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Signature of James L. Dusenbery and several photographs artistically combined.

Smith, Cornelia Lydia (née Dusenbery)

The Dusenbery family home at 405 South Main Street in Lexington, NC. The women on the porch are Cornelia Dusenbery Smith and Grace Cornelia Smith.

Image courtesy of the Piedmont Funeral Home.

The pillar on the left marks the grave of Cornelia Dusenbery Smith (1831-1887), wife of James Goss Smith (1835-1909), Lexington City Cemetery, Lexington, NC. The monument reads: "Cornelia/Dusenbery/Smith/Born/Sept. 28, 1831/Died/Sept. 9 1887." The brown gravestone to the right of Cornelia Dusenbery Smith's marks the grave of her husband, James Smith (1835-1909), Lexington City Cemetery, Lexington, NC.

Photograph by Erika Lindemann.

Cornelia Lydia Dusenbery (1831–1887) was educated at the Edgeworth Female Seminary in Greensboro and married James Goss Smith (1835–1909), a dry goods merchant who also served as postmaster for Lexington. They were the parents of William D.(1861–1898), Elizabeth (abt. 1863–abt. 1864), James H. (1865–1877), and Grace C. (1867–1939). Cornelia and James were buried in the Lexington City Cemetery.

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