Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Scyster Family

Wife of
J.V. Scyster
Oct. 6, 1869

Robert E.
Infant son of
Jacob V. & Martha
Nov. 9, 1854
June 16, 1855

Daughter of
J.V. & Martha
June 5, 1861
Died July 4, 1862

Buried Smithland Cemetery, Smithland, Kentucky. Tombstones photographed 17 June 2010.

Jacob V. Scyster, who was born  1823 Livingston County, and Martha Ellis, daughter of John and Mary Ellis, were  married about 1849. To them were born Mary E., who married Capt. John Hamilton Throop; John E. Scyster, who later lived in Carmi, Illinois and Fannie and Robert E. Scyster, both of whom died as infants.

Jacob V. Scyster married Barbara Morrison in Illinois in 1872. They had two children, Flora Walton Scyster and Capt. James Von Scyster.

Jacob V. Scyster celebrated his 90th birthday in 1913 and, according to a newspaper account, was at that time known as the "oldest man in Smithland."

Published 12 October 2010, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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