Smith “Ranch” Cemetery, Sec. 6, Locust Grove Twp. (Jefferson County, Iowa)
1. PHELPS: MILIA A., Dau. of J. & A. PHELPS,
Died Jan. 24, 1861, AE 28 d’s
2. DOUGHTY: NANCY, Dau. of S. & O. DOUGHTY,
DIED Sep. 13, 1858, AE 28 y’s 2 mo.’s 10 d’s
3. CALDWELL: MARY, wife of DAVID CALDWELL
Died Oct. 17, 1857, Aged 31 ys. 9 ms. 28 ds.
4. PHELPS: HARRIET E., Dau. of B. B. & J. PHELPS
Died Jan. 23, 1853, Aged 3 yrs. 8 mo. 28 d.
5. DOWNEY: JOHN, Died Feb. 25, 18(64?)
Aged 71 ys. 3 ? m. 9 ? d. (stone fallen, broken, and chipping away)
6. DOWNEY: SARAH, wife of ARCHIBALD DOWNEY,
Died Jan. 12, 1854, Aged 76 ys. 4 ms. 7ds.
7. ROBERTS: JAMES, Died Jan. 23, 1854, Aged 49 ys. 6 mo. 11 d.
8. ROBERTS: Children of J. T. & E. R. ROBERTS,
MARY A., Mar. 11, 1854, Aged 21 ds.
INDIANA F., Died Oct. 18, 1872, Aged 5 y. 4 m. 27 d.
“O you must be a lover of the Lord
If you want to go to heaven when you die.”
9. HAWTHORN: R. T., Mar. 5, 1819 – Apr. 22, 1884.
Wife MARY J., June 29, 1825 – Sept. 27, 1901
ELENORA, Oct. 20, 1855 – Sept. 24, 1860
DAVID F., Aug. 10, 1860 – Mar. 1, 1862
10. HAWTHORN: DAVID F., son of R. T. & MARY J. HAWTHORN,
Died Mar. 1, 1862, Aged 6 ms. & 21 ds.
11. HAWTHORN: ELENNORY, Dau of R. T. & MARY J. HAWTHORN,
Died Sept. 24, 1860, Aged 10 ms. & 24 ds.
12 CLAMAND: J. H., Died Sept. 8, 1850, Aged 30 ys. 6 mo. 10 d’s.
13. MCNEW: EDWARD T., Husband of MARY A. MCNEW
Died Sept. 16, 1867, Aged 39 ys. 11 m’s, 1 d.
14. SMITH: ESSTELLA, Dau. of H & E. S. SMITH
Died Feb. 23, 1879, Aged 3 y. & 5 m.
15. SMITH: Infant son of H. & E. S. SMITH,
Died Sept. 23, 1873, aged 21 days.
16. SMITH: THOMAS F. son of H. & S. SMITH
Died Aug. 13, 1860, Aged 1 yr. 11 mo. 16 d. (page 273.)
17. SMITH: RUSSELL W., son of H. & S. SMITH,
Died Sep. 22, 1857, Aged 2 y’s. 1 mo. 6 d.
18. SMITH: SUSANNAH, wife of HARRISON SMITH,
Died Feb. 25, 1870, Aged 43 ys. 7 m. & 20 ds.
“Her last words were:
Be kind to Elsy and the girls
And remember me.”
19. SMITH: HARRISON, July 15, 1821 – Feb. 10, 1913.
1st Lieut. Co. D. 19 Ia. Inf.
20. SMITH: WILLIE H., son of A. R. & L. L. SMITH,
Died May 3, 1872, Aged 2 y. 2 m. 5 d.
21. SMITH: THOMAS, Born Dec. 25, 1832, Died July 31, 1904.
22. SMITH: SAMPSON, Died May 29, 1872, Aged 77 y. 10 m. 15 d.
23. SMITH: ELIZABETH, wife of S. SMITH,
Aug. 20 1797 – July 3, 1883.
24. SMITH: ELIZABETH S., wife of H. SMITH *(HUDSON) maybe her maiden name?
Nov. 24, 1838 – Nov. 26, 1909.
25. MCKINNEY: ROBERT, Sept. 11, 1876 – Dec. 15, 1920 (BN Dec. 16, 5-4)
MCKINNEY: CHINELSA, Oct. 31, 1878 – Sept. 14, 1919 (BN Sep. 25 1919) *(SMITH)
26. MCKINNEY: Infant Dau. of ROBERT & CHINELSA MCKINNEY, July 6, 1916.
27. SMITH: PHEBE E., Dau. of A. B. & C. SMITH,
Died July 11, 1888, Aged 20 yrs. 4 mo. & 10 d’s.
