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959. Samuel Huntington PORTER330 was born on 13 October 1812.287 He died on 19 February 1876 at the age of 63 in Casey County, Kentucky.287

Samuel married (1) Sarah Dearinger, at Harrodsburg, KY, 5 Feb 1849. Sarah died at Harrodsburg 10 Ap 1859. Samuel then married (2) Elisabeth S. Williams on 16 Aug 1860. He died in Casey Co KY according to The Comstock Family in America.

1850 Census. Mercer Co KY. Hh 528
S. H. Porter, age 36, painter, b. VA [this was "ditto'd from the previous household - he wasn't born in Virginia and Sarah probably was not either]
Sarah, age 25, b. VA

1860 Census. Mercer Co KY, Harrodsburg. Hh 40
Samuel H. Porter, age 47. Lived alone. A painter, b. KY.
Note: The census enumerator came in June - Samuel didn't marry again until August.
A descendant noted there were maybe two or three children with the first wife, but Samuel certainly seemed to be living alone in 1860. The family lost tract of them.

The same descendant noted that Samuel's sister Caroline, still living in Richmond KY, purchased a small farm for Samuel in Jan of 1869, Casey Co. And his brother John came to live with them after the Civil War.

Samuel and John in Casey Co in 1870
1870 Census. Casey Co KY, Tates Precinct, Hh 240
Saml. H. Porter, age 51, carpenter, b. KY
Elizabeth, age 33, b. KY
Nathaniel H., age 2
Ann, age 10 [daughter of Saml's first wife?]
John S. Porter, age 44, painter, b. KY

Samuel's widow - John S. also believed to have died:
1880 Census. Casey Co KY, Tates, Hh 269
Elizabeth Porter, age 43, she and her parents b. KY
Nathaniel, age 12, son, works on farm
John R., age 9, son.

The Porter book gives the sons of Samuel & Elizabeth as:
Nathaniel Huntington Porter, b. 10 Apr 1868
John Raymond Porter, b. 11 Jan 1871
This is obviously the two boys with Samuel & Elizabeth in Casey Co KY.

Samuel is buried Glenwood Cemetery, Liberty, Casey Co KY, as his his wife Elizabeth who died 1889.

Strange as it may seem, there is a another Samuel H. Porter living in Casey Co KY in 1870, 1880 and 1900. He also had a brother John Porter. This was Samuel is younger by several years AND he was living in Casey Co KY with his parents - Isaac and Margaret Porter in 1850, and with his widowed mother in 1860.

1850 Census. District 2, Casey Co KY, Hh 444
Isaac Porter, age 62, b. VA, Farmer
Margaret, age 62, b. VA
Samuel ?. 30, Farmhand, b. VA
John, 23, b. KY
Aragal, 22, female, Spin? b. KY [Abigale]
Adelia, 20, weaver, b. KY
Sarah Porter, 70, Farm widow, b. KY
Margret, 50, Skins & ? b. VA
Walker, age 16, farmhand, b. KY
Note: Isaac Porter married Elizabeth Grissom, 22 Jun 1833, Liberty, Casey Co, KY

1860 Census, Casey Co KY, Dist 5, Hh 402
Margaret Porter, 71, b. VA
Samuel, 39
John 32
Abagale, 28
Delila, 27
Hh 402: Margaret Porter, 70

In 1870, this Samuel & John Porter were written up as "Peyton" by the enumerator, confusing the issue considerably....I eventually found them by searching on John's child Matilda.
Rolling Fork, Casey Co, KY
Hh 228 John "Peyton", age 43, farmer, b. KY
Mary A., 24, b. KY [an Ancestry family tree says that John married Mary A. Sinkhorn, 26 Jul 1860, Casey Co - also found in Kentucky marriages]
Margaret 8. Isaac 5. Matilda 3. and George age 1
Hh 229 Samuel "Peyton, age 50, Farmer, b. VA
Isabell, age 32, b. KY
Delila, 36, b. KY

Samuel & John Porter, sons of Isaac continued to live in Casey Co
In 1880 - Samuel was living alone. - age 60, b. VA, Hh 105 and next to John Porter, age 52 & wife Mary.
1880 Casey Co, KY, District 7 [living in a whole nest of Sinkhorns], Hh 104
John Porter, age 52, b. KY, parents b. VA
Mary A., 35, wife
Margret 17, dau. Isaak, 15, son. Matilda 14, dau. George, 11, son.
Hh 105 - living alone Samuel Porter, age 60, b. VA, parents b. VA
[Abigail Porter, sister of John & Samuel, married Aaron Sherran, 17 Jan 1777, Casey Co.]

