Cathy PORTER-Maynard (In Minnesota)
HISTORY OF CASS COUNTY, IOWA
Springfield, Ill., Continental Historical Co., 1884. 1 v. in 2 parts.
LaCrosse, WI : Brookhaven Press, 2000. Reprint
.....(submitted by Dick Barton)
Edward Porter came to Cass County [Iowa] in September, 1855, and settled in Round Grove, now a part of Edna Township, and located on the farm owned by William S. Townsend, who was one of the first settlers in Cass County. Edward lived in a small log cabin until 1870,
when he built a nice frame house, in which he now resides.
Mr. Porter was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, on the 1st of February, 1813.
When about ten years of age he moved with his father to Richland County, Ohio, and there remained until about twenty years of age. In the fall of 1833, he moved to [Decatur] Macon County, Illinois, where his father died, leaving Edward to support the family. Edward remained in that county until 1835, when he removed to Stark County, Illinois, and there remained a short time, when he came to Iowa, and has since made this his home. Mr. Porter was married in Stark County, Illinois, on the 25th of October, 1838, to Clarissa Powell, a native of New York state.
They have had thirteen children, eight of whom are now living - Elizabeth, Jane, Amelia, Isaiah, Alice, John, Rosa and William. Daniel W., the eldest son, enlisted in 1862, in the Twenty-third Iowa Infantry, and died in the service.
Mr. Porter's mother [Catherine GAFFNEY Porter] died in 1883, in Stark County, Illinois, at the age of ninety-six years....
The first marriage in Edna was that of John Dyer and Mary E. Porter, daughter of Edward and Clarissa (Powell) Porter, at the home of the bride's parents. Judge Dickerson performed the ceremony. These parties are both dead.
SEE: History of Cass County, Iowa - 1884 - (P)
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Parents of Edward Porter (b. 1813, Westmoreland Co., PA) were:
• Daniel Porter, b. VA; and,
• Catherine GAFFNEY Porter, b. PA.
• Daniel Porter's parents, Edward Porter and Elizabeth MORGAN,
were born in Virginia.
• Catherine's GAFFNEY's father, Edward Gaffney, was born in Ireland; and, her mother, Catherine ____, was born in Holland.
In 1880, Catherine GAFFNEY Porter was living in the home of her daughter,
Lucinda PORTER Gingrich.
• SEE: 1880 STARK COUNTY, ILLINOIS CENSUS: Stark Esses Twp.,
June 8 1880:
Daniel Gingrich W M 71 M Farmer PA PA PA
Lucinda [PORTER] Gingrich W F 50 Wife M Keephouse PA VA PA
Mary M W F 33 Dau S At Home IL PA PA
• Catherine [GAFFNEY] Porter W F 93 Mthr/1w W At home
[Next door is Samuel Gingrich family].
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