123. Mary Jane Polk5 Whittington (William4, Southy3, William2, William1) was born in Somerset Co., MD about 1769.

She married three times. She married William Strawbridge (Dr.) May 7, 1788. William was the son of James Strawbridge and Jane Polk. Matthew Wise in The Boston Family shows William and Mary were brother and sister. Leslie Powell Dryden in The Scott Family says they were half-siblings.

She married W. Davis Allen March 24, 1793. W. was the son of Joseph Allen and Elizabeth Davis. He was named in the 1790 will of his uncle, William Allen.

She married John Porter (Jr.) in Somerset Co., MD, August 3, 1801. (Mariage Index: MD 1655-1850) John was Mary Jane's 3rd husband.

John was born about 1765. John was the son of John (Gent) Porter and Margaret Baird. John died before March 25, 1817 in Somerset Co., MD, at approximately 51 years of age. John is shown in 1798 records of Manokin Church, Somerset. Will dated February 12, 1817, probate March 18, 1817 (EB23.f250 Ruth T. Dryden, Somerset Wills) named daughters Susan, Mary Jane and Sarah Ann Porter, friend Samuel Taylor exor., witnesses: Benson B. Lowes, Priscilla Porter, Elizabeth Lowes, Tubman Dryden. (Notes of Ida Marshall Lankford & Charles Hayward Marshall; DanTrimble; Matthew Wise, The Littleton Heritage) Marriage index shows her name as Polly Allen on her marriage to John Porter.

Mary Jane Polk Whittington and John Porter(Jr.) had the following children:

child 302 i. Sarah6 Porter. She married Anthony Bratten in Somerset Co., MD, May 30, 1837.

child 303 ii. Jane Porter. She married Peter Gillette.

child + 304 iii. Susan Porter was born August 13, 1806.

Mary Jane Polk Whittington and W. Davis Allen had the following children:

child 305 iv. William Whittington Allen was born 1794. He married Mary Whittington May 18, 1819. Mary was born 1802. Mary was the daughter of Isaac Joseph Whittington and Unknown Foster. Mary died April 29, 1882 at 79 years of age.

child 306 v. Elizabeth Allen was born before August 3, 1801. She married twice. She married Unknown Jones. She married Daniel Griffith 1829. (Dan Trimble)

child 307 vi. Mary Allen was born before August 3, 1801.

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