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.
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