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Appendix 11A. Porterfield Families


This appendix delineates Porterfield families which may be related but whose precise connection has not been established.


Family of Alexander Porterfield of Scotland:

This family constructed from information provided in the messages of genealogy.com by Neil Porterfield (nhp1@psu.edu), from the records in File 11A, from the records of Mari Simpson and from a genealogy of the Lucas family.

  1. Alexander Porterfield was born in Scotland in 1591 and died in 1675. His son:
    1. Alexander Porterfield was born in Scotland in 1620 and died in 1694. His son:
      1. William Porterfield, born in 1645 in Scotland, married Annabel Stewart and migrated to Ireland. This is probably the William Porterfield who paid Hearth Tax in Ballylennon Townland, County Donegal, in 1663 and 1665. [Note that a Patrick Porterfield paid Hearth Tax in Drumena townland in 1663 and John Porterfield paid paid Hearth Tax in Ballylennon townland in 1665.] William Porterfield died in 1728.
        1. John Porterfield (father: William Porterfield) was born in 1675 and emigrated from Donegal to Pennsylvania with his wife and 8 children. John died in 1738. John's 8 children included:
          1. William Porterfield, the first son, was born in Donegal in 1712 according to the history and general book of the Porterfields of Giles County by Frank B. Porterfield. In 1734, in Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA. William married Martha Alexandra ?, born in Donegal in 1715. William died in 1789 in Berkley County, Virginia, USA; Martha died in Berkley County in 1789 and is buried in Tuscarora Cemetery. William and Martha had children:
            1. William Porterfield, Jr. was born in Berkley County, Virginia, about 1734.
            2. Charles Porterfield was born in Berkley County, Virginia, about 1735 and died in 1756.
            3. George Porterfield was born in Berkley County, Virginia, about 1735.
            4. Josiah Porterfield was born in Berkley County, Virginia, about 1737. He married Jean McDowell in 1781 and died in 1828.
            5. Matthew Porterfield was born in Berkley County, Virginia, about 1739 and died on Dec.24, 1804.
            6. John Porterfield was born in Berkley County, Virginia, about 1743.
            7. James Porterfield was born in Berkley County, Virginia, about 1744.
            8. Rachel Porterfield was born in Berkley County, Virginia, about 1746 and married a man named Mason.
          2. Charles Porterfield was born in 1714 and died in 1778. He lived in Frederick County, Virginia.
          3. Robert Porterfield was born in 1716 and died in 1785. He lived in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
          4. James Porterfield was born in 1718 and died in 1777. He lived in Cumberland County, North Carolina.
          5. Patrick Porterfield was born in 1720 and died in 1789. He lived in Augusta County, Virginia.
          6. Eleanor Porterfield was born in 1722 and died in 1782. She lived in Augusta County, Virginia.
          7. John Porterfield was born in 1724 and died in 1786. He lived in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. His son:
            1. James Porterfield was born in in 1747 in Lancaster County, PA, and married Jane Lockhart in Augusta County, Virginia. They lived in Washington County, Virginia, and ultimately in Wilson County, Tennessee, where many of the Porterfield family settled.
          8. Samuel Porterfield was born in 1726 and died in 1789. He lived in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.


Family of William Porterfield of Ballylennon, Co. Donegal:

This family constructed from information in messages in genealogy.com and from information compiled by Mari Simpson and Lynn Kohles:

  1. William Porterfield, born about 1751, was a tenant on the Abercorn Estate, Ballylennon, County Donegal. He had three sons who emigrated together to the USA:
    1. James Porterfield (father: William Porterfield) was born in Donegal on Jan.15, 1777, and, with his two brothers, emigrated to the USA. They settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, before all three moved on to Belmont, Ohio. Many Porterfields were interred in or near Warnock Cemetery, Smith Township, Belmont County, Ohio. On Sep.5, James married Mary Robb (1776??-1858), daughter of John Robb and Monica Dunlap of Drumore Township and Carlisle, Pennsylvania. James Porterfield died in 1861.
    2. Alexander Porterfield (father: William Porterfield) was born in Donegal in 1780 and, with his two brothers, emigrated to the USA and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, before all three moved on to Belmont, Ohio. Alexander married Susannah B. Williams (born about 1805 in Ohio to John J. Williams, born 1780, and Mary Griffith, born 1783, who were married in 1802). Alexander's son:
      1. James Porterfield was born in Drumore Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, before the family moved to Belmont, Ohio.
    3. John Porterfield (father: William Porterfield) was born in Donegal on Aug.23, 1783. With his two brothers, John emigrated to the USA in 1801 and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, before all three moved on to Belmont, Ohio. Many Porterfields were interred in or near Warnock Cemetery, Smith Township, Belmont County, Ohio. In 1808, John married Margaret Robb, born in Pennsylvania, sister of his brother James's wife and daughter of John Robb and Monica Dunlap of Drumore Township and Carlisle, Pennsylvania. John Porterfield died in 1871.
      1. Matthew Porterfield was born on Jul.19, 1812, a son of John Porterfield. On Jan.24, 1839, in Belmont County, Ohio, he married Lavinia Pryor (born Nov.25, 1820), daughter of Joshua And Susannah Lucas Pryor.
      2. Alexander Porterfield was born on Jan.22, 1830, the 14th child of John Porterfield. On Nov.6, 1856, in Belmont County, Ohio, he married Lydia Ann Carleton, born Mar.2, 1839, the oldest child of Thomas and Margaret (Pryor) Carleton. Alexander was a successful farmer with a 480 acre farm in Smith Township on which he built a fine Colonial brick house. Alexander and Lydia Porterfield had five children, all born in Smith Township, Belmont County, Ohio:
        1. Margaret Isobel Porterfield was born on Sep.14, 1857, and died unmarried on Jul.5, 1930.
        2. Clara Delphene Porterfield was born on Jun.23, 1859. On Nov.1, 1877, she married James William Stonebraker, a farmer in Centreville, Belmont County. They had four children. James died in 1920, Clara in 1932.
        3. Emma Letitia Porterfield was born on Jan.23, 1865, and married Wm. Watson Lucas (born Dec.22, 1859) in Belmont, Ohio, on Nov.19, 1885.


