Porter Family Cemetery

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Porter Family Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Grant community

Directions: This cemetery was located in a patch of trees just north of the intersection of Rocky Hollow Road and Porter Road.

GPS Coordinates: N36.67494 W81.41830

Surveyed by: Information given to Vicky Hauslohner by Mildred ___

Comments: All of the graves were moved to the Grant Community Cemetery. Mildred said that her grandfather moved the bodies of his parents and children to the Grant Community Cemetery when he sold the land to the Dixon family. She remembered him making the "little coffins".

Those were the bodies of Clark and Caroline Gentry Porter, and seven children (7 share the same headstone).

Porter Family Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
PORTER, Clark 24 Jan 1826 Jun 1903 double stone with next
PORTER, Caroline Gentry 24 Nov 1829 7 Apr 1886  
PORTER, Laura C. [9 Dec 1886] [7 Jun 1897] [15 Years 6 months 29 days] child of Alex & R.J. Porter; shared stone for seven
PORTER, Maggie E. [29 Aug 1882] [17 Sep 1897] [15 years 19 days] of Alex & R.J. Porter; shared stone for seven
PORTER, Claude C. [25 Dec 1885] [26 Feb 1887] [1 year 2 months 1 day] child of Alex & R.J. Porter; shared stone for seven
PORTER, Willie Clark [4 Jul 1887] [4 Jul 1887] [6 hours] child of Alex & R.J. Porter; shared stone for seven
PORTER, Virgie May [1 Mar 1888] [1 Mar 1888] child of Alex & R.J. Porter; shared stone for seven
PORTER, Bessie V. [11 May 1894] [20 Jun 1895] [1 year 1 month 9 days] child of Alex & R.J. Porter; shared stone for seven
PORTER, Bryan A. [1 Nov 1895] [23 May 1897] [1 year 6 months 22 days] child of Alex & R.J. Porter; shared stone for seven