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Rev. Giles M. Porter
Garnavillo Twp.

Rev. Giles M. Porter is a native of Hartford County, Conn., born April 2, 1815. His father, Rev. Noah Porter, and his grandfather, Noah Porter, Sr., were natives of the same county. Mr. Porter spent several years in preparation, and in 1832 entered Yale College and graduated in 1836; after graduating, he was engaged in teaching for several years, both in his native State and in Ohio. He entered the minstry as a Congregational clergyman, in 1844, in Fairfield County, Conn., where he remained about twelve years; he came to Clayton County in July, 1857. He engaged in preaching for several years, but ill health compelled him to retire from the minstry. He owns a farm near the village of Garnavillo, where he located when he came to the county, in 1857. Except occasionally giving instructions to private pupils, Mr. Porter has devoted his attention to farming for many years. He married Sarah M. Jennings, who was born in the city of New York. They have five children, two sons and three daughters.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 806-807
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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