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Posted by: Patty (ID *****8458) Date: February 14, 2004 at 05:59:00
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I am looking for information on John Lewis Porter which I located in 1900 census in Tarrant County Texas (FT Worth) working for the RR. He was married to Sylvia R Hamilton at the time, Her parents William and Emma? Hamilton were also on the same census. John and Sylvia had 12 children, first was stillborn. Sylvia had a brother Harry, sisters Goldie/Goldia, Aunt George or Georgia. Sylvia is said to have been born in Griffins, Muskigum Ohio in 1881, Harry and Goldie/Goldia said to be born in Kanasas.

John L Porter, unsure of where he was born.
John and Sylvia children are
John Jr.
Twins Bonnie and Donnie
Teddy (Theodore Roosevelt)
Vinlee (my grandmother who married a C.L. Matthews)
Captolia (who married a Wiley/Whiley in NM)
Patsy Ruth

Porter Family settled in Otero, Alamagordo Nm

John was Section Foreman in Velmont (which no longer exist)
They also were in a place called Camp Hanna or Campanna, not sure of the spelling or where in NM is it located. I am sure if it was section housing it no longer exist.
I find John (if this is him) on the 1870 census in Santa Fe New Mexico living in section housing for the RR.

If anyone knows anything about either the Porters or Hamiltons please contact me directly at

Thank you in advance.


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