Prudence Hills

8 February 1797–about 1857 (Age 59)
Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Prudence

When Prudence Hills was born on 8 February 1797, in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Moses Hills, was 29 and her mother, Mary Belding, was 24. She married Reuben Porter on 5 April 1824, in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States in 1850 and District 1, Spencer, Kentucky, United States in 1860. She died about 1857, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Porter
Prudence Hills
Marriage: 5 April 1824
Charles Lovell Porter
Ellen Maria Porter
Sumner Williams Porter
Sumner Williams Porter
Elisha Hills Porter
Mary B. Porter
Alfred Porter

Spouse and Children

    Reuben Porter



5 April 1824
Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States


    Charles Lovell Porter


    Ellen Maria Porter


    Sumner Williams Porter


    Sumner Williams Porter


    Elisha Hills Porter


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

Age 4

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.
1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 21

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

Name Meaning

English (southeastern):1. variant of Hill 1. 2. patronymic from Hill 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Prudence Porter in household of Reuben Porter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Porter in household of Reuben Porter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Prudence in entry for Charles Lovell Porter, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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