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1265. VII. 642. ASAHEL DENMAN^ LYON [Henry C.», Aaron",
Elnathan*, Jonathan^ Thomas^ Thomas*], born Aug. 12, 1838; died at
his home at Chapel Corners, Hyde Park, N. Y., March 28, 1906. Left
fatherless at the age of three, he learned very early the responsibilities



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of life. From the age of twelve he earned his own living. He became
in time general agent for the Eureka Mowing Machine Company; later
he engaged in farming and stock raising and held an influential position
in the community in which he lived. The firm of A. D. Lyon and Sons,
143 Albany Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y., continued the busmess initiated by
him of manufacturing a line of "Certain Cure Remedies" for horses
and cattle. Asahel Denman Lyon married, Feb. 22, 1860, Sarah Ann
Lawless.

Children of Asahel D. and Sarah Ann (Lawless) Lyon:

1979. I. John Henry; b. June 8, 1862, in Poughkeepsie, N. T. ; d. there
April 26, 1864.

*1980. II. Asahel Anson; b. Sept. 9 1864, in Hyde Park, N. T. ; m. Isi,
Sarah Carlton Shaw; m. 2nd, Grace Allen Van De Water.

•1981. III. George Morgan; b. Jan. 14, 1867, in Hyde Park, N. T. ; m.
Feb. 22, 1893, Elizabeth Catharine Faust.

1266. VIL 642. HENRY WILLIAM' LYON [Henry C.«, Aaron",
Elnathan*, Jonathan', Thomas^ Thomas^], born Aug. 28, 1840; res.
(1906) Elk Lake, Pa. He married, July 1866, Rosalie Smith.

Children of Henry W. and Rosalie (Smith) Lyon:

1981a. I. Dora.

1981b. II. Sarah Jane.

1981c. III. Grace.

1279. VII. 649. JULIA A.' LYON (FIELD) [John W.«, Jonathan",
Elnathan*, Jonathan', Thomas^ Thomas^], born Oct. 15, 1813 in Clinton,
Dutchess Co., N. Y.; died March 1, 1893, at Ashtabula, O. She married

June 29, 1837, at Ashtabula, Henry, son of Aaron and Anna ( )

Field. He was born April 26, 1812 at North Adams, Mass., and came
with his parents to Ashtabula, O., about 1816. He kept a hotel in that
place; died March 17, 1893, surviving his wife only two weeks.

Children of Henry and Julia A. (Lyon) Field, born in Ashtabula, O. :

lfJ82. I. William A.; b. April 26, 1838; a stock dealer and butcher In

Ashtabula; m. Sept. 5, 1865, Anna E., dau. of Anson and Lydia ( )

Luce (b. in Ashtabula June 15, 1840); children: 1. Amy E., b. Nov. 16, 1867, (m.
Dec. 26, 1894, at Ashtabula, F. E. Harrington; they had: (a) Anna E., b. May
10, 1896; (b) Ruth, b. June 19, 1899; (c) Mary F., b. Aug. 3, 1904; all born in
Monroe, O. ; res. (1906) Jefferson, O., R. P. D.); 2. Thomas 1,., b. June 6, 1869;
d. May 23, 1889; 3. William H., b. June 4, 1874; (m. Sept. 21, 1898, Emma Vern-
on, at Ashtabula; they had: (a) Ralph E., b. Feb. 17, 1901; (b) Carl W., b.
July 15, 1904; res. Youngstown, O., 190 Silver St); 4. Jesse A., b. June 6, 1883.

1983. II. Henry L.; b. May 17, 1840; d. March 10. 1841.

1984. III. Charles Edward; b. Jan. 16, 1842; m. Feb. 28, 1867, at Ashta-
bula, Martha M., dau. of L. B. and Juliette (Wetmore) Seymour, b. Ashtabula,
Jan. 27, 1845; they rem. in 1872 to Duncan's Mills, Calif.; res. there 25 years
(R. R. agent); now (1906) res. Healdsburg, Calif, (bookkeeper); children: 1.



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Fred S., b. Ashtabula, O., March 9, 1870; R. R. agent at Red Bluff, Calif.; m.
Veva Downing of Red Bluff; no ch.; 2. Henry B., b. Stewarts Point, Calif.,
Aug. 1, 1872; R. R. agent. South Shore R. R. at Ross, Calif.; m. Helen Phalr,
b. in England; one ch.. Hazel M.

