Biography of John H. Smith
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Smith, John H.; was born July 20, 1831, and is a son of Walter H. Smith, who was for forty years a merchant at Port Byron. John H. graduated from Clinton College in 1858 and practiced bookkeeping until the opening of the war Ain 1861, when he enlisted in Company B, Seventy fifth N. Y. S. Volunteers, where he held the rank of sergeant. His army experience was mainly with the Army of the Gulf under Butler. Among the battles in which be participated were Pensacola, Bayou La Fourche and the siege of Port Hudson. At Cedar Creek he received severe injuries, confining him to the hospital nearly a year. Since the war he has at various times engaged in gold mining and mercantile business, in the west and as a traveling salesman. In 1874 he married Emma M., daughter of George Van Scoten, of Montrose, Pa.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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