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Robert Porter m.Elizabeth Allen, 1836, Coles County, IL

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Re: Robert Porter m.Elizabeth Allen, 1836, Coles County, IL

Posted: 5 Aug 2001 12:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 Oct 2003 12:13PM GMT
Surnames: Giger, Porter
Rob,

Melissa Ann (Giger) Porter was a member of my family

You provided me with a lovely morning tracking down Josephus Porter and his family.

They had two children, one of whom survived. The entire family, including Melissa, is buried in Augusta Cemetery, St. Jacob Township, Madison County, Illinois.

Josephus Porter applied for an invalid's Civil War pension on November 7, 1882.
Melissa Porter applied for a widow's pension March 21, 1921.

The most interesting thing I found is that Melissa Ann (Giger) Porter died in Alameda County, California at age 89 in 1947. I wonder who sent her body back to Illinois for burial since both her husband and son died before she did?

I do not know if John William Porter married, but he is listed on the gravestone with his parents.

In a nutshell, the family looks like this:

Descendants of Josephus Porter


1 Josephus Porter b: May 21, 1837 in Illinois d: 1921 in Augusta Cemetery, St. Jacob Township, Madison County, Illinois
. +Melissa Ann Giger b: November 02, 1857 in Marinetown, Madison County, Illinois m: January 06, 1876 in Madison County, Illinois d: May 23, 1947 in Alameda County, California
.... 2 John William Porter b: February 28, 1878 in Madison County, Illinois d: 1945 in Augusta Cemetery, St. Jacob Township, Madison County, Illinois
.... 2 ? Porter b: Unknown d: Unknown in Augusta Cemetery, St. Jacob Township, Madison County, Illinois

Maggie Kyger Miller
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Rob Porter 5 Apr 2001 10:50PM GMT 
Tammy 22 May 2001 9:19AM GMT 
MaggieKyger_m... 5 Aug 2001 6:34PM GMT 
Rob 8 Aug 2001 4:10AM GMT 
MaggieKyger_m... 8 Aug 2001 5:10PM GMT 
Maggie Kyger Miller 25 Aug 2003 7:59PM GMT 
DebraAnderson... 10 Apr 2005 6:41PM GMT 
jingers5031 11 Apr 2005 9:33AM GMT 
Debra 11 Apr 2005 4:09PM GMT 
judykorte61 20 Oct 2012 12:03AM GMT 
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