1985. IV. Julia E.; b. July 19, 1848; d. Dec. 14. 1851.

1280. VII. 649. SARAH' LYON (HICKS) [John W.\ Jonathan',
Elnathan^ Jonathan^ Thomas^, Thomas^], born Dec. 20, 1817, in the
town of Clinton, Dutchess Co., N. Y.; died Aug. 23, 1895 [1894?]. She
married, Sept. 18, 1855, William Hicks. They lived in Clinton, N. Y.

Children of William and Sarah (Lyon) Hicks, born in Clinton:

1986. I. Arthur David; b. Aug. 9, 1858; res. Rhinebeck, N. T. ; m. Nov.
3, 1886, Jennie Boice of Milan. N. T., (b. Aug. 8, 1867; dau. of George A. Boice
of Milan); children: 1. M. Kathlyn, b. Feb. 24, 1896; 2. Abner [Avner] Boice,
b. April 11, 1899.

1987. II. John I>.; b. Aug. 31, 1860; m. Mary Gilmore (b. Sept. 24, 1859;

dau. of John and Catharine ( ) Gilmore of Clinton Corners, N. Y.); res.

Stanfordville, Dutchess Co., N. T. ; children: 1. William I., b. Jan. 19. 1887; 2.
Mae, b. Sept. 15, 1890.

1988. III. James; b. Dec. 26, 1862; unm. ; res. (1906) Clinton Corners,
N. Y.

1281. VII. 649. GEORGE' LYON [John W.^ Jonathan", Elna-
than*, Jonathan^ Thomas^ Thomas^], born Nov. 12, 1S21 in Clinton,
Dutchess Co., N. Y., two miles from Clinton Hollow; died May 24,
1902, at the home of his daughter Augusta Parmele in Pleasant Val-
ley, N. Y. He married in Victory, N. Y.. Jan. 1, 1854, Mary Woodford,

born 14, 1833, daughter of Joseph and Annie ( )

Woodford of Victory. After living several years in Clinton, he received
an appointment in the Custom House at New York City. He lived
afterwards on a farm in Saratoga Co., N. Y., also on a farm near
Poughkeepsie. His widow lives (1906) at Pleasant Valley, N. Y.; ad-
dress Arlington, N. Y.

Children of George and Mary (Woodford) Lyon:
*1989. I. Augrusta M.; b. Oct. 18, 1854; res. Pleasant Valley, Arlington,
N. Y. ; m. John H. Parmele.

1990. IL Bertha; b. Dec. 17, 1857; d. Dec. 22, 1863.
*1991. III. Rose; b. April 12, 1861, at Jersey City, N. J.; m. John A. Oak-
land.

1992. IV. Joseph Woodford; b. Oct. 21. 1863; d. March 10, 1884; unm.

1993. V. George, Jr.; b. Nov. ?3, 1872; d. June 5, 1892; unm.

1282. VII. 649. MARIA' LYON (SCHRYVER) [John W.', Jona-
than=, Elnathan*, Jonathan', Thomas^ Thomas^], born about 1823 or
1824, in Clinton. Dutchess Co., N. Y.; died June 3, 1866. She married
George Schryver, born Poughkeepsie, Nov. 28, 1821; died March 7, 1873,



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son of Peter A. and Catherine (Wigg) Schryver. They lived on a farm
in Hyde Park, about four miles from Poughkeepsie.

Son of George and Maria (Lyon) Schryver:

1994. I. George; b. March 22, 1863, In Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where his
children also were born; m. Dec. 20, 1883, Ida Louise, dau. of John S. and
Maria L. (Stockholm)t Gilbert; children: 1. May L.., b. Jan. 7, 1887; 2. Helen
E., b. June 26, 1888; 3. Julia, b. May 3, 1890; 4. George W., b. Dec. 1, 1S92; 5.
John GUbert, b. Sept. 1, 1895; 6. Lewis Allen, b. Oct. 30, 1897; all res. in
Poughkeespie.

1283. VII. 651. JULIA' LYON (VAN WAGNER) [Amos«, Jona-
than", Elnathan*, Jonathan^ Thomas^ Thomas^], born Dec. 24, 1823,
in Clinton^ Dutchess Co., N. Y., on the old farm where her father and
grandfather had lived; died Jan. 19, 1899. She married, Nov. 20, 1845,
Eli A. Van Wagner, who died May 13, 1906. They lived in Lloyd,
Ulster Co., N. Y., until about 1863, when they moved to Dutchess Co.,
where they both died.

