Rev. Steven Lafayette Porter was born in 1851 in Grayson co. Va.
He married Emily Florence Bumgardner in 1872 in Elliott Co., KY.
The Porter family moved to Carter Co. KY. in 1866. Steven founded Old Fairview Methodist Church on Porter Creek.
Rev. Porter was a circuit riding preacher.
He moved his family to Antigo, Wisconsin in 1908. He died there in 1932.
Rev. Steven Lafayette Porter.
Rev. Steven Lafayette Porter and his wife. Emily (Bumgardner) Porter.
The Rev. Steve Porter family circa 1896 in Elliot Co. KY.
This photo was taken ca. 1896 (even though someone had written 1894 on the original. Baby Jewell in picture was born Dec. 22, 1895).
Left to right:
Emily Florence (Bumgardner) Porter ("2"), born 1851 in Wythe Co. Va.;
Jewell Porter, born in 1895 in Elliot Co. KY (4) (later married Earl Shanks) (child standing to the right of Emily);
Molly Lucy (Porter) Flannery ("3"), born in 1873;
Glenna Gearhart (being held by her mother, Molly);
Virginia "Jennie" Martha Porter, born 1878 and married to John Elam (third adult from the left);
Eva (Porter) Pelfrey, born in 1890 (child in front of Jennie);
Charlie Porter, born in 1881, died in 1957 in Bryant, Wisc. (sitting);
Ann (Porter) Fouch, born in 1886 (standing);
Granville French Porter, born in 1884 (sitting);
Rev. Steve Porter, born in 1851 in Grayson Co., Va.. He was the son of Andrew and Lucy (Cornett) Porter;
Marvin Porter, born in 1892 (on Rev. Porter's knee);
Pearl (Porter) Fouch, born in 1882 (standing behind Marvin);
Mary (Vaughn) Bumgardner ("1"), Rev. Steve Porter's mother in law;
Olive (Porter) Greene, born in 1875 (standing);
Thursie (Porter) Jacobs, born in 1877 (last person sitting)
Rev. Steve Porter house and family - taken same day as the previous picture.
Five sons and two of six daughters of Andrew Porter, born in 1822 in Wythe Co., Va.,
and Lucy (Cornett) Porter, born in 1825 in Grayson Co., Va.
This Porter family moved to Carter Co. Ky. from Grayson Co. Va. in 1866.
The photo was taken ca. 1901 at Old Fairview Methodist Church on Porter Creek in Carter county near the Elliott Co. line.
Left to Right:
Levi Sheffield Porter, born Jan. 12, 1845 in Grayson Co., Va. He married Bettie Lundy on Jan. 4, 1863 in Sparta, Alleghany Co. NC.
He died Jan 23, 1926 Carter Co., KY.
Martha (Porter) Day, born Oct. 29, 1849 in Grayson Co., Va. She married Daniel Day.
Martha died March 8, 1910 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY
Rev. Steven Lafayette Porter, born Aug. 15, 1851 in Grayson Co., Va. He married Emily Florence Bumgardner on Nov. 7, 1872 in Elliott Co. KY.
He died Feb. 10, 1932 in Langlade, Co. WI.
Alexander Francis (Alick) Porter, born Jan. 29, 1855 in Grayson Co., Va. He married Laura P. Fulton on July 19, 1874 in Robertson Co., KY.
Alexander died Aug. 8, 1928 in Ashland, Boyd Co., KY.
James Martin Porter, born Nov. 19, 1859 in Grayson Co., Va. In 1883 he married Lucinda Long. James died May 6, 1906 in Sandy Hook, Elliott co. KY.
Mary (Porter) Dwelly, born Sept. 1858 Grayson Co., Va. She married George Dwelly on July 16, 1876 in Robertson Co., KY. She died Oct. 7, 1920 in Robertson Co., KY.
John C. Porter, born Oct. 23, 1863 in Grayson Co., Va. He married Nancy V. Catron on Dec. 20, 1884 in Carter Co., KY.
John died Aug 25, 1928 in Ashland, Boyd Co., KY.
Andrew Porter family photo touched-up
Note that several common Carter County surnames are mentioned: Whitt, Sparks and Dudley.
This is Steve Porter's ginseng garden in Wisconsin. His wife Emily Bumgardner Porter is standing to the right
and that might be Steve Porter two posts behind her.