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Thomas Smith
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Birth: Jul. 29, 1813
Haycock Township
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1890
Prospect
Marion County
Ohio, USA

THE HISTORY OF MARION COUNTY, OHIO
1883 - By Leggett, Conaway & Co.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.

THOMAS SMITH (Prospect Township) was born in Haycock Township, Bucks Co., Penn., and is one of the early settlers of this county still living. He passed his early years on the farm in Pennsylvania, and at the age of eighteen years, learned the carpenter's trade. He arrived in Prospect Township April 16, 1838. In 1838. he bought forty acres of land, at $5.62 per acre, one mile west of Prospect Village. It was covered with a heavy growth of timber, and was also considered very wet land. On this place he built a small log house, into which he moved with his wife and one child. Subsequently, he added to this farm thirty-four acres of wild land, at $6.37 per acre, and afterward another piece of twenty acres, partly improved, for which he paid $1,200. The last piece of land he afterward sold for $2,500, and still owns the home farm of seventy-four acres, which he improved principally by his own labor. The log cabin has finally given place to a fine frame residence and other outbuildings, and it is one of the best improved farms in the township. The horse stable on the place is forty-two feet long, and made especially for the keeping of horses. Mr. Smith is a Democrat, and has served in various local offices -was Assessor of the Township during the war; has also served as Trustee, etc. He has been a member of the Lutheran Church since eighteen years of age. which church he served as Deacon several years. He is still hale and hearty, and prepared to enjoy the fortune which he has honestly earned in it lifetime of industry; enjoying, as he passes down the pathway of life, the confidence and respect of all the people with whom he has lived so long. He was married, December 22, 1835, to Sophia Transue. of Williams Township, Northampton Co., Penn., and has three children, as follows: Mary Ann, now the wife of Nathan Moll, of St. Louis. Mo.; Lavina, the wife of J. W. Gast. of Prospect, and Samuel N., a grocery merchant in Prospect Village. Mr. Smith has retired from active business and now resides in the village of Prospect.
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Smith (1790 - 1855)
  Anna Maria Steinbach Smith (1789 - 1868)
 
 Spouse:
  Sophia Transue Smith (1815 - 1894)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Ann Smith Moll (1835 - 1892)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Smith (1813 - 1890)
  William Steinbach Smith (1815 - 1882)*
  Sarah Ann Smith Neisser (1822 - 1889)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: George & Mariah Smith
 
Burial:
Prospect Cemetery
Prospect
Marion County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Lot - 60 - Section -
 
Created by: W & L
Record added: Feb 23, 2009
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 Added: Oct. 17, 2013
 
 
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