From the 1885 History of Steuben County, IN page 791-792:
Isaiah Smith is a son of George Smith, who settled on the northwest
quarter of section 21, Steuben Township, in 1865. George Smith was born
in Pennsylvania in 1820, but was reared a farmer in Ohio. He was
married in Wayne County, Ohio, to Elizabeth Lidge, of Frederick County,
Md. They moved to Indiana in August, 1850, and settled in Jackson
Township, DeKalb County, and in 1865 moved to Steuben County, where Mr.
Smith died in June, 1876. His family consisted of twelve
children, seven of whom are living -- Isaiah; Francis M., of Chicago,
was born Jan. 21, 1851; Sarah, born May 4, 1854, is the wife of H.
Thomas; Warren M., born Oct. 2, 1856, lived in Nebraska; Edward L.,
born Aug. 3, 1858; Harry R., born Oct. 23, 1861; George W., born July
30, 1865. Hiram G. was born Jan. 26, 1841, and enlisted in
Company K, Forty-fourth Indiana Infantry, and served nearly three
years; died at Loudon, Tenn., April 25, 1864. Elizabeth A. died Jan.
25, 1868, in the twenty-sixth year of her age. Charles A.
enlisted in the Forty-fourth Indiana Infantry and served about eighteen
months. He died at home Feb. 1, 1881, in his thirty-fifth
year. Isadorah, born Oct. 18, 1863, died in childhood.
Caroline died in infancy. Isaiah Smith enlisted June 1, 1863, in
Company D, One Hundred and Eighteenth Indiana Infantry, and served nine
months. In March, 1864, he enlisted in Company K, Forty-fourth Indiana
Infantry, and served till Dec. 25, 1865. Soon after his first
enlistment, he was taken sick and sent home on furlough. When
convalescent he reported for duty at Indianapolis and was sent to Camp
Nelson, Ky. From Camp Nelson he joined his regiment at
Greensville in time to participate in the engagement of that
place. He was in active service during his term of
enlistment. His health was undermined by exposure and privation,
and he has never fully recovered. He is by trade a carpenter and
mason, his home being on the old homestead. He married Susie
Rhodefer, daughter of Abram Rhodefer, of DeKalb County. They have
three children -- Genevra, Edna and Maud M. V. One child, Esthanora, is