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B. A. Smith
Born 1830
B. A. SMITH, farmer, Hale Twp., Sec. 9; P.O. Hale Village; born in Berkshire Co., Mass., in 1830; went to Pennsylvania in 1840, and, in 1845, to Virginia; in 1851, came to Iowa; owns 380 acres, on which he has made all the improvements. In politics, Republican; in religion, Free-Will Baptist. Has been Road Supervisor and School Director. His wife, Irena Reed, was born in Ohio in 1835; married in 1851, and have eight children—C. A., Catherine (now Mrs. Coppass), Mary V. (now Mrs. Giddings), Mitchell, Ina, Manville, Franklin F., Ila. Enlisted in the 31st I.V.I., in 1861; discharged in 1866.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 641.

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