I have been researching my family history since 2007. At this time my primary interest is in the PORTER families of Knox County, Ohio who immigrated from New York, and as far as I can tell at this time, first appeared in Knox County, Ohio in 1840. Other Porter families immigrated to Knox County from Maryland in the early to mid-1800s. There has been some marriages between the two families, but my focus will always be on those that immigrated from New York. It is from them that I descend.