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Westchester Co., N. Y. May 13, 1797. Will dated March 26, 1788;
probated White Plains June 3, 1797; executors, sons Samuel Lyon and
Gilbert Lyon. Bequeaths land and meadows on Calves Island. He
married, date not ascertained, Mary, daughter of Samuel and Susanna



S Andrew Merritt of Rye (son of Merritt) was born in 1689; d. Not.

28, 1728, ae. 93 y. Will dated July 2. 1780. probated June 23, 1783. Bequeathes
to son Robert, farm where I now dwell and father, mother and wife are buried;
to sons. Gilbert and Nehemiah, house and lot near Grace Church St. Rye, ad-
Joining Nehemiah Sniflin and John Hawkins. He married 1st, Rachel

(probably Kniffen or Sniffen); she died Oct. 8. 1742. and he married 2nd, Mary
Children of Andrew and Rachel: 1. Andrew, b. Feb. 22, 1722; d.



Aug. 18, 1781; m. Mary ; 2. Gilbert, b. 1725; d. 1785; m. Hannah Lyon;

S. Rachel, b. Sept. 9, 1731; living 1780; m. Gilbert Miller; 4. Robert, b. Jan.

C, 1735; d. Feb. 12, 1817; m. Phebe (b. July 27, 1735, d. July 18, 1817);

S. Nehemiah, b. 1738; d. May 10, 1817.
(5)



66 THOMAS LYON OF RYE

(Ogden) Willsont of King St., Rye. (The record "died North Castle,
May 19, 1813, ae. 83 y.," requires explanation). Roger removed in
early manhood to North Castle where he purchased an extensive
estate, a part of which was occupied until a few years ago by a
descendant, Samuel Augustus Lyon. In 1772 he received from
Governor Tryon a commission as Captain of Middle Battalion, West-
chester County Militia, and served in the Revolutionary war. When
General Washington was on his way to White Plains, he, with his staff,
was entertained at the home of Capt. Roger Lyon. The silver cup
from which the future president of the United States drank on that
occasion is now in possession of Mr. G. Livingstone Lyon of White
Plains.

Children of Roger and Mary (Willson) Lyon:

•185. I. Roger; b. 1736; d. Oct. 1S24; m. Phebe Lyon (No. 92).
•186. II. Justus; b. July 6, 1744; d. 1815; m. Sarah Ferris.

187. III. Glorianna; m. Dec. 13, 1764, Andrew Knlffen [Snlffen].

•188. IV. Samuel; b. May 14, 1747; d. Jan. 23, 1819; m. 1st, Mary Lounsbury;
m. 2nd. Elizabeth Fleming

•189. V. Gilbert; b. 1751; d. Sept. 12. 1819; m. Mary .

•190. VI. John; d. 1816; m. Ruth .

191. VII. Daniel.

192. VIII. Sarah; m. before 1788 William W'^rlght.

193. IX. Joseph.

61. IV. 24. ELIZABETH^ LYON (TREADWBLL) [John', John^
Thomas'], born Greenwich, Conn., Jan. 12, 1718; married about 1737,
Thomas Starr Treadwell, son of Thomas and Hannah (Denton) Tread-
well of Hempstead, L. I. March 11, 1727 he was witness to a deed
of land in Hempstead. In 1737 he bought land from Thomas Treadwell
near Rye Point; in 1738, also 1750, was "of Rye;" was living in 1757.

Son of Thomas Starr and Elizabeth (Lyon) Treadwell:

194. I. James; bapt. Oct. 29, 1738.
There were probably other children,



tSamueU Wilson of Portsmouth, R. I., made freeman 1655, died in 1682.

His son Jeremiah' "Willson married Mary and lived at Block Island.

