Biography of Robert Smith
Monroe County, MI Biographies

ROBERT SMITH was born at Paterson; N. J., in 1827, and came to Whiteford with his parents in 1833. He married Harriet Harroun, of Sylvania, O., daughter of David and Clara Harroun, who were natives of New York State, but then residents of Sylvania; by this marriage Robert Smith has seven children now living and one deceased. He now owns 150 acres of choice land. His father, Robert Smith, was a native of the north of Ireland; he married Nancy Crawford, who was also a native of the same country, and came with her husband to America at an early date, settling at Paterson, N. J.; in the spring of 1833 removed with his family to this county, and settled in Whiteford, where he took up 160 acres of wild land, which he afterwards improved, and remained thereon until his death in 1862; his wife followed in 1884. Of this family there are four sons and two daughters remaining.

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

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