Lyman Wight Porter (1833 - 1914)

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Birthplace: Prairie Branch, Independence, Jackson, Mo.
Death: Died in Porterville, Morgan, Utah, USA
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About Lyman Wight Porter

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Charles C. Rich Company (1847) Age 14


Departure: 21 June 1847 Arrival: 2 October 1847

Company Information: 126 individuals were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post on the Elkhorn River about 27 miles west of Winter Quarters, Nebraska.

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Birth: May 5, 1833 Independence Jackson County Missouri, USA

Death: Mar. 31, 1914 Porterville Morgan County Utah, USA

Son of Sanford Porter and Nancy Areta Warner

Married Electa Mariah Kilbourn, 5 Nov 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Sarah Catherine Emmett, 18 Mar 1865, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Elizabeth Bailey, 5 Oct 1867, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

History - Lyman Wight Porter, a Patriarch in the LDS Church and a Utah pioneer of 1847, was born May 5, 1833, in Jackson County, missouri, the son of Sanford Porter. With his parents he shared in the persecutions of the Saints, being driven from Jackson County, later from Clay County and still later from Caldwell County, Missouri. He located with his parents at Montrose, Iowa, where he was baptized in 1841. At the time of the exodus of the Saints from Nauvoo, in 1846, he traveled with his people to the Missouri river and spent the winter of 1846-1847 at Winter Quarters. In 1847 he continued the journey to Great Salt Lake Valley, crossing the plains in the Charles C. Rich's ccompany. In 1848 the family located in Mill Creek, Salt Lake County, but moved to Salt Lake City soon afterwards. In 1851, with his father's family, Lyman moved to Centerville, Davis County, which becam his home for a number of years. While residing there he took part in the Indian troubles, and in 1857 accompanied Orrin P. Rockwell to the mountains to watch the movements of Johnston's army. In 1856 he was called to go with others to help the belated handcart companies into the Valley. In 1862 he settled in Porterville, Morgan county. In 1867 he was appointed to preside over the Porterville branch and under his direction the East Porterville townsite was laid out. He made the first brick and built the first brick house in Morgan county. In the spring of 1869 he resigned his position as president of the branch to go to Missouri to assist in bringing his kinspeople to Utah. Returning by way of Chicago, he purchased wagons, machinery and cattle. In 1880 he was chosen as a member of the High Council of the Morgan Stake and later ordained a Patriarch. He also acted as sheriff, selectman, road commisioner, etc., in Morgan County. Leaving a numerous posterity, Patriarch Porter died March 31, 1914, in Porterville."

Courtesy of LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 3, p. 491.


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Parents:
  • Sanford Porter (1790 - 1873)
  • Nancy Warriner Porter (1790 - 1864)
Spouses:
  • Electa Mariah Kilbourn Porter (1835 - 1917)*
  • Elizabeth Bailey Porter (1848 - 1927)*
  • Sarah Catherine Emmett Porter (1849 - 1896)*
Children:
  • Mary Mariah Porter Porter (1855 - 1922)*
  • Alva Sylvenus Porter (1860 - 1938)*
  • Nancy Malinda Porter Moffett (1863 - 1957)*
  • Moriancumer Heber Porter (1868 - 1952)*
  • Elizabeth Adaline Porter Hunter (1868 - 1919)*
  • Sarah Olive Porter Hemming (1870 - 1943)*
  • Zina Porter Porter (1874 - 1924)*
  • David Wight Porter (1875 - 1941)*
  • Rachel Porter Smith (1878 - 1966)*
  • Hyrum Kilbourn Porter (1878 - 1942)*
  • Jared Lyman Porter (1878 - 1881)*
  • Job Bailey Porter (1881 - 1959)*
  • Brigham Ernest Porter (1883 - 1936)*
  • LeGrand Thatcher Porter (1885 - 1953)*

Note: Helped Save the Handcart Pioneers in 1856


Burial: Porterville Cemetery Porterville Morgan County Utah, USA Plot: U/11

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Lyman Wight Porter's Timeline

1833
May 5, 1833
Prairie Branch, Independence, Jackson, Mo.
1841
August 29, 1841
Age 8
1852
November 5, 1852
Age 19
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah,
November 5, 1852
Age 19
November 5, 1852
Age 19
November 5, 1852
Age 19
1853
September 23, 1853
Age 20
Independence, Jackson, Missouri, USA
1855
November 9, 1855
Age 22
Centerville, Davis Co, Utah,
1858
March 5, 1858
Age 24
Centerville, Davis Co, Utah,
1860
May 26, 1860
Age 27
Centerville, Davis Co, Utah,