Biography of Porter Ward
Marin County, CA Biographies





Porter Ward. Born in England, March 3, 1821, where he received his education and resided until he attained the age of nineteen years, when he came to America. On arrival on this side of the Atlantic he first engaged in steamboat building at St. Louis, where he remained for ten years. In 1850 he journeyed across the plains to California and followed mining for one year, after which he came to Sonoma county, where he stayed until 1854, in which year he transferred his domicile to Margin and settled on his present estate of about three hundred and forty nine acres. Married December 31,1846, Annie Wild. By this union there are two living children, Ellen E. and William H. Married secondly, Mrs. Hannah Shaw, on June 24, 1868, a native of England

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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