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CONSTANTINE SMITH


Is the youngest son of thirteen children of James Smith. He was born in Louis county, Kentucky on the 18th day of April, 1809. At the age of six years his father moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. After that he lived in various places in Ohio until 1818, when he died in Clairmont county. Constantine remained with his mother until February 7, 1833, when he was married to Miss Sarah Camerer. He remained in Ohio until 1836, when he emigrated to Pike county, Illinois, and settled in Pearl township, on section 33, where he still resides. He has been quite successful in farming and raising stock. In 1856 Mr. Smith built a steam flouring and saw mill on Bee creek, which was the first steam mill of any kind built in Pearl township.
In 1862, he sold out his mill property, and has since given his entire attention to his large farm. Mr. Smith has had eight children born to him, five of whom are yet living - three married and two at home single. Mr. Smith was the first supervisor elected in Pearl township, and he has held many other offices in his township. He has always been looked upon as one of Pearl township's good citizens, and he has a great many warm friends."