Family of James Porterfield of Ballymagorry, Co. Donegal:

This family constructed from the records in File 11A and from the records of Mari Simpson.

  1. ? Porterfield of Ballymagorry, Co. Donegal, married Jane Lindsay who moved to Collinstown after her husband's death. Their children:
    1. Robert Porterfield married ? Clemens and moved to Collinstown. Robert had sons Matthew, Rober and John.
    2. James Porterfield married ? Blair and they were the parents of
      1. John Porterfield (father: James Porterfield) identified as ``of Lifford Common'' married (1) Anne Jane Arbuckle (aged 20, born in 1828, father: John Arbuckle) on Jan.20, 1848, in Newtownstewart First Presbyterian Church, Parish of Ardstraw, County Tyrone, Ireland. Shortly after the birth of her son, John, on Nov.18, 1850, Anne Jane must have died for, on Apr.29, 1851, John Porterfield, full age, widower, farmer of Lifford Common (father: James Porterfield ) was married to (2) Rosannah McClintock (father: Thomas McClintock, farmer, of Gillistown) in Strabane Second Presbyterian Church, County Tyrone, Ireland. The 1862 Financial Statement of the Second Strabane Presbyterian Church, Leckpatrick Parish, Pewholders and stipend payers list includes John Porterfield. The Will of John Porterfield of Lifford, County Donegal, a farmer who died on Apr.11, 1890, in Lifford was proved at Londonderry by John Porterfield of Lifford and John Blair of Menlog, both farmers in County Donegal. The will provides for his wife, Rose Anne, and leaves all to his son, John Porterfield. He also leaves money to his daughter Annie Galbreath in America. Children of John Porterfield:
        1. Anne (or Nancy) Porterfield, daughter of John Porterfield and Anne Jane Arbuckle, was baptized on Apr.1, 1849, in Second Strabane Presbyterian Church (Leckpatrick Parish). On May 8, 1873, Annie was married to John Alexander Galbraith (aged 19) in Strabane Second Presbyterian Church, parish of Leckpatrick, civil district of Strabane, County Tyrone. John and Annie emigrated to America. The children of John and Annie Galbraith:
          1. ? Galbrieth was born on Feb.17, 1874, in Castlefin, County Donegal, to John Alexander Galbrieth and Ann Porterfield.
        2. John Porterfield, son of John Porterfield and Anne Jane Arbuckle, was born on Nov.1, 1850, and baptized on Nov.18, 1850, in Second Strabane Presbyterian Church (Leckpatrick Parish). John inherited the farm in Lifford when his father died in 1890. On Dec.18, 1877, John Porterfield was married to Isabella Leckey in Strabane Second Presbyterian Church, parish of Leckpatrick, civil district of Strabane, County Tyrone. In the 1901 Census of Ireland, John is listed as a 50-year-old Presbyterian farmer (born in Co. Donegal) living in House #15, Lifford Common, Clonleigh South, Co. Donegal, with his wife 42-year-old Isabella Porterfield, also born in County Donegal, and their six children listed below. Also living with them are 40-year-old agricultural labourer James Huston (Church of Ireland, born in County Donegal) and 19-year-old domestic servant Mairy McGlinn (Roman Catholic, born in County Donegal). In the 1911 Census of Ireland, John is listed as a 60-year-old Presbyterian farmer (born in Co. Donegal) living in House #29, Lifford Common, Clonleigh South, Co. Donegal, with his wife 53-year-old Isabella Porterfield and five of their children as listed below. John and Isabella Porterfield lived at "Mount View", Lifford, County Donegal. John and Isabella L. Porterfield, as well as A. L. Porterfield, Annie Porterfield, and Samuel R Porterfield, all of Lifford Common, Donegal East, signed the Ulster Covenant on Sep.28, 1912, in Lifford. Isabella Leckey Porterfield of Lifford Common, Lifford, County Donegal, a married woman died Feb.4, 1936, at Ballindrait, county Donegal; administration granted to Annie Porterfield, spinster (effects 30 6s. 9d.). The children of John and Isabella Porterfield:
          1. Matilda Jane Porterfield was born about 1879. In the 1901 Census of Ireland, she is listed as a 22-year-old unmarried Presbyterian farmer's daughter (born in Co. Donegal) living in House #15, Lifford Common, Clonleigh South, Co. Donegal, with her parents.
          2. Margaret Fletcher Porterfield was born about 1880. She probably died young for she does not appear in the 1901 Census of Ireland.
          3. John Porterfield was born about 1883. In the 1901 Census of Ireland, he is listed as an unmarried 18-year-old farmer's son (born in Co. Donegal) living in House #15, Lifford Common, Clonleigh South, Co. Donegal, with his parents. John joined the Canadian army regiment, the Fort Garry Horse and served in World War 1. He was killed on Oct.11, 1918, at the age of 36 and is buried in the Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, Roisel, France.
          4. Margaret Isabella Porterfield was born about 1885. She probably died young for she does not appear in the 1901 Census of Ireland.
          5. Alexander Lockey Porterfield was born on Jan.26, 1888. In the 1901 Census of Ireland, he is listed as a 13-year-old schoolboy (born in Co. Donegal) living in House #15, Lifford Common, Clonleigh South, Co. Donegal, with his parents. In the 1911 Census of Ireland, he is listed as an unmarried 23-year-old Clerk in the Crown Head Office, Lifford, living in House #29, Lifford Common, Clonleigh South, Co. Donegal, with his parents.
          6. Annie Porterfield was born on Apr.9, 1890. In the 1901 Census of Ireland, she is listed as a 10-year-old schoolgirl (born in Co. Donegal) living in House #15, Lifford Common, Clonleigh South, Co. Donegal, with her parents. In the 1911 Census of Ireland, she is listed as an unmarried 20-year-old living in House #29, Lifford Common, Clonleigh South, Co. Donegal, with her parents. In 1936 she was unmarried and administered her mother's estate.
          7. William Francis Porterfield was born on Sep.28, 1895, and probably died young for he does not appear in the 1901 Census of Ireland.
          8. Samuel Robert Porterfield was born on Dec.6, 1896. In the 1901 Census of Ireland, he is listed as a 4-year-old (born in Co. Donegal) living in House #15, Lifford Common, Clonleigh South, Co. Donegal, with his parents. In the 1911 Census of Ireland, he is listed as an unmarried 14-year-old schoolboy living in House #29, Lifford Common, Clonleigh South, Co. Donegal, with his parents. Like his brothers David and John, Sam served in World War 1; unlike his brothers he survived the war.
          9. David Albert Porterfield was born on Nov.20, 1899. In the 1901 Census of Ireland, he is listed as a 2-year-old (born in Co. Donegal) living in House #15, Lifford Common, Clonleigh South, Co. Donegal, with his parents. In the 1911 Census of Ireland, he is listed as an unmarried 12-year-old schoolboy living in House #29, Lifford Common, Clonleigh South, Co. Donegal, with his parents. Lance-Corporal David Albert Porterfield of the 9th Battalion, Royal Enniskillen Fusiliers, was sadly killed at the age of 17 on Jul.1, 1916, during the Battle of the Somme (WW1). He is buried in the Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, France, one of the Somme graveyards.
          10. Mary Isabella Porterfield was born on Jan.20, 1903. In the 1911 Census of Ireland, she is listed as a 8-year-old schoolgirl living in House #29, Lifford Common, Clonleigh South, Co. Donegal, with her parents.
        3. Jane Porterfield, daughter of John Porterfield and Rosanna McClintock, married John Corrie, farmer of Cledy Johnstone, on Oct.26, 1847.
        4. Nancy Porterfield, daughter of John Porterfield and Rosanna McClintock, married Anthony Thompson near Raphoe and had a son and a daughter who married ? Moody.
    3. John Porterfield of Collinstown occupied Allison's Farm in Collinstown and often ``raised stones in the Quarry Hole at the roadside''. John married Nancy McLaughlin of Burndennet and they had children:
      1. Matthew Porterfield died unmarried.
      2. John Porterfield of Mount Pleasant married Nancy Stephenson (father: Andrew Stephenson). They had a daughter Margaret Porterfield who married Basil Caldwell, son of Casper Caldwell.
      3. Alex Porterfield died unmarried.
      4. George Porterfield died unmarried.
      5. James Porterfield died unmarried.
      6. Jane Porterfield of Blairstown, Donaghmore (father: John Porterfield, farmer) was married in Donaghmore Meeting House on Apr.25, 1845, to William Stewart, bachelor farmer (father James Stewart, farmer).
      7. Fanny Porterfield died unmarried.
      8. Sarah (or Sally) Porterfield married Andrew Cowden of Castlefin on Apr.24, 1839. They had at least one child, Mary Ann Cowden, May 1856?.
      9. Mattie Porterfield married ? Johnston of Donagheady.


