Joseph Porter gives his birthdate as November 20 which must be an error.
He remained the pastor at the Ashfield Congregational Church for forty - five years. He continued to preach until he died at the age of 99, on leap year day, February 29, 1820, just a few weeks short of his 100th birthday.
He is buried in the Hill Cemetery, Ashfield, Massachusetts with his second wife, Elizabeth along side of him. Rebecca Chipman Porter is buried in the Old Graveyard at Essex in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Nehemiah's great granddaughter, Sarah Angeline Chauncey Scott, who was born two months after he died inherited his gene for longevity and lived to be 101 years old.
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