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Porter NH and NY, Salvation Army

Porter NH and NY, Salvation Army

Steve Tyler (View posts)
Posted: 965995200000
Classification: Query
My GGrandmother was Leonora PORTER (b. and d. unknown), m. George TUCKER c. 1885 and lived with him in Nashua, NH and Lyon Mountain, Clinton Co., NY. Leonora had a sister Grace PORTER, b. 1880, d. 1968, m. Seymour DOTY of Vermontville, Franklin Co., NY. There was also an aunt of theirs named "Mame" who lived in Plattsburg, NY.

Leonora worked in the Salvation Army in Nashua and Troy, NY as well. She may have remarried after George's death. Her daughter(my grandmother), Ella Irene TUCKER (TYLER), was a Salvationist in Nashua until she married.

Do these names ring a bell with any other researcher? My family can't add much more than these facts. The geographic range of this family has me confused where to concentrate my efforts.

-steve tyler-

NH/NY/MA Porters

Posted: 966340800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1015598057000
Surnames: Porter, Drake, Schimmel, House
Hi Steve, I have Porters from the Berkshire Co. MA area. There are many Porters in that northern part of MA and some in VT also. My Alanson Porter migrated from MA to Jefferson Co. NY sometime in the early 1800's. Don't worry about the seeming vastness of the area. People back then got around almost as well as we do today. Good luck. Let me know how you do. Sally

John Porter of Dorset, England>MA>NH>VT>NY

Jen Porter (View posts)
Posted: 1076235645000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1076867421000
Surnames: Porter, Dodge, Hathorne, Gardner, Andrews, Endicott, Nourse, Gott, hall, Fuller, Thurston, Tomlinson, Whitney, Gleason
You may find my information helpful as many of my ancestors settled in MA, NH, NY areas. My earliest ancestor found is John Porter of Dorset, England who settled in Hingham, Mass. Here's what I have so far: Forgive me for any incomplete names and dates:

John Porter (b.1591-d. Sept. 6, 1676) born in Dorset (Dorchester), England came to U.S. in 1635 to settle in Hingham, Mass. He sailed in the ship “Susan and Ellen” with his wife Mary, March 20, 1635 from Weymouth, England. He was granted a house lot Sept. 1, 1637 in Hingham, MA on what was later East Street. They moved in 1646 to Salem Village, Mass. (now Danvers) The house lot in Hingham was probably one of the original thirty lots for homes, close together for protection from the Indians and not far from the Old Meeting House, and here he probably built his first dwelling on this side of the ocean. John Porter of Dorset may have been a brother of Richard Porter, who settled in Weymouth, MA in 1635.
John and Mary Porter had 8 children:
Son1: John b. 1635 died at age 16, was a mariner.
Son2: Samuel (b.1637-d. Dec. 2, 1660-61) m. Hannah Dodge.
They only had one son - John Porter b. 1658.
Samuel testified in Salem Witch Trials, I believe he
died at sea near Barbados.
Son3: Joseph b. 1638 m. Jan. 27, 1664 Anne or Anna Hathorne. Records indicate Joseph and Anna had at least 5 daughters and 4 sons born in Essex County, Mass.
Son1: Joseph b. Oct. 23, 1665
Son2: Samuell b. 4: 6m:1669.
Son3: Nathaniel b. Mar. 8, 1670-1.
Son4: William b. 30: 6m: 1674.
Daughter1: Anna b. Sept. 5, 1667
Daughter2: Mary b. 18: 10m: 1672
Daughter3: Abigall (twin) b. May 23, 1676
Daughter4: Eleazer (twin) b. May 23, 1676
Daughter5: Hipseba b. 11: 2m: 1678; m. Joseph
Andrews of Boxford, June 7, 1711.

