John PORTER and Esther BURNS
County Tyrone / County Wicklow to Ottawa, Canada
also James PORTER and Jane McGIBBON in the Goulbourn area

September 24, 2003:
Hi Al,
 
A few months ago you kindly responded to my Porter family enquiry. 
At that time you asked if you could post my Porters. 
Here they all are and what little I know.
I'm curious about the marriage witness: Henry PORTER.
Thanks
Paddy Moreton
pmoreton@telusplanet.net 

Descendants of John PORTER 

Generation No. 1 

1.  JOHN PORTER  (OLIVER1)

Born 1829 Tyrone County, Ireland. 

Married Esther BURNS 3 September 1859  Wesleyan Methodist Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Daughter of New (New Link, November 19, 2007)John BURNS and Amelia (ASTLEFORD?)

(A Dickson researcher is looking for the above marriage, 
but I have been unable to find his email address)  

She was born 1841 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 

Notes for JOHN PORTER:

Census:        1871, Ontario, Canada
Name:          John PORTER, 52
            Born in 1819, Ireland 

Occupation:   Civil Engineer

Dwelling:      District [77] Sub District [A] Division Page [1] Page [76] County [CAR] Description    [Ottawa City- Wellington Ward.] 

 

Note:           John PORTER was hired in Ireland as an Engineer and brought to Canada 
            to rebuild the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Canada. Specific notation:
            Family history says he is responsible for the gate of the Parliament.
            There is also said to be a SEATON connection.           

Return of Marriages solemnized by John CARROLL  
A minister of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Ottawa Ontario
for the year ending 31st day of December, A D 1859

Vol. 48
# 30
John PORTER 

Age 30, of Ottawa,
Born Ireland
Son of Oliver & Elizabeth PORTER & Esther Burns
Age 22  of Ottawa
Born Canada
Daughter of John & Amelia BURNS
Witness: Henry PORTER of Ottawa & Mary Jane WRIGHT of Ottawa
or Henry PORTER & Elizabeth ADAMS 

Census:        1881 Canada
Place:           Nepean, Carleton, Ontario, Canada
District:        108, Sub division A, 
Name:          John PORTER
Age:            57
Occ:            Civil Engineer, born Ireland
Rel:       Presbyterian
Name:          Esther PORTER, born Ontario
Rel:       Wife
Age:            40
Name:          Samuel PORTER
Age:            20 (There could be a Virginia USA tie)
Name:          Isabella PORTER (Esther Isabel)
Age:            16
Name:          William PORTER
Age:            14
Name:          Matilda (Matilda ) PORTER
Age:            12
Name:          John PORTER
Age:            09
Name:          Lidia PORTER
Age:            07
Name:          Louisa PORTER
Age:            05 

More About JOHN PORTER and ESTHER BURNS:
Marriage: 3 September 1859, Wesleyan Methodist Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada     

Generation No. 2 

(Very difficult to read surname on wedding microfiche) 

Could be BOWEN?

ESTHER ISABEL PORTER (JOHN2, OLIVER1) 

born 21 August 1864 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 

died 23 April 1942 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  

She married DAVID ROBERT MACFARLANE 12 November 1887 

in St. Andrew's Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

He was born 1862, Quebec.

and died  November 1941 in Victoria British Columbia 
 

One of their children, Athol Herridge MACFARLANE was given the middle name after 
the Rev. Herridge.

