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John H. Smith
Born September 15, 1827
John H. Smith, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Center Junction; born September 15, 1827, in Perthshire, Scotland; in 1850, he came to New York City; in 1856, he came to Jones Co.; owns 400 acres of land, most of which has been improved by himself; he has held most of the township offices. Married Eliza Smith in 1857; she was born in Perthshire, Scotland; have 10 children—Jessie, Ellia, James, David, John, Benjamin, William, Ann, Alva and Agnes. Republican. Mrs. Smith is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, 1879, page 619.
Submitted by: Lori J. Mentzel

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