The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 444, Round Grove Township, White County, Indiana.
"GEORGE SMITH, the youngest of the ten children of GEORGE and CATHERINE (RODGERS) SMITH, was born in County Meath, Ireland, March 17, 1829. His father, who was a weaver, died in his native country in 1851, a member of the Catholic Church. Our subject came across the Atlantic in 1848, and for nearly two years was employed at farming in Canada. In September, 1849, he came to the United States and settled at LaFayette, Indiana, and was employed at railroading and teaming until 1855; he next farmed on shares in Tippecanoe, Warren, Benton and White Counties until the spring of 1873, when he bought 160 acres wild land in this township, which he has since improved and on which he now lives. February 10, 1855, he married MARY A. GOLDEN, a native of LaFayette, and daughter of EDWARD and ELLEN (KELLEY) GOLDEN, both natives of Ireland. Of the ten children born to this marriage, seven are still living - EDWARD P., JAMES J., MARY, STEPHEN, MARGARET ELLEN, JULIA B. and GEORGE F. MR. and MRS. SMITH are members of the Catholic Church, and in politics MR. SMITH is a Democrat."