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Nahum Bisbee Porter

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ossian, Livingston County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Preston, Franklin County, Idaho, United States
Place of Burial: Preston Cemetery, Preston, Franklin County, Idaho, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Abram Porter and Marcia Maria Porter
Husband of Rachel Ann Murray Porter and Elizabeth Frances Porter
Father of Bernice Porter; Frances Mariah Porter Brown; Alice Viola Porter Young; Roseltha Porter; Margaret Murray Porter and 11 others
Brother of Luther Gilbert Porter; Henrietta Lamont; Mary Heller; Sarah Jane Packard; Margaret Eleanor Porter and 1 other

Occupation: LDS Bishop
Managed by: Valerie Ann Koenigsfeld
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About Nahum Bisbee Porter

Nahum Bisbee Porter, son of Abram Porter (1807 - 1884) and Marcia Maria Bisbee (1805 - 1867), was born 16 June 1831 at Ossian, Livingston County, New York. He married Racheal Ann Murray on 21 October 1851 Ossian, Livingston, New York. They traveled to Utah with the Isaac A. Canfield Company, leaving the outfitting post at Florence (now Omaha), Nebraska on 18 July 1863. In Utah, Nahum took a plural wife, Elizabeth Frances Shaffer, on 3 August 1882 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory.

He died 12 February 1895 at Preston, Franklin County, Idaho, and was buried at Preston Cemetery, Preston, Franklin County, Idaho.

Marriages and Children

  1. Rachel Ann Murray (1830 - 1914)
    1. Bernice Porter (born 1852 New York)
    2. Frances Maria Porter (1852-1938)
    3. Alice Viola Porter (1855-1921)
    4. Roseltha Porter (1862-1864)
    5. Margaret Murray Porter (1864-1942)
    6. Nahum Boyd Porter (1866-1953)
    7. Jennie Porter (1868-1869)
    8. Nellie May Porter (1874-1938)
  2. Elizabeth Frances Shaffer (1863 - 1904)
    1. George Marion Porter (1883 - 1883)
    2. William Porter (1885 - 1885)
    3. Albert Edward Porter (1886 - 1928)
    4. Ernest Shaffer Porter (1888 - 1980)
    5. Marcia Esther Porter Reid (1891 - 1982)
    6. Frances Porter (1892 - 1892)
    7. FNU Porter (1894-1894), stillborn infant boy
    8. Eleanor Shaffer Porter (1895-1987)

Sources

  • Find A Grave Memorial# 41900557
  • Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Nahum Bisbee Porter; Birth Date: 16 June 1831; Death Date: 12 February 1895; Gender: male. Isaac A. Canfield Company (1863); Approximate age at departure: 32. Sources:
    • Head, Nellie Porter, [Autobiographical sketch], in Pioneer Pathways [1998- ], 8:23-24. New FamilySearch/Family Tree. Source Location: Internet Web Site
    • Porter, Abraham, Jr., "Abraham Porter Jr. Family Treck Across the Plains in 1863," [1-3]. Source Location: Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Nahum Bisbee Porter's Timeline

1831
June 16, 1831
Ossian, Livingston County, New York, United States
1851
October 21, 1851
Age 20
Ossian, Livingston County, New York, United States
1852
September 4, 1852
Age 21
Ossian, Livingston, New York, United States
1852
Age 20
New York, New York, NY, USA
1855
July 13, 1855
Age 24
Ossian, Livingston, New York, United States
1862
1862
Age 30
1864
1864
Age 32
Utah Territory, United States
1866
February 6, 1866
Age 34
Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States
1868
1868
Age 36
1874
February 8, 1874
Age 42
Ogden, UT, USA