Aaron Fairfax Smith
Judah (Judith) Stom
Rudolph Yontz
Sabra Reed
Leonard S Smith
Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Yontz

William Henderson (Billy) Smith


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Marietta Isadora Catherine Mason

William Henderson (Billy) Smith

  • Born: 30 Sep 1841, Ohio County, Kentucky
  • Marriage: Marietta Isadora Catherine Mason on 12 Feb 1865 in Paradise, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky
  • Died: 6 Jul 1925, Paradise, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky at age 83
  • Buried: Jul 1925, Smith Yontz Nourse Cemetery, Paradise, Kentucky

bullet  General Notes:

William H. Smith was born near Paradise, September 30, 1841. He is a son of Leonard Smith and a grandson of pioneer Aaron
Smith. He was a member of Company I, Eleventh Kentucky Infantry (Federal). His farm on Green River below Airdrie is one of
the best preserved of the old farms in the county. Few men living along Green River are better known than "Billy" Smith, as he is
called by his many friends. One of his nearest neighbors was General Buell, under whom he had fought during the first part of the
Civil War and after whom his youngest son, Don Carlos R., is named. Mrs. Mary E. Humphrey, one of the most progressive
women in the town of Paradise, is one of his daughters.
Submitted by Dorann O'Neal Lam Source A History of Muhlenberg County by Otto A. Rothert, p. 336

11th Kentucky Volunteers detailed roster

Smith, William H., 2nd Sergeant, I Co, 24 yrs, 8 Oct 61 at Camp Caloway (Hartford), KY. Wounded
(slightly) at the battle of Shiloh (Shiloh, TN) on 7 Apr 62 and sent to Simmonds General
Hospital Mound City, IL. Promoted to 1st Sergeant (vice Jonathan N. Simmons, commissioned) on
19 Jun 63. 3 Mar 64 ordered to Paradise, KY for recruiting duty and arrived 15 Mar 64.
Commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant (vice Robert T. Kennedy, resigned) on 17 Jun 64 at Marietta,
GA. Discharged 14 Dec 64 at Bowling Green, KY.

Smith, William H.

Certificate No. 17681
Place of Death Paradise, KY
County Muhlenberg
State Kentucky
Full Name William H. Smith
Male White Married
Birth date of deceased September 30, 1841
Age 83 years 9 months 6 days
Birthplace Ohio Co., KY
Occupation Farmer
Name Leonard Smith
Birthplace Muhlenberg
Maiden Name Elizabeth Yonts
Birthplace [Blank]
Informant Carlos Smith, Paradise, KY
Burial Place Smith Cemetery
Burial Date July 7, 1925
Funeral Director J.F. Casebier, Beaver Dam, KY
Date of Death July 6, 1925
Doctor George L. Everly, Rockport, KY


William married Marietta Isadora Catherine Mason, daughter of William H. Mason and Mary Joanna Lamb, on 12 Feb 1865 in Paradise, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. (Marietta Isadora Catherine Mason was born on 6 Dec 1844 in Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana, died on 25 Sep 1916 in Paradise, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky and was buried in Sep 1916 in Smith Yontz Nourse Cemetery, Paradise, Kentucky.)

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