Born: July 11, 1817, Romsey, Hampshire, England.
Died: March 5, 1888, Marylebone, London, England.
Buried: Hampstead Cemetery, West Hampstead, England.
Smith first preached at age sixteen. After a partial course at the Dublin Theological Institute, he entered the Congregational ministry in 1840.
He worked in missions in Ireland for several years, but his more public ministry began at Newry. In 1849, he became pastor of the Northumberland Avenue Church in Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire), near Dublin.
He eventually began focusing on evangelism rather than pastoral care, but his health failed in 1886.