He left a will dated 30 November 1819 in Caldwell County, Kentucky.
MARRIAGE RECORDS: His father Matthew Porter gave permission for his marriage to Nancy and Nancy was of age to not need a consent.
He was 19 in 1850 and it said he had been married during the census year.
She was 12 in 1850.
He was 5 in 1860. He was 18 in 1870.
Born in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee fought in the Civil War in Coompany J, 17th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry as did his younger brother John Seth.