BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. 747
JAMES SMITH, a well-known farmer of Salt Creek Town-
ship, was born in Belmont County July 1, 1830, and is the third
son of Thomas G. and Mary (Simpson) Smith, natives of Mary-
land and Virginia, of Dutch and Irish extraction. His education
was limited to the common country schools. He was raised a
farmer, an occupation he has followed successfully all his life.
April 18, 1850, he was married to Sarah A. Burcher, of the same
county. To them have been born four children: Thomas J.
(deceased), John M., Mary A. and Emily B. In September,
1861, he enlisted in the Sixty-second Regiment, Ohio Infantry.
He was in the battles of Winchester, Cross Keys and was with
McClellan in his seven days' fight near Richmond. He was dis-
charged on account of physical disability. On his return home
he continued farming in Ohio until 1876, when he came to Salt
Creek Township. He has followed farming since then and is
now a member of the G. A. R. His politics are Republican.
NATHAN LLOYD, a well-known citizen of Salt Creek
Township, is the youngest son of Nathan and Louisa (Jones)
Lloyd, who were of Welsh descent. The date of his birth is
September 9, 1851, in Highland County, Ohio. His education
was received in his native county and partly in Jackson County.
In 1865, at the age of fourteen years, he came to Jackson County
with his parents, and his home has been here ever since. Most
of his life has been spent on the farm. In 1881 he opened a
store of general merchandise at Maumee, where he has since been
doing a very good trade. He is the proprietor of the place and
its leading spirit. Sarah C. Ireland, of Brownstown, became his
wife March 16, 1873, and together they are the parents of five
children, named Vevay D., Zephyr E., Addie B., J. B. G. and
Ethel, all living. Mr. Lloyd is a notary public and a Republican
CHARLES W. THOMPSON, a leading citizen of Jackson
County and resident of Houston, was born in Lawrence County,
Ind., May 26, 1838. He is the fourth son of Andrew and Eliza
(Cummings) Thompson. The father was born in 1801, came to
this county in 1845 and located one mile from Houston. He is
still living and was born in Kentucky; the mother in Tennessee.
Charles W.'s education did not extend beyond the common
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