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Smith, James D.

Born: 1805-12-03 Harrison County, Kentucky

Died: 1871-11-07 Sangamon County, Illinois

Flourished: 1832-1871 Sangamon County, Illinois

In 1829, Smith married Ruth Ann Brown, with whom he would have ten children. In 1832, Smith and his father-in-law made large purchases of land in western Sangamon County, Illinois. The following year, they brought their families and settled near Island Grove. Smith was a farmer and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church .

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 664-65; Gravestone, Wood Wreath Cemetery, New Berlin, IL.