WILLIAM PORTER, farmer and postmaster, Chapinville, was born in 1822 in County Down, Ireland, son of John and
Bell Porter. He immigrated to America and to Lawrence County, Penn., in 1841, purchasing the place he now occupies
in Bloomfield Township, this county, in 1844. He was married in 1845 to Mary Porter, of Lawrence County, Penn.,
and in the spring of 1847 brought his wife to his farm in this township, and immediately set to work clearing and
beautifying their home. Besides their own children, John W. and Mrs. Margaret A. Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Porter have
reared in their family, John G. and Jennie N., children of John K. Porter, brother of our subject. The Chapinville
Postoffice being established in 1855, Mr. Porter was appointed Postmaster, and still holds his commission. Mr.
Porter and entire family are members of the Presbyterian Church.
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