Biography of Hiram Smith
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HIRAM SMITH, a retired farmer of London, Mich., was born at Batavia, N. Y., May 11, 1808. His early life was spent at home. When he became of age he learned the saddler and harnessmaker's trade, working at it about three years in Ohio. January 29, 1834, he married Amy B. Throop, of Michigan. She was born at Middlebury, Vt., July 8, 1812. She came to Michigan with her parents in 1833. After his marriage they lived at Milan, Huron county, Ohio, until August, 1835, when they moved to Michigan, locating in York township, Washtenaw county, and cngaged in farming, living here a year and a half; then going to Saline, engaging in saddle and harness manufacturing. After three years he moved to London upon a farm of 215 acres, living there 40 years, and then sold it to his son and son in law, and built upon the farm he now owns of 85 acres. Seven children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Smith: Sarah, Mary, Horatio, Sabrina L, Phoebe, Eliza Jane and Alzina C.; all are living with the exception of Mary, who died Aug. 7, 1854, and Phoebe, died March 4, 1875.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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