There have been many errors made, over the last 100 years, for the family of Captain Amos Porter. He was the son of Captain Amos and Sibel Ranney Porter and was born October, 6, 1729 in Middletown, Ct, where he appears on the vital records.
Captain Amos Porter married Amy Bacon in Middletown on March 1, 1750, as shown in that town's records. The Kensington Congregational Church, in the nearby Town of Berlin, CT recorded the baptisms of their children Oliver Porter, Raphael Porter and Rachel Porter. The births of the rest of their children are recorded in Middletown records.
There are many Revolutionary War records for Amos Porter, who lived first in Middletown/Berlin, Connecticut; then relocated in the 1770's to Lenox, then Lee, and finally to Sheffield, all in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. His son Raphael Porter, a very uncommon name, is also recorded as a soldier from Lenox. Please note that Captain Amos Porter served from Massachusetts, NOT Connecticut.
In Sheffield, Mass. Amos Porter lived next to the Kellogg family, as recorded in deed records. Also in Sheffield, Amos and Amia Porter and Oliver and Esther Porter sold land on October 15, 1806. Amos then returned first to Berlin, CT, as recorded in church records, then moved to Clinton, Oneida County, NY, where his children Rachel Porter Kellogg, Sibel Porter Gridley and Oliver Porter already lived.
Amos Porter was recorded in Berlin, CT. church records as "from Sheffield". He is recorded in Clinton, NY Church records as being "from Berlin".
Raphael Porter had died in Jefferson County, NY about 1800 or so. Captain Amos Porter and Amy Bacon Porter died in Clinton. The ages on their gravestones help prove who they were. Buried right next to them in the Old Clinton Burying Ground are Oliver and Esther Porter, and Sibel (Porter) Gridley.
Rachel Porter Kellogg was still alive in Clinton in 1850, when she recorded on the 1850 census that she had been born in CONNECTICUT not in Massachusetts. Also, the will of Oliver Porter of Clinton, left his property to "my NEPHEW Eli Kellogg son of Capt. Amos Kellogg...". Oliver's wife was Esther Kellogg but she WAS NOT the sister of Amos Kellogg, meaning that Oliver and Rachel were brother and sister. Oliver's will is in Oneida County, NY Book of Wills 2, on page 371.
MANY genealogies have errors in this family line. If you follow through, you will find the family connections stated and copied over many years are actually impossible. I have been following this line for a long time. Good luck.