Introducing myself

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I am a new researcher.  I've been working on and received much help from friends I've made there.  I've noticed that essentially my entire family tree is not represented at all on this site.  At least not in a connected manner, ay any rate.  The first profile I've created is Sargent-3354, my third great grandmother.  Her parents and siblings were present via gedcom import, but for some reason she was omitted.

My first task was to show who her parents are.  While I have never found actual birth records linking her to her parents Sargent-919 and Horton-2879, there is a some published material that does.  As I evaluate the copyrights for the information I have, I will be adding more information and building out the tree.

Any comments on the profile as it exists now?  Nice to meet you all!

Mike (Porter)
WikiTree profile: Eunice Porter
in The Tree House by Michael Porter G2G Rookie (260 points)
retagged by Steve Schmidt

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Best answer
Nice profile. Did you know that from the Sargent-3354 menu you can pick Research, supply your WikiTree credentials (once) then launch RootsSearch then search a desired site?

I just did this to find her marriage. Then changed her last name to Porter and found the 1855 and 1860 census. In 1855 their son Harmon is living with them and I'd guess that Abigail Carr in 1860 is their daughter.
by Kay Knight G2G6 Pilot (328k points)
selected by Susan Laursen

From Family Search

Eunice Porter

New York State Census, 1855
Name Eunice Porter
Event Type Census
Event Date 1855
Event Place Ticonderoga, Essex, New York, United States
Gender Female
Age 67
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Birth Year (Estimated) 1788
John Porter Head M 67
Eunice Porter Wife F 67
Harmon Porter Child U 28
Citing this Record

"New York State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2018), Eunice Porter in household of John Porter, Ticonderoga, Essex, New York, United States; citing p. , line #28, family #379, county clerk offices, New York; FHL microfilm 866,320.

"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 December 2017), Eunice Porter in entry for John Porter, 1860.

Nice!  Of course I knew of the census from Ancestry, but I am new to getting this information into Wikitree in a safe manner.  I also have the handwritten record of her marriage from familysearch.  I need to check their copyright... or can someone briefly answer?


I was so hoping the handwritten record had more data, but alas, it does not.  I guess I can freely add the record, though.

+4 votes

Hello Michael, and welcome! I saw your profile and the only suggestions I have is that perhaps you have links for your sources? I am guessing that they are Ancestry sources which would mean that the links would not be helpful anyway unless someone had an Ancestry subscription.

I made one change to your link to the historic newspapers. It is better to type out the source than to leave the [1]. All you have to do is within the [ ] make a space after your link and type out whatever the link is.

Also, I thought maybe your gggrandmother may be in this source (or at least her husband):

by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (451k points)
A group of us have been specifically researching John Porter and trying to determine if there is a link to the CT Porters.  No research indicates this is so, and also no DNA indicates a match.  I recently took a Y-37 test in hopes of proving something.  No matches we understand.  There are various listings for John Porter's ancestors in various places.  The links to (I think) Richard and Ruth of MA are almost certainly wrong.  The documentation on their son John indicates he was a mariner and died without children.

He is known to have written "New Jersey" as his birth place in census documents.  Many sites list Monmouth NJ as his place of birth (I think Find-a-Grave does).  After consulting with the Monmouth Historical Society, they convinced me this is unlikely.

At this point in time, I think looking into who exactly "John Williams" is and any documents relating to John Porter and John Williams are would be useful.  John Porter is often said to have "been a land agent working for John Williams."

More sources forthcoming.

I do have a likely DNA match via Timothy Sargent and his legal wife via Phineas Sargent, which is nice since it tends to prove the often made statement that Timothy Chase Sargent is the illegitimate son of Timothy Sargent.  I'll work on getting the owner of that DNA to add it to Wikitree.


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