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Lamon, Lester, was born in the town of Hounsfield, September 27, 1824, educateci in the district schools and by occupation is a farmer. He has married twice, first in 1849 to Lucy A. Blood, who died August 5, 1890, and on December 16. 1891, Mr. Lamon married Mary C. Campbell. Mr. Lamon is a Democrat, and the ancestry of his family is Scotch and Irish of New England origin. Mr. Lamon's father, James Lamon, was born in Salem, Mass., in 1774, and came with his parents to this State soon after the Revolutionary war. He married Mrs. Polly Burdell of Hounsfield, and they had five children: Esther, Alice, Mary A., Lester and Elizabeth. Mr. Lamon died in 1852, and his wife in 1845. Mrs. Lamon's father, William Campbell, was born in Canada in 1792. He married Mary Duffield, who was born in. England in 1798, and they had ten children: John A., Mary C., Priscilla1 Ira, Edwin, William R., James A., Florence T., Harriet and Louise. Mr. Lamon's mother's son by her first husband, Dr. Harvey Burdell, was murdered in New York city. Mr. Campbell died in 1879 and his wife in 1872.

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