28. SMITH: CATHERINE, Wife of A. B. SMITH,
Died Sept. 9, 1878, Aged 47 yrs. 8 m. 6 d.
29. SMITH: LAVINA M., Dau. of A. B. & C. SMITH,
Died May 16, 1873, Aged 3 yrs. 6 m. 15 d.
30. SMITH: JAMES R., son of A. B. & C. SMITH,
Died June 10, 1852, Aged 1 yr. 2 m’s. 10 d’s.
31. SMITH, LUCINDA V., Dau. of A. B. & C. SMITH,
Died Oct. 18, 1864, Aged 9 m’s. 18 d’s.
32. COWGER: ELVA E., Dau. of H. S. & S. J. COWGER,
Died Feb. 6, 1872, Aged 3 months & 22 da’s.
“A little flower of love,
That blossomed but to die,
Transplanted now above,
To bloom with God on high.”
33. WILLIAMS: HARRIET, wife of H. WILLIAMS
Died Nov. 12, 1866, Aged 55 y. 1 m. 23 d.
34. HARDING: A. J., Co. K, 7th Iowa Inf. (no dates)
35. HARDING: R. J., Co. D, 15th Iowa Inf. (no dates)
36. DAVIS: JOHN, Died Feb. 18, 1875, Aged 60 y. 1 m. 9 d.
37. DAVIS: BETHEANY, Wife of J. DAVIS,
Died Aug. 3, 1879, Aged 65 y. 9 m.
38. SHEARER: SARAH F., Dau. of D. & M. J. SHEARER,
Died Mar. 1, 1857, Aged 8 mo. 13 d.
39. DAVIS: FRANKLIN M., son of J. & B. DAVIS,
Died Mar. 20, 1848, Aged 9 years.
40. MELSON, SARAH M., wife of W. A. MELSON,
Died May 24, 1886, Aged 24 years & 2 M.
41. FARQUHAR: MARY J., wife of THO’S FARQUHAR,
Died June 30, 1881, Aged 21 ys. 9 ms. 16 D.
42. SPURLOCK: ANDREW J., son of A. J. & P. A. SPURLOCK,
Died May 7, 1875, Aged 20 yrs. 8 ms. 18 d.
SPURLOCK: LAFAYETTE, son of A. J. & P. A. SPURLOCK,
Died of wounds received at Mark’s Mills, Ark., Apr. 15, 1864,
A member of Co. H, 36 Iowa Inf’t.
Aged 19 y. 7 m. 15 d.
43. SPURLOCK: APERILLA J., Dau. of A. J. & P. A. SPURLOCK,
Died Sept. 29, 1866, Aged 11 m. 12 D.
44. SPURLOCK: (S. face) A. J., Died July 6, 1892, Aged 72 Years.
(N. face) POLLY A., Died Feb. 20, 1894, Aged 68 years.
45. LEISURE: WILLIAM E., son of G. H. & M. I. LEISURE,
Died Aug. 31, 186(6?) (chipped) Aged 3 y. 2 m. 3 d.
46. SPURLOCK: SAMSON S., Died June 28, 1883, Aged 31 ys. 1 mo. 10 d.
47. SPURLOCK: LILLIE M., Dau. of S. S. & I. M. SPURLOCK,
Died May 2, 1883, Aged 8 m. & 2 d.
48. SPURLOCK: PARSOL V., son of S. S. & IDA M. SPURLOCK,
Died May 3, 1881, Aged 6 mos. 21 days.
49. SPURLOCK: MINNIE V., dau. of S. S. & IDA M. SPURLOCK,
Died Aug. 29, 1877, Aged 3 ys. 8 ms. 6 ds.
50. RILEY: MARY D., dau. of J. & M. C. RILEY,
Died Feb. 4, 1870, Aged 1 yr. 6 m. 24 d.
51. SPURLOCK: ANDREW J., son of A. J. & P. A. SPURLOCK,
Died May 7, 1875, Aged 20 ys. 8 ms. 18 ds.
52. WILLIAMS: LEVERETT, Died Nov. 18, 1854, Aged 24 y. 1 m. & 9 D.
53. FISHER: POLLY, Wife of HIRAM FISHER and Dau. of ROBERT & SALLY LONG,
Born Nov. 21, 1830, Died Sept. 27, 1879.
54. FISHER: WILLIAM S., son of H. & P. A. FISHER,
Born Apr. 14, 1870, Died Sep. 13, 1870.
