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LYON families in Miami county
Posted by: Mary Shackelton (ID *****2419) Date: November 06, 2006 at 08:11:34
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My gt gt grandfather, JOHN NEWTON LYON, died in Miami county May 30 1855. His wife, JEMIMA (REDENBAUGH) LYON died July 4 1869.

Questions -
1) Where are they buried?

2) Who were John's parents?

What I know:
-John was born in 1799 (somewhere) in Ohio.
-Jemima is said to have been born in Hamilton co 1807.
-They are said to have been married in Miami co in 1826.
-Their 3rd child, Wm D Lyon says on his Civil War Pension application that he was born in Hamilton, Ohio (not sure whether he meant Hamilton, the town, or Hamilton county).
-An old family letter says that Wm Lyon was a second cousin to Matthias Lyon, who lived in 'Pickway'. This would make John and Samuel (father of Matthias) first cousins.
-The 1880 Miami co History shows that Samuel came to Cincinnati from New Jersey in 1792(but Samuel was only 12 at that time, so who did he come with?).
-Samuel's father, Matthias, is said to have come from England; family information says that John's father came from England.

So - I would appreciate any help or ideas regarding possible parents for John.

Also - any other information or clues about the Lyon families in Ohio.

Lastly - since Samuel's biography connects him to New Jersey, I am interested in information as to how his family connects to the other Lyons in Essex county, New Jersey.

Thanks for any help or clues anyone can give.

Mary Lyon Shackelton
gshackelton@yahoo.com


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