Smith, William Farrar

William Farrar Smith, detail
Life span
02/17/1824—02/28/1903
Dickinson Connection:
Led troops who defended Carlisle 1863 from second confederate attack and shelling

Life Summary

Full name
  William Farrar Smith
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
No. of Spouses
  1
No. of Children
  5
Family
 
Ashbel Smith (father), Sarah Butler (mother), Sarah Wood Lyon (wife, 1859)
Education
  West Point (US Military Academy)
Occupation
  Military
  Businessman
  Educator
  Writer or Artist
  Other
Other Occupation
  Civil Engineer
Relation to Slavery
  White non-slaveholder
Military
  US military (Pre-Civil War)
  Union Army
  US military (Post-Civil War)

Census Snapshot

Marital status in 1860
  Married

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