Private Thomas Smith, Company H.


        THOMAS SMITH, b. Aug. 31, 1826, in Winsted, Conn.; learned the trade of dyeing of his father in New York state. Was living at Cazenovia, N. Y., when gold discovered in California. With his brother, Samuel, and a large party from Utica, sailed from New York on Jan. 7th, arriving at San Francisco in the latter part of Aug., 1849. Went to the mines, where he worked until 1857, returning to Connecticut; in April 1858, went to Green Bay, Wis., where he engaged in milling.
        At the breaking out of the civil war enlisted in Co. "F," 12th Wis. Inft. Vols., in which he served three years in the army of the west under Grant and Sherman. At the end of his term of service returned to Green Bay and resumed milling business. He m. July 28, 1866, at Green Bay, Wis., Lavinia Ann, daughter of Valentine Madison, and Susan (Beddell) Aldrich, of Whiteside county, Ill. They have had no children. He is living with his wife, at North Lake, Wis., where he has resided since 1880. He is still interested in the milling business at Green Bay.

Genealogy of the Merrick Mirick, Myrick Family of Massachusetts, Page 424
Author: George B. Merrick
Call Number: CS71.M57x 1902