Smiths without tomb stones


Abraham Lincoln Smith s/o Abraham & Sarah Smith 15 Jun 1885 - 16 Feb 1920 (death certificate)

Elihug H Smith wife Jona Brown Smith c/o Abraham & Sarah Smith age 42y 6m 1d died 5 May 1926 (death certificate)


Lawrence Smith s/o Elihug H Smith & Lora F. Vanmeter 14 Dec 1911 - 27 Dec 1912 (death certificate)
Mary Frances Smith w/o John Brown Jan 1922 (obit: SMITH, SARAH, “wife of Thomas Smith of near Massieville died at her home on Tuesday at four a.m. of paralysis.  The deceased was sixty-two years of age and had been ill but a few hours.  She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Mary Miscoll, Mrs. Nellie Saunders, Roy, Louis and Clifford Smith, of the home neighborhood, and Miss Mindora and Clarence at home.  Funeral services will be held on Friday morning at the Massieville church at 11 o’clock conducted by the Rev. Grundy.  Burial at the Straight Creek cemetery with undertaker C. M. Freeman in charge.” 5 Apr 1934 The Republican Herald) 
Myrtle Mae Smith d/o Mr. & Mrs. Willis Smith age 18 died Aug 1919 (obit: SMITH, MYRTLE MAY, 18 years old, dau. of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Smith of East Jackson, died at her home last Wednesday.  Interred in the cemetery on Straight Creek.” 28 Aug 1919Ralph Casper Smith s/o Sanford Smith & Martha Vanmeter 1 Aug 1910 - 26 Sep 1910 (death certificate)



Nancy Jane Brown  d/o C. C. & M. Brown  age 4 y 4m died 9 Aug 1884

GASTY


TWO NEGROES SHOT--Last Friday At the Negro Camp On the Norfolk & Western. Two negroes were shot, one fatally, last Friday at the railway camp below Waverly. Young Stamey, commissary clerk, shot four bullets into the face and heart of a negro named Gasty who was attempting to kill him with a poker, The negro died almost instantly. Stamey was dismissed by acting Coroner Philip Gabelman, on the grounds of justifiable homicide.


In the other case, Walter Crissfield shoot Jon Hoskins through the lung over a dispute in a game of cards. Both negroes. Haskins still lives at the Portsmouth hospital. Gasty was buried in a negro cemetery over on Straight Creek.”  30 November 1910 The Democrat


Rachel Brown age 30y 5m 12d 25 Oct 1900 - 1931

 Quinn Brown  s/o E. & S. E.  age 4y 11m 23d  died 16 Jul 1891

John Tate  died 1945

Dorothy Smith 13 Nov 1902 - 21 Nov 1924

William Davis died 30 Dec 1902 age 88y 10m 18d

He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church

Gone but not forgotten

Amy Rose Dodd Thank you for posting pictures. I see my Great Great Grandfather William Davis' tombstone with Straight Creek pictures. He is actually buried at Linn Hill Cemetery, Jackson Twp. with other family members.
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  M Vires   7 May 1883 -   7 May 1883

Dorthy Herman   d/o Henry Herman & Nora Byrd   1 Jan 1912 - 2 Sep 1912 (death certificate)


Mary Martha Knapper  d/o  Jacob Viers & Margaret Clark  20 Nov 1846 - 28 Jul 1913 (death certificate)

  John C. Green  s/o S. E. & M. E.  age 1m 17d  died 10 Oct 1905

Budded on earth to bloom in heaven

Rebecca J Lucas wife of Philip Lucas died 19 Sep 1860

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Elizabeth Vires  d/o Jacob & M Vires  age 12y 10m  died   23 Jan 1861

  Nancy J Brown   w/o C. Brown  age 56y 3m 6d  died 21 May 1878

  Mary E. Green   w/o Samuel E. age 17y 7m 1d  died   2 Jun 1906

Sarah F. Smith born 7 Nov 1872 died 3 Apr 1934

Thomas Smith born 16 Mar 1864 died 15 Jul 1946

SMITH, SARAH, “wife of Thomas Smith of near Massieville died at her home on Tuesday at four a.m. of paralysis.  The deceased was sixty-two years of age and had been ill but a few hours.  She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Mary Miscoll, Mrs. Nellie Saunders, Roy, Louis and Clifford Smith, of the home neighborhood, and Miss Mindora and Clarence at home.  Funeral services will be held on Friday morning at the Massieville church at 11 o’clock conducted by the Rev. Grundy.  Burial at the Straight Creek cemetery with undertaker C. M. Freeman in charge.” 5 Apr 1934 The Republican Herald
 Isaac Lucas born 1830 in Pike Co., OH, died in Jackson Twp., from Catarrh, burial Row 4 Grave 22  Service: Civil War, Private Army, Co. E. 27th Reg. U. S. C. T. 

