He came to the US with his family in 1842. 
They were one of the early residents of one of the early residents of the Scotch Settlement at Argyle in Illinois.
He passed away in 1910.
Rockford Daily Register-Gazette, Saturday, January 8, 1910
DEATH TAKES ROBERT SMITH Prominent Scotch Resident And Director Of Winnebago National Bank. WAS A RETIRED FARMER
Lived in Harlem for 60 Years - Was Charter Member of Willow Creek Church. Robert Smith, charter member of the Willow Creek Presbyterian church of Argyle and a director of the Winnebago National bank of this city, died this morning at 11:30 o'clock at his home, 520 North Second street. Death came as a result of diseases incident to old age, Mr. Smith being 85. Although he had not been seriously ill until this last week, his real sickness dates back many months. He was forced to his bed last Monday and though everything possible was done it was evident that his vitality was too low for him to rally.
Mr. Smith was born in Argyleshire, Scotland, August 22, 1824. In his seventeenth year, he came with his parents to this country, making his home on a farm near Harlem, where sixty years of his life were spent. Eight years ago he moved to Rockford. In 1855 he was married to Mary Greenlee, who passed away thirteen years ago.
He leaves five children, Mary Jane and Martha, who reside at home, D, A. Smith of North Court Street, Mrs. William Brown and William G. Smith of Argyle; John R. Smith and Edward G. Brown, both of Argyle, are grandsons. He is survived by a brother, Daniel Smith of Winnebago, and a sister, Mrs. John Greenlee of Charles City, Ia. Arrangements for the funeral await the coming of relatives.
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