Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Workday Wednesday - Chairmaker

I have previously covered my 2nd-great-grandfather Uriah Lamon. His father was David Detrick Lamon, and David was listed as a chairmaker in Harrison County, Indiana in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 US Census.

Unfortunately I don't have sense of the types of chairs or other furniture David may have made. Below is a page from the Old Hickory Chair Company catalog (c. 1910), from Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana. Perhaps David's chairs looked like this:
Source: Indiana Historical Society
Life Events
David Lamon was born in Washington County, Tennessee on 12 May 1818. As described in his obituary from the Corydon Republican newspaper on 25 February 1904, David Lamon died across the Ohio River in neighboring Meade County, Kentucky.

David married Permelia Smith on 10 December 1841 in Crawford County, Indiana. From the map of southern Indiana posted last month (see, Crawford County is located along the Ohio River next to Harrison County.

In the 1850 US Census, David, Permelia and family appear in Harrison County. David is listed as a farmer in this record:
By 1860, David's occupation was listed as chair maker. The family was living in Scott Township, Harrison County. This township was dissolved in 1939.
In 1870, the family was still in Scott Township:
Here is the 1880 US Census record, showing the family in Scott Township:

I have some property records for David Lamon, which I'll cover in a separate post.

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