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Full text of "A genealogy of the descendants of Richard Porter, who settled at Weymouth, Mass., 1635, and allied families : also, some account of the descendants of John Porter, who settled at Hingham, Mass., 1635, and Salem (Danvers) Mass., 1644"


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A GENEALOGY 



OF THE DESCENDANTS OF 



RICHAED PORTEE, 



WHO SETTLED AT WEYIMOUTH, MASS., 1635, 

AI^D ALLIED FAMILIES: 

ALSO, 

SOME ACCOUNT OF THE DESCENDANTS OF 

J-OHI^ POETEE, 

WHO SETTLED AT HIN^GHAM, MASS., 1635, 
AND SALEM, (DANVERS) MASS., 16M. 



JOSEPH W. PORTEE. 

. OF BURLINGTON, MAINE, 

Member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society; 

OF the Maine Genealogical and Biographical Society; 

AND OF the Maine Historical Society. 



BANGOR: 

1878. 



POETER FAMILIES. 



Nearly all the families bearing the name of Porter, in the 
United States, can trace their origin to a very few imigrant 
ancestors. 

RICHARD PORTER, Jt^ a r ^ 

Settled in Weymouth, Mass., in 1635. He was my ancestor; 
and a few years since, although not especially fitted for such 
a work by education or occupation, I began a Genealogy of 
his descendants. It has been a work demanding patience and 
persistence, but it has been a pleasure. The very many 
pleasant letters received from members of the family, in nearly 
every state and territory in the union, containing information 
and encouragement, I would here gratefully remember. I give 
in this little book the result, not that it is perfect or complete, 
but it is what I have. 

JOHN PORTER. 

Of Hingham, and Salem, was at Hingham in 1635 — not more 
than three miles distant from Richard Porter, at Weymouth. 
I believe they were brothers, but have no positive proof of 
the fact. 

In the course of my researches, I have accumulated much 
information relating to the earlier generations of this highly 
respectable family ; with some accounts of later generations. 
I have concluded to print what I have, hoping that it may be 



4 GENEALOGY. 

of some benefit, by the way of assistance towards a more 
complete Genealogy of tliis family, and of interest until that 
is accomplished. 

John Porter, of Windsor, Conn., settled there, 1638, and 
said to have been previously at Dorchester, Mass. Hon. 
Samuel W. Porter, of Rochester, New York, Henry Porter 
Andrews, of New York City, and Rev. Edward C. Porter, 
of Racine, Wis., have given much time and research to a 
Genealogy of this family, the last named gentleman having 
prosecuted his work in England. 

Robert and Thomas Porter, brothers, were of the 
eighty-four proprietors of Farmington, Conn., in 1640. The 
first named was ancestor of President Noah Porter, of Yale 
College. 

Daniel Porter, surgeon, of Farmington, Conn., before 
1653, said by one authority to have been a brother of Robert 
and Thomas, of that town. 

Abel Porter, of Boston, Mass., admitted to the church 
there Jan. 23, 1641. 

John Porter, of Roxbury, freeman, Nov. 5, 1633, 
removed to Boston, where in March, 1636, he was appointed 
by court a referee in a case John Burr vs. Mr. Dummer. He 
was a follower of Rev. John Wheelwright and Ann Hutchin- 
son, in their "seditious doctrines," and (with others,) was 
warned before the 30th of November, 1637, to deliver up his 
guns, pistols, powder, shot and match, at Mr. Cane's house 
in Boston, there to be kept till further orders by the court. 
"March 12, 1638, John Porter and others * * * having 
license to depart, summons is to go out for them to appear 
(if they are not gone before,) at the next court, the third 
month, to answer such things as shall be objected." Judge 
Savage, in his Genealogical Dictionary of New England, says 
that "he removed to Rhode Island, signed their compact in 
1638 ; was an assistant in 1641, and after for some years. 
Lived in Portsmouth, R. I., in 1655, and at Wickford, R. I., 
1674. Hazard H, 612." It has been by some thought that 



* PORTER FAMILIES. 6 

this man was tlie same as John, of Hingham and Salem, but 
I do not see how such can be the case. There are some other 
families who have come into the country since 1800, from 
England, Ireland, and the British Provinces. 

JOSEPH W. PORTER. 
Burlington, Maine, 1878. 



Note — Where no state is named in connection with towns, 
Massachusetts is the state, except in cases of well known 
cities. 



GENEALOGY. 



RICHARD PORTER, 

Settled in Weymouth, Mass., in 1635. In the New England 
Historical and Gen$:ilogical Register, Vol, 25, page 13, is a "list 
of passengers at Weymouth, England, March 30, 1635, bound 
for New England," in which is the name of Richard Porter. 
In this list, also, are the names of other men, who settled at 
Weymouth, some of whose descendants of the same names 
continue there until this day. Rev. Joseph Hull, minister; 
Massachiel Barnard, of Badcomb, in the county of Somerset; 
John Whitmarsh, William Reed, of Badcomb; Zechary Bick- 
neU, Henry Kingman, Thomas Holbrook, Robert Lovell and 
others. 

"July 8, 1635, the General Court granted leave to Mr. 
Hull, a minister, and twenty-one families, to sit down at 
Wessaguscus." 

September 2d, 1835, the General Court changed the name 
of Wessaguscus to Weymouth, so named, no doubt, for Wey- 
mouth, England. During the late war, the selectmen had 
occasion to look up the incorporation of the town, and found 
no other authority to act as a town, than this. 

For two hundred and forty-three years, Weymouth has 
been the only ancient town in Massachusetts, with possibly 
one exception, which has preserved its original boundaries. 
Nothing has been added, nothing taken away. Long may the 
old town continue before it is cut up into insignificance. 

The town records of Weymouth, prior to 1648, are very 
meagre. In that year and in 1654, 1661, 1663, and 1668, 
grants of land were made to Richard Porter. For many years 



8 GENEALOGY. 

he was continually in office as selectman, constable, and upon 
committees ; he was a member of the original church, and the 
name of "brother Richard Porter" often occurs on the old 
records. He lived not far from where the meeting house of 
the North Parish, in Weymouth, now stands ; probably 
between there and the old burial ground. In 1651 a road 
was laid out between Richard Porter's meadow and Stephen 
French's land. In 1663 the town voted "that the flats upon 
the back river shall be let out for town's use for the ensuing 
year, for the thatching of houses, and this to be done by the 
selectmen. By flats we understand all these flats on this side 
of river, begining at Snooke's Marsh until you come to 
the upper end of Richard Porter's marsh." In 1673 Abiah 
Whitman and Thomas Hunt, were appointed fence viewers 
for "middle of the town so far as the brook that runs by 
Richard Porter's house." In 1661 brother Richard Porter, 
John Rane, John Bicknell, Stephen French, and John Porter, 
chosen committee to repair meeting house. "Bro. Bicknell, 
for making the meeting house tite, 3 pounds." The name of 
his wife was probably Ruth, and he was probably married 
after arriving in this country. On Boston records is the 
following birth : "Ruth, daughter of Richard Porter, born at 
Weymouth, Oct. 3, 1639." He died between Dec. 25, 1688, 
the date of his will, and March 6, 1689, the date of the 
inventory of his estate. I give a copy of his will which I 
found in the Suffolk Probate office, unrecorded. 

I, Richard Porter, of Weymouth, In New England, being appre- 
hensive of my near approaching departure out of this world, and 
being through the mercy of God of a short memory and disposing 
mind ; trusting in the mercy of God through ye Lord Jesus Christ for 
Etternall Life : Do make this ray last will and testament as folowth : 

Item : I do give and bequeath unto my grandchild, Thomas Porter, 
the only sone of my sone Thomas Porter, deceased, my now dwelling 
house and barn and orchard, the swampy meadow, and ye land adjoin- 
ing ftrom ye swampy land of James Lovelll, and Joseph Dyer, down- 
ward along by ye country highway, so far as the gate by which wee 
did turne out of the highway into ye feild comonly called ye middle 
gate, and from that gate crose ye feild upon a streight line into ye 
land now in ye ocupation of John Blanchett (Blauchard.) 



PORTER FAMILIES. 9 

Also, 1 give unto my said grandchild tlie one full halfe of my lott of 
laud being in the second devision of common lott, the divission to be 
made Avhen ye said Thomas shall come to ye age of twenty years ; 
always provided, and it is my will, that if ye said Thomas shall dye 
before he come to ye age of twenty years, that then the foresaid estate 
shall be and remaine so, to my grandchild Kuth Richards, and the 
heirs borne of her body, if any be then living, if not then to return 
to my sone John, to him and his heirs : my will is that ye said Thomas 
Porter shall have the income of his part of ye estate immediately after 
my decease. I give and bequath unto my Grandchild, Samuel Bayley, 
that my two Acres of Land on King Oak Hill. Also I give and 
bequath unto my daughter, Mary Bicknell, ten pounds of my estate 
to be paid by my Executors after my decease. All the rest of my 
estate not before given by this my will, I give and bequeath to my 
sone, John Porter, whom I do make, constitute, and appoint my sole 
executor to this mj^ last will and testament, and I do desire and ap- 
point my loving ffriends, James Lovell, sen'r, and Thomas Pieed, as 
overseers to this mj last will and testament, in all respects that it may 
be fulflled ; and I do hereby make void and null all other former wills 
by me made and declared, and do declare and publish this to be my 
last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto sett my 
hand and seal, the five & twentieth day of December, in ye year of ye 
Lord one thousand six hundred eighty and eight, in ye fourth j^ear 
of his Majesty's reign James the Second, by ye grace of God, King 
of England, and defender of ye faith. 

RICHARD X PORTER, 

Signed, sealed and published in presence of Abiah Whitman, Zech- 
ariah Bicknell, Stephen Ffreuch, sen'r. 



Weymouth, March 6, 1689. 

An Inventory of ye estate of Richard Porter, late of Weymouth, 
deceased, appraised by ye subscribers. 

To his purse and wearing apparell 03.00.00 

To 1 ffeather bed and bedding 04.10.00 

To 1 Chest and 5 Chaires 00.06.00 
To a dwelling house, barn and orcliard, and about ten acres 

of land adjoining 40.00.00 

To 2 Acres of land in King Oak Hill 04.00.00 

To 9 Acres of pasture land 18.00.00 

To 1 piece of salt meadow upon ye Back river 08.00.00 

To 1 lott of land in ye second devision 02.00.00 

To 1 broad ax and adds 00.04.00 



Sumar. 80.00.00 

Signed, John Porter, Stephen French, Joseph Green. 
2 



10 GENEALOGY. 

The names of his children, of whom I have no dates of 
birth, except Ruth, were: 

2. i. John,2 m. Deliverance Byrom, 9th Feb., 1660. 

3. ii. Ruth,2 b. Oct. 3, 1639, m. Thomas Bailey Jr., 19th Sept., 

1660. 

4. iii. Thoraas,2 m. Sarah Vining. 

6. iv. Mary ,2 m. John Bicknell, Jan. 2, 1659. 



SECOND GENERATION. 

Sergeant John^ Porter of Richard^ Porter. Lived in 
Weymouth, with the possible exception of a few years 
in Bridgewater, of which I am doubtful. He was one of the 
most enterprising men of his time. He had many land grants 
in Weymouth. He was also a large purchaser of lands in 
ancient Bridgewater, in 1686, 1687, 1603, 1694, 1696 and in 
1699. In Bridgewater, Feb. 13, 1686, at a meeting of 
purchasers of Bridgewater lands, "they did agree to give to 
Rev. Mr. Keith, so many as were willing, out of their thirty 
acre wood lots as followeth, two acres each ; " this agreement 
was signed by John Porter. About the same time he with 
others agreed to give land for a common in Bridgewater "for 
oood of all." In 1693 he built the first saw mill in what is 
DOW South Abington at "Little Comfort." In 1696 he sold 
half of this mill to Joseph Josselyn. In 1680 he and John 
Holbrook of Weymouth took a mortgage of a brewery in 
Boston, of Robert Cox, which stood not far from the site of the 
present postoffice. In 1706 he and his wife^old Grape Island, 
in Weymouth ; he was a useful, honored citizen, holding all the 
various town offices at different times ; committee to run town 
lines several times. One remarkable fact about him is, that 
I cannot find that he was ever made a freeman b}^ the General 
Court — without which in those times, no man could hold 
public office, it was said. He married Deliverance, daughter 
of Nicholas, and Martha (Shaw) Byram, Feb. 9, 1660. He 
died in Weymouth, Aug. 7, 1717 ; his widow died Sept. 30, 1720. 



rORTEE FAMILIES. 11 

I give a copy of his will from Suffolk Probate Records : 

In the Name op God, Amen : This Eight day of Febuary, Annoqe 
Domini One thousand Seven hundred and * * Fifteen or Sixteen, 
I, John Porter, of Weymouth, in the County of Suftblk, in New Eng- 
land, Yeoman, being aged but of perfect memory and Disposing mind, 
Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form 
following : — First and Principally I commit my Soul to God that gave 
it, hopeing for Salvation through the alone merits of Jesus Christ my 
Redeemer, and my Body to the Earth to be hurried in such desent 
manner as to my Executrix hereafter named shall be thought meet. 
And as touching my worldly Estate, my nund and Will is the same 
shall be Imployed and bestowed as in and by this my Will is Expressed. 
Imprimis, I Will that my just Debts and Funeral charges shall be well 
and truly paid in Convenient time after my Decease by my Executrix 
hereafter named. 

Item. — I give to my well beloved wife Deliverance Porter, the 
Easterly end of my Dwelling house, with all the Rooms belonging to 
it. and one-half of the back Rooms of North side of the West end of 
the House and all my Orchard and convenient Ground for a Garden, 
and also all my moveable Estate in the Dwelling House, of what kind 
w'hatsoever, and two Cowes such as she shall make choice of. Also 
my Mind and Will is that my Two sons, namely, Thomas Porter and 
Ebenezer Porter, shall annually, during the terms of my said Wifes 
naturall Life, at their own proper Cost and Charge, provide Summer 
meat and Winter meat for two cows for the use of my said Wife ; 
Also two fat Hoggs, ten Bufshells Indian Corn, four Bufshells of wheat, 
and Two Bufshells of Rie, and forty Shillings in money during the terme 
of her natural life as above said, and also sutable Firewood during the 
terme aforesaid. 

Item. — I give my son, John Porter, all my Salt meadow near the 
Steping Stone Bridge in Weymouth, also all my Right in the Lot called 
Parker's Lott in the Township of Abington, on the Easterly side of the 
Saw Mill ; also all the remainder of a Lot in the Second Division of 
Common Lotts first granted to my Father, Richard Porter, a part 
whereof being sold to Jacob Turner, and also two acres in the Swamp 
called the Pine swamp, all which I give to my said son, to him his 
Heirs or afsigns forever. 

Item. — I give, devise and bequeath to my Son, Samuel Porter, to 
him his Heirs or afsigns forever, the one-half of my part of a Lot of 
Land lying in the Township of Abington, called Torrey's Lot. 

Item.— I give, devise and bequeath to my Son, Nicholas Porter, to 
him, his Heirs or afsigns forever, the House where he now dwells, also 



12 GENEALOGY. 

all my part of that Lot where his house now stands, being in the 
Township of Abington ; also all my part in the ]\Iill and Mill Lot in 
the Township of Abington ; also all the one-half part of my right in 
that Lot called Torrey's Lot ; also all my Meadow Land at Broad Cove, 
in Bridgewater ; also Six acres of Land lying near the Saw Mill in 
Abington. 

Item. — I give, devise and bequeath to my Son, Thomas Porter, to 
him his Heirs and afsigns forever, all the Housing and Lands that I 
bought of David Carver, where my said Son now Dwelleth ; also the 
one-half part of all my Lands and fresh Meadows adjoining to my 
Dwelling House in Weymouth, excepting the Orchard; also all that 
my Lot which I bought of the Lincolns, lying in the fourth Division in 
the Township of Abington ; also one-half of my Salt Marsh, with one- 
half of the llatts and banks belonging thereunto, lying at the Back 
River in Weymouth ; also one-half of my meadow lying near Rod's 
Hill in Weymouth; also the one-half of a Lot of land lying near 
Lieutenant Nash's Mill in Abington ; also one-half of a Lot of Land in 
Abington aforesaid, lying Westerly of ^^'illiam Turrell's Mill, and also 
the one-half of my part of the Saw ]\lill in Weymouth. 

Item. — I give, devise and bequeath to my Son Ebenezer Porter, to 
him his heirs or afsigns forever, all my Dwelling House, Out housing 
and Barn — that is to say, one-half at my decease and the other half at 
my Wifes decease ; also one-half of the Land and Meadow adjoining 
to the said House, excepting the Orchard, which shall be his at my 
wife's decease ; also the one-half of mj'^ Meadow Flatts and Bank at 
the back River, in Wej'mouth aforesaid, and also one-half of my 
Meadow at Rhod's Hill in Weymouth ; also one-half of my Lot of Land 
lying in the Township of Abington, lying near Lieutenant Nash's Mill ; 
also a lot of land lying in the fourth division of Abington, upland that 
I bought of Bealles; also one-half part of a Lot of Land lying in the 
Township of Abington, lying West from Turrill's Saw Mill; also four 
acres of Land in the Township of Abington, lying Southerly from the 
House of Philip Reads, deceased ; also one-half part of my part of the 
Saw IMill in Weymouth, all which I give to him, his heirs and afsigns 
forever. 

Item. — My mind and Will is that my son, John Porter, shall pay to 
my Daughter Mary Pitty, fourteen pounds in Goods at money's price. 
My Son Samuel Porter, shall pay to ray daughter, Ruth Willis, four- 
teen pounds in Goods at money's price. My Son, Ebenezer Porter, 
shall pay mj' daughter Susannah Pratt, fourteen pounds in Goods at 
money's price, and my Son, Thomas Porter, shall pay to my Daughter 
Sarah Dingly. fourteen pounds in Goods at money's price. All which 
my abovesaid four Sons shall pay to my said daughters, within one 
year after my decease. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 13 

Item. — I give to my said Wife, to her and lier heirs and assigns for- 
ever, the one-half of the Twenty three acres called the House Lot, and 
all that my Lot called Byrom's Lot. 

Item. — I give to my son, Nicholas Porter, to him his heirs or afsigns 
forever, the other half of the Twenty three acres called the House 
Lot. 

Item. — As for the residue and remainder of my Estate, both Eeal 
and Personal, not heretofore in this my will disposed of, after Debts 
and Funerall Charges are paid, it shall be equally divided among my 
four Sons, namely : — John, Samuel, Thomas and Ebenezer Porter. 

Item.— I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my well 
beloved Wife, sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the day 
and year first above written. 

John Porter's mark and a Seal. 

Signed, Sealed and Published by the said John Porter, to be his last 
will and testament, in presence of us witnesses. 

Thomas Andrewes, ^ 
Ebenezer Whitmarsu, > 
Samuel Thaxter. 5 

Children all born in Weymouth. 

6. i. Mary ,3 b. Oct. 12, 1663; m. Wm. Pittee. 

7. ii. Susanna,3 b. June 2, 1665 ; m. Matthew Pratt. 

8. iii. John,3 b. July 2, 1667 ; m. Mary. 

9. iv. Samuel, 3 m. Mary Nash. 

10. V. Nicholas, 3 m. Bathseba Reed. 

11. vi. Ruth,3 b. Sept. 18, 1676 ; m. Nath. Willis of Bridgwater. 

12. vii. Thomas,3 m. Susanna Pratt. 

13. viii. Ebenezer,3 m. Sarah Humphrey. 

li. ix. Sarah, 3 m. John Dingley of Marshfield. 



Ruth2 Porter of Richardi Porter, b. Oct. 3, 1639, m. Thomas 
Bailey, Jr., of Weymouth, Sept. 19th, 1660. Children : 

15. i. Christian,3 b. Oct. 26th, 1662, m. Ebenezer 2 Whitmarsh, 

he son of John 1 Whitmarsh, b. May 14, 1658. Died 
in Abiugton, April 8, 1718. Had children, Ebenezer,-* 
1683; Richard,4 1685; Thomas,4 1702; Ruth,"! 1691, m. 
Hezekiah Ford; Mary,4 m. John Reed; Ebenezer,'* 
asfain, 1688. 



14 GENEALOGY. 

16. ii. Samuel,3 b. Feb. 21, 1666 ; d. before Ms fiither. 

17. iii. Mary,3 b. Feb. 10, 1670. 

18. iv. Saiah,^ b. Sept. 29, 1674 ; prob. m. Joseph White, 1704. 

19. V. Thomas,'' living at death of his father, 1091. 

20. vi. Ruth, 3 m. Henry Ward of Hingham, before 1691. Had 

children, Elizabeth.i, Heury,-» Ruth,^ Mary,'* Rachel,^ 
Lydia,-!. 

21. vii. Martha, 3 living at death of her father. 

22. viii. Sarah, 3 was a minor in 1091. Mrs. Ruth Bailey died, and 

he married 2d the widow Hannah (Rogers) Pratt, by 
whom he had one child. Thomas, born April 24, 1687. 
Thomas, sen'r, died about 1091 ; his estate was divided 
by Ephraim'*Hunt, Stephen- French, Johu Porter, senY, 
and Edward- Bates, between widow Hannah, the only 
surviving son Thomas Christian Whitmarsh, Ruth 
Ward, Sarah and IMartha. His widow died May 29, 
1721, xt. 77. 

4 

Thomas^ Porter, of Richard' Porter, lived in Weymouth, 
died in 167^. Married Sarah, sister of John Vining. In 
1672, his widow and Richard Porter, petitioned the Court 
that she and her brother John Vining, should settle the estate, 
which request was granted. 

The estate was appraised at twenty-seven pounds and 
thirteen shillings. There was one child: 

23. i. Thomas,'' posthumous, Feb. 3, 1672. 



Mary2 Porter, of Richard' Porter, m. John Bicknell, son of 
Zachary and Agnes Bicknell, Dec. 2, 1658. (He had 1st wife 
Mary, who died Mar. 25, 1658, by whom he had children. 
John3 13. 1654^ d. Aug. 4, 1737; Mary ,3 m. John Dyer;Naomi3 
b. June 21, 1657.) He was an important and useful man in 
the town, selectman many years ; representative to General 
Court in 1677, for which he received from the town three 
shillings per day, for 33 days. His will dated Nov. 6, 1678, 
probated Jan. 20, 1679, names wife Mary, son John, executor, 
and John Dyer's three children. Children by 2d wife : 



POBTER FAMILIES. 15 

23. i. Ruth,3 b. Oct. 26, 1660, m. James'- Richards, son of Williami^ 

Richards. She was mentioned in her grandfather 
Porter's will. He died Mar. 8, 1711 ; she died Feb. 12, 
1728. Children were Benjamin,^ b. Aug. 4, 1684, died 
Dec. 20, 1733 ; Ruth,-* m. Joseph Lovell, and died June 
2, 1766 ; Mary4, b. April 9, 1697. 

24. ii. Joanna,3 born Mar. 2, 1663. 

25. iii. Experience,^ b. Oct. 20, 1665. 

26. iv. Zechary,3 b. Feb. 7, 1668- -Lived in Weymouth, removed 

to Swanzey now Barrington, R. I., about 1705, where 
he died; m. Hannah Smith, Nov, 24, 1692. Children 
were Zecheriah,-* b. in W., Jan. 9, 1695, of Ashford, 
Conn. ; Hannah,-! b. do.. Mar. 16, 1698; James.'i do., b. 
May 13, 1702 ; Mary,4 Aug. 21, 1703. Peter,-iand Joshua,-* 
b. in Barrington. 

27. V. Thomas,3 b. Aug. 12, 1670, m. Ann Turner, at Hingham, 

by Rev. J. Norton, Feb. 16, 1696, removed to Middle- 
borough, where he died Feb. 17, 1718. 

28. vi. Elizabeth,^ b. April 29, 1673. 

29. vii. Hannah,^ b. Nov. 15, 1675. 

30. viii. Mary,3 b. March 15, 1678, m. Maurice Truphant; he died 

May 13, 1740 ; she died Oct. 13, 1764, of Weymouth. 
Their children were David, -^ b. April 11 , 1705; Jona- 
than,4 b.June 28, 1709 ; Joseph,* b. May 5, 1701 ; Joshua.4 
b. Dec. 28, 1712. 



THIRD GENERATION. 

6 

Mary ^ Porter of John 2 Porter, 1). Oct. 12, 1663, m. Wil- 
liam 2 Pittee, Jr., of Weymouth. He born, May 12, 1661, 
died Jime 6, 1728. His widow died Dec. 24, 1746. Chil- 
dren : 

31. i. James,4 b. Nov. 16, 1686, m. Hannah, dau. of Thomas 

Reed. Jan. 8. 1729 ; he died Jan. 28, 1764, aged 78. 
She died April 5, 1779. Gen. Solomon Lovell, admin- 
istered on his estate. Their children were, Hannah^ 
b. Dec. 8, 1730, m. Gen. Solomon Lovell, 1762; his 2d 
wife, she died July 8. 1795; James, •'"' b. Jan. 1st, 1733, 
died 1744; James, ^ b. March 27, 1748, died 1749. 

32. ii. Nathaniel, -1 m. Mary, daughter of James Richards, Aug. 

4, 1743. 



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16 GENEALOGY. 

33. iii. Mary,4 m. David Holbrook, pub. June 2, 1716. Removed 
to Braintree, 1720, where she died 1756. Their children 
were David.s b. June 26, 1717, m. Mary Ilayden ; 
Ichabod,5 b. Mar. 12, 1719, m. Hannah Hayden ; Nehe- 
miah,5 b. May 16, 1722, m. Christian Thayer; Mary,^b. 
Nov., 1726, d. soon; Mary,^ b. Nov., 1727, m. Ziba 
Howard ; Ruth.^ b. 1730, m. Tower. 

Thomas, 4 drowned Nov. 9, 1716. 

Ruth,4 m. Dea. Abiah Whitman, pub. Oct. 28, 1715; she 
died Sept. 15, 1738 ; he died Jan. 30, 1770. He was for 
many years Dea. of the So. Parish church in Weymouth. 

John,4 drowned Sept. 4, 1716. 

Deliverance.'' b. 1706, m. Jonathan Proctor, Jan, 1, 1729. 
He died Feb. 28, 1732; no children. She m. 2d, John 
Bates, Nov. 19, 1733; John Bates died 1765, and his 
widow died 1803, aged 97 years. Children were 
Thomas,^ b. Aug. 22, 1734; Remember,'* dan., b. Mar. 
9, 1739; Mary,5 b. July 17, 1741; Robert,^ b. Feb. 4, 
1744 ; Eunice.s b. 1749 ; Jonathan,^ b. Apr. 29, 1750 ; 
Experience,-^* b. Sept. 29, 1736. m. James Trufant; 
Dilly.s b. June 30, 1748. 



Susanna ^Porter, of Jolm'-^ Porter, b. June 2d, 1G05, married 
Matthew Pratt, of Weymouth ; he probably removed to Abing- 
ton. One child : 

38. 1. Mary,» b. Nov. 27, 1699; m. Rev. Samuel Brown, first 
minister of Abiiigton. Feb. 11,1719. They had four 
children who all died young. This was his second 
marriage. He was born at Newbury, Mass., Sept. 5, 
1687. Graduated at Harvard Col., 1705; went to 
Abington to preach 1711 ; ordained Pastor of the church 
Nov. 14, 1714. Died Sept. 19, 1749 at the age of sixty- 
two. His widow married Josiah Torrey, of Abington. 

8 

Seargent John ^ Porter, of John^ Porter, born July 2, 
1667. Lived in Weymouth ; was selectman, and held other 
town offices. Married 1st, Mary, who died Mar. 8, 1709. 
Married 2d, ''In Marshfield, June 16, 1709, John Porter to 
Margaret, dau. of Dea. William Ford, and wife Sarali Ding- 
ley." He died May 22, 1723 ; his widow died June 11, 



PORTER FAMILIES. 17 

1734. His wife and son Joseph administered on the estate. 
Peter and Margaret chose George Humphrey of Hingham, 
to be their guardian. Children : 

39. i. Mercy.-i b. Sept. 28, 1694. 

40. ii. John.4 b. Nov. 19, 1695 ; died early. 

41. iii. Joseph,-! b, Feb. 6, 1697; m. Mary Randall. 

42. iv. Mary,4 b. Jan. 11, 1700. 

43. V. John,4 b. Aug. 23, 1702 ; m. Sarah Nash, 1728. 

44. vi. Richard,-! b. Jan. 8, 1705 ; m. Ruth Whitman, 1730. 

45. vii. Deliverance,-! b. 1707 ; m. John Beal, of Hingham, 1727. 

46. viii. Peter,4 b. Feb. 15, 1709-10 ; m. Mercy Vickery Dec. 6, 1732. 

47. ix. William,4 b. Sept. 12, 1712; died Aug., 1713. 

48. X. Sarah,4b.Sep.27, 1713; m. Seward Waters, of Boston, 1731. 

49. xi. Margaret,4 b. July 26, 1714 ; m. Phillip Torry, 1729. 

9 

SamueF Porter, of John^ Porter. Town officer in Wey- 
mouth, 1705. Probably removed to Abington about that 
time ; shoemaker and schoolmaster. Jan. 30, 1712, he "bought 
of Daniel Axtell, tanner, his farm in Abington, consisting of 
a dwelling house and half of the Grant to the Briggs". 
Assessor of Abington 1716, selectman 1714, and three years 
after. In 1724 selectmen employed him to keep school; 
March, 1727, they were directed to "draw six pounds out of 
the treasury, and pay Mr. Samuel Porter, deceased, his 
keeping school." He was one of the original members of the 
church in Abington. He married Mary, daughter of Jacob^ 
and Abigail (Dyer) Nash, of Weymouth, about 1G98. He 
died in Abington, Aug. 31, 1725. 

I give below a copy of his will from Plymouth Co. Records. 

"In the Name of God Amen. — I, Samuel Porter, of Abington in ye 
County of Plymouth in New England, Sen'r, being in perfect mind & 
memory (Blessed be God,) do on this twenty-fourth day of August 
Anno Domni one thousand seven hundred twenty & five, and in ye 
twelfth year of ye Reign of our sovereign Lord George, King of 
England, &c., make & ordain this my last Will and Testament, and 
after having committed my soul to God who gave it & my body to 
ye dust to be decently buried at ye discretion of my Executors here- 
after herein mentioned, in a full and certain hope of a future ressurrec- 
tion. 

And as for my worldly estate I dispose of in manner & form as 
folio weth (viz.) 
3 



18 GENEALOGY. 

First, I give to my beloved wife Mary Porter, all my household 
goods & ye iucome of my third part of all my Real Estate during 
her life. 

Item. — I give to my son Samuel Porter, two acres of land where his 
house stands, beginning at ye Road six rods northerly from his house 
and running South-west & then turning a corner South East & 
running to the place first mentioned and so encompassing to him his 
heirs & assign forever. 

Item.— I give to my son Samuel Porter & my son Jacob Porter all 
ye rest of my home living or farm on both sides of ye Road with my 
house & barn & all my right in ye undivided land in Bridgcwater & 
that tract of land which was laid out to me in Bridge water by a Com- 
mittee in ye year one thousand seven hundred & twenty four, & my 
right in ye Saw mill in Abington with all my stock of Cattle & Horses, 
sheep & swine & all my personal Estate not yet disposed of. I will 
give all these to them their heirs & assigns forever ; and it is to bo 
equally divided between two. 

Item 4. — My will further is that my cow & j-e half of a Bull «& 4 
swine which I determined to kill shall be for the support of my family, 
with the corn which I raise this year both English and Indian. 

Item 5. — I give to my son David & my son John my hundred acres 
of Land in ye old Men's shares which I had of my father in law Lieut. 
Jacob Nash, to be equally divided between them their heirs & assigns 
forever. 

Item 6. — My will further is that my son Samuel Porter & my Son 
Jacob Porter pay to my daughter Mary Porter fifty Pounds in money 
or Bills of Credit within three months after my decease, and also that 
my two sons Samuel & Jacob shall pay to my daughter Hannah fifty 
Pounds in money or Bills of Credit when she shall arriA^e to the age of 
Eighteen years; this is to my two daughters their heirs & assigns 
forever. 

Item 7. — My will is that my son David Porter & John Porter shall 
pay fifty Pounds money or Bills of Credit to my daughter Abigail when 
she shall arrive to ye age of Eighteen years to her heirs & assigns 
forever. And I nominate and appoint my son Samuel Porter & my 
son Jacob Porter to be my Executors on my Estate to prove my will 
and settle my Estate & to pay my funeral charges & all my just debts 
& receive all my just dues, and I do hereby exclude all other wills & 
declare this to be my last will & Testament, and I have hereunto set 
my hand & Seal ye day & year above mentioned. 

SAMUEL PORTER. Seal. 
Signed sealed & delivered in presence of 
Nicholas Porter. 
Samuel Pooll. 
Samuel Noyce. 



POPwTER FAMILIES. 19 

Children : 

60. i. Samuel,4 b. in Weymouth, May 14, 1699. 

51. ii. Mary,4 b. in Weymouth, Oct. 5, 1701. 

52. iii. David,4 b. in Weymouth, 1702. 

53. iv. Jacob,4 b. in Weymouth, Aug. 10, 1704. 

54. V. Hannah,4 b. in Abington, Dec. 16, 1712. 

55. vi. John,'! b. in Abington, Feb. 2, 1716. 

56. vii. Abigail,-! b. in Abington, June 23, 1719. 

10 

Nicholas^ Porter, of Jolm^ Porter, b. April 11, 1672, re- 
moved from Weymouth to Abington, about 1705. In 1709, 
appraised Caleb Chard's estate. Surveyor of highways in 
Abington, in 1713, 1714. He married 1st, Bashua, daughter 
of William^ and Esther (Thompson) Reed, of Weymouth ; 
2d, the widow Sarah Noyes, 1725. He removed to Bridge- 
water, where he died in 1773. "Aged one hundred years, 
lacking three months." Children : 

57. i. Nicholas,^ b. in Weymouth, Oct. 26, 1700; m. Ruth 

Rogers, Sept. 24, 1722. 

William,4 b. in Weymouth, Aug. 19, 1702. 

Bathsheba,4 b. Sept. 17, 1707 ; m. David French, April 
17, 1729 ; his second marriage. 

Daniel,4 b. in Abington, June 15, 1708. 

Susannah,'! b. in Abington, Mar. 20, 1710 ; m. Abner Brad- 
ford of Kingston, 1735. 

Job,4 b. in Abington, June 26, 1714 ; married. 

Esther ,4 b. in Abington, June 20, 1716 ; m. Joshua Fobes, 
March 29, 1740. 

64. viii. Abner,4 b. Abington, Nov. 27, 1718 ; m. Jane Cheesman, 

1744. 

65. ix. Sarah,"! b. in Abington, April 3, 1722. 

11 

Ruth3 Porter, of John^ ^Porter, b. Sept. 18, 1676, ra. 
Nathaniel Willis, of Bridgewater. She made her will in 1739, 
giving her estate to her niece, Esther Porter, daughter of 
Nicholas. Children : 

66. i. Ruth,"! b. 1708. 

67. ii. Nathaniel,^ b. 1709. 

68. iii. Azariah,4 b. 1712. 



58. 


ii. 


59. 


iii. 


60. 


iv. 


61. 


V. 


62. 


vi. 


63. 


vii. 



20 GENEALOGY. 

12 

Thomas^ Porter, of John^ Porter, born and lived in Wey- 
mouth, m. Susanna, daughter of Matthew and Sarah (Hunt) 
Pratt, about 1706— she born Sept., 1684. Children : 

69. i. ]Sratlianiel,4 b. Nov. 23, 1707 ; died Apr. 1, 1724. 

70. ii. Thomas,-! b. Apr. 27, 1713 ; m. Mercy Bates, Jan. 24, 1740. 

71. iii. Jonathan,^ b. Mar. 6, 1715 ; died young. 

72. iv. Jonathan.'i b. Jan. 22, 1718. 

73. V. Josiah,-! b. Mar. 6, 1720 ; died young. 

74. vi. Ezra,'' b. Apr. 6, 1722 ; died young. 

75. vii. Mattliew,4 b. Sept. 8, 1725 ; m. Sarah Pratt, 1750. 

76. viii, Ezra,-* b. Sept. 8, 1725 ; m. Hannah Lovell, t751. 

77. ix. Susannah,^ b. July 12, 1728. 

13 

Lieutenant Ebenezer^ Porter, of John^ Porter, bom and 
lived in Weymouth. In 1725, deeded land in Abington ; 
married 1st, Sarah of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Humphrey, 
Dec. 3, 1707, born Jan. 28, 1690. She died March 1, 1749 
— the mother of his children. Married 2d, widow Jael 
Wheaton, of Christopher, pub. Jan. 9, 1750. She died Feb. 
10,1754. He died, 1763. Children: 

78. i. Sarah,4 b. 1708 ; died young. 

79. ii. Ebenezer.i b. Nov. 9, 1708 •, died young. 

80. iii. Ebenezer.-i m. Mary Lovell, July 29, 1730. 

81. iv. Sarah.-i m. Joseph Truphant, 1729. 

82. V. Tabitha,i b. March 22, 1719; m. Daniel Burrell, 1741. 

14 

Sarah^ Porter, of John- Porter, married John^ Dingley, of 
Marshfield, Jan. 27, 1703. He was son of Jacob^ and Eliza- 
beth (Newton) Dingley, and grandson of John^ and Sarah 
Dingley, of Lynn, Sandwich and Marshfield. Mrs. Sarah 
Dingley, died March 3, 1741, aged 61. John^ Dingley, died 
Dec. 12, 1763, aged 94. The old homestead in Marshfield, 
is now in possession of his descendants, never having been 
sold out of the family. Children : 

83. i. Jacob,4 b. Oct. 31, 1703; m. Mary Holmes of Kingston, 

daughter of Joseph; their son Joseph, b. 1729, was the 
first settler of Richmond, Maine. Jacob died Dec. 4, 
1772 ; hie widow Aug. 13, 1797, aged 97. 



84. 


ii. 


85. 


iii. 


86. 


iv. 


87. 


V. 



POETEE FAMILIES. 21 

Johii,4b. Aug. 13, 1706 ; m. Keziah, daughter of Dea. Israel 
Thomas, Nov. 17, 1730. He resided on the ancestral 
farm. 

Sarah,4 b. Feb. 22, 1709 ; m. Joseph Hewett, of Marshfield, 
Dec, 10, 1728; children, Tabitha, b. Mar. 11, 1734; 
Hannah, b. Dec. 24, 1736 ; Joseph, b. June 7, 1739. 

Martha,4 b. Feb. 22, 1713. 

Ann,-i b. Dec. 12, 1716 ; m. Jacob Pillsbuiy, of Abington. 
Their daughter Elizabeth, m. Col. Aaron Hobart, 
of Abington, Nov. 5, 1753. 
. vi. Elizabeth,4 b. June 11, 1723 ; m. John Sherman, of Marsh- 
field, Aug. 21, 1746, by the Rev. Mr. Hill. 



23 

Thomas^ Porter, of Thomas^ Porter, b. Feb. 3, 167i. He 
was a cordwainer. Removed from Weymouth to Taun- 
ton, about 1701. July 5, 1701, John Briggs and wife, of 
Taunton, sold Thomas Porter of Weymouth, forty acres of 
land with dwelling in Taunton, for seventy pounds. Aug. 
17, 1723, Samuel Andrews of Dighton, sold land to Thomas 
Porter of Taunton, for 135 pounds. In 1743, Thomas Por- 
ter of Taunton, sold land in Taunton to James Codding, for 
thirty pounds. April 16, 1744, Thomas Porter, of Taunton, 
sold forty acres of land and dwelling house and barn to son 
Joseph Porter, for 1000 pounds. In 1744, Thomas Porter, 
gave land to Ebenezer, Joshua, Samuel, John, Jacob, and 
Mar}^, children of his son Ebenezer, late of Taunton, deceased. 
This land was divided in 1753. (Bristol Co. Kecords.) 

He married Abigail, daughter of Capt. John and Abigail 
(Pierce of Capt. Michael,) Holbrook. She was born, 1675. 

He died about 1754, as his estate was divided in that year. 
Children : 

89. 1. Thomas,4 b. in Weymouth, May 26, 1696 ; witnessed a 

deed in Taunton, 1743. 

90. ii. Abigail,^ b. do., Jan. 19, 1700. 

91. iu. Ebenezer.-i b. Dec. 1701 ; died Mar. 26, 1741, 40th year. 

92. iv. Joseph.4 



22 GENEA.LOGY. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 
41 

Josepli* Porter, of John^ Porter, b. Feb. 6, 1697 ; lived ia 
Weymouth. Married 1st, Mercy daughter of John Randall, 
pub. Dec. 18, 1723 ; she b. Nov. 16, 1704. Married 2d, Sarah 
White, pub. Feb. 1, 1766. 

He died 1768 ; estate settled that year, "wife Sarah ;" 
children baptised South Parish. 

93. i. John,5 June 23, 1725 ; m. Martha Bates, 1754. 

94. ii. Nehemiah,5 b. July 2, 1728; m. Sarah Waters, 1752. 

95. iii. Joseph,-^' b. Aug. 17, 1732; m. Hannah Ripley, 1753. 

96. iv. Abner,^ b. Jan. 22, 1737 ; died Feb. 17, 1737. 

42 

Mary* Porter, of John^ Porter, b. Jan. 11, 1700 ; m. 
Thomas^ Staudish, in Marshfield, Jan. 29, 1717. He, son of 
Alexander^ and Desire Standish, b. in Marshfield, May 5, 1689. 
Removed to Pembroke, where his name first appears in 1718. 
Children : 

97. i. David,5 b. Marshfield ; m. Hannah Magoun, 1746 ; died 

1793, leaving David, Jr., Lemuel who went to Bath, 
Me., and other children. 

98. ii. Amos,'' prob. b. Marshfield — "Amos Standish, an adult 

baptised, Marshfield, 1742," or 1746. 

99. iii. Thomas,sb.Pembroke,1725; died there 1780. Hem. Martha 

Bisbee, 1748. 

100. iv. Mary ,5 b. do. 1733. 

101. V. William.s b. do. 1737 ; m. Abigail, dau. of John Stetson, 

Pembroke, Dec. 8, 1763. 

102. VI. Betty ,5 b. do. 1739. 

43 

John* Porter, of John^ Porter, b. Aug. 23, 1702, of Wey- 
mouth ; m. Sarah Nash, Dec. 12, 1728, by Rev. James Bayley. 
He died Sept. 23, 1767. Children baptised South Parish. 

103. i. John,5 b. Sept. 8, 1729 ; m. Temperance Shaw, 1753. 

104. ii. Richard,^ bap. July 16, 1731. 

105. iii. William,5 b. June 7, 1731 ; married. 



rOKTEK FAMILIES. 23 

106. iv. Sarah.s b. June 8; 1733, 

107. V. Isaac,^ b. Nov. 15, 1736 ; m. Eunice Pratt. 

108. vi. Abner.s b. June 6, 1739. 

109. vii. Mercy,5 b. Mar. 22, 1742. 

110. viii. Peter,5 b. June 8, 1744; died in Weymouth, 1831. 

111. is. Mary ,5 b. Apr. 15, 1747. 



44 

Richard^ Porter, of John" Porter, b. Jan. 8, 1705, lived in 
VVeymouth ; m. Ruth, daughter of Dea. Samuel and Mary 
(Richards,) Whitman, by Rev. James Bajdey, Jan. 29, 1729. 
She b. March 27, 1710, died Sep. 13, 1759 ; he died 1759. 
Children : 

112. i. Samuel,5, b. Mar. 9, 1731 ; died Mar. 28. 

113. ii. Samuel,^ b. May 8, 1733 ; m. Esther Beal, Feb. 18, 1753. 

114. iii. Mary,5 b. Sept. 25, 1734; m. Ben. Beal, Feb. 18, 1753. 

115. iv. Lydia,5 b. Jan. 31, 1738; died Feb. 17, 1738. 

116. V. Josiah,5 b. Aug. 27, 1739; m. Deborah Higgins, 1761. 

117. vi. Micah,5 b. Dec. 21, 1742 ; m. Mary— 

118. vii. Sarah,5 b. Aug. 22, 1746 ; m. Eb. Shaw, Jr. 

119. viii. Lydia,5 b. Feb. 9, 1751 ; died March 2, 1752. 

120. ix. Noah,3 b. May 20, 1753 ; died June 27, 1753. 



45 

Deliverance* Porter, of John^ Porter, b. 1707 ; m. John 
Beal, Jr., of Cohasset, Dec. 28, 1727, by Rev. James Bayley. 
He died Mar. 23, 1776, aged 71. Children — baptisms from 
Cohasset church records. 

121. i. Lydia,5 baptised Nov. 10, 1728; died June 20, 1736. 



122. 


ii. 


John,5 " 


Oct. IS, 1730. 


123. 


iii. 


Mercy ,3 " 


Oct. 29, 1732. 


124. 


iv. 


Jacob ,5 " 


July 9, 1735. 


125. 


V. 


Lydia,5 " 


Feb. 20, 1737. 


126. 


vi. 


Mary, 5 " 


Aug. 12, 1739. 


127. 


vii 


Deborah,^ ♦ 


' Jan. 10, 1742. 


128. 


viii. 


Sarah,5 


April 15, 1744. 


129. 


ix. 


Hannah, 5 '• 


Oct. 12, 1746. 



24 GENEALOGY. 

46 

Peter* Porter, of John^ Porter, b. July 26, 1714; m. Mercy 
Vickery, of Hingham, Dec. 5, 1732, by Rev. Mr. Gay. 
Children : 

130. i. Elizabeth,^ b. Hingliam, Sept. 9, 1733 ; baptised Oct. 7, 1733, 

by Kev. Mr. Gay — m. Andrew Burrill, 1756 ; she died 
Feb. 2, 1785, aged 51. 

131. ii. Peter,5 b. Weymouth, Feb. 12, 1737. 

49 

Margaret* Porter, of John^ Porter, b. July 26, 1714 ; m. 
Phillip Torrey, Jr., of Weymouth, Nov. 30, 1740, by the Rev. 
Wm. Smith. He died 1785, aged 71 years ; his wife died of 
small pox in 1761. Children : 

132. i. alary ,5 b. Aug. 30, 1741. 

133. ii. Margaret,^ b. Dec. 23, 1744. 

134. iii. Pliiliip,''' b. Feb. 20, 1747 ; m. Mary Bicknell, pub. Sept. 

21, 1771. Their children were Elizabeth.^ b. Nov. 19, 
1772 ; Mary,<i b. 177G ; died 1778 ; IMargaret.c b. Aug. 18, 
1777 ; Margaret.c again, Aug. 27, 1779 ; Sarah.c June 3, 
1785. 

50 

Samuel* Porter of SamueP Porter, b. May 14, 1G99. He 
lived in Abington and Bridgewater; m. 1st, Sarah, daughter 
of Joseph and Sarah (Ford) Josselyn, of Abington, July 2, 
1722. He m. 2d, widow Ruth Reed, in Bridgewater, May 31, 
1764. He and wife Sarah, deeded house and sixty acres of 
land in Abington to his brother Jacob, Dec. 1, 1742. He 
probably removed to Bridgewater soon after. A way was 
laid out b}' his house there, 1745-6. Children : 

135. 1. Sarah,5 b. May 26, 1723 ; (died June 25, 1798, aged 76.) 

136. ii. Mary,5 b. Feb. 9. 1725 ; died Mar. 1, 1725. 

137. iii. Samuel,"' b. Oct. 12, 1727 ; m. Hannah Green, 1758. 

138. iv. Joseph,^ b. Feb. 27, 1730; m. Elizabeth Burrill, 1753. 

139. v. Ebenezer.-^' b. Sept. 15, 1731 ; m. Lydia Loring, 1754. 

140. vi. Mary ,5 b. Aug. 3, 1733. 

141. vii. Adam,5 b. Feb. 24, 1735. 

142. Tui. Hannah,5 b. Feb. 18, 1736 ; m. Judah Wood, 1757, 

143. ix. Betterus,^ b. Sept. 23, 1737 ; unmarried— lived and died 

with her sister Hannah, in Halifax, Mar., 1814, aged 77. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 25 

144. X. Noah,5 b. May 13, 1740. 

145. xi. Jonathan.^ b. Aug. 27, 1741 ; m. Mary Chipman, 17G3. 

146. xii. Deliverance,5 b. July 19, 1742. 

147. xiii. Abigail.^ b. July 7, 1743. 

148. xiv. Tabitha,5 b. 1744; m. Samuel Browa, Jr., 1780. 
148a. XV. Sarah,5 m. Noah Tinkham, 1757. 



52 

David'* Porter, of SamueP Porter, b. in Weymouth, 1702 ; 
lived in Abiugton — unmarried — farmer. Some of the French 
neutrals lived with him in 1755 ; died Sept., 1778. In his 
will he mentions his brother John's children, and children of 
his brothers, Samuel and Jacob deceased, also his sisters, 
Hannah Thompson and Abigail Packard. 



53 

Jacob* Porter, of SamueF Porter, b. Aug. 10, 1704. Lived 
in Abington, was a prominent and influential citizen there ; 
a Rep. to General Court in the years 1753-54-56-57 ; selectman 
three years from 1736 ; built the first mill on Beaver Brook, 
1739. He married Esther, daughter of Ensign Andrew and 
Mercy (Whitmarsh) Ford, Jan. 6, 1732 ; she born 1714, and 
died Nov. 20, 1789. He died Oct. 26, 1778, aged 74. 
Children : 

Ifo. ii. Esther's \ ^- Oct. 6, 1732 ; both died early. 

151. iii. Esther, 5 b. Mar. 19, 1733 ; m. Abel Packard, 1757. 

152. iv. Mary,5 b. Aug. 27, 1735 ; m. Sam. Norton, 1760. 

153. V. Jacob,5 b. July 23, 1737 ; m. Rachel Reed, 1763. 

154. vi. John,5 b. Apr. 24, 1740. 

155. vii. Adam,5 b. Nov. 6, 1742. 

156. viii. Noah,5 b, Aug. 16, 1744. 

157. ix. Abigail,5 b. Mar. 15, 1747 ; unmarried, died 1809, aged 62. 

158. X. Hannah,5 b. Oct. 17, 1748; m. Isaac Tirrell, Jr., 1770. 

159. xi, Seth,5 b. Nov. 24, 1752. 

160. xii. Abner,5 b. 1757. 

4 



26 GENEALOGY. 

54 

Hannah,^ of SamueF, b. Dec. 16, 1712 ; m. Dea. Barnabas 
Thompson, of Halifax, Mar. 13, 1740 ; he died 1798, aged 94. 
His wife died May 2, 1787, in the 75th year of her age. 
Children ; 

161. i. Abigail,^ b. 1741 ; died, 1747. 

162. ii. Barnabas,5 b. 1742 ; died 1742. 

163. iii. Jacob,5 ?b. 1743; died young. 

164. iv. Samuel.s ^ b. 1743 ; died in 1747. 

165. V. Jabez.s b. 1744 ; died 1744. 

166. vi. Asa,5 b. 1745 ; died 1747. 

167. vii. Noah.s b. 1747 ; m. Priscilla Holmes. 

168. viil. Hannah,^ b. 1748 ; m. Elisha Mitchell ; she died 1839. 

169. ix. Isaac,'^ b. 1749 ; m. Huldah Sturtevant; she died 1839. 

170. X. David/^ b. 1750 ; died 1750. 

171. xi. Olive/' ? b. 1762 ; died 1776. 

172. xii. Alice,-'' S b. 1752 ; died 1754. 

173. xiii. Adara,5 b. 1754; m. Molly Thompson; he died 1821. 

174. xiv. Ichabod,5 b. 1756 ; m. Lydia Hall; he died 1821. 

55 

Rev. John* Porter, of SamueP Porter, b. Abington, Feb. 2, 
1716. Grad. Har. College, 1736 ; ordained minister at North 
Bridgewater, (now Brockton ) Mass., Oct. 15, 1740. He was 
a man of more than average ability, of good education and 
acquirements, and as a preacher and writer had a good reputa- 
tion. He was much engaged in controversy — not that he 
loved it, but he thought it a necessity of the times. He 
preached the doctrines of the gospel from his standpoint with 
ability and success. His reputation for prudence, integrity 
and wisdom was great, causing him to be much sought for to 
heal difficulties and promote harmony in neighboring churches. 
He possessed the affection and respect of his own people to a 
remarkable degree. The periodical visits of himself and wife 
to his parishioners were days of pleasure and rejoicing to 
young and old. Several of his sermons were printed, among 
them one, "a sermon preached at Freetown, Dec. 2, 1747, at 
the ordination of the Reverend Mr. Silas Brett," a copy of 
which I have — and in these enlightened days it will be con- 



PORTER FAMILIES. 27 

sidered a remarkable sermon. Mr. Porter continued to preach 
until Sept. 1, 1800, when warned by increasing age and 
infirmities, he asked for a colleague. Rev. Thomas Crafts, 
his son-in-law, preached for a while, and soon after Rev. Asa 
Meech, from Conn., was invited to become colleague pastor, 
which call he accepted, and was ordained Oct. 15, 1800. 
Mr. Porter continued to perform pastoral labor, preaching 
occasionally, till his decease." 

The following, copied from Moses Carey's Genealogy of 
Families in North Bridgewater, will be of interest : 

"In the year 1769, when the disputes between England and America 
had begun, and the importation of foreign goods was stopped, it 
became customary for people to manufacture their own clothing, and 
in many places the young ladies had spinning matches, at their 
minister's, for the benefit ot their families. 

On the 15th of August, 1769, at two o'clock P. M., ninety-seven 
young ladies met at the house of their pastor, the Rev. John Porter, 
and generously gave his lady, for the use of her family, three thousand 
three hundred and twenty-two knots of linen, tow, cotton and woolen 
yarn, which they had spun for that purpose ! At three o'clock, some- 
thing of American produce only was set before them for their refresh- 
ment, which was more agreeable to them than any foreign dainties, 
considering the situation of the country at that time. At four o'clock 
the ladies walked in procession to the meeting-house, where a discourse 
was delivered by their pastor, from Acts ix. 36 ; — "This woman was 
full of good works" ; in which piety, industry, frugality, and benev - 
lence, were recommended and encouraged. The closing prayer being 
made, the following lines, composed by their pastor, were sung : 

Ye rubies bright, ye orient pearls, — 

How coveted by men ! — 
And yet, the virtuous woman's price 

Excells the precious gem. 

How kind and generous her heart ! — 

How diligent her hand ! 
How frugal in economy. 

To save her sinking land ! 

Foreign productions she rejects. 

With nobleness of mind. 
For home commodities ; to which 

She's prudently inclined. 



28 GENEALOGY. 



She works, she lends, she gives away. 

The labors of her hand ; 
The priest, the poor, the people all 

Do find in her their friend. 

She clothes herself and family, 
And all the sons of need ; — 

Were all thus virtuous soon we'd find 
Our land from slavery freed." 



He married 1st, Olive Johnson of Canterbury, Ct. ; she died 
Feb. 25, 1749, aged 23 years. He married 2d, Mary, daughter 
of Dea. Samuel Huntington, Leabanon, Ct. She died Nov. 
22, 1801. "She was a woman of very exemplary habits, and 
a devoted mother in Israel." He died March 12, 1802, in the 
87th year of his age, and the 62d year of his ministry. 
Children : 

175. i. Olive,'' b. Feb. 14, 1749 ; died same year. 

176. ii. John,-' b. Feb. 27, 1752. 

177. iii. Olive.s b. May 23, 1753; m. John Crafts, 1790. 

178. iv. Huntington, ■'^^ b. March. 27, 1755. 

179. V. Jonathan.^ > b. July 6, 1756. 

180. vi. David,5 ^ " " died May. 1767. 

181. vii. Eliphalet,5 b. June 11, 1758. 

182. viii. Mary,""' b. Nov. 16, 1762 ; m. Rev. Thomas Crafts, 1786. 

183. ix. Sibyl.s b. May 1766 ; died unmarried, at Princeton. 



56 

Abigail^ Porter, of SamueP Porter, b. June 23, 1719 ; m. 
Capt. Isaac Packard, of Bridgewater, Mar. 28, 1745. He 
was the son of David and Hannah (Ames) Packard, b. June 
2, 1720 ; died 1792, aged 72. Children : 

184. i. Alice,5 b. Apr. 12, 1746 ; died Mar. 14. 1747. 

185. ii. Isaac,5 b. Feb. 3, 1750 ; m. Mary Atwood, of Eastham, 

Mass., 1776. Their child, Isaac.e b. Mar. 16, 1778; m. 
Cobb, of Boston, and moved to New York. The father 
died June 17, 1778 ; his widow married Daniel Cooley, 
Esq., of Amherst, Mass., Jan. 18, 1796. 



POETEE. FAMILIES. 29 

186. iii. Abigail,^ b. Oct. 25, 1754; m. Hon. Daniel Howard, Dec. 
22, 1776. Their children were, Betsey.e b. 1777 ; m. 
Dr. Moses Baker, 1 803 ; afterward John Crafts. Francis.e 
b. 1778; grad.B. U., 1797; lived in Boston; died young. 
Abigail,6b. 1779. Susannah.e b. 1781. Daniel.e b. 1783; 
died 1814. Mary.e b. 1784. Ellen.e b. 1787. Sybil 
Porter,G b. 1789. Lucy ,6 and Lois.e b. 1791 ; Lois died 
unmarried, 1798. John E,6 b. 1793 ; grad. B. U., 1815 ; 
m. Harriet Pratt, 1821. Jona,6 b. 1795. Judge Howard 
died 1832, aged 83 ; his wife died 1818. 

57 

Nicholas^ Porter, of Nicholas-^ Porter, b. in Weymouth, Oct. 
26, 1700. Lived in Abington and Marshfield ; married Ruth 
Rogers, of Marshfield, Dec. 19, or Sept. 24, 1722. "Nicholas 
Porter and wife owned the covenant May 1, 1726, and had 
their son Nicholas baptised" — Abington church records. 
Wife probably died Aug. 31, 1775. Children : . 

Nicholas,^ b. Jan. 11, 1724; died March 31, 1724. 
Job.5 
Daniel.^ 

Nicholas,^ baptised May 1, 1726. 
Lucy.^ 

Ruth,o baptised May 12, 1728; m. Samuel Eames, of 
Marshfield, May 16, 1750. 

60 

Daniel* Porter, of Nicholas^ Porter, b. in Abington, June 15, 
1708. Cyrus Nash, in his manuscript History of Abington, 
says he went west, and came back to Abington on a visit in 
1775. 

62 

Job* Porter, of Nicholas^ Porter, b. June 26, 1714. Lived 
in Marshfield, and married there, and had children. 

63 

Esther* Porter, of Nicholas^ Porter, b. June 20, 1716 ; 
married Joshua Fobes, of Bridgewater, Mar. 29, 1740. He 
was the son of Joshua and Abigail (Dunbar) Fobes, b. 1715. 
Children : 

193. i. Azariah,5 b. 1741. 

194. ii. Daniel.s b. 1742 ; m. Hannah Standish, 1769. 



187, 


i. 


188. 


ii. 


189. 


iii. 


190. 


iv. 


191. 


V. 


192. 


vi. 



30 GENEALOGY. 

195. iii. Ruth.s b. 1744 ; m. Ebenezer Alden, of Middleborough, 

1763. 

196. iv. Abigail,^ b. 1747; m. Joseph Cowan, 1772. 

197. V. Joshua,5 b. 1749. 

198. vi. Caleb,5 b. 1750 ; m. ; went to Lyme, Conn. 

199. vii. Robert,5 b. 1753. 

200. viii. Solomon.^ b. 1766 ; married. 



64 

Abner^ Porter, of Nicholas-"^ Porter, b. Nov. 27, 1718. 
Lived in Abington, married Jane Cheesman of Braintree, 
1744. He died Feb. 20, 1793, aged 76 ; his widow died Mar. 
13, 1814, aged 93. Children : 

201. i. Ruth,5 b. April 21, 1745 ; died unmarried, 1780. 

202. ii. Berehabe,'' b. June 28, 1746 ; died unmarried, 1780. 

203. iii. Edward,-^ b. June 11, 1748. 

204. iv. William.'^ b. Sept. 27, 1750 ; married. 

205. V. David,'^ b. April 2, 1753. 

206. vi. Matthew,"' b. May 20, 1755 ; married. 

207. vii. Abner,5 b. Aug. 8, 1757. 

208. viii. Jane,'' b. April 15, 1759 ; unmarried. 

209. ix. Clifford,^ b. April 6, 1762 ; married. 

210. X. Abijah.s b. Nov. 18, 1764 ; married. 

70 

Thomas^ Porter, of Thomas^ Porter, b. Weymouth, April 
27, 1713. Lived in Weymouth ; died 1758 ; married Mercy 
Pratt, Jan. 24, 1740, by Rev. James Bayley. Children: 

211. i. Mercy ,5 b. Mar. 24, 1741 ; m. Lemuel Barber, 1761. 

212. ii. Hannah,5 b. Feb. 24, 1744 ; died 1756. 

213. iii. Jonathan,5 b. Sep. 18, 1746. 

214. iv. Emma,5 m. Peter Pratt, 1772. 

215. V. Thomas,5 bap. N. P., Mar. 31, 1751. 

216. vi. Josiah,5 bap. N. P., Mar. 31, 1751. 

75 

Matthew^ Porter, of Thomas" Porter, b. Sept. 8, 1725. 
Lived in Weymouth ; m. Sarah, daughter of Samuel and 



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219. 


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220. 


iv. 


221. 


V. 


222. 


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223. 


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PORTER FAMILIES. 31. 

Hannah Pratt, pub. Jan. 9, 1750. She born Sept. 12, 1729. 
(Widow m. David Lincoln, of Hingham, pub. Jan. 18, 1770, 
m. Feb. 8, 1770.) Children : 

217. i. ]Sfabby,5 b. April 7, 1753; m. Stephen HoUis, Dec. 18, 
1783. 

Thomas,5 b. June 21, 1755; died Sept. 29, 1776, aged 22. 

Hannah,5 b. April 25, 1759; m. Wm. Loud, Jr., April 
28, 1785. 

Sarah,5 b. Oct. 8, 1762. 

Susanna,^ b. Feb. 10, 1765 ; m. Jos. Vining, Jr., 1787. 

Elesabeth.s b. Aug. 15, 1769. 

Lydia.a b. May 6, 1774. 

76 

Ezra* Porter, of Thomas^ Porter, b. Sept. 8, 1725. Lived 
in Weymouth ; m. 1st, Hannah, daughter of Joseph and Ruth 
(Richards) Lovell ; pub. April 13, 1751 ; she born Dec. 17, 
1723. Married 2d, Patience, daughter of Solomon and 
Temperance (Hathaway) Barber ; pub. Aug. 17, 1762 ; she 
born Oct. 21, 1741. Children : 

224. i. Josiah,5 bap. N. P.. Dec. 22, 1751. 

225. ii. Molly,5 b. Jan. 26, 1753; m. Samuel Pratt, 1770. 

226. iii. Lucy,5 bap. N. P., Oct. 1769. 

227. iv. Ezra,5 b. Aug. 23, 1763. 

80 

Ebenezer* Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, b. 1708 ; lived in 
Weymouth ; held numerous town offices. Married 1st, Mary, 
dau. of Joseph and Ruth (Richards^ Lovell, Dec. 17, 1730, 
by Rev. James Bayley. She born Oct. 21, 1712 ; died Nov. 
6, 1749. Married 2d, widow Melea (of Elisha) Lincoln ; 
pub. Dec. 24, 1749. He died 1763. Children: 

Ebenezer,5 ? b. April 13, 1732 ; died April 17. 

Joseph,^ I 

Ebenezer,5 b. Dec. 7, 1733. 

Mary,5 b. Dec. 15, 1739. 

Ruth,5 b. Nov. 22, 1743. 

81 

Sarah* Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, b. Jan. 12, 1711 ; m. 
Joseph Trufant, of Weymouth, May 15, 1729 ; he son of 
Maurice and Mary Trufant, b. May 5, 1701. She died Oct. 
8, 1778, aged 67. Children : 



228. 


1. 


229. 


ii. 


230. 


iii 


231. 


iv. 


232. 


V. 



82 GENEALOGY. 

233. i. James.s b. Mar. 8, 1730 ; m. Experience, dau. of John^ 

Bates, Dec. 26, 1754; he died Au^. 6, 1771. 

234. ii. Joseph.s b. Sept. 28, 1732 ; died Mar. 13, 1734. 

235. iii. Sarah.5 b. July 9, 1735. 

236. iv. Joseph,5 b. Mar. 8, 1738 ; m. Deborah Colson, May 14, 

1761, by Rev. James Bayley. Children: Deborah,^ b. 
Feb. 5, 1770. James,6 b. Aug. 26, 1773. John,6 b. Dec. 
10, 1779. Christopher,6 b. June 15, 1782. 

237. V. Job,5 b. Dec. 21, 1743 ; m. Chloe White, pub. Dec. 17, 1763. 

Children: Sarah.o b. Feb. 16, 1765. Stephen.e b. July 
29, 1766. A Job Trufant in Bowdoinham, Me., 1784. 

82 

Tabitha^ Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, b. Mar. 22, 1719 ; m. 
Daniel Burrill, of Weymouth, Jau. 22, 1741 ; he son of 
Ephraira and Mary (Pratt) Burrill, born Mar. 22, 1720. 
Children : 

238. i. Daniel,'^ b. Jan. 9, 1745. 

239. ii. Tabitha.s b. June 12, 1747. 

240. iii. Sarah,'^ b. Aug. 28, 1751. 

241. iv. Mary,5 b. April 17, 1755. 

91 

Ebenezer"^ Porter, of Thomas'^ Porter, b. Dec., 1701; lived 
in Taunton. In 1744, "Thomas^ Porter, of Taunton, gave 
land to children of his son Ebenezer, late of Taunton, 
deceased — Ebenezer, Joshua, Samuel, John, Jacob, and Mary." 
In 1753, a guardian was appointed for Jacob, John, Mary 
and Samuel. Married 1st, Mary — ; married 2d, probably 
Phebe Hoskins. He died in Taunton, Mar. 26, 1741, aged 
39. Children : 

242. i. Ebenezer,5 b. July 24. 1728; died Feb. 5, 1792. 

243. ii. Joshua,5b. Feb. 16, 1730. 

244. iii. Samuel,^ b. June 4, 1733 ; m. Esther Lincoln. 

245. iv. Thomas,5 b. Feb. 17, 1735 ; died Feb. 2, 1775. 

246. V. John,5 b. Aug. 8, 1736. 

247. vi. Jacob,5 b. May 30, 1738. 

248. vii. Mercy.s b. Sept. 7, 1741 ; m. Ebenezer Cobb, of Taunton. 

249. viii. Phebe,5 ; prob. m. Andros. 
ix. Joseph 5 



PORTER FAJITLIES. 33 

92 

Joseph* Porter, of Thomas^ Porter, b. Taunton; lived 
there. Married Sarah,^ daughter of James^ Pinneo, of 
Bristol, R. L, and Lebanon, Conn. — she born Dec. 19, 1712. 
In 1735, Joseph Porter and wife Sarah, daughter of James 
Pinneo, lately of Lebanon, Conn., deceased, quit-claim to her 
brother, James Pinneo, all right in her father's estate. 
(Lebanon Town Records, vol. 5, page 319.) In 1744, 
"Thomas Porter of Taunton sold son Joseph Porter forty 
acres of land and a dwelling house for 1,000 pounds." July 
7, 1746 "James Codding and Thomas Liscomb appointed 
guardian of Joseph Porter, non-compos." Sept. 11, 1750, 
widow Sarah Porter appointed administrator of estate of 
Joseph Porter. Nov. 18, 1754, Sarah SuUard, late widow of 
Joseph Porter, now of Lebanon, Conn., closes settlement of 
estate ; she had in mean time married Sullard. Children : 

250. i. Jonathan,5 b. Sept., 1732. 

251. il. Joseph.5 

252. iii. Peter,^ guardian ap., 1754. 

253. iv. James,5 of Taunton ; administration of his estate, 1757. 

254. V. Ann.5 

255. vi. Abigail.^ 

256. vii. Sarali.5 



FIFTH GENERATION. 



93 



John^ Porter, of Joseph* Porter, b. June 23, 1725. Lived 
in Weymouth. Married 1st, Martha Bates, Mar. 20, 1754 ; 
she daughter of Joshua* and Martha (Orcutt) Bates, born 
Sept. 26, 1724. Married 2d, Francis Burrill, pub. May 22, 
1762 ; she daughter of Ephraim* Burrill, born April 20, 1730. 
Child: 

257. i. Martha.G b. July 31, 1755 ; m. Timothy Nash, 1777. 
5 



34 GENEALOGY. 

94 

Nehemiah^ Porter, of Joseph* Porter, b. in Weymouth, 
July 2, 1728. Married his cousin Sarah Waters, dau. of 
Seward and Sarah (Porter) Waters, of Boston, June 11, 
1752, by Rev. James Bayley. He lived in Weymouth ; re- 
moved to Scituate, about 1757 ; returned to Weymouth, 
before 1770, as he was a town officer there that year. In 
Mr. Ezra Stearns' History of Rindge, N. H., page 644, I 
find that "Nehemiah Porter, from Weymouth, came to 
Rindge near the close of the year 1771; was several months 
in the army ; was in Capt. Phillip Thomas' Company in 1775. 
He had with him their children, Nehemiah, Joseph, Benjamin, 
Silvanus, Sarah, Lydia, Ebenezer and Mary. He removed or 
died between 1780 and 1793." Chikbeu : 

258. i. Seward,<5 b. in Weymouth, Aug. 5, 1753. 

259. ii. Joseph,6 b. in Weymouth, Nov. 6, 1754. 

260. iii. Sylvjinus,'" b. In Weymouth, 1756. 

261. iv. Jacob,^ b. in Weymouth, July 18, 1757. 

262. V. Nehemiah,*'' b. Scituate, Dec. 14, 1758. 

263. vi. Benjamin,*^ b. Scituate. 

264. vii. Sarah,6 b. Scituate ; unmarried ; died in North Yarmouth 

Me., 1839. 

265. viii. Lydia,^ b. Scituate; m. Mitchell, N. Yarmouth. 

266. ix. Molly ,6 b. Scituate, 176C : m. William Barbour, of Gray, 

Me. ; removed to Portland. 

95 

Joseph^ Porter, of Joseph* Porter, b. Aug. 17, 1732; lived 
in Weymouth ; married 1st, Hannah, daughter of Josiah"* and 
Mary Ripley : 2d, widow Deborah Porter, Nov. 16, 1783; he 
died 1821, aged 92, and his widow Deborah died 1822, aged 
76. Children : 

Hannah,<5 b. Aug. 28, 1755. 

Jacob,G b. July 18, 1757. 

David,6 b. Dec. 29, 1759. 

Mercy ,<5 b. Mar. 6, 1762. 

Betty ,c b. Apr. 25, 1764. 

Sarah,6 b. June 18, 1766. 

Joseph,G b. June 19, 1768. 

JohD,6 b. Apr. 10, 1770. 

Josiah.e b. Oct. 8, 1773. 



267. 




268. 


ii. 


269. 


iii. 


270. 


iv. 


271. 


V. 


272. 


vi. 


273. 


vii. 


274. 


viii 


275. 


ix. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 35 

103 

John^ Porter, of John-^ Porter, b. Sept. 8, 1729 ; lived in 
Weymouth; married 1st, Maria Lincoln, of Hingham, Feb. 
21st, 1751 ; she died Feb. 3, 1752. Married 2d, Temperance 
Shaw, Sept. 20, 1753. He died Jan. 15, 1769. Children: 

276. i. Mary ,6 b. Jan. 21, 1754 ; m. Samuel Badlam, Jr., 1773. 

277. ii. Mercy ,6 b. Aug. 14, 1755. 

278. iii. CIiM.e bap., 1758. 

105 

William^ Porter, of John* Porter, b. June 7, 1731 ; resided 
in Weymouth ; died there in 1812 ; married Tabitha Orcutt, 
probably ; pub. July 17, 1773 ; his will proved in 1812 ; wife 
Tabitha and cousin Lifee Holbrook administered. Widow 
Tabitha will probated October 10, 1840 ; Asa Hunt, execu- 
tor. No children alive ; estate went to Abi, wife of Samuel 
Newcomb, and George Thayer, of Randolph. 

106 

Sarah^ Porter, of John* Porter, b. June 8, 1733 ; married 
Josiah, of Abiezer and Ruth (Vinson) Holbrook; pub. May 
22, 1762 ; he born Sept. 27, 1727 ; died Weymouth, 1805, 
aged 78 ; his wife died 1804, aged 71. Children : 

279. i. Sarah.e b. Dec. 14, 1762. 

280. ii. Hannah,6 b. Feb. 19, 1765. 1 i d-C^-i "^^ 

281. iii. Lifee.6 b. Feb. 15, 1768. XX^<^± < ^ 

282. iv. John.e b. June 6, 1772. 

283. V. MoUy,6 b. Sept. 13, 1776. 

107 

Isaac^ Porter, of John* Porter, b. Nov. 15, 1736 ; lived in . 
Weymouth, on Queen Ann's Turnpike, near house of the 
late Hon. Abner Holbrook, Pleasant street, west of Lovells' 
corner. He married Eunice, daughter of Capt. Thomas and 
Mary ( Vinson ) Pratt, Aug. 18, 1763 ; she born April 6, 
1746; died 1820, aged 74. He died June 15, 1800; his 
estate administered upon in 1800. Children named in the 
will, Sarah, Jane, Mary White, and Lois White. Children : 

284. i. Mary,6 b. Nov. 4, 1764 ; m. Capt. Asa \VMte, May 24, 

1784 ; she died 1809, aged 45. 



285. 


ii. 


286. 


iii. 


287. 


iv. 


288. 


V. 



86 GENEALOGY. 

John,6 b. Apr. 8, 1767 ; died 1767. 

Lois,6 b. April 6, 1769; m. Thomas White, "Skeeter 

Plain," April 9, 1801. 
Sarah,6 b Oct. 25, 1774 ; unmarried ; died, 1843. 
Jane,6 b. Aug. 21, 1780 ; unmarried ; died, 1807. 



108 

Abner^ Porter, of Jolin'^ Porter, b. June 6, 1739 ; lived in 
Weymouth ; probably died 1822. An Abner- Porter married 
widow Miriam Tirrell, in Weymouth, 1785. Abners' wife 
died 1819. 

113 

Samuel^ Porter, of Richard'^ Porter, b. May 8, 1733 ; lived 
in Weymouth ; was in Capt. Ward's company, in 1758 ; 
married Esther, of William and Hannah ( Smith ) Beal, 
Nov. 22, 1753. She born Apr. 14, 1733. His widow prob- 
ably married Thomas Kingman, in 1760. 

114 

MaryS Porter, of Richard* Porter, b. Sept. 25, 1734; 
married Benjamin Beal, of Abington, Feb. 18, 1753 ; he was 
son of Jeremiah and Mary (Colson) Beal, b. in Weymouth, 
Dec. 9, 1731, but removed with his father to Abington. He 
died, 1805. His wife died, 1806. Children : 

289. i. Chloe.G b. Dec. 3, 1753 ; died young. 

290. ii. Mary,c b. Oct. 11, 1755; m. Ebenezer K. Hunt, Nov. 6, 

1778. Their children, b. in Abington, Ebenezer,^ b. 
Aug. 3, 1779. Sarah7, b. July 5, 1781 ; m. David 
Townsend, Nov. 10, 1800; and died in Maine. Mary 
Beals,7 b. Oct. 21, 1783 ; m. Isaac Pool, of Weymouth, 
Mar. 1, 1804; died April 1, 1806. Ruth,7 b. Mar. 4, 
1786; m. David Blanchard, Jr., Sept. 19, 1803; died 
Mar. 20, 1833. John,^ b. June 1, 1788 ; m. Patience 
Pratt, Sept. 20, 1814; died July 12, 1854. Betsey,"? b. 
Sept. 10, 1789 ; died Aug. 2, 1831. Twins, died May 30, 
1792. Hannah,^ b. Dec. 13, 1795 ; m. Samuel Colson, 
Jan. 14, 1836 ; Mrs. Hunt died Feb. 14, 1835. 



PORTER FAJNIILIES. 37 

291. iii. Benjamin,fi b. Oct. 30, 1757; m. Mary Noyes, June 21, 

1787, and moved to Turner, Me. Their children were, 
Zenas'!', a physician. Ii-a.^ Betsey,'^ m. Bird. Sophia,' 
m. Phillip True. Axa,^ m. Matthew Packard. Polly,? 
m. Ara Holmes. Samuel.' Benjamin.' Celesta.' 

292. iv. Chloe.o b. Oct. 8, 1759 ; unmarried; died Jan. 1, 1848. 

293. V. Samuel,6 b. Oct. 8, 1761; bap. S. P., Weymouth, Oct, 11; 

m. Cobb, Mar. 6, 1782. She died May 4, 1784. He then 
removed to Winchendon, Mass. He left a numerous 
posterity; — some in Abington, some in Boston, some 
in .Winchendon, and some in California, and elsewhere. 

294. vi. Ruth,6 b. Sept. 14, 1763 ; m. Noah Hersey, of Abington, 

1787, and moved to the town of Minot, Maine. Chil- 
dren : Noah,' m. Phebe Howard. Benjamin,' ra. Sally 
Bradbury; went to Foxcroft, Me. Polly,' m. Marcus 
Conant, and died in Bath. Betsey,' m. Whiting. 
Sally,' m. Hueston, of Charleston, Me. Ira,' b. 1801. 
Hiram,' and Lewis.' 

295. vii. Priscilla,c b. Feb. 14, 1766; unmarried; bap. S. P., Wey- 

mouth, May 25. 

296. viii. Zelotes,c b. Feb. 23, 1768 ; m. Sarah Burrill, Mar. 2, 1797. 

297. ix. Lydia,6 b. Feb. 13, 1770 ; m. David Trufant, of Wey- 

mouth, Dec. 6, 1792. 

298. X. Sarah,6 b. Nov. 11, 1772; m. Nath. Tirrell, Jan. 4. 1795. 

299. xi. Nathaniel,6 b. Feb. 11,1775; m. Tamar, dau. of Elijah 

Hobart, Jan., 1807; resided in Abington; had several 
children, and died there, Feb., 1820. 

300. xii. Mehetable,6 b. May, 1777 ; m. Abner Holbrook, of Wey- 

mouth, Mar. 1st, 1796 ; his son, Hon. Abner,' (among 
other children) b. 1811, in Weymouth; died there 1875; 
was a man much respected, a merchant, and often in 
public office. 

116 

Josiah^ Porter, of Richard* Porter, b. Aug. 27, 1739; 
lived in Weymouth. Married Deborah Higgius, Sept. 23, 
1761, by Rev. James Bayley. He died intestate, 1783 ; 
"widow administered ; Micah, Jonathan, and Samuel Porter, 
were her bondsmen. Widow married Joseph Porter, Nov. 
16, 1783. She died 1822, aged 76. ChHdren : 

301. i. Samuel,6 b. Feb. 2, 1764 ; m. 

302. ii. Deborah.e ) Twins, b. Dec. 8, 1865 ; prob. d. 1853, aged 88. 

303. iii. Mary ,6 ^ 



304. 


iv. 


305. 


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306. 


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306a 


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307. 


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807a 


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308. 


X. 



38 GENEALOGY. 

Eunice.e b. Mar. 4, 1768 ; died in Boston. 

Nancy ,6 b. Oct. 3, 1770 ; m. Jacob Reed, of Abington, 

Nov. 18, 1799. 
Rutli,6 bap. S. P., 1773; m. Haynes, of Canaan, N. H. 
Richard.e bap. Feb. 5, 1775 ; died 1783. 
Sarah,o bap. May 28, 1775. 

Sarah,c bap. 1777 ; m. John Withington, of Dorchester. 
Naomi,G m. Atherton, and went west. 

117 

Micahs Porter, of Richard'^ Porter, b. Dec. 21, 1742 ; lived 
in South Parish, Weymouth ; married Mary Stockbridge, 
Oct. 18, 1764. Children : 

309. i. Ilannah.c b. May 12, 1767 ; m. Jacob Turner, Mar. 27, 1788. 

310. ii. Elias.e b. Jan. 14, 1769 ; m. Sarah Bates, 1792. 

311. iii. Micah,o b. May 12, 1772. 

312. iv. Noah.fi b. May 13, 1774. 

313. v. Abby.fi b. { May 25, 1776. 

314. vi. Ellen,""' b. S 

315. vii. Betsey ,c bap. June 30, 1776 ; m. Brackly Shaw, Nov. 24, 

1796. 

316. viii. John,G b. Feb. 24, 1779. 

317. ix. Nehemiah,« bap. May 20, 1781. 

318. X. William,G bap. IMay 20. 1781. 

319. xi. William,G b. June 11, 1782. 

320. xii. David,c b. 1787. 

321. xiii. Saniuel,6 b. 1787. 

322. xiv. Reuben,6 b. 1790. 

118 

Sarah^ Porter, of Eichard* Porter, b. Aug. 22, 1746; 
married in Weymouth, Ebenzer Shaw, Jr., of Abington, 
1765 ; pub. Weymouth, and also in Abington, Aug. 10, 1765. 
Had large family of children. 

137 

SaraueP Porter, of Samuel* Porter, b. Abington, Oct. 12, 
1727 ; lived in East Bridgewater ; surveyor 1758 ; hogreave 
1769 ; constable 1773 ; married widow Hannah ( Jackson ) 
Green, Sept. 28, 1758 ; she widow of Samuel Green, and 



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334. 


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335. 


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rORTER FAMILIES. 39 

grand-daughter of Edward Jackson, born Aug. 7, 1727 ; 
died July 7, 1786, aged 59. He died Oct. 5, 1811, aged 84. 
Children, the four first of whom are recorded in Bridgewater 
records : 

Samuel.c b. May, 24, 1759 ; died Aug. 22, 1775, aged 16. 

Betterus.c b. Oct. 19, 1761 ; m. Abner Gardner, 1782. 

Abigail,^ b. Dec. 18, 1763 ; m. Sam. Pool, Jr., 1786, Minot, 
Me. 

Ruth,6 b. Feb. 1st, 1766 ; m. James Reed, 1784. 

Jerusha,6 b. Aug. 28, 1768 ; died Dec. 7, 1789, aged 13. 

Oliver,^ b. Apr. 27, 1770 ; died Jan., 1772, aged 20 months. 

138 

Lieut. Joseph'5 Porter, of Samuel* Porter, b. Abingtqn, 
June 10, 1730 ; lived in Bridgewater and Stoughton ; April 
9, 1765, he bought house and lot of his uncle, Isaac Pack- 
ard, in what is now "West Bridgewater, where Pardon Keith 
now lives. (1878.) In 1777, April 20, he sold the same to 
Nathan Keith, and removed about that time into Stoughton, 
near North Bridgewater line. He and wife both admitted to 
North Bridgewater church, in 1780, of which his uncle John 
Porter, was the minister. He was a Lieutenant in the militia 
in the time of the Revolutionary war. He married Elisa- 
beth, daughter of Samuel and Content (Whitcomb) Burrill, 
of Weymouth, Jan. 25, 1753 ; she was born July 4, 1733 ; 
she went to Abington to teach school, and was there married. 
She was a woman of remarkable personal beauty, as were her 
daughters also. He died Jan. 15, 1803, in the 75th year of 
his age. His widow died Mar. 26, 1822, aged 89. His will, 
of which subjoined is a copy : 

In the Name of God, Amen. — I, Joseph Porter, of Stoughton, in 
the county of Norfolk and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Gentle- 
men, being advanced in age, but of sane mind and memory, do this 
sixteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and two, make 
and publish this my last will and testament. 

Imprimis — I give to my beloved wife, Elizabeth, the easterly end or 
half of my new dwelling house, and so much of the cellar as is necessary 
for her use, also one-half of the buttery, in the other part of the house, 
and the privilege of the oven, well, dooryard, &c., during her natural 
life ; also the improvement of one good cow which is to be kept on 



40 GENEALOGY. 

my farm for her use during natural life ; also one good yearling hog, 
well fatted yearly, and nine bushels of Indian corn and three bushels 
of rye, six pounds of goods sheep's wool, twelve pounds of good flax 
(well dressed) yearly, and a sufficiency of cider, apples and sauce, and 
a sufficiency of wood to keep one fire, cut up fit for the hearth, and at 
the door, during her natural life, and ten dollars in cash, yearly, so 
long as she lives ; also all my indoor movables and household furniture 
(except my wearing apparel, barrels, casks, &c.) during her natural 
life. 

Item. — I give to ray son Joseph Porter, all my new dwelling house 
and land it stands on, well, dooryard, &c., forever, reserving to his 
mother the improvement of so much of the same as is above expressed, 
during her natural life ; also my horse for the purpose of helping his 
mother to meeting on the Lord's days as often as she is able and 
inclined. 

Item. — I give to my son Robert Porter my old dwelling house which 
he now lives in (and not the land it stands on.) 

Item. — I give to my son Isaac Porter one hundred and forty dollars 
and thirty-three cents, to be paid by my executors after named, in two 
years after my decease. 

Item. — I give to my son Lebbeus Porter, one hundred and forty 
dollars and thirty three cents, to be paid by my executors in two years 
after my decease. 

Item. — I give to my daughter Elizabeth, the wife of Samuel Linfield, 
twenty dollars, to be paid by mj' executors in two j^ears after my decease ; 
also one equal share with her three sisters of the indoor moveables and 
household furniture which is given to her mother (after her decease.) 

Item. — I give to my daughter Hannah, the wife of Jonathan Battles, 
twenty dollars, to be paid by my executors in two years after my 
decease; also an equal share with her three sisters of the indoor 
moveables and household furniture which is given to her mother, 
(after her decease.) 

Item. — I give to my daughter Content, the wife of Benjamin Gill, 
twenty dollars, to be paid by my executors in two days after my 
decease ; also an equal share with her three sisters of the indoor 
moveables and household furniture which is given to her mother, 
(after her decease.) 

Item.— I give to my daughter Mehitable, the wife of Daniel Brown, 
twenty dollars, to be paid by my executors in two years after my 
decease; also an equal share with her three sisters of the indoor 
movables and household furniture which is given to her mother (after 
her decease.) 



PORTER FAMILIES. 41 

Item. — T give to my five sons, Joseph, Robert, Isaac, Lebbeus and 
Cyrus, all my wearing apparel, to be equally divided among them. 

Item. — After my just debts and funeral charges and the aforesaid 
legacies are paid, all the remainde|Lof my estate, real or personal, of 
whatever name or nature, or wher^fer the same may be found, I give 
to my three sons, Joseph Porter, Robert Porter, and Cyrus Porter, 
their heirs and assigns, to be equally divided among them, they paying 
as above expressed in this Instrument. 

Lastly — I do constitute and ordain my three sons last mentioned, 
viz : Joseph, Robert, and Cyrus, sole executors of this my last will 
and testament. In witness whereof, I do hereunto set my hand and 
seal this day and year as above written. 

(Seal) JosEPu Portee. 

Signed, sealed, and published and pronounced and declared, by the 
said Joseph Porter, as and for his last will and testament, in the 
presence of us, who, at his request and in his presence, hereunto set 
our names as witnesses to the same. 

Samuel Talbot. 
Eben'r Crane. 
Jonah Fuller. 

Children, of whom the first seven are recorded in Bridge- 
water records : 

336. i. Elisabeth,^ b. Nov. 8, 1753 ; m. Samuel Linfield. 

337. ii. Joseph.G b. June 10, 1754; m. Milly Capen. 

338. iii. Hannah,6 b. July 21, 1758; m. Jona Battles. 

339. iv. Robert,^ b. Mar. 30, 1762 ; m. Elis. Gay. 

340. V. Isaac,*^ b. Feb. 23, 1765 ; m. Susanna Packard. 

341. vi. Content,6 b. Feb. 6, 1767; m. Wm. Glover. 

342. vii. Mehetable,6 fe. April 15, 1769 ; m. Daniel Brown. 

343. viii. Lebbeus,*^ b. April 22, 1771 ; m. Polly Brastow. 

344. ix. Cyrus,6 b. 1774 ; m. Rebecca French. 

139 

Ebenezer^ Porter, of Samuel'^ Porter, b. Abington, Sept. 
16, 1731 ; he lived in Abington and Bridgewater. Married 
1st, Lydia Loring, 1754 ; she died 1771, aged 36 years. M. 
2d, widow Bathheba Richmond, 1772. His death on Abing- 
ton town records Jan. 19, 1801, aged 70. His widow probably 
died in Halifax, 1831. Children : the first six of whom bora 
in Bridgewater, according to town records : 
6 



346. 


ii. 


347. 


iii. 


348. 


iv. 


349. 


V. 


350. 


vi. 


351. 


vii. 


352. 


viii 



42 GENEA.LOGY. 

345. i. Sarah,6 b. Jan. 13, 1756 ; m. Capt. Abijah Snow, 1775 ; 
removed to Plainfield, Mass. 
Lydia,c b. 1758 ; m. Dea. Joseph Beal, of Plainfield, 1774. 
Polly ,6 b. Oct. 8, 1760 ; m. Capt. Joseph Joy. 
01ive,6 b. Jan. 23, 17|p m. Ben. Pool, IMay 17, 1786. 
Susannali,6 b. July l, 1765; m. Andrew Richmond, of 

HaUfax, pub. July 6, 1788. 
Ebenezer.e b. May 8, 1769 ; m. Betty Reed, Jan. 12, 1792. 
Samuel,6 by 2d wife, m. Mehetable Reed, 1801. 
Nancy,c b. in Abington, April 9, 1784; m. Thos. Wilkes, 
June 10, 1801 ; lived in East Windsor, Mass. 
353. ix. Roxanda,6 m. Daniel Nash, May 17, 1792 ; and 2d, Phillip 

Torrey. 
353a. X. Loring,Gidied young. 

142 

Hannah^ Porter, of Samuel* Porter, b. Feb. 18, 1736 ; 
married Judah Wood, of Halifax, Dec. 15, 1757. Children : 

Timothy,*^ m. Salvina Soule, of Plympton. 

Judah, f' m. Tabatha Holmes, of Halifax. 

Samuel,6 unraar. 

Hannah,6 unmar. 

Ebenezer.c m. Cynthia Soule, of Plympton. 

145 

Jonathan'^ Porter, of Samuel* Porter, b. Aug. 27, 1741 ; 
lived in Halifax, Mass. Married Marj^ Chipman, Feb. 16, 
1763. She died Sept. 6, 1784. He died 1818. Children : 

363. i. Jonathan.c b. Oct.,28, 1764; m. Betsey Wood. 

364. ii. Bethiah,6 b. Aug. 7, 1766 ; m. Dr. Eastman, and died soon. 

365. iii. OUver.e Aug. 2, 1774. 

148 

Tabitha^ Porter, of Samuel* Porter, b. 1744; married 
Samuel Brown, Jr., 1780. Children : 

Robert.6 

Noah,6 ; lived in Vermont, and had a son' in Randolph, 

Mass., a printer. 
Alice6, m. Zadoc Fuller, and went west. 



porter families. 43 

148a 

Sarah^ Porter, of Samuel"* Porter ; married Noah Tinkham, 
of Halifax, 1757. Children : 

Moses.G died in infancy. 

Noah.c died at age of 21. 

SarahjiJ died at age of 75. 

Mary,*^ died March, ISli, aged 57. 

Joseph,*; m. 1st, Lucy Lucas ; and 2d, Priscilla Weston, 
of Mitldleborough. He died Dec. 18, 1841, aged 77. 
No children Uving of this family. Mr. Chipman Por- 
ter, now owns and lives on the Noah Tinkham farm. 

151 

Esther^ Porter, of Jacob^ Porter, b. Mar. 19, 1733 ; married 
Abel Packard, of North Bridgewater, Jan. 24, 1751. He 
removed to Cummington, Mass., June, 1774. He became 
blind at the age of 40 years ; was an Ensign, and kept a 
public house. He was the son of John and Lydia (Thompson) 
Packard, born Bridgewater, Sept. 8, 1729 ; died Cummington, 
Mar. 4, 1804, aged 75. Widow died there May 30, 1812, 
aged 79. Children, all born in N. Bridgewater, except the 
last: 

366. i. Abel,6 b. April 16, 1754 ; m. Mary Bisbee, Sept. 20, 1783 ; 

she died Sept. 1, 1807, aged 48 ; m. 2d, Rachel Porter, of 
Jacob Porter, Jr., Oct., 1808; she died Aug. 31, 1851, 
aged 86 ; he died in Cummington, April 30, 1832, aged 78. 
His children were, Eliphalet,''' b. Sept. 2, 1784 ; m. three 
times ; died June 3, 1868, at Crystal Lake, Wis., aged 
83. Chester.^ b. June 6, 1788; living in Dayton, Wis., 
in 1871. Betsey,^ b. Mar. 9, 1791; m. Nehemiah 
Richards, April 3, 1810; living near Washington, D. C, 
1871. Theophilus,7 b. Nov. 30, 1793 ; died Granville, 
Ohio, Mar. 8, 1867. 

367. ii. Esther,6 b. June 21, 1756; m. Ephraim Williams, Esq., of 

Ashfield, Mass., Nov. 21, 1793 — his 2d wife; she died 
May 31, 1826, aged 70. He died Mar. 9, 1839, aged 92. 

368. iii. Adam,o b. Feb. 11, 1758; resided in Cummington; m. 

Abigail Porter, of Jacob Porter, Jr., Nov. 11, 1790. 

369. iv. Lydia,6 b. July 4, 1760 ; died unmarried, Dec 23, 1836, 

affed 76. 



44 GENEALOGY. 

370. V. Mary.fi b. Sept. 29, 1764 ; m. Col. Lebbeus Bates, of Cum- 

mington, Mar. 20, 1778 ; he was son of Abraham,^ and 
Sarah (Tower) Bates, of Weymouth, IMass., b. Jan. 16, 
1760- He was uncle to Joshua Bates, banker, of Loudon ; 
was youngest of four brothers, who were in the 
Kevolutionary war, in different parts of the field, and 
who returned home in safety at the close of the war, not 
having seen each other during the whole time. He was 
at the capture of Burgoyne, near Saratoga, in Oct., 1777. 
His first wife died Aug. 27, 1804, aged 40. He died 
Sept. 6, 1844, aged 84. Children were, Sibyl," b. July 
23, 1789 ; m. Joseph PhilUps, of Windsor, Apr. 19, 1826. 
Quincy,' b. Mar., 7, 1791 ; living in Goshen, Mass., 1871. 
Galen,7 b. May 4, 1794 ; died Nov. 8. Polly,^ b. Sept. 
23, 1798; ra. Almon Allen, Sept. 1, 1819; living in 
Mansfield, Penn.. 1871. 

371. vi. Olive.c b. Feb. 3, 1767; m. Capt. Joseph Narramore, of 

Goshen, Dec, 1785. He born Aug. 13, 1760 ; died Oct. 
2, 1834, aged 74. She died Sept. 7, 1835, aged 68. 
Children: Deborah,^ b. April 1, 1787; died Dec. 
Clarissa,? b. Feb. 4, 1789 ; m. Adam G. Porter, Feb. 22, 
1784. Olive," b. June 11, 1791; m. Solomon Hawks, 
Dec. 2, 1819; she died Walnut Grove, Knox Co., 111., 
Jan. 3, 1866. Samuel," b. Aug. 30, 1793; d. Goshen, 
Oct. 4, 1829. Deborah,? b. Oct. 24, 1795 ; m. Robert 
Dawes, Nov. 22, 1821; living in Salem, 111., 1871. 
Abigail,? b. Dec. 31, 1798; m. Dea. James W. Briggs, 
of Cummington, Aug. 8, 1826. Electa,? b. Apr. 5, 1800 ; 
m. Ebenezer Parsons, Nov., 1823; she died Sept. 23, 
1824. Esther,? b. Jan. 7, 1803; m. John W. Norton, 
of Cummington, Jan. 12, 1830. Joseph,? b. Feb. 5, 1805 ; 
died Aug. 26, 1810. Abel,? b. Oct. 28, 1807 ; d. Aug. 29, 
1810. 

372. vii. Theophilus,6 b. Mar. 4, 1769 ; grad. D. C, 1796 ; studied 

theology with Rev. Dr. Asa Burton, of Thetford, Vt. ; 
ordained minister, Shelbnrne, Mass., Feb. 20,1799, where 
he continued until Feb. 20, 1842. From 1846 to 1854, 
he lived with a daughter, in South Deerfield, but spent 
the last year or two of his life at Shelburne. He was a 
Trustee of Williams College, from 1810 to 1825 ; on the 
Board of Overseers of Amherst College, from 1821 to 
1854 ; had degree of D.D. from Dartmouth College, 1824 ; 
representative to Gen. Court from Shelburne, 1829-30-39. 
He m. Mary, dau. of Dea. Isaac Tirrell, Jr., of Abington, 



POUTER FAMILIES. 45 

Feb. 9, 1800. She b. Nov. 17, 1775 ; died Dec. 4, 1865, 
aged 90. He died Sept. 17, 1855. aged 86. Children: 
Rev. Theophilus," Jr., born Feb. 1, 1802 ; grad. Amherst 
Col., 1823; ordained colleague Pastor, Shelburne, May 
12, 1828 ; dismissed at his own request, Dec. 6, 1853 ; has 
since preached and lived at Lyme, Ohio ; Mt. Pleasant, 
Iowa ; Manteno, 111. ; South Deerfleld,Mass. ; Greenfield ; 
Chicago, 111., 1869, and 1870, to Manteno, 111., where 
he now resides ; m. May 21, 1839, Elisabeth P., dau. of 
Rev. Samuel Ware, of Ware. (Their children : Theophi- 
lus,8 Isaac WareS; Samuels ; Elisabeth Ware^; Geo. 
Hastings^; and Arthur Dwight.8) Isaac Tirrell,^ b. 
June 27, 1804; d. Sept. 17, 1820, aged 16. Louisa,^ b. 
May 15, 1806 ; died Mar. 10, 1841. Marian.^b. Dec. 5, 
1809; m. Harry Severance, May 28, 1846. Esther 
Porter,7 b. Oct. 25, 1811 ; m. Caleb A. Cooley, Apr. 11, 
1839 ; died Mar. 15, 1858. Sibyl Tii-rel," b. Jan. 29, 
1814 ; m. Abijah H. Dole, Feb. 23, 1843, of Manteno, 111., 
(1878.) Laura Emily,7 b. Oct. 8, 1815; died June 9, 
1838. Lucy Jane," b. Aug. 17, 1817; m. Col. Geo. 
Hastings, Sept. 25, 1844; d. Sept. 17, 1856. 

viii. Jacob.G b. Jan. 22, 1771 ; died same day. 

ix. Noah.o b. April, 10, 1774 ; died same day. 

X. Abigail.e b. June 21, 1779 ; died Dec. 26, 1781. 



152 

Samuel Norton, son of Capt. John and Elisabeth (Thaxter) 
Norton, of Hingham, born Oct. 22, 1721 ; went to Abington 
about 1749 ; important man in town ; selectman from 1756 
to 1764, eight years. Married 1st, Mary, dau. of James Nash, 
Jan. 31, 1750 ; she died May 24, 1759 ; m. 2d, Mary,^ dau. 
of Jacob* Porter, May 29, 1860. Children : 

i. Mary, b. Mar. 7, 1752. 

ii. Sarah, b. June 14, 1754 ; m. John Gurney. 

iii. Elisabeth, b. Feb. 8, 1759. 

iv. Benjamin,6 b. Aug. 31, 1761; soldier in war of 1812; 
died in Abington, 1849, aged 88. 

V. Samuel, 6 b. Aug. 31, 1761 ; twin with Benjamin; resided 
in Abington ; selectman from 1798, 12 years ; town 
clerk and treasurer from 1815, to 1820; Hobart's His- 
tory of Abington, says he "was a conspicuous man in 
town;" he married Silence Hersey — "cried Oct. 1, 



46 GENEALOGY. 

1786." He died May 29, 1826, aged 65. I hare of their 
cliildren: Samuel,''' only son, b. Jan. 18, 1790 ; m. Mehet- 
able Porter, Sept. 2, 1824. Mary Porter,^ b. Dec. 6, 1793. 
EUsabeth,7 m. Deane Reed, July 28, 1812. 

vi. Jacob,6 b. Sept. 26, 1762 ; died Dec. 13, 1763. 

Tii. Jacob.e b. Feb. 12, 1764. "Grad. Harvard College, 1786, 
■with distinction, and at the time of his death, was the 
oldest surviving graduate of the College. He "was 
ordained over the First Parish church, in Weymouth, 
Oct. 10, 1787, where he continued until 1824, when he 
resigned, and a few years afterward removed to Bille- 
rica, where he resided the remainder of his long life. 
He retained his mental and physical powers, to a re- 
markable degree, until past the age of 90 ; for the last 
year or two, he spent most of the time during the day 
reading, and without glasses, ,which he never used 
with exception of a short time, and then laid them 
aside as useless." (Boston Daily Advertiser.) He died 
in Billerica, Sunday morning, Jan. 17, 1858, aged 93 
years 11 months 5 days. He married Elisabeth 
Cranch, Feb. 11, 1789. She was dan. of Richard and 
Mary (Smith) Cranch; died Jan. 25, 1811, aged 47. 
She was the grand-daughter of Rev. William Smith, of 
Weymouth, and niece of the wife of President John 
Adams. I find in Weymouth town records, the fol- 
lowing: "Rev. Jacob Norton, of Weymouth, and Miss 
Hannah Bowers, or Barrows, intend marriage, Feb. 20, 
1813." His children were : Richard Cranch,'^ bap. 
Mar. 14, 1790 ; graduated Harvard College, 1808 ; died 
1821 ; he was room-mate and class-mate, with Dr. 
Ebenezer Alden, of Randolph. William Smith,''' bap. 
Jan. 1, 1792; graduated Harvard College, 1812; died, 
1827. Edward,''' bap. Oct. 25, 1795; "1814, Sept. 29, 
died, my son Edward, age 19, of lung fever, in Dart- 
more Prison, England." Jacob Porter,''' bap. Dec. 22, 
1793. "1818, Oct. 4, Jacob P. Norton, (my son) mar- 
ried to Harriet Holbrook, both of Boston." Thomas 
Boylston Adams,''' bap. Feb. 17, 1799. Elisabeth,''' bap. 
May 30, 1802. Mary Cranch,^ bap. May 20, 1804. 
Lucy Ann,''' bap. May 18, 1806. I copy from First 
Parish records of Weymouth, the following: "The 
Rev. Jacob Norton, became a Unitarian, which was 
the chief cause of his dismission. For the last three 
years, he has professed to be a Universalist * * * 



POETEE PAMELTES. 47 

Weymouth, Feb. 24, 1843." It is diie to him to say, 
that the neighboring Orthodox clergymen "thought 
highly of him as a man, while deploring his change of 
beMef." 

viii. Bela,6 b. July 21, 1765. 

ix. Hannah,6 b. Feb. 13, 1767 ; m. Woodbridge Brown, son 
of Samuel and Deborah (Perry) Brown, born Feb. 1, 
1763 ; resided in Abington. Children : Nancy,''' b. Oct. 
6, 1786. Walston," b. Aug. 20, 1788 ; m. Betsey Wales. 
Elisabeth T.,"? b. Aug. 3, 1790. Samuel 1^.,^ b. Jan. 9, 
1794 ; m. Priscilla S. Beal. Austin,'^ b. April 4, 1798 ; 
m. Abigail Noyes. Bela,'^ b. Sept. 23, 1803 ; m. Ruth 
Whiting. 

X. Noah,G b. Mar. 7, 1775 ; m. Sarah Noyes, in Bridgwater, 
1803 ; had daughter Maria, ''^ who married Rev. Matthew 
Kingman, Sept. 8, 1835 ; she died Feb. 18, 1851. Noah 
Norton died. His widow m. 2d, Seth Snow. 

xi. Mary,6 b. Oct. 22, 1777. 

153 

Jaco¥ Porter, of Jacob* Porter, b. July 23, 1737 ; lived 
in Abington and Worthington ; married Rachel, dau. of 
Daniel and Ruth (White) Reed, Jan. 6, 1763 ; she bom Dec. 
20, 1740 ; died 1818. He died 1820, aged 84. Children, 
the first seven of whom were born in Abington, the others in 
Worthington : 

373. i. Jacob,6 b. Oct. 28, 1764 ; killed by a fall from a tree, 

when a boy. 

374. ii. Rachel.e b. l\Iar. 17, 1765; m. Dea. Abel Packard, Jr., of 

Cummington, Oct., 1808 ; where she died Aug. 31, 1861 ; 
no children. 

375. iii. Abigail,^ b. April 3, 1768 ; m. Adam Packard, Nov. 11, 

1790. 
37G. iv. Asa,6 b. Jan. 25, 1771 ; m. Betsey Huntington, Mar. 23, 
1797. 

377. V. Hannah.e b. Jan. 18, 1775 ; m. Sackett. 

378. vi. Daniel,6 b. April 20, 1775 ; m. Bates. 

379. vii. Mary ,6 b. June 4, 1777 ; m. Sigourney. 

380. viii. Ruth,6 b. April 3. 1780 ; unmarried ; died Oct., 1829. 
1 881. ix. Jacob,6 b. Oct. 15, 1782 ; m. Hannah Burr. 

(882. X. 01ive,6 b. Oct. 3, 1786 ; m. Moses Fiske, 1820. 



48 GENEALOGY. 

154 

JohnS Porter, of Jaco¥ Porter, b. April 24, 1740 ; lived 
in Abington ; married Deborah, daughter of Lieut. Nicholas 
Shaw, Jan. 17, 1765. She died 1828, aged 88. He died 
Dec. 13, 1823, aged 84. Children : 

383. i. Deborah.e b. Dec. 6, 1765 ; m. Jonathan Reed. 

384. ii. John,6 b. July 26, 1767 ; m. Susanna Groves, 1790. 

385. iii. James,6 b. Oct. 11. 1768 ; removed to New York state. 

386. iv. Elias.e b. June 26, 1770 ; do. 

387. V. David.e b. Jan. 22, 1773 ; m. Polly Ford. 

388. vi. Noah,<5 b. Jan. 11, 1775. 

389. vii. Mary ,6 b. Sept. 24, 1780; m. Adam Reed, Jr., Feb. 25, 

1819 ; and had one child, Mary Porter, b. Sept. 16, 1823. 



155 

Adam^ Porter, of Jacob* Porter, b. Nov. 6, 1742 ; grad. 
at Harvard College, 1761 ; no profession. Removed to 
Cummington, Mass., May 25, 1773 ; married 1st, Deborah 
Gannett, of Bridgewater, Oct. 3, 1776, by Rev. Samuel 
Angier ; she was the daughter of Capt. Joseph and Betty 
(Latham) Gannett, born 1755 ; died Sept. 3, 1805, aged 61. 
Married 2d, widow Sarah Hunt, Sept. 9, 1806, by the Rev. 
Asa Meech, at North Bridgewater ; he died Apr. 24, 1820 ; 
she died in Abington, Nov. 12, 1838, aged 84. Children : 

390. i. Betty ,6 b. Thursday, July, 30, 1778, about 2 o'clock in the 

morning; died Nov. 9, 1785, about 9, A. M., aged 7 
years, 3 mos. and 10 days. 

391. ii. Deborah Gannett.t^ b. Saturday, July 15, 1780, about 3 

o'clock p. M. ; died Dec, 1822. 

392. iii. Nabby.c b. Friday, May 7, 1782, about 3 o'clock p. M. ; m. 

Dea. Byram Green, of Sodus, N. Y., she died July 19, 
1815. 

393. iv. Adam Gannett,6 b. Sunday, Feb. 22, 1784, about 7 o'clock 

A. M. 

394. V. Jacob.6 b. Thursday, Feb. 23, 1786, about 1 o'clock p. m. ; 

died about 9 a. m., aged about 1 day. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 49 

156 

Noah^ Porter, of Jacob* Porter, b. Aug. 16, 1744 ; m. Mary 
Norton, in Abington, Feb. 2, 1766 ; she prob. daughter of 
Noah Norton ; (?) the family removed to Cummington. The 
children of Noah Porter were : 

39iA. i. Noah,6 b. Abington, Apr. 17, 1767. 

