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James Madison Porter
Birth: Jan. 6, 1793
Death: Nov. 11, 1862

Founder of Lafayette College. He was a Colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. U.S. Secretary of War 1843-1844.  (bio by: Rich H.) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Andrew Porter (1743 - 1813)
  Elizabeth Parker Porter (1750 - 1821)
 
 Spouse:
  Eliza Michler Porter (1803 - 1866)*
 
 Children:
  Anna M Porter (1823 - 1855)*
  Elizabeth Parker Porter (1824 - 1884)*
  Harriet Porter (1826 - 1890)*
  James Madison Porter (1833 - 1879)*
  Andrew Parker Porter (1835 - 1866)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Rittenhouse Porter Parker (1769 - 1850)**
  Charlotte Porter Brooke (1778 - 1850)*
  David Rittenhouse Porter (1788 - 1867)*
  Harriett Porter McKeen (1788 - 1864)*
  George Bryan Porter (1791 - 1834)*
  James Madison Porter (1793 - 1862)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: h/o Eliza (Michler) Porter
 
Burial:
Easton Cemetery
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Rich H.
Record added: Nov 30, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8142039
James Madison Porter
Added by: Rich H.
 
James Madison Porter
Added by: Rich H.
 
James Madison Porter
Added by: Rich H.
 
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- Genealogy Girl
 Added: Dec. 18, 2014
James Madison Porter: Sir, you will be remembered as a Pennsylvanian, was the 18th United States Secretary of War and a founder of Lafayette College. In 1839 you were appointed to the vacancy as president judge of the twelfth judicial district. In 1843 P...(Read more)
- MFPS
 Added: Jan. 6, 2014

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Jan. 6, 2014
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