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Robert Porter m.Elizabeth Allen, 1836, Coles County, IL

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Re: Robert Porter m.Elizabeth Allen, 1836, Coles County, IL

Posted: 997036456000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1066155220000
Surnames: Giger, Porter
Rob,

Melissa Ann (Giger) Porter was a member of my family

You provided me with a lovely morning tracking down Josephus Porter and his family.

They had two children, one of whom survived. The entire family, including Melissa, is buried in Augusta Cemetery, St. Jacob Township, Madison County, Illinois.

Josephus Porter applied for an invalid's Civil War pension on November 7, 1882.
Melissa Porter applied for a widow's pension March 21, 1921.

The most interesting thing I found is that Melissa Ann (Giger) Porter died in Alameda County, California at age 89 in 1947. I wonder who sent her body back to Illinois for burial since both her husband and son died before she did?

I do not know if John William Porter married, but he is listed on the gravestone with his parents.

In a nutshell, the family looks like this:

Descendants of Josephus Porter


1 Josephus Porter b: May 21, 1837 in Illinois d: 1921 in Augusta Cemetery, St. Jacob Township, Madison County, Illinois
. +Melissa Ann Giger b: November 02, 1857 in Marinetown, Madison County, Illinois m: January 06, 1876 in Madison County, Illinois d: May 23, 1947 in Alameda County, California
.... 2 John William Porter b: February 28, 1878 in Madison County, Illinois d: 1945 in Augusta Cemetery, St. Jacob Township, Madison County, Illinois
.... 2 ? Porter b: Unknown d: Unknown in Augusta Cemetery, St. Jacob Township, Madison County, Illinois

Maggie Kyger Miller
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