Smith Cemetery

Contributed by Mary Ann Cannon

This cemetery is located about 2 miles west out of Doerun on Hwy 270 going towards Sale City. Immediately after crossing Bridge Creek, turn right on Bell Road (dirt). The cemetery is 0.4 miles down Bell Road on the left. It has been vandalized in recent years, and many of the headstones are broken. The cemetery is on the 490-acre farm originally owned by Stephen R. Smith, Sr., from about 1850. Before moving here, he lived just below Metcalf in South Thomas County, just above the Florida border.

The survey was done on 11 Nov 2003 by John and Mary Ann Cannon, Valdosta, GA

NameBirthdateDeathdateOther Inscription (Additional Comments)
Hunter, J. C.Nov 23, 1910Sept 1, 1912s/o W.J. &J.C Hunter
Unmarked grave   
Massey, A. E.May 13, 1881July 7, 1910 
Unmarked stone    
Swilley, Pvt. SamuelMay 15, 1829Aug 10, 1900Co B 5 Fla Cav CSA (Iron Cross marker)
Unmarked stone    
Unmarked stone    
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Massey, A. G.Nov 5, 1849Mar 19, 1911 
Unmarked stone    (lg stone matching and next to A. G. Massey )
Massey, E. E.Feb 17, 1879Dec 25, 1894wife &infant of D.H. Watson
Unmarked stone    
not listed, EllfairDec 28, 1851July 16, 1920w/o J.W. Going (Known to be daughter of Abraham &Ann Massey)
Going, J. W.Aug 20, 1831Sept 20, 1918Iron Cross marker reading " John W. Goings, Pvt Co B 10 Batt GA Inf Confederate States Army"
Unmarked stone    (child's grave)
Unmarked stone    (child's grave)
Unmarked stone    (child's grave)
Massey, Ida R. Mindia Nov 9, 1893Age 1 yr. &5 mos.
Massey, Malachi Apr 26, 1894Age 6 months
Massey, Nora Elizabeth  May 27, 1901Age 2 yrs. &4 mos. (Known to be daughter of James &Viannah Massey)
Massey, ViannahOct 17, 1868Dec 3, 1920w/o J. M. Massey
Massey, James M.18581939 (Known to be son of Abraham &Ann Massey)
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Unmarked stone    
Unmarked slab   
Unmarked stone    
Unmarked stone    (Tall headstone w/marker plate missing)
Unmarked stone    
Unmarked stone    
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Unmarked stone    
Smith, D. May 1, 186?D. Smith died the first of May 186? Age 28 yrs. (Stone is broken and almost illegible. Death date appears to be 1867.)
Dunner, StephenAug 8, 1854 Sacred to the Memory of Stephen Dunner who was born August eighth 1854 (Died at birth or shortly after. Known to be son of Michael &Melinda Dunner. Melinda was daughter of Stephen &Winny Smith.)
Unmarked stone    
Illegible marker   
Unmarked stone    
Smith, Mar 25, 1901Mar 25, 1901Infant of M/M H. G. Smith (Infant of Hardy Griffin Smith &Aryer Jones Smith. H. G. was the son of William Smith, who was son of Stephen &Winny Smith)
Smith, Anna ThelmaJan 8, 1909Dec 20, 1911d/o M/M H. G. Smith (Daughter of Hardy Griffin Smith, grandson of Stephen &Winny Smith)
Unmarked slab   
Unmarked slab   
HinmanJan 24, 1917Feb 12, 1917Infant of M/M W. J. Hinman

The graves listed below are inside a smaller fence in the corner next to Bell Road.

Name Birthdate Deathdate Other Inscription (Additional Comments)
Unmarked slab      
Unmarked slab      
Smith, Ruth L. M. Sep 4, 1913 June 4, 1915 d/o M/M J. M. Smith ()
Smith, Bennie R. Dec 6, 1906 July 9, 1907 s/o M/M S. R. Smith (Son of Stephen R. Smith, Jr., who was son of Stephen R. Smith, Sr. &Nancy))
Smith, Maggie Jane Aug 21, 1890 Oct 6, 1904 d/o Stephen &Lou Smith (Daughter of Stephen R. Smith, Jr. and wife Lou Hegwood Smith)
Unmarked slab     (Known to be grave of Stephen R. Smith, Jr. who died Mar 23, 1945)
Unmarked slab     (Known to be grave of Lou Hegwood Smith who died Mar 20, 1930)
Smith, Nancy no dates   (2nd wife of Stephen R. Smith, Sr. b. abt 1836, d. bet 1900-1910)
Smith, Steven R. no dates   (Stephen R. Smith, Sr., b. abt 1794, d. 1874 )
Smith , Winny no date Dec 27, 1862 Sacred to the Memory of Winny, w/o Stephen Smith who departed this life Dec. 27, 1862; Age 60 years (First wife of Stephen R. Smith, Sr.)
Smith, Peniney no date Aug 19, 1854 Sacred to the Memory of Peniney, w/o Hardy Smith who departed this life August the 19th, 1854 in the ?? year of age (Known to be the 1st wife of Hardy Smith, son of Stephen Smith, Sr. and Winny.)
Smith, Arrie Maggie Oct 14, 1905 Oct 17, 1916 d/o M/M D. S. Smith (Known to be daughter of David S. Smith (son of Stephen Smith, Sr. and Nancy) and 1st wife Maggie.)
Smith, Mrs. Maggie June 17, 1875 June 12, 1912 w/o D. S. Smith (Known to be 1st wife of David S. Smith (son of Stephen Smith, Sr. and Nancy))

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