James Porter

25 December 1794–5 June 1858 (Age 63)
Prince Edward, Virginia, United States

The Life of James

When James Porter was born on 25 December 1794, in Prince Edward, Virginia, United States, his father, Captain Francis Marion Porter, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Carson, was 28. He married Barbara Pence on 16 December 1819, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 5 June 1858, in Rochester Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Rochester Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Porter
1794–1858
Barbara Pence
1795–1839
Marriage: 16 December 1819
Susan Frances Porter
1815–1888
Hiram M. Porter
1820–1895
Barbara Emeline Porter
1824–1890
Ellen Porter
1825–
Adam Porter
1830–
Francis Marion Porter
1832–1911
Mary Jane Porter Copeland
1834–
Fanny Porter
1836–
James C. Porter
1838–
Benjamin Franklin Porter
1839–1908

Spouse and Children

    Male1794–1858Male

    Barbara Pence

    Female1795–1839Female

MARRIAGE
16 December 1819
Shelby, Kentucky, United States
children

(10)

    Susan Frances Porter

    Female1815–1888Female

    Hiram M. Porter

    Male1820–1895Male

    Barbara Emeline Porter

    Female1824–1890Female

    Ellen Porter

    Female1825–Female

    Adam Porter

    Male1830–Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

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.
1803

Age 9

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 18

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Port, port, haven, town, city, gate of a town, and er, a personal suffix, meaning a gatekeeper

Sources (3)

  • James Porter, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • James Porter, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • James Porter, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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