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Josiah Smith

  • Birth 1825 Tennessee, USA
  • Death 16 Sep 1880 Derby, Lucas County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 66985840

Josiah was the husband of Sarah (Pitts) Smith (1826-1911). Father of thirteen children including: Elizabeth, Allison, Nancy, Mary, David, Josiah, John, George, William, Ida, Sarah, Charles and Cora.

Josiah fought in the Mexican War as a private in the 5th Tennessee Volunteer Regiment, Co. C. He was 22 at the time and had just been married for one year. On November 1, 1861, Josiah enlisted in the 5th Tennessee Cavalry, Confederate Army, under McKenzie. He was 36 when he went to fight in the Civil War and he had six children.

Josiah died of typhoid or malaria at age 55.



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  • Maintained by: Ralph Brown
  • Originally Created by: Calcat
  • Added: 15 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66985840
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Josiah Smith (1825–16 Sep 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66985840, citing Salem Cemetery, Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Ralph Brown (contributor 48194949) .