Delilah Tevis Porter

25 February 1814–15 March 1837 (Age 23)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Delilah Tevis

When Delilah Tevis Porter was born on 25 February 1814, in Virginia, United States, her father, John Porter, was 27 and her mother, Nancy Agnes Bratton, was 26. She married James Shanklin on 6 June 1831, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 15 March 1837, at the age of 23, and was buried in Mace, Walnut Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Shanklin
Delilah Tevis Porter
Marriage: 6 June 1831
John Moreland Shanklin
Nancy Ann Shanklin

Spouse and Children

6 June 1831
Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Rebecca Ann H. Porter




    Joshua Adam Porter


    Margaret Bratton Porter


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Indiana is the 19th state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 7

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, castle, or monastery, from Middle English porter ‘doorkeeper’, ‘gatekeeper’ (Old French portier). The office often came with accommodation, lands, and other privileges for the bearer, and in some cases was hereditary, especially in the case of a royal castle. As an American surname, this has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other European languages, for example German Pförtner ( see Fortner ) and North German Poertner .2 English: occupational name for a man who carried loads for a living, especially one who used his own muscle power rather than a beast of burden or a wheeled vehicle. This sense is from Old French porteo(u)r (Late Latin portator, from portare ‘to carry or convey’).3 Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch portere ‘doorkeeper’. Compare 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Delilah C Porter in entry for M James Shanklin, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Delilah T. Porter in entry for James Shanklin, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Delilah Porter in entry for James Shanklin, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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