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  Grandmother Annie L. Fitch Jones was a midwife in the State of Mississippi and Alabama. She delivered over five hundred babies in those states and some of her grandchildren. Grandmother Annie L. Fitch  Jones was honored in the State of Mississippi along with a Mrs. Robertson who was also a midwife. They both were honored in the newspaper back in the 1940's

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Our grandmother Annie L.Fitch Jones, standing on the right, with family friend, standing on the left. also with daughter inlaw Lou Ella McElroy Jones and granddaughter Sanovia Diane, whom she delivered.
 
grandmother Annie was a very strong loving and caring person , who love taking care of people. The family always heard stories about grandmother Annie, how she would sometimes get payed with a chicken or a pig, after delivering a baby. Every one knew her , I had the pleasure of talking to the Coker family that had owned the party store in that area of Toomsuba Ms. they talked very highly of grandmother Annie. we came in contact with one of the babies that grandmother Annie delivered, she came to the family reunion in 2010. it was exciting to see some one she had brought into this world. grandmother Annie always prayed for her children and grandchildren and all of their children. her prayers back then has kept our family strong and fighting to move forward. I believe alot of us have her spirit, I thank God for grandmother Annie's prayers.
 
 
 
 
Joesph C. Jones, son of Edmond and Peggy Jackson Jones, was married and had 3children with first wife. she became ill, there was a young lady name Annie L. Fitch, who cared for her while she was ill. before pasting away, she ask Annie to married her husband and take care of him. later they were married, they were known as papa Joe and big mama Annie. they raised their 13 children in Toomsuba Mississippi. papa Joe always was the head of his house hold. he was a Preacher at Little Hope Baptist Church in Toomsuba Mississippi. Esther Jones Wallace, his daugther, use to tell how that when they were little and living in a 4 bedroom
house. she said that one room had a beautiful brass bed in it and the room was fix up, because when ever Preachers came to town, they would stay in that brass room. papa Joe, was also known to be a Entrepreneur, he also would pull his own teeth instead of going to the Dentist.
 

Black Cowboys

In Memory of our great Uncle Johnny Fitch, who was a Black Cowboy.





Sallie Portis, Age: 16

Marriage to Mack Fitch Age: 22, 1891 5 Feb

Sumter County, Alabama, USA




please click on census twice to make it bigger ,and click to area you want to see.
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 the 1900 census of Mack Fitch ,Mack is listed on the page at the bottom.wife Sally Portis Fitch and daughter Annie L.Fitch, is in the same household with Mack.they are just listed on the second 1900s census .


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the 1900 census with Sally Portis Fitch,with her daughter Annie L.Fitch, who is our grandmother,at the age eight .they are listed at the top


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the 1910 census of, Mack and Sally Portis Fitch, with their son Johnny. they are listed at the top





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the 1870 census of, John and Millie Fitch, with their son Mack, they are listed at the bottom.

Name:
John Fitch
Age in 1870: 25
 
Birth Year: abt 1845
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1870: Township 13, Choctaw, Alabama
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Post Office: Butler
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
John Fitch 25
Milla Fitch 20
Mack Fitch 1





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the 1880 census, John and Millie Fitch, with their sons, Aaron and Our grandmother Annie L.Fitch Jones, father, Mack Fitch. also John's mother Charottle and John's  brother Mack Fitch. on this census, they are all  listed at the bottom.
name: John Fitch
Age: 34
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1880: Thornville, Sumter, Alabama
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Mellie Fitch
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
 
Mother's Name: Charlotte Fitch
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer
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Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane:
Household Members:
Name Age
John Fitch 34
Mellie Fitch 38
Mach Fitch 12
Aaron Fitch 7
Charlotte Fitch 45
Mach Fitch 29



Name: Willie Fitch
Age in 1910: 12
Birth Year: 1898
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1910: Hurricane Creek, Lauderdale, Mississippi
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Grandson
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
John Fitch  
Millie Fitch 65
Willie Fitch 12

Ancestry.com, Subject: Hello Family!
 
I am writing you again. John Randolph and Hariett Fitch Randolph is my great-great-grandparents. I have been search for along time for Harriet Fitch relative Your grandmom most likely delivery several of Josh and Ida Randolph children. Josh Randolph parents are John and Harriett or Hattie Fitch Randolph . Please get in contact with me. Carole Randolph
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The 1870 census of John and Harriett Fitch Randolph with their children. Annie Randolph 1867-1959, John L Randolph1870-1952, Mary Randolph 1874,  Joshua Randolph 1875, Charlotte Randolph 1879,  Susie E. Randolph 1879- 1960, Robert Randolph 1885, Fannie Randolph 1886, Luise Randolph 1891, Onnie Randolph 1893. they are living next door to Harriett's brother, John Fitch, they all are listed at the bottom.
 
