Some Portis Family History
A short history of our direct Portis line and some notes on notable Portis places, people, and things.
The Portis Goldmine
“The interesting story of a southern gold mine”
Portis Family Reunions
Portis Cemeteries
Short descriptions and links to external resources.
Portis Families in the 1870 Census
All Portis families listed in the first census to enumerate “black” and “white” families separately.
Portis Families in Guilford and Surry Co, NC and Patrick Co, VA
A narrative of Portis families who were born and/or resided in these counties before the 1900s
Black Portis Families
Most black families derive from slaves owned by just a few white Portis families.