Born: 1806-XX-XX Ohio
Flourished: Coles County, Illinois
Porter lived in Coles County, Illinois, as early as 1837. In 1850, he was still living in Coles County, where he was a farmer and owned $300 worth of real estate.
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Coles County, 291:156, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Salisbury, Coles County, IL, 69.