I'm not sure if this will help, but I've learned every little bit can. My Great-grandmother was Zena Bratton Porter, born in Baldwin, MS. I believe her father's first name to be Robert (or at least a first initial "R"). She married my Great-grandfather, Walter W. Puryear. They lived in Memphis, TN. and had two sons, one of which was my grandfather, Porter Robert Puryear. Hope this helps, if it does, drop me a line and I'll give you what I have. Good luck!