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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Allanthaus Berresstorde SMITH

            Allanthaus Berresstorde SMITH, one of the farming population of Union district, Lincoln county, was born in Tazewell county, Virginia, August 31, 1853, and settled in Lincoln county in 1865. Jacob and Nancy (Stowers) Smith were his parents, and in Lincoln county, December 18, 1874, he was united in wedlock with Nancy Jane, daughter of John Larkin and Dicy (Fletcher) Stowers. She was born in Bland county, Virginia, May 11, 1853, and to her and her husband five children have been given: Mary Belle, born October 27, 1875; Rosa L., June 1, 1876, died November 27, 1878; Everett Wyatt, December 25, 1877; Calm Frances, October 18, 1879; Charles Edward, May 21, 1881. The four are living at home. A.B. Smith owns 90 acres of fine farming land, on Sycamore fork, twelve miles southeast from Hamlin, and two miles from Griffithsville. The land has good improvements; fine young orchard of apple, peach, plum and cherry trees; the timber consists of poplar, oak, ash, beech, maple and hickory; mineral, coal and iron ore in abundance. Mr. Smith joined the Primitive Baptist Church in 1878 and has since led an upright Christian life. The postoffice address of A. B. Smith is Griffithsville, Lincoln county, West Virginia.

      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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