Smith Private Burial Place


"On what has been known as the Samuel Horn farm, but formerly owned by Judge John Smith, situated in the northeast corner of section 20, Clay Township, was a family burial ground. Judge John Smith, father of Benj. H. Smith, lived here at the time of his death and was buried on his farm, March 18, 1845. Also, Charlotte, his wife, and marble slabs marked their graves for many years, but in recent years the remains have been removed to the Leroy Fitch lot in Mt. Hope, and the original old marble slab lies upon the grave, from which we copy the inscription:


"Judge John Smith, died March 18, 1846, age seventy seven."

 The original graves are abandoned and given over to the plowman."



SOURCE:  History of Cass County Indiana; Dr. Jehu Z Powell, 1913

Submitted by Mark; 28 Oct 2007.

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