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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


J. C. SMITH, retired farmer, Rutan, Penn., was born in Morgan Township, Greene County, Penn., May 11, 1814.  His parents, Job and Mary (Craven) Smith, were natives of Pennsylvania, settled after marriage in Morgan Township, and remained during life.  They were the parents of three children.  J. C. is their only child living, and was united in marriage July 4, 1839, with Elizabeth Scott.  She was born in Center Township March 20, 1821, and is a daughter of John and Susannah Scott (nee Niceswunger).  Her parents, who were natives of Greene County, are both deceased.  Mr. and Mrs. Smith are the parents of eleven children, of whom ten are living—William, Sarah A., wife of William Cowen; John, Maria J., wife of James Wells; Mary, Thomas J., Hiram S., Samuel H., Lydia, wife of George Grimes; and Emma A., wife of Samuel Showalter.  The deceased is Job, who died in the Andersonville prison.  Mr. Smith has been a farmer all his life, and owns a nice home where he and family reside.  He and wife are active members of the Methodist Protestant Church.


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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: 15 June 2007

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