Anna Porter

4 September 1722–12 June 1763 (Age 40)
Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Anna

When Anna Porter was born on 4 September 1722, in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Israel Hawthorne Porter, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Putnam, was 36. She married Peter Clark on 22 October 1741, in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 12 June 1763, in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Elm Street Cemetery, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Peter Clark
Anna Porter
Marriage: 22 October 1741
Peter Clark
John Clarke
John Clark
Deborah Clark

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 October 1741Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (3)

    1727 · Crowninshield-Bentley House Built
    Age 5
    The Crowninshield-Bentley house was built in 1727 by ship captain John Caspar Crowninshield. His family occupied the house for generations until it was taken over by Revend Bentley.
    1760 · Salem Social Library Organized
    Age 38
    The Salem Social Library was organized on May 20, 1761. It was a privately funded library in Salem, Massachusetts. Most of the volumes in the library were gifts from people.
    1762 · Derby Wharf
    Age 40
    Derby Wharf was built by the Derby family 1762. It is the longest Wharf in Salem stretching to half- mile in length.

    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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    Sources (16)

    • Anna Porter, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Anna Poerter, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Anna Porter, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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