William Alfred Ports, born August 9, 1865, was the son of Alfred and Sarah (Thomas) Ports.Thier only other child was Annie A. M. born February 25, 1868.
Alfred, born June 11, 1842, was a son of Jacob and Martha (Watson) Ports.One of Alfred'd older brothers was the William Francis Ports that you mentioned.
You may find complete documentation as well as all of my reasoning in my artcile titled "Jacob Ports of Carroll County, Maryland."It appeared in the Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Volume 43, Number 1, Winter 2002.
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