He is my great great grandfather and am trying to find his parents.
I do not believe that he is the son of the governor or PA, David Rittenhouse Porter. David married in 1820.. Several family trees have John listed as his son but there is no proof on any tree. John moved to Kansas where his son James Anderson Porter lived. Both men were farmers. He died in Pratt, Kansas. The governor's family were well educated people while John and his son were farmers.