Doors to the Past

Porter (John) Cemetery

PORTER (John) CEMETERY
Cabell County, West Virginia


Porter Detail List

Latitude: N 38 21.633
Longitude: W 082 14.630
Elevation: 896 feet
Accuracy: 17 feet


From Barboursville, Cabell County, West Virginia take US Route 60 East to Cyrus Creek Road.   Turn Right and go 3.3 miles to McComas Road and turn Left. Then go about 1.2 miles or until you come to Owsley Gap Rd.  (Top of Hill)   Turn Right onto this road and go about 0.1 mile or to the second house on your Left.    The Cemetery is now up on the top of the hill behind the house.  It is very over grown and has a old fenced around it.  It is not maintained.

Submitted by Barry Huffstutler
Read December 14, 2006


JOHN  L.  PORTER
CO.  G.  3RD.  VA.  REGT
1844 1924
 
CATHARINE  S.
HIS  WIFE
1848 1915

Footstones:  "J.L.P." and "C.S.P."

Note:

John Lewis Porter
Jul. 2, 1844 - Nov. 4, 1924
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Catharine Sarah (Scites) Porter
May 5, 1848 - 1915


BILLY  EUGENE
SWANN
SEPT.  19,  1932
DEC.  14,  1944

Footstone:  "B.E.S."


HENLEY  CLINE
SWANN
1903 1931

SWANN
 
H.  SUMNER
1874 1905
 
ESTHER  P.
1877 1945

Note:

Henley Sumner Swann
June 11, 1874 - May 17, 1905
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Esther (Porter) Swann
Jul. 15, 1877 - Oct. 24, 1945
d/o John L. & Catharine (Scites) Porter


Other Burials:  (Source:  George Swann)

1.  Porter,  Mary  --  Born: 1868 (from 1880 Census)
                                Died: bef. 1880 (from 1880 Census)
                                d/o John & Catharine (Scites) Porter

2.  3 Porter Children  --  All died before 1900
                                      1900 Census list Catharine Porter as mother of 10
                                      children with 6 living.  Mary counts as one.  No
                                      names have been found for the other three yet.
                                      The graves of these four children are probably
                                      marked by the blocks found in the cemetery.

3.  Swann,  George Washington  --  Born: Feb. 8, 1916 --
                                                         Died: Dec. 22, 1966
                                                         s/o Sumner & Esther (Porter) Swann
                                                         Obit. in Herald Dispatch states he was
                                                         buried in "Family Cemetery".

4.  Swann,  Infant Child  --  Born & Died between 1900 & 1910
                                            Child of Sumner & Esther (Porter) Swann.

 

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