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Thomas Porter

Born c.1673 - Died c.1740

Thomas Porter (c.1673-c.1740) came to Stafford County, Virginia from Maryland.  He married Anne Howson Calvert (c.1691-after 1742).  Their sons cut freestone from the quarries on Aquia Creek for many years.  Thomas and his family lived near their quarry on Rock Rimmon on the north side of Aquia Creek.  Some of this area is now occupied by Aquia Overlook subdivision.  The Porters also owned property along Hope Road (Route 687) on the south side of the creek.