John Porter
 
Born: 1737 - Carrollton, Maryland
Died: 1810 - near Eckhart, Maryland
Buried: The family Porter Cemetery, also known as Rose Meadows, near Eckhart, Allegany County, Maryland.
 
Service: John Porter served in the Revolutionary War as a private in Captain Paxton’s Bedford County Pennsylvania militia.
 
 Family: John was a son of the first John Porter, who immigrated to Carrollton from Bristol, England, in 1715. He married Nancy Ann McKenzie in 1767. They had seven sons and one daughter. Gabriel, John and Nancy’s fourth son, married Rebecca Frost in 1797. She was the daughter of Josiah Frost, who owned the land where Frostburg, Maryland, now stands and built the first house there. John and Nancy’s seventh son, also named John, was known as “Squire Jack” Porter. He served as a captain in the War of 1812.
 
Source: Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. V, p. 116