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Biographical Sketch of George L. Porter

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Porter, George L., Middlebury, was born in Middlebury, Vt., on January 28, 1837. His parents were Cyrus and Mary O. (Wilcox) Porter. Cyrus Porter was born in Farmington, Conn., on February 21, 1795. He was married in Connecticut. His first wife was Susan Trowbridge, by whom he had three children. She died in 1833. He had eight children by his second wife. He came to Addison county, Vt., in 1829, and settled on the site of his son’s present home. The house which the deacon occupied was a fine one, and was built in 1803, by a Mr. Andrus. Cyrus Porter spent his days on this farm. He had a family of ten children, six daughters and four sons, eight of whom are now living. He was a justice of the peace of the town for two terms, and died on April 1, 1857, aged sixty-two years. George L. Porter was educated in the public schools and in the Addison county grammar school. He was married in 1864 to Minerva Stowell, a daughter of Chauncey H. Stowell, a well-known resident of Cornwall, Vt. They have had three daughters, two of whom are now living — Cora S. (born on April 29, 1866) and Maud F. (born November 9, 1876). Mrs. Porter died on November 3, 1884.


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