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Nelson Porter
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1845
Old Town
Penobscot County
Maine, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1925
Sioux City
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA

Memories of Nelson's granddaughter Lois Ida May Allen Opp (daughter of Ethel Eleanor Jane Porter Allen):

After the war ended my mother and I went back to Sioux City. I think my dad must have had another two or three years to serve in his enlistment. So we went to live with my grandfather and grandmother who had bought a house in Morningside. My granddad used to take me in the horse and buggy and I can remember I used to help him pick up black walnuts from a tree he had in his yard.

My grandfather was English, born in Old Town, Maine, February 5, 1945. He and my grandmother had 5 sons and 4 daughters.

I remember that my grandfather really enjoyed having me with him during that period of time and my grandmother was always good to me. I used to go out and pick her berries and grapes before she had a chance to get to them to make jelly but she never scolded me. She always had sweetpeas growing in her back yard and I always think of her whenever I smell them. One time my mother was going to pick cherries somewhere with one of her sisters. I raised a big stink because I couldn't go along. My grandmother diverted my attention by having me go to a neighbor's yard to pick dandelions.

By the way, my grandfather's name was Nelson Porter (strictly English) and my Grandmother was Mary Potter (strictly Scotch-Irish) 
Family links: 
  Richard S Porter (1814 - 1896)
  Sarah J Hunting Porter (1819 - 1869)
  Mary Hannah Potter Porter (1857 - 1941)*
  Sadie J. Porter (1868 - 1871)*
  Leila Vertina Porter Sturgeon (1877 - 1954)*
  Wilbur A. Porter (1881 - 1949)*
  Jessie M Porter (1889 - 1900)*
  Ethel Eleanor Jane Porter Allen (1892 - 1928)*
  Josiah H Porter (1840 - 1919)*
  Willis M Porter (1843 - 1891)*
  Nelson Porter (1845 - 1925)
  Sanford Porter (1859 - 1860)*
  Sarah A Porter (1859 - 1864)*
*Calculated relationship
Sergeant Bluff Cemetery
Sergeant Bluff
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Gennaphyr
Record added: Jul 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93369022
Nelson Porter
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Nelson Porter
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Nelson Porter
Added by: Gennaphyr
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- Jennifer
 Added: Aug. 4, 2012

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