Joseph Porter

11 December 1846–12 December 1846
Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Porter was born on 11 December 1846, in Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, his father, Chauncy Warriner Porter, was 34 and his mother, Amy Sumner, was 31. He died on 12 December 1846, in his hometown, at the age of 0, and was buried in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.

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Chauncy Warriner Porter
Amy Sumner
Alma Porter
Malinda Ann Porter
William Porter
Sarah Angeline Porter
Nancy Aretta Porter
Hyrum Smith Porter
Benjamin Porter
Joseph Porter

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Name Meaning

(1997: 55056;2007: 117920; 2010: 163054)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).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Amy Sumner Porter

I am Amy Sumner and was born in Ohio. I first heard of the Mormons in 1831 when I was 16 years old. That year my older brother came to visit with a former neighbor, Sanford Porter. They were recent …

Sources (7)

  • Benjamin Porter, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joseph Porter, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joseph Porter, Twin, 'Geni World Family Tree' on MyHeritage

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