Porter, John Sr.[1]

Male 1825 - 1884  (58 years)


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  • Name Porter, John 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 12 Jun 1825  Drumore, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Dromore, County Down?

      gravestone gives birth date as July 12 1824
    Gender Male 
    DIR 1847  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • possible: Porter John lab Spring Ay by Adams a Factory
    Census 1850  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • living next door to mother and sibs, Name: John Porter
      Age: 25
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1825
      Birth Place: Ireland
      Gender: Male
      Home in 1850: Pittsburgh Ward 5, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    DIR 1850  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Porter Ann wid Spring Alley nr Walnut
      Porter John spring mr 176 Spring Alley
      Porter Mary wid Spring Alley bet Walnut and Factory
    Occupation Abt 1837-1867  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • at death of father
      Springmaker
    Census 1870  Penn Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • farmer, Name: John Porter
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1825
      Age in 1870: 45
      Birthplace: Ireland
      Home in 1870: Penn, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: White Ash
    Census 1880  Penn Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • farmer, Name: John Porter
      Home in 1880: Penn, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
      Age: 54
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1826
      Birthplace: Ireland
      Relation to Head of Household: Self
      Spouse's Name: Eliza
      Father's birthplace: Ireland
      Mother's birthplace: Ireland
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Occupation: Farmer
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Cannot read/write:
      Blind:
      Deaf and dumb:
      Otherwise disabled:
      Idiotic or insane:

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      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John Porter 54
      Eliza Porter 52
      Eva A. Porter 15
    _UID 65768BD7B1BA4FE7915099736354F280F4B7 
    Died 26 Feb 1884 
    Buried Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Allegheny Cemetery, co-owner of plot
    Person ID I8183  Buyer, Stier and Related Families
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2011 

    Father Porter, James Sr.,   b. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1838 
    Mother Glover, Ann,   b. 3 May 1800, County Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1882, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Bef Jun 1825  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 083C7D4A331A4EB4AD61B59F2C128FDA63C4 
    Headstones
    Porter plot
    Porter plot
    Plot: section 17, lot 151
    Porter plot
    Porter plot
    Plot: section 17, lot 151
    Histories
    Links to some Google Maps to illustrate specific family locations
    Links to some Google Maps to illustrate specific family locations
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    Patterson, Stier, and Related Families in Maryland and Virginia

    European Locations for Buyer, Stein, Michael, Hamerschlag, Brummel and related families

    U.S. Locations for Buyer, Stein, Michael, Hamerschlag, Brummel and related families

    Pittsburgh Family Locations-Agnew,…
    Family ID F467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza Jane Dunseath,   b. 7 Jan 1828, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1902  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1847  [3
    _UID 061190F95A16469AACBE8C0AC56330165EF3 
    Children 
     1. Porter, James Oscar,   b. 14 Aug 1849, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1889  (Age 40 years)
     2. Porter, Dr. John Jr.,   b. 3 Aug 1856, Allegheny City, Allegheny Co., PA (now Pittsburgh North Side) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1930  (Age > 75 years)
     3. Porter, Ida
     4. Porter, Eva
    Documents
    Hunter Thomas A and Porter Rt.  Penn Township 1903
    Hunter Thomas A and Porter Rt. Penn Township 1903
    1903 Map of Penn Township showing the heirs of Thomas Hunter still owning the Hunter land above Verona. Rt. Porter's land has apparently been sold. However, the south part of the map shows Mrs. J. Porter Heirs and John Porter.
    Headstones
    Porter plot
    Porter plot
    Plot: section 17, lot 151
    Porter plot
    Porter plot
    Plot: section 17, lot 151
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2008 
    Family ID F3020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jun 1825 - Drumore, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDIR - 1847 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDIR - 1850 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Abt 1837-1867 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Penn Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Penn Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    John Porter 1882 pic from Masons.jpg
    John Porter 1882 pic from Masons.jpg

    Headstones
    Porter plot
    Porter plot
    Plot: section 17, lot 151

    Histories
    Porter John Sr. bio page 465
    Porter John Sr. bio page 465
    from Cushing's History of Allegheny County
    Porter John Sr. bio page 466
    Porter John Sr. bio page 466
    from Cushing's History of Allegheny County

  • Notes 
    • Drumore Township, Lancaster Co., PA, was named for Dromore , a strongly fortified place in County Down, Ireland.  A John Porter was an early settler.

      Willm Porter 1828 Ireland Dromore Upper, Killymard, Donegal Tithe Applotment Books. National Archives of Ireland.
      Willm Porter 1825 Ireland Dromore, Killymard, Donegal Tithe Applotment Books. National Archives of Ireland.

       
      KILLYMARD, a parish, in the barony of BANNAGH, county of DONEGAL, and province of ULSTER, on the western side of the town of Donegal, from which it is separated by the river Esk; containing 4798 inhabitants. It comprises, according to the Ordnance survey , 28,230 statute acres, of which 472 1/4 are in Lough Esk and 202 1/4 in smaller loughs: about 18,000 are barren mountain and waste land. The principal seats are Lough Esk, the residence of T. Brooke, Esq., and Rosselongan, of R. Steele, Esq. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Raphoe, forming the corps of the prebend of Killymard in the cathedral of Raphoe, and in the patronage of the Bishop: the tithes amount to £276. 18. 5 1/2. per ann. The late Board of First Fruits, in 1830, granted a loan of £800 for the erection of the church, and, in 1816, gave £200 and lent £600 for the erection of the glebe-house, which has a glebe of 643 statute acres, valued at £205 per annum. The R. C. parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church, and has a small chapel. Here is also a place of worship for Presbyterians of the Seceding Synod, and one for Wesleyan Methodists. About 440 children are educated in six public schools, to one of which Mr. Murray, of Broughton, gives £5 annually; and 20 are educated in a private school. Here is a fine sulphureous spa of great efficacy in cutaneous diseases, over which Mr. Murray, its proprietor, has erected a pump-room, and hot, cold, and shower-baths.
       

  • Sources 
    1. [S301] History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Cushing, Thomas, (Chicago : A. Warner & Co., 1889), pp. 465-466, on Historic Pittsburgh site, [Q:3].

    2. [S272] Glenn Porter.

    3. [S301] History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Cushing, Thomas, (Chicago : A. Warner & Co., 1889).