Isaac Smith Cemetery
This cemetery is located at the old Eb Anderson place,
formerly the Isaac Smith home, two miles East of Proctor on Rt. 89. The
house is located on the right side of Rt 89 and the cemetery is located on the
left side. Go up the right side of the run along an old fence for about 100
yards. It is a very steep hill up to the cemetery. The cemetery is
not maintained but still in fair condition. It was read by
on 2 May 2008.
||Aged 111 years
||w/o Isaac Aged 74 yrs
||7 Mar 1838
||s/o I & S Smith aged 3 yrs 3
||17 Nov 1838
||d.o I & S Smith aged 13
||6 Feb 1843
||s/o I & S Smith
||s/o C & A Smith 11 days
Their are three markers (field stone) not readable or no markings.
39 deg 41' 24.36" N
80 deg 47' 43.73W
The following was written by Ada Smith Finnicum and published in the History
of Wetzel County West Virginia 1983.
Isaac Smith a son of Samuel Smith and Sally Watt was born at Williamsport,
Washington Co., Pa 1788. As a young boy he learned the boat building
trade and became a keel boat operator. He married Sarah Hudson and
most of his children were born at Williamsport. At the age of forty he
sold out and came to Proctor Creek where he bought quite a large farm and
there he built a two story log cabin with a porch running across the entire
front of the building and facing the creek. It was here the rest of
the children were born and this is where Isaac and Sarah lived until their
deaths. There were thirteen children born to this union:
Samuel Smith b - 1828 married Rachel Trater 18 March 1849 - Marshall
Sarah Jane b - 1829 married (1) John Graham (2) Henry Yoho - Marshall
Margaret b - 18 Sep 1831 married Lazarus Trater son of John and Mary
Lucinda b - 1834 married A. Henry West - lived on Proctor Creek.
Isaac b - 1834 died in infancy.
John b - 1838 died 22 Nov 1914 married Susan Ann Elliott.
Robert b - 1840 married America Anderson - lived near Hundred, WV.
Eliza Ann b - 26 Feb 1841 d - 19 Sep 1920 married Thomas McCloud.
Rachel b - 1842 died in her teens.
Charles b - 1844 d - 6 Oct 1898 married Mary Jane Wingrove - lived on
Infant died 6 Feb 1848
Thomas b - 2 Feb 1850 married Cora Arena Wingrove - lived most of their
married life in Moundsville, WV
Rhue A b - 1852 married Jerry Lehew 18 Dec 1867 - lived in Ohio
Isaac lived to be 109. Some say 111. His wife lived to be 84.
They are buried in the family cemetery on a small flat just above the old
The farm is in the ownership of his great grandchildren and a great grandson
lives in the log house today (1983), Thomas Anderson.
Through my research I have found a brother of Isaac who lived on Burch Ridge
Marshall County. This family married into the Young, Doty, Higgs and
Biddle families, prominent families of Marshall County.
Five generations of the Isaac's family have lived in Wetzel County and some
are living here today. Submitted by Ada Smith Finnicum.
||View from Cemetery