Samuel* Willson, son of foregoing, came from Block Island about 1710 and settled
at King St., Rye. He operated a Ferry between Rye and Oyster Bay. He mar-
ried Susanna, daughter of Joseph and Susanna ( ) Ogden. She died

1770. He died in 1751; will dated Aug. 1, 1750; probated Nov. 25, 1751 (N. T.
Probate rec. XVIII 21). Inventory showed value of estate L13,478, 5s. Od., of
which L9,015 was real estate. Children of Samuel and Susanna (Ogden) Will-
eon: 1. Samuel; d. July 2, 1756; m. Phebe Lyon (No. 74); 2. Joseph; b. Aug. 30.
1726; d. June 15, 1811; m. Eunice Brown: 3. William; under 21 In 1751; d. 1763;

4. Susanna; m. Knlffen of Rye; 5. Mary; b. about 1720; d. May 19,

1813; m. Roger Lyon (No. 60).



FOURTH GENERATION 67

62. IV. 24. JAMES* LYON [John«, John*, Thomas*], born Green-
wich, Conn. May 31, 1720; lived at Byram Point, Greenwich, Conn,
and died there in November 18041. Will dated Feb. 24, 1804; pro-
bated Stamford, Nov. 27, 1804; mentions children named below except
James (deceased). He married Martha, daughter of David and
Martha (Stedwell?) Lyon, who died before April 30, 1807, when estate
was distributed.

Children of James and Martha (Lyon) Lyon (Greenwich T. R.):

•195. I. James; b. Dec. 19, 1749; d. 1795; m. Susanna Marvin.

•196. II. Sarah; b. Dec. 16, 1751; d. Det. 23, 1817; m. James Banks.

•197. IIL David; b. July 19, 1754; d. before 1824; m. Sophia Merritt.

•198. IV. Daniel; b. Dec. 20, 1756; d. Aug. 29, 1817; m. Elizabeth Sher-
wood.

199. V. Mary [Polly]; b. Feb. 25, 1758; d. about 1824t; m. Daniel, son of
Daniel and Rachel (Hobby) Banks (b. Dec. 1, 1747 ;d. about 1814). No children.

•200. VI. Elizabeth; b. Jan. 10. 1762; d. before 1824; m. Abraham Merritt.

«801. VII. Benjamin Woolsey; b. April [Aug.] 15, 1764; d. 1810; m. Phebe
Merritt.

63. IV. 24. GILBERT* LYON [John', John-; Thomas*], born
Greenwich, Conn., March 10, 1722; died before 1798. By the will of
his father, he received the homestead and farm at Rye. He married
Mary , of Greenwich, Conn. He was member of the Com-
mittee of Safety of Rye, Westchester Co., 1776-7. The will of his
widow, Mary Lyon, was dated Oct. 5, 1798, and probated at Stamford
Nov. 3, 1798; executor, son John Lyon; witnesses, John Stickler, Abr.
Lyon, Charles Tabor; inventory of estate Feb. 21, 1799, mentions her
as widow of Gilbert Lyon of Rye.

Children of Gilbert and Mary ( > Lyon:

202. I. Sarah; b. March 22, 1760; m. Olmstead; living in 1798;

a son, John Strickland Olmstead, m. Elizabeth Clark and had a son Jeremiah: b.
Dec. 3, 1817; d. Sept. 12, 1826.

203. II. William; b. Feb. 19, 1762; d. probably young.

•204. III. John; b. Dec. 4, 1765; d. Dec. 1837; m. Jan. 1788, Mary Merritt.

•205. IV. Daniel; twin brother of John; d. about 1855; m. Elizabeth Sher-
wood.

•206. V. Phebe; b. Jan. 10, 1771; m. 1st. May 18. 1788, Isaac Seaman; m.
2nd. Solomon Wheat.



tNov. 16, 1804, the minister of Christ Church, Rye, says: "Attend the
funeral of James Lyon of Byram Point, Conn., aet. 85."

tMary (Lyon) Banks owned real estate in Greenwich. When her estate was
administered, March 9. 1824, the following, named as heirs, were all deceased:
Daniel Lyon, Samuel Lyon (? this must have been David), Benjamin Lyon,
Elizabeth Merritt and Sarah Banks



68 THOMAS LYON OF RYE

64^ rv. 24. RUTH* LYON (BUSH) [John*, John*, Thomas'],
born Greenwich, Conn. July 10, 1724; died June 22, 1804; married
Abraham Bush, born 1720, son of Justus and Anne (Belden) B'u3h§ of
Rye, N. Y.

