Biography of D. M. Smith
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

D. M. Smith, one of Columbiana County's esteemed and representative pioneer citizens, is a veteran of the Civil War. He was born on the farm, where he now lives in Washington Township, Feb. 17, 1849, and is the son of John G. and Helen (McIntosh) Smith.

John G. Smith was a native of Scotland, as was his wife. In 1829 he came to the United States and immediately came to Columbiana County. However, the following year he went to Baltimore, Md., where he remained until 1842. He then returned to Ohio and purchased the present Smith farm in 1842. This tract of 224 acres of well improved land has remained in the Smith family continuously since that time. To Mr. and Mrs. Smith were born four children: D. M., the subject of this sketch; Helen, deceased; Agnes V., lives with her brothers on the home place; and William F., who lives in Washington Township.

D. M. Smith was educated in the district schools of Washington Township and has always been a farmer. He served throughout the Civil War with Company I, 6th Cavalry, and engaged in a number of important battles and skirmishes. He was discharged Aug. 7, 1865.

Mr. Smith is a Republican, and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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