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"Remember friends as you pass by
As you are now, so once was I
As I am now, so you must be
Prepare for death and follow me."
And a variation found on Elisha Doane's (1699-1759) grave:
"Pray think of Me as You pass by
As You are now so once was I
But now I lye Disolv'd to Dust
In Hopes to Rise among the Just"
A humdinger of a man! Morris Daugherty
Revolutionary War: Andrew Ice
War Crimes: John Dickens Ice
James Reynolds Ice
Pediatricians: Dr. Gene Barrett and Dr. George Harkins
Please won't you visit this much loved mother? Arabella Knight
And this much loved daughter who was killed by a drunk driver? Kelly Rose Friend
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My cat, who was also my friend: Jasper
My heart is broken.
My pretty pony: Pete I am shattered.
My pup: Grinder
I am devastated.
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A case of mistaken identity: Frank Howell and Norma Hoskins Lehew Howell
Charles Kurtsinger, War Admiral's jockey
Malinda Postlethwait Dunham: A heartbreaking story.
Israel Eldridge Sayre: Finally Found.
Richard M. Sayre
Henrietta Calhoun: Buried in an unmarked grave.
Euphrasia S. Noles: A very sad story.
Caroline Miller Hoch Huff: A victim of a serial killer.
Unknown Infant found dead in a shoe box
Tyler Co., WV History: Lucy
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David Smith probably died in 1781 since his estate appraisal was returned in April 1782. Hannah appears in almost every tax year from 1783 until her sonís came of full age. In the special 1785 census of Botetourt Hannah Smith is listed with 7 white souls in her household. This number includes herself and all her children except one.
Margaret Smith was the oldest and already married. Margaret was likely born around 1765. She married 1st to a Jacob Vandyne and had two children: John Vandyne b.1782 and Hannah Vandyne b. 1784. Jacob Vandyne died in 1784 and his widow appears in the 1785 tax on her own. Margaret married again to William Snow in 1789 and from early tax records it seems she had two more children.
Aaron Smith was likely born around 1767. According to a land grant he received in 1791 he is the ďheir at lawĒ of David Smith. He married late in life in 1817 to Edna Armstrong and died without children in 1827. Apparently his property is the source of the chancery suit that names his siblings.
Jonathan Smith was likely born around 1769. He is the first son to show up by himself in tax records. According to the early census records he married and had a large family but I havenít been able to find further info on them. He had an estate in Kanawha and it was appraised in 1839. He did own land in Kanawha and supposedly lived in Kanawha for some time but Iím unsure if he died in Kanawha or Botetourt. He is in the Botetourt censuses until 1830.
Benjamin Smith was born about 1772. He married Mary McDonald in 1800. He, along with his mother Hannah gave permission for his sister Jemima to marry in 1795 when she was under age. He moved to Kanawha County and settled first on the Mud River. The family settled in Pocatalico on 18 Mile Creek (now Kellyís Creek) and he died in 1855 on Allenís Fork. Early census records indicate that he probably had 8 children. I have not been able to find them all. The area they lived in bordered several counties so itís likely they ended up in more than one ie; Kanawha, Jackson, Putnam, Mason.
David Smith was born about 1774. He had two children out of wedlock with Betsy Ann Davidson.James Davidson and Sarah Davidson. He married Eleanor Casey and had to children; Telemacus and Helennar. He is not listed on his own in the tax records until 1797. He died in 1826 and left a will whee he mentions all four of his children, his wife and his mistress.
Elizabeth Smith was born about 1776. She married William Bowen in 1795. I have no further info on her. It might help to actually see the original chancery record and see if it mentions whether she was deceased at Aaronís death or where she may have lived.
Jemima Smith was born about 1778. She married James Green in 1795 and the family moved with Benjamin to Mud River. They settled in Jackson County and James died in Mason County in 1817 while bear hunting. He was crushed by falling rock while sleeping in a cave.