Children of Eli A. and Julia (Lyon) Van Wag-ner, born ar Lloyd, N. Y. :

1995. L Amos M.; b. Jan. 21, 1848; a farmer; m. Sept. 26, 1870, Julia
A. Latten; one son, b. 1873; d. 1892; res. Arlington, N. Y.

1996. II. George H.; b. July 1, 1851; m. Nov. 2, 1870, Lydia Ann Shelden;
a physician; res. Wappings Falls, N. Y. ; children: 1. Ernest, b. March 8, 1876;
policeman; (m. Anita Horton Nov. 14, 1890, one ch. Lydia, b. June 5, 1901);
res. 300 Mulberry St., New York City; 2. Ray W., b. Feb 10, 1878; dentist; res.
Waterbury. Conn. (m. July 31, 1901, Sarah Young; one dau. Elizabeth Beatrice,
b. June 16, 1906).

1997. III. Margaret A.; b. Aug. 3, 1862; m. Oct. 27, 1880. Hoyt Sheriger;
res. Staatsburgh, N. Y. ; children: 1. Edmund Webh, b. Aug. 31, 1886; 2. De
Witt W., b. Mav 24, 1892; 3. Maxwell, b. May 24, 1898.

1286. VII. 651. SUSAN' LYON (ANGEVINE) [Amos', Jona-
Clinton, Dutchess Co., N. Y., on the old Jonathan Lyon farm; d. in
Michigan Sept. 20, 1899. She married, Dec. 8, 1851, Caleb Angevine,
who died Oct. 21, 1886.

Children of Caleb and Susan (Lyon) Angevine:

1998. I. Sarah Elizabeth; b. June 11, 1853; m. Oct. 30, 1880, George E.
Griffith: res. 4266 W. Morgan St., St. Louis, Mo.; one son, George E., b. Oct.
30, 1890.

1999. II. Margaret; D. Sept. 10, 1858: m. March 8. 1882, Dr. John Conlan,
who d. June 29, 1906; res.' Munith, Mich.; children: 1. Susie, b. July 21, 1883;
2. Arthur, b. Feb. 14, 1885; 3. Margaret, b. Nov. 30, 1886.

3000. III. Ida; b. Sept. 14. 1861; res. (1906) 4266 Morgan St., St. Louis,
Mo.

2001. IV. Nettie; b. Jan. 14, 1863; d. Aug. 20, 1901; m. Sept. 13, 1888.
Frank E. Berger.



tMarla L. Stockholm was daughter of Abram and Maria Antoinette (Lyon)
Stockholm; Maria A. Lyon a daughter of Rev. Walter Lyon of Westchester
Co., N. Y.



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1287. VII. 651. SARAH' LYON (ALLEN) [Amos«, Jonathan',
Elnathan*, Jonathan", Thomas^, Thomas'], born Sept. 14, 1836, in Clin-
ton, Dutchess Co., N. Y., on the old Jonathan Lyon farm; died July
29, 1893, in Clinton. She married Jan. 12 (or 29), 1859, Clark W. Allen,
b. Aug. 17, 1838; son of Richard and Phebe (Lamoree) Allen, of Pleas-
ant Valley, Dutchess Co., N. Y. He died in Clinton Jan. 7, 1870.

Children of Clark W. and Sarah (Lyon) Allen:

2003. I. Lewis H.; b. May 30, 1862, in Clinton, N. Y. ; m. April 18, 1883,
In Southampton. L. I., Annie F. Green, b. June 16, 1862, daushter of Capt.
Barney J. Green (b. July 3, 1834; d. April 11, 1902) and Eliza Hildreth (b. Nov.
11, 1834; living in 1906); one dau. Laura M., b. Nov. 25, 1887. Mr. Allen owns
a portion of the farm bought by his ancestor Elnathan Lyon in 1774, while a
resident of Westchester Co. He removed from his home in Dutchess Co., to
Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1905; res. 716 Ave. C West.

1288. VII. 651. LUCINDA' LYON (STRINGHAM) [Amos',
Jonathan^ Elnathan*, Jonathan', Thomas^ Thomas'], born April 8,
1840, in Clinton, Dutchess Co., N. Y.; married Nov. 18, 1857 Isaac
Stringham; res. Staatsburgh, N. Y., R. F. D.

