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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography Volume III, Battle – Perrin – Kniffin, 2nd ed., 1885.
THOMAS M. SMITH, McLean County, one of the representative business men of Sacramento, was born August 22, 1845, in Henderson County, Ky., and is a son of Marshall and Harriet (Williams) Smith, natives of Virginia and Alabama; his grandfather, Nathan Smith, was reared in Virginia, and came to Kentucky about 1815, locating in Henderson County. Thomas M. was brought up on the farm and attended school as his farm duties would permit, until he arrived at maturity, when he left home and engaged in farming for himself for three years. He then went into the grocery business at Robert’s Station, in Henderson County. In 1876, he located in Calhoun, where for two years he carried on the grocery, saddler and harness business; he then went to Riley Station, then to South Carrolton, and engaged in in a general mercantile business. In 1880 he went to Stephensport, Breckinridge County, and in 1882, returned to South Carrollton; soon after he located at Sacramento, and is engaged in mercantile and leaf tobacco business, in which he is very successful. In the fall of 1862 he enlisted in Company A, Col. Hall’s Confederate regiment, and was in the battle of Red River Bridge, Tenn., and at Snow Hill, where he was wounded in the right knee. After a service of eighteen months he returned home and to farm life. He was married January 9,1867, to Mary E. Fowlkes, a daughter of David and Pelina (Watkins) Fowlkes, of Henderson County, but natives of Virginia. This union has been blessed with five children: Anna F., Byron A., Lillie, Virga and Mary. He and wife are members of the Christian Church. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and also of the K. of H.; politically a Democrat.