John Porter (New York)
He graduated from Williams College in 1810. Then he studied law in Albany, New York, was admitted to the bar in 1815, and commenced practice in Auburn. He was District Attorney of Cayuga County from 1821 to 1828. In 1825, he married Abigail M. Phillips (1800–1886), a niece of Congressman Gurdon S. Mumford (1764–1831), and they had five children. He was Surrogate of Cayuga County from 1828 to 1836.
He was buried at the Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn.
His son Charles Talbot Porter (1826–1910) was an inventor of mechanical devices, and received the John Fritz Medal in 1909.
His daughter Anna Phillips Porter (1828–1910) was married to Alonzo Glover Beardsley (1820–1906), son of State Senator John Beardsley (1783–1857).
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 134f, 144, 371 and 412; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- History of Western Massachusetts by Josiah Gilbert Holand (Springfield MA, 1855; Vol. II, pg.226)
- Williams Biographical Annals by Calvin Durfee (1871; pg. 313f)
- Beardsley genealogy
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