Smith, Giles Chapman
Smith, Giles Chapman, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Union District, S.C., July 9, 1805. When four years of age his parents settled in Wayne Co., Ind. He studied one year in Harpeth Academy, Tenn., and graduated at Columbia (now Jackson) University April 3, 1830. His conversion took place while at college, and his ministry was spent in the Indiana and afterwards in the Southeastern Indiana Conference. In 1865 ill health compelled him to take a superannuated relation, and he made his home in Brownstown, Ind., where he resided until his death, April 12, 1870. He represented his conference in the General Conference in 1864. His writings were published in the periodicals of the day. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1870, p. 192.