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97. Nancy J. HADEN92,218,306,307 was born in 1798 in Kentucky.306 She died on 12 March 1884 at the age of 86 in Ohio County, Kentucky.308,309

Logan Co DB Q, p.242 3 Aug 1829 Heirs of William Haden dec'd to Nancy Porter formerly Nancy Haden who married William Porter. Lot #3 in the division. Begin on North bank of Gasper River corner to lot #1, line of Lot #2, corner to Lot #4, down the river with its meanders. 100 Acres. Rec. 12 Aug 1829.

Logan Co DB Q, p.245 26 Apr 1830 William Porter & Nancy his wife sold the 100 acres she inherited from her father's estate to Thomas Blakey for $400. Rec. 3 May 1830

1840, Ohio Co KY; p.126 Nancy J. "Poter"
1m 5-10 [Martin], 1m 10-15 [Egbert], 1m 20-30 [William H.]; 1f 10-15 [Sallie], 1f 15-20 [Permelia], 1f 40-50 [Nancy age 42]

Found Nancy Porter in Ohio Co KY in 1850 Census. Egbert and Martin still at home. Son William Porter living next door.
Census indexes reveal her to have likely moved to Ohio Co before 1840. Her brother-in-law Oliver C. Porter had lived there for sometime.

1860 Census. Cromwell District, Ohio Co KY
p.686, Dwelling 695; next door to son Martin. Nancy Porter, age 61, Widow & Farmer

1870 Census. Cromwell, Ohio Co KY
p.410b; Dwelling 106, Nancy J. age 72, living with son Martin.

1880 Census. Cromwell, Ohio Co KY Nancy living with her daugher, Sons William and Egbert, and widowed daughter in law, Sarah Porter [Martin's widow], also lived nearby.
p.572A
Permelia S. Taylor, age 53, b. KY
Hanibal A., son age 23, Farm hand
Wm Byron, son, age 20, Farm hand
Nancy J. Porter, mother, age 82, b. KY, parents b. VA
Mordeth L. M. Porter, cousin age 9

Nancy J. HADEN and William PORTER were married on 21 October 1817 in Logan County, Kentucky.255,310,311 William PORTER92,125,218,254,312,313, son of John PORTER and Sarah "Sally" CLARK, was born about 1798 in Virginia.309,313 He died on 8 July 1838 at the age of 40 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.309,313

JTL gives birth year of about 1784 in VA which would be before parents' marriage; Joe Taylor had 1798 - in Butler Co KY, but Butler not formed until 1810 from Logan Co.


Said to have fought at Tippecanoe, Indiana Territory (7 Nov 1811) under Gen. Harrison. Was one of the initial settlers of Morgantown KY.
1820 US Census, Butler Co KY
William Porter: 2m -10, 1m 26-45; 1f 10-16; 1f 16-26 (I would think the 16-26 female is Nancy. They did have son Wm H. b. 1818. Someone else apparently lives with them.)
There were three William Porters in the Butler Co Census in 1820. This one was in Morgantown and was William "Junr", next to Francis Porter, Junr. Then in the alpha listing he seems to be repeated but the "Junr" designation is not there and a William Sr appears. Both a Francis Junr and Francis Sr are in the alpha listing.

1830 Butler Co Census. Citizens in Morgantown
William Porter: 1m -5 [John], 1m 5-10 [unk son], 2m 10-15 [Wm H and ???], 1m 20-30, 1m 40-50 [If William was born about 1798 he should have been age 30-40, so age is wrong and there is an extra adult male]; 1f -5 [Permelia], 1f 5-10 [Sallie], 1f 20-30 [Nancy but she was age 32]
Francis D. Porter was living next door.

