Calvin Smith 1812 – 1843

Calvin Smith, son of Jeremiah Smith & Joanna Dillon, was born 22 Sept 1812 in Pike, MS.

Obituary for Calvin:

 “Calvin Smith born in Pike County, Mississippi, Sept. 22, 1812, and died at the residence of his son, J. W. Smith, in Washington Parish, La., on the 23rd day of June, A. D. 1881, aged 69 years. He had three companions, all of whom had preceded him to the better land. He leaves fourteen children to mourn him … He joined the Baptist Church at Silver Creek Church, Pike County, Mississippi, some thirty-five or forty years ago … He was a hard laboring man. He never turned one empty from the door, nor looked unpityingly upon the forms of suffering and sorrow around him; his heart yearned for the desolate, wept for the unfortunate, and his means were the property of the needy. His life resembled the life of William S. Holmes, whose obituary was published about three years preceding in the Minutes of the Bogue Chitto Association. Smith’s funeral was conducted and preached as he requested by Elders W. J. Fortenberry, Wm. H. Shilling and E. M. Shilling.”

From: Williams, E. Russ. Abstracts of Obituaries from the Minutes of the Magee’s Creek Baptist Association (Mississippi and Louisiana), 1882 – 1924. Monroe, Louisiana: Privately printed, 1978, page 1. From the Louisiana Archives, Baton Rouge, LA.

1 Calvin Smith b: 22 Sep 1812 Pike, MS, d: 22 Jan 1843 Pike, MS
… + Sarah Brumfield b: 09 Apr 1824 Washington, LA, m: 1843, d: Unknown
……2 Wyatt Rankin Smith b: 1851, d: 1923
…… + Irene Bankston b: 17 Mar 1859, m: 21 Dec 1871, d: 12 Apr 1914
………3 Fannie Rebecca Smith b: 1881, d: 21 Jan 1923
……… + Isaac Omer Cutrer b: 1871 Pike, MS, m: 02 Feb 1898, d: 31 Jan 1941

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