55. LONG: ELIZABETH J., Dau. of W. K. & C. LONG,
Died Sep. 19, 1849, Aged 1 yr. 2 mo. 7 ds.
56. LONG: SARAH, Wife of R. LONG,
Died May 20, 1855, Aged 66 yrs. 1 mo. 29 ds.
57. LONG: ROBERT, Died Dec. 12, 1850, Aged 75 yrs. 7 mo. 16 ds.
58. WILLIAMS: ELIZA, dau. of H. & H. WILLIAMS,
Died Dec. 25, 1847, Aged 6 m. 2 d.
59. SMITH: LORHETTA, Dau. of W. & S. SMITH,
Died Sep. 18, 1861, AE 1 yr. 6 mo. & 5 ds.
60. SMITH: WESTILLA E., Dau. of WM. & SARAH SMITH,
Died Apr. 10, 1886, Aged 29 yrs. 8 mo’s. 4 D’s.
SMITH: ELIZABETH, Dau. of WM. & SARAH SMITH,
Died Mar. 5, 1887, Aged 23 yrs. 9 mo’s. 14 D’s.
61. MCDOWELL: SARAH SMITH, Wife of WILLIS MCDOWELL, 1853-1927.
62. MCDOWELL: BERTHA, Dau. of W. & S. MCDOWELL,
Died Feb. 1, 1892, Aged 9 mo. 8 Ds.
63. SMITH: WM., Oct. 30, 1818 – Oct. 7, 1892.
SMITH: SARAH A., his wife, Nov. 2, 1831-Sep. 15, 1915. *(LONG)
64. SMITH: - Father - GRANT, 1865-1934.
SMITH: - Mother – MARY M., 1870-1923.
65. SMITH: - Father – MAX D., 1898-1951.
66. DAVIS: LEOMER D., 1896-1961-“The Book of Mormon”
DAVIS: GEORGIA M., 1903-1981-“The Holy Bible”
Married Feb. 24, 1932. (Ledger Feb. 25, 1981, 12-4)
67. HUDSON: Father – EDMUND H., 1874-1953.
HUDSON: Mother – NELLIE SMITH, 1876-1961.
68. WILSON: Infant daughter of J. L. & A. V. WILSON
Died Mar. 26, 1898.
69. ______: MELINDA.
70. _______: HENRY.
71. HAINES: WILLIAM FRANKLIN, son of J. S. & M. HAINES,
Died Oct. 16, 1861, AE 6 m. & 4 d.
72. DAVIS: (W. face) ROBERT, Died Sept. 25, 1891, Aged 81 y. 5 m. 17 d.
(N. face) ANNA M. DAVIS, Died Aug. 8, 1901, Aged 89 y. 6 m. 11 d.
(E. face) HENRY R., Died Apr. 28, 1857, Aged 3 m. 12 d.
JOSIE, Died May 30, 1904, Aged 53 y. 11 m. 22 d.
WILSON: (S. face) SARAH H., Wife of G. E. Wilson, Died Jan. 12, 1870,
Aged 28 y. 4 m. 9 d.
MELINDA, Died Feb. 11, 1869, Aged 21 y. 2 m. 26 d.
73. _____: MARY C., 1853-1929.
74. _____: NANCY E., 1844- 1929.
75. DAVIS: EVALINA L., wife of J. L. DAVIS, Died July 1, 1886, Aged 45 y. 3 m. 29 d.
76. DAVIS: J. L., May 20, 1832 – Oct. 23, 1913, Aged 81 y. 5 m. & 3 d.
77. DAVIS: THOMAS, son of W. F. & M. C. DAVIS, Born & Died Aug. 28, 1862.
78. DAVIS: JAMES S., son of J. l. & E. L. DAVIS, Died Apr. 28, 1862, Aged 10 m. 23 d.
79. DAVIS: MATILDA E., dau. of W. F. & M. C. DAVIS, Died Aug. 24, 1866, Aged 14 d.
80. DAVIS: DELILAH, wife of JAMES B. DAVIS
Died March 10, 1900, Aged 90 y. 8 m. 15 d.
81. DAVIS: JAMES B., Died Feb. 3, 1885, Aged 78 y. 9 m. 10 d.
82. DAVIS: ERASTUS F., 1849-1922; MATILDA, 1859-1931.
83. _____: Dau. MILLIE, 1884-1885. Inft. Son, 1880.
