Eight Generations of Lyon


The Lyon family seal in 1744 (from the "Lyon Memorial")


Sanford and Cyrus Lyon's American roots go back to Henry Lyon, who emigrated to the colonies, Connecticut, in 1648. Henry married Elizabeth Bateman in 1652. The "Lyon Memorial" (see below) is a very complete look at the Lyon family geneology and can be freely downloaded from the internet. The "Lyon Family Album" by Victoria Norton is available for viewing at the Santa Clarita Historical Society in Newhall, California. Her emphasis was on Cyrus (her great, great, grandfather) and his offspring.



Ancestry of the Lyon Brothers

1. HENRY LYON (d.1703) married (m. 1652) Elizabeth Bateman
_____2. Thomas (b. 1652-3)
_____2. Mary (b. 1654-5)
_____2. SAMUAL (b. 1655-6)
_____2. Joseph (b. 1658-60)
_____2. Nathaniel (b. 1663-4)
_____2. John (b. 1655-6)
_____2. Benjamin (b. 1668)
_____2. Ebeneser (b. 1670)
 
2. SAMUAL LYON (b. 1655-6) married Sarah Beach (b. 1654)
_____3. Samual
_____3. HENRY (b. 1682, d. 8/9/1735)
_____3. Joseph (m. Mary Pierson)
_____3. Mary
_____3. Sarah
 
3. Captain HENRY LYON (b. 1682, d. 8/9/1735) married Mary Roberts
_____4. David
_____4. Nathaniel
_____4. Jesiah
_____4. ZOPHER
_____4. Jonathan (b. 1719, d. 1784)
_____4. Henry
 
4. ZOPHER LYON (d. 1744) married Mary
_____5. Phoeb (b. 5/1733, d. 8/3/1734)
_____5. JAMES (b. 7/1/1735, d. 6/12/1794)
 
5. Rev. JAMES LYON (b. 7/1/1735, d. 6/12/1794) married (2/18/1768) to Martha Holden (b. 12/24/1749)
_____6. Ludlum (b. 1/1/1769)
_____6. Phoebe (b. 9/26/1770, d. about 1792, m. John Kelly)
_____6. James (b. 9/1/1772 or 1/20/1772)
_____6. Jeremiah (b. 1/26/1775, d. 12/13/1783)
_____6. Martha (b. 5/1/1777, d. 6/12/1788)
_____6. Hannah (b. 11/15/1779, m. William E Smith)
_____6. HENRY (b. 5/20/1782) m. Betsy Crocker
_____6. Sarah Shannon (Sally) (b. 6/28/1784 or 11/24/1784)
_____6. Amelia (b. 10/17/1786, m. William Mellus)
 
6. HENRY LYON (b. 5/20/1782) married Betsy Crocker
_____7. Albert (m. Caroline Clark)
_____7. James (b. 1812, d. 10/23/1847, m. Susan Longfellow)
_____7. Rebecca (m. Henry Gallison)
_____7. Hannah (died young)
_____7. Ludlum (died young)
_____7. William (m. Sarah Getchell)
_____7. Amelia (m. Bryant Gates)
_____7. Warren (m. Phyzannah Norton)
_____7. CYRUS (b. 11/30/1831, d. 5/20/1892) m Inez Cota (b. 1862-63)
_____7. SANFORD (b. 11/30/1831) m Annie T. Hanscom
 
7. SANFORD LYON (b. 11/20/1831 - d. 11/30/1882) married Anna (Annie) T. Hanscom (b. 1843 - d. 1911)
_____8. Lewis H. (b. 1863, m. Ida J. Myers)
_____8. Caroline "Carrie" M. (b. 1869, d. 1894, m. Charles Denendor, ch. Frank, Charlie)
_____8. Annie Betsy (b. 1871, m. Lewis R. Tarr, ch. Harold, Floyd)
_____8. Addi Warren (b. 3/25/1873, d. 2/25/1951, m. Edith S. (b. 1881,d. 1963) ch. Lawrence Addi 1909-2006))
_____8. Frank M. (b. 3/29/1875, d. 6/7/1881)
_____8. Sanford Ludlum (b. 7/7/1881, d. 1/16/1933)
 
7. CYRUS LYON (b. 11/20/1831,d. 5/20/1892)
_____________ with Nicolasa Triunfo (no marriage record)
_____8. Henry (b. 4/10/1858, d. 1/2/1927)
_____8. Albert (b. 1862, d. 1927)
_____________ with Matilda Ortega (no marriage record)
_____8. Charles
_____8. Lena
_____________married Ynez Cota 10/21/1876 (b. 1/25/1862, d. 5/1/1907)
_____8. Rebecca Irene (b. 1879, d. 1935)
_____8. Alice Ophelia (b. 1881, d. 1950)
_____8. Cyrus A. (b. 1883, d. 12/25/1926)
_____8. Agnes (b.1886)
_____8. Robert M. (b. 1887, d. 1966)
_____8. Anna (b. 1890, died young)
_____8. Arthur E. (b. 1892, d. 1969)



Henry Lyon, the first offspring of Cyrus

Obituary for Henry from the San Fernando Sun of January, 1927

Copyright Note: These images are NOT in the public domain and are protected by the copyright laws of the United States.
Used by permission of Victoria Norton.




Sources:

"Lyon Memorial: Families of Connecticut and New Jersey including Records of the Descendents of the Immigrants Richard Lyon of Fairfield, Henry Lyon of Fairfield", Edited by Sidney Elizabeth Lyon, Detroit, Mich., Press of William Graham Printing Co., 1907

"Lyon Family Album" by Victoria Norton, at the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society, Newhall, California. Vickie has put together an impressive album of her family history of which she is quite proud of and was generous enough to share with the historical society.

"Narative of the Town of Machias: The Old and the New, The Early and the Late" by George W. Drisko, Press of the Republican, 1904