Aaron Fairfax Smith (son of Peter and Jemima Smith), born in North Carolina in 1783; died April 12, 1867. His tombstone states that he was 83 years of age at the time of death. Both he and his wife were buried in
later known as Dering Cemetery at McDougal
Aaron Fairfax Smith married Judith Strum, daughter of Pioneer Leonard Strum (or Strom). Her birth date was
July 20, 1792.
She died June 18, 1860.
Rothert, in his History of Muhlenberg County, 1913, says that Paradise is about a mile from Old Airdie and is built on land first settled by Pioneer Leonard Strum. He and his sons, Jacob and Henry (Henry married Susannah Smith, daughter of William Wigginton Smith), opened up a farm and also conducted the first store. They also operated a boat landing. Aaron Fairfax Smith was a farmer in
and, seemingly, a prosperous one.
He and Judith had these
children of which a record is found. There
may have been others. Muhlenberg County