Biography of David Smith
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DAVID SMITH (deceased), son of Daniel and Mary E. (Duddleson) Smith, was born in this county March 9, 1829. His parents were of En. glish parentage, natives of New York. He obtained a fair education, and October 13, 1851, was united in marriage with Miss Rebecca Blackburn, daughter of William and Mary (Blackburn) Blackburn, natives of Westmoreland County, Penn. She was born June 19, 1829. Her parents came to this county in 1836, and purchased land in Tymochtee Township. Their ten children are all living, viz., Sarah A., Thomas, Ruth, Rebecca, Moses, John, Ellen, Isaac, Page and Elizabeth. The father died April 14, 1854; the mother is still living, in her eighty fourth year, residing with her daughter Rebecca. Four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Zachariah, Mary E., Augustus and William, the latter deceased. Mr. Smith inherited the farm where Mrs. Smith now resides, and made most of the improvements thereon. He died August 24, 1861 (killed by a log rolling upon him), leaving his widow with three children, which she has carefully reared. She has a life lease of the estate, 280 acres, her son Augustus and daughter Mary residing with her.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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