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J. H. SMITH, physician ; is a son of Matthias and Martha Smith, the former a native of Wurtemberg, Prussia, the latter of Pennsylvania, whose maiden name was Stainbrook ; the Doctor. was born in Concord Township Nov. 9, 1844, and had fair school advantages ; was an apt scholar and a good student; Oct. 3, 1861, at the age of 17 , he enlisted in Co. B, 48th O. V. I., and participated in all the battles in which his regiment was engaged; took part in the Vicksburg campaign, and was on the Red River expedition was taken prisoner April 8, 1864, and for six months or more was confined at Camp Ford, Texas; May 23, 1866, he received an honorable discharge, and upon his return home took up school-teaching, which he followed for some time ; subsequently he turned his attention to the study of medicine ; read with Dr. Constant, of Delaware, and graduated in February, 1873, when he commenced the practice at Eden, in Brown Township, his present place of residence. Sept. 21,1876, the Doctor married Alice W. Owen, who was born in Scioto Township; she died in Eden Feb. 21, 1880, at the age of 23, leaving one child, Gertrude, who was born July 23, 1877 ; the Doctor is well up in his profession and commands a good practice ; he is a true gentleman and enjoys the confidence of the community in which he lives.