I was very interested in “The Red Jacket” (January 2012) as it pertained to the family of Ephraim Williams, founder of our college. Within the last year or two, as a result of genealogical research in concert with my sister, who is writing a book on the history of the Porters, we discovered that one of our forebears, Moses Porter, was killed in the same battle with Col. Williams. In 1752 Capt. Porter built a homestead in Hadley, Mass., that is now the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum.

—H. Alexander Porter ’52, Sudbury, Mass.