Z. Z. Smith

Information on this page is from History of Rensselaer Co., New York by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, published in 1880.

Z. Z. SMITH is the fifth child and second son of Zachariah and Susanna (Lown) Smith, and was born on the farm where he now resides, in the town of Schodack, Dec. 22, 1805. His parents were of German descent, but of American birth, both being born in Columbia Co., N. Y., whence they removed and settled in Rensselaer County in 1794, and remained there until their decease.

Mr. Smith has spent his life as an agriculturist until 1862, having been known as a thrifty, enterprising farmer, since which time, having acquired a sufficient competency, he has retired from the active duties of life. He has never been an office seeker, but a plain, unassuming man, preferring the quiet of home to the bickerings of politics or the emoluments of position. He has always been a member of the Democratic party, a supported of law and order, and the education of the rising generation. He was never married.

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