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Name Alexander Porter
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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
1. David Porter 6 Apr 1754 - 1808 married 1779 Rebecca Henry
2. Robert Porter 13 Oct 1755 - dy
3. Nancy Porter 18 Dec 1757 - living 1769
4. Samuel Porter 4 Oct 1759 - living May 1781
= 2) Margaret Stewart [Vandike]1742 - 1793/1801 of Pencader Hundred, New Castle County DE
1. Alexander Porter 22 Aug 1764 - ca 1790 Boston
2. John Porter 1 Sept 1766 - 18 Oct 1805 TN married 1794/95 Mary Porter d ca 1804 TN
3. Margriat Porter 2 Sept 1768 - 10 May 1841 age 72 married 7 Feb 1787 John Darragh 5 Dec 1763 - 24 Jul 1821
from a list in the handwriting of David Porter b 1754
Alexdr Porter Senr born May 5th 1727
Margreat Porter born July 9th 1742
David Porter April ye 6th 1754
Robert Porter Monday Oct 13th 1755
Nancy Porter ----- December 18th 1757
Samuel Porter Thursday October 4th 1759
Alexdr Porter Wednesday Aug 22nd 1764
John Porter Monday Sept 1st 1766
Margriat Porter Friday Sept 2nd 1768
David Porter born May 1780
Children of Alexander Porter and Elizabeth Porter:
1. David Porter 6 Apr 1754 - 1808
married 1779 Rebecca Henry
2. Robert Porter 13 Oct 1755 - dy
3. Nancy Porter 18 Dec 1757 - living 1769
4. Samuel Porter 4 Oct 1759 - living May 1781
Children of Alexander Porter and Margaret Stewart:
1. Alexander Porter 22 Aug 1764 - ca 1790 Boston
2. John Porter 1 Sept 1766 - 18 Oct 1805 TN
married 1794/95 Mary Porter d ca 1804 TN
3. Margriat Porter 2 Sept 1768 - 10 May 1841 age 72
married 7 Feb 1787 John Darragh 5 Dec 1763 - 24 Jul 1821
Margaret married third Lt. Richard Wild who died Apr 1786
Children of Margaret Stewart Porter and Richard Wild:
1. Richard Wild
2. Elizabeth Wild
married James Robinson, millwright of Mill Creek Hundred
Margaret had married first John Vandike 1733-1759.
Child of Margaret Stewart and John Vandike:
1. Ann Vandike
married David Tittermary
son of John Tittermary and Eleanor Porter

Notes

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.