Biography of Charles R. Smith
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Smith, Charles R., was born in Starkey, Yates county, N. Y., September 3, 1829, son of Tolman and Eliza Ann Hathaway Smith, he a native of Niagara county, N.Y., and she a native of Newtown (now Elmira). Charles's grandfather, Russel Smith, lived and died in Niagara county. When a small boy, Tolman was bound out to John Bordman, by whom he was cruelly treated, and at the age of seventeen he left Mr. Bordman and learned the shoemaker's trade. He afterward learned and worked at the carpenter's trade. In religion he was a Methodist. He died in 1867, and Mrs. Smith in 1893. The maternal grandparents were David and Elizabeth Demeress Hathaway. Charles R. Smith followed the carpenter's trade until 1891, when he engaged in small fruit growing, and has been located in the town of Wayne since 1850. In 1854 Mr. Smith married Sarah J., daughter of Moses and Sarah Crooslon, and to them have been born six children: Amass C.,William H., died April 22, 1874, aged seventeen years; Horace, died January 29, 1875, aged ten years; Moses T., Sarah Ann, wife of Henry Slater, and Charles F. In religion they are Methodists. Mrs. Smith died December 2, 1878.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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