Samuel Smith, son of Joseph Smith, was a soldier in the war of the Revolution, and came to Vermont, from New Hampshire, at an early date. He was born in 1788, married Betsey Rood, of Hartland, Vt., and reared a family of seven children, five of whom are now living. In 1812, he came to this town and located upon a farm on Elmore mountain, where he resided until 1856, then removed to Morrisville to reside with his son-in-law, G. W. Gates. His death occurred August 30, 1866. His wife died August 13, 1867.