Porte, William (d. 1866) J-2

Porte, William (d. 1866) J-2

Location:

Colored Cemetery
Section no: J
Memorial no: 2
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See map of this cemetery: https://nha.org/cemeteries/maps/libcemeteryothersmap.htm

Personal Information

Name: William Porte
Gender: Male
Age: 53
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Death: July 5 1866
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Number interred: 1


Notes

Inscription:
WILLIAM PORTE
Died
July 5, 1866
Aged 53

Epitaph: No
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Biographical notes: From censuses, in appears Porte was born in Calcutta, India, and came to Nantucket as a mariner. He appears in the 1850 censes, at age 37 and newly married to Christina Pompey, a widow. By 1860, William was working as a cook on the steamsboat; they had nine children whom they raised in the house at 5 Atlantic Avenue.
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Monument

Stone Composition: Marble, Grey
Stone Shape: Rectangular, pointed top
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Monument Condition: Damaged, chipped|Leaning|Heavy lichens
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Main motif: Lettering only
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Data Collection

Date data collected: 2002
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Stone exists 1900:
Stone exists 2002: yes
Stone exists 2003: ?
Stone exists 2004: yes
Stone exists 2005:
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Location note:
Citation source:
Field recorder: Barbara White’s 8th grade class
Data input by: Georgen Gilliam Charnes
Reviewed by: Automatic