Biography of John H. Smith
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Smith, John H., was born in Saratoga county October 14, 1849, and came to Orleans county in 1861. His father was a manufacturer and he was connected with his father's establishment before engaging in farming for himself. He makes a specialty of breeding black topped spanish sheep and Poland China swine. In 1877 he married Jennie Edison, cousin of Thomas Edison. the inventor. They have a family of four, three sonsand one daughter, J. Alton, Percy, M. Leroy and Anita F. Mr. Smith's father was Joseph Smith, of Saratoga county, and his mother Ehzabeth Hagedorn. His grandfather was Ralohus Smith. Mr. Smith is one of the enterprising and liberalminded men of Orleans county.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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