Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday - Howel Smith

Son of
W. & E. Smith
March 9, 1838
[no death date visible]

Buried Smithland Cemetery, Smithland, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 6  February 2013.

Howel Smith was a son of William and Ellen (Scyster) Smith, who married 7 May 1835 in Smithland.  If the death date for Howel is on his tombstone, it most likely dates from prior to 1850 as he is not listed on the 1850 Livingston County census.  The William Smith family moved to Port Gibson, Claiborne County, Mississippi about 1858. How painful it must have been to move away from family and friends, leaving a deceased child behind.

Published 3 January 2017, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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