Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Joseph Sedgwick Porter and Nancy Jane Kemp


Joseph Sedgwick Porter 
1849 - 1922
Nancy Jane Kemp Porter
1849 - 1921
St. John's Cemetery, Pleasant Township, Knox, Ohio

Joseph S. Porter was the first-born son of William Lee Porter (Jr.) and Martha Wallace. He was born 11 Feb 1849 in Knox County, Ohio, and died 19 Jun 1922 in Clinton Township, Knox, Ohio. He married first Mary Elizabeth Sharp 28 Feb 1875 in Knox County, Ohio. This marriage produced at least seven children, but ended in divorce sometime between 1900 and 1909. He married second Elizabeth Jane Rideout Scammell on 25 Jan 1910 in St. Clairsville, Belmont, Ohio. Elizabeth was born 30 Jun 1849 in England, and died 19 Aug 1912 in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio. Joseph next married Nancy Jane Kemp Butler Singer on 8 Aug 1913 in Knox County, Ohio. This ended in divorce, but the couple remarried 5 Mar 1918 in Knox County, Ohio. Nancy Jane Kemp was born 18 Sep 1850 in Guernsey County, Ohio, and died 6 Feb 1921 in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio.

Joseph S. Porter is my half 1st cousin twice removed.

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