From the 1885 History of Steuben County, IN page 438:

Robert Smith M.D., one of the early physicians of Steuben County, was born in Hancock, Hillsborough County, N.H., April 25, 1797, and when six years of age was taken by his parents, James and Elizabeth (Wiley) Smith, to the state of Ohio, where they died.  While yet a young man he went to Cleveland, Ohio, and there studied medicine under the tutorship of Dr. McIntosh.  He commenced his practice in the province of Ontario, Canada, and there married, February 6, 1828, Eliza Pomeroy, who was born in County Cork, Ireland, February 10, 1810.  In 1837 he moved to Seneca County, Ohio, two years later to Williams County, and in 1842 to Steuben County, Indiana, and bought 89 acres of land on Section 2, Otsego Township, and commenced making a home in the wilderness.  Here he lived a life of great usefulness being for sometime the only physician of this part of the county.  He continued his practice until 1860 when failing health induced him to abandon all except his practice among personal friends.  He was a man of dignified bearing but genial and courteous manners, and indeared himself to his patients and friends.  He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, Angola Lodge, No. 236.  In politics he was a Republican from the time of the party's organization.  He died April 5, 1878, and his wife October 1, 1879.  There family consisted of nine children, four of whom are living -- Catherine, wife of L.P. Sisson; Robert, of Branch County, Michigan; Louisa, wife of John Foster, and Lewis Cass.  Byron died at the age of twenty years and the rest in infancy.