Smith, A.B., a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born on Bell Creek, Fayette Co., West Va., June 13, 1829. He joined the Church in his thirteenth year. He was received into the West Virginia Conference in the spring of 1859, took a superannuated relation in 1862, but was ordained elder in 1863. He was made effective in 1868, but died in the spring of 1870. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1871, p. 40.