Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Levi and Frank Pippin

Levi Pippin
Co. D
8 U.S.C.H.A.

Frank Pippin
Born Feb. 20, 1874
Jan. 5, 1907
Gone but not

Levi and Frank Pippin are buried next to each other at Smithland Cemetery, Smithland, Kentucky. Both tombstones  were photographed 2 October 2010.

According to the 1900 Livingston County, Kentucky census, Levi Pippin was born September 1841 Kentucky.  Listed in the Levi Pippin household was Frank Pippin, who was a porter on a steamboat. Note the Masonic symbol at the top of his tombstone.

Levi Pippin served in Co. D, 8th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery during the Civil War. Note that his tombstone is one provided by the U.S. government.

Levi and Frank Pippin were part of the African American community in Smithland.

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by Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG
Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog

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