Biography of Abraham H. Smith
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Smith, Abraham H., son of Thomas and Priscilla (Cornell) Smith, was born in the town of Dartmouth, Bristol county, Mass., December 20, 1833. He was educated in the public schools of Dartmouth and in the Friends' Academy at Providence, R. I., from which institution he was graduated in 1852. In. August, 1864, he enlisted in Co. E., 58th Mass. Vols., and served until honorably discharged at the close of the war, being wounded in, one of the last battles fought during the Rebellion. After his recovery he returned to his home in Dartmouth and has since been engaged in farming. He represented this district in the State Legislature for two terms, 1874-75, serving on the committees on agriculture and printing. He has been a member of the First Baptist Church of New Bedford for many years. The family at one time held a greater portion of that tract of land in Dartmouth called "Smith's Neck," hence the name. Mr. Smith has been twice married, first to Sarah, daughter of Edward and Ruth (Cook) Cook, December 20, 1855. For his second wife he married, January 7, 1897, Julia, daughter of David and Elmira (Smith) Sisson of Dartmouth.

From:
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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