|Photograph of Adam Smith and Helen Bell's Gravestone, 2014 by Cary Schmidt.|
Used with permission
Died at Merkland
Buried at Kirkmahoe Cemetery in Dumfries, Scotland, Adam Smith and Helen Bell were my third great grandparents.
In Memory of/ Adam Smith./Farmer in Merkland, in the Parish of Ruthwell/Who Died the 20th September 1849 in his 57th year./
Also Helen Bell, his wife, who died at /Merkland, 6th of November 1860 in her 70th /Year.
And of Helen Smith, who died/ at Merkland on the 13th of March 1823 in her 7th year. And Helen Smith, who died at Merkland 3rd March 1831, in her 19th month. Daughters of the above.
And of James Smith, son of the above who died at Merkland, 26th April in his 46th year.