Descendants of Thomzen Porter
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Contributed by
Richard A. "Dick" Hardesty.  Thanks, Dick!
(Additional info. from Carol Lee Yarbrough)

Additions/Corrections welcomed!   


Descendants of Thomzen Porter

Generation No. 1

1.  THOMZEN3 PORTER  (ELIAS2, EDWARD1) was born 1791 in Fairfax county, Virginia, and died November 23, 1840 in Hamilton county Illinois.  He married REBECCA HARDESTY February 16, 1809 in Ohio county, Kentucky, daughter of HENRY HARDESTY and HANNAH HOWARD.  She was born 1791 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and died December 23, 1849 in Hamilton county Illinois.

Notes for THOMZEN PORTER:

Served in the War of 1812 under General Rupel and Charles Sebastian, 3rd Regiment of Kentucky Volunteers. His service dates were 1813 to 1816.

Thomzen and Rebecca are buried at the Gholson Cemetery, Hamilton CO., IL

Marriage Notes for THOMZEN PORTER and REBECCA HARDESTY:

From marriage list of Ohio county, Kentucky, Thompson Porter and Rebecca Hardeste were married February 16, 1809. William Anderson was the officiator, and S. Cleaver was the bondsman. Consent given by Henry Hardeste for Rebecca.  The 1804 date is found in Ohio County Kentucky, "In the Olden Days, Marriage Records 1799 to 1840" by Harrison D. Taylor. The transcriber made an error in the date. From records received from Ohio county, Kentucky, the actual marriage date was in 1809. The wording of the fathers consent is..." I do certify that Thompson Porter having my free consent to marry my Daughter Rebecckah Hardeste, Given under my hand this 11th day of February 1809, signed Henry Hardeste, witness Charles Henderson, Esq, Clerk of Ohio County. Attest, John Oldham. The information from "In the Olden Days" of July 16, 1804 was in error.

Children of THOMZEN PORTER and REBECCA HARDESTY are:

                   i.       ELIZABETH4 PORTER, b. 1809; m. JOHN MAYBERRY, February 06, 1828, Hamilton 
         County, Illinois.

2.               ii.       MAHALA PORTER, b. January 10, 1811, Kentucky; d. August 23, 1862, Hamilton county 
         Illinois.

3.              iii.       HARDIN PORTER, b. August 10, 1813, Kentucky; d. March 13, 1862.

4.              iv.       LEWIS PORTER, b. August 10, 1813, Kentucky; d. October 31, 1894.

                  v.       LINDA MIREY PORTER, b. Abt. 1815, Kentucky; m. WILLIAM MAYBERRY
         November 12, 1835, Hamilton County, Illinois.

                 vi.       GRAYSON PORTER, b. 1816, Kentucky; m. ANN C. GREGG; b. Abt. 1819, South 
         Carolina.

                vii.        REBECCA PORTER, b. 1818; m. THOMAS VANTRESE, January 12, 1839, Hamilton 
         County, Illinois; b. Abt. 1818, Tennessee.

               viii.        MARK M. PORTER, b. April 14, 1822, Kentucky; d. November 18, 1887; m. LUISA 
         JANE HARDESTY
; b. April 28, 1829, Illinois; d. February 10, 1886.

5.               ix.       THOMAS J. PORTER, b. April 14, 1822; d. November 09, 1887.

                   x.       EMMA PORTER, b. November 14, 1825, Kentucky; d. November 23, 1896; m. JOSEPH 
          ALLEN PORTER
; b. February 13, 1823, Kentucky; d. August 19, 1861.

                  xi.       CLEMENT H. PORTER, b. 1826; m. ELIZABETH WILLIAMS; b. Tennessee.

6.              xii.       SANFORD ELIAS PORTER, b. December 16, 1829; d. September 03, 1910.

                xiii.       MARY ANN PORTER, b. 1830; m. ROBERT GAINES; b. January 07, 1833, Virginia; d. 
         May 24, 1919.

                xiv.       MARGARET PORTER, b. 1831; d. 1850. (Never married).

Generation No. 2

2.  MAHALA4 PORTER (THOMZEN3, ELIAS2, EDWARD1) was born January 10, 1811 in Kentucky, and died August 23, 1862 in Hamilton county Illinois.  She married ELI GHOLSON March 28, 1828 in Hamilton County, Illinois.  He was born April 22, 1808 in Scott county, Kentucky, and died July 11, 1841 in Hamilton county, Illinois.

Eli and Mahala are buried in the Gholson Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois.

Children of MAHALA PORTER and ELI GHOLSON are:

                   i.       TOMZEN5 GHOLSON, b. December 29, 1831, Hamilton county, Illinois; d. November 27, 
         1899.

                  ii.       WESLEY GHOLSON, b. June 02, 1833.

                 iii.       JOHN GHOLSON, b. Aft. 1834.

                 iv.       JAMES GHOLSON, b. Aft. 1835.

                  v.       FELIX GHOLSON, b. March 27, 1838; d. July 07, 1916, Broughton, Hamilton county, Illinois.

                 vi.       ELI GHOLSON, b. March 18, 1840.

