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Frances Singleton Porter 1762-1845, Georgetown District, SC; daughter of Richard Singleton and Mary Marion

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Frances Singleton Porter 1762-1845, Georgetown District, SC; daughter of Richard Singleton and Mary Marion

Posted: 30 May 2013 3:58AM GMT
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Surnames: Marion, Singleton, Porter
Departed this life, on the 29th March last, at the residence of Mr. William Porter, her son, in Georgetown District, Mrs. Frances Porter, aged 83 years. She was the relict of the late Francis Porter, Esq., and last surviving child of Richard Singleton and Mary, formerly Marion, his wife. She was a lineal descendant of the Huguenot Marion who migrated from France to this State in 1690; having been the grand daughter of John Marion and great grand daughter of Benjamin Marion, the Huguenot emigrant. Her brothers, William, Richard and Benjamin Marion Singleton, were all soldiers under their great and patriot kinsman, Gen. Francis Marion, in the war of the Revolution, and fought until the end of the war; and her brother, Richard, was one of the "redoubtable six" who charged into Georgetown, led by Captains Withers and McDonald. Her other brother was Ebenezer Singleton, who died in All Saint's Parish in 1829, the ancestor of numerous progeny who removed to Alabama; and her sisters were named Mary and Anne. Her mother lived through the revolutionary war and until sometime after peace was declared.

Mrs. Porter was a lady of eminent virtue and piety, having been, for the last sixty years of her long and protracted pilgrimage on earth, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Society; and, in the hour of death, expressing her willingness to obey her Maker's call, in the full faith and assurance of a glorious resurrection, through the blood and merits of her crucified Redeemer. She was distinguished for her kindly nature and amiable deportment, harsh expressions having been strangers to her lips, and words of kindness her only vocabulary. Her memory was strong to the last, and a treasury of anecdote and lore - and it was indeed a rich treat to the patriot ear to hear her rehearse, in her own simple way, the deeds and exploits of the distinguished partisan and his followers. She was sincerely beloved by her relations and numerous friends, and died deeply regretted by all who knew her. A son and two daughters, with their children, are left to deplore her loss, honor her memory and emulate her virtues.

2 May 1845, Charleston Courier, Charleston, South Carolina, page 2

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