Mary Eleanor Porter, daughter of David and Charlotte (Railey) Thornton, one of 12 children; born Versailles, Ky., Aug. 10, 1824; died Sedalia, Mo., Feb. 2, 1913; married David I. Porter, June 15, 1841, brother of Governor Thomas P. Porter of Ky.; moved to Jackson Co., Mo., in March 1859; their dwelling was burned during the Civil War; returned to Ky.; moved to Pettis Co., Mo. in 1879 where they died. Children: Mrs. Alice Preston, Mrs. Oakie Madeira, Mrs. Mary Cooper, Lacey Porter. Three children are deceased: Thornton Porter, killed in the siege of Vicksburg; Mrs. James T. Montgomery; and Charles Randolph Porter.
Source: The Nashville Christian Advocate, February 1913