Smith, Elijah, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Newport, N.Y., Sept. 4, 1797. He united with the Church in 1820, and in 1832 was admitted on trial into the Oneida Conference. His effective ministry closed in 1855. He was a member of the Black River Conference at the time of his death, which occurred in Le Roy, N.Y., Sept. 30, 1870. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1871, p. 144.