Family Tree of
Joseph Porter, Sr. (1737 to 1820)
(Revolutionary War Veteran)
and Sarah Reynolds - Porter (1745)
Wilkes County, North Carolina
The information on this page was provided by Bill Porter,
Great-Great-Great-Great Grandson of Joseph Porter and Sarah Reynolds.
|Porter Family Tree||Reyolds Family Tree|
|John Reynolds (1710, Norfolk Co., VA)|
|Sarah Rebecca Jenkins|
|Joseph Porter (1737 to 1820)||Sarah Reynolds (1745, NC)|
|(Revolutionary War Veteran)|
|Parents of Twelve Children.|
Click on any Underlined name BELOW to see additional information about that person.
Joseph Porter, Sr.:
Joseph served in the Wilkes County Militia during the American Revolutionary War and was paid for services in 1782.
Joseph fought at The Battle of Kings Mountain (see documentation below).
Joseph served as a constable, juror, and bondsman during the latter part of the 1770's and most of the 1780's.
Joseph married Sarah Reynolds who was born about 1745.
Sarah died prior to 1820.
Joseph and Sarah had the following 12 children:
- Molly Porter:
- James Porter:
- William Porter:
- Sarah Porter:
Sarah married Hezekiah Hall and they moved to Kentucky.
- Mary Porter:
Mary married William Johnson, Sr. and they moved to Russell County, Virginia.
- Francis Porter:
On November 27, 1802 Francis married Malinda Johnston who was the daughter of Thomas Johnston.
Malinda was born about 1785.
Malinda died after 1860.
Francis and Malinda are buried somewhere near their home on Molls Creek.
Francis and Malinda moved to Russell County, Virginia.
- Joseph Porter, Jr.:
Joseph married Sarah Johnson.
- Lois Porter:
Lois married Aaron Chambers.
- Maugretter "Margaret" Porter:
Margaret married John Onall.
- Jane Porter:
Jane married John Gambiil.
- Elizabeth Porter:
Elizabeth married Elijah Arnell.
- Nancy Porter:
Nancy married John Carnwell.
Documentation of Joseph Porter at The Battle of Kings Mountain
In the book The Patriots of Kings Mountain, by Bobby Gilmer Moss, Copyright 1990, on page 154 the name of Captain William Lenoir is listed as being at the battle. Captain Lenoir resided in Wilkes County, North Carolina, the same place that Joseph Porter was living. Captain Lenoir provided a handwritten list of the names of the men who where under his command at The Battle of Kings Mountain. The name of Joseph Pourter (Porter) is on that list (see two documents below).
In the second document below, the last name of Joseph Pourter is partially obstructed by the name above it on the list. However, the names of Pleasent Profit and George Parks on that same list have been positively identified. If you examine the capital letter "P" in their names and compare it to the "P" in Pourter it is obvious that his name is indeed Joseph Pourter. This list was handwritten by Captain Lenoir (his name is at the top of both documents), and Captain Lenoir spelled each man's name the way it sounded to him (Pourter is Porter).
The Family Tree Name Index Page at http://www.grandpappy.info/johnson.htm
Please click on the following link to inform the web administrator of additions or corrections to this page:
Send e-mail to RobertWayneAtkins@grandpappy.info