North Carolina, USA
MAJOR JOHN SMITH
In the death of Major John Smith, Houston County loses one of its oldest and valuable citizens. The deceased was a native of North Carolina, and moved to Texas previous to the war. He located in Houston County on the Trinity River, or near there, and engaged in the planting business. He owned one of the finest plantations in East Texas, and was regarded as one of the county's most successful planters.
For several years he has done nothing other than exercise supervision over some farming interests of his son-in-law, Capt. Jno. H. Wootters.
Major Smith was a gentleman after the old school bype - highly educated, intelligent, courteous, and patriotic. He leaves but one child, the wife of Capt. J.H. Wootters, Berta Smith Wootters, with whom he has passed the latter years of his life.
Anna Jane Pouncey Smith (1817 - 1880)*
Phila Berta A Smith Wootters (1847 - 1915)*
Created by: Carol Johnson Hoch
Record added: Jun 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92603512
I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an echo of happy times and laughing times, of bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun, & remember happy memories I leave, now life is done.|
Carol Johnson Hoch
Added: Jun. 26, 2012