|Posted By:||Michael DeLorenzo|
|Subject:||Isaac Smith b.1830 son of Seth & Nancy (Clemens) Smith|
|Post Date:||October 19, 2004 at 14:40:22|
|Forum:||Madison County, OH Genealogy Forum|
Not my family line, just sharing.
The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 440, Round Grove Township, White County, Indiana.
"ISAAC SMITH was born in Greene County, Ohio, April 21, 1830, and is the second of the six children born to SETH and NANCY (CLEMENS) SMITH, both natives of Virginia and of English extraction, the former being a descendant of a family of Quakers who landed with WILLIAM PENN, and the latter of the Puritans of Massachusetts. SETH SMITH was reared from boyhood in Greene County, and was there married. In 1836, he moved to Madison County, Ohio, and bought a farm, which he worked until 1846, when he moved to South Solon and engaged in the dry goods trade for a year, and then followed the live-stock business until his death, from cholera, in August, 1849. ISAAC SMITH, from the age of sixteen to twenty-three years, worked out by the month at farming and cattle driving, and then farmed four years on shares in Madison County, Ohio, where he next bought a farm, which he worked two years when he sold, moved to Greene County, and a few months later, in the fall of 1859, came to Prairie Township, this county, where he farmed on shares until the opening of 1862, in the spring of which year he came to this township and settled on his present farm of 160 acres. In August, 1862, he enlisted in Company F, Ninety-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered out at Indianapolis in June, 1865. He was married, November 24, 1853, to NANCY CORRELL, a native of Madison County, Ohio, and of her children two boys and three girls are still living. MR. and MRS. SMITH were among the seven organizers of Pine Grove Methodist Episcopal Church, and both still hold to that faith. In politics, he is a Republican, and he has served two terms as Township Trustee."