Biography of Edward Smith





Smith, Edward, p. o. East Pembroke, N. Y., was born in Madison county, N. Y., August 2, 1823, educated in the district schools, came to Monroe county when eighteen years old and to Genesee county in 1850, and is one of Pembroke's intelligent farmers. In January, 1844, he married Sarah Hoose, formerly of Canaan, Columbia county, N. Y.; they have three children: Priscilla J., Esther A. and Reed. Priscilla J. resides at home; Esther A. married Ezra Seamans of Pembroke; they have two children: Leone and Webb H.; and Reed married Margaret Munsey of Pembroke; they have one daughter, Pansey, who married Jonn King of Pembroke, and they have a daughter, Hazel I. Mr. Smith's father, John Smith, was born in Columbia county, N. Y., in 1797, educated in the schools of his day and was a farmer; he married Amy Hoose of his native county and removed to Madison county. They had eleven children: Angeline, John, Edward, Meranda S., Margaret, Phineas, Jane, Adeline, Amy and Mary (twins), and Devolson. Mr. Smith died in 1872 and his wife in 1845. Mr. Smith's grandfather, Henry Smith. was born in Columbia county about the year 1772; he married Margaret Johnson of that county. He and his wife died in Cortland county. Mrs. Smith's father, Christopher Hoose, was born in Columbia oounty, N. Y., about the year 1800; he married Jane Hoose, and had one daughter, Sarah. Both father and mother are dead. Mr. Smith in his political choice has always been a Republican. The family are Universalists.

Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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