Biography of John Porter
Monroe County, MI Biographies





JOHN PORTER was born in England in 1850, and came to this country in childhood. He was brought to Monroe county, Mich., in 1857 from Rochester, N. Y., and soon after returned there, but in 1871 he located at Cleveland, O., where he was married in 1872 to Miss Abbie Cooley, of that city, by whom he has four children. From Cleveland he returned to Rochester, N. Y., and then again in 1880 returned to Monroe county, Mich., locating at Rockwood, and from thence to Bedford, where he purchased a farm. Remained there until 1866, then came to Morocco, in the township of Ida, and engaged in mercantile business; was made postmaster in 1886 and still holds the office.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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