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Israel Porter

Birthplace: Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Death: November 28, 1706
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Sgt. John Porter and Mary Porter
Husband of Elizabeth Porter
Father of Elizabeth Hawthorne Perley; John Porter; Sarah Gardner; Ginger Leach; Mary Porter and 10 others
Brother of John Porter; Samuel Porter; Joseph Porter; Benjamin Porter; Mary Gardner and 2 others

Occupation: Farmer
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About Israel Porter

  • Note: 10 children. His daughter, Elizabeth, was the mother of General Israel Putnam, the commanding hero of Bunker Hill.
  • The Salem MASSGENWEB site mentions an "Anti-Parris Network" led by Israel Porter. Reverand Parris, of course, was the Reverand made famous in the Salem Witch trials. One of this network's members, John Proctor, was hung as a witch, and was featured in "The Crucible". Essex County Records show a donation by Israel in 1692 for the formation of a school: THE RYAL SIDE SCHOOL. Attention was given at a very early date to the establishment of a school at Ryal Side, and the original movement appears to have been with the inhabitants of the district, whose homes were widely scattered. These residents informally organized as a Board of Trustees or Managers and purchased a lot for the erection of their schoolhouse. April 5, 1692: I 'Jacob Barney to Farmer Porter, Mr Hayward & others, for seven pounds in silver money paid by Mr. Israel Porter, Sergt John Leach, Cornet Nathl Howard (Hayward) sen Corporal Joseph Herrick Sen. Benjamin Porter Joshua Ray Sen Thomas Rayment Sen Edmund Bishop Sen John Trask Junior, John Creasy, Joshua Ray Jun. John Ray, John Flint Sen all of them inhabitants of Salem,...a certain parcell of upland Containing two acres... & laying near the River Commonly Called by ye name of Frostfish River...butted and bounded..., Northwesterly upon ye Countrey Road...with a marked oak tree. So to run by ye Road twelve poles...Eastwardly with ye land of Doctor Griggs2...Twenty six poles...Southwardly with the land of Said Griggs...twelve poles...westwardly with land of Corporal Joseph Herrick Sen & Thomas Rayment Sen & John Trask Jun. & Robert 1 Essex Registry of Deeds, book 25, leaf 63


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


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Israel Porter's Timeline

February 12, 1643
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
February 12, 1643
Hingham, Plymouth , Massachusetts
October 7, 1673
Age 30
Salem Village, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
September 24, 1674
Age 31
Salem, Essex, MA
August 24, 1675
Age 32
Salem, Essex, MA
October 6, 1679
Age 36
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
September 22, 1681
Age 38
Salem, Essex, MA
April 4, 1683
Age 40
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
September 4, 1685
Age 42
Salem, Essex, MA