Smith Cemetery


Picture of Smith Cemetery
Picture of Smith Cemetery
Picture of Smith Cemetery
Smith Cemetery
Photographs taken
by Phil Stewart
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enlarged views of the cemetery.

Smith Cemetery is located in section 30 of Bethany Township, Harrison County, and is approximately three miles southwest of Bethany. From Bethany, go west on Highway 136 to the first gravel road to the left. Continue south at the first intersection. The road will turn to the west, then back to the south. At the second turn, the cemetery is well off the roadway to the right (west). Very few stones remain and it is considered abandoned. It is on private property and not accessable by vehicle. It is several hundred yards from the road and can only be found with assistance from local residents or the landowner.

The cemetery is on property originally owned by Vincent Smith and is essentially the Smith family graveyard. The cemetery was landscaped, the stones reset and a new fence built as an Eagle Scout project by Logan Kelim. His family, who are descendents of Vincent Smith, maintain the cemetery.

The following information was compiled by Phil Stewart in October, 2003, from old surveys, burial records and other information obtained at the Harrison County Genealogy Library in Bethany, Harrison County, Missouri. It should not be considered a complete list of burials. The cemetery was located and photographed in September, 2012 with the help of Les Kelim.

NOTE: Photos on this site are the property of the photographer and/or contributor. Permission gladly given for use of these pictures. However, since you did not take them, please give credit to Phil Stewart and/or the Harrison County website. Thank you.

DOTSON Serelda Lucinda Feb 8, 1839 May 23, 1880  Dau of Vincent T. & Sarah (Wright) Smith
Wife of Noah J. Dotson
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GRABILL Infant   Oct 15, 1867 One date on marker
Child of Rev. Jacob & Oregon Grabill
Reverend Jacob Andrew Grabill was the son of John & Sarah Shelton (Woodward) Grabill.
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GRABILL Oregon Apr 17, 1841 Mar 26, 1923  Dau of Vincent T. & Sarah Smith
Wife of Reverend Jacob A. Grabill.
GRABILL Sarah E. 1869 1870  Dau of Rev. Jacob & Oregon Grabill
Born May 22, 1869
Died Mar 7, 1879
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SMITH James M. Jan 26, 1826 Sep 26, 1856  Son of Vincent T. & Sarah (Wright) Smith
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SMITH Vincent T. May 15, 1803 Oct 28, 1853  Born in Pulaski Co, KY
Son of Anderson & Rebecca (Thompson) Smith
Husband of Sarah E. Wright who is buried at Shady Grove Cemetery, Harrison County, MO
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