394b. ii. Norton.e b, do., 1771. 

iii. Mary,6 "married, in Abington, Mass., 1789, Mary Porter, 
of Cummington, formerly of Abington, to Dr. Joiin 
Pomroy ;" he was afterwai'd of Burlington, Vermont. 
After the death of Noah^ Porter, his widow married — 
Warner, and by him had Stephen" ; Nancy,'^ who m. 
Fobes; Lois^ m. Frisbie; and a daughter whom. Dr. 
Baldwin. William Cullen Bryant owned the home- 
stead of Noah Porter, and occupied it for his summer 
residence. 

158 

Hannah-5 Porter, of Jacob* Porter, b. Oct. 17, 1748; m. 
Isaac Tirrell, Jr., of Abington, Oct. 25, 1770. He was deacon 
of the church before the town was cut up into insignificance. 
They both died in Sherburne, Mass., on a visit to their 
daughter, Mrs. Wells— the father, Sept. 18, 1823, aged 78; 
the mother, Feb. 26, 1826, aged 77 years ; and were both 
buried in the Tirrell family tomb, in Abington. Their 
children, all born in Abington, were : 

i. Oakes,G b. Apr. 26, 1772; died Nov. 23, 1862, at Burling- 
ton, Mass. Lived in Boston from 1825 to 1858; m. 
Hannah Snell, of North Bridgewater, Sept. 15, 1805. 
She daughter of Issachar and Sarah (Hayward) Snell, 
born Jan. 1, 1781 ; died Nov. 27, 1861. Their children, 
all born in Abington : Mehetable,''' b. June 13, 1806 ; 
died March 12. 1832. Charlotte,^ b. Apr. 12, 1808 ; m. 
John Reed, of Eoxbury, Mass., May 12, 1837; died 
Brooklyn, N. Y., July 2, 1874. EUza A., 7 b. Nov. 15, 
1809. Jacob Porter,^ b. Oct. 19, 1811; m. Feb., 18—; 
died in St. Louis, Mo., June 15, 1873. Hannah Snell,''' 
b. July 3, 1815; m. Waitstill Hastings, of Brook Ijm, 
N. Y., April 23, 1851; has two children — son and 
daughter. Willard,''' b. June 9, 1817; died Boston, 
7 



60 GENEALOGY. 

July 5, 1854. Oakes,'^ b. May 31, 1820 ; resides Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. ; m. Augusta Maxwell, of N. Y., May 31^ 
1856 ; has one son. Henry,^ b. July 2, 1823 ; m. Aug. 
6, 1857, Louisa Klinefelter, of Pittsburg, Penn. ; died 
in Bunker Hill, 111., April 13, 1877, leaving four sons 
and two daughters. 

ii. Mehetable,6 b. March 1, 1774; m. Daniel Brown, of 
Plainfield, Dec. 1, 1791 ; she died Aug. 27, 1796, aged 
23. She had two children — Charlotte," b. Aug. 21, 
1796, and Oakes Porter," b. Aug. 21, 17%. After her 
decease; Mr. Brown m. second, Mahetable, daughter 
of Joseph Porter, of Stoughton, Mass. (See No. 342.) 

iii. Mary ,6 b. Nov. 17, 1775 ; d. South Deerfield, Dec. 4, 1865, 
aged 90 ; m. Rev. Theophilus Packard, D. D., Feb. 9, 
1800, in Abington. (See No. 372.) 

iv. Hannah,^ died July 28, 1780, aged 1 year 4 1-2 months. 

V. Abigail.e b. April 26, 1780; in. Capt. Walter Wells, of 
Shelburne, Mass., June 6, 1807; she died April 12, 
1859, aged 79 ; he died Nov. 30, 1853, aged 83. Children : 
Mary ,'5^ b. Apr. 3, 1800 ; unmarried. Abigail, ' b. June 6, 
1810 ; m. Ormond Newhall, of Conway, Mass. Eunice,'^' 
b. Jan. 21, 1813; unmarried; died Brattleboro, Vt., 
Mar. 1, 1869. Charles,"? b. Feb. 8, 1815; died Oct. 8. 
Charles,^ (again) b. Dec. 3, 1816; resides Shelburne, 
Mass. ; m. Mary Smead. Jane," b. Sept. 11, 1821 ; m. 
Joseph A. Stevens, of Brattleboro, Vt. 

vi. Isaac,6 b. May 23, 1782 ; resided in Boston ; Aug. 17, 1849, 
probably ra. Mary Keen, of Duxbury, Mass. Had sons 
George A., of Boston; and Isaac, Jr. ; and dau. Sybil. 

vii. Hannah,*^ b. Mar. 2, 1784; died Shelburne, Mass., May 
11, 1867, aged 82; m. Dea. Ebenezer Fisk, of Shel- 
burne; he died Dec. 25, 1846. Children: Clarissa Tir- 
rill,7 b. Feb. 18, 1811 ; m. Frank Mather. Francis Al- 
varez," b. July 8, 1813; m. Ophelia Bardwell. Ebene- 
zer,' b. Aug. 28, 1815 ; m. Elisabeth Smead. Pliny,' 
b. July 30, 1817; grad. Amherst College, 1840; taught 
school in Greenfield, Mass., and Bernardston, twenty 
years ; then bought a farm in Shelburne, where he died, 
1872. Daniel Taggart,' born Mar. 29, 1819 ; grad. Am. 
herst Col., 1842; principal of Amherst Academy one 
year ; grad. Andover Seminary. 1846 ; ordained minis- 
ter of Belleville Congregational Church, Newburyport, 
Mass., Aug. 18, 1847, of which he is now pastor; Doc- 
tor of Divinity; married 1st, Eliza P. Dutton; 2d, 



PORTEB FAMUjIES. 61 

Carrie W. Drummond. Charlotte," b. April 6, 1822 ; m. 
Francis Slater (?) Isaac Tirrill," b. July 27, 1824 ; m. 
Hannah Parsons ; and 2d, Rose Crosby. Henry Martyn,? 
b. eTuly 21, 1827 ; m. Ellen Gale ; died April, 1875. Levi 
Parsons,7 b. Mar. 29. 1829 ; d. May 24, 1860. 

viii. SybiF, b. Jan. 14. 1785; unmarried; died Nov. 5, 1815. 

ix. Clarissa6, b. Jan. 20, 1793 ; m. Zera Hawks, of Shelburne, 
Mass., 1827; she died July 5, 1871, aged 79 years; he 
died July 7, 1861 ; had one child, Isabel," who married 
David O. Fiske, of Shelburne, Mass., and has a large 
family of children. 

159 

Seth^ Porter, of Jacob* Porter, b. Nov. 24, 1752 ; removed 
from Abington to Cummington. Married 1st, Mary, dau. of 
Capt. Edward Cobb, Mar. 6, 1783 ; she born Aug. 1758 ; 
died April 2d, 1786, aged 29. Married 2d, Lois, dau. of 
Nicholas Shaw, May 7, 1789 ; she died May 23, 1819, aged 
59. Married 3d, Elisabeth Leonard, May 22, 1821 ; she died 
July 23, 1831, aged 74. He died Nov. 25, 1834. Children : 

395. i. Jacob.e b. Abington, Dec. 30, 1783 ; died Nov. 15, 1846. 

396. ii. Seth,6 b. do., Jan. 27, 1785; m. Polly INIitchell, June 22, 

1819. 

176 

JohnS Porter, of the Rev. John* Porter, b. Feb. 27, 1752 ; 
fitted for college at Lebanon, Conn. ; grad. Yale College, 
1770 ; studied divinity, and preached a short time ; when 
the Revolutionary war broke out, he received a Captain's 
commission, and went into the army ; he was a good officer, 
and was soon promoted to rank of Major. He left the army 
a short time before peace was declared, went to the West 
Indies, and there died. 

177 

Olive^ Porter, of Rev. John* Porter, b. May 23, 1753 ; m. 
John S. Crafts, Sept. 9, 1790 ; he son of Dr. John Staples 
Crafts ; lived in North Bridgewater ; he died July 14, 1849, 
aged 82 ; had one son. 

397. i. Jonathan^ Porter, b. Sept. 8, 1792 ; grad. Brown Univer., 

1817 ; studied medicine ; died 1822, aged 30 years. 



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178 

Rev. Huntington^ Porter, of Rev. John* Porter, b. March 
27, 1755 ; grad. Harvard College, 1777 ; ordained minister at 
Rye, N. H., Dec. 29, 1784. He continued to preach there 
for upwards of fifty years. After he preached there forty- 
three years, Rev. Bezaleel Smith, a graduate of D. C, 
was ordained as colleague with him. He printed many of 
his occasional sermons. He married first, Susanna, daughter 
of Hon. Nathaniel P. Sargent, of Haverhill, some time Chief 
Justice of Mass. She died Feb., 1794, aged 30. He mar- 
ried, second, at North Hampton, N. H., March 30, 1797, 
Sarah, daughter of Gen. Jonathan Moulton, of Hampton, N. 
H., by Rev. Benjamin Thurston, who after the death of her 
father had married her mother, the widow of Gen. Moulton. 
She was baptised and married as Sally. She was born in 
Hampton, June 13, 1779, and died there Jan. 2, 1835. He 
died March 7, 1844. Children : 

398. i. Samuel Huntington.c b. July 11, 1787. 

399. ii. Nathaniel Sargent.o b. May 29, 1789. 

400. ill. John,'; b. Sept. 6, 1791. 

401. iv. Caroliue,G b. Oct. 23, 1793 ; died unmarried, at Roxbury, 

at age of 75. 

402. V. Maria.e b. Feb. 12, 1798. 

403. vi. Eliplialet,« b. Apr. 25, 1800. 

404. vii. 01iver,6 b. Mar. 3, 1802. 

405. viii. Louisa.G b. May 18. 1803. 

406. ix. Martha Ruggles,'' b. June 11, 1805. 

407. X. Susan Sargent.c b. April 12, i;s07. 

408. xi. Sarah Emery ,(5 b. June 2, 1809. 

409. xii. Olivia.G b. Feb. 15, 1811. 

410. xiii. Huntington.e b. Dec. 4, 1812. 

411. xiv. Emery Moulton.^ b. April 1, 1815. 

412. XV. Charles Henr3%t' b. Aug. 7, 1816 ; died same year. 

413. xvi. Charles Henrv.c > 

414. xvii. William Henry.o \ '^- ^^P'^' ^*'' ^^^'• 

415. xviii. Elvira,6 b. Jan. 11, 1820. 

179 

Jonathan^ Porter, of Rev. John* Porter, b. July 5, 1756 ; 
grad. Harvard College, 1777 ; studied medicine, and was a 
successful practitioner in Boston for a short time, and in the 



PORTER FAMILIES. 53 

time of the Revolutionary war, (being single) was persuaded 
to go out as Surgeon of a twenty-gun ship, under Capt. 
Coffin, of Newburyport, and was never heard from afterward. 

181 

Rev. Eliphalet^ Porter, D. D., of Rev. John* Porter, b. 
June 11, 1755 ; grad. Harvard College, 1777, with his broth- 
ers John and Huntington. Neither of the three were fined 
or censured for any delinquency during their college life. 
He was settled in the ministry at Roxbury, Mass., Oct. 2, 
1782, and continued in the ministry there a little more than 
fifty-one years. He printed many of his sermons and occa- 
sional discourses. He was long connected with Harvard 
College, as one of the corporation and overseers. An honor- 
able testimonial was given him after his decease, by the 
faculty. He was a sound and faithful minister. He mar- 
ried Martha, daughter of Major Nathaniel Ruggles, of Rox- 
bury, Oct., 1801. They had no children. She died Dec, 
1814 ; he died Dec. 7, 1833. His funeral was Dec. 11— Rev. 
Dr. Lowell, Rev. Dr. George Putnam, and Rev. John Peirce, 
D. D., officiating. 

182 

MaryS Porter, of Rev. John* Porter, b. Nov. 16, 1762 ; 
married Rev. Thomas^ Crafts, Dec. 28, 1786 ; he son of Dr. 
John^ S. Crafts, b. 1759 ; he son of Lieut. Moses* (son of 
Samuel,^ of Samuel,^ of Griffin^.) Thomas^ grad. Harvard 
College, 1783 ; settled as minister at Princeton, 1786, and at 
Middleborough, 1791. He died Feb. 27, 1819, aged 60 ; his 
widow died Jan. 4, 1843, aged 80. Children : 

416. i. Mary Sybil,^ b. Jan. 5, 1788; died unmarried. 

417. ii. Thomas Prince,6 b. July 8, 1789 ; master mariner ; died 

unmarried, at Darien, Ga., 1817. 

418. iii. Betsey,^ b. June 13, 1791 ; m. Hon. Jesse Perkins, of N. 

Bridgewater, Nov. 9, 1815 ; she died 1870 ; he died May 
7, 1857, aged 66. Children: Caroline B., 7 b. Oct. 6, 
1816. Thomas C.,^ b. July 28, 1819. Mary F.J b. Oct. 
2, 1821. Frederic,' b. Nov. 5, 1823. Elisabeth,^ b. Aug. 
31, 1825. 



54 GENEALOGY. 

419. iv. Sophia/' b. Nov. 21, 1793 ; m. Harvey Hartshorn, of South- 

bridge, Mass., Oct. 30, 1823. 

420. V. FreJericC b. June 5, 1797 ; grad. B. U., 1815 ; m. Hannah, 

dau. of Alfred Williams, of Taunton, Mass., Jan. 4, 
1832 ; she b. Jan. 26, 1812 ; he died Apr. 20, 1874 ; they 
had six children. 

421. vi. Eliphalet Porter,c b. Nov. 23,1800 ; grad. Brown University, 

1821 ; studied theology at Cambridge ; minister East 
Bridge-water, 1828 to 1835; then at Sandwich, 15 years; 
afterward at Eastport, Me., from 1866 to 1876, when he 
resigned and removed to Brighton, Mass. He m. 
Augusta, daughter of John and Mary (Kendall) Porter, 
of Sterling, Mass., June 13, 1832. She born July 31, 
1809; died at Eastport, Me., Jan. 8, 1876. Children: 
Emelia C.,"? b. April 14, 1833. Charlotte A.,7 b. Sept. 8, 
1835. Ellen Isadore,^ b. June 25, 1846; m. Rev. 
Edward J. Galvin, of Brighton, Mass., April 29, 1874, 
and died June 25, 1876. Anna Isabella,'^ b. June 25, 
1846; m. Charles Fiske, Mar. 11, 1868. 

188 

Job'^ Porter, of Nicholas'* Porter, Jr. Nash, in his manu- 
script history, says lie "married in Marshfield, and had three 
children, and went away to sea and died." 

190 

Nicholas-^ Porter, of Nicholas'* Porter, baptised, Abington, 
May 1, 1726 ; lived in Marshfield ; married Sarah Decrow, 
Dec. 27, 1749 ; may have had wife before her. (His widow 
married Ephraim Little, of Marshfield, Oct. 1, 1795.) Chil- 
dren : probably not in order. 

424. i. Oliver ,6 m. Lucy Keene, Aug. 11, 1773. 

425. ii. Charles,^ married ; lived Boston. 

426. iii. William,^ m. Margaret James. 

427. iv. Isaac,6 m. Sarah B. Hall, Oct., 1785. 

428. V. James,6 m. Nabby Whitman. 

429. vi. Amasa.o m. Margaret Hoag. 

430. vii. Calvin,*^ died young. West Indies. 

431. viii. Ruth.c m. Berry Eames, Oct. 28, 1773. 

432. ix. Sarah.e m. Daniel Wright, May 9, 1777. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 55 

433. X. Lydia,6 m. Jere Hatch, Nov. 22, 1778 ; moved Maine. 

434. xi. Nabby,6 m. Edward Jarvis, Feb. 3, 1793. 

435. xii. Lucy ,6 m. Joshua Taylor, of Pembroke, Mar. 13, 1798. 

436. xiii. John.o m. Ruth Stevens, Dec. 2, 1784. 

437. xiv. Abigail^. 

191 

Lucy^ Porter, of Nicholas* Porter, b. Abington ; probably- 
married Ephraira Pratt, Jr., of Weymouth ; pub. Jan. 12, 
1760. Children : 

Joseph,'"' b. Dec. 8, 1760. 
Asa,6 b. Dec. 5, 1766 
Ephraim.e b. July 13, 1769. 
Lydia,6 b. Mar. 9, 1772. 
Lucy,6 b. Dec. 12, 1778. 
Elisabeth,6 b. Oct. 29, 1785. 

203 

Edward^ Porter, of Abner"* Porter, b. Abington, June 11, 
1748. Cyrus Nash, in manuscript history of Abington, says 
he " went west." 

204 

William^ Porter, of Abner* Porter, b. Sept. 27, 1750; 
lived in Abington, Mass. Married his cousin, Mary Chees- 
man, of Braintree, 1775 ; he died Feb. 15, 1824 ; his widow 
died 1836, aged 85. Child : 
438. i. William,<5 b. 1779 ; died June 3d, 1803, aged 23. 

205 

David^ Porter, of Abner* Porter, b. Abington, April 2, 
1753 ; removed to Quincy. Married first, Lydia Harmon, of 
Braintree, June 21, 1777 ; married second, widow Hannah 
Trask. He died in Quincy, 1827 ; his will proved Feb. 13, 
1827. Gave his wife Hannah use of homestead for life, and 
all indoor movables ; after her death to go to her son, 
William Trask, and his heirs forever ; and all personal except 
that, given to his mother ; wife to be executrix. She gave 



56 GENEALOGY. 

bond for $10,000. Inventory shows real estate, $1,420 ; 
personal, $1,548. Widow died Nov., 1862 ; her will proved 
Feb. 28, 1863. Charles Hardwick, administrator. Her chil- 
dren named "Mary Hardwick, wife to Charles Hardwick ; 
Jane J. Trask, deceased ; Theodore Trask, of Quincy ; John 
Trask, of Lynn ; William H. Trask, grandson, of Quincy ; 
Margaret King, of Boston, wife to Carmi E. King ; also chil- 
dren of O. T. Rogers, deceased. Grand-children of de- 
ceased : Octavius A., Mary J., Frederick, Elisabeth, Heim- 
etta, and Arthur, 'all of Milton." 

206 

Matthew^ Porter, of Abner^ Porter, b. Abington, May 20, 
1755 ; lived in Abington ; Plympton ; Plymouth, N. H.; Cor- 
nish, Vt.; Leverett, Mass.; then to New York; probably 
Buffalo, where he died. He was at Abington, Mass., on a 
visit, in 1831, being then 70 years old, and weighing 289 
pounds. Married 1st, Lucy Bryant, of Plympton, Mass.; 
married 2d, in Randolph, Mass. Children : 

439. i. Matthew,'' m. Caroline Merryfield, of Cornish, Vt. lie 

removed to Bufllilo, N. Y., where he died. 

440. ii. David,*J m. Jane Butler, of Farmington, Me. ; removed to 

Cornish, Vt. 
Isaac," b. Plymouth, N. II., Dec. 8, 1789; married. 
Ruth.'^'m. Dr. (William) Taylor, of Cornish, Vt. 
Sarah," m. Moses Emerson, of Ilopkiuton, Mass. ; at one 

time lived in Cornish, Vt. 
Sou," died early. 
Sou," died early. 

207 

Abner^ Porter, of Abner* Porter, b. Aug. 8, 1757 ; of 
Abington. Died of wounds received in the Revolutionary 
war. 

209 

Clifford^ Porter, of Abner* Porter, b. April 6, 1762 ; mar- 
ried Mary ; he died East Bridgewater, 1788. Had one child : 
446. Bathsheha," b. May 29, 1786. 



441. 


iii. 


442. 


iv. 


443. 


V. 


444. 


vi. 


445. 


vii 



PORTER FAMILIES. 57 

210 

Abijahs Porter, of Abner* Porter, b. Nov. 18, 1764 ; lived 
in Abington and Randolph ; married, first, Elisabeth H. Paine, 
1795 ; she died 1796, aged 29. Married second, Sally Woods, 
1797. Married third, Betsey, of Israel Beals, Oct. 29, 1812. 
Children : 

447. i. Child.e died 1796. 

448. ii. *Sarauel,6 by 2d wife. 

449. iii. Sally,6 by 2d wife, m. Clapp, of Scituate. 

450. iv. Stillman.e by 3d wife— died Randolph, 1845, aged 25. 

451. V. Betsey ,6 by 3d wife. 

211 

Mercy^ Porter, of Thomas* Porter, b. March 24, 1741; 
married Lemuel Barber, of Weymouth ; he was a soldier in 
the French War, 1758 ; probably removed to Chesterfield. 
"Lemuel Barber, of Chesterfield, married Mrs. Abigail Turner, 
in Weymouth, Feb. 25, 1790." Children born in Weymouth : 

452. i. Hannah,6 b. Nov. 15, 1762. 

453. ii. Zaclieus,6 b. April 2, 1764. 

454. ill. Thomas,6 b. Mar. 27, 1768; m. Silence Whitmarsh, in 

Weymouth, Feb. 25, 1790. 

213 

Jonathan^ Porter, of Thomas* Porter, b. Sept. 28, 1746 ; 
lived in Weymouth ; married Hannah Burrill; pub. Apr. 17, 
1773. Wife died 1825, aged 79 years; he died 1829. 
Children : 

455. i. Mercy,6 b. Mar. 28, 1774; died unmarried, 1849, aged 75. 

456. ii. Hannah,6 b. April 12, 1776 ; m. Isaac Williams, 1811. 

457. iii. Lucy ,6 b. Aug. 31, 1777 ; died unmarried, 1852, aged 73. 

458. iv. Molly.e b. Aug. 8, 1781; died unmarried, 1866, aged 84. 

459. V. Thomas,6 b. Oct. 5, 1783 ; died 1829, aged 45. 

460. vi. Laban.e b. 1786 ; m. Deborah Thompson, 1806. 

214 

Emma^ Porter, of Thomas* Porter, b. Weymouth ; married 
Peter Pratt ; pub. Dec. 26, 1772. Children : 
Samuel.e b. Dec. 8, 1774. 
Samuel,6 b. Dec. 7, 1775. 
Becca,6 b. May 12, 1777. 
Molly.e b. Sept. 22, 1779. 
Jenny,6 b. Nov. 2, 1782. 



58 GENEALOGY. 

225 

MollyS Porter, of Ezra* Porter, b. Jan. 26, 1753 ; married 
Samuel Pratt, of Weymouth, S. P., Dec, 3, 1770. Children : 

Daniel,6 b. Sept. 20, 1771. 
Ezra,6 b. Dec. 8, 1772. 
Hannah,6 b. Aug. 6, 1774. 
Ezra,6 b. Oct. 8, 1776. 
Mary,6 b. Sept. 29, 1777. 
. A child,6 b. Sept., 1778. 
Gideon,6 b. Apr. 20, 1780. 
David,6 b. Mar. 6, 1782. 
Caleb.e b. May 13, 1784. 
Hannah,c b. May 6, 1785. 



230 

Ebenezer^ Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, b. Dec. 7, 1733 ; 
lived in Weymouth ; married Tabitha Pratt ; pub. April 7, 
1754. She daughter of Ebenezer and Tabitha (Crane) 
Pratt, b. April 18, 1732. He died 1763 : his will proved 
Oct. 7, 1763, names wife, Tabitha ; children, Ebenezer, 
Ezekiel, Ruth, Jael, Tabitha, and Mary. (Widow married 
Dea. Jonathan Collier, from Hull, who came to live with her, 
by whom she had children born in Weymouth : Gershom, b. 
Jan. 13, 1765, who went to Farmington, Maine, with his 
half brother, Ezekiel, in 1790 ; Ruth, b. Nov. 17, 1766 ; 
Jonathan and Hannah, twins, b. July 13, 1769.) Children : 

497. i. Jael,6 b. Mar. 8, 1755. 

498. ii. Tabitha,6 b. Feb. 1, 1757. 

499. iii. Mary,6 b. Dec. 17, 1758. 

500. iv. Ebenezer,6 b. Nov. 25, 1760 ; soldier in the Revolutionary 

war, in which he died. 

501. V. Ezekiel,6 b. Nov. 10, 1762. 

502. vi. Ruth.6 

Of the daughters, one married Russell, and died in Farm- 
ington, Me. ; onei][married Ezekiel Peirce, of Chesterfield, N. 
H. ; and one married Johnson, of Putney, Vermont, and died 
there. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 59 

231 

Mary^ Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, b. Dec. 15, 1739 ; mar- 
ried Abner Pratt, of Weymouth ; pub. June 19, 1756 ; he 
son of Ebenezer, Jr. and Tabitha (Crane) Pratt, b. Jan. 11, 
1736. Children : 

503. i. Laban,6 b. May 9, 1758 ; m. his cousin Lucy, daughter of 
Matthew Pratt, April 14, 1785, and had Lucy,'' b. Aug. 
16, 1785, and Norton'. 

Mary,^ wife of Abner Pratt, died ; and he married 2d, 
Margaret Humphrey, Dec. 19, 1758, and had children : 

232 

Ruth^ Porter, of Ebenezer'^ Porter, b. Nov. 22, 1743; 
married Noah Tirrell, of Weymouth, Feb. 15, 1759 ; he son 
of John and Deborah (Whitmarsh) Tirrell, b. March 18, 
1837. Children : 

604. i. Noah.e b. Nov. 18, 1759 ; m. Lucy Bicknell, June 8, 1782. 
Children: Noah,^ m. Susan Holbrook. Ezra,' m. 
Susan French ; Lucy,'' m. Isaac P. Sampson. Mary,7 
m. Caleb Joy. Ruth,'' m. Jos. H. Whitehouse. Na- 
than,'' died young. 
505. ii. James,6 b. Aug. 8, 1762 ; died unmarried. 

606. iii. Levi,6 b. June, 1772 ; m. 1st, Betsey Nash, daughter of 

Zadoc Children, Ebenezer,'' b. 1795; died soon. 
Jenny,7 b. 1801, died 1802. Betsey,'' m. Alexander 
Shaw. Ruth,'' m. Reuben Tirrell, of Greenbush, N. Y. 
Bitha,'' m. Lieut. Daniel Loud, his 2d wife. Elbridge,'' 
m. Sophia Porter. Jane,'' m. Theophilus Dame. M. 
2d, widow Hannah Bates, and had by her, Levi,^ and 
Rachel.'' 

607. iv. Ruth,e b. May 9, 1779. 

242 

Ebenezer^ Porter, of Ebenezer* Porter, b. Taunton, July 
24, 1728; resided in Taunton, Mass.; married Bethiah 
Codding, (or Crossman) Dec. 20, 1763. He died Feb. 5, 
1792. 

244 

SamueP Porter, bf, Ebenezer* Porter, b. June 4, 1733; 
resided in Taunton ; married Esther, daughter of Thomas 
Lincoln, of Taunton ; she b. Oct. 23, 1738 ; said to have 



60 GENEALOGY. 

been " sister of Abraham Lincoln, great-grandfather of 
President Abraham Lincoln." He died in Taunton, Jan. 10, 
1800 ; his estate divided 1802. Children : 
608. i. Bethiah,6 b. Oct. 9, 1765 ; unmarried ; died May 9, 1845. 

509. ii. Samuel.e died 1839. Married. 

510. iii. Lincoln,^ m. Selah Lincoln ; died 1828. 

511. iv. Edmund.e b. May 27, 1774; died April 1, 1833. 
612. V. Esther,6 died yeung. 

246 

John^ Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, b. Taunton, Aug. 8, 
1736 ; lived in Taunton. "John Porter, of Taunton, in 
Capt. Job Winslow's company, in French war, 1758 ; sheriff 
and tavern-keeper." "John Porter, Murrenite Episcopalian, 

in Taunton, 1787." Married Lydia ; she born April 

14, 1742; died Aug. 15, 1811 ; he died Oct. 8, 1817. Chil- 
dren, all born in Taunton : 

614. i. Betsey ,6 b. Dec. 19, 1759 ; died Dec. 9, 1805. 

615. ii. Jacob.e b. Mar. 26, 1762; died Aug. 12, 1796. 
516. m. Mercy ,6 b. Sept. 2, 1764 ; died Sept. 26, 1829. 

617. iv. John.G b. Sept. 10, 1766 ; died July 6, 1807. 

618. V. Lydia,6 b. Sept. 26, 1768; died 1859. 

519. vi. Leonard,6 b. June 8, 1771 ; died Feb. 21, 1802. 
619a. vii. William,6 b. April 15, 1773. 

519b. viu. James.e b. April 11, 1775; died April 26, 1777. 
619c. ix. Mary .6 b. Oct. 21, 1777. 

619d. X. James,6 b. Nov. 11, 1779 ; died Sept. 10, 1817. 
619E. xi. Sarah,6 b. July 9, 1783 ; died July, 1845. 

247 

Jacob^ Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, b. May 30, 1738 ; of 
Taunton ; married Mary ; he died about 1761. Estate set- 
tled next year, by brother Samuel. One child : 

520. i. Jacob.6 

250 

Jonathan^ Porter, of Joseph* Porter, b. Taunton, Sept., 
1782 ; lived in Middleboro ; married Mercy, daughter of 
William Redding, of Middleborough, May 12, 1761. He 
was in Capt. Henry Peirce's company, in Col. Cotton's 



PORTER FAMILIES. 61 

regiment in the Revolutionary war. He died June 11, 1791, 
intestate, aged 58 years, 9 months ; his widow born 1740 ; 
died July 22, 1833, aged 98. Their graves are on "the 
green," near the meeting house of First Church, in Middle- 
borough. Children : 

621. i. Peter ,6 b. Sept. 22, 1766 ; settled in New York state. Mar. 

522. ii Zecheriah,6 b. June 9, 1769 ; m. Priscilla Miller. 

523. iii. Sarali.e b. Sept. 29, 1771 ; m. Dr. Friend Sturtevant, Apr. 

25, 1793. 

524. iv. Bathisheba.e b. Sept. 29, 1773 ; m. Edward Sparrow, Jr. 

525. v. Deborali,6 > b. Nov. 13,1778 ; m. Jona. Strong, New York. 

626. vi. Sylvanus,6 ^ married. 

627. vii. Jonathan,^ b. Jan. 21, 1785; unmarried; died West Indies, 

1810. 

528. viii. William,^ b. Feb. 1, 1763. 

529. ix. James,6 m. 

530. X. Mercy ,6 b. Mar. 8, 1762 ; m. Jacob Bennett. 

251 

Joseph^ Porter, of Joseph* Porter, b. at Taunton ; mar- 
ried Martha Rider, Mar. 11, 1760, of Middleborough. Chil- 
dren, born in Middleborough : 

531. i. James,6 b. June 5, 1760 ; died July 3, 1763. 

532. ii. Martha,6 b. Mar. 9, 1763. 

533. iii. Josepli,6 b. Mar. 6, 1765. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 

257 

Martha^ Porter, of John^ Porter, b. Weymouth, July 31, 
1755 ; married Lieut. Timothy Nash ; pub. June 16, 1777 ; 
he was son of Job and Abigail (Haynes) Nash, of Weymouth, 
b. Oct. 9, 1759. Children, in part : 

643. i. Timothy,7 b. Nov. 13, 1777 ; prob. died Mar. 27, 1840, or 
Jan. 7, 1852. 

544. ii. Silence,7 b. Dec. 13, 1780. 

545. iii. Sukey,7 b. Jan. 2, 1783. 

546. iv. Eliza,'? bap. North Parish, Weymouth, June 29, 1800. 



62 GENEALOGY. 

547. V. John PorterJ bap. North Parish, June 29 ; m. and settled 
at Weymouth Landing; he was a most worthy and 
exemplary citizen; deacon of the Union Congrega- 
tional church, of Weymouth and Braintree, from Jan. 
3, 1833, up to the time of his death, March 18, 1860. 
His son, Stephen W. Nash, one of the largest boot 
manufacturers in Weymouth, was elected deacon of 
the same church, Feb. 28, 1861. 

258 

Seward^ Porter^ of Nehemiah^ Porter, b. Weymouth, Aug. 
6, 1753 ; went with his father to Rintlge, N. H. ; thence to 
Falmouth, and afterwards settled at Freeport, Maine, at what 
is now Porter's Landing ; he bought laud of William Cool- 
idge, of Waltham, Mass., in Falmouth, 1777. He married 
Eleanor, dau. of Elias Merrill, of Falmouth, Me., now Port- 
land ; she born May 14, 1759 ; died Nor. 22, 1833. He died 
in Freeport, Dec. 12, 1800. Children : 

648. i. Joseph,^ b. Falmouth, April 8, 1778. 

649. ii. Samuel," b. Falmouth, April 10, 1779. 

650. iii. Joshua," b. Falmouth, Nov. 1, 1781. 

651. iv. Sarah,7 b. Freeport. July 19, 1782. 

552. V. Seward,'' b. Freeport, July 24, 1784. 

553. vi. Mary,''^ b. Freeport, April 5, 1786. 

554. vii. Elias,7 b. Freeport, June 17, 1789. 

555. viii. William,' b. Freeport, Sept. 17, 1788. 

556. ix. Ebenezer,' b. Freeport, May 19, 1790; unmarried; lost 

at sea in the "Dash," privateer. 
657. X. John,' b. Freeport, Nov. 27, 1792. 

558. xi. Charles,' b. Freeport, June 17, 1794. 

559. xii. Jeremiah,' b. Freeport, Feb. 14, 1796; unmarried; lost 

at sea in the "Dash," privateer. 

560. xiii. George,' b. Freeport, July 2, 1797. 

262 

Nehemiah^ Porter, of Nehemiak^ Porter, b. Scituate, Dec. 
14, 1758 ; lived in North Yarmouth, Me., married Joanna 
Barber, of Gray, Me.; she born Mar. 25, 1764 ; died Mar. 31, 
1854. He died Feb. 20, 1846. Children, all born in North 
Yarmouth : 
680. i. Sylvanus,' b. Oct. 11, 1783; m. Sylvia Bartlett, 1809. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 63 

581. ii. Susanna,7b. Aug. 24, 1785; m. John Hamilton, 1804. 

582. iii. Lucy,7 b. Sept. 21, 1787 ; m. Timothy Chase, 1805. 

583. iv. Lydia,'? b. May 30, 1789; m. Benj. Herrick, of N. Yar- 

mouth, 1805. 

584. V. Stephen," b. June 16, 1791 ; m. Rebecca Cobb, Jan., 1816. 

585. vi. John,7 b. Oct. 7, 1793 ; m. Eunice Hicks, 1816. 

586. vii. Charles,''' b. June 10, 1794 ; m. Rachel Hamilton, 1816. 

587. viii. Benjamin,''' b. Dec. 10, 1796 ; m. Zeruiah Ring. 

588. ix. Joanna,''' b. Aug. 6, 1798; m. Wm. Stearns, Jr., 1817. 

589. X. Mary,'? b. Feb. 10, 1800; m. Benj. Cole, 1823. 

590. xi. Seward W.,^ b. June 3, 1805 ; m. Eliza Daniels, 1830. 

591. xii. William Barbour,''' b. Mar. 31, 1807; died unmarried. May 

20, 1838. 

592. xiii. Rufus,'^ b. April 25, 1810 ; m. Mary Favor, of North Yar- 

mouth, Feb. 20, 1831. 

263 

Benjamin^ Porter, of Nehemiah^ Porter, b. in Scitiiate ; 
lived in Freeport, Me.; married Hannah Sylvester, 1789 — 
she in 18th year, he in his 26 th ; he died May 31, 1825 ; his 
widow died Jan. 13, 1850. Children: 

Mahala,"? b. July 15, 1790 ; died Oct. 26, 1850. 

Rebecca,''' b. Mar. 15, 1792 ; m. Eleazer Pinkham ; died 

Nov. 18, 1839. 
Hannah,7 b. July 21, 1794; died 1860. 
Cyrene," b. Mar. 8, 1796 ; died Aug. 24, 1858. 
Patience," b. 1798 ; died same year. 
Joseph, 7 b. Mar. 18, 1799 ; m. Eliza Houston, 1823. 
Sarah Morse,''' b. Nov. 1, 1801 ; died June 3, 1852 ; m. John 

Hayes. 
Mary,'7 b. Nov. 1, 1803; m. Dea. Edward R. Titcomb, 

1830. 
Eleanor,'? b. Apr. 4, 1805 ; m. Sam. Fogg ; died May, 1877. 
Eliza," b. Feb. 2, 1807 ; m. Enoch Pratt. 
Patience Sylvester,'? b. Aug. 16, 1809; m. Theophilus 
Herrick. 

266 

Molly^ Porter, of Nehemiah^ Porter, b. in Scituate, Mass.; 
married Wm. Barbour, of Gray, Maine, and removed to 
Portland. Probably had Children : 

John,'? and Charles,'? died unmarried. 

William,? married Buck. 

Mary,'? married 1st, Leavitt ; and 2d, Doctor Allen. 



693. 


i. 


594. 


ii. 


595. 


iii. 


596. 


iv. 


597. 


V. 


598. 


vi. 


599. 


vii. 


600. 


viii. 


601. 


ix. 


602. 


X. 


603. 


xi. 



64 GENEALOGY. 

271 

BettyS Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. Apr. 25, 1764, in 
"Weymouth ; married John Ward Bates, Jan. 20, 1782 ; he 
was the son of Samuel and Hannah (Burrill) Bates, b. Apr. 
4, 1759 ; resided in Weymouth. Children : 
Ira,''' Porter. 7 

272 

Sarah^ Porter, probably of Joseph^ Porter, b. June 15, 
1766 ; married DaVid Dunbar, of Hingham, Oct. 15, 1797, 
by Rev. Daniel Shute ; she died April 16, 1801. Children : 

i. David,' ) b. June 13, 1798 ; died March 13, 1799. 
ii. Joshua," ^ b. June 13, 1798; twin to David; removed to 
New Bedford, where he married and had a family. 

David Dunbar m. 2d, widow Hannah Lane. He died 
Hingham, June 14, 1826, aged 57. 

273 

Joseph^ Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. June 19, 1768 ; of 
Wejonouth ; married; wife died 1805, aged 37 years. A son 
b. May 8, 1796 ; and a daughter b. Oct. 23, 1799 ; child died 
Aug. 25, 1800 ; births taken from record of Dr. Shute, of 
Hingham, Mass. 

276 

Mary^ Porter, of John^ Porter, b. Jan. 21, 1754; married 
Samuel Badlam, Jr., of Weymouth ; pub. Oct. 1, 1773 ; he 
son of Samuel and Unity (Morse) Badlam, b. Oct. 20, 1749. 
Children : 

John Porter,7b. June 11, 1775. 

Mary,' b. Aug. 25, 1777. 

Stephen," b. April 4, 1779. 

301 

SamueP Porter, of Josiah^ Porter, b. Weymouth, Oct. 2, 
1764 ; married Mehitable Vining, July 6, 1783. One child : 
i. Lydia,' bap. S. Parish, 1786. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 65 

302 

Deborah^ Porter, of Josiah^ Porter, b. Dec. 8, 1765 ; died 
1853, aged 88. Estate administered upon by Noah Torrey, 
Mar. 11, 1854. Next of kin, Nancy Reed, Ruth Haines, 
Sarah Withington, Naomi Atherton, Richard Porter, Samuel 
Porter. 

304 

Eunice^ Porter, of Josiah^ Porter, b. Mar. 4, 1768 ; un- 
married ; resided in Boston last part of her life, and died 
there. In her will she left a sum of money in trust with the 
Bromfield Street Methodist Church, of Boston, "for the 
building of a Methodist church in South Weymouth, when- 
ever there was sufficient encouragement for the undertaking." 

305 

Nancy*' Porter, of Josiah^ Porter, b. Weymouth, Oct. 3, 
1770 ; married Jacob Reed, of Abington, Nov. 18, 1799 ; he 
son of Daniel and Mary (Turner) Reed, b. Sept. 12, 1762 ; 
he died Jan. 21, 1839. Children : 

i. BelaJ b. Dec. 2, 1803 ; m. Joanna S. Lane. Children: 
Jacob.s b. April 5, 1827. Nancy ,8 b. Jan. 31, 1832 ; died 
young. Elisabeth Richmond.^ b. Oct. 8, 1835. 

ii. Ezekiel,'^ b. Oct. 14, 1810 ; m. Cephiza Studley, of Han- 
over ; pub. Dec. 18, 1831 ; resides Abington ; Children : 
Emily C.,8 b. April 29,1832; died young. George T..8 
b. May 31, 1834. Mary Turner.s b. July 29, 1838 ; died 
young. Mary A. ,8 b. Jan. 6, 1843; died young. 
Charies.s b. July 19, 1847. 

iii. Jacob," b. Mar. 7, 1801 ; died Aug. 1, 1819. 

307a 

Sarah^ Porter, of Josiah^ Porter, bap. South Weymouth, 
1777 ; died Sept. 29, 1865, aged 95 years 3 mos. 6 days ; 
married John Withington, of Dorchester. Children: 

Josiah," married, and had a daughter, who m. Luther H. Felton, of 
Newton and South Boston. John. 7 Sallie.''' Eunice,^ m. John 
Keyes, of Dorchester, Mass. Caroline,''' m. Cheever. "William,'^ un- 
married. 

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66 GENEA.LOGY. 

310 

Ellas'^ Porter, of Micah^ Porter, b. Jan. 14, 1769 ; lived in 
Weymouth ; married Sarah Bates, 1792. Children : 

626. i. Micah,7 bap. S. P., Nov. 10, 1793. 

627. ii. Daniel,' b. Sep. 6, 1796. 

628. iii. Alfred,' b. Oct. 8, 1797. 

319 

William^ Porter, of Micah^ Porter, b. June 11, 1782 ; 
married Sally Jones, 1803-4; she dau. of Moses and Abigail 
(Tirrell) Jones. This family removed west ; wife's sister, 
Charlotte Jones, went with them. 

333 

Betterus*' Porter, of SamueP Porter, b. East Bridge water, 
Oct. 19, 1761 ; married Abner Gardner ; pub. May 11, 1782, 
in Abington. Child : 

Mehctable," m. Jacob Reed, 1811. Children: Samuel 
P.,* m. Lemira D. Hurd, 1840. Timothy.^ went west. 
Mehetable,t* m. Alvan Porter, 1844. (See No. IGll.) 

335 

Ruth^ Porter, of SamueF Porter, b. in East Bridgewater, 
Feb. 1, 1706 ; married James Reed, of Abington, 1784 ; son 
of William and Silence (Nash) Reed ; born Oct. 6, 1764. 
He died Oct. 30, 1855, aged 90 years, respected and beloved 
by all who knew him. Children : 

638. i. Mehetable," b. 1784; ra. Samuel Porter. Children: 

Mehetable.s b. I\lay 6, l.s04. Ruth,8 b. Dec. 24, 1810. 
(See 351.) 

639. ii. Hannah,' b. March 12, 1786; m. Jacob Fullerton, of 

Abington. Children : Hannah,8 b. Nov. 27, 1808. 
Betsey Jane,^ James Reed,«* Jacob,^ and Timothy. « 

640. iii. James," b. Aug. 13, 1788 ; m. Mehetable Dyer, April 19, 

1810 ; died Dec. 23, 1810. 

641. iv. Jane," b. June 10, 1791; m. Daniel Bates, Jan. 10, 1811. 

Children : Jane Gurney,8 b. March 19, 1812. Emily,8 b. 
Aug. 15, 1814. Daniel,8 b. May 10, 1818. Mary Brown,«* 
b. April 27, 1820. Eliza Ann.s b. June 16, 1822. Mr. 
Bates d. June 10. 1826. 



I 



PORTER FAMILIES. €7 

€42. V. SarauelJ Porter, b. May 4. 1793 ; died Sept. 9, 1815. 

643. vi. Timothy,7 b. March 22, 1796 ; died Oct. 17, 1815. 

644. vii. Marcus," b. Aug. 23, 1798. Known as Major Reed, 

a much respected and valued citizen of Abington 
(South), often in town office, and a most intelligent 
gentleman. Married Mehetable Jenkins, May 17, 1821. 
Children : Marcus,« b. Nov. 19, 1823 ; m. Jennette S. 
Sprout. James.s b. Feb. 26, 1831 ; m. Peddy W. How- 
land, Sept. 7, 1851. Timothy ,8 b. Sept. 25, 1826; m. 
Lydia Ann Bourne. 

645. viii. Cyrus,^ b. July 23, 1800 ; m. Mary Noyes, Nov. 12, 1829. 

Children: Cyrus,8 b. Dec. 16, 1834. Samuel W.,« b. 
Dec. 16, 1837 ; m. Ada Norton. 

836 

Elisabeth'5 Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. March 8, 1753; 
married Capt. Samuel Liiifield, of Randolph, 1776 ; he was 
son of David and Hannah (Vinton; Linfield, b. April 28, 
1755 ; died Feb. 23, 1827; his wife died Dec. 1, 1818, aged 
64. Children : 

646. i. John,7 b. June 12, 1788 ; ra. Mary Richards, April. 1801 , 

she born June 24, 1782 ; died Dec. 28, 1871 ; he died 
Feb. 7, 1856. Children: Isaac.s b. Mar. 29, 1802; m. 
Harriet Webb, of Maine, Aug. 19, 1825 ; she born Aug. 
10, 1805 ; died Mar. 10, 1875 ; no children. Maria,8 b. 
Jan. 22, 1804; died May 4, 1805. Arad Thompson.^ b. 
Mar. 25, 1806; m. Sallie (Burrill) Pratt, of So. 
Weymouth, Dec. 31, 1839 ; she born Dec. 18, 1817 ; they 
had four children. He died Dec. 7, 1866. John Porter,^ 
b. Mar. 26, 1810 ; m. Louisa Fisher, ot Walpole, Sept. 
18, 1844 ; she born Mar. 19, 1823 ; had four children ; 
died Jan. 29, 1871. He married 2d, Anna W. Richard- 
son, of Boston, Jan. 1 , 1872. Mary Richards,^ b. May 18, 
1818 ; m. John Mason, of Keene, N. H., Dec. 12, 1839 ; 
he born Mar. 19, 1814 ; one child. 

647. ii. Betsey,' b. Aug. 29, 1781; m. Benjamin Richards, of 

Stoughton ; he born May 2, 1779 ; died Nov. 24, 1853. 
She died Aug. 11, 1851. They had one son, Joseph 
Linfield,8 b. Jan. 26, 1806 ; died Sept. 20, 1809. 

648. iii. Hannah,7 b. Jan. 23, 1785; m. Charles,^ Bicknell, of 

Quincy, Feb. 16, 1809, his 2d wife ; he son of Peter and 
Mary Bicknell, b. Feb. 24, 1783, in Weymouth; died 
July 17, 1813; she died Oct. 18, 1805. They had one 



I 



68 GENEALOGY. 

child, Joseph Palmer,^ b. Dec. 17, 1810 ; m. Lois S. 
Dickerman, of Stoughton, May 7, 1835 ; she born Dec. 
28, 1815 ; he died April 27, 1876 ; they had one child, 
Joseph Linfield,9 b. 1842. 

649. iv. Samuel.^b. Dec. 18, 1786 ;m. Lois Howard, Nov., 1812; 

she b. North Bridgewater, Mar. 23, 1789 ; died Dec. 26, 
1846 ; he ra. 2d, Elisabeth A. Phelan, Mar. 3, 1859 ; she 
born June 24, 1816 ; he died Mar. 18, 1865. Children 
by 1st wife : Charles Bicknell,^ b. Mar. 9, 1815 ; m. Julia 
Ann French, of Stoughton. Nov. 24, 1836 ; she born Feb. 
10, 1819 ; died Mar. 10, 1870— had nine children (one'of 
whom is Elmer C.,^ Linfield of Randolph.) Emeline,^ 
born July 4, 1817 ; ra. John Bennett, of Boston, Jan. 1, 
1839 ; he born July 13, 1818. 

650. V. Joseph Porter,^ b. Sept. 17, 1794; died Nov. 5, 1818. 

337. 

Joseph^ Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. June 10, 1754 ; lived 
in Stoughton. Married Milly Capen, Feb. 7, 1790 ; she dau. 
of Jonathan, Jr., and Jerusha (Talbot) Capen, born Sept. 10, 
1757. He died May 21, 1832 ; had one child, died young. 

338 

Hannah^ Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. July 21, 1758; 
married Jonathan Battles, Sept. 4, 1783. He was son of 
John and Hannah (Curtis) Battles, b. East Stoughton, March 
27, 1755 ; died there, Dec. 31, 1830. Mrs. Battles was a 
woman remarkable for her gentle disposition and handsome 
person. Her children had for her the most unbounded love 
and admiration. She died Nov. 10, 1827. Children : 
652. i. Jonathan," b. July 17, 1786 ; m. Mariah Dickerman, Apr. 

4, 1811. She was daughter of Peter and Rebecca 
(Tildeu) Dickerman, b. June 27, 1789 ; died June 10, 
1867. He died Oct. 3, 1871. Children: Jonathan.s b. 
Sept. 7, 1812 ; resides Harrison Square, Boston ; m. 
Lucy Pope, Aug. 25, 1840. Edwin.^ b. May 22, 1814; 
resides Nashua, N. H. ; m. Josephine Curtis, Sept. 14, 
1843. Mariah Dickerman.^ b. March 25, 1816; m. 
Richard Stevens, of Randolph, Nov. 25, 1852. Wins- 
low,8 b. Sept. 30, 1818 ; resides Randolph — a gentle- 
man much respected by his acquaintances ; has been a 
member of the General Court, and held other impor- 
tant oflflces. Mary ,8 b. March 11, 1821 ; m. Abram 



PORTER FAMILIES. 69 

Mead, of Braintree, Mass., Sept. 10. 1845. Amory.s b. 
June 1, 1823 ; grad. Harvard College, 1850; is the well 
known Universalist clergj^man, of Bangor, Me. ; m. 
Pamelia A. Barker, May 25, 1854. 

653. ii. Hannah,? b. May, 1788 ; m. Hosea Osgood, of Stoughton ; 

had son HoseaS ; she died Jan. 24, 1867. 

654. iii. Joseph, 7 b. July 27, 1790 ; m. Judith Baxter, daughter of 

Ahaz and Judith (Baxter) French, of Braintree. He 
lived from 1811 to 1832, in Dorchester; from 1832 to 
1841, in Lowell; afterward in Andover, and Derry, 
N. H., where he died Aug. 17, 1846. He and his 
brothers Benj. and Cyrus, were cotton manufacturers 
for more than 30 years ; his wife b. Feb. 20, 1797 ; died 
July 5, 1840. Children : Charles French, § b. Dorchester, 
Apr. 5, 1818 ; m. Elisabeth O. Blake, of Epping, N. H. ; 
had charge of the Atlantic Cotton Mills, of Lowell, 
many years ; he died Nov. 16, 1870. Frank Fobes.s b. 
Dorchester, Feb. 12, 1820 ; m. Emily G. Shattuck, of 
Springfield; resides in Lowell, where he has been 
connected with the ISIassachusetts Cotton Mills, for 
more than 30 years. Joseph Porter," b. Dorchester, 
April 23, 1822 ; m. Sarah, dau. of Gen. Henry K. Oliver, 
of Salem ; resides in Lawrence, and has charge of the 
Atlantic Cotton Mills. Emeline A.,8b. Dorchester, Oct. 
4, 1825 ; m. David Nichols, a native of Bath, Eng., 
May 24, 1865; resides Lowell. Frederic B.,8 b. 
Dorchester, Dec. 16, 1828 ; resides Lowell. Marietta J.,8 
b. in Lowell, July 5, 1840. 

652a. iv. Benjamin,? b. July 27, 1790; twin with Joseph; lived 
many years in New Market, N. H. ; afterwards, Lowell 
and Chelmsford, Mass., where he died, Feb. 17, 1858; 
he m. Charlotte Smith, who was living in Lowell, 1876, 
in her 83d year ; they had four sons and three daugh- 
ters. 

653a. v. Betsey,? b. July 11, 1792 ; died Oct. 1, 1795. 

654a. vi. Frank,? b. May 14, 1794; died Milledgeville, Ga., July 12, 
1819. 

655. vii. Cyrus,? b. Aug. 20, 1796; m. Eliza IMorton ; resided 

New Market, N. H., in Lowell, Tewksbury, and Easton, 
Mass., where he died April 12, 1872; his widow died 
Jan. 2, 1873. 

656. viii. Elisabeth,? b. Aug. 20, 1799; m. Lemuel Drake, of 

Stoughton, Nov. 20, 1820. Children : Frank Battles,8 
b. Nov. 23, 1823 ; died Aug. 24, 1825. Hannah Porter.^ 



70 GENEALOGY. 

b. Nov. 17, 1825 ; M. Augustus Gill, of Canton, Sept. 
29, 1840, (see number 676.) Martha Ann,8 b. Jan. 3, 
1828 ; died Feb. 11, 1828 Louisa,« b. Mar. 23, 1829 ; 
m. Jonathan S. Drake, June 16, 1841. Cyrus Battles.^ 
b. Aug. 24. 1831 ; died Mar. 5, 1832. Susan Harlow,^ 
b. July 18, 1833. Lemuel Francis,^ b. Sept. 13, 1835. 
Mr. Lemuel Drake, died July 19, 1870 ; Mrs. Drake is 
still living, (1878.) 

339 

Capt. Robert*^ Porter, of Joseph^' Porter, b. Bridgewater, 
March 30, 17G2 ; fanner; resided Stoughton, Mass.; cap- 
tain of militia ; married Elisabeth Gay, June 5, 1794 ; he 
died Aug. 18, 1835 ; his will proved Sept., 1835, names wife 
Elisabeth, sons Robert, John, Joseph, daughters Sally and 
Fanny ; his widow died 1852 ; her will, proved Jan. 24, 1852, 
names daughters Sarah Clark and Fanny Tower, and sons 
Robert and John. Children: 

657. i. Robert," b. Feb. 25, 1795; d. July, 1797. 

658. ii. Robert," b. Dec. 19, 1798 ; m. Fanny Capen. 

659. iii- John," b. Dec. 25, 1800; ra. Mehetable B. Kingman. 

660. iv. Joseph," b. May 11, 1805; m. Martha Edson. 

661. V. Betsey," b. Feb. 25, 1797 ; unmarried ; d. Jan. 6, 1827, 

aged 30. 

662. vi. Sally," b. Dec. 10, 1806; m. Franklin Clark. 
C63. vii. Fanny," b. Oct. 2d, 1808; m. Joseph Tower. 

340 

Isaac^ Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. Bridgewater, Feb. 23, 
1765 ; admitted N. Bridgewater Church, in 1780 ; resided in 
Middleborough and Bridgewater; surveyor highways in 
Bridgewater, 1797. He married Susanna, daughter of Reuben 
and Anna (Perkins) Packard, of Bridgewater ; she was a 
woman of remarkable energy and perseverance of character, 
and succeeded in bringing up her large family in a most res- 
pectable manner, and the children were worthy of such a 
mother. She was b. Dec, 1763 ; died Oct. 29, 1841, aged 77. 
Her death is recorded in Middleborough* town records. 
Their children, of whom probably the first five were born in 
Middleborough, and the last five in Bridgewater : 



PORTER FAMILIES. 71 

664. i. Susanna,'!' b. April 17, 1788; m. Galen Thompson, in 

Middleborougli, Jan. 1, 1807; diedJan. 16, 1808. 

665. ii. Isaac,^ b. Apr. 20, 1790 ; died Aug. 9, 1815. 

666. iii. Sybil.' b. Apr. 13, 1792 ; m. Ichabod Noyes, 1820 ; she 

admitted first church, Middleborough, April 3, 1808, as 
"dau. of Isaac Porter, of Halifax," and dismissed to 
Plainfield, 1838, where she died 1841, without children. 

667. iv. Rhodolphus,'!' b. Jan, 25, 1794; m. Sarah F. French, 1820. 

668. V. Eeuben.'i^b. Mar. 23, 1798; m. Rhoda Curtis, 1822. 

669. vi. Martin,^ b. July 21, 1800; m. Rebecca A. Reed, 1823. 

670. vii. Samuel,'!' b. May 12, 1796 ; m. Sally Gill, 1817. 

671. viii. Ira,' b. April 5, 1803; m. Eulatia Belcher, 1829. 

672. ix. Galen Thompson,'!' b. Nov. 5, 1807 ; m. Mary E. Fletcher, 

1829. 

673. X. Anna," b. Apr. 20, 1805 ; m. Wm. W. Gushing, 1827. 

341 

Content*^ Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. Feb. 5, 1767 ; 
married 1st, William Glover, of Canton, July 1, 1780 (?) 
he born Stoughton, July 17, 1759 ; died Mar. 23, 1788, aged 
29. They had one son : 

674. i. William Glover,'!' Jr., born 1787, who died Aug. 28, 1807, 

aged 29. 

She married 2d, Benjamin Gill, of Canton, about 1790 ; 
she died April 26, 1816, aged 50. Children by Mr. Gill : 

675. ii. Benjamin, 7 b. May, 1G93 ; m. and went to Iowa, and died 

there in Jan., 1866. 

676. iii. James,'!' b. Apr. 10, 1795; m. Miriam French, and had one 

son Augustus Gill,^ Esq., of Canton ; m. Hannah P. 
Drake, of Stoughton, Sept. 29, 1840. (See No. 656.) 

677. iv. Sally,'!' b. July 5, 1797 ; m. her cousin Samuel Porter, Sept. 

1, 1817 ; went to Canton, 111. ; she died in St. Louis, Mo., 
Oct. 18, 1851. (See No. 670.) 
,678. V. William Glover,'!' b. Nov. 9, 1806 ; m. Susan Field, of 
Dorchester ; m. 2d time ; died 1814. 

342 

Mehitable''' Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. Apr. 5, 1769 ; 
married Daniel Brown, of Abington, 1797 ; he son of Sam- 
uel and Deborah (Torrey) Brown, born Dec. 31, 1769 — (his 
second wife ; his first, Mehitable Tirrell. Children : Char- 
lotte, b. Apr. 2, 1793 ; Oakes P., b. Aug. 21, 1796.^) Children 
of Daniel and Mehitable (Porter) Brown, were: 



72 GENEALOGY. 

679. i. Daniel Emery,' b. Apr. 25, 1798. 

680. ii. Joseph Porter,' b. Dec. 23, 1801 ; m. Mary Porter. Child : 

Charlotte A. ,8 b. Mar. 3, 1830, who in. William Noyes. 

681. iii. Mehetable,' m. Cyrus Brown. 

682. iv. Samuel W.' 

683. V. Cyrus Livingston,' b. Sept. 5, 1812 ; married. 

343 

Lebbeus^ Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. in Stoughton, Apr. 
22, 1771 ; resided in Stoughton and Wrentham. An honest, 
upright christian husband, father and citizen. Married 1st, 
Polly, daughter of Thomas and Susannah (Fisher) Brastow, 
of Wrentham, Mass., Dec. 4, 1794 ; she was b. Sept. 5, 
1778 ; died June 2, 1810. Married 2d, Nancy Hall, Apr. 23, 
1812 ; died Feb. 27, 1815. Married 3d, Nancy King, daugh- 
ter of Samuel King, Aug. 19, 1816 ; she died Dec. 31, 1822. 
Married 4th, Mrs. Roxa Day, Nov. 28, 1839 ; she died Jan. 
8, 1852. He died April 17, 1848, aged 77 years. Children : 

684. i. Polly,' b. in Stoughton, Sept. 20, 1797 ; unmarried ; died 

183H. 
Martha B.,' b. in Stoughton, Sept. 28, 1795; unmarried. 
Whitcomb,' b. in Stoughton, Mar. 10, 1799; m. Susan B. 

Hunt. 
Joseph,' b. Wrentham, Dec, 19, 1800; m. Mary Stetson. 
William Glover,' b. Wrentham, Sept. 24, 1802 ; m. Hannah 

Torrey. 

689. vi. Elisabeth Burrill.'b. Wrentham, June 24, 1804; ra. Ellis 

Pond. 

690. vii. Caroline,' b. Wrentham, May 7, 1806 ; m. Rev. William 

Harlow. 

691. viii. Thomas Brastow,' b. Wrentham, Jan. 17, 1808; m. Emily 

Vining. 

692. ix. Susannah Fisher,' b. Wrentham, April 22. 1810 ; m. Isaac 

B. Warren. 

693. X. John Hall,' b. Wrentham, Feb. 16, 1815 ; m. Mehetable H. 

Parker. 

694. xi. Nancy King,' b. Wrentham, July 18, 1817 ; m. Dr. L. W. 

Sherman. 

695. xii. Harriet Everett,' b. Wrentham, Oct. 21, 1821 ; unmarried. 

696. xiii. Samuel King,' b. Wrentham, Dec. 14, 1822 ; m. Sarah Ann 

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344 

Col. Cynis^ Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. 1774 ; resided 
Stoughton ; farmer ; was colonel of the regiment ; much in 
public affairs, and highly respected. He m. 1st, Rebecca, 
daughter of Capt. William and Mary (Perkins) French, 1800. 
M. 2d, Sept. 8, 1835, widow Martha Alden, of Calvin Alden, 
and daughter of Ebenezer Hayden, of Stoughton. He died 
May 29, 1855, aged 80 years ; his estate settled Oct. 6, 1855 ; 
children named in the settlement — Alvira, Cyrus, Luther, 
William, Mehitable, Rebecca, and Eliza Ann. Children : 

697. i. 01ive,7 b. Oct. 16, 1800; m. Caleb Copeland, Jr., 1821. 

C98. ii. Ahira,7 b. Nov. 9, 1801 ; m. Racliel D. Swan, 1826. 

699. iii. Rebecca,^ b. Nov. 11, 1803 ; died May 25, 1804. 

700. iv. Cyrus," b. June 12, 1807 ; m. Eliza J. Dunbar, Apr. 30, 

1837. 
Luther,7 b. Dec. 18, 1814 ; m. Lucy Talbot, 1836. 
Mehitable,^ b. Dec.3,1808, m. Ezra Churchill, of Stoughton. 
Eliza Ann,7 b. Apr. 5, 1829; m. Wm. Hall, of North 

Bridgewater. 
William French,? b. Jan. 23, 1823 ; m. Harriet Sears, 1847. 
Rebecca, '^ b. 1805 ; m. Marcus Copeland, June 6, 1826. 

346 

Lydia^ Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, b. in Abington, 1758 ; 
married Joseph Beal, of East Bridgewater, Oct. 29, 1774 ; 
he was a son of Jonathan and Abigail (Harlow) Beal, b. 
1752 ; he removed to Plainfield, Mass., in 1779, where he is 
known as the " Mountain Miller." Many years ago, Rev. 
William A. Hallock wrote a tract for the American Tract 
Society, (No. 254) giving an account of his life, under the 
name of the " Mountain Miller," which has had an immense 
circulation. I am indebted to it for much information relat- 
ing to Mr. Beal. Pecuniary embarrassments induced Mr. 
Beal, in 1779, to provide for himself and family a new home, 
and he accordingly removed to Plainfield, where his axe 
soon laid open a spot sufficient to build thereon a house. In 
1789, a year of great scarcity of provisions, in the absence 
of himself and wife, his house was burned, and nearly all 
his store of provisions he had laid in, — thus losing the fruits of 
nearly ten years of toil and labor. This great loss induced 
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him to seek the consolations of religion, and he was about 
that time converted, and in 1791, publicly consecrated him- 
self to the cause of Christ, by uniting with the Congre- 
gational Church, which had been formed in the district 
where he lived. His was a beautiful, christian, manly life ; 
he was especially active and useful in visiting the sick and 
afflicted. In all the circumstances of his life, his christian 
course was remarkably uniform ; no calamity on the one 
hand, however severe, depressed his spirits ; nor on the other, 
did any scene through which he passed, greatly elate them. 
He died suddenly July 20, 1813, aged 61, with no oppor- 
tunity to add anything to that best evidence of his good 
estate, " a life of devoted piety." His wife died on the 
second day after his decease, July 22, 1813. At one time 
previous to 1800, Mrs. Beal came from Plainfield to Abing- 
ton with a horse and carriage, and carried her father and 
mother home with her on a visit. Children : 

Samuel," b. Sept. 26, 1775 ; died June 30, 1851. Joseph,' b. July 3, 
1778. Robert," b. Dec. 7, 1780; died July 2, 184-i. Lydia Loraine,7 b. 
May 19, 1787 ; died Dec. 4, 1S04. Polly,' b. April 13, 1789 ; died July 
30, 1810. Louisa,' b. Jau. 4, 1799. 

347 

Polly^ Porter, of Ebenezer'^ Porter, b. Bridge water, Oct. 
8, 1760 ; married Capt. Joseph Joy, of Abington, and Plain- 
tield ; she died 1826. Children : 

713. i. Clarrissa.' b. Feb. 21, 1788; died Sept. 26, 1856. 

714. ii. Leonard,' b. Mar. 14, 1790. 

715. iii. James,' b. Sept. 1, 1793; m. Mary Whiting, dau. of Dan- 

Whiting; he died June 22, 1826. 

716. iv Polly,' b. May 10, 1796. 

717. V. Merilla,' b. Oct. 8, 1798 ; died Dec. 19, 1799. 

718. vi. Merilla,' b. Aug. 20, 1800. 

719. vii. Electa,' b. Feb. 11, 1803. 

348 

Olive^ Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, b. Bridgewater, Jan. 
23, 1763; married Benj. Pool, of Abington, May 17, 1786 ; 
he born Feb. 6, 1765 ; died 1821. Children : 

Molly,' b. Feb. 1, 1787. Benjamin,' b. July 7, 1789. Lydia,' b. 
April 20, 1791. Olive,' b. July 24, 1795. Watson,' b. Sept. 4, 1798. 



PORTER FAMILIES, 75 

850 

Ebenezer*5 Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, b. Abington, May 
8, 1769, and lived there; married Betsey Reed, Jan. 12, 
1792 ; she dau. of William and Silence (Nash) Reed, born 
Feb. 23, 1760. He died 1860, aged 92. Children : 

725. i. Betsey,7 b. Oct. 17, 1792 ; m. Christopher Dyer, Jan. 10, 

1810. 

726. ii. Lydia,7 b. Feb. 16, 1800; m. Edward Vinton, Feb. 16, 

1820. 

727. iii. Sarah,7 b. Feb. 16, 1803; m. Spencer Vining, Oct. 14, 

1824. 

351 

SamueF Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, resided Abington* 
(See 638.) Married Mehitable, dau. James and Ruth Reed, 
May 10, 1801. He died Oct. 28, 1864, aged 84 years 9 mos. 
24 days ; she died Sept. 8, 1846, aged 62 years 5 months. 
Children : 

728. i. Mehetable RJ b. May 6, 1804 ; m. Sam. Norton, Sept. 2, 

1824. 

729. ii. Ruth,7 b, Dec. 24, 1810; unmarried. 

853 

Roxanda^ Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, b. Abington. 
Married 1st, Daniel Nash, of Abington, May 17, 1792 ; he 
son of James and Tamar (Bates) Nash, b. 1767 ; died Nov. 
13, 1804. Married 2d, Phillip Torrey, 1817, of Abington. 
Children by Nash : 

Harriet,^ m. Havelin Torry. Loring.' Mehetable,'' b. 1799 ; died 
Oct. 29, 1805, aged 6. Clarissa,' m. Cyrus Gurney. And three others 
who died in infancy. 

363 

Jonathan^ Porter, of Jonathan-^ Porter, b. Halifax, Oct. 
28, 1764 ; resided in Halifax ; married Betty Wood. Children : 

741. i. Mary,7 b. 1791 ; m. Josiah Sears, of Halifax, 1817. 

742. ii. Betty,' b. 1793 ; m. Johnson. 

743. iii. Rebecca W.,' m. Chas. Lincoln, of N. Bridgewater, Oct. 

13, 1816. 

744. iv. Millicent,' m. John Battles, of N. Bridgewater. 



76 GENEALOGY. 

745. V. Bethiah,7 m. Appollos Howard, of N. Bridgewater. 

746. vi. Lucy.7 

747. vii. Serena,''' m. Kinsley. 

748. viii. Dulcena,' m. Wheeler. 

365 

Oliver^ Porter, of Jonathan^ Porter, b. Halifax, Aug. 2, 
1774; resided in Providence, R. I., and Stoughton, Mass. 
Married 1st, Phebe Barrows, of Carver, 1796 ; died Jan., 
1801. Married 2d, Ruth Raymond, of Plymouth, 1802. 
Married 3d, Sarah Orcutt, of Middleborough, 1810. He 
died 1818. Children : 

■ 749. i. Chipman," b. Jan. 7, 1797 ; m. Ruth Hathaway, Jan. 1, 
1826. 

750. ii. Sarah J b. March 14, 1799 ; m. Scabury C. Hathaway, 1813. 

751. iii. Cynthia,7 b. Oct. 2, 1803; m. Isaac Fuller, 1824. 

752. iv. Nathaniel,'? b. June 3, 1805. 

763. V. Louisa," b. 1811; m. John Barnicoat, of Lynn; widow 
living there 1877. 

374 

RacheP Porter, of Jacob^ Porter, b. Nov. 17, 1765 ; mar- 
ried Dea. Abel Packard, Jr., of Cummington, Mass., Oct., 
1808 — his second wife. She died Aug. 31, 1851; he died 
April 30, 1832, aged 78. 

375 

Abigail^ Porter, of Jacob^ Porter, b. April 3, 1768; mar- 
ried Adam Packard, Esq., of Cummington, Mass., Nov. 11, 
1790 — her cousin ; he son of Abel and Esther (Porter) 
Packard, b. North Bridgewater, Feb. 11, 1758 ; died in Cum- 
mington, July 20, 1810, aged 52 ; widow died there July 13, 
1829, aged 61. Children, all born in Cummington : 

754. i. William,''' b. Oct. 25, 1791; justice of the peace; treasurer 

of the parish 30 years, and of the town of Cumming- 
ton, more than 40 years. In 1869, removed to Worth- 
ington, where he died, Nov. 2, 1870. Married Oct. 25, 
1824, Sarah Stoddard of Plainfleld. 

755. ii. Olive,'? b. Oct. 9, 1793 ; m. Dec. 29, 1814, Jacob Whit- 

marsh, b. Cummington, Jan. 1, 1789 ; they had seven 
children. She died July 25, 1870, aged 76. 

756. iii. Philo,"? b. Oct. 7, 1795 : died Aug. 8, 1797. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 77 

757. iv. Philo,' b. Jan. 11, 1798; married three times; died Aug. 

5, 1870, aged 72. 

758. V. Ruby,7 b. Oct. 21, 1799 ; died July 25. 1837. 

759. vi. Abel,7 b. Sept. 18, 1802; grad. Amherst Col., 1824; 

studied medicine. New Haven ; practised in Walcott 
Conn., and Cummington, where he died Dec. 12, 1830; 
m. Maria, of Dea. James Briggs, Oct. 30, 1825. Chil- 
dren : Francis E.,8 and Calvin E.s Widow m. Doct. J. 
L. Field, of Waterbury, Conn., Oct. 30, 1831. 

760. vii. Polly Porter.^ b. May 9, 1806 ; died Nov. 14, 1815. 

761. viii. Abigail,? b. Jan. 3, 1811 ; m. Asa H. Porter, Feb. 7, 1802; 

she died Feb. 24, 1835, aged 24 ; one dau. Sarah.^ 

376 

Asa^ Porter, of Jacob^ Porter, b. Abington, Jan. 25, 1771 ; 
lived in Cummington ; m. Betsey Huntington, Nov. 23, 1797 ; 
she was youngest daughter of Rev. Mr. Huntington, first 
minister of Worthington, Mass. He died April 10, 1855 ; 
wife died before him. Children : 

762. i. Enos,7 b. Feb. 2, 1798 ; m. Caroline Priestly, 1827. 
Jonathan,''' b. Mar. 13, 1800 ; married twice. 
Asa Huntington,' b. Feb. 7, 1802 ; m. Abigail Packard. 
Nahum,' b. Jan. 7, 1804 ; m. Hannah C. Henshaw, 1837. 
Milton," b. July 26, 1806 ; m. Lodiska Hume, 1837. 
Jacob R.,'? b. Aug. 29, 1808; died Nov. 1, 1808. 
Betsey E.,' b. Oct. 1, 1809 ; died July, 1854. 
Polly ,7 b. Dec. 8, 1811 ; m. Charles Wilbur, of Brooklyn, 

N. Y., 1840. 
Sarah,7 b. Apr. 27, 1815 ; died Sept. 4, 1829. 
Ruth,' b. April 24, 1817 ; m. Montague, and resided in 

town of Montague, Mass. ; died there, leaving one son. 

772. xi. Ellen,? b. Mar. 22, 1819 ; died April 10, 1819. 

378. 
Daniel K.'^ Porter, of Jacob^ Porter, b. Abington, April 
20, 1776, of Oberlin Ohio, where he died, 1812 ; m. Sallie 
Bates. Children : (No grandchildren.) 

773. i. ■ James Norton,? unmarried ; died, aged 67. 

774. ii. Daniel,? b. 1811 ; unmarried. 

775. iii. Wealthy,? m. Henry Bellinger. 

776. iv. Amanda,? b. 1802; unmarried; resides Oberlin, Ohio. 

777. V. Mary,? unmarried; died, aged 26. 



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78 GENEALOGY. 

881 

• Jacob^ Porter, of Jacob^ Porter, b. Oct. 15, 1782 ; lived 
in Worthington, Mass.; married 1st, Hannah Burr; 2d, 
Sallie Packard. One child died in infancy, by each wife. 
Children : 

778. i. Daniel R.,^ b. 1821. 

779. ii. Phebe," died Oct., 1851. 

780. m. Jacob Clark,? b. 1829 ; died Aug., 1854. 

383 

Deborah^ Porter, of Jaco¥ Porter, b. Dec. 6, 1765 ; mar- 
ried Jonathan Reed, of East Bridgewater ; pub. April 13, 
1788 ; he son of Jonathan and Mary (Tirrell) Reed, b. Feb. 
2, 17G7. Children : 

781. i. Mary,7b. 1788. 

782. ii. Jonathan Loring,? b. 1791 ; m. 1st, Charlotte Brown, Dec. 

18, 1816. M. 2d, Lucy Champney, of Brighton, Mass. ; 
pub. Feb. 25, 1827. 

783. iii. John Porter,? b. 1793 ; m. Polly Ramsdell. 1816. Chil- 

dren: Mary Loring,!^ b. August 26, 1817; m. Edwin 
Brown, of E. Bridgewater, Nov. 30, 1837. John Por- 
ter,8 b. July 19, 1819 ; m. Adaline Brown. Lloyd Wat- 
son,8 b. Jan. 7, 1822 ; m. Lucy Bryant ; lives South Ab- 
ington. Mehetable,8 b. Sept. 15, 1824 ; m. David Gur- 
ney, Nov. 19, ls43. Thomas Baldwin.s b. July 29, 
1827, of South Abington. 

784. iv. Deborah,? b. 1795 ; m. Jona R. Gurney, 1816. 

785. V. Elisabeth,? b. 1797. 

786. vi. Ebenezer,? b. 1801 ; m. Patience Penniman. Children: 

Ebenezer,8b. Nov. 23, 1829. George A., 8 b. Oct. 3, 1831. 
William H.,8 b. Apr. 12, 1833. Elisabeth Thaxter,« b. 
Dec. 4, 1834. EmeUne F.,8 b. Sept. 29, 1837. Maria 
F.,8 b. Aug. 25, 1840. 

787. vii. Clarissa,? b. 1805. 

788. viii. Almira," b. 1806. 

789. ix. David Porter,? b. 1808. 

790. X. Thaxter,? b. 1809 ; m. Mehetable Brown ; pub. Feb. 4, 

1827. Children: Mehetable,^ b. May 8, 1830 ; Heman 
Thaxter,^ b. Aug. 5, 1833 ; m. Sophronia Barker, of 
Hanson, 1857. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 79 

384 

John^' Porter, of John^ Porter, b. Abington, July 26, 1767 ; 
he was one of original members of First Church, South 
Abington, in 1807; probably lived in East Bridgewater, 
near Abington line. John Porter, surveyor, Bridgewater, 
1812-1814. Married 1st, Susanna, daughter of Ephraim and 
Susanna (Bowditch) Groves, 1790. Married 2d, Elinor 
Doten, of Plymouth ; pub. 1801. He died Dec. 6, 1861, 
aged 94 years 4 mos. 10 days. Children : (Bridgewater 
Records.) 

791. i. Allen Marshall,? b. Nov. 26; 1791; died Oct. 21, 1874; 

field driver, 1820 ; hog reeve, 1817 ; in. Betsey Beals, 
of Hanson, 1816. Son, F. W.,8 Porter, resides East 
Bridgewater. 

792. ii. Deborah,? b. Feb. 27, 1796. 



886 

Elias^ Porter, of John^ Porter, b. in Abington, June 26, 
1770 ; removed to Whitesboro, N. Y., where he died. 

His son Samuel," was a Presbyterian clergyman ; at one time settled 
in Lodi, Ohio. 



385 

James^ Porter, of John^ Porter, b. Abington, Mass., Oct. 
11, 1768 ; removed from Abington to Skaneateles, N. Y., 
about 1790. In 1825, removed to Ohio, and died at Cha- 
grin Falls, 1855, aged 87. Married Mary BiiUard, of Abing- 
ton, Mass. Children : 

800. i. Seth John,? b. in Skaneateles, N. Y., Jan. 2, 1803. 

801. ii. Mary,? b. 1801 ; m. Cornelius Northrop, 1820, at Skaneat- 

eles, N. Y. ; in 1844 to Chagrin Falls, Ohio ; and in 1850 
removed to Menasha, Wis. ; both died there, at the age 
of 74 years — she in 1875. Children : Corydon Porter, 8 
b. 1822. Caroline,8 b. 1825. Ann Eliza.s b. 1840. Fan- 
nie,8 b. 1845. All living, except Fannie, and residents 
of Menasha, Wis. 



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80 GENEALOGY. 

387 

DanieF Porter, of John^ Porter, b. in Abington, Jan. 22, 
1773, and lived there ; married Polly Ford, Jan. 29, 1801 ; 
she dau. of Jacob Ford. He died July 13, 1808, aged 35. 
Children : 

810. i. Mary ,7 b. Jan. 21, 1802 ; died June 20, 1807. 

811. ii. Noali,7 b. Dec. 29, 1803 ; died April 4, 1826. 

812. iii. Sally ,7 b. Sept. 27, 1806. 

813. iv. Mary,7 b. Jan. 17, 1809— "of Widow Mary Porter." 

388 

Noah^ Porter, of John-"^ Porter, b. Abington, Jan. 11, 1775 ; 
removed to New Hartford, N. Y., about four miles from 
Utica, when he died. He was a Puritan of the strictest 
kind ; married Williams ; had sons Francis', and William''', 
and oldest daughter Julia Ann''', who married Bigelow, of 
Waterville, Oneida Co., N. Y. 

389 

Mary*^ Porter, of John" Porter, b. Sept. 24, 1780 ; married 
Adam Reed, Jr., Feb. 25, 1819. One child : 

Mary ,7 b. Sept. 16, 1823; probably m. Edwin Reed, of South Abing- 
ton. 

391 

Deborah Gannett'* Porter, of Adara^ Porter, b. July 15, 
1780 ; married Ebenezer Snell, Jr., of Cummington ; he son 
of Ebenezer and Sarah (Packard) Snell, of Cummington. 
(They were also parents of Prof. Snell, of Amlierst College ; 
of Rev. Thomas Snell, D. D., of North Brookfield ; and of 
the mother of William Cullen Bryant.) She died Dec, 
1822, aged 42. Mr. Snell married 2d, Lydia R. Richards. 
The children of Ebenezer and Deborah Snell, were : 

814. i. Samuel/ m. Vesta Beals, of Plainfield. They had two 

daughters. Sarah.s married, and died. Mai'tha.s m. 
Thaddeus Rowe ; lives in South Haven, Mich. 

815. ii. Betsey," b. Sept. 30, 1803 ; m. Leavitt Hallock, of Plain- 

field, Sept. 1, 1829 ; he was son of Rev. Moses Hallock, 
born Jan. 21, 1798; died Oct. 16, 1875; widow died 



PORTER FAMILIES. 81 

Dec. 9, 1877. Children : Fannie.s b. May 12, 1830 ; m. 
Rev. Henry M. Hazeltine, Oct. 7, 1857. Eliza,^ b. twin 
witti Fannie ; m. Rev. Thomas H. Rouse, Sept. 17, 1851. 
William Allen.s b. Aug. 27, 1832 ; m. Sept. 19, 1860. 
Sarah,8 born May, 11, (3) 1835; died Feb. 6, 1837. 
Mary Snell.s b. July 10, (3) 1837; died Sept. 3, 1846. 
Moses Gerard.s b. Nov. 2-1, 1840, (39) ; d. Sept. 3, 1846, 
(1847.) Leavitt Homan.s b. Aug. 15, 1842 ; minister at 
West Winsted, Conn. ; m. June 11, 1867 ; wife died 
Oct. 2, 1873, Ellen EUsabeth,8 b. March 16, (18) 1845 ; 
died, aged 6 months. 

816. ili. Mary, 7 m. Dr. John Smith, and went with him as a for- 

eign missionary. Children : Thomas,^ missionary in 
Ceylon. Eunice,^ died Aug. 14, 1872, aged 24. Laura,^ 
died at sea, June 8, 1872, aged 26. William H.,^ now 
in Theo. Seminary, Hartford, Conn. Henry.s Mary .8 

817. iv. Ebenezer,' m. Rachael Bardwell, of Goshen, Mass. ; now 

physician in California. 



393 

Adam Gannett^ Porter, of Adam-^ Porter, b. Cummington, 
Feb. 22, 1784 ; lived there ; married Clarissa, daughter of Capt. 
Joseph Narramore, of Goshen, Mass., Feb. 22, 1809; she b. 
Feb. 4, 1789 ; died Nov. 19, 1851 ; he died May 19, 1852, 
aged 62 years. Children : 

Deborah Gannett,'? b. Mar. 13, 1810. 
Clarissa,' b. Oct. 21, 1811 ; died Dec. 21, 1811. 
Clarissa N.,? b. Dec. 22, 1812; died Dec. 9, 1843. 
Joseph Xarramore," b. Oct. 24, 1814 ; unmarried ; died 

Sept. 16, 1859. 
Horatio E.,7 b. Mar. 24, 1817. 
Sophia L.,7 b. Oct. 19, 1819. 

395 

Jacob^ Porter, of Seth-^ Porter, b. in Abington, Dec. 30, 
1783 ; graduated at Yale College ; resided in Plainfield, 
Mass. ; physician ; married 1st, Betsey Mayhew ; published 
Jan. 10, 1813 ; she died July 3, 1813. Married 2d, Sally 
Reed, Nov. 18, 1819. He died Nov. 15, 1846; left his 
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papers to Yale College. His widow was living in 1876» 
with her daughter in Wisconsin. Children : 

826. i. Juliet,7 b. Apr. 5, 1821 ; died Aug. 22, 1841. 

827. ii. Clarissa,^ b. Oct. 30, 1825 ; died Oct. 23, 1838. 

828. iii. Elisabetli,'''b. May 24, 1829 ; m. Lorenzo Mitchell; resides 

Wisconsin. 

395b 

Norton^ Porter, of Noalr^ Porter, b. Abington, Mass., 1771 ; 
removed to Cummington, Mass., with his father : physician ; 
settled in Westmoreland, Oneida Co., N. Y., 1791 ; removed 
to Whitestown, same County, N. Y., 1831, where he died 
Nov. 18, 1852. Married Sarah Cobb, of Cummington, Mass., 
1796 — she daughter of Amos and Sally (Orcutt) Cobb. 
Children : 

i. Delia J b. May 22, 1797 ; died Aug. 12, 1807. 
ii. Franklin,7 b. July 25, 1799; died Aug. 13, 1837. 
iii. Julia Ann,'''b. Oct., 1801 ; m. Rev. RufusR. Deming, Feb., 
1824; she died 1872. Children: Henry F.,8 b. Dec. 
25, 1825; m. lived in Minnesota; farmer; member of 
Legislature 1875; has 4 children. Julius R., 8 b. May 
17, 1827 ; m ; lives in Mass. Philander.^ b. Feb. 6, 
1829; A.M.; A. B. ; Vermont University ; counsellor 
at law; contributor to Atlantic Monthly; resides, 
Albany, N. Y. Helen E.e b. Nov. 6, 1831 ; died Aug. 
12, 1833. Ann J:iiza,8 b. Mar. 16, 1834. Edwin P.,8 
b. Jan. 17, 1836. Delia M.,8 b. Feb. 11, 1838. Luciiis.s 
b. Aug. 20, 1840. Albert N., 8 b. Apr. 16, 1843; died 
March, 1844. 
iv. Sarah,' b. Oct. 14, 1803. 
V. Mariah,7 b. Aug. 18, 1805 ; died 1807. 
vi. Charlotte,' b. Dec. 12, 1808; died March 1, 1810. 
vii. Henry,' b. Sept. 11, 1811 ; died Feb. 20, 1812. 
viii. Delia Ann,' b. July 24, 1813 ; died Oct., 1813. 
ix. Henry N.,' b. Nov. 5, 1816; grad. (M. D.) Geneva Col- 
lege, N. Y., 1841 ; practiced medicine in Lee, N. York, 
from 1841 to 1862; then removed to New York Mills, 
Oneida Co., N. Y., where he now lives. M., Jan. 25, 
1842, Helen F. Poison, b. in Scotland, Sept. 20, 1818. 
Children: Sarah E.,^ b. Nov. 21, 1842; m. David M. 
Davis, of Washington, D. C, and has four children — 
Frances E.,8 b. Oct. 13, 1845; Henry R.,8 b. Feb. 13, 



PORTER FAMILIES. 83 

1848;. grad. (M. D.) Georgetown, D. C, Medical Col- 
lege, March, 1872 ; appointed House Surgeon Columbia 
Hospital; Acting Assistant Surgeon U. S. Army, 1873; 
served under General Crook as Camp Surgeon, in 
Apache war, in Arizona ; also under General Custer, in 
Sioux war, and was the only surviving surgeon in the 
Custer expedition of June, 1874; m. Miss Lottie 
Viets, of Oberlin, Ohio, 1877, and is now practising 
medicine in Bismarck, Dakota Territory. 

The subject of the following sketch from the Utica (N. Y.) Herald, 
was a graduate of the Medical Department of Georgetown University, 
and subsequently was resident physician at the Washington Hospital : 

Our readers are, at least partially, familiar with the brave part 
taken by Dr. H. R. Porter, (son of Dr. Porter, of New York Mills,) 
in the expedition under Major Reno against the Indians, in 1876, and 
how narrowly he escaped from the disasters of the day on the Little 
Big Horn. But there is much in the thrilling reminiscences of the 
events in which he took part furnished by a Bismarck correspondent 
of the Minneapolis Pioneer-Press of a recent date, which will be read 
with interest by the many friends of Dr. Porter in central New York. 
The writer speaks of him as "one of the heroes who was not remem- 
bered in the official reports," and after speaking of the eagerness of 
Dr. Porter to accompany the command, and describing the scattering 
of Reno's forces, says : 

"Porter was by the side of a dying soldier. His orderly and sup- 
plies were gone, and the command was off several hundred yards. 
He was alone. Bullets were pruning the trees, and a terrific yell was 
sounding the alarm of universal death. Porter left his last patient, 
and led his horse to the embankment that protected the woods. He 
was startled by Indians dashing by him within ten feet. They were 
rushing along the foot of the little bluff. Their aim was so direct in 
the line of the flying battalion that Porter's presence was unnoticed. 
He was unarmed, and his powerful black horse reared and plunged as 
if he was mad. Porter saw the fate that was in the immediate future 
if that horse escaped before he was on his back." He held on with su- 
perhuman strength; he could hold him, but that was all. To gain 
the saddle seemed a forlorn hope. Leap after leap with the horse 
quicker than he. It was a brief ordeal, but in the face of death it was 
a terrible one. One supreme effort, and half in the saddle the dusky 
charger bore away his master like the wind. He gained the full seat, 
and lying close upon his savior's neck was running a gauntlet where 
the chances of death was a thousand to one. The Indians were quick 
to see the lone rider, and a storm of leadened hail fell around him. 
He had no control of his horse. It was only a half mile dash, but it 



84 GENEALOGY. 

was a wild one. The horse was frenzied ; he reached the river in a 
minute, and rushed up the bluff where Reno had gone and was then 
recovering himself. The horse and rider were safe. It was destiny. 
Porter's first remark to the officers: 'Pretty badly demoralized.' 
•No,' answered Reno. 'It was a charge.' Porter took the hint, but it 
was a charge different from any he had ever seen or read of. * * * 
Porter's associate was killed, and he was alotwe. The afternoon of the 
25th, all night, throughout the 26th, the night of that date until the 
forenoon of the 27th, Porter worked as few men are ever called upon 
to work. He had no idea that he would get out alive, and believed 
every man around him was doomed. Still he was the same cool and 
skillful surgeon that he is to-day. He had a duty to perform that sel- 
dom falls to a man of twenty-six, and yet he performed it nobly. He 
was surrounded by the dead, dying and wounded. ^len were crying 
for water, for help, for relief, for life. The sun was blazing hot, the 
dead horses were sickening, the air heavy with a hundred smells, the 
bullets thick, the men falling, and the bluffs for miles black with the 
jubilant savages. The work of the others was not like Porter's. He 
must know no fear, no trembling, and no rest. He had every agoniz- 
ing sight before his eyes. The afternoon of the 2Gth, when the Indians 
ceased their firing and begun to move off, there were around Porter 
on the ground fifty dead and fifty wounded. One in every three was 
either killed or maimed. I know little of hospital history, but I doubt 
if there is much that overshadows Porter's experience upon the bluffs 
overlooking the Little Big Horn. If I had the genius of Buchanan 
Reid, I would weave it into a song more heroic than Sheridan's Ride. 
Of the doctor's service during the passage of the steamer Far West 
down the river with wounded, the writer says : 'There were wounds 
of every character, and men more dead than alive. The suffering 
was not terminated with the removal from the field to the boiler deck. 
It continued and ended in death more than once before Fort Lincoln 
was hailed. Here again the son of New York Mills, of the empire 
state, was tested. Porter watched for fifty-four hours. He stood the 
test.' 

396 

Seth^ Porter, of Seth^ Porter, b. Abington, June 27, 1785 ; 
resided in Cumraington ; married Polly Mitchell, June 22, 
1819; he died Dec. 8, 1834, aged 49. She died Oct. 27, 
1856. Children : 

829. i. Edward C.,7 b. Sept. 10, 1820. 

830. ii. Mary,7 b. July 7, 1822. 

831. iii. Henry,''' died young. 

832. iv. Henry,7 b. Jan. 27, 1827. 

833. V. Elisabeth,' b. 1836. 



POUTER FAMILIES. 85 

398 

Samuel H.^ Porter, of Huntington^ Porter, b. in Rye, N. 
H., May 29, 1789; received a good common school education ; 
learned the printing trade with Manning & Loring, of Boston, 
and at twenty was co-editor of a juvenile newspaper, called 
" The Fly." Next year he commenced to travel through the 
states for the purpose of visiting the most celebratecl printing 
establishments ; he was taken sick and died at Charleston, 
S. C, Sept. 7, 1807, highly respected for his enterprise, 
genius, and correct moral character. 

399 

Nathaniel S.^ Porter, of Rev. Huntington^ Porter, b. Rye, 
N. H., May 29, 1789 ; received a good common school educa- 
tion, and removed to Richmond, Kentucky ; taught school 
there, and became a merchant ; married Elizabeth Comstock, 
of Lexington, Ky., Jan. 8, 1811 ; he died Aug. 30, 1827. 
His widow died Feb. 19, 1877, aged 85 years. Children : 

834. i. Samuel Huntington,? b. Oct. 13, 1812 ; died Feb. 19, 1876. 

835. ii. Oliver Fuller,? b. Sept. 14, 1814 ; died April 17, 1815. 

836. iii. Emily Comstock,? b. May 1&, 1816. 

837. iv. Caroline,? b. Oct. 22, 1818. 

838. V. Sarah Anne,? b. April 17, 1821. 

839. vi. Eliza,? b. July 26, 1823. 

840. vii. John Sargent.? 

400 

John^ Porter, of Rev. Huntington^ Porter, b. Rye, N. H., 
Sept. 6, 1791 ; prepared for college at Phillips Academy, 
Exeter, N. H.; grad. Harvard College, 1819 ; studied divinity 
there ; preached occasionally in several places ; officiated 
sometime as assistant librarian in the college ; was distin- 
guished for his musical talent and proficiency in botany ; 
died of consumption at his uncle's house, in Roxbury, March 
28, 1825, aged 37 years. 

402 

Maria^ Porter, of Huntington^ Porter, b. Rye, N. H., Feb. 
12, 1798 ; married Asa Robinson, of Brentwood, N. H. 
Children : 



86 GENEALOGY. 

841. i. Dudly Huntington," b. 1823; m. 1st, Mary A. Thing; she 

died in 1854. M. 2d, Melissa Ann Kimball. He was a 
soldier in the late war, and died 1863. Children: 
Frank Herbert.^ died in infancy. Charles Dudly. » 
Annie Maria.^ Mabel Huntington.8 

842. ii. Eliphalet Porter,^ b. 1825. 

843. iii. Charles Asa.7 b. 1827 ; died the same year. 

844. iv. Asa Augustus.^ b. 1828 ; died in 1837. 

845. V. Charles,' b. 1829 ; died the same year. 

846. vi. Maria Louisa,' b. 1839 ; m. Thomas J. Farmer, of Brent- 

wood, N. H. ; she died 1873 ; had four children — Nellie 
Huntington. 8 Herbert Robinson. ^ Howard Porter.^ 
Everett Wellington.^ 

403 

Eliphalet^ Porter, of Rev. Huntington^ Porter, b. Rye, 
N. H., Apr. 25, 1800 ; he was a merchant in Portsmouth, 
N. H. ; in a tour to New Orleans, was east away near the 
Bahama Islands, and was lost with all on board, excepting 
one, at the age of 24 years. 

404 

Oliver^ Porter, of Rev. Huntington^ Porter, b. Mar. 3, 
1802 ; had two terms of academical education at Hampton, 
and Exeter, N. H., with view of a college course, but health 
failing, gave it up and went into a store as clerk, at Ports- 
mouth, N. H., with his brother, 1820 and 1821 ; then clerk 
for D. & D. Brewer, Portland, Me., about four years ; then 
■went in business at Atkinson, Maine, under the firm name of 
Porter & Grant; in about three years bought out Grant, and 
continued about two and a half years longer; then went into 
Register of Deeds office in 1832 and 1833 ; then after getting 
married, started in business in Levant, Me., remaining about 
two years ; then removed to Lynn, Mass., built a house and 
store and remained there about fourteen years, when he sold 
out and removed to Waterford, Maine, in the fall of 1848, 
where he now resides, and is Postmaster. He has been 58 
years behind the counter, 52 of them in business for himself; 
his credit never having been doubted — is in good circum- 
stances — out of' debt, but not rich. In 1829, he gave up 



PORTER FAMILIES. 87 

liquor selling, believing it to be wrong; was the second 
merchant in the state who did so, there having been one in 
York County, Me., before him. Married 1st, Aurora Free- 
man Stimson, Sept. 2, 1832, at Palmyra, Me. ; she was the 
daughter of Rev. Daniel Stimson, ( most the time an itiner- 
ant Methodist minister in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties, 
in Maine, who was a very good man, born in York county, 
whose wife was an Eastman, born in Strong, Me.,) born Mar. 
16, 1815 ; died in Waterford, Me., Jan. 22, 1849 ; she was in 
all respects a splendid specimen of womankind. Mar. 2d, 
Mary Jane Seal, dau. of Capt. Thomas Seal, of Westbrook, 
Me., Dec. 10, 1849 ; she born Mar. 24, 1811 ; and died Mar. 
5, 1861. Mar. 3d, Mrs. Betsey (Griffin) Hammond, widow 
of Ezra Hammond, of Paris, Me., April 6, 1864 ; she died 
Jan. 26, 1875, aged 70. Children : 

847. i. Laura Stimson,''' b. at Levant, Me., June 22, 1834. 

847^. ii. Helen Maria,' b. at Lynn, Mass., Jan. 13, 1837; she 
taught school at Brooklyn, N. Y., a few years, and 
died there, much beloved for her amiability and good- 
ness, Oct. 7, 1857. 

848. iii. Huntington,^ b. Lynn, April 29, 1839. 
. 849. iv. Eliphalet,7 b. Lynn, May 2, 1844. 

850. V. Horace,''' b. 'Waterford, Me., April 11, 1851 ; unmarried; 
•resides in Waterford, Me. 

405 

Louisa^ Porter, of Rev. Huntington^ Porter, b. Rye, N. H., 
May 18, 1803 ; taught school several years in Dover and 
Greenland, N. H. Married William Weeks, of Greenland, 
N. H. ; farmer. (Son of Wm. Weeks, of Hopkinton, N. H., 
who graduated at Harvard Coll., 1775.) Children : 
I Ann Louisa,7 b. March 22, 1836. Ellen Maria,? b. Jan. 23, 1838. 
Sarah Porter,' b. Oct. 27, 1839. George William,'? b. Sept. 8, 1841. 
John Porter,'? b. Jan. 24, 1844; mar. Nellie Hatch, only daughter of 
Hon. Charles W. Hatch, April 26, 1870 ; she died June 16, 1874. and 
he married 2d, Laura A., daughter of Nathan R. Foss, Esq., Sept. 
14, 1876. 

*406 
.<. Martha Ruggles^ Porter, of Rev. Huntington^ Porter, b. 
Rye, N. H., June 11, 1805; she lived some years with her 



88 GENEA.LOGY. 

uncle, Eliphalet Porter, D. D., of Roxbury ; m. Chas. Knapp 
Dilloway, Esq., of Boston, Aug. 27, 1838. He was a gradu- 
ate of Harvard, 1825. Children : 

856. i. Caroline Porter,^ b. May 11, 1836 ; died April 8, 1839. 

857. ii. Mary EmmaJ b. March 22, 1838 ; m. Hayward Lee, June 

7, 1866. They had one son— Douglas.s The mother 
died Sept. 16, 1872. 

858. iii. Charles Porter,^ b. April 9, 1840. 

859. iv. Francis Henry,7 b. May 8, 1843 ; died Oct. 4, 1844. 

860. V. George Wales," b. Oct. 18, 1845 ; lawyer ; resides in New- 

York city. 

407 

Susan Sargent'^ Porter, of Rev. Huntington^ Porter, b. 
Rye, N. H., Apr. 12, 1807 ; m. Maj. John H. Moulton, of 
Centre Harbor, N. H., merchant. May 23, 1832. Children : 

861. i. Susan Huntington,^ i). 1835; m. Smith F. Emery, 1860. 

862. ii. Franklin Ilall,"? b. 1838; died 1840. 

863. iii. Oliver Porter,''' b. 1840 ; died the same year. 

408 

Sarah Emery*^ Porter, of Rev. Huntington^ Porter, b. Rye, 
N. H., June 2, 1809. She was for some time preceptress of 
Taunton Academy. Mar. Charles Adams, D. D., July 29, 
1833; he b. Stratham, N. H., Jan. 2-1, 1808; he graduated 
at Bowdoin Coll., 183 — ; he was for some years principal of 
Newbury Academy, Vt.; afterward pastor 1st. M. E. Church, 
Lynn, Mass. ; and Prof, in Jacksonville (111.) Coll. She died 
Aug. 6, 1858. Children : 

864. i. Sarah Porter,'? b. Rye, N. H., Aug. 24, 1834; m. William 

H. Barnes, of Cincinnati, Ohio, July 29, 1857 ; editor 
and author ; now resides 226 Indiana Avenue, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

865. ii. Charles Henry,"? b. Newbury. Vt., April 24, 1836; m. 

Elmira C. Hamilton, of Hlinois, June 30, 1861. He 
was in the army as Major and Lieut. Colonel of the 
First Illinois Artillery, and lives now in Chicago, 111. 
Their children are Albert,^ Caroline Porter.s Howard 
Hamilton.8 

866. iii. Charlotte,^ b. Newbury, Vt., Sept. 15, 1837; m. Jacob 

Haynes, of Jacksonville, 111. ; now of Bell Brooks, 
Ohio. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 89 

867. iv. Mary Elizabeth,7 b. Lynn, Mass., Dec. 7, 1840. 

868. V. Edward Adams J b. Wilbraham, Mass., Dec. 21, 1842; 

killed in battle at Jackson, Miss., June 10, 1863; Sec- 
ond Lieut, in First Artillery, of Illinois. 

869. vi. George Huntington,^ b. Boston, Jan. 14, 1846 ; graduated 

at Harvard College, 1870 ; lawj^er, No. 35 Pine street. 
New York city ; he was Captain in the 4th U. S. Col. 
Artillery, and Brevet Major in the late war ; married 
E. Augusta Holmes, April 26, 1877. 

870. vii. Frank,7 b. Lowell, Mass., Sept. 25, 1849; died 1864, in 

Omaha. 

409 

Olivia^ Porter, of Rev. Huntington-^ Porter, b. Feb. 15, 
1811 ; m. Luther Hall, of East Boston, Aug. 16, 1837 ; he b. 
in Concord, N. H., Oct. 8, 1804 ; died Dec. 21, 1869. Mrs. 
Olivia Hall resides with her son, Luther A.,'^ at East Boston. 

i. OUvia P.," b. June 8, 1838 ; died, 

ii. Caroline P.,' b. June 18, 1840; died. 

871. iii. Luther Abbot,^ b. Jan. 30, 1843; m. Alice Durrell. 

872. iv. Frank Parker.^ b. Jan. 30, 1852 ; died in childhood. 

410 

Huntington^ Porter, of Rev. Huntington^ Porter, b. at 
Rye, N. H., Dec. 4, 1812; fitted for college, at Exeter 
Academy, N. H.; graduated at Harvard Coll., 1833 ; taught 
school in Pittsburgh, Penn.; then entered on the study of 
medicine at Lexington, Ky.; took the small pox on his way 
home on a visit, and died on Raiusford Island, Boston harbor, 
June 21, 1836, aged 24. 

411 

Rev. Emery Moulton^ Porter, of Rev. Huntington^ Porter, 
b. Rye, N. H., Apr. 1, 1815 ; fitted for college at Andover ; 
entered Dartmouth College ; remained one year, and then 
admitted sophomore at Harvard College, and graduated there 
1838 ; student of theology one year at Andover ; the second 
year at Yale College, and again at Andover Theological Sem- 
inary ; now an Episcopal clergyman at Lonsdale, R. I. 
Married 1st, Charlotte A. Buxton, of Newbury, Vt., Sept. 1, 
12 



90 GENEALOGY. 

1842; she died Aug. 31, 1844. Married 2d, Betsey M. 
Arnold, of Smithfield, R. I., May 26, 1846 ; she died July 4, 
1853. Married 3d, Louisa A. Arnold, of Smithfield, R. I., 
Sept. 18, 1855. Children : 

873. i. Emery Huntington.'^ b. April 22, 1844. 

874. ii. George Whipple," b. April 10, 1847. 

875. iii. Mary Huntington," b. July 7, 1849. 

876. iv. Louisa Arnold,' b. June 6, 1853 ; died in infancy. 

412 

Charles Henry^ Porter, of Rev. Huntington-'' Porter, b. 
Rye, N. H., Sept. 19, 1817 ; fitted for college at Andover, 
and entered Yale College ; at the close of second year, was 
taken sick of a fever, and died Sept. 4, 1839, aged 21. 

414 

William H.^ Porter, of Rev. Huntington^ Porter, b. Rye, 
N. H., Sept. 19, 1817 ; twin with Charles H.; fitted for college 
at Andover ; graduated Yale College ; married Mary Frances, 
daughter of Paul Wentworth, of Sandwich, N. H., May 19, 
1844 ; she also sister of Hon. John Wentworth, of Chicago. 
He died May 26, 1861. Children : 

877. i. Mary Frances Wentworth,' b. March 8, 1845 ; died Sept. 

24, 1850. 

878. ii. William Henrj^ Huntington,' b. July 21, 1846; died 1865. 

879. iii. John Wentworth,' b. June 21, 1855; resides in Rochester, 

Minn. ; his mother also. 

415 

Elvira*' Porter, of Rev. Huntington^ Porter, b. Jan. 11, 
1820 ; married Charles M. Weeks, physician. Graduated 
Dart. Col., 1830 ; settled in Elliot, Me.; now at Golden 
Spring, Jamaica, West Indies. Wife died May 6, 1858. 
Children : 

Albert Huntington,' b. 1841 ; m. Naomi Brooks ; resides Woodville, 
Ga. Edgar S.,' b. 1844; died 1864. Caroline Porter,' b. Sept. 22, 
1847; m. Joseph A. Holmes, of Greenland, N. H., Sept. 12, 1874. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 91 

424 

Oliver^ I^orter, of Nicholas^ Porter, b. Marshfield ; prob. 
lived in Marshfield ; master mariner, and merchant ; married 
Lucy Keene, Aug. 11, 1773. Children : 

883. i. Oliver,'' married. 

884. ii. Lemuel," b. Dec. 15, 1777. 

885. ill. Lucy," m. Joshua Taylor, 1798. 

886. iv. Patience.7 

887. V. George.7 

888. vi. Charles,7 b. Oct. 25, 1790. 

425 

Charles^ Porter, of Nicholas^ Porter, b. Marshfield ; lived 
in Boston. Married 1st, Betsey Rice. Married 2d, Sarah 
Wilkinson. A Charles Porter estate settled in Boston, 1808 ; 
wife, Elizabeth. Children : Sally, Charles, Calvin, Betsey, 
minors over 14. 

426 

William^ Porter, of Nicholas^ Porter, b. Marshfield ; lived 
there ; master mariner. Married Margaret Jarvis, of Boston. 
He died 1800 ; his estate settled that year, and the three 
children put under guardianship. His widow married 2d, 
Joseph Ewell, of Marshfield, and had by him seven children. 
Children : 

892. i. Peggy,''' b. May 6, 1788; m. John Holmes, of Pembroke, 

1809 ; she died 1866. 

893. ii. William,^ b. Sept. 14, 1790 ; master mariner 5 died Provi- 

dence, R. I., 1820. 

894. iii. Edward Jarvis,^ b. March 5, 1793. 

427 

Capt. Isaac*^ Porter, of Nicholas^ Porter, b. Marshfield; 
removed to Mount Vernon, Maine, with his family, 1805. 
He married Sarah B. Hall, of Scituate, 1785 ; he died Apr. 29, 
1830, aged G9 ; his widow died Feb. 5, 1839, aged 74. His 
will, Apr. 29, 1830, proved June 29, 1830, names wife, Sarah. 
Children: Isaac, Amasa, Clarissa Currier, Harvey, Calvin, 



92 GENEALOGY. 

Betsey Pishon, and Sarah Gill ; — Nathan, executor. Chil- 
dren, all b. Marshfield, Mass. : 

895. i. Isaac,7 b. Nov. 1, 1786. 

896. ii. Ainasa,7 b. May 23, 1790. 

897. iii. Clarissa,^ b. June 12, 1788. 

898. iv. Harvey,7 b. Nov. 25, 1792. 

899. V. Calvin,7 b. Nov. 10, 1794. 

900. vi. Betsey," b. June 2, 1798; m. Frederick Pishon. 

901. vii. Nathan,"? b. Oct. 28, 1801 ; m. Harriet A. Gove. 

902. viii. Sarah,7 b. Dec. 14, 1803 ; m. Joseph Gill. 

428 

Capt. James^ Porter, of Nicholas^ Porter, b. in MarshjBeld; 
resided in Abington, Plainfield, and North Bridgewater. 
Married Mary, daughter of Eleazer and Abigail (Alden) 
Whitman, of East Bridgewater, Aug. 1, 1777 ; she b. 1751. 
He died at North Bridgewater, 1802, Administrator ap- 
pointed of James Porter's estate, of Bridgewater, 1803. 
In 1806, the estate divided between Mary Fullerton, Abigail 
Keith, Hannah and Sallie Porter. His wife died about 1841, 
aged ninety years. Children : 

908. i. Polly," b. Abington, Feb. 25, 1778. 

