Do you know anything about where Elizabeth Porter was born or her family? I am researching my GG Grandfather - Samuel Porter. In the 1870 census he was living in Pulaski, Lawrence , PA with a McGahan family. They had a Porter Mcgahan living in the house as well so I was hoping there is a familial link. I have been unable to come up with his parents names or if he had any siblings. In the 1880 census he was also in that area of PA but living in a rooming house. I am suspecting he was orphaned. After marriage, he and his wife moved to Marshalltown, Iowa for a few years. I have wondered why - possibly because of the McGahan family?