Israel Hawthorne Porter

4 April 1683–18 March 1760 (Age 76)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Israel Hawthorne

When Israel Hawthorne Porter was born on 4 April 1683, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Capt. Israel Porter, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Hathorne, was 33. He married Sarah Putnam on 12 September 1706, in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 18 March 1760, at the age of 76.

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Israel Hawthorne Porter
Sarah Putnam
Marriage: 12 September 1706
Ginger Porter
Sarah Porter
John Porter
Israel Putnam Porter
Elizabeth Putnam Porter
Anna Porter
Mary Porter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 September 1706Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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    World Events (3)

    1692 · Salem Witch Trials
    Age 9
    In 1692, the Salem Witch Trials began when Betty Parris fell sick with an unknown illness. Her cousin Abigail William claimed that she was being made sick because of witchcraft. As other strange events began to happen more of the young ladies in the town started accussing more people. These people mainly consisted of people the young ladies did not like. By the time the hysteria ended over 200 people were accussed of being witches. Nineteen men and women were found guilty and hung.
    1727 · Crowninshield-Bentley House Built
    Age 44
    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 77
    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.

    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 (27)

    • Israel Porter in entry for Israell Porter, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Isarel Porker, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Israell Porter, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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