Alexander Porter (1786 - 1844):
Alexander Porter was born in County Down, son of Rev. James Porter, United Irishman and Presbyterian minister. He is reputed to have fought in the Battle of Ballynahinch in 1798. In 1801 he went to America, and in 1807 was called to the Bar. By 1821 he was a judge in Louisianna and served as a member of Senate from 1834 to 1837, during which time he strongly upheld the institution of slavery, and was himself a slave-owner. He died in Attakapas, Louisiana.