|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
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