[p. 939] one of Wilmington Township's progressive agriculturists and valued citizens, owns a valuable farm of 127 acres, which is situated about one-fourth of a mile east of New Wilmington on the south side of the Wilmington and Mercer road. Here Mr. Porter carries on general farming. He was born July 16, 1861, in Mercer County, and is a son of Thomas B. and Margaret (Allen) Porter, and a grandson of Thomas Porter, who was born in County Down, Ireland.
Joseph S. Porter was reared in Mercer County and there obtained his education and his training as a practical farmer. In 1900 he came from there to Lawrence County and settled on his present farm in Wilmington Township. The location of this property affords his family town advantages and also the pleasures of a country home.
On December 23, 1891, Mr. Porter was married to Lizzie Byers, who is a daughter of Porter and Eliza (McMillen) Byers, prominent people and old-time residents of Mercer County. Mr. and Mrs. Porter have five children, namely: Thomas Paul, born September 13, 1893; Hazel, born February 9, 1895; Lillie, born March 9, 1897; Irene, born January 19, 1899; and Mabel, born March 27, 1903. Mr. and Mrs. Porter are members and liberal supporters of the Presbyterian Church. He takes only a fair-minded intelligent citizens' interest in politics.
20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens Hon. Aaron L. Hazen Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, Chicago, Ill., 1908
Previous Biography | Table of Contents | Next Biography
Explanation/Caution | Lawrence Co. Maps | Lawrence Co. Histories
Updated: 5 Feb 2002