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Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874

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  • Existence: 1797-1874

Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874; philanthropist & reformer; son of Elizabeth (Livingston) and Peter Smith (1768-1837); grad. Hamilton Coll. 1818; m. 1: Wealthy Ann Backus; 2: Ann Carroll Fitzhugh; property owner, Madison County, N.Y.; reformer in Sunday observance; vegetarianism; women suffrage; abolitionist; leader in formation of Liberty Party; member, House of Rep. (Independent) from NY; res.: Peterboro, N.Y.