Harrisonburg Rockingham Historical Society

Rockingham County Tombstones by Cemetery

Cemetery

 Smith Cemetery

Location

Bennetts Run, Bergton Area, Rockingham County, Virginia. Located in the field behind the present Bennetts Run School house.
 

Notes

Cemetery records compiled by Shirley Cullers Miller using headstones, field/river rocks, papers of Warren Souder and Lewis Yankey, J. Robert Swank’s 1967 records, and through interviews with area residents. Shirley Cullers Miller noted the following; "There has never been a record of the burials in the Smith Cemetery. The graves (except for one) were marked with field and river rocks. During my research, I found names of people who are buried here. I am including the list for a record to be preserved. The Smith Cemetery is located in the field behind the present Bennetts Run School house. In the summer of 2000, Alonzo Earl 'Bill" Yankey and George Hottinger made white cement tombstones (no markings on them) and placed them at some of the grave sites. Bill also stated that he plans to build a fence around this Smith Cemetery. One monument was set in the Smith Cemetery in 1984. It marks the graves of more than fifty people." In 1967 J. Robert Swank noted-the space occupied would accommodate 70 to 90 graves.

 

Survey Date and Recorder 2002
Shirley Cullers Miller

Cemetery Index

Surnames are sorted by section / plot / row / grave - only rows are shown

Surname Given Name & MI Birth Date Death Date Headstone Notes Remarks
Turner Noah 1855 17 Mar 1862
died of diphteria at age 7, child of Magdaline "Maude" Nesselrodt & Thomas Marion Turner Sr.
Smith Mary Elizabeth (Shaver) 1811 after 1880
wife of Emanuel Smith, and child of Abraham Shaver I & Barbara Kepner Shaver
Smith Susanna 1842 1848
died at age 6 years, child of Emanuel & Mary Shaver Smith
Smith Zachariah 1846 1848
died at age 2 years, child of Emanuel & Mary Shaver Smith
Smith Elizabeth 1851 1859
died at age 8 years, child of Emanuel & Mary Shaver Smith
Smith Louisa 1847 1858
died at age 11 years, child of Emanuel & Mary Shaver Smith
Smith, II Lorenzo Frederick 28 Oct 1838 1 Aug 1880
child of Emanuel & Mary Shaver Smith, and husband of Mary Catherine "Kettle" Dove
Smith Noah 1830
Infant child of Henrich (Henry) Adam & Elizabeth Conrad Smith
Smith Sarah 1834 1855
child of Henrich (Henry) Adam & Elizabeth Conrad Smith
Smith Emanuel 1810 1880
husband of Mary Elizabeth Shaver, and child of Lorenzo Frederick Smith I & Christina Agatha Sunifrank Smith
Nesselrodt Magdaline "Maude" 1829 1880
child of Frederick Nesselrodt II & Lydia Yankey Nesselrodt
Smith Hannah G. 7 Jan 1900 7 Jan 1900
child of Ashby & Naomi May Smith
Recorded by J. Robert Swank in 1967 as Hannah G. Smith died 7 Jan 1900 about 6 months old, sister to Loy
Turner William Washington 1858 1 Apr 1862
died of diphteria, child of Magdaline "Maude" Nesselrodt & Thomas Marion Turner Sr.
Smith Susan Rebecca Jane (Turner) 14 May 1862

1st wife of Joseph Adam "Joe Hog" Smith, and child of Magdaline "Maude" Nesselrodt & Thomas Marion Turner Sr.
Smith Cutlip Adam 1836 1859
died at age 23, child of George & Susannah "Susan" Hevener Smith
Smith Eve


died in infancy, daughter of Solomon Perry & Mary Ann Ritchie Smith
Smith Jacob


died in infancy, son of Solomon Perry & Mary Ann Ritchie Smith
May Margaret "Peggy" (Smith) 21 Apr 1799 after 1850
2nd wife of Andrew James May, and child of Lorenzo Frederick Smith I & Christina Agatha Sunifrank Smith
May Andrew James about 1794 1830
husband of Margaret "Peggy" Smith, and child of George May I & Martha Magdaline Houghman May
Smith Bessie 30 Aug 1895 21 Sep 1896
child of George & Martha Smith
Smith Mahala (Whetzel) 2 Mar 1834 26 Sep 1888
1st wife of Jackson Smith, and child of George & Jemima Hevener Whetzel
Wasbor Sasm 25 May 1841 16 Sept 1951   Recorded by J. Robert Swank in 1967.
Smith Leonard F. 23 Oct 1837 1 Aug 1880   Recorded by J. Robert Swank in 1967.
Smith G. 7 Mar 1807 11 Dec 1892   Recorded by J. Robert Swank in 1967.

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