Family of Alexander Porterfield:

  1. Alexander Porterfield. It is possible that this is the Alexander Porterfield who was baptized in 1803 and is listed in the family that follows. It is also possible that this is the Alexander who, in 1835, was leasing 23 acres on the Abercorn estate, manor of Magavlin. The present Alexander was the father of
    1. Robert Porterfield was born in 1829. Robert Porterfield (aged 27, father: Alexander Porterfield) was married to Margaret Lewin (aged 24, born in 1832, father: James Lewin) on Feb.26, 1856, in Raymochy, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Children of Robert and Margaret Porterfield:
      1. John Irwin Porterfield was born on Jun.8, 1864, in Raphoe, County Donegal, to Robert Porterfield and Margaret Lewin.
      2. Alfred Parterfield was born on Jun.8, 1866, in Londonderry, County Londonderry, to Robert Parterfield and Margaret Lewin.
      3. Elizabeth Porterfield was born on Jan.12, 1870, in City Of Derry, Co. Londonderry, to Robert Porterfield and Margaret (Irwin).
    2. Thomas Porterfield (probably of Clonleigh, Donegal, Ireland) was born 1831/1832 and married Rosanna Colquhoun (born in 1836 to Samuel Colquhoun and Rosanna (McAuley)). Thomas Porterfield (single, father: Alexander Porterfield) was married to Rosanna Colhoun (single, father: Samuel Colhoun) on Apr.15, 1858, in Clonleigh, County Donegal, Ireland. Rosanna & Thomas emigrated to New Zealand with 3 children about 1873. The children of Thomas and Rosanna Porterfield:
      1. John James Porterfield was born Jan.2, 1862, in Camus, County Tyrone, to Thomas Porterfield and Rosanna ?.
      2. ?? Porterfield was born on Jul.6, 1868, in Castlefin, County Donegal, to Thomas Porterfield and Rosanna Colhoun.


Family of James Porterfield of Donaghmore, Co. Donegal:

This family constructed with help from information in the Porterfield Family Genealogy Forum in genealogy.com posted by Susan Schiller (westieschiller@yahoo.com):

