Biography of Elias Smith
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Smith, Elias, was born in Ulysses, December 10, 1828, was educated in the public schools and taught during winters for seventeen years. September 21, 1852, he married Camilla Tredell of this town by whom he had three children: Amanda E., Will I., and Anna R. Amanda is principal of the school at Jacksonville; Will I married Ella A. Williams of Ithaca, where they reside. Anna R. married Edwin S. Johnson, of Jacksonville. The father of our subject, John H., was born in New Jersey, April 20, 1806, and married Catharine Longstreet, of this State, by whom he had three children, two sons and a daughter, Elias, Amos, and Margaret. He died in March, 1893, and his wife in 1876. Mrs. Smith's father, Joseph L. Iredell, was born in Montgomery county, Pa., December 9, 1797, and married Letitia Quinby, formerly of New Jersey. They came here and located on the farm on which Mr. and Mrs. Smith reside. Their nine children were: Hannah, Camilla, Sarah, Hester, Mary Elizabeth, Martha Q., Helen, and Susanna. He died April 15, 1891, and his wife April 23, 1891. Mr. and Mrs. Bedell were both greatly respected in the neighborhood. Mr. Smith has been county superintendent for the past six years. The ancestry of the family is English, Welsh and Irish.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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