Nicholas L. Washburne (deceased) was born August 11, 1808, in Brown County, Ohio, and was a son of Isaac and Rachel (Laycock) Washburne, natives of Ohio.
His mother is still living at the advanced age of ninety-five years.
Mr. Washburne was raised a farmer.
In 1826, in Ohio, he was married to Jane Potter, daughter of Barnabas and Jane (Kelly) Potter.
She was born in Ohio, March 20, 1810.
In the fall of 1829 Mr. and Mrs. Washburne emigrated westward, choosing as their home Montgomery County, Indiana.
Mr. Washburne bought eighty acres of land one and a half miles west of Waynetown, and built a round log cabin with mud chimney, etc., making that their habitation for a short time.
Selling his farm, he bought a grist and saw mill south of Waynetown, controlling the same for three years, when he sold, and bought about 300 acres, mostly of prairie land, in Coal Creek township, but finally sold and moved to Linden, where he bought seventy acres, and lived five years.
Selling out he moved to New Richmond, where he died May 24, 1877.
Mr. Washburne was a prominent democrat, having filled the office of township trustee, and taken great interest in political matters.
His father fought in the War of 1812.
His grandfather fills a grave in Round Hill Cemetery, the only grave honored by an occupant who aided in gaining American Independence, having fought in the revolutionary war.
Mrs. Washburne resides with her son, Dr. Washburne, in New Richmond.
She is a member of the Regular Baptist Church.
Dr. D.M. Washburne, son of the above, was born August 3, 1850, in Coal Creek township, and has spent his life in Montgomery County, Indiana.
He received a common school education, and a short course at Ladoga Normal.
At the age of seventeen he began the study of medicine under Dr. J.S. McMurray, of Linden, with whom he read five years.
In the term of 1873-4 he attended Indiana Medical College.
In April, 1874, he located at New Richmond for the practice of his profession, where he has succeeded in building up a good practice.
July 6, 1870, Dr. Washburne was married to Sarah Simpson, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Wallace) Simpson, of Montgomery County, but formerly of Kentucky.
Mrs. Washburne was born in Lexington, Kentucky, June 20, 1847.
They have two children:
Nicholas L. and Musa.
Dr. Washburne is a Mason, an Odd-Fellow, and a democrat.