Children of Isaac and Lucinda (Lyon) Stringham:

2003. I. Emma; b. April 18, 1863; m. Nov. 2, 1881, Theron J. Briggs;
res. (1906) Arlington, N. Y. R. F. D. ; children: 1. Arthur L., b. Aug. 25, 1885;
2. Clara May, b. May 20, 1891.

2004. II. Mary E.; b. Feb. 13, 1872; m. Aug. 28, 1895. Edwin A. Lloyd;
res. (1906) 86 Courtney Ave., Newburgh, N. Y. ; children: 1. Marenes, b. March
23, 1900; 2. Phebe M., b. Feb. 24, 1902.

1303. VII. 677. CHARLES' LYON [William', IsraeP, Israel*,
Jonathan^, Thomas^ Thomas'], born at Bedford, N. Y., April 4, 1798;
died at Bainbridge, N. Y., about 1850. He married, April 26, 1831, Mary
A. Hammond, daughter of John and Deborah (Briggs) Hammond of
Kortright, Delaware Co., N. Y. He bought a farm within a mile of his
father's homestead and lived his lifetime there. He was Whig and
Republican in politics. His wife was Methodist.

Children of Charles and Mary A. (Hammond) Lyon:

*2005. L Marcus; b. April 21, 1832, at Bainbridge, N. Y.

2006. II. Adelia [Delia]; b. Aug. 19, 1833, at Bainbridge, N. Y. ; m. Jan.
14, 1878, Stillman Smith, s. of Noah and Nancy (Blake) Smith; they have a large
farm in Guilford, N. Y. ; no children.

1304. VII. 677. AMBROSE' LYON [William', Israel', Israel*,
Jonathan^ Thomas', Thomas'], born at Bedford, N. Y., Jan. 30, 1800;
died at Bainbridge, N. Y., Aug. 17, 1886. He came with his parents in
1803 to Bainbridge. Oct. 25, 1827 he married Polly, daughter of Eli



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Roberts. They made a home on a farm within a half mile of his fath-
er's homestead. His wife died within a few years and he married
second, Jan. 10, 1837, Lois Roberts, born March 28, 1811; died Jan. 16,
1880; a cousin of his first wife and daughter of John Roberts. Both
wives were Methodists. He was not a member of any church. Their
later years they lived in Bainbridge village.

Children of Ambrose and Polly (Roberts) Lyon, born at Bainbridge:

2007. I. Lois; died young.

2008. IL Alvah; d. 8 years old.

Children of Ambrose and Lois (Roberts) Lyon, born at Bainbridge:

2009. III. Lois; b. Oct. 4, 1837; d. at Bainbridge.

2010. IV. John Emery; b. July 4, 1839; d. April 29, 1870, at Bainbridge.
•2011. V. Alvah W.; b. Aug. 14, 1842; res. (1907) in Bainbridge village.
*2012. VI. Polly P.; b. Nov. 24, 1844; res. (1907) at Wadena, Minn.

2013. VII. Sarah Jane; d. in infancy.
♦2014. VIII. Milton; b. May 29, 1853; res. (1907) in Binghamton, N. Y.

1305. VII. 677. BETSEY' LYON (STODDARD) [William',
Israel", Israel*, Jonathan^ Thomas^ Thomas'], was born Feb. 1, 1802,
at Bedford, N. Y., and died at Masonville, N. Y., Feb. 12, 1876; buried
in the old Cemetery in that place. In 1803 she came with her parents
to Bainbridge. She married, Oct. 5, 1820, Martin Stoddard, born in
Hartford, Conn., Dec. 21, 1798, died in Denver, Colo., Oct. 20, 1891.
They lived about eight miles from Bainbridge, 'near Masonville. After
his wife's death, Mr. Stoddard lived with his daughter, Mary Teed, in
Denver, Colo.

Children of Martin and Betsey (Lyon) Stoddard, born at Masonville, N. T. :

2015. I. Almira: b. Oct. 5, 1821; m. William V. Ferguson; they had 1
son, Willie; she d. in Guilford, 1871; bur. Masonville.

2016. II. Charles Henry; b. Sept. 25, IS 23: d. Rock Island, 111., Nov. 10,
1891; he was school teacher, school commissioner, surveyor of government lands,
civil engineer of railroads, manager of several railroads and bank president. He
m. Emma Eliza Gray of Oxford. N. Y. ; children: 1. Charles; 2. Alice; 3. Anna;
4. Susan; the widow, son and one dau. d. Rock Island; one dau. res. (1907) In
Rock Island, the other in N. Y. City.

