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Subject: Melford P. SMITH Biography, PA<IL<WI
Date: 18 Jun 2006 14:39:52 -0600
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From "History of Grant County, Wisconsin", 1881, p. 990.
TOWN OF FENNIMORE
MELFORD P. SMITH, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Fennimore; was born in Wayne Co., Penn., in 1829. He was married in Pennsylvania to Ada Adams, daughter of David Adams. In the spring of 1853, he removed to Oswego, Kendall Co., Ill. In the fall of that year, he came to Grant Co., and settled on his present farm. Has three children - Ira, Charles and Ida. The last two are students of the State Normal School at Platteville. His farm contains 160 acres; the farm was State land, and contained no improvements when he purchased it. He is one of the prominent early settlers of Grant Co. He came here poor, and by honest industry has secured a competency. Has been honored with most of the town offices for a series of years; was Treasurer nine years, Town Clerk seven years, and still holds that office; was Assessor six years, also Justice of the Peace several years.
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