Biography of John S. Porteous
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Porteous, John S., Waddington, was born in Waddington, August, 9, 1823. He was a son of Samuel Porteous, who was born in Scotland in 1785. There he married Euphemia Brunton and had four children. In 1820 they came to Waddington, where three other children were born. Mr. Porteous was a mason by trade and worked for Judge Ogden assisting in building the dam and stone walls on the island. However, his principal occupation was farming, and owned a small farm in the western part of Waddington. He and his wife were Presbyterians, He died in 1868, and his wife in 1863. John S. Porteous was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools of Waddington. Farming has always been his occupation. In 1869 he purchased 156 acres on Ogden Island, which he still owns. His son John, manages the farm at present. During the last three years Mr. Porteous has resided in the village. In December, 1846, he married Janett, daughter of Andrew Vietch, of Waddington, and they have had eight sons and four daughters, of whom six sons and three daughters survive. He has always been a Republican. He and wife are members of the Presbyterian church of Waddington.

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