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PORTER Clan: Silverton, Marion County, Oregon
Posted by: Cathy Porter-Maynard (ID *****9734) Date: June 15, 2007 at 17:59:56
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SOURCE: Virginia Gail DeVries Ancestors, aakarma

Name: Edward PORTER

Sex: M

Birth: 24 AUG 1803 in Virginia 1

Death: 1 NOV 1867 in Silverton, Marion Co, OR

Burial: Bethany Cemetery, Silverton, Marion Co, OR 2

Event: Pioneer Oregon Pioneer - see notes

Event: Pioneer 27 SEP 1853 Arrived in Oregon

Census: 1830 Vermillion, Richland Co, OH 3

Census: 1860 Silverton, Marion Co, OR-age 56 3

Event: Land Records 31 DEC 1868 Case #0329 Marion Co, OR 4


Buried Bethany Pioneer Cemetery, Silverton, Marion Co, OR
Bethany Cemetery, established 1850, is located in Marion Co., 2 miles west of Silverton, Oregon. It's bordered on the north side by Hazelgreen Road, on the south by Brush Creek Road, on the east by tall firs and by pasture on the south. Bethany is a small community consisting of, besides the cemetery, a school and small grocery/antique store. A church was organized in 1851, and eventually built near the cemetery but is no longer there. It probably moved into Silverton.

According to an essay written on Edward S Porter, handed down to me by my grandmother Sybil Luella (Campbell) Porter:
"1835 Edward moved his family from Ohio ro Illinois and settled in Fulton Co. where he engaged in farming for a score of years. The family headed west in 1853 and went directly to Marion Co, OR settling about 5 miles southwest of Silverton on what is known as the Porter donation claim. After the death of his wife, Anna, he lived with his youngest son, presumably Oliver) living to be over 70 years of age."
Sons & Daughters of Oregon Pioneers:
Donation Land Claim #3146, arrived in Oregon Territory 9-27-1853, filed for settlement claim 1-25-1855

Father: Edward PORTER b: 1770 in Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth MORGAN b: BET 1760 AND 1770 in Virginia

Marriage 1 Anna ANDERSON b: 28 JAN 1805 in Silverton, Marion Co, OR (seems unlikely)

Married: 10 NOV 1825 in Rostraver, Westmoreland, PA 1


1. Olive A PORTER b: MAY 1838 in Illinois
2. Allen PORTER b: 29 SEP 1828 in Richland, Vermillion Twnshp, OH
3. John PORTER b: 6 OCT 1830 in Vermillion Twp, Richland, Oh
4. Oliver S PORTER b: 22 FEB 1833 in Richland, Vermillion Twnshp, OH

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For additional information about this Porter line, please see:
Virginia Gail DeVries Ancestors


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