Birth1718, Belfast, Ireland [2]
Immigrationaft 1746, Virginia
Will18 Jan 1781, Prince Edward Co, VA [3]
Deathabt May 1781, Prince Edward Co, VA
SpouseAnn DIXON
Birthabt 1720
Deathaft 1781
Other spousesJohn CARSON
Notes for John PORTER
Nearly every second-hand source has the same information about John and Mary, but no one supplies any additional supporting information. Their sons were largerly Revolutionary War veterans, and are fairly well documented.
Will notes for John PORTER
In the name of God Amen, I John porter of Prince Edward County in Virginia being in perfect sense and memory, calling to mind my mortality, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament. First I give my soul to God who gave it; and my body to the earth in hopes of a glorious Reformation. As to my worldly estate, I dispose of it in manner following.

First I will that all just debts due by me be paid. I give & bequeath to my dear wife Ann Porter one negro fellow named Mick during her natural life, & at her death said fellow to be sold, & the price to be equally divided among all my children, and my negro wench named Bett to be sold at my decease & the price to be equally divided between my wife & all my children, and I bequeath to my son John Porter one hundred & fifty acres of land, part of the tract I now live on joining my son William's line, running the whole length of his line across the creek.

The remainder of my land I give to my two sons Oliver and Francis to be equally divided as they can accommodate matters. But my dear wife Ann is to have her third of the land & the benefit of the dwelling house during her natural life & her third of all my stock of every kind & her third of of all my
household goods & furniture with a chest, saddle and bridle off the whole with use of the office
houses. The other two thirds of my stock and household furniture to be equally divided between
my wife & my unmarried children.

I give to Susanna Carson two cows, and her son William Carson Porter one cow off the whole personal estate. I do hereby revoke all former wills by me, declaring this only as my last Will & Testament.

And I do hereby constitute & appoint my dear wife Ann Porter my son William Porter & my son Francis Porter executors of this my last Will & Testament. As witness my hand and seal this eighteenth day of January one thousand seven hundred & eighty one.

Witness present
Rich Sankey
Thomas Baldwin John Porter (Seal)
Thos. Carson

At a Court held for Prince Edward June 1781 this last Will & Testament of John Porter dec. was presented in Court and proved by Rich SankeyThos Baldwin Thos Carson witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. On Motion of Anne Porter & William Porter two of the Executors therein named who gave bond and ....

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