The Descendants of Moses and Sarah Kilham Porter of Pawlet, Vermont: With Some Notice of Their Ancestors and Those of Timothy Hatch, Amy and Lucy Seym

byJohn S. Lawrence

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The Descendants of Moses and Sarah Kilham Porter of Pawlet, Vermont: With Some Notice of Their Ancestors and Those of Timothy Hatch, Amy and Lucy Seym by John S. Lawrence
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Excerpt from The Descendants of Moses and Sarah Kilham Porter of Pawlet, Vermont: With Some Notice of Their Ancestors and Those of Timothy Hatch, Amy and Lucy Seymour Hatch, Mary Lawrence Porter and Lucretia Bushnell Porter

In 1893, Henry Porter Andrews of Saratoga Springs, New York, published a work in two large volumes, entitled The Descendants of John Porter of Windsor, Conn. 1635 It was a painstaking accumulation of facts and, as I am told, cost Mr. Andrews his eyesight. Our ancestor, Moses Porter, is No. 857 and his pedigree is shown to go back to John Porter, through Experience Porter, No. 242, Experience Porter, No. 49, and Samuel Porter, No. 5. Mr. Andrews states the wife of John Porter to have been Rose Porter. At that time it had not been ascertained that the mother of J ohn Porter's children was a first wife, Anna White, daughter of Robert White and granddaughter of William Allgar. As respects John Porter himself, no more is known at this time than what Mr. Andrews set down in his beck. Mr. Andrews' work is one of the most valuable gene alogies we have. Apparently he invited all his cerre spendente to furnish him their pedigrees, whether in the Porter line or otherwise, with the result that there is no other such compendium of American pedigrees in print. It is true that he seems to have printed ever rthing that was sent him and many discordant accounts of the same family appear; but yet, if examined with discrimination, the work is a very valuable mine of genealogical informa tion. I owe to it the starting point, at least, of many a successful research and much useful infermation re specung Moses Porter's descendants. It is to supple meat Mr. Andrews' book with a full list of these latter that I publish what follows: Moses Porter had seven children; Abigail, Sarah, Elijah, Joseph, Solomon, Moses R, and Hervey. Solomon died in boyhood. A few of the descendants of Sarah (fitch), Elijah, Joseph and Moses B. Were set down by Mr. Andrews, but he does not seem to have got into touch with any member of the family of Abigail (hatch), the most numerous of all, or the family of Hervey. In what he did set down, he went only a generation or so and the information furnished was inaccurate and un reliable. Nevertheless, in View of the large task heattempted to accomplish, it is remarkable that he did so well with our particular branch of the family. The de scendants. Of John Porter as given in Mr. Andrews' book include many names of importance in American history. Amongst them are two Presidents of the United States, General Grant and Mr. Cleveland, Bishops Core and Huntington of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Judges Selden and Porter of the New York Court of Appeals; William E. Dodge, the merchant philanthropist of New York City; err-governor Baldwin of Michigan; Chief Justice Waite of the United States Supreme Court; President mckinley's private secretary, John Addison Porter, and many other men of prominence. If Porters were given to boasting, and they are not, they might well regard their family as one of exceptional dis tinction.

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Title:The Descendants of Moses and Sarah Kilham Porter of Pawlet, Vermont: With Some Notice of Their Ance...Format:PaperbackDimensions:390 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 inPublished:December 6, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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