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Surname: SMITH, TALLMAN, RANDALL, TARBALL
L. L. Smith, hardware merchant at Allerton, was born in La Fargeville,
Jefferson County, New York, in 1844, a son of William C. Smith, who was
born at Deerfield, near Utica, New York, in 1817, and died in La Fargeville
in February 1884. There were eight children in his father's family-Mrs.
Caroline Tallman, of La Fargeville; R. M., living at the same place; J.
M., at South Bend, Indiana; L. L., our subject; Mrs. Ella P. Randall, of
New York City; Mary J., at La Fargeville; Charles W., died at Havre, France,
in 1877, and Samuel G., of La Fargeville. The mother still lives at La
Fargeville, where she was married, all her children being born in that
place. She was a native of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, born at Sandisfield
in 1815. L. L., our subject, was married in his native town to Miss Sarah
R. Tarball, who was also a native of La Fargeville, born in 1842. They
have two children-Maitland Lee, born in June 1871, and Ellen Collett, born
February 5, 1879. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have known each other from childhood.
They were schoolmates together, and both taught school from the age of
sixteen till twenty-one. They came to Wayne County, Iowa, in 1866, and
settled on a farm in Jefferson Township, living there till they located
in Allerton, in 1874, since which Mr. Smith has been engaged in the general
hardware business. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are members of the Methodist Episcopal
church at Allerton. The latter is an excellent vocalist, and leader of
the choir. She is a woman of great business ability, a skillful accountant,
taking charge of the books in her husband's business. Polically Mr. Smith
is a Democrat, and has always affiliated with that party. Mr. Smith's ancestors
were New Englanders. His grandfather, Rufus Smith, was born in Deerfield,
Massachusetts, and died in La Fargeville, New York, in 1860, aged about
Biographical and Historical Records of
Wayne and Appanoose Counties pages 416-419
Interstate Publishing Co.