(I believe at St. Andrews)
July 3, 2005:
James PORTER and Jane McGIBBON
Thanks to Robert Sample for the following, including the great picture of the barn raising in Goulbourn Township in 1931. 1 James Porter b: 1817 in Came from Ireland 1837 d: May 17, 1890 Burial: Vandusens Cemetery .. +Jane McGibbon b: 1822 d: January 03, 1867 Burial: Vandusens Cemetery ........ 2 Robert Porter b: 1840 d: April 01, 1925 Burial: Nolan 's Cemetery, ............ +Ellen Saunders b: 1839 d: December 28, 1923 Burial: Nolan 's Cemetery, ................... 3 John Porter b: December 26, 1859 d: September 16, 1933 Burial: St. Augustine Angl. Prospect, ON ....................... +Mary Helen Conlin b: December 03, 1874 d: March 26, 1940 Burial: St. Augustine Angl. Prospect, ON ................... 3 William Porter b: September 10, 1864 d: October 23, 1943 Burial: Nolan 's Cemetery, Nolan's Corners, ON ....................... +Mary Jane Stewart b: January 13, 1867 d: May 15, 1940 Burial: Nolan 's Cemetery, Nolan's Corners, ON ................... 3 Helena(Child) Porter b: April 02, 1885 d: 1894 Burial: St. John's, Smiths Falls, ON ................... 3 Mary Ellen Porter b: April 15, 1866 d: May 04, 1952 Burial: St Augustine Anglican Cemetery, Prospect, ON ....................... +John Henry Saunders b: October 28, 1864 d: May 02, 1954 Burial: St Augustine Anglican Cemetery, Prospect, ON Father: John Saunders Mother: Janet King ................... 3 Samuel Porter b: July 29, 1867 d: July 29, 1951 Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls, ON ....................... +Maria Tierney b: February 26, 1864 d: October 11, 1938 Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls, ON m: November 26, 1895 ................... 3 Robert Porter b: March 01, 1872 d: September 16, 1955 Burial: Nolan 's Cemetery, Nolan's Corners, ON ....................... +Eliza Ann Shirley b: April 03, 1873 d: September 07, 1941 Burial: Nolan 's Cemetery, Nolan's Corners, ON ................... 3 Joseph Porter b: June 08, 1874 d: November 05, 1944 Burial: Nolan's Cemetery, Nolan's Corners, ON ....................... +Marintha Leach b: January 13, 1888 d: November 05, 1971 Burial: Nolan 's Cemetery, Nolan's Corners, ON ................... 3 Jennie Jane Porter b: September 10, 1876 d: July 24, 1958 Burial: Nolan 's Cemetery, Nolan's Corners, ON ....................... +Sidney Carter b: 1879 d: March 11, 1917 Burial: Nolan 's Cemetery, Nolan's Corners, ON m: 1111 ................... *2nd Husband of Jennie Jane Porter: ....................... +George Baker b: 1873 d: December 08, 1942 m: 2222 ................... 3 Francis Porter b: March 12, 1878 d: August 26, 1965 Burial: Saskatchewan ....................... +Stella Stanley b: Abt. 1880 d: April 23, 1952 ................... 3 Albert(Infant) Porter b: January 04, 1880 d: June 21, 1880 Burial: St. Johns's, Smiths Falls, ON ........ 2 Samuel Porter b: 1841 d: December 30, 1913 in Single ........ 2 John Porter b: December 12, 1844 d: January 11, 1921 Burial: Buried St. Johns, Smiths Falls ............ +Ann Lewis b: May 13, 1852 d: November 03, 1941 Burial: Buried Smiths Falls m: April 14, 1975 Father: Robert Lewis Mother: Maria 'Mariah' Lucas ................... 3 James A. Porter b: Abt. 1870 Burial: Smiths Falls on the way to Perth ....................... +Kate McNab ................... 3 Robert Lewis Porter b: Abt. 1871 ....................... +Violet McMullen b: Abt. 1875 ................... 3 Maria Lavina Porter b: June 22, 1879 in Marriage info says 22 yrs. b. and living N.Elmsley d: January 26, 1952 Burial: Munster Union Cemetery, Ontario ....................... +William Albert Fisher b: September 03, 1875 in Marriage info says 26 yrs, farmer, b. and living Goulbourn d: December 06, 1966 Burial: Munster Union Cemetery, Ontario m: October 16, 1901 in North Elmsley, Ont. Wit. Nicholas Leach, N. Gower & Jennie Porter of N. Elmsley Father: William Fisher Mother: Sarah Leach ................... 3 Henry Porter b: December 19, 1881 in Smiths Falls, Ontario d: June 05, 1937 in Goulbourn Twp., Carleton Co., Ont. Burial: Munster Union Cemetery, Ontario ....................... +Sophia 'Gertrude' McCurdy b: March 21, 1884 in North Gower Twp., Ontario d: February 24, 1979 Burial: Munster Union Cemetery, Ontario m: September 18, 1912 in Hoty Trinity Anglican Church, North Gower, Ontario Father: George McCurdy Mother: Charlotte Pettapiece ................... 3 Jane 'Jennie' McGibbon Porter b: January 02, 1885 in North Elmsley, Lanark County, Ont. Stone says 1884 d: July 23, 1965 in North Gower, Carleton County, Ontario ....................... +Henry 'Harry' Geddes b: January 02, 1885 d: January 11, 1930 m: June 25, 1913 in St. John's Anglican Church, Smiths Falls, Ontario Father: John Geddes Mother: Sarah Jane Leach ................... *2nd Husband of Jane 'Jennie' McGibbon Porter: ....................... +John Thomas 'Jack' McBryde b: 1883 d: 1958 m: November 02, 1932 Father: Unconnected McBryde ................... 3 Eleanor Susan Porter b: March 25, 1886 in North Elmsley, Lanark County, Ont. d: December 30, 1977 Burial: Holy Trinity Anglican, North Gower, Ont. ....................... +George Albert Geddes b: March 07, 1882 d: March 06, 1976 in LB says Mar 29 H.D. says Mar 6. I had Mar 6. Burial: Holy Trinity Anglican, North Gower, Ont. m: August 10, 1910 in St. John's Anglican Church, Smiths Falls, Ontario Father: John Geddes Mother: Sarah Jane Leach ................... 3 John Porter b: Abt. 1884 d: in Single ................... 3 William 'Harold' Porter b: October 25, 1891 in Lanark, Ontario d: October 05, 1970 in Smiths Falls, Ontario ....................... +Etta 'Ettie' Belle Lewis b: June 08, 1900 in Drummond Twp., Ontario d: November 27, 1983 in Smiths Falls, Ontario m: June 08, 1920 Father: George Lewis Mother: Caroline Alberta Hall ................... 3 Esther Porter b: July 29, 1893 in North Elmsley, ON d: October 24, 1983 in Single Smiths Falls, Ont ........ 2 Mary Jane Porter b: 1845 d: November 30, 1912 ............ +Murray Buker b: Abt. 1840 ........ 2 Sarah Porter b: 1846 d: 1923 ............ +Adam Johnson ........ 2 James Porter b: 1849 d: 1930 ............ +Dorcas Corr b: Abt. 1850 ........ 2 Esther Porter b: 1856 d: January 31, 1933 Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls, ON ............ +John Smith d: March 06, 1911 ........ 2 Frank Porter b: 1857 d: July 23, 1917 ............ +Harriet McCreary b: Abt. 1860 ........ 2 Joseph Porter b: June 01, 1859 d: July 15, 1932 Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls, ON ............ +Mary Ann Bradley b: January 17, 1850 d: October 23, 1925 Father: Unconnected Bradley ........ 2 William Porter b: 1863 d: 1933 ............ +Agnes Kirkland ______________________ Hi Al. I am attaching a photo of Henry Porter's barn raising in 1931. It should be about lot 13 Conc. 3 Goulbourn. If you wish to post this feel free to do so. ... Robert
1931 Barn Raising, Henry Porter

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