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Van Buren Smith
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Birth: Sep. 21, 1834
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 21, 1938
Kenedy
Karnes County
Texas, USA

Van Buren Smith was the child of John J. Smith and Nancy Ann Burns and was born on September 21, 1834 in Virginia. Sometime around 1838 the family moved to Missouri and then on to Texas about 1851.

Van Buren Smith enlisted on October 6, 1862, in CSA Company D, Baylor's Regiment (2nd Arizona Brigade) Texas Calvary of the Confederate Army as a private and was a private at the end of the war. He received Texas Confederate Pension 49236 for his service.

He married Nancy Jane Shockley on November 28, 1861, in Bastrop County, Texas. They were the parents of 11 children, 8 of which lived to maturity and had families of their own. Nancy Smith died in 1917.

He continued to make his home in the Red Rock area of Bastrop County unitl he went to live with his daughter, Eula Smith Harper, in Kenedy, Karnes County, Texas.

Van Buren Smith died at the age of 103 and is buried next to his grandson, Van Smith Harper.


 
 
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 Parents:
  John James Smith (1800 - 1882)
  Nancy Ann Burns Smith (1810 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Jane Shockley Smith (1844 - 1917)*
 
 Children:
  William J. Smith (1862 - 1935)*
  Ada Sidonia Smith Bowen (1869 - 1942)*
  Minnie Lou Smith Catchings (1871 - 1948)*
  John Willard Smith (1872 - 1945)*
  Eula Rosetta Smith Harper (1880 - 1965)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alfred Fletcher Smith (1829 - 1915)**
  Van Buren Smith (1834 - 1938)
  John B. Smith (1839 - 1917)*
  Sophronia M Smith Corbell (1842 - 1889)*
  Samuel Cope Smith (1846 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Kenedy Cemetery
Kenedy
Karnes County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: bastrop52
Originally Created by: Eugene Cornelius
Record added: Nov 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60947160
Van Buren Smith
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Van Buren Smith
Added by: Eugene Cornelius
 
Van Buren Smith
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- Nan Reuel
 Added: Apr. 7, 2015

- bastrop52
 Added: Jan. 26, 2013
Gr-gr-gr-grandfather. Rhonda.Weldon.Leon.Allie.Minnie.VanHopefully you passed your longevity on to me. R.Smith
- ivygeni
 Added: Jun. 1, 2012
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