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Porter is a Friend (Quaker) nonpracticing, descendant researcher of North Carolinian, Pennsylvanian, and Virginian migration origins
One direct line of Quaker origins begin with John Porter, who had roots in the Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting of Nansemond, Virginia (a current brick wall) and his wife Elizabeth Betty (Denson) Porter, who has roots in the Pagan Creek Monthly Meetings, as well as her ancestors that go back to Hollowells of mid to late 1600 Chuckatuck meetings.
Descendant of Thomas Tooke, of Virginia, House of Burgesses and Chuckatuck/Levy Neck Quaker Society of Friends.
Some Levy Neck, Isle of Wight, Virginia meeting house membership is presumptively identified in the below William and Mary citation as well as the list of known Quakers from the Boddie text, which may overlap with Chuckatuck or totally supplant, but the deed transaction date and the marriage event data upon which the longer Quaker list appears to have been generated both contain Thomas Tooke, presumptive 8th great grandfather of Fann.
Be it known unto all men by these presents that I, William Bressie of ye Upper parrish of ye Isle of Wight County in Virginia, planter, with Susannah my wife have given granted enfeoffed from us or heires an doe by these presents for evermore give and grant and enfeofe unto William Yarrett, John Grove, Francis Wrenn, Edward Jones, Thomas Tooke, and Henry Wigge and the rest of the sect of God frequently called Quakers, one house built by ye said people in ye place called ye Levy Neck Ould fields neare the creeke side to worship and serve the living God, in spirit and truth with ground sufficient for a Graveyard and what more may be thought fit. . . . . . This acknowledged in open Court by Mr William Bressie and his wife to be their Act and Deed and Ordered to be Recorded 9 Feb 1679. . .
From Boddie's treatment, it is unclear what relationship existed between the Levy Neck Meeting House and the Chuckatuck or Cypress Creek District in Isle of Wight (near the Nansemond County line) Society of Friends meetings:
The Southern Historical Association had published the records of the Quaker meetings at Chuckatuck. . . 6th day, 10th month, 1679:
Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between JP and Porter Fann (SAF). Predicted relationship by AncestryDNA of Parent/Child with Confidence: Extremely High based on 3,468 centimorgans shared across 51 DNA segments.
Nephew relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Private and SAF. Predicted relationship by AncestryDNA is described as: Possible range: Close family - 1st cousins, with Confidence: Extremely High and 1,536 centimorgans shared across 53 DNA segments.
By extension, the paternal grandchild relationship with S K Fann is confirmed.
A cousin relation is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Private and SAF. Predicted relationship: 1st Cousins, Possible range: 1st - 2nd cousins with Confidence: Extremely High and 829 centimorgans shared across 35 DNA segments.
By extension, the maternal nephew relationship with Private is confirmed.
Digital Afterlife Instructions
(Porter Fann (SAF)), this user's permission is hereby recorded with digital signature secured by this "Fann-206" account of his (SAF) that upon the demise of this user, rights are reserved for his family firstly, then secondly, relayed to the WikiTree staff, in either case to manage the profiles where this user remains registered as Profile Manager and or where any applicable One Name Studies are linked to this user, said family and WikiTree staff should do so as they deem appropriate, so long as such actions are in line with the Honor Code and preserves the privacy of living people. Recorded by user (SAF) Porter Fann-206 18:51, 10 Feb 2019 (EDT).
↑ “Isle of Wight County Records.” The William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 7, no. 4, 1899, pp. 205–315 (232-3). JSTOR.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Porter or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Y-Chromosome Test, haplogroup R-Z344
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Porter:
AncestryDNA, GEDmatch Z373931[compare], Ancestry member ACTGgeneSurfer