Biography of Robert W. Smith
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Smith, Robert W., Brasher, a farmer of Brasher Iron Works, was horn June 13, 1823, at Fort Covington, N. Y., a son of Daniel S. and Mary (Mansfield) Smith. His father was a native of Connecticut, born in 1784. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, and died at the age of eighty four years. His mother was a native of Vermont, and died aged seventy one years. Our subjects grandfather Smith was a soldier under Washington, and spent a winter at Valley Forge. Amos Mansfield, an uncle, was a captain in the War of 1812, and served at the battle of Plattsburg. Robert W. Smith was reared on the farm, and at the age of twenty one he bought his first farm in Brasher, to which hw has added from year to year until he now owns nearly 1,200 acres. April 10, 1850, he married Emily J. Cooper, born October 3, 1830, a daughter of James and Jane (Kincaid) Cooper, natives of Salem, N. Y., and Mr. and Mrs. Smith have had six children: Daniel H., born February 2, 1851, who married Carrie E. Holcomb, and owns part of the old homestead; Deforest J., born October 4, 1853, married Addie C. Wells, and also lives on part of the old farm; Cora E., born July 8, 1859, wife of Charles C. Drake; Wright A., born February 6, 1862, married Alice E. Holcomb, and he also lives on part of the old farm; Orvis O., born October 1, 1864, who lives at home; Lottie, born July 9, 1870, lives at home. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are both members of the M. E. church, and he is a Republican.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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