Porter Dexter Parkhurst

15 March 1824–18 September 1883 (Age 59)
Mansfield, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Porter Dexter

When Porter Dexter Parkhurst was born on 15 March 1824, in Mansfield, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Dexter Parkhurst, was 26 and his mother, Miriam Spear, was 22. He married Sarah D. Pinkham on 5 June 1849, in Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Erwins, Erwin, Steuben, New York, United States in 1875 and Erwin, Steuben, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 18 September 1883, in Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 59.

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Porter Dexter Parkhurst
Sarah D. Pinkham
Marriage: 5 June 1849

Spouse and Children

5 June 1849
Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Miriam Spear




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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 3

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Parkhurst, for example in Sussex, Surrey, and Hampshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • P D Parkhurst, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Porter D Parkhurst, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Porter Parkhurst, "New York, State Census, 1875"

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