Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Elizabeth Lake

In Memory
Elizabeth R.
Wife of
John A. Lake
July 6th 1802
January 14

Smithland Cemetery, Smithland, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 16 April 2009. This tombstone, even though almost 180 years old, is in fairly good condition. Click on photo for an enlarged view.

Elizabeth R. Brown and John A. Lake married 19 October 1828 Livingston County, Kentucky. The 1830 Livingston County census shows John A. Lake with one female child under the age of five in his household. This child is believed to be Elizabeth Lake, who married Emilius P. Haynes 20 July 1846. She is the only known child of Elizabeth Brown and John A. Lake.

John A. Lake died before 7 December 1835, when letters of administration upon his estate were granted to James McCawley, who was also appointed guardian of Elizabeth Lake. It is likely that Martha (Brown) McCawley, wife of James McCawley, was the maternal aunt of Elizabeth Lake Haynes.

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