Dr. Stark P. Porter MD

Brief Life History of Stark P.

When Dr. Stark P. Porter MD was born on 17 October 1824, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Elisha Palmer Porter, was 42 and his mother, Holly Cooper, was 42. He married Martha A. R. Griffin in Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Goliad, Texas, United States in 1860. His occupation is listed as sheriff in Goliad, Texas, United States. He died on 18 March 1865, in Gonzales, Texas, United States, at the age of 40.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Stark P.? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Dr. Stark P. Porter MD
1824–1865
Martha A. R. Griffin
1832–1911
Marriage:
Permelia Porter
1848–1849
David C. Porter
1850–1889
William Steele Porter
1852–1905
Lake Newell Porter
1854–1945
Richard Anthonyn Filmore Porter
1856–1892
Nancy T Porter
1858–
Porter
1859–
Sam Houston Porter
1861–1914
Annie Blanche Porter
1864–1892

Sources (3)

  • Stark Porter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Starks Porter in entry for Lake Newell Porter, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • S P Porter, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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.

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.