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Transcribed biography of James F. Smith

JAMES F. SMITH, farming, P. O. Carson. Mr. Smith was born and raised in La Porte County, Ind.; born 1835; lived in Indiana till 1877; he sold out and came to Iowa, settling in Mills County, where he remained till spring of 1882, when he came to his present farm in Silver Creek Township; he had lived in La Porte County till about 1870; he went to Porter County, and lived there till he came to Iowa. He bought his present farm in 1879; but it was raw prairie, so he did not move to it till 1882. His farm consists of 250 acres, ten of it being timber land, all but about fifty being in cultivation, 140 in corn, besides wheat. He is doing considerable feeding. He was married in La Porte County, Ind., in 1856 or 1857, to Miss Sarah J. Cooper; she was also born in La Porte County. They have four children, twa girls and two boys; one girl married. He is Republican in politics; farming has always been his business; he was educated in Indiana; his mother died when he was only three years old, and his father was killed when he was five, and from that time he has had to look out for himself.

Source: Keatley, John H. 1883. History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Chicago, Illinois: O. L. Baskin & company. 641 p.
Page(s) in Source: 237

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