Biography of James G. Porter
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





JAMES G. PORTER, farmer and stockman, P. 0. London, was born in Ross County, Ohio, February 2, 1825, and is the son of James and. Elizabeth (Kilburn) Porter. The former, a native of Maryland and a soldier of the war of 1812, came to this county soon after that war, and located where our subject now lives. He owned 1,000 acres of land, on which he, in 1813, planted an orchard which is still standing. He died in 1856. Our subject remained at home until twenty two years of age, when he rented his father's place and farmed for himself. In 1847, he married Mahala Girard, by whom he had two children - Frances, wife of W. Wilson; Napoleon, a student of Dartmouth (N. H.) College, from which he graduated in 1881, and now studying law. Mrs. Porter died in 1872, and in 1879 Mr. Porter married Rachel G. Judy, of Clark County, by whom he has one child, Grace. Mr. and Mrs. Porter are members of the Christian Church. He is a Republican in politics, and an enthusiastic stockman. his farm of 142 1/2 acres being well stocked with the finest and best cattle and horses obtainable. He spares no expense in getting the best breeds.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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