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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


LEVI PORTER, Harvey’s, Penn., was born in Franklin Township this county, June 5, 1845.  His parents, John and Hannah (Rinehart) Porter, were natives of Greene County, where they were married and remained until their death.  Levi was united in marriage September 3, 1873, with Lizzie, daughter of David and Elizabeth Kent.  Her father was a native of Pennsylvania, and her mother of New Jersey.  Both are now deceased.  Mrs. Porter was born in Franklin Township.  She and Mr. Porter had a family of four children—Linnie L., Mattie M., Alma E. and Florence A.  Their mother died October 3, 1883.  Mr. Porter was afterwards united in marriage, March 30, 1885, with Linnie Bradford, who was also a native of Franklin Township, born October 20, 1856.  She is a daughter of Robert and Sarah J. Bradford (nee Kent), also natives of Pennsylvania and residents of Greene County until Mrs. Bradford’s death.  Mr. Bradford is still living.  By his last marriage Mr. Porter is the father of two children—Goldie M. and Viola E.  Mr. Porter has been engaged in different lines of business during his life, but at present devotes his time principally to farming, and owns one-hundred and thirty-eight acres of land where he and his family reside.  Mr. and Mrs. Porter belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which his deceased wife was also a devoted member.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 13 June 2007

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