84. SMITH: HARRISON E., 1862-1937; NETTIE, 1865-1948. *(DEGOOD)
85. SHELTON: WILLIAM L., 1848-1924; MARY M., 1853-1904.
86. DANELS: OMER, 1871-1951; MAUDE, 1880-1977. (Ledger Wed. Oct. 5, 1977;Ledger
Tue. Oct. 4, 1977; Ledger June 25, 1951, 8-3)
87. SMITH: VAUKO, Cpl. 42 Iowa Inf., 12th Div WW1 4 Sept. 1892-14 Aug. 1964.
88. SHELTON: OLIVE M. 1917-____; JESSE M. 1897-1969.
Fulton’s “Hist. of Jefferson Co.” Pub. 1912, Vol. II, p. 250.
SAMPSON SMITH was a native of Virginia. His father, WILLIAM SMITH, a farmer and hunter in Virginia, ran away from home to join the Continental Army. The original colonial ancestors belonged to the Tory party, SAMPSON SMITH’S grandfather, JOHN SMITH, holding the position of high sheriff under the crown during the Revolutionary War.
Ref.: National Archives. Application for Pension for Service in the War of 1812. State of Iowa, County of Jefferson, ss: “On this 1st day of June 1871 personally appeared before me SAMPSON SMITH, aged seventy-six years, a resident of Locust Grove Township, Jefferson County, Iowa……his wife’s name was ELIZABETH BONNER to whom he was married in Bath County, Virginia, on or about the 22nd of July 1816…he is the identical SAMPSON SMITH who was enrolled in Captain EDMUND SHERMAN’S Company of the 5th Regiment of Virginia Militia…forces at Norfolk about 1st of September 1814 and was honorably discharged at Fort Nelson near Norfolk on the 15th of February 1815 or at the close of the war, that he served as 4th Sergeant in his company…his post office is at Abingdon, Jefferson County, Iowa, and place of abode is Locust Grove Township in Jefferson County, Iowa.”
Dr. J. C. Ware and Jacob S. Stater certify.
Claim No. 9,977, Widow- ELIZABETH (BONNER) SMITH….SAMPSON SMITH volunteered at Warm Springs, Virginia….Neither she nor her husband were ever married save to each other. Affidavits of LEANDER POWELSON, MARY E. POWELSON, THOMAS SMITH. Claimant’s address, Abingdon, Jefferson County, Iowa. SAMPSON SMITH drew pension under Certificate No. 11, 982 up to his death. He obtained a land warrant, which he sold. Widow states that her husband was in PETER SMITH’S company in War of 1812, said PETER SMITH was a brother of said SAMPSON SMITH. SAMPSON SMITH died near Abingdon in Jefferson County, Iowa, at the same place where claimant now resides. (Declaration dated June 5, 1878.)
Fulton’s “Hist. of Jefferson Co.” Pub. 1912, Vol. II, p. 250.
HARRISON SMITH, born in Henry County, Indiana, July 15, 1821, son of SAMPSON and ELIZABETH (BONNER) SMITH. In 1836 the family crossed the Mississippi….In 1843 removed to the farm on which HARRISON SMITH now lives.
On October 27, 1842 MR. HARRISON SMITH was united in the bonds of wedlock to MISS SUSANNE BOWMAN, daughter of SAMUEL BOWMAN, a pioneer settler of Jefferson County. MRS. SMITH died in 1868 and by this union the following children were born: ELIZABETH, the wife of GEORGE HARRISON, a farmer of Kansas; ALEXANDER, a carpenter of Wapello County; MARY ELLEN, the wife of LEANDER PAULSON, a farmer of Wapello County; SARAH JANE, deceased; CLARA MATILDA, the wife of NORMAN RENO, a fruit grower of Texas; WINFIELD, deceased; THOMAS FRANKLIN, deceased; and HARRISON E., who is married to NETTIE DEGOOD and is a farmer living on a place adjoining the homestead.
On December 14, 1871, MR. SMITH contracted a second union with MISS ELIZABETH HUDSON, a daughter of JOSEPH HUDSON. Her death occurred at the present home November 26, 1909. Five children were born by this marriage of whom two are living: CHARLES J., a farmer operating the home place with his father; and MISS CHINELCY, who is also living at home. The names of MR. SMITH’S 17 grandchildren are as follows: NORA, LETTA, LILLIAN, and LEE, the children of GEORGE HARRISON; CLAUDE, the daughter of ALEXANDER SMITH; JOHN, MARY, FRANK, and EFFIE, the children of NORMAN RENO; CARL, ARMINTA, MARGARET, JOHN, RAPHAEL, OREN, GRACE and MAUDE, the children of HARRISON SMITH. MR. SMITH also has 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, the son of HARRY SHUNTERMAN and the grandson of NORA HARRISON. At the age of 90 years HARRISON SMITH is still in vigorous health and does a large share of the work connected with the cultivation of his fields.
