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Thankful (Babcock) Porter (1686 - 1736)

Thankful Porter [uncertain] formerly Babcock aka Bodock, Badcock
Born [location unknown]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 13 Nov 1707 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticutmap
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Biography

Samuel Porter, married (about) 1659, Anna (or Hannah) Stanley, daughter of Thomas Stanley, who came from London, Eng., in 1634, in the ship "Planter," and in 1635 removed to Hartford, Conn., on the first settlement of that place. He removed to Hadley, Mass., in 1659, where he died September 6, 1689. His wife, Anna, died December 18, 1708. (p.3) Children: Thomas S. Porter, b. April 1, 1683, m. Thankful Babcock, of Coventry, Conn. (p. 5) [1]

Stanley, (also known as Captain Thomas Stanley Porter) son of Samuel Porter, was born April 1, 1683. He married, November 13, 1707, Thankful Babcock (also written early Bodcock). Thankful was the daughter of Jonathan Babcock and Mary Curtis. She married Thomas Stanley Porter 13 Nov., 1707.

They settled at Coventry, Connecticut, where he was the first town clerk. They lived near the South Coventry meeting-house, now called Boyington place. She was a daughter of Jonathan and granddaughter of Robert Babcock, who came from England in 1648. He was a captain in the Indian wars. (2:p. 410) [2]


Children of Stanley Porter: (2:p.410; 3:p.288-9)

  1. Mercy, born October 10, 1708; married Jeremiah Fitch.
  2. Mary, November 16, 1710; married John Sergeant.
  3. Jonathan, of whom further.
  4. Noah, August 24, 1715; married Irene Thompson.
  5. Thomas, September 16, 1723; married Annie Woodward.
  6. Samuel, August 3, 1725: married Sarah Caulkins.
  7. Sarah, March 25, 1727; married Jonathan Root.
  8. William, October 13, 1728; married Esther Carpenter.
  9. Maria, June 18, 1731: married Aaron Dewey
  10. Bethia, July 29, 1734, married Robert Grandy.
  11. Nathaniel, February 15, 1736.
  12. Elijah, October 12, 1737.[3]

Coventry, CT: BIRTHS FROM TOWN RECORDS

PORTER. Children of Thomas and Thankfull Porter. (p. 91)

Mercy, b. October lo, 1708.

Mary, b. November 16, 1710.

Jonathan, b. March 20, 1713.

Noah, b. August 24, 1715


Coventry, CT: DEATHS FROM THE TOWN RECORDS (p. 192)

PORTER. Thankful, wife of Thomas Porter, d. June 7, 1736

Capt. Thomas Porter, d. August 7, 1752, in his 69th year [4]

Burial: Nathan Hale Cemetery, Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut,

Thankful Babcock Porter;

Birth: 1686
Death: Jun. 20, 1736, Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut
Inscription: In Memory of Mrs. Thankful, wife of Capt. Thomas Porter who died June Ye 20 day A.D. 1736. [5]

[NOTE: FROM: Find A Grave Memorial# 11464894]

Children:

1. Mercy, born October 10, 1708; married Jeremiah Fitch.
2. Mary, November 16, 1710; married John Sergeant.
3. Jonathan, born March 20, 1713; married Sarah Ladd.
4. Noah, August 24, 1715; married Irene Thompson.
5. Thomas, September 16, 1723; married Annie Woodward.
6. Samuel, August 3, 1725: married Sarah Caulkins.
7. Sarah, March 25, 1727; married Jonathan Root.
8. William, October 13, 1728; married Esther Carpenter.
9. Maria, June 18, 1731: married Aaron Dewey
10. Bethia, July 29, 1734; married Robert Grandy.
11. Nathaniel, February 15, 1736.
12. Elijah, October 12, 1737.[6]

Burial

Nathan Hale Cemetery, Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut (Find A Grave)

Sources

  1. The descendants of John Porter, of Windsor, Conn., in the line of his great, great grandson, Col. Joshua Porter, M.D., of Salisbury, Litchfield county, Conn., with some account of the families into which they married. PRINTED FOR THE COMPILERS BY GEORGE W. BALL, SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y. 1882.
  2. Genealogical and personal history of Fayette county Pennsylvania, Volume 2 By James Hadden
  3. Clifton William Scott And Mildred Evelyn Bradford Scott Of Ashfield, Mass.: Ancestors, Descendants And New England Heritage, Volume 1 Fred W. Scott
  4. Births, Marriages, Baptisms, and Deaths: FROM THE RECORDS OF THE TOWN AND CHURCHES IN COVENTRY, CONNECTICUT:1711-1844 Copied from the Records BY SUSAN WHITNEY DIMOCK
  5. Find A Grave: Memorial #11464890
  6. Find A Grave Memorial# 11464894


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