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This article is for the Alexander Porter who is said to have been a miller and farmer in New Castle County, DE. He is commonly identified as the Alexander Porter who married Elizabeth Culbertson, daughter of Robert Culbertson and Jane, who lived in Kinnet Township on the Delaware border.
The following was taken from Sally's Family, a personal website on 12 July 2009, citing "The Three David Porters: Captain, Commodore, and Admiral, and Their Delaware Roots" by Francklyn Wynne Paris pub 1982 by Del. Gen. Soc. Journal Vol 1 page 73" as the source of information:
Alexander Porter 1727 - 1769 was a miller and farmer in New Castle County Delaware. He married: = 1) & ca 1752 Elizabeth Culbertson est 1734 - 1759/60
The following will of Robert Culbertson died 1762, presumably refers to Alexander Porter (7). If so then Alexander's wife would be Elizabeth Culbertson.
From USGenWeb archives]
CULBERTSON, ROBERT. Kennett. March 21, 1762. May 3, 1762. To wife Jean 1/3 of all estate real and personal absolutely. To son Samuel £20 and all he now owes me and negro lad James on condition that he shall take my wife Jane and all his sisters living at my decease into Cumberland County and take care of them until my wife's decease and his sisters marriage. To son in law Alexander Porter 5 shillings. To each of my grandchildren by my daughter Elizabeth Porter 5 shillings. To daughters Jean, Mary, Martha, Isabella and Sarah Culbertson all remainder of estate to be divided and paid to each of them on day of their marriage. Executors: Wife Jean and son Samuel. Witnesses: Joseph Bennett, Joseph Musgrave, George Craghead. Letters to Jean, the other renouncing.