Person talk:Mary Porter (98)


Red Flag on Mary Porter (98) page [2 August 2015]

Red flag states this may not be the will of Mary Porter 98 because she married a Mitchell. You have her mixed up with her sister Margaret Porter who married John Mitchell II. See Margaret Porter under William Porter Sr.and Gean Porter Page.--RBH 02:22, 30 December 2014 (UTC)


Person:Mary Porter (98) Mary Porter b.1736 d.1814

   Red Flag note:  See below:
         This is the correct will for Mary Porter Mackey Little.
   It was Margaret Porter(13) , sister of Mary(98) who married 
         John Mitchell (178)
   ▼ Will
   This may be a the will of a different person than Mary (98). Mary (98) married John Mitchell.
   Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 4, p. 31. 
   Mary Mackey, alias Little, Will (abstract), Will written 3 Sep 1810 
   Son Henry Mackey 
   Son Wm. Mackey 
   Daughter Mary Willson 
   Daughter Esther Walkup 
   Daughter Betsey Baily, wife of Wm. Baily 
   Grandaughter Phebe Elliott 
   Grandaughter, Nancy McCorkle 
   Grandaughter, Polly Hamilton 
   Grandaughter, Polly Davis 
   Grandchildren: James, William, Graham Walkup and Polly Mackey Walkup 
   Grandaughters Esther Porter and Elizabeth Taylor 
   Also mentions Samuel McCorkle Mackey, Polly Baily and William McCorkle. 
   Daughter Jean's sons: John, Alexander, Henry and Abner. 
   Henry Mackey and Arthur Walkup executors. 
   Proven 31 Jan 1814 
   Signed: Mary Macky, alias Little (x her mark) 
   Also, under the children of John and Margaret Porter Mitchell,  their
   daughter Mary Jane should be listed.  Whoever transcribed the will
   to type, put a comma between Mary and Jane, when it should have
   been typed as just Mary Jane.  She married Andrew McClure and should
   be linked to this Mitchell Family.
   Written 20 Apr 1789 
   Beloved wife Margaret 1/3 of personal estate with house and furniture at her decease her 1/3 of land to go to my son Thomas, the personal estate at her own disposal. Son William land on North side of Buffelow Creek belonging to the plantation whereon I now live, he to pay his brother thomas and sister Hannah 1/6 of its value when sold, reserving to my son thomas plantation to be hereinafter mentioned the following land, beg. the old corner of the North side of the creek at a Button wood and running to a white oak from thence to a hopler from thence to the outside of a three acre field from thence up a Grassy ridge forty poles from thence taking in all the plough land on the fish dam hill. 
   To son John the plantation that always went under his name, with the inclusive survey lately made to him his heirs and assigns forever, he to pay to his mother when demanded 20 lbs. 
   Son Thomas plantation where on I live on the south side of Buffelow with 60 acres lying on the south side of Broad Creek with above described land to be taken of my son William, also 1/2 of cattle and sheep and 2 horses to work plantation and all farming tools now belonging to said Plantation and carpenter tools. 
   Daughter Hannah a mare and saddle, one feather bed, and furniture. 
   Daughter Mary, Jane and Margeret 5 shillings each to be paid out of personal estate. 
   Son Thomas Mitchell executor. 
   (Signed): John Mitchell 
   Teste: J. Buchanan 
   James Cassady 
   William McCorkle 
   Proven 2 Feb 1790 
   [Source: Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 1, pp. 360-361]. 

John MITCHELL(18) was born about 1720. Members of this Mitchell family were influential in the Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church, now known as the Old Stone Church near Lexington, Virginia.

In 1955 some of their descendants placed two plaques in this church as memorials to their forbears. One reads, in part, "In honor and love of John Mitchell and Margaret Porter Mitchell, his wife (1730-1795), daughter of William and Jean Porter. Also Scotch-Irish and early settlers in Rockbridge County. They inhabited, increased, and developed the estates on Buffalo and James and reared to maturity a family of three sons and three daughters. Members of Old Oxford Presbyterian Church." The Old Oxford Church is no longer in existence. The other plaque honors the father and mother of John Mitchell, Jr. who had come from Scotland by way of Ireland and had settled in the area in 1737.

Margaret and John had six known children, all born probably in Rockbridge County, Virginia. They were:

1. John Mitchell (III) who married Agnes ... before 1783 and migrated to South Carolina that same year. 2. Margaret Mitchell. 3. William Mitchell, who married Susanna ... before 1791 and migrated to Kentucky. 4. Mary Jane Mitchell, who married Andrew McClure in June, 1789 and migrated to Kentucky. 5. Thomas Mitchell who married Rachel Crawford in February, 1799 and migrated to Kentucky. 6. Hannah Mitchell.


