Indiana Virginia A. Franklin Smith
Indiana Franklin was born in Bedford County, TN August 08, 1830. Her mother ( but possibly grandmother) was Rachael Franklin. Her father is unproven, but believed to be Peter Franklin. We have only tied her to one sibling – Lucinda Franklin Burt. There were others, as yet unknown. Like Lucinda’s records show, her father was born in VA and her mother in NC, although one record says SC.
Lorenzo Smith was born July 22, 1824 in TN. His parents were Rev. Joseph Smith and Elizabeth Shasteen of Moore County, TN.
The 1860 TN Census of Franklin County lists:
SMITH, Lorenzo A., 35, Indiana E. 29, Robert F. 9, Joseph H. 6, John L., 1
Rachael Franklin is enumerated with them. She was enumerated with Alfred Burt and Lucinda Franklin Burt in 1850 another census.
The 1880 TX Census of Denton County lists:
Luerenzo Smith 56 Farmer, B TN, Father B SC Mother B SC
Virginia , wife, 50, B TN, Father B VA, Mother B NC
John 21, Son
Emily 17, Dau
Unreadable but maybe Watson(??) 14 Son
Unreadable but maybe James (??) 7
This Lorenzo A. is definitely the same person. Indiana is obviously Virginia. I don’t know why her name is different. Was Indiana a nickname? John was still living at home in 1880.
Lorenzo A. Smith
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Oak Grove Cemetery – 10 miles East of Denton on State Highway 380, turn South on FM 720 (Sign across road says Oak Grove Lane with arrow pointing North, and FM 720 with arrow pointing South). Located on the East side of the road, about .2 mile, at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church.