Private James Lycurgus “Babe” Smith
D Company

 

He enlisted on the 1 September 1862.

 

Listed as "wounded at Murfreesboro and ordered to hospital" and also as "severely wounded."

 

According to his records, he was last paid in August 1863.

 

He was born in 1841 the son of John and Ann Smith and was the younger brother of Jerome B. Smith below.

 

His father was one of the larger land owners in the county, a justice of the peace, and a member of the Tennessee Legislature when Tennessee joined the Confederacy.

 

Married Rachel Grace? Millraney on 19 June 1870 Warren Co, TN. She was born in Guildford, NC in 1845 the daughter of Joseph H. and Lavina (Moton) Millraney. They had four children: Daisey Annie, Lela, Son and James Allen Smith.

 

The family moved to Texas in the early 1880s where they lived southwest of Ennis, Ellis Co.

 

By 1896 they had moved to the Dale area of Pottawatomie Co, Indian Territory, now OK.

 

He died in1901 in Shawnee, OK and is buried in Shawnee, Indian Territory, now OK.

 

On his death she married William Bobo Maveety, 23 January 1902. She died 19 December 1910 in Geary, OK, and is buried at Gracemont, OK.

 

A new gravestone was dedicated to him on Saturday, 13 April 2013, at Fairview Cemetery, Center Ave, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, OK.

 


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