Shelby County, Indiana
David Laymon, a native of Indiana, was born in Washington Township, Owen County, December 27, 1844. His parents, the Rev. Alfred and Elizabeth (Randolph) Laymon, natives of Kentucky and Indiana respectively, were married in 1832. The father was but ten years
of age when he came to Indiana with his parents and settled in Shelby County, where he received his education. In 1837, he purchased 170 acres of good land in Owen County, and since that time has added 530 acres to that, part of which he has given to his children. He is now living in Washington Township, a minister of the Gospel. David Laymon is the sixth in a family of twelve children, and was reared in Owen
County. Until he was twenty years of age, he remained at home helping on the farm, and attending school. In 1867, he purchased eighty acres of land on which he farmed until 1869, when he sold out and bought a farm in Monroe County. Five years later, he returned to Owen County and purchased 105 acres of land upon which he now lives. He was Road Supervisor in Monroe County for two years. He was married,
in 1864, to Delilah McCormick, daughter of Hutson and Nancy McCormick, pioneers of Owen County. By this union there were eight children: Laura B., William M., Thomas, Alfred H., Sarah J., Henry, Walker K., deceased, and Theodore M. Mr. Laymon is an active worker in the Democratic ranks.
Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and biographical, "Washington Township, Owen County," Charles Blanchard, Editor. Chicago, F. A. Battey & Co., Publishers, 1884, pages 878-879.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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