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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


THOMAS SMITH, farmer, Rutan, Penn., was born in Center Township January 6, 1836.  He is a son of Edmund and Elizabeth (Adamson) Smith, who were natives of Greene County, where they were married and remained until Mr. Smith’s death, February 11, 1887.  Mrs. Smith is still living.  Thomas is their oldest child, and was united in marriage April 19, 1855, with Susannah Scott, who was born in Center Township, September 24, 1836.  Her parents, Elias and Harriet (Kent) Scott, were natives of Greene County and residents there until their death.  Mr. and Mrs. Smith are the parents of eight children, seven living—James L., Hiram R., Laura A., wife of Lindsey D. Grove; William L., Emerson B., Fannie A., Elzie and Harriet E. (deceased).  Mr. Smith’s life has been devoted to farming and the raising of stock.  His farm in Center Township consists of 289 acres of land, on which are fine substantial buildings.  Mr. Smith has filled the office of director of the poor, and has been a member of the school board.  He and wife are members of the Baptist 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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