Biographical Sketch of Franklin D. Smith

Franklin D., son of Asa and Hannah (Poor) Smith, was born in Manchester, New York, September 22, 1829. He received the education afforded by the schools of that clay, after which he devoted his attention to fanning, cultivating his acres in such a manner that they yielded an abundant harvest, thus bringing him in return a comfortable livelihood. He performed the duties entrusted to him in a satisfactory manner. and ranked among the substantial men of that section of the state. He married. February 1, 1865, Mary Wilson, daughter of Peter and Susan dambertson) Wilson, and a descendant of Samuel Lambertson, who served as a soldier for seven years during the revolutionary war. and subsequently drew land in Virginia, but was killed by an Indian while cultivating the same. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Smith: Edmund W., George Franklin (see elsewhere) ; Alden R., Mary E., Lura L., and a child who died in infancy.

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