in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 1132 words.
Smith, Elias (17 June 1769–29 June 1846), minister, religious journalist and polemicist, and botanical doctor, was born in Lyme, Connecticut, the son of Stephen Smith and Irene Ransom. Like...