904. ii. Abigail," b. Abington, Dec. 28, 1779. 

905. iii. Hannah,7 b. Plainfield, Nov. 3, 1781. 

906. iv. James," b. Plainfield, June 25, 1788. 

907. T. Sarah,7 b. Abington, July 8, 1792. 

429 

Amasa^ Porter, of Nicholas^ Porter, b. in Marshfield, 1765; 
lived in Boston, Newton, and Charlestown ; married Margaret 
Hoag, of Newton, 1791. She was b. 1773 ; died 1841. He 
died in Charlestown, May, 1842. Children : 

908. 1. Amasa,7 Jr., b. Newton, 1793. 

909. ii. Margaret,' b. Newton, 1795. 

910. iii. Pamelia,'? b. July 4, 1797. 

911. iv. Elizabeth,? b. Aug. 1, 1799. 

912. V. William N.,7 b. 1804. 

913. vi. James A.,7 b. 1806. 

914. vii. Sarah,7 b. Charlestown, 1811. 

915. viii. Alfred H.,7 b. July 9, 1814. 



POETEE FAJIILIES. 93 

Some years since, the children were all weighed, — total 
1,745 pounds, — average, 218i pounds. 

431 

Ruth^ Porter, of Nicholas^ Porter, b. Marshfield. Married 
Capt. Benj. Eames, of Marshfield, Oct. 28, 1773 ; he b. Dec. 
12, 1745 ; died April 24, 1824, aged 78. She died May 10, 
1842, aged 88. Children: 

Benjamin. 7 Joseph,^ lost at sea. Abner.7 Thomas,^ a Baptist cler- 
gyman. Ruth/ m. John Taylor. Sarah,^ m. John Chandler. Wil- 
liam.7 Jesse,7 b. Dec, 1797; died April 27, 1861, aged 64. Nabby,? 
married Albert Ames. 

432 

Sarah^ Porter, of Nicholas^ Porter, b. Marshfield. Mar- 
ried Daniel Wright, of Marshfield, 1775. Children : 

Sally ,7 m. Joseph Prior, of Duxbury. Polly,7 m. Seth "Winslow. 
Charles Porter ,7 b. 1782 ; died July 13, 1854, aged 72. Betsey,? b. 
1789 ; died Aug. 23, 1857, aged 68. 

436 

Capt. John^ Porter, of Nicholas^ Porter, b. about 1762 ; 
lived in Marshfield. Married Ruth Stevens, Dec. 2, 1784. 
He died Aug. 9, 1843, aged 81 ; his widow died Dec. 17, 
1851, aged 90. Children : 

929. i. John,''' b. Dec. 13, 1785; married; master mariner, of 
Marshfield ; no children. 
Nathaniel,? b. Dec. 12, 1787 ; unmarried ; died young. 
Ruth,7 b. March 11, 1789. 
Bethiah,'? b. Sept. 8, 1791 ; m. Prince Lapham. 
Sarah,? b. Nov. 7, 1792 ; m. 
Lydia," b. May 13, 1794: unmarried; died young. 

Avery,? f b. Aug. 17, 1796; unmarried; died young. 

Alvin,? I 

Eliza,? b. May 25, 1799. 

Nicholas,? b. Jan. 18, 1801. 

441 

Isaac^ Porter, of Matthew^ Porter, b. Plymouth, N. H., 
Dec. 8, 1789. Married Elmira Stoddard, May, 1817. He or 
wife died July, 1857. Children all born in Farmington, Me.: 

939. i. Jeremiah,? b. Dec. 31, 1818. 

940. li. William B.,? b. June 26, 1821. 



930. 


ii. 


931. 


iii. 


932. 


iv. 


933. 


V. 


934. 


vi. 


935. 


vii. 


936. 


viii. 


937.' 


IX. 


938. 


X. 



94 GENEALOGY. 

941. iii. Selina E.J b. Oct. 8, 1824. 

942. iv. MaryJ b. July 21, 1835 ; m. James Dodge, at Salem, Me., 

Nov., 1852. She died Oct., 1861. One daughter, Clara 
P. ,8 born Jan. 4, 1856 ; m. Rufus Beedy, of Madrid, Me. 

448 

SamueP Porter, of Abijali^ Porter, b. Abington ; lived in 
Randolph. Married 1st, Hannah Stetson. M. 2d, Crane, 
and had several children. 

460 

Laban^ Porter, of Jonathan^ Porter, b. Weymouth, 1787 ; 
lived there ; married Deborah Thompson, 1786. Children : 
i. Daughter,'? b. Feb. 22, 1808. Dr. Shute's record, 
ii. Daughter,' b. Feb. 27, 1811. Dr. Shute's record. 

943. hi. Hiram.'' Lived in Stoughton. 

501 

Col. Ezekiel^ Porter, of Ebenezei-^ Porter, b. Weymouth, 
Mass., Nov. 10, 1762. Was a Revolutionary soldier; said to 
have resided in Groton, Mass. (?) of Hallowell, Me., where 
he was a merchant, and captain of the militia, 1787. Failing 
in business, in 1790, he and his half brother, Gershom 
ColUer, from Weymouth, removed and settled in Farmington, 
on what was afterward known as Porter Hill, — they being 
the first settlers there. Col. Porter carried on farming on a 
larger scale than was ever before in that region. In 1803, 
he went into trade again, and traded largely for a few years. 
First represeutative from the town of Farmington to Gen- 
eral Court of Mass., in 1799 ; and again in 1805. The town 
was originally " Sandy River Plantation," but Col. Porter 
had it named Farmington. He was noted for his enterprise, 
intelligence and wit. In Rev. Paul CoflSn's " Journal of a 
Missionary in Maine, in 1800," in Maine Historical Society 
Collections, vol. 4, page 394, he says: "Sept. 15, Farmington, 
preached ; lodged on my return at Col. Ezekiel Porter's. 
Porter has 50 acres corn ; 50 black cattle ; a large house ; 
three barns ; he lives on the hill, — a sightly place." In the 



PORTER FAMILIES. 95 

probate record for Kennebec County, Maine, is the following 
record : " Feb. 12, 1816. Petition from widow Betsey Porter, 
and son, Jeremy Porter, of Ezekiel Porter, of Farmington, 
stating that Ezekiel Porter left his home Feb. 10, 1813, to go 
to Boston and Weymouth, on a visit, and had not been heard 
from for two years and eleven months, and asking for letters 
of administration on his estate." Petition was granted, and 
the widow administered upon the estate, which was large. 
He married Betsey, dau. of Asahel and Rebecca Wyman, of 
Groton, Mass., 1784. The children, as per Farmington, Me., 
records : 

Sukey," b. Groton, Mass., May 4, 1785. 

Alexander,^ b. Hallowell, Me., Oct. 10, 1787. 

Thirza.7 b. Hallowell, Me.. June 1, 1789. 

Ezekiel, ■'^ b. Farmington, July 4, 1791. 

Jeremy W.,''' b. Farmington, Oct. 13, 1792. 

Polly,7 b. Farmington, July 26, 1794. 

Zerviah,''' b. Farmington, March 14, 1797. 

Ebenezer," b. Farmington, Feb. 25, 1800 ; died at age of 
7 or 8 years. 

Ashael,''' b. Farmington, May 5, 1802. 

Eliphaz," died in Farmington, Me., at age of one year. 

Eliza,7 b. 1807; ra. Zebediah Sweet, of Strong, Me., 
1836 ; farmer and miller. Widow resides New Vineyard, 
Me. Children: Andrew J.^ Susan A. 8 Zebediah.^ 
Prob. Alexander P.s 

510 

Lincoln^ Porter, of SamueP Porter, b. Taunton ; lived 
there. Married 1st, Celia Lincoln. Married 2d, Lydia 
Brown. One Child : 

Celia," b. Jan. 26, 1800 ; now living in Taunton. Two children 
by 2d wife, who died young. 

^ 511 

Edmund*^ Porter, of SamueP Porter, b. Taunton, May 27, 
1774, lived in Taunton. Married Polly Lincoln, 1800 ; she 
b. Apr. 24, 1777 ; died Feb. 3, 1860. He died April, 1833. 
Children : 
960. i. William W.,^ b. Jan. 11, 1803. 



950. 


i. 


951. 


ii. 


952. 


iii. 


953. 


iv. 


954. 


V. 


955. 


vi. 


956. 


vii. 


957. 


viii. 


958. 


ix. 


958a. X. 


958^ 


. xi. 



96 GENEALOGY. 

961. ii. Sally,7 b. July 9, 1804 ; m. Ambrose Byington. of Camden, 

N. Y., 1839. 

962. iii. Benjamin,? b. Sept. 25, 1806 ; died 1872. 

963. iv. Mary,7 b. June 7, 1800. 

515 

Jacobs Porter, of John^ Porter, b. Taunton, Mar. 26, 1762, 
and lived there. Married Mary, dau. of Thomas and Ruth 
(Carver) Cushman, of Taunton, 1786 ; b. March, 1762, and 
died Feb., 1851. He died August 12, 1796. Estate settled, 
1799. Children, (per Cushman Genealogy, page 207-208.) 

964. i. Anne," b. Aug. 4, 1786 ; died unmarried. 

965. ii. Charles,? b. Mar. 17, 1788 ; died Taunton, 1855. 

966. iii. Cliristopher,7 b. Oct. 18, 1789 ; died Taunton, 1824. 

967. iv. Caleb B.,? b. Aug. 4. 1791 ; died unmarried. 

968. V. John,? b. Jan. 27, 1793; died Mar. 21, 1839. 

969. vi. Mary,? b. Mar. 22, 1795; married John Howard, of 

Taunton; died 1840. Had child, dau., who married 
Henry Wicks, of Deer Park, L. I. ; she died 1874, leaving 
one son and three daughters. 

522 

Zecheriah*' Porter, of Jonathan-^ Porter, b. June 9, 1769 ; 
lived Middleborough. Married Priscilla, daughter of John 
and Zilpah Miller, Dec. 3, 1794. She b. April 16, 1773 ; 
died Mar. 3, 1865. He died July 31, 1853. Children : 

970. i. Sarah,? b. Mar. 10, 1796 ; m. Dr. Brown. 

971. ii. Zecheriah,? b. Nov. 7, 1797; married. 

972. iii. Priscilla,? b. Aug. 7, 1799. 

973. iv. Jefferson Burr,? b. July 25, 1801 ; married. 

974. V. Lydia Wood,? b. May 3, 1804; unmarried. 

975. vi. Deborah Strong,? b. Dec. 9, 1807 ; unmarried. 

976. vii. Jonathan O.,? b. Aug. 27, 1811; married. 

977. viii. Henry Clinton,? b. June 26, 1812; unmarried. 

978. ix. George,? b. Feb. 7, 1819 ; unmarried. 

523 

Sarah^ Porter, of Jonathan^ Porter, b. Sept. 29, 1771. 
Married Dr. Friend Sturtevant, April 25, 1793 ; he was son 
of Dr. Josiah and Lois (Foster) Sturtevant, b. in Halifax, 
Feb. 19, 1767 ; died in Hartland, Vt., Aug. 26, 1830. His 



PORTER FAMILIES. 97 

widow died June 20, 1864. Dr. Josiah Sturtevant was a loy- 
alist, and during the Revolutionary war, he fled to Boston, 
and was given a position in the British army as surgeon, 
which he held till his death, which occurred soon after, from 
disease contracted by exposure. He was buried under the 
Old South Church. In the family record is this entry made 
by his widow : ("Aug. 18, 1776, my dear husband departed 
this life, — he was in his fifty-fifth year, — at Boston, whither 
he was driven by a mad and deluded mob, for no other 
offense than his loyalty to his sovereign. God forgive them, 
and grant that his death may be sanctified to me and all the 
children for our souls' everlasting good.") Friend Sturtevant 
studied medicine at Middleboro, with an older brother. Dr. 
Thomas Sturtevant ; after his marriage, went to New 
York state ; thence to Pittsfield, Mass. ; thence, in 1804, to 
Woodstock, Vt. ; and in 1807, to Hartland, Vermont, where 
he was the only educated physician for some years, and had 
an extensive pratice. During the war of 1812, he enlisted 
in the U. S. Army, as surgeon ; was quartered at Plattsburgh, 
but was taken sick and returned home before the close of the 
war, and continued the practice of his profession until his 
death. Children: 

979. i. Cullen Friend,' b. April 21, 1795, in Pittsfield, Mass. ; 

m. Harriet Morey. of Strafford, Vt., Nov. 27, 1833; she 
died June 20, 1874. Children : Everline,8 b. Aug. 29, 
1834 ; m. William J. Suinner ; resides in Holyoke, Mass. 
Amelia Morey ,§ b. Sept. 15, 1835 ; died May 19, 1854. 
Caroline,^ b. Mar. 23, 1837 ; m. Frederic Bates, Aug. 
18, 1859, and removed to Macon, Ga. ; now reside in 
Titusville, Penn. ; ( Have children : Carroll Lund.9 
Frederick. 9 Harriet.^ Crayton Sturtevant.9) Fran- 
cis Crayton,8 b. Dec. 13, 1838; m. Harriet Ellis; 
Hartford, Conn. ; 4 children. Albert Audobon,^ b. 
Sept. 22, 1840: m. Louise Marsh, of Woodstock, Yt. ; 
reside Hartford, Conn. ; have 2 children. Ann,^ born 
Sept. 13, 1842 ; m. George H. Hebard, of Hartford, 
Conn. Wilbur R.,8 b. Nov. 22, 1844, to whom I am 
indebted for this accouut of the family, resides Hart- 
land, Vermont ; he married Lenora Robinson, of Chelsea, 
Oct. 18, 1871 ; has three children. 
13 



98 GENEALOGY. 

980. ii. Thomas Foster,' b. May 12, 1798 ; died Dec. 4, 1874 ; m. 

Rosalind T. Taylor, Dec. 10, 1823. Children: Susan 
Waters.s b. Oct. 1.3, 1824; m. William Webster, of 
Windsor, Vt. ; resides in Red Wing, Minnesota ; have 
one son. Edwin,^ b. Sept. 24, 1826; m. Sarah Ann 
Gilson, of Hartland ; reside in Bethel, Vt. Mary 
Taylor,8 b. Apr. 10, 1829 ; ra. Theodore B. Sheldon ; 
reside in Red Wing, Minn. ; have one son. Robert 
Bruce,** m. Irene Hamilton, of Hartford, Conn. ; she 
died, and he mar. 2d, (iabrielle Lyman ; have two chil- 
dren ; reside Hartford. Sarah Porter,^ b. Apr. 11, 1837 ; 
m. E. H. Blodgett; of Windsor, Vt. ; reside Red Wing, 
Minn. Thomas Foster,'^ b. Aug. 18, 1845. 

981. iii. Edwin,7 b. Feb. 8, 1801 ; died Nov. 27, 1804. 

982. iv. George Fitz Edward,' b. Nov. 21, 1804; died Jan. 8, 

1836 ; m. Mellissa Daniels, of Hartland, Vt. Children : 
Charles D.,^ m. Alice Taylor; live in New Orleans. 
Samuel F.,!^ m. Julia Alexander; reside in Hamilton, 
Out. Mary,s m. Nathaniel W. Weed ; reside in Hamil- 
ton, Ont. Foster E.,^ reside Milford, Mass. Geo. P.g 

982a. v. Edwin,' b. May 19, 1806; educated at a military school, 
Middletown, Conn; class-mate of Gen. Magruder, for 
whom he composed "Magruder's Waltz"; teacher of 
music, in which he was highly successful: died at 
Charleston, S. C, 1886. 

982b. vi. Eveline,' b. Nov. 30, 1808 ; m. Marshall Clark ; he died, 
and widow resides in Illinois. 

9S2c. vii. Sarah Ann,' b. June 21, 1811 ; m. Curtis Cady, of Hart- 
land; resides Windsor, Vt. Children: William Porter,^ 
and Hermon,'' of Chicago, 111. Elbert,'' and Ella,** of 
Windsor. Vt. 

524 

Bathsheba^ Porter, of Jonathan'' Porter, b. Middleborough, 
Sept. 29, 1773. Married Edward Sparrow, Jr., Feb. 8, 1798 ; 
he son of Col. Edward and Rhoda (Bumpus) Sparrow, of 
Eastham ; b. Jan. 10, 1768 ; died in Middleborough, Nov. 
18, 1863; his wife died March 27, 1853. Children : 

983. i. Bathsheba' Porter, b. Aug. 23, 1800 ; m. Martin Keith, 

Jr., Sept. 22, 1824; he son of Martin and Hope 
(Sturtevant) Keith, b. in Middleborough, Mass., June 
27, 1799; died in Baltimore, Md., June 26, 1858. 
Children: Helen B.,'^ b. Jan. 26, 1827; died Sept. 11. 
Julia S.,!? b. Dec. 13, 1827. Edward M.,8 b. July 28, 



PORTER FAMILIES. 99 

1829; m. Maria Maynard, of Waltham, Mass., Jan. 24, 
1861. G«orgianna,^ b. March 7, 1833 ; died April 15, 
1857. John A.,*^ b. Aug. 31, 1835; died June 14, 1852. 
William R.,^ b. Baltimore, Dec. 23, 1S41; m. Clemence 
T. Hyde, of Baltimore, Oct. 23, 1866. Mabel Ida,^ 
daughter of Wra. H.*^ aud Clemence T. Keith, b. 
Baltimore, July 17, 1877. 

984. ii. Clariuda,7 b. March 8, 1802 ; m. Darius Miller, of Middle- 

borough, Nov. 13, 1823 ; he son of Seth and Hannah 
(Alden) Miller ; b. in Wareham, Nov. 13, 1796 ; died 
there, Feb. 20, 1874. Children: Clarinda S.,8 b. Dec. 
4, 1824; m. Samuel E. Turner, of Baltimore, son of 
William and Judith (Holyoke) Turner, of Salem, 
Mass. ; b. Dec. 2, 1809. Darius E.,8 b. April 27, 1830 ; 
m. LydiaF. Crowell, dau. of Obed and Hannah (Besse) 
Crowell; he died 18G0; and his wife died April 29, 
1863. 

985. iii. Nancy,''' b. Jan. 21, 1807; unmarried. 

986. iv. Julia Ann,''' b. Jan. 30, 1809; m. Abisha Miller, of 

Middleborough, Dec. 4, 1838; he son of John and 
Susanna (Sparrow) Miller, of Middleborough. Mrs. 
Miller died Oct. 29, 1840. Mr. Miller has resided in 
Boston, but now resides in Middleborough ; is a man of 
great respectability of character, and influence. Mr. 
and Mrs. Miller had one child— Julia Henrietta,^ b. 
Boston, Mar. 31, 1840. 

987. V. Edward H.,^ b. Middleborough, Sept. 4, 1812; of Ware- 

ham ; m. Cordelia Bartlett, dau. of Lewis and Keziah 
(Leach) Bartlett, of Wareham, Oct. 17, 1839 ; she b. 
June 8, 1819; died Sept. 6, 1854. Children: Edward 
B.,8 b. Oct. 16, 1841 ; m. Mary Ann Gammell, of 
Palmer, Oct. 11, 1863 ; he died in Palmer, Feb. 10, 1865. 
Cordelia C.,^ b. Aug. 17, 1844; died Boston, April 27, 
1847. Ella C. Porter.^ b. Boston, March 23, 1848; m. 
Alex. Jameson, of Milford, Conn., June 8, 1874. Their 
daughter, Annie May,9 b. Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 
24, 1876. 

525 

Deborah'^ Porter, of Jonathan^ Porter, b. Nov. 13, 1775 ; 
married Jonathan Strong, of Rome, N. Y. Children : 
Porter.7 Parthenia,' m. Andrews. Harriet,' died unmarried. 



100 GENEALOGY. 

526 

Sylvanus^ Porter, of Jonathan^ Porter, b. Nov. 13, 1778 ; 
resided Middleborough. Married Nancy McCliuch, of Bos- 
ton, August or September, 1804 ; she b. June 13, 1776 ; died 
in Boston, Jan. 12, 1827. He died in Middleborough, May 

11,1821. Children: 

991. i. Nancy," b. July 12, 1805 ; died Boston, Dec. 16, 1806. 

992. ii. George Sylvanus,^ b. Jan. 29, 1807 ; married. 

993. iii. John Kirkland,' b. Dec. 25, 1808 ; married. 

994. iv. Frances Elizabeth^ b. Sept. 8, 1811 ; married. 

995. V. Ann Withington Emery,7 b. Nov. 14, 1812. 

527 

Jonathan^ Porter, of Jonathan^ Porter, b. Jan. 21, 1785 ; 
went supercargo of a vessel to West Indies, and died there 
of yellow fever, in 1810. 

528 

William^ Porter, of Jonathan^ Porter, b. Feb. 1, 1763 ; 
lived in Middleborough ; blacksmith ; married Rebecca Wood, 
Dec. 13, 1792 ; she b. March 31, 1772 ; died July 4, 1855. 
He died Dec. 28, 1840. Children : 

996. i. Peter,7b. Sept. 21, 1793; unmarried, died New Orleans, 

Sept. 27, 1822. 

997. ii. Andrew Wood,''' b. March 2, 1795 ; married. 

998. iii. Minerva Wood,' b. Dec. 21, 1796 ; married. 

999. iv. Mercy,7 b. Feb. 5, 1799; married. 

1000. V. William,' b. Feb. 20, 1801 ; married; 

1001. vi. Edwin,' b. April 26, 1803 ; married. 

1002. vii. James,'' b. March 21, 1808; married. 

1003. viii. Rebecca Wood,' b. March 2, 1810; married. 

529 

James*' Porter, of Jonathan^ Porter, b. 1792 ; removed 
from Middleborough, Mass., to Pittsford, Vermont ; thence 
to Keene, Essex county, N. Y. Married Zilpah Miller ; he 
died Dec. 5, 1820 ; she died Aug. 13, 1825, at Dart Settle- 
ment, Tioga county, Penn. Children : 

1004. i. James,' b. Middleborough, June 30, 1792; unmarried; 

died Feb. 11, 1828. 

1005. ii. Leonard,' b. IMiddleborough, Aug. 17, 1794; unmarried; 

died in Detroit, Mich., 1858. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 101 

1006. iii. John Miller,^ b. Pittsford, Rutland Co., Vt., Mar. 9, 1797. 

1007. iv. Zilpah Miller,^ b. Hindsburg, Chittenden Co., Vt., June 

18, 1799 ; married. 

1008. V. Eoyal Augustus,^ b. Hindsburg, Chittenden Co., Vt., May 

13, 1802 ; unmarried ; died New Orleans, Aug. 2, 1873. 

1009. vi. SophroniaL.,'? b. Keen, Essex Co., N. Y., Feb. 16, 1809. 

1010. vii. Sarah Rowena,^ b. Keen, Essex Co., N. Y., Mar. 7, 1811 ; 

married. 



530 

Mercy'5 Porter, of Jonathan^ Porter, b. March 8, 1762 ; 
married Jacob Bennett, Esq., of Middleborough, Oct., 1780 ; 
he son of Jacob and Hope (Nelson) Bennett, b. August 7, 
1756 ; died Feb. 14, 1832. Mrs. Bennett died July 6, 1847. 
Children : 

1011. i. Patience,7 b. July 14, 1781 ; m. Nathan Bennett, Sept. 

5,1802. Children: Harriett,8 b. July 14, 1803; died 
Dec. 13, 1806. Hepsibah N.,8 b. Aug. 21, 1806 ; died 
Feb. 20, 1838. Sarah H., 8 b. Sept. 14, 1812; married 
Samuel Gifford, Oct. 22, 1837. (Children: Lucy Ann,9 
b. Sept. 11, 1839 ; died Jan. 4, 1841. Andrew Porter,^ 
b. Sept. 5, 1843 ; died Feb. 2, 1845. Elvira Morton,9 b. 
Feb. 22, 1845; m. Charles A. Tuell, Sept. 9, 1873. 
Cornelius Grinnell.a b- Mar. 27, 1847 ; died Feb. 5, 1849. 
Mary Jane,9 b. Jan. 31, 1849 ; died Dec. 13, 1850.) 

1012. ii. Jacob,7 b. Sept. 3, 1784 ; died Feb. 18, 1795. 

1013. iii. Mercy,7 b. Oct. 10, 1787; married John Shaw, Jr., of 

Carver, 1819. Children: Jacob Bennett,^ b. June 24, 
1820 ; m. Ann M. A. Shaw, June 5, 1848 ; she dau. of 
Elhanah, b. July 27, 1828. (Children : Eva M.,9 b. Sept. 
26, 1851. Mary L.,9 b. Nov. 20, 1855.) John.s b. Dec. 
3, 1822; m. Hannah F., dau. of Andrew and Luanda 
(Seward) Nye, Apr. 15, 1833. (Children: John,9 b. 
Nov., 1855 ; died June 11, 1870. Helen.9 b. Feb. 18, 
1859. Lizzie L.,9 b. Mar. 5, 1864.) George,8 b. Dec. 

K 3, 1822 ; m. Polly, dau. of William Atwood, Dec. 30, 

* 1847. One child, George.9 

1014. iv. Theodate,7 b. Mar. 27, 1794 ; m. Ransom T. Wood, June 

16, 1836. No children. 

1015. V. Hope,7 b. Feb. 11, 1798; m. Zacheus Pickens, April, 1834. 

No children. 



102 GENEALOGY. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 

548 

Joseph^ Porter, of Seward^ Porter, b. Falmouth, Maine, 
April 8, 1778; resided Freeport, Me.; when quite young 
began to go to sea ; continued in that business many years ; 
captain of a ship ; " never struck a sailor, in all his going to 
sea." During the war of 1812, he was in Russia, and had to 
remain there with his ship for some time, until peace was 
declared ; after that went to Turks Island, in ship America ; 
lost his ship on his return home. After that went into trade 
at Porter's Landing, Freeport. Married Deborah Nye ; he 
died Oct. 18, (1849,) aged 76. His widow died Juno 14, 
1854. ChUdren: 

1016. i. Elizabeth Nye,8 b. Freeport, Sept. 2, 1817. 

1017. u. Joseph Nye,« b. Oct. 31, 1818 ; died 1818. 

1018. iii. Mary Ann Wood,« b. April 9. 1819 ; died Feb. 20, 1827. 

1019. iv. Mary Ann Greer ,« b. Jan. 22, 1831 ; died 1838. 

1020. V. Joseph Nye,8 b. Portland, Oct. 31, 1833. 

549 

SamueF Porter, of Seward*^ Porter, b. Falmouth, Me., 
April 10, 1779 ; lived in Portland and Freeport, Me. Ho 
and his brothers Seward and William, carried on ship build- 
ing at Porter's Landing, in Freeport ; they built the priva- 
teers America and Dash, during the war of 1812. Jeremiah 
(Captain,) John and Ebenezer were lost in the Dash, and 
never heard from. SamueF Porter, married Nancy or Anne 
Storer ; he died in Portland, 1847. Children : 

1021. i. Delia Ann,8 b. Dec. 18, 1803; m. Joseph Dennison. 

1022. ii. Jane,8 b. Oct. 9, 1805 ; died. 

1023. iii. Eliza,« b. Aug. 31, 1808 ; died. 

1024. iv. Mary ,'5 b. April 13, 1811. 

1025. V. Caroline,^ b. Aug. 3, 1814. 

1026. vi. Charles H.,8 b. Dec. 6, 1816; died in New Orleans, 1841. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 103 

550 

Joshua" Porter, of Seward^ Porter, b. Falmouth, Me,, 
Nov. 1, 1781 ; master mariner; lived and died in Westbrook, 
Me. Married 1st, Mary A. Wood ; married 2d, Sarah Gray. 
Children by 2d wife : 

1027. i. George.s lives Suisun City, Cal. 

1028. ii. John,^ lives Suisun City, Cal. 

551 

Sarah' Porter, of Seward*' Porter, b. Freeport, Me, July 
19, 1782. Married 1st, Leonard Morse, lawver, of Freeport, 
Feb. 20, 1803. Children : 

Susanna,^ b. Aug. 2, 1803; m. John Marston. Seward.8 John.s 
Eleanor,^ married Hosmer, of Camden, Me. Mary.s Frederick.s 
Elizabeth.8 

She married 2d, James Simonton, of Camden, Me ; he son 
of James and Susan (Grose) Simonton, b. Dec. 19, 1797. 
She died 1855. Her children by second marriage : 

Dorcas,8 b. Freeport, 1822 ; m. H. H. Cleveland, of Camden, Me. 
George W.,^ b. 1824; chief clerk in California Navy Yard. Joshua 
P., 8 b. 1826, of Camden; farmer and teacher. 

552 

Seward" Porter, of Seward'^ Porter, b. Freeport, Me., July 
21, 1784 ; merchant, of Portland, Me.; representative to Gen- 
eral Court, from Portland, 1813,-'14-'15. Owned the first 
steamboat in Maine. 

" In July, 1823, a great event happened in Portland ; noth- 
ing less than the arrival in the harbor of the first steamboat 
ever brought into Maine. This was the Patent, a vessel of 
about one hundred tons burthen, owned by Capt. Seward 
Porter, of Portland, who had bought her in New York to 
run as a passenger boat between Portland and Boston. Capt. 
Porter had in 1822 placed an old engine in a flat bottomed 
boat, which he run to North Yarmouth, and the islands in 
Casco bay. This he named the Kennebec, but the people 
called it the Horned Hog. (Varney's History of Maine, page 



104 GENEALOGY. 

245.) Married Betsey Tukey, of Portland, Me.; she b. there 
Aug. 2, 1784 ; died in New Orleans, Dec. 28, 1864. He 
died in Augusta, Me., March 29, 1838. Children, all b. in 
Portland : 

1039. i. Seward.s b. Aug. 23, 1813; unmarried; died in Lavaca, 

Texas, Nov. 1, 1862. 

1040. ii. George F.,8 b. Aug. 27, 1819 ; of New Orleans. 

1041. iii. Elizabeth Otis,« b. Dec. 1, 1821 ; of New Orleans. 

553 

Mary' Porter, of Seward*^ Porter, b. Freeport, Me., April 
5, 1786 ; married Joel HaU, of Portland, Juno 12, 1808 ; he 
son of Jedediah Hall, b. Falmouth, Me., and died in Port- 
land, May 27, 1851, aged 75 years 5 months and 23 days. 
His widow died Dec. 6, 1874. Children : 

1042. i. Eleanor.s b. Jan. 22, 1809 ; m. John Neal, Jr., her cousin ; 

he was son of John Neal, b. in Portland, Aug. 25, 1793, 
and died there June 20, 1876. Ilis widow died Dec. 
24, 1877. Mr. Neal was one of the most original and 
voluminous of early American authors ; shop boy at 
age of 12 ; in 1813, teacher of drawing; next, clerk in 
Boston; afterwards went into partnership with Joseph 
L. Lord and John Pierpont, (poet and preacher) going 
with their business to Baltimore, in 1815, where they 
failed, lie then studied law, and wrote novels which 
brought money and fame. In 1825 he went to England, 
where he was successful as an author. In 1827 he 
returned to the United States, and took up his resi- 
dence in Portland, Me., where he continued to live 
during his life. He practiced law, edited newspapers, 
and accumulated property by various speculations. 
He was honest, generous, warm hearted and passion- 
ate, despised shams and humbugs ; a warm friend, and 
an open square enemy, who despised subterfuge, and 
never hit in the dark. He had the respect and confi- 
dence of the community in which he lived. (Con- 
densed from the Maine Genealogist and Biographer for 
Sept., 1876, from a notice written by Edward R. Elwell, 
Esq., of Portland.) 

1043. ii. Margaret Ann,*^ b. Dec. 5, 1810; m. Robert Southgate 

Boyd, March 14, 1832; he was sou of Joseph and 
Isabella (Southgate) Boyd, of Portland. He died Dec. 
1, 1877, aged 73 years. Children : Joel Hall,9 b. Dec. 9, 



PORTER FAMILIES. 105 

1836; m. Mary Caroline "VVhitmore, Feb. 13, 1862. 
Samuel Stillman,9 b. May 16, 183S ; m. Harriet Eliza 
Churchill, Oct. 6, 1864, and has six children ; is a law- 
yer and resides in St. Louis, Mo. Robert Southgate,^ 
b. Dec. 11, 1842 ; m. Elizabeth S. Wilson, of Cambridge, 
Mass., Sept. 29, 1869. William Edward,^ b. June 4, 
1844; died June 1, 1845. 
1043^. m. William Edward,^ b. Feb. 1, 1824; m. Jane L. Gertz, 
Sept. 20, 1855, she died Dec. 13, 1859, aged 24 ; he died 
Jan. 29, 1865, aged 40 years. They had two children : 
Margaret Boyd,9 b. Sept. 22, 1856; died. Eleanor 
Neal,9 b. Oct. 17, 1859 ; died Dec. 15, 1868, aged 9. 

555 

William'^ Porter, of Seward*^ Porter, b. Freeport, Me., Sept. 
17, 1788 ; U. S. Consul at Tripoli ; he died 1868. Married 
1st, Ann Field, of Boston, Nov., 1815. They had one child, 
who died in infancy. Married 2d, Miss O'Riely, in 1864. 
His widow now resides in France. 

556 

John^ Porter, of Seward^ Porter, b. Nov. 27, 1792 ; lived 
in Freeport, Me.; lost in the Dash privateer, (in war of 
1812 ;) married Lois Gushing, of Portland. (Widow mar- 
ried John Duulap.) Child : 

1044. i. John.s died in Portland some years since. 

557 

Charles' Porter, of Seward^ Porter, b. Falmouth, Me., Jan. 
17, 1794 ; lived in New York city ; died Nov. 29, 1841 ; 
married Mary Leek Brown, in New York, May 17, 1817 ; 
she b. in New York, Aug. 13, 1801 ; died there Sept. 22, 
1847. Children : 

1045. i. Mary Brown,8 b. April 2, 1818. 

1046. ii. Noah Brown,8 b. Nov. 21, 1819 ; m. ; died Apr. 23, 1855'. 

1047. iii. Julia Ann,s b. Aug. 30, 1822 ; died July 11, 1823. 

1048. iv. William Bartlett,« b. Jan. 29, 1824; died March 9, 1851. 

1049. V. Anna,8 b. Jan. 17, 1826. 

1050. vi. Eleanor Ruth.s b. Feb. 10, 1828 ; died Feb. 22, 1852. 

1051. vii. George Sumner, « b. June 3, 1831. 

14 



106 GENEAXOGY. 

1052. viii. Emma Fields.e b. March 24, 1833 ; died July 6, 1833. 

1053. ix. Henry ,8 b. Apr. 8, 1834 ; died same day. 

1054. X. Rebecca Comstock,^ b. Mar. 13, 1836. 

580 

Sylvanus^ Porter, of Neheraiah*^ Porter, b. Oct. 11, 1783 ; 
lived in North Yarmouth, Me.; died there Oct. 22, 1815. 
Married Sylvia Bartlett, of Bethel, Maine, June 7, 1809. 
(W idow married 2d, David Trickey, (?) had one child:) 

1055. i. Barbour B.,8 b. Aug. 4, 1810; married. 

581 

Susanna^ Porter, of Nehemiah^ Porter, b. Aug. 24, 1785 ; 
married John Hamilton, of North Yarmouth, Me., 1804; she 
died Nov. 11, 1828, or Nov. 17, 1823. Her children : 

1056. i. Charles,*^ b. 1808 ;m. Barbour; sea captain; died in Port- 

land, 1843. 

1057. ii. Jacob,8 b. 1810; m. 1st, Johnson, of Gray, Me.; m. 2d, 

Mrs. Fisk ; resides East Dover, Me. 

1058. iii. Nehemiah,8 b. 1812 ; died at sea. 

1059. iv. Ezekiel,8 p. 1814; lives in Ohio. 
1059a. v. Sylvanus,8 b. 1816 ; died in Cuba. 

582 

Lucy7 Porter, of Nehemiah^ Porter, b. Sept. 21, 1787; 
married Timothy Chase, of Paris, Me., 1805 ; she died Feb. 
15, 1838. Children : 

1059b. i. Mary Ann,8 m. Marshall Stearns, of Paris, Me. ; died 
March, 1870. 

1059c. ii. Lowell,^ lived Portland ; died June. 1874. 

1059d. iii. Susan.s m. Lewis Sturdivant, of Portland, Me. 

1059E. iv. Hannah, 8 m. Alfred Staples, of Portland, Me. 

1059f. v. Edward P.,^ resides Portland; State Liquor Commis- 
sioner. 

1059G. vi. William,8of Paris; died March, 1876. 

1059H. vii. Ann,8 m. Blake, of Chelsea, Mass. 

10591. viii. Granville,8 of Portland; died Dec, 1873. 

584 

Stephen^ Porter, of Nehemiah^ Porter, b. June 16, 1791 ; 
resided North Yarmouth, Me.; farmer ; captain in the war of 



POBTER FAMILIES. 107 

1812 ; married Rebecca Cobb, of Gray, Jan., 1816. He died 
Dec. 3, 1869, aged 78; wife died Aug. 6, 1855, aged 68. 
Children : 

1060. i. Abigails b. Oct. 20, 1816. 

1061. ii. Matilda,8 b. July 25, 1818. 

1062. in. Jedediah Cobb,^ b. Nov. 12, 1820 ; died April 24, 1842. 

1063. iv. William R.,8 b. May 20, 1825; married. 

1064. V. Martha, 8 unmarried; died 1835, aged 11. 

1065. vi. Clarissa,8 unmarried ; died 1830. 

1066. vii. Ann Maria.s m. Alexander Buchanan, of Camden, Me. 

585 

Jolin7 Porter, of Nehemiah^ Porter, b. Oct. 7, 1793 ; re- 
sided West Paris, Maine ; married Eunice Hicks, Jan. 22, 
1816 ; b. Sept. 27, 1790. He died Oct. 12, 1855. Children: 

1067. i. Sylvanus,8 b. March 31, 1817. 

1068. ii. Ezekiel L.,8 b. Oct. 3, 1819 ; died Jan. 14, 1869. 

1069. iii. John Barbour,^ b. Aug. 12, 1821. 

1070. iv. Harriet,^ b. Aug. 20, 1823; m. Solomon J. Millet, of 

Norway, Me., Feb. 22, 1857. 
1070a. v. Joseph Hicks,8 b. March 4, 1826 ; m. Sarah Holmes, Dec. 

31, 1854. 
1070b. vi. FrankUn,8 b- Oct. 18, 1829. 

586 

Charles' Porter, of Nehemiah^ Porter, b. June 19, 1794; 
lived Paris, Me.; married Rachel Hamilton, Jan. 21, 1816 ; 
she was daughter of William and Rachel (Lufkin) Hamilton, 
of North Yarmouth, b. July 19, 1794. He died Apr. 8, 1861 ; 
she died Jan. 1, 1877. Children : 

1071. i. Mary Ann.s b. Aug. 21, 1817. 

1072. ii. Lucy Hamilton,8 b. April 21, 1820; m. 1st, Hiram 

Knight, of Paris ; m. 2d, Wm. Allen, of Poland. 

1073. iii. William Henry,8 b. May 8, 1822. 

1074. iv. Rachel Lufkin,8ib. Feb. 11, 1824. 

1075. V. Samuel Newell,8 b. May 14, 1826 ; died 1827. 

1076. vi. Charles Newell,8 b. April 7, 1828. 

1077. vii. Alvan H.,8 b. July 2, 1831 ; died 1833. 

1078. viii. Granville,8 b. June 11, 1833; died 1856. 



lOS- GENEALOGY. 

587 

Benjamin^ Porter, of Nehemiah^ Porter, b. Dec. 10, 1796 ; 
married Zeruiah Ring, of North Yarmouth, Me.; went to 
Paris, Me., where they had one child, Olive.^ The wife and 
mother both died, and he removed to Deerfield, Vermont, 
between 1835 and 1840, and there married a Miss Bean, by 
whom he had one son, William,^ who went into the army a 
short time before his father's death, in 1863. 

588 

Joanna'^ Porter, of Nehemiah^ Porter, b. Aug. 6, 1798 ; 
married William Stearns, Jr., of Paris, Me, June 30, 1817 ; 
he and his father born Waltham, Mass. He died Mar. 20, 
1877 ; widow still living. Children : 

1080. i. William Porter.^ b. Aug. 2S, 1819 ; m. Ellen B. Hamlin, 

of Wiscasset, Me., Dec. 11, 1843; resides Portland, 
Me. Children: Isadore E.,9 George W.,'-* and Wil- 
liam A. 'J 

1081. ii. Charles II. ,8 b. Oct. 28. 1820; m. Henrietta C. Cowdrey, 

of Wakefield, Mass., May 30, 1844, where he resides. 
Children : Etta May.'J Myra A. ,9 Clinton Harris.^ 

1082. iii. James,« b. Aug. 9, 1.S23 ; m. A. Augusta Pond, Sept. 10, 

1850; resides Cambridge, Mass. Has two children: 
Fred H.,^ and Annie Pond.^ 

1083. iv. George Francis,« b. Sept. 26, 1825 ; m. Ellen Hutchinson, 

of Hartford, Me., June, 1839 ; resides Richmond, Ind. 
Has children: JSIary Blake, ^ Edward Hatchinson,9 
George,^ and Harry. ^ 

1084. v. Lucy Ann,8 b. April 12, 1828 ; m. Jacob Woodman, of 

Dorchester, Mass., June, 1852; he b. Durham, N. H. 
Children: Edwin L.,^ George Francis,^ William,^ 
Stearns,9 and Nellie Porter. 9 

1085. vi. Sylvanus Porter,^ b. March 30, 1831; m. Isabel Part- 

ridge ; resides in Paris, Me. Children : Austin Part- 
ridge,^ Frank Porter,'-* Henry Knox,^ William C.,'J and 
May Isabel.9 

1085. vii. Lydia Herrick,8 b. June 2, 1835 ; m. Smith Dudley, of 
Paris, Me., Dec, 1836. Children: Charles Smith,9 
James Stearns, 9 Ella Louisa,'-' and Emily Gertrude.'-* 

1085a. viii. Mary Susan,^ b. Feb. 11, 1839; m. James Howe, of Med- 
ford, Mass., Aug., 1870. One child: Arthur Stearns,^ 



PORTER FAMILIES. 109 

589 

Mary' Porter, of Nehemiali^ Porter, b. Feb. 10, 1800 ; 
married Benjamin Cole, of North Yarmouth, Me., 1823 ; she 
died Dec. 14, 1838. Children : 

1086. i. William.s b. 1824; lives Chelsea, Mass.; m. Miss Han- 

son, of North Yarmouth, Me. 

1087. ii. E. Joanna,8 b. 1826 ; m. Marston, of North Yarmouth, 

and has five children. 

1088. iii. Emma,8 b. 1828; m. Hutchinson, of Auburn, Me., and 

has one son. 

1089. iv. Daniel.s b. 1837 ; m. Skillins ; lives in North Yarmouth ; 

no children. 

590 

Seward'' Porter, of Nehemiah^ Porter, b. June 3, 1805 ; 
resides in Cleveland, Ohio, where he went from Portland, 
about 1854; married Ehza Daniels, of Paris, Me., Nov. 18, 
1830. ChUdren : 

1090. i. Clara,8 m. Barrett, of Boston ; died, and left two sons. 

1091. ii. Albert.s resides Cambridge, Mass. 

1092. iii. Eliza,8 died unmarried, 1874. 

1093. iv. Seward W.8 (?) 

593 

Mahala'^ Porter, of Benjamin*^ Porter, b. Freeport, July 15, 
1790 ; married Andrew Soule, of Freeport, Me. She died 
Oct. 26, 1850. Children : 

1096. i. Rebecca,8 b. Aug. 4, 1810. 

1097. ii. Desire,8 b. June 6, 1812. 

1098. iii. Martha,8 b. Aug. 14, 1817. 

1099. iv. Benjamin Porter,« b. Nov. 19, 1819. 

1100. V. Mahala.s b. April 21, 1822. 

1101. vi. Hannahs b. June 10, 1825. 

llOld. vii. Andrew Jackson,8 b. Oct. 12, 1831. 

594 

Rebecca^ Porter, of Benjamin'^ Porter, b. Mar. 15, 1792 ; 
married Eleazer Pinkham. She died Nov. 18, 1839. No 
children. 



110 GENEALOGY. 

595 

Hannah''' Porter, of Benjamin^ Porter, b. July 21, 1794 ; 
married John Marston, of Falmouth, 1822 ; she died 1860. I 
Children : 

Harriet.8 Benjamin Porter.8 Alvin.« Caroline.s 

596 J 

Cyrene" Porter, of'Benjamin*^ Porter, b. March 8, 1796 ; ' 
married Jonathan Hobbs, of Biddeford ; she died Aug. 24, 
1858; children: 

Isabella.8 Emeline.s 

598 

Joseph" Porter, of Benjamin*^ Porter, b. March 18, 1799 ; 
resided Freeport, Me.; m. Eliza Houston, 1823. Children : 

1108. i. William.s b. Mar. 25, 1824. 

1109. ii. Rebecca P., 8 b. May 1, 1825; married Corydon Walker, 

1849. Children: Herbert A.9 Lester P.a Evelyn.9 

1110. iii. Benjamin,^ b. Sept. 25, 1827 ; died young. 

1111. iv. Eliza.t^ b. Jan. 13, 1830. 

1112. V. Joseph.s b. May 3, 1834. 

1113. vi. George A.,8 b. June 8, 1836. 

1114. vii. Melissa P.,8 b. May 23, 1838. 

1115. viii. Charles,8 b. Aug. 25, 1840. 

1116. ix. Benjamin.*^ 

599 

Sarah^ Porter, of Benjamin^ Porter, b. Nov. 1, 1801; mar- 
ried 1st, John Hayes, of North Yarmouth, Me.; he died 
about 1831. Children by Hayes : 

Amanda. 8 Francis.^ Jobn H.s 

Married 2d, Enoch Morse ; she died June 3, 1852. Chil- 
dren by Morse : 

Charles.8 Mellissa.s EUen.s Winfield S.s 

600 

Mary'^ Porter, of Benjamin^ Porter, b. Nov. 1, 1803 ; mar- 
ried Deacon Edward R. Titcomb, 1830; lived in Durham, 
Me., and in Freeport. Wife died April 17, 1873. Children 



POETER FAMILIES. Ill 

born in Durham, except the first, who was born in North 
Yarmouth : 

1109. i. Benjamin Porter.s b. June 1, 1832 ; died Petersburg, Va., 

June 16, 1864. 

1110. ii. Edward P. ,8 b. Nov. 15, 1833 ; died Feb. 28, 1844. 

1111. iii. Joshua M.,8 b. Sept. 21, 1835; died May 7, 1850. 

1112. iv. • Augustus,^ b. May 25, 1837 ; died July 16, 1837. 

1113. V. Mary E.,8 b. July 24, 1838 ; died Feb. 18, 1864. 

1114. vi. Frances^ R., b. March 20, 1840; died June 29, 1840. 

1115. vii. Frances R.,8 b. June 20, 1841. 

1116. viii. Harriet M.,8 b. Nov. 22, 1842 ; died Aug. 15, 1846. 

601 

Eleanor" Porter, of Benjamin*^ Porter, b. April 4, 1805 ; 
married Samuel Fogg. She died May, 1877. Children : 
Mary E.8 Fannie. 8 Benjamin.8 

602 

Eliza^ Porter, of Benjamin*^ Porter, b. Feb. 2, 1807 ; mar- 
ried Enoch Pratt, 1827-8. Children : 
Mellissa.8 EUen.s Joseph P.s Isabella H.s Enoch.s Edgar G.s 

603 

Patience'^ Porter, of Benjamin^ Porter, b. Aug. 16, 1809 ; 
married Theophilus Herrick, Feb. 28, 1838 ; he son of John 
and Rachel Herrick, of Brooklin, Me., b. May 7, 1811. 
Children : 

i. Ellen P., 8 b. April 21, 1839 ; married A. B. Ober, Feb. 17, 

1863. Children : Lutie G.,9 b. May 23, 1869. Mr. Ober 

died Jan. 4, 1874. 
ii. Elmira C.,8 b. Nov. 5, 1840; married William A. Friend, 

Aug. 16, 1862. Children: Lillia A.,9 b. Feb. 18, 1864. 

Charles W.,9 b. Oct. 13, 1872. 
iii. Algernon P.,8 b. Aug. 16, 1842 ; died Oct. 28,-1863. 
iv. Albertine S.,8 b. May 18, 1844 ; died May 8, 1853. 
v. Edward P.,8 b. Jan. 14, 1846. 

658 

Robert' Porter, of Robert^ Porter, b. Stoughton, Dec. 19, 
1798 ; of Stoughton ; farmer and real estate owner ; mar- 
ried 1st, Fannie B., daughter of Uriah Capen, of Stoughton, 



112 GENEALOGY. 

Aug. 20, 1822 ; she died Apr. 26, 1832. Married 2d, Eunice 
Freeman, of Orleans, June 24, 1832. She died April 4, 1874. 
Married 3d, Mrs. Caroline P. Ames, of Milton, June 5, 1875. 
He died Nov. 9, 1876, aged 78. Children: 

1200. i. Robert.s b. Dec. 6, 1823. 

1201. ii. Uriah Capen.s b. Oct. 2, 1826. 

1202. iii. Theron Metcalf,'^ b. Dec. 19, 1828. 

1203. iv. Joseph,^ b. 1832 ; died the day he was born. 

1204. V. Fannie Capen,*^ b. June 24, 1833 ; died Sept. 15, 1833. 

1205. vi. Eunice Freeman," b. Aug. 11, 1834; m. Edward Kinsley, 

March 30, 1853. One child, Nellie.9 

1206. vii. John Murray,^ b. Feb. 1, 1837. 

1207. viii. Jonathan Freeman,^ b. March 23, 1840. 

1208. ix. Marcus Morton,"^ b. May 12, 1841. 

1209. X. Horace Mann,"^ b. June 14, 1844; drowned July 22, 1873. 

1210. xi. William Baylies,'* b. May 20, 1850 ; died May 10, 1855. 

1211. xii. Fannie Capen,« b. March 23, 1853. 

1212. xiii. William Baylies.s b. March 27, 1858. 

659 

John' Porter, of Robert^ Porter, b. Stoughton, Dec. 25, 
1800; married Mehetable B. Kingman, of West Bridgewater, 
Dec. 16, 1828 ; he died Nov. 7, 1873 ; his widow resides 
East Stoughton. Children : 

1213. i. Elizabeth,^ b. April 12. 1830. 

1214. ii. Jonathan K.,^ b. Sept. 10, 1832. 

1215. iii. Benjamin W.," b. July 9, 1835. 

1216. iv. Weston,** b. March 24, 1841 ; died Dec. 14, 1861. 

660 

Joseph" Porter, of Robert^ Porter, b. May 11, 1805 ; of 
East Stoughton ; farmer; married Martha Edson, of North 
Bridgewater, July 3, 1826 ; he died Feb. 13, 1848. Children : 

Martha H.,5 b. Xov. 3, 1829. 

Lucia C.,8 b. Aug. 4, 1832; married Roswell C. Amsden, 
of Southboro, June 23, 1849 ; resides Holbrook. 

Joseph D.,8 b. Mar. 19, 1835. 

Susan Crocker,? b. Apr. 10, 1839. 

Isaac S.,* b. Feb. 23, 1842. 

Abbie A.,^ b. June 15, 1845; married Warren Thayer, of 
Holbrook, Nov. 9, 1862; he died Nov. 1, 1874, aged 
33 years 9 mos. 11 days. No children. 



1217. 


i. 


1218. 


ii. 


1219. 


iii. 


1220. 


iv. 


1221. 


V. 


1222. 


vi. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 113 

662 

Sally' Porter, of Robert*^ Porter, b. Dec. 16, 1806 ; mar- 
ried Franklin Clark, of Stoughton ; both dead. Children : 
Sarah.8 Clementiue.s Franklin.^ Alice.s 

663 

Joseph Tower was twin son (with Abraham) of Joseph 
and Betsey Tower, of Randolph, b. Aug. 31, 1804 ; he lived 
in Randolph. Married 1st, Eliza Ann, daughter of Shadrach 
and Hepsibah Thayer, by Rev. Benj. Putnam, in Randolph ; 
she died Jan. 4, 1830. Married 2d, Fanny Wales,^ dau. of 
Robert and Elizabeth (Gay) Porter, of Stoughton, Aug. 15, 
1832, by Rev. Calvin Hitchcock ; she b. Oct. 2, 1808 ; and 
died in Natick, Aug. 13, 1872, aged 84. The children, aU b. 
in Randolph : 

i. Eliza Ann,8 b. Sept. 29, 1828 ; died Oct. 3, 1828. 

1227. ii. Abraliam William.^ b. Sept. 10, 1829 ; mar. in Boston, 

Sept. 12, 1852, to Lydia Ann, dau. of Benjamin and 
Lydia Clark, of Randolph, (their son Abraham, 'J b. in 
Randolph, June 3(», 1854. Their daughter.'^ b. New 
York, 1872.) 
iii. Joseph Porter,^ b. Nov. 17, 1833 ; died Nov. 25, 1833. 

1228. iv. Eliza Ann.s b. Mar. 14, 1835 ; m. in Randolph, by Rev. 

C. M. Cordley, Oct. 12, 1856. to Benjamin Franklin 
Springer, son of Stephen and Mary Springer, of Ilal- 
lowell, Me. Children : Fannie Hinckley,^ b. Randolph, 
Aug. 15, 1857. Nellie Kimball,9 b. Randolph, May 5, 
18G0. Albertina Colman,9 b. Natick, Dec. 14, 1862; 
died in Randolph, Aug. 7, 1864. Frank Hobart.'J b. 
April 6, 1865; died Natick, April 22, 1865. Jennie 
Porter,9 b. Natick, Sept. 4, 1866. Gertrude Hoyt,9 b. 
Natick, Nov. 28, 1868. Freddie Lee,9 b. Natick, Mar. 
3, 1871. Winfield Scott.a b. Natick, Jan. 27, 1873. 
This family reside in Natick, Mass. 

V. Ellen Frances.^ b. Feb. 22, 1837 ; unmarried. 

vi. Ruth Carter,8 b. Oct. 29, 1840 ; died Oct. 11, 1841. 

1229. vii. Joseph Edwards Carter,^ b. Aug. 3, 1844; married in 

New York, by Rev. Dr. Talmage, Sarah Isabella 
Johnson, Nov. 25, 1868; dau. of Harry and Sarah 
Johnson, of New York. Their son Harry Durrell.9 b. 
Randolph, Apr. 21, 1870. Their dau. Mabel,9 b. in 
New York, Dec, 1873. 
15 



114 GENEALOGY. 

664 

Susanna^ Porter, of Isaac^ Porter, b. Middleborough, Apr. 
17, 1788 ; m. Galen Thompson, of William Thompson, Jan. 
1, 1807 ; she died Jan. 16, 1808. Mr. Thompson married 2d, 
Fanny Marble, and removed to (Jay) Maine. Galen and 
Susanna Thompson one child : 

1230. i. Susanna,^ b. 1807 ; married Solomon Beal. 

665 

Isaac" Porter, of Isaac^ Porter, b. Middleborough, April 
20, 1790 ; was a musician on board U. S. ship Chesapeake, in 
the war of 1812 ; was taken prisoner and carried to Halifax ; 
afterward exchanged, and died at the Navy Yard in Charles- 
town, Aug. 9, 1815, from sickness contracted during his im- 
prisonment.- 

667 

Rhodolphus" Porter, of Isaac^ Porter, b. Middleborough, 
Jan. 25, 1794 ; married Sarah F. French, daughter of 
Sylvanus French, of Braiutree, 1820. He died Sept. 16, 
1870. Children : 

1231. i. Isaac.s b. April 19, 1821. 

1232. ii. Rhodolphus.s b. 1822 ; died j'oung. 

1233. iii. Joseph French,*? b. April 28. 1824. 

1234. iv. Lewis.s b. Jan. 26, 1826. 

1235. V. Sarah French,« b. Oct. 7, 1827; m. David C. Norton; 

she died May 1, 1864. 1 child. 

1236. vi. Lucinda.s b. Sept. 11. 1829. 

1237. vii. Azubah Ann.s b. Jan. 2. 1832. 

1238. viii. Rhodolphus.s b. Jan. 22, 1834. 

1239. ix. Charles F.,8 b. Jan. 16, 1836. 

1240. X. EUsabeth G.,8 died young. 

1241. xi. Elisabeth Guild.s b. Sept. 7, 1840. 

668 

Reuben' Porter, of Isaac^ Porter, b. Mar. 23, 1798 ; re- 
sided East Randolph ; married Rhoda Curtis, Mar. 31, 1822 ; 
he died Mar. 23, 1873. Children : 

1242. i. Flavius,8b. Dec. 23, 1823; married Nancy Ford ; he died 

Aug. 15, 1852. 

1243. ii. Eliza A.,8 b. July 21, 1825 ; died June 14, 1832. 



1244. 


iii. 


1245. 


iv. 


1246. 


V. 


1247. 


vi. 


1248. 


vii 



PORTER FAMILIES. 115 

Laura Y.,8 b. Sept. 17, 1827 ; married D. Webster Thayer- 

Martha.s b. Mar. 30, 1830; died May 27, 1857. 

Lucy C.,8 b. Apr. 20, 1832; married Henry M. French, of 

Holbrook, has one child. (1877) 
Samuel W.,8 b. May 5, 1835; died July 2, 1836. 
Rhoda E.,8 b. Jan. 15, 1839; married Richmond T. Pratt, 

of Holbrook. Has four children ; 

669 

Martin" Porter, of Isaac*^ Porter, b. North Bridgewater, 
July 13, 1800 ; resided South Braintree ; painter ; married 
Rebecca A. Reed, of East Randolph, 1823 ; she b. July 17, 
1803. He died at house of his son Asa, at South Boston, 
March 8, 1877. Children : 

1249. i. Martin R.,8 b. Jan. 21, 1834. 

1250. ii. Rebecca J.,8 b. Dec. 7, 1826. 

1251. iii. Asa R.,8 b. Feb. 6, 1829. 

1252. iv. Susan E.,8 b. Apr. 4, 1833. 

670 

SamueF Porter, of Isaac*' Porter, b. North Bridgewater, 
May 12, 1796. Married his cousin Sally Gill, of Canton, 
Sept. 1, 1817, (see No. 677;) she b. July 3, 1795 ; died St. 
Louis, Mo., Oct. 18, 1851 ; he died Canton, 111., Sept. 13, 
1858. Children : 

1253. i. Julia Ann,8 b. Easton, July 18, 1820. 

1254. ii. Samuel L.,8 b. Boston, July 17, 1824. 

1255. iii. Benjamin F.,8 b. Boston, Jan. 31, 1827. 

1256. iv. William W.,8 b. Mar. 31,1830; unmarried; died Nov 

11, 1863. 

1257. V. Hattie,8 b. Canton, HI., Dec. 10, 1837. 

671 

Ira'^ Porter, of Isaac^ Porter, b. North Bridgewater, Apr. 

5, 1803 ; resides Randolph ; married Eulalia Belcher, July 
15, 1829 ; she b. Randolph, Apr. 20, 1803 ; died there May 

6, 1864. Children : 

1258. i. Susanna,8 b. Braintree, June 27, 1830 ; died Dec. 16, 1830. 

1259. ii. Ira W.,8 b. Braintree, June 17, 1832. 

1260. iii. Stephen F.,8 b. Braintree, Jan, 10, 1835 ; died Oct. 8, 1836. 

1261. iv. Franklin,8 b. Braintree, Oct. 14, 1836. 

1262. V. Mary E., 8 b. Randolph, March 26, 1840 ; died Nov. 25, 1840. 

1263. vi. Charles H.,8 b. Randolph, Apr. 8, 1845 ; died Oct. 25, 1845. 



116 GENEALOGY. 

672 

Galen T." Porter, of Isaacs Porter, b. Nov. 5, 1807; 
resides Harlem, N. Y.; real estate dealer ; married Mary E. 
Fletcher, Sept. 13, 1829 ; she daughter of Elisha and Abigail 
R. (Day) Fletcher, of Lancaster, Mass., and Marblehead ; 
b. Sept. 6, 1810 ; died White Plains, Westchester Co., N. Y., 
Oct. 26, 1870. Children : 

1264. i. Ellen Adams,^ b. Jnne, 1830 ; married William A. Ilight, 

of New York city. Mar. 29, 1853. 
3265. ii. John Holmes,^ b. Feb., 1832; married Louisa J. Ayers, 

1858 ; and died June 5, 1875. 

1266. ill. Emma,« b. Oct., 1834; died Dec. 17, 1834. 

1267. iv. Mary Emma,*^ b. Mar., 1837 ; m. Marcellus E. Randall, of 

New York city, Sept. 8, 1854 ; dry goods dealer. 

1268. V. Anna Perkins,^ b. Nov., 1839; married Lewis W. Stetson, 

from Taunton, ]\Ia8s., Mar. 30, 1862; he was an engi- 
neer ; died ISIar. 7, 1869. 

1269. vi. Galen Thompson.^ b. June, 1842 ; died at St. Thomas, 

West Indies, Sept. 15, 1866 ; he was purser's clerk, U. 
S. Navy. 

1270. vii. David Fletcher,^ b. Dec, 1844 ; married Fannie E. Leggett, 

of New York city, Aug. 13, 1869 ; real estate dealer. 
New York city. 

1271. viii. Harriet Augusta,^ b. Sept., 1847; m. Elihu L. Tompkins, 

of White Plains, N. Y.,Sept. 27, 1865; farmer; resides 
New York city. 

1272. ix. Frank.e b. Apr., 1852 ; died Feb. 25, 1853. 

673 

Anna Perkins' Porter, of Isaac*^ Porter, b. Apr. 20, 1805 ; 
Married William Wales Gushing, Oct. 3, 1827 ; lie son of 
John and Polly (Wales) Cushing ; born Feb. 19, 1806 ; re- 
sides in Abington ; boot manufacturer, all of his sons having 
been co-partners in business with him ; has been selectman 
several years ; was postmaster under Amos Kendall ; lieuten- 
ant of infantry under Marcus Morton. Children : 

1273. i. William Henry,^ b. Mar. 9, 1829; married Anna N. 

Tanner, 1869. 

1274. ii. Susan A., sb. Feb. 20, 1833; married John W. Quinn, 

1850 ; has two sons living,— the oldest in Lewiston, Me. 

1275. iii. John,8 b. Aug. 3, 1837 ; married Anna M. Cushing, 1864. 



1276. 


iv. 


1277. 


V. 


1278. 


vi. 


1279. 


vii. 


1280. 


viii 



PORTER FAMILIES. 117 

n 

Marcus Morton/'^ b. Dec. 2, 1839 ; died young. 

Marcus Morton,'^ b. Oct. 27, 1842; died young. 

Galen Porter,^ b. Jan. 7, 1844 ; married Ellen M. Orcutt, 

1867. 
Mary Ellen.s b. May 23, 1846. 
Almira Frances,"^ b. Oct. 11, 1848; died in infancy. 

686 

Whitcomb" Porter, of Lebbeus*^ Porter, b. Stonghton, Mar. 
10, 1799 ; carpenter ; merchant ; insurance agent ; went to 
Weymouth about 1820 ; then to Quinc}^, where he is a much 
respected citizen ; married Susan Bowditch, daughter of 
Ebenezer and Betsey (Nash) Hunt, of Weymouth, Dec. 7, 
1826, by Rev. Jonas Perkins, of Braintree. Mrs. Porter, b. 
March 16, 1809. Children : 

1281. i. Jolm Whitcomb,8 b. Aug. 2, 1827, in Weymouth. 

1282. ii. George Edward,^ b. Nov. 4, 1828, in Weymoutli. 

1283. iii. Henry Thomas,** July 13, 1832, in Weymouth. 

1284. iv. Susan Brastow.s b. July 17, 1836, in Weymouth. 

1285. V. Ann Maria Hunt,8 b. Oct. 26, 1838, in Weymouth ; died 

Jan. 23, 1842. 

1286. vi. Charles Hunt,^ b. April 3, 1843, in Quincy. 

1287. vii. Helen Maria,^ b. March 15, 1847, in Quincv. 

687 

Joseph'^ Porter, of Lebbeus*^ Porter, b. Wrentham, Mass., 
Dec. 19, 1800; when about twenty-one years of age, he 
went to Weymouth; in business as carpenter and lumber 
dealer with his brother, Whitcomb Porter ; in 1824 removed 
to Milton, where he continued the same business. He was 
an original member and deacon of the village church, 
(Orthodox,) at Dorchester Lower Mills; was elected captain 
of Dorchester Rifle Company, March 8, 1830; elected a 
member of Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, Aug., 
1832 ; two of his ancestors having been members of the 
same company more than two hundred years ago ; elected 
colonel of the first regiment of infantry in the first brigade 
and first division of Massachusetts militia, Sept. 9, 1838. 
When President Jackson visited Boston, he with his regi- 
ment escorted him through Roxbury to Boston line. In 



118 GENEALOGT^. 

1834 lie removed to Brewer, Maine, and about 1840 to Low- 
ell, Maine. Upon the breaking out of tlie North-Eastern 
Boundary troubles, in February, 1839, he raised a company 
of volunteers for the war, and immediately proceeded to the 
scene of action on the Aroostook river. On the 24th of 
February he was appointed colonel of the volunteer troops, 
consisting of twelve companies and nearly one thousand 
men, which position he held until the arrival of the regular 
militia. He was several years a County Commissioner for 
the County of Penobscot, Maine, and a member of the 
Maine Legislature. He married 1st, Mary Stetson, daughter 
of Major Amos and Hannah (Hunt) Stetson, of Braintree, 
Mass., Oct. 22, 1823, by Rev. Jonas Perkins. She born 
March 27, 1803 ; died Lowell, Me., June 8, 1866. Married 
2d, Mrs. Mary R. Philbrook, of Springfield, Me. He died 
in Lowell, Maine, Feb. 7, 1878. Children : 

1288. i. Joseph Whitcomb.s b. Milton, Mass., July 27, 1824. 

1289. ii. John Barker.^ b. Milton, Mass., Mar. 27, 1826. 

1290. iii. Mary Stetson,^ b. Milton, JNIass., Oct. 15, 1827. 

1291. iv. Susan Fisher,« b. Milton, Mass., Dec. 19, 1S29. 

1292. V. Thomas Williams,^ b. Milton, Mass., May 15, 1832. 

1293. vi. Caroline Elisabeth^ b. Milton, Mass., Feb. 15, 1834; died 

Lowell, Maine, March 26, 1872. 

1294. vii. Annah Stetson,8 b. Milton, Mass., June 15, 1836; died 

Brewer, Me., Aug. 15, 1838. 

1295. viii. Elizabeth Burrill,« b. Lowell. 

1296. ix. Richard Lebbeus,8 b. Lowell, Mass.. March 21, 1875. 

688 

William G.^ Porter, of Lebbeus^ Porter, b. Sept. 24, 1802 ; 
resided Wrentham, Mass.; carpenter; married Hannah Tor- 
rey, Dec. 2, 1830 ; he died Feb. 17, 1868, aged 66 years. 
Children : 

1297. i. George William.e b. Aug. 8, 1832. 

1298. ii. Mary Elizabeth.s b. Feb. 7, 1834 ; married Albert Blake, 

Jan, 6, 1859. 

1299. iii. Sarah Josephine.s b. Jan. 27, 1838 ; married Henry M. 

Kent, July, 1858 ; resides Attleboro. Children : Henry 
Porter,9 b. Oct. 30, 1859. Frederic William.'J b. July 
7, 1868. 



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PORTER FAMILIES. 119 

1300. iv. Albert Augustus,^ b. July 27, 1840 ; physician; died un- 

married, March 26, 1871. 

689 

Elisabeth BJ Porter, of Lebbeus^ Porter, b. in Wrentham, 
June 24, 1804, and died there June 24, 1862. Married Ellis 
Pond, Dec. 5, 1827 ; son of Jabez Pond. (Rev. Timothy 
Pond, graduated Harvard College, 1749, and settled in Frank- 
lin ; in 1774 he sold out and removed to Wrentham, where 
he died 1804; his son Jabez, b. Franklin, Aug. 8, 1760 ; 
married Basmouth Ellis, of Medway, Apr. 29, 1795 ; she b. 
March 29, 1772 ; died in Wrentham, Feb., 1854, he having 
died in 1849.) Ellis and Elisabeth B. Pond had one child : 

1301. i. William Ellis.s b. Sept. 1, 1829; he and his father now 

reside on the old homestead, in Wrentham, to which 
his great-grandfather removed 1774 ; he married Mary 
Stevens Warren, in Foxboro, Mass., Sept. 15, 1853, 
(she daughter of Samuel Stevens Warren, born in 
Foxborough, Apr. 14, 1793, who was son of Ebenezer 
Warren, and nephew of General Joseph Warren, who 
fell at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Samuel S. Warren, 
grad. Brown University, 1816 ; practiced law in Hallow- 
ell, Me., China, Me., and Levant, Me. ; he m. Nancy, 
dau. of William Morse, of Hallowell, merchant, in 1820 ; 
she died in Levant. Me., Jan. 1, 1837; he resides in 
Wrentham, Mass. The children of Wm. E. and Mary 
S. Pond, are : Annie Warren,^ b. Nov. 3, 1854. Elisa- 
beth Burrill,9 b. June 8, 1857. Jeannie Thompson^ b. 
Oct. 5, 1859. Mary Ellis,9 b. Mar. 11, 1865. Emily 
Stevens,o b. May 23, 1867. Robert William,9 b. May 
26, 1873. 

690 

^ Caroline' Porter, of Lebbeus^ Porter, b. May 7, 1806 ; m. 
Rev. William Harlow, March 19, 1829, by Rev. Elisha Fisk, 
at Wrentham, Mass. He was son of John and Betsey 
(^Torrey) Harlow, of Plymouth, Mass., where he was born 
Oct. 27, 1805 ; fitted for college at Milton and Bridgewater 
Academies ; graduated at Yale College, 1826 ; studied divin- 
ity with Rev. Jacob Ide, D. D., of Medway, Mass. ; licensed 
to preach by Mendon (Mass.) Association, March, 1829 ; 



120 GENEALOGY. 

pastor of churches in Canton, Mass., and Waterford, Mass. ; 
afterward supplied vacant pulpits in the vicinity of Wren- 
tham, Mass., where his family now reside in summer, and in 
winter with his children, in Brooklyn, N. Y. Children : 

1302. i. Caroline Elizabeth.s b. July 31, 1830; died July 6, 1832. 

1303. ii. Caroline Frances,8 b. Oct. 9, 1834; married Henry M. 

Messenger, merchant, of N. Y. city, May IS, 1859, at 
Wrentham, Mass., by Rev. Wm. L. Ropes; he was son 
of Charles and Harriet (Plimpton) Messenger, b. in 
Boston, Aug. 31, 1S35. Children: Charles Henry,^ b. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., April 20, 1863. Caroline Harriet.^ b. 
in Brooklyn, N. Y., Apr. 20, 18G9. 

691 

Major Thomas Brastow" Porter, of Lebbeus'' Porter, b. at 
Wrentham, Jan. 17, 1808 ; removed from Wrentham to 
Weymouth, Dec. 16, 1827 ; carpenter and lumber merchant ; 
dealer in real estate ; selectman and assessor of Weymouth ; 
and held other town offices many years ; married Emily 
Vining, of South Weymouth, June 1, 1837. Cliildren:' 

1304. i. Emily Anna,*^ b. Feb. 12, 1838; married Dr. William C. 

B. Fifield, May 13, 1^56. a successful physician in Dor- 
chester, (Boston) son of the late Dr. Noah Fifield, of 
Weymouth. Children, all b. in Weymouth: Mary 
Sanboiu,^ b. Mar. 29, 1857 ; married Sylvanus F. Free- 
man, Oct. 19, 1.S75. George Fordyce,'J b. July 1, 1.S59 ; 
died Sept. 10. ISGO. Charles Bell.'J b. Sept. 5, 1861; 
died March 4, 1877. 

1305. ii. Susanna Bigelow,8 b. July 14, 1842; died Aug. 20, 1871. 

Extract from obituary in Weymouth G.azette: "Asa 
teacher she ranked among the first ; her musical pow- 
ers were charming, and were untiringly cultured ; her 
hands were skilled in all womanly work; and that her 
heart had large and well filled chambers, is attested by 
the very large circle of friends who wept around her 
lifeless form." 

1306. iii. Mary Fifield,^ b. Dec. 29, 1845 ; married Moses Grant 

Daniels, July 24, 1S72 ; he son of George Keith Daniels, 
of Needham, b. in Boston, (lloxbury) Sept. 9, 1836 ; 
this was his second marriage. (He married first, 
Elizabeth Smith Parker, of Providence, R. I., July 26, 
1864; she died April 19, 18G5.) The children of 



POUTER FAMILIES. 121 

Moses G. and Mary F., all bom in Boston, (Roxbiiry) 
are: Emily Anna,^ b. Nov. 16, 1873. Lucy Catherine.^ 
b. Dec. 18, 1875. Robert,^ b. Jan. 15, 1877. 

1307. iv. Jenny Frances.s b. Nov. 18, 1850. 

1308. V. Robert Franklin,^ b. Dec. 31, 1858; died Aug. 9, 1859. 

692 

Susanna Fisher'^ Porter, of Lebbeus^ Porter, b. at Wren- 
tham, April 22, 1810; married Isaac B. Warren, of Framing- 
ham, March 7, 1833 ; died without children, Dec. 5, 1818. 

693 

John H.'' Porter, of Lebbeus^ Porter, b. in Wrentham, 
Feb. 16, 1815 ; resided in Brewer, Me., and Bangor, Me., 
also Cambridgeport, Mass. ; clerk ; married Mehitable H. 
Parker, of Bucksport, Me., Nov. 5, 1837. He died in Cam- 
bridgeport, Aug. 5, 1849, aged 34 years. Children : 

13(>9. i. Stella Richmond.s b. Mar. 4, 1839 ; died April 23, 1860. 

1310. ii. John Augustus,^ b. Nov. 17. 1840; died Feb. 1, 1842. 

1311. iii. Ellen Hall,8 b. Oct. 3, 1843; married Rev. Levi Boyer, 

May 3, 1870; Episcopal clergyman, now, (1878) of 
Nantucket . 

1312. iv. Ilattie Louisa, 8 b. June 1, 1847 ; married Adams, June 

17, 1868 ; she died May 11, 1873. 

694 

Nancy K.'^ Porter, of Lebbeus^ Porter, b. at Wrentham, 
July 18, 1817 ; married Dr. Luther W. Sherman, April 26, 
1837 ; he was the "Good Physician ;" died in Wrentham, Oct., 
1837, aged 31; his widow died Nov. 14, 1846, without 
children. 

696 

Samuel K." Porter, of Lebbeus*^ Porter, b. at Wrentham, 
Dec. 14, 1822; physician; resided in Mercer, Me.; post- 
master there ; Philadelphia, Penn.; now (1878) of Lowell, 
Mass.; married Sarah Ann Gilman, of Mercer, Me., Feb. 7, 
1850. Child: 

1313. i. Harrie Warren,^ b. in Mercer, Me. 

16 



122 GENEALOGY. 

697 

Olive^ Porter, of Cyrus'^ Porter, b. at Stoughton, Oct. 16, 
1800 ; m. Caleb Copeland, Jr., of West Briclgewater, May 7, 
1821 ; he the son of Caleb and Sally (Byram) Copeland ; b. 
June 17, 1792. She died June 4, 1831 or 1830 ; he died Feb. 
20, 1878. Children : 

1314. i. Olive P.,8 b. Mar. 23, 1822; m. Bela B. Haywood, of 

Brockton, May 29, 1843. Children : Olive Augusta,9 
b. Feb. 3, 1847. Elmer Baylies,^ b. Mar. 27, 1849. 
Edward Byram.a b. Jan. 11, 1851. 

1315. ii. Caleb,8 b. Sep. 15, 1823; m. Cordelia F. Hartwell, of 

West Bridgewater, Oct. 1, 1844; she died Sept. 5, 1875 ; 
resides in West Bridgewater; shoe manufacturer; 
Representative to General Court in 1860. Children : 
Martha Cordelia,'J died young. Frank,^ b. July 7, 1849. 
, Fanny Eveline, ^ b. Aug. 25, 1856. 

1316. iii. Martha.^ b. Sept. 13. 1825 ; ra. William C. Leonard, Oct. 

1, 1844; resides in East Stoughton. Children: 
William.9 Charles.9 Edith.9 

1317. iv. Cyrus Porter,^ b. June 27, 1827 ; ra. Ann M. Ellis, of New 

Bedford. Dec. 17, 1848. Children: Cyrus.9 Ellis 
Franklin,9 b. May 21, 1850. Myron Blomer,^ b. July 
27, 1850. 

1318. v. Almira R.s b. May 2, 1830; m. Charles Spear, Dec. 17, 

1848; reside at Brockton. Children: Geo. Frederick.'^ 
b. Dec. 3, 1849 ; died the same day. Charles Ashton,^ 
b. Aug. 3, 1852. 

Caleb Copeland, the father, married 2d, Polly, daughter of 
Perez Southworth, Jan. 21, 1833, by whom he had two 
children. His wife died July 12, 18G2; he died Jan., 1876. 

698 

Ahira'^ Porter, of Cyrus^ Porter, b. Stoughton, Nov. 9, (8) 
1801, of East Stoughton; mechanic; married Rachel D. 
Swan, 1826. She died Nov. 4, 1861 ; he died Dec. 6, 1863. 
Children : 

1319. 1. Ahira Swan.s b. Jan. 30, 1827. 

1320. ii. Rachel D.,8 b. Dec. 27, 1828. 

1321. iii. William.s b. Aug. 30, 1831. 

1322. iv. Samuel,« b. June 27, 1833. 

1323. V. James.s b. Oct. 4, 1835. 

1324. vi. George N.,8 b. Jan. 30, 1843. 



1327. 


iii. 


1326. 


iv. 


1329. 


V. 


1330. 


vi. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 123 

700 

Cyrus' Porter, of Cyriis^ Porter, b. June 12, 1807, of East 
Stoughton ; farmer ; lives on the old homestead ; married 
Eliza, daughter of Samuel and Betsey Dunbar, of West 
Bridgewater, April 30, 1837 ; she born June 19, 1815. 
Children : 

1325. i. Adelaide.s b. Feb. 22, 1838, in North Bridgewater; m. 
Elbridge R. Curtis, of East Bridgewater, Feb. 21, 1868. 
132G. ii. Luthera M.,^ b. North Bridgewater, Dec. 17, 1840; m. 
William H. Burgess, of Kingston, Jan. 28, 1873. 
Cyrus Herbert,^ b. N. Bridgewater, Dec. 12, 1841. 
Lucy Alice, s b. E. Stoughton, Dec. 12. 1844 ; married 
Franklin B. Upham, of Stoughton, Nov. 18, 1868 ; he 
died Aug. 29, 1870. 
Eliza Ann,« b. Aug. 13, 1849. 
Mary D.,8 b. Oct. 14, 1853. 

701 

Luther''' Porter, of Cjrus^ Porter, b. Dec. 18, 1814 ; resides 
Stoughton; butcher; married Lucy, daughter of Joel and 
Lucy Talbot, of Stoughton, June 9, 1836 ; she born Aug. 
15, 1817. Children : 

Warren F.,8 b. June 2, 1838. 

Helen J.,^ b. June 28, 1842 ; m. John H. Bullard, of Boston, 

June 13, 1867. 
Catharine Isabel,8 b. INIar. 20, 1851. 
Charles H.,« b. Mar. 25, 1853; died June 25, 1853. 
Frank M.,^ b. Dec. 23, 1855. 
Alice W.,8 b. Mar. 11, 1858. 

702 

Mehetable" Porter, of Cyrus*^ Porter ; m. Ezra Churchill, 
of Stoughton ; one child : 

1337. i. Ezra.8 

704 

William F.' Porter, of Cyrus^ Porter, b. Jan. 23, 1823 ; 
married Harriet Sears, of Dorchester, Nov. 11, 1817 ; she 
born there Mar. 23, 1825 ; he died. Children : 

1338. i. Lucy Ella,8 b. Mar. 23. 1848 ; died May 11, 1853. 

1339. ii. George Sears,^ b. July 24, 1851 ; died Sept. 4, 1860. 



1331. 


i. 


1332. 


ii. 


1333. 


iii. 


1334. 


iv. 


1335. 


V. 


1336. 


vi. 



124 GENEALOGY. 

1340. iii. Hattie Louisa.s b. July 27, 1853. 

1341. iv. Clara Hall,» b. Mar. 11, 1857. 

1342. V. Ida Amelia.s b. June 13, 1858. 

1343. vi. Albert DeLancey.s b. July 5, 1860. 

1344. vii. Willard Sears.s b. Oct. 3, 1864 ; died Sept. 30, 1869. 

705 

Rebecca" Porter, of Cyrus*^ Porter, b. 1805 ; married 
Marcus Copeland, of West Bridgewater, June 6, 1826 ; he 
was son of Caleb and Sally (Byram) Copeland, born Oct. 27, 
1800 ; wife died Dec. 15, 1869, aged 64 years. Children : 

1345. i. Iklarcus Morton.^ b. Feb. 15, 1828 ; m. Mary Ann Cushman, 

of Middleborough, Oct. 10, 1850 ; he resides Middle- 
borough. Children: JNIark Morton,'-* b. Sept. 28, 1851 ; 
died Nov. 21, 1856. Frank Cushman.o b. Sept. 29, 
1853; died May 12, 1854. Elmer Clinton,9 b. April 
28, 1856. Marcus Morton,^ b. Dec. 19, 1862. 

1346. ii. Jane,8 b. Jan. 7, 1830 ; m. John P. Shepard, of Ellsworth, 

Me., July 18, 1852. 

1347. iii. Nahutn,8 b. April, 1831 ; died Jan. 8, 1834. 

1348. iv. Amanda,8 b. Aug. 9. 1833; m. Luther E. Alden, Dec. 17, 

1854; resides Brockton. Children: Frank W.,9 b. 
Aug. 14, 1855. Daniel H.,9 b. Aug. 19, 1857. Frederic 
S.,9b. July 17, 1859. Herman Luther.a b. Oct. 21. 
1861. 

1349. V. Julia A., 8 b. Aug. 9, 1835 ; m. Stephen Davis, of Falmouth, 

Mass., Jan. 1, 1858. Have five children. 

1350. vi. Rebecca Porter,^ b. Nov. 27, 1838 ; m. Henry L. Bryant, 

of Brockton, May 11, 1856 ; she died Nov. 15, 1876 ; had 
two sons. 

1351. vii. Nahum.s b. Oct. 15, 1840; died July 1, 1842. 

725 

Betsey" Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, b. Abington, Oct. 17, 
1792; married Christopher Dyer, Jr., of Abington, Jan. 10, 
1811 ; he son of Christopher and Deborah (Reed) Dyer, of 
Abington ; died Sept. 24, 1868, aged 82 ; she died May 29, 
1878, aged 86. Children : 

1352. 1. Betsey ,8 b. Oct. 29, 1811 ; died young. 

1353. ii. Ebenezer Porter,^ b. Aug. 15, 1813 ; clergyman ; grad. 

Brown University, 1833; minister in Hingham, and 



PORTER FAMILIES. 125 

other places; now (1878) resides S. Abington; m. 
Esther Ann Hough, of Canterbury, Conn., Dec, 2, 1838. 
Children : Ebenezer Porter, 9 b. Nov. 3, 1839 ; grad. Am- 
herst Col., 1861 ; m. 1st, Susan M. Fearing, Oct. 19, 1865 ; 
she died Feb. 12, 1868 ; and he m. 2d, Martha A. Fearing, 
Jan. 12, 1871. Henry Lockwood,^ b. May 16, 1842 ; 
died Aug. 26, 1842. Helen Amelia,^ b. Mar. 17, 1844 ; 
m. Barnard K. Lee, Dec. 6, 1864 ; post master at Port 
Royal, S. C. ; sailed from New York for Port Royal, 
Jan. 5, 1865', with her husband, and both lost at sea 
Jan. 8, 1865. Sarah Elizabeth,^ b. Aug. 1, 1845 ; grad. 
South Hadley ; m. Isaac Pierson, Aug. 10, 1877, and 
sailed as missionary to North China ; arrived there Nov. 
16, 1877. Mary Lockwood,^ b. Nov. 25, 1846; m. 
Henry L. Wyatt, of Cambridgeport, Sept. 8, 1869. 
Esther Genevieve,^ b. Aug. 11, 1849 ; m. James Frank 
Thomas, Jan. 18, 1877. Edward Norris,^ b. July 22, 
1850; grad. Amherst College; m. Fannie E. Bartlett, 
Dec. 25, 1876. Frank H.,9 b. Mar. 4, 1853; died Sept. 
23. Samuel Hough,9 b. Aug. 18, 1855 ; died Aug. 31, 
1855. Martha Louisa.'J b. Feb. 7, 1859. 

1354. iii. Elizabeth Lavinia,^ b. Aug. 16, 1817; m. Charles Cum- 

mings, of Medford. 

1355. iv. Christopher,^ b. Oct. 28, 1819 ; m. Almira Littlefield, of 

East S tough ton. 

1356. v. Maria Louisa.^ b. April 9, 1821 ; m. Rev. Ebenezer Alden, 

now of Marshfield, April 4, 1848; he son of Dr. 
Ebenezer and Anne (Kimball) Alden, of Randolph, 
MassT; b. Aug. 10, 1819; grad. Amherst College, 1839; 
installed pastor of Congregational Church, Marshfield, 
Oct. 80, 1850 ; where he now resides. Children : Maria 
Louisa,9 b. Apr. 30, 1849. Anna Porter.s b. Aug. 10, 
1851. Ebenezer,9 b. June 24, 1854; died Feb. 15, 1857. 
Edmund Kimball.a b. Feb. 17, 1858. Mary Kimball,9 b. 
May 17, 1860; died Sept. 12, 1860. Alice EIizabeth,9 
b. May 22, 1863. 

1357. vi. Sally,8 b. April, 15, 1823; m. Daniel M. Fullerton, of 

Abington, May 21, 1843 ; reside S. Abington. Children : 
Bradford Morton,9 by 1st wife ; Daniel Waldo,9 b. Nov. 
22, 1845 ; died Mar. 6, 1857. Helen L.,9 b. Jan. 9, 1848 ; 
m. Bela Alden, of S. Abington, May 21, 1868. Charles 
Dyer,9 b. May 5, 1851; m. Elizabeth H. Prince, of 
Boston, June 6, 1874 ; two children. Elmer,9 b. May 8, 
1854; m. AnnaL. Hunting, of Brighton, Mass., Nov. 18> 
1874 ; has two children. The sons reside in Brockton. 



126 GENEALOGY. 

1358. vii. George Gustavus,8 b. Aug. 20, 1825; m. Mary A. B. 

Sampson, of Plymouth. » 

1359. viii. Edward Loring,8 b. May 16, 1828 ; m. Lavinia Gannett, 

of Hanson ; he enlisted in the army for three years, in 
the war of the Rebellion ; before his term of service 
expired he was taken sick, came home and died, leav- 
ing two sons— Edward Oscar,^ and Ebenezer Alden.'J 

1360. ix. Elihu Francis.s b. Dec. 8, 1830; m. Mary Thomas, of 

Rochester ; has two daughters. 

1361. X. Helen Amelia.^ b. April 2, 1836. 

726 

Lydia" Porter, of Ebenezer*^ Porter, b. Abington, Feb. 16, 
1800; married Edward Vinton, of East Bridgewater, Feb. 
16, 1820 ; he son of William and Susanna (Robinson) Vinton, 
born July 14, 1779 ; was teacher many years ; merchant ; 
deputy sheriff; removed to South Abington. Children : 

1361. i. Lydia Loring,« b. March 8, 1821; m. Theodore Trask, 

1840. 

1362. ii. Lucia,8 b. Sept. 12, 1822 ; m. Charles H. Hardwick, of 

Quincy, 1846. 

1363. iii. Abigail.^ b. May 5, 1826; unmarried. 

1364. iv. Edward,« b. Sept. 30, 1828 ; died a few days old. 

1365. V. Edward Porter,« b. Jan. 30, 1831 ; m. Betsey Boldry, of 

East Bridgewater, Oct., 1855. 

1366. vi. Caroline Augusta,^ b. Nov., 1832; m. William Henry 

Chamberlain, Oct., 1855. 

1367. vii. Susan Elizabeth.^ b. Sept. 30, 1834 ; m. William Henry 

Chamberlain, of East Bridgewater, Sept. 18, 1852. 
She died March, 1854, leaving one child— William 
Henry,9 b. Feb., 1854. 

1368. viii. George Warren.s b. Aug. 5, 1836. 

727 

Sarah" Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, b. in Abington, Feb. 
16, 1803 ; married Dea. Spencer Vining, of South Abington, 
Oct. 14, 1824 ; he was a prominent and worthy citizen ; 
selectman, &c. He died 1875, aged 74 years. 

728 
Mehetable R.'^ Porter, of SamueP Porter, b. May 6, 1804 ; 
married Samuel Norton, of Abington, Sept. 2, 1824 ; he son 



PORTER FAMILIES. 127 

of Samuel and Silence (Hersey) Norton, b. Jan. 18, 1790 ; 
died Mar. 14, 1871 ; his widow died June 2, 1873, aged 69 
years 26 days. Children, five in number : Samuel^ and four 
more. 

743 

Rebecca W." Porter, of Jonathan^ Porter, b. in Halifax; 
married Charles Lincoln, of North Bridgewater, Oct. 13, 
1816 ; he son of Gideon and Martha (Perkins) Lincoln, b. 
Dec. 27, 1795. Children : 

1378. i. Mary Porter.s b. Oct. 19, 1816 ; m. 1st, Samuel Proctor, 

from Minot, Maine, Oct. 17, 1841 ; he died Sept. 22, 
1846. They had one child,— Samuel Davis,9— b. July 
19, 1845; widow married again, George Loring, of 
Portland, Me., May 2, 1850. 

1379. ii. Josiah Sears,^ b. Dec. 1, 1820; m. Almeda A. Wing. Feb. 

17, 1846 ; she died Sept. 1. 1848 ; he m. 2d, Hannah 
Hoit, May 10, 1850. 

1380. iii. Lucy Jane.s b. Aug. 24, 1825 ; m. Ebenezer G. RhodeS; 

April 30, 1845. 

1381. iv. Rebecca Frances.s b. Feb. 3, 1831. 

1382. V. Charles Beales,^ b. July 27, 1835; m. Emily A. Stoddard, 

Nov. 25, 1858. 

744 

Millicent" Porter, of Jonathan^ Porter ; married John 
Battles, of North Bridgewater, June 2, 1816 ; he son of Asa 
and Mary (Pratt) Battles, born July 2, 1792. Children : 

1383. i. Harriet Frances,^ b. April 27, 1817 ; m. Calvin French, of 

Randolph. 

1384. ii. Adeline Augusta.^ b. Aug. 21, 1819; m. George M. 

Taylor, of Boston. 

1385. iii. John Otis.s b. May 26, 1822 ; m. Susan Whitman French, 

Dec. 30, 1849. 
Edmund Davis.s b. May 21, 1824; m. Isabel Hartwell. 
Louisa Jane,^ b. Dec. 17, 1826 ; m. James W. White, of 

Mansfield. 
Lucien Bradford.s b. April 2, 1829 ; died April 23, 1849. 
Lucy Porter,8 b. Aug. 25, 1831 ; married James Hill, of 

Stoughton. 
Ellen Maria.s b. March 25, 1834; m. William A. Sanford, 

of East Bridgewater, captain in militia. 



1386. 


iv. 


1387. 


V. 


1388. 


vi. 


1389. 


vii. 


1390. 


viii. 



128 GENEA.LOGY. 

745 

Bethiah^ Porter, of Jonathan'^ Porter, b. Halifax ; married 
Apollos Howard, of North Bridgewater — his second marriage. 
(His first marriage was with Olive, dau. of Major Daniel 
Gary, April 8, 1802, by whom he had children — Harriet, 
Noble, George, and Emily.) He died Mar. 5, 1849; the 
children of Apollos and Bethiah Howard, were : 

1391. i. Nancy,8 died Sept. 8, 1860. 

1392. ii. Chloe,8 m. Walter Chamberlain, of Augusta, Maine. 

1393. iii. Amanda. 8 

1394. iv. Charles Henry.s m. Sarah Ann Bearce, of Hyannis, Mass. 

He master of repairs on Cape Cod Railroad ; resides in 
Hyannis. 

1395. V. Abbie,^ m. Orlando Arnold, of Sidney, Me. 

1396. vi. Davis Porter,^ m. Sarah Bacon Perry, of Hyannis, Mass. 

749 

Chipraan" Porter, of Oliver*^ Porter, b. Jan 9, 1797 ; 
resides Halifax ; farmer and real estate owner ; owning in 
1876, three hundred acres of land in his vicinity. Married 
1st, Ruth Hathaway, of East Bridgewater, Jan. 1, 1826 ; she 
died Mar. 4, 1835. Married 2d, Cynthia Wood, of HaHfax, 
Sept. 8, 1836 ; she died Aug. 19, 1863. Children : 

1397. i. Oliver Chipman.e b. Jan. 26, 1827. 

1398. ii. Lucy Tinkham,^ b. Oct. 30, 1830 ; died July 9, 1833. 

1399. iii. Ruth Hathaway ,8 b. Mar. 3, 1833 ; died April 4, 1836. 

1400. iv. Henry Martyn.^^ b. Nov. 20, 1837. 

750 

Sarah''' Porter, of Oliver^ Porter, b. Mar. 14, 1799 ; married 
Seabury C. Hathaway, of East Bridgewater, 1818 ; she died 
Jan. 16, 1872 ; he died Jan. 27, 1877, aged 83 years 3 days. 
Children : 

1401. i. Joseph T.,8 b. Sept. 29, 1818; m. Mercy T. Wright, of 

South Scituate ; resides East Bridgewater. 
ii. Seabury C, 8 b. June 12, 1825; m. 1st, Almira B. Jones, 

of Bridgewater ; and 2d, Abbie F. Shaw, of Raynham. 
iii. Loranus S.,8 b. Feb. 17, 1827; m. Henriette Germaine, of 

East Bridgewater; died Sept. 7, 1859. 
iv. Ebenezer,^ b. March 6, 1829 ; died Jan. 22, 1832. 
V. Alonzo L.,8 b. May 31, 1831 ; died March 16, 1853. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 129 

vi. Julius D. P., 8 b. July 7, 1833 ; died Jan. 8, 1834. 

vii. Sarah M.,s b. May 5, 1836. 

viii. Mariette,8 b. July 28, 1839 ; died Feb. 22, 1861 ; married 

Lysander M. Thompson, of Halifax. 
ix. Lorentha B.,8 b. Feb. 12, 1844 ; m. Joshua Cook, of South 

Abington. 

751 

Cynthia' Porter, of Oliver^ Porter, b. Halifax, Oct. 2, 1803 ; 
married Isaac Fuller, of Halifax, 1824. One son : 

1402. i. Isaac Porter.s b. Jan. 1, 1826; m. Annie B. Vinton, of 

South Braintree, July 10, 1854 ; resides in Braintree. 

752 

Nathaniel" Porter, of Oliver*^ Porter, b. in Halifax, June 
3, 1805; resides E. Bridge water; married Phebe Phillips, of 
E. Bridgewater, 1830. Children : 

1403. i. Juliett,8 b. Nov, 3, 1832 ; m. Luther Churchill, of E. 

Bridgewater, 1850. 

1404. ii. Abigail Phillips.s b. May 28, 1840. 

1405. iii. Ellen A., 8 b. Feb. 17, 1845 ; died April 16, 1861. 

1406. iv. Francis Bartlett.s b. Aug. 20, 1835. 

762 

Dea. Enos" Porter, of Asa*^ Porter, b. Cummington, Feb. 
2, 1798 ; was Dea. of the church there from 1828 to 1867. 
Married 1st, Caroline Priestly, March, 1827. Married 2d, 
Eunice Stetson, June 24, 1835. Children : 

1407. i. Martha P.,8 b. Nov. 19, 1827; m. William Tinker, of 

Huntington, Nov., 1849; has had three children; one 

living in 1876. 
Lewis H.,8 b. March 21, 1830. 
Lucius F.,8 b. April 28, 1833; died Aug. 21. 1834. 
Henry M.,8 b. June 23, 1836. 
Sarah H.,8 b. March 26, 1837; m. Lawrence Hatch, of 

Springfield, 1861 ; has three children. 
Edward A.,8 b. Sept. 23, 1839. 
Abbie 0.,8 b. Jan. 28, 1841 : lives in Williamsburg. 
Francis E.,8 b. Dec. 24, 1842; lives in Williamsburg; 

farmer. 
Caroline A.,8 b. Nov. 27, 1844; died Sept. 7, 1846. 
William W.,8 b. Jan. 17, 1847. 
17 



1408. 


ii. 


1409. 


iii. 


1410. 


iv. 


1411. 


V. 


1412. 


vi. 


1413. 


vii. 


1414. 


viii. 


1415. 


ix. 


1416. 


X. 



130 GENEALOGY. 

763 

Jonathan' Porter, of Asa*^ Porter, b. Cummington, Mar. 
13, 1800 ; hatter ; lives Prattville, Mich. Married 1st, Chloe, 
1837 ; 2d, Ann ; no children living, 187G. 



764 

Asa H.7 Porter, of Asa^ Porter, b. in Cnmmington Feb. 7, 
1802; resides in Cummington ; married Abigail Packard, June 
19, 1833 ; she died Nov. 13, 1834. Married 2d, Hannah 
Stetson, Dec. 31, 1835. Children : 

1417. i. Sarah Thersa.'^ b. Aug. 19, 1834; died Nov. 13, 1835. 

1418. ii. Levi Packard.'^ b. Nov. 8, 183G. 

1419. iii. Sarah F.,^ died the year of her birth. " 

1420. iv. Harhin Page,« b. April 23, 1838. 

1421. V. p:dward PaysoD,^ b. Sept. 8, 1841 ; died Aug. 22, 1843. 

1422. vi. Mary E.,^ b. Oct. 17, 1843; died Oct. 3, 1.SG2. 

1423. vii. Alfred E.,** b. Feb. 8, 184G ; Spiinglield. 

1424. viii. Eliza Ann Clark,*^ b. Mar. 6, 184H ; teacher. 

1425. ix. Edward II. ,'^ b. Sept. 23, 1850; Cuinmingtou. 

765 

Nahum" Porter, of Asa^' Porter, b. Cummington, Jan. 7, 
1804; resides in Ijostoii ; has lived there over forty years ; 
tailor; during the last twenty-four years he has been employed 
in carrying religous periodicals over the city of Boston ; 
married Hannah C. Henshaw, Sept. 18, 1837. No children. 



766 

Milton" Porter, of Asa'' Porter, b. in Cummington, July 
20, 1806 ; resides on the old homestead in C. Married 1st, 
Lodiska Hume, Feb. 8, 1837-1838 ; married 2d, Mrs. Clarissa 
Keep Bisbee, Dec. 23, 1857. Children: 

1426. i. Morris Huntington,8 b. April 28, 1839 ; Kalamazoo, Mich. 

1427. ii. Ralph M.,« b. June 2, 1848; lives Springfield (187G.) 

1428. iii. Julia H.,8 b. June C, 1852 ; teacher (1876.) 



PORTER FAMILIES. 131 

774 

Daniel R.' Porter, of Jacob'^ Porter, of Wortliington, b. 
March, 1821 ; resides Wortliington, Mass.; married 1st, 
Dolly A. Geer, June 1, 1848. Married 2d, Sarah Wood, 
Aug. 2-1, 1858. Children : 

1429. i. Horace,^ b. April, 1848 ; lives Epasco, Sedgwick Co., Kau. 

1430. ii. Eleaiior,8 b. Jau., 1851. 

1431. iii. Carrie Wood,« b. 1860. 

1432. iv. Arthur C.,8 b. 1865. 

1433. V. Herbert G.,8 b. May, 1871. 

800 

Seth J." Porter, of James*^ Porter, b. in vSkaneateles, N. Y., 
Jan. 2, 1803. Grad. Aubluni, N. Y., Seminary, 1823; settled 
minister of the Presbyterian church in New l^isbon, 1824 ; 
in 182G, at Jamesville, Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; remained there 
until 1830, when health failing, he removed to Elkland, Tioga 
Co., Penn., and commenced the practice of medicine ; having 
graduated in the allopathic school, in 1830. In Oct., 1833, 
he removed to Kalamazoo, Mich., and continued the practice 
of medicine there up to the date of his death, Aug. 17, 1834. 
He was a pioneer in Michigan, and is said to have built the 
first frame dwelling house in the village of Kalamazoo. He 
also continued to preach from time to time, as health permitted. 
He was married to Cynthia Maria Haines, Jan. 1, 1821. 
She was daughter of Stephen (born 1777) and Mary (Cook) 
Haines, of Morristown, N. J., born April 10, 1804. Mr. and 
Mrs. Haines died at Allegan, Mich., 1857, aged 81. Mrs. 
Porter married 1838, Horace Stimson, who died 1862, (and 
by whom she had children : Mary C, Martha J., Clara C, 
and Albert S.;) she now resides with her son, James B. 
Porter, at Lansing, Mich., in the best of health. The child- 
ren of S. J. Porter, were : (Two dying in infancy.) 

1440. i. Edwin Haines,^ b. at Skaneateles, N. Y., Dec. 17, 1S22. 

1441. ii. James Bullard,^ b. at Marcellus, N. Y., Sept. 7, 1824. 

1442. iii. Julia Adell,^ b. at Elkland, Penn., May 10, 1833 ; married 

Henrjf Heydenburk, of Kalamazoo, Mich., 1857; now 
resides at Olivet, Eaton Co., Mich. Children: William. ^ 
Frank.9 Isadore.^ 



132 GENEALOGY. 

812 

Sally' Porter, of David^ Porter, b. Sept. 7, 1806 ; married 
Oakes P. Brown, 1828 ; he son of Daniel and Mehetable 
(Tirrell) Brown, b. Aug. 21, 1796 ; died Sept. 7, 1868. She 
died Jan. 4, 1838. Mr. Brown married again, and died Sept. 
7, 1868, aged 72. Children: 

1443. i. FrancisPorter.Sb. Oct. 22, 1830; resides Hopkinton, Mass., 

(Woodville P. O.) 

1444. ii. N. Porter,^ b. Aug. 25, 1832 ; superintendent of Lawrence 

Industrial School, where he is very successful. M. 
Sarah Monroe Wight, Nov. 16, 1861. Children : Albert 
Howard,^ b. Feb. 23, 1865. Theodore Ly man, » b. Sept. 
19. 1873. 

1445. iii. Daniel,8 b. 1839 ; died at two days. 

813 

Mary" Porter, of David^^ Porter, b. Jan. 17, 1809; married 
Joseph Brown, 1830 ; he son of Daniel and Mehetable (Porter) 
Brown, b. Dec. 23, 1801. Children : 

1446. i. Charlotte A.,e b. Mar. 3, 1830; m. William Noyes. 

ii. J. Willard,« grad. Amherst College; teacher Emerson 
School, East Boston. 

820 

Deborah G." Porter, of Adam G.^ Porter, b. Cummington, 
Mass., Mar. 13, 1810 ; married Stephen French, Feb. 21, 1833; 
resided in Cummington ; she died there Dec. 2, 1851. Chil- 
dren, all born in Cummington : 

1450. i. Ellen P.,8 b. Dec. 29, 1833. 

1451. ii. Charles Edward,^ ta. Jan. 31, 1836; m. Marcia Jenkins, 

Feb. 24, 1859 ; resides New Jersey. 

1452. iii. Clarissa Jane.s b. Sept. 20, 1838; m. Henry L. Welch, 

Nov. 7, 1859 ; reside Plainville, Conn. 

1453. iv. Frances Emeline.^ b. Aug. 26, 1840 ; d. Oct. 2, 1866, aged 26. 

1454. V. Julia Catharine,*^ b. July 2, 1842 ; died April 10, 1844, 

aged 2. 

1455. vi. Julia Sophia,8 b. Nov. 8, 1850 ; died Jan. 5, 1867, aged 16. 

823 

Joseph N.7 Porter, of Adam G.^ Porter, b. Oct. 24, 1814 ; 
grad. Illinois College, at Jacksonville ; teacher at South and 
West ; died in Cummington, Sept. 16, 1859. 



POETER FAMILIES. 133 

824 

Horatio E.' Porter, of Adam G.^ Porter, b. Mar. 24,1817 
grad. Yale College ; studied law at New Haven, Conn, 
lawyer ; resided at Charlemont, Mass. Married Lucretia L 
Burgess, Sept. 4, 1845. He died Feb. 21, 1852, aged 35 
his widow married Louis H. Grandgent, Dec. 28, 1854; he 
born Chatres, France, Oct. 29, 1824. 



825 

Sophia LJ Porter, of Adam G.^ Porter, b. Oct. 19, 1819 ; 
grad. of Oberlin College, 1855 ; married Rev. M. Henry 
Smith, June 27, 1857 ; he son of William and Eliza Smith, 
born in Westford, N. Y., June 15, 1822 ; grad. Oberlin Col- 
lege, 1850 ; tutor at Farmers College, Ohio ; minister at 
Kankakee, 111. ; Four Corners, Ohio ; Jefferson, 111. ; War- 
reusburg. Mo. ; four years principal of Lincoln Institute, 
Jefferson City, Mo. ; labored ten years among the Freedmen ; 
now resides at Warrensburg, Mo. Children : 

1456. i. Clara Ellen.s b. Kankakee, 111., Oct. 7, 1858; grad. at 

State Normal School, Warrensburg, June 16, 1876 ; 
gives great promise as a teacher. 

1457. ii. Sophia Eliza,^ b. Four Corners, Ohio, Jan. 16, 18G0; died 

there July 9, 1863. 

1458. iii. Mary Elizabeth,^ b. Four Corners, April 12, 1862; died 

April 19, 1862. 

1459. iv. Alice Jane Lottie,'* b. Jefferson, 111., June 16, 1864. 



829 

Edward C." Porter, of Seth*^ Porter, b. Cummington, Sept. 
10, 1820 ; resides in Haydenville, Mass. Married L. Abigail 
Cleveland, Mar. 17, 1847. Children : 

Mary,8 b. Oct. 18, 1851 ; died Aug. 30, 1855. 

Harriet A.,8 b. Dec. 20, 1856 ; m. Finley L. Smith, June 

10, 1875. 
James A.,8 b. Jan. 30, 1859. 
Edward Cobb.s b. July 14, 1861. 



1460. 


i. 


1461. 


ii. 


1462. 


iii. 


1463. 


iv. 



134 GENEALOGY. 

830 

Mary" Porter, of Seth« Porter, b. July 7, 1822 ; married 
Joseph A. Baldwin, Sept. 1, 1841 ; resides South Deerfield, 
Mass. Children : 

James Goodrich.s b. July 27, 1848. Elizabeth A.,« b. Oct. 23, 1850. 
Winfred Alonzo.s b. Oct. 8, 1867. 

832 

Henry" Porter, of Seth^ Porter, b.. Jan. 27, 1827 ; resides 
Springfield, Mass. ; married II. Jane Prince, May 20, 1847. 
Children : 

1467. i. Emma L.,8 b. Mar. 20, 1849. 

1468. ii. Minnie Corinne,'^ b. June 25, 1805. 

1469. iii. Ernest Ilcury,^ b. Aug. 29, 1870. 

833 

Elisabeth- Porter, of Seth'^ Porter, b. July 23, 1831 ; mariied 
Irving Beals, Dec. 1, 1848. Children : 

1470. i. Helen Elizabeth.^ b. Sept. 26, 1854. 

1471. ii. Mary Porter,'^ b. Sept. 17, 1S56. 

1472. iii. Walter Irving,« b. Jan. 31, 1803. 

834 

Samuel H.' Porter, of Nathaniel S.^ Porter, b. Richmond, 
Ky., Oct. 13, 1812. Married 1st, Sarah A. Dearinger, at 
Harrodsburg, Ky., Feb. 5, 1849 ; she died there April 10, 
1859. Married 2d, Elisabeth S. Williams, of same place, 
Aug. 16, 1860. He died in "Williams Store, Casey Co., Ky., 
where his widow now resides. Children : 

1473. i. Nathaniel Huntington,^ b. April 10, 1868. 

