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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Family Time Line

George A Porter
1846–
Elizabeth Trent
1850–
Marriage: 24 October 1869
Perley Porter
1871–
Hamilton DeWitt "Ham" Porter
1874–1926
William M Porter
1874–1927
Milton Porter
1875–
Cubert G Porter
1877–
Leota Porter
1880–
Marrion H Porter
1885–
Cleo M Porter
1889–
Eugene Porter
1894–1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 October 1869
Alleghany, North Carolina, United States
children

(9)

    Female1871–Female

    Hamilton DeWitt "Ham" Porter

    Male1874–1926Male

    William M Porter

    Male1874–1927Male

    Milton Porter

    Male1875–Male

    Cubert G Porter

    Male1877–Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

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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