Biography of Lemuel L. Cohee
Howard County, IN Biographies





LEMUEL L. COHEE was born in Kent County, Del., March 17, 1845, and is the son of Hinson G. and Anna (Longfellow) Cohee, of Delaware; his parents were both members of the Baptist Church. Lemuel, on account of the early death of his parents, lived with his brother Jacob until he was twelve years of age, after which he lived six years with his brother in law, John Cook. In 1863, he came to Rush County, Ind., where he remained two years, and then came to Howard County and engaged as a farm hand in Union Township at $16 per month wages. In January, 1869, he was married to Mary Ann Flemming, daughter of Jesse and Margaret (Carr) Flemming, of Howard County. This union was blessed with three children. Mrs. Cohee died May 26, 1874, a prominent member of the Christian Church. Mr. Cohee was next married, August 21, 1875, to Serilda J. Melton, born November 14, 1856, daughter of Jacob R. Melton, a native of Indiana, and Martha (Downey) Melton. born in Kentucky. They were of English and German descent. Mr. and Mrs. Cohee have had four children, two of whom are living - Emma May, born July 6, 1866, and Alvin M., born October 18, 1881. Mr. and Mrs. Cohee are both prominent members of the Christian Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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