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Smith, Hezekiah

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Smith, Hezekiah
February 26, 2007 05:03PM
History of Trigg County, Historical and Biographical, ed. W.H. Perrin, F.A.
Battey Pub. Co., Chicago, 1884. p. 277. [Cerulean Springs Precinct]

HEZEKIAH SMITH was born September 19, 1830, in Hopkins County, Ky. His
parents were Austin P. and Myra (Sisk) Smith, both natives of North
Carolina; the former died in 1875, at the age of seventy-six years; the
latter was born in May, 1801, and died in Hopkins County, Ky., in 1866.
Hezekiah was reared on his father's farm, where he remained until 1852,
when he bought a farm of 115 acres in Hopkins where he resided until 1869,
when he sold his farm and moved to his present location; he owns 165 acres
110 of which are improved. For the past twenty years he has been engaged
in preaching for the Baptist Church, and for the past fourteen years has
had charge of the church at Muddy Fork, of the same denomination. He was
married in 1854 to Dorcas Stanley of Hopkins County, Ky. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
had ten children, eight of whom are living. Their son, Elden H., died in
August, 1883, at the age of twenty-four; he had recently graduated with
distinguished honors from the Jefferson Medical College, and was about
entering upon the duties of his chosen profession, with bright prospects,
when death, who "always likes a shining mark," claimed him as a victim.

Smith Sisk Stanley
Hopkins-KY NC

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