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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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I hope this information will help in your research. I don't think you can trust Katherine Ferguson's research on Benjamin, it appears to be mostly fabricated. Benjamin Smith married Mary McDonald on December 23, 1800 in Botetourt County, Virginia. His parents were David and Hannah Smith. David died before 1782 and Hannah was a widow until her death in 1824. Benjamin had three brothers and three sisters; Aaron bc1769, Jonathan bc1767, David Jr bc1774, Jemima Green bc1778, Elizabeth Bowman, and Margaret Snow. I'm sure you recognize several of these names among the later generations. I haven't finished hunting for all the lines yet but Jemima married John Green and his story is in the Jackson WV history books because he was killed by a cave collapse and she died years later in Jackson (Allen's FK and 18 Mile CK lead from Kanawha into Jackson). Jonathan came to Kanawha in the 1820's but didn't remain here. His death is recorded in the Kanawha Court books in 1839. David and Aaron stayed in Botetourt where David died in 1826 and Aaron died in 1827. Upon the death of Aaron his property ended up in Botetourt chancery and this is where we find the information about all the children of David and Hannah. It does state that Jonathan and Benjamin were in Kanawha in 1827. I haven't tracked down Elizabeth and Margaret yet but I will let you know if I find anything. I happen to descend from the Childers Smith that Mrs Ferguson has listed as a father to Benjamin and I can tell you that she is 100% wrong. Childers died in 1813 Nelson Va and left a will to his two sons and three daughters; Fielding, Littleberry, Elizabeth, Lydia and Jane. This family was from Amherst Va and came to Kanawha around 1824. Thanks :-)