Margery Porter

Female1826–21 August 1879

Brief Life History of Margery

When Margery Porter was born in 1826, in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Porter, was 40 and her mother, Mary J. Wilson, was 37. She married John Barr on 9 November 1851, in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Jackson Township, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. She died on 21 August 1879, at the age of 53, and was buried in McAlevys Fort, Jackson Township, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Barr
Margery Porter
Marriage: 9 November 1851
William Porter Barr
Margaret S Barr
Mary Ella Barr
Anna N Barr
Christiana Barr
Sarah T Barr
John N Barr
Archie B. Barr
Millie Barr

Sources (9)

  • Marjery Barr in household of John Barr, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margery Porter Barr, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jane Porter in entry for John F. Thompson and Sarah T. Barr, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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  • Marriage
    9 November 1851Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (7)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 4

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 4

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


    Age 20

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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