3.  HARDIN4 PORTER (THOMZEN3, ELIAS2, EDWARD1) was born August 10, 1813 in Kentucky, and died March 13, 1862.  He married (1) HANNAH HARDESTY.  She was born October 24, 1819 in Illinois.  He married (2) HANNAH HARDESTY January 26, 1837, daughter of WILLIAM HARDESTY and ANN MAYBERRY.  She was born June 26, 1819, and died December 25, 1889.     

Children of HARDIN PORTER and HANNAH HARDESTY are:

                   i.       JOSSIE B.5 PORTER, b. Abt. 1838.

                  ii.       SANFORD PORTER, b. Abt. 1839.

7.              iii.       JAMES ANDERSON PORTER, b. Abt. 1842.

                 iv.       THOMPSON PORTER, b. Abt. 1846.

                  v.       MARY A. PORTER, b. Abt. 1848.

4.  LEWIS4 PORTER (THOMZEN3, ELIAS2, EDWARD1) was born August 10, 1813 in Kentucky, and died October 31, 1894.  He married LETITIA HARDESTY Abt. 1833 in Hamilton County, Illinois, daughter of CHRISTOPHER HARDESTY and MARY UNK.  She was born 1817, and died July 13, 1884.

Child of LEWIS PORTER and LETITIA HARDESTY is:

                   i.       MARGARET5 PORTER.

5.  THOMAS J.4 PORTER (THOMZEN3, ELIAS2, EDWARD1) was born April 14, 1822, and died November 09, 1887.  He married MARTHA JANE GHOLSON.  She was born Abt. 1827 in Illinois, and died August 03, 1866.

Child of THOMAS PORTER and MARTHA GHOLSON is:

8.                i.       ANDERSON BUELL5 PORTER.

6.  SANFORD ELAIS4 PORTER (THOMZEN3, ELIAS2, EDWARD1) was born December 16, 1829, and died September 03, 1910.  He married MENERVIA CAROLINE TAYLOR.  She was born November 09, 1829 in Illinois, and died December 23, 1917.

Children of SANFORD PORTER and MENERVIA TAYLOR are:

                   i.       MARGARET5 PORTER, b. Abt. 1847.

                  ii.       NANCY PORTER, b. Abt. 1849.

Generation No. 3

7.  JAMES ANDERSON5 PORTER (HARDIN4, THOMZEN3, ELIAS2, EDWARD1) was born Abt. 1842.  He married MARTHA ANNE GROSS. 

Child of JAMES PORTER and MARTHA GROSS is:

               i.       NELLA6 PORTER.

8.  ANDERSON BUELL5 PORTER (THOMAS J.4, THOMZEN3, ELIAS2, EDWARD1) was born June 23, 1862 in Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois, and died January 25, 1932 in Hamilton County, Illinois.  He married ROXIE EDNA STINSON September 16, 1886 in Hamilton County, Illinois, daughter of JOHN STINSON AND VIRGINIA JENNINGS.  She was born June 24, 1867 in Jackson County, Illinois and died January 22, 1932 in Hamilton County, Illinois.

 See family photo.

Child of ANDERSON PORTER and ROXIE STINSON is:

              i.        UNKNOWN PORTER, b. October 29, 1887 (female)

             ii.        THOMAS RALEIGH PORTER, b. June 14, 1891; m. FLOSSIE JOHNSON, October 1, 
     1915, Hamilton Co., IL

            iii.         IVA RAY PORTER, b. May 2, 1893; m. REEVES ROBERTS, December 1, 1911.

             iv.        FITZBUGH LEE PORTER, b. April 24, 1898; d. September 6, 1976, Broughton, IL; m. 
     ETHEL M. GHOLSON,
August 1, 1919; b. February 6, 1898; d. January 28, 1977, Broughton,

              v.        CORA ELLEN PORTER, b. August 20, 1902; m. REX BEASLEY, August 1, 1926.

             vi.        MAMIE EDNA PORTER, May 25, 1905

            vii.        GEORGE EVERETT PORTER, b. October October 15, 1907; m. GERALDINE MINER,   
      September 1, 1929.

            viii.        BLANCHE VIRGINIA PORTER, b. June 25,. 1913; m. HOWARD PLUNKETT, June 1, }
      1930.

             ix.        FANNIE ELDORA PORTER   

              x.        ROSCOE PORTER, b. June 30, 1889, Broughton, IL; d. September 25, 1904, Hamilton Co., 
      IL; buried in Broughton Cemetery, Hamilton Co., IL

             xi.        LYMAN PORTER, b. December 16,. 1896, Broughton, IL; d. September 12, 1900, Broughton, 
      IL; b. Broughton Cemetery, Hamilton Co., IL

            xii.        LUTHER A. PORTER, b. June 21, 1900, Broughton, IL; d. August 30, 1901, Broughton, IL; 
     buried Broughton Cemetery, Hamilton Co., IL

            xiii.        FRED M. PORTER, b. May 6 1904, Broughton, IL; d. July 7. 1904; buried Broughton 
      Cemetery, Hamilton Co., IL

            xiv.        DAN M. PORTER, b. May 6, 1904, Broughton, Hamilton Co., IL; d. August 28, 1904, 
      Broughton, IL; b. Broughton Cemetery, Hamilton Co., IL. 


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