Children of Abraham and Ruth (Lyon) Bush:

207. I. Abraham; b. 1751; d. Sept. 26, 1788; m. Nov. 26. 1780. Mary Lyon
(No. 235).

208. II. GUbert; b. Nov. 7, 1753; d. Feb. 2, 1831; m. Sabrina Seymour.

209. III. Anne; m. Jonathan Fisher.

210. IV. Sarah; m. Thomas Theall.

211. V. Elizabeth; b. March 29, 1761 ;m. March 12, 1782, Izrahiah Wetmoret

212. VI. Rebecca; b. Jan. 20, 1766; d. Aug. 21, 1855; m. 1790 Daniel
Merritti:.

65. IV. 24. SARAH* LYON (MEAD) [John^ John^ Thomas'],
born Greenwich, Conn. Dec. 10, 1727; married before 1749, Elnathan
Mead, born about 1726, baptized Oct. 20, 1728; son of Elnathan Mead.

Children of Elnathan and Sarah (Lyon) Mead:

213. I. Elnathan; m. Sept. 7, 1788 Anne Merritt; children: 1. Hibberd,
b. about 1789; 2. Sarah, b. May 30, 1792; (m. Floyd Lyon No. 508); 3. Solo-
mon, (m. Maria Merritt); 4. Nathaniel.

214. II. Sarah.

216 III. Ennice; m. Josiah Close (b. April 1, 1758; d. Aus. 23, 1840); a
son , Elnathan.

72. IV. 30. THOMAS* LYON [Thomas', Thomas^ Thomas*],



SJustus Bush, born in Holland, came to New York about 1700. In 1728 he
bought from John and Jonathan Brondig a tract of land in the Poningro Neck
purchase. He died in 1737, leaving a widow Anne, who died Aug. 6, 1746, and
sons Henry, Bernardus and Abraham.

tizrahlah Wetmore, b. Oct. 15, 1757, was son of James and Elizabeth (Abra-
hams) Wetmore. Children of Izrahiah and Elizabeth (Bush) Wetmore: 1.
Nancy, b. Jan. 21, 1783; d. June 24, 1783; 2. Esther, b. July 9, 1784; m. April i,
1823, Judge Justus Sherwood; 3. Bush, b. Dec. 24, 1785; d. Dec. 13, 1827; m. Aug.
29. 1805, Bethia Pierce; 4. Rebecca, b. Feb. 19, 1788; m. Feb. 12, 1806; Gabriel
Merritt; 5. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 6, 1789; m. July 12, 1828, James W. Puddlngton;
6, Anna, b. Sept. 21, 1791; d. Nov. 3, 1791; 7. James Bush, b. Nov. 20, 1792;
m. Dec. 21, 1816, Jane Wetmore; 8. Sarah Bush, b. Jan. 7, 1795; d. April 2,
1795; 9. Infant son, b. July 9, 1796; d. July 16, 1796; 10. Gilbert Bosh. b. Jan.
10, 1798; d. Jan. 20, 1798; 11. Amelia, b. Dec. 8, 1799; d. Dec. 12, 1799; 12.
Icrahlah, b. June 15, 1801; m. 1833, Clorinda Porter; 13. Fhebe, b. May 21,
1803; m. Sept. 4, 1828, James Wetmore.

tDaniel Merritt, son of Nehemiah and Ruth ( ) Merritt, was born

March 6, 1764, and died June 7, 1836. Children of Daniel and Rebecca (Bush)
Merritt: 1. Ann, b. Aug. 9, 1792; d. June 28, 1884; 2. Rebecca, b. Oct. 8, 1798;
d. Sept. 13, 1865; 3. Sarah, b. Feb. 19, 1795; d. March 10, 1882; 4. Eliza, b.
Sept. 7, 1796; d. Feb. 5, 1865, ae. 64 y. 4 mo. 29 d; 5. Daniel, b. Feb. 16, 1797;
d. July 22, 1875; 6. Ezra B., b. July 9, 1799; d. July 4, 1854; 7. Harriet^, b.. Aug.
16, 1800; d. Feb. 9, 1876; m. John Lyon (No. ); 8. Joseph, b. Feb. 8,

1803; d. Sept. 9, 1834; 9. I^avina, b. July 23, 1811; d. Aug. 3, 1871.



