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The Smiths are Georgians. Stephen G. Smith was the doctor's grandfather and John Thomas Smith was his father. They were both farmers and lived and died in Georgia. They were large planters and slave holders in the antebellum days. John Thomas married Miss Elizebeth (sic) Richardson also of Georgia. They were the parents of 13 children, 9 of whom reached their majority. Charles was born in the Georgia home May 3rd, 1856. He remained in Georgia until his 18th year. He then went to Florida and from there he drifted to Texas, arriving in Smith county January 13, 1877. He was educated in the common schools of Georgia and later attended Charm Wood Institute, Tyler, Texas. January 12, 1880, Dr. Smith began the study of medicine under Dr. E. Jones of Tyler, He then took a full course in medicine and Surgery in the American Medical college of St. Louis, Mo. Immediately upon his graduation he came to Van Zandt county and began the active practice at Owlet Green. He has been in the active discharge of his professional duties since he began. Oct. 12, 1884 he led Miss Lula D. Peel to the marriage altar. They are both living and are the happy parents of seven children. Dr. Smith has practiced medicine here for thirteen years and has secured a good practice. He is an eclectic physician and is succeeding most admirable in his work. He is a church member and prides himself in the fact that he does not belong to any other organization and that it is sufficient for all purposes. Dr. Smith is a member of the State Medical association (eclectic.) He has acquired a good home in Canton, with 50 acres of land practically in the city limits. He also has 154 acres of farm lands. Dr. Smith is an active business man and says the county has itself great prospects and possibilities. He has several acres in a Bermuda pasture and would not take any thing for it. It keeps many head of stock from early spring to late fall. Dr. Smith is affable wholesouled (sic) and generous and has many friends in the county.