Biography of Lieut. James Porter
Hancock County, OH Biographies

LIEUT. JAMES PORTER, retired, McComb, an old and respected citizen of Hancock County and a pioneer carpenter, was born in West Virginia, November 8, 1817, and in 1819 came to Ohio with his parents, Jonah and Margaret (Reed) Porter, who had a family of eight children. Our subject, the third born, received his schooling in Delaware County, choosing his father's trade (carpentering), has resided in this county since 1840, and has worked at his trade for many years. He was united in marriage, in 1840, with Miss O. Decker, who died in 1882, having reared a family of nine children. Mr. Porter is a Democrat in politics and has served three years as justice of the peace. At the commencement of the late war of the Rebellion he enlisted for three months, in the Twenty first Ohio Volunteer Infantry; served his time and reenlisted for three years in the Twenty first Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was elected first lieutenant, in which capacity he served over three years. He is a charter member of the G. A. R.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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