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Old Chester, PA: Biographical Sketches
(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)
William Smedley (1849-50, 55-56),
son of William and Deborah (Lightfoot) Smedley, was born in Middletown,
December 6, 1799. He was a well-to-do farmer, having inherited the old
homestead plantation in that township. He was active in the Society of
Friends, of which he was an overseer in 1840; in 1858, was appointed an
elder by Concord Quarterly Meeting, and served as treasurer of Concord
Monthly Meeting from 1839 to his death, a period of twenty-seven years.
For a number of years he was a director of the Training School for Feeble
Minded Children, at Elwyn. He died April 27, 1866, aged 65 years.
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