J. H. SMITH, farmer; P.O. Tallula; son of Samuel and Anna (Rhodes) Smith; was born in Schuyler Co., N.Y., May 4, 1836; the same year, his parents came to Illinois, remaining until 1851, when they removed to Cass Co., Ill., where they died in 1877, his father in January, and his mother in June. In 1859, he went overland to California, and remained some two years, and returned by water. Mr. Smith enlisted in the late war with the 51st. I.V.I.; served about twenty-eight months, participating in many of the most severe battles, and escaped injury. After the war, he came to Menard Co., and, Aug. 22, 1865, married Miss Courtney A. Capper, of Cass Co., they have two children - George H. and Addie R. He owns a fine little farm of ninety-five acres.