Biography of Carlton Smith
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Smith, Carlton, Potsdam, was born on a farm in Potsdam. May 12, 1822, a son of Manassa Smith, who was a native of Vermont, one of the earliest settlers of the town, and a member of the union who settled the Ogden tract. Manassa Smith married Judith Walker, of Vermont, and they were the parents of six children, two now living; Silas. a farmer of Wisconsin; and Carlton. Carlton was educated in the common schools and took up farming. He lived at home until he was twenty three years of age, when he moved on his wife's farm in Bicknellville, where he made his home until 1883. During this time he built and conducted an iron foundry in that village, which he still owns. In 1880 he bought a farm of 176 acres in Potsdam, and in 1883 moved and settled here. Mr. Smith is a Democrat and has held the office of road commissioner for three terms in the town of Stockholm. He married in 1844 Betsey A., daughter of Zebina Bicknell, a farmer of Stockholm, and they were the patents of four children Mrs. Hannah Emery, of Norwood; Eugene, a farmer of Stockholm; George C., who lives on the homestead farm; and one died in infancy. The farm of Mr. Smith is conducted as a dairy farm, with twenty five head of cattle. His residence is one of the finest old places in this town, built over sixty years ago of field stone, and today is as staunch as when erected.

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