Biography of Emanuel Smith
Hancock County, OH Biographies





EMANUEL SMITH, farmer, P. 0. Value, was born in Richland County. Ohio, May 5, 1818, son of David and Rachel (Busby) Smith, natives of Germany and Scotland. respectively, and who both died in Richland County. Ohio, the former in 1852. and the latter in 1881. David Smith came to Ohio and entered 1,200 acres of land in Richland County, which land was divided among his heirs. His children were Emanuel, Jonathan, Peggy (wife of H. Glad1ill), Henry, Agnes (wife of J. Craft), Malinda (wife of S. Sefelts), Washington, Mary A., Rachel J. and David. Emanuel Smith was married, in 1841. to Jane. daughter of William Smart, and to them were born the following named children: Calvin, David, Oliver, Sanford and Zeletta. Emanuel Smith purchased what was formerly the William Ritter farm, comprising 217 1/2 acres of land, on the Big Lick Township line, and now resides there. This farm is supposed to have been the first entered in Big Lick Township, this county, and is located near the Big Spring.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886


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