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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


LUTHER A. SMITH, farmer and stock-grower, was born in Richhill Township, Greene County, November 21, 1852.  His parents were Andrew and Ellen (Little) Smith.  His father was born in Scotland, and came to America when a young man.  He settled in Greene County, where he died in 1880.  His mother was a native of Washington County.  Of a family of six children, Luther Smith is the fifth who grew to maturity.  He was brought up on his father’s farm and relieved a common-school education.  He has been a successful farmer, and owns 103 acres of excellent land where he resides in Aleppo Township.  Mr. Smith has been twice married, his first wife being Mary, daughter of John and Ellen (Cox) Edgar, whom he married in 1871.  They were the parents of three children—Alonzo D., William B. and Harry.  Mrs. Smith died in this county.  Mr. Smith’s present wife is Hannah, daughter of Lewis and Jane Pettit.  They were married in 1885, and have one child—John C.  Mr. Smith is a member of the I. O. O. F.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007

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