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From Genealogy of Moral Township Shelby County, Indiana
, written by Velma Ruede
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HENRY C. SMITH
Henry C. Smith, born September 15, 1824, in North Carolina, married
Elizabeth Turner, born June 26, 1827, in Virginia. They were married February 4, 1848.
Their families moved to southern Indiana in 1830. Henry C. moved again with his parents to Moral Township, Shelby County, and settled near Pleasant View which was then a wilderness.
Their home was approximately one-fourth of a mile north of Moral Township School.
Elizabeth Turner Smith died May 16, 1907, and Henry C. died July 9, 1918. They are both buried in Cunningham Cemetery in Moral Township.
They were married 59 years. Their ten children were: John W.
Smith, married to Sarah Ashworth; Mary Ann Smith Wood, married to
John A. Wood; Sarah E. Smith, died early in life; Ruth A. Smith, died when a child;
Austin Smith, born September 16, 1857, in Moral Township, twin of Albert, died October 20, 1940, married to
Sarah Ann Foster; Albert Smith, married Mary Frances Murnan
(twin of Austin); Jane Smith, married to Robert Snodgrass;
Meyer Smith, married to Martha Matt Smith; Thomas Smith, married to
Nancy Mann; David Smith, married to Emma Weaver.
Austin Smith was born September 16, 1857, in Moral Township, and died October 20, 1940.
He married Sarah Ann Foster on March 22, 1885. Sarah Ann Foster was born on March 1, 1866, in Moral Township and died February 11, 1942.
Sarah Foster's parents were Andrew and Maranda Foster.
Austin and Sarah Ann's 12 children were: Bessie Estella Smith Copeland
Matlock, born December 28, 1885, died in 1964;
Maranda Agnes Smith Fielder, born October 3, 1887, died 1963; Ezra Tilman
Smith, born August 22, 1889, died March 12, 1952; Hazel Edith Smith
Betz, born September 22, 1891, died 1959 buried in New Palestine, Indiana;
Elma Pearl Smith Talbert, born March 27, 1893, died 1968, buried in New Palestine, Indiana;
Alzella Beatrice Smith McFall, born January 27, 1895, died May 8, 1963, buried in New Palestine;
Edgar Paul Smith, born May 17, 1897, died December 15, 1979, buried at Forest Hill
Cemetery, Shelbyville, Indiana; Alta Elizabeth Smith Johnson, born January 29, 1899, buried in Moscow Cemetery, Rush County, Indiana;
Gladys Emiline Smith Knoop, born October 23, 1901; Gerald Smith, born July 11, 1903, died 1903;
George F. Smith, born February 22, 1905, died 1905; Albert Maynard
Smith, born May 28, 1909, died 1911.
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