Porter, Noah 1a

Birth Name Porter, Noah
Gender male
Age at Death 91 years, 1 month, 27 days


In DAR "Roles of Honor" a Lieut. Noah Porter Vol42,pg59 and Vol44,pg354 (the Charleston 4th), altho Bard Prentiss' research indicates this is almost certainly our Noah's nephew, brother James' son. Instead, our Noah was an undocumented member of the rescue party sent to supply the Rogers Rangers on his return from the St Francis raid. "He gave a deposition for a court martial in connection with it. I have a copy of his signature on a 1760s land transaction where he identifies himself as a Lieut." [Bard Prentiss , private msg]

In book, " Death Seem'd to Stare: The New Hampshire and Rhode Island Regiments at Valley Forge":
Noah Porter, Private Jan 1, 1778 for 3 years with the First Regiment, Farwell Company

"Noah Porter, grandfather of George W. Porter, of Ferrisburgh, once said that he crossed Otter Creek, in one of those years, with a scouting party on the rocks at the head of the falls (the deep channels have since been blasted out), and he and his party were so impressed with the wild and chaotic features of the scene that they spent some time in viewing the falls. He said the west channel appeared very small and was so filled with floodwood you would hardly notice there was any channel there ; that there were several beaver houses built on the floodwood."

Buried at Porter Cemetery, Ferrisburg, VT. Age 93, so birth date is probably incorrect.

See Bard Prentiss timeline of Noah Porter's life.
Noah Porter arrived in Ferrisburgh, VT in 1780 -


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1734-05-06 Northfield, Franklin, MA alt: 1732  
Death 1825-07-02 Ferrisburg, Addison Co, VT   2a


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Porter, James1695-02-241740-01-28
Mother Wright, Experience1706-12-091781-12-01
    Sister     Porter, Mary 1726-10-15
    Brother     Porter, James 1728-04-12
    Sister     Porter, Sarah 1730-07-29
    Brother     Porter, William 1731-03-04
         Porter, Noah 1734-05-06 1825-07-02
    Brother     Porter, Nathan 1736-04-16 1741-07-28


Family of Porter, Noah and Powers, Lois

Married Wife Powers, Lois ( * 1743-08-05 + 1820-10-25 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1761-10-01 New Hampshire Marriage of Porter, Noah and Powers, Lois  
Event Note

from a fragment of diary -


additional children from http://www.fgs-project.com/vermont/groups/p/pottern.txt

In story about Lois Porter Davis in 1925, the family says Lois was of "Irish stock"

Name Birth Date Death Date
Porter, Nathan17631844
Porter, Lovina Powers1769-09-011834-11-07
Porter, Varsal1771-09-151841-09-09
Porter, Lois17731849-12-25
Porter, Lory or Lauraabout 1777
Porter, Benoniabout 1778
Porter, Silasabout 1779
Porter, Mosesbefore 1780
Porter, Noah Wright1781-12-04

Source References

  1. National Archives, Washington. D.C,/Generations Network: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      • Page: Roll box 43; Roll State NH
  2. various: Find A Grave
      • Source Reference Note: