Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Abran Smith.

ABRAM SMITH, contractor and builder, is a native of Binghamton, Broome County, N. Y., where he was born July 12, 1842, and resided until he was about three years of age. His parents then removed to Castleton, N. Y., where he lived until 1866, then in Syracuse until May, 1869, and in Quincy, Ill., from that time until February, 1870, when he started for Kansas, February 14, 1870. He located on a homestead in Butler County, working at his trade in Humboldt, Allen County, for six months. In March, 1872, he moved to Wichita, and after contracting for the construction of the house next north of the Presbyterian church, he worked as a journeyman carpenter until the fall of 1874, and has since that time been a contractor and builder. Mr. Smith enlisted in Company I, Ninety-first New York Volunteer Infantry, September 15, 1861, serving in that regiment until April 2, 1864, when he was discharged on account of disability caused by sickness contracted in the army.

He re-enlisted in August, 1864, in Company D, Tenth New York Volunteer Infantry, Third Brigade, Second Division, Second Army Corps, and was finally mustered out June 8, 1865. He was married November 16, 1866, at Schenectady, N. Y., to Cornelia P. Fairchild, a native of Hornelisville, N. Y. They have three children - Frank H., Clarence A., and an infant daughter, Hazel C. Mr. S. is a member of the G. A. R., of Garfield Post, No. 25, and scribe in Wichita Encampment, No. 29. The buildings which he has constructed in Wichita are too numerous to mention in detail, but they comprise nearly all the schoolhouses, the store buildings and residences of R. E. Guthrie, Sr. and Jr., residences for Messrs. Mann, Bassant, Sluss, Innes, Dyer, Wall, Woodman (W. T. and W. C.), Allen, Brown, Pollock, Billings, Woodcock, VanNess, Druley, Tucker, Murdock, Roe, and many other residences and store additions. 

Civil War.

New York, 91st., Infantry.

SMITH, ABRAM. Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 28, 1861, at Castleton, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I, October 15, 1861; appointed musician, prior to April, 1863; discharged for disability, March 31, 1864, at Albanv.N. Y.

New York 10th., Infantry.

SMITH, ABRAM. Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August 22, 1861, at Troy; mustered in as private, Co. D, same date, to serve one year; mustered out, June 8, 1865, at Munson's Hill, Va.

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