Biography of Isaac Smith
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ISAAC SMITH (deceased) was born February 14, 1813, in Franklin County, Ohio, son of William and Christine (Tussing) Smith, of Pennsylvania. He married, November 19, 1832. Miss Mary B. Bishop, who was born May 22, 1816, in Franklin County, Ohio; a daughter of George and Catherine Bishop, and a sister of John D. and Henry Bishop, of Eagle Township, this county. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Smith moved to Adams Township, Seneca Co., Ohio. in 1833, where our subject carried on a tan yard for thirteen years. They then located in March, 1848, in Eagle Township, this county, where Mr. Smith cleared up and developed a fine farm of 240 acres of land, through which Eagle Creek flows. This farm was originally entered by John Woodruff, in 1829. He built a saw mill on this farm in 1852, which he continued to operate until 1876. The children born to the union of our subject and wife were Mrs. Catherine Nimrod; Eve, who died in infancy; George, who died at the age of seventeen years; Mrs. Julia Ann Lanning; Jacob B.; John, who died June 6, 1885, in his forty second year; Henry (see under); Mrs. Mary Fellars, now in Wood County, Ohio; Sydney Ann, who died in infancy, and Emma. Isaac Smith died August 10, 1869. He was a member of the Predestinarian Baptist Church for about thirty years, with which denomination he and his wife united the same day. In politics Mr. Smith was a Democrat. He took an earnest interest in public affairs. His widow and her son, Henry, and daughter, Emma, now reside on the family homestead.

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


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