1474. ii. John Raymond,^ b. Jan. 11, 1871- 

836 

Emily C' Porter, of Nathaniel S.^ Porter, b. May 15, 1816. 
Married Christopher Crittenden Ball, Oct. 17, 1839. His 
father and mother emigrated from Virginia to Kentucky, and 
were of the same family as Mary Ball, the mother of Wash- 
ington. He was 12 years police judge of Richmond, Ky. ; 



PORTER FAMILIES. 135 

removed to Missouri, in Oct., 1867 ; and in 1868 settled with 
his family in Carthage, Jasper Co., Missouri, where he now 
resides on his estate. Children, all born in Richmond, Ky.: 

1475. i. Ellen Elisabeth,^ b. Oct. 14, 1840 ; ra. Alonzo H. Hubbard, 

Aug. 15, 1865 ; he was a captain in the 12th Indiana 
regiment in the last war ; lawyer ; resides in Green Co., 
Mo. Post office address, Lawrenceburg, Lawrence Co. 

1476. ii. Lewis Huntington,^ b. Mar. 17, 1843. In the confederate 

service, second Kentucky Infantry, in last war, and 
taken prisoner at Fort Donelson ; resides Carthage, Mo. 

1477. iii. Francis Walker,^ b. Mar. 14, 1845 ; is a lawyer at Fort 

Worth, Texas, where he married Luhi F. Field, April 
13, 1875. 

1478. iv. Christopher Porter,^ b. Oct. 12, 1847; m. Emma B. Gates, 

of Carthage, Dec. 30, 1874 ; resides at Carthage, deputy 
county clerk for Jasper County, and dealer in real 
estate. 

1479. V. Caroline Louisa.^ b. Dec. 30, 1849; teacher. 
14S0. vi. George Sargent,^ b. Sept. 7, 1852 ; farmer. 

1481. vii. Sarah Ann,s b. April 20, 1855. 

1482. viii. Emily Washington,^ b. Feb. 22, 1857. 

1483. ix. William Letcher,« b. April 28, 1858. 

1484. X. Nathaniel Porter.s b. Mar. 17, 1862. 



839 

Eliza" Porter, of Nathaniel S.^ Porter, b. in Richmond, Ky., 
July 26, 1823 ; married Dr. James C. Peacock, Jan. 8, 1840 ; 
went to California in 1850, and in 1855 removed his family 
and settled in San Bernandino. Children : 

1485. i. Edwin Roberts,^ b. July 14, 1842 ; married Annie Walker, 

1865 ; he is a printer. 
William Sargent,^ b. July 7, 1844 ; died Nov. 10, 1869. 
Martha E., 8 b. Feb. 28, 1846; married E. P. Bowland, 

1862; died Apr. 20, 1871. 
Carolines b. March 10, 1848; died Aug. 1, 1849. 
James C.,'^ b. April 20, 1850; m. Susan Cochrane, 1876; 

he is a printer. 
Thomas F.,8 b. Sept. 2, 1856; druggist, in Philadelphia. 
Emily ,8 b. June 1, 1858; died July 1, 1860. 
Sarah Jane.s b. Aug. 26, 1860. 
Florence Ellen.s b. May 16, 1863 ; died Jan. 30, 1870. 



1486. 


ii. 


1487. 


iii. 


1488. 


iv. 


1489. 


V. 


1490. 


vi. 


1491. 


vii. 


1492. 


viii. 


1493. 


ix. 



136 GENEALOGY. 

840 

John SJ Porter, of Nathaniel S.'^ Porter, b. in Richmond, 
Ky., Apr. 6, 1826 ; married Sarah Borland ; she died ; he died 
June 16, 1876. Children : 

Christophier Ball,8 died in iafoncy. Mary Bean.8 Martha.s 

847 

Laura Stimson'^ Porter, of Oliver^ Porter, b. at Levant, 
Me., June 22, 1834 ; teacher in New York and Brooklyn ; 
married Charles H. Kimball ; he was born at Bridgeton, Me. ; 
resided for a time in Rumford, Me. ; removed to New York 
city and Brooklyn, where he was a successful teacher; he 
has also been an alderman in Brooklyn ; he is now a member 
of the firm of Kimball, Hewell & Co., bankers and stock 
brokers, of New York city. Children : 

1497. i. Charles Hem-y,8 b. at Aiken, S. C, where they were 

spending the winter, Feb. 23, 1871. 

1498. ii. Frederic Porter.e b. at Plainfield, N. J., July 1, 1872. 

848 

Huntington' Porter, of Oliver*^ Porter, b. at Lynn, Mass., 
Apr. 29, 1839; clerk in Stoneham, Mass., several years; in 
the late war, in Co. G, 13th Mass. Regt., and lost a leg at the 
battle of Gettysburg ; after the war, went into business as a 
currier, at North Woburn, Mass. ; now a merchant in Woburn, 
where he resides. He married Ella Frances Poole, daughter 
of Rufus Poole, of Woburn, Apr. 6, 1871 ; they have two 
children, born in Woburn : 

1499. i. Edwin Kimball,8 b. Sept. 13, 1872. 

1500. ii. Florence Stimson,^ b. Feb. 21, 1877. 

849 

Eliphalet' Porter, of Oliver^ Porter, b. at Lynn, May 2, 
1844 ; clerk in Boston several j^ears ; also in New York citj^ 
with his brother-in-law Kimball ; now of the firm of Prickitt 
& Porter, of Farmingdale, N. J. ; carrying on grist and saw 
milling, and flour and meal business. He married Augusta 
Lydia Wyman, Sept. 18, 1871 ; she was a daughter of Calvin 
Wyman, of Woburn, Mass. They have one son: 

1501. i. George Wyman.s b. at Woburn, July 30, 1873. 



PORTER FAJIILIES. 137 

873 

Rev. Emery H.' Porter, of Rev. E. M.^ Porter, b. Apr. 22, 
1844 f grad. at Brown University, 1866 ; rector of Episcopal 
church, Pawtucket, R. I. ; married Delia Dyer Weeden, of 
Pawtucket, R. I., Apr. 22, 1873. 

874 

George W.^ Porter, of Rev. E. M.e Porter, b. April 10, 
1847 ; grad. Brown University, 1870 ; surgeon in Woman's 
Hospital, N. Y. "Married June 4, 1878, George Whipple 
Porter, M. D., and Miss Emmogene Louise Hoyt, both of 
Providence, R. I." 

883 

Oliver" Porter, of Oliver^' Porter, b. Marshfield ; resided 
in Marshfield or Boston; master mariner; married Ruth 
Rogers, of Marshfield. Of his children, I can obtain no 
information, except that he had one son and daughter; he 
was captain of the ship Atahualpa, of Boston, owned by 
Theodore Lyman, trading on the North-West Coast, where 
he was murdered by the Indians, in June, 1805. Prince 

Lapham, and Lapham, of Marshfield, were killed at the 

same time. Miss M. A. Thomas, of Marshfield, writes April, 
1875 — that when she was a child, Mr. Richardson, of Bil- 
lerica, who brought the ship safe home again, called at her 
father's house. The following account was written by the 
Hon. John S. Sleeper, and printed in the Boston Journal, of 
Aug. 17, 1860 : 

•*In the month of June, 1805, the ship "Atahualpa," Capt. Porter, of 
Boston, on a voyage after fur, entered Sturgis' Cove, in Millbank 
Sound, in about 50 deg. 30 min. N. lat. Canoes filled with natives came 
immediately alongside, and the Indians expressed a great wish to 
trade. Their chief, Caillete, also went on board, and expressed the 
kindest feelings for white men. He was kindly treated, and seemed 
grateful for several valuable presents, and the captain believed he had 
secured his friendship, and congratulated himself on the prospect of 
a lucrative trade with the natives. In fact the captain was thrown 
completely off his guard, gave Caillete the freedom of his cabin, and 
allowed the savages, in large numbers, to roam about the ship. The 
wily chief was thus enabled to carry his treacherous designs into 
effect. 

18 



138 GENEALOGY. 

The ship had been at anchor several days, and nothing suspicions 
had occurred, when one morning Caillete came on board accompanied 
by a number of the natives, and cordially returned the kind greeting 
of the captain. A number of canoes filled with savages also soon 
came alongside, all eagerly desirous to trade. The captain and chief 
mate were on the quarter deck conversing with the Indian chief, and 
the second mate with a portion of the crew were on the main deck 
bartering wfth the Indians. The remainder of the crew were engaged 
aloft, at work on the rigging. As no suspicions were entertained of 
treachery, no measures were provided against a sudden attack. 

The chief mate having stepped to the other side of the deck, 
Caillete signed to the captain to look over the quarter rail into the 
canoes ; while he was thus engaged, the designing savage threw the 
captain's coat over his head, drew a dagger from his garments, and 
stabbed him twice in the back, and then threw him overboard. He 
then sounded the terrible war whoop, and the Indians brandished their 
■weapons and threw themselves on the ship's company ! The chief 
mate received a fatal wound from one of the savages, but nevertheless 
he seized a musket and shot Caillete through the head ; but the second 
mate, the captain's clerk, and seven of the sailors who were on deck 
were killed or desperately wounded before they could muster arms 
with which to defend their lives. The cook, a stout African, was in 
the galley when the struggle commenced ; he defended himself bravely 
with boiling water, which he dealt with a liberal hand, scalding all 
who approached; but his hot water gave out at last, and the savages 
split his skull with an axe. Only four men escaped without receiving 
wounds, and they were at work in the rigging. These men gained the 
deck by sliding down the backstays, and with others who were 
wounded, retreated to the forecastle where the}' found a few cutlasses 
and muskets, and commenced to tire upon the savages, through loop 
holes in the break of the forecastle deck. This greatly terrified the 
natives, a number of whom jumped overboard. This was seen by 
the sailors, who arming themselves with cutlasses, made a rush on 
deck. The forescuttle, however, was guarded by a muscular savage, 
armed with the carpenter's broad ii.xe ; as the foremost sailor thrust his 
head through the scuttle, the Indian aimed a blow which would have 
laid open his cranium if the axe had not struck the mainsta3% a large 
rope which passed directly over the scuttle. Before the savage could re- 
cover himself, the sailor was on deck, and with a sweep of the cutlass 
laid the Indian dead at his feet. 

The seven sailors formed a front, attacked the savages, and fought 
desperately for their lives. In a few moments thej' drove the Indians 
overboard, and cleared the ship. The rascals then came under the 
bows in their canoes, and tried to cut the cables, that the ship might 



PORTER FAMILIES. 139 

drift ashore. But the sailors got a swivel from the quarter declv, 
and loading it with bullets, opened a brisk fire on the canoes, which 
compelled the savages to paddle ashore with all speed. The sailors 
had now possession of the ship, and proceeded at once to set the sails, 
cut the cable and beat out of the bay. In this they succeeded, and 
steering a course to the northward, the next day reached a roadstead 
where an American vessel was at anchor, and received assistance." 



884 

Lemuel' Porter, of Oliver*^ Porter, b. Marshfield, Dec. 18, 
1777 ; resided in Boston ; master mariner ; married Hannah 
Chellis ; she b. in Gloucester, Mass., March 6, 1780 ; died at 
Warrenton, Va., 1865. He died in Boston, 1841. Children : 

1503. i. Lerauel,8 b. Boston, May 1, 1809. 

1504. ii. Hannah E..« b. Boston, Feb. 17, 1813; died Warrenton, 

Va.. 1855. 

1505. iii. Oliver.s b. Boston, May 28, 1816. 

888 

Charles' Porter, of Oliver^ Porter, b. Feb. 25, 1790 ; lived 
Marslifield ; married Sarah Holmes Walker, 1815 ; she died 
in Marshfield ; he died in Boston, Dec. 17, 1839. Children : 

150C. i. Sarah Ann,*^ b. Dec. 20, 1818 ; married David Lakin, in 
Duxbury, Oct. 19, 1836; he born Durham, N. H., Apr. 
26, 1811 ; she died in Duxbury, Apr. 27, 1855. Chil- 
dren : Sarah Holmes,9 b. Weymouth, Feb. 15, 1838 ; 
married David Winslow Burbank, in East Cambridge, 
July 15, 1860 ; he b. in Plymouth, Apr. 21, 1835 ; re- 
sides Nepouset, Boston. (Children : Louisa Frances, lo 
b. Plymouth, Jan. 5, 1861. Annie Winslow,io b. Bos- 
ton, Feb. 7, 1868. Susan Porter,io b. Mar. 6, 1875.) 
John Lakin,9 b. Randolph, Feb. 18, 1841. Hannah 
Monroe,9 b. Duxbury, Feb. 13, 1844 ; died Plymouth, 
Aug. 27, 1861. Susan Maria,^ b. DuxbUfVy, Dec. 22, 
1846 ; died Somerville, May 9, 1870. 

892 

Peggy''' Porter, of William'^ Porter, b. May 6, 1788 ; married 
John Holmes, of Pembroke, 1809 ; she died 18G6. Child : 
Samuel C.,8 lives on the old homestead. 



140 GENEALOGY. 

894 

Edward Jarvis'^ Porter, of William^ Porter, b. Marshfield, 
1793 ; he resided in Scituate, from 1820 to 1839 ; was a 
soldier in the war of 1812 ; also a privateersman ; captured 
and taken to Dartmoor prison. Married Ruth Gardner, of 
Hingham ; (her father was a Revolutionary soldier, served 
whole time, seven years ; was with Arnold in his march 
through Maine to Canada ; and finally discharged at New 
York, by Gen. Washington.) Edward J. Porter, died 1871 ; 
his widow still living. Children prob. all b. Scituate, Mass. : 

1509. i. Edward Francis.s b. July 21, 1820. 

1510. ii. Lucy Gardner.s b. Feb. 9, 1822. 

1511. iii. Margaretta Parker.8 b. Apr. 20, 1834. 

1512. iv. William.s b. Jan. 22, 1827. 

1513. V. Charles.s b. July 28, 1829. 

1514. vi. Perez Gardner.^ b. Nov. 28, 1831. 
1615. vii. Sarah J., 8 b. Jan. 20, 1834. 

1516. viii. Alexander," b. Oct. IG, 1836. 

1517. is. Laura Maxwell,^ b. Sept. 24, 1839 ; teacher. 

895 

Isaac"^ Porter, of Isaac^ Porter, b. Marshfield, Nov. 1, 
1786 ; lived Mt. Vernon, Me. ; married Mary Foster ; he 
died Jan. 1, 1858. Children : 

1518. i. Sarah A. ,8 b. June, 1814. 

1519. ii. Mary Foster,8 b. July 20, 1821. 

1520. iii. John H.,8 b. Jan., 1819. 

1521. iv. Jane Hall,8 b. Nov. 22, 1823. 

896 

Amasa^ Porter, of Isaac*5 Porter, b. Marshfield, Mass., May 
23, 1790 ; Hved Mt. Vernon, Me. ; married Lois Stain (?) ; 
died Mar. 20, 1878, aged 87 years 10 months. Children : 

1522. i. " Clarissa.s b. May 11, 1811. 

1523. ii. Hannah S.,8 b. July 25, 1813. 

1524. iii. Isaac,8 b. Feb. 8, 1816. 

1525. iv. William,8 b. July 24, 1818. 

1526. V. Nathan,8 b. Aug. 11, 1821. 

1527. vi. Laura Ann,8 b. June 3, 1824. 



POETER FAMILIES. 141 

897 

Clarissa" Porter, of Isaac*' Porter, b. Marshfield, June 12, 
1788 ; married John Currier, of Mt. Vernon, Me. Children : 

Jane Hatch.s b. Oct. 9, 1811. Betsey Porter.s b. Feb. 25, 1814. 
Miriam.s b. May 22, 1817. Clarissa Harlow,^ b. June 24, 1824. 

898 

Harvey''' Porter, of Isaac'' Porter, b. Marshfield, Mass., Nov. 
25, 1792 ; lived Mt. Vernon, Me. ; married Polly Hutchius ; 
she died May 8, 1850. Children : 

Nancy.s b. Aug. 1, 1818. Emily ,8 b. Jan. 3, 1823. 

899 

Calvin'^ Porter, of Isaac^ Porter, b. Marshfield, Nov. 10, 
1794 ; lived Mt. Vernon, Me. ; married Nancy or Susannah 
Johnson, 1816 ; he died May 26, 1859. Children : 

1534. i. Mary J.,8 b. March 14, 1817 ; in California, 1876. 

Charles.s b. Aug. 1, 1819 ; went New Orleans, 1846. 
Horace,8 b. June 13, 1822 ; died July, 1854. 
Almira.s b. April 8, 1827 ; married ; resides California. 
Sarah E.,8 b. May 15, 1829; married Whittier, of Read- 
field, Me. 
Danforth,8 b. Oct. 7, 1831 ; resides California. 
Frances,8 b. July 21, 1836 ; married ; resides California. 

900 

Betsey'' Porter, of Isaac^ Porter, b. June 2, 1798 ; married 
Frederick Pishon, of Mt. Vernon, Me. Children : 
Caroline. 8 Sarab.s Mary Ann.8 Martha.8 Emily .8 

901 

Nathan^ Porter, of Isaac^ Porter, b. Oct. 28, 1801 ; lived 
in Mt. Vernon, Me.; m. Harriet A. Gove; her estate settled 
1867. Children : 

1546. i. Lemuel,8 b. Dec. 4, 1834. 

1547. ii. Dolly,8 b. April 2, 1837. 

1548. iii. Jane.8 

1549. iv. Charles Franklin.s b. Mar. 8, 1839. 

1550. V. Georffe.8 



1535. 


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1536. 


iii. 


1537. 


iv. 


1538. 


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1539. 


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1540. 


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142 GENEALOGY. 

1561. vi. Georgianna,8 b. Nov. 30, 1840 ; m. Joseph T. Sherburne, 
both of ReadQeld, Mar. 31, 1872. 

1552. vii. Arvilla,8 b. Oct. 7, 1844. 

1553. viii. Betsey Emma,^ b. Mar. 16, 1847. 

1554. ix. Angle. '^ 

1555. X. Frederick E.8 

902 

Sarah^ Porter, of Isaac^ Porter, b. Dec. 14, 1803 ; married 
Joseph Gile, of Mt. Vernon, Me., March 19, 1829, by Dexter 
Baldwin ; he born May 30, 1802. Children : 

Isaac.s b. May 28, 1830. Edwin,8 b. twin of above. Albion F.,8 b. 
March 29, 1834. Charles Kelly.e b. April 13, 1836. Caroline A.,« 
b. Nov. 17, 1838. 

903 

Polly'^ Porter, of James*' Porter, b. Abington, Feb. 25, 
1778; married William Fullerton, Nov. 29, 1796; she died 
Oct., 1848 ; he died June 30, 1837. This family resided in 
North Bridgewater, hear Abington line. Children: 

1561. i. Harvey,8 b. 1803 ; died young. 

1562. ii. Mehitable,8 b. 1800 ; m. David Edson. 

1563. iii. Harvey ,8 married Mary Gurney, of Abington. 

1564. iv. Almira,8 b. 1805 ; m. Moses Dunbar, of Easton. 

1565. V. Calista,8 b. 1807 ; m. Harrison T. Mitchell, of Easton. 

1566. vi. William,8 b. 1810; m. Mary Johnson, of Sharon. 

1567. vii. John,8 b. 1813 ; m. Mrs. Rebecca Cobb, of Carver. 

1568. viii. James Porter,^ b. 1815 ; m. Lemira H. Mitchell, of Easton. 

1569. ix. Marcus,^ b. June 8, 1818; m. Sally Ann Reynolds, of 

Stoughton. 
1670. X. Mary Porter.s married James Monroe Holmes, of Easton. 

904 

AbigaiF Porter, of James*' Porter, b. Abington, Dec. 28, 

1779 ; married Levi Keith, Jr., Dec. 28, 1797 ; lived some 

time in Augusta, Maine. Children : 

Alvin,8 b. 1799. Clarissa,« b. 1801. Samantha,^ m. Joshua Lowell, 
of Farmingdale, Me. 



1575. 


ii. 


1576. 


iii. 


1577. 


iv. 


1578. 


V. 


1579. 


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PORTER FAMILIES. 143 

905 

Hiinnali'' -Porter, of James'' Porter, b. Plainfield, Nov. 3, 
1781 ; married Nathaniel Reynolds, Jr., of Sidney, Me., 1811. 
He b. Dec. 12, 1779 ; died Mar. 3, 1862 ; she died July 4, 
1831. Children : 

1574. i. Julia Ann,8 b. Jan. 20, 1812; m. W. G. Ellis, of Sidney, 

Me., 1843; he died July 27, 1864; his widow still lives 
at West Waterville, Me.— post office, S. Smithfield, Me. 

Nathaniel,8 b. Sept. 1, 1813; died Jan. 6, 1834. 

Hannah.s b. Oct. 5, 1815 ; died May 8, 1831. 

Cyrus,*^ b. Sept. 25, 1818 ; unmarried ; lives in Georgetown, 
Me. 

Bethiah R.,8 b. May 18, 1821; died Feb. 15, 1832. 

Caroline B.,8 b. Sept. 27, 1823: m. Eliezer Whitman, of 
E. Bridgewater, Mass., and has a family. 

908 

Amasa" Porter, of Amasa^ Porter, b. Newton, 1793 ; married 
Abigail Frothingham, of Charlestown. Children : 

1580. i. Amasa, 8 Jr., unmarried ; died aged 25. 

1581. ii. Abby,8 m. Tuft Johnson, of Charlestown; now a widow, 

residing in Pepperell. 
James F.,8 m. Mary Parker; resides Mt. Benedict St., 

East Somerville. 
Samuel A. ,8 resides in Somerville. 
Frederick,^ unmarried ; resides in Chicago. 
Elizabeth.^ married Samuel Kimball ; resides 407, Shaw- 

mut Avenue, Boston. 
Charles H..8 resides in Somerville. 
John Vose,8 b. 1842 ; died 1862. 

909 

Margaret" Porter, of Amasa*^ Porter, b. Newton, 1795 ; 
Married 1st, Wm. Patterson. Married 2d, Martin C. Sher- 
lock. Married 3d, Herrick. She died 1858. Children : 

George Patterson.^ resides Boston Highlands. Margaret B. Patter- 
son, 8 married Page. Eliza Ann Sherlock, 8 married. Martin Sher- 
lock,8 died in infancy. 

910 

Pamelia''' Porter, of Amasa^ Porter, b. July 4, 1797 ; married 
John Simpson, of Maine. Children: 
Thomas,8 killed in late war. Martha.s resides in Boston. 



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1583. 


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1584. 


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1585. 


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1586. 


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1587. 


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144 GENEALOGY. 

911 

Elizabeth" Porter, of Amasa^ Porter, b. Aug. i, 1799, in 
Newton ; married Amasa T. Thompson, of Conn., who was 
a pump and block maker in Boston ; she d^ied Dec 31, 1860. 
Children, born in Boston : 

Pamelia Porter.s m. John T. Ford, of Boston, merchant. Temple 
Place. Elizabeth,^ m. Charles W. Little. Lucinda,^ m. Geo. L. Ford, 
of Boston, brother of John T. Ford. Otis A.,8 m. Lottie Smith. 

912 

William^ Porter, of Amasa'' Porter, born 1804 ; settled in 
Cambridge ; married Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Charles 
Porter, of Marshfield. Children : 

1598. i. Calvin,^ m. ; died without children. 

1599. ii. Ann Eliza.8 

1600. iii. William,^ resides at E. Cambridge. 

1601. iv. Lizzie,^ m. Jones ; resides at E. Cambridge. 

913 

James A." Porter, of Amasa*^ Porter, b. 1806 ; of Charles- 
town, — No. 38 Bunker Hill street ; married Mary Ellingwood, 
of York, Me. Children : 

James E.,8 ; wife died Feb. 2, 1878, in Boston. 
Rebecca,^ m. Lane, who resides No. 117 Bartlett street, 

Charlestown. 
Mary E.,8 married. 
Frederick.** 



914 

Sarah" Porter, of Amasa^ Porter, b. Charlestown, 1811 ; 
married 1st, Richard Pasquell, of East Cambridge. Married 
2d, Donald Melville. Children by 1st husband : 

Richard,8 died in California, 1874. Sarah J., 8 m. Carroll, an actor ; 
she an actress. Alfred.^ died at sea, unmarried. 
Children by 2d husband : 
Douald,8 died young. Mamie.s m. Bates ; actress. 



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1603. 


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1604. 


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1605. 


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POKTER FAMILIES. 145 

915 

Alfred H." Porter, of Amasa'' Porter, b. Charlestown, July 
9, 1814; resides No. 285 Gold street, South Boston. Married 
1st, Ann R. Scott, of Cambridge ; she died Dec, 1848. 
Married 2d, Clarinda Sackett, July 3, 1849. Children by 
1st wife : 

1602. i. Sarah E.,8 h. Dec. 14, 1842; m. Aaron H. Young, of 

Gushing, Maine. 

1603. ii. Abby A.,8 b. Feb. 17, 1844 ; m. T. H. Payson, of Rockland, 

Maine ; she died June 20, 1866. 

931 

Ruth^ Porter, of John^ Porter, b. Marshfield, March 11, 
1789 ; married Nathaniel Sampson, of Marshfield ; she died 
May, 1829, aged 42 years. (?) Children : 

1604. 1. Ruth Briggs.s m. Stephen Wright, of Abington. 

1605. ii. Judah,8 lost at sea when about 22 years of age, in schooner 

Essex, of Cohasset, Aug., 1844. 

1606. iii. Mary A.,8 m. Walter Kidder, of Townsend, Mass. 

1607. iv. AYarren W..^ b. in Pembroke, Feb. 6, 1826 ; m. Keziah R. 

Leach ; lives in New Bedford, Mass. 

1608. V. John,8 unmarried ; lives South Abington, 

1609. vi. George, 8 unmarried ; lives Plympton. 

1610. vii. Charles,^ m. widow of Pool, of Abington; died Mar., 

1874, aged 42 years. 

932 

Bethiah" Porter, of John^ Porter, b. Marshfield, Sept. 8, 
1791 ; died May 16, 1838 ; married Prince Lapham ; he son 
of Jesse and Mercy (Randall) Lapham, murdered by Indians 
on North- West Coast, in June, 1805 ; was in ship Atahualpa, 
with Capt. Oliver Porter. (See account of same, page 137.) 

933 

Sarah' Porter, of John^ Porter, b. Marshfield, Nov. 7, 
1792 ; married Arthur Howland, of Marshfield ; she died Mar. 
14, 1816, aged 23 years 4 mos. He died April 1, 1816, aged 
23 years 8 months. Children : 
I. Arthur,^ died young. 

ii. Sarah.s b. Feb. 25, 1816; m. Hamilton Moorehead, of 
19 



14G GENEALOGY. 

Marshfield, and died July 23, 1869. Children : Arthur.^ 
b. April 19; died Mar. 15, 1840. Sarah.o b. April 16, 
1841 ; died Mar. 31, 1850. Theodore,^ b. May 20. 1844 ; 
resides in China. Hamilton,9 b. July 2, 1846 ; died 
May 28, 1848. John,^ b. Mar. 19. 1848; resides Marsh- 
field. Jenny II. ,9 b. Mar. 1. 1851; m. Willard Kent, 
and resides Woonsocket, 11. I. 

936 

Alviu" Porter, of John*^ Porter, b. Marshfield, Aug. 17, 
1796. Resided in Marshfield ; married Bethiah Ames, June 
29, 1820. He died Sept. 18; 1870, aged 74. Children: 

1611. i. Louisa.^ b. June 25, 1821; m. Caleb Bates, of Scituate ; 

had one child; she died Oct. 17, 1842. 

1612. ii. Avery.s b. May 15. 1823; m. Sarah Cook, of S. Abington ; 

has two children ; he died Dec. 8, 1846. 

1613. iii. Alvin,^ b. Aug. 12, 1825. 

1614. iv. John,« b. Sept. 22, 1827 ; m. Sarah C. Gilbert, of East 

Bridgewater ; had two children ; both dead ; he died Oct. 
5, 1873. 

1615. V. William S.,8 b. Feb. 22, 1830; m. Abigail B. Williamson, 

of So. Marshfield ; have had five children. 
161G. vi. Isaac R.,8 b. April 19; m. Charlotte A. Steingarelt, of 

East Bridgewater ; lives in South Abington ; have seven 

children. 
1617. vii. Calvin,8 b. Aug. 12, 1834; m. Mary E. Cook; lives in 

South Abington ; has nine children. 
161S. viii. Solomon,« b. Mar. 4, 1837 ; died April 14, 1837. 
1619. ix. Bethia II. ,« b. Mar. 26, 1838; m. 1st John F. Steingarelt; 

one child. M. 2d, James E. Baker, of Marshfield. 
1619a. X. Eliza A.,*" b. Jan. 27, 1841 ; m. Frank Ford, of Marshfield ; 

have one child. 

937 

Eliza" Porter, of John*^ Porter, b. Marshfield, May 25, 
1799 ; married^ Lincoln Gould, Oct. 20, 1822, by Rev. Mr. 
Parish, of Marshfield. ; he resides at Hingham, Mass. ; was 
born at Hingham, June 5, 1799, and was son of Robert 
Gould, sometime of Hull and sometime of Hingham. [Robert 
Gould was son of John, Jr., and Jane (Loring) Gould, of 
Hull ; born there May 29, 1759. Married Mary Lincoln, 
daughter of Josiah, Jr., and Mary (Holbrook) Lincoln, of 



PORTER FAMILIES. 147 

Hingham, Feb. 4, 1783 ; she b. July 22, 1763 ; died in Hing- 
hara, Nov. 3, 1847 ; he died there Feb. 26, 1832.] Children : 
1620. i. Eliza Porter,^ b. Jan. 25, 1825; died Mar. 15, 1825. 

1G21. ii. Josiali Lincoln,^ b. Nov. 2S, 1823 ; m. Josephine, daughter 
of (iiles and Eliza (Abbott) (iardner, of Hingham, Oct. 
19, 1845, by Rev. Joseph W. Talbot; she born Sept. 22, 
1826 — had one child. Josiah Lincoln, 9 born April 
22, 1847 ; m. Abbie G. daughter of Peter and Sophia 
(Fearing) Hersey, May 19,1872 ; by Rev. A. G. Jennings. 
She born Sept. 27, 1847. Josiah L. Gould, Sen., died 
Sept. 9, 1849, and his widow married Nathaniel Hunt, 
of Hingham, May 21, 1858. 
1C22. iii. Stephen Puffer,8 b. Aug. 27, 1826; m. Sarah, daughter of 
Henry and Sarah L. (Barnes) Nye, of Hingham, Oct. 
3,1827. She b. Jan. 7, 1827. Children: Sarah L.,9 
b. Mar. 26, 1848; married \Vm. H. Hersey, of Hingham, 
Aug. 31, 18G9, by Rev. Calvin Lincoln ; (he sou of 
Warren and Sarah Ann Hersey, b. Nov. 27, 1840.) 
Augustus S.,9b. 1850 ; unmarried ; resides in Lawrence, 
Mass. Mrs. Sarah N. Gould died May 2, 1861. He 
married 2d, Nancy Wildes Williams, widow of Samuel 
L. Williams, Oct. 17, 1869, by Rev. Phebe A. Hannaford. 
She was daughter of Ezra and Lucy (Cain) Bicknell, 
of Hingham. b. at Weymouth, Oct. 31, 1839. Children : 
Hattie May,9 b. Boston, May 2, 1873 ; died Hingham, 
Aug. 17, 1873. Hattie Lincoln,9 b. Hingham, Sept. 21, 
1875. 
1<j23. iv. Mary Lewis,8 b. April 19, 1832; m. Albert Whiton, of 
Hingham, Sept. 26, 1861, by Rev. Stephen H. Puffer, of 
Lunenburg, Mass. Mr. Whiton, son of Isaiah and 
Martha D. (Easterbrook) Whiton; b. Oct. 10, 1829— 
her second marriage. They have one child, Eliza 
Porter,9 b. Hingham, May 15, 1868. 

938 

Nicholas^ Porter, of John*^ Porter, b. Marshfield, Jan. 18, 
1801, and resides there ; married Mercy R. Holmes, of 
Marshfield, Jan. 8, 1826 ; she daughter of Abraham and 
Ruth (Laphara) Holmes, b. Feb. 10, 1796. They celebrated 
their golden wedding, Jan. 8, 1876. Children : 

1624. i. Marcia R.,8 b. Oct. 26, 1826; m. Edward Sprague, of 

Marshfield, June 13, 1848. Children: John G.,9 m. 
Emma Thomas. Edward PorterS. Frederick Winslow,^ 



148 GENEALOGY. 

m. Lydia Hewett, of Marshfield, Oct., 1877. Marcie 
Alice^. Willie^. George Elmer^. 

1625. ii. Nicholas,^ b. Sept. 6, 1828; m. Deborah P. Bonney, of 

Marshfield, Mar. 3, 1850 ; no children. 

1626. iii. Lydia,8 b. Oct. 5, 1832. 

,1627. iv. Nathaniel J.,8 b. Jan. 27, 1837; unmarried; resides in 
Marshfield ; in business No. 76 Devonshire St., Boston. 

939 

Jeremiah^ Porter, of Isaac^ Porter, b. Farmington, Dec. 31, 
1818 ; died May, 1866. Mar. Philena Blake, 1840. Children : 

1628. i. Charles N.,8 b. June 21, 1841 ; married. 

1629. ii. Rufus B.,8 b. Nov., 1843; m. Millie Calden, of Kingfield, 

Me., at Phillips, Me. 

1630. iii. Florence,^ b. Nov., 1849. 

940 

William^ Porter, of Isaac^ Porter, b. June 26, 1821 ; 
married Elisabeth Record, Sept., 1842. Children: 

1631. i. Melissa E.,^ b. Sept. 3. 1843; m. Roscoe Stoddard, resides 

Minnesota. 

1632. ii. Olive L.,8 b. 1847 ; m. Henry Oilman, at Farmington, Me. 

1633. iii. Ida,8 b. 1856 ; unmarried. 

941 

Selina E.^ Porter, of Isaac^ Porter, b. Farmington, Me., 
Oct. 8, 1824 ; married Daniel W. Pillsbury, Nov. 17, 1844 ; 
he son of Eben and Eliza Pillsbury, of Kingfield, (and 
brother of Eben W. Pillsbury, Esq., of Augusta ;) merchant, 
of Augusta, Me. Children : 

Hanibal E.,8 b. Sept. 29, 1846 ; died. Clara R.,8 died in early life. 
Ossian D.,8 b. Aug. 14, 1851; m. Fannie Harris, at Augusta, Me., 
June 15, 1876 ; merchant. Lizade E.,8 b. Mar. 28, 1857. 

943 

Hiram' Porter, of Laban*^ Porter, b. Weymouth; lived in 
Stoughton ; went out in one of Mass. regiments, and served 
during the war ; returned home, and died soon after ; married 
1st, Lydia. Married 2d, Mary F. Smith, in Stoughton, Jan. 
30, 1857. Child : 

i. Sarah,8 by 1st wife; died Stoughton, Nov. 8, 1853. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 149 

950 

Susanna" Porter, of Ezekiel*^ Porter, born May 4, 1785 ; 
married Ezekiel Pierce, 1808 ; lived in Chesterfield, N. H.; 
she died 1865. Children : 

Ezekiel.^ Susannah.^ Jane.^ Liicms.^ Julia.^ Lafayette. 8 Horace.s 
Augusta.8 

951 

Alexander" Porter, of EzekieF Porter, b. Hallowell, Me., 
Oct. 10, 1787. He was a miller and farmer, and lived in 
New Vineyard, Me.; married Hannah J. W. Bray, 1852 (?); 
died 1853 ; no children. 

952 

Thirza'^ Porter, of EzekieP Porter, b. Hallowell, Me., June 
1, 1789 ; m. Dr. John Cottle, 1807 ; lived in Mainsville, 
Ohio ; died 1865. Children : 

Eliza. ^ Jane. 8 Lucius. ^ Thirza.^ John.8 Susan.8 

953 

EzekieF Porter, of EzekieF Porter, b. Farmington, Me., 
July 4, 1791 ; lived in Strong, Me.; miller and farmer ; he died 
1867 ; m. Eunice Hitchcock, pub. Dec. 27, 1816. Children: 

16o7a. i. Thirza.s b. April 17, 1819 ; m. Lemuel Crosby, of Phillips, 
Me., Dec. 20, 1843. 

1638. ii. Jeremy W.,8 b. Nov. 19, 1820; of Strong, Me. 

1639. iii. Eunice H.,8 b. April 8, 1823; m. Dr. Edward H. Russell, 

1847, of Farmington, Me.,nowofLewiston, Me., where 

he has been Mayor. He has been member of Maine 

Senate. 
Alexander P. ,8 b. Mar. 6, 1825 ; married. 
Elias H.,8 b. Jan. 20, 1827 ; m. Louisa M. Richards, July 17, 

1850. 
Augusta J. ,8 died. 
Austin T.,8 died. 
Ezekiel, s died. 
Sarah M.,8 b. June 21, 1837 ; m. Albert L. Daggett, of 

Farmington, Me., April 2, 1857 ; now of Strong, Me. 



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150 GENEALOGY. 

954 

Jeremy W.' Porter, of EzekieF Porter, born Oct. 3, 1792 ; 
petitioner with his mother in 1816, for administration upon his 
father's estate. Allopathic physician ; lived in Waterloo, 
Ind.; died 1818. 

955 

Polly' Porter, of EzekieF Porter, born July 2G, 1794; m. 
Joseph Holley, 1833 ; lived in Farmington ; died there, 1874. 
Children : 

Mary. 8 Jeremy. 8 John.« Thirza.s 

956 

Zerviah''' Porter, of EzekieP Porter, born Mar. 14, 1797 ; m. 
James Lunt, of Manchester, N. H., 1819 ; she died 1855. 
Children : 

Hannah,^ died. Monroe.^ died. Daniel. 8 Eliza.^ 

958 

AsaheF Porter, of Ezekiel« Porter,!). May 5, 1802; m.Todd ; 
lived in Warren, Ohio ; merchant. Children : 
Asahel.8 Charles.8 

960 

William W." Porter, of Edward'' Porter, b. Taunton, Jan. 
11, 1803 ; resided there ; married Mehetable, dau. of Lemuel 
and Polly Cobb, of Plympton, Mass., June 1, 1828. She b. 
Sept. 21, 1805. Children : 

1662. i. Edward W.,8 b. Mar. 11, 1831 ; m. Sarah Strange. 

1663. ii. Polly L.,8 b. Aug. 1, 1832 ; m. Manning W. Fox. 

1664. ill. Lemuel Cobb,« b. June 25. 1839 ; ra Esther G. Austin. 

1665. iv. Rhoda C.,8 b. Sept. 17, 1846; m. David W. Dean. 

1666. V. Caroline C.,8 b. Sept., 1833 ; died March. 1839. 

1667. vi. Rhoda W.,8 b. Jan. 11, 1835; died. 

962 

Benjamin" Porter, of Edward^ Porter, b. in Taunton, 
Sept. 25, 1806 ; lived there ; married 1st, Betsey Williams, 
1835 ; married 2d, Bathsheba Briggs, 1848. Children : 

1668. i. Eliza J.,8b. 1837; died 1871. 



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1669. ii. Betsey^. 

1670. iii. Emma,'' b. 18-19. 

1671. iv. Benjamin F.,8 died in infancy. 

1672. V. Betsy W.,^ died in infancy. 

963 

Mary" Porter, of EdwarcF^ Porter, b. June 7, 180- ; married 

David Osborne, of Camden, N. Y., 1842. Children : 

Benjamin P.,8 died in infancy. Betsey P. ,8 b. 1845; died Mar., 1873. 
Benjamin L., 8 b. 1847. 

965 

Charles" Porter, of Jacob'^ Porter, b. Mar. 17, 1788, in 
Taunton ; lived there ; died 1855 ; married Mercy Washburn ; 
she b. Nov., 1792 ; died Oct. 30, 1866. He died Sept. 8, 
1860. Children : 

1676. i. Henry Cushman.s b. Nov. 9, 1820; m. Sarah E. Pearce, 
of Providence, R. I. ; tie died in 1863. from the eflfects 
of service in the army ; his widow and his sons Charles 
F.,9 and William C.,^ are living in Providence. 

Theodore P.,^ b. Sept. 23, 1823; unmarried; Taunton. 

Jane, 8 b. Apr. 15, 1825; m. Charles Foster, May, 1856; 
resides Taunton; has two sons: Henry E.,9 b. Feb. 
14, 1858. Charles P.,9 b. May 31, 1860. 

]\Iary,8 b. Nov. 4, 1828 ; unmarried. 

Charles James,'=* b. Dec. 22, 1834 ; unmarried ; died Mar. 
23, 1863. 

966 

Christopher' Porter, of Jacob*^ Porter, b. Taunton, Oct. 18, 
1789; lived in Boston; died 1824; m. Betsey INIiller, of 
Boston ; he left one son,^ who married Mary N. Washburn, 
of Taunton; he died in Cannelton, Ind., 1862. No children. 

968 

John" Porter, of Jacob^ Porter, born Jan. 27, 1793 ; married 
Hannah Earle, of Taunton ; removed to Dover, N. H,; 
thence to Fall River, where he died Mar. 21, 1839 ; had two 
sons, and two daughters : 

Charles B.,*^ m. Annie Williamson, of San Francisco ; has three 
daughters and three sons, and has lived in California since 1848. 
Sarah K.,8 m. P. H. Campbell of Boston; removed to San Francisco, 



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152 GENEALOGY. 

1861 ; two sons and three daughters. Thomas C.,8 unmarried. Harriet 
E.,8 ra. Geo. E. Randolph, of Providence, R. I., 1864, at which time 
they removed to Central City, Colorado. No children. 

970 

Sarah^ Porter, of Zechariah^ Porter, born in Middleborough, 
Mar. 10, 1796 ; m. Dr. Jeremiah Brown. Children : 

Priscilla,*^ m. Carpenter, of Elmira, N. Y. Henrietta, ^ m. Lewis 
Hewlan. Sarah,8 m. Philo Catlin. Le Haller,^ probably of Williams- 
port, Penn. 

971 

Zechariah'' Porter, of Zechariah^ Porter, b. Nov. 7, 1797 ; 
married Sarah Follett, Feb. 18, 1829; she b. Dec. 25, 1800; 
died May 21, 1871 ; he. died May 19, 1848. Children : 

1704. i. Henry Lucien,8 b. Dec. 16, 1829 ; married and had three 

children. Sarah.9 Alice.9 b. 1855; m. Ford, 1876. 
Ernest,9 b. June 2, 1857 ; resides IMissouri. 

1705. ii. Sarah E.,8 b. Nov. 10, 1831 ; m. Charles Wilson, Sept. 17, 

1862 ; resides Walpole, Mass. ; has one son, Clarence 
Porter,^ b. July 18. 1867. 

1706. iii. George H.,s b. Nov. 4, 1833 ; married ; resides New Haven, 

Conn. ; has three children living: George Willis,-* born 
Sept. 29, 1865. Edith,9 b. 1870. Clifford,^ b. 1877. 

1707. iv. Harriet N.,8 b. June 11, 1836 ; m. Frank Shaw, of Jersey 

City; have two children: Frank M.,9 b. Jan. 1867. 
EllaH.,9b. Oct., 1871. 

1708. V. Jefferson B.,8 b. Nov. 14, •1839; married; has three 

children living. Harriet H.,9 b. Oct., 1865. Eugene,^ 
b. Sept. 13. 1869. Arthur Le Roy.a b. Mar. 31, 1874. 

972 

Priscilhv Porter, of Zechariah^ Porter, b. Middleborough, 
Aug. 7, 1799 ; married Palmer Morey, son of Rev. George 
and Anna (Palmer) Morey ; he b. Walpole, Mass., May 27, 
1797, and died Aug. 27, 1867 ; widow died Aug. 26, 1875. 
Children : 

1709. i. Geo. Palraer,^ b. Apr. 25, 1826 ; m. Ann Blakely, Jan. 23, 

1873 ; she b. 1847. 

1710. ii. Harriet L.,8 b. July 15, 1833; m. William Moore, Dec, 

1868 ; and died May 24, 1872. 

1711. iii. Sarah Jane.s b. June 9, 1837. 



1712. 


i. 


1713. 


ii. 


1714. 


iii. 


1714a 


. iv. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 153 

973 

Jefferson Burr" Porter, of Zecheriah^ Porter, b. Middle- 
borough, July 25, 1801 ; resided Mansfield, Mass. ; married 
Betsey Knapp ; no children. She died Aug. 18, 1835 ; he 
died Jan. 16, 1878, in Mansfield, Mass. 

974 

Jonathan O." Porter, of Zecheriah^ Porter, b. -Aug. 17, 
1811 ; married Martha J. Clark, of Oldtown, Me., August, 
1845 ; she died Mar. 2^, 1871, aged 48. Children, all born 
in Oldtown: 

Adriauna.s b. 1846 ; died in about 11 months. 

Albry F.,8 b. Sept. 15, 1848; resides Jersey City. 

Ada A.,"b. Oct. 15, 1850; m. J. S. Parmenter, of Palermo, 

Me., Aug. 24, 1868. 
George H.,8 b. May 25, 1853 ; married ; he is in the West; 

wife at present in Lewiston, Me. 

992 

George S."* Porter, of Sylvanus^ Porter, b. Middleborough, 
Jan. 29, 1807 ; married Rachel Smith, in Charlestown, Mass., 
May 23, 1833; he died in Alameda, Cal., June 27, 1871; 
his widow died in Hingham, Mass., Aug. 27, 1872. Children : 

1715. i. Georgianna,8 b. New York, Jan. 5, 1837. 

1716. ii. Amelia.s b. Allegan, Mich., Xov. 26, 1839. 

1717. iii. George S.,8 b. New Orleans, May 17, 1845. 

1718. iv. William,* b. San Francisco. Nov. 23, 1849. 

1719. V. John Kirkland,8 b. San Francisco, July 22, 1852; resides 

San Francisco ; unmarried. 

1720. vi. Louisa,8 b. Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 3, 1841. 

993 

John K.^ Porter, of Sylvanus^ Porter, b. Middleborough, 
Mass., Dec. 25, 1808 ; merchant ; resides Boston. Married 
1st, Mary Provost Robertson, of N. Y., Sept. 20, 1830 ; she 
died Dorchester, Jan. 19, 1848. Married 2d, Elizabeth Rice 
Bradlee, of Boston, June 10, 1851. Children : 

1721. i. John Sylvanus,« b. New York, Oct. 18, 1831 ; died there 

May 7, 1833. 

1722. ii. Fannie Colden,8 b. New York, March 31, 1834. 

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154 GENEALOGY. 

1723. iii. Mary Provost.^ b. Coalsmouth. Kanawha Co., Virginia, 

Feb. 25, 1838; died in Princeton, Mass., Aug. 21, 1861 

1724. iv. Alexander Sylvanus,^ b. Princeton, Mass., Aug. 25, 1840. 
1825. V. Florence Yirginia,8 b. Princeton, Mass., Aug. 21, 1843. 

1726. vi. Elizabeth Bradlee,^ b. Boston, Mar. 18, 1852. 

994 

Francis E." Porter, of Sylvanns^ Porter, b. Middleborough, 
Sept. 8, 1811: married Barnabas Tha^'er Loring, in Boston, 
Thanksgiving da3% Nov., 1836 ; she died in Dorchester, Jan. 
14, 1857. Children : 

1727. i. Frances E.,8 b. Boston, July 26, 1840, of Braintree. 

1728. ii. Ellen J.,8 b. Dorchester, Oct. 15, 1843, of Braintree. 

1729. iii. Alden Porter.^ b. Dorchester, Jan. 12, 1846, of Braintree. 

1730. iv. Richard Freeman.^ b. Dochester, July 27, 1847 ; of Brain- 

tree. 

1731. V. George F.,8 b. Dorchester, Jan. 9, 1851; died Boston, 

Apr. 6, 1858. 

995 

Ann W. E.' Porter, of Sylvanus'' Porter, b. Middleborough, 
Nov. 14, 1812 ; married Otis Clapp, Aug. 29, 1833, in Boston ; 
she died Oct. 27, 1843. Children: 

1732. i. Otis,8 b. Boston, Sept. 1, 1834; died Sept. 6, 1834. 

1734. ii. Henry Otis.« b. Boston, Sept. 13, 1835; m. Rose Nelson, 

daughter of Rev. David Nelson, of Quincy, 111. ; he 
died there of consumption, Aug. 1, 1866. 

1735. iii. Joseph,'^ b. Boston, Aug. 27, 1839; ra. Elmira J. Jackson, 

of Syracuse. N. Y., Feb. 4, 1864; he was Capt. in 8th 
Illinois CaA'alry, in late war; his wife died Nov. 7, 
1871 ; he resides in Evanston, 111. ; his children : Florence 
P.,9b. Dec. 12, 1865; died 1867. Joseph Eraery,^ b. 
May 2, 1869. Harry Otis,9 b. June 18, 1871. 

997 

Andrew W.' Porter, of William'^ Porter, born Middleboro', 
March 2, 1795 ; died in Monson, Sunday, M.arch 4, 1877. 
The writer of this was indebted to him for many cheering 
words and much information ; about himself he would write 
nothing. Rev. C. B. Sumner, of Monson, Mass., his pastor 
and friend, has at my request prepared the following sketch : 



PORTER FAMILIES. 155 

*'The first seventeen years of his life were spent on a fiirm, with tlie 
enjoyment of the usual advantages of the common school, and a few 
terms at Peirce Academy. Leaving home, he spent several years in 
a country store, first at Wareham, then at Pawtucket, R. I. An 
apprenticeship of six j^ears at Oxford,* with Mr. Samuel Slater, so 
intimately connected with the manufacturing interests of this country 
fitted him to enter a company and take charge of a cotton mill, in 
Monson. Here he spent the remainder of his life, except six 
years devoted to manufacturing interests in Staftbrd, Conn. His 
business life was very successful; a man of strong constitution, of 
vast energy, and great power of endurance, he readily overcame 
obstacles that would have appalled most men. A life long aflfection 
of the heart, often very alarming, and a painful lameness the last 
sixteen years of his life, scarcely diminished his tireless activity. 
To balance these progressive qualities, he was economical, watchful 
of details, of good judgment, and conservative. He rapidly accumu- 
lated money, and soon acquired a controlling influence in his company, 
and a business reputation which won many lucrative offers in more 
important situations. His estate was moderate at his death; but he 
had doubtless given away many times its amount during his life. 

An important event in his life was a deep and thorough christian 
experience, at the age of thirty-four. He had before been upright, 
observant of the Sabbath himself, and required its observance by his 
employees, and who gave regularly one-tenth of his income to 
charitable objects ; but his conversion produced a great change ; all 
the energies of his being were now concentrated in a definite object; 
henceforth he lived for Jesus Christ, his personal Saviour. Whether 
he should give up his business, and fit himself for the christian 
ministry, was at first a perplexing question ; he finally decided to 
remain where God's grace found him, and show himself a christian 
business man. Beginning at once to live, use his resources, and plan 
as the Lord's steward, he determined the proper limit of his accumu- 
lations for a business capital, purposing to put all beyond that direct 
into the Lord's treasury. 

The same firmness of principle and devotion to his Master, appeared 
in everything he did. In every form of church work his presence 
was an inspiration — his zeal, activity and wisdom were an eflicient 
power. The church quickly chose him as deacon, and was never 
willino- to release him. Foremost in devising and planning, he was 



*Dea. Torter always understood Mr. Slater as having iiromised him an interest 
in the mills at Oxford, but when Mr. Slater's sons became his partners, he did 
not so understand it. For some reference to Mr. Slater, see in the appendix to 
this work, an account of the invention of a power loom, by Rev. Jonas Perkins, 
of Braintree, au intimate and beloved fi-ieud of Dea. Porter. 



J. W. P. 



156 GENEALOGY. 

not less valuable as an executor, whether in the more public or the 
more private and delicate matters. Among his own employees he 
was indefatigable in his efforts for the development and growth of 
christian virtues. Neither were his labors confined to distinctly church 
matters; they equally embraced every common interest of the 
community. In the great temperance reform he was especially 
prominent. The academy in Monson, also found in him a warm and 
helpful friend. 

His abounding benevolence gave a far wider scope to his labors 
than his own town ; much of his charity was dispensed in quiet 
unobtrusive ways, reaching all over the land, and many missionarj^ 
homes, churches, and institutions of learning, east and west, north 
and south, have felt the quickening influence of his sympathy, his 
prayers and his money. Nearly all the charitable societies of the 
Congregationalist denomination, and some others, were regularly the 
almoners of his offerings. Perhaps the A. B. 0. F. M., of which he 
was long a corporate member, shared as large as any during his life, 
and it was not forgotten in the disposal of his estate. Amherst Col- 
lege, in its darkest days, invited his co-operation, and it was freely 
given ; long a member of the board of assessors of the charity fund 
and one of the building committee for the erection of the Woods 
Cabinet and Lawrence Observatory', he devoted much time and thought, 
as well as contributed freel}' to the pecuniary necessities of that 
institution, whi{;h to-day holds a i^lace so important to the cause of 
education, and to the church. But Mount Ilolyoke Female Seminary 
claims him as father, and was regarded by him with great affection. 
Captured by ]Mary Lyon before ground had been broken, his interest 
never lessened, nor did he relinquish his thoughtful regard for its 
welfare so long as his trembling fingers could guide the pencil to 
convey his messages of love. 'Except Mar^- Lyon,' wrote the present 
principal, 'no human being has done as much for the institution as 
he.' The minute of the trustees, at the meeting subsequent to his 
death, referring to him whose invaluable services as treasurer and 
steward they had gratefully acknowledged four years before, contains 
the following: 'For forty years he has had more or less to do with 
everything pertaining especially to the finances, buildings, grounds 
and all the externals of the Seminar}'; and during the longer part of 
this time he has had the principal oversight and management of them, 
and he has managed them with a wisdom, an integritj^, and an unselfish 
devotion which are alike remarkable. For forty years, without any 
pecuniary reward or emolument, he gave time, thought, money and 
personal services unsparingly to the institution which he adopted, 
loved and cared for as a child.' 

Mr. Porter was married Jan. 17, ls22, to Hannah Kingsbury, of 
Oxford, who died Dec. 5, 1861). She was a devoted christian woman. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 157 

of strong character and cultivated mind, and doubtless had a large 
influence in moulding his character. They had four children, three of 
"Whom died in infancy, and the fourth, Elisabeth, at the age of thirteen. 
A second marriage was celebrated with Mrs. Mary Sigourney Butler 
Stafford, of Oxford (cousin of his first wife,) Jan. 17, 1872. This, too, 
was a very happy union, and she still survives to mourn his loss. 

Deacon Porter's home, always abundant in hospitality, was a place 
of genial rest and enjoyment. Business men, educators, philanthro- 
pists, those connected with various benevolent enterprises, a large 
circle of christian ministers, missionaries, and christian men of other 
races, who had come to this country for sympathy and help, all found 
there a cordial, pleasant home. 

Deacon Porter was a rare man. His loss is widely felt ; but he so 
lived that, though dead he yet speaketh by his example, by the 
gracious fruits of his personal ministries, and of his multiplied 
offerings to the Lord, by the yet unfailing stream of his beneficence." 

998 

Minerva W." Porter, of William^ Porter, b. Middleboro , 
Mass., Dec. 21, 1796 ; married Lucas Van Duseu, June 19, 
1820, in Pittston, N. Y., at the house of her aunt; he born 
at Kinderhook, Columbia Co., N. Y., April 24,1790; "he 
was of Holland Dutch descent ;" he learned his trade of 
tanner and currier, of Peter Van Allen, at Chatham, 
Columbia Co., N. Y. ; and died at Newark, Wayne Co., N. Y., 
April 16, 1862. Children : 

1745. i. John Porter.e b. Pittston, N. Y., Mar. 24, 1821; married 

Annie M. Lay, at Newark, May 22, 1862; have four 
children; reside in Newark; his busines drying fruit 
and vegetables by steam. 

1746. ii. William James.s b. Pittston, July 15, 1822, unmarried; 

Capt. Co. A, 160th Regt. N. Y. State Volunteers ; killed 
instantly in the battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, in the 
Red River expedition under Gen. Banks, -April 9, 1864. 

1747. iii. Peter,8 b. Pittston, Mar. 14, 1824; married Elizabeth Ann 

Vanvolkenborgh, Apr. 9, 185G ; farmer, has five children. 

1748. iv. Edwin,8 ? born Dec. 28, 1825 ; died Sept. 27, 1828. 

1749. V. Phillip.s ^ born Dec. 28, 1825 ; died June 9, 1827. 

1750. vi. Rebecca,8 b. Pittston, Mar. 22, 1828; educated Mount 

Holyoke Seminary, Mass. ; married at Newark, Edwin 
E. Rogers, of Palmyra, N. Y., May 20, 1863. 



158 GENEALOGY. 

1751. vii. Henry Martin.^ b. New Lebanon, N. Y., May 5, 1830; 

married Emeline Harkness, of Leslie, Micla., Aug. 3, 
1858 ; have two children. Resides Jackson, Mich. ; 
dealer in wood and coal- 

1752. ix. HarrietlSrewell,8 twin to Henry M. ; died in New Lebanon, 

N. Y., May 10, 1832. 

1753. X. Andrew Porter,8 b. Phelps, Ontario Co., N. Y., April 14, 

1836; married Mar}' Hardy, of Mason, Mich., Juno 
18, 1868. Resides at Mason ; dentist. 

1754. xi. Harriet Bostwick,^ b. Phelps, April 10, 1839 ; unmarried ; 

died Newark, N. Y., July 22, 1859. 

999 

Mercy' Porter, of William''' Porter, b. Middleboro', Feb. 5, 
1799; married Phillip Bostwick, Nov. 29, 1834; he son of 
Robert S. and Margaret (Rowse) Bostwick, born Pittston, 
N. Y., Sept. 27, 1799 ; she died at Albion, Mich., April 5, 
1876 ; he died there July 25, 1877. Children : 

i. Margaret L.,8 b. Pittston, N. Y. ; m. John A. Whitbeck, 
of Newark, N. Y. ; resides in Albion, Mich. 

ii. Harriet,^ b. Pittston ; unmarried ; resides Grand Rapids, 
Mich. 

iii. Rebecca,'^ b. Arcadia, N. Y. ; m. John Wessel, of Jackson, 

Mich. ; merchant, 
iv. Robert,^ b. Arcadia: unmarried; of Jackson, Mich, 
vi. Jennie,^ of Albion, Mich, 
vii. Jannette,*^ of Albion, Mich. 

1000 

William" Porter, of William''^ Porter, b. Middleboro,' Feb. 
20, 1801; married Kline, of Springfield, 111., where he and 
his wife both died; they had three children — one son who 
died at the age of twenty, and two daughters. 

1001 

Edwin" Porter, of William*^ Porter, b. Middleboro', April 
26, 1803; resided in Lowell, Mass.; married Paulina Gage, 
of Pawtucket, R. I., Oct. 19, 1829 ; she born Sept. 10, 1805; 
daughter of Anthony and Sarah Bassett Gage, both born in 



1755. 




1756. 


ii. 


1757. 


iii, 


1758. 


iv. 


1759. 


V. 


1760. 


vi, 



PORTER FAMILIES. 159 

Harwich, Mass. Edwin Porter died Lowell, Mass., May 1, 
1S55. Children : 

Rebecca,8 b. Mar. 4, 1831. 

Abigail,* b. Jan. 30, 1833; died Jan. 30, 1833. 

Roger Williams,^ b. Mar. 15, 1834. 

Sarah Gage,8 b. Jan. 2. 1836. 

Andrew Wood,8 b. Sept. 30, 1840; died Oct. 9. 1847. 

Hannah Elisabeth.^ b. May 16, 1844. 

1002 

Rev. Jame^' Porter, D. D., of William^ Porter, b. Middle- 
boro', Mar. 21, 1808 ; educated at common school and 
Middleboro' Academy; in 1825 entered a cotton factory, and 
spent one year in carding room ; then went to Easton and 
spent some time in the weaving department ; experienced 
religion, and felt called to preach, but thought it impossible ; 
with another man, took a mill for one year, and prospered. 
At twenty-one years of age, (1829) left Easton and went to 
Kent's Hill Seminary, Readfield, Me., where he was soon set 
to preaching, to his great annoyance, as he had hoped to 
return to his manufacturing business, which he liked very 
much. He returned to Easton, and was soon at Pawtucket, 
and Newport, R. I., preaching. The next spring joined the 
New England Conference on trial. For twentj^-six years he 
took his regular appointment from the Bishops of the 
Methodist Episcopal church — six years of which he was a 
presiding elder. Filled four stations in Boston of two years 
each, and residing there two of the six years of his eldership. 
He was trustee of Concord Biblical Institute, and of Wesleyan 
University at Middletown, Conn., which conferred the degree 
of A. M. on him — as did McKendree Coll. the degree of 
D. D. Was elected by the legislature of Mass., an overseer 
of Harvard College several years ; was a member of General 
Conference in 1844 ; and six following sessions by election of 
his own conference. In 1856, was elected assistant book 
agent at New York, and removed to that city — serving twelve 
years there, until June 1, 1868 ; has since been preaching in 
several places. Is also a successful author of religious books. 
"The Compendium of Methodism"; "The Free Evangelist;" 



160 GENEALOGY. 

"The Operative's Friend;" "Chart of Life ;" "Winning 
Worker;" "History of Methodism;" all of which have had 
a large circulation. He' has also written well and much for 
the religious press; is an able, pious and devoted preacher of 
the gospel. Is now (1878) living at 133 McDonough street, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Married Jane, daughter of Nathaniel and 
Anna (Tinkham) Howard, of Easton, Mass., June 19, 1833 ; 
they had eight children — four of whom died in infancy : 

1761. i. James F.,8 married; resides in N. Y. city. 

1762. ii. married Wm. H. Chase, of Boston. 

1763. iii. George,*^ unmarried ; resides in Brooklyn. 

1764. iv. Emma.s unmarried ; resides in Brooklyn. 

1003 

Rebecca W.' Porter, of William^ Porter, b. Mar. 2, 1810 ; 
married Oliver Bostwick ; he died about 1870, and his widow 
Aug. 1, 1877. Children : 

1765. i. Yictor,8 b. Pittstown, N. Y. ; m. Flora Wilder, of Lee, 

Mass. ; had seven children ; was a lawyer ; died at 
Jackson, Mich. 
1706. ii. Edward Porter.^ b. Pittstown, N. Y. ; married ; resides 
Jackson, Mich. 

1767. iii. William, 8 b. Arcadia, N. Y. ; married; resides Detroit, 

Mich. 

1006 

John M.'' Porter, of Jaraes"^ Porter, born Pittsfield, Rutland 
Co., Vermont, Mar. 9, 1797 ; lives in Naples, Ontario Co., 
N. Y.; married Daphne Allen Osgood; she born Feb. 14, 
1807 ; died Oct. 18, 1855. Children : 

1768. i. Rowena E.,8 b. April 17, 1828. 

1769. ii. James Osgood,*^ b. Xov. 8, 1832. 

1007 

Zilpab M.7 Porter, of James*^ Porter, b. Pittsford, N. Y., 
June 18, 1799; married Gen. Thomas Putnam, Feb. 7, 1828 ; 
he of Covington, Tioga Co., Penn., where he came about 
1812 ; he was born in Langdou, N. H., June 19, 1790 ; he 
was a surveyor and farmer ; lie died July 12, 1870 ; his widow 
died Aug. 24, 1876. Children, all born in Covington, Penn.: 

1770. i. Elijah, born Nov. 15, 1828 ; died Dec. 22, 1828. 



PORTER FAIVIILIES. 161 

1771. ii. Thomas Burnside,^ b. Jan. 8, 1830 ; resides on the old 

homestead at Covington; m. Elsinore E. Connelly, 
Dec. 8, 1852. Children: Samuel 0.,9 b. Feb. 19, 1855; 
resides Porterville, Tulare Co., Cal. Lilly Ophelia.^ b. 
Jan. 17, 1857 ; died Feb. 22, 1864. Thomas Hammon,9 
b. July 21, 1860. John Putnam.Q born June 15, 1866; 
died June 16, 1866. Ray,9 b. Feb. 24, 1868 ; died Sept. 
23, 1868. Martha Helena,^ b. April 8. 1871. 

1772. iii. Samuel Morris, 8 b. Feb. 1, 1834; a government survej^or, 

of Minnesota ; a young man of much promise ; died 
unmarried, at Little Falls, Minn., Oct. 1st, 1857. 

1773. iv. Perley Porter,8 b. Sept, 30, 1835 ; m. Ellen M. Marvin, 

May 5, 1859; resides Texana, Jackson Co., Texas, 
where he went in 1867 ; has nine children, the first four 
born at Covington, last five in Texas: Fluella I. ,9 b. 
Jan. 9, 1860. Perly Porter,9 b. Nov. 24, 1861. James 
Ajax,9 b. Jan. 29, 1864. Hallie Avis,9 b. Feb. 12, 1866. 
Samuel Morris,^ b July 29, 1868. Minnie Io,9 b. Aug. 
11, 1870. Reward Ellen,^ b. Nov. 10, 1872. Royal 
Augustus,9 b. Feb. 10, 1875. Tilly Thomas,9 b. July 6, 
1877. Mr. Porter is a surveyor and farmer. 

1774. v. Royal Porter ,8 b. Aug. 5, 1837 ; went to California in 1858, 

where he has since resided ; he was the first settler on 
Tule River — and the town bears his name— Porterville, 
Tulare Co., California; is a merchant, and has been 
county judge ; married Mary J. Packard, of Bainbridge, 
N. Y., April 4, 1864. Children: Willie Porter,9 b. June 
16, 1865. Samuel Eugene,9 b. Feb. 9, 1869; died Oct., 
1869. Frank 01iver,9 b. April 10, 1871. 

1775. vi. Arthemise Ophelia, ^ b. April 28, 1846 ; married Aram 

Brown Lain, Dec. 31, 1872 ; he was born at Southport, 
Chemung Co., N. Y., June 9, 1848. Children: Grace 
Arthemise,9 b. Oct. 9. 1873 ; and died Aug. 26, 1875. 
Zilpha Porter,9 b. June 28, 1876 ; resides Canisteo, N. Y. 

1009 

Sophronia LJ Porter, of James^ Porter, b. Keene, Essex 
Co., N. Y., Feb. 16, 1809; married Isaac Adams; resides in 
Tecumseh, Mich. ; he born in Tioga, Tioga Co., Penn., Dec. 
16, 1802 ; wife died in Tecumseh, April 2, 1845. Children : 

1776. 1. Oscar Porter.s b. July 30, 1828. 

1777. ii. Helen,* b. Aug. 31, 1829. 

1778. iii. Peter Jerome,^ b. Oct. 30, 1830 ; died Dec. 29, 1862. 

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162 GENEA.LOGY. 

1779. iv. Riifus,8 b. Dec. 5, 1832. 

1780. V. Mary Araelia.s b. Oct. 24, 1834. 

1781. vi. Cordelia ISI.,8 b. May 23, 183C. 

1782. vii. Lydia Ann.s b. Jan. 7, 1838; died Aug. 16, 1838. 

1783. viii. Rowena Sarab.s b. July 2, 1839 ; died Mar. 12, 1852. 

1784. ix. Isaac.s b. May 29, 1844 ; died Aug. 25, 1846. 

1010 

Sarah R." Porter, of Jaraes*^ Porter, b. Keene, Essex Co., 
N. Y., Mar. 7, 1811; married Asa Stevens, Jr., of Keene, 
N. H., 1832 ; she died April 28, 1840. Children: 

1786. i. Martha Rowena 8 married A. T. Guernsey; resides in 

Lake City, Minn. 

1787. ii. Helen A.,'^ b. in Tioga. Penn., Jan. 14, 1836 ; married 1st, 

Walter Bartlett JIanton, of Providence, R. I., June 4, 
1856. He was Lieut, and acting quartermaster of 3d 
Rhode Island heavy artillery in late war; also 1st lieut. 
in a company of sharp shooters, attached to the IstReg't 
Rhode Island infantry: he died at Hilton Head, S. C, 
Oct. 25, 1862. Married 2d, Benjamin M. Jackson, of 
Providence, R. I., banker, Oct. 13, 1864; he died after 
a painful illness of nearly three years, Feb. 17, 1869. 
Married 3d, Newell Clark, of Boston, Aug. 7, 1871, 
after which they spent one year abroad in foreign travel ; 
they now reside in Boston — Mr. Clark having retired 
from active business. Mrs. Clark's only surviving 
child is Walter Porter^ Manton, now nineteen years of 
age, and at present a member of the second class in 
• Harvard Medical School. (1877.) 

1788. iii. Infant,8 died young. 

1789. iv. Judson A.^; married; resides in Maynard, Iowa; 

proprietor of a large stock farm; has two sons, and 
one dauMiter. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 
1016 

Elizabeth N.^ Porter, of Joseph' Porter, b. Freeport, Me., 
Sept. 2, 1817; married 1st, Mark L. Means, of Freeport, 
Sept. 24, 1840 ; he died May 10, 1843. Married 2d, Samuel 
Lunt, of Freeport, Nov. 3, 1852 ; they reside on the old 



PORTER FAMILIES. 163 

Porter homestead, at Porter's Landing, Freeport. Children, 
by first husband : 

1793. i. William M.,9 b. 1841 ; marriedJeany Shurtleff, of Adrian, 

Mich. ; resides Chicago, 111. 

1794. ii. Daniel M.,^ b. 1843; m. Celia Adams, of Portland, Me. ; 

resides Merrimac, Mass. 

1020 

Joseph N.s Port'er, of Joseph" Porter, b. Porthind, Oct. 31, 
1833 ; resides Freeport, Me.; married Susanna A. Cooper, of 
Whitefield, Maine, 1861. Children: 

1795. i. Joseph W.,9 b. 1862. 

1796. ii. Samuel L.,9 b. 1869. 

1797. iii. Chas. H., b. Jan. 18, 1877. 

1021 

Delia Ann^ Porter, of Samuel- Porter, b. Dec. 18, 1803; 
married Joseph L. Dennison, Dec. 15, 1823 ; daughter, Eliza 
Freeman,^ unmarried ; one daughter, Delia Ann,^ married 
Ansyl Rogers, of Freeport, Me. 

1024 

Mary^ Porter, of SamueF Porter, born April 13, 1811 ; m. 
Joseph Warren Tucker, Nov. 12, 1856 ; he son of Elijah and 
Rebecca (Weatherby) Tucker. No children ; they now reside 
in that part of Boston formerly Roxbury. 

1040 

George F.^ Porter, of Seward" Porter, b. Portland, Aug. 
27, 1819 ; left home when quite young, following the sea until 
1844, when he settled in New Orleans, La., where he now 
resides, (at No. 182 Felicity street ;) he married in New 
Orleans, Mary Elizabeth Simonds, June 4, 1843 ; she born 
Boston, Sept. 10, 1823. Children, all born in New Orleans : 

1809. i. Ellen,9 b. Dec. 9, 1844; died Aug. 22, 1846. 

1810. ii. Frank Gordon,^ b. May 21, 1847 ; died Dec. 13, 1852. 

1811. iii. Eunice Virginia,^ b. Feb. 7, 1849 ; died Aug. 4, 1852. 

1812. iv. Henry Clay, 9 b. Mar. 4, 1852. 

1813. V. Georgie,9 b. Dec. 25, 1854. 

1814. vi. Horace Gray,9 b. Oct. 26, 1856 ; died at Brooklyn, N. Y., 

Dec. 14, 1863. 



164 




1815. 


vii. 


1816. 


viii. 


1817. 


ix. 


1818. 


X. 


1819. 


xi. 



GENEALOGY. 

Geo. rioyd.ob. April 30, 1858 ; died Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 

23, 1863. 
Charles Farley ,9 b. Jan. 25, 1861. 
Cornelia W.,9b. Mar. 14. 1863; died Sept. 29,1867. 
Elizabeth Otis,9 b. Sept. 3, 1864. 
Seward,9 b. Feb. 24, 1867 ; drowned in Bay St. Louis, 

Miss., July 7, 1869. 

1045 

Maiy B.8 Porter, of Charles' Porter, b. April 2, 1818 ; m. 
Geo. W. Sumner, New York city, Oct. 10, 1833 ; he born in 
Boston, Sept. 20, 1798 ; died New York, Feb. 19, 1853. 

1820. i. Charles Porter,9 b. New York, Sept. 6, 1834; m. Abigail 

A. Prince, in Bainbridge, N. Y., Dec. 4, 1871; lives 
Sparkill, N. Y. Children : Anna Prince, lo b. Nov. 10, 
1873. Charles Porter,io b. July 29, 1875; died July 
22, 1876. Mary Brown, lo b. Aug. 6, 1876. 

1821. ii. Mary Porter ,9 b. Oct. 5, 1837 ; d. Mar. 16, 1864. 

1822. iii. Martha Ruth,9 b. April 2, 1840 ; died June 15, 1841. 

1046 

Noah B.8 Porter, of Charles' Porter, b. Nov. 21, 1819 ; 
lived in N. Y. city ; died April 23, 1855 ; m. Augusta M. 
Stowe, Oct. 2, 1848 ; she died Mar. 18, 1850. No children. 

1054 

Rebecca C.^ Porter, of Charles^ Porter, b. Mar. 13, 1836 ; 
married Seth E. Geer, July 20, 1859 ; resides in New York city, 
where he was born. Children: 

1823. i. Harold Sumner,9 b. New York, April 16, 1860. 

1824. ii. Wilson Duryea,9 b. Xew York, Aug. 14, 1861. 

1825. iii. George Porter,9 b. in Car mans ville, N. Y., May 26, 1863 ; 

died Feb. 14, 1869. 

1055 

Barbour B.^ Porter, of Sylvanus' Porter, b. North Yarmouth, 
Me., Aug. 4, 1810 ; resides there; was Major General of Fifth 
Division Maine Militia, 1853 ; deputy sheriff ; and has held 
other offices. Married 1st, Mary H. Persons, of N. Yarmouth, 
Dec. 8, 1831 ; she died May 13, 1861. Married 2d, Emehne 



1832. 


iii. 


1833. 


iv. 


1834. 


V. 


1835. 


vi. 


1836. 


vii. 


1837. 


viii 


1838. 


ix. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 165 

P. Herrick, of N. Yarmouth, Jan. 21, 1864. Children, all 
born in North Yarmouth : 

1830. i. Helen W.,9 b. Sept. 7, 1832. 

1831. ii. Sylvanus,9 b. Aug. 23, 1833 ; m. Sarah P. Jordan, of Saco, 

Nov. 27, 1857 ; resides Cumberland, Me. Children : 

EUa.io Bell.io Mary.io George.io Samuel.io Chas. 

B.io William O.io Frederick S.i" 
David T.,9 b. Sept. 2, 1834; died Sept. 6, 1834. 
George H.,9 b. July 16, 1836 ; d. Nov. 16, 1862. 
Abby C.,9 b. Mar. 28, 1838. 
Caleb H.,9 b. Dec. 25, 1839; died Sept. 3, 1864. 
Charles C.,9 b. Dec. 5. 1842; died Dec. 7, 1862. 
Francis L.,9 b. Aug. 1, 1844 ; m. Rose Perley, of Gray, Me., 

Nov. 29, 1866 ; resides N. Yarmouth. Children : George 

M.io Delia May. 10 Sumner P.io 
William B.,9 b. Mar. 6, 1846 ; died Mar. 30, 1846. 

1061 

Matilda^ Porter, of Capt Stephen''' Porter, b. N. Yarmouth, 
Me., July 25, 1818 ; married Anson Jordan, of Raymond, 
Me. Children : 

Abby F.,9 m. Joseph E. Brown, of Camden, Me. Jedediah Porter, 9 
said to be clerk in Boston, and to reside at Mount Wollaston, Quincy. 

1063 

Hon. William R.^ Porter, of Capt. Stephen^ Porter, b. N. 
Yarmouth, May 20, 1825. Grad. Bowdoin CoUege, 1843. 
Preceptor of Fryeburg Academy, and engaged in teaching 
some years. In Maine Senate, from Cumberland county, 
1851 ; member of Board of Education for same county three 
years. Four years in Portland Custom House, while Ezra 
Carter was collector ; now banker. Married Elizabeth, dau. 
of James Deering of South Paris, Me., May 21, 1846 ; she 
b. Mar. 22, 1824. Children : 

1841. i. William D.,9 born N. Yarmouth, Mar. 9, 1847; resides 

Chicago, 111. 

1842. ii. Eliza D..9 b. Portland, April 6, 1855. 

1843. iii. Frances R.,9 b. Portland, April 24, 1857. 

1844. iv. Abby B.,9 b. Yarmouth, Me., Aug. 17, 1859. 

1845. V. James D.,9 b. Westbrook, Me., Feb. 3, 1865; died Aug. 

22, 1866. 



166 GENEALOGY. 

1067 

Sylvanus^ Porter, of John- Porter, b. Paris, Maine, Mar. 
31, 1817 ; married Esther C. Millett, of Norway, Nov. 10, 
1842 ; resides Paris, Me. Children : 

1846. i. John,9 b. April 27, 1843 ; died Feb. 27, 1864. 

1847. ii. Eliza,9 b. Nov. 28, 1844. 

1848. iii. Fatima M.,9 b. Jan. 27, 1853. 

1849. iv. Ezekiel L.,9 b. Nov. 13, 1857. 

1069 

John B.^ Porter, of John" Porter, b. Paris, Me., Aug. 12, 
1821, where he now resides : married Maria Horn, of Milan, 
N. H., Nov. 9, 1853. Children : 

i. Harriett,9 b. Oct. 1, 1854. 

ii. Annie,9 b. July 5, 1858. 

iii. Eunice,9b. Aug. 31, 1864. 

iv. Almou Farwell,9 b. Dec. 13, 1869. 

1070 b 

Franklin^ Porter, of John" Porter, born Paris, Me., Oct. 
18, 1829 ; resides in Paris ; married Martha M. Millett, of 
Norway, Me., Sept. 15, 1858. Children : 

i. Francis E.,9 b. Oct. 5, 1861. 

ii. James N.,9 b. May 5, 1.SG5. 

iii. Joseph H.,9 b. Jan. 23, 1869. 

1073 

William H.^ Porter, of Charles' Porter, b. Paris, Me., May 

8, 1822 ; resides in Paris ; married 1st, Emeline Pratt, Nov. 
20, 1845; married 2d time. Children: 

i. Charles H.,9 b. 1847. 

ii. Survetus P. ,9 b. 1848 ; died 1875. 

iii. George G.,9 b. 1851. 

iv. William N.,9 b. 1873, by 2d marriage. 

1074 

Rachel L.^ Porter, of Charles" Porter, b. Paris, Me., Feb. 
11, 1824 ; married Thomas Witt, of Norway, Me., Dec. 9, 
1845. Children : 

i. Mary Ellen,9 b. Sept. 23, 1846. 

ii. Charles Thomas,9 b. July 18, 1848. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 167 

iii. Elizabetli Porter,!> b. April 26, 1850. 

iv. Sarah Hamilton,9 b. Dec. 10, 1852. 

V. George Herbert,9 b. May 26, 1856. 

vi. Abby Louisa,^ b. Aug. 11, 1858. 

vii. Willie B.,9 b. June 7, 1862; died Feb. 19, 1863. 

viii. Edward Ellsworth.a b. Oct. 1, 1864. 

1076 

Charles N.^ Porter, of Charles''' Porter, b. Paris, Me., 
April 7, 1828; resides in Paris; married Maria L. Millett, 
Mar. 24, 1852. Children: 

1861. i. Millett N..^ b. Oct. 7, 1853. 

1862. ii. Frank L.,9 b. June 29, 1855. 

1863. iii. Granville H.,9 b. June 3, 1857. 

1864. iv. Willie A.,9 b. April 7, 1863. 

1865. V. Nellie M.,9 b. Aug. 26, 1866. 

1866. vi. Hiram N.,9 b. Oct. 31, 1870. 

1867. vii. Hattie L.,9 b. Nov. 1, 1872. 

1108 

William^ Porter, of Joseph' Porter, b. Freeport, Me., Mar. 
25, 1824 ; resides Freeport ; married Caroline Merrill, 1845. 
Children : 

1868. i. Ella A.,9 b. Sept. 14, 1846 ; died April 7, 1847. 

1869. ii. Ella H.,9 b. Feb. 26, 1849. 

1870. iii. Frederick B.,9 b. Nov. 12, 1867. 



i 



1111 

Eliza^ Porter of Joseph" Porter, born Freeport, Jan. 13, 
1830 ; married William J. Smith, of Yarmouth, Me. Children : 
Clara M.9 Jerome P.9 William E.9 

1112 

Joseph^ Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. Freeport, Me., May 
3, 1834 ; married Laurette Merrill, 1856. Children : 
Willis C.9 Irving S.9 

1113 

George A.^ Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. June 8, 1836 ; 
married Nellie P. Prescott, 1858. Children : 
Lucy E.9 Joseph W.9 Addie M.9 George M.9 Ernest L. 9 



168 GENEALOGY. 

1114 

Mellissa P.^ Porter, of Joseph" Porter, born May 23, 1838 ; 
married Hon. Charles B. Jordan, May 10, 1857 ; he born in 
Lewiston, Me., June 16, 1829; son of James and Deborah 
rGarcelon) Jordan; now resides in Lisbon, Me.; merchant. 
Member of Maine Legislature 1873, '76, '77 ; supervisor of 
schools, town clerk, etc. Children : 

Iva Etta,9b. Oct. 29, 1859; died May 8, 1861. Elraar Porter.a b. 
June 19, 1861. Lizzie Beal,^ b. Oct. 2-i, 1863. Charles Alton.s b. May 
7, 1866. 

1115 

Charles^ Porter, of Joseph" Porter, b. Aug. 25, 1840 ; 
married Charity A. Davis, 1840. Children : 
Iva Etta,'J died young. Bertha.'J Lester N.^ 

1116 

Benjamin^ Porter, of Joseph' Porter, b. Freeport, Me., 
married Angle D. Knight, 1866. Children : 
Lizzie H.'J Benjamin C.,'-* died in infancy. Arthur. ^ 

1117 

John A. Porter, born Freeport, Me.; married Josephine 
Allen, 1866. Children: 
Howard. Elmer. Burnham. 

1200 

Robert^ Porter, of Robert" Porter, born Stoughton, Dec. 6, 
1823 ; resides there ; farmer, and dealer in coal. Married 
Mary Holmes Drake, Nov. 16, 1848 ; she born March 22, 1830. 
Children : 

1800. i. Mary Emma,9 b. 1849 ; died Sept 22, 1850. 

1801. ii. Mary Emma,9 b. Dec. 26, 1850. 

1802. iii. Theresa Jane,^ b. Mar. 17, 1853. 

1803. iv. Robert Drake,^ b. July 29, 1856. 

1804. V. Ellis Boyden,9 b. April 28, 1861. 

1805. vi. A. St. John Chambre,^ b. Sept. 27, 1868. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 169 

1201 

Uriah C.^ Porter, of Robert^ Porter, b. Stoughton, Oct. 2, 
1826, and resides there ; farmer ; married Ann E. Gill, Feb. 
8, 1850. Children : 

1806. i. Clarence Capen,9 b. Feb. 26, 1851. 

1807. ii. Charles Sumner.^ b. Mar. 3, 1857. 

1808. iii. Horace Mann.s b. July 6, 1875 ; died Nov. 9, 1875. 

1202 

Theron M.^ Porter, of Robert' Porter, b. Dec. 19, 1828. He 
was a ftirraer until the age of twenty-five, then went into the 
employ of the Stoughton Branch Railroad Co. At the open- 
ing of Easton Branch Railroad, in 1855, he removed to North 
Easton, and was station agent there, and in the employ of 
Oliver Ames & Sons, until 1865, when he established the firm 
of Porter & Co., wholesale flour dealers, at 613 and 615 
Atlantic Avenue, Boston, of wdiich firm he was senior partner 
at the time of his death, at his residence at North Easton, 
Feb. 1, 1878, aged 49 years 1 month and 12 days. He was a 
valued citizen, a kind husband and father, and much respected 
by all who knew him. He married Betsey M. Bisbee, dau. 
of John Bisbee, of Easton, Mass., Dec. 27, 1856. (John 
Bisbee was in the employ of Oliver Ames & Sons, at North 
Easton, over sixty-two years ; he died Dec. 21, 1871, aged 
86 years ; his widow was living in 1876, at the age of 78 years. 
She and her husband having lived together fifty years, having 
had four daughters, now living.) The children of Theron 
M. and Betsey M. Porter, were : 

Theron M.,9 b. June 21, 1858 ; died Sept. 16, 1858. 

Frank B.,9 b. Aug. 12, 1859; died Sept. 23, 1860. 

Helen Maria,9 b. Aug. 30, 1860. 

George.s b. Aug. 23, 1862 ; died Aug. 3, 1863. 

Fannie Baker.a b. Jan. 13, 1865. 

Jessie,9 b. April 6, 1866. 

Harry L.,9 b. May 10, 1867. 

Freddie,9 b. Aug. 14, 1868. 

Walter,9 b. Mar. 28, 1870. 

Horace Mann,9 b. Feb. 8, 1874; died Sept. 2, 1871. 

99 




170 GENEALOGY. 

1206 

John M.8 Porter, of Robert" Porter, b. Feb. 1, 1837; 
resides No. 290 West Fifth street, South Boston ; married 
Abbj N. Leman, of Boston, 1863 ; she born there, 1837. 
Children : 

1820. i. Avis,9 b. South Boston, 1865 ; died 1866. 

1821. ii. Eunice F.,9 b. New Ipswich, N. H., 1867 ; died 1875. 

1822. iii. Abby Leman.s b. South Boston, 1869. 

1207 

Jonathan F.^ Porter, of Roberf^ Porter, b. Stoughton, 
Mar. 23, 1840, resides there; farmer. Married Hattie L. 
Burnham, of Stoughton, April 10, 1864. No children, 1875. 

1208 

Marcus M.^ Porter, of Robert" Porter, born May 12, 1841 ; 
resides East Stoughton ; farmer ; married Hattie E. Jones, of 
N. Stoughton, Nov. 28, 1867, she born April 19, 1849. 
Children : 

1823. i. Francis Elam,9 ? ..„^ , ,. ^ i^ lo^n 

1824. ii. FrancenaElla.9 \ ^^ "^^' ^- ^^^- 1"' l^^^" 

1825. iii. Emmons Chace.'J b. Mar. 19, 1871. 

1213 

Elizabeth^ Porter, of John" Porter, born Stoughton, April 

12, 1830 ; married Daniel F. Baxter of North Bridgewater, 

Feb. 12, 1860 ; she died April 6, 1872. Children : 

Inez Viola,9 b. Dec. 3, 1860. John Freeman,^ b. June 30, 1863. 
Hiram.9 

1214 

Jonathan K.^ Porter, of John" Porter b. Sept. 10, 1832; 
resides Stoughton ; mechanic; married Sarah E. Gay, Sept. 
27, 1856. Children : 

Edward W.,9 b. Feb. 19, 1867. Jonathan K.,9 b. April, 1869. Bessie 
C.,9 b. Feb., 1871. 

1215 

Benjamin W.^ Porter, of John^ Porter, b. Stoughton, July 
9, 1835, resides East Stoughton. Married 1st, Frances A. 
Kelly, of Quincy, Dec. 25, 1865; she died Feb., 1868. Married 



PORTER FAMILIES. 171 

2d, Abbie R. Richardson, of Stougbton, Nov. 21, 1869. 
Children : 

Henry E.,9 b. Feb. 11, 1868. Benjamm W.,9 b. May 17, 1871. 
Frederick W.,9 b. Aug. 5, 1874. 

1217 

Martha H.^ Porter, of Joseph'' Porter, born Stoughton, 
Nov. 3, 1829 ; married 1st, Luther French of Stoughton, Jan. 
17, 1817. Married 2d, Jeremiah Russell, of East Stoughton. 
Children, by 1st husband : 

Mary Randall,9 b. Nov. 14, 1849; m. Mark H. Sellers, Feb. 5, 1873; 
he died Aug. 24, 1875. Martin Luther,^ b. Mar. 9, 1852. Samuel 
Chesley,9 b. Mar. 8, 1855. 

1219 

Joseph D.^ Porter, of Joseph" Porter, b. Mar. 19, 1835 ; 
resides East Stoughton ; carpenter ; married Sarah Hunt, of 
West Randolph — she died Jan. 16, 1870. Children : 

1840. i. Justina A.,9 b. July 23, 1857. 

1841. ii. Annie 9.,9 b. Mar. 25, 1859. 

1842. iii. Davis A.,9 b. Feb. 5, 1861. 

1843. iv. Sarah E.,9 b. Dec. 30, 1869 ; died Sept., 1870. 

1220 

Sarah C.^ Porter, of Joseph" Porter, b. Stoughton, April 
10, 1839 ; married Ira Hunt, of South Weymouth, May 
16, 1856. Children : 

Susie F.,9 b. June 24, 1867. Abby Louise,9 b. Oct. 16, 1869. Joseph 
Porter.9 b. Dec. 27, 1874. 

1221 

Isaac L.^ Porter, of Joseph" Porter, b. Stoughton, Feb. 23, 
1842 ; mechanic, state constable, etc.; married Clara F. 
Roulstone, of N. Y., Jan. 21, 1866. 

1231 

Isaac^ Porter, of Rhodolphus' Porter, b. April 19, 1821 ; 
resides South Braintree ; married 1st, Mary F. Willis, 



172 GENEALOGY. 

June 18, 1843 ; she died April 5, 1853. Married 2d, Adeline 
Hunt, June 7, 1864 ; she born April 11. Children : 

1856. i. John F.,9 b. Oct. 11, 1845. 

185/. ii. Heman,9 b. Mar. 30, 1847. 

1858. iii. Isaac L.,9 b. Oct. 9, 1848. 

1859. iv. Sylvanus F.,9 b. Sept. 16, 1850. 

1860. V. Mary F.,9 b. Jan. 28, 1853. 

1861. vi. Addie L.,9 b. Aug. 25, 1867. 

1862. vii. Susie E.,9 b. April 20, 1870. 

1863. viii. Sarah L.,9 b. April 29, 1873. 

1233 

Joseph F.^ Porter, of Rhodolphus' Porter, born April 28, 
1824 ; resides in South Braintree ; butcher ; married Mary- 
Arnold, of South Braintree, May 8, 1845 ; she born Jan. 9, 
1823. He died Feb. 8, 1870. Children, one son and three 
daughters. 

1234 

Lewis^ Porter, of Rhodolphus" Porter, born Jan. 25, 1826 ; 
resides Brockton; boot manufacturer; married Harriet 
Rainsford Soule, Nov. 26, 1857 ; she daughter of Oakes S. 
Soule, of Brockton. Children: 

1867. i. Rachel Alma,9 b. Aug. 26, 1858 ; m. Frank F. Porter, Sept. 

5, 1877. 

1868. ii. Harriet Emily,9 b. Sept. 1, 1861. 

1869. iii. Jennie,9 b. June 12, 1868. 

1870. iv. Ella Oakes.9 b. June 18, 1872. 

1236 

Lucinda^ Porter, of Rhodolphus'^ Porter, b. Sept. 11, 1829; 
married Edward Bailey Packard, May 29, 1845 ; he son of 
Ambrose and Esther (White) Packard, born Jan. 8, 1819 ; 
resides Brockton ; farmer. Children : 

1871. i. Edward Ellis,9 b. Oct. 3, 1848 ; m. Edith Atherton, Mar. 

6, 1877. 

1872. ii. Nellie,9 b. April 16, 1858. 



POETER FAlSnXIES. 173 

1237 

Aziibah^ Porter, of Rhodolphus'^ Porter, b. Jan. 2, 1832 ; 
married Nathan Marshall, of Roslindale, Mass., (Ward 23, 
Boston,) he born in Oxford, Maine, Aug. 1, 1830. Children : 

Ada Azubah,9 b. April 26. 1855 ; died Aug. 22, 1857. Edgar Nathan.a 
b. Nov. 8, 1857 ; died Sept. 14, 1858. 

1876. iii. Edna Porter,^ b. Oct. 5, 1860. 

1877. iv. Freeland Henry,9 b. Jan. 9, 1864. 

1878. V. Walter ]Srathan,9 b. Sept. 6, 1868. 

1879. vi. Ada Lucinda,9 b. Dec. 1, 1872 ; died April 17, 1873. 

1238 

Rhodolphus^ Porter, of Rhodolphus' Porter, b. E. Randolph, 
Jan. 22, 1834 ; resides South Braintree ; merchant in Boston ; 
extensive manufacturer of boots. Married Emilj A., daughter 
of Joel E. Holbrook, Esq., Oct. 1, 1857 ; she b. Feb. 3, 1840 ; 
died Oct. 13, 1860. Married 2d, Mary A. Holbrook, sister 
of first wife ; she born July 13, 1846 ; died Jan. 16, 1874. 
One child : 

1880. i. Edwin Frances,^ b. Sept. 29, 1860. 

1239 

Charles F.^ Porter, of Rhodolphus" Porter, b. Jan. 16, 
1836 ; resides Brockton ; boot manufacturer. Married Myra 
F. Niles, of Braintree, Nov. 30, 1854, by Rev. Richard 
S. Storrs, D. D. Children : 

1881. i. Myra Effie.^b. Aug. 5, 1856. 

1882. ii. Alice Gertrude,9 b. Oct. 28. 1864. 

1883. iii. Annie Niles,9 b. Jan. 7, 1870. 

1884. iv. Charles French,9 b. Oct. 4, 1874. 

1241 

Elizabeth G.^ Porter, of Rhodolphus^ Porter, b. Sept. 17, 
1840 ; married Bradford Wilde, of Brockton, Jan. 20, 1862 ; 
he born in East Randolph, Mass., now Holbrook. Children : 

Hattie Esther,9 b. Sept. 18, 1864. Mabel Porter,9 b. Feb. 12, 1871. 
Lucinda Elizabeth,9 b. Mar. 22, 1873. 



174 GENEALOGY. 

1249 

Martin R.^ Porter, of Martiiv Porter, born South Braintree, 
Jan. 21, 1824 ; married 1st, Mary A. Dyer, 1846 ; died 1849. 
Married, 2d, Elizabeth F. Bacon, daughter of Simeon J. and 
Esther D. Bacon, of South Boston, Dec. 29, 1852 ; he died 
April 4, 1859. Mrs. Porter married 2d, Mr. Chas. Messinger, 
of Brooklyn, N. Y. Children of M. R. Porter: 

1888. i. Charles Martin,^ b. July 24, 1854. 

1889. ii. Mary E.,9 b. June 21, 1856; m. Horam R. Steele, of St. 

Joseph, Louisiana, Sept. 9, 1877. 

1890. iii. William Messinger,^ b. Mar. 2, 1858; died May 17, 1859. 

1250 

Rebecca J.^ Porter, of Martin' Porter, b. South Braintree, 
Dec. 7, 1826 ; married Theodore D. Randall, South Braintree, 
1846. Child : 

1891. I. Walter,9 b. Chicago, 1852 ; married Lillie C. Harris, 1874 ; 

resides Rochester, N. Y. 

1251 

Asa R.8 Porter, of Martin" Porter, b. Feb. 6, 1829 ; resides 
No. 124, F street. South Boston. He is the long well known 
and popular conductor on the Old Colony and Fall River 
Railroad; married Sarah C. Daland, Nov. 28, 1850. Children : 

1892. i. Geo. Reed,^ b. South Braintree, Sept. 2, 1851 ; conductor 

on the Old Colony & Fall River Railroad ; married 
Carlie J. Tj'ler, 1875. 

1893. ii. Mary Eva,^ b. South Braintree, July 23, 1853 ; died 1854. 

1894. iii. Asa Herbert,'-' b. South Braintree, Mar. 4, 1855; resides 

New London, Conn. ; ra. Sadie H. Ewer, Nov. 16, 1875. 
1895 iv. Susie Converse.a b. New Bedford. Nov. 13, 1863. 

1252 

Susan E.8 Porter, of Martin" Porter, b. April 4, 1833 ; 
married 1st, Geo. S. Page, of Boston, April 22, 1752 ; he died 
in Matanzas, Cuba, Oct. 6, 1860. Married 2d, Leonard C. 
Baker, of Kingston, April 15, 1869 ; resides corner of M and 
Third street, South Boston. Children, by 1st husband: 

Jennie D., b. 1853. Susan E.,9 b. 1855. George M.,9 b. Girard, 
Penn., 1857. 



PORTER FAMILIES. I75 

1253 

Julia AnnS Porter, of SamueF Porter, b. Easton, Mass., 
July 18, 1820 ; married Hon. Sands Nilfes Breed, of Canton] 
111.; he son of Jonas and Betsey (Niles) Breed, born Stonino-ton' 
Conn., Aug. 20, 1810, Children : "^ 

1899. i. Chikl.9 b. July 30, 1839 ; died in infancy. 

1900. ii. John H.,9 b. May 29, 1841 ; died Feb. 22, 1854. 

1901. iii. Julia Maria.s b. Oct. 29, 1844 ; m. Samuel P. Cochrane, of 

Quincy. 111., Nov. 12, 1871. 

1902. iv. Samuel Porter,9 b. May 12, 1848 ; died April 21, 1869. 

1903. V. Mary Grace,9 b. Oct. 30, 1851 ; m. Fred J. Loring, Feb. 16, 

1873. 

1904. vi. Hattie A., 9 b. Nov. 19, 1854. 

1905. vii. Lucy Emma,9 b. Nov. 22, 1859. 

1254 

Samuel L.^ Porter, of Samuel' Porter, b. Boston, July 17, 
1824 ; resides in Canton, 111.; painter and glazier ; married 
April 1, 1852. Children : 

1906. i. Sarah,9 b. about 1853 ; m. Charles Cox. 

1907. ii. Alice.9 b. about 1855. 

1908. iii. Emma,9 b. about 1859. 

1909. iv. Nettie,9 b. about 1864. 

1255 

Benjamin^ Porter, of Samuel" Porter,, b. Boston, Jan. 31, 
1827 ; resides Canton, 111.; married Aug. 19, 1847. Children : 

1910. i. Julia S.,9 b. May 30, 1850; m. John G. Tuttle, Sept. 17, 

1868. 

1911. ii. Charles L.,9 b. Jan. 16, 1853. 

1912. iii. Blanche J., 9 b. Aug. 21, 1855. 

1913. iv. Benjamin Franklin,9 b. Jan. 8, 1859. 

1914. v. Anna M.,9 b. April 15, 1862. 

1257 

Hattie^ Porter, of SamueF Porter, b. Canton, 111., Dec. 10, 
1837 ; married William E. Cooper, of Wichita, Kansas, 
July 4, 1859 ; served in late war ; have six children. 



176 GENEALOGY. 

1261 

Franklin^ Porter, of Ira'^ Porter, b. Braintree, Oct. 14, 1836; 
resides in Randolph ; married Eliza R. Woodman, Nov. 25, 
1862, daughter of Archibald Woodman ; b. Quincy, Aug. 27, 
1843. Children : 

1921. i. Abbie W.,9 b. July 16, 1864. 

1922. ii. Frank W.,9 b. Nov. 15, 1868; died Oct. 1, 1869. 

1259 

Ira W.^ Porter, of Ira' Porter, b. Braintree, June 17, 1832 ; 
resides Mobile, Ala.; married Abbie S. Woodman, daughter 
of Archibald .Woodman, Dec. 14, 1859 ; she born in Randolph, 
July 4, 1841. Children : 

1923. i. Eulalia H.,9 b. Dec. 23, 1863. 

1924. ii. Archie W.,9 b. Oct. 22, 1866. 

1925. iii. Anna,9 b. Nov. 24, 18G8. 

1926. iv. Ira W.,9 b. Oct. 6, 1870. 

1927. V. Edith Augusta.9 b. Nov. 7, 1876. 

1281 

John W.^ Porter, of Whitcomb' Porter, b. Weymouth, 
Aug. 2, 1827. Insurance agent, No. 27 State street, Boston ; 
resides at Neponset, Ward 16, Boston. Was for several years 
a member of the Boston school committee — takes much 
interest in education. Married Ellen Howland, July 17, 
1851, by Rev. Humphrey Richards ; she was daughter of 
Jabez and Dorcas (Jenkins) Howland, of West Parish, 
Barnstable, born May 10, 1832. Children : 

1923. i. Francis Howland,9 b. June 4, 1854. 

1924. ii. John Ilsley,9 b. Aug. 16, 1856. 

1925. iii. William Wallace,9 b. Mar. 24, 1859. 

1926. iv. Ellen Wild.a b. July 23, 1861. 

1927. v. Henry Herbert,^ b. Mar. 23, 1865; died Jan. 13, 1866. 

1928. vi. Frederick Whitcomb,9 b. July 14, 1867. 

1929. vii. Arthur Butler,9 b. Nov. 16, 1873. 

1282 

George E.^ Porter, of Whitcomb''' Porter, b. in Weymouth, 
Nov. 4, 1828 ; resides in Weymouth ; boot manufacturer ; 



PORTER FAMILIES. 177 

enterprising and successful ; married Amanda Cusbing, Nov. 
13, 1850, by Rev. W. G. Cambridge ; she born July 30, 1831. 
Children : 

1930. i. Edgar Cushing,9 b. Quincy, July 17, 1851 ; married Emma 

Jane Sterling, Nov. 28, 1872. 

1931. ii. George Whitcomb,9 b. Weymouth, June 8, 1854; died 

Dec. 1854. 

1932. iii. Edith C.,9 b. Weymouth, July 4, 1863. 

1933. iv. Alice Belle.s b. Weymouth, Jan. 24, 1859. 

1934. V. Charles Ilsley,^ b. Weymouth, Nov. 27, 1866. 

1935. vi. Susan Hunt,9 b. Weymouth, Mar. 24, 1868. 

1283 

Henry T.^ Porter, of Whitcomb" Porter, b. Weymouth, 
July 13, 1832 ; resides in Chicago ; wholesale lumber 
merchant ; married Mrs. Mary E. Mansfield, of Chicago, 111., 
Dec. 15, 1868, by Rev. Robert CoUyer. 

1284 

Susan B.s Porter, of Whitcomb' Porter, b. Weymouth, July 
17, 1836 ; married John Parker Ilsley, Dec. 21, 1854, by Rev. 
Wm. P. Lunt ; he son of Edward and Ellen (Deering)Ilsley, of 
Portland, Me., b. Dec. 22, 1826 ; resides in Germantown, Pa.; 
is president of St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company, in 
Minnesota. Children : 

1936. i. Alice Deering,9 b. Chicago, Jan. 18, 1856. 

1937. ii. Susan Porter,9 b. Milwaukee, Wis., Mar. 24, 1859. 

1938. iii. Edward,9 b. Wilkesbarre, Penn., Feb. 8, 1864. 

1939. iv. John Parker,9 b. Oct. 1, 1876. 

1286 

Col. Charles H.^ Porter, of Whitcomb" Porter, b. (Quincy, 
April 3, 1843 ; insurance agent. No. 27 State street, Boston ; 
•resides in Quincy. Trustee of Adams Academy there. 
Member of the 39th Mass. Reg't, in the last war, and has held 
other positions of usefulness and trust. Married Hannah 
Almeda French, June 23, 1870, by Rev. John D. Wells. 
Children : 

1940. i. Charles Hunt,9 b. Oct. 4, 1871. 

1941. ii. Henry Whitcomb,9 b. July 3, 1875. 

1942. iii. Robert Brastow,9 b. Oct. 17, 1876. 

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178 GENEALOGY. 

1288 

Joseph W.^ Porter, of Joseph' Porter, b. Milton, Mass., 
July 27, 1824 ; resides Burhngton, Me.; farmer and lumber- 
man ; after first marriage, resided in Braintree, Mass., where 
he held several town ofiQces ; removed to Weymouth, 1858, 
and to Braintree again in 1861; thence July, 1862, removed 
with his family to Burlington, Maine ; was appointed aide- 
de-camp to Governor Coburn, in 1863 ; messenger of the 
electoral vote of Maine to Washington, 1864 ; member of 
Maine House of Representatives, 1864,-'65,-'68,-'72 and '76; 
of Maine Senate, 1866 and 1867 ; Executive Councillor, 1869, 
1870 ; President of Maine State Republican Convention, 
1872; Presidential Elector, 1876. Married first, Rhoda Keith, 
daughter of Rev. Jonas and Rhoda (Keith) Perkins, of 
(East) Braintree, INIass., Jan. 5, 1851, by her father ; she 
was born Nov. 23, 1826 ; died in Burlington, Me., Nov. 30, 
1875; she was a graduate of Mount Holyoke Female Sem- 
inary, 18-i5, where for the most part of her time she was 
private secretary to Miss Mary Lyon ; taught school in Put- 
nam, Ohio, and in Braintree, Mass. Married second, Mrs. 
Rose (Brooks) Nickerson, of Orrington, Me., May 4, 1877, 
at Bangor, Me., by Rev. Prof. Wm. M. Barbour, D. D. She 
widow of Capt. Henry Nickerson, and daughter of James 
and Elizabeth Taylor (Bartlett) Brooks, of Orrington, Me.; 
born April 22, 1840. Children, all born in Braintree : 

1943. i. Joscph,9 b. March 29, 1853; died Sept. 19, 1854. 

1944. ii. Rhoda Josepha,'-' b. .Inly 26. 1856. 

1945. iii. Mary Stetson.'J b. June 18, 1858. 

1289 

.John B.^ Porter, of Josepli" Porter, born Milton, Mass.; 
March 27, 1826 ; resides in Lowell, Me. Married 1st, Lucinda 
M., daughter of Colonel Theodore Taylor, of Burlington, Me., 
Feb. 17, 1851. Married 2d, Mrs. Patience Lambert Peutlen, 
June 5, 1869. Children, born in Lowell: 

1944. i. Lizzie Caroline,^ b. 1851 ; married George Edward Rand, 

April 8, 1868 ; resides in Hanson, Mass. 

1945. 11. Samuel,^ born Jan. 24, 1853; died Sept. 6. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 179 

1946. iii. Samuel Taylor.o b. June 29, 1854 ; married Maiy Curtis, 

July 3. 1878. 

1947. iv. Mary Hannah,^ born Feb. 17, 1856; married George I. 

Varney, July 24, 1872. 

1948. V. Annie Stetson.^ b. Feb. 9, 1858. 

1949. vi. Nellie Frances.^ b. March 14, 1860 ; died March 20. 

1950. vii. Joseph John,9 b. June 7, 1863. 

1951. viii. Thomas Wimams,9 b. 1870. 
19.52. ix. Martha Susan,^ b. Sept. 13, 1871. 

1953. X. Rhoda Harriette,9 b. May 20, 1873. 

1954. xi. Esther May ,9 b. May 8, 1875. 

1955. xii. Cyrus, 9 b. June 29, 1877. 

1292 

Thomas W.^ Porter, of Joseph" Porter, b. Milton, Mass., 
May 15, 1832. Resides Burlington, Maine ; unmarried. 
Was in late war, — Lieut, of Co. F., 14th reg't Maine volun- 
teers ; representative to Maine Legislature, 1877,-'78; has 
held all the town offices, and has been much in the employ 
of the State surveying on the public lands. 

1297 

George W.^ Porter, of William G.^ Porter, b. Wrentham, 
Mass., Aug. 8, 1832 ; resides there ; farmer, and dealer in 
real estate. Married Clara Bradish, July 27,1857. Children: 

1956. i. Isabel E.,9 b. Dec. 22, 1858. 

1957. ii. Eliza Fiske,9 b. Dec. 23, 1862. 

1958. iii. Anna Clough,9 b. Nov. 3, 1871. 

1319 

Ahira S.^ Porter, of Ahira^ Porter, born Stoughton, Jan. 
30, 1827. Resides Brockton ; extensive dealer in horses and 
carriages. Married Louisa, daughter of Josiah Packard, Apr. 
22, 1849. Children : 

1970. i. Henry Swan,9 b. May 27, 1842. 

