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From a Biographical Sketch of David Smith (specific source unknown). Smith, David, Ferrisburgh, Vergennes p. o., was born in Leicester, Vt., in 1813. He is a farmer, and one of the directors and vice-president of Vergennes National Bank, also president of Lake Champlain Granite and Marble Company, and at various times has held the most important offices in town, and was elected for the third time as a member to the State Legislature. He was married in 1850 to Sarah Barnum, daughter of Heman and Lydia (Rogers) Barnum, of Ferrisburgh, Vt. They have two daughters Julia Ella and Josepha Barnum. The latter was married in 1884 to C. A. Chapman, son of Albert Chapman, of Middlebury. David Smith was a son of Abiel and Lydia (Hendee) Smith. They had seven children, four of whom are living. Lydia was a daughter of Caleb and Caroline (Elsworth) Hendee, and sister of the late General Hendee, of Pittsford, Vt., to whose writings reference is made. And for a more particular description of the Smith branch of the family, reference is made to the records kept by Columbus Smith, of Salisbury, Vt.
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