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John Smith

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Classification: Biography
The History of Dodge County, Wisconsin, containing a history of Dodge
County, its early settlement, growth, development, resources, etc
Published 1880 by Western Historical Co. in Chicago
(page 695.)

JOHN SMITH, farmer, Sec. 31; P.O. Randolph; is a son of Gabriel Smith and Mary Peter-
son; born in Chemung Co., N.Y., June 11, 1824; his father was born in 1795, and his mother in 1802;
when 16 years of age, he began the ship-carpenter's trade at Fishkill, N.Y., which he afterward followed
for a number of years; in 1847, he emigrated to Waukesha Co., Wis., his parents having come the year
before; in 1848, he, with his father, came to the town of Calamus, Dodge Co., and entered 130 acres of
land on Section 31, Calamus, and eighty acres in Section 36, town of Courtland, Columbia Co., where he
has since made his home. Here his parents both died -- his father Feb. 17, 1864, and his mother Feb. 13,
1878, leaving five children, as follows - Adaline (now Mrs. James Stall, of Chemung Co., N.Y.), John
(the subject of this sketch, who married Miss Mary J., daughter of Sylvester and Catherine Churchill, of
Oneida Co., N.Y., Jan. 3, 1850, and has had five children - Athalia A. (now Mrs. Carlton Toby, of
Courtland, Columbia Co., Wis), Sarah C. (now of Buffalo, N.Y.), Anson G. (deceased), John G. and
Harvey L.; the rest of his father's family are Ann E. (now Mrs. L. Stonements, of Beaver Dam), Mary
W. (now Mrs. Harvey Hitchcock, of Brown Co., Minn.), O.P. (now of Janesville, Minn.), Lanata
(deceased), John has 480 acres of land in Duel Co., Dakota.

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