Biography of Hon. Burrill Porter, Jr.
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Porter, Hon. Burrill, Jr., was born in Charlestown, N. H., February 22, 1832. His father, Burrill Porter, was a native of the same town. The family trace their descent from John Porter of Windsor, Conn., who settled there in 1638. Asahel C. Porter was a native of Coventry, Conn., and moved to Charlestown, N. H., where he was identified as a farmer. Burrill Porter, his son, married Susan, daughter of John and Susan Rogers Garfield, and was one of the conservative men of his town. Burrill Porter, Jr., was educated in the public schools and academies and Saxton River Seminary, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1856. He followed teaching for twenty five years and in 1879 was elected in Attleborough as collector of taxes, assessor, etc. In 1884 he was appointed postmaster at North Attleborough, and then gave his attention to newspaper work up to 1893, in which year be was elected representative to the Legislature, serving seven years, being reelected six times. In 1860 he married Harriet L., daughter of Asa H Carpenter, and they have two children: Asa B. and Susie A. Mr. Porter is one of the conservative men of his town, of sterling integrity and has ever received and merited the respect of his associates.

From:
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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