One of my keys to the DAR

I found this while wandering around today.  George Stovall Smith is my 5th great grandfather.  George Stovall Smith served in the militia of Powhatan County, Va as a ensign in Captain Thomas Harris’s company.  Qualified on August 21, 1777.  George was also a Baptist minister and references to him can be found in Taylor’s “Lives of Va Baptist Ministers” first edition published in 1838.  This headstone is next to that of his wife, Frances Sandifer Stovall.

The cemetery is called the George Stovall Smith Cemetery, and there are only two graves here – that of George Stovall Smith and his wife.   Apparently there were several graves here at one time but they crumbled and ended being plowed under by farmers.  These headstones are not the original ones, but they words on them are the same.  The DAR put these headstones and the fence around them sometime in the mid 1900’s

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