  1. James Porterfield is listed in the Flax Growers Bounty List for Donaghmore, County Donegal, in 1796. He married Margaret Lafferty and they may be the parents of one or more of the following, Alexander, Matthew, John and Maria Porterfield:
    1. Alexander Porterfield, the son of James Porterfield and Margaret Lafferty, Magheranappin, was baptized in Stranorlar Church of Ireland on Feb.12, 1803. It is possible that this is the Alexander Porterfield in the preceding family. It is also possible that this is the Alexander who, in 1835, was leasing 23 acres on the Abercorn estate, manor of Magavlin.
    2. Matthew Porterfield married Rebecca Ellison (sp?). At his daughter, Jane's, wedding he is listed as a labourer from Blairstown. Matthew Porterfield, widower and laborer, died on Aug.11, 1869, at Broadlea, Raphoe, Co. Donegal; his daughter, Jane Eaton, was present at his death. Matthew and Rebecca Porterfield had children:
      1. Sarah (Sally) Porterfield (father: Matthew Porterfield) was born about 1821. On Jul.24, 1849, Sarah (full age daughter of Matthew Porterfield, labourer, of Blairstown, Donaghmore, Donegal) was married in Donaghmore Meeting House (Castlefinn) to Charles Anderson of Drumgautty, Co. Tyrone. Charles and Sally Anderson lived at Gortmesson and attended the Donagheady Presbyterian Church. Their children:
        1. James Henry Anderson was born about 1850. He died on Jan.24, 1913, and is buried at Dunnalong Church of Ireland, Bready, Co. Tyrone.
        2. Rebecca Anderson was born about 1852 and baptized on Jun.6, 1852. On Mar.14, 1872, in the Donagheady Presbyterian Meetinghouse, she married Samuel James McDermott. Rebecca died on Sep.30, 1939, at 6 Dervock Street, Waterside, Londonderry at the age of 87. Samuel and Rebecca had children:
          1. Charles Porter McDermott was born in 1873.
          2. Sarah Elizabeth McDermott was born in 1875.
          3. Isobella McDermott was born in 1877.
          4. John Alexander McDermott was born in 1879.
          5. James Henry McDermott was born in 1882.
          6. Samuel James McDermott was born in 1885.
          7. Mary Ann Anderson McDermott was born in 1887.
          8. Robert McDermott was born in 1890.
          9. William McDermott was born in 1892.
          10. Rebecca McDermott was born in 1895.
        3. Mary Ann Anderson married John Young on Nov.21, 1873. They had a son John born Nov.27, 1877.
        4. Charles Anderson was born in July 1857. He joined the Royal Irish Constabulary. On Oct.15, 1896, in the Caheragh Church of Ireland, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, he married Elizabeth Ahern. Charles was posted to Limerick and died on Oct.7, 1899, of cerebral embolism.
        5. William Anderson was born about 1859 and baptized on Aug.7, 1859.
        6. John Alexander Anderson was born about 1861 and baptized on May 5, 1861.
      2. Alexander Porterfield a full-age labourer of Birdstown, Clonleigh,(father: Matthew Porterfield) was married to Jane Kerr (father: Thomas Kerr) on Jan.13, 1859, in Donaghmore, County Donegal, Ireland.
      3. Martha Anne Porterfield, full-age single, (father: Matthew Porterfield, labourer of Blairstown) was married to John Morrison, labourer of Meenahoney, Donaghmore (single, father: Matthew Morrison, weaver) on Feb.16, 1858, in Donoughmore, County Donegal, Ireland. Children of John and Martha Anne Morrison:
        1. Elizabeth Jane Morrison, daughter of John and Martha Anne Morrison was born in Feb., 1859, in Donaghmore Presbyterian Church.
        2. Matthew Morrison, son of John Morrison and Mattie Anne Porterfield and the twin of Elizabeth Jane was baptized in 1859, in Donaghmore Presbyterian Church.
        3. Alex Morrison was born on Oct.7, 1861, and died as an infant.
        4. William Morrison was born on Apr.9, 1863, and baptized in Donaghmore Presbyterian Church.
        5. John Morrison was born on Apr.24, 1865, in Killygordon, County Donegal, and baptized in Donaghmore Presbyterian Church.
        6. James Morrison was born on Aug.28, 1866, in Killygordon, County Donegal, and baptized in Donaghmore Presbyterian Church.
        7. Samuel Morrison was born on Jun.14, 1868, in Killygordon, County Donegal, and baptized in Donaghmore Presbyterian Church on Sep.27, 1868.
        8. George Morrison was born on Feb.4, 1870, in County Donegal.
        9. Joseph Morrison was born on Dec.29, 1871, in Killygordan, County Donegal.
        10. David Morrison was born on Mar.1, 1874, in Killy Gordan, County Donegal, to John Morrison and Martha Porterfield.
        11. Rebecca Morrison was born on May 4, 1875, in County Donegal.
      4. Jane Porterfield, daughter of Matthew and Rebecca Porterfield, was baptized in the Donaghmore Church of Ireland on Jun.15, 1827. Jane Porterfield (father: Matthew Porterfield, labourer from Blairstown) was married to Ephraim Aiton (father: James Aiton) on Feb.28, 1854, in Donoughmore, County Donegal, Ireland. Children of Ephraim and Jane Aiton of Craigadore:
        1. Mary Jane John Eaton was born on Feb.2, 1855, and baptized in Taughboyne Church of Ireland.
        2. Matthew Jane John Eaton was born on Feb.3, 1857, and baptized in Taughboyne Church of Ireland.
        3. Rebecca Eaton was born on Jun.6, 1859, and baptized in Taughboyne Church of Ireland.
        4. James and Hugh Rebecca Eaton, twins, were born on Oct.2, 1861.
        5. Robert John Eaton was born on Sep.3, 1864, in Raphoe, County Donegal, to Ephraim Eaton and Jane Porterfield. He died aged 4 on Aug.10, 1869, of scarlet fever.
