I am looking for information on the father/ancestors of Patrick Porter. Patrick was born 11 Mar 1806 in PA. My earliest positive record for him is his marriage to Bitha Smith, 5 Nov. 1829, Fayette Co. IN. She was b. abt 1814 in NY. Their children were: Hugh, b. 1836, Lewis b. 1839, and Mary b. 1844. He is listed in the 1830 IN census in Fayette City. There is another young man about Patrick's age living in the household. I believe this is his brother James, born 1804 in PA.
Patrick moved to Henderson Co, ILL c. 1835. He bought land close to Lomax, IL and died in nearby Dallas City , Hancock Co, IL on 22, Sept 1870. Patrick married a second wife 13 Sept 1857. Her name was Mary Haskenson, b. in KY.
Patrick and Birtha's son, Lewis, married Margaret French who was b. 1848, Hodgenville, KY. Their children were: Charles b. 1867, William b. 1869, Samuel b. 1872, Lewis Washington b. 1873, Joseph b. 1875, John b. 1876, Margaret b. 1878, James b. 1880, and Elizabeth b. 1870.
Patrick's brother, James, proabably moved to Hancock Co, IL abt 1835. He is listed in the 1840 - 1870 census for Hancock Co. IL. He married Mary Dixon Buchanan, in Fayette Co. IN, 16 June 1831. His children were James Jr b. abt 1837, George b. abt 1839, Wesley b. abt 1843, Maria b. abt 1845, Franklin b. abt 1848.
The LDS Ancestral file lists a Silas Porter as Patrick and James father. I suspect that this is incorrect but Silas may have been a relative of Patrick and James. Silas is listed in the 1830 census in Fayette Co. IN census and in Hancock Co. IN in 1850. He was born abt 1784, and married Nancy Buchanan in 1805, in Woodford KY. Their children were
Susanna b. 1805, Melissa b. 1807, Andrew J b. 1808, William Harrison b. 1808, Eliza b. 1810, John A. b. 1813, Andrew Jackson b. 1820, and Nancy J. b. 1821.
There is also a Hugh Porter in the Fayette co IN tax rolls for 1829. And a Hugh Porter in Hancock co, IN, Sugarcreek twp in 1830 census. He may have been related to Patrick and James. This Hugh Porter was proabably born abt 1775 - 1880.
Next door to Patrick Porter in the 1830 Fayette City, Fayette Co, IN census is a Samuel Porter. He may be related to Patrick and James. I believe he is the Samuel Porter b. 20 May 1810 in Bath Co., VA. son of Robert Peter Porter and Margaret McDanald. This is a line of Porters that descended from Peter Porter of MD, b.1605. Samuel married Jerisha Crawford in Fayette Co IN, 21 May 1829.
I would be very interested in any information on any of the above. Thank you so much for your interest. Sue Ellen Porter PO Box 60155, Sunnyvale, CA 94088-0155, Phone 408-735-7507. Email firstname.lastname@example.org