Dr Joshua Porter Jr

1 May 1760–26 October 1831 (Age 71)
Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Joshua

When Dr Joshua Porter Jr was born on 1 May 1760, in Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Joshua Porter, was 29 and his mother, Abigail Buell, was 26. He married Hannah Fellows in 1783, in Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 26 October 1831, in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, United States.

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Dr Joshua Porter Jr
Hannah Fellows
Marriage: 1783
Augusta Porter
Minerva Porter
Frederick Augustus Porter
John F. Porter

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  • Marriage
    1783Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Children


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    Age 16
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 16
    New York is the 11th state.
    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 21
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    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 and Older Scots porter(e), port(o)ur ‘doorkeeper, gatekeeper’ (Anglo-Norman French port(i)er, portur, Latin portarius). 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. The name has been established in Ireland since the 13th century. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, for example German Pförtner (see Fortner ) and Poertner .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 Middle English port(o)ur, porter ‘porter, carrier of burdens’ (Anglo-Norman French portur, porteo(u)r).Dutch: variant, mostly Americanized, of Poorter, status name for a freeman (burgher) of a town, Middle Dutch portere, modern Dutch poorter. Compare De Porter .

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Joshua Porter, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Dr. Joshua Porter, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Joshua in entry for Hannah Porter, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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