Biography of Robert O. Smith
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SMITH, ROBERT O. Was born in Indiana, in 1832. When but a child his parents moved to Tennessee, and in 1840 moved again to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. After a residence here of one year they moved to Ohio, and after a year or so they moved to Virginia, where they resided about two years, and then took up their residence in Wisconsin, where they resided until 1849, when they started for California, and after spending the winter of 1849 in New Mexico, they arrived in California in November, 1850. After teaming and mining for a short time in the southern mines, the subject of this sketch engaged in farming near Stockton, in the San Joaquin Valley, until 1854, when he went to Sacramento. Here he remained, being engaged in different pursuits, until August, 1858, when he came to Lake County, and followed farming in Scotts Valley until 1863, when he established a brewery in the above named valley, which he conducted until the fall of 1864, when he changed his location to where he now is, about one half mile above Lakeport. Here he owns one hundred and sixty acres of land, which he works, as well as attending his brewery, a history of which will be found in its proper place. Mr. Smith married, February 6, 1856, Miss Caroline Holman, a native of Missouri. Their children are, Frances A., Emily J., Annie L., James R. and Caroline R.

From:
History of Napa and Lake Counties, California
Slocum, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1881


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