He was married to Margaret PORTER in 1755 in Augusta Co, VA.(405)--RBH 01:23, 2 August 2015 (UTC)


Person:Mary Porter (98) Mary Porter b.1736 d.1814

   Red Flag note:  See below:
         This is the correct will for Mary Porter Mackey Little.
   It was Margaret Porter(13) , sister of Mary(98) who married 
         John Mitchell (178)
   ▼ Will
   This may be a the will of a different person than Mary (98). Mary (98) married John Mitchell.
   Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 4, p. 31. 
   Mary Mackey, alias Little, Will (abstract), Will written 3 Sep 1810 
   Son Henry Mackey 
   Son Wm. Mackey 
   Daughter Mary Willson 
   Daughter Esther Walkup 
   Daughter Betsey Baily, wife of Wm. Baily 
   Grandaughter Phebe Elliott 
   Grandaughter, Nancy McCorkle 
   Grandaughter, Polly Hamilton 
   Grandaughter, Polly Davis 
   Grandchildren: James, William, Graham Walkup and Polly Mackey Walkup 
   Grandaughters Esther Porter and Elizabeth Taylor 
   Also mentions Samuel McCorkle Mackey, Polly Baily and William McCorkle. 
   Daughter Jean's sons: John, Alexander, Henry and Abner. 
   Henry Mackey and Arthur Walkup executors. 
   Proven 31 Jan 1814 
   Signed: Mary Macky, alias Little (x her mark) 
   Also, under the children of John and Margaret Porter Mitchell,  their
   daughter Mary Jane should be listed.  Whoever transcribed the will
   to type, put a comma between Mary and Jane, when it should have
   been typed as just Mary Jane.  She married Andrew McClure and should
   be linked to this Mitchell Family.
   Written 20 Apr 1789 
   Beloved wife Margaret 1/3 of personal estate with house and furniture at her decease her 1/3 of land to go to my son Thomas, the personal estate at her own disposal. Son William land on North side of Buffelow Creek belonging to the plantation whereon I now live, he to pay his brother thomas and sister Hannah 1/6 of its value when sold, reserving to my son thomas plantation to be hereinafter mentioned the following land, beg. the old corner of the North side of the creek at a Button wood and running to a white oak from thence to a hopler from thence to the outside of a three acre field from thence up a Grassy ridge forty poles from thence taking in all the plough land on the fish dam hill. 
   To son John the plantation that always went under his name, with the inclusive survey lately made to him his heirs and assigns forever, he to pay to his mother when demanded 20 lbs. 
   Son Thomas plantation where on I live on the south side of Buffelow with 60 acres lying on the south side of Broad Creek with above described land to be taken of my son William, also 1/2 of cattle and sheep and 2 horses to work plantation and all farming tools now belonging to said Plantation and carpenter tools. 
   Daughter Hannah a mare and saddle, one feather bed, and furniture. 
   Daughter Mary, Jane and Margeret 5 shillings each to be paid out of personal estate. 
   Son Thomas Mitchell executor. 
   (Signed): John Mitchell 
   Teste: J. Buchanan 
   James Cassady 
   William McCorkle 
   Proven 2 Feb 1790 
   [Source: Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 1, pp. 360-361]. 

John MITCHELL(18) was born about 1720. Members of this Mitchell family were influential in the Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church, now known as the Old Stone Church near Lexington, Virginia.

In 1955 some of their descendants placed two plaques in this church as memorials to their forbears. One reads, in part, "In honor and love of John Mitchell and Margaret Porter Mitchell, his wife (1730-1795), daughter of William and Jean Porter. Also Scotch-Irish and early settlers in Rockbridge County. They inhabited, increased, and developed the estates on Buffalo and James and reared to maturity a family of three sons and three daughters. Members of Old Oxford Presbyterian Church." The Old Oxford Church is no longer in existence. The other plaque honors the father and mother of John Mitchell, Jr. who had come from Scotland by way of Ireland and had settled in the area in 1737.

Margaret and John had six known children, all born probably in Rockbridge County, Virginia. They were:

1. John Mitchell (III) who married Agnes ... before 1783 and migrated to South Carolina that same year. 2. Margaret Mitchell. 3. William Mitchell, who married Susanna ... before 1791 and migrated to Kentucky. 4. Mary Jane Mitchell, who married Andrew McClure in June, 1789 and migrated to Kentucky. 5. Thomas Mitchell who married Rachel Crawford in February, 1799 and migrated to Kentucky. 6. Hannah Mitchell.


He was married to Margaret PORTER in 1755 in Augusta Co, VA.(405)--RBH 01:25, 2 August 2015 (UTC)