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Smith, Henry Clay

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Smith, Henry Clay
March 16, 2007 02:55PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed.,
1887, Carroll Co.

HENRY CLAY SMITH, a native of Carroll County, Ky., was born November
18, 1855. His father, Milton M. Smith, was born in Montgomery County,
May 8, 1818, was a merchant and surveyor, and married Mary Reid, of
Montgomery County, daughter of Morton and Mary E. (Lane) Reid, the
latter a niece of ex-Gov. Lane, of Indiana. The birth of two sons
and four daughters followed their union, of whom the subject of this
sketch is the fifth child. Capt. Joseph Smith, the paternal grandfather
of H. C. Smith, was one of the earliest settlers of Montgomery County.
The maternal grandfather of our subject was also a native of Montgomery
County, the latter's father came from Virginia. Henry Clay Smith took
the degree of A.B., at Ghent College, Kentucky, at the age of sixteen,
and three years later the degree of A.M. When twenty-three years of
age he took the degree of LL.D at the Cincinnati College. He practiced
law in Warsaw for six months, after which he became principal of the
schools. He was the first president of the Warsaw classical schools,
then called the Male and Female College, which position he still holds.
February 9, 1882, he married Miss Minnie Pulliam, of Warsaw, and a
daughter of Capt. J. D. and Helen (Brown) Pulliam, of Kentucky. One
child blessed their union: John P. Politically Mr. Smith is a
Prohibitionist, but was formerly a Democrat. He owns a house and lot,
and is a member of the Christian Church.
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