John and Eleanor Smith of Fayette County, Ohio lost 6 children in the summer of 1837 due to of an unheard of disease today: “Milk Sickness”
A newspaper story about the John and Eleanor Smith Family of Fayette County was covered extensively in the Washington Court House “Record-Herald” in February of 1959 by B. E. Kelley.
The Cochran Cemetery is where the family of John and Eleanor Smith were buried, except for one son who survived to adulthood, Jabez Smith, who was a Civil War veteran and was buried at nearby Greenfield Cemetery in Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio
The gravestone photographs and various Cochran Cemetery scenes below were taken by Renee Loyd on August 8, 2015.
Thanking Renee for visiting and photographing the Smith Family gravesites and those of others around them; and for sharing her photographs with us.
In every instance, the grave markers of the Smith Family that are shown standing upright in the 1959 newspaper article are now lying on the ground with most cracked or broken, having been victims themselves; but from such elements as the ravages of time and weather — but from the most sad of all reasons, vandalism by the hands of humans.