Smith, Cornelia Lydia (née Dusenbery)
The pillar on the left marks the grave of Cornelia Dusenbery Smith (1831-1887), wife of James Goss Smith (1835-1909), Lexington City Cemetery, Lexington, NC. The monument reads: "Cornelia/Dusenbery/Smith/Born/Sept. 28, 1831/Died/Sept. 9 1887." The brown gravestone to the right of Cornelia Dusenbery Smith's marks the grave of her husband, James Smith (1835-1909), Lexington City Cemetery, Lexington, NC.
Photograph by Erika Lindemann.
Cornelia Lydia Dusenbery (1831–1887) was educated at the Edgeworth Female Seminary in Greensboro and married James Goss Smith (1835–1909), a dry goods merchant who also served as postmaster for Lexington. They were the parents of William D.(1861–1898), Elizabeth (abt. 1863–abt. 1864), James H. (1865–1877), and Grace C. (1867–1939). Cornelia and James were buried in the Lexington City Cemetery.