FOURTH GENERATION 69

born King St. Rye, N. Y. 1724; died Dec. 23, 1810, je. 86 y.; buried in
Union Cemetery, Rye. He married Anne Marsh, born 1731; died
April 3, 1817, ae. 86 y. (G. R. Union Cem. Rye); daughter of Thomas
and Freelove (Carpenter) Marsh of Harrison.§ Jan. 10, 1757, Thomas
Lyon received a deed of land from his father. Oct. 4, 1768, he bought
of Thomas Marsh eleven acres of land on "Hog-pen Ridge." His will
was dated July 20, 1801 ; probated White Plains Nov. 6, 1811 ; executors,
sons Samuel and Thomas Lyon and son in law Jonathan Guion.

Children of Thomas and Anne (Marsh) Lyon:
•216. I. Phebe; b. May 3, 1753; d. Dec. 11, 1819; m. Jonathan Galon.
•217. II. Samuel; b. June 5, 1760; d. Sept. 21, 1849; m. March 26, 178«,
BUzabeth Lyon (No. 146).

•218. III. Thomas; b. March 5. 1770; d. Oct. C. 1803; m. April 10, 1791,
Levinta Sniffin.

•219. rv. Sarah; b. July 15, 1771; d. Sept. 9, 1834; m. James Pine.

220. V. Marsh; b. March 17, 1775; d. Nov. 21. 1854. ae. 79 y. 8 m. 4 d; m.
Mary (No. ch.).

74. IV. 30. PHEBE* LYON (WILLSON) [Thomas^ Thomas%
Thomas'], born King St. Rye, N. Y., probably about 1720; died Jan.
29, 1770. She married Samuel, son of Samuel and Susanna (Ogden)
Willsont of Rye. He died July 2, 1756; will dated June 30, 1756;
probated N. Y. Nov. 16, 1756; executors: widow Phebe, brother Joseph
Willson. The will of Phebe (Lyon) Willson was dated Jan. 26, 1770,
probated N. Y. April 10, 1770; executor son Benjamin Willson.

Children of Samuel and Phebe (Lyon) Willson:

221. I. Samuel; b. 1739; d. Oct. 28, 1806, ae. 67; m. Sarah Newman, dau.
Daniel Newman

232. II. Benjamin; b. May 6, 1741; d. 1804; m. 1761, Mary [Polly] Knlffen.

228. III. Justus; d. 1781; m. Elizabeth ; removed to Amenla, N. T.

224. IV. Jotham; b. 1747; d. Oct. 21, 1811; m. Mary, daughter of James
Brundage (children: 1. Jotham; 2. Mary).

225. V. Andrew; moved to Nine Partners, Dutchess Co., N. Y.

226. VI. Rodger; a "sickly" child.

227. VII. Susanna; m. Jan. 13, 1765, Jeremiah Andersen, who d. Jan. 22,
1794.

228. VIII. Thomas; b. 1765; b. May 3, 1812; m. Ruth. dau. of Nathan Mer-
ritt (d. July 20, 1822).

75. IV. 30. MARY* LYON (MILLER) [Thomas', Thomas^
Thomas'], born King St. Rye, N. Y. about 1721; died about 1751. She



§Thomas Marsh of Harrison's purchase bequeathed land to his daughter Anne
for life, then to go to her son Samuel Lyon; will proved Oct. 3, 1770.
tSee foot note to Roger Lyon (No. 60).



