Lydia (Wilson) Smith Westfall, West Virginia  Smith family photo
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Lydia (Wilson) Smith Westfall, West Virginia

Lydia Wilson Smith Westfall, widow of John H. Westfall. Lydia Wilson (1820-1907) first married Solomon P. Smith about 1838 and had five children. After the death of Smith, she married widower John H. Westfall (1806-1870) in Lewis County (West) Virginia in 1851. She was the mother of Nathaniel J. Westfall, my great grandfather and another son James, daughters Nancy, Lydia Ann and Mary Westfall. This picture was probably taken shortly before her death in 1907. She is buried in the Harrison Grove Cemetery on Murphys Creek in southern Lewis County, West Virginia. My grandmother Osa remembered her grandmother vividly and would tell me stories about the Westfalls that she heard from her grandmother Lydia. Half brothers William M. and Thomas Smith lived next door to Nathaniel Westfall and my grandmother grew up knowing them. ... show more

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Ronald Wall Lydia's headstone was stolen from the Harrison Grove Cemetery by vandals and never recovered. She is buried next to her daughter Lydia Ann Westfall Markley under a large tree in the back of the cemetery. Also next to Lydia Ann is her husband Frank (Francis) Markley. Their graves are marked with headstones.
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