October 23, 1820, Hillsboro, New Jersey.
February 26, 1888, Claverack, New York.
Dutch Reformed Churchyard, Claverack, New York.
Porter was the husband of Eliza K. Wynkoop.
A Dutch Reformed minister, he worked in ministry for four decades, and 34 years as pastor of the First Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York. He also edited the Christian Intelligencer for 14 years.