TOBIAS SMITH, a farmer of White River Township, is a native of Fayette County, Ind., born February 21, 1823, and is the son of a pioneer settler of Fayette County. Our subject was reared on a farm, and educated in the pioneer schools. His entire life has been devoted to farming. He began the battle of life a poor man, and by hard toil and perseverance has become both a prosperous and respected citizen, enjoying the high esteem of his neighbors. He came to Johnson County about 1843, and has since resided in the county, where he owns and cultivates a good farm of 160 acres of fertile land. June 24, 1857, he was united in marriage with Sarah, daughter of Abraham and Hettie Sells. Mrs. Smith was born in Johnson County, Ind., September 30, 1836. This union has been blessed by the following births: Mary Alice, Abraham, Hettie Ann, Oran T., and two unnamed, who died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a Master Mason of the Greenwood Lodge, and in politics, a staunch democrat of the Jacksonian type.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker
Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.