2017. III. Calvin; b. 1825; unm. ; a blacksmith; removed to Oregon, where
he d. April 4, 1858.

2018. IV. Harvey; b. Feb. 24, 1828; d. March 9, 1832.

2019. V. Theodore David; b. Feb. 24, 1830; m. Marie Bartlett and lived
in Chicago; was in a Cavalry Regt. in the Civil war; killed in a charge Feb. 11,
1864; bur. Bainbridge, N. Y. ; widow res. (1907) Asbury Park, N. J.; one son
Edward, a photographer, res. Chicago, 111.

2020. VI. William N.; b. April 22, 1833.

3021. VII. Oliver W.; b. Sept. 8, 1835.

2022. VIII. Franklin; b. Jan. 18, 1838; d. Denver, Colo., at G. A. R.
National Encampment, Sept. 4, 1905; served 10 months in Co. K., 144 Regt. N.



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T. Vols., in Civil war; he m. Adelia Earl of Masonville, N. Y. ; they lived at
Norton, Ks., where four sons and two daughters live (1907), their names: 1.
Earl; 2. Caddie; 3. Charles; 4. Anna; 5. Hardie; 6. Myrtle, the survivors of a
family of ten children.

3022a. IX. George Martin; b. Feb. 28, 1841; served 10 months in Civil war,
Co. H. 144 Regt. N. Y. Vols.; m. Jan. 1, 1863, Mary Jane Fitch; res. Masonville,
later at Moline, 111.; children (living at Moline, 1907): 1. Rose; 2. James; 3.
Clara; 4. Eva; 5. Sarah.

2032b. X. Chester; b. Aug. 14, 1842; served about three years in the Union
Army, Co. 13. 144 Regt. N. Y. Vols.; m. Catherine Hoyt, of Denning, Ulster Co.,
N. Y. ; res. Sidney Center, Delaware Co. N. Y. ; children: 1. Mary E. (m. Elbert
Dibble; res. New Berlin, N. Y., three ch., Arthur, Gertrude and Henry); 2.
Lizzie; 3. Jane; 4. Marien (one of these m. L. Cronk; their two ch. d. in in-
fancy); 5. Harvey (m. Catherine McCulty; res. Norwich, N. Y. ; he is conductor
on N. Y., O. & W. R. R.).

2022c. XI. Mary E.; b. Dec. 21, 1846; m. • Teed; res. Denver, Colo.

1306. VII. 677. PHEBE' LYON (BUSH) [William", Israel*,
Is^ael^ Jonathan', Thomas^ Thomas^], was born at Bainbridge N. Y.,
Jan. 7, 1804, the first after her parents came to this home in Chenango
County. Oct. 17, 1826 she married Jonathan Bush who was born Nov.
22, 1803. They made their home on a farm in Guilford about eight
miles from the Lyon homestead. He was a farmer and Methodist local
preacher, and she was a member with him. He died Apr. 24, 1885.
She died about 1893.

Children of Jonathan and Phebe (Lyon) Bush, born at Guilford, N. Y. :

2023. I. George; b. Oct. 18, 1827. He m. Oct. 24, 1855, Mary Jane Piper,
dau. of James and Susan Piper, of Coventry, N. Y. ; a farmer; res. Guilford, N.
Y.; children: 1. Phebe Elizabeth, b. June 11. 1856; 2. Susan Amelia, b. Sept. 17,
1860; 3. Leona J., b. March 10, 1862; 4. George H., b. March 14, 1864; d. unra.
at Sidney, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1895; the other ch. all married.

2024. II. Richard; b. Jan. 19, 1829, and d. , m. about 1856. Lydia

Bateman; farmer; res. Guilford until near 1868, then at Afton, N. Y. ; children:
1. Charles, b. Guilford, March 20 1857; d. Bainbridge, Dec. 31, 1870; 2. Mary;
b. Guilford, July 20, 1860; 3. Gertrude, b. Guilford, Aug. 1, 1862; 4. Augusta, b.
Guilford, 1864; 5. Mertie, b. Afton, 1868; 6. Chester, b. Afton about 1870; res.
(1907) with widowed mother at Afton; 7. Joseph, b. Afton, about 1872; d. ae. 6
months.