        6. Elizabeth Eaton was born on Oct.28, 1866, in Raphoe, County Donegal, to Ephraim Eaton and Jane Porterfield.
        7. Ephraim Eaton was born on Oct.1, 1868, in Raphoe, County Donegal, to Ephraim Eaton and Jane Porterfield.
      5. Rebecca Porterfield, daughter of Matthew Porterfield and Rebecca Ellison(?) was baptized in Donaghmore Church of Ireland on Aug.29, 1825. Rebecca Porterfield (father: Matthew Porterfield, labourer of Blairstown) was married to John White, farmer of Carrickahouse (father: Thomas White, farmer) on Jul.29, 1862, in Donaghmore, County Donegal, Ireland. Children of John and Rebecca White:
        1. (male) White was born on Apr.22, 1865, in Castlefinn, County Donegal, to John White and Rebecca Porterfield.
        2. Rebecca White was born on Nov.27, 1868, in Killygordan, County Donegal, to John White and Rebecca Porterfield.
      6. James Porterfield was married twice. (1) James Porterfield, full age of Cupagh?, Donaghmore (father: Matthew Porterfield, labourer) was married to Margaret Kemp of Millcarragh, Clonleigh, (father: Joseph Kemp, labourer) on Feb.3, 1864, in Donaghmore Meeting House, Co. Donegal. (2) James Porterfield, widower, labourer of Broadlee (father: Matthew Porterfield, labourer) married Susan O'Neill, aged 18, of Lettergull (father: William O'Neill, labourer) in Second Ballylennon Presbyterian Church on Jun.16, 1870. Children of James and Margaret Porterfield:
        1. Matthew Porterfield was born on Sep.4, 1864, in Castlefinn, County Donegal, to James Porterfield and Margaret Kemp. This is probably the Matthew Porterfield who died on Apr.25, 1867, aged 2 at Castlefin; Jane Kemp was present at his death.
      7. Elizabeth Porterfield, full age of Liscooley (father: Matthew Porterfield, labourer) was married to Robert Porter (single, gunner of Aldershot, Hampshire, father: Robert Porter) on Dec.31, 1867, in Donaghmore Meeting House, Co. Donegal, Ireland.
      8. Matthew Porterfield (father: Matthew Porterfield) was married to Jane Carson (father: John Carson, farmer) on Oct.28, 1852, in Donoughmore, County Donegal, Ireland. Matthew is listed as a labourer from Castlefinn. The children of Matthew and Jane Porterfield:
        1. Mary Eliza Porterfield, daughter of Matthew Porterfield and Jane Carson was born on Jan.30, 1858, and baptized in Donaghmore Presbyterian Church, County Donegal.
        2. Matthew Porterfield, son of Matthew Porterfield and Jane Carson was born on Dec.8, 1860, and baptized in Donaghmore Presbyterian Church, County Donegal.
        3. John Porterfield was born on Jan.17, 1864, in Castlefinn, County Donegal, to Mathew Porterfield and Jane Carson and was baptized on Feb.17, 1864, in Donaghmore Presbyterian Church, County Donegal.
        4. Thomas Carson Porterfield was born on Feb.1, 1867, in Castlefinn, County Donegal, to Mathew Porterfield and Jane Carson.
        5. Martha Ann Porterfield was born on Nov.10, 1869, in Castlefin, County Donegal, to Mathew Porterfield and Jane Carson and was baptized on Jan.1, 1870, in Donaghmore Presbyterian Church, County Donegal.
        6. ?? Porterfield was born on Jul.31, 1873, in County Donegal to Mathew Porterfield and Jane Carson.
    3. John Porterfield
    4. Maria Porterfield was born about 1806 in Donegal. About 1824 she married Andrew Rippey (born in 1786 in Donegal) in Donaghmore, Donegal. Andrew Rippey, married labourer, died on Nov.8, 1868, in Alt, Castlefin, Donegal, at the age of 82; death reported by his son, Andrew Rippey of Strabane, County Tyrone. Maria (Mary) Porterfield Rippey, aged 65, laborer's wife, widow, died of consumption on Jun.29, 1871, at Curly Hill, Strabane, Tyrone; death reported by her son Andrew Rippey of Curley Hill. The children of Andrew and Maria Rippey:
      1. Maria Rippey was baptized on Feb.9, 1825, in Donaghmore Church of Ireland, Donegal. Maria Rippey of Townparks, Strabane, died on Nov.7, 1913, at the age of 82; her death was reported by her sister, Elizabeth Rippey.
      2. Andrew Rippey was baptized on Aug.7, 1826, in Donaghmore Church of Ireland, Donegal. Andrew Rippey, ploughman, son of Andrew Rippey, farmer, married Jane Spear, full age (born 1832), daughter of James Spear, farmer, on May 12, 1851, in Urney Presbyterian Church, Donegal. Jane Spear Rippey, wife of a labourer, died in childbirth in Tobar, Castlefin, on Jul.31, 1867, at the age of 35; her death was reported by her husband, Andrew Rippey. Andrew Rippey, laborer, widower, of Townparks, Strabane, died on Oct.30, 1916, at the age of 85; his death was reported by his sister, Elizabeth Rippey. The children of Andrew and Jane Spear Rippey:
        1. Joseph Rippey married Jane Gordon and they lived in Balle, Strabane. They are the great grandparents of Susan Schiller (westieschiller@yahoo.com) who provided information on this family.
      3. Elizabeth Rippey was born in 1826 in Co.Donegal and never married.
      4. Nancy Rippey married William Young, son of Andrew Young, on Nov.24, 1857, in Urney Presbyterian Church, Donegal,
      5. James Rippey was born in Aug., 1835. James Rippey, full age, laborer, from Woodhill, Raymoghy, son of Andrew Rippey, was married on May 11, 1869, in Errity Church, Raymoghy, Donegal, to Eliza Stewart (born in Donegal in Jan. 1845), full age, spinster, from Doorable, Raphoe, daughter of William Stewart, laborer. James and Eliza immigrated from Moville to Scott County, Iowa, USA, in 1869/1870.


