David Porter

2 April 1753–1827 (Age 73)
Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of David

When David Porter was born on 2 April 1753, in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Abner Reed Porter, was 34 and his mother, Jane Chessman, was 32. He married Lydia Hammon on 21 June 1777. He died in 1827, at the age of 74.

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David Porter
1753–1827
Lydia Hammon
1755–
Marriage: 21 June 1777

Spouse and Children

    Male1753–1827Male

    Lydia Hammon

    Female1755–Female

MARRIAGE
21 June 1777
Braintree,, Ma, Usa

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(10)

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 23

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 23

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 41

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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 (2)

  • David Porter, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • David Porter, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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