Biography of Henry C. Laybourn
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





HENRY C. LAYBOURN, Postmaster and grocer, Lagoons. Mr. Laybourn was born in this county March 3, 1844, and lived here until 1856, when he moved with his parents to Champaign, where he remained till 1873, when they returned to this county and located in Lagonda; he was married, Oct 2, 1873. to Sarah L. White, daughter of James H. and Harriet White, who were early settlers of Champaign Ca, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Laybourn have two children, Alberta and Charles W. Mr. Laybourn is an active member and a Past Grand of Ephraim Lodge, No. 146; also a Patriarch of Mad River Encampment, No. 16, I. O. O. F., and a member of the Uniformed Patriarchs of said Encampment; he is also a leading member of the United Brethren Church of Lagonda, and is one of the Stewards of said church. In 1863, during the late rebellion, he enlisted in the 66th O. V. I. and served to the close of the war, when he was honorably discharged; he was wounded at the battle of Peach Tree Creek, Ga., July 20, 1864. After his location in Lagonda, he worked two years in the shops and then started the grocery under the firm name of John C. Laybourn & Sons. His wife was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, June 29, 1852. John C. Laybourn, Henry's father, was born in this county in 1818. John C.'s wife, Alvira McCollum, was born in Kentucky and came to Clark County in 1820. John C. and Alvira have had but two children, Henry C. and John M. In 1878, Henry was appointed Postmaster at Lagonda, being the first Postmaster of that place; he is an honorable, upright gentleman, of good moral and religious habits. They keep a full line of staple groceries, and are gentlemanly and polite to all.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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