Smith, Oliver H. (Oliver Hampton), 1794-1859

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A native of New Jersey, Smith moved to Indiana and studied law. He served in the Indiana General Assembly, was prosecuting attorney for the third judicial district, and later served in the U.S. House and Senate. He founded the town of Yorktown in Delaware County. Smith spent the last years of his life in Indianapolis.

From the description of Papers, 1826-1859. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 31906333

Oliver H. Smith, a native of New Jersey moved to Lawrenceburg, Indiana in 1818. He practiced law and served with the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Senate. While in the Senate he served on the Committee on Public Lands. He retired to Indianapolis after he lost a reelection bid for the Senate in 1843. Samuel Milroy was born in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. He moved first to Washington County, Indiana then to Delphi, Carrol County, Indiana. He represented both counties in the state legislature. He later was a land office agent in Crawfordsville and was the Indian agent of the Miami's at the time of his death. Austin W. Morris was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, and moved to Indiana in 1821 where he was a teacher, lawyer, and politician in Marion County. He served in the state legislature from 1835-37 as a member of the Whig party.

From the description of Letters, 1841. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 63820559

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creatorOf Smith, Oliver H. (Oliver Hampton), 1794-1859. Letters, 1841. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Smith, Oliver H. (Oliver Hampton), 1794-1859. Oliver H. Smith. Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee County Federated Library System
referencedIn Jones, William F. . William F. Jones papers, 1827-1890. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn Indiana History mss., 1725-1973 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Smith, Oliver Hampton. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Smith, Oliver H. (Oliver Hampton), 1794-1859. Papers, 1826-1859. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Love, John, 1820-1881. Papers, 1837-1886. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Clement, S. L. Letter to Clement, Aaron, 1845. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Fletcher, Calvin, 1798-1866. Indiana lawyers and politicians collection, 1831-1889. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Noble and Davidson Families. Noble and Davidson Family papers, 1785-1868. Indiana State Library - ISL
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associatedWith Clement, S. L. person
associatedWith Jones, William F. . person
associatedWith Love, John, 1820-1881. person
associatedWith Milroy, Samuel, 1780-1845. person
associatedWith Morris, Austin W. 1804-1851. person
associatedWith Noble and Davidson Families. person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Whig Party (U.S.) corporateBody
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Miami Indians--Claims against


Birth 1794-10-23

Death 1859-03-19



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