Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday Obituary – Jeremiah & Pernesa Smith in MS

Husband & Wife Obits
Louisiana Archives, Baton Rouge

"Jeremiah Smith died at his residence May 13th, 1894, in Pike Co., Miss. He was born April 30th, 1821, aged 73 years. He joined Silver Creek church on Sept. 17th, 1837, and was dismissed by letter Feb. 22nd, 1873, and assisted in the constitution of Bogue Chitto Church on Mar. 29th, 1873. He was married to Pernesa Smith on July 15th, 1841. He leaves 3 children, 20 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. While passing through time, he had 2 sons to die in the late Civil War. His last illness was severe, but of short duration. His funeral service was ably conducted by Rev. Will J. Fortenberry. He was buried in the family cemetery."

"Pernesa Smith was born Sept. 26, 1820; was married to Jeremiah Smith July 15, 1841; died April 4, 1887; aged 66 years, 6 mo. And 109 days. She joined the Silver Creek Church Aug. 23, 1852; drew her letter and placed it in Bogue Chitto Church in 1873 where she remained a consistent member of the same until her death. She leaves 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, a husband and 3 children. She was, while living made to mourn the death of several of her children. Two of her sons died while in the Army. Her funeral services were conducted by Elder E. M. Shilling."

Obituaries from: Williams, E. Russ. Abstracts of Obituaries from the Minutes of the Magee's Creek Baptist Association (Mississippi and Louisiana), 1882 - 1924. Monroe, Louisiana: Privately printed, 1978, page 1. From the Louisiana Archives, Baton Rouge, LA.

1 Jeremiah Smith b: 30 Apr 1821 Pike, MS, d: 31 May 1894 MS
... + Pernecia Smith b: 26 Sep 1820, m: 15 Jul 1841, d: 4 Apr 1887
......2 William George Smith b: 04 Dec 1842, d: 10 Jun 1862
......2 Ancil Green Smith b: 14 Mar 1845, d: 18 Jun 1862
......2 Clara J. Smith b: Abt. 1855 MS
......2 Janet Smith b: Abt. 1857 MS
......2 Jarratt Cylmon Smith d: 22 Dec 1894
...... + Eliza Jane Brock b: Jul 1858 Pike, MS, m: 3 Oct 1878, d: 21 Jun 1899 MS
.........3 Jeptha O. Smith d: 28 Sep 1885
......2 Samantha A. Smith b: Abt. 1859 MS

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Charlie Purvis said...

Rev. William J. Fortenberry son Dr. Andrew Jackson Fortenberry married Victoria L. "Vickie" Brock, daughter of Dr. James Monroe Brock and his wife Armentha Martina Holmes.