The questions you ask!! As far as I can tell, there was a Samuel Porterfield
(1800-1872) who was married twice and had 11 children. One of those was
Samuel Davis Porterfield (1835-1922) who had 6 children, one of which
was Sheldon James Porterfield (1873-1962). Another child was Albert Gallatin
Porterfield (1848-1930)--sometimes referred to as A. G. Porterfield, who
had four children, one of which was Samuel Howard Porterfield (1874-1942).
This Samuel Howard Porterfield was my grandfather and your great-grandfather.
So............ that would make Sheldon and Samuel Howard cousins.
- Sue Bender
You are correct.
That is far more than I really wanted to know :)