John President Porter Sr

28 July 1818–28 May 1895 (Age 76)
Plymouth, Chenango, New York, United States

The Life Summary of John President

When John President Porter Sr was born on 28 July 1818, in Plymouth, Chenango, New York, United States, his father, Sanford Porter Sr., was 28 and his mother, Nancy Arreta Warriner, was 27. He married Nancy Rich on 5 February 1843, in Charleston, Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States in 1860. In 1880, at the age of 62, his occupation is listed as farmer in Porterville, Morgan, Utah, United States. He died on 28 May 1895, in Porterville, Morgan, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Porterville Cemetery, Porterville, Morgan, Utah, United States.

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John President Porter Sr
Nancy Rich
Marriage: 5 February 1843
Joseph Rich Porter
Sanford Colson Porter
Eliza Porter
John President Porter Jr
Nancy Rebecca Porter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 February 1843Charleston, Lee, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    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. 
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 21
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

    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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    John Preident Porter Jr.

    LIFE HISTORY OF JOHN PRESIDENT PORTER Jr. Written by Mary Winnie Porter Page, a granddaughter of John President and Amy Zenora. John President Porter Sr. was born 28 July 1818 in Plymouth, Oneida Coun …

    Sources (47)

    • Jno Porter, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Porter in entry for Sarah Porter White, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • John P Porter, "United States Census, 1850"

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