Born September 20, 1818
|MATTHEW PORTER, farmer, 8ec. 29; P.O. Fairview; born September 20, 1818, in Adams Co., Ohio; when a boy he came with his parents to Indiana, and, in 1842, he came to Jones Co.; he has made all the improvements on his present farm since coming to it. Married Maria McFarlin January 2, 1840; she was born in October, 1820, in Virginia; have eleven children—Rachel Ann, now Mrs. C. W. Breed; Minerva Jane, now Mrs. F. S. Dumont; John William; Mary, now Mrs. S. H. Myers; David; Ellemina, now Mrs. A. H. Sherman; Charles F., Francis Marion, Harry and Fred. Has been Township Trustee and School Director; Democrat.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 572.
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