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Posted: 6 Oct 2012 4:43PM GMT
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b. 1786 - Isle of Mull, Scotland, d. 11 Sep 1869- 83 yrs., m. Matilda McNaugton 

Capt. James Porter came to this country from Northern Ireland with his father, Carlisle Porter when he was 12 years old (1798) to visit friends who settled in "Old Derry" near Harrisburg, PA by the name of Moorehead.  His father was called back to Ireland on business and left James Porter with the Mooreheads.  His father was never heard from after that.  The Mooreheads raised him.

His father left an estate.

He married Matilda McNaughton in PA. 

James Porter came across the country in a covered wagon with 9 children (I think) and he was a widower. 

One of his lovely daughters was Aunt Pricilla.  I did not know any of the others.  Her daughters were Cousin Effie (She was Mama's choicest friend -- they were the same age). Her husband was Colby Davies.  Cousin Annie was another daughter of James Porter, here daughter was Bonnie.  Annie married Harvey Reece.  Cousin Fan was married to a Mr. Howard.

Matilda McNaughton Porter was buried in the Old Derry Church cemetery near Harrisburg, PA 

Source:  Family Bible of Aunt Tillie McLain and Shaffer Family Bible, copied 20 Jan 1951.

James Porter's Residence in 1813 Dauphin, Pennsylvania according to Notes and queries: historical, biographical and genealogical, chiefly relating to interior Pennsylvania, 1st-2d ser., v 102. Residence in 1860 Urbana, Campaign, Ohio USA. Died 11 Sep 1869 in Union Twp., Campaign, Ohio USA

Wife: Matilda McNaughton b 1791 d 03 Jun 1836 Hershey, Dauphin, Pennsylvania and is buried in Old Derry Church Cemetery.

Children: Annie Porter, Caroline Porter, Elizabeth Porter, Harriet Porter, James Porter, Newton Porter, Priscilla Porter, William Porter and Martha Ann Porter 1822-1907.

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