SMITH, Jacob, Middletown, Pa., was born in Lancaster county, Pa., December 3, 1805. He was reared and educated in his native county and learned the trade of cabinet maker. In 1834 he removed to Dauphin county and settled on the place where he now resides. He has followed his occupation of cabinet making, and has also been engaged in undertaking. In his earlier life he was active in political matters, and is a member of the Republican party. For a term of years he served as supervisor of the township. Although advanced in years he still maintains an active membership in the Lutheran church, and is interested in the spiritual and benevolent works of his denomination. Mr. Smith was married in 1832 to Elizabeth Russell, of Londonderry township. Their children are : Mary, died July 8, 1841, aged nine years ; Sarah, wife of John Wersoll, of Dauphin county ; Christina, wife of Jacob Wanamaker of Londonderry township ; Elizabeth, unmarried, and lives with her father ; Henry, died January 5, 1845, aged five years. Mrs Smith died in March, 1863. Mr. Smith, at ninety years of age is in good health and is able to cut wood and do much work around his home.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 14 March 2001
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