Porter Cemetery & Genealogy

PORTER

The cemetery was read 2/26/2000 by G. E. Bills. Photo by Charley Elder, 2009.

DIRECTIONS: North on State Route 2 from St. Marys across Middle Island Creek; right on County Route 3/13; 2.7 miles to junction of County Route 26/2 & 26/1 right on County Route 26/1; 1.9 miles past sharp NE turn; left to private drive; cemetery behind home. GPS: N39° 23.450' W81° 08.620'

This is a cemetery for the family of Joseph and Elizabeth (Ruttencutter) Porter. The cemetery stones are in fragments and are no longer on grave sites. They have been stacked atop two old cedar stumps (2/2000). The Wherry family now owns the farm (Shown on the 1911 Farm Map as the Joseph Porter Estate) and may have some additional information on the cemetery per discussions with a family member. The Joseph Porter family can be found in the Tyler County 1850 Census and the Pleasants County 1860, 70, 80 and 1900 Census. Per the Pleasants County 1900 Census, Joseph and Elizabeth Porter had 13 children of which 7 were still living in 1900. There were five stone fragments, some foot stones and base stones.

1. Seina Belle Porter, Dau of ----Porter (Death records show 9/11/1867)

2. ---Porter (unreadable) (Death Records show Phoebe A. Porter (9/21/1867)

3. James Patterson, Son of J. and E. Porter, Died 1852

4. Wm. J. R. L., Son of J. and E. Porter (Death Records shows 9/3/1867)

5. ----y -----Dau------ (See Mary below)

The following is the Joseph Porter family as shown in the Ruttencutter Genealogy:


JOSEPH PORTER was born June 1825 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland, and
died May 1901.  He married ELIZABETH RUSSELL RUTTENCUTTER June 21,
1848 in Tyler Co., VA, daughter of GEORG RUTTENCUTTER and MARIA
PACRACY.  She was born July 04, 1829 in Tyler Co., VA, and died
December 10, 1913 in Pleasants Co., WV.

More About JOSEPH PORTER:
Burial: May 1901, Old St. Marys Cem, St. Marys, Pleasants Co., WV

More About ELIZABETH RUSSELL RUTTENCUTTER:
Burial: December 1913, Old St. Marys Cem, St. Marys, Pleasants Co., WV
	
Children of JOSEPH PORTER and ELIZABETH RUTTENCUTTER are:
	i.	MARY2 PORTER, b. May 03, 1849, Tyler Co., VA; d. July
13, 1851, Tyler Co., VA.
	ii.	JAMES PATTERSON PORTER, b. February 18, 1851, Tyler Co.,
VA; d. July 20, 1852, Tyler Co., VA.
	iii.	ELIZA ANN PORTER, b. November 1852, Pleasants Co., VA;
d. April 06, 1875, Pleasants Co., VA; m. JOHN V. EDMONDS, October
05, 1871, Pleasants Co., WV; b. 1850.

More About ELIZA ANN PORTER:
Burial: April 1875, Old St. Marys Cem, St. Marys, Pleasants Co., WV.

	iv.	DELILAH ELIZABETH PORTER, b. November 30, 1854, Middle
Island, Pleasants Co., VA; d. Aft. 1914; m. JAMES M. BARKWILL, August
24, 1871, Pleasants Co., WV; b. 1848, OH; d. Aft. 1900.
	v.	ROSENA JANE PORTER, b. October 13, 1856, Middle Island,
Pleasants Co., VA; d. February 18, 1942, St. Marys, Pleasants Co.,
WV; m. SILAS ALBERT GALLAHER, JR., April 12, 1882, Pleasants Co.,
WV; b. October 13, 1852, VA; d. December 01, 1905.

More About ROSENA JANE PORTER:
Burial: February 1942, Old St. Marys Cem, St. Marys, Pleasants Co., WV

More About SILAS ALBERT GALLAHER, JR.:
Burial: December 1905, Old St. Marys Cem, St. Marys, Pleasants Co., WV

	vi.	JOHN W. PORTER, b. 1858, Middle Island, Pleasants Co., VA;
d. February 11, 1896; m. FREDERICA J. BARKWILL, October 30, 1880,
Pleasants Co., WV; b. 1863; d. Aft. 1897.

More About JOHN W. PORTER:
Burial: 1896, Baptist Ch. Cem., St. Marys, Pleasants Co., WV

	vii.	WILLIAM J. LEMUEL PORTER, b. October 30, 1860, Middle
Island, Pleasants Co., VA; d. September 03, 1867, Union Twp.,
Pleasants Co., WV	
     viii.	SEINA BELLE PORTER, b. September 13, 1862, Middle
Island, Pleasants Co., VA; d. September 11, 1867, Union Twp.,
Pleasants Co., WV.
	ix.	COLEMAN L. PORTER, b. 1865, Middle Island, Pleasants Co.,
VA; d. Aft. 1914.	
      x.    PHOEBE ADELINE PORTER, b. Abt September 1866,
Middle Island, Pleasants Co., WV; d. September 21, 1867, Union Twp.,
Pleasants Co., WV.
	xi.	ANDREW J. PORTER, b. January 25, 1868, Middle Island,
Pleasants Co., WV; d. Aft. 1914; m. VIOLA HARRIS, August 07, 1895,
Pleasants Co., WV; b. February 1875, WV; d. Aft. January 1900.
	xii.	EARL PORTER, b. November 05, 1874, Pleasants Co., WV; d. 1915.

More About EARL PORTER:
Burial: 1915, Old St. Marys Cem, St. Marys, Pleasants Co., WV

	xiii.	EVERETT PORTER, b. November 05, 1874, Pleasants Co., WV; d. 1901.

More About EVERETT PORTER:
Burial: 1901, Old St. Marys Cem, St. Marys, Pleasants Co., WV