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Smith Cemetery

Cemetery = Smith Cemetery
Vicinity = Medart NE
Status = abandoned
Community = both
Synonymous name(s) = Sellers Cemetery
GPS Location
S-T-R Location
30°6’9.84” X84°21’57.54”
NE¼ HS Lot 92
50 yd S of Jack Crum Rd.

A plot with an entire tree canopy of mainly Southern red oak situated just south of Jack Crum Rd. and one mile east of US 319 holds many graves. The site was recorded as the Smith Cemetery and Plat 65 of Wakulla County in the veterans' graves survey of 1940-41, which recorded the graves of two veterans here. The site is also treated in an article "The Pioneer from Pawtucket" in The Magnolia Monthly magazine in January 1964. The early settlement surrounding evidently was known as Pawtuxet by the same reference.

The site features, in its southern part, a battered wrought-iron fence enclosing the inscribed tombstones of Pawtuxet's founder James Wolf Smith (1810-1878) and his family. This enclosure about 10 yards E-W by 20 yards N-S holds altogether eight or nine inscribed stones. The MM article in 1964 lists the Smiths and relatives interred here. The northern part of the graveyard (or perhaps a separate graveyard now enclosed in the same woodlot with the Smith plot), which reaches to within perhaps 40 yards of Jack Crum Rd., contains many graves of African-Americans. Some of these have concrete monuments or slabs, but many other graves are evidenced only by sunken ground. Inscribed concrete gives year-of-death as recent as the 1980's. Rev. Flavous Green reports that he knows this graveyard, or at least the northern sector, by the name of Sellers Cemetery.

Name Birth Death
Allen, Laura A. 
22 Jan 1847
14 Oct 1882
w/o J. M. Allen
Coggins, Jesse M. 
unmarked; Pvt Co I 47th Ala Regt CSA
Coggins, John 
27 Aug 1856
age 42y
Coggins, Mary Jane
17 Jul 1818
19 Apr 1854
Coggins, Nancy Ann 
27 Feb 1846
Harrell, M. Huldah 
2 May 1890
w/o W. H. Harrell; age 27y 2m 9d 
Mills, Thomas
26 Mar 1933
Florida Pvt 157 Depot Brig WWI
Simmons, Cornelia 
17 Sep 1844
22 Oct 1906
Simmons, Nellie 
Smith, Adolphus F. 
age 66y
Smith, George R.
7 Aug 1850
27 Dec 1889
born at Pawtuxet, FL; died at Crawfordville, FL; age 37y 4m 20d (that's what it says!!)
Smith, George R. 
24 Jan 1868
15 Sep 1871
s/o Jas. W. & Caroline Smith
Smith, James Wolf
15 May 1810
27 Apr 1878
born in Pawtuxet, RI; died in Pawtuxet, FL
Smith, Lodoiska P. 
5 Feb 1817
4 Jun 1886
born Jacksonville, GA; died Madison, FL
Smith, Lula  
10 Nov 1875
24 Sep 1878
d/o Jas. W. & Caroline Smith
Smith, Mary 
17 Mar 1872
3 Jun 1872
d/o Jas. W. & Caroline Smith
Smith, R. Sheldon 
17 Jul 1857
25 Jul 1896
Smith, Sallie 
5 Dec 1866
11 Jan 1877
d/o Jas. W. & Caroline Smith
Smith, Susan A. 
26 May 1837
15 May 1886
w/o A. F. Smith

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Date of site report narrative - November 2001
Surveyed by members of the WCHS, May 2008
Some information taken from Register of Deceased Veterans 1940-41

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