P. R. Lackey

P.R. Lackey, Deputy Treasurer of Wayne County, Indiana, is a native of Cambridge City, where he was educated. His father, Sanford Lackey, was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, March 1, 1809, a son of John and Susan C. (Plummer) Lackey, natives of Washington County, Pennsylvania, who in 1808 removed to Ohio, and settled near Chillicothe. After several years' residence in Ohio, he visited his old home, making the trip on horseback, and when on his return died within thirteen miles of Chillicothe. Of a family of ten children, eight are living. Sanford Lackey received a good education in the schools of Chillicothe and Cincinnati. He was married in 1829 to Margaret Rickey, who died in June, 1838, leaving three children, of whom two, Margaret and Kandance, are living. He afterward married Jane Murphy, of Fayette Co., Ind. They have eight children. Mr. Lackey came to Wayne County in 1833, and opened the first store in Cambridge City, which he carried on thirty years, and in the meantime was appointed Postmaster. He has given his attention largely to dealing in horses, cattle and hogs, in which he has been very successful and is now one of the most prominent business men of Cambridge City.
Source: History of Wayne County, Indiana, Volume II, (1884), City of Richmond, pages 197 & 198

F. M. Lamb

F.M. Lamb was born in Centre, now Boston Township, Wayne County, Indiana, in 1833, a son of John and Catherine (Boone) Lamb. His grandfather, James Lamb, was a native of Perthshire, Scotland, and when twenty years of age, in 1776, came to the United States, and after participating in the war of the Revolution settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky, where he married Hannah, daughter of Joseph Boone. In 1811 he removed to Indiana and settled near the mouth of Elkhorn Creek, in Abington Township, Wayne County. He bought 1,440 acres of land for which he paid $2 an acre. He was a member of the Christian church. He had a family of nine children---Anna, James, William, John, Thomas, Joseph B., Elizabeth, Hannah, Jane and Catherine, all deceased but Mrs. Jane Spahr, of Abington. Mr. Lamb died in 1841, aged eighty-five years, and his wife in 1839, aged seventy years. He was a strong anti-slavery, and left Kentucky on account of the evil influences of slavery. His son, John Lamb, was born in Kentucky in 1802. He married Catherine, daughter of William Boone, in Butler County, Ohio, and shortly after settled in Boston Township. They were zealous members of the Methodist Episcopal church. To them were born nine children; but four are living---Mrs. Sarah Owens, F.M. and T.J., of Boston, and Hannah, wife of Obadiah Holler, of Union County, Ind. James, John, Stephen, John W. and Almira are deceased. Mr. Lamb died in 1860, aged fifty-eight years, and his wife in 1880, in the seventy-third year of her age. Our subject, F.M. Lamb, was reared a farmer, and his advantages for an education were meager. He was married in 1857 to Rachel, daughter of Thomas Laws. They have had a family of ten children---Thomas, William, Joseph, Harry, John W. and Frankie (deceased), Althea, Margaret, Mary and Mattie (twins). Mr. Lamb owns a fine farm of 196 acres, all well improved.
Source: History of Wayne County, Indiana, Volume II, (1884), Boston Township, page 290

Samuel Larkin

Samuel Larkin was born in England, February 13, 1788, a son of Hugh and Sarah (Sargeant) Larkin. His parents emigrated to the United States and located near Batavia, Ohio, where they both died. When yet a single man he removed to Union County, Indiana. He was married in Union County to Hannah Chinault, a native of North Carolina, born in 1800. In 1826 he removed to Wayne County, and settled in Washington Township. He built a carding machine, the first in the county, on his farm, and carried on that business in connection with farming. He died December 16, 1837. His wife died August 4, 1873. They had a family of six children, only one of whom is a resident of Wayne County --- Martha A., wife of D. S. Lee. Moses F. resides in Grant County, Indiana. Susana T., Sarah J., Mary E., and William C. are deceased. Mrs. Larkin's parents, Abner and Mary (Ferguson) Chinault, were natives of North Carolina, of French descent. They removed to Union County, Indiana, in 1811, and settled three miles from Liberty. He was a leading member of the Baptist church and one of the founders of the church in Union County. He died in 1850, aged nearly eighty years. His wife died in 1848, aged sixty-five years. They had a family of eight children, two of whom are living --- Mrs. Elizabeth Hubbell, of Union County, Indiana, and Mrs. Susan Carter, of Fayette County, Indiana. Mrs. Judith Beck, Mrs. Mary Phillips, Mrs. Avos Christman, Mrs. Jane Davis, Mrs. Hannah Larkin and William are deceased.

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