Delilah Tevis Porter

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

The Life Summary 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
1807–1873
Delilah Tevis Porter
1814–1837
Marriage: 6 June 1831
John Moreland Shanklin
1832–1867
Nancy Ann Shanklin
1834–1868

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 June 1831Indiana, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1816
    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

    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 and Older Scots porter(e), port(o)ur ‘doorkeeper, gatekeeper’ (Anglo-Norman French port(i)er, portur, Latin portarius). 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. The name has been established in Ireland since the 13th century. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, for example German Pförtner (see Fortner ) and Poertner .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 Middle English port(o)ur, porter ‘porter, carrier of burdens’ (Anglo-Norman French portur, porteo(u)r).Dutch: variant, mostly Americanized, of Poorter, status name for a freeman (burgher) of a town, Middle Dutch portere, modern Dutch poorter. Compare De Porter .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Porterfield
    Sluiter
    Port
    Fortner
    Portmann
    Portier

    Sources (6)

    • Delila Porter in entry for James Shanklin, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
    • Delilah Tevis Porter Shanklin, "Find A Grave Index"

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