“Moses Porter was born in Kentucky, Jan 20. 1826, died at … Oxford, Kan., Dec. 20. 1897, aged 71 years 11 months and 333 days. He with his parents moved to Illinois when he was 1 year old, where he resided until 1877 when he removed to Oxford, Kansas where he has since resided. He was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Hoskins in 1847. To this union five children were born of whom four are now living. John H. at Oxford, Kansas, Thomas at Pendleton, Oregon; Rebecca A. Long at Moweaqua, Ill; Daniel M. Oxford. The mother died in 1855. He was married to Mrs. Mary Rosenberger Aug 1857 at Taylorsville, Id. To this union eleven children were born, ten of them now living. Isabel M. Jacobs, Ellen S. B…, Matilda F. Reece, Charlie L., Oxford, Laura E. Gibson, Myssa, Oregon, Aaron D. Valley Junction, Iowa; Moses F., Blackwell, O.T. and Shirley E., Bertha E. and Grover C. living at home. Mr. Porter joined the Methodist church in 1876. He leaves a wife, 14 children and several grandchildren and great grandchildren, four aged brothers and one sister…. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Sloan at the home … his remains were laid to rest in the Oxford cemetery.”
My third great grandfather, Moses Franklin PORTER, was born January 20, 1826 to Henry PORTER (1778-1868) and Nancy BOWLES (1792-1836) in Muddy Creek, Madison, Kentucky.
He married Elizabeth Ann HOSKINS September 13, 1847 in Christian County, Illinois. She died December 28, 1855 during the childbirth of my second great grandfather, Daniel Marion PORTER, and his un-named twin who died shortly after (apparently the baby lived a few days into the next year). Moses and Elizabeth had five children in all.
Moses then married Mary Ann “Polly” ROSENBERGER August 30, 1857 in Christian County, Illinois. They had eleven children together.
Moses died December 26, 1900 in Oxford, Kansas at the age of 74.
Moses Franklin PORTER and Elizabeth Ann HOSKINS were the parents of Daniel Marion PORTER (1855-1925).
Daniel Marion PORTER and Caroline Adele GILBERT (1864-1895) were the parents of Charles Oscar PORTER (1884-1946).
Charles Oscar PORTER and Mary Irene “Renie” Saphronia Jasmine SMITH (1890-1947) were the parents of Ruby Irene PORTER (1928-2010).
Carlton Nathanial WILLIAMS Sr. and Ruby Irene PORTER were the parents of Carol Elizabeth WILLIAMS (1947-1987) ~ my mom!