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John T. Porter
Elk Twp.

John T. Porter one of the early settlers and prominent citizens of Clayton County, was born in Maryland July 15, 1828. From there he removed to Ohio, where he remained until 1853, when he came to Clayton County. He settled at once on his present farm on section 8, Elk Township. It consists of 120 acres of well cultivated land, containing many excellent improvements. He was married in April, 1858, to Hannah Beatty, who was born in West Virginia, Apil 7, 1837, and came to Iowa in 1852. Four children have blessed their union, vix.; George, born April 15, 1859; Mary, Aug. 24, 1863; James, Dec. 12, 1869, and Mildred, Sept. 26, 1874. Mr. Porter is a member of the Methodist church, and in political sentiment is a Republican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 764
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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