1900 Census. Little South Fork, Casey Co, KY
John Porter, age 70, b. Feb 1830, KY, parents b. VA, married for 40 years
Mary A. Porter, 59, b. Feb 1841, KY, had 5 children, 4 are living
Winie F. Porter, son, 19, b. Apr 1881, KY
Samuel Porter, brother, 81, b. Jun 1818, KY, parents b. VA
Susie Sinkhorn, 13, b. May 1887, KY, servant [her relations appear to be next door - she might be a niece]

Samuel & Elizabeth Porter are buried Glenwood Cemetery, Liberty, Casey, KY

Samuel Huntington PORTER and Sarah DEARINGER were married on 5 February 1849 in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky. Sarah DEARINGER died on 10 April 1860.

Samuel Huntington PORTER and Elizabeth S. "Bettie" WILLIAMS were married on 16 August 1860. Elizabeth S. "Bettie" WILLIAMS was born in 1837. She died in 1889 at the age of 52 in Casey County, Kentucky.

Samuel Huntington PORTER and Elizabeth S. "Bettie" WILLIAMS had the following children:



Nathaniel Huntington PORTER was born on 10 April 1868. He died on 17 December 1932 at the age of 64 in Casey County, Kentucky.

N. H. Porter married Mary Frances Watson, 12 Jan 1896, Casey Co, KY. She was born 3 Jan 1873, died 23 Mar 1960. They had eight sons and one daughter. Their first born were twin boys who died shortly after birth, but the rest of the sons lived long lives. In 2004, the daughter was still living at age 95.

1900 Census. Tates District, Casey Co, KY, Hh 197
Nathaniel H. Porter, b. Apr 1868, age 32, married 4 years., b. KY, parents b. KY, farmer
Mary F., wife, b. Mar 1871, age 29, has had 2 children both living [twins not mentioned]
Gather L., son, b. Oct 1897, age 2
Raymond C., b. Nov 1899, age 6 months

1910 Census. Tate Dist, Casey Co, KY, Hh 14
Nathaniel H. Porter, age 42, married for 14 years, b. KY, farmer
Mary F., wife, 39, 8 children, 6 are living
Gaither, son, 12. Ramon C., son, 10. Henry, son 7. Fred S., son, 5. Joseph H., son, age 3.
Mary E. dau, age 1 year, 1 month

1920 Census. Tate Precinct., Casey Co, KY, Hh 335
Nathan Porter, age 51, b. KY, farmer. Mary F., wife, 48, b. KY
Fred, 14. Hershel 12. Mary E. 10, Ezra, son, age 8.

1930 Census. Tate Dist, Casey Co KY, Hh 75
Nat Porter, age 65, married at age 20. Frances, wife, 63, married at 18
Henry, son, 29 [Henry & Nat shown as truck farmers]

FindAGrave.comMary Frances Watson Porter, b. 1 Mar 1871, d. 23 Mar 1960. Buried Glenwood Cemetery, Liberty, Casey Co, KY
Nathaniel Huntington Porter, b. 10 Apr 1868, d. 17 Dec 1932. Buried Glenwood Cemetery.
Gaither Quincy Porder, b. 8 Oct 1897, d. 2 Dec 1986. Buried Glenwood Cemetery.
Raymond Cherney Porter, b. 1899, d. 1990, wife Vertest. Buried Glenwood Cemetery.
Fred S. Porter, b. 22 Sep 1904, d. 21 Dec 1974. Wife was Marie. Buried Middleburg Cemetery, Middleburg, Casey Co KY
Joseph Herschel Porter, Sr., b. 21 Nov 1906, d. 29 Jun 1996. Buried Antioch Christian Church Cemetery, Phil, Casey Co KY

The son Henry Thomas Porter was born 22 May 1902, died 22 Aug 1991. He married Martha Christine McAninch, 22 Dec 1929 in Middleburg, Casey Co KY. They lived in Cincinnati, Ohio.



John Raymond PORTER was born on 11 January 1871 in Casey County, Kentucky.

According to family stories, John got into a fight, left Casey Co, and was never heard from again.

In 1900, there were a lot of John Porters, and John R. Porters, but I did find a John R. Porter, born Jan 1870, the only one born in Jan of 1870 or 1871. I doubt that he could be John Raymond. He was living in Bannack Twp, Beaverhead Co, Montana and claimed he was born in Utah, Jan of 1870, as were his parents [which would be very doubtful, although if true eliminates him as a candidate]. He was working as a Day Laborer. He had a wife Ollie, b. Dec 1881 - they had recently married and there were no children. Her place of birth and her parents also said to be Utah.

In 1910, he still seemed to be in Beaverhead Co, Montana age 38, married for 10 years and said born in Iowa, parents b. Virginia. He was a Merchant, a Saloon. Allie [or Ollie] B. was age 27, had two children - b. Missouri, parents born MO.
Richard A., son was 9, Rosa B., a daughte, was 7.