Posted By:robert lockwood mills
Subject:Re: Lymans - Massachusetts & Connecticut
Post Date:April 21, 2005 at 11:53:56
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Forum:Lyman Family Genealogy Forum
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Harlene, I'm a direct descendant of Joseph Lyman of Northampton, MA. Not to name drop, but other descendants include Franklin D. Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan. We were the poor branch of the family, unfortunately.

Joseph Lyman's daughter Mary married Lynde Lord, Jr. of Litchfield, CT. Their daughter, Mary Sheldon Lord, married Rev. John Pierpont; John Pierpont Morgan was their grandson via their oldest daughter, Juliet Pierpont Morgan. Juliet's brother, James Lord Pierpont, composed "Jingle Bells."

Joseph Lyman's son, Joseph Jr., was the father of Catherine Lyman Delano, whose daughter was Sara (Sallie) Delano Roosevelt, mother of F.D.R.

Thus, F.D.R. and J.P. Morgan were third cousins, and my great-grandmother, Mary Boardman Lima, was second cousin to J.P. Morgan and third cousin to F.D.R. (I think).