Biography of William Smith
Tipton County, IN Biographies





WILLIAM SMITH, son of Samuel Smith, a native of Virginia, was born in Greenbrier County, Va., December 5, 1826, and at the age of eight years moved with his parents to Madison County, Ind. Subsequently they removed to Hendricks County, where our subject grew to manhood; he then purchased a small farm where he remained until 1852, when he came to Tipton County and purchased 160 acres which he cultivated. He is a practical farmer and has accumulated a handsome estate of 575 acres, part of which lies in the suburbs of Sharpsville; he also owns town property; he at one time owned and operated the flouring mills at Sharpsville, butis now leading a retired life on one of his farms. He has taken a prominent part in improving the public roads of the county, having served as Supervisor for ten years. Mr. Smith was married in Rush County March 12, 1851, to Mary Stephenson, of Indiana. She died in 1877, leaving three children - Sarah A., Samuel J. and William. He married his present wife, Mrs. Cynthia Smith, in Tipton County, June 27, 1878. She was born in Johnson County, Ind., March 18, 1846. They have two children - Mary B. and Leona E. Mr. Smith is a member of the Republican party, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Smith came to Tipton County in 1852 with limited means, but today is one of the wealthiest citizens in the county.

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


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