1971. ii. Frank Forest,9 b. Dec. 14, 1856; m. Rachel A. Porter, 

daughter of Lewis Porter, Sept. 5, 1877. 

1320 

Rachel D.s Porter, of Ahira^ Porter, b. Stoughton, Dec. 27, 
1828. Married Albion P. Richardson, of Worcester, Mass.; 
no children. She died Aug. 27, 1850. He died Dec. 26, 1875, 



180 GENEALOGY. 

at his residence in Worcester, after a lingering illness of two 
years. 

1321 
William^ Porter, of Ahira'^ Porter, b. Aug. 30, 1831 ; resides 
Randolph, Mass. Married 1st, Ellen, daughter of Sidney- 
French, of Randolph, June 30, 1854 ; died July 11, 1861. 
Married 2d, Sarah K. Alden, daughter of Hiram C. Alden, 
Esq., June 18, 1872. One child : 

1972. i. Frederick Arthur.^ b. June 24, 1861 ; died Oct. 2, 1865. 

1322 

SamueP Porter, of Ahira" Porter, b. Stoughton, Mass., 
June 27, 1833. Resides in Portland, Me.; merchant. Married 
1st, Sarah, daughter of Benjamin and Patience Chamberlain, 
of Marion, Mass., Nov. 26, 1856; she died May 18, 1865. 
Married 2d, Helen F. Kendall, of Portland, June, 1871. 
Children : 

1973. i. Ada Leslie.s b. July 9, 1859 ; died. 

1974. ii. Walter C.,9 b. May 13, 1865. 

1975. iii. Marion Kendall,^ b. Sept. 28, 1874. 

1323 

James^ Porter, of Ahira" Porter, b. Oct., 1835. Resides 
JBrockton ; mechanic ; married Caroline A. Clark, of Brockton, 
Jan. 14, 1860. One child : 

1976. i. William Ellis,9 b. Mar. 29, 1861. 

1324 

George W.^ Porter, of Ahira^ Porter, b. Jan. 30, 1843 ; 
resides East Stoughton; mechanic; Married Ellen E., dau. 
of William and Elizabeth Tucker, of E. Stoughton, Nov. 22, 
1866. 

1331 

Warren F.^ Porter, of Luther" Porter, b. Stoughton, June 
2, 1838, where he resides ; mechanic ; married Hattie M. 
Barrows, of Stoughton, Jan. 22, 1859. Children : 

1980. i. George A.,9 b. Aug. 19, 1864; died Aug. 20, 1865. 

1981. ii. Charles F., 9 b. Sept. 26, 1867. 

1982. iii. Lillia A.,9 b. June 6, 1873. 



POETER FAMILIES. 181 

1333 

Catharine I.^ Porter, of Luther^ Porter, b. Mar. 20, 1851 ; 

married Francis L. Clapp, of Boston, July 1, 1869. Children- 
Arthur W.,9 b. July 19, 1871. Luella W.,9 b. Mar. 30, 1874. Charles 

H. P., 9 b. Mar. 25, 1875; died June 25, 1875. 

1397 

Oliver C.^ Porter, of Chipman' Porter, b. Halifax, Mass., 
Jan. 26, 1827 ; family reside Middleboro'; married Malanza 
Phillips, of East Bridgewater, Nov. 19, 1863 ; he died Feb. 
18, 1873. Children : 

1989. i. Lucy Blanchard,^ b. April 2, 1865. 

1990. ii. Franklin,9 b. May 12, 1869. 

1400 

Henry M.^ Porter, of Chipman^ Porter, born Halifax, Nov. 
20, 1837; resides there. Married Harriet G. Hathaway, of 
E. Bridgewater, Sept. 19, 1865. Children : 

1991. 1. Cynthia Wood,9 b. Oct. 22, 1867. 

1992. ii. Hattie Hathaway.s b. Feb. 11, 1869. 

1993. iii. John Chipman,9 b. Oct. 4, 1870. 

1994. iv. Gertrude,9 b. July 7, 1872. 

1995. V. Annie,9 b. Jan. 8, 1876. 

1404 

Abby F.^ Porter, of NathanieF Porter, b. E. Bridgewater, 
May 28, 1840. Married Samuel Foster, of South Abington, 
Oct. 15, 1857 ; he son of Hector and Mary (Churchill) Foster, 
born 1835. Children: 

Child,9 died young. Austin Powers,9 b. June 9, 1859. John Albert,9 
b. June 15, 1866. Mabel Amanda,9 b. April 18, 1873. 

1406 

Francis B.s Porter, of NathanieF Porter, b. Aug. 20, 1835 ; 
resides East Bridgewater; married Abbie A. Hartwell, of 
N. Bridgewater, 1860 ; she dau. of Charles A. and Abigail 
(Copeland) HartweU, born Aug. 12, 1838. Children : 

Charles Frazier,9 b. Feb., 1863. Ellen A.,9 b. Feb., 1869. Grace II. ,9 
b. Nov., 1870. 



182 GENEALOGY. 

1408 

Lewis H.^ Porter, of Enos' Porter, born Cummington, Mar. 
21, 1830. Resides in Williamsburg, Mass.; merchant; 
married Phebe Byram, of Waterville, N. J.; she born 1835. 
Children, all born in Waterville, N. J. : 

2007. i. Frances Enos.s b. May 30, 1854. 

2008. ii. Lucius E./J b. Oct. 8, 1857. 

2009. iii. Theodore Priestly,^ b. Oct. 9, 1859. 

2010. iv. Watson Byram.a b. Dec. 12, 1860. 

1410 

Henry M.s Porter, of Enos' Porter, born June 23, 1826 ; 
resides in Williamsburg ; merchant ; married Mary E. Tileston, 
Oct. 23, 1862. 

1412 * 

Edward A.« Porter, of Enos' Porter, born Sept. 23, 1839 ; 
resides in Williamsburg ; married Jennie Warner, June 19, 
1873. One child : 

2011. i. Charles Warner," b. May 28, 1874. 

• 

1418 

Levi P.^ Porter, of Asa H.'^ Porter, born Cummington, Mass., 
Nov. 8, 1836; widow and children reside there; married 
Cornelia E. Wilbur, Dec. 18, 1860 ; he died Jan. 23, 1871. 
Children : 

2012. i. Fannie Maria.^ b. April 13, 1802. 

2013. ii. Delia Alice.'J b. Jan. 9, 1865. 

1420 

Harlan P.^ Porter, of Asa H.' Porter, born Cummington, 
Apr. 23, 1838 ; resides Brooklyn, N. Y,; in the army two 
years ; married Mary J. Bailey, of Brooklyn, N. Y., July 14, 
1868. Children : 

2014. i. Emma Maria,9 b. May, 1869. 

2015. ii. Jennie E.,'-* b. May 14, 1871. 

2016. iii. Alfred Eugene.a b. July 9, 1874. 



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PORTER FAMILIES. 183 

1423 

Alfred E.^ Porter, of Asa H.' Porter, b. Cummington, Feb. 8, 
1848 ; resides Springfield ; house builder. 

1426 

Morris H.s Porter of Milton' Porter, born Cummington, 

April 28, 1839 ; resides Kalamazoo, Mich.; married Mary R. 

Barnard, Nov., 1863. Children : 

Gertrude,9 born Mar. 9, 1865. Harry,9 and Nora,9 twins, born June 
28, 1872. 

1427 

Ralph M.s Porter, of Milton' Porter, born Cummington, 
June 2, 1848 ; resides Springfield, Mass. 

1440^ 

Edwin H.s Porter, of Seth J.' Porter, born Skaneateles, 
N. Y., Dec. 17, 1822 ; was for five years deputy commissioner 
of the state land office, Michigan ; married 1st, Adaline E. 
Walter, at Kalamazoo, Mich., Dec. 23, 1845 ; she died June 
15, 1866. Married 2d, Emma E. Nash, of Lansing, Mich., 
July 26, 1867. Children : 

Harry W.,9 b. 1849. Ahce E.,^ b. 1852. Charles E./J b. 1856. Nellie 
R.,9 b. 1859. 

1441 

Hon. James B.^ Porter, of Seth J.'^ Porter, b. Marcellus, 
N. Y., Sept. 7, 1824 ; elected register of deeds and county 
clerk of Allegan Co., Mich., in 1850, which office he held 
until June 1, 1861, at which time he entered upon the duties 
of secretary of state of Michigan, and held that position until 
Jan. 1, 1867 ; since that time he has been engaged in the 
real estate and general insurance business, at Lansing, Mich. 
Married Eunice Johnson House, at Otsego, Allegan Co., 
Mich., Aug. 17, 1845 ; she daughter of Eleazer and Apphia A. 
Johnson House, b. Moreux, N. Y., 1824 ; Mr. House died at 
Otsego, Mich., 1852; his widow died in Lansing, Mich., 1872. 
Children : 

2017. i. Aristun,9 b. 1849 ; died. 

2018. ii. Edgar Seth,9 b. May 10, 1851 ; grocer ; Lansing, Mich. 



184 GENEALOGY. 

2019. iii. William Hubbard,9 b. May 9, 1853; of the firm of Baker 
& Porter, furniture dealers, Lansing, Mich. ; m. Elvira 
A. Morehouse, at Litchfield, Ohio, Feb., 1872. Children : 
Florence.io b. Aug. 28, 1875. Walter Ford.io b. Aug., 
1877. 

2020a. iv. James Ballard,9 ; died. 

2020b. v. K,osieA..9b. 1862; died. 

1503 

Rev. LemueP Porter, D. D., of Lemuel" Porter, born in 
Boston, May 1, 1809; his father being in China, did not see 
him until he was three years old ; at an early age he was 
clerk in a store on Central wharf, Boston ; after a while he 
fitted to go supercargo of a vessel to the East Indies. In the 
spring of the year in which he was to sail he became interested 
in religion and joined the" Baldwin Place church, of which 
his mother and sister were members ; he felt it his duty to 
preach the gospel, and fitted for college, graduating at 
Waterville, Me., in 1834, and Newton Theological Institute ; 
settled over a Baptist church in Lowell, Aug., 1885, where he 
has preached for sixteen years witli remarkable success. In 
1851 he removed to Pittsfield, and settled there as pastor of 
the Baptist church, of which liis beloved friend Governor 
George N. Briggs, was a member ; after preaching there 
thirteen years, the death of his dearly loved daughter seemed 
to almost crush him, and his health failed ; he resigned his 
pastorate and was appointed Secretary of the American Tract 
Society, at Chicago, 111. His physicians thought the climate 
would be beneficial, but it was not so to be ; he was attacked 
by a bilious fever which terminated in a typhoid fever, of 
which he died Oct. 17, 1864. His remains were interred at 
Mount Auburn, beside his father and sister. His mother, 
whom he dearly loved, never spoke but once after hearing of 
his death, but swoomed away and died. He was one of 
nature's noblemen, of commanding personal appearance, 
possessed of ardent affections and of amiable disposition ; 
he was beloved by all who knew him. Rev. Baron Stow, D. D., 
in an obituary notice of him, says : 



PORTER FAMILIES. 185 

Dr. Lemuel Porter, died in Chicago, Oct. 17 ; he was a native of 
Boston. In childhood he was one of Dr. Baldwin's catechetical class ; 
at the age of eighteen he was baptised ; at twenty-sis he was settled 
over a Baptist church in Lowell, where in a pastorate of sixteen years, 
and a pastorate of twelve years at Pittsfield, Mass., he baptised over 
one thousand and two hundred christian converts. I have been 
acquainted with him thirty-seven years, most of the time intimately, 
and I can say that I have never known, either in the pulpit, or out of 
it, a nobler specimen of christian manhood. I have yet to meet the 
first person who ever suspected him of actions or motive bordering on 
meanness in any department of life. His heart was large, generous, 
and true ; his ministerial life was stained by no folly ; his friends 
were never ashamed of him ; the vilest never could speak ill of him. 
His character was harmoniously and beautifully developed; he 
commanded universal respect; he was an illustration of what a 
christian mother's fidelity, and a thorough intellectual training, and 
the sanctifying grace of God combined, could make of a human being. 
His record is without a blot. In Pittsfield he had the confidence and 
co-operation of the late Gov. Briggs, and when that great and good 
man departed he felt the blow as one of unusual severity. Soon his 
elder daughter, a young lady of uncommon worth, was suddenly 
removed ; two such dispensations nearly crushed him. He had no 
ambition for literarj' distinctions ; his great aim was to be a good 
preacher and pastor ; in that line he had few superiors. He resorted to 
no expedients to secure popularity ; he kept his character unimpeached, 
and did well his work. He held steadily on his way, a uniform 
light that had no eclipse. He was not perfect, but rery few at the age 
of fifty-four retire from life leaving so unblemished a history. His 
labors were eminently blessed in the conversion of sinners, and the 
healthy growth of churches. He gradually sank a martyr to a climate 
to which his temperament was not adapted. At early dawn on the 
Sabbath his spirit passed to its home on high. He died among friends, 
who did their utmost to save him. His mind was peaceful when not 
shattered by the terrible typhoid in his brain. He spoke composedly 
and firmly of his trust in a Redeemer, and his apprehension that his 
earthly mission was near its conclusion." 

He married W. Maria Skinner, Nov. 24, 1835. i\Irs. Porter 
was of Windsor, Vt. where she now resides. Children: 
2020. i. Clara Maria,9 b. Lowell, Mass., Oct. 12, 1837; died at 
Pittsfield, Mass., ISTov. 2-1, 1«G1. She was a most beau- 
tiful woman, in person, character, and everything 
which makes completeness. She had a fine education 
and splendid poetical talents. Her death was a severe 
blow to her relatives and friends. From an obituary 

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186 GENEALOGY. 

of her by Rev. John Todd. D. D., of PittsfieM, I take 
the following: "Twenty-four years ago, a beautiful 
child was placed in the arms of these parents; the 
great question was, what manijer of child shall this be? 
to-day it is answered. None but her parents can know 
how much that was bright, pure and lovel.y, dwelt in 
that casket which has been so suddenly crushed. With 
a disposition of unalloyed sweetness, with an educa- 
tion for which no expense was spared, seven years 
were spent in our excellent institution, (Maplewood, 
Pittsfield, Mass. ;) with a memory that gave her a full 
mind ; with a taste that selected nothing which was not 
refined, graceful and beautiful; with powers of mind 
and heart that had made her pen known very exten- 
sively ; with poetical talents that were fast bringing 
her into notice and admiration ; with a love of music, 
and ability to execute, that made her home like a nest 
of singing birds on the bough that is rocked in sun- 
shine ; her hand engaged to one to walk the journey of 
life, how could this young timid girl meet death, and 
go away from all this into eternitj', without terror or 
regret? Clara Maria Porter, at twenty, knelt at the 
cross, gave her heart to Christ in an everlasting cove- 
nant, so that on her dying bed, she could speak calmly, 
tell her father of her firm trust in the Saviour, so that 
the day before she died, could sing several hymns Avith 
great sweetness, and recite with touching eloquence, 
her own requiem for Governor Briggs." 
2021. ii. Helen Gertrude,'-' b. Lowell, Xov. 6, 1840; married James 
N. Edminister, Esq., of Windsor, Vermont, Nov. 5, 
1867. They have a son, Lemuel Porter, i" b. April 12, 
1869. 

1504 

Hannah E.^ Porter, of LemueF Porter, b. Feb. 17, 1813; 
died at Warrenton, Va., Nov. 3, 1858. She was a lady 
remarkable for her personal beauty ; loveliness of features, 
delicacy of form, and grace of carriage united to add a peculiar 
charm to her person ; sprightly and amiable of character, 
"which made her universally beloved ; pious, conscientious and 
devoted to every good work ; an affectionate wife and mother, 
and a useful member of society and the church. She married 
Rev. Joel Smith Bacon, of Georgetown, Ky., Dec. 1, 1831 ; 



PORTER FAmLIES. 187 

he was born in Cayuga Co., N. Y., Sept. 3, 1802 ; in 1822 
entered Homer N. Y., Academy; grad. Hamilton College, 
N. Y., 1826, and at Newton Theological Seminary, 1831 ; 
taught school in Virginia; afterwards taught a classical school 
in Princeton, N. J., where he enjoyed the society of its literary 
elite, and was recognized as a gifted and scholarly man; 
installed pastor of First Baptist church, Lynn, April 7, 1837 ; 
resigned Dec. 13, 1839 ; for the next few years an efficient 
member of the Baptist Triennial Convention, having in charge 
foreign and domestic missions, with his location at Bostou. 
In 1812 visited the Shawnee missions ; in 1813, he accepted 
the office of President of Columbian College, Washington, 
D. C, where he continued with great success, until July 14, 
1854, when he resigned ; he spent one year in southern 
Georgia, another in Louisiana; afterward removing to Warren- 
ton, Va.; and in 1859 removed to Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he 
was president of a female institute, in connection with his 
son-in-law. Prof. Latham ; the war coming on, he returned to 
Warrenton, Va., 1860. Here he was at the head of the Fauquier 
Female Seminary, until 1866. For several years after this he 
was in the employ of the American and Foreign Bible Society. 
He was an earnest, devoted, christian minister, of unusual 
abilities ; as an extemporaneous preacher and debater, not 
excelled ; a fond, affectionate, and beloved father and husband. 
He died in Richmond, Va., Nov. 9, 1870. His funeral, on the 
11th, was attended by ministers of all denominations ; Rev. 
Dr. Barrows preached on the occasion, and Rev. Dr. Jeter 
spoke of his character and labors : "In its intellectual 
characteristics Dr. Bacon's mind was versatile without being 
superficial; popular rather than profound in its views of 
principles ; practical, and yet fond of speculation * * 
fond of the study of men and things rather than of books 
* * ready for the defence of the established truth, yet 
tolerant of views manifestly erroneous, from charity toward 
human infirmity. Children : 

i. Ida,9 b. Hamilton, N. Y., July 10, 1834; m. Prof. R. P. 
Latham, of Alexandria, Va., Dec. 26, 1854; he died in 
the Confederate service, 1862. Children: Florence M.,"' 



188 GENEALOGY. 

born Kichmond, Va., Oct. 8, 1855. Josie B.,io b. 
Alexandria, Va., July 29, 1858. Richard P.,io b. 
Warrenton, Va., 1861 ; died 1862. Mrs. Latham m. 2d, 
Eev. H. W. Dodge, D. D., a Baptist clergyman, of 
Lynchburg, Va., July, 1864; he afterwards minister in 
Loudon Co., Va., Austin, Texas, and now has charge 
of a church in Columbia, Mo. Children : Clarence 
Porter.io b. Lynchburg, Va., Mar., 1867. Willie 
Ruggles,i« b. Nov. 23, 1871. (Florence Latham, lo m. 
John Hollingsworth, of Austin, Texas ; now living in 
Graham City, Young Co., Texas. Children : Ida M.,ii 
b. Mar., 1875. Mary,ii b. Nov., 1876.) 

ii. Josie,9 b. Boston, Feb. 28, 1837; m. L. R. Spilman, Esq., 
attorney at law, Richmond, Va., Dec 24, 1866. 
Children : Ida.i" b. Oct. 6, 1867. Arthur Ruggles.'o b. 
Aug. 21, 1869. Allan Lester.io b. Aug 17, 1876 ; died 
same year. 

iii. Lemuel Porter.a b. Lynn, May 24, 1839 ; died May 26, 1851. 

iv. Albert J.,9 May 1, 1842 ; died Washington, July 17, 1851. 

V. Gertrude,9 b. Boston, Sept. 18, 1840 ; died there Nov. 16, 
1840. 

vi. Gertrude Ruggle8,9 b. Washington, D. C, Aug. 8, 1848. 

vii. Alice rreston,^ b. Washington, D. C, May 15, 1851; m. 
S. G. Sneed, of Austin, Texas, Feb., 1876 ; died Feb., 1876. 

1505 

Oliver^ Porter, of Lemuel" Porter, b. Boston, May 28, 1816 ; 
grad. Hamilton College, and at Harvard Law School ; was in 
the Mexican war in the U. S. Army, and died at Jalapa, 
Mexico, Jan. 22, 1848. Married Mary Ann Russell, of West 
Cambridge. One son : 

2022. i. Herbert Oliver,^ b. about 1847. 

1509 

Hon. Edward F.^ Porter, of Edward J." Porter, b. Scituate, 
July 21, 1820 ; resides West Newton : manufacturer of dye 
woods and extracts ; was member of the General Court from 
Boston, 1857, 1858, 1859, and of the Boston city government 
1855, 1856, 1865, 1866 ; state liquor commissioner from 1859 
to 1866. Married Phebe Damon, 1842; she born 1820. 
Children : 

2023. i. Francis E.,9 b. Aug. 28, 1844; physician; resides at 

Somerville; married Christine Taylor, Oct. 14, 1876. 






PORTER FAMILIES. 18^ 

2024. ii. Damon Clarke.a b. Oct. 29, 1846 ; graduated Wesleyan 

University, Conn.; clergyman; married Helen A. 
Fuller, April 9, 1873 ; spent a year and a half in Europe 
and Palestine, and soon after returning home he fell 
in the barn, December 1, 1874, killing him instantly. 
He was thoroughly devoted to his sacred calling, and 
much beloved by all who knew him. 

2025. iii. Henry Sumner,^ b. June 28, 1851; married Louisa F. 

Ives, Nov. 30, 1871, and has one child, Ruth Bassett,i(> 
b. Dec. 1, 1872 ; resides Indianapolis, Ind. 

2026. iv. Wendail Lee,9 b. Dec. 18, 1852 ; married Nettie Rose. Oct. 

27, 1874,— has one child, Damon Lee.io b. Oct. 28, 1876 ; 
resides Sedalia, Mo. 

2027. V. Lewis Bates,9 b. Jan. 27, 1856. 

2028. vi. Willie Doane,9 b. Oct. 31, 1858. 

2029. vii. Annie Phebe,^ b. Aug. 6, 1861. 

1510 

Lucy Gardner^ Porter, of Edward J.^ Porter, b. Feb. 9, 
1822 ; married W. H. Jenkins, of New York, 1843 ; merchant. 
Children : 

i. Theodore Parker,9 b. 1847. 

ii. Arthur Chauncy,^ b. 1848. ^ 

iii. William Porter.a b. 1854. 

iv. Charles E.,9 b. 1856. 

V. Isabels., 9b. 1858; died 1859. 

1511 

Margarette^ Porter, of Edward J.'^ Porter, b. April 20, 1824 ; 
married Perez Jenkins, of Lexington, Mass., 1862 ; farmer 
and master mariner. 

1512 

William^ Porter, of Edward J.^ Porter, born Jan. 22, 1827 ; 
resides Cincinnati, Ohio ; printer ; married Lucy J. Ives, 1849. 
Children : 

2035. i. Edward Jarvis,9 b. 1850. 

2036. ii. Alice Ives,9 b. 1852. 

2037. iii. Jessie May,9 b. 1857. 

2038. iv. William,9 b. 1860. 

2039. V. Mary Mansfleld,9 b. 1864. 

2040. vi. Helen Augusta,9 b. 1866. 



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190 GENEALOGY. 

1513 

Charles^ Porter, of Edward JJ Porter, b. July 28, 1829 ; 
resides Miamiville, Ohio ; farmer ; married Mary Buxton, 1869. 

1514 

Perez G.^ Porter, of Edward J.7 Porter, b. Jan. 20, 1834 ; 
resides Cambridge, Mass.; merchant in Boston, (No. 23 Broad 
street;) married Helen A. Burchstead, May 24, 1852 ; she 
daughter of Benjamin and Mary Noyes (Childs) Burchstead, 
born July 9, 1829. They have one son : 

2041. i. Harry Gardner,^ b. Dec. 6, 1857. 

1515 

Sarah J.^ Porter, of Edward J.' Porter, b. Jan. 20, 1834 ; 
married Thomas H. Kendrick, of Lexington, Mass., merchant. 
Children : 

2042. i. Carrie Fletcher.s b. 1852. 

2043. ii. Julia Fremont,9 b. 1856 ; died 1857. 

2044. iii. Frederick Parlier,^ b. 1858. 

2045. iv. Laura Maxwell/J b. 1861. 

2046. V. Charlotte,9 b. 1863. 

1516 

Alexander^ Porter, of Edward J.^ Porter, b. Oct. 16, 1836 ; 
resides New York city ; merchant ; married Elizabeth F. 
Jenness, 1856 ; she died April 12, 1872. Children : 

2047. 1. Walter Howard,9 b. 1856. 

2048. ii. Mary Lizzie,9 b. 1858. 

2049. iii. William Henry ,9 b. 1860 ; died 1862. 

2050. iv. Lucy Gardner,^ b. 1862. 

2051. V. Lucy Gardner,^ b. 1864. 

2052. vi. Jennie Kendrick,9 b. 1868. 

1546 

Lemuel® Porter, of Nathan^ Porter, b. Mount Vernon, Me., 
Dec. 4, 1834 ; married 1st, Nellie E. Bartlett, of Belgrade, 
Me., pub. April 26, 1867 ; she died May 16, 1868. Married 
2d, Lydia A. Dudley, of Readfield, Me., pub. Nov. 3, 1868. 
Child : 

2053. i. Hattie D.,9 b. Oct. 18, 1870. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 191 

1525 

William^ Porter, of Amasa" Porter, 1). July 24, 1818 ; resides 
Mt. Vernon, Me.; married Sarah H. Children: 

2054. i. Lester,9 b. April 13, 1850. 

2055. ii. Ida Aurissa,9 b. Dec. 13, 1854. 

2056. iii. Alice Rosamond.s b. Oct. 28, 1856. 

2057. iv. Ellsworthi Amasa.s b. Dec. 31, 1865. 

1613 

Alvan^ Porter, of Alvan^ Porter, b. Marshfield; resides E. 
Bridgewater ; married Mehetable, daughter of Jacob Reed, of 
E. Bridgewater, 1844. Children: 

2058. i. Almira C.,9 b. Sept. 1, 1846 ; died April, 1848. 

2059. ii. Louisa M.,9 b. Oct. 17, 1848. 

2060. iii. Franli S.,9 b. Aug. 5, 1852; died Aug. 9, 1853. 

2061. iv. Ellen F.,9 b. June 6, 1854. 

2062. V. Edith M.,9 b. April 9, 1857. 

And five others. 



1638 

Jeremy W.^ Porter, of EzekieF Porter, born in Strong, Me., 
Nov. 9, 1820; resides in Strong; manufacturer; member of 
Maine Senate; Trustee of State Reform School. One son: 

2063. i. James E.9 Relating to him, I subjoin an article from 
Portland Maine Press : "James E. Porter. — Lieut. 
James E. Porter, one of the officers of Gen. Custer's 
command who fell in the Big Horn massacre, was a 
son of the Hon. Jeremy Porter, of Strong, in this state. 
He graduated at West Point in the class of 1869 ; 
received his commission as second lieutenant, and at 
once joined Gen. Custer's force at Fort Levenworth, 
Kansas. He was transferred to North Carolina, and 
thence to Fort Lincoln, having meanwhile been pro- 
moted to a first lieutenancy. At the time of his death 
he was acting captain of Company I, 7th Cavalry. 
He was thirty-two years old, leaves a wife and two 
children. His family is now at Fort Lincoln. Lieut. 
Porter was an officer of much promise, and cordially 
esteemed by all who knew him." 



192 GENEA.LOGY. 

1662 

Edmund W.^ Porter, of William W J Porter, born Taunton, 
Mass., Mar. 11, 1831; resides in Aurora, 111.; superintendent 
of Aurora Silver Plate Manufacturing Company ; married 
Sarah E. Strange, April 6, 1852, by Rev. E. Maltby ; she 
daughter of Jirah and Sally Strange, of Taunton, born Sept. 
12, 1832. They have had one child: 

2064. i. Warren S.,9 b. Oct. 3, 1857 ; died Sept. 1, 1861. 

1663 

Polly L.8 Porter, of William W." Porter, born Aug. 1, 1832 ; 
married Manning W. Fox, of Taunton, May 21, 1850. 
Children : 

William A.,9 b. 1851; died 1853. Caroline P.,9 b. 1853. William 
M.9 Horace E.9 Adeline E.9 

1664 

Lemuel C.^ Porter, of William W.' Porter, b. June 25, 1839 ; 
resides Aurora, 111.; britannia worker ; married Esther G. 
Austin, of Taunton, Sept. 14, 1859. Children: 

2065. i. Lillias.'J b. June 3, 1860. 

2066. ii. Jennie B.,9 b, Mar. 19, 1865. 

2067. iii. Anna A.,9 b. Mar. 1, 1868. 

1665 

Rhoda C.^ Porter, of William W." Porter, born at Taunton, 
Sept. 17, 1846 ; married David W. Dean, of Taunton. 
Children : 

Ruth A.9 Edmund P.9 

1715 

George S.^ Porter, of George SJ Porter, born New Orleans, 
May 17, 1845 ; resides New Durham, N. J.; married Sarah 
M. Nichols, of New Durham, May 8, 1872. One child: 
i. Josephine,9 b. Feb. 19, 1874. 
1718 
William^ Porter, of George S.' Porter, born San Francisco, 
!^ov. 23, 1849 ; resides there ; married Sarah Andrews, July, 
1870. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 193 

1720 

Louisa^ Porter, of George S." Porter, bom Milwaukee, 
Wis., Nov. 3, 1841 ; died Nov. 8, 1868 ; married John De' 
Camp Bluxem, of Brooklyn, N. Y., May 26, 1858. Children : 

i. Sarah.9 b. Aug. 23, 1859. 

ii, Georgianna,9 b. Feb. 14, 1861. 

iii. Louisa,9 b. Feb. 25, 1863 ; died 1863. 

iv. Mary,9 b. May 20, 1864. 

V. George Porter,^ b. Dec. 10, 1866. 

1724 

Alexander S.^ Porter, of John K.' Porter, born Coalsmouth, 
Va., Aug. 25, 1840; resides in Boston; merchant; married 
Mary Otis Cushing, in Boston, Apr. 27, 1865. Children : 

2090. i. Mary Otis,9 b. Feb. 25, 1866. 

2091. ii. James Otis, 9 b. Feb. 25, 1870. 

2092. iii. Alexander Robertson,9 b. Feb. 6, 1873. 

2093. iv. Catliarine Cusliing,9 b. Feb. 3, 1876. 

t 
1755 
Rebecca^ Porter, of Edwin" Porter, born Mar. 4, 1831; 
married Henry J. Coop, July 14, 1857 ; he son of John and 
Rose Coop, of Messina, Italy, born Nov., 1822 ; resides No. 
390, Magazine street. New Orleans, La. Children : 
Louis F.,9 b. Jan. 8, 1858. Sarah P. ,9 b. April 26, 1865. 

1757 

Roger W.^ Porter, of Edwin" Porter, born March 15, 1834 ; 
resides Nashua, N. H.; married Clara Amelia Baldwin, Sept. 
13, 1864 ; she daughter of Josephus and Nancy (Blanchard) 
Baldwin, born Dunstable, Mass., July 20, 1845. (Mr. 
Baldwin, born Oct. 15, 1803; Mrs. Baldwin bora Milford, 
N. H., Feb. 23, 1804.) Children of Roger W. and Clara A. 
Porter: 

2100. i. Clara Grace,9 b. Oct. 15, 1865 ; died June 21, 1866, 

2101. ii. Paulina Elisabeth,9 b. Feb. 24, 1867. 

2102. iii. Edwin,9 b. April 30, 1869 ; died June 22, 1869. 

2103. iv. Annie Baldwiu,9 b. Aug. 23, 1872. 

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194 GENEALOGY. 

1768 

Rowena E.^ Porter, of John M," Porter, born Naples, N. Y., 
April 7, 1828; married James H. Macomber, April 19, 1849. 
She died Feb. 18, 1865. Children : 

Daphne M.,9 b. Nov. 16, 1850. ClaritraL.,9 b. April 4, 1852. 
Royal Porter,9 b. Nov. 7, 1854. Arthemise R.,9 b. Aug. 5, 1867. 
Emma 0.,9 b. Mar. 1, 1859. Zilpha T.,9 b. Oct. 25, 1861. Evaline 
A.. 9 b. June 26, 1863. 

1769 

James O.^ Porter, of John M.' Porter, born Nov. 8, 1832 ; 
lives Naples, N. Y.; married Hannah Jerusha Holland, Sept. 
14, 1860; she born June 22, 1843. Children: 

2104. i. Flora Elsina,9 b. Dec. 8, 1861. 

2105. )i. Cora A.,9 b. June 8, 1863. 

2106. iii. Willie l.,9 b. Aug. 6, 1865. 

2107. iv. Viletta A.,9 b. April 18, J867 ; died Aug. 23, 1874. 

2108. V. John M.,9 b. April 1, 1868. 

2109. vi. James 0.,9 b. Mar. 28, 1870. 

2110. vii. Almira J.,9 b. Jan., 1872 ; died Aug. 16, 1874. 

2111. viii. Eric David,9 b. Feb. 19, 1874. 

2112. ix. Mina Belle.9 b. July 5, 1876. 

2113. X. Nini Adel,9 b. July 8, 1877 ; died Sept. 3, 1877. 



POETER FAMILIES. 195 



RICHARD PORTER APPETsTDIX. 



Richard^ Porter was a good writer. His signature to his 
will was written when he was very aged. 

5 

ZACHARY5 BICKNELL came from England, in 1635, 
with Rev. Joseph Hull and others, and probably died the next 
year, for the General Court ordered March 9, 163?, "that 
William Reed, having bought the house and twenty acres of 
land at Weymouth, unfenced, which was Zachary BicknelFs, 
for seven pounds thirteen shillings and four pence, of Richard 
Rockett and wife, is to have the sale confirmed by the child 
when he cometh of agfe, or else the child to allow such costs 
as the court shall think meet." Zachary and Agnes appear 
to have had but one child, John.^ 

The widow Agnes Bicknell, married Richard Rockett, of 
Braintree, (now Rockwood,) by whom she had one child, 
John, b. in Braintree, Dec. 1, 1641, who was the ancestor of 
a large portion of the Rockwoods in New England. Mrs. 
Agnes Rockett died in Braintree, July 9, 1643, aged forty-five 
years. 

87 

Col. AAR0N5 HOBART was son of Isaac* and :\Iary 
(Harden) Hobart, born 1729 ; resided in South Abington ; a 
distinguished man in his day ; he owned a township of land 
in Maine, now Edmunds, in Washington county, where his 
sons Nathaniel and Isaac settled. Married 1st, Ehzabetli, 
daughter of Jacob and Ann (Dingley) Pillsbury, Nov. 5, 1753. 



196 GENEALOGY. 

Married 2cl, widow Thankful Adams, Nov. 25, 1777 ; she 
widow of Elihu Adams, of Braintree, brother of John i^dams. 
Children : 

i. Jacob.s b. Aug. 5, 1754; died Dec. 20, 1772. 

ii. Seth,6 b. Sept. 4, 1755; m. Esther, of Jona Allen, of 
Braintree, 1782 ; settled in East Bridgewater ; he died 
1813; his widow 1814. Children: Betsey,^ b. 1783. 
Jacob.7 b. 1784. Jonathan," b. 1786. Seth," b. 1788. 
Polly,7 b. 1790. Eunice," b. 1795. Joseph,' b. 1796. 
Esther," b. 1798. 

iii. Nathaniel,^ b. Oct. 15, 1758 ; married ; died June 23, 1838, 
aged 80. 

iv. Elizabeth,6 b. Oct. 5, 1761 ; m. Dr. David Jones, Feb., 1777 ; 
he b. at Wrentham, Mar. 26, 1749; came to Abington 
with his father; removed to North Yarmouth, Me., Oct. 
17,1783. Children: Mary,' m. John Hall, and had 
eight children (one of whom, Marj^ Jones,^ m. Albert 
\T. Paine, Esq., attorney at law, Bangor, Me.) Jacob 
H.,7 m. Hannah Bisbee. Betsey,' m. John Lawrence. 
Sarah," m. Henry Scott. David," m. Elizabeth L. Chase. 
Esther,' m. Stephen Hall. Abigail G.,' m. Isaac Hobart. 
Jane T.,' m. Isaac Hobart. Ellas,' unmarried. 

V. Aaron, 6 b. Aug. 9, 1764; m. Susanna Adams, niece of 
President John Adams, b. Dec. 7, 1766 ; died Dec. 31, 
1826 ; he died Jan. 9, 1818. Children : Elihu,' b. Dec, 
1785; died Sept., 1842; m. Sally Dyer. Aaron.' b. 
June, 1787; M. C. from Massachusetts; resided East 
Bridgewater; m. Maria Leach. 

vi. Noah.6 b. Mar. 17, 1767; m. Deborali W. Thomas, of 
East Bridgewater, Nov. 5, 1789; she b. Duxbury, May 
13, 1767 ; removed to Foxboro, 1804, where he died 
Jan. 24, 1854; wife died Dec. 3, 1834. Children: 
Henry,' b. Abington, Sept. 13, 1790. Albert,' b. Abing- 
ton, Nov. 8, 1792. Nathaniel,' b. Abington, Aug. 30, 
1794. James Thomas,' b. Abington, July 12, 1801. 
Aaron,' b. Abington, Oct. 8, 18(t3. Deborah A.,' b. 
Foxboro, Jan. '29, 1806. Jane T.,' b. Foxboro, 
June 28, 1808. 

vii. Isaac,6 b. Sept. 1, 1771 ; m. Joanna Hersey, July 17, 
1794; settled in Edmunds, Me., 1792, on land given 
him by his father; he died in Eastport, Me., Feb. 26, 
1847 ; his widow died in Edmunds, Me., May 21, 1858 ; 
she b. at Hingham, Mass., Mar. 1, 1776. His sons 
Aaron,' Isaac,' and Benjamin,' and his son-in-law, 



POETER FAMILIES. 197 

Daniel Kilby, have been members of the Maine Legis- 
hxture ; his grandson, Daniel K. Hobart.s Representa- 
tive, Senator, and Executive Councillor; now U. S. 
Vice Consul at Windsor, N. S. ; his grandson, William 
Henry Kilby,8 of Eastport, member of Maine Legisla- 
ture ; now resides in Boston ; agent of Boston and St. 
John steamers. Children : Aaron, 7 b. July 31, 1795 ; 
m. 1st, Mary Kilby; m. 2d, Catharine Eastman; had 
nine children. Isaac,^ b. Aug. 13, 1797; married 1st, 
Abigail Jones; m. 2d, Jane Jones; nine children. 
Joanna,^ b. July 12, 1799; m. Daniel Kilby; seven 
children. Eliza,^ b. May 13, 1801 ; m. William H. 
Brooks; six children. Benjamin,''' b. Apr. 11, 1803; 
m. 1st, Emily Hayward; m. 2d, Mary Mayhew; had 
seven children. Sarah Jones,'? b. Sept. 16, 1806 ; m. 
Rev. Ileman Nickerson ; had eleven children. 

92 

JAMES PINNEO was a French protestant, who fled to 
this country after the revocation of the edict of Nantes, 
1685 — arrived at Bristol, R. I., probably about 1700; he had 
a companion by the name of James Sullard, (or Soulard.) 

"Robert Jolls, of Bristol, for one hundred pounds sold land 
in Bristol, to James Penneau, weaver, April 2d, 1713. 
"Witness, John Soulard." 

"James Penneo, of Bristol, weaver, sold house and land in 
Bristol for 200 pounds, to Edward Bosworth, Jr., April 17, 
1717, being same tract of land lately purchased of Robert 
Jolls." 

About this time he removed to Lebanon, Conn. "July 
27, 1717, James Pinneo, of Bristol, R. I., bought land in 
Lebanon. (See Lebanon records, voL 3, page 100.) This 
land was in south part of Second parish, called "The Crank," 
now Columbia. 

"James Pinneo baptised at Bristol, Feb. 7, 1707, and 
owned the covenant." 

"James Pinneo and Dorothy B. — were married together, 
(by Mr. Sparhawk) May 9, 1706." He and wife both died 
in Lebanon. Children : 

i. James,2 b. Bristol, April 19, 1707 ; died June 6, 1707. 
ii. Elisabeth,2 b. Bristol, Feb. 22, 1709. 



198 GENEALOGY. 

iii. James,2 b. Bristol, 1709-10 ; m. Priscilla Newcomb, June 
16, 1731 ; lived in Lebanon Second Parish, Conn. ; he 
died April 16, 1789, aged 81 ; she died Jan. 15, 1793, in 
her 82d year. 

iv. Sarah,2 ij. Dec. 19, 1712 ; m. Joseph Porter, of Taunton. 
Married 2d, Sullard, Oct. 11, 1735; as Sarah SuUard, 
she quit-claims to her brother James, all her interest 
in her father's, James Pinneo, estate. 

V. Daniel,2 b. Bristol, Julj' 28, 1715. 

-vi. Submit,2 b. probably in Lebanon, Oct. 19, 1717 ; m. Silas 
Newcomb, 1739. 

vii. Joseph,^ b. probably in Lebanon, June 14, 1720. 

viii. Peter,2 b. pi'obably in Lebanon, May 4, 1723; m. Polly 
Samson, and removed to Nova Scotia, abou^ 1763 ; her 
son Jonathan, 3 probably living in Machias, Me., about 
1774. 

ix. Dorothy,2 b. probably in Lebanon, Dec. 6, 1725 ; m. Capt. 
John Reed, of Taunton, Dec. 30, 1746 ; he was son of 
William and Mary (Richmond) Reed, b. 1722; he was 
a blacksmith^ a man of sturdy honest character; 
selectman of Taunton, 1772 and 1773, and one of the 
committee of correspondence during the revolutionary 
war. She died in 1770. He m. 2d, Mrs. Hannah 
Austin, Jan. 9, 1771, and died Dec, 1788. The children 
of John and Dorothy Reed, all born in Taunton : 

i. Ruth,3 b. Nov. 20, 1747 ; m. 1st, Job Knapp, of Douglass ; 

m. 2d, James Whitney, of Uxbridge, Mass. 
ii. Lois,3 m. Daniel^Drake, Oct. 4, 1764, and went to Grafton, 

N. H. 
iii. John,3 b. Mar. 29, 1752 ; m. Mary Godfrey, Nov. 21, 1775. 

Children: John,^ b. Aug. 11. 1776. William,4 b. Oct. 

6, 1778. Polly,-* b. Aug. 31, 1782 ; died Nov. 2, 1796. 

Dolly,4 b. May 31, 1785. Marshall,4 b. Jan. 17, 1788. 

Hodges,4 b. June 3, 1790; m. Clarissa Hodges, Maj^ 

1813 ; he died 1864 ; (they parents of Edgar H. Reed,5 

Esq., now of Taunton). Sophia,^ b. Sept. 2, 1792. 

Zilpah,4 b. Dec. 22, 1796 ; died May 24, 1798. 

iv. Mary,3 b. June 4, 1754; m. Richard Cobb, of Putney, Vt., 

1776 ; she died Aug. 9, 1822. 
V. Dorothy,3 5. Mar. 1, 1759 ; m. Paul Dudley, of Douglass, 

Mass., July 16, 1782; she died Sept. 20, 1847. 
vi. Hannah,3 b. April 4, 1761; m. 1st, Abiathar Hull, of 

Raynham, May 24, 1787; m. 2d, Stephen Deane, of 

Raynham, 1807. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 199 

vii. Zilpah,3 b. Dec. 1, 1763 ; m. Gershom Gulliver, Mar. 8, 

1803, and died Mar. 7, 1841. 
viii. Enos,3 b. Nov. 22, 1765; died in Boston, of small pox. 
ix. Lydia,3 b. May 20, 1768; m. Ebenezer Deane. Jr., of 

Raynbam, Mar. 6, 1791. 

156 

N0AH5 PORTER, of Jacob* Porter, born Abington, 

Aug. 16, 1744; married Mary Norton, in Abington, Feb. 2, 

1766. Children : 

394a. i. Noah,6 b. Abington, April 17, 1767 ; was one of the 

earliest pioneers of Palmyra, N. Y.— emigrating there 
in 1789; he m. Ruth Rogers. Children: Cynthia.7 
Norton.7 William." Xoah.'i' now living. John,7 
now living at Lewiston, Niagara Co., N. Y. 

394c. ii. Norton,6 b. Abington, 1771. 

iii. Mary,6 b. May 18, 1769 ; m. Dr. John Pomroy, in Abing- 
ton, 1789; he b. in Middleborough, April 9, 1764; died 
in Burlington, Vt., Feb. 19, 1844 ; she died Oct. 2, 1846. 
Children: Cassius." Francns." Rosamond Porter. ^ 
John Norton," now living at Burlington, Vt. 
iv. William,6 baptised at Abington, Oct. 4, 1773; (church 
records.) Adam Porter, guardian of Wm. Porter, minor, 
empowered to sell real estate in Hampshire County, 1793. 

Note. — Some of this family claim that Adam^ Porter, brother of 
Noah^ Porter, was their ancestor. The record of births of Adam-> 
Porter's children, on page 48, is a copy of his own record. 

306 

RUTH6 PORTER, of Josiah^ Porter, b. Weymouth, May 
27, 1773; married Benjamin Haynes, Canaan, N. H.; he son 
of Samuel Haynes (who died May 26, 1824, of Sudbury famil3%) 
born Nov. 2, 1769 ; died Canaan, N. H., Oct. 26, 18o6 ; widow 
died Oct. 3, 1852. Children : ' 

i. Sally,7 b. April 7, 1795 ; died in Corfu, N. Y. (?) 

ii. George H..7 b. Nov. 16, 1797 ; died May 18, 1804. 

iii. Increase Sumner," b. June 2, 1800; died in Plymouth, 

N. H., about 41 years ago. 
iv. Josiah Porter,^ b. Oct. 1, 1802 ; resides in Monson, Me. ; 
one daughter.^ m. Burnham, at one time mayor of 
Biddeford, Me. 



200 GENEALOGY. 

V. Francis Asbury,^ b. Nov. 21, 1807 ; resides Hanover, N. H. ; 
m. Fanny Balch, of Lyme, N. H., Oct. 2, 1833. Children: 
Charles W.,8 b. Aug. 6, 1834. Edgar Kittridge,^ b. 
Aug. 10, 1836. Adna B.,8 b. Aug. 20, 1839. Albert 
Sumner,8 b. Dec. 13, 1841; died Mar. 17, 1873. 
Charlotte r.,8 b. Dec. 13, 1843; m. Rev. Alexander 
Wiswell, graduated at Dartmouth College, 1874 — now- 
preaching at Monmouth, Me. 

vi. John H.,'!' b. Sept. 19, 1810; resides Farmington, N. H. 

vii. George H.,''' b. May 16, 1813; resides South Royalton, 
Vermont. 

310 

ELIAS^ PORTER, of Mieah^ Porter, of Weymouth, 
removed to Canaan, N. H. Deacon of the Congregational 
Church there. Removed from Canaan to Raymond, N. H., 
or Warner, N. H. Said to have had four children — two sons 
and two daughters — Ephraim' and William," who married 
Sallie Withington, (see 307a) and removed to Boston; 
daughters married and moved away. 

320 

David^ Porter, of Micalv' Porter, born Weymouth, Mass., 
March 3, 1784; died in Jackson, Mich., April 11, 1860; was 
"mason by trade, and a master mason of the secret order." 
Went to Enfield, N. H.; thence in 1813, to Newport, N. Y.; 
thence to Boonville, N. Y., 1823 ; and in 1837, removed to 
Jackson, Mich. Married in Jan. 1800, in Enfield, N. H., 
to Sarah, daughter of Col. William Johnson ; she born in 
Haverhill, Mass., Nov. 7, 1779;- died in Jackson, Aug. 3, 
1854. Children : 

i. Maria,7 born Oct. 13, 1806. in Enfield, N. H. ; married, 
Nov. 19, 1836, in Boonville, New York, to Francis 
Woodbury, of Beverly, Mass. ; she died in Beverly, 
Jan. 16, 1842. 
ii. * Mary S.,- b. in Enfield, N. H., Jan. 14, 1809; married 
April 7, 1828, to Charles Johnson ; now living in Kala- 
mazoo, Mich, 
iii. Sarah H.,7 b. in Enfield, N. H., June 30, 1810; married 
Oct.. 1832, IchabodCole,(?) of Oswego, N. Y. ; she died 
April 23, 1877, in Jackson, Mich. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 201 

iv. Eliza M.,7 b. Newport, N. Y., Nov. 3, 18U ; died Jan 31 
1830. ■ ' 

V. Clarissa A.J b. NeA\l)ort, N. Y., Oct. 5. 1817; married 
Sept. 20, 1842, in Jackson, Mich., to Francis Woodbury, 
of Beverl3% who died in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. 17 j 
1878; widow now resides Walnut Hills, Cincin- 
nati. 

vi. George W.,- b. Newport, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1820; died Oct. 
27, 1840. 

vii. Harriet N.,7 b. Boonville, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1829 ;(?) mar- 
ried Sept. 30, 1850, in Jackson, Mich., to Eli F. 
Hollister, of Detroit,— now of Chicago, 111. 

322 

Hon. Reuben^ Porter, of Micah^ Porter, \). in Weymouth, 
1790 ; lived in Warner, N. H. 

386 

ELIAS^ PORTER, of John^ Porter, b. Abington ; had 
sons — Daniel" and Fuller," (a Presbj^terian minister,) 
Zeruiah." Lois." Mary." 

388 
N0AH6 PORTER, of John^ Porter, born in Abington, 
Jan. 11, 1775; when a young man settled in New Hartford, 
Oneida Co., N. Y. ; in his old age he removed to Lisbon, 
111., where he died, Feb. 10, 1851, aged 76 years 1 month. 
He carried and kept with him through life his old fashioned 
religious principles, which he imbibed in early life. He 
married Sarah, daughter of Ezekiel Williams, of New Hart- 
ford, N. Y., Feb. 20, 1799 ; she died Sept. 22, 1860, aged 80 
years 8 months and 2 days. Children : 

i. Francis J). J b. Mar. 12, 1801 ; married 1st, Olive Barker, 
of New Hartford, who died 1831, by whom he had sou 
Truman H.,8 who died 1878, aged 50, leaving one child, 
Margaret,9 of Orange, N. J. Married 2d, Eliza Gridley, 
of Clinton, N. Y. ; three children. Adeline,"' m. Rev. 
Mr. Peck; both dead, leaving one son Henry,'' who 
graduated Amherst College, 1878. Olive,^ married 
D. W. Hammond, of Independence, Iowa. They had 
a sou and daughter. 
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202 GENEALOGY. 

ii. William N.," b. Oct. 1, 1804; removed and settled in 
Warren, Ohio; m. Mary Ann Higby, of Canandaigua, 
N. y. Children : CWarlotte,^ married Dr. Jameson, of 
Warren, Ohio; they have two children. William F.,8 
died in 1877, leaving a wife and two sons, now residing 
in Warren, Ohio. 

iii. Julia Ann,'' b. Feb. 2, I809 ; married Horace Bigelow, of 
Waterville, N. Y., Feb. 2, Ls^O; he died July 29, 1871. 
Children: Horace P., *^ grad. Hamilton College, 1861; 
teller and director in National Bank." Laura A.,'^ m. 
C. C. Bigelow, Esq., her cousin, attorney at law. New 
York city; reside in Mt. Vernon, N. Y., and have two 
daughters. Dana W.,*^ grad. Hamilton College, 1865; 
pastor of West Utica Presbyterian Church, of Utica, 
N. Y. ; m. Catharine Huntington, of Auburn, N. Y. 
They have four daughters and one son. 

iv. Edwin," b. Sept. 20, ISU; resides in Morris, Ohio; m. 
1st, Cordelia Church. Married 2d, Harriet Spencer, 
One daughter, Carrie.^ 

549 

SAMUEL^ PORTER, of Seward^ Porter, born Falmouth, 
Me., April 10, 1779; married Ann Stover, 1802; he died 
Nov. 11, 1847. Children : 

1021. 1. Delia Ann,f* b. Dec. 15, 1803 ; m. Joseph Lufkin Dennison, 

Dec. 5, 1823; she died Aug. 11, 1829. Children: Eliza 
Freeman,9 b. Nov. 22, 18-J4. Samuel Porter,^ b. Feb. 
27, 1826 ; died July 9, 1850. Delia Ann,'J b. June 6, 
1828 ; m. Ansel K. Rogers, Oct. 21, 1852. 

1022. ii. Jane Mayo.s b. Oct. 9, 1805 ; m. Dr. H. A. C. Prescott, 

(about 1830) ; he died Nov. 11, 1832; she died April 
29, 1857. Children : Caroline C.,^ died May, 1832, aged 
3 months. Henry, ^ died June, 1850, aged about 20. 
Charles P.,9 died Sept. 16, 1854, aged 21. 

1023. iii. Eliza Freeman,** b. Aug. 31, 1808; died Nov. 2, 1828. 

1024. iv. Mary,8 b. April 3, 1811 ; m. Joseph W. Tucker, of Boston. 

1025. V. Caroline,^ b. Aug. 3, 1814; m. Randolph A. L. Codman, 

Esq., attorney at law, of Portland, Me., about 1840 ; 
she died about 1853 ; be survived his wife but a short 
time. Children: Annie C.,^ m. Charles Shaw, who 
died in the south, 1876 ; she m. 2d, Dr. Swan. Grace,^ 
who m. Clinton Furbush, and has four children. 



PORTEH FAMILIES. 203 

1026. vi. Charles Henry.s b. Dec. G, 1816 ; died in New Orleans, of 
yellow fever, about 1841 ; he entered Bowdoin College 
in same class with Gov. John A. Andrew, but did not 
graduate, owing to financial difficulties; he was quite 
remarkable as a scholar, with fine literary and poetical 
tastes. 

680 

JOSEPH P.- BROWX, of Joseph^ Brown, b. Dec. 13, 
1801 ; m. Marj Porter. Children : 

i. Charlotte,8 b. Mar. 3, 1830; m. William E. Noyes. She 

died Jan. 28, 1859. He married 2d, Alice Wood, and 

has five children ; he is a Baptist minister in Stetson, 

Maine, 
ii. Mehetable J.,^ b. 1834; m. Arthur W. McKenney, in 

Abiugton ; she died Aug. 8, 1872 ; and he has married 

again, 
iii. Willard.s b. Jan. 13, 1837 ; died May 28, 1838. 
iy. Joseph Willard.s b. Mar. 2, 1839; teacher in Boston; 

m. Lucia E. Reed. 
V. George A., 8 b. Oct. 14, 1842; m. Ella Reed, and has two 

children ; has a stock farm in Osborn, Mo. 

687 

Major AMOS^ STETSON was son of Amos^ and 
Experience (French) Stetson, born in Braintree, Mass., Feb. 
25, 1777, and resided there; he was a merchant; captain and 
major of militia ; selectman of Braintree from ISli to 1833, 
except one year ; representative to General Court 1824, 1825, 
1830. He was an honest man, and a good citizen ; he married 
Hannah, daughter of Caleb and Mary (Thomas) Hunt, of 
Weymouth, Jan. 8, 1800 ; she born 1776 ; died Jan. 28, 1834, 
aged 57 ; he died May 8, 1859, aged 82. Children: 

i. Caleb," b. Jan. 6, 1801 ; the well known merchant and 
banker of Boston and Braintree; m. Susanna, dau. 
of Dea. Ebenezer and Susannah, (Bowditch) Hunt, of 
Weymouth, in 1824; she died. 
ii. Amos Warren,^ b. April 27, 1802; resides Braintree ; m. 
Susanna, dan. of Noah Curtis, Esq., of Quincy, in 
1828. 
iii. Mary,7 b. Mar. 27, 1804 ; m. Joseph Porter, Oct. 22, 1823 ; 
she died June 8, 1866; he died Feb. 6, 1878. 



204 GENEALOGY. 

iv. James Aaron, ^ b. 1806; physician, of Quincy, Mass.; 

m. Abby Brigham, dan. of Josiah Brigham, 1842. 
V. Rhoda,'^ b. 1808; died 1811. 
vi. Rhoda Wild,^ b. Oct. 21, 1812 ; m. Dea. Henry Hill. 

1288 

REV. J0NAS6 PERKINS, an Orthodox clergyman, born^ 
in North Bridgewater, Mass., Oct. 15, 1700 ; son of Josiah^ 
and Anna (Reynolds) Perkins ; [he a blacksmith, son of 
Josiah^ and Abigail (Edson) Perkins, born Oct. 9, 1762 ; he 
a blacksmith, and son of Mark^ and Dorothy (Whipple) 
Perkins, of Bridgewater, born Jan. 4, 1727; he a blacksmith, 
and son of Luke^ and Martha (Conant) Perkins, born Sept. 
17, 1695, of Plympton, Ipswich, Wenham, Beverly, Marble- 
bead, and Hampton, N. H. ; he a blacksmith, and probably 
youngest child of Abraham and Mary Perkins, of Hampton, 
N. H., born 1664.] He was a man of remarkable ingenuity 
and mechanical talent. Old Capt. Thomas Thompson, the 
next neighbor of his father, who made spinning wheels, large 
and small, for cotton and flax, for all the country around 
about Bridgewater, used often to tell that when "Jonas was 
just out of petticoats, all the little brooks near his iather's 
house run all sorts of mills, and all sorts of gear were 
attached to innumerable wind mills, which buzzed so loud 
that no one could sleep in a windy night." His father 
thought his son wasted too much time, but when he believed 
that his "perpetual motion was sure to succeed," he gave up 
to the boy to operate as much as he pleased. 

In 1804, he invented a power loom. In 1806 he wove his 
mother some towels b}'' only turning a crank. His inventions 
were the wonder of every one in the vicinity of his home. 
In 1807, when about to leave home, he packed his machinery 
in a barrel, making his mother promise not to show it to any 
one. Not long after two very polite gentlemen rode up in a 
nice chaise, and overpersuaded her to show them the proofs 
of her son's genius. She finally consented, and they spent 
nearly two hours in looking it over. Years after, when she 
told the circumstances to her son, she said that at the time 



PORTER FAMILIES. 205 

"she thought it took them a good while !" When in colleo-e, 
which he entered as a sophomore, in 1810, he called on Mr! 
Slater, the great manufactui-er, at Pawtucket, and talked with 
him about the importance of such a loom. After some con- 
versation, during which j\Ir. Slater asked him where he lived, 
and the names of his paients, Mr. Perkins began to declare 
that he had accomplished the fact, and invented a power 
loom ; whereupon Mr. Slater drew himself up to his full 
height, and said, "Do you think you, a Uttle Yankee, can do 
what all England has been trying to do for centuries?" 
Upon this the young man felt insulted, and left. Whether 
Slater or some other man sent emissaries to discover the secret 
of the invention is not known ; but Mr. Perkins always said 
that the first power loom he saw in operation had some clumsy 
and homely attachments, he had on his only hecatise he had not 
the materials or means to employ any others,'' which he 
esteemed as proof positive that the looms he saw were pat- 
terned directly from his. He never applied for any patent, 
because the country was in such a confused condition, and he 
had determined to fit himself for a preacher of the gospel. 

I have given the story of his invention, much of it as he 
used to tell it occasionally to his intimate friends. Thirty 
years ago it w^as a matter susqeptible of absolute proof. It 
is not now too late to give him the credit due him for his 
invention. Judge Mitchell, in his History of Bridgewater, 
page 59, says : 

"The Hon. Hugh Orr, =«< * * invited Robert and Alexander 
Barr, brothers, from Scotland, to construct carding, spinning and 
roping machines, at his works in East Bridgewater ; and the Gen- 
eral Court, Nov. 16, 1786, (Mr. Orr himself then being one of the 
Senate,) allowed them two hundred pounds for their ingenuity. * * * 
These were the first machines of the kind ever made in this countrj'. 
Mr. Slater, with the late Mr. Moses Brown, of Providence, came to 
examine them on Mr. Slater's first arrival in the country, and before 
he had commenced any establishment of the kind. The circumstan- 
ces of the visit were communicated to the writer. (Judge Mitchell.) 
by Mr. Brown himself, who at the same time added that these were 
the first machines of the kind ever made in the United States." 



206 GENEALOGY. 

So that it is possible that not only the spinning machine, 
but the power loom also, came from Bridgewater. At the 
age of seventeen, Mr. Perkins commenced fitting for college 
at Phillips Academy, Andover ; having from the time of his 
conversion, at ten, intended to devote himself to the christian 
ministry. He graduated with disthiguished honor at Brown 
University, in 1813; studied theology with Rev. Otis 
Thompson, of Rehoboth ; was licensed by Mendon Associ- 
ation, Oct. 11, 1814. On the second day of January, 1815, 
he was engaged to preach for the Union Religious Society, of 
Weymouth and Braintree, for three months, at the rate of five 
hundred dollars a year salary. His ministrations were so 
acceptable that before his time of service expired, the church 
and society gave him a unanimous call for settlement, which 
he accepted, and was ordained June 14, 1815. 

"The pastorate of Rev. Mr. Perkins, covering as it did, forty-six 
years of active service, with fifteen added years upon the retired list, 
was long and successful ; resulting in great good to the church and 
society, increasing hirgely their material as well as spiritual strength, 
adding to the membership of the church, principally during three 
powerful revivals, three hundred and twenty-two members. 

Consecrating his whole powers to the work of the gospel ministry, 
uniting in himself ripe scholarship, excellent judgment, with firmness 
of purpose, and the strictest integrity, his was a character of the 
most admirable proportions. A wise and faithful pastor, he was 
eminently a peacemaker — and when at the full age of seventy years, 
in accordance with long expressed plans, he resigned his office and 
retired from its duties, he carried with him the aflection and respect, 
not only of his own church and society, but that of the whole com- 
munity where he lived.*" 

Sept. 16, 1860, he offered his resignation, to take effect on 
Oct. 15 following, — and Oct. 21 he preached his farewell 
sermon, — taking for his text, Ephesiaus rv : ii. " He gave 
some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and 
some pastors and teachers." 

He was twice offered a professorship of mathematics in 
one of the colleges of New England, but declined because 
he thought it his duty to continue in the ministry. 

* Church Manual. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 207 

He continued to live at the old homestead in East Bruin- 
tree, until his death, June 26, 1874. 

Upon the monument which his children erected over his 
remains, in the Weymouth cemeter3^ is inscribed the follow- 
ing, taken from his written farewell to his family : 

" With great satisfaction I testify, that, in the doctrines of grace 
which I have uniformly preached during all my ministry, I have un- 
swerving faith as being taught in the Holy Scriptures." 

And also the following: 

" Descended from a pious ancestry, he became a hopeful subject of 
divine grace at the age of ten years, and ever after maintained a 
consistent religious character; was pious and gentle, self denying 
and generous in private life ; and wise, faithful, loving, earnest and 
successful as a minister of Christ." " He walked with God." 

He married Rhoda,^ daughter of Simeon and MollyS (Gary) 
Keith,* of Bridgewater, June 12, 1815 ; she was born Feb. 
16, 1790, and died at the old homestead, in Braintree, Mar. 
22, 1878. She was in every situation the model woman, wife, 
mother and friend. Her husband, in a note preliminary to 
his will, wrote : 

"With devout gratitude I reflect on the many years I have lived 
with my beloved wife, whose fidelity and kindness, counsels and labors, 
have done me good all the days of my life ; with whom I have so many 
times walked to the house of God in company, and enjoyed sweet 
communion at the table of our blessed Lord." Children : 

i. Mary Ann,^ b. April 2, 1816 ; m. Rev. Daniel Wight, Jr., 

of Scituate, April 28, 1851; died Oct. 26, 1853. 
ii. INIartha Bond,^ b. Dec. 20, 1817; married 1st, John 
Vickery, March 31, 1841 ; resided in Weymouth, Mass., 
Fishkill, and Rochester, N. Y., where he died Feb. 3, 
1863. She married 2d, Hon. John W. Loud, of Wey- 
mouth, Mass., Aug. 2-4, 1866; he died April 22, 1S74. 
She now resides at the old homestead in East Brain- 
tree, Mass. 

*NoTE.— Her father was the son of Nathan'' and Haunah (Snoll) Keith, born 
Jan. 19, 1749. He the son of Timothy2 and Hannah (Fobes) Keith, b, Dec. 16, 
1714. He the sou of Rev. James^and Susannah (Edson) Keitli— Mr. Keitli being 
the first minister of Bridgewater. Her mother was tlie daughter of Col. Simeon* 
and Mary (Howard) Cary, born July 7, 1755. He son of Dea. Reeoinpense' and 
Mary (Grossman) Cary, born Dec. 6, 1719. He son of Jonathan^and Sarah (Allen) 
Cary. He son of Johni and Elizabeth (Godfrey) Cary, born Sei)t. 24, 1050— all 
these being of Bridgewater. 



I 



208 GENEALOGY. 

iii. Josiah,''' b. Dec. 31, 1819; resides Weymouth ; married 
Hannah Aj^ers Kingman, Nov. 20, 1850. 

iv. Jonas Reynolds, ■'^ b. Feb. 18, 1822; grad. Brown Univer- 
sity, 1841 ; studied law with Timothy Coffin, at New 
Bedford, and practiced law there ; Sept., 1849, he sailed 
from Boston for California ; returning, arrived at New 
York, July 1, 1852; resumed practice of law at North 
Bridgewater, (now Brockton,) Mass; appointed Judge 
of First District Court, Plymouth County, June 16, 
1874. Married 1st, Jane Avery Holmes, of New Bed- 
ford, June 22, 1854 ; she died July 31, 1858. Married 
2d. Mary Elisabeth Sawyer, of Boston, Oct. 26, 1859. 

V. Nahum Simeon Cary.^ b. June 19, 1824 ; married Mrs. 
Mary Moon, of Providence, R. I., Nov. 25, 1845; ma- 
chinist and mannfiicturer ; resides Norwalk, Ohio; 
elder in the Presbyterian church. 

vi. Rhoda Keith,'' b. Nov. 3, 1826; grad. Mount Holyoke 
Female Seminary ; m. Joseph W. Porter, Jan. 5, 1851 ; 
died in Burlington, Maine, Nov. 30, 1875. 

vii. Sidney Keith Bond,''' b. April 14, 1830 ; grad. Amherst 
College, 1851 ; studied theology at Bangor, Me., Theo- 
logical Seminary, graduating 1857 ; Congregational 
clergyman ; a successful pastor at Glover, Vermont, 18 
years ; removed to South Royalton, Vt., 1876. Married 
Laura L. Brocklebank, of Meriden, N. H. 



117 

Micahs Porter, of Richard^ Porter, born Dec n 174-^ • 
he died in Canaan, N H., 1811 ; his widow died in Jan., 1830' 
Children, all born in Weymouth : 

l]l' iTi R?^ ^ «''• Hf "iet Withington, West Newton, Mass.) 

315. vn. Betsey, m.^Bi'ackley Shaw; (Mrs. Dorinda Shaw, Rock- 

310 

Eliass Porter, of Micahs Porter, born Weymouth, Jan 14 
1769; he removed to Canaan, N. H., between 1797 and 
1800; thence to Raymond, N. H., 1832-3 ; thence to Hun- 
over, Mich., in 1846 ; he died at the home of his son Micah 
in Sharon, Mich., about 1848; he married Sarah Bates, of 
Weymouth, 1792; she died in 1847, aged about 80. Chil- 
dren, as near as I am able to give them : 

i. JNIicahJ born S. P., Weymouth, Nov. 10, 1793. 

ii. Daniel,7 born 8. P., Weymouth, Sept. H, 1796; settled in 

Hanover, Mich., and afterward removed to Iowa. 
iii. Alfred," born S. P., Weymouth, Oct. 8, 1797. 
iv. William," lived in New York. 
V. Sarah," died young; unmarried, 
vi. Mary,7 married Daniel Willard, in Raymond, N. H., and 

died there, 
vii. Elisabeth," married Hiram Sargent, in Raymond, N. H. ; 
she died August, 1846 ; they had four children, of whom' 
Mr. W. H. Sargent, of Portland, Me., is the only one 
now living. 

319 

William^ Porter, of Micali^ Porter, born June 11, 1782 ; 
died in Pleasautville, Venango county, Penn., very aged. 
Sons : 

i. Rev. SamueF Porter, of Crete, 111. 

ii. William" Porter ; has a son, William. 8 

322 

Hon. Reuben^ Porter, of Micah^ Porter, born Weymouth, 
Mass., Aug. 2, 1790; was in Warner, N. H., 1812; studied 
medicine with Dr. Moses Long, which he practised for a 
few years; then went into trade; removed to Sutton, N. H., 
in March, 1822, and went to farming ; he was a representative 
to the Legislature from Sutton, 1826, 1827 and 1828, and a 
senator in 1833 and 1834 ; returned to Warner in 1860, 
where he now resides; married in Warner, Aug. 24, 1813, 
Abigail Evans, born April 30, 1796. Children : 

i. Mary Stockbridge,''' b. Jan. 15, 1814. 

ii. Susan Evans,^ b. Nov. 10, 1816; died in Sutton, N. H., 

Mar. 8, 1853. 
iii. William,'^' b. June 30, 1819 ; resides at Warner, N. II. 
iv. Benjamin Evans,^ b. April 19, 1821 ; died in Mexico, Aug. 

22. 1847. 
V. Reuben,7 b. April 6, 1823 ; died in Sutton, Feb. 10, 1830. 

26i 



vi. Edward Granville," b. July 7, 1825; died in Sutton, Au2f. 
12, 1858; m. Sophia G. Harvey, of Sutton, about 1848. 
Children : Benjamin E.,*^ and Sarah G.,^ of Lynn, Mass. 

vii. Abigail Evans." b. Jan. 4, 1S28 ; died at Springfield, N. H., 
Jan. 5, 1856; m. Valentine Manahan. M. D., of New 
London, N. H. No children. Dr. Alanahan now re- 
sides in Enfield. N. H. 

viii. Margaretta Rowan," b. Sept. 28, 1830 ; died in Lynn, Jan. 
23, 1874; m. Joseph Brackett, of Lynn. One daughter. 

ix. Hannah Loud," b. Sept. 21. 1832; m. Robert Wadleigh, 
of Sutton. 1857: he died in Louisiana, 1803. One son, 
Thomas Edward,^ b. July 4. 1858 ; died Sept. 12, 1878. 

X. Micah," b. Jan. 6, 1S35; died Sutton, Oct. 17, 1856. 

xi. Harriet W.,' b. June 10, 1838; died June 8, 1875. in 
Warner; m. J. B. Philbrick, of Deerfiekl, N. H., Oct. 
21, 1862. They had one daughter Meribah,*^ now residing 
at Nottingham, N. H. He died at Warner, Oct. 2, 1863. 
She married 2d, Flarrison W. Bartlett, of Nottingham, 
Oct. 31,1869. Thev had one son: Jerome B.,& b. 
Aug. 26. 1870; died Mar. 8. 1872. 

xii. Henrietta W.,''' b. June 10, 1838; died in Lebanon, Me., 
Aug. 9, 1878; married James \V. Baker, of Epping, 
N. H.. Feb., 1875. One son, James Edward,^ b. June 
16, 1878. 

xiii. Reuben Benton." b. Maj' 31, 1840; found dead in the 
woods, near Windham Junction, N. H. : probably' died 
March, l.s78; ra. Fanny Garner, of Greenbush, N. Y. 
Children : Abb}','^ and Sarah,^ living in Concord, 
N. H. 

xiv. Jerome Bonapart," b. April 18, 1844; died in Warner, 
June 25, 1870. 

626 

Hon. Micah" Porter, of Elias'' Porter, born in Weymouth, 
Aug. 23, 1793, and baptised at South Parish church, Nov. 10, 
1793 ; his father soon after removed to Canaan, N. H. ; he 
left home at the ap^e of twent3% with eleven dollars, to fight 
his way through life for himself; and the first money he 
earned was for teaching school, in Herkimer county. New 
York. He was a mason by trade, and in March, 1819, re- 
moved to Toronto, Canada West, going around Lake Ontario 
from Rome, N. Y., in a cutter. At Toronto he erected the 
Parliament buildings, and many elegant private residences. 
At Rome, New York, he had with his uncle erected the 
United States Arsenal. From Toronto he removed to the 
village (now city) of Rochester, N. Y., in 1821-2, where he 
continued until June, 1832, when he removed to the Terri- 
tory of Michigan, and settled on a farm in Dexter, (now 
Sharon,) in that State. He was one of the first justices of 
the peace appointed by the Governor of the Territory ; 
supervisor of the town, 1842 ; and a member of the Legis- 
lature in 1843. In the language of "the craft," he was a 
"speculative mason," besides being an "operative mason ;" 
while a resident of Toronto, he made the entire circuit of 



Lake Ontario as a visiting member among the lodges of the 
fraternity, during which time he presided at the initiation of 
a son of Brant, the noted Indian chief. 

While in Rochester, in 1827, occurred the abduction of 
William Morgan, followed by the anti-masonic excitement. 
It was a reign of terror in that region. Wives left their 
husbands, children their fathers; fathers disinherited their 
sons; churches dismissed their pastors; masons were ex- 
cluded from juries, and frou) participating in public business. 
During all these times, j\lr. Porter, living in the vicinity and 
knowing all the circumstances, steadfastly adhered to the 
sublime teachings of the order, and connected with it the 
graces and virtues of a Christian life. He united with the 
Presbyterian church in Rochester, N. Y., in 1826. His life 
of discipleship was not a passive one; to his faith lie added 
works ; he seemed to realize fully that he was a steward here 
below, and that God's visible church needed systematic busi- 
3iess members. He and his first wife were of the seventeen 
original members of the Presbyterian church, at Manchester, 
Mich., founded Dec. 26, 1835. He afterwards worshipped at 
Grass Lake, Mich. Finally, feeling the need of a church 
nearer .home, and as the town became populated, he made it 
his delight and pleasure to put his whole heart to the work of 
erecting the Congregational church in Sharon, Mich., which 
was finished from turret to foundation stone, paid for and 
dedicated to the worship of God, before there was a society 
organized to worship in it. That edifice, close to where he 
now sleeps, is the best and most sacred monument that could 
be erected to his memory, and stands there as a testimony of 
his untiring energy and Christian activity. He was strong 
without anger, decided without dogmatism, firm without ob- 
stinacy, and earnest without fanaticism. After arriving at 
the age of seventy, feeling the burden and care of a large 
farm too much for him, he sold it, and moved to the village 
of Manchester, near Sharon, in 1863, where he worshippeil 
in the church of which he was an original member. During 
his long and painful sickness, he evinced an abiding and 
clear faith in Christ Jesus as his only hope of eternal life. 
He died July 7th, 1870, and on the 9th of July his remains 
were taken to Sharon, where, after an impressive discourse 
by his pastor. Rev. J. Gordon Jones, his Masonic brethren 
committed them to the grave "-in due form." He was mar- 
ried first, in 1817. Children: 

i. Charles B.,8 dentist, Ann Arbor, Mich, 

ii. Bjron K.,^ resides Foristell, Miss. 

iii. George,^ sell led in Valparaiso, Ind., and died there, Feb. 
20, 1870, leaving two daughters and a sou. 



EICHAED POETEE. 

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Page 88, No. 406— Dillaway, not Dilloway. 

Page 88, No. 408— Mr. Adams graduated Bowdoin College. Mrs. 
Adams still living. 

Page 89 — Mrs. Hall resides at West Newton. 

Page 89, No. 411 — Studied theology at Yale Divinity School; resides 
near Lonsdale, R. I. ; married Betsey W. Arnold. 

Page 90, No. 414 — Was a Presbyterian minister. 

Page 90, No. 415— Elvina, not Elvira. Dr. Weeks graduated Bow- 
doin College. 

Page 120, No. 1304— Sylvanus P. Freeman. 

Page 120, No. 1306 — Daniell, not Daniels. He born in Boston, not 
Roxbury. 

Page 140, No. 1517 — Teacher Boston Grammar School, 19 years ; 
graduated New York Female College, 1878 ; resides Boston. 

Page 183, No. 2017 — Aristeen A., not Aristun. 

Page 183, No. 1440— First child's name, Harvey W. 

Page 184, No. 2020— James Bullard. 

Page 183, No. 2018 — Married Marietta Story, of Lansing, October 
15, 1878. 

Page 184, No. 2019— William Hubbard,^ born Aug. 2:?, 1852; of firm 
of Baker & Porter, furniture dealers, Lansing ; married Elnora 
L. Morehouse, at Litchfield, Ohio, Feb. 4, 1872. Children: 
Florence,io born Aug. 28, 1875. Walter Ford.'o b. Sept. 8, 1877. 

Page 188, No. 1509— Resides Auburndale. 

Page 188, No. 2023— Graduated Wesleyan University, Conn., 1869; 
graduated Harvard Medical School, 1873; weut to Europe to 
pursue his studies in Vienna, Paris, London, and Edinburgh ; 
returned in 1874, and settled in Somerville ; now resides in 
Newton; married Christine W. Taylor, Oct. 14, 1876. 

Page 189, No. 2027 — Lewis B. Porter, manufacturer of patent needle 
machinery, Auburndale, Mass. 

Page 190, No. 1515— Not of Lexington. 

Page 190, No. 2046— Lotta, not Charlotte. 

Page 190, No. 2050 — Agnes Jarvis. not Lucy Gardner. 

Page 207 — 7th and 8th lines, read "unwavering" for "unswerving"; 
and 12th line, read "was pure and gentle." 



4 

JOHN VINING,— (Pagel4.) 
Cooper ; lived in Weymouth ; selectman several years. la 
1660, cut thatch contrary to law ; in 1672, administrator 
with his sister Sarah, on Thomas Porter's estate ; in 1676, 
testified that he was about 40 years old. Married 1st, Mar- 
garet, daughter of William Reed, 11th 3d mo., 1657, by 
Capt. Torrey ; she died Aug. 6, 1659. Married 2d, Mary, 
daughter of Phillip Reed, 22d 11th mo., 1659; probably 
cousin of his first wife. He died 1685 ; his will dated Jan. 
18, proved Feb. 17 ; witnessed by Deliverance Porter, James 
Lovell, and Thomas Dyer. Names in it wife Mary, oldest 
son John, George, Samuel, Benjamin, Jane, Sarah, Hannah, 
and Margaret ; John Holbrook, kinsman, and Joseph Dyer, 
overseers. Some of children under age. "Widow Mary 
Vining, died Sept. 2, 1717." Children, the last not in order : 

2. i. John,2 born April 15, 1662. 

3. ii. Mary, 2 born June 18, 1664; died before her father. 
Thomas,2 born Oct. 30, 1667 ; died before his father. 
Samuel,2 born Oct. 2, 1670. 
Jane,2 born July 2, 1672; married Jacob Turner, 1692; 

he died Nov. 29, 1723 ; widow probably married Sam- 
uel Allen, July 12, 1728. 

Marg:aret,2 born March 19, 1682. 

Benjamin,^ born July 22, 1684. 

George.2 

Hannah. 2 

Sarah,2 married Nicholas Whitmarsh, Jr., 1700. 

2 

John^ Vining, Jr., b. April 15, 1662; died Jan. 11, 1737 ; 

lived in Weymouth ; married Naomi ; she died Sept. 11, 

1719. He admitted S. P. ch., June 18, 1732. Children : 

12. i. John,3 b. Feb. 17, 1688. 

13. ii. Mary ,3 b. March 25, 1690; m. Ephraim Richards,— pub. 

Oct. 1, 1715; she died April 22, 1718. He married 2d, 
Sarah Bates, 1719, and died 1751. 

5 

Samiiel,2 of John.^ born Feb. 2, 1670 ; lived in Weymouth ; 
married Sarah ; she died Feb. 3, 1721. Children : 

14. i. Samuel,3 b. Oct. 25 1701. 

15. ii. Sarah,3 b. July 4, 1704. 

16. iii. Ann.3 



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George,2 of John,i born ; died Mar. 27, 1723 ; lived in 

Weymouth ; married Hannah Judkins, Oct. 10, 1700, by 

John Wilson, Esq. Children : 

Thomas,3 b. Sept. 14, 1703. 
Elisha,3 died Abington, 1799. aged 85. 
Hannah, 3 she or mother died April 14, 1820. 
George. 3 

12 

John,3 of John,2 born Jan. 17, 1688; died July 27, 1746 ; 
lived in Weymouth ; selectman, 1729, '35, '38, '45. Married 
Elisabeth, dau. of James Richards, — great granddaughter 
of Richard! Porter, 1710. Children : 

Benjamiu,-! b, Feb. 24, 1711. 

Johu,^ b. April 16, 1713. 

Richard,^ b. Sept. 12, 1715. 

Mary,-* b. April 9, 1717; m. Gideon Parkman, Aug. 21, 

1734 ; removed to Abington. 
Joseph.-i b. June 23, 1723; died .Jan. 27, 1724. 
Rnth,-* b. Nov. 1, 1725; m. Jonathan Jov, Dec. 12, 1745. 
Lydia.4 b. Nov. 27, 1728 ; m. John Hunt, March 17, 1748. 
Betty,-* b. Jan. 9, 1721. 

17 

Thomas,^ of George,^ born Sept. 14, 1703 ; lived in Wey- 
mouth ; m. Hannah, of John Randall, July 25, 1727. Chil- 

Susanna,4 b. July 9, 1728. 

Josiah,-* b. Dec. 8, 1729 ; m. Abagail Dawes, of Bridge- 
water, 1751. 
Hannah.^ b. Nov. 10, 1731. 
Mary or Mercv,-* b. April 5, 1734. 
John Randall,'-* b. Jnly 4, 1736. 

Benjamin,^ b. Nov. 10, 1738, — probably of Durham, Me. 
Sarah,* b. Nov. 9, 1741. 
Jonas.4 b. March 17. 1744; (?) bap. N. P., Mar. 18, 1743. 

37. ix. Elisabeth,-* b. Sept. 21, 1746. 

20 

George,^ of George,^ lived in Weymouth, and Norton ; m. 
Ruth, dau. of Jonathan Darby, Dec. 3, 1741. Children : 

38. i. Abner,^ b. Weymouth. Oct. 20, 1742; died Jan. 20, 1743. 

39. ii. Abner,-* b. Weymouth, Nov. 16, 1743. 

40. iii. Ruth,-* b. Wevmouth, Feb. 7, 1745; probably m. Lemuel 

Bicknell, Sept. 4, 1760. 

41. iv. Leah,-* b. Weymouth, Feb. 17, 1747; died in Norton, 

June 29, 1750. 

42. V. Eli.4 b. Weymouth, Feb. 17, 1749; died in Norton, 

June 30, 1750. 

43. vi. Eli,4 b. Norton, Jan. 23, 1752. 

44. vii. George,^ b. Norton, Dec. 24, 1754. 



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Benjamin,4 of Jolm,3 born 1711; lived South Weymouth- 
niarned Hanuah, daughter of SamueP Pratt, Nov. 30 1732' 
Children: ' 

45. i. Benjamin,5 b. Feb. 27, 1734; died the same day 

46. n. Abiier.nwin with Benjamin ; b. Feb. ^7, 1734; died the 

same day. ' 

47. iii. Hannah.s b. May 19, 1735. 

48. iv. Naorai,5 b. Feb. 12. 1738 ; married Thomas Bates, Jan 

23, 1755. 

49. V. Lucy,5 b. April 10, 1741 ; m. William Loud, published 

June 4, 1761. 

50. vi. Joseph,5 b. May 6, 1744. 

61. vii. Benjamin,^ b. June 14, 1747. 

62. viii. Betty,5 b. March 23, 1751. 

22 

Major John,4 of John,3 born April 16, 1718 ; lived in South 
Weymouth ; married Sarah, daughter of James Beal, July 
20, 1735. She died Oct. 24, 1764. Children : 

63. i. Sarah.5 born Oct. 5, 1736 ; m. Jona. Hunt, July 2, 1761. 
54. ii. Elisabeth, -"> born Oct. 30, 1738. 

65. iii. Jernsha,5 born Aug. 3, 1742; married Abner Holbrook, 

^^ov. 3, 1/63; she died 1819, aged 79; he died May 31, 
1788, aged 48. 

66. iv. James.s born Aug. 15, 1744 ; died Aug. 17, 1746. 

67. V. Mii-iam,5 born March 18, 1747. 

68. vi. Mary.s born Nov. 19, 1749. 

69. vii. John,5 born June 6, 1752 ; died Sept. 13, 1765. 
CO. viii. Sarah,-"^ born April 16, 1765. 

61. ix. Lydia.s died June 9, 1761. 

23 

Richard,* of John^ b. Sept. 12, 1715 ; lived S. Weymouth ; 
m. Ljdia, dau. of Benj. Allen, of Bridgewater, Feb. 17, 1737. 
He probably died 1790 ; she 1800. Children : 

62. i. Mehetable,5 b. Aug. 9, 1738 ; died young. 

63. ii. David.s b. Sept. 25, 1740. 

64. iii. Richard,5 bap. S. P., 1748. 

65. iv. Hitty,5 b. Oct. 13, 1751 ; died young. 

66. V. Hitty,5 b. Nov. 24, 1752 ; died young. 

67. vi. Lj'dia.s bap. S. P., June 3, 1753. 

68. vii. Nehemiah,' b. July 3, 1765 ; m. Deborah Ward, 1785. 

69. viii. Mehetable,5 m. Samuel Porter, July 6, 1783. 

30 

Josiah,* of Thoraas,^ born Dec. 8, 1729 ; lived in Norton ; 
joined church there, 1764. Married Abigail Dawes, of Bridge- 
water, 1751. Children : 

70. i. Josiah.s b. July 21, 1759. 

71. ii. John Randall,^ b. July 26, 1761. 

72. iii. Child,6 b. Jan. 16, 1764. 

73. iv. Abigail, 5 b. Jan. 2, 1766. 



50 

Joseph,^ of Benjamin,^ born May 6, 1744 ; m. Olive Torrey, 
Jan. 9, 1766. Children, born Weymouth : 

74. i. Joseph.^ b. Nov. 26, 1766 ; married Susanna, of Matthew 

Porter, Sept. 25, 1787 ; removed Plainfield. 

75. ii. Betty .6 b. Feb. 4, 1770. 

76. iii. James.e b. Feb. 10, 1779 ; m. Lucy Gushing, Nov. 4, 1799. 

63 

David,5 of Riehard,^ b. Sept. 25, 1740 ; died 1830 ; aged 
90 ; lived South Weymouth ; m. Lydia Torrey, Nov. 25, 1762. 
Children : 

Vashti,6 b. July 1, 1764 ; died July 15. 

01ive,6 b. ]\Iay 16, 1765; died aged 85. 

Richard.G b. Oct. 13, 1766 ; prob. m. Susan Pratt, Aug. 29, 
1793. • 

Asa.6 b. Jan. 12, 1769. 

David, "^ b. Jan. 22, 1771; m. Lydia Hunt; published 
July 10, 1796. 

Bela,'5 bap. S. P., July 21. 

Sally ,6 b. June 13, 1773 ; prob. m. Lewis Hayden, Nov. 12, 
1805. 

Bela 6 b. Mar. 26. 1775. (?) 

Bela,6 b. Aug. 8, 1776 ; m. Content Pratt, Mar. 20, 1799. 

John.6 b. July 30, 1777 ; m. Hannah Reed. Dec. 25, 1800. 

Noah.G b. July 30, 1781 ; died aged 79; m. Mary L. Stod- 
dard, of Hingham, July 16, 1806 ; parents of Noah, Jr. 

Lydia,6 b. Jan. 12, 1783. 

Warren,*^ b. Apr. 23, 1785; m. Mary Holbrook, Nov. 24, 
1812. 
90. xiv. Polly.e b. 1787 ; m. Bela Thaj'er, Nov. 27, 1806. 

Note. — Johni Vining, was probably ancestor of all of the name now in New 
England. George^ Vining moved to Abiugtou, where bis widow died 1774, aged 
100 ; biij desceudaats now live there. 



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PORTER FAMILIES. 209 



BEOOKS FAMILY. 

1288 

GEORGEi BROOKS, was born in Bradford, (near 
Yoville,) England, about eighty miles from London, 1754. 
His brothers and sisters were John, James, Thomas, Elisabeth 
and Mary. In 1771, his father being dead, and his mother 
living, he left England and went to Newfoundland, into the 
fishing trade ; he spent the next winter there, and the next 
summer commenced whaling with Capt. Doane, of Cape 
Cod — afterward living at Wellfleet, Mass. March 4th, 1776, 
he married widow Mary (Atwood) Thompson. She was 
widow of John Thompson, to whom she was married Oct. 
11, 1768, and daughter of Richard and Mary Atwood, of 
Eastham, Wellfleet part, born Aug. 16, 1749. She had by 
Thompson, three children : 

i. Hannah, m. \Ym. Mnrch, of Hampden, Me. ; grandparents 
of T. H. Murch, M. C. Irom 5th Me. District. 

11. Nancy, m. Ezekiel Cobb, of Hanipdin, Me. 

HI. Mary. m. 1st, Nath. Harding; and 2d, Levi Young, both 
of Hampden, Me. 

Mr. Brooks removed to Orrington, Maine, 1776-7, where 
he died Dec. 5, 1807 ; his widow married, third. Deacon 
Mark Hatch, of Castine, July, 1814, and died there Sept. 2, 
1817, aged 68. The children of George and Mary Brooks, 
all born in Orrington, were : 

2. i. Ellsabeth.2 b. Dec. 14, 1777 ; m. Capt. Daniel Snow, Oct. 

13, 1793. 

3. 11. John Thompson.^ b. Dec. 4, 1778 ; m. Sallle Dean, Jan. 

1, 18( 1. 

4. ill. Martha,^ b. Dec. 4, 1780 ; m. Henry Dillingham. 

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GENEALOGY. 
Joanna,2 b. Mar. 3, 1783 ; m. Capt. Jeremiah Simpson, 

June 1, 1801. 
Abigail,2 b. Mar. 4, 1785 ; m. Ellen Hodges. Mar. 10, 1805. 
Deborah A. .2 b. April 10, 1887 ; m. Thos. Snow, Esq., of 

Frankfort, May 19, 1817. 

8. vii. James,2 b. Feb. 14, 1789; m. Elisabeth T. Bartlett, Aug. 

18, 1814. 

9. viii. Thomas,2 b. April, 1791; died 1793. 
10. ix. Lucy ,2 b. April, 1793 ; died 1794. 

8 

James2 Broots, of George^ Brooks, b. Feb. 14, 1789 ; lived 
in Orrington, Me. A most worthy, upright, estimable man, 
who had the confidence and respect of all who knew him. 
He married Elizabeth Taylor Bartlett, Aug. 18, 1814 ; she 
daughter of Capt. Samuel and Joanna (Taylor) Bartlett, of 
Orrington, b. Nov. 24, 1794.* He died March 16, 1868, aged 
80 years. Children, all born in Orrington : 

i. George,^ b. June 21, 1815; married. 

ii. Joanna Bartlett.^ b. Mar. 31, 1817 ; died June 19, 1834. 

iii. Mary Hatch,:* b. Aug. 11, 1819; ra. Atkins R. Nickerson, 
of Orrington, Oct. 29, 1839; he died. 

iv. Elizabeth Taylor,3 b. Oct. 29, 1821 ; m. Capt. Simeon E. 
Fowler, of Orrington, July 14, 1845; he died. Married 
2d, Dr. Lewi.s Watson, of Bangor, June 23, 1857. 

V. Susan Bartlett,^' b. Dec. 1, 1823; m. Capt. Albert B. 
Wyman, at Orrington, Jan. 6, 1848 ; he died in Brook- 
lyn, N. y., 1877. 

vi. Caroline Smith,3 b. Aug. 15. 1825; m. E. Newton Fowler, 
of Orrington, Dec. 31, 1848. 

vii. Hannah Jane, 3 b. Jan. 19, 1829; m. Robert Hatton, of 
Hampden, Dec. 22, 1846 ; he died. She married 2d, 
Jeremiah S. Paine, at Orrington, April 21, 1853 ; resides 
Brewer, Me. 

viii. Edward James,^ b. Dec. 27, 1830 ; ra. Belle M. Sackett, 

of New Albany, Ind., June 8, 1869; resides there, 
ix. Emily Prudence, 3 b. Nov. 25, 1832; m. Joseph H. Kaler, 
of Belfast, Me., Nov. 23, 1854; resides there. 

•Samuel Bartlett was son of William and Mar.v (Bartlett) Bartlett, of Plymouth, 
Mass., born there July 24, 1757; died in ()rrino;ton, Mar. 24, 1!<36, aged 78 years 
and 8 months; his wife, Joanna Taylor, b. in Plymouth, Mass., daughter of Jacob 
and Jemima (Sampson) Taylor, b.'Aug. 11, 1761 ; died iu Orrington, Oct. 4, 1844, 
aged 83 years. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 211 

X. Alonzo Scudder,3 b. Feb. 7, 1835; m. M. C. Wilson, of 
Bardstown, Kentucky, June 20, 1861 ; and died tliere. 

xi. Samuel Bartlett,^ b. Nov. 19, 1837. 

xii. Joanna Bartlett.^ b. Nov. 19, 1837 ; died Jan. 3, 1838. 

xiii. Rose Abby,3 b. April 22, 1840; m. Capt. Henry B. 
Nickerson, of Orrington, at Chelsea, Mass., July 16, 
1865 ; he lost on coast of South America. Married 2d, 
Joseph W. Porter, at Bangor, Me., May 6, 1877, by 
Prof. W. M. Barbour. 

George^ Brooks, of James^ Brooks, born June 21, 1815 ; 
resides Orrington ; married 1st, Gorilla Nickerson, Oct. 13, 
1842 ; died Aug. 19, 1843, aged 27. Married 2d, Mrs. Lydia 
B. Hopkins, Jan. 22, 1845 ; died Oct. 20, 1856, aged 41. 
Married 3d, Caroline J. Nickerson, May 18, 1858 ; died Nov. 
14, 1860, aged 31. Married 4th, Priscilla Nash, of Addison, 
Me., March 5th, 1862. Children: 

i. George Henry,4 b. Nov. 14, 1860 ; died Nov. 25, 1860. 

ii. George Willis,^ b. Jan. 3, 1863 ; died 1876. 

iii. Edward Alonzo.^ b. July 30, 1865 ; died Sept. 8, 1863. 

iv. Harrison Nash,4 b. Sept. 10, 1867. 

V. James,4 b. Feb. 13, 1872. 

vi. Bartlett,4 b. 1874. 



I 



CHKISTIAN NAMES 

OF 

EICHAED PORTEE^S DESCEND AISTTS. 



A 
Abigail, 56, 90, 147, 157, 255. 3:U, 375, 437, 904, 1060. Abby. 313, 
1581. Abby A., 1-222. 1603. Abby li., 1844. Abby C, 1834. Abby F., 
1714. Abby O.. 1413. Abby W., 1921. Abigail P., 14i)4. Abijah, 
21' •. Abner. 64. 96. 108. 2U7. Adam, 141, 155. Adam G., 393. 
AdaA.,1714. Adelaide, 1325. Adrianna, 1712. Albert, 1091. Albert A.. 
1300. Alfred. 628. Alfred 11. ,915. Ahlra,698. AhiraS.,1319. Alexander, 
951, 1516. Alexander P., 1640. Alexander R., 2ii92. Alexanders., 
1724. Alice, 19o7. nlice B., I9;i3. Alice G., 1882. Alice I., 2036. 
Alice W., 1336. Allen M., 791. Almira, 1318, 1537. Alvin, 936, 1613. 
Amasa, 429,896,908, 1580. Amelia. 1716. Ann, 254. Annie,1851. Anna, 
673. 1049, 1925. Anna M.. 1914. Ann E., Io'j9. Ana M., In66. 
Anna?., 1268. Annie N., 1883. Annie P., 2026. Anna S., 1291. 
Ann \V. E.,995. Angle, 1554. Andrew VV., 997, 1759. Archie VV.. 1924. 
Arthur H., 1929. Arvilla, 1552. Asa, 376. Asa II., 764, 1894. Asa 
R., 1251. Asahel. 958. A. St. John Chambre, 18U5. Avery, 1612. 
Azubah A., 1237. 

B 

Barbour B., 1055. Baths^lieba, 59, 202, 446, 524. Betterus. 143. 333. 
Betty. 271, 742. Hetsey, 315. 514, 725, 900. Betsey E.. 768. 1.553. 
Benjamin. 263, 587, 962. 1116. 1215. Benjamin F., 1255, 1913. 
Benjamin W., 1215. Bethiah, 364, 508, 745, 932. beihiah R., 1619. 

C 

Caleb B., 967. Calvin, 430, 899, 1598, 1617. Caroline, 401. 690, 837. 
Caroline C, 1666. Caroline E., 1293. Catharine C, 1724. Cath- 
erine I., 1333. Charles. 425, do6, 586. 888, 965, 1115, 1513, 1535, 1857. 
Charles B., 268. Charles F., 1239. 1549, 1816. 1884. Charles H., 
413, 1026, 1286, 1586, 1797. Charles I.. 1934. Charles J., 168*». 
Charles M., 1888. Charles N., 1076, 1628. Charles P., 965, 1820. 
Charles S., 1807. Charles W., 1076. Chipman, 749. Christopher, 
906. Claiissa, 897, 1522. Clarence C, 1806. Clara. 1341, 1('90. 
Clifford, 209. Content, 341. Cynlhia, 751. Cyreue, 696. Cyrus, 
344, 700. Cyrus H., 1327. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 213 

D 

Damon C, 2024. Danforth, 1539. Daniel, 60, 189, 378, 627. 
David, 52, 205, 209, 320, 387, 440. David F., 1270. Deborah. 303, 
383, 391, 525. Deborah G., 391, 820. Delia A., 1021. Deliverance, 2, 
45, 146. Dolly, 1547. 

E 

Ebenezer, 13. 80. 91, 139, 230, 242, 350, 500, 556. 957. Edward, 
203, 829. Edward A., 1412. Edward C, 829, 1463. Edward F., 
15119. Edward II.. 1425. Edward J., 894. Edwin, loui. Edwin H., 
1440. Edith, 1613. Edith A., 1927. Edith C, 1932. Ed.^ar C, 
1930. Edmund, 511. Edmund W., 1662. Ellon, 314. Ellen A., 
1264. Ellen H., 1311. Ella H., 1869. Ella O., 1870. Eleanor, 601, 
1430. Eleanor R., 1050. Elias, 310, 386, 554. Elias H., 1641. Ellen, 
314. Ellen F., 1613. Ellen W., 1926. Elisabeth, 130, 222, 236, 336, 
828. 833, 911. 1016, 1213, 1585. Elisabeth B., 689. 1726. Elisabeth G., 

1241. Elisabeth N., 1016. Elisabeth O., 1041, 1818. Eliza, 602, 
839, 937, 958i, 1023, 1092, 1111. Eliza A., 703, 1243, 1329, 1619a. 
Eliza A. C, 1424. Eiiza D., 1842. Eliza J., 1668. Eliphalet, 181, 
403, 849. Elvina, 415. Emily, 1533. Emily A., 1304. Emily C, 
836. Emma, 214, 1670, 1764, 1908. Emma F., 1052. Emery H., 873. 
Emery M., 411. Enos, 762. Esther, 63, 151. Eulalia H., 1923. 
Eunice, 304, 1639. Eunice F., 1205. Eunice H., 1639. Ezekiiel, 501, 
953. Ezekiel L., 1068, 1849. Ezra, 76, 227. 

F 

Fanny, 663. Fannie C, 1211, 1722. Fatima M., 1848. Flavins, 

1242. Florence, 163U. Florence V., 1725. Frank, 1335. Franklin, 
1070b, 1261. Frank L., 1862. Frank M., 1335. Frances, 1540. 
Frances E., 360, 994. Francis E., 1414, 2007, 2023. Francis B., 
1406. Francis H., 1923. Francis L., 1837. Francis R., 1843. Fred- 
erick, 1584, 1605. Frederick B., 1870. Frederick E., 1655. Frederick 
W., 1928. Fredda, 1816. 

G- 

Galen T.. 672, 1269. George, 560, 887, 1027, 1550, 1763. George 
A., 1113. George E., 1282. George F., 1040. George H.. 1706, 1714a. 
George N., 1324. George R., 1892. George S., 992, 1717, 18;)9, 1051. 
George W., 874. 1297, 1931. Georgie, 1813. Georgiauna, 1551, 1715. 
Granville H., 1863. 

II 

Hannah, 54, 142, 158, 219, 267, 309, 338, 377, 456, 595, 905. Hannah E., 
1504, 1760. Hannah S., 1523. Harriet, 1070, 1850. Hattie, 1257. 
Harriet A., 1461, 1271. Harriet E.. 695, 1868. Harriet N., 1707. 
Hattie L., 1312, 1340. Harrie W., 1313. Harry S., 2u41. Harlan 



214 GENEA.LOGY. 

P., 1420. Harvey, 898. Heman, 1857. Henry, 832, 1053. Henry C, 
965, 1676, ISIL'. Henry H., 1927. Henry M., 1410. Henry N., 395b. 
Henry R., 395b. Henry S., 2025. Henry T., 1283. Henry W., 1941. 
Herbert O., 2022. Helen, 1830. Helen J., 1232. Helen M.. 847a, 
1287, 1811. Helen W., 1830. Horace. 850, 1429, 1536. Horace G., 
1814. Horace M., 1209. Hope, 1015. Horatio E., 824. Hiram, 942, 
1866. Huntington, 178, 410, 848. 

I 
Ida, 1633. Ida A., 1342. Isaac, 107, 340, 427, 441, 665, 895. 1231, 
1524. Isaac S., 1221. Isaac R., 1616. Ira, 671. Ira W., 1259, 1926. 

J 

Jacob, 53. 153, 247, 261, 268, 381, 395, 515, 520. Jacob R.. 767. 
Jael, 497. Jane, 288, 1548, 1678. Jane H., 1521. Jannette, 1751. 
Jenny, 1869. Jenny F., 1307. Jenny K., 2052. Jeremy, 954. 
Jeremy W., 1638. Jeremiah, 559, 441,939. Jeflferson B., 973, 1708. 
Jessie, 1814. Jessie M.. 2037. James, 253, 385, 428, 519d, 529, 906, 
1002, 1004, 1323. James A., 913, 1462. James B., 1441. James E., 
1602. James F., 1582, 1761. James O., 1724, 1769. Joanna, 588. 
Job, 62, 188. John, 2, 8, 43. 55, 93, 103, 154, 176, 246, 274, 316, 384, 
400, 436, 517, 557, 585, 659, 929, 968, 1028, 1014, 1614. John B., 1069, 
1289. JohnF., 1856. John K., 1719, 993. John I., 1924. John H., 
693, 1265, 1520. John M., 1006, 1206. John S., 840, 1721. John AV., 
879, 1281. John V., 1587. Jonathan, 72. 145, 179, 213, 250, 363, 527, 
763, 1714, 1741. Jonathan F., 1207. Jonathan K., 1214. Jonathan O., 
976. Joseph, 41, 92, 95, 138, 229, 249a, 251, 259, 273, 337, 533, 548, 
698, 660, 687, 1112, 1288. Joseph D., 1219. Joseph F., 1233. Joseph 
H., 1070a, 1265. Joseph N., 823, 1020. Joseph W., 1288, 1795. 
Josiah, 116, 224, 275. Joshua, 243, 650. Julia A., 1047, 360, 1253. 
Julia H., 1428. Julia S., 1910. Juliette, 1403. 

L 

Laban 460. Laura A., 1527. Laura M., 1517. Laura S., 847. 
Laura Y., 1244. Lewis, 1234. Lewis B., 2027. Lewis H., 1408. 
Lebbeus, 343. Lemuel, 884, 1603, 1546. Lemuel C, 1664. Leonard, 
619, 1006. Levi P., 1418. Lincoln, 610. Lizzie. 1601. Lois, 286. 
Louisa, 405, 753, 1611, 1720. Louisa M., 1848. Lucy, 191. 226, 435, 
457, 582, 885. Lucy A., 1328. Lucy C, 1246, 2051. Lucia C, 1218. 
Lucy G., 1510. Lucy H., 1072. Lucinda, 1236. Lucius, 1409. 
Lucius C, 1218. Lucius E., 2008. Luther, 701. Luthera M., 1326. 
Lydia, 223, 265, 346, 433, 518, 583, 726, 1626. 

M 

MarciaR., 1624. Mary, 5, 6, 42, 111, 114. 152, 156, 182, 231, 276, 
284, 303, 379, 389, 441, 499, 619, 653, 689, 600, 741, 801, 813, 830, 963, 



POETER FAMILIES. 215 

969, 1534, 1679. Mary A.. 1071. Mary B., 1045. Mary F., 877 1306 
1519,1860. Mary D., 1330. Mary E., 1298. Mary H., '875.' Mary J ' 
1534. Mary L.. 2048. Mary P.. 1723. Mary O., 1724. Mary S iW 
1290. Margaret. 49, 909. Margaretta P., 1511. Mahala, 693. ' Mar- 
cus M., 1208. Maria, 402. Martin, 669. Martin R., 1249. Martha 
257, 532. 1245. Martha B., 685. Martha H., 1217. Martha R., 406] 
631. Martha P.. 1407. Matilda, 1061. Matthew, 75, 206,' 439! 
Micah, 117. 311, 626. Mercy, 39, 21 1, 248, 270, 277, 455, 516. 530, 999^ 
1013. Mehetable, 342, 702. Mehetable R., 728. Mellissa P., 1114,' 
MellissaE., 1631. Minerva W., 998. Morris H., 1426. Molly, 225^ 
266, 458. Milton, 766. Milktt. 1861. Millicent, 744. Myra E ' 
1881. 

Nabby. 217, 392, 434. Nancy, 305, 352, 1532. Naomi, 308. Nancy 
K., 694. Nahum, 765. Nathan, 901, 1526. Nathaniel, 752. Nathan- 
iel J., 1627. Nathaniel S.. 399. Nehemiah, 94, 262, 317. Nelly M., 
1865. Netty, 1909. Nicholas, 10, 67, 190, 938, 1625. Noah, 144, 156. 
312. 360, 388, 394a. Noah B., 1046. Norton, 394b.] 

o 

Olivia, 409. Olive, 177, 348, .382, 697, 1632. Oliver, 365, 424, 429, 
883,1505. Oliver C, 1397. Oliver F., 835. 

P 

Paraelia, 910. Patience, 597, 886. Patience S., 603. Peggy, 892. 
Perez G., 1514. Peter, 46, 110, 252, 521, 996. Phebe, 249. Polly, 
347, 684, 769, 903, 955. Polly L., 1663. Priscilla, 972. 

Rachel, 374. Rachel A., 1867. Rachel D., 1320. Rachel L., 1074. 
Ralph M., 1427. Rebecca, 594, 705, 1603, 1755. Rebecca C, 1054. 
Rebecca J., 1250. Rebecca P., 1109. Rebecca \V., 743, 1003. Reuben, 
322, 668. Richard I., 44, 104, 306a. Rhodolphns, 667, 1238. Rhoda 
C, 1665. Rhoda E., 1248. Rhoda J., 1288. Robert, 339, 658, 1200. 
Robert B., 1942. Robert D., 1803. Robert F., 1308. Roger W.. 1757. 
Rowena E., 1768. Roxanda, 353. Royal A., 1008. Ruth, 3, 11, 192, 
201, 232, 306, 335, 380, 431, 442, 502, 771, 931. Rufus, 592. Rufus 
B., 1629. 

S 

Samuel, 9, 50, 113, 137, 244, 301, 321, 332, 351, 448, 509, 549, 670, 
1322. Samuel A., 1583. Samuel C, 1664. Samuel K., 696. Samuel 
H., 398, 549, 670, 834. Samuel N., 1075. Samuel L., 1254, 1796. 
Sally, 449, 662, 812, 961. Sarah, 14, 48, 65, 81, 106, 118. 135, 148a, 
220, 250, 264, 272, 287, 307a, 345, 432, 443, 519E, 523, 551, 727, 750, 



216 GENEALOGY. 

902.907,914,933, 970, 1906. Sarah A., 838, 1506, 1518. Sarah E., 
408, 16('2, 1705, 1538. Sarah F., 1-235. Sarah G., 1758. Sarah H., 
1411. Sarah J., 1299. 1515. Sarah M., 599, 1642. Sarah R.. 1010. 
Selina E., 441. Seth, 159, 396. Seth J., 800. Seward 258, 552, 
1039, 1819. Seward W., 590, 1093. Sibyl, 188, 666. Solomon, 1618. 
SophroniaL., 1009. Sophia L., 825. Stella R., 1309. Stephen. 584. 
Stillman, 450. Sukey, 950. Susanna, 7, 61, 221, 349, 581, 664, 1230. 
Susanna B., 1305. Susan B., 1284. Susan C, 1220. 1895. Susanna 
F., 692. Susan F., 1291. Susan E., 1252. Susan H., 1935. Susan 
S.,407. Sybil, 183, 666. Sylvanus, 260, 526, 580, 1067, 1831. Sylvanus 
F., 1859. 

