James David Porter was born on December 7, 1828 in Paris, Tennessee and died in Nashville on May 18, 1912. He received an A.B. from the University of Nashville in 1846, and an A.M.. He attended Cumberland University to study law and graduated in 1884. He was a trustee of Peabody Education Fund in 1883, President of the Tennessee Historical Society, and an author of Confederate Military History of Tennessee.Scope and Contents
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