James SmithBreckinridge Democratic
Died: December 17, 1862 in the Kings River [near Reedley], CA
- Smith ran a ferry over the Kings River from 1855 until his death. Smith's Ferry eventually became the town of Reedley.
- PLACENAME: There is a "Smith's Ferry Park" in Reedley.
- PLACENAME: Smith Mountain (1,017 feet tall) in Fresno County is named for Smith.
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)