Gen. Andrew Porter (Continental Army)

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Andrew Porter

Birthplace: Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Porter, Jr. and Lileous Christy Porter
Husband of Elizabeth Porter and Elizabeth Porter
Father of Gov David Rittenhouse Porter; Major George B. Porter, Territorial Governor; Charlotte Brooke Porter; James Madison Porter, U.S. Secretary of War; Robert Porter and 2 others
Brother of Ann Ziegler; Charles Porter; Elizabeth Porter; Jane Porter; John Porter and 7 others

Occupation: Brigadier General, Continental Army
Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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About Gen. Andrew Porter (Continental Army)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of LIEUTENANT COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A090932

son of Robert porter -------------------- Revolutionary War officer; surveyor of western and northern State boundaries, 1784-87; Surveyor-General, 1809-13. Born 1743; died at Harrisburg, 1813.

General Porter, as a boy excelled in mathematics and studied under David Rittenhouse. In later years he was offered the Chair of Mathematics at the University of Pa., he declined, saying "as long as he commanded men he would not return to flogging boys."

Porter was appointed surveyor general in 1809 and held the post till his death. Because of his age he declined the post of Secretary of War.

He served at the battles of: Newton Princeton Brandywine Germantown Yorktown - worked on the plans for the siege Expedition against the Indians under General Sullivan Served on the frigate Effingham

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Gen. Andrew Porter (Continental Army)'s Timeline

September 24, 1743
Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 24
September 27, 1769
Age 26
Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
March 12, 1771
Age 27
Age 34
Norristown, Montgomery, PA, USA
October 31, 1788
Age 45
Norristown, PA
February 1, 1791
Age 47
Norristown, Montgomery, PA, USA
January 6, 1793
Age 49
Norristown, Montgomery, PA, USA
November 16, 1813
Age 70
Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 69