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Joshua Smith
Born May 14, 1824
JOSHUA SMITH, farmer, Hale Twp., Sec. 11; P.O. Hale Village; born in Denmark, N.Y., May 14, 1824; went to Wisconsin in 1848 and remained until 1855, then to Indiana, in 1857; then returned to Wisconsin and then to Iowa; now owns 110 acres of land; was a soldier in the Mexican war, and is now drawing a pension. In politics, a Greenbacker; in religion, a Spiritualist. His first wife, Julia A. Deuel, was born in New York February 11, 1828, and married in Wisconsin February 25, 1850; she died April 25, 1869, leaving six children—Sefarena F. (now Mrs. Wilson Bennett), born May 31, 1851; Vincent P., born November 9, 1853, now in Illinois; George M., born December 31, 1855, died August 9, 1856; Olive J., born September 21, 1857, now in Chicago; Hattie S., born March 29, 1860, died September 26, 1875; Nancy L., born March 21,1862, now in Illinois. John H. Campbell was born Dec. 23, 1828; came to Iowa in 1856; died March 7, 1874. He was married April 8, 1851, to Sarah A. Pike, who was born December 12, 1828, and had four children—Mary E., born May 26, 1854; John J., April 2, 1859; Cornelius L., September 11, 1864; Herbert G., December 15, 1868. Mrs. Campbell was married to Mr. Smith August 12, 1875.

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

Nancy Holder sent this photo of Joshua Smith. She thinks he is with his second wife, Sarah Pike Campbell. Can anyone confirm this?
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