Biography of Homer Porter
Chittenden County, VT Biographies





Porter, Homer, Colchester, Burlington p. o., is a farmer, and was born in Colchester, Vt., November 20, 1813. He was a son of Thomas and Abigail (Bates) Porter. His paternal grandfather, Ashbel Porter, was a native of Connecticut, and among the early settlers in the town of Colchester, Vt. His maternal grandfather, Job Bates, was also a native of Connecticut, and among the early settlers in the town of Westford, Vt., settling in that town as early as 1795. Thomas Porter settled on a part of the farm which is now occupied by Homer Porter. He had a family of five children born to him, Homer, Ashbel (deceased), Sally, John, Slim (deceased). Homer Porter now resides on a part of the old homestead. He was married in 1845 to Dolly A. Bate; a daughter of Norton and Betsey (Sweet) Bates, who settled in Westford, Vt., 1815. Homer has had a family of five children, Norton T., Selim H., Hattie E., Bernard H., and Abbie E.

From:
History of Chittenden County, Vermont
Edited by: W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, New York. 1886


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