Submitted by Glen Haney
The Portsmouth Times, November 21, 1924 Lafayette McMahan Death at about 6:30 o'clock Thursday claimed Lafayette McMahan at his home 822 Eighth street. He had been ill three years and bedfast for the past year. Bright's disease caused death. The family came to Portsmouth about a year ago from Vanceburg. Mr. McMahan had spent more than thirty years on a farm near Vanceburg. He was born in Carter county, Ky., and was 66 years of age March 11 last. In March 1837 he was married to Emma Dyer in Carter county. Later the family moved to Lewis county where they spent the greater part of their life. Mr. McMahan retired when his health failed about three years ago. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Emma McMahan and the following children: Mrs. Mary Lanhan, Cincinnati, Mrs. Stella Daulton, West Side, Mrs. Emily Sarton, Walnut street, Rose, Ethel, Nellie and Jackson at home. Another son died in infancy and a daughter died in this city ten years ago this month. A brother David also survives. Mr. McMahan was a member of the Second Christian church at Clarksburg, Carter County, Ky. Funeral services will be held at the home here Sunday afternoon at two o'clock with Brother Ben Jones of Grandview Avenue Christian church in charge. Monday morning the body will be taken to Vanceburg and from there to McEldowey cemetery for burial.
Submitted by: Bruce E. Logan, Jr. and David Tucker