Warren County Tennessee Genealogy & History
Elizabeth Francis Isabel Gilley Smoot
The Unfinished Grave Monument
Original Photograph Matt Killian, by 16 Dec 2005.
How the Monument Should Read
Photograph with Death Date added in Photoshop.
Elizabeth Francis (Frances) Isabel Gilley, born 3 September 1852 in Warren County Tennessee, she was
the daughter of Acton Young Gilley and his wife, Rebecca Wilson Gilley. About 1869, Frances
married William Henley Smoot, son of William Smoot and his wife, Matilda Anderson Smoot.
Together, Frances and Wm. H. Smoot had thirteen children.
When William H. died 3 October 1903, his body was interred at Grange Hall Cemetery in southwestern
Warren County. Soon after, a family grave monument was erected for Willam H. and Frances. Of course,
Frances death information was not inscribed.
On 17 July 1927, Frances died at Morrison Tennessee. She was buried the following day next to her
husband. Again, her death date was not inscribed.
At this late date, some of Frances descendants and kinfolk propose to remedy the situation
and have the monument inscribed. It is a Tennessee Certificate of Death (16779) that gives the proof of
the death and burial dates and place of burial. Stay tuned ...
Tennessee Certificate of Death (large file,
Full View of the Grave Monument
Other Side of the Grave Monument
Wm H. Smoot, Elizabeth Gilley Smoot & Family
Elizabeth Gilley Smoot & Two Daughers
Matt Killian Photo, 2005
This page last updated on
Thursday, August 13, 2015