70 THOMAS LYON OF RYE

married Abraham,' son of Abraham^ and Hannah { ) Miller of

Rye. See appendix, note 15. He was born at Rye Dec. 9, 1720, and
died at Byram, Greenwich, Conn. Oct. 17, 1747, (date from Probate
Rec.J). Administration of estate granted to wife Mary Nov. 27, 1747.
On her death adm. granted to Thomas Lyon (No. 72) (Stamford Pro-
bate Record).

Children of Abraham and Mary (Lyon) Miller:

229. I. Andrew; b. Feb. 15, 1743; d. April 8, 1812; m. Sarah Lyon (No.
141).

230. II. Abraham; b. 1745; d. 1794; m. 1767. Phebe Hawxhurst.

231. III. Mary; b. 1746; d. Sept. 15, 1831; m. 1768, John Green

76. IV. 30. ANDREW* LYON [Thomas^ Thomas-, Thomas'],
born King St. Rye, N. Y. Oct. 19, 1728; died Aug. 22, 1809; buried in
Blind Brook Cemetery. He married first, before 1755, Sarah, daughter
of Underbill and Sarah § (Fowler) Budd of Mamaroneck. She was
born July 28, 1731 and died about 1769; buried at Mamaroneck.
Underbill Budd, in his will, dated May 10, 1755, makes bequest to
Sarah, wife of Andrew Lyon. He married second (bond) Feb. 7,
1770, Phebe Green, born Nov. 16, 1724; died March 16, 1795, se. 71 y.
4 mo.; buried in Blind Brook Cemetery. Andrew Lyon was one of the
witnesses to the will of his brother in law Samuel Willson; date June
30, 1756. In 1766, by an execution of lands of James Stevenson, his
farm of 200 acres on cross road from Harrison to King St. was granted
to Andrew Lyon. Andrew's will was dated May 14, 1808, codicil
Aug. 13, 1809; probated White Plains Sept. 6, 1809. Executors, grand-
sons William Bush and James Peck (Stamford Probate Rec. Lib.
C, p. 98).

Children of Andrew and Sarah (Budd) Lyon:

•232. I. Sarah; b. Aug. 17, 1760; d. Feb. 24, 1802; m. Ezekiel Halsted.

*233. II. Underbill; b. 1763; d. May 24, 1795; m. Mary Halsted.

834. III. Tamar; m. Dec. 21, 1779, Roger Purdy at 2nd Cong'l Ch. Green-
wich.

•235. IV. Polly [Mary]; m. 1st, Abraham Bush; m. 2nd, Newberry Daven-
port.

78. IV. 31. SAMUEL* LYON [SamueP, Thomas^ Thomas'],
born at Byram Neck, Rye, N. Y., Oct. 11, 1725; died at Marlboro,



^Account rendered by Thomas Lyon for keeping two children of Abraham
Miller deceased, from date of his death, ye. 17th Oct. 1747, until 16th June 1751.

§Sarah Fowler, daughter of Capt. Henry Fowler, was born June 10, 1710, and

died . She married Underbill Budd Sept. 17. 1730. He was a descendant

of .John Budd. the immigrant.



FOURTH GENERATION 71

Ulster Co., N. Y., November 1805; buried on his farm, but no head-
stone. Will dated Oct. 1, 1805; probated Kingston, Ulster Co., Nov.
13, 1805; executors Silvanus Purdy, son "William Lyon and Obadiah
Brown. In 1776-7 he was member of the Committee of Safety in Rye,
Westchester Co. In the Revolutiont he was a member of West-
chester Co. Regiment Associated Exempts, Lieut. Col. Joseph Benedict.
For letter addressed to Governor George Clinton, see appendix, note
16. Samuel Lyon married Mary Kniffen of Rye, N. Y. In 1790 he
removed from Rye to Marlboro, N. Y. and located on the old Tooker
farm, now occupied by Henry Merritt; later he removed to the farm
now occupied by C. M. Woodsey.

Children of Samuel and Mary (Kniffen) Lyon:

886, I. WiUiam ["eldest"]; settled in Marlboro, N. Y., m. Elizabeth ,

he d. 1S36.

