Biography of James S. Smith
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





JAMES S. SMITH, farmer, P, 0. Plain City, James Smith, father of our subject, was born in Vermont September 23, 1793; he was a son of Samuel and Sally (Bailey) Smith, natives of Massachusetts. His father was a Sergeant in the Revolutionary war, and came to Madison County in 1817, locating in Darby Township, where he reared a family of nine children. When twenty seven years of age, James had $140, which he invested in a house; in 1820, he married Lucy K. Jones, a native of Vermont, by whom he had one child - James S., our subject, who was born August 9, 1823, in Darby Township, where he received a common school education. He has been a life long farmer, and now owns 1,100 acres of land in Jerome Township, Union County. On September 9,1853, he married Amanda Perry, a native of Vermont and a daughter of James Perry. They have four children, viz., A. E., Ada T., E. L., who died in 1874, and Merton A, These children all had the advantages of a collegiate education, Mrs, Smith is a lady of more than ordinary intelligence, and takes a great interest in the cause of education.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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