Van Buren Smith

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Van Buren Smith

  • Birth 21 Sep 1834 Virginia, USA
  • Death 21 Feb 1938 Kenedy, Karnes County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Kenedy, Karnes County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 60947160

Van Buren Smith was the son 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. Her burial site is unknown but most likely at the Smith Cemetery in Bastrop County, Texas.

Van Buren continued to make his home in the Red Rock area of Bastrop County until 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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  • Maintained by: bastrop52
  • Originally Created by: Eugene Cornelius
  • Added: 31 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60947160
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Van Buren Smith (21 Sep 1834–21 Feb 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60947160, citing Kenedy Cemetery, Kenedy, Karnes County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by bastrop52 (contributor 47462879) .