|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1831|
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 1897|
Thomas T. Smith was born in 18 September 1831. He had brothers, John H. Smith, George Washington Smith, Benjamin Artemus Smith, Simpson Smith, Nathaniel Smith, and Jeremiah Smith, He married Caroline S. Bassett on 11 October 1865. They had three children who survived to adulthood: son, William A. (1856); son, Marion (1862); and daughter Zelma (1868). Records show Thomas gathered tolls in 1860 and lived in Brookfield, Indiana. By 1863, the family lived in Laurel Town and he worked as a photographer. Ten years later, in 1880, the family was living in Harmony, Indiana and farming. Thomas died in Brookfield, Franklin County, Indiana, on 3 October 1897.
[Microfilm files Brookville American 10-7-1897 p. 1 c/o Brookville, Franklin County library.]
"T. T. Smith Dead. Found Dead in His Bed Last Sunday Evening.
Wm. R. LaRue called at the home of T. T. Smith late Sunday evening, and as he found it closed, as it had been when he called earlier in the day, he came to the conclusion that something was the matter with the occupant, and he effected an entrance through a window.
Mr. Smith was found dead in his bed. It was evident that he had died in the early part of Saturday night, and the discovery was not made till late Sunday evening. Coroner Bogart was summoned and after an examination came to the conclusion that heart disease was the cause of death.
Mr. Smith was well known in this city and county. He had lived alone for many years. He was born in the Salem neighborhood, north of the city, September 18, 1831, and his death is recorded Ocober 2, 1897. He has been a member of the M. E. Church since boy-hood, and has long been a member of the Masonic lodge in this city, under whose auspices his funeral took place last Monday afternoon,. Rev. J. G. Chafee conducting the religious ceremonies, according to the previous expressed desire of the deceased. The remains were interred in the City cemetery beside his wife October 4 by his brother Masons, who also kindly cared for him in his loneliness and want during the last two years of his life.
He was married to Caroline S. Bassett October 11, 1854, and six children, five boys and one girl, were born to them. The wife and four sons preceded him to the great beyond, leaving one son and the daughter to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent father. He was industrious, honest and charitable. He was a cripple from childhood, which inclined him to irritableness. He had his faults. Who has none?"
**Franklin County Public Library District, Brookville, IN Copying Of Inscriptions On Gravestones In Old Brookville Cemetery p. 28 "Smith, Thomas T., father Born September 18, 1831. Died October 3, 1897 Smith, Caroline S., wife of T. T. Smith, mother Born February 4, 1835. Died March 27, 1887 Smith, Marion D. Born July 10, 1862. Died January 22, 1886 Smith, Elias Born 1857. Died 1859 Smith Charles Born 1860 Died 1861 Smith, John Born 1865, Died 1866".
Our Fathers wore blue
Caroline S. Bassett Smith (1835 - 1887)
Elias Smith (1857 - 1859)*
Charles Smith (1860 - 1861)*
Marion D. Smith (1862 - 1886)*
John Smith (1865 - 1866)*
Individual marker "Father": side of shared family marker "Thomas T. Smith Born Sept. 18, 1831. Died Oct. 3, 1897".
Note: Section 4 row 7 gravesite 1
Old Brookville Cemetery
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Record added: Jul 04, 2012
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