David Porter b.1747-d.1785 is buried at King & Prince St. in Shippensburg, PA. He was a quartermaster with Captain James McKee's Company of the 5th Battalion, Cumberland County Militia commanded by Col. Joseph Armstrong. He entered service Dec.5, 1776. His name appears on a muster roll dated Dec.25, 1776. (That is the date Washington crossed the Delaware.) Samuel Porter b.1781-d.1851 is buried in the same cemetary. Records show Samuel was a Private in Captain Douglas' Company, Cobeans Battalion & Findlay's Battalion of Pennsylvania Volunteers & Wallaces 17th Regiment & Miller's 138th Regiment of Pennsylvania Militia.(War of 1812.) Both the above gravestones have legible plaques applied by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Don't limit your search to Cumberland County. There are a lot of Porters who were born & died in Franklin County. The Franklin & Cumberland County line runs right through the middle of Shippensburg. Elijah Porter, my gt gt grandfather, b.1790-d.1883, and his wife Magdalena are buried in Orrstown. Elijah's son, Levi, my gt grandfather, b.1832-d.1912, is buried at Air Hill Cemetary with his wife Sarah Gipe b.1836-d.1911. One of their sons, Franklin Levi Porter b.1876-d.1942 and his wife Alice Snoke b.1887-d.1945, my grandparents, are buried in Orrstown. There are also some Porters buried in nearby Roxbury. My father, Henry Clayton Porter, b.1911-d.1980, was one of eight children. He was born in Orrstown and is buried in Pikesville, Maryland. What little information I have on David & Samuel I obtained from the National Archives in Washington. I cannot verify any relationship between them or heritage from them. I'm told the Franklin County Courthouse in Chambersburg burned-down with all its records years ago (it seems that most of them did) and I have not searched Carlisle. I live in Hollywood Maryland. My e-mail address is email@example.com & my phone number is 1-301-373-3143.