John Smith (1791 – 1865) – Find A Grave Memorial

John Smith (1791 – 1865) – Find A Grave Memorial.

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 
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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.

COCHRAN CEMETERY - ROW OF SMITH STONES ON GROUND - 8-8-2015 COCHRAN CEMETERY -ELEANOR SMITH - 8-8-2015 COCHRAN CEMETERY -ELIZABETH & SARAH J SMITH - 8-8-2015 COCHRAN CEMETERY -LEWIS SMITH - 8-8-2015 COCHRAN CEMETERY -LEWIS SMITH BROKEN STONE - 8-8-2015 COCHRAN CEM - FEB 26 1959 STORY - 2 COCHRAN CEM - FEB 26 1959 STORY COCHRAN CEMETERY - 3 BROKEN STONES ON GROUND - 8-8-2015 COCHRAN CEMETERY - ANNA SMITH - 8-8-2015 COCHRAN CEMETERY - FANNY TRACY - 8-8-2015 COCHRAN CEMETERY - HARRISON SMITH - 8-8-2015 COCHRAN CEMETERY - HARRISON SMITH BROKEN STONE - 8-8-2015 COCHRAN CEMETERY - JANE SMITH - 8-8-2015 COCHRAN CEMETERY - JOHN SMITH - 8-8-2015 COCHRAN CEMETERY - LONG SHOT VIEW - 8-8-2015

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