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Smiley, Martin L., M.D.

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Smiley, Martin L., M.D.
March 05, 2007 06:34PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B,
Boyd County

Martin L. Smiley, M.D., was born in Greenup County, Ky., May 16, 1842, and
is a son of Walter and Jane M. (Dillon) Smiley. Walter Smiley was born in
Botetourt County, Va., August 6, 1806, was of Irish descent was a farmer,
came to Kentucky about 1830, settled in Greenup County about five miles
from Portsmouth, Ohio, and in 1848 moved to that town and was there
engaged in canal-boating until his death, September 20, 1852. Mrs. Jane M.
Smiley was a native of Culpeper County, Va., and was a descendant of Lord
Dillon of Ireland. Martin L. Smiley was reared and educated in Portsmouth,
Ohio. May 16, 1861, he entered the Twenty-second Virginia Infantry, was
elected Captain of Company K, was in the fight before Richmond, and was
wounded at Group Mountain, West Virginia. May 19, 1865, he was paroled at
Madison, Fla., where he remained a year after the close of the war, and then
returned to Portsmouth, O., broken down in health. He sold books and other
articles for a while, reading medicine in the meantime; he then attended
lectures at the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati, graduated in 1877,
and began practice at Catlettsburg, Ky., the same year. He has been quite
successful as a physician, but makes a specialty of surgery. He is a Knight
Templar, Patriarch Militant in the I.O.O.F., and is Captain of Canton Boyd,
No. 11, at Catlettsburg; in religion he is a Methodist, and in politics a
Democrat.
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