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L. Finley
RE: Mary (Porter) Johnson
Hi Mary,

We're distantly related (Mary's husband, Richard Johnson, is my 1st cousin 9x removed) :).

As to you question on documentation for Mary's parents/birthdate. I checked my family tree, and I do not have source documentation for the date (nothing in Barber's town records or elsewhere). However, I have the 1930 Sons of the American Revolution application of George Herman Johnson, detailing Richard & Mary (birth list'sed only as 1706)Porter Johnson as Elihu Johnson (subject of the app.)parents.

Also, below is Jane Devlin's transcription of William Porter's Probate listing 'Mary' as his daughter:

Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 1, p 334


William PORTER, Haddam. Invt. 138-02-08. Taken 1 Jan 1713-14, by Elijah BRAYNARD & Hezekiah BRAYNARD.

Court Record, Page 200 -- 7 Jun 1714: Adms. granted unto Sarah PORTER, widow. William PORTER, 14 years of age, chose his mother, Sarah PORTER to be his guardian. Recog., 100.

Page 254 -- 12 May 1715: Sarah PORTER of Haddam, 14 years of age, chose Hezekiah BRAINARD of Haddam to be her guardian.

Page 256 -- 7 Jun 1715: Sarah PORTER, Adms., exhibits now an account of her Adms. Also she prayes this Court for an allowance of 40 shillings for Adms. and 10 for subsisting the youngest child, Abiall PORTER, daughter of the sd. deceased, the same being a year & 4 months old, which was allowed out of the estate before the dist. Order to dist. the estate:

To the widow, Sarah Porter, 31-00-00
To William, eldest son, 41-09-04
To Amos, Sarah, Mary, Martha & Abial PORTER, to each, 20-14-08
And appint Simon SMITH, Elijah BRAINARD & Hezekiah BRAINARD, distributors.

Page 119 (Vol. IX) -- 9 Feb 1719-20: This Court appoint Joseph ARNOLD of Haddam to be guardian to Amos PORTER, age 15 years, and Mary PORTER, age 13 years. Recog., 100.

Page 143 -- 6 Dec 1720: This Court appoint Elijah BRAINARD of Haddam to be guardian unto Martha & Abial PORTER, minor children of William PORTER, decd. Recog., 100.

Dist. File: 15 Mar 1719-20: To the widow Sarah PORTER, now Sarah VENTRUS, to Abial, to William, to Amos, to Mary, to Martha, to Sarah PORTER. By Simon SMITH, Elijah BRAINARD & Hezekiah BRAINARD.

Page 162 -- 6 Feb 1721-2: Report of the distributors.

Hope this helps,
Added by L. Finley on Apr 05, 2015 10:53 AM
RE: Mary (Marah) Miller
Some years ago I found an article in the New England Historic and Genealogical Register titled "Epitaphs in the Old Burying Place, communicated by Samuel H. Parson Esq 1861 with an entry "Here lies Mary Miller, the wife of Benjamin Miller, who dyed December the 15th 1709, aged 35 years. She Did desire to serve the Lord Her Master that God and Christ might save and not forsake her." The Old Burying Place was described in the Register as established in Middletown CT AD 16650, upon the west bank of the Connecticut River.

Thanks for all your assistance.

Added by Wilma on Jun 01, 2011 9:11 PM
RE: Mary (Marah) Miller
I lost my preious message to you in the process of back-spacing. If it arrived and sounded abrupt, I apologize.

Thanks very much for sending me the correction. Is there a name for the oldest cemetery in the town where I should transfer her entry? I would be glad to do so if you can direct me in the right place to go. Or does your link do the job?

Wilma Diesen
Added by Wilma on Jun 01, 2011 1:03 PM

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