Andrew J. Smith Bollinger Co
- Andrew J. Smith, a substantial farmer
of Bollinger County, Mo., is a
native of that county, born in 1838.
He is a son of
Catherine (Slinkard) Smith [see sketch of George W. Smith].
remained on his father's farm until he reached his majority, and
received a liberal education in the common schools.
1858 he was
united in marriage with Charlotte Bess, a lady of German
was born in Perry County, Mo., in 1837.
marriage Mr. Smith
located on a farm near Patton, Bollinger County.
1864 he enlisted in
the Union army, joining Company I, Eighth Missouri Calvary, and
participated in the battles of Miller's Lane and Augusta, Ark.
picket duty at Duvall's Bluff, Ark., on May 16, 1864, he was
the left hand, which caused the loss of three fingers.
discharge at Little Rock, Ark., in June 1865, he returned to his
From 1865 to 1875 he was engaged in teaching school in
farming, teaching in Crooked Creek and Union Townships, Bollinger
Since 1875 he has attended strictly to farming.
In 1870 he was
elected for a term of six years as county court justice, but was
legislated out of office in 1874.
He served as notary
public from 1875
To him and his wife were born six children,
Parzett (now the
wife of Jesse Cheek), Rosamore, Amanda C. (wife of Abraham
Fletcher, Canzada (wife of George Yount), and Reuben A.
Mr. Smith has
owned a great deal of land, but has given his children all
He is a member of the A.O.U.W., and a consistent
member of the
His wife died in 1883, and his children
are all married
except Reuben A., who is at home. [p. 847]
Goodspeed's History of
Southeast Missouri, [p. 847]