Biography of Henry W. Smith
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HENRY W. SMITH, son of Fielding and Rhoda (Carpenter) Smith, was born in Madison County, Va., in 1817, and is of FrancoGerman descent. He was reared on a farm in Virginia and received a fair English education. His father died when he was twelve years old, and he and his brother continued to farm the old homestead. At the age of twenty, he removed to Kentucky and settled near Brownsboro, in Oldham County, and three years later located on a farm in Jefferson County, Ky., where he remained thirteen years. He was married October 1, 1840, to Permelia M. Gaw, of Jefferson County. They had ten children, eight of whom are living. In 1853, he purchased land in Clay Township and added to this till he had over 600 acres, but has since divided with his children and now has about 300 acres. On this he has erected a barn and brick residence, and has one of the best arranged grain and stock farms in the county. He has always belonged to the Democratic party, and has taken a great interest in the public improvements of his county and community.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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