Family of William Porterfield of Co. Cavan:

This family constructed from information listed in File 11a and provided by Dannah McCauley (DannahMcC@aol.com):

  1. William Porterfield, born in 1729, was probably the same as the William Porterfield who was a member of the 16th Regiment of Foot British Army stationed in Ireland. Along with many men from the Regiment including a William McAuley, William Porterfield joined the Masonic Lodge in Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan, on Aug.3, 1758. It seems possible that when he left the Army, William Porterfield settled in Ballyjamesduff. William Porterfield, a 92-year-old farmer, is listed in a fragment of the 1821 Census of Ireland as living in House 10, townland of Clare, parish of Crosserlough, County Cavan, with his 87-year-old wife Mary Porterfield and their 16-year-old granddaughter, Bella Porterfield, a flax spinner. From the records of Lord Farnham's Estate we learn that, on Sep.6, 1782, William Porterfield was paying rent on 17 acres in "Part of Clare Community called Clarebeg (lower Clare)". William died about 1822 in Co. Cavan. Mary also died about 1822. William and Mary Porterfield's children included:
    1. John Porterfield was born in 1765 in Clare, County Cavan, the son of William and Mary Porterfield. He is listed in the 1821 Census of Ireland as 65-year-old farmer and living with his family next door to his brother William and one door down from his parents in House 12, townland of Clare, Parish of Crosserlough, County Cavan. In the census, John is listed as a 56-year-old farmer living with his 43-year-old wife, Susanagh (a flax spinner) and their four sons and three daughters as listed below. The children of John and Susanagh Porterfield:
      1. Mary Anne Porterfield was born about 1795 in Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan. About 1815 she married John Watson, born about 1774 in Co. Cavan. John died in Co. Cavan after 1831. Mary Anne and her children emigrated to Canada in 1850; Mary Anne died on Apr.29, 1870, in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, and is buried in St. John's Cemetery in Tecumseth, Ontario. The children of John and Mary Anne Watson:
        1. William Watson was born in 1816, in Co. Cavan and married Susannah Stephens in Simcoe, Ontario, about 1854. He died in Simcoe on Jul.26, 1883.
        2. George Watson was born on Mar.1, 1819, in Co. Cavan and married Sarah Ann Manning in Simcoe, Ontario, on Dec.10, 1846. He died in Ontario in Nov., 1869.
        3. James Watson was born in 1821 in Co. Cavan. He died in Kildrumferton, Co. Cavan in 1829. He became a blacksmith in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. He married Ann Jane Cotton and they had children:
          1. Albert Watson was born in 1859 and married Priscilla Brett. They lived in Adjala.
          2. Fred Watson married Isabella Sigsworth.
        4. Robert Watson was born on May 10, 1823, in Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan. He married Jane Anger Watson on Jun.10, 1848, in Co. Cavan. Robert died in Cookstown, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, on Feb.2, 1903.
        5. Susannah Watson was born on Jun.27, 1825, in Co. Cavan. She married Samuel Mannig in Canada in 1847. Susannah died in West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.
        6. Moses Watson was born on Mar.15, 1827, in Co. Cavan. He married (1) Isabella Steele about 1873 in West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. He married (2) Elizabeth Phillips (born in 1836) on Feb.2, 1860, in Tecumseth, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. Elizabeth died in 1873. Moses died on Apr.1, 1916, in West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.
        7. James Watson was born about 1829 in Co. Cavan. He married Anne Jane Cotton about 1857 in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. James died in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.
        8. Charles Watson was born on Nov.25, 1831, in Co. Cavan. He married (1) Caroline Sproule (born in 1840) about 1858 in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. Caroline died in 1870. He married (2) Sarah McKeenan on Oct.17, 1872, in West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.
      2. William Porterfield was born on May 17, 1801, and is listed in the 1821 Census of Ireland as a 20-year-old linen weaver living with his parents in house 12, townland of Clare, Parish of Crosserlough, County Cavan. He married a woman named Jane. Apparently, William along with siblings Jane, Martha and John set out for Virginia in 1821. The story is that William got into a fight when the boat docked and fled, never to be heard of again. The 1860 Census records William as a resident of the workhouse on Blackwell's Island, New York. William died on Dec.16, 1864, in Manhattan, New York. William and Jane had children:
        1. Isabella Porterfield
        2. William Porterfield
      3. Jane Porterfield, born in 1804, is listed in the 1821 Census of Ireland as an 18-year-old flax spinner living with her parents.
      4. Martha Porterfield, born in 1805, is listed in the 1821 Census of Ireland as an 16-year-old flax spinner living with her parents.
      5. Moses Porterfield, born in 1807, is listed in the 1821 Census of Ireland as a 14-year-old labourer living with his parents. He became a blacksmith. On Dec.13, 1831, in Christ Church, Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan, Moses, a resident of Kildrumferton, married Anne Pyle, born in County Cavan on Jan 10, 1809, the daughter of George and Anne Pile. Moses and Anne Porterfield had children:
        1. Martha Porterfield was born in 1830 in Clare, Co. Cavan, the daughter of Moses Porterfield. On Mar.15, 1849, at the age of 19, she was married in the Church of Ireland in Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, to Daniel McCauley (born 1823, from townland of Clare, father: Arthur McCauley). Daniel and Martha were the great-grandparents of Dannah McCauley (DannahMcC@aol.com). Daniel died on Jan.18, 1903, in Keenagh House, Crosserlough, Co. Cavan. Daniel and Martha McCauley had children:
          1. Arthur McCauley was born in 1852 in Co. Cavan. He died on Apr.10, 1883.
          2. Annie McCauley was born on Dec.23, 1855 in Crosserlough, Co. Cavan. She was a nurse who travelled widely including to Australia and USA. She died in New York on Jan.18, 1939.
          3. Sarah McCauley was born in Mar. 1859 in Crosserlough, Co. Cavan. She married William White on Feb.21, 1889, in Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan. She died on Nov.25, 1895, in Crosserlough, Co. Cavan.
