SMITH, WILLIAM, Belle Plaine was born in Lycoming Co., Penn., in 1836;
in 1865, he came to Tama Co, this State, in which place he remained
until 1867, when he came to Belle Plaine. He married Miss Mary Cruson at
Cedar Rapids, on the 7th of September, 1868; she was born in Lake Co.,
Ill., in 1848; they have two children -- Mary Amata, born in Belle
Plaine 0ct. 12, 1874; William Garrett, born in Belle Plaine Dec. 22,
1876. Mr. Smith owns a house and eight lots, valued at $2,500. Mr.
Smith's father was born in Pennsylvania, in 1803; he died in 1873. He
was married to Mary Williamson. Mrs. Smith's father (Garrett
K. Cruson) was born in Ohio in 1800. He married Miss Amata
Smith; she was a native of New York, born in 1813; they moved
to Adams Co., this State, in 1869 they now reside there.
(From 1878 history of Benton County)