Charles H. Smith


Point Reyes Township, page 448

Charles H. Smith was born in Bristol County, Rhode Island, December 19, 1834. In the winter of 1856 he emigrated to the West, and settled in Hastings, Dakota County, Minnesota, and there prosecuted farming' until May, 1858, when he returned to his native town, and there farmed until 1861. In that year he removed to East Greenwich and became foreman to a large farmer, where he continued until 1862, when he enlisted in Co. H, 7th Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry, and was honorably discharged July, 1865, at the close of the war. While serving in the army he participated in several of the battles of that campaign, among which was that of Fredericksburg. After his discharge he returned home, and after remaining a short time, moved to Cook County, Illinois, where he remained for five years in charge of a farm and stone quarry, after which he transferred his residence to Englewood, same County, where he stayed until 1875. ' In October of that year he came to California and settled on the ranch where he now resides. Mr. Smith is one of the School Trustees of Point Reyes district. Married Ellen F. Perry, of New Bedford, Mass., December 15, 1858, by whom he has Ina E., William H., Susan B., Grace E. There is one child, Mary R., deceased.

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