by Sherry Stocking Kline
February 23, 2010
When I snapped the photo of this stone in the Caney Fork Cemetery at Temple Hill I knew from our KY cousins that they were part of our family, but we didn’t get into just how, and census research this week along with other previous research has shown exactly how he ties into the family.
On The Stone:
24 June 1850
09 January 1929
09 March 1849
03 August 1925
James is the son of John and Mary (Whaley) Hawley, and John is my great-great grandmother Virginia (Hawley) Smith’s brother.
John and Virginia Hawley are the children of James Hawley. James was born 11 AUG 1781 in Stafford County, Virginia, and died about 1842 in Falls Creek, Sullivan County, Tennessee.
Nancy J., James L. Smith’s wife may also be a part of our Smith family. Her father’s name was W. W. Bell, and her mother was Margaret Smith, but digging into Margaret’s family will have to wait for another day!
What fun it is to put together the puzzle pieces, then double check and make sure they ‘fit’ where I’ve placed them!