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William Porter
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Birth: Dec. 14, 1812
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 1899
Aumsville
Marion County
Oregon, USA

William Porter was born to David and Nancy Porter in Lincoln County, Missouri, December 14, 1812, one of a family of ten children. At the age of eighteen (1831), he entered the college at Jacksonville, Illinois, remaining four years and preparing himself to teach. Going to Pike County, he followed his chosen vocation until 1846. Here he married Sarah Coffey November 26, 1840. In the spring of 1848 he started for St. Joseph, Missouri, to join the wagon trains for Oregon. With him were his brother Stephen Porter, Nebuzaradan Coffey (his father-in-law) and most of the Coffey family, "Watt" and Samuel Tucker, and H.N.V. Holmes (Horatio Nelson Viscount Holmes, William's sister Nancy's husband). William Porter arrived in Oregon and spent the first winter with the Pringles near Aumsville. On November 20, 1848 his wife died. In 1849, on October 4th he married Martha "Patsy" Coffey, a sister of his first wife, and on October 9th he took a donation claim near Aumsville (Donation Certificate No. 2101). William Porter was chief clerk in the territorial legislature of 1849. He served four years as county assessor of Marion county. He died March 30, 1899. 
 
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 Parents:
  David Porter (1780 - 1849)
  Nancy Culton Porter (1784 - 1867)
 
 Spouses:
  Sarah Coffey Porter (1820 - 1848)
  Martha Coffey Porter (1813 - 1903)
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Nancy Porter Read (1843 - 1922)*
  John Hancock Porter (1845 - 1924)*
  Sidney Reese Porter (1847 - 1927)*
  Sarah Louise Porter (1854 - 1892)*
  Mary June Porter Von Behren (1857 - 1942)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Porter (1807 - 1888)**
  Mary Bowen Porter Gibson (1808 - 1861)*
  William Porter (1812 - 1899)
  Joseph Woods Porter (1814 - 1908)*
  Stephen Porter (1819 - 1890)*
  Nancy Porter Holmes (1822 - 1904)*
  John Porter (1824 - 1895)*
  Reese Porter (1827 - 1847)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Aumsville Cemetery
Aumsville
Marion County
Oregon, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 15, 2003
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William Porter was born in Lincoln County, Missouri 14 Dec 1812.
- cma
 Added: Jul. 14, 2009
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