Fidella Porter

20 February 1836–11 January 1913 (Age 76)
Troy, Perry, Indiana, United States

The Life of Fidella

When Fidella Porter was born on 20 February 1836, in Troy, Perry, Indiana, United States, her father, Felix Walker Porter, was 21 and her mother, Nancy McKim, was 20. She married Charles John Sanders on 22 February 1857. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 2 Centertown, Ohio, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Rosine, Ohio, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 11 January 1913, in Select, Ohio, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Baizetown, Ohio, Kentucky, United States.

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Charles John Sanders
Fidella Porter
Marriage: 22 February 1857
Clarence Sanders
Sarah Sanders
Mary Sanders
Charles John Sanders
George Sanders
Thomas Sanders
Caroline "Caddie" Sanders
Fannie Sanders

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22 February 1857
Troy, Indiana


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World Events (8)


Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 10

Historical Boundaries - 1846: Ohio, Kentucky, United States

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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 (3)

  • Fedelia Porter in household of Felix W Porter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Fedella Sanders in household of Charles Sanders, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Fedelia Sanders in household of Charles Sanders, "United States Census, 1880"

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