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Nellie Ellen (Brush) Porter

Born - Friday, April 7, 1871

London Precinct, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - Wednesday, February 26, 1890

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - Friday, September 17, 1920

Home of Her Daughter

Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska

Buried - Sunday, September 19, 1920

Table Rock Cemetery
Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska






Deceased Was Born in this County and Was Married in Auburn

She was a Daughter of the Late Major Brush, Mexican and Civil War Veteran.
Mrs. Asa Porter, a native of Nemaha county, and who has many relatives here, died September 17, of erysipelas, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Burrow, at Table Rock.
Nellie Ellen Brush was a daughter of the late Major Brush, and was born in London precinct, April 7, 1871. She was united in
marriage to Asa Porter, in Auburn. February 26, 1890.
After living here for some years Mr. and Mrs. Porter moved to the vicinity of Table Rock, where they resided on a farm which they sold about a year ago. They went from there to Seneca, Kansas where they purchased a place and had since resided.
Some time ago Mrs. Porter suffered an attack of erysipelas, from which she recovered. She was able to visit the families of Chas. Brush and Thos. Holloway in Auburn, during the fair and she then seemed to be in normal health.
While visiting at the home of her daughter at Table Rock she had some dental work done and erysipelas again set set in, resulting in her death.
Mrs. Porter was a member of one of the pioneer families of the county. She was a woman who was blessed with many lovely traits of character. She was a devoted mother and a loyal wife in every sense of the word. Early in life she united with the Methodist church and she carried the precepts of her religion and faith into her daily life. She was the soul of charity and generosity. When any of her neighbors were in sickness or trouble she would do all that lay in her power to nurse or comfort them. Mrs. Porter is survived by her husband, and three daughters, Mrs. Ed. Burrow, Mrs. Fred Burrow and Bessie Porter, and by five grand-children; also by four brothers, Charles Brush, and Anderson Brush of Auburn; Faye Brush, of California, and Doris Brush, of Maryland; also by two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Holloway, of Auburn, and Mrs. Anna, Cafferty, of Omaha.
The funeral services were held at the Methodist church, at Table Rock, two o'clock, Sunday afternoon. The edifice as crowded with mourners. Among them were about 25 families which had come from Seneca, Kansas, where the deceased had resided only a short time but so great had her goodness been that these persons mourned with the sincerity of old friends. A large cortege followed the remains to the cemetery. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful in the extreme.

Nemaha County Herald


September 24, 1920




Husband - Asa H. Porter

Born - September 1865 - Illinois

Died - 1955 - Nebraska

Buried - Table Rock Cemetery
Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska

Father - Hiram C. Porter

Born - March 22, 1835 -Ohio ۩ Died - August 14, 1888 - Iowa

Mother - Catharine A. Porter

Born -April 28, 1836 -Ohio



Daughter - Clara A. (Porter) Burrow

Born - December 1890 - Nebraska

Married - December 28,  1910

Died - 1970

Husband - Edward A. Burrow


Daughter - Tootsie (Porter) Burrow

Born - June 1892- Nebraska

Husband - Fred Burrow


Daughter - Bessie Blanche (Porter) Sibel

Born - Thursday, March 10, 1904 - Nebraska

Died - Monday,  January 23, 1995

Santa Clara, California


Brother - Dores E. Brush

Born - Wednesday, July 4, 1855

Fairfax, Franklin County, Vermont

Brother - Anderson P. Brush

Born - Tuesday, December 8, 1857

Lee County, Iowa


Brother  - Brown Lee Brush

Born - 1858 - Iowa


Brother - Thomas Brush


Brother - Jay H. Brush

Born - 1861 - Lee County, Iowa

1930 Census - April 11, 1930

Transient - Occupation - Cook

Sacramento, Sacramento County, California


Brother  -Charles J. Brush

Born - Saturday, February 22,1862

Lee County, Iowa


Sister - Emma Adline (Brush) Holloway

Born - April 1865 - Nebraska

Sister - Sarah M. (Brush) Adcock

Born - Thursday, November 7, 1867


Sister - Anna (Brush) Lorance -Cafferty

Born - 1868 - Nebraska

 Husband - Edward Lorrance

Born - 1869 - Nebraska

Sister - Clarisa Brush

Born - Tuesday, February 11, 1873

Died - Monday, January 22, 1877

Buried - London Cemetery

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Section-1  Plot-94



Father - Major Josephus Wilson Brush

Born - November 18, 1820

Mother - Clarica Jane (Curtis) Brush

Born - September 1832





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