The Resource Porter family letters

Porter family letters

Label
Porter family letters, 1830-1881
Title
Porter family letters
Inclusive dates
1830-1881
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The collection consists of autographed and signed and printed and signed legal documents and personal correspondence between the Holman and Porter families in Indiana from 1830 to 1881
Biographical or historical data
George Holman was born on Feb. 11, 1762 in Maryland. He was raised by his uncle, Henry Holman, who moved his family from Pennsylvania to Kentucky. Holman was captured and adopted by Indians. In 1804, George Holman moved to Wayne County, Indiana, where he bought land near the present-day Richmond, Indiana. He and his wives, Elizabeth Jane (died 1822) and Sarah McDonald, whom he married in 1824) had 12 children: Joseph, William, John, Benjamin, Joel, Patsey, Rebecca, Sarah, Greenup [Granup], Jesse, Catherine (who married Adam Porter) and Isaac. Holman died May 5, 1859 and is buried in the Elkhorn Cemetery in Richmond.Adam Porter was born in Bath County, Virginia in 1805 to Robert Peter Porter and his wife. With his father and family, Adam moved to Indiana, settling in Franklin County (now Fayette County) near Connersville, on Dec. 15, 1815. In April of 1827, Porter bought land in Carroll County. He married Catherin Holman (daughter of George Holman) on April 1, 1830 in Carroll County, and they had 15 children; including Robert Holman, Eliza, Alice, George Washington, Margaret Elizabeth, Franklin Tivis, Sarah, Emma Catherine, William Allen and Martha Ann. He died Oct. 5, 1885 and is buried in Nebo Cemetery, Camden, Carroll County, IN."[Holeman] Holman, Catherine". Indiana Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2018/10/22. https://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Holman, Elizabeth Jane". U.S. Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Retrieved 2018/10/22. https://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Holman, George". Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001. Retrieved 2018/10/22. https://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Holman, George". U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Retrieved 2018/10/22. https://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Porter, Adam". U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Retrieved 2018/10/22. https://search.ancestrylibrary.com
Cataloging source
ISL
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1762-1859
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Holman, George
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Porter, Adam, 1805-1885
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  • Porter family
  • Holman family
  • Legal correspondence
  • Families
Label
Porter family letters
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/4705
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 1999/06/17 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2018/10/22 by Edythe Huffman
Control code
17546158
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid online.
Extent
0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Prof. and Mrs. Raymond Myers and Mrs. Helen Myers Wason on 1988/09/20.
System control number
(OCoLC)247207619
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Label
Porter family letters
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/4705
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 1999/06/17 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2018/10/22 by Edythe Huffman
Control code
17546158
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid online.
Extent
0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Prof. and Mrs. Raymond Myers and Mrs. Helen Myers Wason on 1988/09/20.
System control number
(OCoLC)247207619
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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