ISAAC F. SMITH, a farmer of Pleasant Township, was born on the farm where he now lives, March 11, 1853. He is the only living child of Robert and Louisa E. (Clem) Smith. He was reared on the old Smith homestead, working on the farm in summer and attending the district school in winter. When he was twenty years old his father died, after which he took up the vocation of farmer for himself on the old home place, and his entire attention is given to that pursuit. He was married March 11, 1879, to Mattie C. Demaree. She was born on a farm near Hopewell, November 11, 1859, and is the daughter of William W. and Lydia A. (Carnine) Demaree, whose history will be found elsewhere. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are the parents of two children: William F., born February 7, 1880, and Ezra A., January 8, 1886, both of whom are living. Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and son Willie, are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker
Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.