Biography of Daniel C. Porter


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Porter, Daniel C., was born at Tylerville, about ten miles from Watertown, in 1821 and was taken with his father's family to Lafargeville in 1825 and from there to Clayton four years later. His father was Daniel Porter who was born in 1775 and died in Clayton at the age of ninety-three years. He was a carpenter and joiner, to which business he finally added fine cabinet making, including the manufacture of fine coffins and the conduct of funerals in early years. He was father of nine children, only three of whom lived to maturity; two of these were sons, the subject, and Asa B. Porter. The latter was nearly ten years older than Daniel C. and during most of his life was associated with him in business. At about the breaking out of the Civil war, D. C. Porter opened a grocery store in connection with the furniture and undertaking business in which he is still interested. Mr. Porter has passed his long life in Clayton, winning the respect of the entire community for his integrity in business, his public spirit and his general worth as a man. He is at the present time the oldest resident in Clayton. He was married, April 22, 1842, to Jane D. Hubbard of Clayton, who is still living. They have had two children, a son and a daughter. The son was formerly in business with his father, but died in 1893.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898