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 Benjamin Porter

Benjamin Porter

Birth
Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 15 May 1784 (aged 62)
Bridgton, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Burial Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 17940424 · View Source
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Parents: Benjamin and Sarah Porter
Marriage:
1. Ruth Foster of Andover, at Andover, Nov. 8, 1744
2. Mary Sherwine, Apr. 28, 1763. [Aug. 28. BC] - Boxford VRs

From contributor BeNotForget:
Benjamin Porter, his father's successor on the [Boxford] farm, was born here in 1721. Before his marriage it seems that he resided in Exeter, N.H., and had become a member of the church there. He married, first Ruth Foster of Andover, in 1744. She, after becoming the mother of nine children, died in 1760, at the age of thirty-seven. He married, second, Mary Sherwin, in 1763, by whom he had four more children. Mr. Porter died in 1784, at the age of sixty-two. In his will he bequeathed four pounds to the Second church.

His children were:
:: Lydia, who married Daniel Farnham of Andover
:: Mehitable, who married Asa Sherwin
:: David Foster, who married Susanna Towne of Londonderry
:: Lucy, who married Asa Barker of Andover
:: Sarah, who married Samuel Kimball
:: Benjamin . . . married Polly Sargent
:: Ruth, who died at the age of twenty-two in 1779
:: Tyler
:: Jonathan, who died in infancy

:: Susanna, who died in 1799, at the age of twenty-six
:: Jonathan, who died in 1782, at the age of sixteen
:: Mary, who died in 1824, unmarried, at the age of fifty-seven
:: Mehitable, who married Stephen Peabody

from The Dwellings of Boxford by Sidney Perley


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Inscription

Left panel:
IN
Memory of
MRS RUTH PORTER
wife of MR BENJAMIN
PORTER, who died
Novr 1760. In the
38th year of her age.
Alƒo her Infant ƒon Jonath.
whoƒe remains with her's
lie 17 feet North of this ƒtone

Right panel:
HERE
lies the Body of
MR BENJAMIN PORTER,
who departed
this life May 13th
1784,
In the 63d year
of his age.

Lower panel:
Alƒo RUTH Daughter of the above named
persons died Febr 15th 1779 ; In the 23rd year
of her age. Her remains lie 5 feet North of this ƒtone.


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  • Created by: Bill Boyington
  • Added: 15 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17940424
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Porter (6 Oct 1721–15 May 1784), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17940424, citing Mount Vernon Cemetery, Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Bill Boyington (contributor 46800933) .