You may find my information helpful as many of my ancestors settled in MA, NH, NY areas. My earliest ancestor found is John Porter of Dorset, England who settled in Hingham, Mass. Here's what I have so far: Forgive me for any incomplete names and dates:
John Porter (b.1591-d. Sept. 6, 1676) born in Dorset (Dorchester), England came to U.S. in 1635 to settle in Hingham, Mass. He sailed in the ship â€œSusan and Ellenâ€ with his wife Mary, March 20, 1635 from Weymouth, England. He was granted a house lot Sept. 1, 1637 in Hingham, MA on what was later East Street. They moved in 1646 to Salem Village, Mass. (now Danvers) The house lot in Hingham was probably one of the original thirty lots for homes, close together for protection from the Indians and not far from the Old Meeting House, and here he probably built his first dwelling on this side of the ocean. John Porter of Dorset may have been a brother of Richard Porter, who settled in Weymouth, MA in 1635.
John and Mary Porter had 8 children:
Son1: John b. 1635 died at age 16, was a mariner.
Son2: Samuel (b.1637-d. Dec. 2, 1660-61) m. Hannah Dodge.
They only had one son - John Porter b. 1658.
Samuel testified in Salem Witch Trials, I believe he
died at sea near Barbados.
Son3: Joseph b. 1638 m. Jan. 27, 1664 Anne or Anna Hathorne. Records indicate Joseph and Anna had at least 5 daughters and 4 sons born in Essex County, Mass.
Son1: Joseph b. Oct. 23, 1665
Son2: Samuell b. 4: 6m:1669.
Son3: Nathaniel b. Mar. 8, 1670-1.
Son4: William b. 30: 6m: 1674.
Daughter1: Anna b. Sept. 5, 1667
Daughter2: Mary b. 18: 10m: 1672
Daughter3: Abigall (twin) b. May 23, 1676
Daughter4: Eleazer (twin) b. May 23, 1676
Daughter5: Hipseba b. 11: 2m: 1678; m. Joseph
Andrews of Boxford, June 7, 1711.
Son4: Benjamin b. 1639 died at age 83, unmarried.
Daughter1: Mary b.1645 m. Lieut. Thomas Gardner
Son6: Jonathan b.1647; he died young
Daughter2: Sarah b. 3:4m: 1649 in Essex County, Mass; m. Daniel Andrews
*Son5: Israel or Israell Porter (b.1643-d.1706) married 1672 to Elizabeth Hathorne, of Berkshire County, Mass.
At least 5 Daughters & 5 Sons:
Daughter1: Elizabeth b. 2: 8m: 1673 in Essex Co.
Daughter2: Sara b. Aug. 24, 1675
Daughter3: Ginger b. 8:10m: 1679 in Essex Co.
Daughter4: Mary b. Sept. 22, 1681
Daughter5: Anna b. June 17, 1687 in Essex Co. Mass.
Son1:John b. 24: 2m: 1677
Son2:Israell b.Apr. 4, 1683
Son3:Benjamin b. Sept. 4, 1685
Son4: William b. Feb. 12, 1688-9
Son5: Benjamin b. May 17, 1693
Benjamin Porter b. 1693 married Hannah (Possibly
Hannah Endicott on April 3, 1712)
Son: Benjamin Porter (b.1717-d.1794) married
Dec. 13, 1739 to Eunice Nourse in Essex
Son: Francis Porter (b.1748-d.1815) of
Danvers. Also of Wenham,
Peterbrough, NH and Whitingham, VT.
- married Apr.12, 1772 to Martha Gott
-married Priscilla Hall
Son: Francis Porter (b. June 2,
1787-d.June 9, 1866)
-married Aug. 11, 1807 to Phila
Fuller (b. March 12, 1788-d.Jan.
-married July 11, 1815 to Sally
Spencer Thurston (b.April 12,
1787-d. May 1874)
Son: Samuel Spencer Porter (b.Nov. 11, 1817-d. July 4, 1898) married Aug. 21, 1836 to Eliza Tomlinson (b. July 16, 1819-d.Oct.15, 1905)
Son: Samuel Spencer Porter, Jr. â€“ died in infancy
Son: Samuel Spencer Porter, Jr. (b. July 13, 1886-d. May 26, 1945) married June 28, 1905 to Clara Whitney (b. May 22, 1885-d. Sept. 10, 1961, of Pine Camp, NY presently Fort Drum, NY
Son: Carl Samuel Porter â€œGrampâ€ (b. June 7, 1910-d. July 30, 1997) married Marion Jeffers (b. Oct. 10, 1914-d. Feb. 22, 1985)
Son: Richard Carl Porter (b. Sept. 27, 1938) married Feb. 2, 1957 to Doreen Gleason (b. Nov. 8, 1939) They had 5 sons, 1 died at age 2.
I am one of 8 grandchildren of Richard and Doreen Porter.
I know there's a lot here, but hopefully it will help. Any of these names look familiar?
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