Greenup SMITH, the first County Treasurer - 1843
Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 9/24/2011 at 15:38:18
"The Fairfield Daily Ledger"
CENTENNIAL EDITION, Section H
Tuesday, September 24, 1946
Page 3, Columns 1 & 2
GREENUP SMITH WAS JEFFERSON COUNTY TREASURER IN 1843.
Mr. and Mrs. Greenup SMITH were an early pioneer couple of Jefferson County. Mr. SMITH was the last treasurer of Jefferson County, Iowa Territory, and the first treasurer of Jefferson County, State of Iowa, 1843 to 1847. He received a salary of $60 a year, for assessing and collecting the taxes for all the county. He walked from one settler's home to the next, carrying a rifle, and furnished the settlers with game he shot along the way. No one charged him for board and room. At the first of his term, there were only about 150 settlers, but before the end of his office 600 families had settled in Jefferson County. Greenup SMITH was the grandfather of Russell and Harry SMITH of this city. Russell SMITH is the father of four children: Booker of Fairfield; Eloise, Mrs. Robert SHUMWAY of Rockford, Ill.; Maryalyce of Des Moines; and Russell Jr., also of Des Moines. The Booker SMITHs are the parents of two sons, Blair and Stewart; Mrs. Robert SHUMWAY is the mother of two children, Sue and Robert; and the Russell SMITH, Jr.'s (sic) are the parents of three children, Cynthia, Bradshaw and Deborah.
*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I am not related to the person(s) mentioned.
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