The headstone of Robert M. Smith, an early Issaquena planter is located in the Smith family burial grounds south of present-day Mayersville. Robert M. Smith, Sr., was born in Kentucky, and came to Mississippi in 1832 and settled in Issaquena County in 1845. He married in 1847, Margaret Pharr, a native of Tennessee. Before planting for himself in 1858, he was a manager for early Issaquena planters William Cannon and Dr. Stephen Duncan.
Courtesy of James Newman



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