237. II. Samuel; died from injuries received during the Revolutionary War.

♦238. III. Jesse; b. Oct. 20, 1767; d. May 15, 1835; bur. Lattlngrtown,
Ulster Co., N. T.

*239. IV, Elizabeth; living In 1805; m. Roger Park; res. Milton, N. T.

240. V. Bath; m. Samuel Drake of Pleasant Valley, Ulster Co., N. Y., had
a son, Joseph.

241, VI. Mary; m. Isaac Quimby of Marlboro. N. Y. : had a son Samuel;

was a widow in 1805.

241a. VII. Sarah; living 1805; m. Sylvanus Purdy of Marlboro, son of
Caleb and Hannah (Brown) Purdy (Sylvanus b. 1750; d. Oct. 28, 1831.

There were two other children who died young

79. IV. 31. WILLIAM* LYON [SamueP, Thomas^ Thomas'],
born at Rye, N. Y. Jan. 15, 1726; died in 1822, ae. 96; buried in Ander-
son cemetery, Portchester. His wife's name was Phebe; buried
King St., Rye; no date. Administration of estate granted to brother's
son, Alvan Lyon (No. 244).

80. IV. 31. NEHBMTAH* LYON [Samuel', Thomas^ Thomas'],
born at Byram Neck, Rye, N. Y. Feb, 10, 1728-9; (In Bible record of
birth, called Nathaniel); died at "Saw Pitt," Port Chester, N. Y. Dec.
9, 1758. He was commonly called 'Miah. His wife's given name
was Mary, He was a ship and boat builder at "Saw Pitt," which
place was named from his ship yard. He built the ship "Duchess of
Gordon" for Captain Abraham Bush and the sloop "Independence" of
Mamaroneck, "the fastest craft on Long Island Sound." His estate
was administered by his brother William Lyon and his Uncle Gilbert
Lyon at Stamford, Conn., March 3, 1761. He left a posthumous child:



tSee appendix, Note 16 a.



72 THOMAS LYON OF RYE

*242. I. Nehemiah; b. Jan. 18, 1759; d. April 13, 1816; m. Ist Martha
; m. 2nd. Elizabeth; .



82. IV. 31. BENJAMIN* LYON [SamueP, Thomas-", Thomas^],
born Byram Neck, Rye, N. Y., March 7, 1733 [date given also as Jan.
1 and March 14]; died White Plains 1822; buried in Presbyterian
Church yard. White Plains. Will dated April 13, 1816; probated
White Plains Jan. 22, 1823; executors Caleb Merritt and Jeremiah
Andrews; also letters of adm. to son Alvin Lyon Jan. 22, 1823. April
18, 1758 he enlisted in Capt. Nathaniel Hyatt's Company of West-
In 1776 was member of Westchester Co. Committee of SafetyJ from
Chester Co. Militia. In 1775 joined minute men, Westchester Co.
White Plains. Was member of Lieut. Col. Joseph Benedict's Regi-
ment of "Associated Exempts." He married June 13, 1759 Mary,
daughter of Caleb Hyatt of White Plains; bom Oct. 30, 1737; died
1816; buried in Presbyterian Church yard, White Plains. See note
17 in appendix.

Children of Benjamin and Mary (Hyatt) Lyon:
*24». I. Sarah; b. March 10, 1760; d. about 1817; m. Roger Park.
*244. II. Alvan; b. Dec. 2, 1762; d. Sept. 13, 1841; m. Mary Ascough.
*245. III. Samnel; b. Jan. 7, 1764; d. Jan. 27, 1856; nx. Sarah Ascough.
*246. IV. Mary; b. July 27, 1766; d. June 6, 1834; m. John Gedney.

247. V. £:iizai)etb; b. Nov. 24. 1768; m. Edward Bugby.f
*24«. VI. Elijah B. b. Feb. 19, 1771; d. Nov. 25, 1827; m. Sarah Lyon (No.
349).

24». VII. Bobert; b. April 4, 1773.
*250. VIII. Nicholas B.; twin bro. of Robert; d. July 25, 1839.

