Bio: Smith, Edwin B.
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 224.


EDWIN B. SMITH, P. O. Eagleton, was born in Richburgh, Allegany Co., N. v., Jan. 6, 1843, where he resided until the Spring of 1864, when he went to Kansas, Lyon Co., and where his parents now live. He came back to Wisconsin after a stay in Kansas, during which time the grasshoppers disputed his claims. He settled in Eagle Point and commenced farming. Was married in Richburgh, N. Y., August 15. 1861, to Miss Garphelia A. Maxon, of that place. She was born in that place July 26, 1843. They have six childrenó Mary E., Alice, Cassius M., Arthur S., Austin H. and Jessie I. Occupation farm; lives on Town 30, Sec. 30. Mr. Smith enlisted in the 85th N. V., V. I. in 1860. Company C in the 6th Corps. The regiment entered into active service in the Spring of 1861. Mr. S. was engaged in the battle of Fair Oaks, Va., and took in the attack of Norfolk, was afterward transferred to the band of 85th, and when that was disbanded he was discharged from the service. Is a member of I. O. O. F., Lodge 81, Hartford, Kan.



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