Moses Porter (Rev. War Major) (1738 - 1803)

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Birthplace: Mansfield, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Pawlet, Rutland , Vermont, United States
Occupation: Farmer
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About Moses Porter (Rev. War Major)

Moses Porter, (65) son of Experience and Abigail Safford Porter was born at Mansfield, CT on Sept. 30, 1738. He married on May 12, 1765 at Preston, CT to Sarah, daughter of Phineas and Thankful Hill Kilham, then the widow of Joseph Park. Their first 5 children were born at Norwich Ct. and the next at Worthington, MA in July 1779. The following year, 1780 they moved to a farm south and close to the village of Pawlet, Rutland County, VT where they passed the rest of their lives.

Major Moses Porter was a Revolutionary War soldier and was in the battles of Bunker Hill, Long Island and Saratoga and at the surrender of Burgoyne. He was a Selectman at Pawlet, VT in 1786 and 1787, and a Deacon in the Congregational church. He is buried in Pawlet, VT.

1. Abigail Porter b. 27 April 1768 in Norwich CT m Timothy Hatch

2. Sarah Porter b 20 March 1770 in Norwich CT m Ephraim Fitch

3. Elijah Porter b 16 Nov 1773 in Norwich CT

4. Joseph Porter b 7 Sept 1775 in Norwich CT

6. Solomon Porter b at Norwich Conn 27 Aug 1777 d at Pawlet Vt S Nov 1791

8. Moses R Porter b 6 July 1779 Hervey Porter b 23 May 1786

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Moses Porter (Rev. War Major)'s Timeline

September 30, 1738
Mansfield, Connecticut, United States
May 12, 1765
Age 26
Norwich, Connecticut, United States
April 27, 1768
Age 29
Norwich, Connecticut, United States
March 20, 1770
Age 31
United States
February 17, 1803
Age 64
Pawlet, Rutland , Vermont, United States
Age 64
Pawlet, Rutland , Vermont, United States
- present
United States