351. IX. Phebe; b. Oct. 25, 1775; d. 1822; m. Christ Chh. Rye, N. T.,
March 23, 1806, Peter Hatfield.

•252. X. Anna; b. April 23, 1778; d. 1833; m. Monmouth Hart Guion.

258. XL Hyatt; b. April 17, 1781; m. Christ Chh. Aug. 11, 1808 Sarah
Hatfield (another record says: "m. Phebe Hatfield").

84. IV. 31. MONMOUTH* LYON [SamueP, Thomas=, Thomas'],
born at Byram Neck, Rye, N. Y. Oct. 19, 1738; died Sept. 18, 1770 in
32nd year (Bible Rec). He was "of Greenwich, but late of Rye."
Will dated June 12, 1770; probated Stamford Sept. 27, 1770; executor
brother Silvanus. His wife's name was Phebe. Administration of
estate of Phebe Lyon, late of Greenwich, granted Nov. 6, 1792 to
William Knapp and Nathaniel Mead.



lEdward Bugby I^ieutenant 1798 (Council of Minutes. N. Y. State; Dutchess
Co., Militia, 442); ESdward Buclcbee Captain 1807 in Lieut. CoL James Townsend'a
Rgt. (ibid 905); Edward Bugbee, 1st. Major 61st. Regt. 1814 (ibid 1484); Bdward
Buclcbee Lieutenant Colonel 61st. Regt. 1816 (ibid 1690).



FOURTH GENERATION 73

Children of Monmouth and Phebe ( ) Lyon:

254. I. AblgaU.

266. II. Hannah.

*266. III. Abraham; b. June 15, 1768; d. Jan. 17, 1834; m. Sarah UaderhlU;
res. North Salem.

[One of the above daughters probably married David Olmstead, who was
living In 1830.]

87. IV. 31. SYLVANUS* LYON [SamueP, Thomas=, Thomas'],
bom at Byram Neck, Rye, N. Y. Jan. 7 (or 18) 1746; died at the resid-
ence of his son Sylvanus in Springfield, N. J., Sept. 13, 1830, ae. 84;
buried in Union Cemetery, Rye. Will dated June 2, 1828; probated
White Plains Sept. 22, 1830 (Lib. M., 317); executors, sons Monmouth
and Sylvanus. He married Oct. 6, 1790 Sarah Purdy, born Aug 9,
1757; died Dec. 25, 1844, ae. 87 y.; buried in Union Cemetery, Rye.
She was daughter of Isaac Purdyt of White Plains.

Children of Sylvanus and Sarah (Purdy) Lyon:

*257. I. Monmouth; b. Doc. 7. 1791; d. March 29, 1873; m. Alethea Mc-
Collum.

•258. II. Hannah; b. Jan. 19, 1795; d. April 17, 1886; m. John Peshlne.
259. III. Sylvanns; b. Sept. 14, 1797; d. Mamaroneck, N. T., Nov. 18, 18S6
(Letters of adm. Jan. 27, 1837); buried White Plains.

88. IV. 32. JONATHAN* LYON [Jonathan", Thomas^ Thomas'],
born in Greenwich, Conn. Nov. 14, 1728; died in Bedford, N. Y. in
1787, (will proved Jan. 24, 1787). He married Anna daughter of
Isaac and Elizabeth (Smith) MillerJ of North Castle. Jonathan Lyon
owned a stone house in Bedford at the time of the Revolutionary war.
He also owned a farm outside the town. The first winter Lafayette
was in America he was stationed in Westchester County. The pay
master had his quarters in Jonathan Lyon's stone house, paying the
troops in silver that carae in kegs from the old country. After
Lafayette and his troops moved away, a company of Light Horse, sent
from New York, burned Jonathan Lyon's house and all it contained as



tFrancls Purdy was of Fairfield and died there in 1658. His son Samuel
married Penelope Strang, daughter of Daniel and Charlotte Strang. Joslah,
their son, married a daughter of Rev. James Wetmore and had Joshua, who mar-
ried Mary Park. They had Rodger who married Tamar Lyon (?), and Isaac
whose daughter Sarah married Sylvanus Lyon above. Arms: or, on a chevron
az. between three MuUetts sa. pierced of the field.