T 
Tabitha, 82, 148, 498. Theodate, 1014. Theodore P., 1677, 2009. 
Theodore W., 1677. Theresa J., 18(i2. Theron M.. 1202. Thirza, 
952, 1637. Thomas, 4, 12, 70, 89, 218, 245, 459. Thomas B., 691. 
Thomas W., 1292. 

XT 

Uriah C, 1201. 

Walter, 1817. Walter H., 1856. Watson B., 2010. Warren F., 1331. 
Wendall L., 2026. Whitcomb, 686. William, 58, 105, 204, 319, 426, 
438, 619a, 528, 655, 893, 912, 1000, 1108, 1321, 1512, 1525, 1600, 1718, 
2038. Willie A., 1864. William B., 591, 441, 940, 1048, 1212. 
William 1).. 1841. Willie D.. 2028. William F., 704. William G.. 
688. William H. H.. 878. William H., 414, 1073. William M., 1890. 
William R., 1063. William S., 1615. William W., 960, 1256, 1416, 
1925. 

z 

Zecheriah, 522, 971. Zerviah, 956. Zilpah M., 1007. 



SUETsTAMES OF PEES0:N'S 

WHO HAVE 

INTERMARRIED with the PORTERS, (of Richaed.) 



A 

Adams, 408, 1312, 1009, 1794. Alden, 195, 344, 1321, 1348, 1356, 1357. 
Allen, 1072, 1117. Ames, 431. 936, 658. Amsden, 1-218. Andros,249. 
Andrews, 525, 1718. Arnold, 411, 1395, 1233. Atherton, 308, 1871. 
Atwood, 66, 1013. Austin. 1664. Ayers, 1265. 

B 

Bacon, 1396, 1249, 1504. Bailey, 3, 1420. Bates. 37, 70, 93, 233, 
271, 310, 378. 506, 641, 914, 979. Baker, 186, 1252. Badlam, 276. 
Ball, 836. Baldwin, 830, 1757. Barker, 652, 790. Barbour. 266, 266, 
1056. Barber, 76, 211. Barrows, 152, 365, 1331. Barnes, 864. 
Barrett, 1090. Bartlett, 580, 987, 1353, 1546. Barnicoat, 753. Barnard, 
1426. Battles 338, 744. Beal, 45, 113, 114, 346. 152, 210, 791, 833, 
1230. Bean, 687. Bearce, 1394. Bellinger, 775. Bennett, 530. 
Belcher, 671. Bickneil, 5, 134, 604, 648. Bisbee, 99, 766, 1202. 
Blake, 654, 939, 1298. Blakely, 972. Bluxsom, 1720. Boldry. 1365. 
Borland, 840, 1487. Bostwiek, 999, 1003. Bonney, 1625. Boyd, 1043. 
Boyer, 1311. Bradlee, 993. Bradish, ]297. Bradford, 61. Bradbury, 
294. Brastow,343. Bray, 951. Briggs,371,962. Breed, 1253. Brown, 
557, 812. 813. Brooks, 880, 1288. Bryant, 206, 1350. Buchanan, 1066. 
Burbank, 1506. Burchstead, 1514. Burnham, 1207. Burgess, 824. 
Burrill, 82, 130, 138, 213, 296. Burr, 381. Bullard, 385, 1332. 
Butler, 440. Buxton, 1513. Byrum, 2, 1408. Byington, 961. 

c 

Calden, 939. Campbell, 968. Carroll, 914. Capen, 337, 658. Cat- 
lin, 970. Carver, 515. Chandler, 431. Champney, 782. Chase. 582. 
Chipman, 145. Chellis, 884. Chamberlain, 1322, 1366. 1367, 1392. 
Churchill, 702, 1403. Cheesman, 64, 204. Cochrane, 1489. Cole, 
589. Collier, 230, Comstock, 399. Colson, 236, 290. Conant, 294. 

28 



218 GENEALOGY. 

Connelly, 1771. Cobb, 185, 248. 159, 293, 684, 960, loC7. Cook, 
750, 1612, 1617. Coop, 1755. Cooley, 185. Cooper, 1020, 1257. 
Cottle, 952. Cowan, 196. Cowdrey, 1081. Clark, 662, 1227, 974, 1323, 
1787. Clapp, 995. 1333. Cleveland, 829, 551. Copeland, 697, 705. 
Crafts 177, 182. Crane, 448. Cranch, 152. Crosby, 1637. Crowell. 
984. Cummings, 1354. Currier, 897. Curtis, 652, 668. Cushing, 
556, 673, 1282, 1724. 

r> 

Damon, 1509. Dame, 506. Dagget, 1642. Davis, 395b, 1115, 
1349. Daniels, 590, 1306. Daland, 1251. Day, 843. Dean, 1665- 
Dearinger, 834. Decrow, 190. Deering, 1063, 1284. Deming, 395. 
Dennison,1021. Dingley, 14. Dickerman, 652. Dilloway, 406. Dodge, 
942,1504. Doten,.384. Drake, 656. 1200. Dudley, 1085, 1546. Dunlap, 
556. Durrell, 871. Dunbar, 700, 1564. Dyer, 640, 725, 1249. 

E 

Eames, 192,431. Earle, 968. Edson, 660, 1562. Edrainister, 2021, 
Ellis, 1317, 1574. Emery, 861. Emerson, 443. Ewell, 426. Ewer, 
1894. 

F 

Farmer, 846. Favor, 592. Fearing, 1353. Field, 555, 678, 1477. 
Fiske, 382, 421. Fifield, 1304. Fletcher, 672. Fobes. 63. Fogg, 601. 
Follett, Foster, 895. 1404, 1678. Foss, 405. Ford, 8, 15, 53, 
387, 911, 1242, 1619a. Fox. 1663. Freeman, 658. French, 59, 
344, 504, 654, 667, 676, 1246. 1286, 1383. Friend, 603. Frothingham, 908. 
Fuller, 2024. Fullerton, 639, 903, 1357. 

Gammell, 987. Gage, 1001. Galvin, 421. Gates, 1478. Gannett, 
155,1359. Gardner, 333, 894, 1621. Gay. 339, 1214. Geer, 774, 1054, 
Gertz, 1043i. Germaine, 750. Gill, 341, 656. 902, 1201. Gile, 
902. Gilbert, 1614. Gifford, 1011. Gilman, 696, 940. Glover, 341. 
Gould, 937. Gove, 901. Green, 137, 392. Gray, 550. Griffin, 404. 
Guernsey, 1786. Gurney, 152, 783, 784, 1563. 

H 

Hall, 174, 343, 309. 553. 703. Hamlin, 1080. Hammond, 404. 

Hamilton, 581, 586, 865. Haines, 800. Hanson, 1086. Hardy. 

Harkness. 998. Harmon. 205. Hartshorn, 419. Harlow, 690. Harris, 
941. Hartwell, 1315, 1386, 1406. Hardwick, 1362. Hayden, 33, 344. 
Hayes, 599. Haynes, 306,866. Hatch, 433, 405, 1411. Haskins, 91. 
Hastings, 158. Hawks, 158. Hathaway, 749, 750, 1400. Hayward, 
1314. Herrick, 583, 603, 1055. Hewitt, 85, 1624. Hewlan, 970. 
Hersey, 152, 294, 1621, 1622. Henshaw, 765. Hicks, 585. Hight, 1264. 



POETER FAMILIES. 219 

Hill, 1389. Hiscock, 953. Rowland, 644, 1281. Hobart 87 299 
Hoag, 429. Hobbs. 596. Holt, 1379. Hoyt. 874. Holbrook 23* 
33. lOG, 300, 504. 1238. Holmes, 83. 167, 291, 142. 869. 417, 892* 
938, 1070A, 1570. Holley, 955. Howard, 33, 186, 294, 649 745 969* 
1002. Hollis, 217. Holland, 1769. Hosmer, 551. Horn, 1069 Hou^h' 
1353. House, 1441. Howe, 1085a. Hueston, 294. Hubbard. 1475* 
Hume, 766. Humphrey, 13, 231. Hunt 290, 155, 686, 1219, 12^0 1231 
Huntington, 55, 376. Hurd, 333. Hutchins. Hutchinson, 1083. 

I 
llsley, 1284. Ives, 1512, 2025. 

J 

Jackson, 1735, 1787. James, 426. Jarvis, 434, 426. Joy, 347, 
504. Jenkins, 644, 1510. 1511. Jenness. 1516. Jones, 750, 1601. 1208.' 
Jordan, 1061, 1114, 1831. Johnson, 55, 742, 899, 1057. 1229 1566 
1581. 

K 

Keith, 904, 983, 1288. Keen, Kent. 933, 1299. Kendall, 1322. 
Kendrick, 1515. Kelly, 1215. Kingman, 113, 152, 659. Kinsley 747, 
1205. Kimball, 841, 847, 1585. Kidder, 1606. Kingsbury, 997. 
Knight, 1116, 1072. Knapp, 973. Kline, 1000. 

L 

Lane, 1603. Lain, 1775. Laphara, 932. Latham, 1504. Lay, 998. 
Lee, 857, 1353. Leach, 1607. Leggett, 1270. Leman, 1206. Leonard, 
159, 1316. Lincoln, 75, 80, 103, 244, 510, 511, 743, 937. Linfield, 
336. Littlefield, 1355. Little, 190, 911. Lunt, 956, 1016. Loud, 219, 
506. Lowell, 904. Loring, 139, 994, 1378. Lovell, 23, 76, 80. Lucas, 
148a. 

M 

Macumber, 1768. Magoun, 97. Manton, 1787. Mansfield, 1283. 
Marston, 595, 1087. Marshall, 1237. Marble, 664. Marvin, 1773. 
Mather, 158. Maynard, 983. Mayhew, 395. Mead, 652. Means, 1016. 
Messinger, 1249, 1303. Melville, 914. Merrill, 258, 1108, 1112. 
McClinch. 526. Millett. 1067. 1070, 1076. Miller, 522, 529, 966, 984. 
986. Mitchell. 168. 265, 396, 828, 1565, 1568. Moore 972. Moorehead, 
933. Morehouse, 2019. Morey, 972. Morton, 655. Montague, 771. 
Morse, 551, 599. 

isr 

Nash, 9, 43, 152, 257, 353, 506, 1440. Narramore, 393. Neal. 1042. 
Nelson, 1734. Nichols, 654, 1715. Norton, 152, 144. 645, 728, 1235. 
Noyes, 10, 291, 645 666, 680, 1446. Niles, 1239. Nye, 548, 1013, 1622. 

o 

Ober, 603. Orcutt, 105, 365, 1278. Osgood, 1006. Osborne, 963. 
Oliver, 654. 



220 GENEALOGY. 

F» 

Packard. £6, 151, 291, 340, 374, 375, 764, 1236, 1319, 1774, Page, 
1252, 909. Patterson, 909. Paine, 210. Parmenter. 1714. Pasten, 
Pasqaell, 914. Parker, 693, 1582. Payson, 1603. Peacock 839, 
Partridge, 1085. Pentlen, 1289. Penniraan, 786. Perley, 1837- 
Persons, 1055. Perkins, 418, 1288. Peirce, 23, 950, 1676. Perry, 
1396. Pickens, 1015. Pierson, 1353. Pittee, 6. Pillsbury, 87, 941. 
Pinneo, 92. Pishon, 900, Pinkhara, 594. Phillips, 752, 1397, Pool, 
334, 348, 848, 1610. Pond, 689, 1082. Poison, 395b. Pratt, 7, 12, 70, 
75, 107, 191, 214, 225, 230, 231, 290, 602, 1073, 1248. Prescott, 1113. 
Prior, 432. Priestly, 762. Proctor, 37, 1378. Prince, 832. 1046, 1357. 
Putnam, 1007. 

Quinn, 1274. 

R, 

Ramsdell,783. Randolph, 968. Randall. 41, 1250, 1267. Raymond, 
365. Reed, 10, 15, 31, 153, 305, 333. 335, 350, 351, 383, 389, 395, 
Record, 940. Redding, 250. Reynolds, 905, 1569. Rhodes, 1380. 
Richards, 23. 32, 80. 336, 646, 647, 1641. Richmond, 139, 349. 
Rice, 425. Richardson, 1215, 1320. Ring, 587. Robertson, 993. 
Robinson, 402. Rogers, 57, 1750, 1021. Rose, 2026. Russell, 1217, 
1506, 1639. Ruggles, 181. 

s 

Sackett, 377, 916. Sampson, 604, 981, 1358. Sanford, 1390. Sargent, 
178. Seal, 404. Sears, 704. 741. Scott, 916. Sellers, 1217. Shepard! 
1346. Shattuck, 654. Shaw, 103, 118, 154, 169, 316, 606, 760, KHS, 
1707. Sherlock, 909. Shurtleff, 1793. Sherman, 88, 694. Sigourney, 
379. Simonds, 1040. Simonton, 551. Simpson, 91(t. Skillins, 1089. 
Skinner, 1503. Smith, 26, 652a, 825, 911, 1461. Snell, 391. 
Snow, 346. Soule, 142, 593, 1234. Sparrow, 524. Sprague, 1624. 
Spear, 1318. Spelman, 1504. Springer, 1228. Staples, 1059e. Stain, 
896. Steingarelt, 1616,1619. Stimpson 404. Standish, 42, 194. Stetson, 
101, 448, 687, 762, 764, 1268. Stafford, 997. Stearns, 588. Steele, 
1889. Stevens, 436, 662, 1010. Stoddard, 940, 1382. Stockbridge, 
117. Stowe, 1046. Storer, 649. Strange, 1662. Strong, 525. 
Sturtevant, 169, 523, 1059D. Sumner, 1045, 979. Swan, 698. Sweet, 
958i. Sylvester, 263. 

T 

Tanner, 1273. Talbot, 701. Taylor, 435, 885, 431, 1289, 1384, 2023. 
Thayer, 33, 1222, 1244. Thomas, 84, 1353, 1360, 1624. Thompson, 
54, 151, 460. 664, 750, 911. Thing, 841. Tileston, 1410. Tinkham, 
148a. Tinker, 1407. Tirrell, 108, 168, 232, 298, 342, 372, 506. 



PORTER FAlVnUES. 221 

Tompkins, 1271. Todd, 958. Townsend. 290. Torrey, 38, 49. 353, 
Tower, 33, 663. Trask, 205, 1361. True, 291. Trufant, 30, 37, 81, 297! 
Tucker, 1024, 1324. Tuell, 1011. Tukey, 552. Turner, 27, 309, 984. 

V 

Van Deusen, 998. Van Valkenburgh, 998. Vickery, 46. Viets, 
Vining, 4, 221, 301, 727, 691. Vinton, 726. 

Walker, 888, 1109, 1485. Walter, 1440. Ward, 20. Waters, 48, 94. 
Warren, 689, 692. Warner, 1412. Washburn, 965. Weeden, 873. 
Wessel, 999. Weston, 148a. Weeks, 405, 415. Wentworth, 414. 
Wheeler, 748. Whitehouse, 232. Whitbeck, 999. Whittier, 1538. 
Whiton, 1623. W^hitmore, 1043. Whitmarsh, 15, 454. W:hite, 1841, 
237, 280, 284, 286, 1387. Whitman, 35, 44, 428, 1579. Whitcomb, 138. 
Weeden, 873. Wilbur, 769, 1418. Wilder, 1765. Williams, 420, 456, 
388, 834, 962, 1622. Wilson, 1043, 1705. Williamson, 968, 1615. 
Wilde, 1241. Willis, 11, 1231. Wilkes, 352. Wilkinson, 425. Wing, 
1379. Wight, 1444. Winslow, 432. Woods, 210. Wood. 142, 363, 
628, 550, 749, 774, 1014. Woodman, 1261, 1259, 1084. Wright, 432, 
1401, 1604. Wyatt, 1353. Wyman, 849. 

Y 

Young, 1602. 



JOHN PORTER, 

Of Hingham and Salem, (Danvers) tanner, was born in 
England, probably in Dorset, in 1596. In what ship or at 
what date he came to New England, I have not learned. 
Before settling at Hingham, he may have lived for a short 
time in Boston or Dorchester. Hon. Solomon Lincoln, in his 
History of Hingham, 1827, page 43, says he was a settler 
there in 1635. No grant of land is found to him at that date ; 
only the fact, that in one grant made that year at Weary-all 
(Otis) hill, it was described as "bounded on land of John 
Porter." Mr. Quincy Bicknell, who is authority in such 
matters, suggests that the description may have been written 
at a later period. In the early settlement of Hingham, there 
were two sets of records — town and proprietors' ; the town 
records gave dates when the votes were passed making a 
grant ; and the proprietors' records, the date when it was 
completed by the person appearing and taking the same. The 
first lots were house-lots, thirty in number, and were drawn or 
granted, Sept. 18, 1635, O. S. In the names of grantees * of 
these lots, the name of John Porter does not appear. After 
the house-lots, grants of land for other purposes followed. The 
house-lots were laid out so as to make as compact a settlement 
as possible, as a safeguard against Indian attacks. There was 
a system in laying out the lots : Commencing at a point near 
the harbor, and laying off on a street called Town Street— 
(North Street, in 1827) extending westward from the place 
of beginning, about one mile, and skirting the north side of an 

*0f the early grantees of land in Hingham, Edmund Hobart, Sen., Thomas 
Hobart, Andrew Lane, in 1635, Thomas Josselyn, in 1G37, aud James Buck, in 
1638, were ancestors of the compiler of this work. 



224 GENEALOGY. 

irregular swamp, until reaching the head of it, on which they 
made a short street extending to the south side of the swamp ; 
and then returning on the south side of said swamp to with- 
in one-quarter of a mile of the place of beginning, where the 
street stopped on an arm of the sea. Of the first, twenty- 
eight were on the north side of the swamp, and two on the 
head. The office of Quincy Bicknell is now (1878) on the 
29th lot. The extent of the street is about one mile iri 
length. The lots on the south side of the swamp were 
allotted in 1636. Near the easterly termination of the south 
street, they laid out a street at right angles thereto ; and 
near the junction, on a slight eminence, the first meeting 
house was built. This last street was extended about one 
mile from the meeting house. About midway on the street, 
commenced a plain, and here they laid out an open square, 
of about fifty acres, which was left for a common or training 
field. This was in what is now Centre Hingham. On the 
south and east side of the common, house-lots were granted 
in 1637 and 1638 ; on the west side, lots were granted in 
1638 ; on the north-east corner of the common, two house- 
lots were granted Sept. 1, 1637, the first to William Carlyle, 
and the second to John Porter. Both these lots, or nearly 
all of them, are now the property of the Hingham Agricul- 
tural and Horticultural Society — the hall of the society 
being on the Carlyle lot ; the John Porter lot fronts on East 
street, and is probably where he built his first house in New 
England. 

September 2, 1637, there were laid out to John Porter, for 
a house-lot, 7 acres ; 5 acres for a planting lot ; 38 acres for 
a great lot, on the east side of the river ; 4 acres of salt 
marsh at Layford's Liking Meadows ; 3 acres of fresh meadow 
at Crooked jMeadows ; for a small planting lot, 5 acres at the 
Plain Neck ; 2 acres of salt meadow at Wear Neck ; and 2 
acres of fresh meadow at Turkey Meadow. 

The proprietors of Hingham claimed a portion of Nantasket 
lands, and made grants of land there March, 1637-8. The 
ninth lot was granted to John Porter, and contained four 



PORTER FAMILIES. 225 

acres of upland, and twenty acres of meadow. Nantasket 
contested the legality of this appropriation of lands, and the 
Genei-al Court, in Sept., 1643, voted that, "The former grant 
to Nantascot was again voted and confirmed, and Hinghani 
were willed to forbear troubling the Court any more about 
Nantascot." Hingham afterward made compensation to 
those who suffered loss by this decision, by granting other 
lands. In 1640, John Porter was one of a committee to divide 
Cohasset lands remaining. May 13, 1640, he was appointed 
by the General Court to value horses, mares, cows, oxen, goats, 
and hogs, for Hingham. "June 2, 1641, the fine of John 
Porter, James Ludden, and John Gurney, which they 
forfeited for want of gunpowder, was remitted by the General 
Court. Ludden and Gurney were of Wej'mouth. In 1641, 
he with others, was chosen to make a rate in Hingham. Also, 
constable of Hingham. He was deputy to General Court 
for Hingham, May 20, 1644. He removed to Salem, now 
Danvers, 1644. A Mary Porter, supposed to be his wife, 
joined the church there May 5, 1644; but his own name does 
not appear in the list of members until 1649. May 10, 1643, 
John Porter, of Hingham, bought of Rev. Samuel Sharp, of 
Salem, his farm in Salem, lying north of Mr. Skelton's, for 
110 pounds, and agreed to pay for it in three installments, 
viz : May 20, 1643, fifty pounds ; May 1, 1644, thirty pounds ; 
May 1, 1645, thirty pounds — but did not pay the last until 
Jan. 20, 1652. 

"John Porter, of Salem, graats unto Nathaniel Baker, of Hingham, 
his house and lot in Hingham, with all the barnes and outhouses, &c., 
and all the several parcels of land in Hingham, bought by the said 
Porter, or granted by the town, date 15, (1; 1648— sealed and delivered 
in presence of Wm. Aspinwall." 

(Suffolk Records, vol. 1, page 101.) 

June 29, 1648, he bought of Simon Bradstreet, of Boston, 
one-third of a farm containing one hundred and eigiity 
acres, which was bought of Abraham Page, late of Boston, 
tailor. Also, same clay, bought of William and Ricliard 
Haynes, of Salem, two-thirds of Bishop's farm. In 1650, he 
bought the farm of Emanuel Downing, in Salem, 500 acres, 
29 ■ 



226 GENEALOGY. 

which in 1663, he gave his son Joseph as a marriage portion. 
He also made other purchases of hinds, so that at the time of 
his death, he was the Largest land holder in Salem village,* 
his lands lying in what is now Danvers, Salem, Wenham, 
Topsfield, and Beverly. In a deposition given by him, Nov. 
23, 1674, he states that "about 30 years ago I came to live at 
Salem ; that then and ever since, the hemlock tree at the 
head of Crane's river, was accounted Mr. Bishop's bound." 
It was near the hemlock bound that Mr. Porter and Mr. 
Endicott, at some time, built a saw mill, as testified to by 
Isaac^ Porter — Mr. Endicott being desired ''to speak with 
Nathaniel Putnam, to give them liberty to droun his land by 
making use of the saw mill, which was assented to, and the 
said hemlock by the saw mill was accounted Mr. Bishop's 
bound." The house which he built and lived in, probably- 
stood on the plains in Danvers, on Sharp's farm, near the site 
of the Unitarian church, and is said to have been destroyed 
by fire twenty or thirty years since. 

Mr. Porter was a man of energy and influence, — well 
known in the Colony, and held many official positions, — 
among which was deputy to General Court, in 1668. He 
died in Salem village, (now Danvers,) Sept. 6, 1676. In a 
deposition given in 1669, he stated his age to be 73 ; in an- 
other in 1674, he gave it as 79. His widow Mary, whom he 
probably married in England, is said by Judge Savage to 
have died Feb. 6, 1684 ; while Perley Derby, Esq., eminent 
authority in Essex county matters, says she was living in 
1685. 

I give a copy of will of John Porter, from Essex County- 
Records : 

In the Name of God Amen. I John Porter of Salira Senr. in the 
Coun of Essex in New England Yeomn. Do declare and make my last 
will and testament in manner and forme following. Impr. ray imortall 
soul I do desire humbly and beleiveingly to comitt unto ye everlasting 

*Salem was iucorporated into a town June 24, 1629. Wenham, part of Salem, 
incorporated May 10, 1643. Topstield probably included part of Salem, incorporated 
Oct. IS, 1650. A part of Salem annexed to Beverly, 1753. Danvers, the village 
and middle parishes of Salem, and the oldest part thereof, iucorporated into a 
district, Jan. 28, 1752, and a town June 16, 1757. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 227 

mercyes of God. Father, Sonne and Holy Ghost, my body I commit to 
ye earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my x'ian friends. 
And my outward estate I do dispose thereof in manner following! 
Impr. I do constitute and ordeine my loveing wife Mary Porter, sole 
execcutrix of this my will, unto whome I do give the one halfe of all 
my goods, debts, chattills, & cattell etc. and also during her life I do 
give her one third pt. of the yearly vallew of all my hou°es and lands 
or the thirds thereof as the law directeth. To my Sonne John Porter 
who by his Rebellious & wicked practises hath been a great greife to 
his parents, & hath greatly wasted my estate, on condiccons hereafter 
expressed, I do give unto him one hundred & fifty pounds, in currant 
pay of ye Country at three paymts annually i. e. fifty pounds p ann. 
Provided alwayes before the paymnt of any pt. thereof he ye said Jno. 
Porter shall make, signe, & seale unto my sonnes Joseph, Benjamin 
& Israeli, their heyres & assignes, or to some one of them in behalfe 
of ye rest of my children an absolute & full release of any further 
clayme to any pt. of my houses and lands whereof I am now possessed, 
and in speciall to any pt. of yt necke of land yt was sometime Mr. 
Skeltous, & in ye meanetime shall not directly or indirectly make or 
signe any alienation thereof to any other, and in case ye sd. Jno. 
Porter shall faile in yeformance of this condiccon for more than one 
yeare after my decease, then the above named legacy of one hundred 
and fifty pounds shall be utterly voyd, and in lew yr of I do give him 
five pounds to be payd in country pay within three yeares after my 
decease at the discreccon of my Excecutrix. Item. I do give and 
bequeath to my Sonne Benjamin Porter these following parcells of 
land, namely all that parcell of land commonly called Bishop's farm 
also two hundred acres of land more or less, lying in blind hole, given 
mee by the towne, also one hundred acres of land purchased of Mr. 
Broadstreet also five acres of fresh meadow purchased of -Jaflery 
Massey, also eight acres of meadow & upland more or less purchased 
of VVm. Nicholls & formly was a pt. of Bishop's farme, also ten acres 
of upland bought of John Hawthorne of Linn, & was formly appteync- 
ing to Wm. Baily also one hundred pounds to be pd. in Country pay 
at two equall paymts annually within two yeare next after my decease. 
To my daughter Mary the wife of Thomas Gardiner to whom I have 
already done for according to my ability, I do give to her three 
children forty shillings apeece and also I do give to my daughter 
Mary and to my daughter Sarah to be equally divided between them, 
the farme called Smith's farme conteyneing eighty acres more or less 
& one hundred & twenty-five acres lying between the farm yt was 
sometime Kenistones & Laurance Leaches, also ten acres purchased 
of Mr. Gotte and is lying next to Putraans agt. mr. Downeings farme. 
also the above named Kenistones farme, conteyneing two hundred 
acres more or less, with twenty acres of meadow appteyneiug thereunto. 



228 GENEALOGY. 

Item. I give and bequeatli unto mj^ Sonne Joseph Porter five pounds 
to be payd. with in two j^eares after my decease and forty shillings 
apeece to each of his children to be pd. at ye same time. 

To John Porter Sonne of my sonne Samuel Porter I do give ten 
pounds to be payd him at 21 j'eares of age. It. I do give & bequeath 
to my sonne Israel Porter, my now mansion place with all ye housing 
thereupon ; orchard & lands adjoining vizt. so much as was by mee 
purchased of Mr. Sharp viz. with all ye appurtenances to ye same 
belonging, also I do give him sixty acres of Skeltous necke i. e. that 
pt. wh. I purchased of Mr. Skeltons daughters. 

It. I do give and bequeath to Joseph, Benjamin & Israel Porter 
the remainder of Skel ton's neck of land, conteyneing 150 a[cre]8 
more or less, and I do order them to make payment of the one 
hundred & fifty pounds by mee bequeathed unto my sonne John 
Porter. 

To my Sonne Benjamin I do give a parcel of land wh. I purchased 
of Mr. Gott, conteyneing eighty acres, more or less, and thirty acres 
purchased of Jacob Barney junr. and forty acres purchased of Jafery 
Massey and forty acres purchased of Gm. Watson & forty acres 
purchased of Jno. Pickard and my will is that he shall pay to my two 
daughters Mary & Sarah fifty pounds apiece, virt. in five years time, 
ten pounds pr anu. to each of them. 

It. I do give to my sonne Israel Porter my interest in the saw mill 
near Skeltons neck. 

It. I give & bequeath to the Reverend Mr. John Higgison forty 
shillings, and to the poor of Salim five pounds, to be distributed by 
my overseers as they shall in their discreccon judge meet. 

To my wife over & beside wt. is before given her, I do give her my 
best feather bed, with all appurtenances necessary to compleat ye 
same, and also five pounds in money and it is my will yt. wt. shee 
shall spare of yt. pt. of my estate yt. I have above bequeathed to her 
that shee do in speciall wise consider ray two daughters and be help- 
full to them in confidenc whereof I have disposed to her and to ray 
sonnes my estate as is above expressed. 

To Cornelius Baker & Jno. Glover I do give forty shillings apiece, 
to be payd. within twelve mos. after my decease in country pay. * 

Finally. I do nominate & intreate my loveing friends Mr. Edmund 
Batter & Mr. Hilyard Veren to be the overseers of this my will. To 
whome I do give full power & authority to determine any doubt or 
difierence yt. may arise concerneing the trew meaning of this my will 



POETER FAMILIES. 229 

& in case any legatee shall refuse to submit therennto, hee or they 
shall loose all ye. interest therein, and as a toaken of my love and 
respect to my overseers, I do give them forty shillings ap. to be pd. 
in money. 

In witness hereof I do hereunto put my hand and scale this ^sth 
day of Aprill 1673. 

JOHN PORTER, Sen. 

Sealed & published ,^,,^ 

In presence off gg^] 

Samuel Danforth " .^..^^^ 

Peter Olliver 
Thomas Brattle Junir. 

♦And the residue of my goods & chattels not a [ready] disposed of, 
I do give and bequeath to my sonnes Joseph, Benjamin & Israel, & 
my two daughters Mary & Sarah, to be equally divided between them. 

Children of Jolm^ and Mary Porter : 

2. 1. John2. 

3. ii. SamueR 

4. iii. Joseph,2 bap. Hingham, Sept. 9, 1638, by Rev. P. Hobart. 

5. iv. Benjamin,'2 bap. Hingham, Nov., 1639, by Rev. P. Hobart. 

6. V. Israel,2 bap. Hingham, Feb. 12, 1643, by Rev. P. Hobart. 

7. vi. ]\Iary,2 m. Lieut. Thos. Gardner, April 22, 1669. 

8. vii. Jonathan,2 bap. Salem, Mar. 12, 1647-8 ; died before 1676. 

9. viii. Sarah,- bap. June 3, 1649, in Salem ; m. Daniel Andrews. 

2 

John^ Porter, of John^ Porter, unmarried. Mariner ; was 
in prison in 1665, for abuse of his parents; in fact he was a 
bad fellow. His case was taken up against the colony by 
the royal commissioners, which made a great stir among the 
people at that time. He died Mar. 16, 1684. In 1683, 
June 2, when giving evidence in court, he stated bis age to be 
sixty-five. In 1681, he gave it as fifty-two ; and his counsel 
before the royal commissioners, in 1665, stated his age to be 
about thirty, which was probably correct. His estate was 
administered upon by his brothers Joseph and Israel. 

3 

SamueP Porter, of John^ Porter, mariner, of Wenham, 
where he owned a house and a large farm, near Wenham 



230 GENEALOGY. 

pond. He married Hannah, dau. of William and Elisabeth 
Dodge, of Beverly, (who married after his decease, Dec. 2, 
1661, Thomas Woodbury, of Beverl_y, by whom she had nine 
children, and died Jan. 2, 1689, aged 45.) Samuel Porter 
died 1660. His will, dated 10th, 12 mo., 1658, "being 
bound to the Barbadoes." 

"Imp. I give to my dearly beloved wife, Hannah Porter, the one- 
half of my farme during her life. Item, 1 give to my son, John 
Porter, the other half of my ftirme at Wenham ; and after the death 
of my wife, the other half to returne unto him, more or less. I desire 
my tfather Porter, and my father-in-law, William Dodge, and Edmund 
Batter, to be my overseers." 

SAMUEL PORTER. 

Witnessed in the presence of us Edmund Batter, Sara Batter. 
Allowed by Court, 2sth, 4 mo., 1660, at Salem. Inventory by Roger 
Conant and John Rayment. (Query ? Rayner) same date. 

One child : 

10. i. John,3 b. 1658. 



Joseph^ Porter, of John^ Porter, baptised in Hingham, 
Sept. 9, 1638, by Rev. Peter Hobart. He was of Salem, 
Danvers part. Sept. 17, 1678, he bought of Hilliard Veren, 
Jr., 40 pole of land in Salem. Nov. 24, 1696, bought of 
Sarah Williams, (widow of Joseph,) and her son Daniel, 
about 20 acres of land on south side Ipswich river, in Tops- 
field, bounded south on Benjamin Porter. June 5, 1704, 
bought of Ben Marston, of Salem, 100 rods land on the road 
that leads along North river. He married, Jan. 27, 1664, 
Anne, dau. of Major William and Ann Hathorn, baptised 
first church, Salem, Dec. 17, 1643. The marriage contract is 
taken from registry of deeds, Essex county, book 3, page 139 : 

••Joseph Porter, Salem, — agreement between his father, Serg't 
John Porter, and Wm. Hathorne, concerning the marriage of said 
Joseph with Anna, daughter of said Wm. Hathorne, — wherein S3,id 
Hathorne agrees to give his daughter £50 within two years from date 
of their marriage ; and said John Porter engages to give his son 
Joseph that farm known as the Downing farm, with one-half an acre 



PORTER FAMILIES. 231 

of land in the town, near Mr. George Keazer. both which shall be 
given Joseph on day of marriage. And also £50, to be paid in horses, 
neate cattle, hides, cider, some corn, and some money, within one 
year after marriage, Jan. 2, 1664." 

His wife died before him. He died Dec. 12th, 1714. His 
will, dated July 15, 1713 ; proved Jan. 8, 1715 : 

•• Gives son Joseph all my homestead yt I now live upon ; my dwell- 
ing house and barn, with all other housing, together with my Avhole 
farm, (known formerly by ye name of Mr. Downing's farm,) except- 
ing so much as I shall see cause hereafter otherwise to dispose of, 
which farm is bounded on ye east or easterly by a lot of lieutenant 
Perkins, of TopsfieLl, as also by Topsfleld common land, and by 
Wenham meadows ; south or southerly by Leache's meadow, and 
Daniel Andrews, his land, as also by Kaye and Putnam's meadow land ; 
west or westerly by Salem common laud ; and north or northerly by 
land of Michael Bunnell, of Topsfield, to ye bounds first mentioned. 

2d. I do give my son Samuel ye land which he now lives upon and 
hath improved, together with the dwelling house or housing standing 
on said land where he now dwells, together with an hundred acres of 
land adjoining to ye land he now lives upon, it being ye southerly part 
of my farm, bounded as aforesaid — and also another lot of 
meadow land, ten acres on Salem and Wenham line. 

iJd. I do give my son Nathaniel, 20 acres of land, which I bought 
of widow Williams, of Salem, joining to Isaac Esty's land— also tea 
aof-es of meadow land adjoining what I shall give my son William. 

4th. I give my son William 20 acres of land, be it more or less, 
lying west of land he now has in possession ; also ten acres of meadow 
adjoining to Samuel's meadow. * * * Also my four sons before 
mentioned shall have an equal share in my upland or marsh which 
I have in Skelton's neck. * * * Also my will is that my sons 
aforesaid together with my daughters shall have an equal share there- 
in * * * of what Leather I have, they all paying an equal part 
for ye dressing of what hides there be in ye tan vats to make it 
kather. To son Joseph my negro boy. * * daughters Anna, 
Mary, Abigail, Hephzebah, Ruth and Mehetabel to have 50 pounds 
each besides what they have had— to be paid by Executors. * * * 
Gives to Margaret King that hath been a faithful servant to me five 
pounds. 
Children : 

11. i. Joseph,3b. Oct. 30, 1665; died young. 

12. ii. Anna3 b. Sept. 5, 1667 ; m. Dr. Samuel Wallis. 

13. ill. Samuel,3 b. Aug. 4, 1669. 

14. iv. Nathaniel,3 i,. Mar. 8, 1670-1. 



16. 


vi. 


17. 


vii. 


18. 


viii 



20. 


X. 


21. 


xi. 


22. 


xii. 



232 GENEALOGY. 

15. V. Mary ,3 b. Dec. 18, 1672; m. William Dodge, of Beverly, 

maltster. Children : William,^ baptised Dec. 14, 1701. 

Anna,'* baptised Oct. 13, 1706. 
William,3 b. Aug. 30, 1674. 

Eliezer.3 b. May 23, 1676 ; probably died before his father. 
Abigail,^ b. twin above ; m. Samuel Symonds, of Boxford, 

Jan. 8, 1698. 
19. ix. Hepsibah,3 b. Apr. 11, 1678; m. Joseph Andrews, June 

7, 1711. 
Joseph,3 b. April, 1681. 

Ruth, 3 baptised Sept., 1682; m. Jesse Dorman. 
Mehetable,3 baptised Sept., 1682; m. Thos. Cummings of 

Boxford, Mar. 20, 1705. 

5 

Benjamin^ Porter, of Johii^ Porter, bap. Hingbam, Nov., 
1639, by Rev. Peter Hobart ; died Jan. 7, 172 2-3, aged 83. 
(Beverly Second Cburch records.) He was unmarried, and 
after death of his parents, lived with his brother Israel, to 
whom he gave most of his estate, " in consideration of his 
maintenance, in food, washing, and lodging for many years," 
Feb. 17, 1701. He inherited the most of his property by his 
father's will, including the Bishop farm of two hundred acres 
in " Blind Hole," on the Topsfield line, and the one hundred 
acres his father bought of Mr. Bradstreet. He deeded 
Joseph and Nathaniel Porter, sons of his brother Joseph, 
one-third of his right in Skelton's neck, fifty acres, which he 
had by his father's will ; also same day to same, a parcel of 
land at " Blind Hole," and Bishop's farm on north side of 
Topsfield line. Jan. 3, 1700, he gave brother Israel the land 
bequeathed him by his father, called Gott's corner. No set- 
tlement of his estate after his decease is recorded, as he 
appears to have disposed of it all previously. 

6 

IsraeP Porter, of John^ Porter, bap. Hingham, Feb. 12, 
1743, by Rev. Peter Hobart. He was one of first tax payers 
in old Salem, (now Danvers,) 1682. Member of first Church, 
where all his children were baptised. In 1676, he bought of 
his brother Benjamin, his one-half of land which they had of 



PORTER FAMILIES. 233 

their father, nine score acres, which was bought of Mr. Gott 
Jacob Barney, Jeffrey Massey, William Watson, and Jno! 
Piclvard, all of which was bounded on Jacob Barney's, 
Sharp's farm, Josh Ray, and Capt. Jolin Corwin, formerly 
Mr. Peters. " 30th, 11 mo., 1677, Israel Porter, aged fliirty- 
two, or thereabouts, testifies that eighteen or twenty years 
since his father was desired by'Topsfield to show the bounds 
of his land which lie within their township, (I being pres- 
ent,) my father showed three bounds belonging to that part 
of his Downing farm, within Topsfield line ; also three 
bounds belonging to his land in " Blind Hole," all which 
bounds were accepted and approved of by Topsfield." Apr. 
15, 1681, he was agent and trustee for Salem village. Feb. 
20, 1689, he and his brother Benjamin signed a petition to 
form a distinct town out of Salem village. Oct. 11, 1680, he 
with other selectmen and trustees of Salem, purchased of the 
Indians for £20, all the tract of land " lying to the west- 
ward of Bass River, whereupon the town of Salem is built." 
He married Nov. 20, 1672, Elisabeth, daughter of Maj. Wra. 
and Ann Hathorn, sister to his brother Joseph's wife ; she 
born July 5, 1619. He died Nov., 1706. His will, dated 
Nov. 7, 1706, proved Nov. 28, of same year, gives to two 
eldest sons, John and Israel, '• all that part of Sharp's farm 
Ij'ing to the westward of the county highway, going from 
Salem to Ipswich, to be equally distributed between them." 
Also Bisliop's farm, excepting 50 acres which he gives to his 
youngest daughter, Anna Porter, to his three eldest daugli- 
ters, Elisabeth, wife of Joseph Putnam, Sarah, wife of Abel 
Gardner, and Ginger, wife of Sam Leach, " all that land I 
bought of Topsfield, together witli all my right which I had 
of my brother Benjamin Porter, lying in Blind Hole. To 
William, the land that was formerly Mr. Gott's, together 
with all the additional grants adjoining thereto, lying at the 
head of Frostfish river, lying by Sharp's farm, commonly 
known by the name of Gott's Corner; also a little piece of 
land off Sharp's farm, lying on east side of Frostfish brook, 
and so to end of bridge, that lie may come to ye salt works 
30 



234 GENEALOGY. 

for a landing place." To his beloved wife, Elisabeth, "one-half 
of housing and lands, — part of Sharp's farm, of Skelton's 
neck, and also the other half of above during son Benjamin's 
minority, or till he comes to age of 21. Son William not to 
enjoy his portion till 21 years of age." Provides that 
" brother Benjamin shall live with my wife and son Benjamin, 
and be comfortably maintained during his life." Inasmuch 
as his daughter Ginger Leach had deceased, he gave her share 
to her husband, Samuel Leach, who had been a kind husband 
to her. His wife to be sole executrix of his will. 
Children : 

23. i. Elisabeth,:' b. Oct. 2. 1G73 ; her will proved Oct. 27. 1746 ; 

married, Apr. 21, 1690, Joseph Putnam, of Lieut. 
Thomas-; he born Sept. 14, 1669; will proved May 2r>, 
1733; yeoman. Children : Mary ,4 b. Feb. 2, 1691. Elisa- 
beth,-* b. April 12. 1695. Saruh.4 b. Sept. 26, 1697. 
William,-! b. Feb. s, 1700 : died :\ray 19, 1720. Rachel,^ b. 
Aug. 7, 1702. Anna.^b. April 26, 170.T. David.'* b. Oct- 
25, 1707. Eunice, •» b. April 13, 1710. Son,4 died April 
14, 1713. Iluldah,-* b. Kov. 29, 1716. Israel,4 b. Jan. 7, 
1718; General in revolutionary war; died Brooklyn, 
Conn., May 19, 1790. Mehetable,"! b. Jan. 13, 1720. 

24. ii. Sarah.a b. Aug. 24, 1675 ; died Sept. 24, 1728 ; m. Abel^ 

Gardner, of Siunuel,' b. Salem, Sept. 1, 1763; died 
Nov. 10, 1739, aged 66 ; merchant. Children: Samuel.'* 
b. Mar. 7, 1696. Jonathan,'* b. Feb. 23, 169S; d. Nov. 
27, 1783. Thomas,-* b. Feb. 21, 1700; d. Apr. 13, 1700. 
Elisabeth.^ b. Mar. 30. 1701. Thomas,'* baptised Oct. 
14,1705. Israel.-* baptised Oct. 5, 1707. Sarah,-* baptised 
May 21, 1710. Abel.-* baptised May 10, 1713. Hannah,^ 
baptised May 1, 1715. Mary,'* baptised Oct. 28, 1716. 
Joseph.-* baptised Sept. 28, 1718. 
25 iii. John,3 b. Sept. 24, 1674; died before 1715; he was a 
mariner, and removed to Boston ; made his will Dec. 
22, 1709. in which he empowers his wife Elisabeth, 'to 
sell his land in Salem for the bcnetit of their child or 
children." July 15, 1715. she sold to Timothy Lindall, 
of Boston. 130 acres of land in Salem, on Ipswich rcTad, 
by the gate that led to the house of the late Israel 
Porter's homestead, bounded on Frost Fish brook and 
land of Wm. Porter; also fifty acres by Nath. Porter; 
a piece of 11 acres, and another of 14 acres. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 235 

26. iv. Ginger,3 b. Oct. 6, 167!); died 170G ; m. Sept. 25, 1C99, 

Samuel Leach, of Johu and Elisabeth (Flint) Leach! 
Children : Baptised First Church in Salem, John^, Nov. 
8, 1702. Eunice, -1 Sept. 10, 1701. 

27. V. Mary,3 b. Sept. 22, 1681 ; died June 28, 1682. 
vi. Israel,^ b. April 4, 1683; died 1729. 
vii. Benjamin,:* b. Sept. -4, 1685; died Aug. 22, 1691. 
viii. Anna,3 b. June 17, 1687. 
ix. William,3 b. Feb. 12, 1689 ; living in 1750. 
X. Benjamin,3 b. May 17, 1693; died Dec, 1726. 



28 
29 
30 
31 



7 

Mary- PoiLei, of Johni Porter, baptised in Salem, Oct. 12, 
1645; died Nov. 27, 1695 ; m. April 22, 1669, Lieut. Thomas 
Gardner, son of Thomas and Margaret (Frier) Gard: .r. 
born May 25, 1645 ; died in Salem, Nov. 16, 1695. Children . 

Mary ,3 b. Feb. 14, 1670; d. 1724. Thomas,3 b. Oct. 25, 1671. 
Habbakuk,3 b. Feb. 25, 1673. Joseph,3 b. Aug. 29, 1677. Hapscott,3 
(daughter) b. July 22, 1679. 



Sarah^ Porter, of John^ Porter, baptised Salem, June 3, 
1649 ; married Daniel, son of Thomas and Rebecca Andrews, 
of Cambridge, b. Watertown, 1643; died in Dan vers, of 
small pox, Dec. 3, 1702, aged 59 ; she died 1731. Adminis- 
tration granted on her estate May 19, 1731, to her son Israel. 
Children : 

Daniel,3 baptised Sept. 2, 1677; d. young. Thomas,3 b. 1678; died 
of small pox Jan. 6, 1703. Samuel,3 b. 1683; died of small pox, 
Jan. 12, 1703. Elisabeth,3 baptised Aug. 9, 1685 ; died before 1702. 
Daniel,3 baptised Sept., 1686; died 1728. Israel,3 baptised Oct., 1689; 
died 1771. Mehetable.3 Sarah.3 



THIRD GENERATION. 
10 

John3 Porter, of SamueP Porter, of John^ Porter, of 
AVenham ; probably born there in 1658,— his father's farm, 
which he inherited and upon which he lived and died, being 



236 GENEALOGY. 

in that town ; his lands extended from Wenham Lake to 
Pleasant Pond. In May, 1716, he and wife Lydia, gave a 
deed to John Ober and als., of Beverly, of three-eighths of 
third division in east part of Wenham, laid out to said Porter. 
May 28, 1741, by deed of gift to son Samuel, of three acres ; 
April 23, 1723, deed of gift to son John, of forty acres in his 
possession, and four acres of meadow called Denman's lot, 
seven acres meadow called Fiske's lot, and one common right 
in great swamp. "May 20, 1746 for five shillings, to son 
Jonathan four acres salt marsh, ten acres wood land, west side 
Wenham Pond, all other lands bought of John Newman, all 
my other lands joining what was part of Mr. Fiske's farm ; 
one common right in great swamp; also .£100." July 2, 
1739, "deed of gift to sons Benjamin, of Boxford, and 
Nehemiah, ctf Ipswich, eighteen acres upland and meadow, 
on the river running out of Wenham pond, on condition they 
pay their six sisters, Lydia, Hannah, Elisabeth, Mehitable, 
Mary and Sarah, £5 each within twelve months after my 
decease." Aug. 1, 1738, to son Samuel his house and home- 
stead on west side of road leading to Wenham meeting house ; 
five acres salt marsh, ten acres north part of my kind on west 
side of Wenliam pond, on condition he pay his six sisters £30 
each within two years after my decease." April 23, 1723, to 
son Nehemiah, of Ipswich, gift of forty-six acres of land in 
his possession. In 1692, during the witchcraft delusion, he 
and his wife Lydia were witnesses at court, and testified 
against one Goody Bibber, who accused Sarah Wildes of 
bewitching her, "and that said Bibber was an unruly, 
turbulent woman, would have strange fits when crost, was 
double tongued, very idle in her calling, mischief making, 
very much given to speaking bad words against her husband, 
obscene in her language, and could fall into fits when she 
pleased, etc." He was a man of high respectability ; 
representative to General Court 1712, '24, 26 ; moderator of 
town meetings, 1723, '24, '27, '28, '29; maltster and farmer; 
he married Lydia,^ daughter of Henry^ and Lydia Herrick, 
of Beverly; born 1661; died Feb. 12, 1737, in the seventy- 



PORTER FAMILIES. 287 

seventh year of her age. He died March 8, 1753, in the 
ninety-fifth year of his age. No will or administration on his 
estate, it being divided among his children during his Hfe- 
time. Children : 

33. i. Samuel,'* b. Feb. 17, 1681 ; died Sept. 13, 1770, aged 92. 

84. ii. John,^ b. 1683 ; died about 1775, aged 92. 

35. iii. Hannah,^ b. Nov. 24, 1687 ; she dFed at age of 100; mar- 
ried Thomas Kimball, of Wenhara ; pub. Jan. 8, 1708. 

30. iv. Elisabeth,4 married Daniel Gilbert, of Ipswich, Dec. 1, 
1710; died at age of 100. 

37. V. Benjamin,-* b. 1692 ; died June 30, 1781, aged 89. 

38. vi. Jonathan,^ b. Sept. 11. 1696 ; died Oct. 9, 1759, aged 63. 

39. vii. Nehemiah,-* married ; died at age of 92. 

40. viii. Mehetable,4 b. Oct. 11, 1698; died, aged 88; married 

Caleb Kimball, Jr., of Wenham, Feb. 15, 1718. 

41. ix. Sarah,4 b. Jan. 6, 1706 ; died age of 89 ; married Thomas 

Dodge, of Wenham, June 23, 1724. 

42. X. Mary,4 b. July 20, 1700; she died 1790, at age of 90; 

married 1st, Kobert Cue, of Wenham, 1718; he died 
Jan. 7, 1737 ; she probably married 2d, Samuel Tarbox, 
April 20, 1737 ; " a daughter by Cue, married Col. 
Hutchinson, of Danvers, whose dau. married John 
Brown, father of Bartholomew Brown, whose son 
George married Harriet, dau. of Captain John Porter, 
of Sterling." (Williams Latham.) 

43. xi. Lydia,4 died at age of 60 ; married William Lamson, of 

Ipswich ; pub. Oct. 26, 1706. 
The ages of eleven children at death, 955 years ; average, 87 years. 

13 

SamueF Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, born Aug. 4, 166ct ; of 
Salem (Danvers.) May 0, 1722, sold to Samuel West, 
saddler, one common right belonging to him, by virtue of his 
(Porter's) dwelling house, where he then lived ; 1722, deeds 
to sons Eleazer and Samuel, one-half his homestead, to be 
divided between them after his decease ; said farm on the 
border of Salem, next to Wenham. September 8, 17o7, for 
X1580, sold his sou Samuel 86 acres 30 poles land, with 
dwelling house, barn buildings, live stock, and husbandry 
improvements; said farm beginning at a black oak, which is 
a bound between said Samuel Porter and Daniel Andrews, 



238 GENEALOGY. 

and between Salem and Wenham ; also, 11 acres at lower 
end of Skelton's neck ; also, deed of gift to son Eleazer for 
the duty he has done and legacies he has had, 82 acres, being 
farm he now lives on. March 19, 1739, being about 71 years 
old, he testifies in a deposition that 54 years since he had 
known the reputed bounds of Porter's fai m at Blind Hole, 
in Topsfield, and was present when the commissioners of 
Topsfield received the bounds. June 25, 1750, after his 
decease, his widow Love, in a deed conveys to her son 
Eleazer, her right of dower for fifty pounds. He married 
Love Howe ; she made her will July 12, 1759, proved Sept. 
13, 1762, in which she names her brothers Abraham and 
Mark Howe, and her grandsons Israel aud Edmund Putnam. 
Children : 

44. i. Samuel,'' owned covenant Oct. 15, 1738. 

45. ii. Eleazer.^ 

45a. iii. Lydia,'' m. John Putnam, and had sons Israel.^ and 
Edmund.^ named in their grandmother's will. 

14 

NathanieP Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. March 8, 1671 ; 
lived in Topsfield; probably died 1756; farmer and tanner. 
In 1720, Mar. 17, he and the Esteys divided land ; in 1701, 
Mar. 21, he and wife Eleanor, sold Joseph Waters and John 
Felton, of Salem, eight acres of land in Topsfield. March 16, 
1726, sold land in Salem to Ebenezer Bachelder, of Wenham. 
May 18 1741, sold sons Nathaniel and Elijah, tanners, for 
ten pounds, one-half acre of land, tan house and tan yard, 
being part of a farm said Porter now lives on, to carry on 
tanning ; also to same, for £110, 17 acres bounded on Porter's 
farm. Also, in 1743, twenty acres of upland and marsh, in 
Salem, at the end of a fence at North river, dividing said land 
from John Hubbard, Israel Wood, Jno. Jacobs, to said river; 
also, five acres bounded on Joseph Porter, Ebenezer Bachelder, 
and William Porter, deceased. "The 10th day of Nov., 1744, 
Nath. Porter was ordered by William Foye, Esq., Treasurer 
of His Majest3'^'s Province of Lord George the Second, of 
Great Britain, etc.. King, to collect a tax in Topsfield." (Old 



PORTER FAMILIES. 239 

paper.) Jan. 30, 1747, deed of gift to son Nathaniel, four 
acres; Sept 9, 1747, deed of gift to son Elijah, twenty-three 
acres. He married, Dec. 16, 1701, Eleanor Dorman, probably 
sister of his brother William's wife ; she died Jan. 5, 1752. 
Children, born in Topsfield : 
4G. i. Mehetable,-! b. April 14, 1702; m. Estey. 

47. ii. Nathaniel,^ b. Dec. 22, 1703; died June 22. 1758. 

48. iii. Mercy,-! b. Sept. 23, 1705 ; m. Ang. 11, 1730, Israel, son of 

Daniel and Damaris Clark, b. Topsfield. Sept. 28, 1701 ; 
Avill pro. i\Iarch 1, 1790. Children : Elijah,^' b. Mar. [) ] 
died May 9, 1731. Israel,^ b. Apr. 11, 1732; Jiving 1790.' 
Mercy.5 b. Dec. 28, 1734. Sarah,^ b. Nov. S.^HSG; 
died Feb. 7, 1738. Sarah.s b. Jan. 31, 1739 ; died before 
1790. Samuel,5 b. Mar. 13, 1741. Bathsheba.^ b. Apr. 
6,1743. Jacob,'' b. Aug. 8, 1744 ; living 1790. David,'- 
b. Jan. 1, 1748. 

49. iv. Abigail.-i b. Jan, 19, 1709; m. Dorman. 

60. V. Thomas.^ b. Jan. 5, 1712; died March 4, 1774. 

51. vi. Elijah,^ b. Apr. 22, 1713; died Dec. 17, 1775. 

52. vii. Joseph,^ b. Sept. 22, 1715. 

53. viii. Eleanor,-! b. Oct. 21, 1717 ; m. Abbot. 
53a. ix. Mary,4 b. Oct. 2, 1720; m. Clarke. 

16 

Deacon William^ Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. Aug. 30, 
1674; lived in Topsfield; removed to Norton, between 1720 
and 1730; he bought land of Joseph Elliott, in Norton, P'eb. 
8, 1732 ; " William Porter and Phebe Dorman were married 
Dec. 25, 1706 ;" (Topsfield records.) He died in Norton, 
May 7, 1732; his will, (Bristol records,) dated July 29, 1731, 
probated June 30, 1732, names " wife Phebe, four sons, 
Benjamin, Seth, Jonathan and Jabez, to whom he gives to be 
divided equally, his lands in Salem and Topsfield ; daughters 
Judith Hewins, and Anna Porter." ''■ Phebe, widow of 
William Porter, of Norton, died in Braintree, June 21, 1736, 
aged 55. " (Braintree rec'ds.) Children, all b. in Topsfield: 

54. i. Ruth,4 b. Aug. 28, 1707. 

55. ii. Judith,4b. July 6, 1710; m Hewins. 

56. iii. Benjamin,^ b. Feb. 4, 1712; married Dorothy Curtis, 

June 1, 1738. 



240 GENEALOGY. 

57. iv. Seth,4 b. Feb. 15, 1714; married Abigail Herrick, Mar. 

27, 174G. 

58. V. ADna,^ b. Feb. 21, 1716; married Dea. Peter Thayer, of 

Braintree, June 1, 1732 ; he removed to Peterboro, N. 
H., where he died Sept. 27, 1798. Children, all born in 
Braintree: Williara,^ b. July 26, 1733 ; died same day. 
Peter,5 b. May 5. 1735 ; died July 6. 1736. Peter,^ b. 
April 3, 1737. William,^ b. Jan. 26, 1739. Ephraim.s 
b. Feb. 16, 1740; married Phebe Porter, of Benjamin, 
1762. Zacheus,5 b. Dec. 27, 1742. Anna,-'* b. Sept. 29, 
1744 ; died Kov. 25, 1744. Anna.'^ b. April 9, 1746. 
Jabez,'i b. July 7, 1748. Phebe,-'' b. Feb. 11, 1750; ra.. 
1781, Abraham Cummings, of Topsfield. Ruth,-'' b. 
Aug. 23, 1753. Bartholomew,-'' b. July 15, 1757 ; mar- 
ried Elis Blanchard, of Braintree, 1789. 

59. vi. Phebe,^ b. June 18, 1718; died July 3. 1718. 

€0. vii. Jonathan,-! b. Dec. 11, 1720, (or July 17, Topsfield record 

says.) 
<51. viii. Jabez,^ b. Feb. 1, 1723. 

20 

Joseph^ Porter, of Josepli^ Porter, born Danvers, April, 
1681; yeoman; June 11, 1712, he of Salem village, and liis 
brother Nathaniel, of Topsfield, sons of Joseph, senior, con- 
firmed to John Curtis, of Topsfield, seven acres their father 
bought with his brother Israel, about twenty years previous. 

He married, May 3, 1709, Maiy , (who after his 

decease married Geo. Bixby, Aug. G, 1718.) He died 1713. 
Administration granted his widow, Jan. 3, 1714. Children : 

67. i. Joseph,^ baptised Ang. 13, 1710; died February, 1747. 

68. ii. Priscilla,'* baptised May 12, 1712. 

€9. iii. Mary,' baptised May 29, 1715, after her father's decease. 

26 

Ginger^ Porter, of IsraeP Porter, b. Oct. 6, 1679 ; died 
1706 ; m. Sept. 25, 1699, Samuel Leach, son of John and 
Elisabeth (Fhnt) Leach, b. Salem, April 28, 1677. Children, 
bap. 1st church, Salem : 

i. John,4 bap. Nov. 8, 1702; m. Rachel: — His daughter, 

Ginger,^ m. Dr. Benj. Jones, of Beverl}' — his 2d wife; 
"she died Dec. 13, 1756, about three-quarters of an hour 



PORTER FAMILIES. 241 

after 6 o'clock, in the eveniug, in the 30th year of her 
age. The children of Dr. Benj. and Ginger Jones, were : 
Hannah,6 b. June 17, 1750; m. Henry Herrick, Jr., 
1772;^she departed this life Sept. 27, 1786, aboti't half 
after 7 of the clock in the morning, aged 36 years three 
months, wanting— days." William ,6 b. Dec, 1752 ; died 
Jan. 11, 17G1, "about 3 o'clock in the afternoon." 
John.e b. Sept. 10, 1755— "my dear son John, we have 
reason to fear and believe, was lost in a cartel from 
Halitax to Boston, having been taken prisoner by the 
British, in the armed ship Starks, in 1781, and sailed 
in a cartel from Haliftix, in Dec, 1781, for Boston, and 
never has been heard of," (Dr. Jones' family record.) 

ii. Eunice,'* bap. Sept. 10, 1704. 

iii. Hepzibah,4 bap. Nov. 8. 1702. 

iv. Samuel. 4 bap. July 15, 1713. 

V. Mary, 4 bap. Aug. 1, 1714. 

28 

IsraeP Porter, of IsraeP Porter, born April 4, 1683 ; died 
1729; will made April 8, 1729; proved Oct. 20, 1729; wife 
Sarah executrix, who had land coming to her from her 
brother, Nathan Putnam. He was member of the church, 
Salem village; clerk 1710, 1718, and 1723. Married, Sept. 
12, 1706, Sarah, daughter of James and Sarah Putnam, bap- 
tized 1st Church, Salem, June, 1686. Children: 

70. i. Ginger,4 baptised Aug. 17, 1707; married Jan. 1, 1727, 

Elisha, sou of Joseph and Rebecca (Knight) Hutchini-on, 
of Salem village, who died before 1730 ; they were re- 
ceived into church, Oct. 28, 1727. Child by Hutchinson : 
Israel,^ baptised Nov. 12, 1727 ; died Mar. 15, 1811, from 
the effect of a fall in his mill, where he lived at Dan- 
versport; in 1762, was part owner of a saw and grist 
mill on Crane river; he bore a prominent part in the 
Revolutionary war, and for his bravery received a 
Lieutenant Colonel's commission. She married 2d, 
Sept. 20, 1730. Daniel Andrews, Jr., son of Daniel and 
Hannah (Peabody) Andrews, b. Sept. 28, 1704 ; died 
1756. Children, by Andrews : Sarah,^ b. Aug. 5, 1731 ; 
died Mar. 1. 1776. Daniel,^ b. July 13, 1734; died 
Aug. 3, 1755. John,'5b. Feb. 28, 1737; died Oct. 12, 
1756. Nathan,5 b. Sept. 30, 1739 ; died Jan. 23, 1768, 
unmarried. Sarauel,^ b. April 11, 1741. Widow mar- 
ried 3d, Herrick, before 1767. 
31 



242 GENEALOGY. 

71. ii. Sarah,4 baptised Feb. 10, 1710; died before 1729. 

72. iii. John,^ baptised Mar. 12, 1713; died 1742, unmarried; 

will probated Oct. 11, 1712, gives sisters Ginger, Elisa- 
beth, Anna, and Mary, the land on the plains given 
him by his father ; to brother Israel, part of saw mill, 
&c. ; his mother to have improvement of all his other 
land as long as she lived ; brother Daniel Andrews, 
ex'r: inv. £743, 9s, 3d. 

73. iv. Israel, ■! baptised June 24, 1716 ; married Mary Batchelder, 

of Wenham, Dec. 28, 1737, (who survived him and 
married 2d, Aug. 27, 1747, Jona Kettle, formerly of 
Charlestown, who married 1st, Dec. 2, 1725, Edith 
Moore, of Beverly.) Adm. granted in his estate 
widow Mary, June 9, 1740. One child, Sarah,^ b. 
Aug. 20, 1739, married Williams. 

74. V. Elisabeth, -1 bap. April 26, 1719; died about 1772; married 

March 13, 17.S7, John Andrews, son of Daniel and 
Hannah (Peabody) Andrews. Children: Elisabeth,^ 
bap. May 2.s, 173«. John Porter.^ bap. Sept. 29, 1745. 

75. vi. Anna,'' bap. Sept., 1722: married Faxon. 

76. vii. Mary,^ bap. Apr. 24, 1726: married Jan. 31, 1745, Joseph, 

son of Joseph and Lydia (Flint) Putnam, bap. Apr. 26, 
1724; yeoman; his will made Mar. 3, 1781, proved 
April 17. Children, all bap. Salem village: Lydia,'"* 
bap. July 27, 1740; died young. Sarah, "^ bap. Jan. 29, 
1749. Joseph,-^' bap. April 21. 1751. Israel,'' bap. June 
24,1753. Mary,-'' bap. Sept. 14, 1755; died young. 
Lydia,"' bap. Feb. 26, 1758. John.'^ bap. Jan. 18, 1761. 
Elisabeth,'^ bap. Oct. 30, 1763. Mary,"* bap. Jan. 26, 
1767. Porter.'i bap. Mar. 25, 1770. 

31 

William^ Porter, of IsraeP Porter, born Feb. 12, 1688-9 ; 
was of Salem village (Danvers) ; yeoman; married 1st, Feb. 
1, 1708-9, Edith, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Endicott, 2d, 
wife) Herrick ; she born Feb. 20, 1090; died Beverly, March 
18, 1723-4; member of Second chureli, Beverly. Married 2d, 
Dec. 8, 1725, Mary, widow of John Kettle, of North Beverly, 
and daughter of Josiah and Mary (Raymond) Batchelder, 
born Nov. 5, 1701. (John Kettle was son of James and 
Elisabeth Kettle, born in Beverly, July 3, 1696 ; died Feb. 1, 
1723-4. Married 1st, June 17, 1718, Mehetable Brown, who 
died Sept. 15, 1718. Married 2d, June 25, 1719, Mary 



PORTER FAMILIES. 243 

Bachelder; his grandfather was John Kettle, of Beverly, 
who died Oct. 12, 1685.) June 22, 1722, William^ and wife 
Edith sold to Samuel Fisk, clerk, land belonging to the house 
on his farm given him by his father. May 1, 1728, sold 
Nathaniel Tompkins, of Salem, house and six poles of land 
near the meeting house, middle precinct, (now Peabody.) 
Jan. 29, 1740, deed of gift of one and one-half rods of land 
at Royal Side, for erection of school house near Barney's 
gate; April 19, 1750, he and wife Mary sold to Robert Hooper, 
of Marblehead, for £1843 4s, "my farm of 246 acres, 76 poles, 
beginning at south-west angle of highway leading through 
Royal Side, and near Frost Fish brook, where it joins land 
of Timothy Lindall ; also 61 pole 4-10 butting on middle of the 
river, and by south side of Frost Fish bridge, with dwelling 
houses, barns, &c., excepting the land where the school house 
stands, which I gave the proprietors." He probably removed 
to Woburn. His estate was administered in Middlesex county, 
1755. Widow Mary. Children: William.'* Benjamin.-* 
Jonathan.^ Nathan."* George* Mary Brown.-* Josiah.-* 
Joseph.^ Ginger,"* and Mary,* named therein. Children: 

Israel,4 baptised Aug. 20, 1710 ; probably d. Beverly, 1744. 

William,'* baptised June 21, 1713. 

Benjamin,'* baptised June 19, 1715. 

Joseph.-* 

Anna.'* 

Josiah.'* 

Jonathan,^ baptised Nov. 4, 1733. 

Edith,-* baptised Nov. 4, 1733. 

Nathan,** baptised Oct. 3, 1736. 

George,4 baptised Aug. 13, 1738. 

Ginger,** baptised Oct. 4, 1741. 

Mary,4 baptised Feb. 5, 1745. 

32 

Benjamin-^ Porter, of IsraeP Porter, born Salem village, 
May 17, 1693 ; married April 3, 1712, Hannah, daughter of 
Samuel and Hannah (Kelton) Endicott, born 1691— (after 
decease of Samuel Endicott, his widow married Thorndike 
Proctor.) He died Dec, 1726; will made Dec. 15, 1726, 



77. 


i. 


78. 


ii. 


79. 


iii. 


80. 


iv. 


81. 


V. 


&2. 


vi. 




vii. 




viii. 




ix. 




X. 




XI. 




xii. 



244 GENEALOGY. 

proved Jan. 18, 1727, names wife Hannah, daughter Hannah, 
about fourteen years old ; her uncle, Sam Endicott, appointed 
guardian, Mar. 23, 1729-30 ; sons, John and Benjamin, 
Samuel, Bartholomew. Father-in-law, Thorndike Proctor, 
and brother-in-law Sam Endicott, overseers of will. Children : 

88. i. John,4 b. about 1712-13 ; died 1759. 

89. ii. Hannah,4 b. 1716; d. before Dec. 2, 1746; m. Joseph 

Fowles, Feb. 6, 1733. Children: Beiijamin.s Sarab.s 
Hannah,^ offered by Apphia, wife of her uncle John, at 
the ch., middle precinct, July 3, 1743, after decease of 
her mother. 

Benjamin,4 died 1794. 

Samuel,-* b. about 1722. 

Bartholomew,'* b. about 1726. 



90. 


iii 


91. 


iv 


92. 


V. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 
33 

Samuel* Porter, of John^ Porter (Samuel,^ John,^) born 
in Wenham, Feb. 17, 1G81, and lived there on the old home- 
stead, bequeathed him by his father. Feb. 10, 1719, he and 
wife Sarah, of Wenham, with Simon Bradstreet, Samuel 
Bradstreet's guardian, and Dorothy Bradstreet, and children 
of John Bradstreet, of Topsfield, divide a meadow left them 
by their father ; same day he and wife Sarah deed to their 
brother, Samuel Bradstreet, of Topsfield, all their right in 
the farm given them, the children of Jno. Bradstreet, by their 
grandfather, Simon Bradstreet." Feb. 14, 1754, he and wife 
Sarah, deed to their sons, Samuel, Jr., of Wenham, house- 
wright, and Ebenezer, of Danvers, cordwainer, for <£ 1000, 
"my homestead and house where I now dwell, with all 
appurtenances, except three acres I sold Ebenezer, where his 
house stands, in Wenham, on west side of county road leading 
to meeting house ; also five acres of salt marsh my father bought 
of Edward Bishop, etc." He was published March 22, 1706-7, 
to Sarah, daughter of John and Sarah (Perkins) Bradstreet, 
of Topsfield, granddaughter of Gov. Simon Bradstreet. 
He probably married 2d, Experience Batchelder, of Wenham, 
Mar. 25, 1733. "September 13, 1770, died Sergeant Samuel 



PORTER FAMILIES. 245 

Porter, who was born Feb. 17, 1681, atatis 89 years and 
seven months, hacking four days. What man is he yt liveth 
and shall not see Death." (Wenham records.) Children : 

93. i. Samuel,5b. Nov. 14, 1711; married. 

94. ii. £benezer,5 b. 1716 ; of Beverly, Wenham, &c. 

95. iiL John,5 b, July 9, 1717 ; of Littleton. 

S6. iv. Anna,5 b. Aug. 13, 1719 ; m. Nath. Brown, May 27, 1788. 

34 

John^ Porter, of John^ Porter, b. 1683, of Wenham; 
moved to Ellington, Conn., about 1740 ; married Elisabeth,' 
dau. of John Putnam, of Danvers, pub. Dec. 9, 1708 ; she h. 
Feb. 2, 1687 ; he died about 1775, aged 92. Children, all 
born in Wenham : 

100. i. John,5 b. Apr. 16, 1710; died Jan. 27, 1722. 

101. ii. Jonathan,^ b. Apr. 1, 1712 ; died July 5, 1783. 

102. iii. Elisabeth,^ b. Aug. 14, 1714; died Jan., 1715. 

103. iv. David,5 b. Mar. 10, 1716; died Apr. 22, 1716. 

104. V. Lydia,5 b. Sept., 1717; probably m. Samuel Burroughs, 

of Windsor, Oct. 30, 1745. 

105. vi. B,uth,5 b. Oct. 28, 1719 ; probably m. Samuel Bowles, 

Jan. 1, 1743. 

106. vii. Daniel,5 b. Sept. 19, 1721; died Jan. 5, 1760. 

107. viii. John,5 b. Jan. 17, 1723. 

108. ix. Jerusha,5 b. Nov. 8, 1724. 

109. X. Elisabeth,^ b. May 23, 1726. 

37 

Benjamin* Porter, of John^ Porter, born Wenham, 1691-2 ; 
carpenter ; lived in Boxford ; died there June 30, 1778, aged 
87 ; (another account says 1781, aged 89.) "Jan. 8, 1735, 
Benjamin Porter and John Chadwick, of Boxford, sold for 
£200, to Ebenezer Steward, all right and title in two lots of 
land belonging to said Chadwick, and three lots belonging to 
Mo^es Tyler, deceased, father-in-law to said Benjamin 
Porter," Married Sarah, daughter of Moses Tyler, Jan. 30, 
1716 ; she born 1696 ; died January 27, 1767, aged 71. 
Children : 

110. i. Moses.s b. Nov. 18, 1719 ; married Mary Chadwick, Dec. 

3, 1741. 



246 GENEALOGY. 

111. ii. Mary,5 married Deacon Thomas Chadwick, of Boxford, 

June 12, 1738. (He was son of John and Mehetable 
(Hazeltine) Chadwick, of Boxford, — they m. 1706.) 
Children: Molly, ^ b. March 1, 1742; married Peter 
Russell, of Salisbury, Nov. 26, 1761. (Marriage re- 
corded in Boxford and Salisbury, but no farther record 
of him or wife in either town.) Benjamin, ^ b. Mar. 
26, 1745. Thomas,^ b. April 15, 1751. Samuel,^ b. 
1755. [Primus, the man servant of Mrs. Mary Cue, of 
AVenham, and Flora, the woman servant of Deacon 

Thomas Chadwick, of Boxford, were pub. in Wenham, 
Jan. 28, 1753.] 

112. iii. Benjamin,^ b. Oct. 21, 1721 ; died May 15, 1784. 

113. iv. Sally ,^ b. March, 1726. 

114. V. Lucv.5 

38 
Jonathan^ Porter, of Johii'^ Porter, born Sept. 11, 169G ; 
lived in Wenham ; innholder ; citizen of more than ordinary 
distinction. Representative to General Court 1745, '46, '47. 
Married Lydia, daughter of Moses Tyler, published Aug. 30, 
1724; she born in Boxford, 1702; died in Wenham, Nov. 2, 
1785, aged 83 ; he died Oct. 8, 1759. Children : 

120. i. Benjamin,^ b. Mar. 12, 1726. 

121. ii. Mary,^ b. June 29, 1728; m. Joseph Low, of Newbury, 

Jan. 1, 1756. 

122. iii. Ruth.s b. Jan. 5, 1731 ; m. Dr. Caleb Rea, and others. 

123. iv. Jonathan,'' b. June 20, 1733. 

124. v. Tyler,5 b. Nov. 23, 1735. 

125. vi. Billy,5 b. Aug. 23, 1739. 

126. vii. Lydia.^b. Feb. 9, 1741 ; m. Joseph Emerson, of Topsfield. 

39 

Nehemiah* Porter, of John^ Porter ; born in Wenham ; 
weaver. Removed to Ipswich, where he was living in 1724, 
and 1739. Married Hannah, daughter of Hazadiah Smith, 
of Beverly ; he died 1784, aged 92 ; will dated Oct. 9, 1782, 
proved Oct. 5, 1784. Children, probably not in order : 

127. i. Nehemiah,'> b. Nov. 20, 1720. 

128. ii. Ebenezer,5 b. 1732. 

129. iii. Samuel,^ died before his father. 

130. iv. Hannah,'' living in 1781. 

131. V. Sarah, 5 living in 1784. 

132. vi. Hazadiah,^ living in 1784 ; prob. removed to Nova Scotia. 

133. vii. Lydia,^ living in 1784. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 247 

45 

Eleazer-* Porter, of SamueP Porter, of Josepli^ Porter, born 
Danvers, and lived there. Dec. 11, 1735, he bought of Jno. 
Wildes, and wife Phebe, of Topsfield, for twenty-eight 
pounds, one right in a tract of land in Souhegan west, or 
township number three, lately granted by General Court to 
ye NariHgansot soldiers drawn by such living at or near Salem, 
of which Sam Perkins was one, and which said right was 
granted him. Nov. 1, 1739, he and wife Abigail, sold to 
John Jacobs, of Salem, eleven acres of upland, near lower end 
of Skelton's Neck, given him by his father, for two hundred 
sixty pounds. Jan. 19, 1740-1, he sold Israel Wood of Beverly, 
for two hundred and eighty pounds 11 acres 26 poles upland and 
marsh — bounded on North river — said Eliezer, Nathaniel and 
William Porter, and John Jacobs. He married 1st, Mary — 
probably 2d, Abigail — he died 1756 ; his will dated Sept. 25, 
1756, proved Nov. 8, 1756, gave wife Abigail all indoor 
goods his first wife brought with her. Son Samuel under 
22 ; daughters Mary and Abigail, over 11. Guardianship 
granted to Elijah Porter, of Topsfield Nov. 8, 1756. Sons 
David and Asa, executors; widow died 1758 ; adm. granted on 
her estate to Tarrant Putnam, Mar. 6, 1758. Children: 

David.s baptised May 9, 1731. 

A&a,5 baptised JSIay 26, 1734 ; adm. granted on his estate 

to Tarrant Putnam, Jan. 6, 1758. 
]\Iary,5 baptised Aug. 22, 1736. 
Abigall,5 baptised Dec. 17, 1738. 
Samuel,-'' baptised Jan. 30, 1742-3. 

47 

NathanieP Porter, of NathanieP Porter, born Dec. 22, 
1703; lived in Topsfield; tanner. Sept. 22, 1731, he and 
wife Mary, for £43 15s., sold their brother, Luke Averill, of 
Topsfield, their one-tenth part of real estate of their father, 
Ebenezer Averill, deceased. April 12, 1743, he and brother 
Elijah Porter, from Joseph Porter of Topsfield, all liis 
(Joseph's) right in estate of his father Nathaniel, (he) is 
now in possession of in Topsfield, bounded by Jno. Baker, 



134. 


i. 


13.i. 


ii. 


13.5a 


iii. 


135b 


iv. 


135c 


V. 



248 GENEALOGY. 

Porter's farm, Joseph Herrick, Nichols' meadow, and Timothy 
Lindall. May 1, 1744, same from Amos Dorman and wife 
Mary, of Coventry, Conn,, for £1 10s., two and one-half acres 
in Topsfield, bounded on meadow of Lydia Curtis, Emerson, 
and Jabez Towne. Dec. 5, 1751, he and Elijah, with their 
wives Abigail and Dorothy, for <£55 7s, sold five and one-fourth 
acres land, salt marsh. Porter's Neck, to John and John 
Felton, Jr. Dec. 16, 1752, he and wife Abigail, for £57, sold 
Elijah Porter sixteen acres thirty-three poles, bounded on 
David Towne, Felton, Samuel Perkins, and Porter's farm. 
Dec. 20, 1752, to brother Elijah, for £5, twenty-two acres, 
also one-half acre land and one-half of tan house and tan 
yard on said land. Nath. Porter, Jr., of Topsfield, was 
appointed Lieutenant, July 2, 1754, by Wm. Shirley, "Capt. 
General and Governor in chief over His Majesty's Province, 
in the 28th year of the reign of His Majesty King George 
the Second." Married 1st, Mary, daughter of Ebenezer 
Averill ; she died Dec. 23, 1736. Married 2d, May 25, 1738, 
Abigail, daughter of John and Abigail Waters Jacobs ; she 
baptised First Church, Salem, Sept. 1, 1706 ; living in 1767. 
•(John Jacobs was son of George Jacobs, hung for witchcraft, 
in 1692.) He died Jan. 22, 1758 ; inventory of estate, Oct. 
10, 1758. Children, all born in Topsfield: 

136. i. Daniel,5 b. Jan. 6, 1731 : died Dec. 19, 1736. 

137. ii. Nathaniel,-^ b. Dec. 15, 1733: died Dee. 24, 1736. 

138. iii. Mary,s b. Dec. 23, 1736; died Dec. 31, 1736. 

139- iv. Mary,'' b. March 24, 1739; married Asa Kinney, of 
Middleton, and had no children. In old age she mar- 
ried Asa Pingree, of Georgetown. She died in Middle- 
ton, March 12, 1823, having been blind about five 
years. 

140. V, Phebe,5 b. March 31, 1741 ; died April 26, 1745. 

141. vi. Daniel,'^ b. Feb. 3, 1743; died Jan. 28, 1831 ; married. 

142. vii. Nathaniel,5 b. Jan. 3, 1745; died 1836, aged 92. 

143. viii. Phebe,5 b. May 12, 1746 ; married Joshua Willard, of 

Hubbardston, and had sons. 

144. ix. Abigail.5 b. Sept. 24, 1748; died June 6, 1820; married 

Henry,^ son of Simon,'' and Anna (Flint) Bradstreet, 
born Topsfield, Nov. 30, 1741; died Sept. 7, 1818. 
Children: Dr. Nathaniel.s born Oct. 4, 1770-71, of 



PORTER FAMILIES. 249 

Newburyport; died Oct. 6, 1828. Daniel.6 bom Feb. 
12, 1773, of Franklin, Warren county, Oliio; died 
1832- Wil]iam,6 born March 13, 1775; removed to 
Royalton, Vt. Nabby.e b. June 6. 1778; m. Joseph 
Killam, of Boxford. 



50 

Thomas* Porter, of NathanieP Porter, born in Topsfield, 
Jan. 5, 1712; removed to Danvers about 1755; mariner; 
afterwards a merchant; representative to General Court, 
1760-1-2-3-5 ; town clerk 1763 and '67 ; lived in what is now 
Peabody. Married Mercy Clark, of York, Me.; certificate 
of marriage given, Danvers, Oct. 7, 1755 ; he died March 4, 
1774. Children: 

154. i. Thomas.s b. Aug. 6, 1756 ; died June, 1796. 

155. ii. Mercy,5 b. Nov. 15, 1758 ; died Nov. 4, 1763 or 73. 

156. iii. James,5 b. July 6, 1761; died Jan. 9, 1830; unmarried. 

157. iv. Daniel Clark,^ b. Oct. 9, 1766 ; died Sept. 9, 1767. 

158. v. Mercy.s b. July 7, 1768 ; m. May 18, 1802, Samuel Foster, 

of Boston, merchant. 

52 

Joseph* Porter, of NathanieP Porter, born Sept. 22, 1715. 
In 1743, April 12, he sold his brothei's Nathaniel and Elijah, 
all his right in estate of his father, Nathaniel, lying in Topsfield. 

In East Randolph, (Braintree) 1746 — Dr. E. Alden says 
"he was owner of first vehicle used for conveyance of persons 
ever used in town (Randolph ;) was a rudely constructed 
chaise without a top, called a chair ; he resorted to its use from 
necessity, being affiicted with a lameness which prevented him 
from mounting a horse, or going a long distance on foot. He 
was a considerable land owner." Dr. Alden saj's he "was 
son of Dea. William^ Porter, of Norton, and brother of 
Benjamin,* Jabez,* and Seth,* of Braintree." But as there is 
no mention of any Joseph's birth on Topsfield records, or in 
will of Dea. William^ Porter, I place him as son of NathanieP 
Porter, where he no doubt belongs, his age at death agree- 
ing with date of NathanieP Porter's son Joseph's birth. 
32 



250 GENEALOGY. 

He married Ruth Towne ; he died in East Randolph, Mar. 8, 
1797, aged 81 ; his widow died April 14, 1799, aged 80 ; they 
had four children, one sou and three daughters, who all lived 
and died in East Randolph, and were remarkable for the 
strength and accuracy of their memories. 

159. i. Riith,3 born 1747 ; married Joseph^ White, Jr., Esquire, 

of Randolph, June 16, 1766. He was son of Joseph-^ 
and Ruth (Nash) White, born in Braintree, (Randolph.) 
Nov. 22, 1742; died July IS, 1816. He was a descend- 
ant of Richard! Porter, of Weymouth. He was justice 
of the peace and selectman many years; also repre- 
sentative to the General Court. Widow died March, 
1830. Daughter, Ruth,6 born April 12, 1769 ; married 
Zenas French, of Randolph, blacksmith — his second 
wife ; daughter Relief,G b. Jan. 7, 1772 ; married Bailey 
White, 1792, her cousin. (Joseph^ White's sister 
Thankful, m. 1st, Elihu Adams, brother of President 
John Adams, Sept. 20, 1765 ; and 2d, Col. Aaron Hobart, 
of Abington.) 

160. ii. Joseph,5b. 1754, of East Randolph ; lieutenant ; m. Rachel 

Thayer, daughter of Zach Thayer; pub. Nov. 5, 1785; 
he died Nov. 18, 1833, aged 79 ; she died June 22, 1841, 
aged 83. Children : John,<5 b. 1786 ; "school master 
many years ; carpenter when not otherwise engaged ; 
representative to General Court two j'ears ; selectman 
several years ; and in every situation fully competent 
for his employment, and much respected." Elijah.^ b. 
1788. Alvin,G b. 1790 ; died 1796. Jabez,6 b. 1792 ; 
grad. B. U., 1818 ; student of divinity ; died Quincy, 111., 
1820. Asa.G b. 1793. Lucy ,6 b. 1795; m. Nathan 
Blanchard. Ruth,6 m. Jeremiah Stockbridge. Rachel,'' 
b. 1797 ; m. Ira Beal. 

161. iii. Mary,^ b. 1758; m. Nathaniel Spear, 2d, of Randolph ; 

pub. April 13. 1785. 

162. iv. Elisabeth,^ b. 1761 ; m. John Whitcomb, May 30, 1790. 

51 

Elijah^ Porter, of NathanieP Porter, h. Topsfield, April 22, 
1713 ; lived there ; died Feb. 17, 1775. He was useful in 
the church, and active in town affairs; more than once a 
representative to General Court ; and when he died clerk and 



PORTER FAMILIES. 251 

treasurer of the town. His will, July 17, 1775, proved Feb. 
5, 1776, names wife Dorothy, to whom he gives negro woman, 
Tamar. Children: AnnaHale.^ Sarah.5 Dorothy) Hannah,^ 
and Thomas^. Inventory, £1628; negro man and woman 
servant, and mulatto girl included. Married Dorothy. 
Children : 

163. i. Anna.s m. Hale. 

164. ii. Sarah.5 

165. iii. Dorothy.5 

166. iv. Hannah ;5 one account says she was unmarried in 1785. 

another that she married Rev. Daniel Breck, who began 
his ministry at Topsfield, in 1779 ; removed to Hartland, 
Vt., where he settled, and where he died. He was a 
man of fair talents and a good writer. His son Daniel 
Brecls:, was M. C. from Kentucky, in 1850. 

167. v. Thomas,^ m. Ruth Allen, of Salem. 

56 

Benjamin* Porter, of William^ Porter, born in Topsfield, 
Feb. 4, 1712 ; lived in Braiutree (Randolph part ; ) clerk of 
the precinct ; wrote an excellent hand, and was much in the 
public business ; selectman in 1756, '57, '58, '59, '60, '64, '65, 
and '6Q ; removed to Wendell after 1766. Married 1st, Juno 
1, 1738, Dorothy, daughter of Moses^ and Dorothy (Ashley) 
Curtis, born Dec. 24, 1719 ; died April 10, 1743. Married 
2d, Mary or Mercy, daughter of Seth and Sarah (Thayer) 
Dorman, of Braintree, Nov. 20, 1744; she born Sept. 7, 1720 ; 
died Dec. 28, 1811. He and wife Dorothy admitted to church 
in Braintree, (probably 2d,) 1739 ; he died in Wendell, Mass., 
Oct. 28, 1793. Children : 

168. i. Benjamin,^ b. Mar. 9, 1739. 

169. ii. Phebe,5 b. Aug. 14, 1740. 

170. iii. Moses.s b. Apr. 6, 1743. 

171. iv. Micaiah,5 b. Apr. 26, 1745. 

172. v. Eli,5 b. Mar. 25, 1746. 

173. vi. Ruth,5 b. Oct. 26. 1748. 

174. vii. William.s b. Aug. 15, 1750. 

175. viii. Job,5 b. Apr. 24. 1753; lived in Montague; had a son 

Seth,6 who has a son Cephas," living in Leverett, Mass. 

176. ix. Seth,5 b. Feb. 6. 1755 ; died same year. 

177. X. Daniel.s b. Oct. 21. 1757. 

178. xi. Noah,5 b. July 21, 1760. 



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252 GENEALOGY. 

57 

Seth^ Porter, of WilliamS Porter, born Topsfield, Feb. 15, 
1714 ; lived in Braintree ( Randolph.) Married Abigail 
Herrick, in Topsfield, Mar. 27, 1746. Children : 

179. Seth,5 b. Apr. 2, 1748 or 1747. 

180. Abigail.^ b. July 10, 1749. 

181. Elisabeth.^ b. Nov. 20, 1751. 

182. Judith.s b. Sept. 8, 1756. 

60 

Doctor Jonathan* Porter, of Dea., William^ Porter, born 
in Topsfield, Dec. 11, 1720. Physician ; lived in Braintree 
and Maiden ; married Hannah, daughter of Jonathan^ and 
Sarah'^ (Copeland) Hayden, of Braintree, Sept. 14, 1742 ; 
she born Dec. 4, 1724 ; died in Maiden, June 20, 1811 ; he 
died in Maiden, Jan. 1, 1783 ; his will filed for probate, Jan. 
15 ; oldest son William appointed executor. There is a 
paper dated April 14, 1783, which purports to be the assent 
of the widow and children to the probate of the will, signed 
by "Hannah Porter, widow," Jona. Porter, Hannah Hills, 
Jabez Porter, Phebe Porter, Mary Porter, Joseph Porter, 
and Benjamin Porter, and some vacant places between the 
names, which look as though some of the children did not 
sign — these were all the children then living except John and 
Samuel, who were probably in South Carolina. Children : 

183. i. William.s b. Braintree Sept. 19, 1743; m. Lamb; d. in 

Boston, Sept. 28, 1813. 

184. ii. Jonathan.^ b. Braintree, Mar. 12, 1745 ; m. Medford, 1773 ; 

m. Phebe Abbott, of Andover; died in Medford, Nov. 
4, 1817. 

185. iii. Hannah.s b. Braintree, April 4, 1748; d. Maiden, Aug. 17, 

1785. 

Sarah,5 b. Braintree, Feb. 4, 1750 ; d. Maiden, Sept. 31, 1775. 
John,5 b. Braintree, Dec. 28, 1751 ; d. Maiden, Aug. 9, 1798. 
Jabez,5 b. Braintree, Sept. 26, 1753; died S. Carolina, 

1796. 
Phebe,5 b. Braintree, Mar. 4, 1756 ; d. Maiden. 
Polly,5 born Braintree, Apr. 17,1758; died Maiden, July 

12, 1762. 



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iv. 


187. 


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188. 


vi. 


189. 


vii. 


190. 


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POETER FAMILIES. 253 

191. ix. Samuel.s b. Sept. 30, 1761 ; d. S. C. 

192. X. Polly ,5 b. Maiden, Sept. 27, 1762; d. Salem, Feb., 1838. 

193. xi. Joseph,5 b. Maiden, Sept. 3, 1764; d. St. Stephen, N B 

June 19, 1822. • 

194. xii. Benjamiu.s b. Maiden, Mar. 16, 1767 ; d. in S. Carolina. 

61 

Jabez^ Porter, of Dea. William^ Porter, b. Topsfield, Feb. 
1, 1723 ; grad. Harvard College, 1743 ; lived in Braintree ; 
school master — taught school in Braintree, in the North, 
Middle and South Precincts, in 1767, '68, '69, '70, '71, '72, 
'84, '85 ; a part of the time the school is spoken of in town 
records as the "Latin School." He fitted Jonathan, Huntington, 
and Eliphalet Porter, three sons of Rev. John Porter, of 
North Bridgewater, for college, all of whom graduated at 
Harvard, in 1777. Married Ruth Wadsworth; she died May 
17, 1792, aged 55 ; he died Jan. 28, 1792, aged 70. Children, 
born in Braintree (Randolph :) 

195. i. Ruth,5 b. 1759 ; teacher; died Mar. 17, 1793, aged 34. 

196. ii. Saniuel,5 b. April 10, 1763. 

67 

Joseph* Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, baptised at Salem village, 
Aug. 3, 1710 ; lived in Danvers ; yeoman. Married Mary ; 
he died Feb., 1747 ; (the widow married again, Joseph Perkins, 
of Maiden.) Children: 

200. i. Elisabeth.s baptised May 14, 1732 ; died young. 

201. ii. Joseph,^ baptised Mar. 16, 1736; died young. 

202. iii. Mary ,5 born Feb. 28, 1739 ; died April 24, 1739. 

203. iv. Joseph,^ born April 4, 1740 ; died Feb. 12, 1805. 

77 

Israel* Porter, of Wenham — probably son of William^ 
Porter, baptised Aug. 20, 1710. Married in Wenham, Abigail 
Batchelder, of Beverly ; published Sept. 26, 1741. Children, 
from Wenham records : 

204. i. Israel,5 b. Feb. 16, 1743. 

205. ii. Abigail,^ b. June 10, 1745; probably married Charles 

Dodge, July 18, 1763.- 



254 GENEALOGY. 

• 78 

William^ Porter, of William^ Porter, baptised June 2t, 
1713. He was executor of will pf Jonathan Batclielder, Sen., 
of Salem, Mar. 22, 1740. "William Porter, Jr., yeoman, and 
Lydia his wife, of Salem, in the county of Essex, April 28, 
1747, relinquish to Jona. Batchelder all right and title to 
the estate of their father, which her brother then occupied ; 
was of Beverly Mar. 21, 1757, administrator of his brother 
Benjamin's estate, and was living there, in the part nearest 
to Salem, in 1759 ; probably soon after removed to Woburn ; 
married Lydia Batchelder, July 5, 1733. Children : 

Ebenezer,5 baptised Oct. 8, 1738, 2d churcli. Beverly. 
Asa,5 baptised Julj' 13, 1740, 2d church, Beverly ; probably 

married in Wenham, April 14, 1768, Mary Batchelder, 

of Salem. 
Lydia.'' baptised Dec. 26, 1742, 2d church, Beverly! 
Anna,5 baptised Jan. 12, 1746, 2d church, Beverly. 
Elisabeth,^ baptised June 12, 1748, Salem village. 
William,^ baptised April 21, 1751, Salem village. 
Jonathan,^ baptised Oct. 14, 1753, 2d church, Beverly. 
Asahel.5 

79 

Benjamin"* Porter, of William-^ Porter, baptised June 19, 
1715; lived in Beverly and Dan vers. Married 1st, Hannah 
Giles, April 27, 1737; died 1750. Married 2d, Anna, (or 
Emma ;) he died 1757 ; adm. granted on his estate to his 
brother William, of Beverly, Mar. 21, 1757. His children 
were : 

217. i. Rufus,'' baptised Sept. 21, 1740, 2d church Beverly ; m. 

April 18, 1758, Jerusha, daughter of Boanerges and 
Jemima Raj'^mond, baptised July 1, 1739 — one child 
Hannah,6 baptised after her father's decease, May 1, 
1763 ; widow m. Ezra Fluant, May 22, 1764. 

218. ii. Hannah,5 baptised Oct. 18, 1742, 2d church Beverly. 

219. iii. Abigail,^ baptised Oct. 6, 1745, 2d church Beverly. 

220. iv. Anna,5 b. Danvers, Oct. 18, 1753. 

221. v. ]\Iary,5 b. Danvers, May 4, 1755. 

222. vi. Benjamin,^ b. July 10, 1757, after father's decease. 



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ii. 


212. 


iii. 


213. 


iv. 


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PORTER FAMILIES. 255 

80 

Joseph^ Porter, of William^ Porter, baptised 2d church, 
Beverly, Aug. 18, 1717 ; tailor ; of Beverly ; removed to 
Bedford prior to 1754. October 18, 1754, Joseph Porter, of 
Bedford, and wife Bethiah, sell for <£26 13s 4d, to our brother 
William Batchelder, of Beverly, cooper, two acres and one 
hundred poles of land, in Beverly, and is part of the estate 
of our father, John Batchelder, late of Salem, deceased ; also 
one-ninth part of two-thirds of a house and barn belonnfino- 
to the estate. Probably married in Beverly, April 21, 1741, 
Bethiah Batchelder, daughter of John, senior, and Sarah 
Batchelder, who was baptised 2d church Beverly, with several 
others of her father's family, Dec. 24, 1727. 



82 

Josiah^ Porter, probably of William^ Porter, mentioned in 
settlement of his father's estate (Middlesex records,) of 
Woburn, 1755. I give account of the family, not vouching 
for its entire correctness. Married Sarah Waterman. 
Children : 



!22A.i. 


Dudley.5 


B ii. 


Asa. 5 


c iii. 


Josiah.s estate probably adm. 1782, Middlesex county 


D iv. 


Betsey.^ 


E V. 


Polly.5 


F vi. 


Nancy. 5 


G vii. 


Edith.s 


H viii. 


Susaa.5 



John4 Porter of Benjamin^ Porter, (Israel,^ John,0 born 
about 1712-13; lived in Danvers ; inn-holder. Married 
Apphia, (who survived him and married 2d, Aug. 12, 1762, 
Asa Perly, of Boxford.) He died 1759. Jan. 11, 1702, 
Apphia, admin'x of her husband, John Porter, of Danvers, 
for X205, sells to Daniel Putnam, twenty acres of said Porter's 



256 GENEALOGY. 

estate, bounded on Benjamin Porter, and Frost Fish river. 
Children: 

223. i. Elisabeth.^ baptised Oct. 12, 1735, middle precinct; m. 

Asa, son of John and Rachel Leach, of Beverly ; he 
baptised 2d church, Dec. 4, 1737. Children: Ginger,^ 
bap. Sept. 19, 1762. Elisabeth,6 bap. Sept. 19, 1762. 
Rachel. 6 bap. Sept. 26. Asa,6 and Nathan,^ twins, bap. 
Mar. 11, 1770, all at 1st church. 

224. ii. John,5 bap. Jnne 13, 1736 ; died 1774. 

225. iii. Benjamin,^ bap. Oct. 22, 1738, middle precinct. 

226. Iv. Abigail,^ bap. Mar. 22, 1740-1. 

227. V. Ezra,5 bap. July 1, 1744. 

228. vi. Nathan, 5 cooper and mariner ; m. Lydia Goodridge, Mar. 

23, 1773 ; in revolutionary war. 

229. vii. Anna, 5 m. Aug. 12, 1762, Eliphalet, son of Major Asa and 

Susana Perly, of Boxford, born Nov. 22, 1747. (?) 

230. viii. Apphia.s bap. Oct. 20, 1754. 

231. ix. Mary ,5 bap. May 30, 1766. 

90 

Benjamin* Porter, of Benjamin-^ Porter, (Tsrael,^ John,^) 
born Danvers ; of Dan vers; potter. He and five sons said to 
have served in revolutionary war. Married 1st, Eunice, 
daughter of Samuel Nurse, Jr., Dec. 13, 1739 ; she baptised at 
Salem village church, Sept. 28, 1718. Married 2d, Abigail 
Osborne, April 21, 1778 ; born 1734 ; died South Danvers, Feb. 
14, 1817. Administration granted on his estate to Israel Porter, 
potter, July 10, 1794. Children by Eunice : 

232. i. Benjamin,^ b. Oct. 28. 1740. 

233. ii. Hannah, 5 b. Mar. 29, 1742; said to have married Com. 

Loring, of the British navy. (?) 

234. iii. Eunice,5 b. Sept. 22. 1744; married Nath. Webb, for his 

1st wife ; she died 17)-i6. (He married 2d, Eunice Dale, 

and died Oct. 13, 1831.) Children: Nabby.e b. Sept. 

6, 1770. Nathaniel.6 b. Mar. 21, 1772. Benjamin.e b. 

July 23, 1779. Nathan.e b. June 23, 1782. 
Israel,^ b. Oct. 3, 1746; m. Huldah Smith, 1771. 
Francis,5 b. Sept. 22, 1748 ; living in 1794. 
Sarah,5 b. Aug. 11, 1752; m. John Page, Nov. 25, 1773; 

died before 1794. 
James, 5 b. Jan. 13, 1755 ; living in 1794. 
Peter,5 b. May 9, 1757 ; soldier in revolutionary war. 



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PORTER FAMILIES. 257 

240. ix. Huldah.s b. Mar. 20, 1759 ; m. Thomas Kimball 
2-11. X. Allen,5 b. xMay 13, 1761; living 1794. 
242. xi. Phebe,5b. Mar. 10. 1763; m! Ephraim Smith, May 12. 
1781 ; he son of Nathan Smith. Jr. ; bap. May 19 1758 •' 
she (lied July 19, 1828. Children : Eunice.e b.' Au^. 5', 
1782. Mary.c b. Apr. 28, 1785. Ephraim,« b. Mar°25! 
1788. Phebe.e b. Dec. 13. 1790. Nathan.e b. Apr. 14.' 
1794. John.Sb. Aug. 28, 1796. Thomas.e b. Feb. 11*. 
1799; died young. Thomas.o b. Sept. 17. 1801.' 
William C..6 b. Jan. 20, 1805. Sally P.,6 b. June 9 
1807. 

93 

SamueP Porter, of SaraueP Porter, born Nov. 14, 1711 ; 

was of Wenham ; housewright. Married Anna ; she 

born 1715 ; died March 22, 1805, aged 90. He died 1786 ; 
will dated Nov. 29, 1784 ; proved July 3, 1786. Children : 

250. i. Anna.6 born Dec. 4, 1736 ; married John Dodo-e, Jr., May 

15, 1760. 

251. ii. Samuel,6 born Jan. 15, 1739. 

252. iii. Asa,6 born Feb. 11, 1741; married Mary Batchelder, of 

Salem, April 14. 1768. 

253. iv. Sarah.e born Jan. 2, 1743; died Jan. 23, 1743. 

254. V. Dudley ,6 born Jan. 23, 1744. 

255. vi. Isaac-,6 born May 1. 1746; died young. 

256. vii. ]Mehetab)e,6 born May 1, 1748; married Samuel Bean, of 

Beverly, Feb. 19, 1765. 

257. viii. Isaac.^ born July 1, 1750; died March 21, 1837. 

258. ix. Jacob.e born Oct. 26, 1752. 
258a. X. Sarah.e died July 27, 1757. 

259. xi. Benjamin. 6 born Feb. 15, 1758; drowned in Wenham 

pond, Oct. 14, 1773. 

260. xii. Xathaniel.e born Jan. 29, 1762. 

94 

John^ Porter, of Samuel^ Porter, born Wenham, July 9, 
1717 ; lived Wenham ; removed to Littleton after 1744. 
Married 1st, jNlary Kimball, Nov. 30, 1738; she born Nov. 

26, 1721; married 2d, Lydia , May 24, 1750, of 

Littleton. He sold for £93; to his brother Ebenezer, of 
Danvers, his house, barn, and seventeen acres of swamp and 
land in Wenham. He died March 12, 1802. Children: 

261. i. Bial.6 (dan..) born Jan. 3, 1740; married Joseph Wood- 

bury; pub. March 27, 1774. 
33 



258 GENEALOGY. 

262. ii. John,6 born April 18, 1742; was of Littleton, Mass.; 

major in the revolutionary war ; died 1834, aged 92. 

263. iii. Mary ,6 born Nov. 28, 1744. 

96 

Ebenezer^ Porter, of Samuel"^ Porter, born Wenham, 1716. 
After his marriage he went to Beverly, where, March 20, 
1743, he sold Samuel Woodbury, for X180, a messuage situ- 
ated partly in Salem and Beverly, consisting of eighteen 
acres land, house and barn, reserving a privilege unto our 
father, Josiah Creesy, and family. Between the above date 
and May 24, 1750, he removed to Dan vers, where he bought 
of his brother John, of Littleton, his homestead. About 
June, 1763, returned to Wenham. Married April 2, 1741, 
Hannah Creecy, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Dodge) 
Creecy, born July 25, 1721. He died in Wenham, March 
3, 1800. His will dated Nov. 24, 1799; proved April 8, 
1800. Children : 

264. i. Sarah.c baptised 2d Church, Beverly, May 29. 1743. 

265. ii. Ebenezer,^' born Jan. 25, 1745. 
265a. iii. Joseph.^ born Danvers, Jan. 20, 1751. 
265b. iv. Nathaniel,^ born Danvers, Dec. 9, 1753. 

101 

Jonathan^ Porter, of John* Porter, (of John,-"^ of Samuel,^) 
born in Wenham, April 1, 1712; removed to Ellington, 
Conn., 1740 ; married Elizabeth Bachelder, of Wenham, May 
6, 1737. He died July 5, 1783, aged 72 ; she died 1793, aged 
81. Children : 

266. i. John,6 born 1738 ; baptised in Ipswich. July 2. 

267. ii. Betsey ,6 born 1739; baptised in Ipswich, Dec. 30, 1739. 

268. iii. Reuben.G b. 1742. 

269. iv. Lydia.G b. 1744. 

270. v. Jonathan.e b. 1748. 

271. vi. Jerusha.s b. 1752. 

272. vii. David.e b. 1754. 

106 

DanieP Porter, of John"* Porter, born Wenham, Sept. 19, 
1721 ; died Wenham, of small pox, Jan. 5, 1760 ; married 



PORTER PAMn.IES. 259 

Eunice Cue, of Wenham, April 17, 1745. She probably 
daughter of Robert and Mary (Porter) Cue. Children : 

273. i. Ruth,6 born Feb. 19, 1746. 

274. ii. Lettice,6 died April 5, 1749. 

275. iii. Eunice.e born March 3, 1750, 

276. iv. Abel,6 born Dec. 31, 1751. 

277. V. Elizabeth,6 born Dec. 31, 1751; twin; died Jan. 29, 1752. 

278. vi. Benoni.e died Ma.j 8, 1753. 

279. vii. Elizabetbi.e born July 9, 1754; probably married Ben 

Vernura, Feb. 12, 1775. 

280. viii. Lydia,6 born Oct. 24, 1759. 

110 

Moses^ Porter, of Benjamin* Porter, of John,3 of Samuel,^ 
of John,i born Nov. 18, 1719; lived in Boxford;died there, 
town records say Nov. 3, 1711, (family record says Nov. 7 ;) 
he and first wife helped form the first church in the upper 
parish, and joined it Mar. 11, 1742, and remained members 
until their death ; he was a member 69 years and 7 months. 
Married 1st, Mary, dau. of Edmund Chadwick, of Bradford, 
Dec. 3, 1741, (town records ;) she born 1720; died Mar. 7, 
1781, aged 61. Married 2d. Probably married 3d, his 
cousin, Mrs. Mary Low, widow of Joseph Low, of Newbury, 
and daughter of Jonathan* Porter. (See No. 121.) Children : 
Dates of birth by town records ; 

281. i. Asa,6 b. May 26, 1742. 

282. ii. William,6 b. April 27, 1744 ; family record says May. 

283. iii. Mary ,6 b. 1748 ; died 1752. 

284. iv. Moses.e b. Jan. 18, 1750 ; married Ann Kay. 

285. V. Aaron,6 b. Mar. 28, 1752; of Biddeford. 

286. vi. Mary ,6 b. July 20, 1754; m. Joseph Hovey of Boxford; 

died July, 1818, aged 64. 

287. vii. Lucy ,6 b. Oct. 1, 1756 ; family record says September; ra. 

Col. Benj. Towne, of Methuen ; she a widow; died 
in Belfast, Me., May 11, 1836, aged 81. 

288. viii. James.e b. Dec, 1758; died 1761. 

112 

Benjamin^ Porter, of Benjamin* Porter, born Boxford, Oct. 
6, 1721; lived there; died May 15, 1784. Married 1st, 
Ruth Foster, of Andover, Nov. 8, 1744 ; she died November, 



289. 


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291). 


ii. 


291. 


iii. 


292. 


iv. 


293. 


V. 


294. 


vi. 


295. 


vii. 


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297. 


ix. 


298. 


X. 


299. 


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300. 


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260 GENEALOGY. 

1760, aged 38. Married 2d, Mary Sherwin, (?) Aug. 28, 1760. 
Children : 

Lydia,6 born Nov. 4, 1745 ; married Daniel Yarnum. 

Mehetable,6 born Dec. 24, 1747 ; published Asa Stkerwin, 
April 26, 1764. 

David Foster.e born Sept. 4, 1719. 

Lucy ,6 born Oct. 3, 17ol ; married Asa Barker. 

Sarah, 6 born Nov. 13, 1753 ; married Samuel Kimball. 

Benjamin, 6 born Sept. 29, 1754. 

Ruth,6 born Oct. 27, 1756; died Feb., 1779. 

Tyler.e born April 27, 1758. 

