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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Albert Poindexter SMITH


            Albert Poindexter Smith is one of the farming residents of Duval district, and made his home in Lincoln county in 1867. He was born in Kanawha county, June 28, 1831, a son of William and Margaret (Nicholas) Smith, now residents of Putnam county, West Virginia. His first wife was Louisa Jane McClure, who was united with him in wedlock March 2, 1854, by Rev. Withel A. Wood. On the 20th of January 1855, twin children were born to them, who died the same day, and the mother died eight days later. At Ironton, Lawrence county, Ohio, August 17, 1857, Cynthia Ann Chandler became the wife of Mr. Smith. She was born in Kanawha county, September 24, 1840, and their children were born: Louisa Jane, November 12, 1860; George Preston, August 30, 1865; John Henry, September 10, 1868; Rosa Florence, September 8, 1874; William Watson, May 1, 1878, died in June, 1880; Mary Ann, July 9, 1880. The parents of Mrs. Smith were Richard Holdman Chandler, and Sarah (Williams) Chandler. During the civil war the subject of this sketch was one year a member of Company G, 11th West Virginia Infantry. He has his postoffice address at Garretts Bend, 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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