Porter, James C
Porter, James C.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in Abbeville District, S. C., in 1809. He was educated in Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa., studied theology for some time with his father, and then finished his course in the Allegheny Associate Reformed Seminary. In 1834 he was licensed, and in 1835 was ordained and installed by Ohio First Associate Reformed Presbytery as pastor of the Church at Piqua, Ohio. In 1841 he removed to Illinois, and took charge of the congregations of Cedar and Pope Creek, in Mercer Co., Ill.; in 1850 he surrendered his charge of the congregation of Pope Creek, and his labors were confined to the congregation of Cedar Creek till the year 1862, when he resigned on account of ill-health. He died Nov. 15, 1863. See Wilson. Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1866, p. 278. (J. L. S.)