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Smith, Benjamin Franklin

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Smith, Benjamin Franklin
March 12, 2007 09:54PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed.,
1885, Butler Co.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SMITH, miller, Morgantown, Butler Co., Ky., is the
fourth child of Liberty R. and Cynthia Ann (Lewis) Smith, the former a
miller, millwright and cabinet workman, born in 1812, in Virginia, and
the latter born in 1813, in Green County, Ky. They had seven children:
Daniel E. W., James P., Mary L. (wife of W. S. Overstreet), B. F.,
Margaret C. V. (deceased), Diocletian A. and Sarah J. In Hart County,
Ky., on March 17, 18--, B. F. Smith first saw the light, but his boyhood
was passed in Green County, where his parents soon removed. On
September 9, 1869, he married Mattie J., daughter of Johnson and
Harriet D. (McChesney) Monroe, by whom he had two children: Lelia V.
and Leroy (deceased). Mrs. Smith died in June, 1876, and our subject
was afterward married to M. E. Wand, youngest daughter of Judge Thomas
P. Wand, of Morgantown, born in Woodbury, in 1853. They have three
children: Robert Thomas, Leslie Albin and Edna May. Mr. Smith commenced
milling when he was quite young, about fifteen years ago, and is now one
of the principal owners of the Morgantown steam mill. He is a member of
the Baptist Church, belongs to the Masonic fraternity, and is a strong
temperance advocate and a Democrat.
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