Biography of D. D. Smith
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Smith, D. D., born in the town of Lodi, Seneca county, N. Y., August 23, 1842, is the oldest of eleven children born to Elijah and Elsie Ann Dilts Smith both of Seneca county, N. Y. Mr. Smith died June 28, 1887. Mrs. Smith is still living in the town of Sweden, Pa. The grandparents, Elijah and Abigail Wilson Smith, came from the town of Greenwood to West Union about 1840. He was a sculptor and mason by trade, and a soldier in the War of 1812 He died in Bradford and she in Frernont. Both were members of the M. E. church. David D, was reared on a farm and settled in the town of West Union in 1868 where he has since resided. In 1868 he married Amelia N., daughter of J. W. and Sallie Young Barber, farmers of West Union. He died May 2, 1894, aged seventy nine. To Mr. and Mrs. Smith were born five children: Ada, born November 20, 1868, wife of George Sluyter, a liveryman of Harrison Valley; Jay Hile, born March 7, 1871, a farmer; Bertha, born September 10, 1872, wife of Grant Brownell, of Troupsburg; Mable, born April 21, 1878; and Sarah Edith, born August 21, 1889, and died April 24, 1890. D. D. Smith enlisted in Company C, 67th New York Volunteers, April, 1861. and was honorably discharged October, 1862. He was at Little Bethel, Williamsburg, and wounded by gun shot at Fair Oaks, May 30, 1862. Mr. Smith is now excise commissioner. He is a member of William H. White Post, No. 561, G. A. R., at Greenwood. His farm consists of 145 acres, and he makes a specialty of dairy farming. Jay Hue Smith married Miss Eva Myrtle Sherman of Troupsburg, March 7, 1894.

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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