John Porter is my great-great grandfather. One of his sons (William Pitt) and 2 of his daughters, Carrie and Agnes moved to East Jordan, Mi. on the south end of Lake Charlevoix, in the late 1800's and with an uncle whose surname was Glenn, they became very involved in the lumbering business. His son, WP, married a Jamison from Butler Co. Pa and they had 6 children. Mary, John, Howard, Flora, Esther and Donald. The Porter family has now been in the East Jordan area for seven generations. WP and his wife, Harriet were charter members of the Presbyterian Church in East Jordan.