One of the most beautiful monuments in Smithland Cemetery is the H.F. Given Family Tomb. The land for the monument was purchased on 19 July 1860, a few months after the death of Adaline C. Haynes Given, wife of H.F. Given.
The tomb is almost 160 years old and has witnessed a great deal of history, including the occupation of Smithland by the Federal Army during the Civil War. The tomb needs some very costly repairs to insure it survives for future generations to enjoy. The Smithland Cemetery Committee welcomes donations to help defray the cost of these repairs. Donations may be sent to Smithland Cemetery Fund, Smithland City Hall, 310 Wilson Avenue, PO Box 287, Smithland, Kentucky 42081. Any queries may be directed to Smithland City Hall at 270-978-2446.
H.F. Given Family Tomb 2013
Front of H.F. Given Family Tomb 2013
Top of Tomb
In Memory of Adaline C. Given
Front, Panel 1
Dickson Given born July 3, 1784 died Jan. 7, 1830 Epitaph: He spent his life serving his friends and the public.
Mrs. Nancy Ramsey born Oct. 23, 1791 Married to Dickson Given Feb. 26, 1807 Married to Jonathan Ramsey 1832 Died Feb. 3, 1854  Epitaph: Unreadable
Esther A. Daughter of Dickson & Nancy Given & Wife of W.P. Fowler Born July 22, 1809 Died July 1, 1847
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Adaline C. Daughter of C & S. Haynes Wife of H.F. Given Born Apr. 30, 1814 Died in the City of New Orleans Jan. 9, 1860
H.F. Given born in Livingston Co, Ky July 7, 1811 Died Oct. 13, 1873
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Joseph R. Given Born 1779 Died Oct. 3, 1832 in the 53 year of his life
Elizabeth wife of J.R. Given died Feb. 27, 1833 in the 39 year of her age
Mary sister of Dickson & Joseph R. Given and wife of Dr. J.A. Whyte died Oct. 4, 1832 in the 55 year of her age
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Sarah Wife of C. Haynes died June 11, 1849 Aged 72 years
C. Haynes died Dec. 14, 1844 Aged [damaged] years
W.B. Haynes born Jan. 18, 1804 died at Hickman, Ky July 15, 1830
By strange hands thy dying eyes were closed
By strangers hands thy decent limbs composed
By strangers thy humble grave adored
By strangers honored and by strangers mourned.
By his sister A.C. Givens
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Annie wife of H.F. Given Born in Henderson Co, Ky Aug. 9, 1840 Died Apr. 17, 1900
Geo. Milford Son of E.P. & Elizabeth Haynes Died March 31, 1851
Back, Panel 3
Back of H.F. Given Family Tomb 2013
 Livingston County, Kentucky Deed Book 4:522, Town Trustees to H.F. Given. Recorded 25 July 1860.
 Joyce McCandless Woodyard, Livingston County, KY Marriages, Vol. 1 (Oct 1799-July 1839), (Smithland, KY: no. pub. 1992), 115. Jonathan Ramsey married Mrs. Nancy Given, widow, 23 Oct 1831 Livingston County.
 Jonathan Ramsey, age 74 and born Tennessee, and Nancey Ramsey, age 58 and born Kentucky, were enumerated on the 1850 Cole County, Missouri census., Roll M432_393, p. 243A, Ancestry.com
 The recording of Mrs. Berna Presnell McChesney in "The Old Cemetery at Smithland, Kentucky," The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Vol. 41, 1943, p. 239 lists his age at death as 70. The 1840 Livingston County, Kentucky census shows Christopher Haynes between the ages of 60 and 70.
Published 14 Feb 2019, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/