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  • ID: I4418
  • Name: Robert Brownfield PORTER
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 3 DEC 1791 in South Carolina
  • Death: 7 MAY 1866 in Carroll Co, TN
  • Burial: Ferguson Cem, Carroll Co, TN
  • Note:

    Robert B. Porter bought 151 1/4 acres, the land of his deceased father, from his mother and his siblings for $700 on 10 February 1821. This land included 100 acres originally granted to William Bishop and later sold to David Porter, as evidenced by the deed that was recorded on November 11, 1831 in Chester Co, SC. Early in 1832 Robert and Mary Porter withdrew their membership from the Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church where they had been baptized, sold their land and, with their children, moved to Carroll Co. TN. In 1836, he paid taxes on 25 acres of land in Carroll Co. On 26 August 1836, he bought 325 acres from John Evans for $1000. The Porter family continued to accumulate lands until their holdings were quite large, as evidenced by the numerous deeds recorded at the Carroll County courthouse.

    Head of household age 30-39 in 1830 census living in Chester County, SC with 1 female 30-39, 1 female 15-19 (Eliza), 1 male & 2 females 10-14 (James), 1 male & 1 female 5-9 (Amanda, David B), 2 females under 5 (Juliet).

    Head of household age 40-49 in 1840 census living in Carroll County, TN with 1 female 80-89 (Is this his mom?), 1 female 40-49, 1 male & 2 females 20-29 (James), 1 male & 1 female 15-19 (Amanda, David B), 2 females 10-14 (Juliet), 1 female 5-9.

    Age 58 in 1850 census living in Carroll County, TN, property worth $2000, as a farmer with wife & 2 children.
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    Father: David PORTER b: in Antrim, Ireland
    Mother: Flora BROWNFIELD b: ABT 1757 in Chester County, Pennsylvania

    Marriage 1 Mary JONES b: 7 MAR 1792 in Chester Co, SC
    • Married:
    Children
    1. Has Children Eliza Katherine PORTER b: 9 JAN 1814 in Chester Co, SC
    2. Has No Children Flora Terissa PORTER b: 9 APR 1815 in South Carolina
    3. Has Children Mary Harriet PORTER b: 6 FEB 1817 in Chester Co, SC
    4. Has Children James David PORTER b: 18 NOV 1818 in Chester Co, SC
    5. Has Children David Brownfield PORTER b: 28 JUN 1820 in Chester Co, SC
    6. Has No Children Amanda Jane PORTER b: 13 MAY 1823 in South Carolina
    7. Has Children Juliet Ann PORTER b: 1 SEP 1827 in South Carolina
    8. Has Children Sarah A PORTER b: 11 JUL 1829 in South Carolina
    9. Has Children Martha Louise PORTER b: 26 NOV 1833 in Carroll Co, TN

    Sources:

    1. worldconnect.rootsweb.com, database ":2770017" ":3017473"

      1830 census for SC, Chester Co, p 321

      1840 census for TN, Carroll Co, p 52

      19 Oct 1850 census for TN, Carroll Co, Dist 6, p 66B

      18 Aug 1860 census for TN, Carroll Co, Dist 6, p 126

      birth date, death date, burial from http://www.tngenweb.org/records/carroll/cemeteries/ffca-21.htm
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