 
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The 1880 census of John and Harriett Fitch Randolph with their children. they are listed in the middle
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The 1910 census of John and Harriett Fitch Randolph with their children.
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Susie Randolph Tucker; Harris, Easley, the daughter of John and Harriett Fitch Randolph
 
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Benjamin Tucker and Steve Harris, children of Susie Randolph Tucker; Harris, Easley
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Joshua Randolph, the son of John and Harriett Fitch Randolph
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John and Annie M. McElroy Randolph, John son of  Joshua and Ida Cook Randolph 
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Annie M. and LIllian, daughters of Joshua and Ida Cook Randolph
 
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Issac Randolph with President George Bush, Issac is the descendant of John and Harriett Fitch Randolph
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Scott Randolph and President Gerald Ford, Scott is the descendant of John and Harriett Fitch Randolph

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the 1870 census of, Amos and Hannah Portis, with their children Charley Andy Edgar. they are listed at the bottom.
Name: Portis Annes
Age in 1870: 35
Birth Year: abt 1835
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1870: Township 16 Range 1 2 3 and 4, Sumter, Alabama
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Post Office: Cuba
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Portis Amos 35
Hannah  25
Charley  4
Andy
4/12
Edgar  4/12
 



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the 1880 census is,Amos and Hannah Portis ,with thier children,one of them is Sally Portis Fitch.who is Our grandmother Annie L. Fitch Jones mother.they are listed at the bottom.
Name: Amos Portis
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1835
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1880: Thornville, Sumter, Alabama
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Hannah Portis
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Works On Farm
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Household Members:
Name Age
Amos Portis 45
Hannah Portis 35
Charlie Portis 14
Adie Portis 10
Eddie Portis 10
Sallie Portis 5
Paul Portis 1
Paulina Portis 1




Name: Amos Portis
Age: 65
Birth Date: Apr 1835
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1900: Thornville, Sumter, Alabama
[Sumter] 
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Charlott Portis
Marriage Year: 1887
Years Married: 13
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Amos Portis 65
Charlott Portis 59

Our Amos Portis married our Charlotte Fitch in 1887

groom's name:    Amos Portis
bride's name:    Charlotte Fitch
marriage date:    24 Dec 1887
marriage place:    , Sumter, Alabama
indexing project (batch) number:    M59344-4
system origin:    Alabama-EASy
source film number:    1293887

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This is the slave owners who own our family the portis, John Wesley & Rebecca Griffin Portis.



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 Slave plantation in Alabama

Information about John Wesley Portis


John Wesley Portis, lawyer, colonel C.S. Army, was born in 1818, in NashCounty, NC, deceased; son of Ira Portis, who went from North Carolina toClarke County [Alabama] in 1818, and settled near Suggsville...[Bpn notes: Suggsville is a settlement in Clarke County named forWilliam Suggs who opened a general store there in 1814, where a P.O. wasestablished in 1824. Suggsville is about halfway between the Tombigbee Riverand the Alabma River. Clarke County was created (before the state ofAlabama) by the Mississippi Territorial Legislature in 1812, just east ofWashington County and a bit north of Mobile. The Alabama Territory wascreated in 1817 and the state of Alabama was created in 1819. Clarke Co, ALis now bordered on the north by Marengo Co, which is immediately east ofSumter County, where James Edward Poythress & James Speed Poythress movedwhen they came in 1853 from Mecklenburg Co, Virginia. I've long wonderedwhether Benjamin P. Portis, who was in the 1850 Sumter Co, AL Census, bornabout 1822 in Alabama, might have been a distant relative of thosePoythresses who came to Sumter Co in 1853.]... [John Wesley Portis was] grandson of John Portis, of Fishing Creek,Ransom's Bridge, Roanoke River, NC; great-grandson of George Portis, whocame from Wales and settled on the [sic] Isle of Wight, Va., in 1760, andwas buried in the old Petersburg cemetery.Mr. Portis [John Wesley Portis] was educated at the University ofVirginia, and studied law in the office of Cooper & Parsons, at Claiborne[in Monroe Co, AL, a county just east of Clarke Co, AL]. He was admitted tothe bar; engaged in the practice of law and in planting at Suggsville; waselected to the State legislature from Clarke County [AL] as a mixed basisDemocrat in 1843, and was re-elected in 1844. He was a trustee of theUniversity of Alabama from 1844 to 1860.On the beginning of the War of Secession in 1861, he volunteered as aprivate in the C.S. Army, and was later elected a lieutenant in theForty-second Alabama regiment. A year later, he was elected colonel of theForty-second Alabama; led it at Corinth [Mississippi], where he was wounded;resigned soon afterwards and returned home.After the war, he resumed the practice of law at Suggsville; served forsome time as postmaster at that place; and engaged in merchandising to someextent. He was a Democrat, a delegate to the national conventions atCincinnati, Charleston, and Baltimore, and a Methodist.Married: to Rebecca Griffin, daughter of Richard Rivers.Children:1. Richard Rivers [Portis], b. October 24, 1845, d. May 4, 1885,private in the C.S. Army 1864-1865,lawyer and merchant at Suggsville,m[arried] (1) Maimie Deas, (2) Mary Barnes.2. Ira David [Portis], b. October 24, 1845 [thus twin of above RRP, likelyknown by his middle name since younger brother below shares same firstname],private in C.S. Army, 1864-1865,lawyer at Suggsville,m[arried] Onie Mae Poole3. Ira Rivers [Portis], b. May 24, 1847,private in C.S. Army,was graduated M.D. from Tulane University,physician and planter in Smith County, Texas [county of Tyler, TX] until1899,private U.S. Army, Philippine War, 18984. Emma5. Ella6. Mary7. Lucy[John Wesley Portis] last residence: Suggsville [Clarke Co, AL]

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