Susanna.G b. May 9, 1763 ; m. Thomas Chadwick, May 22, 
1796. 

Jonathan, « b Aug. 29, 1765; died June 27, 1782. 

Mary.G b. July -lb, 1767 ; died Mar. 5, 1824, aged 57. 

Mehetable,6 b. Aug. 21, 1769; m. Stephen Peabody, of 
Boxlbrd, 1792. 

120 

Benjamin^ Porter, of Jonatlian* Porter, of Johir^ ; born 
Wenham, Mar. 12, 1726 ; tanner ; he removed to Danvers, 
prior to 1756, where he died, Keb. 12, 1810 ; he married Mar. 
27, 1755, Sarah, widow of Bartholomew Brown, of Danvers, 
and daughter of Zerubbabel Rea, sister of his brother 
Jonathan's wife. Children : 

Moses,6 b. Mar. 20, 1756. 

Aaron.e b. Oct. 24, 1757 ; died Danvers, Dec. 3, 1843.. 

Zerubbabel,6 b. Sept. 4, 1759; died Nov. 11, 1845. 

Lydia.G b. Mar. 30, 1762; m. her cousin. 

Sarah c b. Nov. 25, 1763 ; unmarried Nov. 23, 1835. 

Benjamin, 6 b. April 27, 1766; taught school in Danvers, 
Beverly and other places; settled in Randolph, Vt. ; 
had sons Benjamin," and Aaron," who had daughter 
Eunice, « (who m. Edward Brown; she died 1836;) he 
died in Rochester, Vt., 1854, aged 65; shoe-maker and 
Universalist preacher. 
307. vii. Daniel,6 b. Oct. 1, 1771. 

122 

Ruth^ Porter, of Jonathan'^ Porter, born Wenhara, Jan. 5, 
1731 ; married Dr. Caleb Rea, of Gloucester, June 5, 1751 ; 
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in Danvers, July 17, 1727. (This was his second marriage ; 
he married 1st, widow Abigail Sargent, Nov. 14, 1748? in 
Gloucester, who died 1749, leaving a daughter Abigail, born 
Aug. 23, 1749.) He was a physician ; removed back to his 
native place Danvers, 1757. He was surgeon in Col. Bagley's 
Massachusetts Regiment, which was in the expedition against 
Ticonderoga, in 1758 ; he died in Danvers, Jan. 10, "1760. 
Children of Ruth and Caleb Rea: 

i. Ruthy,6 b. in Gloucester, April 8, 1752. 

ii. Peirce Rogers.e b. in Gloucester, April 24, 1754; was in 
the battle of Bunker Hill, at the age of 21 ; died in 
Tewksbur\-. 

iii. Caleb,6 b. Danvers, Mar. 8, 1758 ; physician ; traveled in 
Europe and Asia ; surgeon in Continental array ; lirst 
commenced practice of his profession at Ipswich, then 
Topsfleld, and in Windham, Me., where he had a large 
practice ; he died in 1796 ; he married Sarah, daughter 
of Capt. John White, of Salem, Oct. 4, 1781. F. M. 
Ray, Esq, attorney at law, of Portland, Me., is his 
great-grandson, and has his papers. 

iv. Jonathan Porter.^ b. Danvers, Mar. 25, 1760. 

Mrs. Ruth Rea, married 2d, Johnson Proctor, of Danvers, 

and had children. Mrs. Ruth Proctor, married 3d, 

Marsh, and died Mar. 12, 1819. 

123 

Jonathan^ Porter, of Jonathan* Porter, born July 14, 1733, 
in Wenham ; married Mehetable, daughter of Zerubbabel 
and Margaret (Rogers) Rea, Jan. 23, 1760 ; (?) removed to 
Exeter, N. H., Jan. 28, 1760; afterward to Salem, Topstield, 
Bridgton, Me., Londonderry, N. H., and to Danvers, where he 
died at the "old homestead," Dec. 21, 1824, aged 91. Child: 
308. i. Jonathan.^ b. Exeter, N. H., May 1, 1763. 

124 

Tyler^ Porter, of Jonathan* Porter, of John,^ of Samuel ,2 
of Johu,i born Wenham, Nov. 23,1735 ; lived there ; physician ; 
distinguished in the revolutionary war as a patriot ; married 



262 GENEALOGY. 

Dorcus Emerson, of Topsfield, published Sept. 7, 1760 ; he 
probably died July, 1811. Children : 

309. i. Mehetable,6 b. Aug. 2C, 1761 ; probably married Ben. 

Shaw, of Pembroke, N. H. ; published Feb. 14, 1784. 

310. ii. Tyler,6 b. Aug. 31, 1764. 

311. iii. Emeison,6 b. Oct. 16, 1767. 

312. iv. Jonathan,^ b. April 28. 1771 ; had son Dr. John,''' (who 

had daughter Elisabeth Winslow,^) and a daughter 
Harriet S.,~ m. Dodge. 

125 

Major Billyh Portet, of Jonathan'* Porter, born Wenham, 
Aug. 23, 1739 ; lived there ; he served in the army during 
the entire period of the revolutionary war, and rose to the 
rank of Major in the Continental troops. He was the first 
representative chosen by the town after the revolution, and 
again in 1793 ; soon after this he removed to North Beverly, 
where he died, Saturday, Nov. 20, 1813 ; his remains buried 
in Wenham. He married Mary, daughter of Dr. Benjamin 
and Mary (Woodbury) Jones, of Beverly ; published in 
Wenham, Oct. 3, 1762 ; she born Feb. 8, 1742 ; died Oct. 
15, 1763. Child : 

313. i. Benjamin Jones,^ born Sept. 20, 1763 ; educated at Byfield 

Academy ; studied medicine with his uncle, Dr. Jones, 
who was a surgeon in the revolutionary army; in 
1780, April 10, surgeon in Col. Tupper's regiment ; in 
1783, in Col. Jackson's regiment; practised medicine 
in Scarboro', Me., Westbrook, Me., and Portland. 
Became a partner in the extensive lumbering business 
of his brother-in-law. Governor Wm. King, at Tops- 
ham, Me.; A. M. Bowdoin College, 1809; Fellow and 
Treasurer of Bowdoin College from 1806 to 1815 ; mem- 
ber of the Supreme Executive Council of Massachu- 
setts, and Senator from Lincoln County prior to separa- 
tion. In the fiill of 1829, removed to Camden, Me., 
where he died, August 18, 1847, aged 84. Married 
Elizabeth L., daughter of Hon. Kichard and Mary 
(Black) King, of Scarboro', Me., born Jan. 7, 1770; 
sister of Hon. Ruftis King and Governor Wm. King. 
Children were : William King.''' Charles R.''' Rufus 
K. Jones.''' Mary.' Benjamin Jones.''' 



PORTER FAMILIES. 263 

127 

Rev. Nehemiah^ Porter, of Nehemia¥ Porter, "born in 
Ipswich, Nov. 20, 1720, at the Hamlet, now Hamilton ; fitted 
for college by his minister, Rev. Mr. Wiggles worth ; graduated 
from Harvard College, 1745 ; ordained minister of the 
Chebacco, or Second Parish church, in Ipswich, Jan. 3, 1750, 
he having preached there for some time already ; continued 
there 16 years, then preached for several years in Yarmouth, 
Nova Scotia, where he founded a Congregational church; then 
returned to Mass., and was installed minister of the church 
in Ashfield, Dec. 21, 1774, and was minister there forty-five 
years, dying Feb. 29, 1820 ; he had a colleague in 1808, but 
still continued his ministerial labors to a greater or less degree 
until his death. Married 1st, Rebecca Chipman, daughter of 
Rev. John Chipman, Feb. 14, 1749 ; she born in Beverly, 
July 25, 1728 ; she died Oct. 28, 1763, aged 36 ; leaving nine 
children. The surviving descendants of Mr. Porter at the 
time of his death, were supposed to be over two hundred and 
thirty in number. Children: 

313a i. Rebekah,6 b. Ipswich, Jan. 28, 1750; married Allen 

Baker, of Ipswich. 
313b ii. Hannah,c b Ipswich, Dec. 26, 1751; m. Jacob Manning, 

of Ipswich. 
313c iii. Nehemiah,6 b. Ipswich, Jan. 12, 1753. 
313d iv. Johu.6 b. May 11, 1754. 
313e v. Sarah,6 b. Aug. 17, 1755; m. Rufus Wells, b. 1743. 

Children, all born in Whately : Sarah,^ b. Oct. 6, 1777 ; 

m. Charles Dickinson. Rebecca,''' b. Nov. 27, 1778; m. 

John Baker. Thomas," b. Dec. 12, 1781; m. Mary 

Welles, and Harriet Arms. Luke,''' b. Feb. 4, 17S4 ; m. 

Mary Cooley. Elisabeth,''' b. Mar. 24, 1786; m. Alien 

Baker. Sophia," b. Sept. 30, 1787. 
313f vi. Samnel,6 b. May 6, 1757. 
313G vii. Ebenezer,6 b. Oct. 18, 1758. 
313h viii. Joseph,6 b. Jan 7, 1760. 
3131 ix. Elisabeth,^ born Oct. 9, 1761; died young. 

128 

Ebenezer^ Porter, of Nehemiah* Porter, born in Ipswich, 
(Hamlet,) July 27, 1732 ; was executor of his father's will 
in 1784, and then called in the bond filed by him as of 



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Ipswich. Married Lydia, daughter of Thomas Cummings ; 
removed to Little Hockhocking, Ohio, where she died, 
March 28, 1814 ; and he died Feb. 21, 1827. Children : 

Ebenezer.G born May 22, 1757 ; married Hannah Head. 

Lydia, G born Dec. 14, 1759. 

Solomon,'"' born May 30, 1762. 

Sarah.e born Feb. 18, 1766. 

David,*"' born March 25, 1768. 

Joseph,6 born March 18, 1770. 

Hannah,6 born May 19, 1772. 

John, 6 born May 29, 1774. 

Rebecca,*"' born Aug. 4, 1776 ; married David White, 

Little Hockhocking, Ohio. 
Cummings.c born Sept. 27, 1778. 
Pri&cilla,*5 born April 19, 1783. 
Samuel,*^ born Jan. 27, 1784. 
Mary,*5 born March 12, 1787. 

129 

SamueP Porter, probably son of Nehemiah^ Porter, of 

Ipswich ; lived in Boxford ; married Sarah ; he died 

May 10, 1750, aged 27. Children : 

315. i. Samuel,*"' born May 8, 1746. 

316. ii. John,i5 born March 10, 1747. 

317. iii. Nehemiah,6 born Dec. 15, 1749 ; married Subanna Robin- 

son, of Andover, Jan. 7, 1772. 

132 

Hazadiah^ Porter, of Nehemiah* Porter, lived in Ipswich ; 

perhaps removed to Xova Scotia ; married Anna . 

Children : 

i. Hazadiah.G born Dec. 30, 1756. 

ii. Anna,'J born March 13, 1758; probably married Jacob 
Manning; published June 10, 1776. 

135a 

Mary^ Porter, of Eleazer*^ Porter, of SamueP Porter, born 
in Danvers ; baptised Aug. 22, 1736; married Tarrant 
Putnam, Jan. 19, 1758 ; he born in Bedford, Sept. 2, 1733 ; 
son of Israel and Sarah Putnam ; lived in Danvers ; removed 



POETER FAMILIES. 265 

to Newbury, Yt., about 1789, where he died, 1804. Chil- 
dren, by first wife : 

A. i. Eleazer Porter.e born Dec. 7, 1758; married Rebecca 

Smith, ot Topsfield; ^he born June 29. 17GU- died 
April 15, 181G; he died May 3, 1814, at Corinth. Vt. 
Children : Samuel." physician, of Newbury, Yt. ; died 

1817 ; married Bailey. (Child : one son, Samuel 

Porter ;8 went west.) Israel.^ born March 26, 1785; 
physician ; married Charlotte Saflbrd ; died in LSSo! 
(Children: Betsey Smith.s born April 9. 1812. Israel.Sb. 
1813. Charlotte S.,8 b. 1815 ; married \V. C. Gardiner ; 
died 1862. Silas Saflbrd « born 1817; died young'. 
Harriet Kewell.s born 1818 ; died young. La Fayette°« 
born 1820; died 1852. Silas Saffor(i,8 born 1822; 

resides Xeponset; m. Whitmarsh. Samuel P. ,8 

b. 1823; died 1851. Fanny Loraine,^ m. Stock- 
man, of Roxbury.) Benjamin," born Sept. 1, 1788; 
minister; preached in Randolph and other places; 
married Joanna Weaver. (Children; INIaria Louisa,^ 
born 1816 ; married Rev. R. K. Bellamy, of Chicopee 
Falls. Hiram Smith,8 born 1817; died young. Julia 
Ann.8 born 1819; married Rev. E. B. Cross; died in 
Burmah, India, in 1875. Harriet L..8 born 1820; mar- 
ried Wm. S. Packer; resides in Brooklyn, X. Y. ; 
founder of Packer Institute. Benjamin Porter,8 born 
1822; died 1848. Joseph Elliot.s born 1824; of Fox- 
croft, Me.; unmarried.) Harriet Smith," married 

Ormsby, of Fairlee, Yt. ; four children. Sally." b. 

1799; m. Raymond; died 1850. Louisa," born 

1805 ; married E. C. bcott, 1837 ; lives at Atlantic, near 
Boston. 

B. ii. Israel.e born Nov. 22, 1760; of Topsham, Yt. 

c. ill. Asa, 6 born Dec. 28, 17G3 ; of Essex, X. Y. 

D. iv. Daughter,*^ baptised Jan. 5, 1766. 

E. V. Abig:iil,6 born July 13, 1768; married cousin, Joseph 

Putnam. 
V. vi. ]\Iary,6 born April 5, 1771 ; married Wyman Smith. Six 
children. 

Tarrant Putnam married second, Eunice Poi-ter, (^Xo. 275,) 
daughter of Daniel Porter, (Xo. 106,) who died of small pox, 
Jan. 5, 1760 ; she born in Wenham, March o, 17.30. "May, 
1777, Eunice Porter, widow, of Wenliam, and Tarrant 

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266 GENEALOGY. 

Putnam and wife Eunice, and als., sell to George Crownshield 
19 acres 12 poles land in Wenham, bounded on Daniel Porter, 
deceased, and others." Children, by second wife : 

Sarah.6 David.e Tarrant.e Eunice.^ Ruth.e Elislia.6 

Elisabeth,6 born Feb. 16, 1786. 

135c 

Samuel* Porter, of Eliezer^ Porter, born in Danvers, Jan. 
30, 1743 ; graduated at Harvard College, 17G3 ; lawj'er ; 
lived in Ipswich and Salem. March 30, 1764, Samuel Porter, 
gent., for thirteen pounds six shillings and eight pence, 
bought from Tarrant Putnam and Mary his wife, thirty- 
seven acres fifty poles of land that Abigail Porter (his 
youngest sister) died seized of, in which said Tarrant and 
Mary quit-claim their right. June 5, 1771, Samuel Porter, 
of Ipswich, gent., for 658 pounds 10 shillings, L. M., sold 
Archelaus Ilea, of Topsfield, 5 3-4 acres 16 poles meadow, 
dwelling house and barn, in Danvers, bounded on Israel 
Andrews, Jonathan and David Putnam, Tarrant and Benja- 
min Putnam, said Samuel Porter, heirs of Daniel Gott, John 
and Archelaus Ilea, and right to use cider mill, on land 
standing to right of jNIary, wife of Tarrant Putnam. Samuel 
Porter, of Ipswich, 1772, bought land of Elijah and Thomas 
Porter, of Topsfield. April, 1774, Samuel Porter, esquire, 
of Salem, for 100 pounds, sold Joseph Porter, of Danvers, 
twenty acres of land bounded on Tarrant Putnam and 
others. He was a loyalist, and fled to ICngland during the 
revolutionary war. Sabine, in his History of American 
Loyalists, says his name occurs among the barristers and 
attorneys who addressed Gov. Hutchinson, on his departure 
for England in June, and among the Salem addressers of 
Gov. Gage, on his arrival, June, 1774 ; and is to be found in 
the banishment act of 1778. He died in London, 1798 ; 
lived in Wormwood street. His will, dated Sept. 29, 1797 ; 
proved March 9, 1798. Administration granted to Thomas 
Graham, executor of the will in London, and Jacob Ashton, 
executor and administrator in Salem, Mass. To the children 



PORTER FAMILIES. 267 

of his sister Mary, (wife of Tarrant Putnam,) deceased, he 
gives one hundred dollars each. To Mr. Ashton, for his 
friendship, "whatever money or effects he may happen to 
have in hand for me at my decease, and wherein such money 
may be short of 200 dollars, (pounds ?) * * I would have it 
made up." To Mr. Novello, "with whom I for the most of 
a dozen years resided, in Oxford street, ten pounds for his 
friendly and honest demeanor." "To my friend Thomas 
Graham, of Lincoln's Inn, I leave the rest he may owe me, 
with any justice he may obtain of this nation for my losses 
and ruin on its account, excepting what may be pretended so 
thereunto me on pension of eighty pounds, assigned some 
time in 1788," &c., &c. The mourning ring for my friend, 
Richard Saltonstall, esquire, with another provided by Mr. 
Graham, I wish to be sent to Mr. Ashton, the former to be 
by him handed over to my said friend Saltonstall's half- 
brother, Nathaniel Saltonstall, of Haverhill, in the county of 
Essex ; and the other to be kept by Mr. Graham. (Ashton ?) 

1.41 

DanieP Porter, of Nathaniel* Porter, b. Feb. 3, 1743 ; lived 
in Topsfield ; died Jan. 28, 1831, aged 87 years 11 months and 
11 days. He married, April 9, 1769, or as another account 
says Mar. 29, 1770, Sarah Peabody, daughter of Matthew and 
Mehetable Peabody, born Mar. 31, 1733. Children: 
818. i. Xathamel,6 b. Oct. 25, 1771. 

319. ii. David.e b. July 29, 1773. 

320. iii. James, 6 b. Apr. 19, 1775; died in fourth j^ear. 

321. iv. Sarah,6 b. Mar. 6, 1777 ; died in second yew. 

322. v. Allen,6 b. June 23, 1779. 

323. vi. Polly ,6 b. Jan. 16, 1782. 

324. vii. Sally ,6 b. April 1, 178G; m. David Cummins, Aug. 13, 

1812 ; born in Topsfield, Aug. 14, 1785 ; graduated D. C, 
1806; died in Dorchester, March 30, 1855, aged 69. 
He was Judge of Court of Common Pleas, 1848 to 1855. 
Married 2d, Katharine Kitteredge, 1815. 

325. viii. Ira,6 b. July 8, 1791 ; resides in Topsfield, 1878; m. Dolly 

Coburn, of Fairlee, Vt., Dec. 28, 1834; she died May 
7, 1838, aged 42; had three children, died young. 



268 GENEALOGY. 

Married 2cl, Harriet Towne, Mar. 13, 1839. Children : 
Ira Cobiirn,''' born April 16, 184". Francis Leverett.''' 
b. June 13, 18-12 ; died Au^. 11, 18C9. Harriet Sophia,^ • 
b. Jan. 31, 1849. 

142 

Nathaniel^ Porter, of Nathaniel^ Porter, born Topsfield, Jan. 
3, 1744 ; "died 1836, aged almost 92 years." Grad. Harvard 
College, 1768; clergyman, first at New Durham, N. H., 
where June 4, 1777, he sold for £30, his part of his father's 

estate ; afterward removed to Conway, N. H.; married 

of Portsmouth, N. H., the mother of his clnldren and 
afterwaids Mrs. Page of Conway. Children were probably: 

326. i. Nathaniel,6 went to sea; died in West Indies. 

327. ii. Tobias Lear,6 was captain of the brig Snccess ; eighty-four 

days from St. I'etersbnrg, struck Branch Rock, 
]\Iar.shfield beach ; were all lost but the cook and cabin 
boj-, Nov. 20, 1811 ; the captain was about 33 years old, 
and had a wife in Salem. 

Sally,6 b. about 1776; m. D. Davis. 

Mary, 6 b. 1781 ; m. Jonathan Webster. 

Patty Mumford,6 b. 178G ; m. Joseph Durgin. 

Nabl)y.6 b. 1788; m. Samuel Pluuier. 

James Stilson.e b. Sept., 1791. 

John,6 b. Jan 26, 1794; died Aug. 22, 1814. 

Daniel T.,6 b. 1798. 

Stephen.e b. 18U0. 

154 

Thomas^ Porter, of Thomas^ Porter, of Nathaniel,^ born 
in Danvers, i\ugust 6, 1756; died there, June, 1796; mar- 
ried Martha Whartt, (?) June 13, 1776. Children: 

336. i. Thomas.G born June 29, 1776. (?) 

337. ii. John, 6 born Feb. 14, 1778 ; sailed out of Salem as master 

of a vessel, in 1812 ; was taken by a privateer, and 
died in Dartmoor prison. 

338. iii. Patty ,6 born Oct. 15, 1779 ; married first, John Lewis, of 

Lynn ; and second, Wm. P. K. Ptamsdell. 

339. iv. James,6 bornOct. 8, 1781. 

340. V. Betsey ,6 born March 21, 1784; married John Lowe, of 

Lynn. 

341. vi. Samuel, 6 born Aug. 3, 1788. 



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167 

Thomas^ Porter, of Elijah^ Porter, born Topsfield ; he 
held a military commission in the first years of the revolu- 
tionary war; married Ruth, daughter of Edward and Ruth 
(Hodges) Allen, of Salem. She died June, 1849, aged 90. 
Cleveland's Topsfield Centennial Address says: ''This 
charming old lady lived to see around her a numerous and 
prosperous race, and certainly could feel, as she looked upon 
them, that some, at least, of the Porter family, had efi"ect- 
ually fought their way out of 'Blind Hole.' " Children : 

342. i. Mary.e born March 29, 1786: married Seth Low. 

3i3. ii. Edward Allen.e born Jan. '2b, 1788; died unmarried, in 
Salem, Dec. 31, 1819. 

841. iii. Thoraas,6 born Dec. 31, 1790; died in New Orleans. 

345. iv. Elijah,6 born Sept. 27, 1792. 

168 

Capt. Benjamin^ Porter, of Benjamin^ Porter, born Braintree, 
(Randolph,) Mar. 9, 1739 ; went from Braintree to Assonet 
village, Freetown, and learned blacksmith trade with Samuel 
Tisdale. In 1758, he enlisted to fill quota of Freetown, in 
French and Indian war; in 1788 captain of infantry; he 
acquired a moderate competence, and was much respected by 
his fellow townsmen. Married Rebecca, daughter of Samuel 
Tisdale, of Freetown, Jan. 30, 1763 ; she died Nov. 16. 1798 ; 
he died Mar. 28, 1817; will proved, April 4. Children: 

352. i. Betsey ,6 b. Nov. 16, 1763 ; m. Daniel Douglas, of Freetown, 

July 22, 1782. Children : Robert. ~ Benjamin.' 

353. li. Robert,^ b. Aug. 6, 1765; m. Ruth Reed, of Freetown, 

Mar. 22, 1792. Children: Betsey. ^ Joseph." Rowena.^ 

354. iii. Benjamin.e b. May 3, 1767; m. Betsey Hathaway, of 

Freetown, Oct. 27, 1796. Children: llanford." 
Bradford.''' Benjamin.'^ Thomas.''' Lewis.'^ Mary.''' 
William.'!' Anna.''' Eliza.''' Delany.'^ 

355. iv. Tisdale,6 b. April 29, 1769; m. 1st, Betsey Tobey, of 

Berkley, Jan. 12, 1794; m. 2d, Rebecca Hathaway, of 
Berkley, Mar. lU, 1799. Children : Rebecca.'^ Henry.''' 
Phillip.''' Emma.''' He died Mar. 25, 1850. 

356. V. Mary,6 b. Mar. 5, 1771 ; m. Capt. lienj. Lawton. of 

Freetown, Oct. 9, 1803. Children: Rebecca.' Harriet." 
William." She died Oct., 1836. 



270 GENEALOGY. 

357. vi. Sarah,6 b. Aug. 23, 1773; m. James Valentine, Mar. 16, 

1806; she died April 30, 1818. Children: Rebecca. ? 
James. 7 Ann.'' William.''' Helena.'' 

358. vii. Henry.6 b. Jan. 29, 1776 ; m. Elisabeth Tisdale, Feb. 7, 

1807. Ensign in Capt. Lynde Hathaway's company, 
18U; lieutenant, 1816; captain, 1818; discharged in 
1822 ; died Freetown, the oldest man in town. Mar. 
9, 1866, aged 90. Children: Rebecca,''' died young. 
Betsey,''' died young. Robert.''' Henry.'' William,'' 
drowned. Rebecca.''' William.''' Benjamin.''' Mary.''' 
Bradford.'' 

359. viii. Lewis,^ b. Nov. 10, 1781 ; died unmarried, Sept. 19, 1807. 

360. ix. Rebecca, 6 b. Mar. 5, 1784; m. James Phillips, July 11, 

1805 ; she died Nov., 1806. 
360a X. Phebe,6 b. Sept. 29, 1778 ; (?) m. James Phillips. Dec. 
20, 1812 ; she died Aug. 29, 18G1. Children : Rebecca.'' 
Phebe.'' James.'' 

361. xi. William, "^ b. April 10, 1786; unmarried; died Jan. 18, 

1811. 



171 

Micaiah^ Porter, of Benjamin'* Porter, born in Braintree, 
April 26, 174.5 ; grad. B. U., 1775 ; studied theology with Dr. 
Levi Hunt, of Preston, Conn.; traveled through the south 
as a preacher; ordained minister at Voluntown, Conn., 1781, 
where he remained until Aug., 1800; afterward settled at 
Plainfield, July 17, 1805. He married Elisabeth, daughter 
of Capt. Isaac Gallup, of Voluutowu, Conn., Nov., 1781, the 
evening after his ordination ; she was a descendant of 
Capt. John Gallup, who was killed in the "Narragansett 
swamp fight," 1675. Children : 

362. i. Isaac,6 b. Oct. 11, 1783; grad. B. U., 1808; commenced 

practice of medicine at Lebanon, N. H., 1816 ; removed 
thence to Charlton; and in 1825, to Boston; he m. 
Amey, daughter of Capt. William Potter, of Cranston, 
R. I., June 11, 1817. Children: William M.,7 b. Mar. 
18, 1818. Joseph K. P.," b. July 25, 1819. Phebe R.,'' 
b. April 5, 1824. Isaac G.," b. Aug. 21, 1827. 

363. ii. W^illiam,6 b. Feb. 11. 1785; he was school master; taught 

at Freetown four years ; died at his father's house, in 
Plainfield, Nov. 13, 1816, at the age of 32. 



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364. iii. Benjarain,6 b. May 11, 1788; commenced practice of 

medicine at Northfleld, Vt., 1816 ; ni. Sophia K. Fullerton, 
June 9. 1822; she born July 3, isui. Children:' 
Elisabeth P.," b. Mar. 17, 1823. Edward," b. April 24. 
1826. Ewen,7b. April 24, 1826. Benjamin F.,- b. April 
20, 1833. 

365. iv. Phebe,6 b. Mar. 11, 1790; "an eminent and devout 

christian ;" died unmarried June 24, 1819. 

366. V. John, 6 b. Jan. 25, 1795; physician; received his medical 

degree at D. C. 1820; settled at Duxbury, Ma.<s. ; m. 
Ann, daughter of John and Lucy Thomas, of Marshfield, 
July 19, 1829. Children: John Thomas," b. Aug. 27, 
1830. George K.,7 b. Feb. 9, 1833. 

367. vi. Jabez.e b. Dec, 1797; unmarried, 1835. 

368. vii. Martha,6 b. Feb., 1799; died July 30, 1834; m. Rev. 

Charles Walker, Aug. 8, 1827 ; he born at Rindge, N. II., 
Nov. 21, 1795; graduate D. C, Aug., 1823; ordained 
minister New Ipswich, N. H., Feb. 28, 18::7. Children: 
Charles Porter,- b. Nov. 12, 1828. Henry Lankton," b. 
April 29, 1830 ; died June 11, 1833. Henry Lankton," b. 
Mar. 23, 1833. 

177 

Daniel'^ Porter, of Benjamin^ Porter, born Braintree, Oct. 
21, 1757 ; physician ; removed Wendell, Mass.; town clerk 
there many years ; late in life, removed to Whitestown, N. Y.; 
married Rachel Weatherbee, 1782; she born April 9, 1763; 
died June 19, 1815. Children: 

369. i. William Dorman.e b. June 15. 1783; died Sept., 1.^70; he 

m. Nabby Jones, Nov. 29, 1804; she died Aug. 31, 1847. 
Children : Augustina S.,7 b. Aug. 31. 1805; died 1841. 
Julia," b. Sept. 10, 1807. William L.,^ b. Nov. 11, 1814. 
Benjamin Willard,^ b. Aug. 10, 1821 ; now of 202 Lasalle 
street, C hicago. Mary Jane," b. Dec. 28, 1824. 

370. ii. Katy Willard.e b. Oct. 17, 1788; died April 17, 1838. 

371. iii. Polly.i^ b. April 15, 1792; died April 25, 1838. 

372. iv. Samuel,6 b. Feb. 19, 1796 ; died 1874. 

373. v. Amy,6 b. March 5, 1801 ; living 1878. 

178 

Noah^ Porter, of Benjamin^ Porter, born July 21, 1760 ; 
lived in Wendell, Mass.; married Asenath Smith ; he died 
April 12, 1830, aged 70 ; she died Aug. 11, 1836. Their son : 

374. i. Noah,6 b. Sept. 26, 1792 ; died Oct. 8, 1855. 



272 GENEA.LOGY. 

187 

John^ Porter, of Dr. Jonathan'* Porter, born in Braintree, 
Mass., Dec. 28, 1751 ; died in Maiden, Aug. 9, 1798. He 
lived in Maiden and Charleston, S. C, but the time in which 
he lived in either of them, 1 am unable to give ; he married 
Elisabeth, dau. of James Lamb,* of Boston — (after his death 
widow m. Vincent; and 3d, Normand McLeod, planter, of 
Edisto Island, S. C; he outlived his wife, she dying in 1819, 
at age of 53.) Children of John° Porter : 

390. i. William Lamb.e b. Charleston. S. C, 1786. 

391. ii. Elisabeth,6 b. in Mass.; m. Moses Wheeler, of Boston, 

and died 1«25. aged 38. 

392. iii. Frances,6 b. in j\Iass. ; m. Moses Wheeler, her sister's 

husband ; she died about 1829 ; their daughter Mary,''' 
m. William Kea, of 48 Chestnut St., Boston. 
392a. iv. IIannah,G b. in Mass. ; died unmarried. 

193 

Joseph^ Porter, of Jonathan^ Porter, born Maiden, Sept. 3, 
1764 ; in 1786, he went to Robbinston, Me., in the employ of 
Gov. Robbins, of Mass. In 1788 he removed to Calais, Me., 
and went into trade on Ferr}' Point, and kept the first store 
there ; in 1785 he removed to Saint Stephen, N. B., just over 
the river St. Croix, where for many years he lived a useful, 
active and respected citizen. He married, Sept. 18, 1793, 
Betsey Marks, daughter of Capt. Nehemiah Marks, of St. 
Stephen, N. B., (loyalist) she born Derb}^ Conn., Sept. 18, 
1774 ; died St. Stephen, Jan. 4, 1870 ; he died there June 19» 
1822. Children, all born in St. Stephen, except the first, 
were : 

383. i. William,*' born Feb. 2, 1795; married; died St. Stephen, 

May 30, 18G1. 

384. ii. Betsey Ann.c b. May 17, 1796 ; m. James P. Bixby, of New- 

Hampshire; now living, 1878. 

385. iii. Hannah Hayden.e b. Feb. 2, 1798; m. Jonathan Williams, 

of Ma§s. ; died Jan. 7, 1828. 

*James Lamb, of Boston, said to have had a family of 20 children : one dau. 
m. Will. Porter; one m. John Porter; one m. Hastings; one m.Tiviug; two in. 
Wadsworths ; one in. Woodbridge ; and among other sons, Thomas Lamb, of 
Boston. 



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386. iv. John,6 b, Aug. 20, 1802 ; m. 1st, Louisa McAllister ; m. 2d, 

Ann Whitnej^; he died Boston, Feb., 1852. 

387. V. Georo:e Marks,6 b. June 24, 1804; resides St. Stephen; a 

gentleman of standing and character; m. 1st, MaryB. 
Topliff; and 2d, £. A. Housley. 

388. vi. Mary ,6 b. July 12, 180G ; m. Parker Bixby, of LitchQeld, 

N. H. ; now living. 

389. vii. Eliza,6 b. twin with above ; m. Joseph Stuart ; she died St. 

Stephen, Mar. 4. 1828. 

390. viii. Joanna Brewer,6 b. Sept. 13. 1808; m. David Upton, of 

St. Stephen; now living, 1M8. 

391. ix. Joseph Neheniiah,6 b. Oct. 19, 1811; m. Janette Grant, 

of St. Stephen; he died Xew York, Feb. 23, 1852. 

392. X. Jaraes,6 b. Mar. 18, 181G; m. Anna Maria Christie, of 

St. Stephen; he died Dec. 8, 1859. 

196 

SaraueP Porter, of Jabez'^ Porter, b. Braintree, (Randolph) 
April 10, 1763 ; lawyer of eminence ; grad. Dartmouth 
College, 1790; lived in Dummerston, Vt. ; represented the 
town in the legislature several 3^ears ; Chief Judge of the 
County Court in Windham County, and several years Judge 
of Probate ; he died Feb. 10, 1810, aged 40. He married 
Mehetable, daughter of General Samuel and Mehetable 
(Hazeltine) Fletcher, of Townshend, Vt. Children, all born 
in Dummerston, except the oldest : 

Samuel Wadsworth,^ b. ^ov. 4, 1792. 
Henry Lee.e b. Dec. 28, 1794; died May 17, 1862. 
Frederick Augustas, ^ b. Sept. 5, 1796. 
Sophia Chailotte, 6 b. Aug. 2G, 1798; m. Marshall Miller, 
of New Fane, Vt. ; her husband deceased ; she now 
resides with her son, Samuel Miller, at New Fane. 
George Washington,6 b. July 28, 1800. 
Lorena Stella,^ b. June 8, 1802 ; m. Phillip Goss. 
Aurelia P.fi b. July 25, 1804; m. David Goss ; deceased. 
400. viii. Charles Edward,** b. Sept. 2, 1806 ; m. Lydia Ann Emerson ; 
he died in Springfield, Vt., April 10, 1859. Son, Charles 
Emerson,' b. Dec. 16, 1847. 

203 

Joseph'^ Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, of Joseph'^ Porter, of 
Joseph^ Porter, of John^ Porter, bom Danvers, April 4, 1740 ; 
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393. 




394. 


ii. 


395. 


iii. 


396. 


iv. 


397. 


V. 


398. 


vi. 


399. 


vii. 



2T4 GENEALOGY. 

died there Feb. 12, 1805 ; lieut. in revolutionary war; married 
1st, Sarah, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Putnam, May 
17, 1745; she died Sept. 10, 1766; married 2d, Elisabeth 
Herrick (1767 ;) she died 1816 ; her will made April 13, 1816, 
not executed, probably owing to same informality ; in it she 
names daughter Ruth Gould, of Joseph, grand-daughter 
Betsey, of late daughter Betse}^ Gould, and. daughters of the 
late daughter Polly Bradstreet ; Joseph Porter, executor. 
Children : 

410. i. Joseph.e b. June 22, 1763; died June 3, 1820; m. Ruth 

Hartwell, June 3, 1788 ; she died Danvers, Nov. 24, 
1843 ; no children. 

411. ii. Sarah.G b. Feb. 5, 1765 ; died Newbury, Vt., Feb. 13, 1834 ; 

m., Jan. 27, 1789, Daniel Putnam, son of Daniel and 
Elisabeth Putnam; b. Danvers, Oct. 3, 1762; died 
Newbury, Vt., Dec. 19, 1802. Children: Betsey," b. 
Jan. 22, 1791; died Aug. i9. Daniel,'? b. Jan. 9, 1792; 
m. Rebecca G. Carlton, b. Dec. 26, 1796. Betsey,7b. May 
12, 1794. Joel," b. July 28, 1796. Sally,"? b. Mar. 17, 
1800. 

412. iii. Elisabeth.c b. Jan. 10, 1768. 

413. iv. Phebe.G b. Aug. 20, 1769 ; m. Cornelius, son of Joseph 

Gould. Children : Clarissa." Phebe." Betsey." Porter. ^ 
Fanny." 

414. V. Polly.G b. Jan. 20, 1771 ; m. Capt. Dudley Bradstreet, of 

Topsfleld, who came down and settled on the old 
Downing Porter place, in Danvers. Children: Colonel 
Porter." John," ra. Sarah Ilea; she now living in 
Topsfield, over 80 years of age. Polly." Dudley. ' 
Eliza P." Joseph." Albert G.^ Jonathan."? (?) Sarah."? 
Lydia," (probably Thomas Jefferson."?) 

415. vi. Lydia,t' b. June 7, 1772; m. Nathaniel Gould, probably 

Jan., 1793. Children: Henry." Betsey."? 

416. vii. Ruth.e b. May 12, 1774; m. Joseph Gould, brother of 

Cornelius. Children : Harriet."? Joseph."? Ruth."? 
Elisabeth."? Lydia."? Emerson."? Angelina." Ariel."? 

417. viii. Jonathan,^ b. May 24, 1776; m. Eunice Boardman, sister 

of Nathaniel Boardman ; no children ; she m. 2d, Capt. 
Jeremiah Putnam, of Danvers — his 2d wife; she born 
Jan. 8, 1778 ; died May 2, 1851, aged 73. 



420. 


i. 


421. 


ii. 


422. 


iii. 


423. 


iv. 


424. 


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425. 


vi. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 275 

215 

William^ Porter, of William-^ Porter,C?) b. Apr, 21, 1751 ; of 
Woburn ; m. Hannah, dau. of William and Rebecca (Locke) 
Munroe, of Lexington, 1774 ; she born 1751. Children : 

Rufns.e b. Mar. 27, 1775 ; m. Abigail Grover, 1796. 

Lydia,6 b. Dec. 15, 1776 ; died unmarried, 1849. 

Rebecca,6 b. June 28, 1779; living unmarried in W. 
Cambridge, 1852. 

James.e b. Aug. 17, 1782 ; died without issue. 

Hannah,6 b. July 18, 1785 ; ra. Wm. Locke. 

Apphia,6 b. Mar. 30, 1788 ; m. 1st, Ward Locke, of Lexing- 
ton ; m. 2d, Ricliard Cummings. Children— by 1st 
husband : Maria,' b. Oct. 6, 1808 ; m. 1st, David Mellen, 
1825; 2d, Orrin Rawson, of Nashua, N. H. John 
Franklin,^ b. Jan. 20, 1814; m. Sarah Thomas, 1845, ef 
New Orleans. Sarah Ann," b. Apr. 30, 1816 ; m. John 
Bowen, 1838, of Hillsboro, N. H. Elisabeth," b. Dec. 
29, 1817 ; m. Benjamin F. Reeves, 1837, of Salem and 
Boston. 
426. vii. Frederick,'' b. July 8, 1790; m. Sarah B. Hume, of New 
Jersey ; lived in Philadelphia ; Secretary of American 
Sunday School Union. 

216a 

AsaheP Porter, probably of William* Porter, of Woburn ; 
killed by British troops at Lexington, April 19, 1775 ; about 
twenty-three years of age. John Munroe in his deposition, 
Dec. 28, 1824, (Elias Phinney's His. of Battle of Lexington,) 
says "Asahel Porter, of Woburn, who had been taken prisoner 
by the British, on their march to Lexington, attempted to 
make his escape, and was shot within a few rods of the 
common." Hon. Charles Hudson, of Lexington, says he was 
a non-combatant, taken without arms. Sewall's History of 
Woburn, page 362, says in connection with the Lexington 
fight, "of these who went from Woburn, two did not return, 
viz: Mr. Asahel Porter, son of William Porter," etc. A 
marble stone erected to his memor3% in Woburn cemetery, 
April 21, 1875, just one hundred years after his burial. 
"Married at Seabrook, N. H., Oct 3, 1773, by Rev. Samuel 
Perley, Mr. Asahel Porter and Mrs. Abigail Brooks, both of 
Salem." I suppose this to be this man. 



276 GENEALOGY. 

AsaheP Porter, whom I suppose to have been son of above, 

bought of Mason, a farm in Reading and removed from 

Stoneham. Married Betsey Atwell, 1796 ; she died 1869. 
Children : 

i. Asahel.'' 

ii. Mar3%" m. Capt. Geo. Bancroft, 1819. 
iii. George,'' m. Emily Bancroft, July 23, 1827; she b. April 
26, 1809 ; died Mar., 1868. Their daughter Elisabeth, m. 
John Laurie, of Galesburg, III. ; and son George resides 
in Reading with his father, unmarried, 
iv. Daughter," m. Wyraan Damon, of Reading; now of 
Andover ; she died. 

222a 

Dudley^ Porter, of Josiah^ Porter, or Josiah^ Porter, (I 
give this family here, but have some doubt about its being the 
right place, but with no doubt as to their being descendants 
of John^ Porter, of Danvers.) He removed to Yarmouth, 
Nova Scotia, where several Porters removed from Essex 
county, during and after the revolutionary war. He is said 
to have married ]\Iary Brown, in New York. Children, born 
in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia : 

423. i. Benjaniin,6 m. Eleanor Dodge. 

424. ii. Josiah,6 m. J.dilh Corning. 

425. iii. Sarah,6 m. James Crosby. 

426. iv. Mary,6 m. Wm. Corning. 

A Dudley Porter, married Sarah, first daughter of Dr. 
John Hay, of Reading, Mass., part now Wakefield — Nov. 5, 
1780, she born 1762. They removed to Yarmouth, Nova 
Scotia, where she died in 1800, aged 38. 

224 

John^ Porter, of John*^ Porter, bap. June 13, 1736 ; lived 
in Danvers; died there, 1774; married Hannah ; admin- 
istration granted widow Hannah, May 2, 1774 ; guardianship 
of son John, aged 18, Hannah, over 14, Nathan, aged 8 years, 
granted Asa Leach, Oct., 1781. Jan. 20, 1783, Hannah, adm'x 
of her husband and John Porter, mariner, deceased, sells two 



PORTER FAMILIES. 277 

acres of land on Porter's Plain, being part of the thirds of 
Apphia, widow of John Porter rfather of said John,) innholder. 
Children, baptised middle precinct : 

427. i. John,6 baptised July 1, 1764. 

428. ii. Rebecca,6 baptised July 1, 1764; died young. 

429. ill. Hannah,6 baptised Sept. 27, 1767. 

430. iv. Xathan,6 baptised Nov. 22, 1772. 

225 

Benjamin^ Porter, of John^ Porter, baptised Oct. 22, 1738, 
middle precinct of Danvers ; lived there and was a potter ; 
Mar. 21, 1783, he and wife Eunice, (probably Osborne) for 
£46, sold Gideon Putnam, innholder, three pieces of land 
"which was my father John Porter's," first containing one and 
one-fourth acres "bounded on Ipswich road, and land set off 
to Mehetable, now wife of Sylvester Procter, formerly widow 
of my brother, Ezra Porter, as her right of dower, and on 
land which Gideon Putnam lately bought of my brother 
Nathan, and land belonging to my sister Anna, wife of 
Eliphalet Perley, containing in all four acres ; probably 
removed to Wiscasset, Maine, in 1790, with son Ezra, aged 
20 years, and two daughters ; he died Wiscasset, Me., 1805 ; 
administration granted on his estate, Sept. 17, 180"), 
Lincoln county ; married Eunice Osborne. Children : 

431. i. Jonathan.e b. Feb. 1, 1764. 

432. ii. Ezra,6 probably b. 1769, of Wiscasset; died there. 1847, 

aged 78 ; married three times ; had son John," b. Mar. 
25, 1800; who had son John W.,8 b. Oct. 6, 18;i6; now 
living in Wiscasset. These men were all potters by 
trade. , 

433. ill. Andrew.6b. Oct. 22, 1774; m. Eunice Dwinel. (?) Apr. 

12, 1802 ; born Apr. 23, 1773. Children : Apphia,'? b. 
Oct. 1, 1801 ; m. Mar. 7, 1824, John Barnes. (X'hild : 
John,8 b. Apr. 21, 1824.) David,' b. Jan. 30, 1806; 
ra. April 10, 1832, Melinda Wells ; born Boxford, May 
5, 1810. (Children: Alonzo Dwinel.s b. Jan. 1, 1833. 
Edward Everett.s b. Sept. 6, 1836. Daniel Webster.s 
b. Sept. 22, 1834. Leonidas King,<^ b. Feb. 1, 1842.) 
Joseph," b. Mt. Vernon, N. H.. Feb. 1, 1809. 



278 GENEALOGY. 

227 

Ezra^ Porter, of John Porter, baptised July 1, 1744 ; lived 
in Danvers ; mar. Mehetable ; no children ; adm. granted his 
widow Mehetable, May 5, 1766 ; his mother's right paid to 
Asa Perley.; names brothers John, Benjamin, Nathan ; sisters 
Anna and Elisabeth ; widow m. (for his 3d wife,) Sylvester 
Proctor, Oct. 22, 1772. He died June 6, 1814 ; (he married 
1st, Hannah Buffingtou, Dec. 3, 1761 ; and 2d, Abigail Gale, 
Jan. 18, 1763.) 

235 

IsraeP Porter, of Benjamin* Porter, (of Benj.,^ of Israel,^ 
of John,^) born Danvers, Oct. 3, 1746 ; married Dec. 13, 
1771, Huldah, daughter of James Smith, baptised Oct. 22, 
1752 ; he was living 1794. Children: 

434. i. Israel.o b. Mar. 27, 1773 ; pub. Sallj^ Nurse, Dec. 12, 1795- 

Children: Huldah,^ b. Apr. 20, 1796. Sally,' b. Oct. 
16, 1797. Rocksena," b. Oct. 23, 1799. 

435. ii. Abijah,« b. Aug. 2, 1776; died Oct. 15, 1864; m. 1st, July 

31, ISOO. Sarah Dodge, of VVenham. 

436. iii. Benjamia,^ b. Sept. 7, 17S6 ; died May 16, 1856. 

236 

Francis^ Porter, of Benjamin'* Porter, born Danvers, Sept. 
22, 1748; lived there 1794 ; married Martha Gott, of Wenham, 
April 12, 1772. 

238 

James^ Porter, of Benjamin* Porter, born Jan. 13, 1755 ; 
tailor; m. Hannah, daughter of Rev. Phillip and EHsabeth 
(Bass) Curtis, of Sharon, Mass.; she born Nov. 21, 1748; 
died Nov. 4, 1805, aged 57. He died in Peterboro', N. H., 
Dec. 2,- 1843, aged 88. The History of Peterboro' says his 
oldest child was born there ; apd other authority says son 
James was born in Wenham, but he without doubt removed 
from Wenham or Danvers, to Peterboro, N. H., in 1776, 
where his children were born : 
440. i. Peter ,6 b. Dec. 5, 1777 ; died Mar. 22, 1802, aged 25. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 270 

441. ii. Hannah.e b. Feb. 9, 1779; died July 10, 1804; m. James 

Cunningham, May 6, 1802. No children. 

442. iii. Zacheus,6 b. Oct. 25, 1780. 

443. iv. Sally.e b. Oct. 28, 1782 ; m. Asa Gibbs, July 4, 1815 • died 

Oct. 24. 1859. aged 77. 

444. V. James,6 b. June 18, 1785. 

445. vi. Nancy Curtis.e b. April 12, 1787 ; m. 1st, Abel Gibbs, Mar. 

13, 1816; he died Savannah, Ga., 1819, aged 32; she 
m. 2d, Dea. Samuel Maynard. 
vii. Roxanna.e b. Aug. 18, 1792 ; died June, 1874, aged 82. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 

251 

SamiieP Porter, (third) of SamueP Porter, b. in Wen- 
ham, Jan. 15, 1739 ; lived there in part now Hamilton ; 
marriage pub. June 27, 1762, Anna, dau. of Stephen and 
Ruth (Waldron) Patch, of Ipswich ; b. Dec. 3, 1733 ; he died 
September 27, 1821. His will, 1821, names all his children 
except Dudley. Children, not in order ; 

i. Anna," b. Sept. 17, 1762-3; married Thomas Adams, of 

Hamilton, and had son George. ^ 

ii. Samuel." settled in Worcester. 

iii. Dudley," m. Martha Smith; had son Dudley,8 who m. 
Edna Dane ; and Samuel, ^^ died young. 

iv. John," settled in Hampton Falls, N. H. 

V. Allen,' twin with John; light-house keeper, Portsmouth, 
N. H. 

vi. Willard," deacon. 

vii. Elisha." 

viii. Joshua," b. April, 1782 ; carpenter and sexton, of Ham- 
ilton; died Nov. 18, 183*2; m. Hannah, of Benj. and 
Lucy (Whipple) Peck ; she born March 13. 1784 ; died 
Sept. 5, 1858. Children : Joshua,^ b. Oct. 20, 1808 ; 
physician; settled North Brookfield, June 12, 1834; 
died there Jan. 6, 1874. He married Martha Lee, dau. 
of Stephen and Abigail Crafts Hooper Lee, May 6, 
1835; she born Jan. 4, 1809. (Their son Charles 
A. ,9 resides at Windsor Locks, Conn. ; m. Mellissa E. 
Denslow, Jan. 11, 1871; and Ernest,^ merchant, in 
Boston, resides at Maiden.) Benjamin,*^ bora 1810. 



280 GENEALOGY. 

Lucy Ann, 8 b. 1815 ; died uuraairied. Nathaniel, ^ died 

young. Eliza,8 b. 1823; m. Webber, of Wenham, 

George.s b. 1828. 

ix. Mercj','' married Aaron Patch, of Hamilton. 

X. Sarah," married John Boies. 

xi. Betsey,''' married Reuben Smith, of Topsfield, 

xii. Hannah, 7 married Tuck, of Beverly. 

254 

Dudley^ Porter, of Samuel^ Porter, born in Wenham, 
(Hamilton,) Jan. 23, 1744 ; died in Andover, Nov. 3, 1816 ; 
lived in Haverhill ; merchant. A gentleman of the highest 
honor and capacity ; m. Sally ; she died Sept. 19, 1792, aged 
43. Children, all born in Haverhill : 

i. Dudley," died Sept. 17, 1839. aged 69; of Haverhill; 
married "in Salem, Dudley Porter, to Miss Polly Austin, 
June, 1793." (Mass. Magazine.) Children: Dudley, * 
died of consumption, at the age of 25. Kleazer A.,^ of 
Haverhill ; died in 18G1 ; he was a citizen and merchant 
of New York, from 1824 to 1837, and was quite 
successful until the crash of 1837. when he with many 
others, embarked in eastern land speculations, which 
proved ruinous. He returned to Haverhill, and was, 
until a few years before his death, cashier of the 
Merrimac Bank. He was a man of singular rectitude 
of character, and remarkable financial ability ; he left 
an honorable name as a citizen, and the pleasantest of 
memories as a ftither and friend. He m. Harriet, dau. 
of Dr. Dann Brickett. of Haverhill. (Children : Charles,^ 
died in infancy. Harriet B.,-' m. Dr. James C. Nichols, 
of Haverhill, and died in cliild birth at the age of 24. 
Dudley,'-^ merchant of Haverhill; now at the age of 41 ; 
married and has two daughters, and one son.) Mary,^ 
m. Thomas Tileston, an eminent merchant of New 
York ; she is still living and enjoys remarkable health, 
at the age of 81. 
ii. Greenleaf,'' master mariner, died at sea of yellow fever, 
Aug. 10, 1823, age 44. He married Elisabeth Barrett, 
of Dan vers, (or Salem.) Children, John,^ printer; 
formerly proprietor of Rockland, Me., Gazette; resides 
there; married and has two children. Mary Ann.** 
unmarried, resides in Haverhill. Charles G.,^ the well 



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PORTER FAMILIES. 281 

known and highly esteemed Baptist clergyman, of 
Bangor, Me., who died there 1877, aged C5. (His widow 
and daughter reside in Bangor.) 

iii. Job D.,7 master mariner ^ died in Havana, of yellow 
fever, Nov. 15, 1822, at age of 36. Married Catharine 
Holt, of Reading. Children: Job D.,« died young. 

Sarah,8 married Marston ; died aged about 60. 

Catharine,8 m. Heath ; now lives in San Fran- 
cisco. Charles.8 resides in Cambridge, Mass. 

iv. Ann,7 m. Ezra C. Ames; she died at the age of 50; two 
children now living. 

V. Charles,7 unmarried; a successful merchant in Boston, 
and New York, for many years; he died at Haverhill, 
Oct. 25, 1858, aged 72; was a man of remarkable 
intellectual capacity, and business ability, and of great 
dignity and integrity of character. 

vi. John,7 died Mar. 26, 1873, aged 89 ; a gentleman o«the old 
school, a man of the most uniform courtesy, and 
most generous impulses. He was remarkably handsome 
in person, and very genial and pleasant in all his 
relations; universally beloved and respected. He 
retained possession of his faculties until within a year 
or two of his death. He married Harriet, daughter of 
William Bartlett, a prominent and successful merchant 
of Newbnryport. Children: Elizabeth, ^ married Dr. 
Noyes, and died at middle age, leaving children. 
William B.,8 resides in the west. Catharine B..*^ m. 
Lambert; resides West Newton; had five children. 
Charles. 8 died at sea at age of about 40. John,^ drowned 
at age of 35 or 40. Mariana, ^ living, unmarried. 

vii. Samuel,'^ died early of consumption. 

257 

Isaac^ Porter, of SamueP Poi-ter, born Wenham, July 1, 
1750 ; lived and died there, Mar. 21, 1837 ; mariied Mary, dan. 
of Thomas and Mary Kimball, Sept. 13, 1772 ; she bora Dec. 
7, 1753; died Oct. 11, 1837, aged 86. His will names grand- 
children Mary, Nancy, Betsey, Sarah and Lucy, children of 
his daughter Lydia Kimball ; grandsons Isaac Porter, Jr., (?) 
and William Porter; gives to son Paul, silver tankard. 
Children : 

452. i. Lydia,7 b. April 28, 1774. 

453. ii. Faul,7 b. April 21, 1776. 

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282 GENEALOGY. 

260 

Nathaniel^ Porter, of SamueF Porter, born Wenham, Jan. 
29, 1762; lived in Wenham and Beverly; married 1st, Anna 
Dodge, of Wenham ; published Oct. 25, 1783. "Anna, wife 
of Nathaniel Porter, died Dec. 9, 1789, 27th." Married 2d, 
Mary Cleves, of Beverly, Sept. 13, 1792 ; he died in Beverly, 
April 15, 1817. Children : 

455. i. Nancy," b. Nov. 11, 1784; died Nov. 5, 1803. 

466. ii. John,7 b. July 10, 1786. 

457. iii. Billy," b. Dec. 23, 1788; died at sea. 

458. iv. Nathauiel,7 b. Dec. 11, 1793 ; died Nov. 8, 1796. 

262 

John^ Porter, of John^ Porter, (of Samuel,^) born Wenham, 
April 18, 1742; lived in Littleton, Mass.; major in the 
revolutionary war; died 1834, aged 92; married probably 
Lydia Lambert, of Ipswich, Apr. 16, 1761. (?) Children : 

459. i. Joseph Lombard," b. Jan. 7, 1762. (?) 

460. ii. John." lived in Sterling, Mass. ; married Mary Kendall, 

( sister of Rev. Dr. Kendall, for many years a dis- 
tinguished and beloved minister in Plymouth, Mass. ;) 
their daughter Augusta,^ b. July 31, 1809 ; died Eastport, 
Me., Jan. 8, 1870 ; married Rev. Eliphalet Porter^ Crafts, 
June 13, 1832 ; he was grand-son of Rev. John^ Porter, 
of North Bridgewater, and a descendant of Richard^ 
Porter, of Weymouth, 1635. 

270 

Jonathan^ Porter, of Jonathan^ Porter, born in Ellington, 
Conn., (part of ancient Windsor,) Nov, 24, 1748; m. Mercy 
Foote, of Ellington, June 3, 1785. He died Mar. 25, 1825 ; 
she died April 22, 1835. Children : 
460a i. Sally," b. Mar. 27, 1786 ; died Dec. 7, 1792. 
460b ii. Louisa," b. Nov. 24, 1788. 

460c iii. Marilda." 3d child, born May 21, 1790; married Meletiah 
Martin. July 29, 1812. Their 2d child Horace,^ b. Dec. 
11, 1814; resides in Corning, Holt Co., Missouri; 
physician ; he writes me a letter, dated Nov. 4, 1878, 
in which he says he had in his possession an old 
parchment deed, given by Indians, conveying title to 
land about Salem, to Capt. John Putnam, father-in-law 
of Lieut. John3 Porter, which he donated to the Vf estern 



PORTER FAMILIES. 283 

Reserve Historical Society, of Cleveland. Ohio, some 
years since ; also a book, "The History of the Colony 
of New Plymouth," printed about 1664, on the fly 
leaf of which was the autograph of John^ Porter, 
which his mother willed to his son Horace N.9 Martin! 
who was killed in the late war, which Dr. IMartlii 
presented to the Baptist Histori(»al Society, of Phila- 
delphia, Penn. ; the president of that society writing 
him that the book was "a priceless acquisition ;" also 
he has now in his possession, a book the title of which 
is "Chronicles of the Kings of England," printed 1661, 
upon the fly leaf of which the autograph of John3 
Porter, was written. Also, he says he has seen a silver 
headed ebony cane, with the name of Lieut. John^ 
Porter, date from 1680 to 1688. The Indian deed was 
probably given to John^ Putnam, original settler ; there 
has been some difference of opinion as to whiclk f;imily 
Jonathan Porter, who m. Mercy Foote, belonged ; the 
possession of Lieut. John^ Porter's books, cane, etc., 
would seem to clearly indicate that he was of the 
Salem family. J. W. P. 
460D iv. Lemuel,' b. Mar. 19, 1792; of Ellington, Conn.; m. 
Lucinda Jennings, Sept. 21, 1817 ; she b. Aug. 11, 1798; 
d. Sept. 18, 1828. Married 2d, Welthy Willobee, Feb. 
11, 1830; b. Mar. 10, 1796; he died Jan. 3, 1841; (she 
m. 2d, James Worden, Aug. 1, 1844, and died Mar. 4, 
1873.) Children: Sally.s b. Aug. 4, 1818; died Feb. 7. 
1826. Lucy Foot,8 b. July 15, 1820; ra. Geo. W. Ncfl; 
July 7, 1839; died Sept. 3, 1870. Lemuel C.,« b. April 
14, 1823 ; banker ; resides Winona, Minn ; m. Adele 
Horton, of Skeneateles, N. Y., Mar. 3, 1852. (Chil- 
dren: Carrie H.,9 b. Feb. 6, 1853; died Nov. 11, 1853. 
Clark Horton,9 b. Mar. 10, 1854. Adelbert,9 b. Apr. 4. 
1861. Lillie Maud.'J b. Aug. 2S, 1864.) Eliza.^ b. Feb. 
13, 1825 ; m. L. Van Anden, Jan. 6, 1847 ; resides Man- 
torville. Minn. Lucinda,^ b. Feb. 26, 1827 ; died Oct. 
13. Horace D.,8 b. Sept. 8, 1828; died Oct. 28. 
Louisa.s b. Jan. 1, 1831; m. John Young, May 27, 
1868, of Kasson, Dodge Co., Minn. (Children: 
Frank P.,9 b. Nov. 5. 1869; d. Nov. 10, 1869. Albert 
John,9 b. Jan. 24, 1873; d. Jan. 30.) Lucinda.« b. 
Mar. 27, 1832; m. Lafayette Stout, Oct. 28. 1852; 
resides Winona, Minn. ; no children. Allen L..^ b. Mar. 
25, 1835 ; m. Adelphia Mellen, Jan. 26, 1.^63 ; resides in 
Kasson. Minn. (Children Fannie M.,s" b. Oct. 2S, liS64. 
Frank Proctor,9 b. Feb. 18, 1865.) Wife died June 19. 
1870; he m. 2d, Vira S. Baldwin, Dec. 17, 1874. (Son 
Roy Baldwin,^ b. Jan. 2, 1878.) 



284 GENEALOGY. 

T. Sally,"? b. Dec. 23, 1793; died Jan. 1, 1794. 

vi. Betsey,'? b. Aug. 13, 1795. 

vii. Jerusha,7 b. May 5, 1797. 

viii Horace,'? b. May 7, 1799 ; died at sea off Sandy Hook, Ang- 
21, 1824. 

ix. Dolly,'? b. May 16, 1801 ; died June 30, 1823. 

X. Guy,'? b. June 27, 1803. 

xi. Philo," b. June or Jan. 27, 1806 ; resides in Windsorville, 
Conn.; m, Clarissa B., daughter of Daniel Skinner, 
of Windsor, Conn., Mar. 28, 1838. Children: Horace 
Philo.s b. Feb. 6, 1839 ; physician ; resides Claremont, 
Dodge Co., Minn. ; m. Margaret Smith Blakeslee, of 
New Haven, Conn., Jan. 27, 1861. (Children: Ida 
Louisa, 9 b. ISTov. 23, 186-1, in New Haven, Conn. Effie 
May ,9b. June 20, 1868, Wayland, Mich. Maud Alice,9b. 
April 21, 1870, in Wayland.) Louisa Clarissa, ^b. Aug. 
24, 1842; died June 23, 1849. William Emerson,^ b. 
July 16, 1836 ; resides Kassou, Minn. ; m. Delia K. Allen, 
of East Windsor, Conn., May 1, 1875. (Children: 
Allen Pntnam,9 b. April 5, 1876. Ethyl Kate,^ b. Dec. 
31, 1877.) Emman.,S; died young. 

281 

Asa^ Porter, of Moses^ Porter, born Boxford, May 26, 1742; 
grad. Harvard College, 1762 ; settled in Newburyport, as a 
merchant ; a gentleman of the old school ; during the 
revolutionary war, he was a devoted loyalist ; he removed to 
Haverhill, N. H., before 1780 ; where he was a large land- 
holder. Sabine's History of the Loyalists, page 198, says : 
"He suffered in person and property, in consequence of his 
adherence to the royal cause, and was compensated by grants 
of crown land in Canada. He was on terms of intimacy 
with Gov. Wentwovth,* and other gentlemen of rank, and 
was himself a person of highly respectable character." He 
died Aug. 2, (or Dec. 28,) 1818, aged 76 ; he married 
Mehetable Crocker, of .Newburyport ; his children, as near as 
I have been able to get them, were : 

461. i. Asa,'? grad. Dartmouth College, 1787; died at Broome, 

Canada East. 

462. ii. Moses,'? grad. Dartmouth College, 1798 ; died at Haverhill, 

N. H., Jan. 14, 1819, aged 38. 
iii. John."? 



PORTER FAMILIES. 035 

iv. Benjamin.'!' 
V. ]\Iaiy,7 m. Judge Farrand. 
vi. Elisabeth,' m. Hon. Thomas W. Thompson. 
vii. Sarah," m. Hon. Mills Orcntt. 
"The late Wra. T. Porter, of the New York Spirit of the 
Times, who died in 1858, was a grand-son ; and the wife of 
Riifus Choate, a grand-daughter." 

282 

Wilhame Porter, of Moses^ Porter, born May 27, 1744 ; 
lived in Boxford ; married there, Mary Adams ; he died July 
26, 1822. Children, all born in Boxford : 

467. i. Hannah,7 b. Jan. 26, 1769; m. at Boxford, Zecheriah- 

Bacon. 

468. ii. William,^ b. Mar. 26, 1770 ; m. Lattice Wallace ; afterward 

moved to Haverhill, N. H., and to Danville, Vt., where 
he died. 

469. iii. James," b. Aug. 28, 1771 ; m. at Haverhill, to Margaret 

Tilton. 

470. iv. Aaron, 7 b. June 7, 1773 ; m. Rebecca Blanchard, Nov. 2, 

1807 ; lived in Danville, Vt. 

471. V. Mary,7 b. June 3, 1775 ; m. at Haverhill, to Amos Carlton ; 

their daughter, MaryS Carlton, m. Thomas Bishop, June 
14, 1827, at St. Johnsbury, Yt. 

472. vi. Sarah," b. April 22, 1777 ; m. John Osgopd, at Haverhill. 

473. vii. Isaac Adams, 7 b. Mar. 22, 1779 ; m. 1st, Catharine Buel ; 

2d, May, 1816, to Mary Norman ; 3d, in Concord, N. H., 
1818. 

474. viii. Elisabeth,^ b. Nov. 29, 1782. 

475. ix. Paraelia,7 b. Feb. 5, 1785 ; m. Luther Clark, in Danville, 

Yt. ; their daughter, Mary,8 m. in 1831, Geo. B. Mausur, 
of Bennington, Vt. 

285 

Aaron^ Porter, M. D., son of Moses^ Porter, born in Boxford, 
Mass., Mar. 28, 1752; d. in Portland, Me., June 30, 1837 ; a 
physician of eminence in his profession ; first at Biddeford, 
Me., and afterward at Portland, Me.; married Paulina 
King, April 30, 1777 ; she born Mar. 1, 1759 ; died Feb. 27, 
1833; she was daughter of Richard King, of Scarborough, 
Me., and sister of the Hon. Rufus King, the first U. S. Senator 



286 GENEALOGY. 

from N. Y., minister to England, &c.; and half-sister of Hon.' 
William King, the first Governor of Maine. Children : 

485. i. Rufus King,7 b. June 14, 1778; died July 9, 1790. 

486. ii. Moses,7 b. Sept. 26, 1780 ; grad. Harvard College, 1802, 

and died in June of the same year, at Biddeford, of 
yellow fever. 

487. iii. Mary," b. at Biddeford, Me., Aug. 19, 1782 ; died at Batavia, 

111., 1866; m. Nathaniel Coffin, Nov. 18. 1804; he was 
son of James and Martha Coffin, born at Saco, Oct. 26, 
1781 ; grad. D. C, 1799 ; law3'er ; resided at Bath, Me., 
and Wiscasset, Me., clerk of courts for Lincoln County, 
Me., many years; removed to Jacksonville, 111., 1836; 
treasurer of Illinois College, twenty years; died at 
Wataga, 111., April 7, 1864, aged 82. Children: Egbert 
Benson, 8 born Bath, Me., July 29, 1805 ; grad. Bowdoin 
College, 1823; died Oct. 21, 1827. Harriet Porter,8 b. 
Bath, April 25, 1807 ; died April 6, 1865 ; m. Prof. Wm. 
Smyth, of Bowdoiu College, 1827 ; he died April 9, 
1863. Sarah Leland.sb. Wiscasset, Me., Apr. 23, 1810; 
d. Feb. 11, 1811. John Huntington Crane,8 b. July 17, 
1812; died Aug. 18, 1813. John Huntington Crane,8 
b. Sept. 14. 1815 ; grad. Bowdoin College, 1833 ; Prof, 
of Mathematics, inU. S. Navy; retired at Washington, 
1878; m. Louisa Harrison, of Washington, D. C, April 
10, 1845 ; she died 1874. Sarah Leland,8 b. twin with 
above ; m. Rev. Charles Beecher, of Georgetown, Mass., 
July 23, 1840. (Children: Charles McCulloch,^ of 
Bridgeport, Conn., and Mrs. MaryS Noyes. of George- 
town.) Mary Boynton,^ b. Wiscasset, Dec. 11, 1817; 
now living at Batavia, 111. ; m. Rev. Charles E. Blood, 
Sept. 1, 1840; he grad. at Illinois College, and Lane 
Seminary; minister at Manhattan, Kansas, and at 
Wataga, 111., where he died, March 25, 1866, aged 56. 
Helen 01cott,« b. May 3, 1820 ; died Nov. 30~ 1833. 
William,8 b. Wiscasset, Jan. 19, 1822; grad. 111. Col., 
1842, and at Andover ; Prof, of Mathematics, at Illinois 
College until 1853; moved to Batavia, 111.; banker 
there twenty years; m. June 19, 1847, ^lary, daughter 
of Hon. S. D. and Marj^ (Nash) Lockwood ; she born 
May 18, 1828; died July, 1877. (Children: Samuel 
D. Lockwood,9 born April 24, 1848 ; m. 1873, Harrie^ 
Bean. William King,^ b. Aug. 9, 1850 ; m. Mary Gove 
Burroughs, 1873. Mary Ellen,9 b. July 22, 1855 ; m. 
Aug. 14, 1877, Rev. John W. Bradshaw, of Batavia, HI. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 287 

Charles Porter,^ b. April 23. 1858; in Ripon Col. 
^\isconsin. Martha 0.,9 b. May 12, 1863. Francis 
Drake,9 b. Oct. 31, 1860. John Nash,9 b. Dec 29 1865 ) 

488. iy. Richard King,7 b. July 20, 1784; ship master; for many 

years in the employ of "the Pattens" of Bath, Me. ; 
m. Mary Clapp, of Mansfield, Mass., Mar. 6, 1815; she 
Bister of Judge Ebenezer Clapp, of Bath, born 1789 ; 
died in Portland, Me., June 15, 1847, aged 51; he died 
in Westbrook, Me., July 25, 1859, and was buried in 
Eastern cemetery, Portland. Children : Mary King,8 
b. 1818; died unmarried, 1850. Isabella Homes,8°b. 
1820 ; m. Rev. Edwin E. Bliss, 1842, and has ever since 
resided near Constantinople. (Children: Onedau.,9m. 

Dwight, missionary. Lanra,9 m. Langdon S. Ward, 

treasurerA.B.C.F.M. Edward.9) ArixeneSouthgate,^ 
b. 1821 ; m. (1842) Hon. Wm. Aspinwall, of Brookline, 
Mass. (Children : Thomas. 9 Mary. 9 William.9) 
Elisabeth Clapp.s born 1823 ; m. Alexander W. Long- 
fellow, 1842 ; a most estimable gentleman ; of the U. S. 
Coast Survey, and a brother of Henry W. Longfellow, 
the poet ; resides in Portland, Me. (Children : Mary 
King.9 A. Wadsworth,9 grad. Har. Col. Elisabeth 
Porter,9 m. in Portland, Oct. 16, 1878, Edward Sherman 
Dodge, of Cambridge. Richard King.9) 

489. V. Paulina,7 b. May 26, 1786; died Jacksonville, HI., 1842; 

m. Enoch Jones, merchant, of Bath, Me., Dec. 9, 1804; 
he died 1810. Children : Ann King,^ unmarried. 
Isabella Porter.s b. July 10, 1807; m. Oct. 27, 1829, 
Rev. Edward Beecher ; resided in Boston, Jacksonville, 
111. ; president of Illinois College ; Boston, Galesburg, 
and now in Brooklyn, N". Y. (Their children : Edward 
Lyman,9b. May5, 1831; d. 1873. Frederick William,9b. 
Feb. 3, 1835; Congregational minister at Wellsville,N.Y. 
Isabella King,9 died 1861. Eugene Francis, 9 b. Mar. 
7, 1846; editor of Brooklyn Monthly. Albert Louis,9 
b. Jan. 26, 1847 ; drowned with two cousins, at George- 
town, Mass., Aug. 27, 1867. Alice Cornelia,9 b. Sept. 
16, 1849, unmarried ; besides four who died in infancy.) 

490. vi. Isabella Bragdon," b. April 25, 1788 ; m. Henry Homes, of 

Boston, Sept. 20, 1814 ; merchant of the firm of Homes 
(S; Homer. Children: Miranda,* b. Dec. 11, 1818 ; m. 
Geo. F. Homer, esq., of Brookline, Sept. 26, 1843; he 
died April 14, 1876. (Children : William B.,9 b. June 
7, 1846. Julia L.,9 b. June 5, 1848. Isabella,9 b. 1.^51. 
Mary B.,9 b. Aug. 4, 1853. Hattie R.,9 b. June 27, 1855. 



288 GENEALOGY. 

Frederic H.,9 Oct. 10, 1857.) William B.,8 b. 1820; 
graduated Illinois College, and Lane Seminary; 
minister Presbj^terian church, St. Louis. Frederic.^ 
b. 1822 ; resides St. Louis. Mary,® b. 1825 ; m. Frederick 
Ray; resides Andover, Mass. Francis, 8 b. Oct., 1827; 
grad. Amherst College ; Orthodox clergyman. Henry 
A., 8 who is State Librarian of New York, at Albany. 
Dorcas, 8 who m. Philander Washburn, (?) of Middle- 
boro ; thej'' parents of Rev. Geo. Washburn, of Rob- 
erts College, Constantinople. (?) 

491. vii. Harriet," b. April 25, 1790; died July 6, 1835; m. Rev. 

Lyman Beecher, of Litchfield, Conn., Oct. 29, 1817 ; his 
2d wife. Children : Frederic^ b. 1820 ; died in infancy. 
Isabella,^ b. Feb. 22, 1822; m. John Hooker, esq., of 
Hartford, Conn.; law.yer. (Children: Mary ,9 m. 
Eugene Burton, esq. Alice, 9 wife of John Day, esq. 
Edward.9) Thomas K.s b. Feb. 10, 1824 ; grad. Illinois 
College, 184.'?, and Lane Seminary; Congregational 
minister at Elmira, N. Y. ; twice married. James C.,8 
born Jan. 8, 1828; clergyman. 

492. viii. Almira,^ b. Jan. 7, 1792 ; living 1878 ; m. John H. Goddard, 

of Nobleboro, Me., and Portsmouth, N. H., Jan. 27, 
1812; he died in Groton, Mass., 1876. Children: 
John Heath, *^ b. April 7, 181-3 ; grad. Col. ; ra. Catherine, 
daughter of Rev. Bennett Tyler, D. I). ; he d. about 
1842, leaving one son. Dr. John Tyler Goddard,9 who 
died in New York city, Sept. 14, 1878. Susanna,^ b. 
Sept. 25, 1816; m. Rev. Lemuel Phillips, of Groton, 
Mass. ; (has three children : Catherine.^ m. Wm. Shedd. 
Helen. 9 John, 9 m. Nightengale.) 

493. ix. Rufus King," b. Sept. 3, 1794 ; m. twice. 

tni ^- Vr^^L.y. 7 I twins, b. Sept. 9, 1795; d. 1796. 

495. XI. Llisabeth,' ^ . *- > i 

496. xii. Lucy Elisabeth," b. Aug. 23, 1797 ; m. John P. Brace, ot 

Hartford, Conn., Nov., 1819; she died 1841, leaving two 
sons and one daughter. 

291 

David F.^ Porter, of Benjamin^ Porter, h. Boxford; removed 
from Boxford to Denmark, Me.; thence to Dixmont, Me.; 
married Susan Towns, of Boxford. Children, all born in 
Boxford : 

David.7 Asa.7 Benjamin.7 Tyler.7 Ruth.^ Sally.7 



PORTER FAMILIES. 289 

IsaiahJ of David.e b. Boxford. 1775; lived in Dixmont, Me; m. 
Children, all born in Dixmont: Benjaniia.^ Isaiah.s Joshua.s 
Mary.8 Asa.s Nancy.^ John.« Liicy.s 



Benjamin.^ of David,fi b. Boxford; lived in Hampden, Me.; died 
there 1853 ; will proved Sept. 2 ; married Polly Children : 

i. Andrew J.s 

ii. Alphonso.8 

iii. Matilda M.s 

iv. Horace B.s 

V. Dudley G.s 

vi. Mellissa.8 

vii. Louisa G.s 

viii. Sarah J.,^ married Andrew Mabury. 

ix. Mary M.,8 married John Knowles. 

X. Julia.s married Hardy. 

294 

Benjamin^ Porter, of Benjamin^ Porter, born in Boxford, 
Sept. 29, 1754; removed to Wiutlirop, Me., 1780, and to 
Vienna, Me., 1788, where he died about 1837 ; married 1st, 
Polly Sargent; married 2d, Pamelia Barton, July 17, 1782. 
Children : 

■506. i. Betsey,''' born 1779 ; m. Barnard Kimball, of Vienna, INie. ; 

killed by lightning in his field ; his widow long survived 
him, and died at the age of 80. No children. 

5(>7 ii. John,''' b. 1780; m. Mary Robinson ; had five children, and 
died in Vienna, many years since. 

508. iii. Benjamin,''' b. 1782; died young. 

Children, by 2d wife : 

609. iv. Mary,''' or Polly, b. 1788; m. James Chapman, esq., of 
Vienna, Me. ; both died several years since; they had 
twelve children. 

Jonathan, ■'^ died unmarried. 
Dolly,7 m. Abel Whittier. 
Stephen,7_m. Miriam Whittier. 
Tyler,7 m. Mary Whittier. 
Benjamin,''' m. Phebe Gould. 
515. X. Byron,^ m. Eliza J. Morse. 
37 



510. 


V. 


611. 


vi. 


512. 


vii. 


513. 


viii 


514. 


ix. 



290 GENEALOGY. 

516. xi. Parthenia,'!' b. 1805 ; m. 1st, Riifns H. Folsom ; 2d, Ira 

Seavey of Mt. Vernon, Me. Children : Benjamin.s 
James.8 Julia.s and two others. 

517. xii. James," b. 1805 ; twin with Parthenia. 

518. xiii. Caroline,''' died young. 

619. xiv. Caroline,'' m. Jonathan Poor; she died at the age of 30. 

Children: Leander 0.,8 of Sebago, Me. Russell.s 
Caroline.^ Martha.s 

620. XV. Julia Ann,'^ m. 1st, Daniel Barton ; now lives at N. Oxford, 

Mass. Children : Ida.s and Ada.^ twins. Mary.^ 
Stephen.*^ Probably all married but Mary. 

296 

Tyler^ Porter, of Benjamin^ Porter, born in Boxford, Apr. 
27, 1757 ; he sold his grandfather's (Benjamin* Porter's) farm, 
which he owned in Boxford, in 18U1, and removed to Sebago, 
Me., where he died Sept. 15, 1842 ; married Abigail Johnson, 
of Andover, Jan. 7, 1772. Children, all born in Boxford, 
(not in order:) 

621. i. Tyler." b. Nov. 27, 1784 ; married and living in Weston, 
« N. Y., in 1853. 

522. ii. Jonathan,'? b. Sept. 13, 1782; lived in Boxford; m. Mary 

Ross, of Rowley, June 14, 1807; he died April, 1854; 
Children: Jonathan James,*^ b. June 13, 1808; now 
living West Boxford, the last of his family. Mary 
Pitman,*^ b. Dec. 20, 1809. Abigail Johusou,^ b. Oct. 
19, 1810. 

523. iii. Ruth,'' b. June 27, 1780 ; m. Jonathan Poor, of Sebago, 

Me. ; she d. April 7, 1846. 

524. iv. Stephen,'? b. Feb. 11, 1788; died in Portland, Me., Nov. 3, 

1851 ; dau., Mrs. H. B. Newbegin, 94 Kneeland street, 
Boston. 

525. V. Benjamin," b. Boxford, Mar. 12, 1790; m. Sarah Runnels, 

May 20, 1820 ; she b. in Methuen, Mass., May 18, 179a ; 
they settled in Merrimac, N. H. ; afterward, 1833, 
removed to Sebago, Me., and in 18.50, to Buxton, Me. 
Children: Stephen Runnels,'? b. Merrimac, N. H., Oct. 
27, 1826; formerly of Sebago, Me., now of Portland, 
Me. ; member of Maine Legi^^lature, 1854, '55, '57, '58 ; 
m. Sarah W. Osgood, of Sebago, Oct. 15, 1846. 
(Children : Millard Fillmore,9 b. May 18, 1849. Abbie 
Jane,9 b. June 5, 1853 ; m. Osceola Jackson, Mar. 25, 
1869. Ada Florence,'-^ b. June 12, 1855 ; died Feb. 20, 



PORTER FAMILIES. 291 

1856. Mabel W.,9 b. May 18, 1865.) John Tyler.s b. 
Dec. 18, 1826. Sarah.s b. Aug. 26, 1828. Martha.s b. 
June 4, 1830. 

526. vi. Rufus,7 b. Boxford; resides New Haven, Conn., 1878. 

"Of the members of the Portland Light Infantry, who 
served in the war of 1812, only two survive, Benjamin 
Ilsley, of Portland, now in his 84th year, and Rufus 
Porter, of New Haven, Conn., 86 years old this month. 
Mr. Ilsley though somewhat infirm, appears to share a 
good degree of health. Mr. Porter writes that he has 
good health, and walked seventeen miles the 3d inst." 

527. vii. Henry, 7 died in Portland, May, 1870. 

301 

General Moses^ Porter, ,of Benjamin^ Porter, born in 
Danvers, Mar. 26, 1756. (The house he was born in is still 
standing, and one of the great Porter hives, it having been 
occupied after it was the home of Zerubbabel Rea, 1715, 
1739, by Benjamin'5 Porter, his sons Gen. Moses,*^ and 
Zerrubabel.^) He died in Cambridge, April 14, 1822, 
unmarried. I copy from the History of Danvers. "General 
Moses Porter, was one of the bravest and best of the officers 
in the revolutionary army ; distinguished himself at Bunker 
HiU ; was under Washington through the war ; wounded 
after the battle of Brandy wine, in the fight on the banks of 
the Delaware ; was in the service many years on the western 
frontier, and superintended the line of surveys for fortifications 
along the coasts of Maine and Mass. He was actively engaged 
in the war of 1812, at various places, being at the taking of 
Fort George, and commanding at Niagara, where he held the 
rank of brigadier general. In winter of 1813, he accomplished 
a march from Niagara to New Orleans, in five months, through 
atrackless wilderness, and accompanied Wilkinson's expedition 
against Montreal, in 1814, and was stationed at Norfolk, until 
the close of the war : all his life in the service of country ; 
longer than any officer of his grade, and won the confidence 
and admiration of all as an able, courageous soldier, and a 
high disciplinarian." 



292 GENEALOGY. 

302 

Aaron^ Porter, of Benjamin-^ Porter, born Oct. 24, 1757 ; died 
Danvers, Dec. 3, 1843; m. Eunice Hathorne, of Salem, Feb. 
5, 1788 ; she daughter of Daniel and Rachel (Phelps) 
Hathorne. Children : 

528. i. Samuel Hathorne.7 

529. ii. Aaron." 
53<i. iii. Eunice. ■'^ 
531. iv. MaryE.7 

632. V. SarahJ and Sarah" 2d. 

533. vii. Andrew S.7 • 

534. viii. Israel P.^ 

535. ix. Cynthia. 7 

536. X. Alfred Rea.'^ 

303 

ZerubbabeF Porter, of Benjamin-^ Porter, born Danvers, 
Sept. 6, 1759; died Nov. 11, 1845; "joeman, tanner and 
manufacturer of all kinds of leather, and the first shoe 
manufacturer in the United States ; that is to say, he was the 
first to conceive of the idea of making up a large lot of shoes 
and sending them off to find a market ; he began by sending 
them packed in barrels, by vessels to the southern states, 
and taking in return, corn and other southern products. He 
was one of tlie early Universalists ; he had positive elements 
of character ; was of rare intelligence ; a ready and most 
influential speaker at town meetings and else where, when called 
upon to address his fellow citizens; also wrote much and well 
for the newspapers, especially upon political subjects ; he was 
at one time U. S. assessor, and collector of internal revenue. 
Married, Dec. 16, 1788, Mary, daughter of Elias and Eunice 
(Andrews) Endicott ; she born Oct. 8, 1762 ; died Mar. 17, 
1842. Children : 

537. i. WarrenJ b. Sept. 30, 1789. 

538. ii. Alfred," b. May 1, 1792. 

307 

DanieP Porter, of Benjamin^ Porter, born Danvers, Oct. 1, 
1771-3. Married Kuth Mecam, of Beverly, 1794. "In 



544. 


vi. 


545. 


vii. 


546. 


viii, 


547. 


ix. 



POETER FAMILIES. 293 

Topsfield, Daniel Porter, of Danvers, to Miss Ruth Mecam, 
March, 1795." (Salem Gazette.) Children: 

539. i George Washington/ midshipman in the war of 1812 ; d. 

New York harbor, 1814. 

540. ii. Sarah,7 d. Beverly, Oct. 19. 1815. 

541. iii. Eliza Robinson.^ b. Danvers, April 28, 1799 ; now residing 

in Canaan, N. H. 

542. iv. Ruth Maria,? m. Royal Abbott ; died Brookfield, Vt., Apr 

23, 1877. 

543. V. Clarissa,? m. Stillman S. Clark; d. in Canaan N H 

Mar. 4, 1863. 
Thomas Jefferson,? d. Canaan, N. H., Mar. 14, 1876. 
Daniel Rea,? d. Canaan, N. H.. May 11, 1837. 
Benjamin W.,? drowned in Lake Michigan, Sept. 24, 1856. 
William H. H.,? d. Canaan, N. H., Dec. 3, 1845; m. 1840, 

Almira Bliss, of Lyme, N. H. Child: Dr. Daniel 

Rea Porter,8 of Long Island, N. Y., who m. Sarah M. 

Skidmore, at Great Neck, N. Y. (Children : Mary H.9 

Elisabeth L.9 George R.9 James S.s) 
548. X. George Washington,? b. Beverly, Mass., June 21, 1817; 

Episcopal clergyman ; rector of St. Thomas church, at 

Hamilton, N. Y. ; received honorary degree of D. D.. 

1861, from Hobart College, of Geneva, N. Y. ; m. 

Elisabeth Eustis Langdon, of Portsmouth, N. H., Apiil 

9, 1849. 

308 

Jonathan^ Porter, of Jonathan^ Porter, born Exeter, N. H., 
May 1, 1763 ; went to Marblehead to learn sail maker's trade 
of Robert Devereux; he remained there until the 19th of 
April, 1775 ; then went to Boxford, and spent more than tliree 
years with Mr. David Kimball ; in 1778, a soldier of the 
revolution, going to Rhode Island, and serving for six 
months in Capt. Simeon Brown's company, and Col. Nathaniel 
Wade's regiment; afterward spent two or three months with 
his father, at Bridgton, Me.; and then in 1779, again in R. I., 
under Capt. Jeremiah Putnam, and Col. Nathan Tyler ; 
afterwards went privateering ; taken prisoner and carried to 
Halifax, N, S.; escaped and went to see his father again, at 
Londonderry, N. H.; remaining there until 1784, wlien he 
removed to Danvers ; shoe-making for about a year ; tlien 
several voyages to West Indies, and as he says in his 



294 GENEALOGY. 

autobiography which he left his family,"after which,! set up my 
trade in my cousin Zerrubabel Porter's shop, with whom I 
boarded two years." Married, Feb. 15, 1789, his cousin Lydia 
Porter, sister of Zerrubbabel and Gen. Moses ; he died Oct. 
13, 1851, at the age of 88 ; wife born Mar. 30, 1762 ; died 
Oct. 30, 1838. Children : 

649. i. Cynthia.7 

550. ii. Lydia.7 

651. iii. Moses ;" his widow died in Danvers, 1877. 

652. iv. Sarah Rea.''' 

653. V. William Rea,''' now living in Salem. 

310 

Tyler*5 Porter, of Tyler^ Porter, born Wenham, Aug. 31, 
1764. Children : 

654. i. Oliver," living 1876, with family. 

555. ii. Octavius.7 

556. iii. Sylvanus.'' 

657. iv. Frank.'' 

658. v. Charles.7 

And daughters. 

313c 

Nehemiah^ Porter, of Rev. Nehemiah^ Porter, born Jan. 12, 

1753 ; married Mary Tardy, at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. One 

son : 

668a. i. George Rowland,'^ b. at yarmouth, Jan. 13, 1803; m. at 

Conway, Mass., Feb. 13, 1823, Elisabeth, daughter of 

Russell Rossin and Mehetable (Porter) Chauncey, 

born Canaan, Columbia Co., N. Y., Sept. 17, 1806. 

Children, first three born in Conway — the last two in 

Sidney, X.Y.: Wealthy Ann.s b. Oct. 18, 1824; m. 

S. Le Roy Wattles, 1848. Mary M.,« b. Mar. 11, 1831 ; 

m. Rinaldo M. Southwick, 1852. William Redfield,« b. 

May 26, 1834. Elisabeth Sarah,8 b. Aug. 23, 1840. 

George Chauncey,^ b. Feb. 24, 1850. 

313d 

John C.^ Porter, of Rev. Nehemiah^ Porter, born May 
11, 1754 ; married Mabel Flower, at Ashfield, Mass., May 29, 
1777, by his father. Children, born at Ashfield : 

659. i. Mabel," b. 1778, (or Mehetable) m. R. R. Chauncey, at 

Ashfield. 1802. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 295 

560. ii. Ebenezer," b. 17S0; m. Anna Phillips. 

561. iii. Elizabeth N.,' b. Mar. 18, 178:3; m. Elias Currier, 1808. 

562. iv. John." 

562a. v. Hannah,"? b. Mar. 17, 1786 ; m. Hezekiah Warner, May 27, 
1817; he b. at Hawley, 1786. Children: Justin,^ b! 
Mar. 5, 1818. Edwin.s b. May 10, 1819. Benjamin 
Leonard,^ b. Sept. 15, 1820. Hezekiah Ryland,» b. July 
22, 1822. Henry A., 8 b. Sept. 21, 1824. 

562b. vi. Rebecca,^ m. Josiah Browne. 

562c. vii. Sarah." m. Moses Pollard. 

313f 

SamueP Porter, of Rev. Nehemiahs Porter, b. May 6, 1757 

m. Miriam Fuller, daughter of Julius Fuller, by his father 
she b. Chebacco Parish, Ipswich. Children, born in Ashfield 

563a. i. Chipman,7 m. Sophia Porter. 

563b. ii. Hannah," m. Caleb Cranston, at Ashfield, 1805. 

663c. iii. Sarah," m. John Clemens, 1805. 

563d. iv. Julia." m. John Smith, 1807. 

563e. v. Paulina,^ m. Ichabod Hawks, of New Lebanon, N. Y., 
Dec. 3, 1811; he b. Hawley, 1792. Children: Dwight 
Whitney ,8 b. Nov. 27, 1812. Lucius Locke.s b. 1814. 
Henry N.,8 b. 1817. Julia P.,8 b. 1819. Henry N. ,8 
b. 1822. Charles Knowlton.s b. 1824. Catharine M.,8 
b. 1826. Hiram Hamblin,8 b. 1829. Samuel P.,8 b, 1832. 

563f. vi. Samuel,'' m. Miriam Scott. 

563g. vii. Aaron," m. Hewlett. 

313h 

Joseph^ Porter, of Rev. Nehemiah^ Porter, born Jan. 7, 
1760 ; married Leonora Graves, of Whately, April 30, 1784 ; 
he died in Ashfield, Mass., Mar. 15, 1825 ; she died in Scipio, 
N. Y., June 4, 1844. Children : 

564. i. Nehemiah," b. Oct. 10, 1785. 

565. ii. Nathan,^ b. Oct. 5, 1787. 

566. iii. Joseph 0.,^ b. Aug. 30, 1789. 

567. iv. Ebenezer," b. Mar. 19, 1792. 

568. V. Eunice,' b. Nov. 18, 1794. 

569. vi. Wells,' b. Jan. 29. 1797. 
569a. vii. Rebecca C," b. Jan. 26, 1790. 
569b. viii. John,' b. Feb. 10, 1801. 

569c. ix. Rev. Charles Shepherd,^ b. Dec. 9, 1803, 

669d. X. Leonard Graves,^ b. Mar. 6, 1806. 

569E. xi, Jemima," b. June 27, 1808 ; m. Hiram Smith, 1836. 



296 genealogy. 

314a 

Lydia^ Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, b. Dec. 14, 1759 ; m. 
Nathaniel Sawyer ; pub. in Ipswich, April 18, 1778 ; he born 
in Haverhill, Mass., May 12, 1757. Children : 

i. Nathaniel,^ b. May 19, 1779. 

ii. Lydia," b. Sept. 3, 1781 ; m. John Walker. 

iii. Sarah, 7 b. Feb. 10, 1783; m. Thomas Browning at 

Athens, Ohio, 
iv. John," twin with above. 
V. Leonard,^ b. May 5, 1785. 
vi. Porter,7 b. June 29, 1788, Hannahstown, Westmoreland 

Co., Penn. 
vii. Francis,^ b. June 2, 1790. 
viii. Harriet," b. Oct. 26, 1792 ; m. Israel Hopkins, 
ix. John Leonard," b. Feb. 17, 1795 ; died atHockingport, Ohio, 

is,59. 
X. Benair (?) Clement,7 b. Jan. 29. 1797, Belpre, Ohio, 
xi. Samuel Thompson.^ b. Mar. 11, 1799. 
xii. Nathaniel," b. Oct. 7, 1801. 

314b 

Solomon^ Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, b. May 30, 1762 ; 
m. Sarah Brown, in Penn. Children : 

i. John,"b. 1793; West Liberty, Washington Co., Penn. ; m. 

Harriet Hicks, 
ii. IMargaret," b. 1795 ; m. James Barnard, in Kentucky, 
iii. Polly," b. 1798, in Kentucky; m. Elliot Driggs. 
iv. David," b. 181- ; m. Matilda Verote, Champaign Co., 

Ohio. 
V. Page." 

vi. Edward " died at Brokea Sword, Crawford Co., Ohio, 
vii. Rebekah.'^ 

314c 

Sarah^ Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, b. Feb. 18, 1766 ; m. 
Joseph Cunimings, at Braddock's Battle Ground, Alleghany 
Co., Penn., 1790 ; he son of Thomas and Lois (Boardman) 
Cummings, born at Topsfield, Mass., 1765. Children : 

i. Joseph," b. Nov. 25, 1791, at Braddock's, Penn. ; m. Nancy 

Wells, at Goshen, Ohio, 
ii. Lois," b. July 13, 1794, at Braddock's, Penn. ; m. David 
Beale, of Goshen, Ohio. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 297 

iii. Sophvonia,7 b. Oct. 2, 1796, at West Liberty, Ohio Co., 

Va. 
iv. James B.,~ b. Jan. 4, 1799, at West Libeity, Ohio Co., Va. ; 

m. Rebecca Patrick, of Urbana, Ohio, 1.S28. 
V. Eunice.' b'. July 9, 1802, at Marietta, Ohio ; ra. Joseph 

Phi miner, of Goshen, Ohio, 
vi. Almira,' b. Feb. 26, 1805, at Marietta, Ohio; m.' Thomas 

Humphries, at Salem, Ohio, 
vii. James Boardman," b. July 22, 1807, at Goshen, Ohio. 

314e 

Joseph^ Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, b. Mar. 18, 1770; m. 
Hannali,daughterof John Steele, at West Liberty,\Vashiiigtoii 
Co., Va.; she born in same county. Children : 

569f. i. Ebenezer,7 b. W. Liberty, Va., Nov. 9, 1798; m. Mary P. 

McKaig, 1825. 
ii. John Steele, 7 b. W. Liberty, Va., Feb. 9, 1800. 
iii. Mary Wilmer," b. Montgomery Co., Ohio, June 27, 1803; 

m. Daniel Edmanson, 1S20. 
iv. Lydia Cummings,^ b. Montgomery Co., Ohio, Nov. 4, 1805 ; 

m. Samuel Matthews, New Carlisle. Ohio, 1835. 
569g. v. Joseph. 7 b. in Goshen, Ohio, Jan. 5, 1808; m. Harriet J. 

Ahearn. 
vi. Hannah," b. in Goshen, Ohio. Aug. 3, 1839. 

314f 

Hannah^ Porter, of Ebenezer' Porter, b. May 19, 1772 ; 
married Lewis Foster, at Ashfield, Jan. 1, 1792 ; he born at 
Tisbury, 1764 ; son of William Foster. Children, born in 
Ashfield except the last two, in Springfield : 

Lydia Lewis," b. Oct. 7, 1793. Susannah,^ b. Oct. 27, 1795. Lewis,' 
b. Sept. 23. 1797. Almena,^ (.p) b. Sept. 14, 1799. William,^ b. Nov. 
6, 1801. Alien," b. Mar. 10, 181*4. Dexter,'? b. May 27. 1S06. Emily." 
b. May 18, 180S. Joseph Cummings,'? b. Feb. 12, 1810. John," b. Oct. 
31, lel2. Julia,7 b. Mar. 18, 1815. John Milton," b. Oct. 12, 1S17. 



"William7 Foster, of Lewis Foster, lived in Hampton, Conn., where 
he was born in 1801; married Eliza Ann Hall. Children, born in 
Springfield : William,« born July 24, 1821. Julia,« born Nov. 8, 1S25, 
Maria.« born June 10, 1828. Lewis,« b. July 8, 1833. Allen P.,^ b. Oct, 
1, 1835. 

38 



298 GENEALOGY. 

Dexter''' Foster, of Lewis Foster, married Euphrasia M. Allin, in 
Springfield, 1826; she born in Enfield, Conn. Children: Albert D.,8 
born Springfield, April 1, 1840. Emma M.,s born Springfield, Dec. 16, 
1841. VVilbor.s born Springfield, April 13, 1834. Allen F.,« born in 
Springfield, Aug. 21, 1836. Francis E.,8 born Springfield, Feb. 24, 
1839. Edwin D.,? born Springfield, Feb. 25, 1841. 



John M.7 Foster, of Lewis Foster, married Mineiva B. Brown, of 
Whately, 1839. Children : Emma E.,« born Springfield, April 1, 1840. 
Ellen,« born Springfield, Dec. 19, 1841. Frank D.,« born Springfield, 
Aug. 26, 1846. Charles A. ,8 born Springfield, Aug. 13, 1849. Elisabeth 
M.,8 born Springfield, Oct. 12, 1851. 

314g 

John^ Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, born May 29,1774; 
lived at the "Hamlet," Ipswich, Mass.; married at Ashfield, 
Dec. 12, 1793, Sarah, daughter of Solomon and Zipporah 
(Perkins) Fuller; he tlied at Springfield, Ohio, 1848. 
Children : 

569II. i. Lucretia,"^ b. Sept. 13, 1794. 
Zipporah,'^ b. Aug. 1, 1796. 
Solomon Cummings,^ b. Feb. 12. 179.8. 
Lucy,'? b. Sept. 1, 1801 ; d. in Marietta, Ohio. 
Russell Sumner,' b. Oct. 12, 1802. 
Elisabeth Newell." b. Mar. 22. 1805;^ m. E. IL Plummer, 

at Alexander, Ohio, 1^33. 
Pickering Putnam.'? b. Aug. 6. 1808. 
Marshall Sedgwick,"? b. Oct 31, 1810. 
Sarah Cutler,' b. Mar. 28, 1813. 
Clarissa Putnam," b. Mar. 27, 1816. 
John Dane,"? b. Oct. 6, 1817. 

314i 

Cummings^ Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, born Sept. 27, 
1778 ; m. Eleanor, daughter of Jonas and Sarah Johnson, 
March, 1815, at Philadelphia ; she died at Little Hockhocking, 
Ohio, Feb. 26, 1861 ; he died same place, Feb. 17, 1861. 
Children, all born Little Hockhocking: 

i. Lydia Ann,'? b. Dec. 18, 1815; m. Isaac Barstow, of 
Hockhocking, Feb. 2, 1843. 
• 669N. ii. Sarah Cutler,'? b. Sept. 28, 1817. 
5690. iii. Cummings,"? b. Oct. 27, 1819. 

iv. Kebecca White," b. May 29, 1822. 



569i. 


ii. 


569J. 


iii. 




iv. 


569k. 


V. 




vi. 




vii. 


569L. 


viii 


569m 


. ix. 




X. 




xi. 



POKTER FAMILIES. 299 

5G9p. v. Cutler ,7 b. Mar. 25, 1§25 ; ra. SUsan Rice, of Chester, 
Meigs Co., Ohio, Mar. 23, 1850. 
vi. David Putnam," b. June 27, 1827. 
vii. Hannah Olive,^ b. .Feb. 8, 1830. 

viii. Ahnira R," b. May 6, 1838; m. Porter Forbes, of Jaclison 

Point, Mo., 1851. 
ix. Elleu Amelia,^ b. Feb. 26, 1840. 

314j 

Priscilla^ Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, born April 19, 1780 ; 
married James Smith, at Little Hockbocking, Ohio, 1797 ; 
he born in Westchester Co., N. Y.; he died Dec. 19, 1800. 
She married 2d, Ebenezer Culver, at Little Hockhockino-. 
April 1, 1801 ; he son of Benjamin Culver, born at Hillsdale, 
N. J., 1782. Children: 

Olive," b. Rome, Ohio, July 20, 1803. Benjamin,"? b. Rome, Ohio, 
Mar. 25, 1805. Lewis,^ b. Little Hockhocking, Feb. 10, 1807. Ozias.7. 
b. Little Hockhocking, Jan. 7, 1809. Bedient,' b. Little Hockhocking, 
Dec. 9, 1810. Louisa,^ b. Goshen, Champaign Co., Ohio, Sept. 15, 1812. 
Ebenezer,''' b. Goshen, May 7, 1814. Asahel," b. Goshen, Champaign 
Co., Ohio, June 19, 181G. Cummings," b. Goshen, Champaign Co., 
Ohio, April 3, 1818. Franklin, ^b. Goshen, Champaign Co., Ohio. Dec. 
31, 1819. Priscilla Irene," b. Goshen, Champaign Co., Ohio, July 23, 
1825. 

314k 

Samuel^ Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, born Jan. 27, 1784 ; 
married Sarah, daughter of E. Barrows, at Rome, Ohio, 1810. 
Children, the first five born at Rome — the last two at Belpre, 

Oliio : 

569R. i. Savannah Catharine,^ b. 1811 ; m. Aaron Bickle, of Greene, 
Ohio, 1840. 
ii. Barlow," b. 1813. 
iii. Adeline,7b. 1815. 
669s. iv. Volumma," b. 1817 : m. E. C. Dustin, of Greene, O., 1845. 
V. Alicia," b. 1819. 
vi. Hannah,7 b. 1821. 
569T.vii. Sarah M.,^ b. 1824; ra. Thos. B. Hubbard, of Belpre, 
O., 1848. 

314l 

Mary6 Porter, of Ebenezer^ Porter, b. Mar. 12, 1787 ; m. 
Amos Knowles. Children, b. at Newberry, Belpre, Ohio : 
i. Addison Knowles,^ b. June 5, 1812 ; died Oct. 23, 1824. 
ii. Reuben C.,^ b. Sept. 12, 1815. 



300 GENEALOGY. 

iii. Welles Porter," b. Sept. 11, 1817. 

iv. William Wallace,' b. Dec. 3, 1819; died 1843- 

Y. Stephen \\^,' b. Sept. 13, 1823. 

Ti. Addison M.," b. Apr. 9, 1825. 

vii. Harford,7 b. Aug. 7, 1827. (?) 

viii. Parletta Asenath.''' 

336 

Thomas^ Porter, of Thomas^ Porter, b. June 29, 1776, (?) 
in Danvers ; removed to Lynn ; ra. Eunice Feirn, of Lynn. 
Children : 

570. i. Thomas,"^ m. Mary Ripley. Children: Mary.^ Ben. 
Franklin.^ John A. P.s 

671. ii. James," ra. Elisabelh Gushing. Children: One^ died. 

Francina E.6 Emily M.8 James C..8 b. about 1847; 
was a printer, at Lynn, and in the office of the Chicago 
Tribune : now a farmer, resides at Woburn. Benjamin 
C.,^ resides Woburn. Ida E.s ^ 

672. iii. John," m. Mrs. Mary Dow. Had Theopoilus H.,^ and 

Martha E.« 

673. iv. Samuel," m. Eliza Ann Davis. Children: Eliza E.8 

Anieiia.8 Elraira.« Emma.** Elisabeth.^ Samuel M.s 

674. V. Abigail. 7 

342 

Mary6 Porter, of Thomas^ Porter, Lorn March 29, 1786 ; 
m. in Salem, ^la}- 23, 1807, Seth Low,' second son of David 
and Hannah (Ha.skell) Low, born in west parish of Glouces- 
ter, Mar. 29, 1782. He was for many years a merchant in 
Salem ; removed to Brooklyn, N. Y., in lb28, and was one of 
the founders of the Unitarian church there, of which the 
Rev. Alfred Porter Putnam, D. I).,* is now minister. During 
his twenty-five years residence in Brooklyn, he was identified 
with the educational, benevolent and religious interests of 
that city^and was distinguished for his purit}^ and dignity of 

*Mr. Putnam was born in Danvers, and is a descendant of John^ 
Porter in several ways, and son of 

1. Elias," and Eunice (Koss) Putnam. 

2. Israel, I"' and Anna (Endicott) Putnam. 

3. Edmund,'^ and Anna (Andrews) I'utnam. 

4. John,-* and Lydia (Porter) I'utnam. 

5. John,-* and Hannah (Cutler) Putnam. 

6. iS'athaniel,- and Ells (Hutchinson) Putnam. 

7. John.i and Priscilla Putnam. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 301 

character, his rare wisdom and unsullied honor, his unselfish, 
affectionate disposition, and his earnest Christian piety. He 
died June 19, 1853. Mrs. Low died in Brooklyn, July 17, 
1872, greatly revered and beloved for her noble character and 
beautiful life. Children, all born in Salem : 

584. i. Mary Ann,7 b. Feb. 25, 1808; married. 

585. ii. Harriet," b. May 18, 1809 ; married. 

586. iii. Abiel Abbot," b. Feb. 7. 1811; the eminent New York 

merchant : m. Ellen A. Dow. 

587. iv. Seth Haskell," b. Oct. 30, 1812; married. 

588. V. Edward Porter,^ b. May 1, 1814 ; died Jan. 18, 1815. 

589. vi. William Henry," b. Feb. 1, 1816; married. 

590. vii. Edward Allen," b. Sept. 20, 1817 ; married. 

591. vJii. Francis,' b. Sept. 9, 1819; died May 5, 1836, onboard 

ship Cabot, in China Sea. 

592. ix. Josiah Orne,''' b. Mar. 15, 1821 ; married. 

593. X. Sarah Elisabeth," b. Aug. 16, 1822 ; married. 

594. xi. Charles Porter," b. Sept. 19, 1824 ; married. 

595. xii. Ellen Porter," b. May 7, 1827 ; married. 

345 

Elijah6»Porter, of Tjiomas^ Porter, born Sept. 27, 1792 ; 
physician in Salem, and Brooklyn, N. Y.; m. in Salem, Nov. 
28, or Dec. 6, 1816, Rebecca Abbott, dau. of Daniel and 
Rebecca (Allen) Abbott. Children : 

610. i. Edward Elijah," b. Jan. 8, 1820; married. 

611. ii. Rebecca Abbott,^ b. Aug. 9, 1821. 

612. iii. Mary Allen," b. May 15, 1823. , 

613. iv. Harriet Low,'' b. June 8, 1825. 

614. V. Daniel Abbott," b. 1827; died in infancy. 

615. vi. Henry Williams," b. 1829; died in infancy. 

616. vii. Ellen Maria," b. Jan. 24, 1831 ; married. 

617. viii. Caroline Elisabeth,'? b. Sept. 20, 1833. 

618. ix. William Henry," b. Mar. 26, 1836 ; married. 

374 

Noah^ Porter, of Noah^ Porter, b. Wendell, Mass., Sept. 
26, 1792 ; died in Illinois, while on a visit to his children, 
Oct. 8, 1855 — his remains being brought to Wendell, for 
burial. He removed to New Salem, April 1, 1835. Married 
Nabby Comins, daughter of Reuben and Nabby Comins, of 



302 GENEALOGY. 

Wendell, 1815 ; she born Mar. 17, 1795 ; died Jan. 24, 1868. 
(She having married 2d, Mr. Payne, of Montague.) Children : 

700. i. Elijah F.," b. Dec. 19, 1815; m. Sally Merriam, of New 

Salem ; settled there, and has filled raanj' prominent 
offices in the town. Children: Ellen. ^ Charles. ^ 

701. ii. Reuben C," b. June 13, 1817; went to Penn.sylvania, 

taught school there, thence to Kentucky; there m. 
Mary Stephens, daughter of James and Catharine 
Stephens ; removed with his fiimily in 1869 to Prairie 
City, Jasper Co., Iowa; merchant. Children: James 
N.,s b. 1843; now physician in Prairie City; m. Nettie 
Wyckoff, of Bushnell, 111. ; (has two children : Mamie. ^ 
Jessie. 3) Mary,*^ b. 1845; m. John Neff, merchant, of 
Bushnell, 111. ; he is now county treasurer of McDonough 
Co. ; (have three children : Porter.^ Gertrude.^ 
Blanche.9) P:ila C.,s b. 1854; ni. Jacob Mummert, 
merchant, of Prairie City. Iowa. Leoda,** b. 1850; m. 
Benjamin F. Roach, cashier of Citizens Bank, Prairie 
City; (one child: Walter.^ b, 1877.) Marretta,« b. 
Iowa, 1859. 