t Isaac Miller was a farmer in Bedford, N. T. Will dated April 12, 1774;
probated New York May 11, 1774; bequests to wife Elizabeth, son James (land
in Bedford), dau. Anna, male heirs of dau. Anna, Samuel, James, David and
Isaac; female heirs of dau. Anna, Thena and Phebe. Will of widow Elizabeth
HlUer dated Dec. 22, 1776; probated New York May 29, 1784; mentions dau. Anna,
wife of Jonathan Lion; grandson Samuel, son of Jonathan Lion; grand dautrli-
tera Elizabeth Green, Phebe Lion, Theny Lion, Deborah Lion.



74 THOMAS LYON OF RYE

he was a rebel to the crown. He had been in fact very vigilant in
frustrating the attempts of British scouting parties to steal the
cattle of the colonists. He is described as having been distinguished
for a remarkably luxuriant growth of hair — worn as was customary
in that day. in a queue. His hair was so long that when he was
sitting in a chair it could be tied in a knot under the seat of the chair.

Children of Jonathan and Anna (MUIer) Lyon:
*860. I. Samnel; b. Dec. 22, 1754; d. Feb. 24, 1828; m. Maplet MiUer.

261. II. Jaine8.§

262. III. David.

♦263. IV. Isaac; b. Bedford, N. Y. 1772; d. Rush, Monroe Co., N. T., Sept.
19, 1857; m. Mercy Armstrong.

264. V. Elizabeth; m. Greene; d. at age of 81.

265. VI. Phebe.

266. VII. Parthena ("Thena" in will); m. John Crawford.

267. VIII. Deborah.

90. IV. 32. ELNATHAN* LYON [Jonathan^ Thomas',
Thomas'], born at Greenwich, Conn., Aug. 7, 1732; died at Clinton,
Dutchess Co., N. Y. in 1810 as shown by receipts given his executors,
now in possession of his great great grandson L. H. Allen. He and
his wife were buried on the farm, but no stone marks the spot. His
will was dated Jan. 2, 1807; codicil March 23, 1807; probated Pough-
keepsie, Oct. 11, 1810; executors sons Jonathan and Isaac Lyon,
Reuben Wiles and Benjamin G. Welch. He married first Susanna

, who was living in 1799, as shown by a deed of land to his

son Isaac, executed in that year. He married second Mary Ann
Bush, before 1806, shown by a deed of land to his son Jonathan. In
March 1774, being then of Northcastle, Westchester Co., N. Y., he
bought of Edward GriflBn a farm in Charlotte Precinct, Dutchess Co.,
N. Y. He probably moved to Dutchess Co. shortly after. It is said
that he paid for the farm in Continental scrip, and for that reason
ws unable to keep it. He afterwards bought the farm where he and
a number of his descendants were buried.

Children of EInathan and Susanna ( ) Lyon:

•268. I. Aaron; b. July 28, 1758; d. Nov. 9, 1819; m. Elizabeth Nelson (dates
from his family Bible).

*269. II. Jonathan; b. Aug. 7, 1760; d. April 6, 1841; m. 1st. EUzabeth
Furman (Porman); m. 2nd, Sally L,. .

*270. IIL Sarah; b. Jan. 26, 1763; d. Oct. 28, 1821; m. Francis R. Nelson.

•271. IV. Isaac; b. April 14, 1765; d. April 3, 1830; m. Esther Timpson.



SPossibly married Jerusha and had Loretta, b. Nov. 17, 1786;

May 7. 1791



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•372. V. Mary [Polly] ; m. Stephen H. Herrick, a merchant of New York
City.

273. VI. Elizabeth; m. Paul Forman; a dau. Matilda.

274. VII. Amos; d. a young man.

91. IV. 32. ISRAEL* LYON [Jonathan*, Thomas^ Thomas'],
born at Greenwich, Conn., Dec. 20, 1734; died in Bedford, N. Y. Dec.



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