Person:Eliza Karnes (1)

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Eliza Mariah Karnes
b.29 Sep 1840 , , Kentucky
d.21 Sep 1915 , Stephens, Texas
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Name Eliza Mariah Karnes
Gender Female
Birth[1] 29 Sep 1840 , , Kentucky
Marriage 28 Mar 1866 , Coryell, Texasto Reverend Green Lafayette Smith
Death? 21 Sep 1915 , Stephens, TexasCause: poisoning
Burial[2][3] Oakwood Cemetery, Cisco, Eastland, Texas

Stephens County, Texas 1880 US census Greene L. SMITH Self M Male W 39 TX Farmer-Stock Raiser TN TN Eliza M. SMITH Wife M Female W 39 KY Keeping House VA KY Josephine SMITH Dau S Female W 13 TX At Home TX KY Mary S. SMITH Dau S Female W 10 TX At Home TX KY Robert W. SMITH Son S Male W 8 TX TX KY Jessie S. SMITH Son S Male W 6 TX TX KY Henry M. SMITH Son S Male W 5 TX TX KY Lula B. SMITH Son S Male W 1 TX TX KY SMITH Son S Male W 1M --- --- --- [William]

Source Information: Census Place District 172, Precinct 7, Stephens, Texas Family History Library Film 1255327 NA Film Number T9-1327 Page Number 495A 1880 US Census


Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Cisco, Eastland County, TX. Info from Helen Kelley Price, great-granddaughter of Eliza and Green Smith.

info from Helen Price: The grandmother, Eliza Mariah Karnes (wife of Green) took care of the Alexander children after their parents died. Eliza Karnes Smith and Bettie Alexander were poisoned and both died in Sep 1915.

References
  1. Census: USA Federal Census records, 1880.

    1880 Stephensville, Erath County, Texas Federal Census

    Greene L. SMITH Self M Male W 39 TX Farmer-Stock Raiser TN TN
    Eliza M. SMITH Wife M Female W 39 KY Keeping House VA KY
    Josephine SMITH Dau S Female W 13 TX At Home TX KY
    Mary S. SMITH Dau S Female W 10 TX At Home TX KY
    Robert W. SMITH Son S Male W 8 TX TX KY
    Jessie S. SMITH Son S Male W 6 TX TX KY
    Henry M. SMITH Son S Male W 5 TX TX KY
    Lula B. SMITH Son S Male W 1 TX TX KY
    SMITH Son S Male W 1M --- --- ---

    Source Information:
    Census Place District 172, Precinct 7, Stephens, Texas
    Family History Library Film 1255327 <
    NA Film Number T9-1327
    Page Number 495A 1880 USCensus

    Information from familysearch.org

    Stephensville, Erath Texas 1880 census for Green & Eliza Smith family--see text

  2. Family records.

    Green Lafayette Smith was a circuit riding minister of the Methodist Episcopol Church South at the time of his death. He and Eliza are buried in the Oakwood Cemetary in Cisco Eastland County, Texas. Info from Helen K. Price GGranddaughter of Green and Eliza.

    Info from Helen K. Price GGranddaughter of Green and Eliza--see text

  3. Cemetery records.

    Eliza M. Smith Sept. 29, 1840 - Sept. 21, 1915

    Cemetery Inscriptions Eastland County, Texas Volume III Cisco, Texas