In the cemetery west of Lyndon are the graves of several soldiers. Capt. G. M. Cole, Co. G, 13th Illinois. Capt, Harry Smith, 71, 1854. A. A. Higley, died of wounds, Perryville, 1862... -History of Whiteside County
His biography is also in History of Whiteside County IL, Bent & Wilson History 1887.
"Captain Harry Smith was a native of New York State, and born October 13, 1779. Capt. Smith came to Lyndon in 1837, and made a claim and built a cabin just east of the creek, one mile east of the present village of Lyndon, on the Sterling road. He had been for a number of years prior to his coming West Sheriff of Steuben county, New York, and was a soldier in the War of 1812 and fought under Gen. Scott at the battle of Lundy's Lane. He was a short, thick-set, dark-complexioned man, generous, impulsive, wide-awake, self-reliant and manly to a fault.
He married Miss Melinda Warner, May 8, 1806. Their children were: Hannah A., born April 10, 1807; Harriet L., born September 6, 1808; William H., born May 7, 1813; Charlotte M., born April 7, 1815; Harry R., born February 20, 1817; Melinda, born August 26, 1821; Jabez S., born March 8, 1824; and Hiram D., born July 17, 1826.
One child died in infancy. Hannah A. married C. S. Deming.
Harriet L. married Draper B. Reynolds.
Charlotte M. married John Aljoe. Aljoe died in 1864; Mrs. Aljoe is living in Lyndon.
Melinda married W. W. Gilbert, November 14, 1839.
Jabez S. married Miss Adeline Tingley, February 27, 1851; children, Louisa M., Harry E., Eleanor A., and Martha A.
Louisa and Harry E., are dead;
Eleanor A. married John A. Slater.
Hiram D. married Elizabeth J. James; children, George 0., Melinda A., and Margaret; he died February 10, 1876.
Harry R. married Miss Mary A. Hurd; children, Caleb B., Sarah M., Olive E., Frank A., and Harry L.
Capt. Harry Smith died October 21, 1858, aged nearly eighty years. Mrs. Smith died January 27, 1854."