Elizabeth Jane Smitha

Elizabeth Jane Smitha
b. 1 April 1830, possibly Shelby County, Kentucky, to Fielding and Catherine Smitha
d. 12 February 1903, Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri

m. about 1845, possibly Anderson County, Kentucky
Charles F. Kennedy
b. 5 January 1820, Kentucky
d. 27 November 1898, Adair County, Missouri

Children with Charles F. Kennedy:

  • Mary (d. bef. 1919)
  • John W. (d. 1927) married Sarah E. Hagens
  • Walter N. (d. 1919) married Recie [–?–]
  • Seth F.
  • Joseph married Mary [–?–]
  • William H. (b. 1862)
  • Laura Belle married Joseph Carpenter
  • Susan married [–?–] Morgan

Jane, her husband Charles, and some of their children are buried in Llwellyn Cemetery near Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri. Although Jane’s tombstone reads Jane E. and she was known as Jane, the 1880 Missouri census lists her as Elizabeth J. Her letters home to her widowed mother’s Hendricks County, Indiana, residence, related many of the facts concerning Jane and her family. These letters are in the possession of the contributor.

Submitted by:
Mary Jane Shackelford Kaiser
Fort Wayne IN

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