702. iii. Lyman," b. June 1, 1819; resides Edgar, Nebraska. 

703. iv. Joseph E., 7 b. July 9, 1821; lived in Framingham and 

New Salem, from whence he removed to Adair. Mc- 
Donough Co., 111., iu March, 1856, where he now lives; 
m. Sept. 14, 1842, Susan M., daughter of Jonathan 
Cogswell, of New Salem. Children: Lester W.,« b. 
Jan. 30, 1844, in Framingham ; killed in battle at 
Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 21, 1864; a private in Co. I, 
137 Reg't of Illinois volunteers. Ella Maria, ^ b. Aug. 
18, 1845, in Framingham; m. Jan. 12, 1871, to William 
A. Wilson, of Adair, 111. (they have two children : 
Clara.9 Warner.9) George E.,8 b. Dec. 3, 1850, in 
New Salem ; ra. MaryE. Ritter, Jan. 4. 1872. (Children ; 
Albert,'-' b. J:in. 1, 1874. Royal,9 b. Jan., 1877.) 
Arabella F.,^ b. July 4, 1856; died Aug. 27, 1859. 
Josephine E.,^ b. Sept. 28, I860, at Adair. Eddie 
Eugene.^ b. June 24, 1864, at Adair. 

704. V. Ransom N.." b. May 21, 182.3; educated at New Salem 

and Williston Academy ; in 1845 commenced study of 
profession of medicine, with Dr. A. Twitchell, of 
Keene, N. H. ; attended medical lectures at Pittsfield, 
also at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; 
received degree of M. D., 1848; practiced his profes- 
sion at Dublin, N. H., for four years; accepted an 



PORTER FAMILIES. 3Q3 

Offer from Dr. Calvin Cutter, to visit the principal edu- 
catioual centres of the west and introduce his text 
boolvs ; returning to New England, was married May 
23, 1855, to Mrs. Fidelia P. Mason, widow of the late 
Thaddeus P. Mason, of Dublin, N. II.. resuming tlie 
practice of his profession at Keene, N. H., and after- 
ward, in 1856, removing to Deerlield, where he has 
since resided. Children: Nellie Brown,« b. Apr. 24, 
1857. Gertrude G.,s b. Dec. 23, 1.S58. Ellery Rawson.« 
b. July 15, 1860. Susan Esther,8 b. Sept. 8. 1862. 

705. vi. Catharine A.. 7 b. May 19, 1825 ; died May 3. 1830. 

706. vii. lloyal U.J b. Aug. 21, 1827; resides Keene, N. H. ; 

cashier Cheshire National Bank. 

707. viii. Anna J.,^ b. July 14, 1829; m. 1st, John C. Gould, of 

Athol. Two children: Lewis. « Ida.s 'She m. 2d— 

708. ix. Noah Dexter,^ b. Nov. 27, 1831 ; died Dec 3, 1835. 

709. X. John Dexter, ^ b. Aug. 11, 1835; m. and died. 

710. xi. Warren VV.,7 b. July 27, 1839, in New Salem; resides 

Bridgeport, Conn.; commenced teaching at tige of 15, 
in Ilardwick; in 1855, in Illinois; in 1.S59, in Hill Co., 
Texas, on the Brazos; traveled the whole distance 
from Illinois to Texas and return, on horseback ; re- 
turning before the war broke out; was 1st lieut. in 
7th Illinois cavalry reg't, serving three years, going 
through with Grierson from Lagrange, Tenn., to Baton 
Kouge. Is now a successful teacher in one of the 
principal schools in Bridgeport; m. July 19, ls64, 
Mary £. Keith, of Enfield, Mass. Children : Herbert 
W.,8 b. Sept. 15, 1865. Mabel Anna,« b. Dec. 25, 1.S67. 
Grace Inez,8 b. Jan. 21, 1871. Edith May,^ b. July U, 
1876. 

390 

William Lamb^ Porter, of John^ Porter, born in Charleston, 
S. C, 1786 ; lived and died there, 1860, aged 74; an eminent, 
enterprising, successful merchant; his father dying early, he 
was carried to Massachusetts while a child, and was brought 
up chiefly by his aunt, Phebe'5 Porter, at Maiden and Medford ; 
returned to Charleston, S. C, about 1804, when about 
eighteen years of age ; he had very little education; but he 
improved himself greatly b}^ reading standard authors ; wrote 
for the press, both in poetiy and prose, with good feeling and 
good taste ; he was a perfect gentleman in manner and 



304 GENEALOGY. 

character, of the highest probity, and a model citizen ; he 
sought no public station, bat aimed to give his children the 
best possible education ; he died June 26, 1860, with the 
universal esteem and regret of the community in which he 
lived ; he left not an enemy behind him ; it was happy for 
him that he died before the civil war began ; it would have 
distressed him greatly, for he loved dearly and with equal 
fervor, the home of his childhood and the home of his birth 
and manhood. PTe married Annie Saylor, Jan. 17, 1810, in 
Charleston; died Mar. 15, 1833. Children: 

720. i. William Dennison," b. Charleston, S. C, Nov. 24, 1810. 

721. ii. Normand McLeod." b. Boston, June 11, 1<S18; went into 

business with his father, and succeeded him ; his son 
James Gray*^ Porter, bf Aiken, S. C, is a young man 
of remarkable promise, — an attorney at law. 

722. iii. Ann P:iisabeth." b. Boston, Dec. 30, 1)S14; m. James W. 

(iray. of Charleston, S. C. ; he was master in equity 
for over thirty years : one son, Alfred. « killed in Vir- 
ginia during the late war, — and two daughters both 
living. 

723. iv. Joseph Yates,"? b. Boston, Feb. 24, 1817; went to Key 

West. Florida; m. Miss Randolph, of Virginia; had 
one son, Joseph,'^ now surgeon in U. S. Army. 

724. V. Hannah Hayden," b. Charleston, Oct. 28, 1818; died 

unmarried. 

725. vi. John Woodbridge," b. Charleston, Aug. 10, 1820; went 

to Key West, Florida; was mayor there; left two 
daughters living near Jacksonville, Fla. 

726. vii. Mary Stephens," b. Charleston, Aug. 12, 1822. 

727. viii. Laura Snylor," b. Charleston, Mar. G, 1824; died un- 

married. 

728. ix. Frances Mary," b. Charleston, April 1, 182C; married 

George W. King, and died without issue. 

729. X. Margaret L..^ b. Charleston, April 15, 1828; m. Dr. 

Joseph Blackman, and has two sons living and married. 

393 

Samuel W.^ Porter, of SamueP Porter, b. Townshend, Vt., 
Nov. 4, 1792 ; received his education at Newfane, Brattle- 
boro, and Chesterfield Academies ; studied law with Wm. C. 
Bradley, of Westminster, Vt.; commenced practice of law 



PORTER FAMILIES. 305 

at Putney, Vt., 1820 ; thence to Ludlow ; and in 1822 re- 
moved to Springfield, Vt., where he now lives ; he was rep- 
resentative in 1827 and 1828; county judge from 1828 to 
1837 ; a member of the council of censors, and of the first 
senate in 1836 and 1837 ; he has been town clerk for the 
last thirty-one years, and now at the age of 86, performs all 
the duties of the office with perfect regularity ; he is em- 
phatically a gentleman of the old school, living in a fine old 
age, — venerable and respected. I am indebted to- him, 
(through Rev. Dr. A. P. Putnam,) for the account of his 
father's family. He m. Fanny, dau. of Hon. Mark and Ann 
(Ruggles) Richards, of Westminster, Vt. Children, b. in 
Springfield, except the oldest : 

730. i. Helen Ann," b. Westminster, Vt., Jan. 3, 1814; m. Dr. 

Henry F. Crane, of Springfield, Vt. Children: Helen 
A.« AdaPorter.'^ Mary Richards.^ Mark Richards.^ 
Koble.8 

731. ii. Mark Richards," b. Dec. 10, 1821 ; died Aug. 11, 18-18. 

732. iii. Frederick Wadsvvorth," b. Oct 27, 1823. 

733. iv. Frances Harriet," b. Xov. 17, 1831; died in Springfield. 

Jan. 5, I860 ; m. Roval B. Stearns, of Woodstock, Vt. ; 
he died. Children: Margaret,!^ m. HaJstead Burnett. 
now of St. Louis, Mo. Frederick, « resides in Santa 
Clara, Cal. ; married. 

394 

Henry L.*^ Porter, of SamueP Porter, b. Dec. 28, 1704; 
died May 17, 1862; m. 1st, Bets'ey Miller, of Dumraerston, 
Vt. Married 2d, Mary Ann Miller. Children of Henry L. 
and Betsey M. Porter : 

734. i. Julia Ann," b. Oct. U, 1815 ; she m. 1st, Jesse Woodbury ; 

and 2d, Thomas Barrett; died Nov. 12, 1S44. 

735 ii. Abel Duncan,^ b. Apr. 7, 181G; m. Electa Wells: resides 

in La Porte, Ind. Children: Henry Wells,« b. Aug. 
30, 184.5. William F. .« b. Nov. 4, 1848. Emma Louisa,^ 
b.Aug. 9, 1850. Carrie A..« b. Jan. 10, 1852. Charles 
Rawson.s Harvey.^ 

736 iii. Henrv Frederick," b. June 17. 1823; m. 1st, Fidel.a 

Dickerson; and 2d, Harriet F. Lyner; resides W au- 
ke^an. 111. Children, by 1st wife : Frances E.,** b. Oct. 
15ri84:6 ; d. May 12, 1859. Carrie F.,^ b. Dec 22, 18o2. 
39 



306 GENEA.LOGY. 

Frederick F.,8 b. Apr. 7, 1856; died Mar. 1, 1859. By 
2d wife : Hattie Frances.^ b. Mar. 16, 1864. 

737. iv. Charles Miller.' b. Sept. 21. 1827 ; died Nov. 3, 1828. 

738. V. Elisabeth Sophia,' b. May 1, 1830; m. Calvin Wilson. 
Children by 2d wife : 

739. vi. Charles Miller,' b. Jan. 26, 1834; m. Julia Whitmore ; 

resides Ottawa, 111. Dau. Maggie.^ b. July 1, 1861. 

740. vii. Samuel Willis,' b. Jan. 8. 1837 ; resides Ottawa, 111. 

741. viii. George Randolph," b. Mar. 22, 1813; resides Rock Island, 

111. 

395 

Frederick A.*^ Porter, of Samuel^ Porter, b. Sept. 5, 1796 ; 
died in Springfield, Vt., Feb. 17, 18G7. Married Hannah 
Thayer. Children : 

742. i. Mary Elisabeth,' b. Aug. 16. 1829; ra. Frederick Wilkin- 

son, of New York city ; deceased. Two sons : Byron.s 
b. July 17, 1857. Frederick.^ 

743. ii. Gratia Ann,' b. June 25, 1831 ; died Feb. 10, 1861. 

397 

George W.^ Porter, of Samuel'^ Porter, b. July 28, 1800; 
resides Springfield, Vt.; m. Lucretia II. Bodurtha. (?) 
Children : 

744. i. George C.,' b. May 24, 1830; resides Springfield, Vt. ; 

m. 1st, Harriet Crane; she died Sept. 29, 18o8. He m. 
2d, Mary Milliken. Dau., Artie K.f* b. Jan. 17, 1870. 

745. ii. Maria Lucretia,' b. Oct. 18. 1«32; died Sept. 1, 1833. 

746. iii. Samuel Wadsworth.' b. Aug. 25, 1834; resides Spring- 

field, Mass. ; m. Sarah E. Daggett, in Springfield, 
Mass. ; she died Aug. 10, 1864. He married 2d, Julia 
A. Pease. Children: Helen F.,"^ b. July 18, 1862. 
Sarah E.,*^ b. July 21, 1864. 

747. iv. Helen Maria,' b. June 15, 1S37; died Aug. 25, 1862. 

748. V. Wm. Henry Harrison,' b. June 24, 1844; resides in Eos- 

ton; merchant; married. 

749. vi. Albert Gallatin,' b. June 5, 1S49 ; of Springfield, Vt. 

420 

Rufus^ Porter, of William^ Porter, b. Mar. 27, 1775 ; died 
Apr. 25, 1825; lived in Medford ; m, Abigail Grover, of 
Maiden. Children : 
770. i. Abigail,' b. Nov. 10, 1796; m. Wm. Gould, of Boston. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 307 

771. ii. Elisabeth,? b. Aug. 31, 1800; m. Samuel Taylor. 

772. iii. Rufus.7 b. Jan. 25, 1802; died 1824, unmarried. 

773. iv. Mary,7 b. April 9, 1806 ; m. Job Vinto. of Boston. 

774. V. Horace,? b. Nov. 8, 1808 ; lost at sea ; unmarried. 

775. vi. James,? b. Mar. i!9, 1812 ; m. Honora Callam, of Ireland. 

776. vii. Sarah.? b. June 9, 1814; m. William Reed, of Weston. 

777. viii. INIatikla,? b. Nov. 15, 1816 ; m. David May, of Roxbury. 

778. ix. Paulina,? b. Sept. 3, 1818; m. Stephens, of Prince- 

ton, New Jersey. 

424 

Josiah^ Porter, of Dudley^ Porter, of Yarmouth, N. S.; 
m. Edith Corning. Children : 

780. i. Benjamin B.,?m. 1st, Zilpah Raymond. M. 2d, her sister, 

Rebecca Raymond. 
Daniel B.,? m. Susan Perry. 
Josiah,? m. Cynthia Cann. 

Ansley,? m. 1st, Sarah Perry; and 2d, Ann Perry. 
William C? m. Sarah A. Goudy. 
Zephaniah,? ra. Sarah A. Corning. 
Mary E.,? m. Eleazer Raymond. 
Isaac F.,? m. 1st, Harriet Raymond; and 2d, Lydia O. 

Moses. 
Edith A.,? m. Abijah Ellis. 
Jacob J.,? m. Caroline Moses. 
Joseph C.,? m. Eliza J. Hoag. 
Eithuan W.,? b. Aug. 15, 1833; clergyman, of Lowell, 

Mass. ; m. Susan A., daughter of Edward P. and 

Rebecca M. Prescott, of Concord, N. H., July 25, 1864; 

she born Mar. 26, 1842. Children: Edith R.,8 b. Aug. 

23, 1865. Stella May,« b. Dec. 13, 1868 ; died Sept.9. 

1870. Sadie Prescott.s b. Mar. 26, 1872. Ethie A.,« b. 

June 17, 1874. 

435 

Abijah^ Porter, of IsraeP Porter, (of Benj.,^ of Israel,^ of 
John,i) born Danvers, Aug. 2, 1776 ; died Oct. 15, 1854 ; 
married 1st, Sarah Dodge, of Wenham, Jan. 30, 1798 ; pub. 
Dec. 1, 1797. (Wenham records.) Other accounts say 
married July 31, 1800. Married 2d, Rebecca P. . Chil- 
dren by Sarah : 

800. i. Rebecca Cleaves,? b. Danville, Vt., Feb. 13, 1801 ; died 
there Jan. 13, 1817. 



781. 


ii. 


782. 


iii. 


783. 


iv. 


784. 


V. 


785. 


vi. 


786. 


vii. 


787. 


viii, 


788. 


ix. 


789. 


X. 


790. 


xi. 


791. 


xii. 



808 GENEALOGY. 

801 ii. Isaacjb. Wheelock, Vt., Feb. 22. 1803; living 1853; m. 
1st, Feb. 25, 1823, Sarah Hoyt, b. Wheelock, Vt., Feb. 
4,1804; died Corinth, N. H., Oct. 8, 1828. Married 
2d, Sarah Kent, May 8, 1830; b. Newburyport, Nov. 2, 
1792 ; died Lyme, N. H., Nov. 9, 1836. Married 3d, 
Eliza Josselyn, Aug. 20, 1837 ; b. Danvers, Feb. 4, 
1798. His children: Luther Elliott,^ b. Wheelock, 
Vt., Aug. 18, 1S24. Allen Kiinball,^ b. Hartland, Vt.. 
May 31, 1826. Sarah Rebecca.^ b. Harthxnd, Vt., Feb. 

10, 1828. Eliza Maria,8 b. Corinth, N. H., Dec. 19, 
1831. Adeline A. ,8 b. Danvers, Feb. 5, 1840 ; died April 
8, 1842. Henrietta W.,8 b. Aug. 3, 1841. Martha 
Ann,8 b. Jan. 10, 1843. 

iii. Israel," b. Wheelock, Vt., Oct. 11, 1804; living 1858. 

iv. Sarah, ■^ b. Wheelock, Vt., May 5, 1805; died there June 

11, 1805; child by Rebecca. 

804. V. Rebecca."^ b. Wheelock, Vt., 1824; m. Samuel C. Flint, 

July 22, 1S39; he b. Danvers, Aug. 9, 1815; she died 
Aug. 6, 1850. Child : Horace Sprague,^ b. April 3, 
1840. 

436 

Benjamin^ Porter, of Israel'' Porter, h. Uanvers, Sept. 7, 
1786; died Ma}^ IG, 1856 ; married 1st, Sept. 7, 1807, Rhoda 
Berry, b. Newburyport, Dec. 7, 1786; died Marblehead, 
June 26, 1821. Married 2d, Dec. 5, 1822, Harriet Berry, b. 
Newburyport, 171)1 ; died jNIarblehead, Dec. 24, 1823, aged 
29. Married 3d, Dec. 6, 1825, Naucy Kent, b. Danvers, Oct. 
10, 1798 ; died Mar. 8, 1852. His children : 

805. i. Benjamin F.,^ b. 1808; died Marblehead, Sept. 4, 1827, 

aged 18. 

806. ii. Sally Berry,' b. March 21, 1810; died Marblehead, Oct. 

17, 1S24. 
Mary Ann Abigail," b. Jan. 25, 1812. 
Rhoda Berry," b. April 17, 1814; m. Niles; resides 

Glendale, Hamilton Co., Ohio. 
Israel," b. Mar. 15, 1816 ; died April 22. 1816. 
Israel," b. April 10, 1817 ; died Nov. 12, 1847. 
Hukiah Smith," b. Sept. 10, 1819; died Aug. 18, 1824. 
John Henry," b. Marblehead, Dec. 7, 1826. 
Nancy Charlotte," b. Marblehead, June 6, 1832. 
Benjamin Franklin," b. May 10, 1837 ; of Danversport, 

1878. 



807. 


iii. 


8J8. 


iv. 


809. 


V. 


810. 


vi. 


811. 


vii. 


812. 


viii 


813. 


i.x. 


814. 


X. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 309 

442 

Zacheus*^ Porter, of James^ Porter, b. Oct. 25, 1780. in 
PeterLoro, N. H. '-His youth passed in Peterboro, N. H., 
where his father lived : removed to Belfast, Me., about 1813 ; 
lawyer; partner with Hon. John Wilson ; died Nov. 9, 1824. 
Although the professional career of Mr. Porter was compara- 
tively short, yet it was long enough to establish his character 
as a sound and successful lawyer. He was endowed with an 
active mind, a great share of good sense, was untiring in 
business, and faithfully devoted to the interests of his clients ; 
scrupulously honest and exact in his dealings, he enjoyed an 
unusual share of the public confidence ; but the laborious 
duties of his profession early broke down a constitution 
already impaired by disease when he came here. He died in 
the midst of business, highly esteemed for his many social, 
amiable and domestic virtues, and surrounded by every 
blessing but health to render life desirable." (Williamson's 
History of Belfast, Me.) Married Rachel, dau. of Samuel 
and Susan (Curtis) Cunningham, of Peterboro, N. H., Oct. 
4, 1811; she born May 10, 1788; died June 16, 1861. 
Children : 

815. i. Charles Curtis,* b. Peterboro, Mar. 20, 1813 ; grad. Bowdoia 

College, 18o2; physician; died in Calais, Me., Dec. 14, 

1875. 

816. ii. Thos. Cunningham,'? b. Mar. 15, 1815; died Feb. 17. 1820. 

817. ill. Abigail Cunningham," b. Mar. 15, 1815 ; resides iu Belfast, 

Me. ; married Hon. Albert Pillsbury, at Bellast, Mar. 
23, 1836 ; he was son of Timothy (b. in Newbury, Apr. 
12, 1789,) and Sarah Carpenter (Prince) Pillsbury, born 
Aug. 6, 1814; grad. Cambridge Law School; lawyer 
in Calais, Me. ; clerk of courts for Washington Co., 
Me., 1841 ; appointed U. S. Consul to Halifax, N. S., 
1855, where hedied June 13, 1872. (Hisbrother, Edward 
Pillsbury, is now mayor of New Orleans— a successful 
merchant there.) Children: Charles A. .^journalist, of 
"Washington, D. C. Emily ,8 m. John George Howrinot, 
in Halifax, N. S., Oct. 5, 1865 ; he is Erench and English 
clerk in the House of Commons, at Ottawa, Canada, 
and son of Hon. John Bowrinot, French consul at 
Cape Breton, and member of the Upper House of the 
Dominion Parliament. 



310 GENEALOGY. 

818. iv. Eachel Caroline,7 b. July 2, 1819 ; m. William H. Conner, 

of Belfast, Me. ; an eminent merchant and ship builder; 
• he died Nov., 1873; his widow died Sept. 13, 1875. 

819. V. Thos. Cunningham,''' b. Mar. 28, 1821; merchant in 

Boston. 
vi. James Porter." b. Dec. 15, 1822; died Feb. 9, 1823. 
vii. Herman Abbott," b. Jan. 14, 1824 ; died Aug. 23, 1825. 

444 

James^ Porter, of Janies^ Porter, born June 18, 1775 ; 
grad. Williams College, 1810 ; A. M. at Yale College, 1815 ; 
first preceptor of Belfast, Me., Academy, 1811-13 ; delivered 
the oration at dedication of academy building, May 18, 
1811, for which the trustees passed a vote of thanks as 
"elegant and appropriate" ; studied theology there with Rev. 
Alfred Johnson, of Belfast ; ordained minister at Pomfret, 
Conn., Sept. 8, 1814 ; Rev. Elijah Dunbar, of Stoughton, 
Mass., preached the ordination sern)on, (which was afterward 
printed, and a marginal note thereto says, "Mr. Porter was the 
fifth in descent from Col. Porter, (John^) of Danvers, the 
intimate friend of Gov. Endicott, and in the same grade 
collaterally from the Governor. Mr. Porter's maternal grand- 
father was the late Rev. Phillip Curtis, of Sharon, Mass.") 
In 1830, in consequence of ill health, he resigned, subse- 
quently living in Ashford, South Woodstock, and Stafford, 
where he died June 6, 1856. He was a man of solid worth 
and fervent piety, heartily engaged in every good work, and 
much beloved wherever known." Married 1st, Eliza Nourse, 
his second cousin, of Merrimac, N. H., by whom he had 
three children. Married 2d, Lucinda Grant, of Ashford. 
Mr. Porter and all of his children sleep together in the 
ancient burying ground of Pomfret, Conn. 

452 

Lydia" Porter, of Isaac*^ Porter, b. Wenham, April 28, 
1774; m. Capt. William Kimball, of Beverly, April 26, 1797 ; 
he was born March 3, 1772, (and was son of Paul Kimball 
and his wife, who was a daughter of Dr. Fairfield, and who 
with eight others were drowned June 17, 1773, by the 



PORTER FAMILIES. 311 

sinking of a boat off Salem harbor;) this was his second 
marriaye ; his first wife was Polly Cole, by whom he had 
daughter Lydia,8 b. Mar. 11, 1795; m. Perkins, and is now 
living m Wakefield. He died May 25, 1819; his widow 
died June 9, 1830. Children by 2d marriage: 

820. i. William.s died young. 

821. ii. Mary,8 died. 

822. iii. Mary Porter.s b. Oct. 23, 1S09 ; m. Feb., 1828. Daniel 

Merrill, Jr. ; he died June 15, 1851, aged 46 ; they had 
a large family of children— among them Harlan Pa"-e,9 
of Co. B., 40 regt. Mass. infantry, died in hospilal. 
Brooklyn, X. Y., Oct. 15, 1863, aged 21. William K..^ 
two years in Co. I, 1st Mass. reg. heavy artillery. 

823. iv. Nancy Woodbury,8 b. Oct. 8, 1811; died Aug. 26, 1872; 

m. May 13, 1830, John jMeJdram, formerly of Shapleigh, 
Me. ; large family of children. 

824. V. Betsey.s b. July 18, 1814; m. Aug. 15, 1837, Samuel T. 

Phiramer, formerly of Acton, Me. ; (?) they had six 
children. 

825. vi. Sarah,8 b. Dec. 30, 1816 ; died unmarried. 

826. vii. Lucy.'^b. Dec. 17, 1818: m. Xov. 30, 1837, George W., 

son of Warren and Lydia (Dale) Peabody ; they have 
two sons, married. 

453 

Col. Paul' Porter, of Isaac'^ Porter, born Wenham, April 
21, 1776 ; lived there. He was a man of intelligence and 
character, and filled many positions of honor and trust. He 
commanded what was then known as the Ipswich regiment 
of militia, in the war of 1812. He represented the town in 
the Legislature in 1815, '16, '17, '18, '28, '29, and '30; town 
clerk from 1809 to 1818, inclusive ; moderator and select- 
man many years, and also chorister in the sanctuary for many 
years. He married Nancy, daughter of Josiah and Rebecca 
(Tarbox) Moulton, Sept. 19, 1796. Children: 

827. i. Isaac,s born March 18, 1797. 

828. ii. Mary Ann,8 born June 9, 1799. 

829. iii. • Lydia,8 born Aug. 18, 1801. 

830. iv. Augelina,8 born Feb. 14, 1804; married Amos Gould, 

Isov. 2, 1835; boot manufacturer; no children: his 
second marriage. Has been selectman ; reprcseutative 
to General Court, 1848. 



831. 


V. 


832. 


vi. 


833. 


vii. 


834. 


viii. 



812 GENEALOGY. 

Sophronia,8 born July 17, 1806. 

William.s born Dec. 24, 1808. 

Samuel,8 born April 29, 1811 ; died Jan. 22, 1813. 

Lucy ,8 born May 8, 1816. 
835. ix. Samuel.s born May 8, 1816; resides Wenham ; married 
Patience, daughter of Nicholas and Mar}^ (Smith) 
Brown, of Strafford, N. H., Aug. 24, 1837 ; no chil- 
dren ; deacon of Orthodox church ; town treasurer ; 
has been selectman, school committee, &c. 

456 

Capt. John" Porter, of Nathaniel Porter, born July 10, 
1786 ; lived in Beverly; widow living at age of 86, in 1878. 

460d 

Lemuel C.^ Porter, of Lemuel' Porter, born Ellington, 
Conn., April 14, 1823; resides Winona, Minn.; banker; 
president First National Bank ; in. Adele Horton, of Sken- 
eateles, N. Y., March 3, 1852. Children : 

i. Carrie H.,9 b. Feb. 6, 1853; died Xov. 11^ 1853. 

ii. Clark Ilorton,!) b. March 10, 1854. 

iii. Adelbert,9 b. April 21, 1861. 

iv. Lillie Maud,^ b. Aug. 28, 1864. 

460e 

Horace P.^ Porter, of Philo" Porter, b. Feb. 6, 1839 ; re- 
sides Claremont, Minn.; physician; graduate Yale Medical 
School, 1861 ; sent as assistant surgeon in the late war, in 
7th Conn, vols., and surgeon in 10th Conn. vols. ; and acting 
assistant surgeon, U. S. A., in charge of 10th army corps 
hospital, in the army of the James river. 

470 

Aaron" Porter, of William*^ Porter, b. in Boxford, Mass., 
June 27, 1773; lived in Danville, Vermont; ra. Rebecca, 
dau. of Capt. Peter and Sarah (Chandler) Blanchard, of 
Peacham, Yt., Nov. 2, 1807 ; she was the mother of all his 
children ; died Oct. 11, 18-17 ; he m. 2d, widow (Daley) 



PORTER FAMILIES. 313 

Ayres. M. 3cl, widow (Porter) Lowler ; he died; his 
widow died. Children : 

870. i. Sarah Chandler,^ b. Aug. 29, 1808; m. Dec. 13, 1826, to 

Maj. John Franklin Kelsey, of Chicago. Children: 
Sarah,9 b. Sept. 3, 1827. John Franlilin.o b. July 7^ 
1830 ; m. Martha Dana Seavey. Oliver Chandler.^ b. 
Feb. 1, 1834; tn. Julia Green. George Aaron.^ b. Jan. 
13, 1839; m. Jan. 1st, 1873, Emma Ellis. Susan 
Chandler,9 b. Oct. 24, 1843; m. Oct. 29. 1862, Col. Wra. 
Augustas Ray, of Chicago, 111. All b. in Danville, Vt. 
and now living in Chicago. 

871. ii. Catharine Buel.« b. June 4, 1810; m. March 23, 1836, to 

Joseph Coltou Fuller, of Danville, Vt. 

872. iii. Rebecca Blanchard, 8 b. April 28, i,si2; m. Dr. Samuel 

Livingston. Feb. 3. 1839 ; now resides Belmont, Ohio ; 
Mrs. Livingston died Feb. 14, 1869. 

873. iv. Mary Adams,8 b. Jan. 1, 1815; died Sept. 21, 187o; m. 

Daniel Putnam Dana, Jan. 29, 1837; he died in Peoria, 
111., Aug. 13, 1837; no children. Widow married 2d, 
Giles Collins Dana, April 28, 1839; he died March 13, 
1876. Children : Martha Porter,^ m. Rev, i'eter Mc- 
Vicker, of Topeka. Kan. ; president of Washburn 
College. Alice Rebecca,^ m. James Dexter Gilchrist, 
of Wyoming. 111. Maria Castle.^ died 1875 ; m. 1875. 
James D. Nichol, of Chicago, 111. Mary Adams,^ m. 
May, 1876, to Henry II. Markman, Esq., a leading law- 
3'er in Milwaukie, Wis. 

874. V. Martha Osgood.* b. Aug. 27, 1817; m. Sept. 18, 1839, 

Henry Mattocks, Esq., of Danville, Vt. ; he was cash- 
ier of Caledonia Bank, and brother of ex-governor 
John Mattocks, of Vermont ; he died April 16, 184-4. 
Their only child was Charles Porter,9 b. Oct. 11, 1840, 
who was a colonel in the late civil war, also brevet briga- 
dier general; now a successful and rising lawyer in 
Portland, Me. ; several years county attorney lor Cum- 
berland county; he married Ella Robinson, 187 — . 
Mrs. Mattocks m. 2d, Hon. Isaac Dyer, of Baldwin. 
Me., Aug. 2, 1850, well known as largely interested in 
lands and lumbering. Their onlj^ child, Isaac Watson 
Dyer, b. Sept. 13, 1855. 

875. vi. Charles William, s b. Jan. 14, 1821; resides in Plattsburg, 

Clinton Co., Missouri; one of the most prominent 
citizens there; president of the Plattsburg Bank ; may- 
or; largely interested in farming and railroads; m. 
40 



314 ' GENEALOGY. 

Nov. 10, 1859, Mary E. Funkhouser. Children : Effie 
L.,9 b. Dec. 18, 1860; died Aug. 16, 18G2. Charles L.,9 
b. Dec. 31, 1863. Katie A. ,9 b. Dec. 13, 1868. Lena 
V..9 b. June 3, 1871. William A.,9 b. Mar. 26, 1877. 
876. vii. Luther Clark,8 b. Feb. 18, 1824 ; resides in Neenah, Wis. ; 
formerh' an e.xtensive manufacturer of flour ; now an 
extensive land owner; married 1st, Genevieve Alex- 
ander, Sept. 11, l«o6; she died Feb. 18, 1860. One 
child. May Genevieve, b. May 1, 1858. Married 2d, 
Martha Webster Porter, of Portland, Me., Aug. 18, 
1868 ; she daughter of Deacon Eliphalet Webster. 



493 

Rufus King' Porter, of Dr. Aarou*^ Porter, born Sept. 3, 
1794 ; died Dec. 11, 1856 ; graduated Bowdoin College, 
1813 ; practised law at Machias, Me., nearly forty years ; 
married at Machias, Oct. 2, 1820, Emma Elisabeth Cooper, 
daughter of General John and Elisabeth (Savage) Cooper ; 
she died at Portland, 1827. Married second, at Wiscasset, 
Me., Sept. 6, 1829, Luc}' Lee Hedge, of East Dennis, Mass. ; 
she was the adopted daiighter of Hon. Silas Lee, of Wiscas- 
set, M. C. ; she died 1862. Children, all born at Machias : 

900. i. Emma Jane,8 born Sept. 4, 1821 ; died at Chicago, 111. , 

July, l.%6. 

901. ii. Charles Wendell,^ born May 1, 1823; graduated Bowdoin 

College. 1S43; clerk of courts of Washington count|'. 
Me., from 1858 to 1864 ; removed to Batavia, 111., where 
he married Su.san Ellen Lockwood, Sept. 1, 1864; she 
daughter of Hon. Samuel D. Lockwood, of the Illinois 
supreme judicial court. Children: Mary King,9 born 
June s, 1865. Harriet Eddy,9 born Oct. 27, 1867. 
Anna Lockwood.9 

902. iii. John Cooper,^ born Feb. 6, 1825; resides St. Louis, Mo. ; 

banker ; married Anna McKee, in St. Louis, June 9, 
1852; she died 1867. Children: Elisabeth Savage,9 
born April 9, 1853; graduated Washington University, 
St. Louis, 1875. Charles Wendell,9 born March 9, 
1866. One son,9 died in infancy. 

903. iv. Caroline Elisabeth, ^ born Nov. 20, 1826 ; resides in Port- 

land, Me. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 315 

904. V. Silas Lee,8 born March 27, 1834; married at Perry, Me., 

March 26, 1857, Abby G., daughter of William d! 
Dana; he died in New York, August 8, 1871. No 
children. 

905. vi. Henry Homes.s born Dec. 7, 1835; resides Chicago, 111. ; 

director in Chicago and North-Western Railway Co. ; 
married Eliza French, Dec. 14, 1864; she born in 
Quincy, Mass. Children : Kittie Seymour,'' born Sept., 

1866. Henry Homes,9 born January, 1876. 

906. vii. George Thatcher,« born Sept. 23, 1837 ; studied medicine 

at New York City Medical College ; physician at Calais, 
Me., where he died, January, 1876 ; married at Calais, 
1863-4, Harriet L., daughter of Edward A. and Mary 
Ann (Sheperd) Barnard. Children, born in Calais: 
Frank Barnard,'-* born in 1865. Rufus King.^ born in 

1867. Edward A., 9 born 1869. Lee,9 born 1874. 

907. viii. William Rulus,« born April 8, 1841 ; resides Batavia, 111. 

512 

Stephen' Porter, of Benjamin'' Porter, born Winthrop, 
Me. ; farmer ; lived in New Sharon, Me. ; moved to Quiuc}'', 
111., about 1854, and to Farmington, Minn., where he died, 
about 1860, aged 70 ; married Miriam Whittier. Children : 

920. i. John C.s He was a fine scholar ; professor of mathe- 

matics in New York Central College ; died of consump- 
tion, at age of 35 ; married a Quaker lady. 

921. ii. Martha,* married Moore; died on Mississippi 

river, about 1855, of cholera, while moving to Min- 
uesota. 

922. iii. Artemas,8 unmarried. 

923. iv. Charles,8 of Farmington, Minn. 

924. V. George,^ of Farmington, Minn. 

513 

Tyler" Porter, of Benjamin*^ Porter, farmer ; of Newburgh, 
Me.; m. Mary Whittier; he died about forty years ago; his 
widow married John W. Hussey, and now lives in Chelsea. 

Children : 

925. i. Jonathan,8 born E. Dixmout, Me. ; m. Sarah Folsom ; 

one son, John Tyler. 9 

926. ii. Thomas W.,8 lawyer, 63 Devonshire street, Boston ; in 

late war col. 14th reg't Maine vols.; resides Revere; 
representative Mass. Legislature; married 1st, Aliuira 
Ewer. Married 2d, Almira Gardner. Five children. 



316 GENEALOGY. 

927. iii. BjTon, 8 physician ; of Newport, Me. ; mem. Maine legis- 

lature ; grad. Brunswick Medical College; m. Almira 
Adams, of Brunswick. Has had four children. 

928. iv. Pamela Barton, ^ m. William Gray, of Albion, Me. ; re- 

sides Chelsea. Mass. Two children : 

929. V. Dolly Ann,« married Ezekiel Weston, of St. Stephen, 

New Brunswick. Two children. 

930. vi. Mary,"^ m. William Lewis, of South Newburgh, Me. 

One child, Caroline. 'J 

514 

Benjamin" Porter, of Benjamin^ Porter, married 1st, Phebe 
Gould ; married 'id, . Children by first wife : 

931. i. Benjamin Franklin. f* married, and lives at Mount Vernon, 

Me. ; two children. 

932. ii. Augusta.** married Rev. ^Mr. Byram, a Universalist 

clergyman. 

933. iii. Russel," married twice ; and died about three years ago, 

aged about 40. 

934. iv. Viola,« married Taft, of North Oxford, Mass. 

Two children by second wife. 

515 

Dr. Byron" Porter, of Benjamin*' Porter, born May 11, 
1802; died Worcester, Mass., Feb., 1871 ; physician; grad. 
Medical School, Bowdoin College, 1827 ; had for many years a 
large practice in Dixmont, Me.; Hampden, Me.; Bangor, and 
Waterville, Me. Married Eliza J. Morse. Children: 

935. i. Parker Cleveland,^ b. June 15, 1833; grad. Maine Medical 

School, 1S03 ; then went into a N. Y. City (three months) 
regiment as assistant surgeon ; then in the army of 
Potomac, under Gen. Mead ; then to Newberne, N. C, as 
assistant surgeon, 1863 ; then to Mt. Pleasant Hospital, 
Washington, June, 1864 ; then to Cony Hospital, Augusta, 
Me. ; now resides at Chicago, 111. ; of firm of Porter & 
Welch. Married Fannie M. Biown, of Newport, Me., 
1865. One son, Byron Cleveland,^ born June 2, 1870. 

936. ii. Octavia Frances. ** m. Rev. Wm. C. Reed, of Hampden, 

Me.; a graduate of Yale and Audover; Orthodox 
clergyman ; now minister at Milton, JMass. 

937. iii. Emma Lavinia," m. John H. Blaisdell, of Waterville, Me. ; 

she died at Worcester, 1871. 



PORTER TAMILIES. 317 

938. iv. Mary Evelyn.s in. Joseph E. Brown, of Beverly, stationer 

and news dealer, of Boston. 

939. V. Lizzie May ,8 lives with her mother, at Beverly. 

517 

Janies^ Porter, of Benjamin^ Porter, b. 1805 ; lived in 
Mt. Vernon, Me.; died there 1877; was deputy sheriff; 
held many official positions, and was much respected; m. 
Lucinda Gould. Children : 

940. i. Horatio,8 m. Anna E. Dearborn ; lives Mt. Vernon, Me. 

941. ii. Orestes Harlow.s died at New Orleans durino- the war ■ 

soldier in the army, age 23 ; m. Rachel Allen, of .Mt. 
Vernon, Me. 

942. iii. Victoria,^ m. Geo. W. Davis, of Natick, Mass. ; she died 

about the age of 20, leaving two children: James 
Porter,9 and George \V.9 

525 

Col. Warren" Porter, of Zerrubbabel*^ Porter, born in Dan- 
vers, Sept. 30, 1789; lived there; tanner and morocco 
dresser; was in the war of 1812; held commission of lieu- 
tenant, and after the war, of lieutenant colonel ; he was a 
successful business man ; also a gentleman remarkable for his 
love and attachment for books, and the knowledge acquired 
thereby ; married Anna Welch, Oct. 9, 1823 ; she was daugh- 
ter of Simeon and Susannah (Merrill) Welch, born at Plais- 
tow, N. H., April 22, 1800, and is still living. He died July 
20, 1861. Children: 

960. i. Mary j;;ndicott,8 born Nov. 11, 1824; unmarried. 

961. ii. Alfred.s born June 11, 1826; corporal Co. K, 8th regi- 

ment Massachusetts volunteers, in late war; died of 
disease contracted in the service, July 19, 1864. 

962. iii. Warren, « born April 19, 1830 ; commander in U. S. navy, 

in late war; dentist, of Salem, Mass.; graduate of 
Boston Dental College ; married, July 30, 1872, Sarah 
S. Holt, of North Reading. Mass., daughter of Charles 
and Sylvana (Batchelder) Holt. 

963. iv. Matilda Welch,'^ born April 30, 1833; married Josiah 

Frank Bly, of Plaistow, N. H., son of Josiah I'eabody 
and Fanny Bly ; now resides North Andover, Mass. ; 
lawyer; admitted to Essex bar, Oct. 10, 1872. Chil- 
dren: Frank Warren,^ born Oct. 10, 1862. Jessie 
Endicott,9 born May 10, 1870. 



318 GENEALOGY. 

964:. V. John W.,8 born Sept. 27, 1835; resides in Danvers; 
lawyer in Salem ; studied law with Phillips & Gillis, of 
Salem ; admitted to Essex bar, January 14, 1864, and 
afterward to practice in United States courts ; married, 
Feb. 6, 1864, Eliza Ann, daughter of Charles and 
Sylvana (Batchekler) Holt, born North Heading, Jan. 
16, 1842. Children: Annie S.,9 born Aug. 6, 1865. 
Catharine Welch,9 born Feb. 23, 1867 ; died Aug. 26, 
1867. Sarah Holt,^ born May 9, 1868. Mary Endicott.a 
born March 11, 1.S70; died June 11, 1875. Helen 
Eliza.9 born Sept. 16, 1874. 

966. vi. Charles,« born May HO, 1838; resides Dover, N. H. ; fore- 
man of machine shop of the Cocheco mills ; married 
Sarah Ellen Applebee, born in iMilton, N. H., Aug. 7, 
1844, daughter of Simeon and Joanna Applebe, now of 
Dover, N. H. One child. Alfred,^ b. June 19, 1869. 

526 

Alfred" Porter, of ZerubbabeF Porter, born May 1', 1792 ; 
lived and died in Danvers, Sept. 3, 1826; m. Nov. 17, 1818, 
Clarissa Endicott, dau. of Elias and Nancy (Cressy) Endi- 
cott, born May 11, 1792; died Nov. 13, 1872. One child : 

966. i. Elias Endicott,^ b. Danvers, Aug. 22, 1819. 

560 

Ebenezer Porter, of John'^ Porter, born 1780 ; married 
Ann Phillips. Children, born in Ashfield : 

967. i. Phillip Phillips,^ b. Feb. 1, 1804. 

968. ii. Ebenezer,** b. Sept. 14, 1805. 

969. iii. Mary A..s b. Oct. 9, 1807. 

970. iv. John,8 b. Oct. 29, 1809. 

971. V. Joshua.« b. Nov. 26, 1811. 

972. vi. Levi,** b. Mar. 4, 1814. 

561 

Elisabeth Nowell" Porter, of John^ Porter, born Mar. 18, 
1783; married Elias Currier, (Carrier?) at Ashfield, Mass.^ 
Sept. 18, 1808 ; he born Marlboro, Conn., 1780. Children, 
born at Conway except two last, at Hawley: 

i. Rebecca,^ b. Jan. 6, 1809 ; m. Robert Fife, 1833. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 319 

ii. David,8 b. Oct. 4. 1810; m. Ann B. Tobey, 1833. 
iii. Mary A., b. Oct. 29, 1812; m. Sihis Dodge, 1833. 
iv. Caroline,^ b. Aug. 9, 18U; m. William Hedden. New 

Lebanon, N. Y.. 1838. 
V. Elias,8 b. Aug. 30, 1816. 
vi. Louisa.8 b. Dec. 2, 1817 ; m. L. Phillips, of Greenfield 

1846. 
vii. Joseph H.,8 b. Mar. 18, 1825. 

564 

Nehemiah" Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. Oct. 10, 1785; 
m. Rebecca, clau. of Daniel and Mary West, April 26, 1809, 
at Ashfield ; slie died Dover, Ohio, Jan. 16, 1841. He m. 2d, 
Harriet Loder, in Cleveland, Ohio ; was divorced Mar. 3, 
1852. M. 3d, Mrs. Catharine Phinuey ; she b. ScheDectady, 
N. Y., Feb. 17, 1797. Children by fir.st wife : 

973. i. Nehemiah.s b. Ashfleld, Dec. 19, 1811; died Richfield, 

Ohio, 1852. 

974. ii. Dan West.8 b. Ashfield, July 14, 1814. 

975. iii. George,8 b. Dover, Ohio, Feb. 9, 1817. 

976. iv. Mary ,8 b. Dover, Ohio, April 6, 1819. 

977. V. Leonard Graves, 8 b. June 16, 1821. 

978. vi. Charles,* b. June 14, 1823. 

979. vii. Lucy Ann,8 b. Jan. 30, 1833. 

565 

Nathan' Porter, of Joseph'^ Porter, b. Oct. 5, 1787 ; m. at 
Buckland, Mass., April 21, 1814, Elisabeth, dau. of Jasper 
and Susannah Taylor. Children, born in Ashfield: 

980. i. Doric,8 b. Sept. 16, 1815. 

981. ii. Dwight Wells,« b. June 17, 1817. 

982. iii. William Pitt,^ b. Aug. 25, ]819.» 

983. iv. Eliza,8 b. Aug 15, 1821 ; m. Chas. S. Guilford, 1845. 

984. v. Harriet Newell,* b. Feb. 11, 1828 ; died Aug. 5, 1844. 

566 

Joseph CJ Porter, of Joseph-^ Porter, b. Aug. 30, 1789 ; 
m. Sally Cranston, by Rev. Nehemiah Porter ; she b. 1791 ; 
died Nov. 25, 1820. He m. 2d, Maria Lester ; he died Scipio, 
N. Y., March 31, 1831 ; his widow died Nov. 29, 1835. 
Children : 

985. i. Elisha Cranston.s b. Scipio, N. Y., Feb. 10, 1S14; died 

New York, 1840. 



320 GENEALOGY. 

986. ii. Leonard Groves.s b. Scipio, N. Y., Feb. 5, 1815; m. 

Hazlett. 

987. iii. Hannah J. ,8 b. Scipio, N. Y., June 7, 1816. 

988. iv. Sarah.s b. Scipio, N. Y., April 4, 1820. 

989. V. Cynthia,8 b. Scipio, N. Y., Apr. 20, 1822. 

990. vi. Nathan Cranston,^ b. Feb. 5, 1825. 

991. vii. Caroline M.,8 b. Oct. 24, 1826; d. New York, 1840. 

992. viii. Emeline,8 b. Jan. 8, 1829. 

993. ix. Emily ,9 twin with Emeline, b. Jan. 8. 1829. 



567 

Ebenezer Porter, of Josepl/' Potter, b. Mar. 19, 1792; m. 
Aiirilla, dau. of Joseph Crocker, at Dover, Ohio, April 19, 
1819 ; she born at Lee, Mass., 1800. Children, born at 
Dover, Ohio : 

994. i. Martha.8 b. Oct. 31, 1820; m. Josiah Ilurst, of Dover, 

Ohio. 
994a. ii. Sarah IIall,8 b. June 9, 1822; m. John Wilson, of Ober- 
liu, Ohio. 

568 

Eunice" Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. Nov. 18, 1794 ; ra. 
Rufus Cook, of Ashfield, Mass. Married 2d, LeviTallmadge, 
1843. Children, by Cook : 

i. Maria,8 b. at York, N. Y., Jan. 15, 1814 ; m. Alex. Blakely, 

1842. 
ii. Joseph Graves,^ b. Jan. 19, 1817. 
iii. Charles 11.,'^ b. Feb. 26, 1825. 
iv. Emily ,« b. Oft. 7. 1830. 

569 

Welles" Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. Jan. 29, 1797 ; m. 
Philena, dau. of Jedediah Crocker, at Dover, Ohio, 1819; 
she died 1854. He married 2d, Hannah Davenport, 1854. 
Children : 

995. i. Dwight Welles,^ b. June, 1820. 
995a ii. Edmund Waldo,^ b. Sept., 1830. 
995b iii. Louisa W.,8 b. Sept., 1832. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 321 

569a 

Rebecca Chipman' Porter, of Joseph<^ Porter, b. Jan. 26, 
1799 ; m. Joseph Chipman Smith, at Ashfield, Nov. 7, 1820. 
Children, born at Ashfield : 

i. Catharine M..8 b. Xov. 20, 1821; died young. 

ii. Catharine E-,8 b. April IS, 1832. 

iii. Adeline Amelia,^ b. April 19, 1834. 

iv. Josephine Marie, § b. Feb. 27, 1836. 

V. Ernestine Jemima,^ b. Aug. 21, 1842. 

569b 

John' Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. Feb. 10, 1801; m. 
Lydia, dan. of Nathan Bassett, Elyria, Ohio, Feb., 1836. 
Chihlren, b. Dover, Ohio : 

996. i. Xathan Bassett,^ b. Dec. 2, 1837. 

997. ii. Charles Fislie,^ b. June 15, 1839. 

998. iii. Harriet C.,8 b. Nov. 21, 1842. 

999. iv. Lucy Jane.s b. Dec. 30, 1844. 

5JS9D 

Leonard G.^ Porter, of Joseph^ Porter, b. Mar. 6, 1806 ; 
married at Dover, Ohio, Catharine, dau. of Barzillai Hickok, 
Aug. 26, 1838 ; she b. March 22, 1822. One child : 
i. Harriet Jemima.s b. Dover, Ohio, Oct. 22, 1840. 

569f 

Ebenezer" Poi'ter, of Joseph^ Porter, born at the Handet, 
Jpswich, Nov. 9, 1798 ; married Mary P. McKaig, ia Greene 
Co., Ohio. Children, born in New Carlisle, Ohio: 

i. Robert iMcKaig,^ b. Aug. 7, 1826. 

ii. Charles Anthony,^ b. May 17, 1829. 

iii. John Addison,« b. May 21, 1831. 

iv. :Martha H.,^ b. Aug. 16, 1833. 

V. Joseph Lee,s b. Aug. 3, 1835. 

vi. Mar}' Jane,^ b. Sept. 27, 1838. 

569g 

Rev. Joseph" Porter, of Joseph*^ Porter, born Jan. o, 1808; 
missionary to India ; married 1st, Harriet J. Ahearne, at 
Rising Sun, Indiana, 1835. Married 2d, Mary Rodney, born 
in Abington, Petin. Chihlren, born in India : 
i. Joseph Allen.s b. Nov. 5, 1837. 

41 



322 ■ GENEALOGY. 

ii. John H.,8 b. Nov. 26, 1839. 

iii. William L.,8 b. Feb. 9, 1842. 

Iv. Henry Martyn.s b. Sept. 1 4, 1851— by 2d wife. 

V. Harriet Emily,^ Aug. 29, 1852. 

569h 

Lucretia" Porter, of Johi/^ Porter, b. Sept. 13, 1794 ; m. 
Anaximander Warner, at Marietta, Ohio, Jan. 28, 1810 ; b. 
at Ashfield, Mass.; died at Lee, Ohio, 1845. Children : 

Sarah Porter,8 b. IMarietta, Ohio, Oct. 1. 1«11. Arthur W.,8 b. 
Marietta, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1813. Jackson.^ b. Marietta, Ohio, April 3, 
1815. Putnam Porter,^ b. Marietta, Ohio, Dec. U, 1816. Ebenezer,^ 
b. Marietta, Ohio, April 12. 1818. Tliomas VVhite.» b. Marietta, Ohio, 
Dec. 21, 1819. John Mayberry.s b. Marietta, Ohio, April 7, 1821. 
Lucretia,8 b. Marietta. Ohio, Sept. 5. 1822. Mary Zipporah.s b. Mari- 
etta, Ohio, July 7, 1X26. Robert Raikes,^ b. Marietta, Ohio, Oct. 26, 
1829. Olivia C..^ b. Portsmouth, Ohio, 1831. Dudley Woodbridge.s 
b. Alexander, Ohio, April 11, 1«34. Lucretia M.,8 b. Alexander, Ohio, 
April 9, 1.S36. Lyman Beecher,"^ b. Alexander, Ohio, June 28, 1838. 

569i 

Zipporah' Porter, of John*5 Porter, b. Aug. 1, 1796 ; ra. 
Eliphaz Perkins, at Athens, Oliio, 1818 ; he born at Volun- 
town, Conn. Children, b. at Athens, Ohio : 

Levi Perkins,^ b. Jan. 8, 1819; died 1812. Lucretia Warner,8 b. 
Jan. U, 1821. Margaret R..^ b. May 27, 1822; married Abner M. 
Thornton, Athens, ls.^>(). Henry Porter.^ b. April 3, 1824. Eliphaz 
R.,8 b. Jan. 4, ls27 ; died 1S52. George,^ b. July 17, 1829; married 
Eliza B. Beardsley. John Marshall.* b. Sept. 22, 1832. Julia C.,8 b. 
Nov. 29, 1834. Louisa Z..8 b. Mar. 13, 1838. 

569.1 

Solomon C' Porter, of John^ Porter, born. Feb. 12, 1798 ; 
married 1st, Phebe Kimball, dau. of Jeremiah Burnham, at 
Athens, Ohio, May 12, 1820; she died Jan., 1828. He 
married 2d, at Marietta, Ohio, Elisabeth, daughter of 
Christopher Dodge, of Marietta, May 6, 1828 ; she died 1842. 
He married 3d, Mahala Glasbourne, born in Virginia, 1810. 
Children, the first ten born in Athens, Ohio : 

i. Rufus Putnam,8 b. May 22, 1821 ; m. Elisabeth Heaton. 



11. 
iii. 
iv. 



POKTER FAMILIES. 323 

William Wilson,8 b. Aug. 25, 1822 ; m. Mary J. Sanders, 
Newark, N. J. 

AlmiiaKimball,8b. Feb. 18, 1824; m. James Dou<^htv 

Springfield, O. ° 

Catherine E.,« b. April 24, 1825; m. E. P. Purdy, of 

Vergennes, 111. 
V. Phebe J.,« b. June 7, 1827; m. U. C, Tallman, of New 

Loudon, Iowa, 
vi. Elisabeth Putnam,8 b. Apr. 29, 1829 ; m. W. A. Eachers, (') 

1854. 
vii. Robert Russell,* b. April 15, 1831; m. Matilda Hamilton. 

1853, 
viii. Persis Pickering.^ b. Aug. 7, 1833 ; m. Sam Clendennin, 

Liberty, 111., 1854. 
ix. Charles C.,s b. Aug. 8, 1835. 

X. James Barnard,* b. June 4, 1837. 

XI. Sarah L.,8 b. Raccoon, Ohio, Mar. 1, 1844. 
xii. Daniel,8 b. Vergennes, 111., Feb. 3, 1846. 
xiii. Lucinda E., b. Vergennes, Dec. 19, 1849. 

569k 

Russell SJ Porter, of JohnS Porter, born Oct. 12, 1802 ; 
m. Doroth}^ daughter of Jeremiah and Mehetable Burnham, 
at Marietta, Ohio, 1825. Children: 

i. Benjamin F.,* b. Alexander, Ohio, Feb. 11, 1826; m. Elis 
T. Parish, at Jackson, 111., Sept. 14, 1848. Children: 
Harlan Page,9 b. Nov. 29, 1 849. Edward-^ and Edmond,^ 
b. Nov. 5, 1851. Henry S.,9 b. Jan. 21, 1853. 

ii. Eliphaz,* b. Alexander, Ohio, Sept. 4, 1827 ; m. Luanda (?) 
T. Parish, 1852. 

iii. John Burnham,* b. Alexander, Ohio, Aug. 4, 1829. 

iv. Solomon A.,* b. Alexander, Ohio, April 7, 1833. 

V. Laura R.,* b. Alexander, Ohio, Dec. 11, 1834. 

vi. Sarah J.,8 b. Raccoon, O., Jan. 31, 1837. 

vii. Phebe K.,* b. Raccoon, O., Jan. 19, 1839. 

viii. Hiram House,* b. Raccoon, O., Mar. 19, 1843. 

569l 

Marshall SJ Porter, of John^ Porter, b. Fearing, Ohio, 
Oct. 31, 1810 ; m. Celestia, dau. of Barnard and Mary Dewey 
(Burt) Case, of Lenox, Mass., at Wesley ville, Erie Co., Penn. 
Children : 

i, John Barnard,* b. Hamburgh, (?) Ohio, July 12, 1835. 



324 GENEALOGY. 

ii. Sarah C..8 twin, b. Aug. 3, 1837; m Wm. K. Lovejoy. 

iii. Mary E..8 twin, b. Ang. 3, 1837. 

iv. Luther Dane,8 b. Aug. 15, 1839. 

V. Solomon M.,8 b. Cliauncey, Ohio, Mar. 9, 1841. 

vi. Levi A., 8 b. Feb. 15, 1843. 

vii. Chauncy Dewey,^ b. Porter, Gallia Co., O., Mar. 25, 1846. 

viii. George H.,8 b. Porter, Gallia Co.. O., Feb. 15, 1848. 

ix. John L.,8 b. Porter, Gallia Co., O., July 13, 1850. 

X. Ellen L. \V.,8 b. Vergennes, 111., June IG, 1854. 

569m 

Sarah C." Porter, of Johii*^ Porter, b. Mar. 28, 1813 ; m. 
Cyrus D. Greene, at Alexander, O., July 20, 1825, (1835?) 
Children, b. at Gallipolis, Ohio : 

i. James Barton.s b. Oct. 13. 1837. 

ii. Mary F.,8 b. Mar. 30, 1839. 

iii. Cyrus 1)..8 b. May 4. 1840. 

iv. Sarah L.,*^ b. June 1. 1842. 

V. Ebenezer B.,8 b. Oct. 12, 1844. 

Ti. Emily A. ,8 b. 1>S46. 

vii. Mary G.,8 b. Feb. 19, 1847. 

viii. Henri Ernest.e b. April 24, 1849. 

ix. Catharine L.,8 b. Feb. 8, 1852. 

569n 

Sarah C' Potter, of CummingsS Porter, b. Sept. 28, 1817 ; 
married Cyrus Ames, at Little Hockhocking, O., Aug. 18, 
1844. Children, born at Belpre, Ohio : 

i. Emma E.,8 b. May 17, 1845. 

ii. Edward L.,8 b. April 6, 1847. 

iii. Charles B.,8 b. Oct. 20, 1849. 

iv. Frank P.,8 b. Nov. 3, 1852. 

569o 

Cummings' Porter, of Cummings^ Porter, b. Sept. 28, 1817 ; 
married Frances, daughter of Reuben Skene, at Little Hock- 
hocking, O., 1849 ; she born in Madison Co., Va. Children, 
born at Little Hockhocking : 

i. Ella Frances.8 b. 1849. 

ii. De Witt Clinton,8 b. Mar. 15, 1852. 



porter families. 325 

569p 

Cutler^ Porter, of CiimmingbS Porter, born Mar. 1, 1825 ; 
married at Chester, Ohio, Mar. 20, 1850, Susan, daughter of 
Wm. Rice. Child: 

i. Susan A. ,8 b. Indianola, Ind., Nov. 5, 1851. 

569r 

Savannah C." Porter, of Sarauel*^ Porter, born 1817 ; mar- 
ried Aaron Bickle, in Greene, Gallia county, Ohio, Nov. 5, 
1840; he born Wythe county, Va., 1811. Children, all but 
last, born in Perry, Gallia county, Ohio : 

i. Sarah D.,8 born Aug. 24, 1841. 

ii. Emarinda,8 born March 1, 1844. 

iii. Nancy Alia.s born July 31, 1846. 

iv. Savannah F.,8 born March 1, 1847. 

V. Adeline L.,8 born Sept. 5, 1848. 

vi. Samuel A.,8 born Hanging Rock, Ohio, Feb. 26, 1853. 

569s 

Volumnia^ Porter, of SamueP Porter, born 1815 ; married 
Edwin C. Dustin, at Greene, Gallia county, Ohio, April 4, 
1845. Children : 

i. Francis Marion,^ born 1846. 
ii. Morris Washington,* born 1848. 
iii. Chastina Savannah, 8 born 1850. 

569t 

Sarah M.'^ Porter, of SamueF Porter, born 1824 ; married 
Thomas Burt (Hubbard,) of Belpre, Ohio, Aug. 13, 1848. 
Child : 

i. Edna Amelia.^ b. April 1, 1851. 

720 

William D.' Porter, of William L.^ Porter, b. Charleston, 
S. C, Nov. 24, 1810; resides there; a most worthy, honorable 
gentleman; distinguished as a lawyer and statesman ; "grad. 
at the College of Charleston, in 1829; taugiit school and 
studied law ; admitted to the bar in 1833, and commenced 
the practice of law in Charleston ; in 1840, was elected to the 



326 GENEALOGY. 

house of representatives, of South Carolina, serving eight 
years ; in 1844, elected corporation attorney, of Charleston, 
retaining that office for twenty years; elected to the state senate, 
and in 18-57, elected president of that bod}', serving as such 
till the establishment of the provisional government, in 1866. 
After the war the state constitution was revised, giving the 
election of Governor and Lieut. Governor (which had always 
been in the legislature,) to the people. At the first popular 
election, Mr. Porter was elected Lieut. Governor without 
opposition, restoring him to his position of president of the 
senate, where he continued until the reconstruction measures 
officially decapitated him. In 1871, the grievances of mis- 
rule brought into being the tax payers convention, as it was 
called, in South Carolina. It was an assemblage of property 
holders and tax payers, embracing the best men in the state. 
JMr. Porter was elected president of the convention, which 
had two sessions, one in 1871, the other in 1874. The latter 
session sent a delegation of twenty-five to Washington, of 
which Mr. Porter was chairman, to seek an inquiry and 
investigation into the affairs in South Carolina, and bring the 
condition of things there before the country, and enlist the 
sympathy and moral support of all parties in favor of intelli- 
gence, education, property and culture. Mr. Porter was a 
presidential (Peirce) elector in 1852 ; chairman of South 
Carolina delegation to democratic convention which nomin- 
ated Horace Greely, in 1872. He has recently been appointed 
by Gov. Wade Hampton, master in equity in the courts of 
South Carolina, an office embracing large legal and equitable 
jurisdiction. He married in 1839, Emma, second daughter of 
Capt. Nathaniel Haraden, of the U. S. Navy, by whom he 
has had seven children — two of his sons having served in the 
confederate army." Children : 

i. William Henry,8 b. Sept. 28, 1840; m. Lizzie Jennings, 
Jan. 24, 1JS67 ; tliey have one child, Jenuings.9 

ii. Emma Marion,^ b. Sept. 17, 1843 ; m. William II. Brawley, 
Apr. 14, 1868. Two children : Hallie.9 William Porter.9 

iii. Joseph Howard,* b. Oct. 30. 1845. 

iv. Nathaniel Haraden.e b. Sept. 14, 1849 ; died Jan. 18, 1878. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 327 

V. Normand McLeod.s b. Jan. 25, 1853. 
vi. John Wooilbridge,8 b. Aug. 21, 1858. 
vii. George Lise,« b. Jan. 2, 1862. 

732 

Frederick W.^ Porter, of Samuel W.*^ Porter, born Oct. 27, 
1823; resides Springfield, Vt. ; jeweller; a gentleman much 
respected among his acquaintances ; representative to legis- 
lature, 1878 ; married Caroline Silsbj, of Charleston, N. H. 
Children : 

i. Anna Silsby,^ born June 22, 1851 ; married John W. 

Marsh ; resides Chicago, 111. 
ii. William Bradley,^ born Feb. 22. 1855 ; died Sept. 12, 1871. 
iii. Frank Fanington.^ born June o(), 1858. 
iv. Elisabeth VVest.s born June 4, 1868. 
V. Russell W.,8 bora Dec. 13, 1871. 

827 

Isaac^ Porter, of Paul' Porter, born March 18, 1797 ; lived 
in Wenham ; died of croup, Jan. 1, 1854; married Clarissa, 
daughter of Thomas and Hultlah (Porter) Kimball, of Dan- 
vers, Feb. 13, 1820; (see 240;) she born Oct. 24, 1798. 
Children : 

1000. i. Caroline,^ born Nov. 21, 1820; mar. Benjamin Simonds; 

he died in Wenham. May 20, 1870, aged 50 years. 
Children: Charlotte P.,io mar. Allen Webster Dodge, 
of Hamilton, now of Wenham. Caroline A., lo married 
Ira F. Trask ; she died in Ipswich. April 18, 1878. aged 
32 years. Julia Ann, lo married H. C. Norcross, Sept. 1, 
1871. Ida May. 10 

1001. ii. Isaac,9 born March 19, 1823. 

1002. ill. Rebecca Dodge,9 born March 12. 1826; married Oliver 

Burnham, of Essex— his fourth wife. Children: Alice 
Porter.io Oliver Perry. lo Alden Chester."' 

1003. iv. Clarissa Ann.9 born Nov. 8, 1828; died March 7, 1830. 

1004. V. Clarissa Ann,^ born Aug. 1. 1833; married 1st. Benjamin 

Goodale, son of Ezekiel and Sarah (ioodale; he died 
Dec. 10, 1852; no children. She married 2d, Henry 
Alley, of Newburyport, 1858. Children: Henry.'" 
born September 19, 1858. Addie.i" born April 30, 



328 GENEALOGY. 

1860; died March 27, 1862. Annie Florence, lo born 
June 25, 1865; died May 30, 1876, oi" hydrophobia. 
Lizzie. 10 born March 20, 1867. 

1005. vi. William,9 born Jan. 1, 1836; died Jan. 16, 1838. 

828 

Mary Ann^ Porter, of Col. Paul' Porter, born June 9, 1799; 
married William S. Moulton, Aug. 13, 1819 ; he son of Capt. 
John and Sarah Moulton, teacher and cloth dresser ; selectman, 
and of the school committee of Weuhara several years. 
Children : 

1006. i. William Porter.9 b. Lynn, Oct. 9, 1820; died in Wenham, 

Dec. 25. 1825. 

1007. ii. Charles Volney.a b. Lynn, Sept. 27, 1822. 

1008. iii. Henry. 9 b. Westbrook, Me., Sept. 21, 1824; m. Lj'dia 

bpiller, of Newbury ; resides in Boxford ; retired 
master mariner. 

1009. iv. Nathan Harris,9 b. Westbrook, Me., Dec. 20,1826; ra. 

Abbie J. Davis, March 27, 1851 ; he died Dec. 28, 1854. 
Two children: Henry A. i" Loretta.'O 

1010. V. Paul Porter,9 b. Westbrook, Me., Nov. 24, 1828; died 

Wonham. June 26, 1832. 

1011. vi. George Otis,9 b. Lynn, Jan. 27, 1831 ; m. Cyutha Ricker; 

lives in Danvers. 

1012. vii. Lucy C.,9 b. Wenham. Aug. 9. 1835 ; died there Jan., 1864. 

1013. viii. William Porter.9 b. Wenham, Dec. 16, 1837; m. Rebecca 

Dudley, of Wenham; lives in Stewart, Iowa. 

1014. IK. Albert,^ b. June 10. 18 40. 

» 

829 

Lydia^ Porter, of Col. Paul" Porter, born Aug. 18, 1801 ; 
married Amos C. White, 1S19, of Wenham. Children: 

1015. i. Nancy Porter,^ born April 13, 18—; married Morris 

Webber, Sept. 17, 1837. Children: Lydia Ellen, lo 
married Jacob Burton: one daughter, find died 1858. 
Aurelia M.,'" mairicd William S. Welch, of Topsfield, 
Apr. 25, 187U; five children. Joseph Abbott,io m. 
Jerusha Hatch, of N. Berwick, 'Sle. ; two children. 

1016. ii. Amos Alden,9 b. Feb. 2-). 1821 ; died July 2. 1821-2. 

1017. iii. Amos Alden,9 b. Mar. 26, 1823; m. Harriet A. Perley, of 

Danvers, where he resides; she died. Children: 
Marion A.,io died aged 13. Alden Perley.io grad. 



PORTER FAMILIES. * 329 

Amherst College, 1878, aged 22. Mr. White m. ^d 
Adriadne Jewell, of Hampton. X. H. ; have son 
Herbert Jewell, lo b. Sept. 24, 1«77. 

1018. iv. Edward Francis,9 b. Oct. 21, 1826 ; of Danvers; m. Sarah 

L., dau. of Benjamin Simonds. Child: Frances H lo 
b. Oct. 7, 1856. 

1019. V. Joseph Alfred,9 b. Sept. 15, 1828; of Danvers ; m. Elisa- 

beth Curtis, of Peabody ; they have five children, three 
sons and two daughters. 

1020. vi. Henry Addison,9 b. Nov. 24, 1830; of Danvers; m. 1st, 

Georgianna Putnam, by whom he had three daughters. 
Married 2d, Sarah Towne, by whom he has one son. 

1021. vii. Paul Porter,9 b. Nov. 30, 1832; died Oct. 24, 1834. 

1022. viii. Mary Angeline.s b. Nov. 27, 1834; m. Warren Burpee, of 

Gloucester, Apr. 11, 1866 ; they have two children. 

1023. ix. Harriet Mellissa,9 b. Mar. 16, 1836. 

1024. X. Caroline Sophronia,9 b. Aug. 4, 1839 ; died Aug. 1. 1850. 

1025. xi. Charles P.,9 b. May 20, 1841; of Beverly; ra° Sarah A. 

Woodbury, Oct. 10, 1865. Children, born Wenhara: 
Everett L.,it> b. April 4, 1866. Freddie C.,io b. Mar. 
23, 1868. 

831 

Sophronia^ Porter, of Col. Paul' Porter, b, July 17, 1806; 
married Dec. 22, 1826, Samuel Lummus, of N. Beverly; 
blacksmith. He died Nov. 22, 185 — ; she died Sept. 4, 1847, 
aged 40. Children, perhaps not in order : 

1026. i. Emery Porter,9 died June 18, 1853, aged 25. 

1027. ii. Harriet,9 died Feb. 27, 1830, aged 5 months and 20 days. 

1028. iii. Elijah Elder, 9 b. Jan. 9, 1830; m. Dec. 15, 1853. Frances 

Ellen, daughter of Amos and Hannah (Hooker) Lord. 
Have six children: Nellie F.io Frank E.'o FredE.'o 
Lizzie A.io Samuel P.i« Carrie L.'o 

1029. iv. Samuel Austin,9 died Jan. 9, 1830. 

1030. V. David F.,9 died Dec. 20, 1839, aged 5 years. 

1031. vi. Ezra A., 9 died July 5, 1845, aged 6 years. 

1032. vii. Samuel F.,9 died Feb. 24, 1844, aged 10 months. 

1033. viii. Charles.9 

1034. ix. Ellen Lord, 9 school teacher ; died Sept. 13. 1875. 

1035. X. Sarah Elisabeth,9 m. Frank P. Clark, of Sudbury; she 

died Mar., 1877. Children: Fred S..'o b. Dec. G. 1872. 
Charles E.,io born April 9, 1874. EUen O.,io b. Aug., 
1876. 
42 



330 GENEALOGY. 

832 

Dea. William'^ Porter, of Col. Paul" Porter, b. in Wenham, 
Dec. 24 ; died there Aug. 13, 1878. 

"Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt 
be gathered into thy grave in peace." 

At aa early hour Tuesday mornlnj?, Aug. 13th, after a long and 
painful illness, Dea. Williaui Porter passed peacefully away, lacking 
but five months of having completed seventy years. 

His funeral took place at his late residence, on Thursday last; the 
services at the house and at the grave being conducted by Rev. Will 
C. Wood, and Rev. A. D. Gorham. The several hymns selected were 
snug with taste and feeling, by a quartette composed of Mrs. Batchelder, 
Mrs. Clark, and Messrs. Uiirbank and Pool. His two sons and daughter 
•who reside in town, and Rev. Isaac F. Porter, of Chicopee, Mass., 
were all present with their familes ; a fourth son, who is in business 
at Kansas City, could not reach here in season. Besides the immediate 
fauiily, many other relatives and friends were there to take a last 
look at ouc whose presence had been familiar to them from childhood. 
Flowers skilfully arranged by loving hands were placed upon the 
casket, and afterwards upon the grave. 

The deceased was a native of this town, being a son of Col. Paul 
Porter, and has spent his day.s within its borders. Very early in life 
he interested himself in religious matters, and soon became a member 
of the Congregational Church, taking an active part in all measures 
pertaining to the welfare of the church and the advancement of the 
kingdom of God. During the pastorate of Rev. J. S. Sewall, he was 
chosen deacon, but was not ordained until the pastorate of Rev. W. C. 
Wood. This ofQce he held at the time of his death. He never aspired 
to political honors, therefore contented himself with doing his duty as 
a citizen. 

His loss will be severely felt in the family where he was a kind and 
loving father ; the church which looked to him for counsel and example ; 
and among those whose good fortune it has been to call him friend 
and neighbor. He has lived a sincere, consistent Christian life, dealing 
with scrupulous honesty with all men and shows to us a life of purity 
and uprightness, well worthy of emulation. — [Salem paper.] 

He married 1st, Caroliue, daughter of Thomas and Sarah 
(Knowlton) Perkins, of Topsfield, April 21, 1831 ; she died 
May 5, 1833, aged 24. Married 2d, Sally, daughter of 
Warren and Lydia (Dale) Peabody, Sept. 28, or 25, 1835 ; 
she died Sept. 24, 1840, aged 33. Married 3d, Lucretia G. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 331 

Yeaton, of Epsom, N. H ; she died July 19, 1873, aged 64 
years 2 months 11 days. Children : 

1036. i. William Edwin.s b. June 8, 1832 ; m. Lavinia E., daughter 

of William and Mary (Brown) Berry, of Strafford, N. 
H., Nov. 27, 1856. Children : George E.,io b. Nov. 13, 
1857. SamuelxVnderson.iob. June 22, 1861. MaryE.,io 
b. Apr. 24, 1863. Caribel,!" b. Mar. 30, 1865. Fred 
F.,10 b. Mar. 1, 1870. Edgar Nelson. >" b. July 17, 1877. 

1037. ii. Elbridge,9 b. June 26, 1836 ; resides at Wenham ; served 

in late war in U. S. Navy; was on board frigate 
Congress, in Hampton Roads, when the Cumberland 
was sunk by the confederate ram Merrimac; married 
Sarah E., daughter of Jona and Elisabeth (Cole) 
Wilson, of Cornish, Me., Oct. 14, 1871. Children: 
Harriet,!" b. Oct. 11, 1872. Grace Frances.io b. Aug. 
11, 1876. 

1038. iii. Isaac Francis,^ b. June 29, 1839 ; Unitarian clergyman, of 

Chicopee; served in late war in Co. A, 4sth Mass. 
regiment; married Eliza W. Williams, Jan. 14, 1S75. 

1038. iv. Caroline Lucretia,9 b. Mar. 18, 1844 ; m. Henry II. Dem- 

sey, Jan. 1, 1872. One child, Addie,i"b. Dec. 3(i, 1873; 
died Jan. 1, 1874. 

1039. V. John,9 b. Nov. 17, 1846 ; resides in Kansas City, Mo. ; 

m. Hester Theodosia Inskip, of Independence, Mo., 
Jan. 1, 1872. One child, William,io b. Jan. 3, 1878. 

834 

Lucy^ Porter, of Col. Paul' Porter, born May 8, 1816; 
married Nathaniel Perkins, Jr., in Wenham, Nov. 3, 1836 ; 
he son of Nathaniel and Judith (Smith) Perkins, of Topsfield, 
born Wenham (while his parents resided there for a short 
time) Aug. 30, 1813; died in Topsfield, Jan. 22, 1846. 
Children : 

1041. i. George CowIes,9 b. Feb. 9, 1838, in Topsfield; died in 

Wenham, Dec. 28, 1858. 

1042. ii. Nathaniel Porter,9 b. in Topsfield, Nov. 7, Is-lO; m. 

Charlotte E., dau. of Henry and Elisabeth (Woodbury) 
Patch, May 23, 1872. One child : George Alden.'" born 
Mar. 22, 1874; Mr. Perkins has held the offices of 
chairman of school committee, and selectman of 
Topsfield. 

1043. iii. Albert Smith.9b. Wenham, June h, 1845; died Topsiield, 

April 11, 1846. 



332 GENEALOGY. 

1044 

Anna Porter, born July 3, 1706 ; died at Newburyport, 
Aug. 31, 1795. 

"Edmund Kimball, of Newburyport, and , Mrs. Nancy 
Porter, of Wenhani, entered their names with intention of 
marriage, Dec. 20, 1789, and were posted the next Sunday." 
(Wenham Records.) "Dec. 25, 1789, Mr. Edmund Kimball, 
of Newburyport, hath informed of his intention of marriage 
with Miss Nancy Porter, of Wenham." (Newburyport 
Records.) "Married by Rev. Joseph Swain, April 27, 1790, 
Capt. Edmund Kimball, of Newburyport, and Mrs. Nancy, or 
Anna Porter, of Wenham." (Wenham Records.) He was 
the son of Thomas and ]\Iary Kimball, born in Wenham, 
Nov. 24, 1762; and died there Dec. 10, 1847. On the 
Kimball monument at Wenham, is the following inscription : 
"Anna, wife of Capt. Edmund Kimball, died (Aug. 31, 1795,) 
in her 29th year, at Newburyport, where rest her remains." 
In early life Capt. Kimball was a soldier in the service of his 
country ; in early manhood a shipmaster ; and afterward a 
successful ship owner and merchant of Newburyport. About 
1822, having relinquished business, he returned to Wenham, 
where he lived honored and respected — kind, benevolent and 
just, without pretense or ostentation. Married 2d, Lucy 
Russell Balcli, at Newburyport, Nov. 30, 1796, by Rev. 
Samuel Spring; she died in Wenham, Sept. 24, 1847, aged 
69. Children : 

i. Anne, b. June 14, 1791; m. Dr. Ebenezer^ Alden. of 
Randolph, Apr. 14, 181S: he son of Dr. Ebenezei-^ and 
Sarah (Bass) Alden, of Randolph, born Mar. 17, 1788; 
grad. H. C, 1808; physician in his native town; now 
living in a venerable and respected old age. Mrs. 
Alden died April 14, 1871; her life was a benediction. 
Their children : Ebenezer,^ b. Aug. 10, 1819 ; grad. 
Amherst College, 1839 ; minister at Marshfleld. I\Iary 
Kimball.«^b. April 27, 1822 ; died Aug. 18, 18G0. Edmund 
Kimball,« b. April 11, 1825; grad. Amherst College, 
1844 ; orthodox clergj-man ; now one of the secretaries 
of the American Hoard of Commissioners for Foreign 
Missions. Henry Augustus.^ b. Aug. 8, 182G ; died 



PORTER FAMILIES. 333 

June 9, 1852. Sarah Bass.s b. May 21, 1828. Anne 

Kimball.s b. Aug. 15, 1833 ; died Dec. 28, 1854. 
Edmund, b. Aug. 16, 1793; died Nov. 7, 1873; grad. 

Harvard College, 1814; distinguished as a lawyer; 

friend of Daniel Webster and other men of note. He 

changed the family name to Kemble. He and wife 

Mary, had children: Edward. Edmund. Arthur; 

physician, in Salem; m. Carrie Perkins. Mary B., m. 

Alden Robbins, now of Brooklyn, N. Y. Frank. 

AnneAlden. Walter. Elisabeth R., m. John Robinson, 

of Salem. 
Mary, b. Aug. 8, 1795 ; died in Reading, Aug. 4, 1812, 

much beloved and lamented. 



joh:n portee, appee"dix. 



184 

Jonathan^ Porter, of Jonathan^ Porter, born in JMedford, 
Nov. IS, 1791 ; died there June 11, 1859, aged 67 ; he grad. 
at Harvard College, 1811, first in his class; studied law with 
Hon. Luther Lawrence, (H. C, 1801) of Groton, and Hon. 
Asahel Stearns, (H. C, 1797) of Chelmsford; was admitted 
to the bar in Middlesex county, 1817 ; he opened an office 
first in Medford, then in Boston ; in 1822 he delivered the 
Phi Betta Kappa, at Cambridge. He was an invalid for some 
years previous to his death. He married, July 22, 1823, 
Catharine, dau. of Samuel Gray, of Medford, and had three 
children : one, George Doane," grad. Harvard College, 1851; 
died 1861. 

312 (Page 262.) 

Jonathan^ Porter, of Tylei"^ Porter, born April 28, 1771 ; 
lived in Wenham ; m. Martha, dau. of Dr. William Fairfield ; 
pub. Oct. 14, 1792. Children : 

i. Harriet," b. April 13, 1793. 

ii. John,' b. Oct. 27, 1799; dau. Elisabeth W., m. Tilton; 

and d:ui. Harriet S., m. Dodge. 
iii. Tyler,7 b. Sept. 4, 1802. 
iv. William Fairfield," b. April 18, 1806 ; died in Jack.sonville, 

Florida, Nov. 20, 1878; he was a large owner in real 

estate there. Has a son William Henry.s residing in 

Wisconsin. 



JOHN POETEE. 

.ii. Ij T E la .A. T Z O ZT S .^^TX) -f^ 3D ID I TI O iT S . 



Page 234, No. 24— Abel Gardner, born Sept. 1, 1673. 

Page 234, No. 23— Joseph Putnam, will proved May 25, 1723. 

Page 238, No. 13— Nath.3 Porter, sold land to John Waters. 

Page 245 — Lieut. John Porter, born July 21, 1683. His wile died be- 
fore he moved to Connecticut. His grave-stone now standing 
in the old burying-ground in Ellington, Conn. 

Page 256, No. 90— Died June 10, 1794. 

Page 258, No. 101— Changed location in Ellington, 1747, when he 
moved on to a farm, where he and his father both died. 

Page 259 — Moses^ Porter, died Nov. 7, 1811. 

Page 279, No. 251 — Samuel Porter, lived in Hamilton. 

Page 281, No. 254 — Dudley Porter, Jr., of Gloucester, married Polly 
Austin, of Salem, April 6, 1793, by Rev. Mr. Barnard. 

Page 282, No. 270 — Horace Martin is not a physician. 

Page 285— Sarah,'^ of Asa^ Porter, mar. Hon. Mills Olcott, not Orcutt. 



CHRISTIAN NAMES 

OF 

JOH:sr POETEB'S DESCENDANTS. 



A 

Aaron, 285, 302, 470, 529, 563g. Abel, 226, 276. Abel D., 735. 
Abijah, 435. Abigail. 18, 22c, 49, 135b, 144, 180, 205, 219, 226, 574, 
770. AbbyC, 817. Adeline, 314k. Albeit (i., 749. Allen, 241. 322, 
4.50, 251. Alfred, 538, 561, 538. 961. Alfred Rea, 536. Alicia. 314k. 
Almira, 492. Almira K., 569j. Alraira R., 314i. Alphonso, 291. 
Amy, 373. Andrew, 225, 433. Andrew J., 291. Andrew S., 633. 
Ann, 254. Anna, 12, 30, 58, 75, 81, 95, 132, 163, 213, 220, 229. 250, 
251, 446, 1044. Ann E., 722. Angelina, 830. Anna J., 707. Anna 
S.N 732. Ansley, 783. Apphia. 230, 425. Arteraas, 922. Asa, 82, 
135,211,252,281,291,461. Asahel, 216a. Augusta, 932. AureliaP., 
399. 

B 

Barstow, 314i. Barlow, 314k. Bartholomew, 92. Benjamin, 5, 32, 
37. 56, 79. 90, 112, 120, 168. 194, 222, 222a, 225, 232, 2.59, 291, 294. 306, 
354, 364, 423, 436, 514. 525. Benjamin B., 780. Benjamin F., 569k, 
805, 814, 931. Benjamin J., 313. Benjamin VV., 369, 546. Betsey, 
82, 251, 267, 340, 352, 506, 4o2e. Betsey A., 384. Bial, 261. Billy, 
125, 457. Byron, 515, 927. 

c 

Caroline, 519, 561, 1000. Caroline E., 569, 617, 903. Caroline L., 
1038, 1039. Caroline M., 991. Catharine B., 871. Charles, 254, 588, 
923, 978, 923, 965. Charles A., 569f. Charles C, 569J, 815. Charles 
E., 400. Charles F., 997. Charles H., 568. Charles M., 739. Charles 
ll.,313. Charles Shepherd, 569. Charles W., 875, 901. Chipman. 563a. 
Clarrissa, 543. Clark H., 460d. Clarrissa A., 1003. Clarrissa P., 
314G. Cummings, 314i, 569o. Cutler, 569p. Cynthia, 535, 549, 989. 

D 

Daniel, 106, 141, 177,307. Daniel B., 781. Daniel T.. 334. Daniel 
Rea, 545. Dan. West, 974. David, 103, 134, 272. 314d, 319, 314b. 
661, 569J. David F., 291. David P.. 314i. Dolly. 511. Dolly Ann. 
929. Dorothy. 165. Doric, 980. Dudley, 222a, 251, 254. Dudley G.. 
291. Dudley P., . Dvvight, . Dwight W.. 995, 981. 

43 



838 GENEALOGY. 

E 

Ebenezer, 96, 128, 210, 569f, 265, 313g, 314, 660, 567, 569f, 968. 
Edward, 314b. Edward A., 343. Edward E., 610. Edmund W., 
995a. Edith, 31, 82. fedith A., 788. Ella C, 701. Ella M., 703. 
Eleanor, 63. Eleazer, 17, 45. Eithuan W., 791. Elijah, 51, 345. 
Elijah F., 700. Elisha, 251. Elisha C, 985. Elbridge, 1037. Elisa- 
beth, 23, 36, 74, 102, 109, 162, IKl, 214, 223, 279, 281, 3131, 391, 412, 
474, 771. Elisabeth N., 561, 569k. Elisabeth P., — . Elisabeth S., 
738. Elisabeth W., 732. Elias, 661. Eli, 172. Eliphaz, 569r. 
Eliza, 389, 983. Eliza R.. 641. Eliza N., — . Ellen A., 314i. Ellen 
M., 616. Emerson, 311. Emery, 1026. Emmeline, 992. Emma J., 
900. Emma L., 937. Emma M., 720. Emily, 993, 568. Eunice, 23i, 
275, 668. Ezra, 227, 432. 

F 

Francis, 236. Frank, 557. Frank F.. 732. Frances, 392. Friluces 
M., 728. Frances H., 733. Frederick, 426. Frederick A., 395. 
Frederick W., 732. 

George, 31, 216a, 924, 975. George C, 744. 1041. George E., 703. 
George L., 720. George M., 387. George R., 558a, 741. George T., 
906. George W., 397, 639. 648. Ginger, 26, 31, 70. Gratia A., 743. 

H 

Hannah, 35, 89, 130. 185, 218, 233. 251, 313b, 314e, 314k, 392a, 424, 
429, 441, 467, 562a, 563b. Hannah J., 987. Hannah Hayden. 385, 
724. Hannah ()., 3141. Harriet, 491. Harriet C, 998. Harriet E., 
669G. Harriet J., 569D. Harriet L., 613. Harriet N.. 984. Hazadiah, 
132. Helen A., 730. Helen M., 747. Henry, 358, 527. Henry F., 
736. Henry H., 905. Henry L., 394. Henry M., 569g. Hepsibah, 
19. Hiram H., 569k. Horatio, 940. Horace, 774. Horace B., 291. 
Huldah, 240. 

I 

Ira, 325. Isabella B., 490. Isaac. 257. 362, 434, 801. 827, 1001. 
Isaac A., 473. Isaac F., 787, 1038. Isaiah. 291. Israel, 6, 28, 73, 77, 
204, 235, 802, 810. Israel P., 534. 

J 

Jabez. 61, 188, 367. Jacob, 258. Jacob J., 789. James. 156, 238, 
S39, 392, 423, 444, 469, 517, 571, 775. James B., 569J. James N., 
701. James S., 332. Jerusha, 108, 271. Jemima, 569e. Joanna 
B., 390. Job, 175. Job D., 254. John. 2, 10. 25, 34, 72, 88, 94, 100, 
107, 187, 224, 251, 254, 262, 266, 291, 313d, 314G, 316, 314b, 333. 337, 
366, 386, 427, 456, 460, 507, 562, 569b, 572, 970, 1039. John A., 569f. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 339 

John B., 569j, 569l. John C, 902, 920. John D., 314G, 709. John 
H., 812, 569g. John S., 314e. John W., 720, 725, 964. Jonathan, 8, 
31, 60, 88, 101, 123, 184, 216, 270, 298, 308, 312, 417, 433, 510, 522, 925*, 
Josiah, 82, 424, 782. Joseph, 4, 20, 52, 67, 80, 160, 193, 203, 265a,' 
313h, 314e, 410, 569G, 3l4c. Joseph A., 569g. Joseph C, 566, 790. 
Joseph E., 703. Joseph G., 568. Joseph H., 561, 720. Joseph L., 
459, 569F. Joseph N., 391. Joseph Y., 723. Joshua, 251, 291, 971. 
Judith, 05, 182. Julia, 291, 563d. Julia A., 520, 734. 



K 



Katy W., 370. 



L 

Laura R., 569k. Laura S., 727. Lemuel, 270. Lemuel C, 270, 
460D. Leoda, 701. Leonard G., 569d, 977, 986. Lettice, 274. Lewis, 
359. Levi, 972. Levi A., 569l. Lester W., 703. Lizzie M., 939. 
Lois, 314c. Lorena S., 398. Louisa, 561. Louisa W., 995b. Lucre- 
tia, 569h. Luther C, 876. Lucinda E., 569j. Luther D., 669l. 
Lucy, 114, 287, 291, 292, 314g, 834. Lucy Ann, 979. Lucy E., 496. 
Lucy J., 999. Lydia, 43, 45a, 104, 126, 133, 212, 269,280,289, 304, 
314a, 415, 421, 452, 550, 829. Lydia A., 314i. Lydia C, 314E. 
Lyman, 702. 

M 

Mabel, 559. Margaret, 314b. Maria, 668. Margaret L., 729. 

Maria L., Mark R., 731. Marilda, 270. Martha, 368, 921, 994. 

Martha H., 569F. Martha O., 874. Marshall S., 569l. Matilda, 291, 
777. Matilda W., 963. Mary, 7, 15, 27, 31, 42, 53a, 69, 76, 111, 121, 
135a, 139, 161, 216a, 221, 231, 263, 281, 286, 299, 314l, 329, 342, 356, 
388, 426, 471, 487, 509, 701, 773, 930, 976. Mary A., 561, 612, 828, 873. 
Mary A. A., 807. Mary E., 531, 742, 786, 938, 960. Mary J., 569f. 
Mary M., 291. Mary S., 726. Mary W., 314e. Mehetable, 22, 40, 46, 
256, 290, 300, 309, 559. Mercy, 48. 158, 251. Mellissa, 291. Micaiah, 
171. Moses, 110, 170, 284, 301, 462, 486, 551. 

N 
Nabby, 331. Nancy, 82, 291, 455. Nancy C, 445, 813. Nathan, 
31, 228, 430, 565. Nathan B., 996. Nathan C, 990. Nathaniel, 14, 
47,142,260,265b. Nathaniel IL, 720. Nathaniel P., 1042. Nehemiah, 
39, 127, 313c, 317, 318, 326, 564. 973. Noah, 178, 374. Noah D., 708. 
Norman McLeod, 720, 721. 

O 
Octavia F., 936. Octavius, 555. Oliver, 554. 



340 GENEA.LOGY. 

Page, 3Mb. Pamelia, 475. Pamelia B., 928. Parthenia, 516. 
Parker C, 935. Patty, 328. Paulina. 489, 563e. 778. Paul, 453. 
Patty M., 330. Peter, 239, 440. Persis P., 569j. Phebe, 59, 143. 169. 
189, 242, 360a, 365, 413. Phebe J., 569j. Phebe K., 569k. Phillip 
P., 967. Polly, 361, 371, 414. Pickering P., 314g. Polly, 82, 192, 
323, 314b. Priscilla, 68, 314J. 

Tl 

Rachel C, 818. Ransom N., 704. Rebecca, 313a, 314b, 314h. 360, 
422, 561. 562H, 804. Rebecca A., 611. Rebecca B.. 872. Rebecca C, 
569a, 80'K Rebecca D.. 1('02. Rebecca W.. 314i. Reuben, 268. 
Reuben C, 701. Rhoda B., 808. Richard K., 488. Robert, 569f. 
Robert McKaig, 569f. Robert R., — . Roxana, 238. Royal H., 706. 
Ruins, 217, 420, 526, 772. Ruins K., 313. 485, 493. Rnl'ns P., 569j. 
Rnssel. 933. Russel S., 569k. Russel W., 732. Ruth, 21, 54, 105, 
122, 159, 173, 195, 273, 295, 416, 523. Ruth M., 542. 

S 
Samuel, 3, 13, 33. 44. 91, 93. 129, 135c. 191, 196. 251, 313f, 314k, 
315, 341, 563f. 835. Samuel II., 52><. Samuel W., 393. 740. 746. 
Sarah, 9, 24, 41, 71. 131, 164, 186, 237, 251, 258a, 264, 281, 293, 305, 
313E, 314c, 357, 411, 425, 472,. 532, 562c, 563c, 573, 776, 803, 9^8. 
Sarah B., 806. S.arah C, 569l. 569m, 569n, 870. Sarah J., 291. 
Sarah L., 569j. Sarah M.. 569t. Sarah Rea, 552. Sally, 113. 324, 
328, 443. Savannah C, 569k. Sefh, 57, 179. Silas Lee, 904. Solo- 
mon, 314b. Solomon A., 569J. Solomon C. 569j. Solomon M., . 

Sophronia, 831. Sophia C, 396. Stephen, 335, 524, 512. Susan, 82. 
Susanna, 297. Sylvanus, 556. 

T 

Thomas. 50, 1.54. 167. 3:56, 344, 570. Thomas C. 816, 819. Thomas 
J., 544. Thomas \V., 926. Tisdale, 355. Tobias Lear, 327. Tyler, 
124. 296, 310, 513,521. 

V 

Victoria, 942. Viola, 934. Volumnia, 569s. 

W 

Warren, 537, 902. Warren W., 710. Welles, 569. West, — . 
William, 16,31, 78,174, 183.215, 282,361, 363,383,468,832. Wil- 
liam B., 732. William C, 784. William D.. 369, 720.. William E., 
1036. William II., 618, 720. William H. H., 547, 748! William K., 
313. William L., 390, 569a. William P., 9><2. William Rea, 552. 
William R., 9U7. William W., 5G9j. Willard, 251. 

z 

Zachens, 442. Zerrubbabel, 303. Zechariah, 785. Zipporah, 569i. 



SURNAMES OF PERSONS 

WHO HAVE 

IXTEEMAERIED WITH THE PORTEBS (OF JOHN.) 



A 

Abbot, 184, oto, 542. Adams, 251, 282, 473, 927. Ahearn, 569G. Alden, 1044. 
Alley, 1004. Alleu, 167, 270, 314f, 345, 941. Alexander, 876. Ames, 254, 569m. 
Andrews, 9, 19, 70, 74, 303. Applel^ee, 965. Atwell, 216a. Aspiuwall, 488, 
Ashley, 56. Austin, 254. Averill, 47. Ay res, 470. 

B 

Bacon, 282. Bacbelder, 31, 33, 73, 77, 78, 80, 101, 252, 962. Balier, 313a, 313e. 
Bailey, 135a. Bancroft, 216a. Balch, 1044. Baldwin, 270. Barton, 294, 520. 
Barnard, 314b, 906. Barnes, 433. Barstow, 314i. Barrett, 254, 734. Bartlett, 
2.54. Barker, 292. Barrows, 314k. Bass, 238. Bas^ett, 569b. Beecher, 487, 
489. 491. Beale, 160, 314c. Bean, 256. Bellamy, 135a. Berry, 436. Bickle, 
569r. Bishop, 471. Bixby, 20, 384, 388. Blauchard, 58, 160, 470. Blackman, 
729. Blakeslee, 270. Blaisdell, 937. Bliss, 488, 547. Blakely, 568. Blood, 487. 
Bly, 963. Boardman, 314c, 417. Bodurtha, 397. Bowles, 105. Bowrinot, 817. 
Boies, 251, 45lD. Boweu, 425. Bowers, — . Boyce, — . Bradshaw, 487. 
Brace, 496. Bradstreet, 33, 144, 414. Brawley, 720. Breck, 166. Brickett, 
254. Brooks, 216a. Brown, 31,42, 95,120, 222a, 314b, 314f, 562b, 835, 935. 
938. Browning, 314a. Buel, 473. Burnett, 733. Burnham, 569j, 569k, 1002. 
Buffington,227. Burpee, 1022. Burton, 491, 1015. Burroughs, 104, 487. Burt, 
569l, 569t. Bvram, 514. 

c 

Oallam, 775. Cann, 782. Carlton, 471. Case, 569L. Chandler, 470. Chap- 
man, 509. Chadwick, 110, 111, 297. Chauncy, 558a, 559. Chipman, 127. 
Choate, 281. Christie, 392. Clapp, 488. Clark, 48, 50, 475, 543, 1035. Clemens, 
563c. Clendening, 569,1. Cleves, 260. Cooley,313E. Cooper, 493. Cook, 568. 
Coburn, 325. Cole, 452. Coffin, 487. Cogswell, 703.' Comius, 374. Corning, 
424,426,785. Conner, 818. Copeland, 60. Crane, 730, 744. Crafts, 460. Crans- 
ton, 563b, 566. Crocker, 281, 567, 569. Cross, 135a. Crosby, 425. Cressy, 96. 
Creecy, 96, 526. Culver, 314J. Cummings, 22, 58, 128, 314c, 324, 425. Cue, 42, 
106. Cunningham, 441, 442. Curtis, 56, 238, 442, 1019. Currier, 561. Cushing,571. 

D 

Daggett, 746. Dale, 826. 832. Damon, 216a. Dana, 873, 904. Davis, 328, 573, 
942, 1009. Davenport, 569. Day, 491, 569. Dearborn, 940. Demsey. 1038. 
Denslow, 251. Dickinson, 313e, 736, Dodge, 3, 15, 41, 96, 205, 250, 260, 312, 423, 
435, 488, 561, 569j, 1000. Dorman, 14, 16. 21, 49, 56. Doughty, 569.r. Douglas, 
352. Dow, 336, 572. Driggs, 314b. Dudley, 1013. Durgin, 830. Dustin, 5698. 
Dwinel, 433. Dwight, 488. Dyer, 874. 

E 

Eacbers, 569.J. Edmundson, 314e. Ellis, 788, 870. Emerson, 124, 126, 400. 
Eudicott, 32, 303, 526. Estey, 46. Ewer, 926. 



342 GENEALOGY. 

F 

Farraud, 2S1. Faxon, 75. Felton, 32. Feirn, 336. Fife, 561. Flint, 144, 804. 
Flower, 313d. Fluant, 217. Folsom, 516, 925. Foote, 270. Forbes, 314i. 
Foster, 112, 158. 3I4F. Fowles, 89. French, 159, 905. Fuller, 313f, 314G, 871. 
Fullerton, 364. Fuukhauser, 875. 

Gale, 227. Gallup, 171. Gardner, 7, 24, 135a. Gibbs, 443, 445. Gilchrist, 873, 
Gilbert, 36. Giles, 79. Glasbourne, 569J. Goddard, 492. Goodale, 1004. 
Goodridge, 228. Goss, 398, 399. Gott, 236. Goudy, 784. Gould, 413, 415, 416, 
514, 517, 707, 770, 830. Gray, 722, 928. Grant, 391, 444. Graves, 313H. Green, 
870,569m. Grover,420. Guilford, 9S3. 

H 

Hall, 314F. Hale, 163. Hamilton, rj69J. Hartwell, 410. Harrison, 487. 
Haraden, 720. Hardy, 291. Haskell, 342. Hatch, 1015. Hathorne, 4, 6, 302. 
Hathaway, 3.54, 355. Hawks, 563e. Hay, 222a. Ha>dcn, 60. Hazeltine, 111. 
Heath, 254. Heaton, 569j. Head, 314. Hedge, 493. Hedden, 561. Hewett, 

. Hewins,55. Hewlett, 56;Jg. Herrick, 10, 20, 31, 57, 70, 203. Hills, 60. 

Hicks, 314b, Hickock, 569d, Hoag, 790. Hodges, 167. Homes, 490. Homer, 
490. Hooker, 251, 491, 1028. Hopkins, 314a. Holt, 254, 962, 964. Housley. 387. 
Howe. 13. Hovey, 286, Hoyt, 801. Horton,46(iD. Hutchinson, 70. Hubbard, 
569r. Hurst, 994. Hume, 426. Humphries, 314c. 

I 
Inskip, 1039. 

J 

Jackson. 525. Jacobs 47, Jones, 26, 125, 369, 489. Jennings, 270, 720. 
Jewell, 1017. Johnson, 296, 314l. Josselyu, 801. 

K 

Kay. 284. Kel8ey,870, Keith, 710. Kent, 801, 436. Kendall, 460. Kettle,31,73. 
Kimball, 35, 40, 94', 240, 257, 293, .506, 4.52, 827, 1044. Kinney, 139. Killam, 144. 
King, 285, 313, 728. Knowles, 291, 314l. Kuowlton, 832. 

L 

Lamb, 183, 187. Lambert, 2i>4, 262. Langdon, 548. Larason, 43. Lawrie, 
216a. Lawton, 356. Leach, 26, 223. Lee, 251. Lester, 566. Lewis, 338, 930. 
Livingston, 872. Lockwood, 4S7, 901. Loder, 564. Lord, 1028. Loring, 233. 
Lovejoy, 569L, Low, 110, 121. 340, 342, 349. Lowler, 470. Locke, 215, 424, 425. 
Longfellow, 488. Lummus, 831. Lyner, 736. 

]SI 

McAllister, 386. McKaig, 569F. McKee, 902, McVicker, 873. Mabury, 291. 
Manning, 132, 313b. Mansur, 475. Mason, 704. May, 777. Martin, 270. 
Marsh, 122, Markman, 873. Marks, 193. Mattocks, 874. Matthews, 314E. 
Muynard, 445. Mecam, 307. Merrill, 525. 822. Merriam, 700, Mellen, 270, 425. 
Meidrum, 823. Miller, 394, 396. Milliken, 744. Moore, 921. Morse, 515. 
Moses, 789. Moulton, 453, 828. Mummert, 701. Munroe, 215. 

N 

Nash, 159, 487. Nichol, 873. Nichols, 254. Neff, 270, 701. Newbegin, 524. 
Norcross, 1000. Nightingale, 492. Norman, 473. Noyes, 254, 487. Nurse, 90, 
234, 444. Niles, 808. 



PORTER FAMILIES. 343 

o 

Olcott, 281. Orrasby, 135a. Osborne, 90, 225. Osgood, 472, 525. 

Packer, 135a. Parish, 569 j. Patch, 251, 1042. Patrick, 3140. Page, 142, 237. 
Payne, 374. Peabody, 141, 300, 826. 832. Pease, 746. Perley, 229, 1017. Perry, 
781, 783. Perkins, 33, 314g, 569i, 832, 834, 1044. Peck, 251. Phelps, 302. 
Phinney, 564. Phillips, 3G0, 492, 560. Pilsbury, 817. Plngree, 139. Plummer, 
314c, 314G, 824. Pollard, 562c. Potter, 362. Prescott, 791. Prince, 817. Proc- 
tor, 32, 122, 227. Poor, 519, 523. Porter, 563a. Purdy, 569j. Putnam, 23, 28, 
34, 76, 135, 135a, 203, 411, 417, 1020. 

Ramsdell,338. Randolph, 723. Rawson, 425. Raymond, 217, 135a, 780, 786, 
787. Ray, (Rea,) 122, 120, 123, 392, 414, 490, 870. Reed, 353, 776, 936. Reeves, 
425. Roach, 701. Robinson, 317, 507, b74, 1044. Robbing, 1044. Rodney, 569g. 
Ross, 522. Rice, 569p. Ricker, 1011. Richards, 393. Ripley, 570. Ritter, 
703. Rogers, 123. Runnels, 525. Ruggles, 393. Russel, 111. 

s 

Saflford, 135a. Saunders, 569j. Sargent, 294. Sawyer, 314a. Saylor. 390. 
Savage, 493, Scott, 135a, 563f. Seavey, 516, 870. Shepard, 906. Shaw, 309. 
Shedd, 492. Sherman, — . Sherwin, 112, 290. Sinionds, 1000. Sil.sby, 732. 
Skinner, 270. Skene, c69o. Skidmore, 547. Smith, 39, 135a, 178, 235, 242, 251, 
814J, 563a, 569e, 569a. Smyth, 487, 835. Southwick, 558a. Spear, 161. Spiller, 
1008. Steele, 314e. Stearns, 733. Stout, 270. Stephens, 701, 778. Stuart, 389. 
Stockbridge, 160. Symonds, 18, 1018. 

T 

Taft, 934. Tallman, 569j. Tallmadge, 568. Tarbox, 42, 453. Tardy, 313c. 
Taylor, 565, 771. Thayer, 58, 160, 395. Thompson, 281. Thomas, 366, 425. 
Tisdale, 166, 358. Tilton, 469. Tileston, 254. Tobey, 355, 561. Topliff, 387. 
Towne, 52, 141, 291, 1020. Trask, 1000. Tuck, 251. Tyler, 37, 38, 492. 

XJ 

Upton, 390. 

V 

Van Anden,270. Valentine, 357. Vernum,279,289. Verote,314B. Vinto,773. 

"Wads worth, 61, Wallace, 12, 468. Waldron,251. "Ward, 488. Warner, 562a, 
569H. Walker, 314a, 368. Washburn, 490. Wattles, 558a. Waters, 47. 
Waterman, 82. Weaver, 135a. Webster, 329, 876. Webber, 251, 1015. Welch, 
525, 1015. Webb, 234. Weatherbee, 177. Wells, 313e, 314c, 433, 569, 735. 
West. 564. Weston, 929. Whartt, 154. Wheeler, .391, 392. Whittier, 511, 512, 
513. White, 122, 159, 314h, 829. Whitcomb, 162. Whitmarsh, 135a. Whitniore, 
739. Whitney, 386. Whiting, — . Wilkinson, 742. Wilson, 703, 738, 994a, 
1037. Whipple, 251. Williams, 385, 1038. Willard, 143. Willobee, 270. 
Woodbury, 3, 125, 261, 734, 1025. Wyckoff, 701. 

Y 

Young, 270. Yeaton, 832. 



FINALLY, 

The printing of this book having been unavoidably delayed, 
I have been able to add over one hundred pages more than I 
originally intended. 

I shall be grateful to any one to whom it may come, for 
corrections and additions, that a possible new edition may be 
more correct. Considering the variety of hand-writing in 
the multitude of letters I have received, it may not be thought 
strange if there are many errors herein. 

For assistance in the preparation of this book, I am much, 
indebted to Mrs. Samuel Lunt, of Freeport, Me. ; Miss Julia 
Henrietta Miller, of Middleborough ; Perley Derby, Esquire, 
of Salem ; Wellington Pool, Esquire, of Wenham ; Rev. 
Alfred Porter Putnam, D. D., of Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Henry 
Porter Andrews, of New York city, and many others. Few 
of the letters 1 have written for information remain unan- 
swered. The town clerks of Danvers, Beverly and Ipswich 
could not be induced by any promises to give me any copies 
of records of those towns ; they had a right not to be bored, 
and exercised it. 

The price of this book will be three dollars per copy, post- 
age included. 

JOSEPH W. PORTER. 

Burlington, Me., Dec. 25, 1878. 



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