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.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Howard County, IN
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