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  • Name Lawrence Anderson Smith 
    Born 21 Feb 1842  Curdsville,Buckingham Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Apr 1925  Farmville,Prince Edward Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Grace Episcopal Church Est 1840, Cumberland, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I80172  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Father Starke Smith,   b. c 1798, VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1871, Buckingham,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Mary W Walder,   b. 1808 
    Family C e n s u s 1840  Northern District, Buckingham, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family C e n s u s 1850  Buckingham, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family C e n s u s 1850  Buckingham, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family C e n s u s 1860  Buckingham Court House, Buckingham, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family C e n s u s 1870  James River, Buckingham, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F29361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Paulina Pool,   b. 16 Jan 1849,   d. 5 Dec 1882, Cumberland Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 13 Mar 1864 
    Family C e n s u s 1870  James River, Buckingham, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family C e n s u s 1880  Madison, Cumberland, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Marcus H Smith,   b. 1868,   d. 1927  (Age 59 years)
    +2. William Starke Smith,   b. 18 Jul 1869, Curdsville,Buckingham Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1945, Richmond Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Robert W Smith,   b. 1871
     4. Thomas E Smith,   b. 1872
     5. John L Smith,   b. 1874
     6. Sidney James Smith,   b. 1877,   d. 1919  (Age 42 years)
     7. Mary C Smith,   b. 1879,   d. 1880, Cumberland Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     8. Annie J Smith,   b. 1881
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2017 22:11:43 
    Family ID F29362  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alice Rhody Gilbert,   b. 4 Nov 1858,   d. 1 Aug 1920  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1884 
    Family C e n s u s 1900  Madison, Cumberland, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family C e n s u s 1910  Madison, Cumberland, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Lawrence Anderson Smith was born at Curdsville on February 21, 1842. All his life he was known by his initials, L.A. Smith. Nineteen years old when the Civil War broke out, he enlisted in Company B of the 25th Virginia Battalion. (This was a Richmond unit, so perhaps he was in Richmond in the spring of 1861.) He served in this battalion throughout the entire war. On March 13, 1864, when he ws probably home on leave, he married Paulina Pool. She was 15 years old, an orphan, and came from Lunenburg County 25 miles south of Curdsville. I don't know how they met. When Lee surrendered, L.A. could easily walk home in a day from Appomattox to Curdsville. After the war he returned to Buckingham, but in the late 1870s he bought a farm at Ca Ira in central Cumberland County. Ca Ira is on the Willis River four miles west of Cumberland Courthouse: a lovely spot in the shadow of Willis Mountain. L.A. and Paulina had nine children, although one died at birth. Then Paulina died, on December 5, 1884. L.A. took a second wife, Alice Gilbert, and had nine more children with her -- 18 in all. I have been able to identify 14 of them. Ten of them were still living at home in 1900. Sometime before 1920 Alice died and L.A. sold the farm and moved to Farmville, where he lived with is son Morris. L.A. Smith died in Farmville on April 10, 1925. He is buried at Grace Episcopal Church in Ca Ira.

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    Children 
     1. Emma J Smith,   b. 1885
     2. Baxter M Smith,   b. 1886,   d. 1909, Cumberland Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     3. Joseph Winfree Smith,   b. 1888,   d. 1970  (Age 82 years)
     4. Albert Cary Smith,   b. 1890
     5. Minnie S Smith,   b. 1891
     6. Thelma E Smith,   b. 1894,   d. 1896  (Age 2 years)
     7. Morris Smith,   b. 1896
     8. Ethel L Smith,   b. 1898
     9. Gladys Smith,   b. 1902
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2017 22:08:43 
    Family ID F29363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Feb 1842 - Curdsville,Buckingham Co,VA,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily C e n s u s - Laurence A Smith 28 Paling E Smith 21 Marcus H SMith 2 Wm S Smith 11/12 - 1870 - James River, Buckingham, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily C e n s u s - L A Smith 37 Paulena E Smith 30 Markus H Smith 12 William S Smith 11 Robt W Smith 9 Thos E SMith 8 John L Sith 6 Sidney J Smith 3 - 1880 - Madison, Cumberland, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily C e n s u s - Lawrence A Smith Alice R Smith Robert W Smith Sidney J Smith Annie J Smith Emma J Smith Baxter M Smith JOe W Smith Albert Smith Minnie S Smith Maurinels Smith Ethel L Smith - 1900 - Madison, Cumberland, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily C e n s u s - L A SMith 68 Alice Smith 51 Cary Smith 20 Minnie SMith 18 Morris SMith 14 Ethle SMith 12 Gladys Smith 7 - 1910 - Madison, Cumberland, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Apr 1925 - Farmville,Prince Edward Co,VA,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Grace Episcopal Church Est 1840, Cumberland, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
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