Porter Sargent

Male26 January 1801–5 June 1873

Brief Life History of Porter

When Porter Sargent was born on 26 January 1801, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ichabod Barnard Sargent, was 34 and his mother, Ruth Patten, was 32. He married Emma Cordelia Strong in 1842, in Rock Island, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Carroll, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Savanna, Carroll, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 June 1873, at the age of 72, and was buried in Savanna, Carroll, Illinois, United States.

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Porter Sargent
Emma Cordelia Strong
Marriage: 1842
George M. King
Cyrus King
Mary A Sargent
Thomas Porter Sargent

Sources (8)

  • Porter Sargent, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Porter Sargent, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Porter Sargent, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    1842Rock Island, Illinois, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


    Age 17

    Illinois is the 21st state.

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 19

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    Name Meaning

    English: status or occupational name from Middle English sergeaunt ‘servant’ (Old French sergent, serjant). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed a number of more specialized meanings in the medieval period, including ‘tenant by military service below the rank of knight’. It was also used for a variety of administrative and legal offices, which may have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century. Compare Sergent .

    History: William Sargent (1624–1717) came to Gloucester, MA, from Devon, England before 1678. Many of his descendants distinguished themselves in the civil and military affairs of the colonies and some in literary or artistic paths, notably the portrait painter John Singer Sargent (1856–1925).

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

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