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  • ID: I249881
  • Name: Peter Buell PORTER
  • RELA: 4th cousin 8x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 4 AUG 1773 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 1809 AND 1813
  • Event: Military service 1812 New York State Militia
  • Event: Elected Secretary of State of New York BET FEB 1815 AND FEB 1816
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 1815 AND 1816
  • Event: Appointed BET 23 MAY 1828 AND 9 MAR 1829 United States Secretary of War
  • Death: 20 MAR 1844 in Black Rock, Erie Co., NY
  • Title: Col.
  • Event: Pic Peter Buell Porter
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    PORTER, Peter Buell, (grandfather of Peter Augustus Porter and uncle of Augustus Seymour Porter), a Representative from New York; born in Salisbury, Conn., August 14, 1773; was graduated from Yale College in 1791; studied law in Litchfield, Conn.; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Canandaigua, N.Y., in 1793; clerk of Ontario County 1797-1804; member of the State assembly in 1802 and again in 1828; moved to Buffalo, N.Y., in the fall of 1809; elected as a Republican to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1813); declined to be a candidate for renomination; appointed a canal commissioner in 1811; served in the War of 1812; major general of New York Volunteers 1812-1815; presented a gold medal under joint resolution of Congress dated November 3, 1814, "for gallantry and good conduct in the several conflicts of Chippewa, Niagara, and Erie"; elected to the Fourteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1815, to January 23, 1816, when he resigned; secretary of state of New York in 1815 and 1816; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of the State of New York in 1817; regent of the University of the State of New York 1824-1830; appointed Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President John Quincy Adams and served from June 21, 1828, to March 9, 1829; moved to Niagara Falls in 1836; presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1840; died at Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y., March 20, 1844; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Joshua PORTER b: 26 JUN 1730 in Lebanon, New London Co., CT
    Mother: Abigail BUELL b: 28 FEB 1733/34 in Coventry, Tolland Co., CT

    Marriage 1 Letitia Preston BRECKINRIDGE b: 22 JUN 1786 in Albemarle Co., VA
    • Married: 16 OCT 1818 in Nye, NY
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth Lewis PORTER b: 19 APR 1823
    2. Has Children Peter Augustus PORTER b: 14 JUL 1827 in Black Rock, Erie Co., NY
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