Son4: Benjamin b. 1639 died at age 83, unmarried.
Daughter1: Mary b.1645 m. Lieut. Thomas Gardner
Son6: Jonathan b.1647; he died young
Daughter2: Sarah b. 3:4m: 1649 in Essex County, Mass; m. Daniel Andrews
*Son5: Israel or Israell Porter (b.1643-d.1706) married 1672 to Elizabeth Hathorne, of Berkshire County, Mass.
At least 5 Daughters & 5 Sons:
Daughter1: Elizabeth b. 2: 8m: 1673 in Essex Co.
Daughter2: Sara b. Aug. 24, 1675
Daughter3: Ginger b. 8:10m: 1679 in Essex Co.
Daughter4: Mary b. Sept. 22, 1681
Daughter5: Anna b. June 17, 1687 in Essex Co. Mass.
Son1:John b. 24: 2m: 1677
Son2:Israell b.Apr. 4, 1683
Son3:Benjamin b. Sept. 4, 1685
Son4: William b. Feb. 12, 1688-9
Son5: Benjamin b. May 17, 1693
Benjamin Porter b. 1693 married Hannah (Possibly
Hannah Endicott on April 3, 1712)
Son: Benjamin Porter (b.1717-d.1794) married
Dec. 13, 1739 to Eunice Nourse in Essex
County, Mass.
Son: Francis Porter (b.1748-d.1815) of
Danvers. Also of Wenham,
Peterbrough, NH and Whitingham, VT.
- married Apr.12, 1772 to Martha Gott
-married Priscilla Hall
Son: Francis Porter (b. June 2,
1787-d.June 9, 1866)
-married Aug. 11, 1807 to Phila
Fuller (b. March 12, 1788-d.Jan.
26, 1814)
-married July 11, 1815 to Sally
Spencer Thurston (b.April 12,
1787-d. May 1874)
Son: Samuel Spencer Porter (b.Nov. 11, 1817-d. July 4, 1898) married Aug. 21, 1836 to Eliza Tomlinson (b. July 16, 1819-d.Oct.15, 1905)
Son: Samuel Spencer Porter, Jr. – died in infancy
Son: Samuel Spencer Porter, Jr. (b. July 13, 1886-d. May 26, 1945) married June 28, 1905 to Clara Whitney (b. May 22, 1885-d. Sept. 10, 1961, of Pine Camp, NY presently Fort Drum, NY
Son: Carl Samuel Porter “Gramp” (b. June 7, 1910-d. July 30, 1997) married Marion Jeffers (b. Oct. 10, 1914-d. Feb. 22, 1985)
Son: Richard Carl Porter (b. Sept. 27, 1938) married Feb. 2, 1957 to Doreen Gleason (b. Nov. 8, 1939) They had 5 sons, 1 died at age 2.

I am one of 8 grandchildren of Richard and Doreen Porter.
I know there's a lot here, but hopefully it will help. Any of these names look familiar?
You can e-mail me directly at

Re: Porter NH and NY, Salvation Army

Posted: 1353286859000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Vincent Doty
Grace Porter and Seymour Doty are/were my paternal Grandparents

Re: Porter NH and NY, Salvation Army

Posted: 1353295996000
Classification: Query
I'm not sure what you know of them, but I've found out a little more about Grace and Leonora Porter's ancestry in the twelve years since I posted my inquiry.

Their parents were Samuel Porter, about whom I have nothing, and Eleanor Brothers, b. about 1837, possibly in Quebec, and d. 5 Dec 1883 Sciota, Clinton Co., NY.

Eleanor's parents were:
Edward Louis Brothers (Edouard Louis Brodeur)
b. about 1810 in Quebec, d. 28 Aug 1883 in Chazy, Clinton Co.
Married 9 Nov 1824
Lucy Gonyea (Lucie Gagnier)
b. Oct 1811 in Quebec
d. 26 Jan 1907 West Chazy, Clinton Co.
They had lots of kids and apparently came south following the uprising in the late 1830s.
I took some of this info from a post by Ronnie Brothers Dec. 29, 2001, on the Gonyea Forum at

You may want to search the names of your grandparents at the Northern New York Newspapers site You'll find a sweet story about your grandparents' wedding among other bits.

Let me know if you want any other info about them.
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