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Ann Eliza Brainerd Smith
Birth: Oct. 7, 1819
Saint Albans
Franklin County
Vermont, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1905
Saint Albans
Franklin County
Vermont, USA

Author. The daughter of US Senator Lawrence Brainerd, the wife of Governor J. Gregory Smith and the mother of Governor Edward C. Smith. As Mrs. J.G. Smith she published a collection of essays, "Dawn to Sunrise" (1876), and the novels "Seola" (1878), "Selma," (1883) and "Atla" (1886). The Smith home was a target of the 1864 Confederate raid on St. Albans, the Civil War's northernmost action, but the raiders bypassed the house while fleeing after robbing the town's banks. For her actions in defending the Smith home and efforts to rally the people of St. Albans in pursuing the raiders, Governor Peter Washburn honored her by naming her a brevet Lieutenant Colonel on his staff. Brainerd, Minnesota, a city founded when the Northern Pacific Railroad expanded while her husband was its President, was named for her family. In 1924 Seola was republished as "Angels and Women." (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Parents:
  Lawrence Brainerd (1794 - 1870)
  Fidelia Burnett Gadcomb Brainerd (1793 - 1852)
 
 Spouse:
  John Gregory Smith (1818 - 1891)
 
 Sibling:
  Ann Eliza Brainerd Smith (1819 - 1905)
  Lawrence H Brainerd (1822 - 1904)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Saint Albans
Franklin County
Vermont, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Nov 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23122079
Ann Eliza <i>Brainerd</i> Smith
Added by: Bill McKern
 
Ann Eliza <i>Brainerd</i> Smith
Added by: Bill McKern
 
Ann Eliza <i>Brainerd</i> Smith
Added by: Bill McKern
 
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