Letitia Porter

25 December 1780–7 February 1867 (Age 86)
Portsea St Mary, Portsea, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Letitia

Letitia Porter was born on 25 December 1780, in Portsea St Mary, Portsea, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. She married Christopher Lockyer on 6 July 1807, in Portsea, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Scott Township, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Campbell Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died on 7 February 1867, in Warrick, Indiana, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Chandler, Ohio Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States.

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Christopher Lockyer
Letitia Porter
Marriage: 6 July 1807
Mary Ann Lockyer
Mary Ann Lockyer
Christopher Lockyear
John Lockyer
George Lockyear
William Lockyear

Spouse and Children

6 July 1807
Portsea, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom



    Mary Ann Lockyer


    Christopher Lockyear


    John Lockyer


    George Lockyear


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 21

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 23

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 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 porter ‘doorkeeper’, ‘gatekeeper’ (Old French portier). 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. As an American surname, this has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other European languages, for example German Pförtner ( see Fortner ) and North German Poertner .2 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 Old French porteo(u)r (Late Latin portator, from portare ‘to carry or convey’).3 Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch portere ‘doorkeeper’. Compare 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Letitia Trusler in household of William P Taylor, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lettitia Fusler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Letitia Lockyer in entry for George Lockyer, "England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980"

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