Starks Porter

Male1818–January 1858

Brief Life History of Starks

When Starks Porter was born in 1818, in Union, South Carolina, United States, his father, Elisha Palmer Porter, was 36 and his mother, Holly Cooper, was 36. He had at least 6 sons and 2 daughters with Sarah Ann Bevill. He lived in Shelby, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Shelby, Shelby, Alabama, United States in 1850. He died in January 1858, in Franklin, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 40.

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Starks Porter
Sarah Ann Bevill
Hezekiah Porter
Rowdon R O Porter
Lucinda Mae Porter
Ibzan Porter
Starks Porter
Mary E Porter
John Baxter Porter
David Porter

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  • Starks Porter, "United States Census, 1850"

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Children (8)

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World Events (6)


Age 0

Historical Boundaries: 1818: Shelby, Alabama Territory, United States 1819: Shelby, Alabama, United States

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

Age 11

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.

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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