As far as I know I don't have anybody from Alabama. The furthest I've got is a Charles Porter from Illinois. He had a son in 1849 named Thomas and moved to Muskegon MI(where I live) in 1851. Thomas had a son, William who is my great grandfather. I've read that Charles came from Canada, and I've read that he came from New York, but he may have been born in Canada then moved to New York! I still have no idea even what his wifes name is.