Revolutionary War Patriot - Captain Nathaniel Porter

Captain Nathaniel Porter was born about 1743 in Somerset, New Jersey about 1743, He had survived the Revolutionary War after being a prisoner in two of the worst prison camps in New Jersey for 18 months. He married Charity Lane and together they had 11 children. He died March 12, 1797 in Dansville, New York at the age of 54.  His was the first death and burial in what is now called the Old Dansville Village Cemetery in Dansville. The cemetery was abandoned when Greenmount Cemetery was created in 1847.  His stone & others were placed in a pile at Greenmount.
In 2017 The Town of North Dansville approved the erection of the old Nathaniel Porter tombstone, with an updateed  bronze plaque, per the request of Nathaniel's 4th great-grandson, retired Colonel Grant Porter, on the plot of Capt. Porter's, son, Matthew Porter, in Section L, located in the upper left corner of the cemetery.  The dedication speech by Col. Porter was followed by a 21-gun salute by the Daniel Goho Post 87 Honor Guard.

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