NOTE

Smith, Julia Ann

Smith, William W.

The Economist-Falcon (Elizabeth City, NC) Friday, February 2, 1894; pg. 3; col. 4
       FROM THE COUNTIES CURRITUCK (Church's Island)
Marriage bells are chiming still. Miss Julia SYKES of Bertie County and Mr. William SMITH of Church's Island were married Sunday the 21st inst. by Dr. PITTS, J.P. at the residence of Mr. Pierce HAMPTON.

Marriage Register Book B - Currituck County, N.C. - original register pages 97 & 98

William W. Smith, father: Dempsey Smith - mother: Malissa Smith, and Julia Skyles, father: James Skyles - mother: Nancy Skyles, were married on Churches Island January 21, 1894 by V. L. Pitts, JP

Personal Note by Benjamine O. Bateman Jr. - grand-nephew of William Walter & Julia Ann Skyles Smith:

After William Walter Smith died, Julia went to live with her daughter, Annie Smith Crockett on Gwynn Island, Mathews County, Virginia.  When Julia died, Annie had her buried on Gwynn Island.  The birth date on her tombstone in Mathews County, Va. does not match the birth date on her tombstone in Currituck County, N.C. 

In 2002 I questioned her granddaughter, Laura Mae, who still lives on Gwynn Island about the discrepancy of the birth information.  She informed me that when Julia died, they had no idea of her date of birth so they guessed at it.  She was not aware that Julia's birth date appears on the tombstone in Currituck County, N.C.   She feels certain that the birth information in Currituck is correct since Julia had that tombstone erected when William Walter died.