I am hoping that someone on this list may be able to shed a little light on my situation. My paternal ancestor is a Porter Pepper of Spencer, MA
. As the result of DNA testing it has been proven that Porter is really a Hamilton (biologically) and not a Pepper
; he was taken in by a Pepper and given that surname. We have always wondered about the first name of Porter, thinking it may be a clue to parentage. Could it be the maiden name of a Porter daughter? We are looking for a connection between a Porter female and a Hamilton male.
Maybe she died in childbirth? Maybe Porter Pepper was orphaned, there are many scenarios we could imagine. If you see any Hamiltons related to your Porter family or living near them, I would love to know about it. We are looking primarily at the years from 1811 to 1833 and in or near Spencer, MA. Could be Brookfield area. Thank you very much! Teresa firstname.lastname@example.org