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William(1735?-1817)NC/VA, son of Hugh
Posted by: Terry Porter Date: October 16, 1999 at 21:36:05
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Does anyone have any info on William Porter the son of Hugh Porter (PA>NC>SC)? Here is some of the info I have...
Orange Co. NC
1755 Hugh Porter buys horse from Robert Bashere, Wm. Porter witnessed.
Wm. Porter vs. Othar Bashear in court case

1756 Hugh Porter buys 393 acres of land from Joseph Pinson, land is on Haw River.
Hugh Porter witnesses and proves deed on Haw River
Hugh Porter witnesses and proves deed on Haw River

1757 Hugh sues a man in Lancaster co. PA. He wins.
Hugh on Grand Jury 3 times in Orange Co.

1758 Hugh on Grand Jury

1759 Hugh in court case
Hugh on Grand Jury 6 times
Wm. Porter witness deed, along with 3 Bashere men.

1760 Wm. Porter goes to court as a witness for Mordica Guinn.
1761 Hugh on Grand Jury
1762 Hugh patents 413 acres of land from Lord Granville. One side of land ajoins Bazel Bashier
Witnessed by Adam Porter and Wm. Porter
Patrick Porter witness deed

1763 Patrick Porter witness deed
Patrick ordered to layout road
Patrick ordered to layout road

1764 Wm. Porter dies (lives west of current Salisbury NC) Not connected as far as
I can tell.
Hugh vs Jesse Boshear in court
Hugh orderd to layout road
Hugh & William ordered to layout road from Dan River to Haw River
Hugh on Grand Jury

1765 Hugh & William ordered to layout road. Wm. Appointed overseer.
Hugh pleas guilty in court case.

1768 Rowan County Tax list for the Hollows (Current Surry County) show Hugh & William with 1 tithable each.
William and Hugh appointed to lay out road from Moravian town to the VA. Line. (I believe this is Bethania / Bethabara settlement, north of current Winston Salem)
1769 A W? Porter marries Jean Brown in Rowan County (Surry County).

1771 Surry Co formed from Rowan in 1771.
Surry Tax List (Was listed as complete) shows
Lewis Forkner (1), Hugh Porter (1), and William Porter (2)

1772 Hugh (X) Porter Jr. witness deed for Brown Family
Surry Tax List (Was listed as complete) shows
William Porter (3), Joseph Porter (1), Lewis Forkner (1)

1774 Surry Tax List shows
Lewis Forkner, William Porter and Hugh Porter living together.
William Porter buys land on 2 separate occasions on Stewarts Creek (near the VA line) witnessed during both transactions by Joseph Brown and James Brown.
I know that there is another Joseph Porter in Surry that marries Rose Tallifero and moves to SC/GA along with Hugh in 1790's.

Hugh's children:
Phillip b. 1 Jul 1763.
William Porter.
James Porter
John Porter
Samuel Porter.
Hugh Porter.
Violet Porter. Died before. 1808
Margery Porter
Martha Porter
Mary Porter.

Williams Children:
Andrew Porter (Died before his father William)
Nathan Porter and Nancy
James Porter and Keziah
Robert Porter and Susannah
William Porter and Prudence
Joseph Porter and Polly
Hugh Porter and Prudence
Lewis Fortner and Violet
David Jones and Jean
John Baker and Patsey of the one part and Thomas Pope of the other

I believe that this William is at least closely related to Hugh or possibly his son.

Comments? Questions?

Terry Porter


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