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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography Volume III, Battle – Perrin – Kniffin, 2nd ed., 1885.
W. W. SMITH, McLean County, is a son of William J. and Mahala M. (Stewart) Smith, and was born June 25, 1850, in Ohio County. He was brought up on the farm and with but fe educational advantages; his parents being in limited circumstances, he was compelled to assist in their maintenance. When twenty-two years of age, he left home and commenced farming on shares and for wages. In 1875 he rented a farm of 150 acres for two years, then bought seventy acres, five miles north of Calhoun. Since then he has purchased two additional tracts – one of 111 acres and one of twenty-six acres, the latter he purchased in 1881. It had good buildings on it, and he located there the same year. Soon after he bought another tract of sixty-six acres, and now owns in all 273 acres, purchased within the past ten years. He was married January 19, 1875, to Lucy T. Robinson, of Grayson County, and a daughter of Elijah and Letitia (Davidson) Robinson, the former of Virginia and the latter of Grayson County. The result of this union is five children: Cyrus V., Elvis C., Charles R., Mary O. and Forrest G. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is member of the Masonic fraternity, and was also a member of the Grange. Politically he is a Democrat, and his first presidential vote was given in 1872, to Horace Greeley.