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 Jane <I>Moore</I> Smith

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Jane Moore Smith

  • Birth 23 Dec 1814 South Carolina, USA
  • Death 29 Oct 1885 Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 24572518

Wife of Enoch Smith. See his biographical information.

Per Peggy Smith Wolfe;

According to Ruth Godwin Gadbury in her book GODWIN-HILL AND RELATED FAMILIES, 1980, "...Jane was the daughter of Aaron and Bettie Moore who were listed in the 1800 Census in of South Carolina in the Little River area, which is now in Abbeville County.

From [son] John Fleming's ledger we have this information:
Children of Aaron and Bettie Moore:
Ruth Shurbert,
Julia Pinson,
Mary Vice (John R., 7 children),
Elizabeth Guinn,
Nancy Wood,
Sarah Teague (Elijah T.),
Rhoda Galahar,
Jane Smith (Enoch)
All of these sisters came to Alabama from South Carolina except Elizabeth. All lived to a ripe old age and all raised families except Rhoda."

However there is another Aaron Moore listed in the 1800 census in South Carolina also.

Four of Jane's sons were held prisoner during the civil War and her son Miles died in that conflict. A letter from her oldest son, Elias M. Smith, describes the Civil War death of another son, Miles G. Smith, in this letter of condolence to Jane's daughter, Liva Ann Smith Godwin, dated April 30, 1907:
...Our brother Miles, when he came to realize that he must soon pass away, felt that he was unprepared to go home. He asked me to call on John Glenn to pray for him. He promised to do so but never did come to his tent to see him. For three days and nights, alone with that sick brother, (I) agonized with the Lord without ever closeing my eyes for sleep. During that time, he was happily converted, and he was conscious to the last. The last words he spoke was for me to tell his folks that he was prepared to meet his God in peace. I have after wished that I could exercise such faith and approach a throne of grace with such confidence as I did at that time. It is said that man's extremity is God's opportunity. ...After our brother's death, I wrote to Father & Mother and tried to describe my troubles and loneliness. And in reply to my letter, they admonished me to read the 37 division of the Psalms, and to day I can get sweet consolation from that chapter, and you all may do as much. When I come to try to offer words of comfort of my own, I feel powerless. But would say as did one of old, "The Lord gave and the lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the lord." As I grow older, I try to wean affections from the world and be more submissive to the Lord's will.
If we would circumscribe our lives to his will, when we come to die we could draw the drapery of our couch around us as one that lies down to pleasant dreams...

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  • Maintained by: Peggy Smith Wolfe
  • Originally Created by: Randy & Debra Nichols
  • Added: 12 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24572518
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jane Moore Smith (23 Dec 1814–29 Oct 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24572518, citing Caney Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Peggy Smith Wolfe (contributor 47006885) .