Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Confederate Soldier's Grave Honored at Smith Cemetery, Lewisville

Confederate soldier’s grave is marked in ceremony at Smith Cemetery, Lewisville, Denton County

Members of the Lacy Holcombe Pickens Chapter 2615 held a grave marking ceremony, with a new marker at the grave of Capt. Henry Hardin Smith, who served in the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Smith was born Jan. 23, 1817 and died Dec. 1, 1887. He is buried in the Smith Cemetery, which had been so named several years before his death after the family of Thomas Morgan and Elizabeth A. Smith.

The site had been used as a burial ground since 1862 when the Smith’s 20-year-old son, James J. Smith, died was buried on the family farm. His is the earliest marked grave in the Smith Cemetery.

Read full article from the Lewisville Star