Lemuel Bacome was born in Champaign County, Ohio, in 1809. In 1832, he came to this county, and secured a farm, after which he returned home. The next year he married Margaret Watt, and moved to the land already secured. At this time there were only six other white families in the township. On reaching his new home, Mr. B.'s account book showed a credit of cash in hand to amount of 18 cents, and a debit of $1. His old cabin, built in 1832, is still standing.



From "History of Auglaize County, Ohio, with the Indian History of Wapakoneta, and the First Settlement of the County", Robert Sutton, Publishers, Wapakoneta, 1880