SMITH, DOD, DUCKMANTON
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Date: 8/31/2004 at 12:40:16
Biography reproduced from page 522 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
Benjamin Smith was born May 15, 1815, in Jefferson Co., Ohio. At three years of age he went to Holmes Co., Ohio, then to Coshocton Co., Ohio; lived there about seventeen years. From Coshocton he went to Allen Co., Ind.; thence to Lagrange Co., Ind., staying two years; thence to Defiance Co., Ohio, where he lived eight years; thence to Lagrange Co., Ind., where he was married to Jane M. Dod. He removed from that place to Grundy Co., Ill, where his wife died. He afterwards married a lady named Ann Duckmanton. He resided about seventeen years in Illinois. He enlisted in August, 1862, in company C, 76th Illinois Infantry, and was mustered in at Kankakee. He was discharged for disability. In the spring of 1865 he came to Kossuth Co., Iowa, settling on section 8, on an eighty acre homestead. He now owns 200 acres of land, 160 of which is under cultivation. Mr. Smith rents his farm; being one of the solid men of the county, he takes life easy, enjoying himself to the fullest extent. Politically, he is a democrat.
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