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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

W. M. LEMMON, farmer and stock-grower, who was born in Gilmore Township May 17, 1850, is a son of Salem and Mary (Babbit) Lemmon.  His parents were also natives of this county, and of German and English descent.  His father was a prominent farmer and stock-dealer, and was justice of the peace for many years in Gilmore Township.  He was twice married.  W. M. is the only* child by the first marriage.  He grew to manhood in this township, attending the common schools, and has engaged extensively in farming and stock growing.  Mr. Lemmon is specially interested in fine horses, and is the owner of Diomede No. 1118 in France, and in America No. 2523.  Diomede was brought from France and cost $2,000.  Mr. Lemmon also owns a good farm of 150 acres.  He was married in West Virginia August 30, 1874, to Clarissa J., daughter of Alexander and Rachel (Russell) Hennen.  Mrs. Lemmon is a native of Virginia, and of English extraction.  Their children are—Jesse Harry, Lydia Ellen, Mary Hally, Owen R. and Emma Alice.  Mr. and Mrs. Lemmon are leading members in the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he is steward and trustee.

 

*living is hand written in cursive next to the word only.

 

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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

 

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.

Date of Transcription: 10 November 2007

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