Seguin in Guadalupe County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
A soldier in the Army of Texas in the Mier expedition, 1842
Born in Virginia
Died in Seguin, Texas
October 28, 1854
Erected by the State of Texas 1936
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 1512.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 28, 1854.
Location. 29° 33.596′ N, 97° 57.706′ W. Marker is in Seguin, Texas, in Guadalupe County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Klein Street and South River Street. The Ezekiel Smith marker is located in the south section of the Riverside Cemetery in the section called Smith Cemetery, toward the back fence. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seguin TX 78155, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jonathan Douglass (a few steps from this marker); Claiborne West (a few steps from this marker); Timothy Pickering Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel MillettJohn F. McGuffin (within shouting distance of this marker); Riverside Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calaboose (approx. 0.4 miles away); Campbell Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seguin.
Regarding Ezekiel Smith. War of 1812, veteran Ezekial Smith was born October 19, 1781, Giles County, Virginia and died October 28, 1854 in Guadalupe County Texas. Smith is buried in the Smith burying ground in the Riverside Cemetery in Seguin. In 1802 he married Susannah Dingess in Giles County, Virginia. Their known children were Parish (Paris) Smith, born 1803; Peter Dingess Smith, born 1805; French Smith, born 1809, and married Elizabeth Hector; Gertrude and Charles Alexander (twins), born 1811; Polly and Harriet Smith (twins), born 1814. Harriet Smith married Benjamin F. Shurlock.
Ezekial Smith was a private in Captain George W. Kemp's Company of Virginia militia. He was drafted at Giles County, Virginia Court House. The company was then under Captain George Ott. Later years in Texas, Smith participated in the Runaway Scrape and was the oldest man in the Mier Expedition, (1842-1843).
Source Seguin Gazette - January 21, 1981
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