2025. III. Lambert; b. June 15 1831; d. May 3, 1831.

2026. IV. Herman; b. Oct. 25, 1834; d. Nov. 2, 1834.

2037. V. Chester; b. Oct. 27, 1837; d. Unadllla, N. Y., Nov. 17, 1865; m.
March 13, 1861, Mary Townsend; a dau., b. 1866, in 1902, m. George Marvin.

3028. VI. William; b. Nov. 1, 1840; m. Sept. 14, 1870, Alice E. Humphrey;
res. (1907) Albany, N. Y. ; he is agent on the road; one son, William.

1307. VII. 677. RICHARD' LYON [William", IsraeP, Israel*,
Jonathan^ Thomas^ Thomas^], was born Sept. 9, 1805 at Bainbridge,
N. Y., Jan. 26, 1840, he married Lydia Mahala Burdick, b. Dec. 2, 1815.
They lived on a farm near Masonville and near his sister Betsy Lyon
Stoddard. Both were Methodists. He died at Masonville July 12, 1869.
She died Apr. 18, 1886.

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Children of Richard and Lydia Mahala (Burdlck) Lyon, born at Mason-
ville, N. Y. :

*2029. I. WUfred H.; b. Feb. 22, 1841.

♦2030. II. Arad S.; b. May 21, 1842.

2031. III. James S,; b. June 9, 1843.

*2032. IV. Charles L.., b. April 27, 1845.

2033. V. Julia A.; b. April 17, 1846; d. Sept. 28, 1848.

•2034. VI. Ambrose A,; b, Aug. 24, 1849.

»20.35. VII. Sarah A.; b. Aug. 18, 1852; m. Edward P. Randall.

♦2036. VIII. EmUy F.; b. April 1, 1859; m . James W. Ramsdell.

1309. VII. 677. PAMBLIA' LYON (GOULD) [William", Israel',
Israel*, Jonathan', Thomas^ Thomas^], was born at Bainbridge, N.
Y., June 9, 1809 and died Nov. 1883. She married, Feb. 27, 1834, Asa
Gould. They lived on a farm near Masonville, N, Y. Both were
Methodists. He died Sept. 1861.

Children of Asa and Pamelia (Lyon) Gould, born at Masonville:

2037. I. Betsey; d. in infancy.

2038. II. John Butler; b. 1837; unm. ; a prosperous farmer; res. (1907)
Neville, Sherman Co., Kansas.

2039. III. Sarah Jane; b. 1S41; many years a teacher; lives with her
brother John.

2040. IV. Charles Woolsey; b. 1843; m. Miss Christy Bixby of New York
City; has been 40 years principal of a school at W. Haverstraw. now mainly in
charge of his son, being engaged in business in New York City; children: 1.
son, Charles W., Jr., b. 1877, and 3 daughters, 2 of them married, each having
one son.

2041. V. Phebe Ann; b. 1844; d. at Masonville, 1861.

2042. VI. Hattie; b. Jan. 25, 1848; was a teacher; m. 1st. Feb. 29, 1872,
S. M. Jones of Wellsville, N. Y. ; one son, Arthur Gould, b. Wellsville, Feb. 13,
1873; there was a separation and she m. 2nd. Dec. 19, 1880, Capt . John McKee;
res. (1907) Lincoln, Neb., 1636 N. Side Ave.; children: 1. Charles, b. Beaver
City, Neb., Jan. 28, 1882; 2. £ulalie, b. Dec. 27, 1883, at Beaver City (m.

Hale. Sept. 25, 1901; a son Merle McKee, b. Aug. 21, 1902); 3. William

H., b. Beaver City, May 1, 18 86; d. Sept. 8, ; 4. John H., Jr., b.

March 6, ls92.

2043. VII. Herman; b. about 1848; non compos mentis.

1311. VII. 677. CALEB' LYON [William^ Israel", Israel', Jona-
than', Thomas^ Thomas^], was born at Bainbridge, N. Y., June 28,
1813 and died at Leraysville, Pa., Aug. 1856. About 1840, he married
Ann Maria Davis, whose father's farm adjoined that of his father.
She died at Bainbridge, March 31, 1845, ae. 27 y. (G. R.). In 1851
Caleb Lyon assisted his brother in clearing a farm in the wilderness of
Sweden, Pa. Three years later he married a second wife, name not
ascertained, and settled on a new farm near Leraysville, Bradford Co.,
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Children of Caleb and Ann Maria (Davis) Lyon:

•2044. I. Clarke; b. Balnbrldge, N. Y., about 1842; res (1907) Hartford.
Conn. . .

