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Nathan A. Smith

NATHAN A. SMITH'S birth occurred in Giles County, Tenn., March 24, 1857, and he there received his education in the common schools. He has always followed the fortunes of a farmer's life, and in 1874 located on 143 acres of valuable and well-improved land. In 1878 he was united in marriage to Loretta K. Shields, of Giles County, and five children are the result of their union: Susie, Jimmie, Owen B., John A. and one infant daughter. Mr. Smith is of Irish extraction, and in politics is a Democrat, and he and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. His wife is a daughter of James and Eliza Shields, and he is a son of Nathan and Frances Smith, who were born in Virginia and Tennessee, respectively, and were married about the year 1835. Eleven children were born to them, named Elizabeth, Thomas G., David J. Susan A., Owen S., William C., Nathan A., Fannie, Sallie J., Charles V. and one infant, deceased. The father died in 1864 but the mother is still living.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County