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July 17, 1801 - April 22, 1877

born in Hopkinton, N. H., July 17, 1801 ; married to Miss Susan Saxton, of Hanover, N. H., February 20, 1827 ; inducted into the ministry at Utica, N. Y., by the Oneida Prestery in 1832; was pastor at Manlius, N. Y., four years ; Painesville, Ohio, eight years ; Massillon, three years ; Tallmadge, 14 years ; and of First Congregational Church in Akron 12 years 1861 to 1873.

" Father Smith, " was a general favorite with all classes genial in his manner, and earnest in his piety, but remarkably liberal and tolerant of the views and feelings of others. Mr. and Mrs. Smith were the parents of twelve children, four of whom died in infancy and one Eliza Mygatt dying at 16 years of age in Tallmadge, the seven survivors being: Louisa J., now Mrs. George Carter, of Jacksonville, ILL.; Charles Edward, a physician in Palmyra, ILL. ; Sarah Porter, now Mrs. Leavitt Bissell, of New York City ; Harriet Sanford, at home, in Akron ; Mary Clark, now Mrs. Robert McKee, of Waverly, ILL.; Ellen Chase, at home ; and Ethan Sanford, attorney in Minnesota.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, February 20, 1877, Mr. S. dying April 22, 1877, aged 75 years, 9 months and 5 days, and Mrs. S. December 21, 1889, aged 84 years, 3 months and 24 days.

  1. Fifty years and over of Akron and Summit County
    Author: Lane, Samuel A. (Samuel Alanson), 1815-1905
    Publisher: Akron, Ohio : Beacon Job Department (1892)
    p. 190

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