The plantation known as "Mexico," at the western extremity of  the parish, was the residence of Major Samuel Porcher.  This plantation is made up of several small tracts of land, many of which had been the homesteads of their owners. Major Porcher was the fourth child of Peter Porcher of Peru. In I789 he married Harriet, daughter of Philip Porcher, by whom he had a daughter, Harriet, who married James Gaillard, second son of Peter Gaillard of the Rocks; and three sons, Philip, who married Selina Shackelford, Thomas William, who married the daughter of Peter Gaillard, Jr., and W. Mazyck Porcher, the present proprietor.
Reminiscences of St. Stephen's Parish
Samuel DuBose
Copyright © 1972
Dorothy MacDowell Kelly