Logan Co KY Equity Case 14-303
William & Nancy Porter sued the heirs of William Haden regarding the division of the slaves. They stated that all the heirs had been advanced money, property, etc. in William Haden's lifetime and the only fair division would be for each one to make an accounting. In their opinion the slaves would likely have to be sold in order to make an equitable division. William & Nancy had received three slaves, two of whom were old and likely to be of great expense to them. The slaves were named as in the division. The heirs named were James & Joseph Haden, sons; William & John, sons of John M. Haden dec'd & gsons of William Haden; Samuel Haden; Polly who intermarried with John Wilson; William Haden, Junior; the daughters of William Whitsitt by his dec'd wife Milly dau of said William Haden who were Sally R. & Nancy A. Whitsitt, and Ellen C. Comfort, wife of William Comfort; the daughters of Thomas Proctor by his decd wife Sally, dau of said William who were Polly Porter wife of Benjamin Porter, Aroah [Aurora] D. C. & Sally Proctor; Benjamin Haden, son of Ben Haden dec'd who was a son of William; and Sally Haden the younger, daughter of said William, and the Oratrix, Nancy Haden Porter.
Interesting points made in the case were that a survey made when the widow's dower was assigned was attached to the bill. Also the inventory and sale of the estate of William Haden was attached. These papers were not in the file.
The case was filed 22 Feb 1822 and was continued through November, 1824. Final disposition is not given but there was a list of costs implying that either the Porters lost their case or withdrew it. The costs were listed as $5.94 to Complainants [William & Nancy Porter] and $12.74, Costs recovered by Defendants.
Guardians ad litum [for this case] were appointed for the minors in 1824. By that time, James Haden who had been Administrator for William Haden, had himself died. His stepmother, the widow Sally Haden had died, and the daughter of the older dau Sally, Polly who had married Benjamin Porter had also died, leaving a child. George W. Morton [their uncle] was appointed guardian for the children of James Haden; Joseph Haden was guardian for John & Wm Haden, sons of John M. Haden, and also of Sally P. Whitsitt, youngest daughter of Milly [Haden] & William Whitsitt; Benjamin Porter was guardian for Clark Porter, heir of Polly Proctor Porter [Benjamin was Clark's father]; Edward Collins was guardian for Benjamin Haden; Samuel Haden was guardian for Sally the younger, youngest child of William Haden and his only child by Sarah (Johnston) Haden his 3rd wife. The most interesting thing about this document is that Sally P. Whitsett's mother is listed as Mildred Whitsett - in all other documents she is referred to as either Milly or Emily. On the back of one of the documents is the note that Thomas Proctor was guardian for his youngest daughter, Sally. There is the note that Thomas Proctor Jr delivered notice of the pending guardianships to each of the Guardians except for Benjamin Porter on the 30th & 31st of Oct, 1823. William Hoy [husband of Aurora Proctor] delived the notice to Benjamin Porter on 10 Mar 1924. [Porter probably lived in Butler Co at this time.]
William Hoy & Aurora Proctor Hoy did make a answer to the above suit on 5 May 1824, stating that they would agree to bring in all advancements made to her mother, Sally Haden Proctor or to her husband Thomas during the eight years after their marriage. [Presumbably Sally & Thomas were married for eight years before she died.] Aurora did state that she was entitled to one-third of her mother's share, but did not mention her sisters in this document. They stated her parents had received about $300 in gifts of money, a colt, and a woman's saddle. The three heirs of Sally had received three slaves in the division which William Hoy now had on hire from Thomas Proctor. They were also to have received some money from other heirs, but had not. Hoy swore on his oath before Cardwell Breathitt, JP, on 4 May 1824.

Logan Co DB Q, p.245 26 Apr 1830 William Porter & Nancy his wife sold the 100 acres she inherited from her father's estate to Thomas Blakey for $400. Rec. 3 May 1830

William Porter was murdered; possibly on a flatboat trip connected with his salt business.

Nancy J. HADEN and William PORTER had the following children:

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i.

Col. William Haden PORTER.

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ii.

[son] PORTER was born about 1820.313

The 1820 and 1830 censuses show that there were probably two sons born between William H. & Sarah Jane. Their names are unknown.

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iii.

Sarah Jane "Sallie" PORTER.

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iv.

Permelia A. PORTER.

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v.

John PORTER was born about 1829 in Morgantown, Butler County, Kentucky.309,313

Joe Taylor gave birth year of 1832, making John younger than Egbert.

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vi.

Egbert O. PORTER.

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vii.

Martin VanBuren PORTER.