Can't help with the daughter since the book was published before J.P.'s death.Page 786 has a bio on John Porter which reads: JOHN PORTER, farmer; P.O. Canal Fulton; is a son of Richard and Nancy (McLaughlin) Porter; his father was of Irish nativity; his mother of Pennsylvania.They emigrated from Allegheny Co., Penn. to Baughman Tp., Wayne Co., Ohio, in 1815 where they located and passed the remainder of their days.Our subject was born in Pennsylvania in 1811; he has been engaged in agricultural pursuits all of ihs days.In 1840, he became a resident of Stark county, purchasing the farm in Lawrence Township where he is now residing.He has 158 acres of rich and well improved land, and to its thorough cultivation Mr. Porter has given the attention of forty years of careful supervision.He was united in marriage in 1840 to Eliza J. McDowell of Tuscarawas Township.Two children are the issue of this union -- Arabella, wife of J.P. Yockley, editor and proprietor of the Fulton Signal, and James H., a traveling salesman for a Mansfield house.Mr. Porter was afflicted deeply by the death of his wife in May 1881.Mr. Porter is one of the respected and solid farmers of Stark County, and an influential and progressive citizen.