Is a native of Daviess county, was born August 17, 1850, and is a son of Rev. Benjamin F. Smith, one of the early settlers of this county, who came here in 1835. The subject of our sketch was reared upon a farm, and received his education in the common schools of this county. He has given his attention to agriculture, and is one of the successful farmers of the county.
Mr. Smith was united in marriage, November 16, 1876, to Miss Carrie Netherton, who was born October 16, 1856, in this county. She died September 7,-1879. Mr. Smith married, January 16, 1881, Miss Jennie Warner, of this county, born in Henry county, Indiana, August 23, 1854.