Fairfield Daily Journal
Feb. 12, 1913
Page 2 column 3
HARRISON SMITH WAS WELL KNOWN.
The funeral of HARRISON SMITH, who died on Monday, was held this morning at eleven o’clock, conducted by REV. J. A. BROWN of Batavia, and interment was made at Smith Branch cemetery. MR. SMITH was one of the earlier settlers and a veteran of the Civil War. He came to this section of Iowa when quite young and settled on or near the place where he died. At the opening of the Civil War he enlisted in Company D, of the Nineteenth Iowa Infantry, serving as first lieutenant and also held the position of Captain of the State Militia. MR. SMITH took a prominent part in the capture of JOHN KEPHART in June 1860. KEPHART had murdered a woman and two children in an emigrant wagon about two miles north of Batavia on Crow Creek. (Cedar?) MR. SMITH saw KEPHART about the time of the murder and after the discovery was the leader of the posse that followed him to Upland, Mo., where he was captured. Shortly after being returned to the Jefferson County jail KEPHART was taken by a mob and lynched near the scene of his crime.
He leaves to mourn his death seven children, three sons, H. E., A. P., and C. J., of Batavia, and four daughters, MRS. NORMAN RENO of Whittier, Cal., MRS. LIZZIE HARRISON of Belle Plain, Kansas, MRS. POWELSON and MISS CHINELEY SMITH of Batavia. The deceased was married twice and each of his helpmates have preceded him in death.
Sept. 21, 1904
Page 6 column 2
MRS. MARY R. SHELTON died at her home south of Abingdon September 12th, in her fifty-first year. She was a daughter of the late JAMES SNIDER of Polk township and was born and reared in Jefferson County. She was united in marriage with LUTHER SHELTON in 1879. To this union were born seven children. Five survive the mother, and with the exception of a daughter, MRS. MAY RENO, Oregon, were with her in her last illness….Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the home by REV. J. BROWN and the remains interred in the Smith cemetery.
Fairfield Daily Ledger
July 5, 1961
Page 8 column 1
HUDSON FUNERAL WILL BE FRIDAY.
Batavia, Ia.---NELLIE WRENSHALL HUDSON, life-time resident of Jefferson County, passed away about 10 p.m. Tuesday at her home in Batavia. She had been in failing health the past six years and seriously ill the past two months. Last rites have been tentatively set for 3 p.m. (CDT) at the Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield with the REV. KERMIT BLACK officiating. Burial will be in the Smith cemetery north of Batavia.
NELLIE WRENSHALL HUDSON, 85, was born May 6, 1876, on the home place north of Batavia. She was the daughter of WILLIAM and SARAH LONG SMITH. She war reared and educated in Jefferson County. In March, 1902, she was united in marriage to EDMOND HUDSON. The wedding took place at Fairfield. She is survived by one son, DEWEY HUDSON, Batavia; two daughters, MRS. RAYMOND PRINCE, Batavia, and MRS. L. B. DAVIS, Libertyville. MRS. HUDSON was preceded in death by her husband who died July 27, 1953, two brothers and five sisters.
AN “UN-NAMED” BURIAL GROUND, SW ¼, Sec. 5, Locust Grove Twp.
In July, 1962, in company with MR. JOHN ROBERT GOBBLE (SAR) of Idaho Falls, Idaho, formerly of Fairfield, we visited this place, on a farm now occupied by a MR. MILLER and his family. We found only one tombstone:
GRAY: S. A., wife of L. H. GRAY, Died Sept. 8, 1892, Aged 40 y. 7 m. 1 D.
MR. R. BRUCE GOBBLE of Fairfield seems to be of the opinion that other burials had been made at that place. MR. MILLER also stated that he had been told there were other graves nearby, but no traces exist and no other stones have been found. MR. and MRS. MILLER told us that MRS. GRAY has at least one son living, whose home is at Winterset, Iowa. He is now elderly, but was a small boy when his mother died. MR. GRAY had been in the habit of making occasional pilgrimages to visit his mother’s grave, and to paint and maintain the board fence which surrounds her grave. Compiler understood that the GRAY family have lived on the farm at the time of the passing of the wife and mother.
I don't know if all of the people mentioned in this piece are related to one another in some way or not. Will let you decide that. If you do find that you are connected to anyone mentioned, take a look at the website for Jefferson County, Iowa to see if there is further information on them.
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