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MARTIN H. SMITH

MARTIN H. SMITH, an esteemed and honored citizen of Doylestown township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, was born October 16, 1838, a son of John D. and Mary M. (Hevener) Smith, and grandson of George and Susanna (Deaterly) Smith. George Smith (grandfather) was a lifelong resident of Bucks county, where he followed farming and teaming, and, being a man of energy, industry and perseverance, achieved a fair degree of success. By his marriage to Susanna Deaterly, eleven children were born, as follows: Joseph; Mary, who became the wife of Philip Swartley; Sarah, who became the wife of Martin Loux, Henry; Catherine, who became the wife of Henry Treisbach; Elizabeth, who became the wife of John Fox; John D., mentioned hereinafter; Susanna, who became the wife of Peter Frick; Nancy, who became the wife of Eli Ruth; George; and Lydia, who died in childhood. George Smith was buried in the Mennonite churchyard at Deep Run.

John D. Smith (father) was born in Plumstead township, Bucks county, September 29, 1812. In early life he learned the blacksmith trade, but after his marriage commenced farming, giving his entire attention to that pursuit until compelled to retire on account of infirmities due to old age. He was one of the first school directors of Bedminster township, his incumbency of the office being noted for integrity and efficiency. He was a member of the German Reformed church, and his political support was given to the Republican party. He married Mary M. Hevener, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth Hevener, and their family consisted of nine children, one of whom died in infancy. The surviving members of the family are: Martin H., whose name heads this review, born October 16, 1838; Frances, born September 2?, 1840, married Sarah Snyder, and their children are: Martha, Mary, Ellen, deceased; Amanda, wife of James High; Clara, wife of Jacob Beerley, and John. Mary Ann, born November 11, 1843, widow of Henry Kile. Ephraim and Oliver (twins), born September 25, 1845; Oliver married Mary Ann Myers, daughter of Christian B. and Sarah Landis Myers, and they are the parents of one child, Emily, wife of Isaac Long. Susanna, born June 19, 1850. George, born October 22, 1853, married and has two children: Catherine and George, Jr., Reed, born February 16, 1856, now deceased.

Text taken from p 339

Davis, William W. H., A. M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis PublishingCompany, 1905] Volume III

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