Biography of Jerome Raymond
Allen County, OH Biographies

JEROME RAYMOND, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Scipio, Cayuga Co., N. Y., September 15. 1811; son of David and Rebecca (McCaracan) Raymond, natives of Connecticut, and pioneers of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, where the father died. The mother afterward married Joseph Napier, settled in Vermillion Township, Huron Co., Ohio, from there removing to Rockport, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, and died in Mercer County, Penn. Our subject was reared in Ashtabula County, Ohio, and two and a half months' schooling there was all the educational advantages he received. On coming of age he engaged in farming in Middleburg Township, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, where he resided until 1852, in which year he came to this county and settled in Shawnee Township, on the farm he now occupies and most of which he cleared and improved. He has been twice married, his first wife, to whom he was married in 1839, being Almira Ackley, daughter of Thomas Ackley, of Middleburg. Ohio. His present wife, to whom he was married April 15, 1869, was Mrs. Eliza Truesdale, widow of Jesse Truesdale, and daughter of Jacob and Margaret (Warner) Connor, of Auglaize County, Ohio. Mr. Raymond participated in the late war of the Rebellion, having enlisted in September, 1861, in Company B, Eighty first Ohio Volunteer Infantry; re enlisted as a veteran in the same company and regiment, in 1863, and was honorably discharged July 23, 1863. He was in the battles of Shiloh, luka, Corinth, and in the Atlanta campaign, after which he was assigned to the care of baggage and received his final discharge at Camp Dennison, Ohio. Mr. Raymond filled the office of township trustee one term. In polities he is a Republican.

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