in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 1030 words.
Smith, Gerrit (06 March 1797–28 December 1874), land speculator and abolitionist, was born in Utica, New York, the son of Peter Smith, a land speculator, and Elizabeth Livingston. Smith...