Shelby  County,  Indiana

Marion  Laymon

          Marion Laymon,  a native of Owen County, Ind., and born in Washington Township June 9, 1851, is the eighth child of the  Rev. Alfred and Elizabeth (Randolph) Laymon,  natives of Kentucky and Indiana respectively.  The father was but ten years of age when with his parents he came to Indiana and settled in Shelby County.  He was married in 1832, and five years later brought his young wife to Owen County, where he located permanently.  Marion Laymon was reared on the home farm, and at the age of eighteen, was married to  Emily D. Cline,  daughter of  Rufus Cline,  of Owen County.  After his marriage, he farmed in Washington Township for three years, and then purchased eighty acres of fine farm land near his former home, and is at present living there.  His farm is well improved, and he has erected a comfortable residence upon it.  Himself and wife are members of the Separate Baptist Church.  They have four children:  Martha A.,  James R.,  Bessie E.  and an infant.   Mr. Laymon was for four years School Driector of his district, and is a prominent and influential citizen.  Politically, he is a Democrat.
Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana:  Historical and biographical,  Charles Blanchard, Editor, Chicago, F. A. Battey & Co., Publishers, 1884, page 879.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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