George A Porter

about 1846–
Grayson, Virginia, United States

The Life of George A

When George A Porter was born about 1846, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, his father, William Perry Porter, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Elizabeth Bedwell, was 43. He married Elizabeth Trent on 24 October 1869, in Alleghany, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Elk Creek, Grayson, Virginia, United States for about 20 years.

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George A Porter
Elizabeth Trent
Marriage: 24 October 1869
Perley Porter
Hamilton DeWitt "Ham" Porter
William M Porter
Milton Porter
Cubert G Porter
Leota Porter
Marrion H Porter
Cleo M Porter
Eugene Porter

Spouse and Children

24 October 1869
Alleghany, North Carolina, United States



    Hamilton DeWitt "Ham" Porter


    William M Porter


    Milton Porter


    Cubert G Porter


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 1

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 35

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

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

Sources (3)

  • George A Porter in household of William Porter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Geo A Porter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George A Porter, "United States Census, 1900"

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