Biography of H. D. Lombard
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





H. D. LOMBARD, farmer, P. 0. Plain City, was born in Campbell County, Ky., August 15, 1822. At the age of five years, he emigrated with his father to Ohio, and settled in Union Couuty. Two years later, his father purchased a farm on the "Plains," as it is called, on which place he now resides. He has a family of eight children, the oldest of whom is Phebe, widow of Harvey Bradley, deceased. She has two sons - Rollin and Harvey. The second, De La Mar, who follows the occupation of teacher and farmer; Samantha Alice, wife of H. C. Riddle, of Plain City; Mary S., wife of J. H. Stewart, of Plain City; Millard T. ; Frank E., also a teacher; William A. and Ora I. In December, 1844, he was united in marriage with Samantha McUmber, who was also born in Campbell County, Ky., October 15, 1820. She was the daughter of William and Phebe Kelly Member. Her grandfathers, William McUmber and Beriah Kelly, both served as soldiers in the Revolutionary war. The former was of Irish and the latter of Dutch descent. H. D. Lombard was the son of Jesse, who was one of a family of eight boys. His grandfather was David Lombard, who served in the war for Independence. His mother's maiden name was Olive Carlton. The ancestors of the Lombard family in America emigrated from Italy it an early day. The vessel in which he sailed was wrecked when near the coast, and he saved himself by swimming ashore. He was directly descended from the "Longobards or Longbeards, one of the tribes of barbarians who overrun the Roman Empire about the year 400 A. D., and founded the Kingdom of Lombardy in Northern Italy.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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