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In This Cemetery is Buried Capt. William Smith

 
 
In This Cemetery is Buried Capt. William Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
1. In This Cemetery is Buried Capt. William Smith Marker
Inscription. Two plaques have been placed at this memorial.

In This Cemetery is Buried
Capt. William Smith
Born in Virginia, November 14, 1768
Died in Sonoma, May 5 1846
Who served in the Virginia Navy during the American Revolution

In Recognition of
William Smith
MATE of the Hazard, Virginia Navy, and
CAPTAIN of the ALBATROSS, Merchantman
Born: Flowerdew Hundred, VA 14 November, 1768
Died: Sonoma, CA 5 May 1846
Who served in the Colonial Nav in the Revolution
The only known American Revolutionary War Veteran buried in California

 
Erected 1965 by Daughters of the American Revolution, California State Society & Sons of the American Revolution, California Society (erected 1991).
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 38° 18.03′ N, 122° 27.312′ W. Marker is in Sonoma, California, in Sonoma County. Marker can be reached from 1st Street West. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 1st Street West, Sonoma CA 95476, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
In Recognition of William Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
2. In Recognition of William Smith Marker
marker. Depot Hotel – Cucina Rustica (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sonoma Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sonoma Brewing Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vella Cheese Factory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lachryma Montis (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mission San Francisco Solano Sacred Ground (approx. half a mile away); Servants Quarters (approx. half a mile away); Mission San Francisco Solano (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonoma.
 
More about this marker. This memorial is located in the Mountain Cemetery near the junction of the Palm Walk and Laurel Lane walking paths.
 
Also see . . .  Mountain Cemetery: Where Sonoma history comes alive -- Sonoma News. Two years ago, Overlook Trail steward Fred Allebach took on what he calls “a labor of love,” researching and writing the Mountain Cemetery Walking Tour brochure, available free at the kiosk in the parking lot. The brochure includes a map (and design by volunteer Scott Summers) and gives details about 42 gravesites, some with brief information like “Murial Joy Cassidy, 1901-1907, nice little headstone with a bird,” to much longer grave details delving into family histories. (Submitted on April 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Capt. William Smith Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
3. Capt. William Smith Memorial
Mountain Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
4. Mountain Cemetery
A plaque on the monument in front of the memorial reads:

Sonoma City Landmark No. 2
Mountain Cemetery
Established 1841
For The Founders and People of Sonoma Valley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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