine in Carroll County Maryland until his death in 1983. I am Emeritus Professor of History at Rowan Univedrsity New Jersey and now lived in Pasadena, Maryland. I have two sons but neither live in Maryland. Andrew lives southern California and Brian lives in West Virginia.