NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The first of this family in England, William de la Grande, was a Norman knight, who came with William the Conqueror in 1066 and acquired lands at or near Kenilworth, Norwickshire. His son, Ralph or Roger, became grand porteur to Henry I. from 1120 to 1140, and from this the surname of the family was derived. The ancient coat-of-arms of the family: Argent on a fesse sable between two or three chuch bells in the first. Crest: a portcullis argent chained. Motto: "Vigilantia et virtuti."
(I) John Porter, immigrant ancestor of this branch of the family in America, came to New England in 1630 and settled first at Dorchester. In 1635 he, with others, went with Rev. John Warham and settled on the Connecticut river at Windsor. He was living there as early a 1637, when his name appears on the records. His residence was near the Little river, at its junction ith the Connecticut, between the lands of George Phelps and Joseph Loomis. He was a man of considerable wealth, as shown by his will. He died in Windsor, April 22, 1648.
He married Rose ____, who died in July, 1647.
John, born 1620.
Nathaniel, Feb. 29, 1640.
Hannah, Sept. 4, 1642.
(II) John (2), son of John (1) Porter, was born in England, about 1620 and died at Windsor, Conn., Aug. 2, 1688. He married Mary Stanley, daughter of Thomas. Her father came in the ship "Planter," in 1635, and settled first at Hartford, then at Hadley. She died Sept. 13, 1688.
Children, born at Windsor:
John, Jan. 3, 1651.
Mary, July 17, 1653.
Sarah, Sept. 5, 1655.
James, De. 22, 1657.
Nathaniel, April 20, 1660.
Hannah, June 1, 1682.
Samuel, March 5, 1664.
Rebecca, March 2, 1667.
Esther, May 8, 1669.
Ruth, Aug. 7, 1671.
Hezekiah, Nov. 7, 1673.
Joseph, mentioned below.
(III) Joseph, son of John (2) Porter, was born at Windsor, Conn. Feb. 7, 1675; married, Dec. 5, 1699, Hannah Buell, born May 4, 1674, sister of Mary Buell, wo married Hezekiah Porter. Joseph resided at Hartford and died there. His wife died in 1761, aged eighty-nine years.
Joseph, born Jan. 20, 1702, mentioned below.
Hannah, Jan. 8, 1704.
Mehitable, June 27, 1707.
Nathaniel, Jan. 14, 1709.
Mary, May 25, 1712.
(IV) Joseph (2), son of Joseph (1) Porter, was born Jan. 20, 1702. He married, in 1733, Joanna, born Feb. 10, 1706, daughter of Edward Dodd, who married, May 2, 1705, Lydia, daughter of Lamrock Flower, of Hartford.
Joanna, born Oct. 13, 1734.
Mehitable, May 27, 1737.
Hannah, Feb. 1, 1739.
Mary, Dec. 11, 1740.
Joseph, July 11, 1742, mentioned below.
Elisha, Sept. 23, 1745, colonel in revolution.
Samuel, June 14, 1750.
(V) Joseph (3), son of Joseph (2) Porter, was born July 11, 1742. He married, 1764, Naomi Stoughton, born March 8, 1744. She was descended from Thomas Stoughton, the immigrant, who came to Dorchester, Mass. in the ship "Mary and John," sailing May 30, 1630. Stoughton married (second) Margaret, widow of Simon Huntington, and removed to Windsor, Conn., where he died in Sept., 1684. Thomas Stoughton (2), his son, was born in England, married, 1656, Mary Wadsworth, daughter of William, who came from England in the ship "Lion," to Cambridge in 1632, and later removed to Hartford. John Stoughton, son of Thomas (2d), was born June 20, 1657, and died May 24, 1712; married Elizabeth Bissell, born June 8, 1666, died July 17, 1688, daughter of Thomas Bissell. Her father was born in England, died July 31, 1689, son of John Bissell; married Oct. 11, 1655, Abigail Moore, daughter of John, of England. John Bissell came to Plymouth in1628 and removed to Windsor in 1640; died Oct. 3, 1677, aged eighty-five years. William Stoughton, son of John, was born March 10, 1685, married July 6, 1700, Elizabeth Strickland, daughter of John, of Wethersfield, Conn., and he died May 18, 1750. William Stoughton, son of William, was born April 2, 1715, married, Feb. 8, 1743, Abigail Wolcott, born 1715, daughter of Henry Wolcott, who was born March 30, 1673, and married, Dec. 28, 1711, Abigail Cooley. Henry Wolcott (2d), father of Henry, was born Jan. 21, 1622, married, Nov. 8, 1640, Sarah Newberry, daughter of Thomas. Henry Wolcott, the immigrant, father of the last-named Henry, was from Somersetshire, England, settled at Dorchester with wife, Elizabeth, and later at Windsor, in 1635; died May 30, 1655. Naomi Stoughton was daughter of William (5) and Abigail (Wolcott) Stoughton.
Children of Joseph Porter:
Lucina, born Feb. 6, 1765.
George, Feb. 7, 1767.
Naomi, March 5, 1769.
Joseph, April 9, 1771, mentioned below.
Reuben, Oct. 17, 1773.
Jeptha, Jan. 12, 1776.
Abigail, March 27, 1778.
David, Sept. 6, 1780.
(VI) Joseph (4), son of Joseph (3) Porter, was born April 9, 1771. He married Mabel ____. He came from Wethersfield, Conn. or vicinity, to Leyden, New York, and settled, afterwards removing to West Turin, N.Y. He died at the home of his son-in-law, John L. Goldsmith, in the town of Pinckney. His wife died at the home of her daughter, Cynthia Malcolm, in Leyden.
Aaron, died at Tylerville, and buried there.
John, died in some western state.
Sophia, born 1800, married Daniel Wood, and died near Carthage, daughters: Mrs. Bushnell and Mrs. Shaw.
Louise, married John Jones, who removed to Illinois, and probably died there.
Cynthia, married Armstrong Malcolm (see Malcolm).
Laurie, married John L. Goldsmith, who died at Ithaca, N.Y., and is buried beside his wife at Watertown; children: Arthur and Albert Goldsmith, the latter of whom died in California.
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