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Samuel Porter

Birthplace: Hingham, Plymouth, MA, USA
Death: Died in perhaps at sea "on a voyage to Barbadoes"
Immediate Family:

Son of Sgt. John Porter and Mary Porter
Husband of Hannah Porter
Father of John Porter
Brother of John Porter; Joseph Porter; Benjamin Porter; Israel Porter; Mary Gardner and 2 others

Occupation: Mariner
Managed by: Private User
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Immediate Family

About Samuel Porter

Samuel, son of John and Mary Porter, was a mariner of Wenham, Massachusetts, where he owned a house and large farm. He married Hannah, daughter of William and Elizabeth Dodge of Beverly, to whom was born one child, a son, His death occured in 1660, his property being willed equally to his wife and son, but his father and his wife's father were named executors.

He died on a trip to the Barbados. Pope's "Pioneers of Massachusetts" Page 369 "John, farmer, Roxbury, frm. Nov. 5, 1633. Rem. to Hingham p;ropr. 1635; deputy; town offic er. Rem. to Salem about 1644. Town officer many times. Sold house and land at Hing. 15 (1) 16 48. Adm. chh. 28 (2) 1649. He deposed in 1669, ae 73 years. He testified concerning Wm. Knigh t, Jan. 1672-3, ae 85 years. [So recorded.] Rem. to Wenham. Sergeant. Wife Margaret, widow o f -- Odding, memb. chh. of Rox. with him. [E.] She d. and he m. 2 Mary --, who was adm. chh . Salem 5 (3) 1644. Ch. John, Samuel, Joseph bapt. Sept. 9, 1638, Benjamin bapt. Nov. 1639, I srael bapt. Feb. 12, 1642, Mary bapt. 12 (8) 1645, Jonathan bapt. 12 (1) 1648, Sarah bapt 3 ( 4) 1649. He d. 6 Sept. 1676. Will dated 28 April, 1673, prob. 26 (7) 1676, beq. to wife Mary; son s John, Benjamin, Israel and Joseph; dau. Mary, wife of Thomas Gardner, and her 3 children; d au. Sarah; John, son of son Samuel; to Mr. Higginson and to the poor of Salem."

"A Potter-Richardson Memorial" compiled by Doreen Potter Hanna & Louise Potter Page 285 "Samuel Porter-2 (John-1), born in 1636, probably in Hingham, Massachusetts, married about 16 57, Hannah Dodge-2, 1642-1688, daughter of William-1 and Elizabeth (_____) Dodge of Beverly . He owned property in Wenham, Massachusetts, near Wenham Pond. A mariner, he died on a tri p to Barbadoes in 1660. His widow married Thomas Woodbury-3 (Humphrey-2, John-1), by whom sh e had eight children. She died in Beverly, Massachusetts, January 2, 1688.


  1. The History of Salem Massachusetts, volume II, 1638-1670 by Sidney Perley. Page: p161


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Samuel Porter's Timeline

Hingham, Plymouth, MA, USA
Age 1
Salem, Essex, MA
December 10, 1658
Age 21
Age 21
Wenham, Essex, MA, USA
April 28, 1660
Age 23
Salem, , Essex, Massachusetts, USA,
April 28, 1660
Age 23
perhaps at sea "on a voyage to Barbadoes"
May 18, 1896
Age 23
June 25, 1896
Age 23
October 23, 1953
Age 23