A portion of Smith Cemetery
Graves of Edward and Lisetta Haas
This cemetery is located on a farm on East St. Joe Road between Highway 60 and Allentown Road at Speed, Indiana. It is on the Dan Cristiani farm, formerly the "Conroy Place". The only other listing found to date was done October 22, 1965 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Atkinson from Greenwood, Indiana. (They called it an "abandoned site".) Click here for a topographical map of this site, courtesy of www.TopoZone.com.
In the summer of 1998, Smith Cemetery was restored by Dan and Betty Johnson after several large trees had fallen and considerable damage was done. All the stones were straightened and glued, where necessary. Many were buried and broken. They found two that weren't on the 1965 listing.
The first burial here was Samuel Williams, who died April 10, 1831. The last was that of Martha J. Smith. This last was Martha J. Smith. She died April 13, 1928.
There are 45 known burials here and several unmarked graves. A large cedar tree in the center of this cemetery completely engulfed the bottom of a large stone. It was fortunate that the top part of the stone broke off in the growth process of this tree and later could be identified.
The Silver Creek Township Trustee, Carl Kamer, in 1998 had the tree cut down but the base and lower part of the stone remains imbedded in the stump. This is Rhoda Smith's stone.
This cemetery is being mowed by
the Township Trustee's office, which will responsible for its routine maintenance
under Indiana law.
Notice the difference in the spelling of Wealthy/Welthy Jackson's given name between her husband's stone (above) and her stone (right).
Sorry. Welthy's stone is not tilted; it was my camera. The stone itself is in excellent condition, thanks to the efforts of Dan and Betty Johnson.
The following index has been amended by Betty Johnson based on her 1998 reading of the stones.
. . . . COLEMAN Evelyn (daughter of G. L. and L. L.) b. 11/24/1901 d. 11/22/1902
FARABEE Arthur C. (son of F. & L.) b. 11/15/1891 d. 02/01/1899 FARABEE Francis M. b. 08/19/1855 d. 05/19/1900 FARABEE Louisa M. (wife of F. M.) b. 10/12/1855 d. 03/07/1896 HAAS Edward (Civil War Veteran, Private, Co. "D", 59th Indiana Infantry) b. 05/02/1826 d. 10/21/1900 HAAS Lisetta (wife of Edward) b. 03/1832 d. 10/01/1911 HAAS Adolph (son of E. & L.; age 10 mo., 11 days) b. 1851 d. 09/21/1852 HAAS Henry (son of E. & L.) b. 05/21/1860 d. 04/09/1861 HAAS Mary A. (daughter of E. & L.) b. 01/07/1858 d. 10/31/1864 JACKSON Abigal (wife of J." (Jeremiah); 31 years, 6 mo., 13 days) b. ???? d. 01/22/1839 JACKSON Andrew P. (age 41 yrs, 8 mos.) b. ???? d. 10/01/1869 JACKSON Infant son of A. P. & Emma b. ???? d. ???? JACKSON Jeremiah (husband of Wealthy) b. 12/05/1801 d. 12/19/1880 JACKSON Mary (daughter of A. P. & N.; 1 yr, 9 mos., 3 days) b. 1856 08/16/1858 JACKSON Nancy (wife of Andrew P.) b. 10/21/1829 d. 03/23/1860 JACKSON Synthiann (wife of Jeremiah; 34 yrs., 1 mos., 8 days) b. ???? d. 09/16/1843 JACKSON Welthy [sic] (wife of Jeremiah) b. 02/04/1817 d. 07/14/1891 JACKSON William W. (son of J. & A.; 5 days) b. 11/1837 d. 11/16/1837
MANN James E. b. 09/13/1858 d. 11/25/1897 MANN Nancy J. (mother) b. 02/28/1821 d. 07/29/1894 MANN Timothy (father) b. 06/14/1813 d. 10/12/1895 PRATHER John b. 02/13/1822 d. 12/19/1855 PRATHER Lucy Ann b. 04/23/1826 d. 10/30/1893 RIGGLE Canada (52 yrs., 4 mo., 17 days) b. ???? d. 10/27/1860 RIGGLE Charles b. 05/10/1856 d. 12/1892 RIGGLE George b. 12/23/1846 d. 12/04/1909 SMITH Abram (husband of Mary A.; same stone) b. 12/30/1823 d. 02/01/1902 SMITH Anna b. 05/20/1804 d. 08/05/1832 SMITH Arminta E. (wife of H. A.) b. 04/18/1881 d. 05/23/1898 SMITH Bastion b. 05/1782 d. 03/27/1837 SMITH David b. 05/28/1834 d. 05/28/1834 SMITH James A. (shares common stone with Martha J.) b. 01/20/1847 d. 06/25/1918 SMITH John b. 06/03/1832 d. 11/04/1832 SMITH John A. (age 72 yrs.) b. 02/25/1802 d. 03/25/1874 SMITH Mary A. (wife of Abram; same stone) b. 07/15/1826 d. 02/01/1902 SMITH Mary M. (infant daugh- ter of H. A. & A. E.) b. 05/08/1898 d. 07/23/1898 SMITH Martha J. (shares common stone with James A.) b. 11/20/1845 d. 04/13/1928
SMITH Mildred (daughter of G. L. and L. L.) b. 02/23/1898 d. 10/09/1898
SMITH Onida, infant daughter b. 12/25/1904 d. 01/11/1905 of John A. Smith (1882- 1927) and Alice Hall Smith (1885-1971). Per death certificate, she was premature and lived only 18 days; buried at Smith Cemetery 1/13/1905. Granddaughter of James A. Smith and Martha J. Cleveland Smith. Info provided by Jafra M. Sutherland <email@example.com> SMITH Rhoda (wife of John A.); age __ yrs., 17 days; broken stone b. ???? d. 12/08/1858 SMITH Stephen S. b. 04/16/1821 d. 09/1837 SMITH Susan E. (daughter of A. & M. A.; 6 mos., 18 days) b. 1852 d. 11/03/1852 SMITH William E. b. 06/25/1879 d. 10/03/1899 SMITH William S. (son of A. & M. A.) b. 02/21/1850 d. 07/10/1861 WILLIAMS Samuel (age 40 yrs.) b. 1791 d. 04/10/1831
I have no further information on this cemetery. This index was obtained from the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130, telephone: (812) 285-5635.
E-mail: Dee Pavey
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