Random Record – Samuel Port application to become a citizen

Fayette County (Indiana) Civil Order Book D: 201 (Image courtesy of FamilySearch.org)

Fayette County (Indiana)
Civil Order Book D: 201
September Term 1839

Samuel Port }
Exparte— } Application to become a citizen

And now at this day personally comes into
Open Court Samuel Port aged forty six years who is a resident of the
County of Fayette. Who being duly sworn upon his solemn Oath Saith that
he was born in the County of Derry in Ireland, that he sailed from
Liverpool On the 8th of May 1839—And landed in the city of Phil-
adelphia On the 8th day of June of the same year, that he now
resides in the County of Fayette Where he has resided since about
the first of August last, that it is bonafide his intention to become
a citizen of the United States, And that he hereby renounced all Allegiance
to any foreign Prince, Potentate State or power. And more particularly
Victoria the present Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Ireland.—

©2017 transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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2 thoughts on “Random Record – Samuel Port application to become a citizen

  1. davidmadison1942

    Exactly a month at sea. How could they stand it?

    We’re just now watching “Victoria”! She wasn’t so bad 🙂 “And more particularly
    Victoria the present Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”

    Reply
    1. Deborah Sweeney Post author

      Samuel, though not a direct ancestor, was part of a bigger family of Irish immigrants on my maternal side. This family is a great example of chain migration. Brother William came first, then his two other brothers John and Samuel, as well as the father Samuel, Sr. Another family, the Carletons also came with them. Two of their daughters Mary and Elizabeth married two of the Port brothers. Their immigration began early in the 19th century and ended in the 1840s at the height of the Irish famine. I descend from Mary Carleton, who married John Port.

      Reply

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