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Levi Lore
b. May 23, 1813 - d. 1903

Levi Lore was born in Port Norris on May 23, 1813, the son of Ichabod Lore. After the death of his father, he inherited one half of the homestead farm. During his long and successful management of the property he raised large crops of general farm products, cut from 200 to 300 tons of hay annually, kept 35-40 head of cattle, and cut and sold a great deal of cedar timber which grew upon the farm. He was one of the best known and most prosperous agriculturalists of his day. He continued to till the soil with unabated energy until 1892, when he retired.

He was married in 1833 to Catherine Lore (of a different family) of Dividing Creek. They had five children: Charles - died in infancy, Uriah, Mary - became wife of Lewis Riggins of Port Norris, and Elizabeth - became wife of Major McDaniel’s of Port Norris, and Ichabod.

In politics he actively supported the Republican Party, holding office as judge of Elections for 18 years, as Excise Commissioner for 6 years, and as Tax Collector for 2 years. When Commercial Township was formed in 1874, Levi Lore was president. He was a charter member of Ariel Lodge, and the Independent Orders of Odd Fellows, of Mauricetown.

On November 21, 2010, Levi Lore was recognized as a Legend of Port Norris.

Sources: 1896 Biographical Review "Dallas Ferry on the Wahatquenack" (1964) by Margaret Louise Mints, p. 14.

Levi Lore