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Picking up the Porters

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Re: Picking up the Porters

Posted: 1363292673000
Classification: Query
Ancestry.com Family Trees:

John Davidson PORTER (17 June 1817, Monongalia Co., VA - 6 Oct. 1869, Monongalia, WV; bu. Blaney Cem.) was son of Basil PORTER (ca. 1775 - 1840) & Susanna DARNELL (ca. 1791 - 1870). Basil & Susanna married 30 July 1811. John D. PORTER m. 1841, Martha BUNNER (17 Feb. 1821/2, VA - 20 Sep. 1899, Monongalia, WV) dau/o James BUNNER (1784 - 1860) & Susannah FERRELL, b. 1796.

John D. PORTER & Martha had, in Monongalia County
Elma J. (1842 - 15 Sep. 1873)
James F. (6 Mar. 1844 - 23 Jan. 1921) m. 1865, Lydia BEATTY (Jan. 1846, VA - 1909, Monongalia, WV), bu. Blaney Cem.
Susanna (Oct. 1845 - 16 Mar. 1864) bu. Blaney Cem.
Alfred, b. 1848 [2 in 1850 & 12 in 1860]
Mary Jane, aged 7 mo. on 1850 census, not listed in 1860
John (9 Mar. 1853 - 22 May 1857)
Martha E. (17 Jan. 1855 - 17 Dec. 1877, Valley Pt., Preston Co., WV) m. 16 Oct. 1872, WV, Horace Greeley JENKINS (11 Oct. 1851 - 1 Mar. 1952, Monroe Co., WV).
Mary Jane (Dec. 1856 - 26 May 1857)
Basil Darnell (Oct. 1857/8 - 28 Sep. 1906, WV)
Eliz. M. (16 Mar. 1861/3 - 19 Feb. 1921, WV)
Charles E., b. Jan. 1865, m. Anna C., b. 1867, WV.

The family was on the 1850 & 1860 censuses of Monongalia County.
In 1870, Martha, 50; Martha, 16; Bassel, 12; & Elizabeth, 7; & Charles, 7.
In 1880, Martha, 53; Bazzle, 21; Elisabeth, 17; & Charles E., 15.

Martha was 28 in 1850, 38 in '60, so she should have been 48 in '70 & 58 in '80.

Sorry, I haven't verified this, but it should provide you some clues. Nobody seems to know who the parents were for Basil, b. ca. 1775.
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