Biography of Elias Smith
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Smith, Elias, born in Luzerne County, Pa., March 24, 1828, attended the public schools of that State, and December 6, 1846, married Diana, only daughter of Samuel and Barsheba Greene, by whom he had children as follows: two who died in infancy, George P., Anson B., Amy, Henry N., Elias, jr., Hattie, Charles, Normie, Samuel S., and Hiram. In 1852 Mr. Smith began work for the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad Company, and has been eonductor for twenty five years and yardrnaster for nine years. His father, Permenus. was born in Luzerne County, Pa., in 1784, and married Sarah Phillips, of Rhode Island. Their thirteen children were Maria, James, Waitey, Henry, Isaac. Sarah, Eleck, Permenus, jr., Nancy, Elias, Ezra, Polly A., and Jeremiah. Elias, jr., is night dispatcher for the same company. He married Nettie M., oldest daughter of Warren and Emeline Warner, of Pennsylvania, and they have one daughter, Alma D., born August 12, 1886.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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