          4. Thomas McCauley was born about 1859 in Crosserlough, Co. Cavan. He married Elizabeth Jane Warrington on Dec.6, 1899, in Derryheen, Co. Cavan. He died on Sep.30, 1931, in Portadown, Co. Armagh.
          5. Daniel McCauley was born on Sep.2, 1866, in Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan. He married (1) Margaret Moor Heaney in 1888 in Australia. She died in 1919. He married (2) Florence.
          6. Ellen McCauley was born in 1866 in Co. Cavan. She died in Australia.
          7. Martha McCauley was born in 1867 in Co. Cavan. She married Charles R. Skelton on Aug.28, 1889, in New York. Martha died on Sep.16, 1911, in New York.
          8. John McCauley was born on Aug.25, 1869, in Ballyjamesduff, Crosserlough, Co. Cavan. He died on Aug.8, 1895, in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
          9. Jane McCauley was born on Jun.5, 1872, in Co. Cavan. She married Harry Harris on Apr.29, 1895, in New York. Jane died on May 2, 1946, in New York.
          10. William McCauley was born on Oct.2, 1872, in Co. Cavan. He died on Sep.6, 1915, in Co. Cavan.
        2. Sarah Porterfield was born on Dec.2, 1832, in Drumbee, Co. Cavan.
        3. Francis Porterfield was born in 1838. He married (1) Anne Spinks in 1871 in Oldcastle. She died before 1901. In the 1901 Census of Ireland, Francis is listed as a 65-year-old Presbyterian widowed farmer living in Clare, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, with his daughter, Annie Porterfield. In the 1911 Census of Ireland, Francis is listed as a 70-year-old Presbyterian widowed farmer living alone in Clare, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan. Francis then married (2) Susan Spinks. Frances died on Jan.14, 1924. Francis's children:
          1. Eliza Jane Porterfield was born on Apr.15, 1872, in Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, the daughter of Francis and Anne Porterfield. She died in 1948 in Dandenong, Victoria, Australia.
          2. Anne Porterfield was born on Jul.4, 1873, in Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, the daughter of Francis and Susan Porterfield. Anne is listed in the 1901 Census of Ireland, a 20-year-old Presbyterian widowed farmer's daughter living in Clare, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, with her father. She died in 1875.
          3. William George Porterfield was born on Jan.2, 1873, in Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, the son of Francis and Susan Porterfield. He married Rebeccah Sarah Dennis. William died in New South Wales, Australia.
          4. Francis Porterfield was born on Oct.22, 1876, in Clare, Co. Cavan, the son of Francis and Susan Porterfield.
          5. Richard Porterfield was born in 1877.
          6. Henry Porterfield was born on May 20, 1878, in Clare, Co. Cavan, the son of Francis and Susan Porterfield.
          7. Annie Porterfield was born in 1881.
        John Sproule Porterfield
        (courtesy of Cleta Porterfield)
      6. John Sproule Porterfield was born on Mar.8, 1809, in Clare, County Cavan, and is listed in the 1821 Census of Ireland as a 12-year-old living with his parents. John emigrated to USA and was married twice. About 1836 in Little Bear Creek, Franklin County, Alabama, he married (1) Ann Eliza Penick, born on Feb.16, 1816, in Prince Edward County, Virginia. Ann Eliza died on Mar.6, 1858, in Tippah County, Mississippi, where John S. owned 320 acres. On May 11, 1860, John then married (2) Priscilla Miller in Tippah County. John S. died in Nathan, Arkansas, in Sep. 1896. John and Ann Eliza Porterfield had children:
        1. William B. Porterfield was born on Dec.22, 1849, in Little Bear Creek, Alabama. On Oct.7, 1871, in Colbert County, Alabama, he married Annie Madera Donley, born on Jun.6, 1854, in Little Bear Creek. William died on Nov.2, 1901, in Nathan, Arkansas, and Annie on Jun.30, 1933, in Pike County, Arkansas. William and Annie had a son:
          1. Charlie Arthur Porterfield was born on Nov.27, 1879, in Alcorn County, Mississippi. On Jan.28, 1903, he married Dorah Alice Couch in Nathan, Arkansas. Charlie died on Dec.3, 1962, in Paris, Lamar County, Texas.
      7. James Porterfield was born in 1814 and is listed in the 1821 Census of Ireland as a 7-year-old living with his parents in Crosserlough.
      8. Mary Porterfield was born in 1815 and must have died young since she does not appear in the 1821 Census.
      9. Susanagh Porterfield was born in 1816 and is listed in the 1821 Census of Ireland as a 5-year-old living with her parents in Crosserlough.
    2. William Porterfield, born in Clare, County Cavan, in 1781 the son of William and Mary. He married Sally ? in County Cavan about 1804-05. He is listed in the 1821 Census of Ireland as living with his family next door to his parents in House 11, townland of Clare, Parish of Crosserlough, County Cavan. In the census, William is listed as a 40-year-old farmer living with his 36-year-old wife, Sally (a flax spinner) and their four sons and two daughters as listed below and a 16-year-old servant/labourer named Thomas Reilly. In 1822 William is listed as a member of the Ballyjamesduff Masonic Lodge The children of William and Sally Porterfield:
      1. William Porterfield, born about 1807, is listed in the 1821 Census of Ireland as a 14-year-old labourer living with his parents in house 11, townland of Clare, Parish of Crosserlough, County Cavan. William married Anne Hassendern, born in County Cavan about 1803. On Nov.4, 1826, William Porterfield, born in Kilderfortan, Co. Cavan, entered the 54th Welsh Regiment of Foot in Liverpool, England, stating that his trade was a carder. He served in the Army for 18 years. He was in the East Indies and then in Afghanistan for 15 years. He was court-marshalled on Feb.6, 1843, for being drunk on duty and absent without leave and was discharged as ``unfit'' for service. joined the army At the baptisms of his sons in 1840 and 1845, William is listed as a farmer and in 1833 he is listed as a freeholder in Clare, Co. Cavan. Anne died in New York. The children of William and Anne Porterfield:
        1. James Porterfield was born on Jan.5, 1840, in Clare, Co. Cavan.
        2. William Porterfield was born on Jul.1, 1845, He married (1) Catharine Bishop, born in 1849 in Ireland, the daughter of John Bishop and Eliza Nichols, on Jun.19, 1869, in Manhattan, New York. She died on Jun.27, 1871, in New York. He married (2) Rose Augusta Geogan, born about 1855 in Ireland, daughter of John Geogan and Ann Finnigan, about 1872 in New York. Rose died on Mar.29, 1910, in Manhattan, New York. William and Rose Porterfield had children, Francis, Mary Elizabeth, Anna Cecilia, Robert, Agnes Veronica, William, Stephen, Joseph, Edward James, Rober A. and Florence Porterfield.
