Stephen Smith - newspaper article "Unity"<br>Stephen Smith, one of the oldest ci...

Stephen Smith - newspaper article "Unity"<br>Stephen Smith, one of the oldest citizens of this town, died on Monday, the 23d inst., aged 83 years. Mr. Smith was a blacksmith by trade, a Republican in politics, and a Seventh Day Adventist in religion.

He was a man of strong mind, quick perceptions, and sound and persuasive reasons, and was gifted with the abilities to make his ideas known in few words. In 1843 he embraced the doctrines of the Millerites, and was so enthusiastic in expounding their doctrines that he soon acquired a wide reputation, being caricatured by the illustrated papers of New York, and quoted by the defenders of his faith both near and far. He was an honest and industrious man, and as such was respected by his neighbors. Several children survive him. w.

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