History of Chautauqua County, New York, and Its People Volume 3

History of Chautauqua County, New York, and Its People Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...Dunkirk Commandery, Knights Templar, of Dunkirk. His political stand is independent, and he is a member of the Universalist church. Mr. Barney is numbered among the most successful farmers of Chautauqua county, has a wide acquaintance in the district, and is held in high regard for qualities of responsible citizenship. JESSE HENRY SMITH, an enterprising and successful agriculturist of Panama, Chautauqua county, N. Y., and one of the public-spirited residents of that town, is a descendant of one of the first settlers of that county, and therefore is worthy of mention in a work of this description. Jesse Smith, grandfather of Jesse H. Smith, and the early settler above mentioned, was born in Raymond, N. H., March 19, 1792, son of Ezekiel and Elizabeth (Dollofi) Smith. In early life, Jesse Smith came to Jamestown, N. Y., accepted the position of teacher in the village school, which he acceptably filled, and took an active part in the affairs of the village. Later he removed to Panama, N. Y., and established a select school called the Academy in a building situated where the Union Cemetery is now located. After several very successful years of teaching, he retired and moved to Riceville, Pa., where he purchased an extensive farm and also erected a grist mill, conducting the latter successfully for many Years. In later life, he retumed to Panama, N. Y., and Purchased property, upon which he erected two store buildings, which he rented advantageously, and he was very influential in village afiairs up to the time of his death. During his residence in Jamestown, Mr. Smith married Emily Dix, who accompanied her parents to that town from the State of Vermont. Twelve children were born of this marriage, six of whom grew to years of manhood and...show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 18.03mm | 607.81g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989481
  • 9781236989482