WILLIAM O. SMITH, son of Samuel Smith, born in Orange county, N. Y., came to the town of Tioga about 1827. He
was a carpenter. He married Sarah, daughter of Jonathan and Martha (Spencer) Catlin, and settled on Catlin Hill.
Of his nine children, five are living: Deborah (Mrs. John Corrigan) of Owego, Mary J. (Mrs. Charles Orans) of Athens,
Martha (Mrs. Charles Hauver) of Elmira, Elizabeth (Mrs. John Sairs) of Milwaukee, Wis., and Asa M. Smith. Asa was
born August 9, 1840, educated at common schools and married, on August 16, 1862, Ellen, daughter of George and
Rebecca (Wilson) Synder, of North Lansing, Tompkins county, and made his home at Owego. In 1863 he entered the
employ of the Erie railroad as brakeman. After a faithful service of many years he was appointed baggage master
which position he now holds. His wife died February 3, 1892. Mr. Smith has two children, James H., born August
12, 1864, married Katie, daughter of William and Barbara (Johnson) Weller, and is telegrapher for the D. L. &
W. railroad. (He has one son, Ray M.) Lula A., born June 5, 1872, married Clark A. Tuthill, a foreman in the employ
of the Thomas paint company.
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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