Excerpt from Memorials of Peter Smith: Born, Brechin, Scotland, Sept, 21, 1802; Died, Andover, July 6, 1880 My father died in the month of August, 1810. I was in my eighth year, attending school. In the following spring I had the small-pox very severely; was blind about ten days. It was the end of summer before I entirely recovered.
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