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as John Porter, of Windsor, Connecticut. His grandfather, son of John, was Samuel Porter, who was one of the first settlers of Hadley, in 1659, and died in 1689, leaving seven children. His father was Samuel Porter, Esq., eldest son of the above-named Samuel. He was born in 1660; married Joanna, daughter of Aaron Cook, Esq., bury), Madame Leverett (lady of Pres. Leverett), Foxcroft, Goff, Kitchen, Mr. Samuel Porter, father of the bridegroom, I should have said before. Many young gentlemCanterbury) was their frequent choice at weddings and other festal occasions. Mr. and Mrs. Porter came to Medford immediately after their marriage, and lived happMrs. Porter came to Medford immediately after their marriage, and lived happily together. They were highly esteemed by their uncle, Judge Sewall, who frequently called on them when going to Salem and Newbury. His diary says:-- July 28, 1s. Got thither about one. Over the ferry before dark. 5s. for the calash. Mr. Porter went to Salem on Monday, and was not come home, though the sun scarce half an
4.  1POLLY, Samuel, and Elizabeth, had--  1-2Samuel, b. Nov. 3, 1714.  3Elizabeth, b. May 13, 1716.  4Ruth, b. Feb. 25, 1718.  5John, b. Aug. 6, 1719; d. Mar. 15, 1721.  6Susanna, b. 1721; d. Apr. 16, 1721.  7Sarah, b. Mar. 7, 1729.  1Porter, John (1), was of Windsor, Ct., in 1638; will proved, June, 1649; and had--  1-2Samuel, m. Hannah Stanley; was one of the first settlers of Hadley, in 1659; and d. 1689, leaving seven children.  2-3Samuel Porter, son of the last, was b. Apr. 6,Samuel Porter, son of the last, was b. Apr. 6, 1660; afterwards judge; m. Joanna, dau. of Aaron Cook, of Hadley. He d. July 29, 1722, aged 62, leaving three sons and four daughters.  3-4Rev. Aaron Porter, second son and third child of the last, was b. July 19, 1689. Grad. H. C., 1708; and m., in 1709, Susanna Sewall, sister of the chief justice; and had--  4-5Aaron, b. July 9, 1714; d. young.  6Susanna, b. Mar. 1, 1716; m., Aug. 4, 1739, Rev. A. Cleveland.  7Margaret, b. July 18, 1717.  8Joanna, b. Mar. 22, 1719; m., Jan. 1,
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 6: Essex County. (search)
e army money, clothing, and hospital stores to the value of five hundred dollars. Wenham Incorporated May 10, 1643. Population in 1860, 1,105; in 1865, 591. Valuation in 1860, $550,780; in 1865, $463,558. The selectmen in 1861 were Samuel Porter, William Moulton, John Gentlee; in 1862, Samuel Porter, John Gentlee, Solomon E. Kimball; in 1863, Rufus A. Dodge, Francis M. Dodge, Solomon E. Kimball; in 1864, Rufus A. Dodge, John Gentlee, Solomon E. Kimball; in 1865, Rufus A. Dodge, FrancSamuel Porter, John Gentlee, Solomon E. Kimball; in 1863, Rufus A. Dodge, Francis M. Dodge, Solomon E. Kimball; in 1864, Rufus A. Dodge, John Gentlee, Solomon E. Kimball; in 1865, Rufus A. Dodge, Francis M. Dodge, William B. Morgan. The town-clerk in 1861 was Benjamin C. Putnam; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, Joseph Cook. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was Stephen Dodge; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Amos Gould. 1861. At a legal town-meeting held on the 7th of May, one thousand dollars were appropriated to aid the families of citizens who have enlisted, or may enlist, in the service of their country in the present war. The selectmen, together with Amos F. Hobbs and Amos Gould, were a
orthampton), b. in Hadley 1708, grad. H. C. 1735, ordained at Menotomy, 12 Sept. 1739, where he d. 4 June 1783. He was three times married: to Sarah, dau. of Samuel Porter of Hadley (pub. 29 Aug. 1740); she d. 22 Aug. 1741, a. 24, and he m. Anna, dau of Rev. John Cotton of Newton (pub. 5 Sept. 1742); she d. 12 Feb. 1761, a. 38,ng, as he is not named in the settlement of his father's estate; Mary, b. 14 Ap. 706, d. 3 June 1707; Stephen, b. 18 Ap. 1708; Mary, b. 15 Jan. 17 10-11, m. Rev. Samuel Porter of Sherburne 30 Oct. 1735, and d. 10 Aug. 1752. Joseph the f. d. 17 Dec. 1737, a. 71; his w. Rebecca d. 1 July 1750, a. 81. 2. Stephen, s. of Joseph (1). Lydia Mullett 9 May 1764; Solomon, 9 Feb. 1745-6; Lydia, 24 Ap. 1748, m. Samuel Cox 16 Nov. 1768. Jona-than the f. d. in Chs. 1766, prob. in that portion near Porter's, which is now embraced in Camb., and formerly called Cooper's Corner. 8. John, s. of John (3), m. Hannah Johnson 21 Oct. 1725, and had John, b. 22 Jan. 1727-
orthampton), b. in Hadley 1708, grad. H. C. 1735, ordained at Menotomy, 12 Sept. 1739, where he d. 4 June 1783. He was three times married: to Sarah, dau. of Samuel Porter of Hadley (pub. 29 Aug. 1740); she d. 22 Aug. 1741, a. 24, and he m. Anna, dau of Rev. John Cotton of Newton (pub. 5 Sept. 1742); she d. 12 Feb. 1761, a. 38,ng, as he is not named in the settlement of his father's estate; Mary, b. 14 Ap. 706, d. 3 June 1707; Stephen, b. 18 Ap. 1708; Mary, b. 15 Jan. 17 10-11, m. Rev. Samuel Porter of Sherburne 30 Oct. 1735, and d. 10 Aug. 1752. Joseph the f. d. 17 Dec. 1737, a. 71; his w. Rebecca d. 1 July 1750, a. 81. 2. Stephen, s. of Joseph (1). Lydia Mullett 9 May 1764; Solomon, 9 Feb. 1745-6; Lydia, 24 Ap. 1748, m. Samuel Cox 16 Nov. 1768. Jona-than the f. d. in Chs. 1766, prob. in that portion near Porter's, which is now embraced in Camb., and formerly called Cooper's Corner. 8. John, s. of John (3), m. Hannah Johnson 21 Oct. 1725, and had John, b. 22 Jan. 1727-
d he gave to his son Aaron. That in Hadley to his sons Westwood and Samuel, and to his son Moses his estate from his own father in Northampton. He died 1716, aged 76. He had eight children: viz., Sarah, married to Daniel Hovey; Joanna, to Samuel Porter; Aaron, at Hartford; Westwood, Samuel and Moses, all married at Hadley; Elizabeth, married to Ichabod Smith, and Bridget, married to John Bernard. These all had large families, and all survived my grandfather, except Joanna, who died in 1712is father gave him some estate at Windsor, where he married Sarah Westwood in 1661. Mr. Cooke has arranged the children of his grandfather according to their birth. Sarah married, have supposed, Thomas Hovey, not Daniel. Joanna, who married Samuel Porter, may have had eighteen children, but the Hadley record has noted only 14.—Letter of Mr. Judd. The able and interesting History of Hadley makes frequent and honorable mention of Westwood and his son-in-law, Cooke, and presents a genealogy o