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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Luke S. SMITH

            Luke S. SMITH came to Lincoln county in 1866, from Logan county, West Virginia, where he was born in 1835. His parents, George and Nancy (McNelly) Smith, still reside in Logan county. William and Sarah (Hatfield) Smith came to what is now Lincoln county in 1891, and their daughter Ellen was born here in 1825. In Logan county, in 1865, she became the wife of Luke S. Smith, a man of good business capacity, and now engaged in farming and stock raising in Laurel Hill district. He owns 141 acres of fine land on Guyan river, a portion situated on the west side near Fourteen-mile creek. He has a large apple and peach orchard, and a portion of his farm is heavily timbered with oak, poplar and pine, and coal and iron ore are very abundant. Mr. Smith enlisted in the civil war in 1863, serving in the Federal army, in the 13th West Virginia Infantry. He was commissioner of the board of education, and served three years as constable in Laurel Hill district. Direct any mail for Luke Smith to Fourteen, 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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