Marian (Lacey) Smith

Male 1899 - 1900


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  • Name  Marian (Lacey) Smith 
    Born  3 Oct 1899 
    • Marian Smith was recorded as born on 3 Oct 1899, Meadow Creek [Summers Co, WV], son of G.M. Smith of Meadow Creek & Francis Plumley Smith of Raleigh Co, WV. This record return date is 4 Oct 1899.
      • 20 days later, a transcription of this record, listing the birth name as Lacey Smith, recorded as born 23 Oct 1899.
      • The 1900 census of Richmond District, Raleigh Co, WV, shows all the children of General Marion (G.M.) Smith and (Martha) Francis (Plumley) Smith. This is the only census which could ever show this child (or as some have put forward, these twins...highly unlikely). Only Lacy is shown. Those suggesting two children born in October 1899 also suggest they both died 7 months later on the same date...extremely unlikely.
      • No first name is shown on the gravestone.
      • By these two birth records (both transcriptions in lists), and the 1900 census, and the single gravestone inscribed with INFANT son of (etc.), it is fairly clear there was only one child born then; who reportedly died of whooping cough.
      • The actual name could have been intended by the time of the second transcription, to be Marion Lacy Smith, but could also have been intended as changed from Marian (Marion) Smith to Lacey (Lacy) Smith.
      This family lost six sons: one son in 1875 and four sons to a diphtheria epidemic in 1898, just before Marian's death...and lost another son less than 5 years later.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  22 Sep 1900 
    Buried  New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Abraham, Raleigh Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I16639  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  14 Apr 2020 

    Father  General Marion Smith,   b. 5 Jun 1854,   d. 28 Jan 1924 
    Mother  Martha Francis Plumley,   b. 1858,   d. 1940 
    Married  1873 
    Documents
    1900-WV Census, Richmond District, Raleigh Co, WV
    1900-WV Census, Richmond District, Raleigh Co, WV
    General Marion Smith & Martha Francis Plumley Smith with children
    Headstones
    General Marion Smith & Martha Francis <em>Plumley</em> Smith
    General Marion Smith & Martha Francis Plumley Smith
    gravestone
    Family ID  F1337  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Marian Smith - 1899 Birth Record (earlier transcription)
    Marian Smith - 1899 Birth Record (earlier transcription)
    Lacey Smith - 1899 Birth Record (later transcription)
    Lacey Smith - 1899 Birth Record (later transcription)

    Headstones
    Infant Son of General Marion Smith & Martha Francis  <em>Plumley</em> Smith
    Infant Son of General Marion Smith & Martha Francis Plumley Smith
    See both birth record transcription images and notes above regarding this infant's names. Judging by the generic inscription placed on the gravestone (apparently by family later), these conflicting records made it impossible to be accurate with the name, and thus chose "INFANT"...otherwise, they would simply have used the infant's name, since clearly it had a name earlier than the death in 1900.


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