Elizabeth Duncan Porter assisted in establishing American Independence as a prisoner of the
British and allied Shawnee Indians during the Revolutionary War. She was marched from Virginia in June 1780 to Quebec,
Canada where she was held for the duration of the war. Her husband, Samuel Porter also assisted in establishing American
Independence as a Private in the Virginia Militia.
Elizabeth was born in 1750 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and died in 1845 in Jackson
County, Missouri. She is buried in a family plot, south section of Union Cemetery, 2815 Walnut Street, Kansas City,