      2. Miles (or Moses) Porterfield, born about 1809, is listed in the 1821 Census of Ireland as a 12-year-old labourer living with his parents.
      3. John Porterfield was born about 1811 in Co. Cavan. He is listed in the 1821 Census of Ireland as a 10-year-old living with his parents. On Sep.22, 1847, John married Jane Wark, daughter of James Wark. John is included in an 1833 list of the Cavan freeholders. John and Jane Porterfield had children:
        1. Ellen Porterfield was born in 1827. On Jul.10, 1849, in Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, she married James Henderson, born in 1822, the son of Archibald Henderson.
      4. James Porterfield, born about 1813, is listed in the 1821 Census of Ireland as an 8-year-old living with his parents.
      5. Mary Porterfield, born about 1815, is listed in the 1821 Census of Ireland as a 6-year-old living with her parents. On May 2, 1847, Mary married Joseph Andrews, son of William Andrews.
      6. Susanagh Porterfield, born about 1817, is listed in the 1821 Census of Ireland as a 4-year-old living with her parents.
    3. Jane Porterfield was born in 1781 in Clare, County Cavan. About 1800 in County Cavan, Jane married John Blackstock, born 1776 the son of John Blackstock and Margaret (Gordon). They emigrated to Canada. John died in Jan. 1842 in Ontario, Canada. John and Jane Blackstock had the following children:
      1. Martha Blackstock was born in 1802 in Ryefield, Co. Cavan.
      2. Anne Blackstock was born in 1804 in Ryefield, Co. Cavan, a twin with her sister Mary. On Nov.6, 1827, Anne married George Smith in St. David's Church, Niagara Township, Ontario, Canada. She died in Canada.
      3. Mary Blackstock was born in 1804 in Ryefield, Co. Cavan, a twin with her sister Anne. On Oct.8, 1827, Mary married Joseph Smith in St.David's Church, Niagara Township, Ontario, Canada. She died in Canada.
      4. Thomas Blackstock was born in 1806 in Ryefield, Co. Cavan. On Feb.1, 1831, in Toronto, Canada, he married Mary Ann Strong, born in 1812 in Ballymachugh, Co. Cavan, the daughter of Robert and Mary Strong. Thomas died about 1881 in Otter tail Township, Algoma, Ontario, Canada. Thomas and Mary Ann Blackstock had children:
        1. Jane Blackstock was born on Dec.15, 1829, in Essa Township, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. On Jan.27, 1852, she married Samuel Walker in Essa Township. Jane died on Feb.28, 1904, in Robinson, Dawson Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario.
        2. William Blackstock was born on Apr.7, 1833, in Essa Township, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. On Mar.26, 1858, in Wallace, Perth, Ontario, he married Margaret Jones, born Jun.8, 1835, in Tecumseth, Simcoe, Ontario, the daughter of James Jones and Ellen (Strong). William died on Oct.2, 1899, and Margaret on Mar.4, 1900, in Nampa, Canyon, Idaho. William and Margaret Blackstock had children, William Albert, Mary Ann, Margaret Ellen, George Jones, Robert Thomas, Humphrey, Mary Alice and Richard Strong Blackstock.
        3. Mary Blackstock was born on Jul.21, 1835, in Innisfil, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. In 1854, she married Richard Rankin in Wallace, Perth, Ontario. Mary died on Dec.16, 1928, in Toronto, Ontario.
        4. Deborah A. Blackstock was born on Sep.28, 1837, in Essa Township, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. On Jan.22, 1856, she married John Wade in Wallace, Perth, Ontario. Deborah died on Jun.21, 1921, in Lynch, Boyd, Nebraska.
        5. George Blackstock was born on May 12, 1839, in Essa Township, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. In 1867 he married (1) Mary Ann Love (born 1840) in Wellington, Ontario. Mary died in 1889. He married (2) Clara May Stephens about 1896 in British Columbia, Canada. George died on Jan.2, 1923, in Burnaby, Vancouver, BC.
        6. Alice Blackstock was born on Sep.1, 1843, in Essex, Ontario, Canada. On Mar.4, 1863, she married James Stinson in Wallace, Perth, Ontario. Alice died on Aug.8, 1918, in Bentick Grey, Ontario.
        7. Robert Blackstock was born on Jul.13, 1846, in Essa Township, Ontario, Canada. On Jul.5, 1883, he married Mary Ann Isaac in New Westminster, BC. Robert died on Jul.8, 1913, in Port Hammond, BC.
        8. James Blackstock was born on Jun.16, 1850, in Essa Township, Ontario, Canada. He died in 1860 in Wallace, Perth, Ontario.
        9. Thomas Blackstock was born on Mar.15, 1855, in Wallace, Perth, Ontario, Canada. In 1879 he married Maraget Jane MacLeod in Ripley, Bruce, Ontario. Thomas died on Jan.24, 1943, in Mt.Zion, Algoma, Ontario.
      5. John Blackstock was born in 1808 in Ryefield, Co. Cavan. On Jan.9, 1831, in Queenston, Ontario, Canada, he married Anne Grant. John died on Jan.4, 1884, in Essa Township, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.
      6. William Blackstock was born in 1809 in Ryefield, Co. Cavan. On Apr.6, 1835, in Innisfil, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, he married Elizabeth McCormick.
      7. Jane Blackstock was born in 1811 in Ryefield, Co. Cavan. On Jan.11, 1836, in Clarke, Dunham, Ontario, Canada, she married Horatio Nelson Hutchinson.
      8. Moses Blackstock was born in 1813 in Ryefield, Co. Cavan. In 1835, in Newcastle, Ontario, Canada, he married Sarah Edwards.
      9. George Blackstock was born on Nov.12, 1815, in Ryefield, Co. Cavan. On Jul.23, 1851, in Innisfil, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, he married Mary Jamieson who died in 1874. On Jul.6, 1876, in Cookstown, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, he married Esther Scythes, born in 1842. She died in 1916. George was married for the third time to Dorothy McAuley. George died on Jun.16, 1903, in Thornton, Essa, Simcoe, Ontario.
      10. Hugh Edwin Blackstock was born on Feb.9, 1818, in Ryefield, Co. Cavan. On Jul.5, 1849, in Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario. Hugh married Mary Ann Sheridan. Hugh died on Dec.10, 1902, in Innisfil, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.
      11. Margaret Gordon Blackstock was born on Apr.22, 1822, in Ryefield, Co. Cavan. On Jul.29, 1862, in Innisfil, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, she married James Scroggie. She died on Jul.31, 1890, in Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario.
      12. daughter Blackstock was born about 1824 in Ryefield, Co. Cavan.

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Last updated 10/04/11.


Christopher E. Brennen