Rufus Porter
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Rufus Porter (1792 - 1884)

Rufus Porter
Born in Boxford,Essex,Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of
Husband of — married 16 Oct 1815 in Portland Cumberland Maine United Statesmap
Husband of — married 1849 [location unknown]
Died in West Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 May 2012
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Rufus was born in 1792. He was the son of Tyler Porter and Abigail Johnsom. [1]


(20 May 1792) Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The family moved to Maine in 1801 when Rufus was 9 years of age. They settled in Flintstown incorporated in 1802 as Ealdwin, which became Sebago in 1826.


Rufus Porter, Yankee Pioneer..Jean Lipman
A Yankee Inventor's Flying Ship..Minnesota Historical Society St. Paul MN 1969
Inventor: Founder of the Scientific American Magazine


Residence (1855) Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Residence (1865) Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Residence (1870) Connecticut, United States
Residence (1880) Orange, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Military Service

(20 February 1818) Massachusetts, United States


:Rufus died August 13, 1884 while visiting in the home of his son,Rufus Frank Porter ( b: 1859). His son was living in West Haven, Ct. USA


Rufus Porter is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
West Haven, Connecticut, United States,


  1. Family Tree," database, FamilySearch ( : modified 13 July 2017, 07:46), entry for Rufus Porter(PID


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