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Smyrna in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dewitt Smith Jobe

 
 
Dewitt Smith Jobe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, March 8, 2010
1. Dewitt Smith Jobe Marker
Inscription. Compatriot of Sam Davis and cousin of Gen. Thomas Benton Smith, he was a member of Co. D, 20th Tenn. Regt., CSA, and later was transferred to Coleman's Scouts. On August 30, 1864, he was captured by a Federal patrol near Nolensville and tortured to death for his refusal to divulge information. His home stands 7.8 miles S.W. at Rocky Fork. He is buried in a family cemetery on a hill behind the house.
 
Erected by Confederate Historical Society of Nashville.
 
Location. 35° 58.72′ N, 86° 30.92′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on South Lowry Street (U.S. 41), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smyrna TN 37167, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Dewitt Smith Jobe (approx. 0.3 miles away); Smyrna Railroad Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sam Davis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sam Davis Home (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Sam Davis Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); Outbuildings
Dewitt Smith Jobe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, March 8, 2010
2. Dewitt Smith Jobe Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Sam Davis Gravesite (approx. 1.1 miles away); Slave Cabins (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smyrna.
 
Also see . . .  Dewitt Smith Jobe grave. (Submitted on March 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. HeroesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,246 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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