Gervas Storrs Smith

Gervas Storrs Smith

Death 22 May 1885 (aged 79)
Burial Marshall, Saline County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 13115602 · View Source
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Gervas Storrs Smith, born in Hanover Co., VA - Son of John Parke Smith Sr and Mary Storrs Russell.

Brother of Russell Monroe, John Parke Jr, James Bourbon, Francis Persifor (or Preston) and Ballard Sims Smith Sr.

Gervas married, 18 Dec 1823 in KY, Mary Booth Sibley, a daughter of Leonard Sibley and Judith Booth. After the death of Mary, 10 Dec 1872, Gervas married, 31 Mar 1875 in Saline Co., MO, Elizabeth Walter Crutcher, a daughter of Norval Crutcher and Sarah Pollock and the widow of John Truman Campbell.

Father of (by Mary) John Leonard, Albert Gallitan, Lavinia Sibley, Ann Elizabeth, Judith Ann, James Monroe, Mary Catherine, Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie", Caroline Malvina "Carrie", Martha Jane "Mattie", Rev Gervas Park and Emma Louise Smith.

Gervas and Elizabeth had no children.

Grandson of Park Smith & Nancy Sims and Maj. John Russell Jr & Hannah Storrs.

Gervas died in Saline Co., MO.

♥ Paternal 3rd Great Grandfather ♥

Cause of Death: Hypertrophy of the Prostate Gland and Chronic Cystitis
History of Saline County - 1881
Pages 853-854

GERVAS S. SMITH, farmer, P. O., Marshall. Was born in Hanover county, Virginia, in 1805, and in 1811 moved with his father to Henry county, Kentucky. His father and Henry Clay were school-boys together. Mr. Smith continued to live in Henry county, Kentucky, until 1854, when he came to Missouri and settled in Saline county on the farm upon which he now resides, in Salt Fork township. Mr. Smith was married, December 18, 1823, to Miss Mary B Sibley, daughter of Leonard and Judith Sibley, of Kentucky. They have twelve children, eight daughters and four sons, ten of whom are still living; one son having died at New Orleans on his way from the Mexican war, and one daughter dying in Kentucky. In 1821 Mr. Smith joined the Methodist Church South, of which he has now been a member sixty years, and is probably the only member of the church as it then was in Henry county, Kentucky, who is now living. He is now a member at Smith's chapel, the church being name for himself and Dr. Crawford E Smith in conjunction, they being the chief donators. In 1875 Mr. Smith married his second wife, Mrs. Elizabeth W. Campbell. He has had eighty grandchildren, fifty-eight of whom are living. All his children are members of the Methodist Church, the youngest, Gervas, being a minister of the church. Mr. Smith took no part in the war himself, but during the war a boy about sixteen years old came from the southwest with Col. Dorsey, and while he and another Confederate were at Mr. Smith's trying to get something to eat, one morning, the militia came suddenly upon them; they rushed out the back way to escape, and one did escape, but the boy (whose name is thought to have been George W. Stafford,) was shot by the militia and killed, after he had thrown up his hands and exclaimed that he was a regular soldier under Gen. Marmaduke. Mr. Smith took a ring from the poor boy's hand and a lock of hair from his head, which he still preserves for any one who may ever claim them. The sight of the boy's violent death so shocked Miss Emma Smith that her mind was seriously affected.


JUNE 2, 1805
MAY 22, 1885



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