Jacob's New Tombstone in Jollett Cemetery
dedicated on Saturday, June 19, 2010
and marked by the Ft. Harrison Chapter, Sons of the American Revolutionary, and the Massanutton Chapter and Shenandoah River Chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution
Jacob's new tombstone replaces the one that disappeared in the 1960s. The new stone was made possible by scores of donations - large and small - from Smith descendants and beautifully crafted by Elkton artisan, Jimmy Miller of JEM Stone.
. . . and one for Winna too
After lying in an unmarked grave for 168 years, Winna now has a place of honor by Jacob's side in the Jollett Cemetery.
Jollett Church, founded by Jacob's great granddaughter, Elizabeth Sarah Smith, and her husband, Rev. John Jollett
Jollett Cemetery located on the hill, surrounded by mountains, fields of grain and wandering cows.
Laying out the Stone
DAR Marker, placed by the Massanutton and Shenandoah River Chapters, NSDAR, generously donated by Barbara Hensley Carpenter, National Vice President General, DAR, Jacob's descendant who opened the Jacob Smith line for others to join and as of June 19, 2010 was the only DAR with Jacob's line.
Setting the New Tombstones
Saturday, June 12, 2010