Starting Sept. 30, 2014, will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Lyman Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Posted by: John Clarke Date: July 13, 2000 at 10:37:32
In Reply to: Re: LYMAN/PERRY? or LYMAN/STEVENS connection by Della Yocum of 1041

I will tell you there is a direct connection to a LANHAM. Samuel L. GROSVENOR, son of Theophilus GROSVENOR of Fairfax, Franklin VT, did marry an Eliza LANHAM in 1825 in Miami County, OH. I think there is probably just as much confusion concerning the spelling of LANHAM/LAMAN/LYMAN/LANAM as there has been for the spelling of GROSVENOR. In fact in OH, I think they usually picked the most ignorant and uneducated person in the town to do the census. IL was not much better. <grin>
Examples: in Shelby County, OH -- "GROSVENOR" became GROPVENOR and "Catharine M." became Kakin M. In Macon County, IL - "GROSVENOR" became GROSENON. I understood that in Shelby County, OH parts of the 1850 census were done by a 12 year old, who probably reported to a five year old. <grin>


Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Agreement of Use
Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network