John T. SMITH, farmer, P.O. Mount Vernon, was born in Sumner County, Tenn., November 2, 1827, and is a son of James SMITH (deceased), a native of Clark County, VA., who brought his family to this county in 1829. Here our  subject was brought up in a thinly settled country, where there was plenty of game, shooting deer from their door. He attended a subscription school, taught in a log cabin, with the slab seats and greased paper over a crack in the wall for a window. He married Polly, daughter of Green CASEY, in 1867. They have two children - Eugene and Walter N Mrs. SMITH was born in this county; both are Methodists. Mr. SMITH was School Trustee for four years. He now owns 223 acres of land. 

"History of Jefferson County" Wm. Henry Perrin
Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Jan 24, 1998


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