2044a. II. Rozilla; b. Balnbrldge, N. Y., about 1843; m. Leroy Cornwell,
a machinist, engaged in the manufacture of guns; res. Guilford, N. Y., later
[1907] Hartford, Conn.

2044b. III. Nelson; b. Feb. 23, 1845; d. May 14, 1845 (G. R.).

1313. VII. 677. WILLIAM' LYON [William', Israel', Israel*,
Jonathan', Thomas^ Thomas'], was born at Bainbridge N. Y., Oct.
8, 1817. Little Bill was the name that distinguished him from his
father. This implies that William Sr. was a large man. William Jr.
was average size. He was quick in movement and alert in business and
acquaintance with men. Aug. 8, 1840 he married Julia Hendrick,
daughter of Leontes Hendrick of Coventry, N. Y. Both he and she had
been teachers of the public school near his home. Deborah Lyon
Doolittle, in 1906 one of the only two survivors of the 42 born to the
four Lyon brothers first at Bainbridge, tells now that she attended
school to both of them. They lived at Masonville, and at Bainbridge
on the Davis farm. In 1850, soon after the death of his mother, he
bought the Wm. Lyon homestead. He quickly appropriated for it the
best methods and appliances for farming. In 1854 he sold the farm to
his cousin Horace Lyon (No. 1343). Horace is the other one of the
two survivors of the forty-two. He has for more than fifty years main-
tained the place in high culture. His son, Horace Hudson Lyon, is
with him, and is a frequent writer for agricultural papers, about the
practical work done there. The good wife of H. H., Mrs. Jeannette
G-ladstone Lyon, a relative of Wm. H. Gladstone, and a sister Miss
Mary E. Lyon, help to make the home and to augment the pleasure
and interest in the ancestral place.

William, in 1851, purchased 300 acres in the woo 3s of Sweden, Pa.
In March 1852, two years preceding his sale of the homestead, he moved
to the new place. Three men, one of them a nephew, Richard Bush,
went along to help a year on the work. Randolph Burdick, husband
of his sister Sarah, went later the same year to build their barn.
Thus is evinced the interest of William to draw his friends near to
him. He was always a total abstinent of tobacco and intoxicating
liquors. The building of that barn gave occasion to show his mettle
and resourcefulness. The neighbors informed him that the barn could
not be raised without whiskey. Their view was a widely prevalent
one. They came from four miles to the raising. Some of them brought
a supply of whiskey for him to accept if he would. Otherwise their



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help would be withheld. The work went on with a small force that
raised the first bent to position of hardest lift, where, for a long time
it halted, while the others looked on at their efforts. William said
he would send as far as New York state, if need be, to hire men, but
there would be no whiskey. About the middle of the afternoon a four
horse team with help from Coudersport, eight miles distant, came to
the rescue, and everybody joined in raising that barn. This was more
than fifty years ahead of equal courage in general to exclude the liquors
from banquets at the White House.

He bought horses in Ohio and brought by wagon road to the mar-
ket east. He handled sheep and other stock. With his busy life he
found time and place to be a Christian. When Sunday came his
driving, different from the prevailing custom, was always suspended.
He would be at the school house meetings, two miles distant, or drive
the eight miles to church at Coudersport. He was a Methodist. Mrs.
Lyon was Baptist. They had in the home an altar of prayer, and in
which the farm help shared. Both were good readers of the Bible.
Both made occasions to open up this book to their boys; and so well
did they do it that they were often importuned to read more.

William Lyon was quick to be in touch with men throughout the
county who were interested in the antislavery issue, and in cnurch
and educational work. Ministers, editors, teachers and any who loved
these things, were frequent visitors to their home in the woods.

From the midst or vigorous and busy life he was suddely stricken.
His death, which occurred Aug. 18, 1856, wh^ due to exceedingly ex-
hausting effort to reach and attend his brother Caleb, who died a few
days before. Mrs. Lyon died Feb. 22, 1876.

Children of William and Julia Hendrick Lyon:

2045. I. Henry Franklin; b. Masonville, N. T., May 7, 1841; d. Sept.
7. 1844.

*2046. II. George Hendrick; b. Bainbridge, N. Y., Oct. 27, 1844; res.
(1907) Mt. Jewett, Pa.

•2047. III. Farnham Eugene; b. Bainbridge, Jan. 5, 1847; res. Sweden, Pa.



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