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Jean Saul (#46842639)
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Bob Carter
Remember to review and update (accept or reject) the edits on your home page, upper right.

Added by Bob Carter on Mar 20, 2016 1:00 PM
Byrd Smith

After much discussion with cousins, we now feel that Byrd is probably NOT buried in this cemetery.

Byrd's property, inherited from his father primarily, was west of this house.

This property (site of house and cemetery) was a part of the Dr Mark Andrews property of 1759. By 1801, Robert Smith (junior) sold this property as 135 acres to son William C. Smith. William Smith then sold to Newton Ford, who in turn, by 1805, sold to Stephen Cooke. The property was eventually bought by Moses A. Smith.

Virgil Wright, owner of the property, estimates the house's oldest portion as being built ca1790. This would seem to indicate that Robert Smith built the house. perhaps for his son William.

In short, we see no real connection to Byrd. We now lean towards a burial in the Smith Chapel cemetery, or perhaps another Smith Cemetery west of this location.

Added by Jim on Sep 01, 2014 8:12 PM
Craig Kilby
Bonbrook House Cemetery, Cumberland Co
Hello. Can you please tell me where this cemetery is located? I am working with the Virginia SAR on a book of Rev. War patriots buried in Virginia. The specific person in question is supposed to be buried here. He was Willis Wilson b. 1757, d. 1822. His stone was standing in the 1930s when this graveyard was surveyed by the WPA. I do not have any description of its location other than "7.5 miles North of Cumberland County." I am hoping that since you put some people in this graveyard here, you might know where it is. Many thanks, Craig Kilby, Lancaster, VA
Added by Craig Kilby on Jul 09, 2014 1:13 PM
John Smith to Byrd Smith
Byrd's info is:
Find A Grave Memorial# 18369528

Thank you
Added by Jim on Mar 26, 2014 3:36 PM
John Smith (d1861)
Please link John Smith (Find A Grave Memorial# 18369690) to his father, Byrd Smith (1762-1827)
Added by Jim on Mar 26, 2014 3:35 PM
Byrd Smith
Please link Byrd to father Robert and mother Elizabeth:

Robert = 125883783
Elizabeth = 125887749

Added by Jim on Mar 04, 2014 7:11 PM
James Woodruff
Thank you for posting a basic profile of James.
Would you please consider transferring his page to me? I am well acquainted with a descendant and have not only other info from him but a good bit of James' CSA service records to add.

Very respectfully,
Dan Janzegers
*Honorary member Major General John Bankhead Magruder Chapter #258 Military Order of Stars & Bars (M.O.S.B)*
*Honorary member Matthew Fountaine Maury Camp 1722 Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C.V.)*
*Honorary member Rev. Beverly Tucker Lacy Camp 2141 Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C.V.)*
Added by BigFrench on Jul 25, 2013 2:13 AM
Kimberly Bowman
Saul @ St. Peters
Hi I will go take these pics for you if you can tell me the location? I was there this past week but didnt see it. I am going to go back within the next week or so - let me know if you remember where you saw them so I can take the picture for you.

Added by Kimberly Bowman on Aug 11, 2012 9:32 AM
Karen Rhodes
Julius Midkiff death date
I also uploaded a pic of Julius' headstone, so can you update his death date please? It's memorial # 20695373. Same with the other one as far as if you'd like to transfer interment to me that's fine too. I don't live too far away.

Added by Karen Rhodes on Mar 24, 2010 2:37 PM
Karen Rhodes
Please update death date for Gilmer W. Bryant
I have loaded a picture of the headstone for Gilmer W. Bryant (memorial ID # 20695489). Can you update the death date please? I live close by so if you'd like to transfer this interment to me that would be fine too.

Added by Karen Rhodes on Mar 24, 2010 2:28 PM
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