Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Porters in:
 • Sherborn Center Cemetery
 • Sherborn
 • Middlesex County
 • Massachusetts
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Rev Samuel Porter
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Dec. 2, 1709
Death: Sep. 16, 1758

married Mary Coolidge October 10, 1735 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Father: Samuel Porter b. 25 May 1685 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts d. 16 Nov 1748 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts
Mother: Anna Colton b. 27 Dec 1680 in Longmeadow, Massachusetts d. 11 May 1761 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts

Education: Harvard University - 1730
Ordained 23 Oct 1734, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Occupation: minister
Originator of the Porter apple

[biographical information provided by Richard Rhode] 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Porter (1685 - 1748)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Coolidge Porter (1714 - 1758)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Porter (1756 - 1756)*
 
 Sibling:
  Samuel Porter (1709 - 1758)
  Moses Porter (1722 - 1755)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Sub hoc Marmore Reliquiae sunt depositae Reverendi SAMUELIS PORTER, Viri propter agiles mentis facultates insignis; pro Pietate et Prudentia, pro Benevolentia morumque comitate conspicui; Praeconis Evangelii ardentis; ornamenti Doctrinae effulgentisque Exemplaris Christi Vitae; Pastoris vigilantissimi et benignissimi Ecclesiae apud Sherbourn per annos viginti quatuor. Eruditione quoque humana sacraque Theologia versati, sociisque affectionibus et Virtutibus maxime proediti et ornati, qui ad Regiones coelestes ab hac Vita transivit, decimo sexto Die Septembris, A. D. 1758, AEtat. 49

Translation:
Beneath this stone are deposited the remains of the Reverend SAMUEL PORTER; a man distinguished for active powers of mind; conspicuous for piety and prudence, for benevolence and courtesy of manners; a zealous preacher of the gospel; an ornament of the doctrine and a shining example of the life of Christ; a most watchful and affectionate pastor of the church at Sherbourn, during twenty four years. He was also well versed in human learning and sacred Theology, and distinguishingly endowed and adorned with social affections and virtues. He passed from this life to the heavenly regions, September 16, 1758, in the 49th year of his age.
(History of Shelburne, 1830 Ed.)
 
Burial:
Sherborn Center Cemetery
Sherborn
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Julie Nathanson
Record added: Jan 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17362048
Rev Samuel Porter
Added by: Julie Nathanson
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Dave Davisson
 Added: Dec. 3, 2014

- BrendaArndt51
 Added: Nov. 30, 2011
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
- Dave Davisson
 Added: Jun. 17, 2010
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service