Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I249892
  • Name: Augustus Seymour PORTER
  • RELA: 5th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 18 JAN 1798 in Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY
  • Event: Elected Mayor of Detroit BET 1838 AND 1839
  • Event: Elected U.S. Senator from Michigan BET 1840 AND 1845
  • Death: 18 SEP 1872 in Niagara Falls, Niagara Co., NY
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Pic Augustus Seymour Porter
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    PORTER, Augustus Seymour, (nephew of Peter Buell Porter), a Senator from Michigan; born in Canandaigua, N.Y., January 18, 1798; attended Canandaigua Academy, Canandaigua, N.Y.; graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1818; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Detroit, Mich.; recorder of Detroit 1830; mayor of Detroit 1838; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate on January 20, 1840, for the term beginning March 4, 1839, and served until March 3, 1845; was not a candidate for renomination; chairman, Committee on Roads and Canals (Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses), Committee on Enrolled Bills (Twenty-seventh Congress); moved to his father's residence in Niagara Falls, N.Y., in 1848; died at Niagara Falls, N.Y., September 18, 1872; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Augustus PORTER b: 18 JAN 1769
    Mother: Lavinia STEELE b: 1772

    Marriage 1 Sarah A. MANSFIELD
    • Married: 25 JUL 1822

    Marriage 2 Sarah G. BARNARD b: 19 JUN 1807
    • Married: 24 SEP 1832
    1. Has No Children Samuel M. PORTER b: 11 FEB 1824
    2. Has No Children Jane A. PORTER b: 7 JUL 1833
    3. Has No Children Sarah Frederickaf PORTER b: 17 NOV 1836 in New York, NY
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