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PORTER JAMES PA (lancaster)

---James Porter Pa R8343

State of Ohio Monroe county

Sept 1832 appeared James Porter aged 74yrs

served winter of 1777-78 in no battles drove wagon

Questions put to him in investigation

where and in what year were you born?

Answer: in the year 1759 in Ireland

Have you any record of your age and if so where is it

Answer:I have one at home

Monroe Where where you living when called into service; where have you lived since the revolution war and where do you live now Answer:I was living in Lancaster County Pa when I entered the servie and have lived all the time since the close of the Revolution except one year in Pa until I moved to this County which was ten years ago.

How were you called into service, where you drafted, did you volunteer or were you a substitute if a substitute for whom:

I was a substitute for my brother a two months tour and also a substitute for James Clancy one month and was kept to drive the wagon five months or more

State the name of the regular officers who were with troops where you served Such continel said militia regiment as you can recollect and the general cercumstances of your service

Answer: there was no regulars but all militia where I served

Did you ever recieve a discharge from the service and if so by whom was it given and what has become of it:

Answer: only a general discharge with orders to draw provisions to last us home

State the names of persons to whom you are know in your present neighborhood and who can atest to your character for verosity and thier belief of your services as a soldier of the revolution

Answer: Henry Hilott and William Cochran

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