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Nancy A. Smith  w/o John Smith  age abt 59 y died  6 Nov 1863

Nancy Ann Brown  w/o J. C. age   20y 10m 23d  died  23 Apr 1884

Straight Creek Cemetery 19 October 2014 photo by Tyrone Hemry

  Jemima Brown  w/o J. C. Brown   age 20y 11m 10d died 20 Feb 1882

Mary Tate died 1960

 John C. Brown 1855 -19__   

Martha F. Brown 1858 - 1922  his wife

Mary Jane Carter d/o H. & S. Carter age 29y 2m 4d died 2 Nov 1879

Clark, Joseph  b. 30 Sep 1829 Green Brier Co., VA.  d. 5 Sep 1906 from gravel?  Burial Row 2 Grave 6.  Service: Civil War, Pvt Army Co. E. 27th Reg. U. S. C. T., Enlisted 20  Feb -- Discharged 21 Sep 1865 

 Eliza Lucas   age 86y 10m 3d  born 1818  died 1905 

Gone but not forgotten

Delia Lucas   w/o Daniel Lucas  age 41y 3m 25d  died 4 Jun 1851

Straight Creek Cemetery, Pike Co., OH

Cemetery is located on the west side of Straight Creek Road, one mile south of the intersection with State Route 335, in Jackson Township, Pike Co., Ohio.  

coordinates: 39 07.002  82    53.866

 Tombstone pictures taken by Tyrone Hemry   5 July 2004

Redmond, John   b. 24 Jul 1846 in Ohio  d. 23 Jan 1934 at   Jackson, OH from pneumonia. Buried  row 3, Grave 46.  Service: Civil War Co. D  27th U. S. C. T. (Unassigned Recruit),  Enlisted 27 Jan 1865 - Discharged 21 Sep 1865

Byrds with no tombstones
Irene Byrd d/o Wm. Byrd & Gertrude Lett 9 Oct 1912 - 15 Jun 1913 (death certificate) Byrd, stillborn c/o Ambrus Byrd & Gennette Dorton 13 Dec 1909 - 13 Dec 1909 (death certificate) William Byrd age 47  died 12 Mar 1930(obit: BYRD, WILLIAM   “WM. BYRD DIES SUDDENLLY—William Byrd, 47, colored resident of the Straight Creek neighborhood, died suddenly yesterday evening following only a few minutes illness.  He was worked all day for N. P. Foster, and after arriving at his home ate a hearty supper. About an hour after the meal had been eaten he was taken violently ill and in a few minutes was dead.  Coroner Dan J. Wilson was called and after viewing the body ordered the remains turned over to the A. M. Gregg Undertaking Company.  He did not render a verdict as to the cause of death.  The deceased is survived by a wife, two sons and five daughters and the following brothers and sisters: Thomas Byrd, of Higby; Richard Byrd, of Columbus; George Byrd, on Grimes farm near Waverly; Mrs. Bessie Herman, Carr’s Run; Mrs. Nora Herman, Pickaway County and Mattie Simmons, of Omega.  Funeral will be held at the home Friday at 2:00 p.m. with burial at the Strait Creek cemetery.” 13 Mar 1930 The Waverly Watchman

Some other Browns with no tombstones

Clinton Brown s/o  Charles Brown & Isador? Smith 31 Dec 1885 - 13 Nov 1912 (death certificate) Eucrilla Brown d/o Mason Lucas & Eliza Smith Oct 1845 - 19 Feb 1920 (death certificate) Mahay Brown w/o C. 27 May 1876 (earlier reading but no longer found) 
Nancy Jane Brown d/o C. C. & M. Brown age 4 y 4m died 9 Aug 1884 (found on the internet) 
Sarah Brown w/o Elias Brown died Nov 1921 (from obit: BROWN, SARAH E., “widow of Elias Brown, died at the home of her daughter, at Bloomingburg, Fayette county, Ohio, last Thursday.  Interment was made Saturday afternoon at Straight Creek Cemetery.” 1 Dec 1921 The Republican Herald)