Lee County Biography


NELSON SMITH (deceased) was born in Seneca County, N.Y., August 27, 1820, and, after living in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, came to Lee County. Ill., in 1866, where he engaged in farming near the present village of Paw Paw. He was first married to Mary M. Fennimore, and to them two children were born, Marion and Lafayette. His second wife was Elizabeth Conrad, who bore him two children, Schuyler E. and Emma B. In political views Mr. Smith was a Republican. He died March 17, 1899.

Transcribed by Karen Holt - 1904 History of Lee County Illinois edited by Mr. A.C. Bardwell

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