Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Smith- Sugar Creek Cemetery

Sugar Creek Chapel Cemetery is located in Stockland, Iroquois, Illinois

The Smith Plot
Francis Marion Smith
1 Sept 1853-15 Jan 1935
Mary A Hobson
1855 -1889
First wife of Francis M Smith
Lesley Earl Smith
infant son of Francis M and Mary A (Hobson) Smith
It is assumed that Mary died in childbirth, since Lesley and Mary both died in 1889

Minnie A Payton
14 Sep 1870-6 May 1952
Third wife of Francis M Smith
Minnie was the older sister of Josephine Evaline Payton wife of Joseph C Smith who was the son Francis Marion Smith and Mary A Hobson.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Obituary Sunday - Francis Marion Smith

The Colfax-Gazette Commoner, Friday January 18, 1935, Colfax, Washington
Francis Marion Smith was born 1 September 1853 in Rainsville, Warren County, Indiana. His parents were Joseph Smith and Mary Ann Best. Francis Marion Smith married Mary A Hobson 18 December 1873 in Stockland, Iroquois County, Illinois and had two Sons, Joseph Clinton Smith and Robert Francis Smith. After the death of Mary, he married Mary Hester Campbell 25 March 1891 in Attica, Fountain County, Indiana. One daughter, Pauline Smith was born. That marriage ended in divorce. On 31 Auguest 1893 he married Minnie A Payton, who ironically was the sister of Josephine Evaline Payton, the wife of Joseph Clinton Smith.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Welcome to Digging into My Family Roots

 Welcome to my blog. II decided to start a genealogy blog to highlight and share the stories of my ancestors that I have found along my genealogical journey. I am in the process of organizing my pictures and stories of my ancestors to bring them back to life and share with others.

I hope to be able to reach out and to connect with other genealogists who may be researching other limbs in my family tree. 

I hope you find Digging into My Family Roots, fun and informatve.

Happy Hunting!

Sandra Smith