William Berry Smith

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We are very fortunate to receive this e-mail including information and great pictures from Mike & Karla Smith, descendants of William Berry Smith.

Hello,                                10-3-05

We are decendants of William Berry Smith and have been to visit the Smith-Pitts Cemetery where he was laid to rest. This weekend we met a couple of farmers who pointed us in the right direction and we were able to find a ranch hand who took us to the cemetery. 

The owner Mr. Carl Butts has erected a pipe rail fence to protect the cemetery from the cows and laid a gravel road for easier access. The Ranch Hand, Robert Sklar, pointed out the remains of an old "dog run" house, corn crib, well, pump and trough about 100 yards west, that are going to be torn down in the future. While lookin at the houses we did not find a chimney or an out house. The property is locked and permission needs to be granted. The Marker Ranch is The MAKER Ranch instead. The gate is white and just before mile marker #326 after the Maker ranch sign.

The Historical Marker reads Erected date 1957. William Smith's head stone reads Died June 20th and the Marker reads dies June 30th, 1876. Our adventure was most fun and I have enclosed some pictures. 
 
Sincerely,
Mike and Karla Smith
mkarhsmith@verizon.net

William Berry Smith

Marker Title: William Berry Smith
City: Iredell vicinity
Year Marker Erected: 1956
Marker Location: from Iredell go 4 miles south on FM 1238, one gate past Marker Ranch. 1.5 miles in to pasture land.
Marker Text: Came to Texas from North Carolina in 1834; a soldier in the Texas War for Independence, veteran of the Indian Wars. Died June 30, 1876 - 84 years old. Erected by the State of Texas, 1956


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