JOHN L. SMITH, son of William F. and Rohannah (Lefler) Smith, was born September 18, 1826, in Tompkins county.
Educated in the common schools of the county of his birth he then became a farmer for many years, first working
for his father and grandfather, and later on his own property. He has however for the last twenty five years devoted
himself to the care of the sick as a professional nurse. By his first wife, formerly Miss Anna Stewart, he had
three children, Frank A., born in 1849; Albert, born October 31, 1855, died October 15, 1857, and Ella, born March
12, 1859, died November 15, 1862. Mrs. Smith died on November 16, 1862, and Mr. Smith married second, Adaline A.
Delamater, daughter of Henry and Olive (Howard) Delamater, of Burdett, Schuyler county. Children: Fred F. born
September 16, 1865, married Libbie Hanson, has one child, Nellie M., and is a plumber in Waverly. Cora and Carrie
(twins) born August 13, 1872. Carrie died February 4, 1880, and Cora, on May 3, 1894, was married with James E.
Crispin. William Smith, grandfather of John L., and father of William F. Smith, came to New Jersey from Ireland.
He married Hannah Fidler. Their four children are now dead. Mr. Smith was a farmer until the last years of his
life which were passed retired in Waverly. Mary Smith, daughter of William F., married Joseph Brown, and had four
children, Emily, Ella, Eda and William. Hannah Smith married David R. Strait. Four of their eight children are
living. William Smith, Jr., is a printer, served three years in the army and now lives in Altona, Florida.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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